Federal Unemployment Benefits

Dec 23, 2013 Full story: WCHS-TV Charleston 97

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Nearly 7,000 West Virginians who receive long-term federal unemployment benefits will be cut off at the end of the week.

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really

Blairsville, PA

#44 Dec 25, 2013
u funny wrote:
<quoted text>
Through the workforce! Haha what a joke. I talked with a big wig there, while we did a build out in same building. He said he'd put a sign up. Construction laborers needed pay 12:50 an hr. Mind you we are in the same building. I got nothing no phone call no stop ins nothing. So as for ppl wanting to work that's hilarious. I have watched as ppl come into this building year after year no jobs. I have always been hiring threw them when we are working there. I've personally had 3 build outs in same building. People trying to find work. Haha right.
give a company name or number i will come apply

“Free Bananas and Ophones ”

Level 9

Since: Aug 11

KFC Wi-Fi

#45 Dec 26, 2013
Dang I lost my Ophone again!
oldschool

Chicago, IL

#46 Dec 26, 2013
Mr_Awesome wrote:
<quoted text>Good point and many families that are used to multiple incomes but one spouse lost the job and other still works do not qualify for anything as "they make too much". So the unemployment money has to go much further than most of the geniuses on here would understand.

Comparing someone on unemployment to welfare is asinine and shows their level of competent knowledge.
Amen. I'm in that exact situation. I have worked all my life, I have a degree and have been looking for a job for over a year now. Could not receive any assistance because I "made too much" on unemployment. I'm sorry but if you have worked and paid taxes since you were 16 yrs old you should qualify for assistance to get back on your feet! The system is a joke.
MsKamish

Cabin Creek, WV

#47 Dec 26, 2013
picker2 wrote:
<quoted text>Hey look, they have had over 2 years on unemployment benefits. In 2 years they could have had an associates degree from a community college instead of "riding it out".
At one time, going to school full time (unless for GED,)multi was not permissible if you received Un. Employment Benefits. You had to be AVAILABLE to interview and return to a comparable position of full time work at any time. You couldn't say:" I have a final that day, can I reschedule.." All Benefits would cease.
MsKamish

Cabin Creek, WV

#48 Dec 26, 2013
In my house, you take ANY JOB you can get. I am not too humble as some. My husband, picked up garbage for a year....with a Masters Degree+....but we made it and kept our assets, we had worked for so long, NO ONE wants to hire anyone over 50...at least a few years back
Nosey Rosey

Cabin Creek, WV

#49 Dec 26, 2013
Listen wrote:
<quoted text>
Get the facts correct before saying something ignorant. Ppl who are on unemployment DO pay taxes. Are u getting that confused with ppl on welfare.
Oh they pay taxes too...they just get it back in the form of EIC credit...then go blow the HUGE tax return of big screen TV's, instead of putting it in the bank for the rains that WILL COME, like Gas and electric bills....
Listen

Monaca, PA

#50 Dec 26, 2013
Nosey Rosey wrote:
<quoted text>Oh they pay taxes too...they just get it back in the form of EIC credit...then go blow the HUGE tax return of big screen TV's, instead of putting it in the bank for the rains that WILL COME, like Gas and electric bills....
Oh they do? I was laid off in 2010 & received unemployment but luckily found another job so quick that I only received 2 week of benefits. Guess what? I didn't receive a huge return & blow it on tvs. Quit Assuming everyone Is like that.
picker2

Beckley, WV

#51 Dec 26, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
YEAH..Does Prez Obama Care??
..
HELL NO!!..
He's going off on a HAWAIIAN VACATION spending YOUR Tax Money!!..
WILL, he think about YOU while his Family is feasting .NO because...YOU will be eligible for FOOD STAMPS and UTILITIES assistance is available...Hmmm..sounds like YOU won't have it THAT Bad...UNTIL your home is FORECLOSED upon...BECAUSE you AIN'T got the mortgage BUCKS!!
Yes, We do KNOW the Obama's Need a vacation..We Understand THAT!!
BUT, to Push Obama Care BEFORE the XMAS deadline of signing up..and NOW Unemployment Benefits being CUT..WHERE does the Obama Administration THINK people are SUPPOSED to get the money to PAY for Obama Care IF there is NO income coming into the home???
Seems like we are running in circles here...?????
It is a circle for sure. The liberals were so intent on passing Obamacare, they abandoned the funding of other programs like extended unemployment benefits. Now they are throwing it in the laps of the Conservative House to be the bad guys who have the responsibility of cutting funding somewhere to pay for extending unemployment. You know Harry and Nancy are going to cry like a school kid who dropped his ice cream and blame the Republicans if they can't find the money. In the meantime, the Obamacare failures are adding trillions to our debt. This is one they can't blame on George Bush or the Republicans. The Democrats were in full control of both bodies of Congress and the presidency when this ignorant, no time to read the Bill passed.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#52 Dec 28, 2013
I thought everyone knew that Obamacare became law in 2010. But I do believe the Dems were so anxious to pass anything because of the low ratings for congress they played softball over extending unemployment benefits but please don't pretend that conservatives bear no responsibility. That's crazy talk.

