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Senate Fails to Pass 3-Month Extension of Jobless Benefits
New York Times ^ | 02/06/2014 | Jeremy W. Peters

Posted on 02/06/2014 12:34:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 02/06/2014 12:34:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

At least call it what it really is...WELFARE!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 02/06/2014 12:36:19 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: SeekAndFind

For those of you who want to know which Republicans voted with Democrats, here they are:

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20140206-711340.html

Excerpt:

Joining Democrats in voting to advance the bill were four Republicans—Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, Susan Collins of Maine, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 12:38:33 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Next step, tell Mark Zuckerberg and his cheap labor cohorts that they can't have invader labor to do jobs US citizens could do. Let the marketplace and the unemployed sort it out.

Long-term unemployment has become a second tier welfare system. If someone's unemployed that long, they should get a job at entry level with a company that promotes from within. Another good way to spend their unemployment time would be to become advocates to end taxes and regulations that make independent small business formation almost impossible.

4 posted on 02/06/2014 12:40:00 PM PST by grania
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To: SeekAndFind
I don't call that a failure.

5 posted on 02/06/2014 12:42:43 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

With all due respect to the unemployed, the Senate needs vote down any appropriations-related bill that the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to address.

The unemployed need to deal with their state lawmakers who have the 10th Amendment-protected power to tax and spend for such purposes.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 12:43:43 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind

“””Joining Democrats in voting to advance the bill were four Republicans—Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, Susan Collins of Maine, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.””””

My, that was unexpected.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 12:47:00 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like the water in the lobster pot known as midterms is coming closer to a boil.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 12:47:33 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

It oughta take a 90% positive vote to spend big money——on anything. And it oughta be a matter of the GENERAL WELFARE, not a squeeker benny for less than one percent of the working population. Shutting this krap down now at least should block the dims from one more path of buying votes until November-—because you know if they got the three months they’d want another 3 in 3.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 12:48:14 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: SeekAndFind

States with the highest unemployment generally don’t have Republican senators (imagine that!) so I can understand Heller’s vote as political savvy, not necessarily an ideological decision. That might be true of the northeastern ones as well but it is hard to say since they are RINOs anyway.

How is it that those off unemployment benefits rose from 1.3 million a month ago to 1.7 million? Doesn’t this actually demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the program?


10 posted on 02/06/2014 12:48:36 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: grania

Extending these benefits are necessary to provide democrats cover for the massive lack of jobs. Time for people to face reality.


11 posted on 02/06/2014 12:51:11 PM PST by dforest
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To: shelterguy

Thanks for the list of four solid RINO Obamacrat Senators.


12 posted on 02/06/2014 12:53:54 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Amendment10

The unemployed need to deal with their state lawmakers
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Thought I heard the other day that North Carolina had cut off some of the ‘benefits’(???) and the unemployment rate went DOWN once the ‘free money’ was cut off.

Funny how the ‘giveaways’ are considered ‘benefits’ while my SS payments are ‘entitlements’.

And before the ‘other’ crowd jumps in, I also paid into the same system and never drew a penny of unemployment or used medicare/medicaid.

I admit to using VA for a couple of procedures BUT I worked many years at sub standard pay with no ‘clock’ to guide my work hours...MY CHOICE, but.......

BTW my 1st withholding in 1954 and am still ‘working’ albeit at my own pace etc.....

Also, I have NEVER been without gainful employment one minute more than I have ‘wanted’ to be.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 12:56:54 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Every wonder why when they refer to People of Color it doesn't include Asians??)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good, Now they will go out a get a JOB!!!


14 posted on 02/06/2014 1:06:18 PM PST by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: cherokee1

This will cause employment to rise, and Obama will take credit.


15 posted on 02/06/2014 1:10:49 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: EXCH54FE

“Now they will go out a get a JOB!!!”

Don’t think it is so easy. After losing my job of over 20 years last year I’ve been looking....and finding NOTHING.

