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Obama to meet with those who lost unemployment benefits
The Washington Examiner ^ | January 3, 2014 | Brian Hughes

Posted on 01/03/2014 6:19:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama on Tuesday will meet with Americans who lost unemployment benefits at the start of the year, as the White House ramps up pressure on Republicans to extend the federal aid for three months.

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the White House gathering during a conference call with reporters, the latest attempt by the Obama administration to highlight the 1.3 million Americans no longer receiving federal unemployment insurance.

“This was not only the right thing to do; it was the smart thing to do,” Perez said of the economic repercussions of halting the jobless benefits.

“These programs don’t get in the way of people looking for work. They assist people looking for work," Perez added.

The Obama administration estimates that failing to extend unemployment beyond 26 weeks — the limit during good economic times — would cost the U.S. economy roughly 240,000 jobs.

However, some Republicans argue that such benefits keep Americans perpetually unemployed and limit their motivation to return to the workforce.

A bipartisan bill sponsored by Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., would extend the unemployment benefits for three months and is expected to receive a Senate vote next week, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Obama has called on both chambers to pass the legislation as a short-term fix. GOP lawmakers, particularly in the House, are unlikely to support the bill unless the costs are offset somewhere else.

The labor secretary in the conference call Friday was noncommittal on where Obama stood on offsetting the billions of dollars in benefits.

The average monthly stipend for families is $1,166.

The White House is clearly using the issue as part of an increasingly progressive pitch to argue that Republicans are out of touch with Americans struggling to find work during a down economy.

“Too many people,” Perez said, “are working hard and falling further behind.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhoeconomy; economy; layoffs; obama; unemployed; unemployment
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Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Fastest Way to Create Jobs
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/01/pelosi-unemployment-checks-best-way-create-jobs/
1 posted on 01/03/2014 6:19:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
However, some Republicans argue that such benefits keep Americans perpetually unemployed and limit their motivation to return to the workforce.

So sick of mealy-mouth Republicans debating with black-and-white pie-charts when they need to be playing Play Station 4.

2 posted on 01/03/2014 6:22:50 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a little demographics needed


3 posted on 01/03/2014 6:23:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, you freeloading, job-killing jackass! How about meeting with some Americans who lost their HEALTHCARE INSURANCE because of YOU?

How do I despise thee? Let me count the ways...


4 posted on 01/03/2014 6:25:10 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At first I thought he would be meeting with the people who lost health insurance, guess not.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 6:25:27 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, I heard about some guy’s uncle in North Korea who had a meeting with about 120 hungry dogs. Didn’t go well for him. I don’t suppose this Obama meeting will proceed along those lines?


6 posted on 01/03/2014 6:26:34 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: DJ Frisat

If you continue to pay people not to work, guess what they will not work!


7 posted on 01/03/2014 6:27:02 PM PST by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WHAT a propaganda POS


8 posted on 01/03/2014 6:27:30 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
President Obama on Tuesday will meet with Americans who lost unemployment benefits at the start of the year, as the White House ramps up pressure on Republicans to extend the federal aid for three months.

zero is going to suggest they be extended through his second term just for good measure.

9 posted on 01/03/2014 6:30:34 PM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reinstate unemployment check extended benefits? Count on Obama & his Democrats to choose the worse way to deal with our economic problems, a way to send US taxpayers to the poorhouse and reward the moocher class of our society.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 6:32:07 PM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about meeting with a few taxpayers?


11 posted on 01/03/2014 6:33:27 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Obama administration estimates that failing to extend unemployment beyond 26 weeks — the limit during good economic times — would cost the U.S. economy roughly 240,000 jobs.

Does not compute.

12 posted on 01/03/2014 6:34:23 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
and of course; the Rats & (@$ ki$$ing) GOP/e shall re-attach
their lips to his @$..as shall all the Bureaucrats/Judges....

13 posted on 01/03/2014 6:37:30 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are these “working age” unemployed?


14 posted on 01/03/2014 6:37:41 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RicocheT

“..Count on Obama & his Democrats to choose the worse way to deal with our economic problems..”

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Obama could not care less about “economic problems” since he is our worst economic problem with his constant quest to destroy capitalism in America. This is all about VOTES and is being addressed as the fraudulent Marxist coward that he is.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 6:38:02 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why put a limit on it? Just pay the folks but in return they can be called on to turn out for “community action” if they want to keep their benefits. :)


16 posted on 01/03/2014 6:38:29 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t recall the Democrats putting out a figure for how many jobs would be lost by taking money from the retired Veterans? It’s almost like there’s some kind of double standard here.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 6:41:15 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t Obama on vacation ? Where will he meet with these shills I doubt it’s in Hawaii. Or will they be gathered in some big hall and he address them via a jumbo screen from the vacation home beach. Now that would be Orwellian appropriate.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 6:41:33 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: mosesdapoet

His Holiness is coming back to Washington tomorrow.


19 posted on 01/03/2014 6:42:23 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Bum Summit


20 posted on 01/03/2014 6:43:43 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama on Tuesday will meet with Americans who lost unemployment benefits at the start of the year,

Why? To apologize to then for having ransacked our economy? To apologize that his healthcare law is driving employment down? To apologize for either not having any idea what to do to increase jobs in the US or that he just doesn’t give a rats ass about it?


21 posted on 01/03/2014 6:44:26 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to od about their hsign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama to meet with those who lost unemployment benefits their jobs thanks to Obama.

fixed it.

