December 8, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul, in an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” rebuffed President Obama’s call to extend long-term jobless benefits, saying the program is creating a group of “perpetual unemployed.”
“While it seems good, it actually does a disservice to the people you’re trying to help,” Paul, R-Ky., said.
The jobless benefits issue is becoming an integral part of negotiations over a budget bill for 2014. Lawmakers face a Jan. 15 deadline to pass a new bill, but Democrats want to make sure long-term unemployment benefits are included.