(Full Interview) Sen. Sen. Rand Paul In A Fox News Sunday 'EXCLUSIVE' W / Chris Wallace - 12/08/13 (VIDEO)Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 10:14
(Full Interview) Sen. Sen. Rand Paul In A Fox News Sunday 'EXCLUSIVE' W / Chris Wallace - 12/08/13 (VIDEO)
Published December 08, 2013FoxNews.com
Sen. Rand Paul, in an interview on "Fox News Sunday," rebuffed President Obama's call to extend long-term jobless benefits, saying the program is creating a group of "perpetual unemployed."
"While it seems good, it actually does a disservice to the people you're trying to help," Paul, R-Ky., said.
The jobless benefits issue is becoming an integral part of negotiations over a budget bill for 2014. Lawmakers face a Jan. 15 deadline to pass a new bill, but Democrats want to make sure long-term unemployment benefits are included.
Obama used his weekly radio address to reiterate that call. He said that more than 1 million Americans will lose benefits if lawmakers don't act and that unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways to boost the economy. He argued providing benefits does not stop people from trying to find work.