Jobless workers plead with Congress for help

Jan 10, 2014 Full story: KMIZ 22

Charece Peterson is among dozens of jobless workers who knocked on the doors of members of Congress this week, pushing to reinstate unemployment insurance.

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“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#1 Jan 10, 2014
Sorry folks, this is one of boner's teahadist house scheduled and paid days off. Try them next week...if they're in session. In the meantime, eat the snow. But not the yellow stuff.
de vinci weeedy

Da Nang, Vietnam

#2 Jan 10, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
Sorry folks, this is one of boner's teahadist house scheduled and paid days off. Try them next week...if they're in session. In the meantime, eat the snow. But not the yellow stuff.
do U lik +face of he knocked on the DOOR of Congrestroom dis wk?!!! ;-00
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“Baby Obama”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#4 Jan 10, 2014
Yesterday (Thursday) they just announced 330,000 FIRST TIME UNEMLOYMENT CLAIMS just last week alone.

Today, they annouce 74,000 NEW JOBS.

330,000 - 74,000 = 256,000 jobs just gone

Every word that comes out of this Administration, is a lie.
Really

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Jan 10, 2014
How long should unemployment be paid. The last time I checked it was a record amount of time. It used to be 6 months to a year. Now it is several years.
People are not going to work as long as the ride is FREE. I see jobs out there but why work when unemployment and welfare out pay the job.
king ohbama is doing such a great job. He has spent trillions to his buddies whom have gone "out of business" and ran with the money to the bank.
Nothing heard about that, HUH? No investigation on the wasted trillions. Then ohbama has the nerve to ask for more money, WTF
Where is all my tax dollars going?
No investigation needed because he is KING OHBAMA and pst he is black. Don't want to start a racial war. Then he wil have another reason to cry race just ike they all do. And thats a fact!
dlad

Fort Worth, TX

#6 Jan 10, 2014
Really wrote:
How long should unemployment be paid. The last time I checked it was a record amount of time. It used to be 6 months to a year. Now it is several years.
People are not going to work as long as the ride is FREE. I see jobs out there but why work when unemployment and welfare out pay the job.
king ohbama is doing such a great job. He has spent trillions to his buddies whom have gone "out of business" and ran with the money to the bank.
Nothing heard about that, HUH? No investigation on the wasted trillions. Then ohbama has the nerve to ask for more money, WTF
Where is all my tax dollars going?
No investigation needed because he is KING OHBAMA and pst he is black. Don't want to start a racial war. Then he wil have another reason to cry race just ike they all do. And thats a fact!
I live in Fort Worth, TX. I know for a fact that what you are stating is a LIE. I have worked on jobs and NOT BEEN PAID. The employers stiffed me. These were major employers. BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES who were subcontracting out labor and who KNEW that these subcontractors were not paying. I have also had many friends here who have been stiffed.

And when the employers do want to pay the wages are all bottomed out. They require top notch skills for bottom basement pay. They are all trying to compete with China on low wages. After 9-11 everything changed. The entire labor market was rearranged. Employers jumped at the chance to do what they had always wanted to do which is lower wages and stop offering benefits.

I have sat through orientations where 50% of the orientation was filled with THREATS. The companies have no respect for the workers. at all. get sick one day and your FIRED.

It's awful out here now. This is RAW CAPITALISM where workers are NOTHING but SLAVES.

I don't blame these people for riding the system. Most jobs pay so low that even WELFARE pays more. Now that's a damn shame. Stop drinking the Republicons KOOLAID and believing their lies.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#7 Jan 10, 2014
Really wrote:
How long should unemployment be paid. The last time I checked it was a record amount of time. It used to be 6 months to a year. Now it is several years.
People are not going to work as long as the ride is FREE. I see jobs out there but why work when unemployment and welfare out pay the job.
king ohbama is doing such a great job. He has spent trillions to his buddies whom have gone "out of business" and ran with the money to the bank.
Nothing heard about that, HUH? No investigation on the wasted trillions. Then ohbama has the nerve to ask for more money, WTF
Where is all my tax dollars going?
No investigation needed because he is KING OHBAMA and pst he is black. Don't want to start a racial war. Then he wil have another reason to cry race just ike they all do. And thats a fact!
Look at it this way. You're full of shit.
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“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#9 Jan 10, 2014
When Dubya was President repubs voted for FIVE...count em...FIVE unemployment extensions.

This ain't about policy, its about politics. Now that PBO is President, repubs can't do an extension?

And we, like sheep, fall in ideologically line, and tow the line to make comments and argue with each other about policy.

I ain't no Lemming! Just do what's right politicians.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#10 Jan 10, 2014
dlad wrote:
<quoted text>
I live in Fort Worth, TX. I know for a fact that what you are stating is a LIE. I have worked on jobs and NOT BEEN PAID. The employers stiffed me. These were major employers. BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES who were subcontracting out labor and who KNEW that these subcontractors were not paying. I have also had many friends here who have been stiffed.
And when the employers do want to pay the wages are all bottomed out. They require top notch skills for bottom basement pay. They are all trying to compete with China on low wages. After 9-11 everything changed. The entire labor market was rearranged. Employers jumped at the chance to do what they had always wanted to do which is lower wages and stop offering benefits.
I have sat through orientations where 50% of the orientation was filled with THREATS. The companies have no respect for the workers. at all. get sick one day and your FIRED.
It's awful out here now. This is RAW CAPITALISM where workers are NOTHING but SLAVES.
I don't blame these people for riding the system. Most jobs pay so low that even WELFARE pays more. Now that's a damn shame. Stop drinking the Republicons KOOLAID and believing their lies.
Your sad tale of woe tells me you have made poor choices in where to work and for whom. You don't say what your particular skills are nor what companies/businesses shafted you. Have you taken them to court? DId you keep a paper trail of work done for them? As for this "change" you talk about,it occured on 20 January 2009. Since THEN businesses have been fighting for their very existance. Care to guess just how many NEW rules/regulations/TAXES have been foisted off on business community? The EPA ALONE has put over 10,000 new regs on their books. WITHOUT Congressional input.This has happened across the business spetrum.

