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View Diary: What's in the American Jobs Act? (148 comments)

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  •  There is a push in it (1+ / 0-)
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    Julia Grey

    to extend unemployment benefits. I don't know whether they can do much about them at the state level, though -- not sure how that authority works.

    It's probably the most stimulative part of the plan, honestly. Most of this is... not very effective, IMO, but unemployment benefits go directly into boosting demand, since they get usually get spent pretty much immediately.

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