Unemployment Pay And Hypocrisy

The question is simple: What’s wrong with getting unemployment pay?

Nothing.

Not one thing – and thankfully the Senate today squeaked out a bill to continue payments to 2.5 million jobless Americans. The money – $34 billion – will be quickly spent, yes, but that also means recapturing cash in local economies via spending and local taxes, and reductions in other assistance programs like food stamps and other safety net programs are a likely byproduct too.

Joe and I both know that there is a bit of hypocrisy coming out of the mouths of folks like Mitch McConnell who votes for some things and then not others.

1 comment for “Unemployment Pay And Hypocrisy

  1. July 22, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    “The money – $34 billion – will be quickly spent, yes, but that also means recapturing cash in local economies via spending and local taxes,”

    Yep.
    It was slow last week when people didn’t know….Now biz picks up again. Those unemployment dollars are better circulated than sat on.

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