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UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS Have Not Been Extended! Would You Rather Your Government Send Billions Of Dollars Overseas, Than Feed Your Own People?

 
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HERE WE GO AGAIN!





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Democrats and Republicans are at it again...this time playing around with the American unemployment benefits.

I am really upset to hear this, but I am not surprised!

Republicans say they will not vote to extend the jobless benefits, unless Democrats can offset this with other cuts in spending. They will not increase the budget deficit.

Well,that is just fine dandy if you are a rich politician; however, if you are one of the many unemployed Americans, it is will be HELL.

They depend on these benefits to feed their families. They recieve around $300 a week, and they began to see their checks disappear at the end of December. The benefits have not been extended for the year of 2014.

To add to the chaos, many key voters have not been able to make it to Washington because of the weather.

I pray this issue gets resolved soon, and that our leaders play around with THEIR money...NOT the money of jobless Americans!
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WEATHER DELAYS VOTES!
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I don't believe the benefits should be extended without finding the money from somewhere.

Why should anyone go and find a job if they can get money coming in???
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Democrats and Republicans are at it again...this time playing around with the American unemployment benefits.

I am really upset to hear this, but I am not surprised!

Republicans say they will not vote to extend the jobless benefits, unless Democrats can offset this with other cuts in spending. They will not increase the budget deficit.

Well,that is just fine dandy if you are a rich politician; however, if you are one of the many unemployed Americans, it is will be HELL.

They depend on these benefits to feed their families. They recieve around $300 a week, and they began to see their checks disappear at the end of December. The benefits have not been extended for the year of 2014.

To add to the chaos, many key voters have not been able to make it to Washington because of the weather.

I pray this issue gets resolved soon, and that our leaders play around with THEIR money...NOT the money of jobless Americans!
 Quoting: Krystal


Unemployment bennies are TEMPORARY.

If you used them up....then that's it...as it was designed to be.....TEMPORARY.
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Sure OP, keep piling on the debts for your children to pay back later.
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I bet these same Republicans all recently decided to increase aid to Israel, though. Let Americans eat cake, but we can't let down out "greatest ally."
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I don't believe the benefits should be extended without finding the money from somewhere.

Why should anyone go and find a job if they can get money coming in???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43637264


I would have said the same thing if I was working. Being unemployed sucks big time. Whats that? Find a job you say? I found many jobs and applied to them. I just don't get a call back. No job offers. For every 1 job available, you have almost 1000 people applying for it. Depending where you live.

Its not like years ago, where you could pick up a job anywhere within a week or so. It's not possible today, at least around here in PA.

People don't understand unless they go through the whole unemployment and finding jobs that will offer you a position.
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Sure OP, keep piling on the debts for your children to pay back later.
 Quoting: Copperhead


we could of created a lot of jobs ,and more money to help people here ,but ,,we sent billions over seas to help other countries
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I think an explanation is in order. Unemployment is NOT welfare. The amount you draw is determined by how long you were employed. For the first several weeks, that amount is drawn from a non-refundable account paid into by your former employer. After that, Gov't monies subsidize the extended benefits.

So, the initial unemployment period isn't on 'your precious tax dollars', it comes from businesses. After that, it does dip into tax money. I know this as a business owner myself.

More, you must be 'approved' for unemployment insurance. If you are lazy, if you quit your job or if you got fired for a fire-able offense, you CAN NOT draw unemployment and most likely WILL NOT be approved for it. I've sat in on my share of unemployment hearings and I can tell you that MOST do not get approved.

May those of you judging hard working Americans who lost their jobs due to a terrible economy or a corporate raid lose your jobs and have to walk a mile or two in their shoes.

I know several people who would MUCH rather be working than drawing a check but they aren't because they can't. There are hardly any jobs and the few that exist are applied for by thousands of people.

I agree, it should be paid for. I think everything spent should be 'paid for', but money is wasted everyday on things that don't matter a whit. We're talking about the well-being of unemployed, hard working Americans. It isn't time for debate. It's time to help. Debate the silly spending on things like money overseas and studies on whether or not pizza burns the roof of your mouth. Where was Mitch when that shit got approved?

