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  •  Exactly right (3+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, dinotrac, polecat

    That $535/week benefit for 26 weeks was just under $14K max benefit over 6 months - and you had to be making about $55K to get that max benefit.

    So that 'generous' $535 was a 50% pay cut.

    The max benefit now will be about $7K - 80% less than people were earning.

    For a family with a mortgage, that's devastating.

    Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

    by bear83 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 06:47:18 PM PST

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