Angle: Cut Unemployment Benefits to Get the Jobless Back to Work

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 11:11 am

Sharron Angle, the Nevada GOP’s candidate for Senate, is arguing that the government should cut unemployment benefits to get the jobless back to work. Angle has a reputation for taking this hard line: In the past, she has said the unemployed are “spoiled” by jobless benefits — which come from a federal insurance system, not a federal welfare program. Speaking with a local journalist, Jon Ralston, Angle said:

What has happened is the system of entitlement has caused us to have a spoilage with our ability to go out and get a job. … There are some jobs out there that are available. Because they have to enter at a lower grade and they cannot keep their unemployment, they have to make a choice now.

We’re making them make a choice between unemployment benefits and going back to work and working up through the ranks of that job and actually building up a good wage again. …

What we need to do is make that unemployment benefit go down, not just completely remove the safety net from them while they go out and go to work.

As any unemployed person will tell you, jobless benefits generally aren’t enough to live on — the average unemployment check is just $293 a week. Unemployed persons often cut back drastically, drawing down savings, selling their car or home and tapping into retirement accounts. The underlying issue here is that there aren’t enough jobs for people who need them: There are 15 million unemployed persons in the United States, around five for each available position. Given those metrics, cutting benefits would just take away subsistence-level funds from the already financially stressed.

Angle’s opponent, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), is today pushing for an extension of federal unemployment insurance benefits. More than 1.2 million Americans have lost jobless benefits since the end of May as Congress has failed to re-up the extension.

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Barbara
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

Why don't Sharron Angle try living on unemployment for a while and let's see how her attitude is by the of 26 weeks and let's see if she has to sell her house, car, get on food stamps, etc. Don't know how old she is, but for workers over 40 don't even have a chance and we all know that companies are hiring employed workers instead of the unemployed. Give me a break, I've been working for 30+ years and never seen it this bad. The older workers are getting the jobs that the teenagers should have, what's wrong with this country???


Dave
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

wow what a bitch i bet shes a trust fund baby who never went without daddies money until she was old enough to be thwarted into elitist schools and politics. You work at McDonalds after make twice or thrice that much. And work your way up to regional fast food manager. Glad shes not in my state.


Blackstock6
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

she is great news for harry reid


basementfrog
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

Yea, she will fix those lazy americans.


Out of work, out of money
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

Obviously Sharron Angle has no grasp on the reality for the unemployed. She has her fancy house, vacations why does she care about families with hungry children and no way to get to a job if they had one. She is an idiot. THERE ARE NO JOBS!!!!!!!! I am a registered nurse and my office cut nursing staff 4-09. I have been applying for 3 jobs (not all nursing) per week for over one year. I have had interviews however I have had recruiters indicate to me there are sometimes 100 applicants for that one job. Wise up about the people/families who NEED HELP NOW!!!!!!! I am taking an online class at present however that does not give me money for food, gas bills. The unemployment benefit didn't pay for all necessities but it was better than NOTHING!!!!!!!


basementfrog
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

Yea, that $293 per week would keep me from looking for a job. Why work with all that mulah? Take a vacation after paying for my car, house, private school fees for the kids (since she will eliminate public schools), savings for my retirement (since she will end social security)… all that left over money I'll spend in Italy or Spain on my vaca.


John
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

It's clear through comments like these that Sharron Angle has not led a hard life, and probably has never had to rely on unemployment benefits. Let's give her and her family $293 a week and see how well she does then.

The tone and vitriol of some Republicans towards the unemployed is simply breathtaking, and downright hypocritical.

If Republicans truly cared about the deficit, they would have cared about it when they were passing Bush's unfunded tax cuts.

If Republicans truly cared about the deficit, they would have cared about it when they were passing “emergency supplemental bills” for Iraq and Afghanistan that added more to the deficit than anything else in the past decade.

If Republicans truly cared about the deficit they would not have begun an unfunded Medicare prescription drug benefit.

But clearly, today, the Republicans care about the deficit and are willing to plant their flag on the backs of the unemployed.

It's disgusting.


