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View Diary: Reid Says Senate Vote But Will WE Help the Unemployed ? (14 comments)

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  •  This is a Standout Call for Action Really (4+ / 0-)

    Nobody wins from unemployment benefit cuts.  The unemployed outnumber available jobs 3-1.  Even if there are a handful of holdouts who were merely keeping unemployment because it paid better than a job they could get, terminating unemployment and forcing them into those jobs takes money out of the economy at a time when we really can't afford to.  

    The only people who win when unemployment benefits are cut are the people who enjoy the smarmy self-satisfaction of people they perceive to be lazy losing out on a safety net.  Even among Republicans, I'm amazed that that's a majority of their actual voters.

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