When Should Unemployment Benefits End?

How long is long enough? 

How long should the country offer unemployment benefits to the folks caught in the grip of the downturn? How long before those benefits, desperately needed by many, actually become a hurdle to people finding work?

The Orlando Sentinel has an interesting article on this topic this week discussing this issue. Give it a read.

So what do you think?  Given the state of the economy, how long should be keep extending benefits? Are we doing more harm than good or are we standing by our fellow Americans in a time of great trial? Would love to see your comments.