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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: 2ndDivisionVet
Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes are paid by employers, not employees,...

I think that depends on the state. In some states, (Ohio, e.g.) the employer pays for unemployment insurance while in others, the employee buys his own insurance (as it should be IMHO).

81 posted on 11/19/2010 1:38:57 AM PST by meyer (Hey Obama - It's the end of the world as you know it.... ..... and I feel fine!)
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To: tina07

In most states UI taxes are borne by the employer only.


82 posted on 11/19/2010 1:40:11 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Also in NJ a disability insurance tax is deducted from the employee.

Can’t find a list of which states do or do not impose taxes for unemployment and/or disability on the employee, curious how many do or don’t. My own ignorance thought it was the same in all states to some degree, only have knowledge of NJ having lived there my whole life until moving to PA 3 yrs. ago :)


83 posted on 11/19/2010 1:55:15 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Democrat_media

Reno, NV. No work in three years. Every job posted in my field gets 100+ applicants, and there is maybe 1 posting every 6-8 weeks.

Out of field, like retail or food service minimum wage is about 4x worse.

If there aren’t tax beaks or something for businesses soon, we’re really screwed. This is from tax cuts expiring and the costs associated with Obamacare.


84 posted on 11/19/2010 2:29:27 AM PST by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: wastedyears

Hang in there. I just watched that new reality show “Downsized” and so much of it hit home that I wanted to crawl into a fetal position.


85 posted on 11/19/2010 2:34:14 AM PST by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: USALiberty

Ok.. so can someone bring me up to speed. The AP was so worried about getting out the message that a severely outnumbered GOP “blocked” the bill, and how much money they were taking out of the pocket of the unemployed, that they didn’t define “extened” unemployed. I don’t believe these are the 99’ers are they? There have been so many extensions that I have no idea how many weeks unemployed these folks are.. Little help...


86 posted on 11/19/2010 3:06:30 AM PST by The Political genius
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To: Rational Thought

I posted this in a similar thread and I do so here Because .. I want those that are fortunate enough to still have employment to understand that .. Not all of us are deadbeats!

Well it’s been over two years for me. (Out of work)
I have never drawn unemployment and the way things look .. I have no hope of landing .. even a burger flipping job .. Ever!
I have been given Every excuse known to man for why I haven’t been offered a job that I have applied for.

The worst excuse? .. You need to be bi-lingual .. yep .. spanish bi-lingual!

I suspect and in an offhanded way have been told that it is my age(58).
Employers are willing to hire anyone under the age of 26 ‘because’ the Government is going to pay for their health insurance!

After 40+ years of working and fighting(army) for this country .. I am Barely hanging on to what little I have been able to acquire over the years!

Where I go from here .. I just don’t know but .. I am scared to death.


87 posted on 11/19/2010 3:26:10 AM PST by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: USALiberty

They are going to get painted as “MOP” (Mean Old Republicans) again just before Christmas. They need to offer a deal to the administration and the Democrats. Funding for NPR or a 6 month unemployment extension and let them choose.


88 posted on 11/19/2010 3:30:49 AM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: Soul Seeker

I would like to ad a subtitle to your original title.

House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits (Lame duck Democrats with majority block bill to extend jobless benefits.)

The Democrat playbook has already been used. They will shift the blame to Republicans for every bit of economic bad news even though the Democrats retain a majority in the house until the new congress gets seated.


89 posted on 11/19/2010 3:45:57 AM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: Soul Seeker

I would like to add a subtitle to your original title.

House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits (Lame duck Democrats with majority block bill to extend jobless benefits.)

The Democrat playbook has already been used. They will shift the blame to Republicans for every bit of economic bad news even though the Democrats retain a majority in the house until the new congress gets seated.


90 posted on 11/19/2010 3:46:15 AM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: USALiberty

As we heard ad nauseum in “Historic” ‘08, “Democrats hold a supermajority in congress”. The GOP is incapable of blocking ANYTHING.


91 posted on 11/19/2010 3:52:32 AM PST by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: spiltmilk

We know how you feel. Hubby wasn’t called back to work until August of ‘09 and he went through one whole extension. He was lucky to be called back just before his second one kicked in.

