“NO” on Unemployment Insurance Extension
The Club for Growth urges all Senators to vote “NO” on the deal to extend unemployment benefits for five months, including retroactively to the beginning of the year (Senate Amdt 2874 to HR 3979). A vote is expected later this week. The vote on final passage will be included in the Club’s 2014 Congressional Scorecard.
The Club has two large concerns with this bill. First, extending unemployment benefits will encourage continued unemployment on the margin. Washington’s inability to pass pro-growth reforms that will lead to job creation is no excuse to create further government dependency by passing this bill. Second, this proposal is “paid for” with fee increases and accounting gimmicks, not real reductions in government spending.
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