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Unemployment Bennies Not Extended

Federal jobless benefits expired yesterday after a failed attempt in the Senate to extend benefits for a year. Representative Scott Brown of Massachusetts blocked the vote on the measure because it wasn't paid for.

So what does that mean for over 44 thousand Wisconsinites? A horrible, terrible Christmas, according to Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt.

 

He says that congress should pay for unemployment insurance and not tax cuts for the rich and that unemployment insurance creates jobs and does not add to the deficit.

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