We start with some bone-standard Republican cruelty:
Democratic attempts to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers were a “disservice” to the unemployed, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday.
“I support unemployment benefits for the 28 weeks they’re paid for,” the Kentucky Republican said on “Fox News Sunday.” “If you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to these workers.”
He ain’t named Rand for nothin’! (Although, in fairness, at least the original had the honesty not even to pretend to care about what was good for the moochers.) But this is special:
Paul said a study had shown employers were less likely to hire the long-term unemployed like those who have been on 99 weeks of benefits.
It’s enormously difficult for the long-term unemployed to find work. Therefore, unemployment benefits should be confined to the short-term. These things Rand Paul believes.
Also special will be Matt Stoller’s argument in 2016 about how Rand Paul is the less dangerous evil, or whatever the nihilist non-sequitur of choice will be then.