Yeah, sure I MIGHT be able to get a job equal to what I would have done 30 years ago, but that won’t pay my bills.

This is like the glee expressed by some here when someone is hurt by Obamacare: good, they deserved it, no doubt voted for Obama.

Well, about 1/2 the people did NOT vote for Obama, but we are still suffering the ill effects of his governance, including Obamacare and including a dead cat job market.

If you have a job be grateful, that is all I can say.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 1:13:49 PM PST by jocon307
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To: SeekAndFind

But Obama justr said a week ago that the economy and the state of the union are STRONG! Why do we, then, need an emergency unemployment benefits extension of three months?


17 posted on 02/06/2014 1:16:39 PM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If unemployment was kept to no more than 26 weeks, the unemployment rate would plummet. Repeal Obamacare, and the unemployment rate would be in a relative free-fall.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 1:17:02 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeekAndFind

Really, this is just a benefit to the 1.3 or 1.7 million, or whatever the number is. They are just choosing to not work. Just another benefit of ObamaCare.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 1:19:18 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: shelterguy

“At least call it what it really is...WELFARE!!!!!!!!!”

Probably the FDR era term “Dole” would be more accurate. Except for the FDR voters, most Americans were too proud and self sufficient to take it. Of course FDR doubled down with his Progressive crony capitalists (actually communist oligarchy) to make the need for the dole more severe and extended.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 1:34:32 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I had an engineer apply for a job open I had. He was off 89 weeks. His resume looked great in my trash can.


21 posted on 02/06/2014 1:35:10 PM PST by IC Ken
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To: SeekAndFind

I, for one, am glad they didn’t pass it!

I’m now unemployed just over 60 days...I’m working hard looking for another job!


22 posted on 02/06/2014 1:35:16 PM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: grania
spend their unemployment time would be to become advocates to end taxes and regulations that make independent small business formation almost impossible They should become freepers!!!!
23 posted on 02/06/2014 1:42:30 PM PST by Baseballguy (pharaphase (If someone does not believe in heaven or hell - they should not care where they go))
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To: IC Ken

Harsh


24 posted on 02/06/2014 1:43:16 PM PST by Baseballguy (pharaphase (If someone does not believe in heaven or hell - they should not care where they go))
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To: RebelTXRose

RE: I’m now unemployed just over 60 days...I’m working hard looking for another job!

Well, it looks like you have another 90 weeks or so... before your benefits run out :)


25 posted on 02/06/2014 1:56:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; All
Funny how our Chamber of Commerce worshiping GOP finds its druthers whenever the issue is individual unemployment benefits, mortgage defaults, welfare, subsidies, or bankruptcy..........but.......when it's “corporate” instead of “individual,” there's nary a “nay” vote cast when it comes to writing them checks or bailing them out.

If these guys had any courage or consistency, they'd be as strong in opposition when the Chamber demands the handouts as when individuals seek them.

26 posted on 02/06/2014 1:57:22 PM PST by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: IC Ken

RE: I had an engineer apply for a job open I had. He was off 89 weeks. His resume looked great in my trash can.

Yep, that looks like the fate of the long term unemployed looking for jobs.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 1:57:46 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: IC Ken

You’re not recycling?
I’m sending in the feds...


28 posted on 02/06/2014 1:59:04 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: IC Ken
I had an engineer apply for a job open I had. He was off 89 weeks. His resume looked great in my trash can.

Your job ad should include something like this so that you won't get unecessary resumes:

29 posted on 02/06/2014 2:00:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Baseballguy
RE: Harsh


30 posted on 02/06/2014 2:02:54 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: EXCH54FE

Wow I didn’t know it was that easy. What an ignorant comment!


31 posted on 02/06/2014 2:03:19 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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RE: Wow I didn’t know it was that easy. What an ignorant comment!


