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01 Dec 2010 10:08


Politics: Arguments for and against extending unemployment again

  • for According to Judy Conti of the National Employment Law Project, an advocacy group, two million people will prematurely lose their unemployment benefits, causing a “ripple effect.”
  • against Matt Mitchell, a senior research fellow at George Mason University, suggests that “Unemployment benefits probably actually increase unemployment,” allowing people to stay unemployed longer. source

01 Dec 2010 09:54


Politics: Heckuva job: Senate fails to extend unemployment benefits

  • God forbid we actually think ahead … working together and coming up with a common solution. It makes no sense to me.
  • Sen. Scott Brown • Arguing that the Senate missed a golden opportunity to work on an unemployment extension, instead working on other things while a bipartisan opportunity passed them by. Instead, a bill to extend unemployment for some by an entire year was introduced Monday night, which made it hard to draw consensus support, especially since the benefits weren’t paid for. “I’m not sure why it took so long to get to his point while we spent seven days on food safety,” Brown said. “I’m very, very curious to see what’s next.” source