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SENATORS REACH DEAL TO EXTEND BENEFITS

Paul Kane, WASHINGTON POST

Friday, March 14, 2014

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But Kelly Cunningham, economist at the National University System Institute for Policy Research, said money used for unemployment extension benefits could be better spent.
“I think we’d be all much better off if people had jobs, if there were economic opportunities to find employment,” he said. “I have been one to say that this big transfer payment of taking money from producers and giving it to non-producers is kind of an anchor on productivity.”