Correction: Most Dems Don’t Care About 99ers Either

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I screwed up yesterday. In a blog post about Dwight Michael Frazee, an unemployed construction worker who’s been out of work for two years, I said:

Does Frazee realize that 98% of Democrats are in favor of extending his unemployment benefits and 93% of Republicans are opposed? That it’s not “Congress” standing in the way of his benefits, it’s the Republican Party?

This is a generally true statement about extending unemployment benefits. However, it’s not a true statement about extending benefits past 99 weeks, which is Frazee’s problem. In fact, very few Democrats have demonstrated any serious concern about the 99ers.

I thank Holly Yeager of CJR for bringing this to my attention.

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