Thursday, July 1, 2010

Balancing Federal Budgets On The Backs Of The Jobless

Three times in the last three weeks the U. S. Senate has filibustered legislation which would extend unemployment benefits for those who have been out of work for more than six months. Ben Nelson of Nebraska was the only Democrat to vote against cloture on the bill. A total of 1.7 million jobless folks will see their benefits run out by Independence Day. The bill would have extended the unemployment benefit period from 26 weeks to 99 weeks.
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