Senate Set to Extend Jobless Benefits

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    Senate Set to Extend Unemployment Benefits - WSJ.com

    * JULY 20, 2010 :clap2:

    Senate Set to Extend Jobless Benefits

    By NAFTALI BENDAVID And GREG HITT

    WASHINGTON—The Senate, after weeks of contentious debate, is poised to extend unemployment benefits Tuesday for more than 2.5 million Americans. <more>
     
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    Has anyone checked with how the Tea Party Express feels about this? Oh, wait.....never mind.
     
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    No firm end date for benefits? Just what do you call an open-ended benefit package? Sounds like I need to get unemployed.
     
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    Why don't you tell the corporations who have made record profits during this economy to start hiring people, instead of laying them off. ;)
     
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    I find it IMPOSSIBLE to believe that anyone was looking for a job for 2 years and couldn't find one. I mean fast food restaurants are essentially always hiring. Maybe not the best job, but it's a JOB. Unless of course you would rather sit back and suck the government tit.
     
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    I'm actually torn on this issue. On the one hand there are a lot of people out of work who need the unemployment to keep afloat, but on the other the gov't can't just keep handing out money like it grows on trees. Some people honestly can't find work but how many have stopped looking and are just taking the extensions because they aren't willing to take a job that paid less than they were making before they got laid off? There's a difference between not being able to find work and not being willing to do the work that's available.
     
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    At 99 weeks it isn't a matter of unemployment benefits, it needs to be reviewed as a welfare case. If you meet the criteria, you get a welfare check. If not, better find some work.
     
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    Hell yes. I encourage ALL of you to get fired and go on the government tit as you call it and see just how wonderful it is. According to you Tea Baggers, the "colored people" are able to hang flat panel TVs in all of the rooms in their houses living on the "government tit", so why don't you give it a shot and let us know just how good it is.
     
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    Then stop taking their money and maybe they will.
     
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    I have recently discovered something called underemployed. These people get their normal job's pay (at reduced hours) and an unemployment check. Add their under teh table job and they are making better money than when they just had the regualr job. What is their motivation to get off unemployment?
     

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