Just wait until ordinary people who have worked hard all their lives, but were so unlucky as to have lost their jobs because of the changing job market and have not been able to get another, start screaming to their representatives. There will be a turnaround in politicians' opinions.

“Pro Union - Enviro Vigilante”

Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Craigsville , WV

#53 Dec 28, 2013
Lesson Learned wrote:
I thought everyone knew that Obamacare became law in 2010. But I do believe the Dems were so anxious to pass anything because of the low ratings for congress they played softball over extending unemployment benefits but please don't pretend that conservatives bear no responsibility. That's crazy talk.

Just wait until ordinary people who have worked hard all their lives, but were so unlucky as to have lost their jobs because of the changing job market and have not been able to get another, start screaming to their representatives. There will be a turnaround in politicians' opinions.
You told us this at least 6 times .... Enough of the copy - paste BS.
Jeff

Beckley, WV

#54 Dec 28, 2013
Lesson Learned wrote:
There will be a turnaround in politicians' opinions.
The only time a politician changes his opinion is when money is involved or elections are pending.
myth buster

Gay, WV

#55 Dec 28, 2013
Bug Ridge wrote:
Fantastic ... They've laid on it long enough ... Now hopefully they'll get a damn job & pay some taxes!
no the lawyers like jan-dill will get richer now ' ppl will be in and out trying to get a crazy check
picker2

Beckley, WV

#56 Dec 28, 2013
myth buster wrote:
<quoted text>no the lawyers like jan-dill will get richer now ' ppl will be in and out trying to get a crazy check
True, once they get a taste of the easy life,it is hard to go back.
picker2

Beckley, WV

#57 Dec 28, 2013
Lesson Learned wrote:
I thought everyone knew that Obamacare became law in 2010. But I do believe the Dems were so anxious to pass anything because of the low ratings for congress they played softball over extending unemployment benefits but please don't pretend that conservatives bear no responsibility. That's crazy talk.
Just wait until ordinary people who have worked hard all their lives, but were so unlucky as to have lost their jobs because of the changing job market and have not been able to get another, start screaming to their representatives. There will be a turnaround in politicians' opinions.
These Liberals pass Bills just to be popular and to get votes. Then after they pass them they want to raise taxes to pay for them. Never any give and take. Just pass it with no inkling of how it will be paid for except to print some more money. Then every time someone doesn't stand to get something they say is free they scream racism or blame Republicans.
Common Knowledge

Clarksburg, WV

#58 Dec 29, 2013
All you have to do is pick up the news paper or watch tv to see Americans are in trouble!
The Liberals and ACLU are killing American. All these gay an lesbian groups are tearing the fabric of America apart!
Damn dems want to give up monies to poor and jobless. Who usually are either part of a cycle for generations or just plain lazy and getting one over on the rest of us.
ACLU want to tell us Americans we can't believe in what we want!?!?? Is that not why we separated from England???? And it's like we the people don't have the voice anymore! But their lawyers Do.
Gay and lesbian!!!! What the fuck Boy Scouts ?!?! They shower together! Come on America! Russia is pointing and laughing at all of us! We look week and no leader!
Not America my family fought in wars for ! I have family in Marines. They were told two weeks ago some monies will be late! For our soldiers and their families this is not acceptable! But this fat half retarded whore with 5 kids will get hers. Fuck that America !Gay and lesbian groups telling us who where what and when and then telling us gods not part of our society. Then the ACLU will confirm all of this.... Fuck that!
This country's in trouble! Get out and tell the ppl the easy way isn't for Americans!

