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Thread: Unemployment Benefits Extension

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ads1981 View Post
    Here to make you frustrated. Gotcha.
    That's only for certain people.
    You're nice, I like you.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Phfft. Please. Everybody likes me. You're not special.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    <deep, cleansing breaths> The barn door is open, the horses are gone. BE THAT AS IT MAY: We are where we are. Spilt milk, blah-blah. For many people, yes: catastrophic = DINK (double-income, no kids) both losing their jobs. Or even worse, with kids. Or one loses job and whole house of cards collapse. It's just far too easy (apparently) to Monday Morning Quarterback "Well, they shoulda!!" Yeah. They should have. And now what.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It has nothing to do with catastrophic unplanned events.
    Most of the people have not had this happen to them at the same time as losing their job.

    The problem stems from the fact that practically no one in the U.S. saves for that emergency and even if they do it's a paltry amount.
    People are more likely to over extend their lifestyle with debt, than to save for that rainy day.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ads1981 View Post
    <deep, cleansing breaths> The barn door is open, the horses are gone. BE THAT AS IT MAY: We are where we are. Spilt milk, blah-blah. For many people, yes: catastrophic = DINK (double-income, no kids) both losing their jobs. Or even worse, with kids. Or one loses job and whole house of cards collapse. It's just far too easy (apparently) to Monday Morning Quarterback "Well, they shoulda!!" Yeah. They should have. And now what.
    Don't know, that sounds really crappy.
    I don't think unemployment is gonna fix it though.

    Sometimes you have to fall, before you can rise.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    But not everyone is like you. Some people have a much harder time getting a job. The problem isn't that people aren't willing to take low enough pay, but there aren't any jobs because there isn't enough demand and therefore not enough hiring. Hence some people will end up unemployed before the confidence in the economy improves and people start hiring again.

    Also, they will want a job, because a job pays better than unemployment insurance. Also a job is more secure, because as we have seen. It's very easy to lose the unemployment insurance, and it will certinally be removed when it is easy to get a job again.
    I do not want to get rid of unemployment benefits. I just don't see how people can't find a way to support themselves after nearly two years of being unemployed. At first, yes, they were in a bad situation. Now they're in a situation that they've created! I'm done paying for them. They had more than enough time to get a job. We're not pulling back on the extended benefits, it's just that we're not giving MORE benefits to people who have been unemployed for nearly two years. This debate seems to have gone off track from 'should we extend' to 'should we have extended'. Yes, we should have extended. But no. We definately shouldn't hit that 2 year mark. We have to draw the line somewhere. I think we're already late.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It has nothing to do with catastrophic unplanned events.
    Most of the people have not had this happen to them at the same time as losing their job.

    The problem stems from the fact that practically no one in the U.S. saves for that emergency and even if they do it's a paltry amount.
    People are more likely to over extend their lifestyle with debt, than to save for that rainy day.
    Some people go golfing in the rain and get struck by lightning.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Entitlement society. Why work for something when you can get it for free?

    In my world, this was 9 months late.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Pelosi says unemployment checks is the fastest way to create jobs. So lets all get unemployed so save our economy

    Breitbart.tv » Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs

    With more like her, no wonder CA is 19Billion in the rears.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ads1981
    While you're asking all those questions, the bottom is falling out of peoples' lives.
    So, only the unemployed suffer? How about the taxpayer being sucked dry by more taxes?
    My neighbor John loses his job so now I must support him and support myself and my family?
    This is insane. So, let’s ask the questions and find a better solution for both parties.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Wow. Seriously? Just wow. Maybe look outside America, see what everybody else is paying in taxes.

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