Unemployment benefits coming to an end for many long-term unemployed

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  1. Lucky Pierre

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    Hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Americans are receiving their final unemployment checks sooner than they expected, even though Congress renewed extended benefits until the end of the year

    The checks are stopping for the people who have the most difficulty finding work: the long-term unemployed. More than five million people have been out of work for longer than half a year. Federal benefit extensions, which supplemented state funds for payments up to 99 weeks, were intended to tide over the unemployed until the job market improved.

    Candace Falkner, 50, got her last unemployment check in mid-May, when extended benefits were curtailed in eight states. Since then she has applied for food stamps and begun a commission-only, door-to-door sales job. Since losing her job two years ago, Ms. Falkner said, she has earned a master’s degree in psychology and applied for work at numerous social service agencies as well as places like Walmart, but no offers came.

    Ms. Falkner, who lives on the outskirts of Chicago, said she was grateful for the checks she received. But when they ended, she said, “They should have had some program in place to funnel those people back into the job market. Not to just leave them out there cold, saying, ‘The job market has improved, but there’s still 60,000 people in the city who can’t find one.’ ”

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/47594218/ns/business-us_business/
     
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  2. Lucky Pierre

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    I think a very good argument can be made that unemployment benefits this long does more harm than good, causes people to not look as hard, not take jobs that are "beneath" them, etc

    This lady went back to school for a degree that offers virtually no employment. If she had a master's degree in nursing, she would have her pick of high paying jobs.
     
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    too many lazy fucks.
    too many uneducated fucks
    too many angry fucks who can't hold a job
    too many fucks who don't speak engrish

    welcome to america! :usa:
     
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    lol
     
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    i don't collect a dime from the gubment. i paid the feds $1500 at tax time. :hat:
     
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    Im curious as to how you made a living, you constantly talk about getting high off of various drugs, past and present.
     
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    Bingo. The boom made many people feel empowered and better than average. All these idiot kids who get degrees in Music Theory and Art Theory who can't find work sunk themselves before the boat even left dock.
     
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    i dealt pot and coke. i was a contract specialist in the air force. a machinist, a respiratory therapist and a contract officer as a citizen. when i worked, i only got high at night and my pots so good one joint would do it. not once, did i get high and go to work until i had one month to go before retirement. :hat:
     
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    you list pot and coke dealer first, was that your primary income or just most desirable of your jobs?
     
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    sstressed enhancement toker VIP

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    and i was not a pusher man. i was a dealer dude.

    [video=youtube;GN6eTXA0VlI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN6eTXA0VlI[/video]
     
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    ..when i worked i didn't deal. i was young and traveled a lot. :)
     
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    the statute of limitations is up on anything i've ever done. :)
     
  13. Lucky Pierre

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    a lot of people have job skills that essentially boil down to them being a warm body. meaning any half-way able bodied person could do their job with just a tiny bit of training - any sort of customer service or basic office/clerical position, lower end blue collar jobs, etc.
     
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    I'm glad Obama saved all these people. :coffee:
     
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    The ignorant libtards are drooling over this news. These people will no longer be counted and it will lower the unemployment number.
     
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    Who gives a shit
     
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    i think they should extend them to people who are in the process of either earning a technical or college degree. anything that shows the person is trying to make themselves more employable. To cut people off before the completion (like say, they have a year left) virtually erases all the money spent on them in the first place.

    It's like pulling your horse out of the race with one length left.
     
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    I work in the medical field and where I live she'd be clearing 120 k.A good medical assistant can make 22$ an hr. and they can't out source you.
    i have a 7 yr old and I've already told him when he goes to college I'm not paying for an artsy fartsy degree.
    Its a different world these days.
     
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    Yeah, those who major in liberal arts might as well just stay home. The diploma's not worth the paper on which it's printed.
     
  20. MatthewT

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    nJ = (tCRO) + 1 week

    New Job = (time the Checks Run Out) + 1 week

    note that (tCRO) has no significance other than to start the 1 week period before the new job begins