That IS what extending the unemployment benefits are.......welfare, with a different name.
Three years and counting, of unemployment benefits is paying people to NOT bother taking a job they feel is “beneath” them. Okay, that was a broad brushstroke, but many of the unemployed are doing just what I said; though not all.
Now be nice...I am one of those who took a job less than I cared to and for far less wages...plus I am hourly now.
What I see happening it’s a situation whee if they didn’t extend these the welfare rolls would surely esculate more than they have already. We all pay either way.