Josephkurtz
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:37 pm

This is just another example of how the elected officials have completely lost touch with reality. Vote these bastards out come November. I have worked for every thing I have and was laid off due to the fat cat Wall Street boys raping the system. Then we the taxpayers are gouged again by propping up those crooks and the Corporations used that money to give major bonuses to their CEO's and other officials. The real topper is this uninformed pompous ass of a politician feels as though we the unemployed are just riding the system. They are pushing the American public to point of waking up. Once that happens a revolution will be at hand.


Snaggle_45
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

Sharon angle should lose HER job. This is a callous and cruel thing to say
vote her out…she doesnt deserve to hold any public office.


1inmillions
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:40 pm

It is sad that people like Sharron Angle are using this country's economic/social situation to become a US Senator. Someone with her beliefs would not have a prayer to run if people were not so desperate. She wants to end social security, she is against abortion even by rape and now against the unemployed. People get ready, the scum from the bottom are trying to come into office and using those who are desperate to elect them into office.


Kim72
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:41 pm

This comment coming from someone who wants to be ELECTED to represent the people in a state with HIGHEST unemployment rate, 14%. Does she realize this is an ELECTED position by citizens!!! She is not very intelligent and GOD help us if the good citizens of Nevada do elect her!!!


Anonymous
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

This is just disgusting. This woman is living in fantasy land. Yes, there may be a few people out there abusing the system…there's always someone who does what they shouldn't, but for the rest of those suffering through the living hell that is unemployment, living on $700-800/month isn't exactly a garden party. Although getting little notice in the press, employers are discriminating against the unemployed by refusing to consider them for positions. Some job postings even state, outright, that potential candidates must be currently employed. So, apparently those who lost their jobs through the nefarious conduct of the politicians and bankers are simply doomed to live out the rest of their lives among the ranks of the homeless. God Bless America!


Another Statistic
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

$293 a week is higher than minimum wage, and to an extent – she has a point there. If you look at the max benefits in some states, they are below unemployment (FL being an example, while also having the 5th highest unemployment in the country), and there are no jobs for those people. Other states, you are looking at two to three times minimum wage. So those people at max benefit, are not going to be looking for work that pays less than that two to three times min wage. Might that be low compared to what they were making? Yes, but to compare those people to the folks getting less than min wage? There is no comparison there. You have to wonder what the actual unemployment rate would be if all states had a max benefit that was below min wage like FL and a few of the others. You have folks that have been getting two to three times min wage for 99 weeks while you have folks that received min wage for 26 weeks and were done; both of them at their state's max benefit.


JJD
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

C'mon man… The USA naturally HAD low levels of unemployment compared to Europe because of limiting the amount of gov't handouts. Extended unemployment de-incentives most to take the initiative to work, create a business, etc. Anytime the gov't subsidizes anything, the more INEFFICIENT the market becomes and only benefits who the gov't chooses (like the george soros's of the world), not the free market masses.

Nothing is guaranteed in this world (sorry gov't workers and union members), we are all at the mercy of the job market. Just put yourself in a better position for preparing for the fact that you may not have a job at anytime. As long as the gov't lets illegals saturate the job market (reducing salaries and job opportunities) and continues to tax and give handouts, expect the long run to be very painful. Classic economics prevails in the long run, the gov't is doing the opposite.


jdlech
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

Issued along with her statement, Sharron Angle also offered to hire everyone who cannot find a job in a week. “I'm not sure what I'll have them do, but I'll think of something”, she said when dubious reporters asked.

I think that's really Christian of her. Such compassion for the victims of the Bush economy. Or at least it would be, if it were real. As it stands, what she proposes sounds like it came from Satan himself.


Jdongarra001
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

Where are all these loudmouth politicians coming from? Is this the new generation of politicians who will run the country? What happened to professionalism ? Sharon Angle like so many others need to keep their personal opinions to themselves, surely a statement like this could only harm her image …is she too stupid to know that? We dont need her opinion, we need action, anyone can blow their mouth about cutting this and that. The trick is to know WHERE to cut and WHEN and this is not the time to cut unemployment extension benefits.


