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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“It’s ABOUT TIME! How many “extensions” do people expect? Time to go BACK TO WORK!”
and to think all this time I thought jobs come from business, not from unemployed people.
Guess what? Businesses aren’t hiring! Fix THAT problem and then the UI extension isn’t an issue.
Thanks, I appreciate your support.
The GOP wants to extend the benefits, they just want to utilize unused Stimulus money to do so.
It’s a matter of creating more debt versus using debt that has already been approved by the Dems.
and they will be able to do that soon. In 2012, nobody will be able to say that republicans blocked something during a lameduck session when the dems had the House.
Working by the rules got us nothing. Oh, wait - it got us OBAMA. It got us a huge pile of Wall Street and Big Government giving loans to nobodies until the system snapped - I played by the rules, saved to buy a tiny little house that I fixed up and sold off to get a better one. The rules won, paco. They sold us all down the river floating paper to nobodies and mortgages written on TP. All those good, law-abiding risk taking hard workers shifting into overdrive in unpaid for SUVs and loading up the unpaid credit cards.
I didn’t work in real estate, finance or for the UAW. I got handed a pink slip just the same. Nothing I did contributed to this mess - and I was left with the cleanup.
Oh, I did get that low paying job and I kept (as I always have) it all in check. But just like under Jimmah Carter I went to work for myself too.
As far as I’m concerned they can shut down the government.
Like a lot of people I’m not worthy of a real statistic.
Good for the Republicans however they don’t own the majority until January. That means Nancy’s Democrats that she led to slaughter had to have bailed on her. LOL
The first order of business must be to get this economy moving. Then we can deal with habitual long term unemployeds.
The smart move would have been to cut foreign aid first.
I’d like to thank everyone on this thread. I have been out of work since late May. Though I have applied to nearly 200 positions - all of which I’m either greatly or vastly over qualified for - and this has yielded just two interviews with no offer, I see here that I’ve got it all wrong. The unemployment check - which is half of my salary and which I’ve contributed to my entire working life, has held me back. Thank goodness this madness is coming to an end. I look forward to the coming weeks when my original 26 weeks runs out and I cannot pay my bills. Then and only then, will I get back to work. Unemployment will be 2%. I will no longer be a bum. And with magic similar to hope and change, I will be back to work. Because, we’ll, that’s how easy it is. Thanks so much everyone!
I bash Republicans all the time. They usually deserve it. I’m on this thread. Why would I be bashing them for this?
Sorry if you don’t like the animosity toward the party but that’s what happens when you betray your constituents one too many times. Now they have to earn faith step by step and that will take years not a few nice measures like this.
Still, the House Republicans are doing okay so far but they were never the main problem. the Senate has always been the primary enemy. Thats where most of the bashing is centered these days.
You are correct. A large number of our unemployed are over fifty. They can't afford to retire and for many of them, it's unlikely they'll ever be in demand by employers. They're simply unemployable. Nobody wants them.
Many of the problems facing our country are demographics, --too many old people, and I'm not sure politicians from either side will be able to come up with solutions to the impending demographic disaster that awaits.
I've seen what this looks like from my travels to Ukraine and it isn't pretty. Elderly babushkas, once proud women who survived communism and a bloody world war, reduced to begging for spare change outside of grocery stores just to survive. It was a sad sight to see and it's coming here.
Clever trick for them to stop it in December. Then they can do all the news stories about how people are dying in the streets on Christmas & it’s all the republicans fault
Shameful thread! The US spends trillions to pay for benefits of dictators in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Holy Land of Africa, but that’s all right to the still employed “compassionate conservatives” of Free Republic. Outta sight outta mind.
A friend of mine, who once employed about 100 people, is now buffing floors. Hope and change is the job killer from Kenya.
Hang in there. I understand the challenge you face in this economy. I could be behind you if things don’t change.
Just yesterday, a close relatives’ company, laid off 1% of their force. Word is, they are not done yet.
I completely understand your pain in not finding work. Same is happening to a close family member of mine - lost his job of 24 years and has not done too much better than you. I think the comments on this thread are over the top, as so very many people who ARE NOT leeches FINALLY need these benefits and will not be afforded the help they PAID for over these many years.
Your spelling is incorrect here but your thinking is correct. Some do take advantage of the system but there are not jobs & the scum bankers & Wall Street need a rope around their necks.
just a ping from someone who’s been without fulltime employment for almost three years.
I've only been out for 6 months. I'm lucky enough to have been responsible. I have no debt, a good amount of my own savings, and had the fortune to have foresight that my job loss was coming. I could not imagine if I had a family, a mortgage, medical bills, etc. It's tough to keep positive, but I do. I work hard every day to get back to work - any work. I'll take a pay cut. I'll do whatever job there is. But you know what I'll never do? I will never judge another man who's had misfortune that I know nothing about. Not here, not to his face, nowhere.