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President Obama: ‘Long-term unemployed are not lazy’ (The only other explanation then, no jobs)
msnbc ^ | 1/7/2014 | Aliyah Frumin

Posted on 01/07/2014 1:31:06 PM PST by tobyhill

Shortly after the Senate narrowly cleared the first procedural hurdle to temporarily extend federal benefits to the unemployed, President Obama urged Congress to pass the bill and laid out the moral case to help poor and struggling Americans.

“I just want everybody to understand this is not an abstraction,” said Obama, who was flanked by several who lost their benefits on Dec. 28 after Congress failed to act before leaving for the holidays. “…These are your neighbors, your friends, your family members, it could at some point be any of us. That’s why we set up a system of unemployment insurance. The notion was everybody is making a contribution because you don’t know when the business cycle or an economic crisis might make any of us vulnerable.”

Obama at the White House added, “We are not a people who say you’re on your own. We’re people who believe that we’re all in it together.”

The bill advanced by a 60-37 vote after six Republicans joined the Democratic majority. Democrats needed at least 60 votes to push the legislation forward and begin debate.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; obamajobs; obamalies; unemployment

1 posted on 01/07/2014 1:31:06 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Dude hasn’t met my X.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 1:32:02 PM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: tobyhill

If you pay people not to work, then in every culture there will be a subset that won’t work.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 1:33:26 PM PST by babble-on
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To: tobyhill

He also said that the unemployed should be protected as employers are less likely to hire the chronically unemployed.

He couldn’t even believe he said it after he said it.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 1:33:50 PM PST by txhurl
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To: tobyhill

The notion was everybody is making a contribution because you don’t know when the business cycle or an economic crisis might make any of us vulnerable.”

I will be sooooo glad when he is unemployed.

Contribution?
I don’t remember anyone asking me for a contribution?


5 posted on 01/07/2014 1:34:29 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tobyhill

Nothing that MADE IN AMERICA won’t solve.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 1:34:40 PM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: tobyhill; Foundahardheadedwoman; All

Since Obama has played a round of Golf every fifteen days while on the job, is Obama then in fact proven to be lazy?


7 posted on 01/07/2014 1:36:27 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: tobyhill

Great addition to the title!


8 posted on 01/07/2014 1:37:34 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: tobyhill
This bill that Obama is touting will extend unemployment benefits another year past state benefit exhaustion and cost over 6 billion dollars (borrowed, of course). It is pandering to emotion, as usual. Obama's line about 'we're all in it together' is a tip of his cap to the collectivism he embraces and that ends up bankrupting us.
9 posted on 01/07/2014 1:38:12 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: tobyhill

“I just want everybody to understand this is not an abstraction”

Oh, don’t worry, Mr. President. Those of us living under your economic policies understand just how “real” things have gotten after 5 years of you being in office.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 1:41:17 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: babble-on
Exactly. And it will be a significant subset.
11 posted on 01/07/2014 1:44:51 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: tobyhill

Rush was right on with the “Economic Idiot” analysis. Marxism rules in DC now. The nation is in jeopardy.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 1:47:25 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: tobyhill
Long-term unemployed are not lazy’ ...
... they just haven't availed themselves of the benefits of an economy that's been "recovering" - FOR OVER 5 FREAKIN' YEARS!
13 posted on 01/07/2014 1:50:24 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: tet68

Contribution?
I don’t remember anyone asking me for a contribution?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
That only applies when it comes to YOUR SSA that YOU forcibly contributed to - 1/2 matched by your Employer, then, IF you managed to get to the ‘American Dream’ - Self Employment - you got to pay the entire .15 on every dollar you earned.

Whatever excuse they used OR are using - .075 was ‘put aside’ to supplement YOUR retirement - SO THE GOVT WOULDN’T HAVE TO.

Problem is, Medicine/diet/ etc got better and people weren’t working till 65 and dying at 66.

Things were ‘bad enough’ with the slush fund that Pols had at their fingertips, so they went ahead and declared drug addiction and alcoholism a DISEASE, thereby qualifying MORE people to ‘dip into the fund’...

algores (supposed) lock box was not only NOT locked, it was/is not a bottomless pit.

Jay Leno commented last night that Colorado was facing a shortage in Marijuana as sales have been so brisk.

