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Old 12-31-2013, 02:25 PM
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Have a happy new year everyone

Old 12-31-2013, 02:27 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by Enigma777 View Post
Before they adjourned there were some dems interviewed who said the reason they didn't push for it at that time was so the budget bill would pass. They said they thought they would only get one good shot at getting the extension through and if they attempted it before Christmas and they were shot down--it would be harder to get it through later. So they are waiting until next week to push hard.
This is exactly right. Budget bill needed to pass without muddying the waters on a hot-button issue like extended benefits, which would give the extreme r-wing yet another reason not to vote for the compromise. Only because Paul Ryan was involved in the compromise did the House hold their nose and go along with it, at all. Add UE benefits to the mix, and it would be stalled - and, as said, above, extended benefits might have then become a permanent casualty in order to get the budget bill passed. Much wiser to keep the issues separated.
Old 01-01-2014, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by duncanI View Post

It was not intended to be directed to you duncan1. Just how I feel about the whole situation I hope the President & Congress enjoy a most wonderful holiday break with full pay and benefits. They've done such a good job in 2013 that they deserve it (sarcasm). Can we save some money to offset UI benefits by firing our corrupt leaders? Perhaps we should outsource their jobs? Could it be any worse? (more sarcasm)

Happy New Year to you and others on this forum (no sarcasm).
Okay UEHelp. Sorry didn't get the sarcasm. I guess so many come on this site to rip apart the unemployed (ie, get a job, your lazy, milking the system, etc, etc) that I thought it was another attack. No harm no foul. We are all in the same unemployed boat. And this time I wish you a sincere Happy New Year
Old 01-02-2014, 02:21 PM
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Today would be excellent time to begin calling your elected officials and asking them to extend UI. They need to hear from us. 2014 is an election year and this will be a big issue.

It's time to turn up the heat!
Old 01-02-2014, 05:05 PM
Location: Florida
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Harry Reid is bringing the UI bill to a vote on Monday in the Senate.

Sen. Harry Reid Gives Hope to the Long-Term Unemployed - US News and World Report
Old 01-03-2014, 01:08 PM
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Spoke to EDD this morning (finally). They are saying that California UI people should not expect a check until early February if EUC is extended. FYI.
Old 01-03-2014, 01:50 PM
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Obama will have a press conference at the White House on tuesday to put pressure on Congress to act. he will have folks affected by the loss of benefits with him.

Obama to speak on unemployment benefits extension Tuesday - chicagotribune.com

President Barack Obama will ratchet up his administration's push for an extension of emergency unemployment benefits on Tuesday with an event at the White House attended by people whose benefits have expired.

Obama, who is on vacation in Hawaii, and his advisers have been pressing Congress to extend the federal aid to help out-of-work Americans who are searching for jobs and avoid damage to the economy.

"The president will talk about the toll that allowing unemployment benefits to expire has had on 1.3 million Americans, and he'll warn of the negative consequences for the broader American economy if Congress fails to act quickly on this urgent priority," the White House said in a statement.
Old 01-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Originally Posted by DamageInc View Post
Obama will have a press conference at the White House on tuesday to put pressure on Congress to act. he will have folks affected by the loss of benefits with him.

Obama to speak on unemployment benefits extension Tuesday - chicagotribune.com

"The federal jobless aid has been renewed every year since 2008. Many Republicans oppose an extension of jobless benefits, arguing the program was always intended to be temporary. "

... and it was.

The fact that 1.3 million Americans are affected by this can be said every year... and probably every year for the next 10.

When does it end?

(This isn't my opinion, just an observation.)
Old 01-03-2014, 04:09 PM
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Usually ends when unemployment gets below 6% (It was started when unemployment broke 5.5 %) and 7% is still way too high and in alot of states its still 8-9% and when Long term unemployment gets to be about half what it is. There has always been extended benefits when unemployment has been this high and the long term unemployment percentage is the largest since WW2 . Pretty easy question to answer.
Old 01-03-2014, 05:05 PM
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And how do we address the problem of who is counted and who isn't?
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