Tag: unemployment insurance

Extend Unemployment Benefits? Politics Versus Economics »

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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These Projects Are Shovel-Ready, All Right »

I’ve been a little too busy to read the 647-page “stimulus” bill the House just approved and the Senate is set to consider. So, for the moment, I must rely on what others, such as the Wall Street Journal, are reporting about this $825 billion statute. Given the gargantuan amount of money being appropriated...
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