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Senate Passes $10 Billion Jobless Benefits  
User currently offlineProPilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 587 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Great news everyone, there has now been a 30 day extension on filing deadlines for unemployment benefits that had expired on 02-28-10. I can't believe that a few Republican senators tried to block the bill from passing, how ignorant and coward of them to do that during this tough economy that we are in. Well I finally got a job thank God, but I still care about the others out there who dont, so I am happy that the Senate passed this bill. President Obama will sign the bill into law Wednesday morning 03-03-10 and the funds will be available right away. No more worries for those out of unemployment benefits. Check out the link for further information. God dont you just love this country!!!!  http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/03/...2/jobless.benefits.bill/index.html

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User currently offlineProPilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Sorry folks, the extension is not 30 days, pardon me for the mistake, the unemployment benefits deadline extensions are until December 31, 2010, even better than the 30 days. I also heard that the unemployment rate will remain close to 10% the entire year and it wont drop to around 5% in about 7 years, thats crazy  Wow!

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Frankly I dont see what the point of these endless extensions.
In some states now benefits will be available for 99 months now -- basically a two year government hand-out.

I'd much rather see other job creating incentives such as continued tax cuts that encorages consumer and business consumption which in turn will grow jobs versus this endless government subsidy for people to sit at home.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineProPilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Well I mean its going to take time and plenty of patients before the economy starts turning back around. Because the unemployment rate is so damn high, people need income to support their necessities or else with so many people out of unemployment checks, this economy will dip right back into a severe recession. People are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, and as far as jobs being created, I believe the process is a little slow, but we'll see what happens. Yes, unemployment now runs 99 months, like in my state of California that suffers the worst 12.7% unemployment rate  

User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11126 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
I'd much rather see other job creating incentives such as continued tax cuts that encorages consumer and business consumption which in turn will grow jobs

We all would love to see that. But without:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
this endless government subsidy for people to sit at home

there would be a hell of a lot of people standing at the top of off-ramps holding signs. There would be a hell of a lot of people living in cardboard boxes.

My big issue with all of this is a right-winger Jim Bunning decided that was the last straw in spending. If he cared so passionately about government waste, which is a big deal and an important cause, why bring up the subject on the backs of people who truly need help? Why not target government waste in earmarks? Why not target government waste in the Patrot Act? I just wonder how many earmarks he has gotten for his state. I wonder how much government waste he has taken or created.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6109 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

If nobody can buy what you sell, you don't create jobs, no matter what tax cuts you get, it's as simple as that.


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User currently offlinemrocktor From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1668 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 4):
Why not target government waste in earmarks?

Because earmarks are peanuts next to wealth transfer (read: Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid etc.). Don't take my word for it, check the budget.

Taking money away from the people who would hire (or spend on stuff leading the makers of that stuff to hire) and giving it to people for not working is pure idiocy. It is an effective double-tap in the head of employment and productivity: you are both taxing away the job opportunity (taking away capital and product demand when you soak the "rich") and making it the (former) worker's job to remain unemployed.


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Quoting ProPilot83 (Thread starter):
can't believe that a few Republican senators tried to block the bill from passing

I can't believe the Democrats would pass a bill the says "any spending must be payed for". Then two weeks later pass a $10B bill "without any provisions for paying for it".

By the way it wasn't a few Republican senators, it was one senator and he was actually for the bill, just wanted it payed for.

Its passed now and retroactive to the end of February, so no one lost any benifits. But the taxpayers are $10B more in debt.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Hey I have an idea --
Instead of endless unemployment benefits, how about require these folks to do some work for society? Can be picking up trash on the side of the road, painting over graffiti in their communities or whatever a couple days per week.

If we are going be paying for these people, let’s get some value in return for society.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

Quoting ProPilot83 (Thread starter):
I can't believe that a few Republican senators tried to block the bill from passing, how ignorant and coward of them to do that during this tough economy that we are in

They didnt block it ... they just made the leadership pay for it.... wow thats radical insanity nowadays. All they were asking is that the money be on the books to pay for it.

Man our country is really circling the bowl .... unbelievable .



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 2):
I'd much rather see other job creating incentives such as continued tax cuts that encorages consumer and business consumption which in turn will grow jobs versus this endless government subsidy for people to sit at home.

Good idea, but we need to understand the demands (especially time demands) of apprenticeships as well as the costs.

We blew a major opportunity after Katrina when apprenticeships in the building trades could have been paid for by the Federal Government to get unemployed/welfare residents who had been evacuated. If we had made that investment the costs would have been recovered by now.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8):
Hey I have an idea --
Instead of endless unemployment benefits, how about require these folks to do some work for society? Can be picking up trash on the side of the road, painting over graffiti in their communities or whatever a couple days per week.

Not a problem there for me. That's like the WPA in the 30's. I've seen sidewalks with WPA stamped into them, just to let people know.


User currently offlineProPilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Well it looks like the job that I wanted wasnt really what I wanted, there are too much safety concerns working for the railroad company BNSF and Eagle Intermodal in southern California. I am not going to risk my body parts getting injured or even killed for $10.50/hr or whatever the pay was. Thank you Obama for signing the unemployment extension bill into law, because I am about to run out of my 2nd extension and ready to roll into the Fed-Ed 3rd extension of up to 20 weeks. I will have to keep on praying forever and eventually get a job very soon! God is great!!  

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Quoting ProPilot83 (Reply 11):
there are too much safety concerns working for the railroad company BNSF and Eagle Intermodal in southern California. I am not going to risk my body parts getting injured or even killed for $10.50/hr

Never had a job in my life that there wasn't a chance of getting killed or injured and some were for a lot less than S10.50 and hour. You should be denied un-employment benfits if you refused to work.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

This just enables welfare families to avoid find work.

It was completely unneeded



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1984 times:
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Quoting ProPilot83 (Reply 1):
I also heard that the unemployment rate will remain close to 10% the entire year and it wont drop to around 5% in about 7 years, thats crazy  

My girlfriend recently moved in with me. She is just amazed at the number of jobs here, and how it seems employers are hunting people more than the other way around. She just moved from Grand Rapids, MI, where unemployment is at 11.3% to Bismarck, ND, where it is 3.2%.



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Quoting ProPilot83 (Reply 11):
I am not going to risk my body parts getting injured or even killed for $10.50/hr or whatever the pay was.

So join the military - good enlistment bonus, good pay, free medical and you don't need to worry about fashions - they will always keep you in style.

Sign up to be a cook and you probably won't get shot at. After 20 years you get to retire on half pay with a ton of other benefits. If you're bright the military will even send you to college so you can be an officer and make a lot more money.


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