Kdeboer917
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:56 pm

Nevertheless, it is true that there are always a certain number of people who game the system, they work under the table and collect unemployment benefits.


Theresa
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

Once again,coming form someone that goes to dinners that cost 500 to 1000 and wears 1000 suits,talking for us Americans who are living it up on 284.00 a week,
WOW we are really having fun doing this.I would like to see the poeple who decide what is best for us…live and walk in our shoes just for one day


Psexton
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

Sharon Angle… I for one HOPE some one like you never gets elected to any thing and that includes if you would run for dogcatcher. If I could find work here I would be working. Maybe you should be where your trying to put every one in need is see how long your STUPID remarks last damn no wonder this country is going to hell in a hand basket!!


Dorothy Orozco
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

As an unemployed person over 50 it is extremely dificult to find work. My unemployment benefits run out in 4 weeks as of today and my family and I (including) my 3 month old grandson are in the street. I have been looking for work everywhere and I am educated. Do these people really know what i going to happen out here. They need to put their feet on the ground. There are not going to be enough outside resources to be able to help everyone and it is going to be scary. It is a sad time when politions are using the resources we have available to fight their political wars.


John in Reno
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

Your headline is completely misleading. She's not suggesting you eliminate unemployment to get people to take any job they can find. She's saying it shouldn't be binary, as today (no all or nothing benefits). Read the third paragraph of your own quote – she's saying benefits should be reduced as wages rise (so as to encourage work).

We did some of this with Welfare Reform in the 90's – and it works. Don't penalize people for taking a lower paying job – seems like a good idea when 15 million people are idle.


Matt
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

Who in the hell voted for this woman? Can you now say Harry Reid's job is safe in Nov. She has no tact, and apparently has no brains and common sense. Probably all of the clueless crazed Palin supporters voted for this imbecile as well in Nevada.


Theresar2007
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

Like i said,let her walk in our shoe


Theresar
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

thats great,but what about people that are trying to work,and are out there willing to take any job.
If we dont have funds where will we be,HOMELESS


Theresar
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

she will hire all of us???


monkey99
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

John,

She wasn't always a Repuglican. I used to live in Reno, and she was once a Democrat. I don't know what pushed her to become a Repug, but she was always allied with the Casino industry there, like the Chicken Lady.

They don't care about the deficit. It's a ruse. “It's the economy, stupid” is also quickly becoming a Democratic mantra. We cannot improve the economy nor anything else, until we get the unemployed back to work.

Only an idiot could think that taxes were something we could live without…..they were and are, inevitable. The baggers haven't the first clue what it's going to take to get this country back on it's feet. That's why you see Rand Paul making ridiculous statements about race relations, defending corporations, et., al.
Sharron Angle is only continuing the crazy train. Privatize Social Security? And leave it in the hands of the very same clowns who nearly caused a global economic collapse? This is ignorant thinking. Her statement about using “Second Amendment remedies” if she's not elected is a veiled threat. Soooo, if we don't do as she wants, she's going to get the ignorant minions (and there are a lot of them in Reno) to shoot folk.

Personally, I think there are enough level-headed Americans in this country who will leave the boxes next to these extremist nutcases unchecked, come November, and beyond.


Another Statistic
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

The five states with the highest unemployment rates,their max benefits, and comparison to fed min wage/state min wage ( Nevada $362 +$1.8/hr (+$1.5/hr), Michigan $362 +$1.8/hr (+$1.65/hr), California $450 +$4/hr (+$3.25/hr), Rhode Island $641 +$8.75/hr (+$8.6/hr), and Florida $275 -37.5¢ (-37.5¢)). So a person that was making $67k before losing their job – would have a weekly benefit of $362 in Nevada and Michigan, $450 in California, $641 in Rhode Island, and $275 in Florida. Which of those states has the more realistic unmployment rates?


smg
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

Remember she's the same person that related social security to “welfare”. She's a gem


wendy
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

She should be smacked!


lookingforwork
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

Oh, thank God!! I thought I had exhausted my Tier 4 benefits, until I called a rep, here in Ohio. The latter explained to me that my first 5-6mo of unemployment benefits, were covered by the state. The federal gov't tier system doesn't count, until those state funds were exhausted, so I have only exhausted my Tier 2 benefits. *Sigh* This will give me the extra time I need, to snag a job. …have a job recruiter, I'm about to register with, that might be able to help me. I hope to God this bill passes, and I hope the Tier 4-depleted people find the help they need, also. Godspeed!


