Been researching this for quite sometime and have found out that every time they extend the benefits for the unemployed its as if they are investing in those who aren't working. Its like a risk free return on your investment, however this investment provides money to those who are not working where those who are unemployed receive a dollar of unemployment and in return sink a $1.42 to as much as $1.90 back into the economy. So as 2 million start to lose unemployment over the next couple of weeks this will certainly put a damper on the economy as many economists project that the ending of these enemployment benefits would cut consumer spending greatly and reduce the GDP by at least a 1/2 of percent. Many also contribute that the extension far outweighs the "monetary costs". Going to be interesting over the next days and weeks to see what they outcome of this news story brings, as I mentioned days ago they will be extending the benefits, maybe not for 3 months but definitely 1 month into the new year. Daily updates to follow!!!!