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House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits (YES!)
State-Controlled Associated Press ^ | By Comrade Andrew Taylor

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; deficit; goplandslide; kenyanusurper; unemployment; unemploymentbenefits; welfare
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Maybe the bums will go get a job now.

I agree to a point because over the decades, everyone we all ever knew who was collecting miraculously seemed to find a job a week before the benefits and federal extensions ran out.

I was out of work during the Carter Recession, and did in fact find a job. At a gas station.

This time around though, "Get a job" doesn't work, if there aren't any..It's not like we can pick fruit or mow lawns, because THOSE jobs are all taken.

21 posted on 11/18/2010 6:23:12 PM PST by Gorzaloon ("Mother...My Couric itches.")
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To: Gorzaloon
True. Today's joblessness has more to do with skills obsolescence than lack of job opportunities. Large numbers of “workers” don't have the skills necessary to function in the digital economy. It ain't coming back for them...
22 posted on 11/18/2010 6:27:15 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

“our side” isn’t my side. “our side” is who I’m fighting to defeat. The states just booted 600+ democrats from their state positions. “our side” just elected 80+ conservatives to the fed gov. “our side” has sent a clear message, and “our side” must continue to focus on what needs to be done. “our side” needs to keep the pressure on their side. This won’t be changed in one election, we MUST continue.

For over 10 years, I’ve been fighting, going to rallies where only 6 people showed up. It’s fabulous that finally, people are awake to the constitution. But, we can not fall back on the same old mindset. We must keep the pressure on full force.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 6:31:12 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: USALiberty

Much as I feel for the ones who are unemployed, some of which
are friends, I am SO happy to see news of saving OUR money instead
of spending it!


24 posted on 11/18/2010 6:33:04 PM PST by LUV W (Atlas has shrugged)
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To: Cheerio
“How could the GOP in the HOUSE block anything?”

They can't. The house is in lame duck mode. Democrats control.

They see the tidal wave and are trying to survive it.

25 posted on 11/18/2010 6:36:16 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: etcb
“You make a valid point. In the current congress, the democrats hold a substantial majority and the republican minority can not block anything. If it failed in the house, it was the democrats who blocked it, not the republicans.”

Exactly. All the votes are public. If someone could post them, that would be helpful.

26 posted on 11/18/2010 6:39:16 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Republicans in the House have blocked a bill that would have extended jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed beyond the holiday season.
And the Pubbies aren't even in the majority, which means this is media spin at its usual. Thanks USALiberty.


28 posted on 11/18/2010 6:43:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Yep. I hope they have a plan ready to get this economy churning and burning.


29 posted on 11/18/2010 6:45:53 PM PST by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: USALiberty

People need to know that they can and should work at McDonalds to support their family if need be. It’s not the governments job (and us taxpayers) to support them.


30 posted on 11/18/2010 6:47:30 PM PST by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. My Savior has overcome the world.)
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To: Indy Pendance
“But, we can not fall back on the same old mindset. We must keep the pressure on full force.”

Yes. As painful as it is over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we must be vigilant. Obama strikes at these times. Obama figures family oriented Christians are not paying attention at these times.

Case in point. Congress put a cap on taxpayer money that would be spent to paper over the fraud of Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Franklin Raines, and Maxine Waters in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debacle. On Christmas Eve Obama removed the cap by “Executive Order” in the dead of night.

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2009/12/26/obamas-treasury-department-lifts-bailout-caps-on-fannie-and-freddie.php

Watch for similar actions in the next 60 days.

32 posted on 11/18/2010 6:52:06 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: USALiberty

“Time to go BACK TO WORK!”

I’m not sure what state you live in, but nowadays it is simple to enter any ZIP code in Monster, Careerbuilder, etc. and see exactly what is out there. Here in northern NJ many people who wanted to “get back to work” have simply fled the state. The few jobs that exist pay probably 75% of what they did 3 years ago (while taxes, insurance have only gone up), and there are hundreds of applicants for each job. This is probably the main reason the new rail tunnel under the Hudson River was really canceled; there is simply no demand for it anymore.

Under our previous governor they admitted NJ had lost population without factoring illegal immigration into the mix. We’re losing another representative/electoral vote after the last census; the state (along with NY State) is de-populating as companies and workers/taxpayers flee. That is how NJ will correct its unemployment problem; the people will continue leaving. I hope the other states have a lot of employment opportunities, because a lot of “Jersey Shore”-looking people are coming to a town near you...


33 posted on 11/18/2010 6:59:43 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Gabrial

Remember last Christmas Eve. Our fight is just beginning.


34 posted on 11/18/2010 7:01:07 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: takenoprisoner

I dunno this sounds like a Demorat trick. Just enough of them vote along with the Republicans to block the extension and then blame them and call them Scrooges for ruining all the unemployeds Christmas. Will have to see how this plays out.


36 posted on 11/18/2010 7:03:03 PM PST by Bassfire (Remember the Alamo!)
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To: Benchim

As John Stossel says, in our society today we have “makers” (productive participants) and “takers” (dependents that take from the system).

http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2010/09/22/new-hour-special-on-fox-news-the-battle-for-the-future-saturday-9pm-et/

Purdue University has a very new (and very non-PC) slogan.

“We are Makers - All”

“Fly-over Country” is rising up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0SUs5b5LWo


37 posted on 11/18/2010 7:08:31 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: USALiberty

By “blocked” the MSM means GOPers wouldn’t vote for it unless it was paid for with cuts elsewhere, right??


38 posted on 11/18/2010 7:12:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Indy Pendance

You have that right. No quarter.


39 posted on 11/18/2010 7:13:15 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: USALiberty

this is a double edge sword , yes I’m for not extending unemployment when you got jobs here and people just does not what to work , but when there are next to no jobs or you cant relocate to india or china then not extending is a problem 7-8 dollars and hour jobs are not going to fix the housing problem or the credit problems , or debt problems yes unemployment will come down because people not going to file , but more people will be on the street there is a big difference in not wanting to work in a good economy and cant work in a bad economy fox news had a article on the other day that for every job opening in america five americans are filling out applications for those jobs ,there are not enough jobs here in america to fill the unemployment slots.another thing to consider when these small companies have to fit the bill for obama care you think they are going to hire keep dreaming....


40 posted on 11/18/2010 7:15:52 PM PST by MATSEVAH
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