SarahB1
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

Each time I read an article about Ms. Angle, I get angry and wish I could have 10 minutes of her time to tell her my story. In brief, I am 52 years old and have worked full time more than 30 years. I have three college degrees, including a master's degree. I have been in and out of work multiple times in the past two years. I live in southern Wisconsin in an area with an unemployment rate of 16 percent. I put out applications, resumes, cover letters, phone calls, etc., daily. I occasionally win an interview but end up not being the top choice for these jobs. I have spent down my life's savings and pensions, given up my health and dental insurance, do not own a home, have one used vehicle, have cut my daily food intake to one meal, and count every penny that I have. There are very few jobs available that would not require me to be on my feet an entire shift and/or be able to lift more than 50 pounds. I used to be able to do these things when I was younger and before I needed two canes to ambulate. I don't have time to work my way back up the ladder! I am about to jump off that ladder altogether. I am living on the edge and don't know how much more I can take. Two weeks ago I exhausted my 26 weeks of jobless benefits. Because of the pending legislation to extend benefits, I am sitting in limbo and hoping that I get onto my first tier of those benefits. But even moreso, I am hoping to find a job. I am becoming increasingly depressed, feel worthless and ready to break down. Ms. Angle, you have no sense of my reality and I wish you would stop assuming that you do.


frustrated
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

I am 56 year old female. I was employed by AT&T for 28 years. They outsourced my job to Amdocs. Amdocs moved my job offshore.I was laid off. I have sent of hundreds of resumes and have had only 1 job interview. I have 2 children that I adopted. If I get a minimum wage job all of my money would go towards child care. I want a job, but right now I am in competition with the younger generation. I have an excellant resume and job experience. I am not living the high road on unemployment. I was earning over $60,000 a year. People who receive welfare receive better treatment than the people who have lost their jobs and were working. This recession and financial mess was not created by me. I paid my taxes and my work places paid into unemployment because I worked for so many years. The unemployed need another break from the government.


anonymous
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

WHAT AN IMBECILE!!!!! This silly woman is supposed to inspire Americans to join the Tea Party? How out-of-touch can she be? Hopefullt when she goes unelected and has to look for a job, she will discover what it's like to have her resumes go unanswered because companies now favor the still-employed (google ” the unemployed need not apply”), or because there are 20 applicants for every job out there, even the menial ones, or because employers want applicants with perfect credit ratings (try maintaning THAT when you're long-term unemployed). THIS SKANK NEEDS TO GO BACK TO HER CUSHY SUBURBAN HOME AND FORGET ABOUT THE REAL WORLD; SHE ISN'T REALLY A MEMBER.


Another Statistic
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

lookingforwork, that only applies if you began the next tier of benefits before they expired on June 2nd. There will be people that are on Tier 1-4 of EUC until their current benefits are exhausted. There will be people still on the original 26 weeks. Once you exhaust whatever level you are on – that is it, there are no additional benefits – does not matter if you are on the initial state or any of the Fed EUC tiers. Some people will have had 99 weeks of benefits when they exhaust them (or exhausted them) and others will have only had 26 weeks.


Ateagarden
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

Well, look at it this way, she is a candidate. At least she is showing her true colors before she is elected. This is unlike alot of the representatives we have in Washington. If I hear one one representative say they are “Christian and family-oriented” I am going to be sick. They can be neither, if they deny unemployment benefits to people who have worked hard and done everything “right” their whole lives and then due to circumstances over which they had NO CONTROL. Now there is worry about the deficit, when the spending is flowing to other countries and law breakers, such as wall street greed. What has happened to our country that it is only concerned about the rich and powerful.


sonshe
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

Try finding a job when you are over 50. I have worked off and on for the last few years, but nothing permanent. I have depleted my savings and my UEI benefits have now run out. Next will be my home, my dignity, what else is left? People of Nevada wake up and do not vote for this candidate!!


