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Senate Passes Jobless Benefits

But measure has dim future in the House

April 8, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker......

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SomeMoreEqual

Apr-09-14 5:19 AM

Lets not forget that Barry is himself a millionaire. Though hilariously he was paid and loafed for over a year when he was grafted/paid for that second book of his.

SOme behaviours are intriguing to say the least.

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WVEXPAT

Apr-08-14 9:54 PM

Yes, the admin's plan to enrich the corporate world has worked. Especially among Wall St and the financial community. However,when wave after wave of regulation (i.e. ACA, Dodd-Frank) washed over the country, uncertainty became a huge obstacle to the outflow of assets.

Companies (at least for now) are under no obligation to "invest" their profits unless it suits their corporate agenda.

I'm sure if the "leftwingers" have their way, an increasingly forced re-distribution of corporate wealth will be mandatory.

rightiswrong, go look at Apple, GE & Siemens and get back to us on tax loopholes!!!

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rightiswrong

Apr-08-14 6:58 PM

You rightwingers who are crying, please talk to those corporations thatS holding on to that THREE TRILLION DOLLRS. Rather than invest in America they are looking for more tax loopholes from the reputents.

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SomeMoreEqual

Apr-08-14 5:21 PM

Just print phony wanted posters and with the printed money we can all be millionaires. We will pay Gas Station attendants $100 K a year. ANd Public school teachers will get $200 K a year. Make the imaginary people pay for it. You know, the 50% that actually contribute a tax. Weeeeeeeeee

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richardwhee

Apr-08-14 2:21 PM

This country is just about to the point of no return. Too much going out- not enough coming in. OOPS, An excuse to raise taxes.

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daWraith

Apr-08-14 8:17 AM

99 weeks ain't unemployment, it is WELFARE!

Dyingov, of course! IF OBAMA were the CEO of a Fortune 500 company he would be in PRISON for cooking books.

What was the headline a couple of days ago: ALL of the jobs lost in the recession are regained???

So unemployment is 4.9% like Bush and we do not NEED an extension of benefits, right??????

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!! WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LogHog

Apr-08-14 7:54 AM

each state sends out the money to the un employed person until the point that the federal un employment money comes to the rescue... the original 26 weeks, seems like plenty of time for a person to actually find other work. After that, it's time to be cut loose. If one can't do any good, then it may be time for other Govt. money because one is probably not going to be productive. Using un employment payments for long term problems is insane. But not surprising from this Govt.

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TrollSlayer

Apr-08-14 7:37 AM

They're passing out the free money again. Must be election time.

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lee2350

Apr-08-14 7:28 AM

jobless benifits are paid by companies in the form of unemployment taxes. The more taxes we pay the less the employees get paid. In December we were hit with a $2500 additional unemployment tax from the state of ohio because their fund was low.

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lee2350

Apr-08-14 7:27 AM

jobless benifits are paid by companies in the form of unemployment taxes. The more taxes we pay the less the employees get paid. In December we were hit with a $2500 additional unemployment tax from the state of ohio because their fund was low.

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dyingov

Apr-08-14 7:21 AM

wraith, You think the goberment is aware of the "cooked" numbers they give the sheeple? Funny stuff!

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justmytake

Apr-08-14 6:29 AM

Buying votes.

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LogHog

Apr-08-14 6:00 AM

What kind of work do you do? Work? I don't work. I have a job. What kind of job? My job consists of filling out the proper forms to collect my jobless benefits. Gee, does that pay well? Very well, for the time spent and it gives me time and money to do what ever I wish with out having to do any actual work.

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daWraith

Apr-08-14 5:54 AM

Al Franken and Sherrod Brown--two professional comedians!

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daWraith

Apr-08-14 5:51 AM

But but but the Roaring Obama Economy has unemployment way down and everybody is happy happy happy! If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands blah blah ...

And everybody has affordable healthcare now so they are happy happy happy happy . . . ..

So there is NO NEED for this, correct?

Stop talking out of both sides of your mouth, sycophants!

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SomeMoreEqual

Apr-08-14 4:59 AM

How much longer do these people need to be on the dole? 5 YEARS, its been. Sorry, you dont have a right to the job you once had. Its called move on time. Yeh, Welcome To McDonalds can I take your order aint that hard to learn. Remember that Jobless BENFITS are paid by OTHERS. Get up! Its time

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