Tennessee considers reducing unemploy...

Tennessee considers reducing unemployment pay

There are 12 comments on the WBIR-TV story from Feb 4, 2010, titled Tennessee considers reducing unemployment pay. In it, WBIR-TV reports that:

By Bonna Johnson, The Tennessean With Tennessee's jobless rate persistently in double digits, the idea of cutting weekly benefits has emerged as one way to keep the state's unemployment compensation fund in the black.

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Studmonkey

United States

#1 Feb 5, 2010
Try raising taxes! That always seemed to work before.
observant citizens

Nashville, TN

#2 Feb 5, 2010
Tennessee would like nothing more than to decrease anything they have to pay...so the rich people in the Vol state can put more in their pockets... what are the unemployed people who worked hard to try to make a decent life for their family going to do....we now pay big taxes and also...fund the illegal immigrants who live here...hope you have a big paying job Stud...cause you are going to need it
Studmonkey

United States

#3 Feb 5, 2010
I do!!!!
Wild Card

Knoxville, TN

#4 Feb 8, 2010
I say sure, reduce unemployment- only AFTER you first reduce all other social programs. After all, unemployment is for displaced WORKERS.

Those who lounge around being rewarded for terrible decision making skills should be penalized first. Also, if you haven't provided for your own retirement, get back to work or get into the box. I'll never receive a DIME of taxpayer money- I did what my parents told me to do, I went to College and I have worked my entire life.
uh duh

Duluth, GA

#5 Feb 8, 2010
Just file in another state, like Mass. They have $600+ a week
ajc

Memphis, TN

#6 Feb 8, 2010
Good oh boy tennessee. People look for jobs everyday and when unemployemnt hit its hurts. 275.00 is not enought to pay rent and utilites and find a job. Oh this same money is to fund you to find a job put gas in the car. Don't get sick on unemployment.
Oh the temp service is a joke. They give you a job and then after 2 weeks and umemployemnt stops you are back trying to get benefits because it was temp or they call you and say you have a long term assigment and you work short hours but was promissed full 40 hours. You are sent home and then what. People that talk about the system never experience the system. Be a single and try to keep your house running off of 275 some are less then that oh, yes these people pay taxes on this money. Go ahead take it away from these people and watch the crime rate increase. People get mad and would do anything to survive.
Major

Johnson City, TN

#7 Feb 8, 2010
Bad for the poor folks.
faye

United States

#8 Feb 9, 2010
if unemployment benefits are reduced our crime rate is going to soar.
john hernando

Hernando, MS

#9 Feb 9, 2010
Wild Card wrote:
I say sure, reduce unemployment- only AFTER you first reduce all other social programs. After all, unemployment is for displaced WORKERS.
Those who lounge around being rewarded for terrible decision making skills should be penalized first. Also, if you haven't provided for your own retirement, get back to work or get into the box. I'll never receive a DIME of taxpayer money- I did what my parents told me to do, I went to College and I have worked my entire life.
Everyone give a big hell yea for wild card,and a pat on the back he seems to want so bad.
redadair

Millington, TN

#10 Feb 9, 2010
SUE THE STATE
Wild Card

Knoxville, TN

#11 Feb 17, 2010
john hernando wrote:
<quoted text> Everyone give a big hell yea for wild card,and a pat on the back he seems to want so bad.
If just half of the hands on my wallet right were removed I'd be a happy guy.

Pat on the back? Get a job.
Feminist Prosecutor

Nashville, TN

#12 Feb 22, 2010
faye wrote:
if unemployment benefits are reduced our crime rate is going to soar.
We're counting on it. I need as many convictions under my belt as I can get.

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