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Can they get 5 GOP votes to extend Unemployment?

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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 06:42 PM
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How come our 'leaders' can't cut spending on worthless programs to pay for it?


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posted on Jan, 8 2014 @ 06:43 PM
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because they are heartless and soulless and care just as much about their buddies who appear to be the same buddies as the republicans.....I'm sure the OP is under the impression that the democrats are truly there for the people and not big business...



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 02:21 AM
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It takes a great heart and an amazing soul to give away other people's money? No, it takes heart and soul to give away your own money. Following the line of reasoning of the OP, liberals are heartless and have no soul, but conservatives have great hearts and amazing souls. Source: www.realclearpolitics.com... Conservatives give away more money than liberals even when their earnings are the same. Therefore, conservatives have stronger hearts and more soul by the OP reasoning.


...those who were against higher levels of government redistribution privately gave four times as much money, on average, as people who were in favor of redistribution. This is not all church-related giving; they also gave about 3.5 times as much to nonreligious causes. Anti-redistributionists gave more even after correcting for differences in income, age, religion and education.

Source: online.wsj.com...

The premise of the OP is rotten. Conservatives often reveal heart and soul when they act individually through a charity or collectively through a church. Liberals often reveal heart and soul when acting collectively through participating in government.
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posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 03:32 PM
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Metallicus
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How long do you extend unemployment benefits before we just call it well-fare?

I am not being heartless, but a year or two is enough to find a job.



Any many have found jobs. All the while, many others have gotten laid off. My aunt... a Dr. working for a hospital for 43 years was just laid off along with over 200 other hospital workers at that one hospital. Just before Thanksgiving. She has savings and wouldn't be applying for anything, but don't for one second think that these are people that have been unemployed for 2 years. People get hired, others get fired... period!



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 03:42 PM
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Sorry but unemployment benefits is to help people no for people to live on it at the expenses of the working class tax payers.

My husband for the first time in his working adult life lost his job, he for the fist time in his life have to get unemployment, the pay he got under unemployment will never amount to the taxes he has paid in his life, it was nothing but pennies for us.

Still he manage to find a job with the same pay as the one he lost.

So with that said, what is stopping most of the unemployment benefit riders out there from getting a another job.

I feel not pity for anybody that tries to run the system, unemployment is a benefit no a darn right.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 06:17 PM
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Handing someone money for years on end isn't a solution...it is what you end up doing when you are out of solutions. The democrats and the liberal government need to understand that it is a job these people need. Not a hand-out. Drill, drill, drill and allow the employers to have reason to hire more people. Not this "raise the minimum wage", "pay for insurance", etc. If YOUR government spends the employers money on these things, obviously there isn't any being spent to hire new people.



posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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Kangaruex4Ewe
How long should it be extended in your point of view. I am not being sarcastic, I am honestly curious.



Until the economy can provide living wage jobs for everyone ... there is plenty of constructive work to be done.

The fact is that unemployment acts as a minor stimulus to the economy because all the money's received are put directly back into the economy. For each dollar spent in unemployment, $2.00 of economy activity takes place according to a Labor Department study commissioned by the Bush Administration. Each $2.00 in turn creates tax revenues and so forth.



Summary: The Role of Unemployment as an Automatic Stabilizer During a Recession

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) system helps the population most directly affected by recessions—those who have lost jobs through no fault of their own. This focus makes it one of the most effective targeted tools for maintaining American families’ purchasing power and keeping the economy on track during an economic downturn. Unemployment creates a snowball effect where people who have lost their job reduce their spending causing businesses to lose money and others to lose their jobs. Unemployment insurance acts to reduce this effect by helping the unemployed to continue to purchase vital goods and services for their family.

Now, new evidence from a study commissioned by the Labor Department during the Bush Administration reaffirms the value of UI as an automatic economic stabilizer during the latest recession. This study was conducted by the research firm IMPAQ International in conjunction with the Urban Institute and using the macroeconomic model from Moody’s Economy.com.
The study found that UI benefits:

reduced the fall in GDP by 18.3%. This resulted in nominal GDP being $175 billion higher in 2009 than it would have been without unemployment insurance benefits.

