Friday, December 3, 2010

Again: Unemployment Extension 2010, Benefits Ambiguous And Expired

Once again, the unemployment extension 2010 has expired, and continued benefits are ambiguous.  What does this mean? It means that there are millions of Americans who are going to be without their continued benefits.

This happened in May, and it was July before the benefits extension was passed.  This means that there were millions whose benefits lapsed, even though the benefits were retroactively restated.

Without swift actions, even if there are retroactive restatement of benefits there will still be numerous American families who  are left in limbo amid the holiday season.

This is troublesome, at best.

The Lame Duck session hasn't been very productive for Congress.  The Food Safety Bill was announced to be passed, only to be knocked back to the Senate for revisions.  The Bush era tax cuts are still in debate, and the Democrats and Republicans are at a stalemate on many issues. The House passed a tax bill that they knew wouldn't pass in the Senate - a move that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell claims is pure political.

Speaker of the House elect John Boehner has also spoke out about the lame duck session, showing frustration on the right and the left.

If the government was a couple going through divorce, the rest of the country are the innocent children being negatively impacted by their decisions, living in uncertainty.

What are you going to do without the unemployment extension 2010 and benefits ambiguity?

37 comments:

  1. They need to grow up and quit blaming each other for not passing the bill!6 yrs old are more grown up then them

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  2. This is real "SAD"!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. HOW DO THESE "PEOPLE" SLEEP AT NIGHT????????

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  4. I am a republican but these things makes me think twice on who to vote for . I have been unemployed for almost a year and this does not affect me at all, but how about those families that loss their house, got laid off and only expecting this unemployment benefits this holiday season what would they tell their kids that they have to sleep in the street and forget about Christmas this year. These people paid for this benefits and they can't pass the bill, but they can pass the bill for tax cut for the millionaires!

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  5. I am one of the families (Anonymous) I was employed for the last 20 years and nevr collected unemployment until now when the Company I worked for went out of business due tot he economy. I was upper middle class and I have a home, 3 kids and a wonderful wife....but I may not keep my home for long....hopefully they pass the darn extension soon. Happy Holidays everyone, I can enjoy Christmas without mopney because our family does not need monetary gifts to be happy on Christmas...but it would sure be nice to have food on the table and a house to sleep in. Wish us luck and good luck to all of the unemployed and the employed.

    ME

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  6. I blame myself: For the past 20 years, I've purchased foreign cars instead of buying American made and laughed at those who did. Instead of voting for leaders with integrity like Ross Perot and Ron Paul, I voted with Bill Clinton and Obama. Instead of accepting any job, I only considered 'good fits' and instead of learning new skills, I sat watched sports each day while my wife worked. To me unemployment was funemployment, and I enjoyed hanging out at Starbucks' each day drinking $4 coffee with my fellow 'job hunters'. Now my wife left me for a guy with a job who cleans the floor at the local Mi Pueblo Mexican market.

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  7. Just sick to my stomach with this government we have in America..... so embarrasing!!!

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  8. Would this be a viable alternative to some long-term unemployed volunteers: Have the Army Corps of Engineers and leading habitat, business, and environmental experts work with them to build self-sustaining communities with a high quality of life in the open areas of North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Not as a labor camp, but truly as an experimental, intelligently designed community with education, recreation and employment opportunities not otherwise available to them. They could provide elder care to the aged with no families or other necessary social services. They could even run privately run prisons for the State of California to reduce their tax burden.

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  9. Americans got what they deserve...

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  10. i think some of the older whites and African Americans radicals from the sixties will not put up with and who they fell are lame politicians. For some this just the fuel they need to flame the fires of ignorance. The reverting back to their ideology of fight don't starve. Beginning first to incite everyone. The young poor will get pulled right into the fight too. the civil unrest could lead to fighting in the streets. Our senators and congressmen may become targets as a place to vent their frustrations. I'm hoping for not, however in these times the anything and everything becomes reality with the blink of an eye. If a few senators are attacked maybe the rest will open their eyes to this is serious. Me i will keep praying i do not hear my predictions on the evening news.

