Unemployment Benefits Extension Clears Hurdle

Full story: WJW Fox 8 Cleveland

Legislation to restore unemployment benefits to millions who have been out of work for more than six months broke free of Senate Republican delaying tactics on Tuesday.
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Thank you Carte Goodiwn for the winning vote.. I was at my witts end trying to figure out how I was going to survive. Being 59 there are not many jobs out there that want someone of my age. If people only knew who do have jobs just how lucky and blessed they are to get up, work and come home. Being unemployed is a 24/7 job in itself for at night you never sleep and during the day you follow every lead, job site,New papers, and most of all worry how your going to make ends meet. Plus with no health benifits you really have to try and stay healthy for there is no insurance to pay for that.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for giving hope once again in the American Dream and please help create more jobs for us over 50 people who are not dead yet and still have years to go to work.... God Bless you all, Sincerely, Marie.......
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Perhaps if you would just kill those of us who can't find work then everything would be "all better". You know.... genocide us right out of existence like a modern day Hitler.

It's not like we are trying to avoid finding a job. The economy here in the US and the rest of the world for that matter just sucks.

I think those who are whining about this should be glad the shoe isn't on the other foot. You have a lot more to be thankful for. I am a Republican and I'm out of work and have been.
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Jul 20, 2010
 
So what do the Republicans want? The people to starve? It's ok to give money to fight in a war overseas, but to let our own people starve? This makes no sense. Stop the war, bring the soldiers home, and give the money to our own people who have no jobs, no way to support their families.
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Jul 21, 2010
 
This government needs to quit sending millions if not billions of dollars to other countries for any type of aid. We have people losing their homes in virtually every neighborhood in this country.People are losing their jobs,cant afford healthcare,kids going without food,families living in homes with no power etc...all going on right under our wonderful governments nose! Maybe they re just too busy trying to play big shot by sending all OUR money to aid other countries to see whats destroying their own?
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Jul 21, 2010
 
Charity starts at home.

“Its just my job 5 days a week"”

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Carol Graham wrote:
So what do the Republicans want? The people to starve? It's ok to give money to fight in a war overseas, but to let our own people starve? This makes no sense. Stop the war, bring the soldiers home, and give the money to our own people who have no jobs, no way to support their families.
Starving ? I had the unfortunate need to visit a local Walmart on food stamp day and I stood in line behind the some of the fattest unemployed people you could imagine. They are given cart loads of food. No,I dont see starving victims, I see many (not all) taking advantage of a country that takes care of those in need.I dont know what country in the world you think is better,but you can go there and report to us on how they treat their unemployed.
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Think maybe after 99 weeks on unenjoyment your job is gone? Maybe it is time to seek a lower paying job? I am making half of what I did 3 years ago- but at least I am making something. Oh, and when they bring all the soldiers home- where will they work? Their jobs are gone, too.

Maybe we should empty Washington and vote all new people in. Brand new- Clean out all the old stuff.
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Obama's wife wants to get rid of childhood obesity. A noble cause- won't happen. If you only have a small amount of money to eat on, as you are poor, unemployed or never had a job, you buy the most stuff you can. Unfortunatly, broccoli, apples and good food do not fill you up like Mac and Cheese, Spagetti'Os and Oreo cookies. America is fat because good food cost too much. Low fat food costs almost twice as much as regular fat! My son was in track and almost bankrupt me trying to buy him healthy food.
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sure wrote:
Obama's wife wants to get rid of childhood obesity. A noble cause- won't happen. If you only have a small amount of money to eat on, as you are poor, unemployed or never had a job, you buy the most stuff you can. Unfortunatly, broccoli, apples and good food do not fill you up like Mac and Cheese, Spagetti'Os and Oreo cookies. America is fat because good food cost too much. Low fat food costs almost twice as much as regular fat! My son was in track and almost bankrupt me trying to buy him healthy food.
your 100% right....I volunteer at a food bank, and the food the comes in from the county is all quick made crap....nothing nutritous in them at all, the good stuff we get is from churches and farmers......So if MRS O wants to have kids eat better she better go to Barry and request more stimulus for food...On that note lest all help McDonalds and keep eating there......Its not McDonalds its the parents dropping off and getting food there all the time, McDonalds was a treat years ago....
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sure wrote:
Obama's wife wants to get rid of childhood obesity. A noble cause- won't happen. If you only have a small amount of money to eat on, as you are poor, unemployed or never had a job, you buy the most stuff you can. Unfortunatly, broccoli, apples and good food do not fill you up like Mac and Cheese, Spagetti'Os and Oreo cookies. America is fat because good food cost too much. Low fat food costs almost twice as much as regular fat! My son was in track and almost bankrupt me trying to buy him healthy food.
I think the internet and video games have more to do with childhood obesity than junk food. I grew up eating a lot of junk food as a kid but was never overweight or obese. Then again when I grew up there was no internet and I was outside riding a bike and playing with my friends rather than loafing inside the house on the internet or in front of TV playing video games.
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Wow wrote:
Perhaps if you would just kill those of us who can't find work then everything would be "all better". You know.... genocide us right out of existence like a modern day Hitler.
It's not like we are trying to avoid finding a job. The economy here in the US and the rest of the world for that matter just sucks.
I think those who are whining about this should be glad the shoe isn't on the other foot. You have a lot more to be thankful for. I am a Republican and I'm out of work and have been.
haven't you heard
thats what the death panels in the
Healthcare Law are for
nice noin' ya
you betcha
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A couple things puzzle me, We extend the benefits but leave out the 99'ers. What happens in November when those benefits run out? What happens to the 99'ers since they were left out? It would seem that if would seem that if Christmas came early why shouldn't it be a "Merry Christmas"? The real problem has yet to be addressed, "IT'S JOBS" ! Where are the JOBS Mr President? If in November the Democrats lose the majority , What then? What happened to the State of Union Speach.." I get it..it's JOBS ..JOBS AND JOBS ! Instead we get Healthcare. WTF !

