Republican Senator Rand Paul thinks extending unemployment benefits somehow does a “disservice” to the unemployed. Conservatives like Paul apparently believe the jobless will magically get work if we cut off their income, even if there’s no work available.
Maybe Rand Paul doesn’t know there are 10.9 million unemployed Americans but only 3.9 million job openings. That means there are almost three times as many unemployed people as jobs available for them.
The Congressional Budget Office has reported that unemployment benefits actually stimulate the economy, which in turn creates more consumer demand, and thus more jobs. So the real disservice to the unemployed is from right-wing zealots like Paul exploiting the unemployed for political gain.
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