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I don't believe the benefits should be extended without finding the money from somewhere.

Why should anyone go and find a job if they can get money coming in???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43637264


why should defense contractors go get a job if you keep giving them 10 billion a month to fight Al Queda?

Every neocon talk show host talks all day about the measley 26 billion for unemployment, out of a 3 trillion dollar budget, but will never mention they 10 billion they spend in Afghanistan a month. hmmm, I wonder why. Maybe it's because they are told what to talk about.

Anyways, the unemployment would be spend immediately into the economy, the 10 billion that goes to defense contractors goes out of the country into Cayman Island bank accounts.

Plus they are creating bombs and bullets, not to create wealth but to destroy it.

At least unemployed people are blowing up buildings and people's houses, that does not help the economy of Afghanistan or Iraq, or Syria, or Libya.

And let's face it, that is what they are planning to do to Americans, they want to cut off their money so they will be faced with revolt or to die quietly. They want to an excuse to kill Americans, for the fun of it.
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Sure OP, keep piling on the debts for your children to pay back later.
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There is no debt. They print the money.
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I don't believe the benefits should be extended without finding the money from somewhere.

Why should anyone go and find a job if they can get money coming in???
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like they can support a family on $1200 a month
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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I don't believe the benefits should be extended without finding the money from somewhere.

Why should anyone go and find a job if they can get money coming in???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43637264


I would have said the same thing if I was working. Being unemployed sucks big time. Whats that? Find a job you say? I found many jobs and applied to them. I just don't get a call back. No job offers. For every 1 job available, you have almost 1000 people applying for it. Depending where you live.

Its not like years ago, where you could pick up a job anywhere within a week or so. It's not possible today, at least around here in PA.

People don't understand unless they go through the whole unemployment and finding jobs that will offer you a position.
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Try temp to hire locations. If the company likes you - they may hire you permanently from the temp service. Sometimes you have to relocate to another location if your area really doesn't have local jobs.

Good luck.
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Sure OP, keep piling on the debts for your children to pay back later.
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we could of created a lot of jobs ,and more money to help people here ,but ,,we sent billions over seas to help other countries
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 403448


Most of that is corporate welfare. Some country gets a billion for roads but the money goes to an American construction company.
Worry is a misuse of the imagination.
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I don't believe the benefits should be extended without finding the money from somewhere.

Why should anyone go and find a job if they can get money coming in???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43637264


like they can support a family on $1200 a month
 Quoting: Kirk


What world are you living in. MANY people have to live on this amount or less. People get by if they don't have lot of debt and learn to cook at home - grow garden, buy used clothing if needed, etc.

Can even have more than one generation living together to help each other make ends meet.

At least until things get better. People have to realize the economy sucks! Until things get better - budget is the key - family/friends working together to help each other if needed.

Drop the cable, drop the $60 phone plan. Put on a sweater in the house - lower the temp in the house.

Wishing everyone the best - truly believe things will get worse before it gets better!
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Sure OP, keep piling on the debts for your children to pay back later.
 Quoting: Copperhead


There is no debt. They print the money.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 52709078


Oh bless your understanding...

Because of the massive printing - our costs will go up. Soon it will be too expensive to buy things from China if we keep down this path.
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Why are people drawing unemployment poor people who need help and legitimately disabled people who can't take care of themselves "useless eaters?" Does it go back to that "euthenasia" thing (another thread). Oh wait, ALL the disabled are faking and you have 100 percent proof.
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....May those of you judging hard working Americans who lost their jobs due to a terrible economy or a corporate raid lose your jobs and have to walk a mile or two in their shoes.

I know several people who would MUCH rather be working than drawing a check but they aren't because they can't. There are hardly any jobs and the few that exist are applied for by thousands of people.

