Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From the GOP

Tomorrow, 1.3 million Americans will be immediately cut off from long-term unemployment insurance payments. According to the White House Council on Economic Advisers, an additional 3.6 million people will lose their benefits by the end of 2014. The expiration of benefits represents a critical blow to a program that lifted 1.7 million out of poverty in 2012.

Why? Republicans in Congress. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) expressed the GOP position when he said that long-term unemployment benefits encourage unemployment. Of course, when there are three applicants for every job, the opposite is true.

More info:
The Media Calls Out Republican Grinches and Scrooges For Screwing Over the Unemployed
Robert Schlesinger: The GOP Embraces Its Inner Grinch

Where the people losing benefits live, by state

  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on December 27, 2013 - 6:55 pm

    Since Rand Paul and Paul Ryan are peas-in-a-pod, I couldn’t resist posting this short video which I stumbled on tonight:

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