Skip to comments.House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits (YES!)
Posted on 11/18/2010 5:44:37 PM PST by USALiberty
WASHINGTON Republicans in the House have blocked a bill that would have extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed beyond the holiday season.
The most recent extension of jobless benefits expires Dec. 1. Two million people will lose benefits averaging $310 a week nationwide by the end of the year.
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Yes, yes, but their all lazy!!
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. -Goethe
This thread is exhibit A of that maxim.
My point exactly. Given the state of our public education system and the power of the NEA, this won't change anytime soon. Americans should consider a class action suit against the education monopoly. k-12 of socialist theory won't buy you bread...
Since the Spring of 2010 my son-in-law has been among the unemployed.
Sharp as an orange.
I ditto that! I have never seen such complete disregard from so called compassionate conservatives. Shameful!
Nobody over 30 can spell social media....how very condescending of you. If you are a reflection of the culture in your company it might explain why no one wants to work there.
Rugged individualism is great until you're on the receiving end. Sometimes free-market theory needs to be tempered with humanity.
Just make sure not to ask for any help if you wind up unemployed.
“If it bothers you that much, drop a dime.”
It’s not my job to make a socialist system work, is it? In fact, it’s not in the Constitution to make a socialist system work. You are getting sucked into the socialist rat race.
“Now, it’s a completely ridiculous burden of proof, but other than that, I don’t know the course of action to suggest to you.”
I don’t need your suggestion. Government programs are always, always, always corrupt. As a rule. Our founding fathers understood that.
“What I do know is my own experience and I see way too much misinformation and ridiculous assumptions from people here and I am shocked by it.”
How many people on unemployment qualify for the military I wonder?
“I use this site as a resource for all news topics because I trust that I will read honest, informed discussion that is censored out from the regular news media. I will continue to do so, but I can tell you from my experience in this thread, there are a lot of hollering, unaware people are here as well.”
I realize you paid into FICA. Your boss also paid into Employer Matching. He didn’t get a tax return. On average, we would all have been better off if Social-ist Security never existed. More money to invest. Private insurance for contingencies.
How Galveston Opted Out of Social Security 
Wonderful US History
“In 1923, the United States produced 49% of all products worldwide. 6 In the years between 1919 and 1927, the American economy grew ten times as fast as in the years of 1900-1919. 7”
[Twenty years dominated by Teddy and Woodrow Wilson — 1900-1919. Even sharper than that — a depression that spilled into 1921. 1919 and 1927 ... sharper than that ... the Harding Recovery from 1921 policy / Roaring Twenties, leaping out from a depression through tax cuts AND spending cuts! It would be interesting to compare Teddy’s Panic of 1907 on through to Wilson’s depression into 1921 with Harding’s 1922 - 1927]
5 Detlef Junker, “Die Aussenpolitik der USA 1920-1940”, in: Otmar Franz ed., Am Wendepunkt der europaeischen Geschichte (Goettingen, 1981), p. 202.
6 Hermand, p. 49.
7Ibid., p. 52.
8 Ibid., p. 49.
9 Ibid., p. 51.
10 Ibid., p. 52.
11 Mary Nolan, Visions of Modernity: American Business and Modernization of Germany (Oxford, 1994), pp. 30ff.
Did I say that? I’m just pointing out that people hide behind their families saying that they absolutely must have extended unemployment. Oh? There is NOTHING they can do? There are options. I found work in fast food and could have run my own restaurant if I wanted it badly enough.
“Rugged individualism is great until you’re on the receiving end.”
I hear you. Will it get rough? Darn straight. People will need to rent out their homes and move in with family. They are going to have to make some hard choices. And while 18 year olds are complaining about no work, the US is recruiting foreigners to serve in the military. I guess those kids think they’re too good for that.
Unemployment is being covered by more debt. China just bought 17% of GM with our debt repayments. Greece ended up selling some of its islands to cover socialist programs. The European Union is in collapse. People are rioting in France, England, and Greece. Heck I bet they’re rioting in other countries. Who is going to keep loaning the US money?
The economy gets moving again when people start working again. That will increase revenue for the government too. The answer is not more unemployment. That’s the worst choice.
OK. I’ll go out and beg in the streets to pay for someone else’s unemployment check. Would that make you happy?
we might have the same relative! my nephew has been doing this for years... his wife works... he stays home with the kids and collects unemployment... his wife went to work 2 weeks after delivering their second baby... and she had a c-section!
I can’t believe I’m being cussed out by a freeper who wants an unemployement EXTENSION. For crying out loud — how long does it last now? Mark Stein pointed out that no nation on earth has unemployment benefits that last as long as the US. I could understand a leftist bedwetter being dissatisfied with the most padded unemployment system on earth, but a freeper?
I realise some freepers are hurting out there, but darn! I am stunned that they are lashing out against conservative basics. Truth. We can’t have unemployment stretched out for a full freaking year!