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Thread: Unemployment Benefits Extension

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    I wonder how many of those who are unemployed are volunteering their time somewhere. That would make them feel better and also get them out there and possibly make contacts they never would have thought of on their own. When jobs are this hard to find, you need to think outside of the box.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    No, seriously. It's really not as easy as you believe. And what is with all the "They" and "Them"? As though they are not JUST LIKE YOU.

    How did you survive without collecting unemployment? This has got be rich.

    And why should "They" work for it? Because they're not lazy, and they want to be productive members of society. How old are you that you are still so woefully ignorant when it comes to how life works these days?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    No get a job. I am on my second job this year. That after not working for a year because of back surgery. I did not collect unemployment. If you give them money why should they work or look for a job?

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ads1981 View Post
    How did you survive without collecting unemployment? This has got be rich.
    One of the golden rules of personal finance: Save 3-6 months worth of pay in case of an emergency.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    We should not be asking if Unemployment benefits should be extended. We should be asking if we should continue the Unemployment benefits program. We should be asking, where the state gets the money to pay for such benefits. We should be asking if there is a better way than the current program. We should have more questions and then maybe we’ll get real answers.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    One of the golden rules of personal finance: Save 3-6 months worth of pay in case of an emergency.
    That's kind of hard to do on the minimum wage.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    No get a job. I am on my second job this year. That after not working for a year because of back surgery. I did not collect unemployment. If you give them money why should they work or look for a job?
    You keep claiming that "I did not draw unemployment" for a year, yet you are a cartage contractor. You do know that you aren't eligible for unemployment benefits, don't you?
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    I understand that some conservatives don't like "hand outs" but come on, this isn't an issue plaguing some liberal demographic. Jobs are hard to come by and cutting benefits to the unemployed is only going to hurt them. This whole don't vote for anything Obama pushes forward thing is getting out of hand. Ok, you don't like the guy but you do have some people in your state or district that voted for you and are now unemployed, why would you leave them in the dark like that?

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    While you're asking all those questions, the bottom is falling out of peoples' lives.


    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    We should not be asking if Unemployment benefits should be extended. We should be asking if we should continue the Unemployment benefits program. We should be asking, where the state gets the money to pay for such benefits. We should be asking if there is a better way than the current program. We should have more questions and then maybe we’ll get real answers.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    You've never experienced the hopelessness of looking and looking and applying and applying and going on interview after interview after interview after interview because oh guess what, Sparky? UI doesn't have benefits!! That's right. So you truly believe people will sit on their collective ass eating bonbons and watching the telly because it's so <expletive-deleted> cushy being on UI?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Then explain the freight picking up and trucking companies hiring

    So we should limit the time of unemployment so people go to work and look for jobs

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    I'm still waiting for him to answer my question as to how he survived. Because SOMEBODY kept that household afloat.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    You keep claiming that "I did not draw unemployment" for a year, yet you are a cartage contractor. You do know that you aren't eligible for unemployment benefits, don't you?

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