Leno opined that ‘Leave it to the Government to get involved. There was NEVER a shortage in product when private enterprise ran it’.
Of course he didn’t mention that private enterprise adjusted the prices to keep the supply intact.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 1:50:59 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --STUPIDITY?: Lets remove warning labels so we can level the playing field.)
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To: Graewoulf

If you include the amount he paid Tiger for a weekend of lessons, you got to conclude he is not only lazy but loves to waste the taxpayers money. Notice he left town and then we get the news that he is going around Congress to further assault our 2nd amendment rights via ex. orders. Funny how he gets out of the picture when they drop a load of s5it on us.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 1:55:39 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: tobyhill
"the average weekly unemployment benefit for all states is $293."

Probably not bad for someone with an employed spouse or living in mom's basement -- otherwise I can't imagine trying to live for 99 weeks on that without "lowering" myself to take some unpleasant, difficult but available job. And if there are no jobs at all around, why do we need immigration "reform"?

16 posted on 01/07/2014 2:00:41 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: tobyhill

Lazy is the base cause for extended unemployment .

Laziness makes people stay rooted in the hope the past will return. In many many instances, the job is not where they live, hanging on to false hope and government dole.

The present is. The future will be

The past will not


17 posted on 01/07/2014 2:15:20 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Sooth2222
Probably not bad for someone with an employed spouse or living in mom's basement -- otherwise I can't imagine trying to live for 99 weeks on that without "lowering" myself to take some unpleasant, difficult but available job. And if there are no jobs at all around, why do we need immigration "reform"?

Comes pretty close to what the average retiree gets from social security. I could have retired 99 weeks earlier.

18 posted on 01/07/2014 2:16:31 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: tobyhill
“We are not a people who say you’re on your own. We’re people who believe that we’re all in it together.”

I say, "We're all in this together, so you're on your own."

19 posted on 01/07/2014 2:22:02 PM PST by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: tobyhill
‘Long-term unemployed are not lazy’

Very good, 0bozo. Think really hard and you might figure out what 'unemployed' really means.

(psst, it means they have no jobs)

20 posted on 01/07/2014 2:23:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Starstruck

I expect to collect Social Security just as soon as I can (without penalty) but not stop working (until they pry my mouse and keyboard from my cold, dead hands).


21 posted on 01/07/2014 2:30:24 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: tobyhill

Obama is the world expert on lazy.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 2:38:23 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Sooth2222
I expect to collect Social Security just as soon as I can (without penalty) but not stop working (until they pry my mouse and keyboard from my cold, dead hands).

Actually I have been weaning myself off work for the past 3 years. I started by taking Fridays off. That lasted a year. Then for a year and a half I worked 80-100 hrs a month. Now I just wait for 6-8hrs of work that needs my attention to accumulate, then go to the office. So now I'm down to 20-30 hours a month. Tomorrow's the day and I'm not really looking forward to it.

23 posted on 01/07/2014 2:48:30 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: tobyhill
Bob Beckel today on The Five claimed that employees pay into unemployment insurance. Firstly, except for maybe two states (which tax both, but the employer MUCH MORE than the worker), they DO NOT, the employer pays a tax and secondly, extended UI comes out of the federal budget, i.e., your pocket.
24 posted on 01/07/2014 5:25:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: tobyhill

The long-term unemployed are demotivated by long-term unemployment welfare disguised as “insurance”.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 5:49:51 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: tobyhill

This is the bigotry of low expectations. So according to this president we should all expect to be taken care of, isn’t a President supposed to inspire? This idiot thinks it is just fine for people to accept handouts, so come one come all and get your Obamaphones, Obamahomes, Obamaloans, Obamacare, WIC, SNAP and Welfare, it’s all free afterall right?


26 posted on 01/07/2014 7:22:00 PM PST by Typical_Whitey (The fundamental transformation resistance is futile you will be assimilated.)
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To: Theophilus
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27 posted on 01/07/2014 8:13:27 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Sooth2222

What makes people my age sick is remembering when we could not imagine how one would manage to spend that much money. I well remember when $293. a MONTH was considered very good pay indeed. That much a WEEK was https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msb7atPd1x8.


28 posted on 01/07/2014 8:37:35 PM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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