Earthling wrote:When government decides to start increasing it's programs and spending during a recessionary period it puts strain on the economy, providing superficial relief to those who are unemployed in the form of short term unemployment benefits. This does nothing to address the long term financial ability for those recieving unemployment benefits to attain ongoing employment. Merely compensates them enough to get by until they can find employment.
OK, so what does promote long-term financial stability for the unemployed? If there isn't any increase in demand, then there are no new jobs, and simply stopping benefits is not going to change that. It will likely have the opposite effect.
Earthling wrote:Is umemployment compensation nescessary? Yes. Does it need to last 2 years? No. Does everyone who qualifies for unemployment benefits truly deserve them? I say no, but I'm sure you'll explain to me why the guy who bounces from job to job, staying just long enough to cash in deserves that benefit just the same as someone who is laid off after many years of employment.
Not only is this a strawman, it has no bearing on the question at hand. Why don't you add that Obama is from Kenya while you're at it? Sheesh.