The nation can not keep bailing out the unemployment for ever without the creation of new meaningful jobs, regardless of what the federal government say service jobs are not going to help the nation get the welfare state is getting into right now
We have NO money to continue funding unemployment.
Originally posted by ugie1028
well i was for the extension but against the tax breaks and other pork barrel crap.
hopefully it gets re-written without all the garbage in it.
I am about to run out of unemployment insurance in a week or so... and well yea sucks for me i suppose!
But oh well, i know others are in worse position then i am. I hope for the best, and expect the worst... and yes as jobs are lost and people lose these benefits, crime does go up.
Look at the 80's.
Top recipients for ALL supporting interest groups
Name Amount Received
Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy [D, OH-15] $255,023
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D, AZ-1] $202,150
Rep. Betsy Markey [D, CO-4] $184,049
Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13] $179,127
Rep. Niki Tsongas [D, MA-5] $146,150
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas [D, FL-24] $136,398
Rep. Deborah Halvorson [D, IL-11] $126,100
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1] $118,100
Rep. Melissa Bean [D, IL-8] $115,050
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D, AZ-8] $110,280
Top recipients for ALL opposing interest groups
Name Amount Received
Rep. Erik Paulsen [R, MN-3] $13,700
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6] $7,400
Rep. Lamar Smith [R, TX-21] $6,500
Rep. John Kline [R, MN-2] $4,800
Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10] $2,300
Rep. Ralph Hall [R, TX-4] $2,000
Rep. Mike Pence [R, IN-6] $1,500
Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2] $1,000
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8] $1,000
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5] $1,000
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Another thing people don't consider about these unemployment extensions, is that if those people don't have money to spend, it's going to cause somebody else down the line to loose a job, too!
Money makes the world go 'round.
If stores are no longer getting money from people on unemployment, there goes the stockers job, or the cashiers job......so on, so on......
And here comes more home foreclosures, too!
If this doesn't pass, things could get even more ugly, quicker!
Originally posted by PayMeh
reply to post by hawkiye
If you truly don't like the way this country is run, and I agree with you, then the fastest way to get the people to take action is to piss them off.
Throwing money at it is a band-aid on an underlying problem. As long as they keep printing money and throwing minimal amounts at the public it will only quell the dissent and allow them to continue business as normal.
I agree it hurts. Trust me, if anyone knows how bad it hurts, it's me. I've scraped by in the margins for the past 4 years.
The question is do you fight to keep the system on life support knowing it will never function, or do you let it run it's natural course and die?
The crash that will ensue is inevitable. Either now, or down the road. Why put it off any longer? Every minute they drag this collapse out will be a month longer the recovery takes.
[edit on 24-6-2010 by PayMeh]
Originally posted by brainwrek
Any federal spending connected to unemployment is unconstitutional.
Glad to see it shot down. The last thing we need is the feds blowing more of our money on unconstitutional programs.