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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

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    Wholeheartedly agree on tax code reform. We need to simplify the tax code yesterday. By last count the friggin thing is 84,000 pages. Thats ridiculous.
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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I've heard that unemployment benefits actually create jobs.
    As does Social Security
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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Wouldn't it be better for everyone if we just had a system in effect to place people into jobs? There would be no need to subsidize unemployment, since there would be far less of it.
    Raise taxes.

    Fix the infrastructure.

    Put people to work...

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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Raise taxes.

    Fix the infrastructure.

    Put people to work...
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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Raise taxes.
    Can you be more specific?
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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    I think we should continue to help the unemployed until such time as we have a society in which everyone who is able to work, and who wants to work, is able to find a job that is suited to their nature and merits. There is a social contract. But that contract cannot be valid without guaranteed economic and social participation.

    Of course, those who are able but do not want to work should receive no help from society. If you find yourself agreeing with that sentiment (i.e. that expressed in just the previous sentence), ask yourself why. What would be the basis of extending no help to those who do not work? I think pretty clearly, the idea is based on the notion of the social contract. Those who can work but do not break their end of the contract, and so are not entitled to the performance of the other party. And if that is so, then also, pretty clearly, the principles of the first paragraph of this post must also be correct.

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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/13/news/economy/unemployment_benefits_extension/index.htm

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    found this to be a very interesting article and before I might say extend but I tend to agree--several unemployed don't need these extensions they need to learn to adapt and build up. This is a nonstarter to get unemployment down by continuously extending the unemployment for those out of work for over a year. I mean come on a year? Jesus Christ.
    Any dollar not spent on unemployment checks will be spent on an oil co. subsidy or on another military imbroglio. Take your pick.

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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    We need to help the unemployed until everyone is earning $7.50 per hour. It's the only fair thing to do.
    Last edited by Sunbelt; 01-15-12 at 01:07 PM.

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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    it certainly is a more complicated issue than some politicians would have us believe.

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    Re: How Long Should We Help the Unemployed?

    unemployment is currently one of the usefull safety nets in america.i think its length should be adjust per job growth in the country.just doing job searches now the majority of jobs around my area will only hire people with 5+ years experience plus a college degree,but start them out at the same wages someone fresh out of highschool with no experience would get.even finding a minimum wage job is getting rediculous now,so it would only make sense to make unemployment benefits last longer under the current economy,and make them shorter under an economy with good job growth.

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