Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Holding Dem's feet to the fire on pay-go

Kentucky's Bunning again blocks jobless benefits

WASHINGTON — To the increasing discomfort of his fellow Republicans, Sen. Jim Bunning on Tuesday again blocked the Senate from extending unemployment benefits and health insurance subsidies for the jobless.
The title contains the root motivation for Bunning's filibuster.   But, studies have shown that continually extending unemployment benefits have the effect of holding the unemployment rate up.   People receiving benefits don't work as hard to get reemployed.   And, I believe those studies are correct having gone through that twice in my working life.

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