Does allowing the jobless to get nearly two-years of unemployment checks give them an incentive to not work?
When Congress debated whether to extend unemployment to a record 99 weeks, some Republicans said that the unemployed are staying home collecting benefits when they could otherwise be working.
"[An unemployment extension] doesn't create new jobs. In fact, if anything, continuing to pay people unemployment compensation is a disincentive for them to seek new work," Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., argued during Senate debate in March.
And with the current extended benefits due to expire soon after November's mid-term elections, that argument seem to be gaining some traction.