$319 BILLION in jobless benefits!

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    Unemployment insurance sent $319 billion to the jobless - Nov. 17, 2010

    A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
    but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

    A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

    B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

    C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were
    living in the Stone Age.

    D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet
     
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    Um idiot. We pay for unemployment in every paycheck throughout our lives. That's what it's for.

    Why don't you complain about the subsidies for the oil companies while they make record profits? Seriously. Pick something that makes sense and doesn't punish the working people who lost their jobs in a bad economy. Those people PAID into the unemployment insurance fund and now they are using THEIR OWN MONEY while they try to find another job.

    I swear, FOX has really fucked your minds up right wingers. Your thinking is so twisted.
     
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    It's there for you too dingdong, if you need it.

    Sheesh.
     
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    Man!! Imagine where a Trillion dollars in Corporate aid in the ME would put you in before time and out a Worm Hole somewhere. By the way, were you trying to win points with the Christians on that Jesus remark?? I have Chinese coins older than Jesus, or you could use RA and his pyramid temple as a bench mark. You don't need to start stapling Jesus on a cross around here. I get nervous..........:eusa_pray:
     
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    I worked for almost 30 years at the same company. I made good money and paid into unemployment every week. I NEVER collected unemployment in my entire career. Where is the money going to go?? I want it to go where it was intended. To the people that need it so desperately.
     
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    Hey idiot, EMPLOYERS pay into the fund and much of the $319 billion has been BORROWED from the Federal government because the funds have run out in many States. Understand numbnuts?
     
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    You might have some valid points if there was an independent fund. Problem is there never was. The so called insurance goes into the government coffers and they spend it as they would every other dollar they tax.

    In other words, the money gets wasted.

    If this was a valid insurance fund, we would be unable to change the timelines for the benefits. Reality is you aren't paying for insurance. You're paying a tax.

    And because of this tax, people have been lied to. They've been told there will always be money around for them. That they don't have to worry about the tough times because the government is here.

    Well, unfortunately, reality can be harsh sometimes. If you don't prepare for times of trial, no one will.

    I think it's time we stop telling each other lies and go back to the truth. And the truth is, we have to work. There is no "safety net". We need to do everything in our power to be self sufficient. We need to stop turning to the government and giving them power over our lives. Because if we don't stop, our lives are going to be pretty damn miserable.
     
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    The money was gone the second it was taxed. It was being spent on some government project the either short sighted and the evil politicians decided would help them get reelected knowing that when the money was actually needed for what they said it was for, they would be long gone.

    And BTW after two years, people definitely don't need it. Because you have to work at being unemployed for that amount of time. If you are going to insist on this government program let's atleast give it to the people who arent trying to milk the system.

    But giving people something for nothing is never going to benefit them. Quite the opposite. They will be destroyed.
     
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    Oddly enough, I agree. It isn't and was never meant to be a main source of income nor to last forever.

    My heart goes out to the families, the parents must be accountable though. There's no way the money is being used to keep people off the streets. It just isn't enough to pay rent/mortgage, buy food, pay utilities, etc.. Not possible.

    I pray families can work together and do the absolute best they can this holiday season and the congress can work together to get jobs back somehow.
     
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    I think the purpose is to help people that are temporarily not working. And I just don't see what's wrong with that. Republicans always twist around what we say to make it sound as though it's a permanent thing we are seeking.

    Collecting unemloyment is a temporary solution to a temporary problem. And it's so stingy!! Oh yeah, people don't want to work so that they can collect $300 a week and live the good life. :rolleyes:
     

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