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Nearly One Million US Workers Cut Off Unemployment Benefits

 
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It's bullshit that our government won't even help care of those truly in need. For those that are cheating and lieing to get their money, it is handed out with fervor. But for those that are in real need, that have sincerely and avidly looked for employment even down to the smallest tasks yet are denied, those people need our governments help. But our fucked up government is basically saying "fuck you". THEY need to live on unemployment for a year and see where it gets them! Bastards!
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First off, the article wad obviously written by a communist/socialist...

"...those deprived of work by the economic crisis of capitalism..."

Bullshit, capitalism itself is not the culprit. A few corrupt power brokers in banking institutions and governments worldwide are responsible but will never be held accountable.

Now I ask this, to collect unemployment, I would need to be employed for at minimum 6 months, if I am fired/layer off at the end of this 6 months, should I be able to collect any "benefit" from the government for a time period up to almost 4 times the length of my employment? That is assinine.
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Repeal the 17th Amendment and the Apportionment Act of 1911!

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06/20/2010 12:20 PM
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people say tough titties if you are in an unemployment mess.

meanwhile, Canada is spending over a billion dollars to host the elite for 3 days in Toronto. Meanwhile, we have homeless and the unemployed and money needed to fix roads and transit and yet nothing.

A billion would help fix the damn subway system and make it longer to stretch to the suburbs so traffic will be lessened.

Nope.

and people don't give a shit if you are out of a job, the attitude of "as long as it ain't me!" they will continue to watch footy and drink beer.

I kinda do want EVERYTHING to collapse so everyone who just sits on GLP with their comfortable jobs loses all their shit.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 876465

Government the rightwing especially are nothing but flaming hypocrites, closet socialists that would NEVER give up their 4 DOLLARS OF OURS TO ONE OF THEIRS pensions when the get SACKED for INCOMPETANCE. (Elected out).
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06/20/2010 12:23 PM
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i apply for my last check on this monday.
i got 18 weeks because the job i found lasted 5 months and their business went south and i was down sized out.

i don't want an extension, i want to work.
i was laid off twice in two years after 19 years on the one job making $57K a year.

the last job i had i made $45K base.

i am applying for any jobs i can find now even wal mart is full up...

i have four neighbors who had middle class income jobs and they were laid off. all four work at wal mart now.
it's a wonderful life.

if you have a good paying job thank God and pray your not next.

by the way I am an IT professional with certs of MCP, MCSE and A+ and tons of IT training to boot.
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so sad tissue
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06/20/2010 12:24 PM
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Reality was postponed a bit
a serious correction,
a shift in perspective
is thoroughly expected

The wind of change are blowing
Don't be frightened
We have each other
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SOMETHING better give. There're tons of folks here that have worked 30-40 years at the SAME JOB and TBTB decide to just pretend those people are just lazy and don't WANT to work! Incredible. bump
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i apply for my last check on this monday.
i got 18 weeks because the job i found lasted 5 months and their business went south and i was down sized out.

i don't want an extension, i want to work.
i was laid off twice in two years after 19 years on the one job making $57K a year.

the last job i had i made $45K base.

i am applying for any jobs i can find now even wal mart is full up...

i have four neighbors who had middle class income jobs and they were laid off. all four work at wal mart now.
it's a wonderful life.

if you have a good paying job thank God and pray your not next.

by the way I am an IT professional with certs of MCP, MCSE and A+ and tons of IT training to boot.
 Quoting: Blood Washed



oh forgot to mention i am a home owner and father of two young boys.

i feel ashamed that I am on unemployment.
i was taught growing up that a man is supposed to support and nurture his family not be a beggar on the governments tit.
eat shit
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06/20/2010 12:25 PM
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It's all a choice of whether you want to run up the government credit card to keep money flowing to the unemployed....or run up the government credit card to keep the pensions afloat....or run up the government credit card to keep the bankers profitable....

Don't worry, the pain the unemployed canaries in the coal mine are feeling will trickle up. Because sooner or later the credit card is going to reach its limit for everybody.
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06/20/2010 12:26 PM
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It's bullshit that our government won't even help care of those truly in need. For those that are cheating and lieing to get their money, it is handed out with fervor. But for those that are in real need, that have sincerely and avidly looked for employment even down to the smallest tasks yet are denied, those people need our governments help. But our fucked up government is basically saying "fuck you". THEY need to live on unemployment for a year and see where it gets them! Bastards!
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i apply for my last check on this monday.
i got 18 weeks because the job i found lasted 5 months and their business went south and i was down sized out.

i don't want an extension, i want to work.
i was laid off twice in two years after 19 years on the one job making $57K a year.

