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“The unemployment insurance extension is not only good for individuals. It has a macroeconomic impact. As Macroeconomic Advisers have stated, it would make a difference of 600,000 jobs to our economy.”


“I think [the public isn’t really concerned about the unemployed] partly because there’s a racial perception involved which is not even accurate about who the unemployed in this country are.  I think that there is a perception that blacks and Hispanics are overweighted in the unemployed category and that there is a kind of prejudice.”

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“It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance. The biggest bang for the buck.”

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“[Giving unemployment benefits] injects demand into the economy.

…It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name.”