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A couple things puzzle me, We extend the benefits but leave out the 99'ers. What happens in November when those benefits run out? What happens to the 99'ers since they were left out? It would seem that if would seem that if Christmas came early why shouldn't it be a "Merry Christmas"? The real problem has yet to be addressed, "IT'S JOBS" ! Where are the JOBS Mr President? If in November the Democrats lose the majority , What then? What happened to the State of Union Speach.." I get it..it's JOBS ..JOBS AND JOBS ! Instead we get Healthcare. WTF !
If you allow unemployment benefits to disappear, then less people have money to spend. If less people have money to spend, consumption goes down. If consumption goes down, we lose more jobs and more people go on unemployment. Unemployment benefits actually save other jobs by ensuring that people have money to spend. The less money in the economy, the less jobs there are. And the dominoes fall and more and more people would lose jobs.

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<quoted text>If you allow unemployment benefits to disappear, then less people have money to spend. If less people have money to spend, consumption goes down. If consumption goes down, we lose more jobs and more people go on unemployment. Unemployment benefits actually save other jobs by ensuring that people have money to spend. The less money in the economy, the less jobs there are. And the dominoes fall and more and more people would lose jobs.
The rick-a-shay effect, my favorite observation.

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Suezanne wrote:
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The rick-a-shay effect, my favorite observation.
It's basic economics. Take away money, you take away consumption. Take away consumption and you take away demand. Take away demand and you lose jobs.
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<quoted text>It's basic economics. Take away money, you take away consumption. Take away consumption and you take away demand. Take away demand and you lose jobs.
Given you view of how things work...We just threw all of the 99'ers under the bus. They won't be spending any money so the economy takes a hit right there. Now in November when these benifits run out and more people exhaust their 99 weeks they will be thrown under the bus as well. So the economy takes another hit..as the months roll on more and more people will exhaust their benefits up the 99 weeks. How does this work for the economy then? It's been quoted by Joe Biden himself all of the jobs lost are not likely to be gotten back . So what is it we are doing that somehow makes the unemployment number go down?
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oh sorry for the typo..Your view
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There is an old saying my grandmother said to me about polititions:
You can fool some of the people all of the time. And you can fool all the people some of the time. But Cryboma believes that you can fool all the people all of the time. I believe that those who beat the liberal socialists come Nov.will have the knowledge and realize that they will be working for the people and not worry about being bigshots like Capo Ried, and Fancy Nancy and will do the will of the people. And instead of taxing us to death there will be real job creation, not all this smoke and mirrors and the false 2 million + jobs that were never created. THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. Don't let these socialist TROLLS talk you down because they will always believe the party line as given by Minister of Propaganda Gibbs. l
sofa_king_cool wrote:
<quoted text>If you allow unemployment benefits to disappear, then less people have money to spend. If less people have money to spend, consumption goes down. If consumption goes down, we lose more jobs and more people go on unemployment. Unemployment benefits actually save other jobs by ensuring that people have money to spend. The less money in the economy, the less jobs there are. And the dominoes fall and more and more people would lose jobs.
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<quoted text>Starving ? I had the unfortunate need to visit a local Walmart on food stamp day and I stood in line behind the some of the fattest unemployed people you could imagine. They are given cart loads of food. No,I dont see starving victims, I see many (not all) taking advantage of a country that takes care of those in need.I dont know what country in the world you think is better,but you can go there and report to us on how they treat their unemployed.
BS......why do you feel the need to make up a story. If you disagree...Just say so...

You're another one of those people that their own lives SUCK so badly they are jealous of the unemployed.

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Just an AMERICAN wrote:
There is an old saying my grandmother said to me about polititions:
You can fool some of the people all of the time. And you can fool all the people some of the time. But Cryboma believes that you can fool all the people all of the time. I believe that those who beat the liberal socialists come Nov.will have the knowledge and realize that they will be working for the people and not worry about being bigshots like Capo Ried, and Fancy Nancy and will do the will of the people. And instead of taxing us to death there will be real job creation, not all this smoke and mirrors and the false 2 million + jobs that were never created. THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. Don't let these socialist TROLLS talk you down because they will always believe the party line as given by Minister of Propaganda Gibbs. l<quoted text>
The problem is, the GOP said they were all for extending unemployment benefits, just not how to pay for it. Funny, but they didn't worry about how to pay for 2 wars, an unfunded tax cut, prescription drug benefits, and unemployment when they were in power and were running huge deficits. What happened? The DNC took control and now they will do anything to try and make them look bad. Problem is, most people see through this ploy.

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