Federal Unemployment Benefits

Federal Unemployment Benefits

There are 97 comments on the WCHS-TV Charleston story from Dec 23, 2013, titled Federal Unemployment Benefits. In it, WCHS-TV Charleston reports that:

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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creeker

Belle, WV

#64 Dec 29, 2013
My Dad got hurt in mines years ago and didn't realize he could sue as there was no WC - SS in those days. He did odd jobs, had garden, hunted and fished for food for the family. Got janitor work and retired as he was so disabled BUT PAID HIS HOME OFF AS HE TOOK LUMP SUM TO DO SO - didn't owe nothing (for he never ever used credit to buy anything....) but utilities and had food from garden, hunting, fishing so he'd do odd jobs and make those utilities and when he got his SS he was scared to keep a garden in front of people who may turn him into SS for having one though it was small and all of the family helped him with it as he wasn't able to do it all. He still fished and hunted occassionally.
Moral of story is HE KNEW even with no education after he was dumped by a big company and didn't know he was done wrong (till later, people told him, grrrrr)that he just had to survive and bless his heart that was his way til he died as a young man who appeared inside and outside his body to be twenty years older. He worked himself to death. So I abhor people who won't look at the big picture to take care of his family and continue living the life they do watching thousands around them go down from losing their job and everything they have.
I too made it almost 40 years in same job and have my important bills paid - HOME, CAR - learned it proudly from my "country, illiterate, Ex-coal miner Daddy...
Common Knowledge

Clarksburg, WV

#65 Dec 29, 2013
curious creeker wrote:
#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.
So you stance is? Make benefits more available to plush jobs and ones who don't set up their future. It shouldn't be up to your employer to keep you alive and happy. I have saved since I was 18 I started my own Roth account and been part of wv 529 plan. Should I have to pay for others poor planning and decision making skills?
The only way to help these ppl is more blue collar jobs and to cut unemployment benefits. I'm all about helping the elderly and children, but others have to be cut off.
Unemployment benefits are not help jobless, not become a lifestyle.
You don't work you don't eat! Too many jobs out there to not work. Even if its not your fairy tale job or one your educated in.
The huge push for white collar jobs and college education have also killed our economy. It take all kinds to make this run smoothly. So if some happen to feel entitled to a certain pay because your college educated I personally find that funny. Both my older siblings have degrees. One a masters in physiology. I make more than both combined. I work hard everyday, I got callouses on top of callouses. But I also have a home 2 vehicles and a bank account. All of which are paid for. Oh and I'm 28 with two children in private school.
There are so many opportunities in wv right now. Just be able to pass a drug test and have a will to work. Most here could get a oil and gas job at 20 hr with some benefits. I was at a business expo with a lot of oil and gas businesses I was told that 75% of the people that applied either failed the drug test or simply would not come back and take it. Mind you these people knew they were going to apply for a job!
Our govt should adopt a drug test policy and follow it regularly.
What ever happen to the attitude. " I don't want it if I can't get it on my own!"
Common Knowledge

Clarksburg, WV

#66 Dec 29, 2013
creeker wrote:
My Dad got hurt in mines years ago and didn't realize he could sue as there was no WC - SS in those days. He did odd jobs, had garden, hunted and fished for food for the family. Got janitor work and retired as he was so disabled BUT PAID HIS HOME OFF AS HE TOOK LUMP SUM TO DO SO - didn't owe nothing (for he never ever used credit to buy anything....) but utilities and had food from garden, hunting, fishing so he'd do odd jobs and make those utilities and when he got his SS he was scared to keep a garden in front of people who may turn him into SS for having one though it was small and all of the family helped him with it as he wasn't able to do it all. He still fished and hunted occassionally.
Moral of story is HE KNEW even with no education after he was dumped by a big company and didn't know he was done wrong (till later, people told him, grrrrr)that he just had to survive and bless his heart that was his way til he died as a young man who appeared inside and outside his body to be twenty years older. He worked himself to death. So I abhor people who won't look at the big picture to take care of his family and continue living the life they do watching thousands around them go down from losing their job and everything they have.
I too made it almost 40 years in same job and have my important bills paid - HOME, CAR - learned it proudly from my "country, illiterate, Ex-coal miner Daddy...
We need more men like your Father! A real American with his arms to full to accept handouts! God bless his soul.
picker2

