Republicans Do Support Extension of Unemployment Benefits
If you scan the headlines, you’d think that the Republicans hate the jobless and want to block extending the jobless benefits. Even if you read the articles, an important point is often left until the end (here’s an example). This point is that the Republicans DO support the extension of the benefits. The reason they are blocking it is because the Democrats refuse to make cuts elsewhere in order to pay for it. If the cuts are made, the Republicans would vote for it. Essentially, they want to extend the benefits, but they don’t want to borrow money to pay for it. Common sense no?
Well, it doesn’t matter. It cleared the Senate today, so it will be signed into law soon and no, there will be no cuts made to pay for it. The result, an increase in the deficit. Well done guys.