US Congress allows extended jobless benefits to expire

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    Congress is addressing the top 10% concerns, and letting the 90% fend for themselves. What can we expect from a Retarded rightwinged party? Tea? Now we are going to find out what people will do when they have to eat.

    Just hours after Obama pledged to work more closely with Republicans in slashing social spending, the US Congress Tuesday allowed extended unemployment benefits to expire for workers laid off for more than 26 weeks. More than 800,000 workers currently receiving extended benefits will be cut off by the end of next week, with the number increasing to two million by the end of December and five million by April.

    The entire political establishment has responded to this impending social disaster with complete indifference. Washington is currently consumed with reaching a bipartisan compromise centered primarily on extending tax cuts for the rich.

    Of the 15 million workers officially counted as unemployed, 41 percent have been without work for 26 weeks, according to the Labor Department. Due to the high levels of unemployment, 37 states have until now offered federally funded extensions for up to 99 weeks. The benefits pay an average of $302.90 a week.

    The cutoff of unemployment checks will remove the only source of income to working class families already facing crushing financial burdens. An estimated two to four million Americans have already exhausted their benefits, with over 90,000 claimants joining their ranks every week. Those losing their jobs now will only qualify for six months of benefits no matter how long they are without a job.

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    Good Job Palosi & Co.!!!! :clap2:


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    you DO know that the new congress hasnt been seated yet, right?
    and that Pelosi and Reid and all your other cronies are still in control
     
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    Poverty is all Obama will give you.
     
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    Last I heard you effen moron is that the Dems were still in the majority in both houses. God, now you know why we don't want your stupid asses in power.
     
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    I am not surprised that people are steering clear of this post. It is to be expected in a capitalist society that some will prosper and many will suffer. The government seems indifferent to the plight of the poor and workers drifting off into the same black hole. Those unemployed who voted republicans into office are actually going to get a dose of karma. And those working in congress should be told there will be no Christmas holiday for them until they balance the budget and get the nation started again. The homeless and unemployed headed that way should spend Christmas camped on their representatives lawns, a reminder of why we elected them.
     
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    Which "capitalists" in the Democrat controlled congress blocked this?
     
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    The same fucking ones who cannot do squat with a majority in both houses and a buffoon in the wh. Those ones.
     
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    You know what asshole? I just took a gandor up to check your post count total..........and I'll be damned. You are fast approaching 3,000 posts and you just joined the board!!! Damn s0n........you're actually on pace to shatter Mr Shamans dubious record.

    s0n.......WTF..........and here you are telling everybody else about how things are and you have about the same level of life responsibilites as my 10 year old. Sixteen fcukking hours a day sitting in front of a PC monitor?


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    fcukkker needs a beer and a plan...................
     
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