$24B law extends jobless benefits - Hawaii Business

WASHINGTON>> President Barack Obama signed a $24 billion economic stimulus bill into law yesterday that provides another 14 weeks of benefits to all out-of-work people who have exhausted their benefits. Full Story
Ted Felter

Honolulu, HI

#1 Nov 7, 2009
I sure hope that when my time comes and I'm unemployed I get up to 73 weeks of unemployment. I know times can be tough, but it is hard to imagine not being able to find ANY job after a year. I'm wondering if the benefits are actually keeping people from even looking.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#2 Nov 7, 2009
There are many factors to this though... Sure you can find a job, but maybe one that only pays 1/3 as much and doesn't provided benefits for your wife and kids. but no, you'd be over qualified, and some college kid will take it.

Honolulu, HI

#3 Nov 7, 2009
Where are the comments?

Seattle, WA

#4 Nov 7, 2009
because of delaying by the republicans it meant over 200000 lost their unemployment benefits by the time the legislation passed....
Eddie FLores Sux

Honolulu, HI

#5 Nov 8, 2009
While I understand where you're comments are coming from, isn't it better to get a job, any job rather than "live on welfare"?
That's the problem with a welfare state, where welfare is better than working. Hawaii is the ULTIMATE welfare state in the US, where I've seen people get paid almost $3000 in unemployment benefits in a month! That's not even including food stamps, etc. that makes it so lucrative to just sit on the coach, drink beer and do nothing.
On top of that, the Unemployment Fund gets depleted, the employers left standing have to pay through their noses next year, and the vicious cycle continues.
Cut out the welfare, or at least make it a little more difficult to qualify for the unemployment payouts and you'll see more people out there trying to get a job!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Honolulu Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
ObAMA'S FAKE ECONOMY 2 hr Go Blue Forever 8
Isle housing bottom seen - Business (Apr '09) 2 hr redacted 61,984
OBAMA COUNTDOWN for DAYS LEFT In Office UNTIL N... (Jan '14) 2 hr Jack 1,744
Last Post Wins (Apr '11) 19 hr Brimstone and Com... 2,281
Preacher Jim (Feb '11) Sat Snap Crackle Pop 360
Man accused in alcohol poisoning of girl faces ... (Jan '10) Sat Aloha 47
KOBE is DONE_____THROW him in the DUMPSTER (Dec '13) Sat Jack 44
Honolulu Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Honolulu People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Honolulu News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Honolulu

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 2:56 am PST

Bleacher Report 2:56AM
San Francisco 49ers: Who Are the Top Candidates to Replace Jim Harbaugh
Bleacher Report 1:00 PM
Sources: Harbaugh Expected to Go to U-M
CBS Sports 1:56 PM
Report: 49ers expect Jim Harbaugh to accept Michigan offer 'this week'
Bleacher Report 4:30 AM
NFL Week 17 Vegas Odds and Predictions
NFL 5:10 AM
Michigan officials believe Jim Harbaugh will be coach