32 posted on 02/06/2014 2:06:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, it looks like you have another 90 weeks or so... before your benefits run out :)

You don't seem to read, there are no more extended benefits from the Feds. States do not give 99 weeks unemployment. My friend that is 64 and unemployed, and unlikely to get employed will get 26 weeks from Taxifornia. The EDD has been very helpful, they told him to take early retirement. Aside from the reduced benefits(significant, he's not ready to settle into that rocker.

33 posted on 02/06/2014 2:15:15 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Month after month my neighbor told me he could not find a job. One day he invited me over for dinner, I thought it was to celebrate his finding of a new job as we had some of the biggest and best steaks I had in years. After dinner he told me he still was not working but had bought the steaks with his food stamps/independence card. I was sick to my stomach as he told me the good thing about being unemployed was that he had more time to work on his boat. His unemployment FINALLY ran out after what seemed like well over a year...and 7 days later he magically found a job where he is still working today.


34 posted on 02/06/2014 2:18:21 PM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: Cboldt
Really, this is just a benefit to the 1.3 or 1.7 million, or whatever the number is. They are just choosing to not work. Just another benefit of ObamaCare.

How well you know me, eh? Who the hell are you to make such a demeaning blanket statement? Wow, if only I had realized that the reason I don't have a job is I just choose not to. Enlighten me as to where you got your degree in Sociology and Psychology, enquiring minds want to know.

35 posted on 02/06/2014 2:19:42 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Approve the bloody Keystone pipeline. Expand drilling on fed. lands. Create oodles of jobs.


36 posted on 02/06/2014 2:50:16 PM PST by rfp1234 (Impeach We Much!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It takes a certified idiot to propose making illegal aliens citizens while paying people to not work. Where do these idiots think the money comes from? The people that are willing to get off their rear ends and work everyday, that’s where.


37 posted on 02/06/2014 3:03:13 PM PST by soycd
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To: NRA1995

“But Obama justr said a week ago that the economy and the state of the union are STRONG! Why do we, then, need an emergency unemployment benefits extension of three months?”

I, also, would like a clear explanation for this question. Maybe a reporter can ask Poindexter(Carney) about it.


38 posted on 02/06/2014 3:05:31 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: IC Ken

You showed him.


39 posted on 02/06/2014 3:38:36 PM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: SeekAndFind
the nation’s most economically depressed states...all have what in common?
40 posted on 02/06/2014 3:42:40 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: grania

The person with the most control and highest interest in working is the recipient of this “insurance”. It’s a joke and causes net harm to the economy. It’s a massive drag on job growth.

This economy is suffering from what is nationally known as Obamanomics, but what we locals call normal in Ill-Annoy.


41 posted on 02/06/2014 3:44:51 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Mastador1

I’m sorry you’re out of work. What do you do for a living?


42 posted on 02/06/2014 3:46:54 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good


43 posted on 02/06/2014 3:48:30 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SeekAndFind; FReepers; Patriots

FOUR RINO TRAITORS joined the demonic-rats:

Dean Heller of Nevada

Susan Collins of Maine

Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska


44 posted on 02/06/2014 3:53:15 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: shelterguy

Ayotte turning into a big time rino. She’s always right there with Collins and the rest of the usual suspects.


45 posted on 02/06/2014 4:05:38 PM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: IC Ken

Very impressed. Hope that made you feel better.


46 posted on 02/06/2014 4:13:11 PM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like a success to me, not a failure.


47 posted on 02/06/2014 4:15:07 PM PST by Mr. Blond
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“We’ve given them everything they wanted. Paid for,”

This is neither the Democrat party or the Republican party money you are wanting to spend here, Harry.

48 posted on 02/06/2014 4:17:40 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reid blames republicans. Why does he not blame his democrat puppets? Because they’re up for re-election?


49 posted on 02/06/2014 4:41:24 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: jocon307

I feel for you. It’s amazing how people who have jobs condemn those who don’t have jobs of not wanting one.


50 posted on 02/06/2014 4:44:37 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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