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Stop benefits for millionaires

October 24, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Nearly 2,400 Americans with household incomes of $1 million or more a year received unemployment compensation benefits in 2009, the Congressional Research Office reported this week.

A published report on the situation notes eliminating such benefits "is one idea being considered" by members of Congress.

What's to "consider?"

Programs such as unemployment compensation were intended to be safety nets for people who cannot reasonably be expected to cushion their own falls in times of trouble.

Millionaires do not fit in that category. Congress should stop handing them benefits they don't need.



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