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Where the 1.3 million people
losing unemployment aid this week live

Washington Post, by Niraj Chokshi

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/26/2013 6:36:13 PM

A projected 1.3 million people will lose emergency unemployment benefits when they expire Saturday. Congress offered the extended benefits as unemployment ballooned during the Great Recession and has put off their expiration several times since. But when the two parties struck a budget deal this month, another postponement was notably missing. When the aid expires Saturday, the unemployed will only be able to collect a maximum 26 weeks of benefits in most parts of the U.S., down from roughly twice as much in many states. The recession may technically be over, but for many the recovery has yet to begin. The plight


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/26/2013 6:44:22 PM     (No. 9668835)

A huge number of those unemployed live in Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio...the coal belt. These dear folks worked in the coal mines closed by Obama´s EPA as predicted by Himself during the 2007/08 presidential campaign. That is one campaign promise he kept!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/26/2013 6:45:24 PM     (No. 9668839)

What´s Christie going to do now? NJ is going to get very interesting.

Chances are employment will go up now that the free ride is over but people won´t be happy that they have to go back to work.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 12/26/2013 7:22:31 PM     (No. 9668861)

"Help Wanted " sign can be seen everywhere!

There is that group who would rather live off the labor of someone else and sit on their haunches at home and will not take a job no matter what!!!

Put these welfare kids to work by cutting off so called "unemployment payments".


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hotrod, 12/26/2013 7:28:14 PM     (No. 9668866)

Aren´t we glad that the enviroweenies chased our manufacturing jobs offshore? Also, that the coal industry is being decimated? How about our textile industry that our government allowed to be undercut by offshore sweatshops? I could go on, but the point is that we are our own worst enemy...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: grampstosix, 12/26/2013 7:41:27 PM     (No. 9668873)

The other day Chuck Schumer said the first
priority for the administration in 2014 must be job growth. Where the hell has he been? That should have been the first priority from day one but everything these clowns do works against growing the economy and jobs.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/26/2013 7:44:20 PM     (No. 9668876)

Correct me if I am wrong but those drawing unemployment must say they looked for work. Thus the labor force participation number is artifically boosted.

We know many did not seek work every week but did draw unemployment. That makes some sense for even the motivated person because work simply may not have been available.

If that reasoning is correct the official unemployment rate may fall in January when the extensions end even though not one person finds work.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/26/2013 7:44:49 PM     (No. 9668877)

Welfare and disability have become perpetual entitlements, and that is what the Dems want for unemployment as well. In the Northcross system, the initial check would be generous, but would decline by 10% each month as an incentive to get back on the job.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/26/2013 8:29:34 PM     (No. 9668906)

If they checked the addresses where multiple checks are mailed to, they could save a bunch. Bet inmates of prisons in Il. & Nv. are making good $$ off unemployment benefits.
NJ probably has a nest of scammers having multiple checks sent to a single address.

Code Pinko & SEIU trained the OWS & other street vermin professional protestors to claim disability when their unemployment runs out.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/26/2013 8:34:24 PM     (No. 9668912)

North Dakota has a Balanced Budget Amendment. See what a difference a sane and sensible approach to spending makes.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kerryman, 12/26/2013 8:35:35 PM     (No. 9668914)

This is to keep the from seeking work. If you are actively looking you are unemployed in the telephone poll. This will hurt for the 2014 election, hence the urgency.

Semper Fi

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fishermanswife, 12/26/2013 8:53:57 PM     (No. 9668936)

My grandfather used to talk about men he knew who went on the dole during the depression. He even offered jobs to them that they would not take. Even then, the dole was more attractive than work to some.

It always will be so.

If I recall correctly, as far back as the 70s unemployment was limited - and it was funded by an employer tax. It was not the perpetual dole funded by taxpayers.

There were no food stamps, but there were government programs that distributed actual food to the poor.

Now its food stamps that are too often used for other purposes.

We have devolved as a society in my lifetime.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/26/2013 9:47:43 PM     (No. 9668967)

It is true, even in south Texas where the oil boom is , there are those who prefer to sit around rather than work. In Victoria, TX and surrounding small towns, you are pretty much unemployed by choice. Amazingly, my brothers know lifelong residents who do make that choice.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/27/2013 12:27:56 AM     (No. 9669058)

What about all those "Green Jobs" that were promised to come from all those stimulus bills?