“Pro Union - Enviro Vigilante”

Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Craigsville , WV

#59 Dec 29, 2013
Common Knowledge wrote:
All you have to do is pick up the news paper or watch tv to see Americans are in trouble!
The Liberals and ACLU are killing American. All these gay an lesbian groups are tearing the fabric of America apart!
Damn dems want to give up monies to poor and jobless. Who usually are either part of a cycle for generations or just plain lazy and getting one over on the rest of us.
ACLU want to tell us Americans we can't believe in what we want!?!?? Is that not why we separated from England???? And it's like we the people don't have the voice anymore! But their lawyers Do.
Gay and lesbian!!!! What the fuck Boy Scouts ?!?! They shower together! Come on America! Russia is pointing and laughing at all of us! We look week and no leader!
Not America my family fought in wars for ! I have family in Marines. They were told two weeks ago some monies will be late! For our soldiers and their families this is not acceptable! But this fat half retarded whore with 5 kids will get hers. Fuck that America !Gay and lesbian groups telling us who where what and when and then telling us gods not part of our society. Then the ACLU will confirm all of this.... Fuck that!
This country's in trouble! Get out and tell the ppl the easy way isn't for Americans!
AMEN!
picker2

Beckley, WV

#60 Dec 29, 2013
One thing for sure, come Monday morning the ones who have had benefits run out Saturday will be out seriously looking for a job. They won't have to worry about where to get their paper filled out so they can get their unemployment check. They won't be going where they know they aren't hiring, they will be trying to go where they are hiring.

“Pro Union - Enviro Vigilante”

Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Craigsville , WV

#61 Dec 29, 2013
picker2 wrote:
One thing for sure, come Monday morning the ones who have had benefits run out Saturday will be out seriously looking for a job. They won't have to worry about where to get their paper filled out so they can get their unemployment check. They won't be going where they know they aren't hiring, they will be trying to go where they are hiring.
Laid around & played around this ole town too long ....
curious creeker

Charleston, WV

#62 Dec 29, 2013
#1 - there are a few "bad ones" in every scenario

#2 - At time laws were passed many years ago, regarding Unemployment, with a little training and referrerals Job Works could match workers to jobs easier because there was still lots of jobs out there almost comparable with ones lost.

Now 26 weeks is not enough, if the Works Program can't match anyone, with a job (which their going in there is mandatory)then what luck would an individual have?

The most amazing thing I find about this batch of workers from age 30-50, even with knowledge of many lost jobs and the horrible economy, they didn't give up luxuries to pay off their most important "bill" - their home mortgage. If they had focused on blancing all other bills enough not to be sued or having utilities shut off and gave up on getting more credit and BUYING SO MUCH FOR THEIR CHILDREN and got their "cave as their own" then finding a job to pay utilities would not be so bad for they'd qualify for FOOD STAMPS - then their next deal should be balancing all bills to get their "carriage they need to have to look for a job" paid off. You are allowed to own a car and home and qualify for SNAP, ILEAP (help with heating bills)food pantries, etc.

Used to be people retired where they had worked for over 20-30 years NO MORE - employers lay off the oldest ones first to get out of paying their retirement, insurance benefits and hire temporary employees - CRUEL BUT TRUE. In "the day" a person proudly worked about 40 years in the same company/job and retired with all bills paid and money held back to even get a little "vacation home" to go for winter.

Now plans have to change people just need to make sure they get a home paid for before anything else - then car, then other bills - THEY HAVE TO GET PREPARED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS to live on briefly then nothing by handouts - terrible, a shame, not right.

People who never worked in their life get SSI if they have children or a disability - then they qualify for everything free all their life usually - while people who worked are left to survive almost alone without a good plan.
Common Knowledge

Clarksburg, WV

#63 Dec 29, 2013
Americans disbelieve in faith and in this country itself are rapidly taking over. I personally don't stand for this new American way. I love my God, my family, and America! As we all should or keep your mouth shut! These false hope groups should be ashamed for ruin of our society.
As for unemployment. My parents an my grandparents would be embarrassed to receive help! My grandparents both lived thur the Great Depression. Never stood in bread lines or received supplements. They started a farm from scratch and MADE IT WoRK! As they felt they were not entitled to shit! Just happy to have freedom of religion and feed their families. My mother raised 3 kids by herself and believe religion and hard work would lead us all to success. No help from the govt. I have a soldier in Afghanistan he was told not to openly practice catholicism and that isn't not an option to see a priest. Is that what we want here in America?
We as a whole should feel the same. Friends, family and God are your help. Not the govt!
Enough of big brother an these watch groups! If these people don't like it try moving to Mexico or Canada. For this my friends is America the land of the free and the home of the brave!

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