the last job i had i made $45K base.

i am applying for any jobs i can find now even wal mart is full up...

i have four neighbors who had middle class income jobs and they were laid off. all four work at wal mart now.
it's a wonderful life.

if you have a good paying job thank God and pray your not next.

by the way I am an IT professional with certs of MCP, MCSE and A+ and tons of IT training to boot.



oh forgot to mention i am a home owner and father of two young boys.

i feel ashamed that I am on unemployment.
i was taught growing up that a man is supposed to support and nurture his family not be a beggar on the governments tit.
 Quoting: Blood Washed

lot of people want WORK but can't GET it
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i feel ashamed that I am on unemployment.
i was taught growing up that a man is supposed to support and nurture his family not be a beggar on the governments tit.
 Quoting: Blood Washed


You understand that the government recently shoveled helicopters full of cash onto Wall Street? Cash that your kids will pay off either in taxes or massive inflation?

Do not be ashamed. GRAB WHAT YOU CAN. You are only grabbing your own kids money before thieves can grab it.

I used to be irritated at government handouts....but after the bailouts....GET IT BEFORE THEY DO.
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06/20/2010 12:29 PM
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wall street is back to business

that's what the news says
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i feel ashamed that I am on unemployment.
i was taught growing up that a man is supposed to support and nurture his family not be a beggar on the governments tit.


You understand that the government recently shoveled helicopters full of cash onto Wall Street? Cash that your kids will pay off either in taxes or massive inflation?

Do not be ashamed. GRAB WHAT YOU CAN. You are only grabbing your own kids money before thieves can grab it.

I used to be irritated at government handouts....but after the bailouts....GET IT BEFORE THEY DO.
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My sentiments also. The government values corperations only.
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i apply for my last check on this monday.
i got 18 weeks because the job i found lasted 5 months and their business went south and i was down sized out.

i don't want an extension, i want to work.
i was laid off twice in two years after 19 years on the one job making $57K a year.

the last job i had i made $45K base.

i am applying for any jobs i can find now even wal mart is full up...

i have four neighbors who had middle class income jobs and they were laid off. all four work at wal mart now.
it's a wonderful life.

if you have a good paying job thank God and pray your not next.

by the way I am an IT professional with certs of MCP, MCSE and A+ and tons of IT training to boot.

so sad tissue
 Quoting: CXT


Fuck Walmart, fuck globalism, fuck governments that allow jobs to go to tax haven/cheap labour countries, (they ALL do) fuck lobbyists, fuck China, fuck Taiwan, fuck Indonesia, fuck Mexico, fuck India, fuck them all.
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06/20/2010 12:31 PM
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wall street is back to business

that's what the news says
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Propped up by OUR tax dollars!
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06/20/2010 12:33 PM
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i feel ashamed that I am on unemployment.
i was taught growing up that a man is supposed to support and nurture his family not be a beggar on the governments tit.
 Quoting: Blood Washed


I understand, and I really think that this is how MOST people feel.

But here's what really champs my ass... EVERY day you, I and everyone else has worked to feed ourselves and our families, we've been PAYING unemployment from our paychecks, right? Based on that, there is NO reason to feel bad for drawing unemployment. Furthermore, I fail to see how having UI cut off can be JUSTIFIED, so long as you can prove that you've been looking for work.

I guess it's the inequity of it that bothers me the most... big banks and corporations get cash THROWN at them because of their OWN mistakes... and then the folks like YOU get shafted... ALSO because of their mistakes, and not your own.

I'm sorry, and I really feel for you.
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06/20/2010 12:33 PM
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That is nice. Here they just throw you over a cliff and look amazed when you don't fly.

i really don't understand how you can just cut them off

they will need food stamps to eat
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A note: To be eligible for food stamps you usually have to show that you have a place to store and cook food. If you are homeless, under a bush, they want a map of the bush. No kidding, my friend had to draw one years ago.If you are on disability, no food stamps.
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wall street is back to business

that's what the news says

Propped up by OUR tax dollars!
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rockon
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06/20/2010 12:35 PM
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BTW, to be a kitchen assistant 3 here, 3 hours a day, you have to pass a kitchen assistant test, have 2 reference letters within the last year, resume, typing test, and wait in line.
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Was outta work 14 months...kicked off of Unemployment after 6 months...was gonna be homeless Jan 1st...but got a job for Christmas, and I'm still there.

If I didn't luck out on this job...I still wouldn't have one.
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06/20/2010 12:40 PM
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I was going to cook and make things to sell from my home, but the state of California does not want anyone to get ahead uless they get their permits and taxes which comes to a huge amount. So because I can not support the state so they can spend, I'm not allowed to support myself.
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06/20/2010 12:42 PM
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There's always money for war and Israel.
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i feel ashamed that I am on unemployment.
i was taught growing up that a man is supposed to support and nurture his family not be a beggar on the governments tit.