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/27/2013 5:37:36 AM     (No. 9669129)

To #5: Don´t ever believe anything Schumer says. He´s a liar and every single time he does the opposite of what he says. He´s really for more welfare dependency and the total destruction of the middle class and turning it inside out to the welfare class. That´s how he keeps his perfumed Senate seat.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/27/2013 6:53:19 AM     (No. 9669175)

I was standing in a cashier line at Target just before Christmas and discussing with the woman next to me why more registers hadn´t been opened. She said she works at Costco and the problem is that enough cashiers aren´t available, although the jobs are open. Apparently, the money isn´t sufficient to entice folks away from the unemployment checks.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/27/2013 6:55:16 AM     (No. 9669178)

You mean me and my fellow taxpayers are no longer going to get the privilege of pay Obambi supports to do nothing anymore? Oh the horrors! How cruel and evil we taxpayers have become to throw folks of the goobernment payroll after just two years of doing nothing! Why can´t we just print a few trillion more dollars and let them sit on the porch and do nothing until Da Won has finished his term. We should be ashamed of what we have become.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/27/2013 8:02:54 AM     (No. 9669271)

Switching people from Unemployment to welfare is no big deal. Probably an improvement for some. Guess who will get the blame for the lost unemployment checks and credit for the welfare signups.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rabidrepublican, 12/27/2013 8:22:32 AM     (No. 9669291)

Here in North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican legislature reduced unemployment benefits last summer. Not surprisingly the unemployment rate dropped 2% in 2013. Oh...they were condemned in the press for doing it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: strike3, 12/27/2013 8:53:07 AM     (No. 9669321)

These programs should all have a built-in incentive to find a job. When a person who is sitting home receives more free income and has more in the way of luxuries, the lazy will always opt out of working. I don´t think most of us have a problem with subsistence support but when a taxpayer-supported family has a new car, big screen TV, multiple cellphones, along with free memberships and meals at places like the YMCA, it´s an easy choice for the lazy.

But I´ve always said that without parasite support at this level, the democrat party would not exist. Half of our population is worthless and the dems have no problem capitalizing on that fact.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: goose, 12/27/2013 9:33:41 AM     (No. 9669372)

Here´s what I don´t understand. million people dropped out of the work force ad collect no unemployment. Have they all become homeless or starved to death? Haven´t seen that on the news. So won´t the 1.3 million whose unemployment will be cut off be in the same situation as the 7 million dropouts? If the 7 million are getting by, won´t the 1.3 million? Just thinkin...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/27/2013 9:54:33 AM     (No. 9669403)

NSA could investigate each and every government support parasite .... With ease ! Before they fire them all, the NSA can expose the waste and massive fraud.
So much waste everywhere there is government .
In our entire military war structure. A crazed greed QE3 packed Puglosi deluded Congress. A lying, censoring media. The recipe for destruction. End of rant.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 12/27/2013 9:59:36 AM     (No. 9669411)

My heart goes out to those who have worked in coal mines for years. Those workers will probably have a more difficult time finding work than city dwellers.

Years ago I quit my public-school teaching job in the middle of the school year, because I couldn´t take the lack of discipline and the socialist teachers in the school system where I taught. To make sure there wouldn´t be any repercussions, I consulted a lawyer before resigning at the end of the first semester. I did not collect unemployment - it was against my principles.

To get my feet wet in working after quitting my teaching job, I did two things1). I contacted a headhunter and (2). I worked for a temporary help agency. That was a good experience, because I sometimes had a long-term assignment; thus, I learned more about how companies function in the real world. The teaching world, is not the "real" world!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: peterfleming, 12/27/2013 10:06:41 AM     (No. 9669425)

To top off the absurdities, Rubio McCain Schumer want to legalize 20 to 30 MILLION illegal aliens to further mess up the low end employment market. Imagine screwing up the "back to work" market and making it even harder for citizens to find work. It´s virtual insanity that the Rubio McCain Schumer traitors are uusing !

