Are the Out-of-Work about to Be Out of Benefits?

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As the Great Recession grinds on, more than two million Americans have had their unemployment benefits cut off this moth could get them back. The House has voted another three-month extension, but all but two Republicans in the Senate refuse to go along.  Some say benefits discourage the search for work. Others call the $34 billion cost too much to pay at a time when the deficit's rising. With a showdown expected tomorrow when a new Democrat Senator will replace the late Robert Byrd of West Virginia, President Obama made the case at the White House today.

Credits

Guests:
Michael Fletcher - Washington Post - @Fletchpost, Derek Thompson - The Atlantic - @DKThomp, Jeffrey Miron - Senior Lecturer in Economics, Harvard University, Ross Eisenbrey - Vice President, Economic Policy Institute, Allan Zaremberg - California Chamber of Commerce - @CalChamber

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Karen Radziner