Thursday, November 18, 2010

As holidays near, jobless benefits on the line for 2 million

As we collectively head into the Holiday Season, job benefits will run out for 2 million people unless they are renewed by a Congress that is locked in partisan division. While extended unemployment benefits are being reviewed for adoption, so are preserving tax cuts for people earning more than $200,000.

The two issues have created renewed arguments in the halls of Congress. An extension of jobless benefits enacted this past summer expired on Dec. 1 and, on Thursday, a bill to extend them for three months failed in the House.

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