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  •  Those who exhausted benefits may be screwed.. (5+ / 0-)
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    Joe Bob, DaleA, GN1927, PAbluestater, wsexson

    ...even the Dems, such as Max (99 is enough) Baucus don't seem sympathetic to the so called 99ers ; who have run out of extended benefits as some businesses are claiming that the benefits are stopping people from applying:

    Many Democrats also are scrutinizing emergency spending on the economy. Dahlkemper, facing a well-funded Republican car dealer in the blue-collar district she seized from the GOP in 2008, said businesses back home complain that they want to start hiring but are getting few applicants because Congress has repeatedly extended unemployment benefits.

    "Now, whether that's true or not, I'm still trying to decipher," she said. "But I think it's something we really need to look at

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

    Based upon acquaintances in that predicament, and reading sites devoted to this issue, it appears that many of these folks are in the 45-60 demographic, educated, and over qualified for, and thus unable to obtain  "burger flipping jobs"  - even in New Hampshire or Montana - something two silver spoon kids like Gregg and Baucus would not understand.

    Besides, Zandi and other economists point out that unemployment benefits yield return of up to 1.61 for every dollar spent - these people aren't hiding $$ under mattresses- assuming they still have one.  

    The FOX is a common carrier of rabies, a virus that leaves its victims foaming at the mouth and causes paranoia and hallucinations

    by WingNutCracker on Mon May 24, 2010 at 01:06:35 PM PDT

    •  Poor Response by Blue Dog Dem (2+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, DaleA

      Her district in PA has some of the Highest Unemployment at 10.6% and higher in some towns.

      All she needed to do was tell her Repug opponent that she will have at least 100 Unemployed people lined up ready to apply for the jobs that he has referred to (lied about).

      Everytime we hear a Repug claim this crap - go to the Unemployment Statistics that prove that the Repugs are Liars.

      Celebrating PA Dems Voting for the Best Candidates in Sestak and Trivedi

      by PAbluestater on Mon May 24, 2010 at 01:45:00 PM PDT

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