I wasn't completely shocked that the federal government chose not to extend unemployment benefits. I find it astonishing that the government doesn't see fit to continue benefits to individuals who have earned the right to assistance. These unemployed have held a position in the workforce and are entitled to continued financial support. The federal government will continue to pay assistance to individuals who have not held a job and are not in the market to find a one. The United States government will continue to pays billions in assistance to non-working individuals and discontinue support to individuals who in most cases will be back in the workforce soon.