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Unfortunately, I know people who are collecting or had recently been collecting unemployment. They were willing to just collect until it ran out. So, yes -- there are many out there that just collect because it is cheaper than finding day care, etc.
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Everything has to be cut down. Foreign spending, defense spending, welfare programs to buy votes. The safety net needs to be a trampoline not a hammock. We need to defend our border of our shithole instead of some other shithole. Lower taxes and stop loopholes.
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Starvation is still the world best entreapanuerail incentive...
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....May those of you judging hard working Americans who lost their jobs due to a terrible economy or a corporate raid lose your jobs and have to walk a mile or two in their shoes.

I know several people who would MUCH rather be working than drawing a check but they aren't because they can't. There are hardly any jobs and the few that exist are applied for by thousands of people.

 Quoting: VeryNigh


Unfortunately, I know people who are collecting or had recently been collecting unemployment. They were willing to just collect until it ran out. So, yes -- there are many out there that just collect because it is cheaper than finding day care, etc.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 43637264


I don't know if this is national policy, but in my state it is a requirement to report every two weeks with a list of places you've contacted including phone numbers and names for verification.

Do you know if this is the case where you live?
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WEATHER DELAYS VOTES!
 Quoting: Krystal


My theory is they were waiting until the new Unemployment numbers we in... Drum Roll Please !!!

Weekly unemployment benefit claims drop, unemployment rate at 5-year low


WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 330,000, signaling fewer layoffs and steady job growth.

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I bet these same Republicans all recently decided to increase aid to Israel, though. Let Americans eat cake, but we can't let down out "greatest ally."
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They probably could fund it from the cost of a few of moochelles vacations!!!

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I thought this cut only applied to the 99 weekers? That's nearly 2 years. I think that's enough. Anyway, it's heading toward another political drama storyline where small amounts of money are the center of attention while the big money (and big picture, like the TPP) is outright ignored. It's turning into a 3 month cycle of debt ceiling then UE, then debt ceiling, then UE, ad nausem. But for distraction and entertainment. All the important stuff is being ignored.
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[link to www.learningandfinance.com]

Democrats and Republicans are at it again...this time playing around with the American unemployment benefits.

I am really upset to hear this, but I am not surprised!

Republicans say they will not vote to extend the jobless benefits, unless Democrats can offset this with other cuts in spending. They will not increase the budget deficit.

Well,that is just fine dandy if you are a rich politician; however, if you are one of the many unemployed Americans, it is will be HELL.

They depend on these benefits to feed their families. They recieve around $300 a week, and they began to see their checks disappear at the end of December. The benefits have not been extended for the year of 2014.

To add to the chaos, many key voters have not been able to make it to Washington because of the weather.

I pray this issue gets resolved soon, and that our leaders play around with THEIR money...NOT the money of jobless Americans!
 Quoting: Krystal


I understand the argument, but when is it enough. originally these extension in benefits was an emergency and was supposed to be a one time thing.

It started in 2008. This is now 2014. When is it enough?

I am not some heartless butt head, but at some point, shit...get a job.
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90% of the unemployed are kicking back like surfer dude
and not even looking for work.

They should make it a sliding scale.
1st week = 100% unemployment
2nd week = 90% unemployment
3rd week = 80% unemployment etc.

You wouldn't see many people on unemployment
for very long.
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FROM ARTICLE:

Senate Democrats’ plan to extend long-term jobless benefits has hit political turbulence after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pushed a reworked version but blocked Republicans from offering any changes.

Another Senate vote is tentatively scheduled for next week.

Any legislation that clears the Senate would also have to pass the House, where Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said he is only willing to consider an extension of the expired program that is fully paid for.
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Who gives a fuck?
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Oh, this kind of response really pisses me off! Have you ever depended on unemployment benefits to eat?

I have!
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I bet these same Republicans all recently decided to increase aid to Israel, though. Let Americans eat cake, but we can't let down out "greatest ally."
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They probably could fund it from the cost of a few of moochelles vacations!!!

smileywink
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How can she possibly add to the government expense while Americans will not eat?

How do people live with themselves?

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