Debate Stirring Over Extending Unemployment Benefits

Michael Overholt, a construction worker from Carmichael, California, is one of the nation's 15 million unemployed people. "The wife comes home and I'm sitting here," Overholt said. "You feel like you're not worth anything." Overholt has been unemployed for almost four years. For the past 36 days, Congress has refused to extend jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. "We want to go back to work," Overholt said of the unemployed. "We're not taking unemployment and kicking back...Full Story
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