Democrat: Fund unemployment benefits with revenue, spending cuts [VIDEO]

Nicholas Ballasy Senior Video Reporter
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Democratic Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett told The Daily Caller that the extension of unemployment benefits set to expire on December 31 should be paid for through spending cuts and raising revenue.

Watch the interview from Capitol Hill:

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TheDC asked Doggett how Congress should pay for the benefits.

“That didn’t seem to be a concern of some of our Republican colleagues recently who were — preferred to have to more tax cuts for those at the top but I personally would pay for it and I’d do it through a combination of spending [cuts] and revenue,” Doggett told TheDC at the Capitol on Wednesday.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the extension of unemployment benefits for a year will cost approximately $44 billion.

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