The Moral Calculus Underlying the Debate Over Unemployment Insurance

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What makes you angrier: someone getting a benefit they don’t deserve, or someone not getting the help they need?

Greg Russak‘s insight:

I get angry when someone doesn’t get the help they need, especially when it’s not only eminently affordable and will flow immediately back into the economy, it also happens to be the right, moral, and ethical thing to do.

 

That’s why I’m in favor of helping unemployed and poor Americans even with the knowledge that some waste, fraud, and abuse will occur just as it does in every program large and small, public and private.

 

It also angers me that lobbyists and wealthy individuals running profitable corporations are getting benefits they don’t deserve.

 

I’m far more concerned about the waste, fraud, and abuse in a $652billion defense budget than I am in a $6billion unemployment extension. 

 

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Author: Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

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