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  •  When full employment is possible! (2+ / 0-)
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    kfunk937, MEAT HELMET

    When we have more people looking for jobs than there are jobs for them, people need more than 27 weeks of unemployment. When we've shipped so many jobs overseas, and have done nothing to favor actual job growth and creation, we need to support those who can't find work. When hunger and homelessness are at all time highs, we need more than 27 weeks of unemployment compensation.

    I'm an over 50 IT professional. My last two layoffs were both long, because age discrimination is rampant in IT. Both times I finally returned to work only when the hiring manager was a generational peer. This last one only recently ended, and that after 15 months. Sadly, too many of the younger managers and HR people who interviewed me figured why hire an older worker, when we have 3 equally qualified candidates who will probably be a "better fit" because they are the same age as the rest of the team.

    Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles. It is by the picket line and direct action that true freedom will be won, not by electing people who promise to screw us less than the other guy.

    by rhonan on Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 09:38:18 AM PDT

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    •  We have never had full employment (0+ / 0-)

      The best we had under Bush was, I believe, over 5% UE.

      As far as jobs go.. I agree we need more.. lots more.  But, as an over 50 IT pro too, I see more and more of our jobs going to H1B workers willing to work slave hours for slave wages, and the rest of the jobs are being shipped to Mombai.

      We are 5 years into this recession, but has there been any reduction in the number of employees we have imported year after year, when Americans are fully qualified to fill those positions? No.

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