Skip to comments.Clinton pushes for jobless aid extension
Posted on 01/01/2014 8:42:36 AM PST by yoe
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday urged Congress to quickly pass an extension of federal jobless aid.
The former New York senator took to Twitter to reflect on her part in helping to extend a similar program a decade ago.
[snip] Clinton has sporadically weighed in on the news of the day since leaving the State Department. During the government shutdown in October, she criticized lawmakers who govern by ideology for pushing the government from crisis to crisis. ,p .
Jobless benefits for nearly 1.3 million people expired Saturday after Congress left the extensions of long-term unemployment aid out of a budget agreement reached earlier this month.
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Mr. Podesta joins de facto POTUS Jarrett in advising Barry..........guard your freedoms my friends as the despotic dictates from the White House will be heavy indeed.
Hillary actually criticized politicians who govern by ideology, and push government from crisis to crisis? She actually criticized Obama and Democrats??? I missed that one..........
Granted, Hillary of course has ulterior, untrustworthy motives for this but I do hope there are some sort of jobs available for the 1.3 million who are going to lose benefits and other unemployed who will also lose benefits. Hopefully there are jobs out there and they were just passing them up in favor of more dream type jobs. If there are literally no jobs for them, it could be a life or death situation for them.
BTW, what do posters here generally feel about unemployment benefits? Should it be nonexistent? 6 months tops? A year but only with enough benefits to stay alive, with the condition that they are withdrawn if it is discovered they are not using these benefits for basic room and board purposes only, i.e. for beer, cigarettes, new phones, etc?
Will Huma’s beard, Carlos Danger, be eligible for this extension?
It shouldn't exist. If people want to eat and have a roof over their heads, they'll get a job somewhere.
Do you think there are always going to be jobs available for people provided they are not selective about their job and just want to ensure they have a source of income at all?
she criticized lawmakers who govern by ideology
Wait, wouldn’t that be ALL of them?
Ok, for Hillary and some it’s pure greed
but that comes down to an ideology of greed.
I just hope I live long enough to see her eaten
by her own political spawn.
For how long? Forever? Hillary, you are dumber than a rock.
All the jobs bills Reid is holding up in the Senate, and a has been fired SoS is now making demands?
I have very little problem with a safety net. Unemployment benefits should be very short term and with better monitoring of the recipients. It is not uncommon for people to receive benefits while ‘working under the table’ for cash.
In a true free market with minimal government oversight, there would be no need for unemployment benefits. If you need help after being fired or laid off, there would be private and religious charities to help.
That's the way it used to be, and that's the way it should be.
Get the federal government completely out of welfare, labor laws and regulations, and the safety net.
The magic of the free market will create jobs, would incentivize people to get up off their @sses and work.
I work 2 jobs, my regular full-time job and a part-time weekend-only job.
If I can do it, then anyone can.
None of her business. No one elected her to do anything.
(Hillary is sooo old school!)
The long-term unemployed need real jobs, not more welfare and dependency.
Move along Hillabitch, you no longer an elected or appointed official.
In providing long term unemployment benefits and food, housing, medical security , we are taking away that necessity.
We have covered the majority of "Maslow's hierarchy of needs". By making it acceptable to live off of the government there is nothing a person could want other than self esteem and self actualization, and most people can fabricate that out of self deception.
Years ago, people used to have to bring a list of places they looked for work... each week... to the unemployment office. (Those lists were checked and verified, too.) If they weren't actively looking for work, they lost their benefits - as it should be.
6 months was also the limit. If they couldn't find something - anything - with a half a year, they weren't looking hard enough.
Unemployment is suppose to be a safety net. It's become another hammock like every other social program. Stop paying them with other peoples paychecks, and they'll find a job - any job - if they want to eat.
I crack me up.
“Hillary actually criticized politicians who govern by ideology, and push government from crisis to crisis? She actually criticized Obama and Democrats??? I missed that one..........”
Here is the difference between Hillary and Obama. Obama is an ideologue pretending to be a crook. Hillary is a crook pretending to be an ideologue.
But one thing they have in common. They are both incompetent boobs.
For her “Third Way” campaign to work she needs to criticize both sides.
The first step to produce more jobs in this country is a top-to-bottom review of every rule, regulation, job and government organization to see if it’s needed. And not just for some damn show. I mean actual elimination of useless impediments to American business.
Excuse me, but why should anyone care what this unelected, overrated, ne’er do well has to say about anything? The article speaks of her as though she’s something more than a mere private citizen - which she isn’t.
Every second or third merchant or restaurant or service station has jobs open right now. Some pay low but have tips or bonuses or commissions that can more than double the pay. One motorcycle shop was offering to both pay and train a mechanic apprentice to work there and get certified so he could go anywhere and get good paying jobs. No takers. The merchants all complain nobody wants to work anymore since they can sit home and collect various types of welfare. ( including of course all these “ extended unemployment benefits” and the new “ stomachache qualifies” disability dole ripoff deal). Every one of these jobs is far better than a few of the kinds of work I’ve done and I know many many other folks have had even more difficult jobs than I ever did. We are paying people to watch judge Judy and Gillian’s island reruns all day. UN- good.
Are these “working-age” unemployed? If they are “working-age”, then, according to the Democrats, their money is free game.
For some unexplained reason, the American people will do nearly anything Hillary asks.
The pair may be incompetent, but what does that say about their diehard supporters? And they are legion.
The scenario you describe is most pleasing to the American people, and so shall it continue. At some point presumably the floor will fall beneath it all.
Obama and his MSM propagandists have devoted the past few months to hailing what they assure us is a wonderful economic recovery, with falling unemployment numbers, a rising GDP, etc., while suppressing any indications to the contrary.
So why should Hillary be worried about unemployment payments being curtailed when, according to her fellow Democrats, so many new jobs will be opening up to help the unemployed?
In any case, if Hillary were president now and she vetoed the bipartisan budget bill containing the end of unemployment benefits, as she implies she would do, her veto would be overridden because the bipartisan vote was large enough to override a veto.
Why would Democratic voters want to elect a president like Hillary whose views are opposite to those of the majority of Democratic Congressmen and Senators whom they voted to represent them?
The perfect logrolling would be a bill to extend the unenjoyment benefits while eliminating the federal minimum wage, leaving it up to the states (Article X), and declaring Hitlerly an enemy of the US, with a price on her head.