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  11. your fellow unemployedDecember 4, 2010 at 6:17 AM

    Christmas is actually in march. Luke chapter 1 verse 26. The angel gabriel appeared unto Mary in the sixth month and told her she would concieve a child through the Holy Spirit and would be named Jesus.
    Even as we celebrate the birth of Christ, we should celebrate for what it represents and not the material god.

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  12. unemployment benefits should come to a permanent end. when you lose a job, go get another one and quit your damn bitching. screw americas poor. welfare should come to an end. food stamps should come to an end. may the gap between the rich and the ppor widen even more.

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  13. americas poor are jealous with envy. they just don't realize how good they have it. when the economy falls here in the states, the poor will suffer. when they voted for that obama piece of shit, they voted to keep them selves down. obama sux and bill cosby rocks

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  14. Fire them all without unemployment benefits and medical coverage,those suckers still leaving on my tax.

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  15. Jeff remember this those!s who have on earth will not have in heaven! But based on your heartless comments, heaven won't be a place you will ever see. Enjoy your money , as eternal life is priceless, and your money will be of no use upon judgment day. God sees all things, knows all things! May your soul be condemned

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  16. I say literally murder the senators who voted to abruptly end the UE benifits this Xmas. Literally kill them in front of their families.

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  17. It is so hard when going to a job interview and someone to tell you that you are too over qualified for the job and they never call you back. Also when you have children and need to pay for day care if you accept a job for $7.25 an hour day care will cost more than what you would bring home in a week. The problem is that anyone that lost there jobs for no falut of their own their bills did not go away. Unemployment at least paid our morgage payment and gave us just a little extra to help with our utility bill. Most companies make changes for their fiancial gain they don't care about employees. Most everyone receving unemployment benifits are wanting and trying to find a job. We can't survive forever on it but it helps us stay in our modest home for now.

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  18. Jeff, the poor didn"t ask to be poor.The lord said to all his children, if you feed my children you are feeding me. So Jeff who are you feeding,if its not the lord your in bid trouble.May god have mercy on you my friend.

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  19. hey Jeff, how about you go straight to hell??

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  20. Hey its your own fault you sat around on your lazy ass for 2 years and now your scrambling cause your free ride is over.
    Tell your own self to go to hell.
    The best solution is to get a job.

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  21. Jeff is the devil, plain and simple.

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  22. "Get a job" that is like Marie Antoinette "let them eat cake" there are no jobs

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  23. Jeff: I recently called to apply for a local warehouse job. Should be easy to nab right? I talked to the guy... turns out he has had -60- other people apply for this job! A menial warehouse job.

    Fuck off, jobs are in the gutter right now and your argument is so damn ignorant it's ridiculous. There aren't enough jobs right now---that's the problem.

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  24. POST 2:48 ^^^^^^ POST 2:48

    No... You Fuck Off

    So 60 people applying for 1 warehouse job.

    Like I said, nobody told you to take a 2 year vacation and start panicking cause your trying to get a job now that your Magic Carpet Ride is over with.

    Pound The Pavement

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  25. jeff is just a heartless sack of shit. wait till he gets laid off and is scrambling to figure out a way to feed his family and keep a roof over their head. people like him ALWAYS end up getting what they deserve and have comming to them...thats just the way it is....and that makes me very happy,lol.

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  26. who in the world could call a couple hundred bucks a week unemployment check a "magic carpet ride"? that doesnt pay for shit,lol. i dont know what world jeff lives in, but i wanna go there! the unemployment checks just "help out". nobodies getting no free rides, or kickin back and "livin it up" on unemployment. your just a delusional piece of shit jeff. you live in your own little world, judging everyone else as beneath you. meanwhile, your wife is cheating on you, joking with her boyfriend about how little your dick is, and you drive a nice car to compensate.lol youll get what you deserve, even if you dont know about it while its going on right behind your back. ha!

