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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Well then the Republicans need to get out in the media and set the record straight
The GOP and the remaining “Blue Dogs” want to extend benefits, but do so from Stimulus money.
Boehner should hold a press conference tomorrow. Instead, he’ll probably cry about how tough he had it years ago.
There are quite a few here who really don’t have a clue just how bad the job market (and economy) is in many areas. It seems it’s a good thing to support GM (keeping the union happy) and a bad thing to support those who’ve seen their industries wiped out by this administration.
What’s sad is that some of those who like to attack the victims here are destined to become victims themselves, either directly or indirectly (when this stimulus ends).
Guess 100% is not good enough for you bashers of Republican all while the democrats/marxists are systematically destroying every area of the U.S. economy and all our rights and freedoms.
Even though Republicans were vastly outnumbered Republicans stopped a lot of democrat socialist bills like net neutrality, cap and trade, Dream act etc. , some from even coming to the floor because democrats knew they didn't have the votes.
Even in the past Republicans stopped Amnesty and bill Clinton’s socialist government healthcare.
What state and city are you in, that the economy is so bad there?
So are you for government being involved in charity?
I think the government should only do the military, border control, courts, international issues, police and that’s it.
Show me how I’m wrong.
I don't know you or what you do, but I'm in engineering and was able to put together enough side-job type work to get me through. Nothing big, just small jobs putting permit drawings together for residential projects. Found the jobs by putting up little fliers up at hardware stores and in local papers, then word of mouth took it from there. I hope you can find something like that to help you out.
Good luck, don't ever give up!
I live in Reality, USA where “the economy is so bad” from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam.
Thank you very much. I don't intend to give up and I'm trying to come up with side projects or temp work myself. Unfortunately, I'm in financial services. Or WAS in it and so are 500 other people in this area. I've actually noticed more cold calls from recruiters since the election. Maybe it's just wishful thinking but I have to imagine that businesses now have an idea that some sort of checks will exist against the reign of terror of the past 2 years.
There are companies starting to remodel or are hiring out to do studies in preparation of construction. Almost all work in the building industry here stopped in Jan/Feb 2008. In the last 2 weeks our small office has picked up 8 med/large sized contracts that will pull us through next summer. That is more work than the last 18 months put together, and all but 1 is private, non-gov contracts.
I like to think that the Architect/Engineer side of the building industry is somewhat of an indicator of where things are going. We are busy when companies are preparing to make changes to their properties.
Starting in 2006 we were busy down-sizing facilities and trying to make more use out of smaller areas. Our current projects all involve expansion or looking into completely new and larger locations.
Well I just wanted to know so I avoid that area if I need to move.
I know democrats have ruined the economy in most places in the U.S.A.
I know it’s not feasible to move for a lot of people but If I get into a bad situation, if I could or would move I would find areas with low unemployment and apply over the internet or try another field.
You say you are in financial services, have you considered trying to teach night community ed classes? Basic financial strategies, "how to get through tough times", even "checkbook 101" type classes.
Depending on where you live, I bet you could put together a few classes a month at a community center for some extra $$.
Just an idea that popped in my head.
And I wish you luck too. Hope you find a job and all your dreams come true.
I'm in the exact same boat. Sometimes I want to break down like a scared child.
The Nightly Business Report is usually very fair, and simply tells it like it is. It’s one of the few news programs I’ll watch.
Good rule to live by. I'm sorry you're going through this. What I hope is that businesses and investors in the US will feel some sense of stability now that the Obama ‘redefine America’ agenda can't be rammed through Congress, and that this will lead to some job creation. Hang in there. People like you are part of the solution. Things will get better.
I don’t understand why they don’t give them community service. Make them work for those benefits. Why give something for nothing?
Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes are paid by employers, not employees, so you haven’t “contributed” to it at all, much less your “entire life” as you stated. Having said that, I feel for you and if you need any assistance, I’m a former career counselor and will answer any question you might have if you FReepmail me.
According to my husband’s previous paycheck stubs (out of work for a year and a half now, except for the whopping 70 hours he worked in July! He is/was a union tile setter.) unemployment insurance tax is deducted. The employee pays in and so does the employer. There is a limit on how much is deducted for the employee per year (NJ), no idea how much the employer has to pay in.
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