I have a feeling the unemployment extensions are done after November, with the GOP quite possibly taking the House. Even if Dems hold on, the GOP should be able to filibuster any extension since they'll add 5-6 Senators.
Ending the extensions will be bad economically, since our economic problem is lack of demand and they're removing money people will spend ASAP. These people will have a very difficult time finding work since there's 1 job opening per every 5 unemployed.
NRS I respect your work ethic, but think you may have a different perspective if you had under 5 years of planning experience.