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  27. Big Daddy said he would give ya'll a job picking lettuce.
    www.bigdaddysworkwagon.com

    ~DiVa

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  28. OMG ... I am so living it up on unemployment checks! I want the unemployment benefits extended forever! I mean .. come on ... working is so overrated! I just party all day and all night with that fat check that pays for every single bill! Woohooo! Thank you to all that have jobs and are upset that I am using up your tax money! I am not even going to mention how I paid taxes all of my life but it ain't nothin compared to all of this cash :) I AM BANKING! I LOVE BRAGGING ABOUT MY UNEMPLOYMENT WEALTH! To all of you idiots out there who think that the unemployed are lazy: Unemployment checks only HELP pay for essential needs .. it is nothing to brag about!

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  29. Jeff, my dear, if that extension is not passed, you too will most likely soon be standing in an unemployment line. I highly suggest that you hush your mouth because you may be humbled real soon!

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  30. i am not the jeff that posted at 12;43 i am the jeff that posted in the morning hours. i am in the same boat as many americans. i am an electrician in the south and the work is about to come to an end. what i am basically saying is that it is so wrong for the gov't to STEAL from the rich and GIVE to the poor. that is just not right. one poster said "enjoy your money" I don't have any sitting around. I just live a simple life from week to week. Another poster said "you drive a nice car" I drive a 1994 ford ranger that has 305,000 miles on it. Many people measure their success by what they drive. I do not.

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  31. So are you the Jeff that posted @ 6:23 am.

    because if so, those comments are not needed either.

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  32. FEMA WORK CAMPS
    NEW WORLD ORDER
    ILLUMINATI

    IS WHAT ALL THIS IS ABOUT
    RESEARCH AND LEARN

    YOU KNOW WHATS COMING NEXT?
    THE SO-CALLED WIKI INTELLIGANCE INFO LEAKS
    IS THE EXCUSE THEY WILL GIVE WHEN THEY TAKE CONTROL OF THE INTERNET,,, ITS COMING WATCH AND SEE

    WHY DO YOU THINK THEY AROUND HANDING OVER BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO OTHER COUNTRIES??
    ANSWER
    NEW WORLD ORDER

    EVEN IF THEY DO PASS ANOTHER EXTENSION, IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN A PACIFIER FOR THE TIME BEING
    THE JOBS ARE NOT COMING BACK, THEY GAVE THEM TO OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD, HENCE, NEW WORLD ORDER

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  33. All I can say is "Walk a mile in my shoes." My job is to find a job. It is what I, like millions of other unemployed folks do, each and every day. I can show you the overloaded file with copies of those positions applied for and the few that resulted in a phone interview or physical interview. I am overqualified because I went out an got an education and worked many years in my profession as an industrial sales rep. I have a bachelor degree and even a dental hygiene license. Guess what...can't even find temporary work in dental hygiene because in Chicago they developed too many training programs and flooded the market. So here I am with two skill sets and no job. For every job I am lucky enough to get in for an interview, there are at least seven people equally qualified and the majority of the time younger. I like to think experience counts for something but apparently not to employers. The unemployment insurance has helped me keep my modest home but now am cut off. I will gladly work......but where are the jobs this jerk Jeff thinks are out there. When his job is gone due to no reason of his own and he is in this situation...he can then make his comments. Until such time...shut your ingnorant mouth.

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  34. . Florida is following the Arizona illegal bill. Florida has over 800,000 undocumented people in the workforce. That means that they are taking the jobs from 800,000 legal Florida residents. The U.S. must do something about this right NOW. We can't wait any longer. Obama loves illegal mexicans because they are nothing but a Democratic vote. If you want to move ahead, don't vote Democratic. If so, you are keeping yourself down. I am NOT saying to vote Republican. There are many political parties to choose from. Good luck to all in a bad situation. One more thing. Americans out of work right now SHOULD BE OUTRAGED.

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  35. This may sound crazy but go door to door with a box of hand tools and tell people your unemployed and do they have any thing they need fixed.I usually make 300-400 cash a week. Dont give your money to the gov to give aid to other countries.
    I picked some oranges off a tree in my back yard and sold them to an organic produce stand. Forget about finding a job. Hire your self and get to work. Stand on the corner with a sign for just one day.U wont cause your scared step out side your comfort zone before u have no other choice but to hold the sign.

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