A Rainy-Day Fund Dries Up

Snell, Kelsey
February 2012
National Journal;2/4/2012, p9
The article reports on the dispute among members of the U.S. Congress over a short-term extension of unemployment benefits. An agreement is being developed by several House and Senate negotiators that would continue both the jobless aid and a payroll-tax cut through the end of 2012. The contentious issue is the viability of the program which faces an insurance system which is under heavy strain from the effects of the recession.


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