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