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   Labor chair drops 'F' bomb at prospect of not extending jobless benefits
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Last EditedJason  May 28, 2010 06:01pm
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AuthorJay Heflin
News DateFriday, May 28, 2010 08:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionRep. George Miller (D-Calif.) on Friday struck back at arguments that ending extensions of unemployment benefits might cause people to look for work, lowering the unemployment rate.

“If you're unemployed what the f--- difference does that make to you,” said Miller. “If you had a job you would take the job.”

Miller, the chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, spoke as the House moved forward with an extension of unemployment benefits though November. The Senate still has to take up the legislation.

Miller strongly contested the idea that the unemployed are opting for government assistance over looking for work. He said unemployed people struggling to hold on to their homes have an incentive to find work regardless of their unemployment benefits.
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