Sunday, February 12, 2012

Gingrich: Unemployment Benefits Violate The Declaration Of Independence

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Newt Gingrich stated that those receiving unemployment benefits should sign up for a training program or get a degree. Like other Gingrich brainstorms, his proposal is not thought through. Who would pay for these programs? The unemployed? If they can't afford them, would they be paid for through taxes? Certainly conservatives would oppose that. Gingrich also assumes that those who take benefits for 99 weeks are lazy, not desperate for a job in a difficult market. He concludes that unemployment compensation is "a violation of the Declaration of Independence commitment that we have the right to pursue happiness." Watch:

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