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Rand Paul is Wrong: Why it's Foolish Not to Extend Unemployment Benefits
WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday he opposes extending unemployment benefits for workers, arguing that it would be a “disservice” to jobless individuals. “I do support unemployment benefits for the 26 weeks that they’re paid for.
I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that SOMEONE needs to set the tea party straight; so here we go.
1) People who receive Unemployment Benefits are NOT lazy. The Unemployment Benefit is a program that forces people to set aside money from their paychecks that can be accessed in case they find themselves forcefully unemployed. These funds allow people forced out of a job do things like buy groceries and pay their rent/mortgage. Independent contractors and people who quit their jobs by choice cannot access this money. Rand Paul does not know this because he was paid for the 239 days he didn’t work this year.
2) Being on Unemployment is NOT fun. Receiving less than half the amount of money that a person normally makes in take home pay means making tough decisions and usually involves taking on debt to pay for essentials like insurance and medical bills. Rand Paul does not know this because in addition to being paid for his days off, he receives medical insurance from his employer, the U.S. Government, which is funded by tax dollars.
3) Forcing people off Unemployment allows employers to underpay their workers, furthering “The Walmart/McDonalds Conundrum” in which Fortune 500 Companies continue to pull in Billions of Dollars in profits while some of its employees are forced to make ends meat by receiving Government assistance. By not extending Unemployment Benefits, unemployed workers will shift to Food Stamps and Welfare, programs are NOT paid into by its users, which means the cost of NOT extending Unemployment Benefits has no way to be offset besides forcing people into poverty or increasing the country’s deficit.
Rand Paul does not know this because…frankly, I don’t know why he doesn’t know this.
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So now that I’ve read The Fault in Our Stars, I (obviously) want to read John Green’s other works. Which one should I read next?