2 Million Losing Unemployment Benefits in December


Extending unemployment benefits beyond the traditional 26 weeks has always been controversial. Now, as Congress failed to agree on yet another extension, you are about to find out if less could be better or worse for America.

Last night, the vote for an extension was 17 votes short of the two thirds majority required. Because this "safety net" was not extended, 635,000 people will lose their benefits by Dec. 11 and another 1.6 million by Christmas.

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