Q: Senator Gregg, is there a point, you think, when the government has to sort of end these ever-continuing claims?
Gregg: Yeah, right now. This week, however, we’re going to extend it again. And this has become counterproductive. We’re basically undermining the cyclical event. Because you’re out of the recession, you’re starting to see growth and you’re clearly going to dampen the capacity of that growth if you basically keep an economy that encourages people to, rather than go out and look for work, to stay on unemployment. Yes, it’s important to do that up to a certain level, but at some point you’ve got to acknowledge that we’re not Europe.This is what I mean by "austerity measures are coming to the United States." They will be a certainty if the GOP regains control of Congress. And the Teabaggers are leading the way in cutting the net out from under everyone. This makes sense after all, as they tend to be rabidly conservative older, wealthier white Americans. They got theirs. They're coming for yours.