Unemployment benefits

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    I absolutely do not support increasing the time one can receive benefits. Further it is NOT a job of the federal Government to pay for such and is NOT in the Constitution.

    They already receive to long a time for payments.

    There are actually millions of jobs unfilled. Make them find work. I know how the sham goes my brother used to pull it every year. he had a seasonal job that did not work during the winter. SO he would go on unemployment for those 4 months and never even look for work.
     
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    does that include the Bush tax cuts ... no one can afford ?
     
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    When January rolls around hopefully the increases will be done away with.
     
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    Yes, there are millions of jobs going begging. Because we simply do not have enough trained people.
     
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    Yes are you including all of Bush tax cuts not just the one's for the Rich as the President is proposing? After all if no one can afford them no one needs them right?
     
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    Saying that something ‘isn’t in the Constitution’ only exhibits your ignorance.

    The Constitution affords Congress powers both enumerated and implied:

    The unemployment insurance program was enacted as part of the Social Security Act in 1935, and upheld as Constitutional in Helvering v. Davis (1937).

    The Constitution doesn’t say anything about an individual right to own a handgun, but we never hear you or others on the right whining about that.

    That your brother abuses the system is anecdotal and irrelevant, and in no way impugns the merits of the program.

    And the right’s disdain for working Americans and those who are unemployed due to no fault of their own is duly noted.
     
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    yes to be realistic all the cuts ... the Republicans have eviscerated the national treasury.
     
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    Good so can we put down you oppose the Presidents plan to just end the tax cuts for the rich and extend them for everyone else you support taxes going up on everyone rich, middle class and the poor? Just so were clear and I'm not misrepresenting your position your in favor of everyone paying more?
     
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    The ones Mr Obama is begging and pleading to remain for 98% of taxpayers?
    Those Bush tax cuts? Or different ones?
     

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