Okay, from the transcript:
Now, I can't imagine many things more demoralizing than not being able to find work, not being able to take care of your family. I've heard the claim from one of my colleagues that unemployment insurance provides an incentive for the millions of unemployed to just sit on their duffs and not look for work. I couldn't disagree more strongly. Unemployment insurance doesn't keep people from working. A lack of jobs keeps people from working.
I travel all over Minnesota talking to people who are out of work. I went to the Anoka County Workforce Center, I went to union halls in Duluth, in Bemidji, in Rochester. And I meet with folks who are literally depressed. These are people who have worked their whole lives. Folks who started their first paper route when they were nine or ten and took pride in doing their job, even when it meant delivering papers at 6 a.m. on a 30 below zero Minnesota winter morning.
And they've been working ever since. Work is an enormous part of their identity. These Minnesotans don't want an unemployment check. They want work.
Still, I've had a number of them come to me and say, "You know, if it weren't for unemployment insurance, I wouldn't be in my house."
One of my constituents wrote to me and said, "I was employed for 23 years since college graduation and now am in need of extended unemployment benefits as the economy slowly recovers via a 'jobless recovery.' As a college graduate with an MBA and 23 years of continuous employment at 'good jobs,' I never imagined even needing basic unemployment. . . As an active job seeker, I have met hundreds of other job seekers and virtually every one of them wants a job and wants to work."
Now, this constituent, and thousands of others like him, have to hear this junk about how unemployment insurance incentivizes people not to work! I don't know where the Senators who are saying that are going in their states, but from what I've heard from my other colleagues, it's like this all over the country.