...then why is there a need to extend unemployment benefits? Recently, we were told the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%. Of course an estimated 375,000 people gave up looking for work so that makes it all better. The reason why unemployment benefits are ending is because of the law. That law prescribes that any state where unemployment falls below 9%, will lose it's federal unemployment money. So..The Obama regime gets the BLS to fudge the numbers for the good of the democrat party. . And of course once again we have a violation of the law of unintended consequences. In any event, Obama and his followers have told us many times, the Chosen One has created 5 million jobs since 2009. Well, the Chosen One had better get to work on his supersonic job creation machine and come up with something for 2.1 million people to do because on December 29th the Mayan Unemployment Benefit Calendar ends.