Just like the $24 billion loss to the U.S. economy shutting down the government to prove how much they hate health care for all, Republicans are now costing the country hundreds of millions of dollars cutting unemployment insurance. Point made...again:
Think Progress: State economies lost $400 million in one week thanks to Congressional inaction on unemployment benefits, according to a new report from the Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee.Oh wait, this was a partisan report put out by Democrats? Never mind, it can't be true.
Republicans have historically supported unemployment benefits, as individuals must continue looking for work in order to receive them. However, some GOP lawmakers have signaled they will use this lifeline as leverage to extract more spending cuts.