22 posted on 01/03/2014 6:45:10 PM PST by RC one
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s all about dependency.


23 posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:23 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And meanwhile the merchants can’t fill vacant jobs because “ nobody wants to work anymore”. Wonder why, what with apparently perpetual federal dole checks?


24 posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:25 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: CMailBag
At first I thought he would be meeting with the people who lost health insurance, guess not.

Looks like yet another one of those situations where Obama acts like the compassionate outsider, completely separate from and therefore in no way responsible for the obamanation of desolation.

What a piece of work. Satan spawned this destructive POS and exclaimed, "Good enough for government work."

25 posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:26 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: mosesdapoet

In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Obama to meet with those who lost unemployment benefits, mosesdapoet wrote:
Isn’t Obama on vacation ? Where will he meet with these shills I doubt it’s in Hawaii. Or will they be gathered in some big hall and he address them via a jumbo screen from the vacation home beach. Now that would be Orwellian appropriate.

That might just happen if globull warming holds up and DC gets snowed in .....pray for globull warming in DC


26 posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:59 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about instead of berating the repubs about some arbitrary extension of “jobless benefits”, you unshackle businesses from all the draconian taxes and regulatory red-tape so they get back to actually creating JOB benefits. How about that????????????????????????????????


27 posted on 01/03/2014 6:47:19 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like Obama to begin collecting unemployment benefits.


28 posted on 01/03/2014 7:02:26 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The ones on vacation in Hawaii?


29 posted on 01/03/2014 7:04:12 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Too many people,” Perez said, “are working hard and falling further behind.”

They are unemployed. They are not working hard. Unless they are working hard to find a new job. In which case they are not succeeding.

And if they really want to get a job, why would they stop looking when unemployment stops? Why would they not work HARDER when they have less money coming in?

30 posted on 01/03/2014 7:06:28 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: DJ Frisat

You’d think that someone who was unemployed for 99 weeks would, you know, be too busy looking for a job to be able to run out and see the President.


31 posted on 01/03/2014 7:07:22 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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So, when's Barky going to meet with some of the millions of families that have lost their heath insurance, thanks to... HIM!

Mark

32 posted on 01/03/2014 7:10:34 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: DaveyB
If you continue to pay people not to work, guess what they will not work!

It must be truly wonderful for you to live in a world that is so black and white. While your statement is true for some, it is outlandish to tar everyone with your brush. For people to work there must be jobs! I don't know where you have been for the last few years but here just isn't a surplus of those.

33 posted on 01/03/2014 7:11:39 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama’s 2014 slogan, “Unemployment , it’s the new work “


34 posted on 01/03/2014 7:18:42 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: CMailBag

bttt


35 posted on 01/03/2014 7:24:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Mastador1; DaveyB

We have plenty:
http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=76208


36 posted on 01/03/2014 7:25:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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what a job this guy has..

Why not try to create some opportunities for the unemployed, it is not meant to be a permanent pay check..

look for work, quit asking for a hand out FREEBIE..BY THE WAY WHAT IS HIS JOB DESCRIPTION???. SURELY NOT GOLF, PARTY, VACATION ALL THE TIME...


37 posted on 01/03/2014 7:27:27 PM PST by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah? Now try it if your older I know too many people that can't get hired because their too experienced, people don't believe they will stay for lower pay than what they were making or most of all they can hire someone young for less. But that's okay you just go ahead tar everyone with you simplicity.
38 posted on 01/03/2014 7:29:04 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he was against not extending the unemployment benefits why did he sign on to the Bi-Partisan budget then?
Obama is such a liar. People need to wise up to this flim flam man.


39 posted on 01/03/2014 7:29:11 PM PST by funfan
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To: Mastador1

I “tarred” no one. I was a career counselor half my adult life and I could find you or anyone else a decent job if you’d follow my instructions. I’m 53, btw, so you’re not telling me about anything I haven’t already experienced.


40 posted on 01/03/2014 7:31:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: CMailBag

No, Obummer wishes to push his political agenda on our nickel


41 posted on 01/03/2014 7:32:04 PM PST by RightLady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I feel sorry for the ones who want to work, but can’t... and the difficulty in finding work is largely his fault.


42 posted on 01/03/2014 7:37:08 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Kenyan fag puts them all out of work and now he wants to blame it on the Republicans. Unreal.


43 posted on 01/03/2014 7:37:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: RicocheT

The American people never meet a “moocher” he did not want to help with his neighbors’ property.


44 posted on 01/03/2014 7:45:55 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: henkster
It’s all about dependency.

It's all about bribery. The POS knows the RATs are going to get clobbered in November unless he can buy off enough of the unwashed.

45 posted on 01/03/2014 7:56:22 PM PST by immadashell (The inmates are running the asylum.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

But the Republicans are willing to take the blame to show how much outreach they have.


46 posted on 01/03/2014 8:03:19 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now the media wants to make people think unemployment benefits should never end?


47 posted on 01/03/2014 8:03:57 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: CMailBag

I dare him to meet with people who lost their health insurance.


48 posted on 01/03/2014 8:14:45 PM PST by No Socialist
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It works at the voting booth.


49 posted on 01/03/2014 8:15:35 PM PST by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What welfare program will be cut to pay for these handouts?


50 posted on 01/03/2014 9:34:40 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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