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Thread: Unemployment Benefits Extension

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I voted "other" At this time I would be ok with extending the jobless benefits if it was off set with spending cuts in other areas of govt. spending. I also would want a provision where the unemployed spent at least 20 hours a week looking for work and at least 20 hours doing community service. This would espcially be for the ones that have run up against what normally would be paid out. Without the off-set, we have dug such a deep hole with the spending on the wars and social programs I feel we are on the brink. It also boils down to just way too many people for our country or economy to support. But I also feel the whole world is over populated since the world economy is almost in the tank.

    (Side note, I say this with having a daughter who's unemployment just ran out)
    I would LOVE it if those who are unemployed and receiving benefits had to do community service hours. I think it's only fair, and there's a lot of good they could do while taking money from the government.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I would LOVE it if those who are unemployed and receiving benefits had to do community service hours. I think it's only fair, and there's a lot of good they could do while taking money from the government.
    Bloody hell .. it's insurance that is paid for off their dam paychecks.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I would LOVE it if those who are unemployed and receiving benefits had to do community service hours. I think it's only fair, and there's a lot of good they could do while taking money from the government.
    I have totally agree with the idea of some form of community service for the un employed.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I have totally agree with the idea of some form of community service for the un employed.
    it worked for FDR in the (notso) great depression
    wonder why it is taking Obama so long to figure it out
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    it worked for FDR in the (notso) great depression
    wonder why it is taking Obama so long to figure it out
    Different era maybe? It seems people veiw the notion of community service in a different light these days as if it some form of punishment or something.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    According to them the unemployment rate is dropping, they claim to have saved 3.8 Million jobs.

    The above are so easy to say, almost impossible to prove.

    Unemployment rate will drop as unemployed people come off being paid benefit, plus a number of folk simply give up trying to find work as their are no jobs to be found.
    The exception being that Illegal immigrants can always find jobs, because if there were no jobs they would head back home in droves.
    The unemployment rate has dropped slightly. That does not make it good times. The stimulus bill has, without any question, created some number of jobs. How many is impossible to say, but most experts agree that it is somewhere between 1.5 and 4 mil.

    Basically, instead of talking about the topic, you just want to whine about Obama.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    If you want a Hostile enviroment, continue endless benefits and watch your $ value, diminish to less than the value of the Zimbabwean $.

    For it is an absolute fact that withought income, constant expenditure leads to Bankruptcy.
    Yeah, I can see this with those historic high inflation rates...

    Oh wait, inflation is not high at all, so you would be entirely wrong.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Basically the things people on benefit, are buying are made overseas.
    Is that clear enough for you to understand or should I explain the eventual consequences of that to you as well?
    No, basically the things people are buying with unemployment benefits are groceries(not overseas for the most part), and local services(local). Funny how you come up with these wild claims, and have exactly zero sourcing for any of them.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Possibly because they have priced themselves out of the jobs market.
    Yes, that is it! The whole recession and meltdown of our economy was caused by greedy workers. How could I have missed that!
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The unemployment rate has dropped slightly. That does not make it good times. The stimulus bill has, without any question, created some number of jobs. How many is impossible to say, but most experts agree that it is somewhere between 1.5 and 4 mil.

    Basically, instead of talking about the topic, you just want to whine about Obama.
    Government jobs? How will these stimulate the economy?

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