Beckley, WV

#67 Dec 29, 2013
Common Knowledge wrote:
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!
But you know how things have changed. The government loves for people to depend on the government for their every need. Makes them lazy and they will be a push over when the government finally decides to cut it all off. Government buys their vote so they will cut their own throat. People are too stupid to realize that this pittance the government gives them, only keeps them poor. Makes the rich man richer because he has less competition.
why

Saint Albans, WV

#68 Dec 30, 2013
The unemployment rate is still about 7% which means there aren't a lot of jobs available. Why? Just ask congress and your president but I sure as heck don't know.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#69 Dec 30, 2013
why wrote:
The unemployment rate is still about 7% which means there aren't a lot of jobs available. Why? Just ask congress and your president but I sure as heck don't know.
Excuse me, I think you mean "just ask congress". Obama has a job program but rightwingers don't want to hear about it. They don't care about the country or who might be out of a job. They seem to think that workers formerly making over $100,000 a year are satisfied with a couple hundred dollars a week unemployment. You can't deal with people who think like that.

Bug Ridge
Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#70 Dec 30, 2013
Lesson Learned wrote:
<quoted text>Excuse me, I think you mean "just ask congress". Obama has a job program but rightwingers don't want to hear about it. They don't care about the country or who might be out of a job. They seem to think that workers formerly making over $100,000 a year are satisfied with a couple hundred dollars a week unemployment. You can't deal with people who think like that.
Not here either ... Go away!
Common Knowlegde

Clarksburg, WV

#71 Dec 30, 2013
I don't believe there are no jobs. Sorry. Maybe jobs you don't want to do or you feel are over qualified for. I do believe 6.5% don't want jobs! It's easier for them and they don't care about the end results.
You should never see help wanted signs or ads in paper. When unemployment rate is 7%. I know of many oil and gas companies hiring. I personally know 2 ppl in last 6 month hired at Mylan. Many good jobs out there.
Also for those making 100,000 dollars annually, then going on govt assistance. If you couldn't save on that income your right I don't expect for you to make it on peanuts.
You ppl need to change you paradigm. To many jobs need filled. Illegal immigrants are filling jobs ever day. Mainly bc our society feels entitled. Come on ppl it's not a left or right thing it's about self respect and pride!

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#72 Dec 30, 2013
Common Knowlegde wrote:
I don't believe there are no jobs. Sorry. Maybe jobs you don't want to do or you feel are over qualified for. I do believe 6.5% don't want jobs! It's easier for them and they don't care about the end results.
You should never see help wanted signs or ads in paper. When unemployment rate is 7%. I know of many oil and gas companies hiring. I personally know 2 ppl in last 6 month hired at Mylan. Many good jobs out there.
Also for those making 100,000 dollars annually, then going on govt assistance. If you couldn't save on that income your right I don't expect for you to make it on peanuts.
You ppl need to change you paradigm. To many jobs need filled. Illegal immigrants are filling jobs ever day. Mainly bc our society feels entitled. Come on ppl it's not a left or right thing it's about self respect and pride!
Two people hired in last six months...wow! With a hiring rate like that I have to agree with you...don't know why anyone is unemployed. ARE YOU KIDDING?
Common Knowlegde

Clarksburg, WV

#73 Dec 30, 2013
Yeah smart ass. I'm one person knowing 2 ppl. I'm not the only person that knows ppl that work there. The point was they got jobs and tried to better themselves unlike you.
These business are not going to come looking for you! You must make an effort. Headhunter or job hunters wouldn't be employed anywhere if there were no jobs!!! Use your brain and possibly your back to solve your problems.
If you don't fix the problem, YOU become the PROBLEM!
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Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#75 Dec 30, 2013
Common Knowlegde wrote:
Yeah smart ass. I'm one person knowing 2 ppl. I'm not the only person that knows ppl that work there. The point was they got jobs and tried to better themselves unlike you.
These business are not going to come looking for you! You must make an effort. Headhunter or job hunters wouldn't be employed anywhere if there were no jobs!!! Use your brain and possibly your back to solve your problems.
If you don't fix the problem, YOU become the PROBLEM!
You must not post on this forum very often. I am mostly retired after working 50 years but still doing accounting for a restaurant that I am part owner of...so I don't need a job. But I know several older people who are too young to retire on SS but can't get a job even though they're capable of doing a great job but once you hit 60 years old not many companies are interested in hiring you. If you're not in that situation you should be thanking your lucky stars and hope it never does happen to you. It's so easy to tell other people what they should do when you're not in a similar situation.

