Skip to comments.Unemployment extension unlikely; jobless file for last checks
Posted on 11/30/2010 4:44:57 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
Although the deadline to file for extended unemployment insurance is officially Nov. 30, many jobless have already filed their last claim for benefits.
And since lawmakers aren't likely to extend the deadline anytime soon, many more unemployed Americans will run out of their extended federal benefits in coming weeks. About 2 million people are expected to stop receiving checks in December.
Though President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to extend unemployment benefits, lawmakers are still fighting over the expense. Sen. Max Baucus, a Montana Democrat, introduced a bill Monday night that would extend benefits through next year at a cost of $56.4 billion. But Republicans are likely to balk at the price tag.
While they debate, state unemployment agencies are very concerned about the impending end to these extended jobless payments, which they say people depend on to cover their rent and buy food.
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Stories recently about the spikes in burglaries, cops blaming it on the economy.
Now watch them really skyrocket.
Empty bellies fuel revolutions......
Ok so educate me here people go on unemployment and get a check every week. How come everyone seems to lose them on the same day?
Logic says, approx. 250,000 would lose a check every week, 99 weeks after they went on what is this co-terminus coverage?
This bill is as much about those who have jobs as those who do not.
What do people think those who have jobs will do once a safety net is pulled back in a fragile economy when millions of those with jobs are still worried about losing them?
Do people think they will spend more or spend less after seeing this?
And what are the ramifications of this for the broader economy?
After 26 weeks there are Tiers 1 through 4 followed by EB.
Tier 1= 20
Tier 2= 13
Tier 3= 13
Tier 4= 6
Whatever Tier you are on, you can finish.....but you cannot move to the next tier. So if you are not yet on Tier 1, you cannot move to it and instead will stop at 26 weeks.
Deadbeats will have to go to work. This will INCREASE the pressure to stop illegal hiring of foreigners as citizens will need those jobs. All for the good.
After 99 weeks they should go on Welfare. Anyone could get a job in 2 years.
High crime, soup lines, and radical socialist movements in our cities are about to begin.
It won’t be good, spending will drop out of need and fear.
Plus now we’ll have x number of millions who are unemployed, no jobs and none in sight who now have no money at all.
Do people honestly think these folks are going to magically disappear?
Hardly... they will find food, money and goods for the family.
And to make matters worse its Christmas time to boot.
Its going to get ugly
Plus.....many will simply move to welfare and food stamps. It’s now a shell game. Who is better able to handle the cost? Already hard-presssed States or the Federal govt?
Your arrogance is sickening.
Where shall they go? What jobs? Where?
Its going to be hard to go back to work when there are hardly any jobs to be filled?
I've been unemployed too so you don't know what you are talking about. It's too easy now. The reason why the illegal immigration problem hasn't been solved is because American citizens have been paid to sit on their asses while Julio and Maria are doing the jobs.
99 weeks is 2 YEARS. I could learn a new trade in half that time.
Get rid of the illegals, that will solve the problem.
I was on extended unemployment the other year. I wanted a job more then a government check. I got no help from the government in finding a job etc but the did keep sending the checks. It sucked. I worked 3 part time jobs trying to get my feet in the door for full time. I finally found a full time job in a near by city and I am glad for it..
99 weeks is too long, in my opinion. Not working for that long makes people get used to being on the dole and less attractive as workers.
It is very strange that some people get 99 weeks of unemployment and others only 26. I have two acquaintances who were 99ers. Both found part time work within a few weeks of the end of their two year vacations. One said “God Bless Obama” when his UI was extended for the third time.
If 26 weeks isn’t enough maybe renew Tier 1, which takes you to 46 weeks, almost a year. If, after 46 weeks you haven’t found a job you need something to get you to take drastic action. Ending UI is that “something” for a lot of people, sad as that is.
After 46 weeks people should be considering moving to an area with a more vibrant economy, going for a different career, taking muliptle part time jobs, changing careers, or other fundamental different tactics than sending resumes out to 10 companies on Monster a week.
I’d like to see at least Fox interview our new reps, Boehner, in an explanation how taxcuts for ALL will help new jobs get created. Otherwise, it just looks cruel by our side, even though we all know it’s not. If Fox won’t put a camera in front of our side, no one will.