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Reply 24 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/27/2013 10:13:47 AM     (No. 9669445)

The Dems will blame the pubbies, and don´t be surprised there is another unemployment benefit extension.

The economy is not improving regardless of what the media is saying. Its the ´change´ part of Hope and Change.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: M2, 12/27/2013 11:07:34 AM     (No. 9669566)

Some 1.3 million people are expected to lose benefits when they expire Saturday, with more to come depending on whether or not Congress extends the emergency unemployment insurance.

...and 90 MILLION people have lost their jobs since Obama got elected the first time. And climbing. Those jobs no longer exist.

I have great sympathy for those who were forced off their private-sector jobs because their employers couldn´t afford to keep them under Obama´s new "economy", which was a deliberate and successful attempt to destroy private sector jobs and small businesses so that people would become desperate, flock to government relief and stay there to vote Democrat in perpetuity.

How insidious and hideous a plan could have been devised by these 60´s radicals? They claim to be for power to the people but it´s the people who have lost power and the radicals who have gained it.

Thanks, Democrats. You have presided over the decline of American prosperity, national security, liberty, the free market and the best health care system in the world. We won´t forget.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: lana720, 12/27/2013 11:41:33 AM     (No. 9669621)

Add this to #1, "Energy prices will necessarily skyrocket."
Ours certainly have doubled. Add to that, the increases in whatever is masquerading as a healthcare policy and welcome to Cuba.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/27/2013 11:45:30 AM     (No. 9669626)

I just want to place some blame also in the bureaucracy that was built up around Unemployment and Disability. Way too many unqualified people are allowed onto the list with little or no checking...for whatever reasons. These funds have become so bloated that the truly qualified cannot get on them. I know this to be true

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/27/2013 11:58:18 AM     (No. 9669648)

There are some erroneous numbers that don´t fit the templet here.
Numbers are being faked and we will never know the facts. Smoke and mirrors are all we get.
There should not be any ´help wanted´ and ´now hiring´ signs anywhere. I think dead beats make up much of the unemployment ´aid´.
My wife has been hiring people to work in hospitals non stop for seven years. The problem, many who apply can´t pass a background check or a drug test. That´s what you get in the hiring pool now days.
I don´t believe the recession, in recovery BS. Obama´s media is kept from using the word depression. There has not been any recession under Obama we have slipped into a depression. All we get are fake numbers for the quarters to protect the failure in the White House.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 12/27/2013 8:51:50 PM     (No. 9670231)

I really do not care where the 1.3 million people live. Enough is enough. Whoever they are they need to start BLAMING Obama. As long as whole populations of us remain/start being on the dole this Nation can never regain our American Work Ethic and Heritage.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: larryp, 12/28/2013 2:03:09 AM     (No. 9670444)

watch the vid by a photographer on Youtube. He took photos of places like Gary Indiana,
along the rust belt. He uses pseudonym,Seth
Lawless. They are haunting and should be watched by every American. I sawit overat
weather cbhannel site.
This is what the Donks do

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The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
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The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

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Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
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As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

Team Boehner to Drudge: We didn´t ´
expand´ Obamacare, we repealed a piece

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Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/7/2014 12:31:34 PM     Post Reply
Hours after the Drudge Report suggested on Sunday that "Republicans expand[ed] Obamacare" in the headline for the site´s lead story, an "alert" from the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, countered that they had actually "chip[ped] away another piece" of the law. The recent change "eliminated a cap on deductibles for small group policies offered inside the law´s health care exchanges as well as outside," the Associated Press explained. "Successfully repealing this Obamacare provision is just one part of Republicans´ larger effort to repeal the full law and replace it with better solutions focused on lowering health care costs for families

Barbara Walters´ Final Scheduled
Television Appearance Announced

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ABC News, by Lesley Messer    Original Article
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Almost a year after she announced her plan to depart daily television, Barbara Walters is preparing to say farewell. Her last day co-hosting "The View," a program that she created, will be May 16, and ABC will air a two-hour special highlighting her life and career that night, from 9-11 p.m. ET. Walters will continue to executive produce "The View," and will be a lifelong member of ABC News, contributing as news warrants. "In this business there are legends, there are icons, and then there is Barbara Walters," Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Walt Disney Company said. "She's a dear friend and colleague as well as

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