Will Congress Let Jobless Benefits Ex...

Will Congress Let Jobless Benefits Expire Four Weeks Before Christmas?

There are 44 comments on the www.truth-out.org story from Nov 23, 2010, titled Will Congress Let Jobless Benefits Expire Four Weeks Before Christmas?. In it, www.truth-out.org reports that:

Voters clearly want lawmakers to ease the nation's unemployment pain, but a sharply divided Congress is still balking at extending jobless benefits for those out of work a long time.

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Since: May 10

Salinas, CA

#48 Nov 24, 2010
LocalBoy wrote:
<quoted text>You want to get rid of corporate welfare, which I do, you get rid of the fed.
GE gets access to the feds overnight window, which means they get 0 percent loans with bad collateral. Goldman get access to the window gets billions for zero percent, buys Treasury debt for 3% and makes millions on the difference, thats welfare !
How did the big banks make money so fast in a down economy......buying government debt with zero percent loans from the Federal Reserve.....to liquidate the markets...my ass. Corporate Welfare.
Yes, Jonny Boy, cut the empire. Draw down the wars, leave Korea and Japan and spend less.
But until we get rid of the fed we will have perpetual wars. We have had a boogey man ever since 1913. Different ones but the theme remains the same....BORROW for war, from the private owners of the federal reserve.
Geeesh, seems whenever we have a central bank we have wars, without the central bank we seem to enjoy peace.....HUH ?
Heres my question, JonnyBoy - Goldman paid a net 1% tax on billions of income in 09, how did that happen under a Democratically controlled federal government ?
More boogieman in the fed stuff :(

"Geeesh, seems whenever we have a central bank we have wars, without the central bank we seem to enjoy peace.....HUH"

Really? So it was the central bank that caused the Spanish-American war? Mexican War? Civil War?

Well I thought Hearst and yellow journalism caused that thing in Cuba(kinda like Faux and Iraq?).

And unless I'm wrong, during those other 2, we had no central bank? BUT your cause and effect is WAY to simplistic.

Goldman? Democratically controlled government? I guess since it's Dem controlled also THAT is the reason we still have tax cuts for the rich?

No matter how simple you want to make it, government doesn't turn on a dime, it's like asking why since we have "ObamaCare" are their still people still dying BECAUSE of lack of health care!

If you WANT to debate great, but to constantly use strawmen and to reframe my words or intentions to anymore than what I stated is being intellectually dishonest!

Tampa, FL

#49 Nov 24, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
Whne you tell someone they can go on Unemployment for 2 solid years, Guess what they are going to do?
Go on Unemployment for 2 yrs and not even bother working or looking. It's a joke.
The joke is that they are living in a country that is a joke.

Tampa, FL

#50 Nov 24, 2010
Curtis Lowe wrote:
Time to stop unemployment, welfare, WIC, medicare, and social security.
Yeah.....just fluck everybody...right.....I got mine, fluck you...

the core reason for the downfall of america is just that mentality.....
the rich, the poor and the freeloaders.....makes no difference

it's the same mentality.......I'm getting mine ....fluck everybody else.
Michael Hazzard

Benson, AZ

#51 Nov 25, 2010
Shady Lady wrote:
They already stole all the leftover Stimulus money. They cannot account for millions of it. It was divvied up among the Democrats before they lost the election and had to pack up, and leave.
Sounds pretty shady, lady...

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