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Post by Guest Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:45 pm

Recoveries from most recessions since 1980 have taken place with unemployment compensation totaling 39 weeks to 52 weeks. Given the difficulties of getting new spending measures approved in straitened times, Congress would be well advised to adopt the 39-week standard for 2012, providing an extra 13 weeks of federal support beyond what states provide.

As matters stand, extended federal benefits are due to expire at the start of 2012. If nothing changes, jobless claimants next year will face a bare-boned 26 weeks of coverage under standard state benefits. That’s not enough, especially because laid off workers in some states will face even less. Florida and Michigan are among states that will shorten maximum benefits next year, in response to budget pressures.

By limiting benefits coverage to 39 weeks, the federal government would free many billions of dollars that could be used to more effectively put people back to work. We will spell out promising ways of doing so in a coming editorial.

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Post by Judi58 Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:21 am

let me add my lol!
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Post by truth Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:34 am

I would never wish unemployment on anyone, but if I did, these arrogant, out of touch, inhumane, wordsmiths would top my list. Do they speak for their readers? If so, it reflects badly on America's business community.

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Post by Jobless_in_Ma Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:36 am

We will spell it out in next price of junk we write after we hit the bong.
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Post by TR11005 Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:31 am

This is just more TPers propaganda. They are just mean spirited. I would wish Unemployment on to them, I have no pride left! What is good for us is good for them. Share and share alike as they say. Shortening Federal Unemployment Benefits Will Help Jobless in U.S. 34243

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Post by jmainframe Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:32 pm

Yeah, just like when benefits ran out for the exhaustees, they were all able to find jobs. Give me a break. How can you find a job when there are no jobs!

I said in a prior post, and I forwarded it to Annette Bernhardt, labor market research expert at NELP, that a study needs to be conducted showing how exhaustees STILL can't find jobs. This study needs to be shoved down congress' throat. This is the only way they'll understand that cutting off benefits DOES NOT get people back to work.
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Post by americatheneedy Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:48 pm

Evil or Very Mad Well this is good news. Just lose your unemployment benefits and poof and job will materialize. Why didn't I think of this earlier??? Gosh must be all those bons bons I've been eating while sitting on my lazy unemployed butt.
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Post by TOO OLD TO HIRE IN PA Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:03 pm

americatheneedy wrote: Evil or Very Mad Well this is good news. Just lose your unemployment benefits and poof and job will materialize. Why didn't I think of this earlier??? Gosh must be all those bons bons I've been eating while sitting on my lazy unemployed butt.

Yeah and how about the 99-ers who everyone said would get jobs once the UI ran out? Well here we are with NO MONEY and NO JOBS to be had. To all who mock the unemployed ..... BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR! Now what is that saying ...... You spit in the air ........ LMAO

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Post by TR11005 Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:15 pm

Why have UI at all. Then we could quit our jobs at will and find jobs the next day. Shortening Federal Unemployment Benefits Will Help Jobless in U.S. 468390

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Post by Sad American Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:05 pm

At a loss for words...
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Post by Jobless_in_Ma Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:16 pm

This is the right wing reasoning for ending all entitlements.
How soon they forget how we were all contributing to the economy and lining their pockets.
Obviously with 4.65 people for one low wage job we would ALL find jobs.
Duh.
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