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Unemployment Benefits Run Out
Unemployment Is Stressful
Unemployment benefits are drying up for the 10-15 million unemployed Americans. Republicans and Democrats are at odds over another extension to people who are about to lose everything they own. If you read the article I linked above, your heart has to go out to these Americans. For the most part, these people have worked all their lives, they have paid taxes into the system. There are those that are cheating the system (more on that later) who are not eligible for social services such as unemployment benefits and food stamps. If you read the article, you will read where Deborah Coleman lost her unemployment benefits this past April. She has had no income since that time (other than the three month emergency rent payments). That is three months. Three months without any type of income to pay home mortgage or rent, utilities, food and other essentials of life. There are millions of Americans in Deborah Coleman's predicament. Your heart goes out to her and all the others who are suffering. Americans are suffering due to stupidity in Washington D.C. Blame goes to both parties, Republican and Democrat alike. Both are so interested in their own political agenda, they cannot see the forest for the trees. There aren't any politicians who really care about Americans plight today. It is all words of total BS.
Of course, there are millions of jobs that Americans could do . But, we are told by groups like La Raza, politicians like Lindsey Graham and Chuck Shumer, and organizations like the Chamber of Commerce that illegal aliens do work "Americans won't do. " I wonder if Deborah Coleman would agree with that statement? Oh, there was a sham effort put forth by the so-called "American Farm Workers" that they would be glad to hire any American needing work. Sure. They say that because they know Americans will not work for the wages (which are patently illegal and depress wages for Americans) they offer. Let them make those wages at minimum wage and let's see how many Americans show up for work. This issue goes deeper. Americans like Deborah Coleman are forced to go to nearly depleted food banks. Illegals, due to their anchor babies, are able to get food stamps. What's wrong with this picture? I don;'t care if you are Democrat or Republican, that is a terrible, terrible injustice. It is a slap in the face of Americans everywhere. These same anchor baby families are able to get social security (SSI) as well. It's a nice gig for them. 15 million unemployed Americans say you are quite welcome.
But, let's not forget the politics involved here. This "Summer of Recovery " is slowing down (did it every really start up?). More people are going to suffer as a result. Obama (I will never refer to him as President again, so don't ask, libs) should be busting his ass trying to create meaningful good paying jobs. Instead, he proudly points to the number of Census Workers who have jobs (and are about to be unemployed again). He talks about all the jobs (2 million, 3 million or 4 million, whatever Obama zombie admin person is talking) the Stimulus Bill has created. Liberals will never understand creating government jobs cost far more money than the tax cuts needed to "stimulate" this economy. Put money in the hands of small businesses through tax cuts and get the hell out of their way. Small businesses are the locomotive of employment in this country. Give Americans the tools they need (money in their pockets to spend, not save) and employment will start to rise. I'm not even close to being an economist. But, it stands to reason, if you put money in the hands of consumers, they will buy. Buying of product x, means demand is increasing and supply is decreasing. What to do with this situation? Oh, maybe I'll hire some people. Too simplistic for the Pro(Re)gressive mindset, I know. It would never work, right? Of course not. Let's just create more jobs that are funded by deficit spending.
I have great sympathy for Deborah Coleman and others like her tonight. I've been there and done that during the Carter Recession of the late 70s and on into the early 80s. It's hell not knowing where your next meal is coming from day to day. It is a mental stress that few people can understand. Well, I stand corrected. There are about 3 million Americans who will join Deborah by the end of this month if unemployment benefits are not extended. They will understand. Democrats want to extend without paying for them. Republicans want an effort made to either pay for the benefits or cut spending on other things. I'm hopeful there is a middle ground here.
One more thing; to all the Pro(Re)gressives who want to continue blaming this issue and everything else on Bush (including the depleted ozone layer and dying polar bears), do it elsewhere. Come up with something original for a change or don't waste my time. I've had enough of your nonsense on George Bush. I was never a fan of "W." But, my God, enough is enough! The man has been OUT of office for 18 months! Come up with a new excuse. Either offer constructive comments or don't bother commenting. I'm tired of it now.
More to Lose Unemployment Benefits
2 million to lose unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Benefits Run Out
- Unemployment Benefits Run Out
Unemployment benefits are drying up for the 10-15 million unemployed Americans. Republicans and Democrats are at odds over another extension to people who are about to lose everything they own. If you read...