Monday, December 9, 2013

Clueless Quote of the Day

"I do support unemployment benefits for the 26 weeks that they're paid for. If you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to these workers.  When you allow people to be on unemployment insurance for 99 weeks, you're causing them to become part of this perpetual unemployed group in our economy."  -- Social Darwinist and son of a prosperous doctor/politician Sen. "Ayn" Rand Paul, on yesterday's -- what else? -- Fux News Sunday.

As noted in the post below, this, along with cutting food stamp funding, is an article of faith among right-wingers like Ayn Rand Paul.  But here are the facts, courtesy of Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal.  Bottom line is that assuming the unemployed need termination of unemployment insurance to get "incentivized" to get off their butts and get a job is ignorant and malicious.  It's about job creation, stupid.

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