Jim Horney puts the unemployment benefits debate in perspective:
[W]e have about 5 million people who would really suffer if those benefits expire or they’re not extended. ... In recent decades, we have never let the extended benefits expire when unemployment was above 7.2 percent. Right now it’s at 9.6 percent, and yet we have people saying we should let these benefits expire. It’d be harmful both for the families that will not get the benefits and for the economy.