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Obama Blind to Facts on Extended Unemployment Benefits

Obama relentlessly argues the unemployed lack work through no fault of their own, and Republican reluctance to reinstate long-term jobless benefits is both heartless and harmful to the economy. Those assertions contradict the facts and sound economics. But the truth is that more people have lost jobs under Obama’s watch.

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Peter King: Benefits Extension, Wage Hike, Possible with Reforms

On Sunday, Rep Peter King said an extension of unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans would be acceptable if there is some sort of offset to the cost offered by Democrats. “I would like to find a way to get a compromise to extend unemployment insurance, at least for a brief period of time, but at the same time, the Democrats should make compromises,” King said. Relaxing “burdensome regulations” on the economy, he said, is one example of concession that could lead to a deal.