GOP Sen. Rand Paul says UE benefits are “disservice” to unemployed

Unemployment benefits are running out for 1.3m unemployed Americans at the end of this month.

Republican Tea Party Senator Rand Paul thinks we’d be doing a “disservice” to the unemployed if we extended those benefits.

He’s just thoughtful that way.

Chris Wallace: Senator, let me ask you a direct question. Do you, personally, do you support extending unemployment benefits or would you let 1.3 million Americans lose those benefits before the end of the year?

Senator Rand Paul: I do support unemployment benefits for the 26 weeks that they’re paid for. If you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to these workers.


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