Because he’s in construction right now and winters up here mean shutting down until Spring, I’m worried that he’ll be screwed out of ANY unemployment when he gets laid off again in a few weeks, even though he’s worked this year steadily since the beginning of April. They’ve changed the unemployment laws so much that it’s a good possibility.


92 posted on 11/19/2010 4:01:16 AM PST by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: Democrat_media
In the last few years Senate Republicans ALL,100% voted against most socialist bills from democrats including government healthcare, Dream act etc.

I bealieve you mean HOUSE Republicans, who I agree have gotten a lot of undeserved bashing from alleged "conservatives" for the past several years.

93 posted on 11/19/2010 4:06:54 AM PST by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes are paid by employers, not employees, so you haven’t “contributed” to it at all,

And the employer pays these monies......how? Take your time. Give up? Ok, I'll help. Every hourly wage, salary, bouns and benefit dollar I've earned since age 13 and continuing for the 23 years plus I've consistently held a job has been discounted by the cost the employer pays. Just as the same is discounted by the employer's half of social security. So yes, I have paid. So have you, so has everyone else.

94 posted on 11/19/2010 4:47:45 AM PST by spiltmilk
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To: HarleyD

Let me add to your anecdotal story that most of the folk in my surround all busy collecting unemployment with a smile, have a job on the SIDE which is not reported.

The problem is, well I dunno how many people are doing this. I’m thinking there’s a lot doing what your relative is doing. But we’ve no statistics, just an inner knowledge that this kind of thing is going on big time.

Unless the gubmint stops this thing, they’ll get used to this little weekly subsidization income. Then, when you try to take it away, they boohoo for the cameras and become part of the spin machine.

Why on earth did they ever set a limit on unemployment benefits to begin with?

While I’m at it, not a penny is ever deducted from anyone’s paycheck for unemployment benefits should they be needed. While all my life the gubbmint took 7.5% of my paycheck while my employer matched it....that’s 15% of my salary folks.

So tell me this....why are they called unemployments BENEFITS while Social Security/Medicare are called ENTITLEMENTS?


95 posted on 11/19/2010 4:56:12 AM PST by Fishtalk (Dance like nobody's watching; Sing like nobody's listening; Blog like nobody's reading.)
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To: Cheerio
This is very, very true.

The GOP did nothing. The new House is not seated yet.

It was the Democrats that voted to not extend the benefits.

Call me touchy, feely here, but this is hitting just before the Holidays. The Press can turn this December into the GOP Grinch who stole Christmas 2010!

96 posted on 11/19/2010 5:00:27 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: sf4dubya
Reno, NV. No work in three years. Every job posted in my field gets 100+ applicants, and there is maybe 1 posting every 6-8 weeks.

Just a thought, but maybe you should think about moving someplace where there are better job oppurtunities.

97 posted on 11/19/2010 5:02:43 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: spiltmilk
I'm sorry, that came off as overly testy and confrontational. I haven't yet had my coffee this morning. It is pretty true as far as I can tell though that just about every cost imposed on business on the payroll tax/labor laws side is eventually passed on to the employee (and consumer as well). Some of these are completely ridiculous and very much cause unemployment/offshoring etc. I don't dispute that at all.

But hey, I didn't vote for the democrats and contribute to this decades long destruction of our economy. I don't think people can lament against Obamunism and the reckless expansion of socialistic policies on the one hand and then point to me as part of the problem on the other. Let's deport Obama's free loading aunt and stop repaving highways over and over before we start throwing willing, tax paying, law abiding Americans out on the street. Am I crazy to suggest that?

98 posted on 11/19/2010 5:13:13 AM PST by spiltmilk
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To: spiltmilk

Well said. Good luck to you and your job hunt.


99 posted on 11/19/2010 5:16:42 AM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: Rational Thought
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.

I own several businesses, and therefore, I have a pretty good idea how bad the situation is and how much worse it may get. Revenues are down, expenses are up, and there is definately a trickle down effect with the people with whom I do business. I have had to make difficult decisions over the last few months, including painful staff reductions.

With that said, unemployment insurance was never intended as a life-long safety net, as it is in England, Ireland, and other socialists states where people are "on the dole" for generations. At some point, the unemployed have to move from unemployment insurance to welfare benefits.

100 posted on 11/19/2010 5:17:24 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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