Re: “Where’s Democrats’ outrage over benefits?” (Eugene Robinson column, 1-14).
I don’t have a problem with extending unemployment benefits to those who need it, but they still have to be paid for.
Robinson’s attitude is that it’s “just $25 billion, little more than a rounding error in a trillion-dollar federal budget. It would be sound economic policy for the government to finance that extension through borrowing.” That is what is hurting our economy and preventing growth.
The federal government has more than enough baloney spending already built into the budget, that $25 billion could be cut elsewhere to fund …