Obama is fast outpacing Jimmy Carter for incompetence and Nixon for dishonesty.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#11 Jan 10, 2014
How many times was unemployment extended under Dubya?

5 times.

...but surprise, Under Pres. Obama, the right wing sheep tow the new repub policy line.

Boehner and others want us to spend more billions on Iraq now. Get involved in Sunni-Shia civil war.

And not one repub asks how they will pay for it. Amazing.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#12 Jan 10, 2014
Liberals R Defective wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, You tell em Larri!! How dare those mean spirited bigoted homophobes in the Republican party quit giving free money to people that are a little too comfortable in their situation. That's those peoples RIGHT to sleep until noon, get high all day, screw anyone they want and use their EBT cards to buy a little malt liquor and some VSOP. No justice, no peace, right Larri?
Write again when you've been de-programmed.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#13 Jan 10, 2014
5 years of extending these benefits...because Obama is doing SUCH a good job with the economy...

you folks are fcking idiots!!!!!!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#14 Jan 10, 2014
carey529 wrote:
5 years of extending these benefits...because Obama is doing SUCH a good job with the economy...
you folks are fcking idiots!!!!!!
No, you right wing f''king traitors get all the credit for that!
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EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#16 Jan 10, 2014
dlad wrote:
<quoted text>
I live in Fort Worth, TX. I know for a fact that what you are stating is a LIE. I have worked on jobs and NOT BEEN PAID. The employers stiffed me. These were major employers. BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES who were subcontracting out labor and who KNEW that these subcontractors were not paying. I have also had many friends here who have been stiffed.
And when the employers do want to pay the wages are all bottomed out. They require top notch skills for bottom basement pay. They are all trying to compete with China on low wages. After 9-11 everything changed. The entire labor market was rearranged. Employers jumped at the chance to do what they had always wanted to do which is lower wages and stop offering benefits.
I have sat through orientations where 50% of the orientation was filled with THREATS. The companies have no respect for the workers. at all. get sick one day and your FIRED.
It's awful out here now. This is RAW CAPITALISM where workers are NOTHING but SLAVES.
I don't blame these people for riding the system. Most jobs pay so low that even WELFARE pays more. Now that's a damn shame. Stop drinking the Republicons KOOLAID and believing their lies.
Can't find a job in Ft Worth or Dallas? Well do as I did when I lived at Eagle Mountain Lake, MOVE!!! Somewhere where their are jobs. Now that's easy.
EASY MONEY

Bangkok, Thailand

#17 Jan 10, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>No, you right wing f''king traitors get all the credit for that!
Come-on you DNC kiss azz, liberal, socialist twit, cut off the unemployment, stop welfare and force those that really want to continue living do so by working, eliminate the others. I for damn sure am not my brothers keeper!
de vince weedy

Hanoi, Vietnam

#18 Jan 10, 2014
EASY MONEY wrote:
<quoted text>
Can't find a job in Ft Worth or Dallas? Well do as I did when I lived at Eagle Mountain Lake, MOVE!!! Somewhere where their are jobs. Now that's easy.
hey, bankcok;) how is buck-thai & thai tea?;-00
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de vince weedy

Hanoi, Vietnam

#20 Jan 10, 2014
dlad wrote:
<quoted text>
I live in Fort Worth, TX. I know for a fact that what you are stating is a LIE. I have worked on jobs and NOT BEEN PAID. The employers stiffed me. These were major employers. BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES who were subcontracting out labor and who KNEW that these subcontractors were not paying. I have also had many friends here who have been stiffed.
And when the employers do want to pay the wages are all bottomed out. They require top notch skills for bottom basement pay. They are all trying to compete with China on low wages. After 9-11 everything changed. The entire labor market was rearranged. Employers jumped at the chance to do what they had always wanted to do which is lower wages and stop offering benefits.
I have sat through orientations where 50% of the orientation was filled with THREATS. The companies have no respect for the workers. at all. get sick one day and your FIRED.
It's awful out here now. This is RAW CAPITALISM where workers are NOTHING but SLAVES.
I don't blame these people for riding the system. Most jobs pay so low that even WELFARE pays more. Now that's a damn shame. Stop drinking the Republicons KOOLAID and believing their lies.
www.indeed.com

go find a jobs! don't let steven jobs searching 4U!! stopping blame dot gov;)

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#21 Jan 10, 2014
EASY MONEY wrote:
<quoted text>
Come-on you DNC kiss azz, liberal, socialist twit, cut off the unemployment, stop welfare and force those that really want to continue living do so by working, eliminate the others. I for damn sure am not my brothers keeper!
No brother would have you, jackass. Enjoy your misery.
John McLaughlin

Da Nang, Vietnam

#22 Jan 10, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>No brother would have you, jackass. Enjoy your misery.
Wolf;) U stil hav your job? as BO jackson gate keeper or gays connecting?!!!;-00
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Jim Shortz

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Jan 11, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
Sorry folks, this is one of boner's teahadist house scheduled and paid days off. Try them next week...if they're in session. In the meantime, eat the snow. But not the yellow stuff.
more victim's of obama hussein's economic terror
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#25 Jan 11, 2014
what is a 'jobless' worker ? if you're 99 weeks into getting unemployment for not working and you're begging for another year of pay to 'not work', you have retreated from the concept of being called a 'worker'.

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