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House Democrats push for
extension of jobless benefits

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Vicki Needham

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/12/2012 8:51:44 PM

House Democrats are beginning their push for an extension of expanded federal unemployment benefits before more than 2.1 million workers lose them at year´s end. Ways and Means panel ranking member Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) released a committee report on Monday arguing for quick action to extend benefits before they expire Dec. 29. “We cannot forget the human cliff looming for more than two million Americans scheduled to lose their economic lifeline during the upcoming holidays," Levin said. "Failing to act would push millions of middle class

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Gotta keep it going until 2016.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: country boy, 11/12/2012 9:03:55 PM     (No. 9009984)

They don´t even think this is a fiscal cliff. They think it is a fiscal amusement park.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/12/2012 9:06:33 PM     (No. 9009991)

NO! Taxpayers cannot continue to subsidize your jobs killing agenda. NO

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 11/12/2012 9:06:40 PM     (No. 9009992)

The long term unemployed are "middle class"?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chief1942, 11/12/2012 9:07:05 PM     (No. 9009994)

It was due to your total incompetence that we have yet to have an "economic recovery", therefore so many people on unemployment benefits. All this extension would do is provide the progressive/socialists with more "dependents" that will not vote against the hand that feeds them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/12/2012 9:09:18 PM     (No. 9009997)

Boehner and bros will cave.... They won´t want to have unemployed people mad at them... Just those employed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/12/2012 9:32:09 PM     (No. 9010051)

99 weeks isn´t enought?????

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Reply 7 - Posted by: shamrock, 11/12/2012 9:34:42 PM     (No. 9010058)

#5 is right, more paid vacation for the losers. Why do they call it unemployment, just call it welfare. These people will never get another job, too much fun goofing around and grabbing a check.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pinger, 11/12/2012 9:49:32 PM     (No. 9010078)

Just think. If they´d just stand down and let the free market work....employers could pay people money instead of the Chinese government, then we taxpayers doing it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: msjena, 11/12/2012 9:55:25 PM     (No. 9010089)

No. Enough is enough. Doesn´t research show that most people who run out of benefits quickly find a job? There is no incentive to work if you are getting government checks.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 11/12/2012 9:56:28 PM     (No. 9010091)

At work the other day a saw a person who said their unemployment stopped so they went and got a job "to get some cash for Christmas, but I´ll fired later so I can go back on unemployment".

I will support those that can´t work, but refuse to support those that won´t.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/12/2012 9:56:42 PM     (No. 9010092)

Get them some jobs, asshats.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/12/2012 9:58:48 PM     (No. 9010097)

´´The long term unemployed are "middle class"?´´

Brilliant conclusion, #3.

The Republicans in Congress has got to ask themselves. Will this help me get votes in 2014 & 2016? If the answer is ´´yes´´ to either, they need to be replaced by Tea Party candidates.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/12/2012 10:04:51 PM     (No. 9010105)

How about extension of Bush tax cuts for honest tax- paying citizens?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/12/2012 10:17:36 PM     (No. 9010132)

Do Levin and the Dems have any other ideas?

I´ll bet this little nugget was floated in the ´hood that they´d be pushing for this extension to "buy" votes.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/12/2012 10:20:23 PM     (No. 9010136)

Why not let things run their course. 0boohoo made the promises of handouts to his voters. Let him find a way to make it happen, or take the consequences.

Dollars against doughnuts says Social Security Disability ranks will continue to grow as Unemployment expires.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/12/2012 10:30:23 PM     (No. 9010154)

How about we deport a couple of million here illegally and on expired VISA´s to open up some jobs ? How about the gov employees that have been on the job more than 25 years retiring to open up jobs ?



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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/12/2012 10:32:01 PM     (No. 9010159)

Jobless benefits have been extended for 4 years. It´s time to get a job or move where there is one.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 11/12/2012 11:02:36 PM     (No. 9010236)

Go ahead. Let them extend unemployment benefits as long as they want. 99 weeks should be a good start. While we´re at it, the Republicans should propose increasing food stamp eligibility to 500% of the poverty level and give Medicare/Medicaid to everyone, regardless of income.

If liberals want everyone dependent on government, let´s give it to them. This will be the only way to prove that the only thing worse than not getting what you want is getting it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: neenbean, 11/12/2012 11:09:13 PM     (No. 9010252)

What they have done worked....it kept people fed so they never had to suffer like Carter.

Let them suffer....immigration reform won´t be so popular when Johnny can´t get a job due to Jose

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Reply 20 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/12/2012 11:11:40 PM     (No. 9010258)

The unemployment benefits were decreased to 73 months from 99 months in February of this year. Without taking the time to look, I would guess that sequestration was part of that same deal. Democrats are despicable.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 11/12/2012 11:18:40 PM     (No. 9010273)

If you´re not going to do anything to bring down unemployment, the least you can do is make it worthwhile to be unemployed indefinitely, right, Barack?
This is how Democrats grow the economy and pay off the national debt.
This is how the inmates run the asylum.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 11/12/2012 11:21:18 PM     (No. 9010282)

Minor correction, #20 - it´s 73 and 99 weeks, not 73 and 99 months.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 11/13/2012 12:08:35 AM     (No. 9010326)

With what money?


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Reply 24 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/13/2012 1:38:28 AM     (No. 9010367)

Hey, we´re on a cruise, everybody! What fiscal cliff?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/13/2012 1:39:23 AM     (No. 9010368)

With what money?? Our money...taxpayers (both individuals and businesses). While we work harder to keep our jobs and now we are taxed more (thanks to voters in California and soon Obama on the national scale), and the value of our real income is falling like a rock as prices for everything (but eapecially necessities, like food, gas, utilities, etc.) climb faster than the Weimar Republic...WE get to support these people who can´t find a job after 4 years. And to think, we almost stopped this mess last week had it not been for the leeches, idiots, ideologues and tons of voter fraud. There is no America anymore.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 11/13/2012 2:08:42 AM     (No. 9010392)

Things aren´t bad in the Obamaconomy. What, me worry?
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Longer than 99 weeks unemployment? Good grief. I see the news couldn´t be bothered to cover THAT angle during the campaign.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 11/13/2012 3:04:04 AM     (No. 9010421)

Gee, why is this necessary? Zero has been focused like a laser on jobs for four years. Given his tireless efforts and willingness to forsake golf and vacations for the cause, surely there is no need for any further extended forms of welfare at this point.

Good old Democrats, never at a loss to keep their feet on the brakes of the economy with their never ending supply of ideas counterproductive to America´s survival instincts. Idiots.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/13/2012 6:14:09 AM     (No. 9010523)

No, no, no. It´s demonrat policies that have caused jobless everywhere.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jerseyden, 11/13/2012 7:20:16 AM     (No. 9010594)

I thought the O admin were going to have shovel ready jobs available if he won. Also was going to create millions of jobs. Let the dems explain this failure before starting to give more of taxpayers money to support the unemployed.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/13/2012 9:37:37 AM     (No. 9010948)

New Normal...benefits for life...if you don´t feel like working that´s OK, just keep voting for DIMS!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/13/2012 10:45:24 AM     (No. 9011202)

Pay for it out of Congressional salaries.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: beca, 11/13/2012 12:00:12 PM     (No. 9011453)

house dems and senate dems dont have a brain cell between them....give give give...how about you sloths create some jobs.........

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