View Poll Results: What should be done about unemployment benefits?

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  • Extend them through deficit spending

    14 21.54%
  • Extend them, but pay for them with unpaid stimulus/tarp funds

    19 29.23%
  • Don't extend them, it is unregulated welfare

    22 33.85%
  • Other, Explain:

    8 12.31%
  • Don't you touch my unemployment benefits!!

    2 3.08%
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Thread: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The Democratic position is correct in this case. Extending unemployment benefits is one of the best forms of fiscal stimulus out there, because it increases the purchasing power of people who otherwise wouldn't have any.
    You need to stop drinking the Progressive Kool-Aid

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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Agreed, the money is much more well spent than funding two wars...
    These two wars protect your LIBERTY.

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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    You need to stop drinking the Progressive Kool-Aid
    An excellent rebuttal. I see we have a new intellectual on the forum.
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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Don't extend them, the labor market is beginning to make a solid recovery.
    What have you been smoking?

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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Extend them one last time, making sure to get the message out "This is the final extension." Maybe it will give an extra boost to those who are unemployed to get a new job.
    Good idea but most politicians don't have the stones to enforce it.

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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by friday View Post
    Democrats say we should pass an extension of unemployment benefits through deficit spending.

    Republicans say take some of the unspent stimulus/tarp funds and pay for an unemployment benefit extension.

    Conservatives are saying we shouldn't extend unemployment benefits at all for people who have already been on them because it is becoming unregulated welfare.

    What do you think?
    We have just extended the unemployment services an ADDITIONAL 13 months...that takes us to about 160 weeks. Bet me money that when the economy still hasnt rebounded in 13 months they wont extend it yet AGAIN. THIS is the liberal solution. More taxes...more deficit and debt spending. More social programs. And thats working SO well.

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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    You need to stop drinking the Progressive Kool-Aid
    yes, the ubercon koolaid is much better for you....
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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmeyers1944 View Post
    These two wars protect your LIBERTY.
    How so? We can't go into an airport without risking an anal probe, how is that liberty?
    There are better ways to protect our liberty than sending ground troops over to get shot up and killed.
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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    It worked? How many years later is it and we're still at almost 10% unemployment?
    But many experts say the downturn would have been a lot worse without the bail out, probably a deep depression. There is a big difference between a recession and a depression.

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    It's not necessary as it's one of the main causes of high unemployment.
    High unemployment is caused by unemployment benefits rather than the current lack of jobs?!?
    Do not write in this space!

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    Re: Unemployment benefits: who's right?

    Quote Originally Posted by tryreading View Post
    But many experts say the downturn would have been a lot worse without the bail out, probably a deep depression. There is a big difference between a recession and a depression.
    And doing nothing the recession probably would have been over now, at least by looking at avereage lengths of recessions before intervention became standard policy.

    High unemployment is caused by unemployment benefits rather than the current lack of jobs?!?
    There is no such thing as a lack of jobs. People's demands for what they see as reasonable expectations are too high and that is fueled by subsidizing non-production.

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