Congress took a week off for the 4th of July holiday and left DC without extending the unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. Now, I grant you that in normal times I see nothing wrong with someone getting unemployment benefits while he looks for another job. Many of the unemployed receiving benefits have been doing so for 2 years, which is normally more than enough time to find another job.
There is, in my estimation, close to 25 million people out of work. Many of the unemployed gave up looking for jobs a few years ago. Those who were expecting an extension in benefits are out of luck.
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