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    Unemployment Benefits Extension

    The unemployment extension bill has been filibustered by the Republicans.

    Congress Fails to Pass an Extension of Jobless Aid - NYTimes.com

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    The unemployment extension bill has been filibustered by the Republicans.

    Congress Fails to Pass an Extension of Jobless Aid - NYTimes.com
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    With real unemployment around 25 % in some areas, I think a lack of unemployment benefits would be harmful to the economy, and to those for whom there simply is not work.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Do we give them money forever? I did not work for a year. I did not collect unemployment. I got a job worked 6 weeks did not like the company and had another job in less than a week. I have had several companies call to offer jobs. There is work if you know where to look and are willing to do some compromise. I am making less than I did under Bush but I am working.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Keep digging your own grave, GOP.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Do we give them money forever? I did not work for a year. I did not collect unemployment. I got a job worked 6 weeks did not like the company and had another job in less than a week. I have had several companies call to offer jobs. There is work if you know where to look and are willing to do some compromise. I am making less than I did under Bush but I am working.
    We should keep them going as long as unemployment(real unemployment + underemplyment) is so high that the reality of finding a job in some areas is next to zero.

    News - Economy - Unemployment Map - WOODTV.com and WOOD TV8: Grand Rapids, MI

    This is a map of the west Michigan area where I live, with county by county numbers. The numbers are the "official" unemployment rates, not including discouraged people and underemployed. Tell me what you think the odds are of being able to find a job around here.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    We should keep them going as long as unemployment(real unemployment + underemplyment) is so high that the reality of finding a job in some areas is next to zero.

    News - Economy - Unemployment Map - WOODTV.com and WOOD TV8: Grand Rapids, MI

    This is a map of the west Michigan area where I live, with county by county numbers. The numbers are the "official" unemployment rates, not including discouraged people and underemployed. Tell me what you think the odds are of being able to find a job around here.
    That has been a problem area for years due to the democrat leadership there.

    I showed my situation.In the last 3 months I have found 2 jobs and turned down at least 5. Problem is people want what they had and as long as they can live on unemployment why take anything less.

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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    We should keep them going as long as unemployment(real unemployment + underemplyment) is so high that the reality of finding a job in some areas is next to zero.

    News - Economy - Unemployment Map - WOODTV.com and WOOD TV8: Grand Rapids, MI

    This is a map of the west Michigan area where I live, with county by county numbers. The numbers are the "official" unemployment rates, not including discouraged people and underemployed. Tell me what you think the odds are of being able to find a job around here.
    Sounds like more of a state issue.

    I don't think it is as bad everywhere.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    That has been a problem area for years due to the democrat leadership there.

    I showed my situation.In the last 3 months I have found 2 jobs and turned down at least 5. Problem is people want what they had and as long as they can live on unemployment why take anything less.
    No, the problem is recent, and coincides(surprise) with the recession. A little over 2 years ago I was working 58 a week, and every one who wanted a job had them. Sorry, but your whole "it's all the democrats fault" does not work.
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    Re: Unemployment Benefits Extension

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Sounds like more of a state issue.

    I don't think it is as bad everywhere.
    It's not, but it is fairly bad most places. The "real unemployment rate", which includes underemployed and discouraged workers, is around 17 % nationwide.
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