Yes, those benefits should be extended! No thanks to our incompetent congress, American jobs that paid a decent wage went to cheap foreign labor markets leaving behind ones that barely pay a living wage!
That is just stupid for anybody to suggest one person work two, or even three, minimum wage jobs to make ends meet when jobs are scarce as it is. When I see 70 and 80 year old people working a minimum wage job out here in my city, I wonder where things went awry in the social security system that these folks will have to work until they die.
We have WAY too many parasites in congress, who don't give a hill of beans about the working class poor, while they continue to collect tax-payer supported salaries and millions of dollars in graft from 'special interest' groups with deep pockets. I guess when people are starving, and dying, in the streets of the good old U.S.A., maybe congress will wake up....maybe they won't.