Bug Ridge
Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#76 Dec 31, 2013
Lesson Learned wrote:
<quoted text>You must not post on this forum very often. I am mostly retired after working 50 years but still doing accounting for a restaurant that I am part owner of...so I don't need a job. But I know several older people who are too young to retire on SS but can't get a job even though they're capable of doing a great job but once you hit 60 years old not many companies are interested in hiring you. If you're not in that situation you should be thanking your lucky stars and hope it never does happen to you. It's so easy to tell other people what they should do when you're not in a similar situation.
You're still a liar :-)
picker2

Beckley, WV

#77 Dec 31, 2013
Lesson Learned wrote:
<quoted text>
Excuse me, I think you mean "just ask congress". Obama has a job program but rightwingers don't want to hear about it. They don't care about the country or who might be out of a job. They seem to think that workers formerly making over $100,000 a year are satisfied with a couple hundred dollars a week unemployment. You can't deal with people who think like that.
Obama made another empty promise in 2009 when the left Congress passed his, almost 1 trillion dollar stimulus program that the unemployment rate would never reach 8% and that it would be 5% by now and I think I remember him saying that if he didn't have the nation's economic problems fixed in 3 years he was going to be a one term president. We still have one and a half million less jobs than when he took office almost 5 years ago. Still blaming Bush.

Bug Ridge
Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#78 Dec 31, 2013
picker2 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama made another empty promise in 2009 when the left Congress passed his, almost 1 trillion dollar stimulus program that the unemployment rate would never reach 8% and that it would be 5% by now and I think I remember him saying that if he didn't have the nation's economic problems fixed in 3 years he was going to be a one term president. We still have one and a half million less jobs than when he took office almost 5 years ago. Still blaming Bush.
We had the Beckley site cleared of all political trash & intend to keep it that way ... So pack ya political shit & get!

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#79 Dec 31, 2013
picker2 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama made another empty promise in 2009 when the left Congress passed his, almost 1 trillion dollar stimulus program that the unemployment rate would never reach 8% and that it would be 5% by now and I think I remember him saying that if he didn't have the nation's economic problems fixed in 3 years he was going to be a one term president. We still have one and a half million less jobs than when he took office almost 5 years ago. Still blaming Bush.
I don't blame Bush for the lackluster economy...I blame the teapartiers in the do-nothing congress. Why don't we cut their salaries to pay for extended unemployment benefits? Their time is not worth 1 percent of what they're paid. Not extending benefits is going to hurt the economy even more because the unemployed don't hoard their money, they spend it...they HAVE to spend it to live. Too many people don't understand how the economy works.

Bug Ridge
Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#80 Dec 31, 2013
Lesson Learned wrote:
<quoted text>I don't blame Bush for the lackluster economy...I blame the teapartiers in the do-nothing congress. Why don't we cut their salaries to pay for extended unemployment benefits? Their time is not worth 1 percent of what they're paid. Not extending benefits is going to hurt the economy even more because the unemployed don't hoard their money, they spend it...they HAVE to spend it to live. Too many people don't understand how the economy works.
You old & can't hear well ... We don't want your trouble makin ass on here anywhere, anytime ... We were having great conversations without your kind dumbass!

Bug Ridge
Level 1

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#81 Dec 31, 2013
Gonna have to go get Porch Honkey & Proud American to help clean the dumbasses off this site again :-)

“One fish... Two fish... ”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Opportunity is everywhere

#82 Dec 31, 2013
Bug Ridge wrote:
<quoted text>
Successful & retired at age 49, told you that before grannie now go away.
LOL ... Selling food stamps on Craig's List doesn't make you either "successful" or "retired". Just a useless parasite.

“One fish... Two fish... ”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Opportunity is everywhere

#83 Dec 31, 2013
Bug Ridge wrote:
Gonna have to go get Porch Honkey & Proud American to help clean the dumbasses off this site again :-)
For you three---that's an act of self-exile...

“One fish... Two fish... ”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Opportunity is everywhere

#84 Dec 31, 2013
Bug Ridge wrote:
<quoted text>
You old & can't hear well ... We don't want your trouble makin ass on here anywhere, anytime ... We were having great conversations without your kind dumbass!
The "Solve Media" puzzle phrase for today is:

"Bug Shit ... the real BS"

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