House Defeats Unemployment Extension Bill

The House of Representatives, fearing a presidential veto, defeated a Democratic Bill that would extend unemployment benefits for an additional 13 weeks (plus an extra 13 weeks for states like California who have unemployment rates above 6%).

Gee, with unemployment rates rising nationally (5.5% in May) and California holding at 6.2%, why oh why would we ever need an extension of UI?

Yes, I realize that the defeat of this bill is good news for employers, but I can’t help but think that there for the grace of the unemployed go I.

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