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Killing unemployment comp extensions – and hope

Republicans in the Senate (joined by Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson and Connecticut Independent Joe Lieberman) killed the unemployment compensation extension and more last week, claiming that the country can’t afford to add to the deficit. The bill that was killed, as described by The Hill, included tax breaks and aid to states, as well as the unemployment benefit extension and a delay in Medicare payment cuts to doctors. Cutting the deficit, however, is bad news for the stumbling recovery. Continue reading

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