In total, unemployment insurance kept GDP $315 billion higher from the start of the recession through the second quarter of 2010;

kept an average of 1.6 million Americans on the job in each quarter: at the low point of the recession,

1.8 million job losses were averted by UI benefits, lowering the unemployment rate by approximately 1.2 percentage points;
made an even more positive impact than in previous recessions, thanks to the aggressive, bipartisan effort to expand unemployment insurance benefits and increase eligibility during both the Bush and Obama Administrations.

“There is reason to believe,” said the study, “that for this particular recession, the UI program provided stronger stabilization of real output than in many past recessions because extended benefits responded strongly.”

have a multiplier effect of 2.0: for every dollar spent on unemployment insurance, this report finds an increase in economic activity of two dollars.


www.dol.gov...



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 01:09 AM
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Snarl
Q: Why are these people unemployed?
A: Bad choices.

Q: Why should I be concerned?
A: Quite frankly ... I am not.

Q: Why is it a 'given' that only 5 conservative votes are required?
Q: Why is there 'no question' every liberal will vote for this extension?






No offense but you must be a very young person to see the world this way. With age comes wisdom and if you are older I really feel for ya.


Many hard working people get laid off it is not welfare you have to work to receive the benefit. And your arrogance about this not affecting you not only shows a pathetic lack of empathy but also ignorance. What do you think happens when millions of people can not longer afford to house and feed themselves? Just let that sink in................



And just to set the record straight if you have seen my posts before you know I am a conservative that hates the progressive mindset. I know what I wrote was harsh but it is true. Many parents have failed teaching the really important things like empathy and compassion.
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posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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Hopefully they can't get 5 more. Extension, after extension, after extension...just becomes like the us economy.. bandage after bandage...

Time to stop it all!



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 12:57 PM
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Wait...wouldn't you rather the Dems that ran congress, with a Dem president, have done a better job on the economy? Instead they failed and now it's the GOP's fault for not extending unemployment?

Do you see the logical fallacy here?



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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raymundoko
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Wait...wouldn't you rather the Dems that ran congress, with a Dem president, have done a better job on the economy? Instead they failed and now it's the GOP's fault for not extending unemployment?

Do you see the logical fallacy here?


Yup...the Democrats are "Mommy" and the Republicans are "Daddy". Mommy says..."oh, my poor little child...too young to know any better...couldn't ever do anything wrong...come here for a hug" without fixing anything. While Daddy actually solves the problem, tells junior to toughen up, take responsibility for himself and his actions, learn from his mistakes and provides a real, honest role-model.

You know...grow up and be a man vs. growing up to be a mama's boy.



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 02:04 PM
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BubbaJoe

Snarl
Q: Why are these people unemployed?
A: Bad choices.

Q: Why should I be concerned?
A: Quite frankly ... I am not.

Q: Why is it a 'given' that only 5 conservative votes are required?
Q: Why is there 'no question' every liberal will vote for this extension?



Q1 answer, not always, sometimes they are out of your control.

Q2 answer, you should be, most are but two pay checks from bankruptcy.

Q3 answer, you say liberal like it is a bad thing, they want to feed the poor and insure that everyone has healthcare, but by being a conservative, you wish the rich to get richer, while your middle class lifestyle goes to hell.


Ummm....Bull-crap If they wanted to feed the poor..........the poor would be fed.

With all of the trillions pumped out of the printer's through all of them quantitative easing's...they could have merely given every American the divvy making us all rich and spending/pouring that money back into the system...
This country would be an unstoppable, runaway economic engine...

Instead they gave it all to the banks and gave us the bill...

Next time you want to rail on about poverty and those dastardly republicans.........realize that those dastardly democrats are right there at the trough with them.......snouts buried up to their bungholes. Yep....that's Dingy Harry Reid along with Nancy the plastic surgery Pelosi with Barak the Hussein Obama with John the cry baby Boehner with Mitch the mealy mouthed O'Connell...ETC., ETC., ETC....

YouSir



posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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Perhaps your friend just wasn't adapting to the changing field quickly enough and a 30 year old is already deep in how things are currently done? Perhaps this comes across when he goes on interviews.

And it's true, I lost over half of my 401 after the crash....but it is now almost double what it was before the crash, so I don't know why your friends is doing so badly...the stock market has been booming even if the economy hasn't truly recovered.



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