Another no from Senators when it comes to extending unemployment benefits. Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska says it’s because we have to find a way to pay for those benefits, instead of going deeper into debt.
“If we don’t insist that we stop this deficit spending, it will continue…It’s high time we stopped it!”
Nelson points out that the state of Nebraska still has unspent stimulus dollars that can be used to help the unemployed. Nelson says services may have to be cut to pay for the extended benefits. He says we just have to find services that aren’t as essential as unemployment.