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Dems seek extension of unemployment compensation in fiscal cliff talks

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  1. snerd

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    Not again?!?!
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog...yment_compensation_in_fiscal_cliff_talks.html
     

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    But if they extend unemployment insurance further, the unemployment numbers will rise (again)...
     

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    Why not just state it: They want 'unemployment benefits for life' .... :steamed:

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    The demokrats must extend unemployment insurance. They have to pay for the votes they bought for the recent election.
     
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    I wondered how long it would take for this subject to become the "crisis of the day".
     
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    Doesn't anyone in Washington understand that a multitude of people getting unemployment benefits won't even look for a job (they would pretend to look for one) until their benefits are about up. 26 weeks and out would put a lot more people to work doing something besides watching TV all day. But Pelosi says unemployment benefits stimulate the economy (or was that food stamps).
     
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    Let them extend it to forever. We can get the collapse over and done with that much sooner.
     
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    Yep. Might as well just get it over with.
     
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    Was reading in today's paper that extending the current level of long-term unemployment benefits another year would add 300,000 jobs to the economy.
     
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    Sounds like the NY Times. An article by Nancy Pelosi.
     
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    There are help wanted signs up all over the country. A big reason these jobs go unfilled is because of the extension of unemployment benefits.

    Look at the chart below. This shows the number of people transitioning from unemployment to work or self-support. It is from Denmark. In 1998 (red line), unemployment benefits ran for 5 years and (big surprise) most people found work right around the time benefits ran out. The green line show the same data for 2005, when the law was changed to limit unemployment to 4 years. And again, most found work right around the time unemployment ran out.


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    Is anyone really surprised by this? Congress has extended unemployment benefits to 99 weeks and never before have their been so many long-term unemployed. Just a coincidence, right?
     
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    Next, job is actively searched for, if not found.

    When you pay people to do nothing, don't be surprised if they do nothing.
     
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    The helping hand up turned into a handout that encourages sloth and apathy. Party on, dudes!
     
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    QE 25 and a million dollars for everybody. What a party we will have.
     
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    ... But the cake will cost $2 million then ... :frown:

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    Oh, snap. You've just found the one small flaw in an otherwise perfect plan. :supergrin:

    If only the liberals got that.
     
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    Your avatar describes perfectly how I feel about this situation.
     
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    Gosh! I can't imagine how much employees are paying (through their employers) for all this insurance!

    What? They're not? So how's it insurance then?

    Welfare. Government cheese (err filet mignon).
     
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