Ruth Marcus: Rand Paul Wins ‘Scrooge of the Year’ Award

‘I would like to find one person out there who has been collecting unemployment for this long time who would not welcome the chance in this holiday season’

Ruth Marcus: Rand Paul Wins 'Scrooge of the Year' Award (RealClearPolitics)

ANDREA MITCHELL: That's sort of breathtaking, Ruth. It's the unemployment insurance that creates the dependency?

RUTH MARCUS, WASHINGTON POST: Can you say Scrooge? Thank you for letting me have at it. My mouth dropped open when I heard that. It is absolutely true that being unemployed for a long time is a very bad things in terms of your prospects.

MITCHELL: It becomes harder to get a job.

MARCUS: I would like to find one person out there who has been collecting unemployment for this long time who would not welcome the chance in this holiday season, I might point out, to have their benefits extended because they are in a terrible situation as the Senator pointed out. He just wins my Scrooge award of the year.

MITCHELL: We may have to keep that award open until Congress gets out of town.

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