Building Bridges Radio
Produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash
What's Ahead for More than One-Million who Just Lost Unemployed
Benefits ,  the Unraveling of the Safety Net and Planning for Job
Creation,  to Address Income Stagnation and Wealth Inequality
Richard Eskow, Senior Fellow, Campaign for America’s Future

The unemployment insurance program provides laid-off workers with a fraction of their old salary for a fixed period of time while  the  search for a new job.  Roughly 1.3 million out-of-work Americans lost their unemployment insurance Dec. 28,    because Congress declined to renew an emergency aid  program for the jobless that expired.   While Congressional Democrats are now attempting  to renew the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program , if that  effort fails, the nation's safety net for the unemployed will shrink drastically.  Congress is also slated to debate how much more to cut the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps).   But what's not on the agenda for Congress is  devising a way out of the recession for the 99% , which has been prolonged by continued federal deficit reduction and income inequality.   Richard Eskow discusses these challenges and looks at what is to be done about job creation, wage stagnation,  and income and wealth inequality.

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