I understand, and I really think that this is how MOST people feel.

But here's what really champs my ass... EVERY day you, I and everyone else has worked to feed ourselves and our families, we've been PAYING unemployment from our paychecks, right? Based on that, there is NO reason to feel bad for drawing unemployment. Furthermore, I fail to see how having UI cut off can be JUSTIFIED, so long as you can prove that you've been looking for work.

I guess it's the inequity of it that bothers me the most... big banks and corporations get cash THROWN at them because of their OWN mistakes... and then the folks like YOU get shafted... ALSO because of their mistakes, and not your own.

I'm sorry, and I really feel for you.
 Quoting: MountainTux

Like I said, some have been at the same job for years and years. First off, many lost their 401k savings (that they saved for emergencies and retirement) to the banksters. Then, to add insult to injury, we had to bail out the banksters with MORE of our dollars.
Great system they got going for themselves!
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06/20/2010 12:46 PM
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i found out this morning i am cut off.happy fathers day, NOT
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I'm sorry to hear that man.
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Yep. Exactly. AND NOW, they are making up excuses to where they are telling people they were overpaid, and they have to pay back a portion of their unemployment.

So, they stop you benefits without reason, out of the blue, then tell you they overpaid you, and you have to repay them.

Just total bullshit what this government is doing.

IF I'M UNEM-FUCKING-PLOYED AND HAVE NO MONEY, HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO PAY IT BACK. WITH WHAT MONEY.

Should have known unemployment was too good to be true.

That they would cut you off, and ask you to repay it.
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There's always money for war and Israel.
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Well, yes, and of course Obama is asking Congress for another $33B for Afghanistan, at the same time as extensions are being rejected.

But wait... didn't he promise after the LAST military budget extension that he would be asking for NO more beyond the MASSIVE military spending amount passed in the annual budget?

Yup, your tax dollars at work. Just like the BILLIONS spend on the G20, as someone else here pointed out, while I see kids starving on the streets in our SMALLEST cities. I can only imagine what it must be like in places like Detroit and Chicago, with the situation many of you in the US are in. It just makes you feel helpless some days.
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Yep. Exactly. AND NOW, they are making up excuses to where they are telling people they were overpaid, and they have to pay back a portion of their unemployment.

So, they stop you benefits without reason, out of the blue, then tell you they overpaid you, and you have to repay them.

Just total bullshit what this government is doing.

IF I'M UNEM-FUCKING-PLOYED AND HAVE NO MONEY, HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO PAY IT BACK. WITH WHAT MONEY.

Should have known unemployment was too good to be true.

That they would cut you off, and ask you to repay it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 966567

Don't forget, you owe taxes on your UE also.
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My sentiments also. The government values corperations only.
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The same people who control the multi-national corporations and international banks control our government.

NAFTA and GATT were the cornerstones to destroying the world's economy, but more specifically, the economy of the USA.

If it weren't for unemployment benefits and welfare, then this would already be the Great Depression II. As others have stated, this cannot last indefinitely.
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Yep. Exactly. AND NOW, they are making up excuses to where they are telling people they were overpaid, and they have to pay back a portion of their unemployment.

So, they stop you benefits without reason, out of the blue, then tell you they overpaid you, and you have to repay them.

Just total bullshit what this government is doing.

IF I'M UNEM-FUCKING-PLOYED AND HAVE NO MONEY, HOW THE FUCK AM I SUPPOSED TO PAY IT BACK. WITH WHAT MONEY.

Should have known unemployment was too good to be true.

That they would cut you off, and ask you to repay it.

Don't forget, you owe taxes on your UE also.
 Quoting: Pea Vine


I had the Federal taken out of my checks every two weeks.

Not sure how the state works.
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My sentiments also. The government values corperations only.


The same people who control the multi-national corporations and international banks control our government.

NAFTA and GATT were the cornerstones to destroying the world's economy, but more specifically, the economy of the USA.

If it weren't for unemployment benefits and welfare, then this would already be the Great Depression II. As others have stated, this cannot last indefinitely.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1006697

Ross Perot was a nut job but he was right on one point.
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Yeah well crime pays.

Afghanistan is probably one of the most corrupt gov'ts on the face of the earth. A great place to make tax dollars "disappear". Canada included. If people don't think that some in gov't are in on the loop on it's "democracy" experiment in that godforsaken rock they have rocks in their head. But that's ok, just keep funneling it there.

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