Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay that Sen. Jim Bunning was “brave” for blocking an extension in unemployment benefits. DeLay subscribes to the notion that people only try to find jobs when their benefits run out.
“There is an argument to be made that these extensions, the unemployment benefits keeps people from going and finding jobs. In fact there are some studies that have been done that show people stay on unemployment compensation and they don’t look for a job until two or three weeks before they know the benefits are going to run out,” DeLay told CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday.
“People are unemployed because they want to be? ” asked Crowley.
“Well, it is the truth. and people in the real world know it,” said DeLay.
This video is from CNN’s State of the Union, broadcast March 7, 2010.