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Bunning, Dems trade shots over expired jobless benefits

Pat McMahon Contributor

Democrats and Sen. Jim Bunning traded barbs Monday over blame for the expiration of unemployment benefits for thousands of workers.

Bunning (R-Ky.) laid the blame on Democrats for not paying for the cost of extending benefits by either cutting spending elsewhere or raising taxes.

Democrats said helping the unemployed should qualify as “emergency spending” that doesn’t have to be offset with spending cuts or tax increases.

At issue are hundreds of thousands of unemployed workers who will lose the benefits without action by Congress.

Full story: Bunning, Dems trade shots over expired jobless benefits – TheHill.com