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Unemployed Chorus Singing Carols at Boehner's D.C. Home

Seeking unemployment benefit extensions



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    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (R) lights up the 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree with Seven-year-old Johnny Crawford (L) of Sonora, California, at the West Front of the Capitol December 6, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This year's tree was a 65-foot tall Sierra white fir from the Stanislaus National Forest in California. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    A crowd of 50 unemployed D.C. residents plan on a-wassailing over to House Speaker John Boehner's Capitol Hill home Wednesday night.

    But the jingle they'll be singing will have a sharper edge than traditional Christmas carols.

    They'll be singing new versions of old favorites, rewritten as 'Protest Christmas Carols.'

    The group that is organizing the singing, Our DC, forwarded a song sheet over to NBC.  Here's the lyrics to their song "Where's the Jobs," sung to the tune of "Let it Snow" -

    "Speaker Boehner’s at this party,

    Seems the Chambers’ funds are hearty,

    But Americans want to know

    Where’re the jobs, where’re the jobs, where’re the jobs?"

    Our DC says that the unemployment extension bill endorsed by Boehner will cut benefits for thousands of District residents, money jobless residents depend on.

    The singing is slated to start at 6 p.m., at the congressman's house in Southeast D.C.