February 6th, 2014
07:49 PM ET
10 months ago

Why do Republicans oppose unemployment benefits?

Washington (CNN) - Republicans have once again blocked an extension of benefits intended to aid the long-term unemployed.

Thursday's vote in the Senate was third time Democrats have attempted unsuccessfully to pass legislation intended to help some 1.7 million people who have had their benefits cut off since the recession-era program expired on December 28.

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  1. smith

    Im sure were gonna have fraud trolls all over this post claiming their going homeless because of the GOP. I love some people on here(sly &wake up people) claim that life is so awesome because of Obama and these are great times. The next day you have people claiming they can`eat, buy gas, and are homeless. Which is it? Is the atmosphere that times are great or are they bad?

    February 7, 2014 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  2. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The GOP should pass it because they will be needing it in November when they get FIRED.

    February 7, 2014 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  3. Dean

    The GOP wants people to have jobs because most people who don't have jobs vote 'Democrat'.

    February 7, 2014 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  4. ken thomas

    My prediction is that the gop is doing this to start what I would call cival war part two and this time the war is going to be between the (haves) vs. (the havenots) not only to wipe out poverty in general but to obliterate it totally by killing literally about half of the American population because they were already successful in eliminating the middle class ..................one more to go ...............read your real history books its a plan that has been carried out for centuries.........................Amen

    February 7, 2014 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  5. steve

    Republicans believe if its not good for business, its not good policy.

    February 7, 2014 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
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