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Paul Krugman On Why Republicans Block Unemployment Benefits Extension

07/05/2010 09:17 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Today, American workers face the worst job market since the Great Depression, with five job seekers for every job opening, with the average spell of unemployment now at 35 weeks. Yet the Senate went home for the holiday weekend without extending benefits. How was that possible?

The answer is that we're facing a coalition of the heartless, the clueless and the confused.

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