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Posted on 12/06/2013 11:06:51 AM PST by DannyTN
Long-term unemployment is a serious problem. Liberals dont have an answer. Conservatives can do better.
Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee wrote a letter on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican and Ways and Means chairman, urging him to devote some committee time to extending federal unemployment benefits. At issue is the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, enacted in 2008 to offer qualifying unemployed workers benefits above and beyond what are available during normal economic times. Typically, the federal-state Unemployment Insurance (UI) system offers 26 weeks of benefits to qualifying unemployed workers. Given the severity of the Great Recession, Congress and the president correctly decided to extend the maximum duration for which workers could receive unemployment compensation. Partly because of EUC, some unemployed workers could receive benefits for up to 99 weeks. Even in the depths of the recession, 99 weeks became notorious in certain conservative circles.
...(Various policies are discussed in the article)
Conservatives need coherent policies that resonate with the American people and convince them that conservatism is about more than ever-lower marginal income tax rates, budget accounting, and making an idol of the heroic entrepreneur. Policies to help the long-term unemployed and advance economic mobility fit the bill.
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“Conservatives need coherent policies that resonate with the American people and convince them...”
Cartoons or coloring books (with FREE crayons, at Taxpayer expense) explaining those policies MIGHT work, but FIVE DECADES of Socialism has dumbed down the rabble to empty paper bag-levels of intelligence.