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Democrats want extension of
unemployment benefits for 2 million
Americans as part of fiscal cliff deal

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:FlyRight, 12/9/2012 7:20:41 AM

Washington — Hovering in the background of the "fiscal cliff" debate is the prospect of 2 million people losing their unemployment benefits four days after Christmas."This is the real cliff," said Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. He´s been leading the effort to include another extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed in any deal to avert looming tax increases and massive spending cuts in January. "Many of these people are struggling to pay mortgages, to provide education for their children," Reed said this past week as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/9/2012 7:37:34 AM     (No. 9056121)

2 million people is .06% of the population (not counting our Mexican guests overstaying their welcome).

Did Mr Reed ask himself why these people are still jobless 99 weeks later? Couldn it have something to do with unions and Dem economic policy?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: vesicant, 12/9/2012 7:40:11 AM     (No. 9056128)

Not to mention the fact that it´s those mortgages that got us here in the first place.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 12/9/2012 7:47:55 AM     (No. 9056134)

Oh c´mon people. Have you forgotten yer basic physics laws?
A few more passengers on the bus isn´t going to affect its terminal velocity one bit...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 12/9/2012 7:48:46 AM     (No. 9056135)

Liberalism is certainly a mental illness.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/9/2012 7:51:31 AM     (No. 9056138)

And for those who no longer have benefits, what about them?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: andyboy, 12/9/2012 7:51:57 AM     (No. 9056140)

That´s their answer to the fiscal cliff -- tax the rich and spend, spend, spend.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OhMy, 12/9/2012 7:54:05 AM     (No. 9056143)

In short the Rats demand that the GOP betray their base and cut their own throats politically, so that the Rad base is protected completely from the effects of their bad policies. Where is the skin in the game? The sad part is that the cry baby will probably go along and take the blame as well.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/9/2012 7:58:19 AM     (No. 9056150)

Obama just said all sectors of the economy are doing good. National unemployment at 7.7% and employers saying they´re planning on adding staff next year so we do we need more extensions? Manufacturers are saying they can´t find skilled workers despite the country spending billions on job training.Must be in buggy whip industries.

What these people need is a job skill not a handout.The workforce is becoming more specialized.I know a guy who makes $500-$1000 a week doing piddly jobs in brick stone,putting in floors bathrooms etc.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 12/9/2012 8:01:32 AM     (No. 9056156)

The Democrats are wanting a bailout of their failed economic policies by extending the already extended unemployment payments. At what point does unemployment become welfare? We´re stealing from our children and their children to pay for this since the government borrows 46 percent of whatever it spends.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pineledger, 12/9/2012 8:04:10 AM     (No. 9056161)

Of course they do. Daddy Warbucks with our money.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dittohead, 12/9/2012 8:05:00 AM     (No. 9056162)

Does this remind anyone else of that congressman that thought too many military personnel on the island would tip it over? Folks, hold on tight and hold your nose, we are about to tip@@@@

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Libertygal, 12/9/2012 8:29:49 AM     (No. 9056209)

More bloat to the bill. I have been warning, this is stimulus porkulous 2013. Mark my words, trillions in bailouts rescues, spending. It´s the Obama Dem way. The taxes won´t be for anything but more spending. No debt will be paid, the debt ceiling will be raised to infinity, and we have to pass the bill to know what´s in it.

Just do it already, sick of the threats, it will just be pushed through New Years Eve right before midnight, anyway.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: shamus, 12/9/2012 8:34:33 AM     (No. 9056214)

Obama wants to go off the cliff. He doesn´t care about unemployment.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: saryden, 12/9/2012 8:43:10 AM     (No. 9056226)

Just slogging along on our way to socialist poverty.. too strapped to protect against Islamic Sharia Law takeover. This president likes that idea.. that will keep Moochie in her place!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/9/2012 8:47:17 AM     (No. 9056233)

The blue states have been on unemployment for 4 years. It´s time get a job.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: f64, 12/9/2012 8:57:25 AM     (No. 9056252)

How soon before we have Hereditary Unemployment?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/9/2012 9:07:59 AM     (No. 9056273)

16 check out the inner cities. We already have hereditary unemployment.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/9/2012 9:43:00 AM     (No. 9056312)

2016: unemployment benefits never end. Thank you, Mr. President.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: God of Irony, 12/9/2012 10:03:56 AM     (No. 9056336)

The Republicans should support this and put stipulations on it that there be mandatory drug testing, mandatory training and it be reduced over time. Also partial support should be given if they get a job a lower rate than the previous job.

And the government needs to cut spending elsewhere to pay for it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/9/2012 11:17:01 AM     (No. 9056455)

So 99 weeks (two years) isn´t enough time to ´find a job´...tough, let Obama take the hit for ruining the economy. The more we bail them out the better they do, how much sense does that make?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fritzilou, 12/9/2012 11:45:28 AM     (No. 9056490)

Since Obama keeps changing the deal, it is obvious that what he really wants is to go over the fiscal cliff. He is not negotiating; he is sending new order and desires out over the media every day. Who can keep up with them?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FunOne, 12/9/2012 12:04:46 PM     (No. 9056518)

There is but one solution to reducing unemployment, and the Obama administration is totally opposed to it.

Create an environment where the private sector is comfortable hiring people.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 12/9/2012 12:49:57 PM     (No. 9056574)

Democrats want to pay people NOT to work.

Do they fund it from spending cuts?
Do they fund it from more efficient government?
Do they fund it from cutting pork?

No.

They want workers and employers to pay their dependent class NOT to work.
They want to borrow more money and charge it to the American taxpayer.
They want to operate Washington WITHOUT passing budgets as required by law.

Washington breaks the very laws that they inflict on us.
When will everyone be required to follow the same laws we do?


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Reply 24 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/9/2012 3:21:20 PM     (No. 9056708)

Why do libs think welfare & unemployment are good for the economy? They don´t. They lie.

This am I watched a news spot on an event in Ohio, where 200 free apartments were taking applications. 2,ooo showed up & all were dressed in muslim garb. Somalia refugees or students here on visas? In 2011, foreign student visas were up by 840k.

Our great nation is being given away.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/10/2012 4:10:47 AM     (No. 9057217)

No, No, No. It´s beyond time for the gravy train to end.

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