Budget deficits and extension of unemployment benefits

Tsvetelin M. Tsonevski

“Spooked by concern about deficits, the Senate shelved a spending bill that included an extension of unemployment benefits, suddenly cutting off a federal cash spigot opened by President Barack Obama when he took office 18 months ago. ” (Wall Street Journal, Friday)

More generous and longer lasting benefits … encourage people to stay out of work longer.

FEE Timely Classic:
What Spending and Deficits Do” by Henry Hazlitt

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