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It's ABOUT TIME! How many "extensions" do people expect? Time to go BACK TO WORK! Watch, when the free money stops, suddenly we'll see the "unemployment" rate finally go down. Unemployment is like anything else. If you subsidize it, you get more of it.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 5:44:46 PM PST by USALiberty
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Where are the bashers of Republicans ? Not showing their marxist/democrat faces on this thread .
46 posted on 11/18/2010 7:30:19 PM PST by Democrat_media (Why is no government creating a product we can hold in our hands like a cell phone..?)
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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.


47 posted on 11/18/2010 7:33:25 PM PST by februus
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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


48 posted on 11/18/2010 7:34:56 PM PST by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim that leans conservDeMin)
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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!


50 posted on 11/18/2010 7:39:12 PM PST by spiltmilk
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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


53 posted on 11/18/2010 7:48:08 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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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.


54 posted on 11/18/2010 7:52:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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Not a very smart move politically. This will be used in a few years against them if the depression continues.
60 posted on 11/18/2010 8:17:16 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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No, no and more No!


62 posted on 11/18/2010 8:27:01 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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I don’t understand why they don’t give them community service. Make them work for those benefits. Why give something for nothing?


78 posted on 11/18/2010 10:39:11 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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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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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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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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I suspect many of them are unemployable in an Obama economy. We need a restoration of growth so that jobs trickle down to the weakest members of the labor force. Make the Bush tax cuts permanent and extend the unemployment benefits for a fixed period to let the economy grow. Employment will not gain significantly until Obama gives up his socialist agenda. That may not happen until 2012.


101 posted on 11/19/2010 5:24:44 AM PST by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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The headline is total bull...the GOP can’t block anything in the House...


105 posted on 11/19/2010 6:19:47 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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You honestly think there are plenty of jobs out there? I have no problem doing away with unemployment if jobs are created.

To say because of unemployment NO jobs are being created is just plain stupid.

Have you been eating paint chips?

We are still losing jobs. This is the fault of the economy, not the people.


108 posted on 11/19/2010 7:02:47 AM PST by 08bil98z24 (Say NO to the WOD ------>>> NObama ------>>> Equal Opportunity Politician Basher)
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You can only pay people just so long to NOT WORK before you run out of other peoples money.


126 posted on 11/19/2010 8:04:45 AM PST by Grunthor (Touch my junk and Ill knock you the f**k out)
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I heard it’s up to 99 weeks now with only 52 weeks in a year.


140 posted on 11/19/2010 10:04:02 AM PST by newzjunkey
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I thought they would approve it if unspent stimulus money was used? I don’t think it is an outright block. Which they can’t even do right now anyway since the Dems still control both the house and Senate until the end of the year.


149 posted on 11/19/2010 11:23:54 AM PST by pas
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The republicans don’t mind the extension; they just want it paid for with stimulus funds... They still lack the gumption to say NO MORE.


153 posted on 11/19/2010 11:35:51 AM PST by Skeez
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There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. -Goethe

This thread is exhibit A of that maxim.


162 posted on 11/19/2010 11:54:15 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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