As another stimulus package slowly rolls through the US Senate a sticking point seems to be tied to extra money for unemployment benefits. Illinois’ Senior Senator Dick Durbin says the Senate is poised to leave for the weekend with nothing to show to American people.
Durbin says its essentially an urban myth that an extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits are keeping people from seeking another job.
Durbin says if people are trying to pay for employer provided healthcare through COBRA – it costs an average of $1700 a month. He says that eats up the majority of the extra money the federal government is providing.