By Randall Holcombe | Wednesday July 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM PST | 20 Comments
Unemployment benefits normally can be collected for 26 weeks, but currently they can be collected for up to 99 weeks in certain hard-hit areas. The House of Representatives has approved the continuation of extended benefits, but Senate Republicans have, so far, kept the extension from passing the Senate. One can argue the merits of...
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Tags: Economics, Elections, Employment, entitlements, joblessness, Obamanomics, Politics, recession, transfer payments, unemployment insurance
By William Shughart | at 8:28 AM PST | 1 Comment
The United States never was intended to be a democracy, but rather a compound republic delegating clearly enumerated powers to the federal government and creating a masterfully designed system of checks and balances amongst its three branches meant to limit Washington’s intrusions on the sovereignties of the several states and the liberties of their...
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