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Old 11-19-2013, 08:07 AM
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...and there's this:

Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report | New York Post

Old 11-19-2013, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cheapcharly View Post
Real unemployment rate is 33%

100 millions without a job.

Wake up!
More like 15%. The only way 1 out of 3 people are unemployed is by choice, retirement, or children over the age of 18 in school.
Old 11-19-2013, 02:44 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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Fwiw, in my block alone, both sides of street, we have:

1 retired/1 working
2 working
1 retired/1 working/1 unemployed (layoff)
2 retired
1 working/1 unemployed (sahm)
1 retired
1 working/1 unemployed (sahm)
1 retired
2 working

So, of the 17 adults in my little world:

8 working - 47%
6 retired - 35%
3 unemployed - 17%
Old 11-21-2013, 01:55 PM
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You work all your life you get laid off at around 60 years and you try and try to find work. Know one will hire you because of your age. I hope that the unemployment is extended for another year this would be very help full.
Old 11-27-2013, 11:53 AM
Location: Lakewood, NJ
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Default Congressional Democrats introduced legislation to extend EUC

Legislation to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Don't know if anyone saw this yet so I thought I'd post it.
Old 11-29-2013, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GoYanks34 View Post
Legislation to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Don't know if anyone saw this yet so I thought I'd post it.
I suspect that this will happen, perhaps not in December but early January. It's an election year and even though there is Republican opposition, no one and I mean no one running for a seat in 2014 will want to be associated with cutting off UE benefits. That will be nail in their coffin.

The economy is nowhere near normal. They can manipulate the numbers all they want but the fact remains that we are a long way off from a robust job market.

I urge all to call your representatives to support an extension of UE benefits. The Government got us in this mess so they can be responsible for the consequences.
Old 12-05-2013, 01:49 AM
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Default This does not sound to encouraging.

This was a snippet today from a Fox news article. 12/5

"The package being crafted would be designed to spare the Pentagon -- but also education and medical research programs dear to Democrats -- from the sequester cuts looming as a result of the 2011 Budget Control Act. The most likely path is a mix of a sell-off of government assets, a hike in selected government fees, and "smart savings" achieved through cuts in other areas. Murray is still pushing for the closure of some tax loopholes, but is said to understand that that is unlikely.*

Democrats also "remain hopeful" about including in the package an extension of unemployment insurance, but that, too, is a long shot. The Democratic source also said a deal could include "more deficit reduction above and beyond sequester replacement."
Old 12-05-2013, 08:44 AM
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No politician, and I mean no one, will want to be counted in the "no" column for cutting off UE in an election year. But still, you never know in today's world. Maybe having more desperate people who have been cut off from UE is step for a bigger goal?
Old 12-07-2013, 03:27 PM
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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No politician wants to write their own marching papers, but many already have! I hear the Repubs don't want to extend. If that is true, and they vote NO, many more will be joining the marching line! I'll be happy to see them leave! Join me!
Old 12-07-2013, 08:23 PM
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This has been on all the news channels today and the consensus of the experts was it not going to be extended .Most said the drop in unemployment to 7% killed any chance. So ridiculous as we all know that number isnt the be all end all . Most republicans on the shows said there is just no reason to extended it. What planet are some of these politicians living on.
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