My argument remains that unemployment benefits, as distasteful as they may be, are required in this economy for as long as it takes. Not only does it keep millions of people from starving, I strongly suspect that terminating benefits (right now) will effect everyone, as a major stimulus to the entire economy will be gone.
I'm not saying that unemployment benefits should be extended for ever, just until the economy recovers, which contrary to the MSM beliefs, hasn't happened.
Government has created a huge mess. Through their over regulation and anti-capitalist policies, they have extended a recession which would have healed itself by now, and put us in a depression.
The criticisms of those who blame the victims here are misguided and should be instead aimed at the cause. For if the Government stays on this course, instead of 1 in 5 being unemployed, we could be looking at 1 in 2.
Those who blame the victims are not just misguided, but also ignorant of reason.