Quotation by Ronald Reagan

Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
Ronald Reagan (b. 1911), U.S. Republican politician, president. Sacramento Bee (April 28, 1966).

Nonetheless, on March 31, 1982, Reagan claimed that, "We have, in some of the hardest-hit states, extended the unemployment insurance. There's nothing that strikes to my heart more than the unemployed." Quoted in: Reagan's Reign of Error, "Want Ads" (eds. Mark Green and Gail MacColl, 1987), where the Labor Department is quoted as estimating that changes in the eligibility formula in the 1981 budget in fact reduced extended benefits for 1.5 million jobless workers.
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