Chedar888
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

Ask her to pick some lettuce if she is willing. I for sure will not going to vote for any national or local republican candidate in California. Sorry Meg Whitman and Fiorina, you ain't going to get my vote.


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JDMann
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

Someone should remind her what happened to the last person who used “Let them eat cake” as a decree


wifeofjobless
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

Yes, my husband is one of those who received only 26 weeks of benefits. He was approved for Tier 2, but that was just when the funds were cut off. This is unconscionable.


Noble One
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

Welfare Reform never worked. The gov't just kicked people off after a period of time and they were no longer counted in the statistics. Most ended up worse off because the saftey net was shredded. Whatever welfare benefit they had are used up, their low-paying job is gone now and thereis nothing left for them but shelters and soup kitchens. And if the newly – unemployed loss their benefits they will have to turn public assistance that no longer assists anyone. It's a sad state of affairs.

As for Angle, her stupidity is beyond words.


Sick of being kicked
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

How about Angle follows her own advice of “going back to work and working up through the ranks of that job and actually building up a good wage again. …” and see just how well it works for her? It's so easy to kick someone when they're down if you've NEVER BEEN IN THEIR SHOES!!! Come live my life, woman, and see just how EASY it is to be one of hundreds of applicants for 1 minimum wage job – yes, I'm applying for those too. Just like the recent high school grads. My company closed their doors after 28 years in business in 2009. I lost my job and am a dislocated WORKER. Yes, WORKER! Have been for the last 20 years. Until a couple weeks ago, I was living in the worst unempoyment area of the worst state. The only reason it changed is because another state as taken first place for highest unemployment. I can't afford to move. Maybe you'd like to pay for me to move to a more employable state, all the resumes I've sent, give me the hours of time back that I've spent talking to EVERYONE I could about jobs marketing myself, my rent, car note and food. Better yet, explain to my family why I'm losing my car after making the monthly payments for the last 3 1/2 years. And no, I'm NOT behind on payments. I only have 6 months left to pay it off and now not a dime to my name so it'll be gone by end of July. So much for my job search and getting to any interviews… if I ever get one. Who cares though because my phone will be shut off too. Next step for us is to choose a tree to sleep under and garbage bin to eat out of. Perhaps we should all find our way to YOUR HOUSE and sleep under your trees.


nhmtnbkr
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 5:55 pm

Sharon Angle shows what a typical Republican imbecile she is and how she's probably never had to work a real job in her entire life. She's totally clueless about the reality of the current working world and how critical unemployment is, especially this – UNEMPLOYMENT ISN'T ENTITLEMENT!!! People pay into this insurance fund all of their working lives, which means they can utilize when they need it.

More importantly she further demonstrates her colossal stupidity because there aren't enough jobs for everyone to just magically go back to work! Duh!!! There aren't even opportunities for most Americans to take multiple crappy jobs to pay a portion of their bills.

Finally, suggesting that we draw down the unemployment benefit rates, shows her absurdly out of touch she is, because the benefits on average are a pittance to most people compared to their salaries before they lost their job – in many states it's nowhere near enough to survive on.

I'd love to see this nitwit woman and her cronies that spout such idiocy to try and live off unemployment and she if she changed her tune.


1inmillions
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 6:11 pm

People forget about Sharron Angle she is irrelevant, this lady will not get the senate seat….she lives in a bubble by herself. She stated she will give people jobs or find a way, yeah right…after she gets her seat in the senate and then she will forget everything she said. The important thing is that they are getting ready to vote again to extend unemployment benefits, they are shy 1 vote, didn't Sen Lieberman stated 2 weeks ago that if they were close to 60, he would vote for it! I am calling his office now, I suggest everyone starts calling now!!!


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Jhamilton
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

Makes you wonder why public flogging ever went out of style, with someone like Sharron Angle spouting hate about people she knows nothing about. Totally clueless about the realities of today's job market. You want to put American's back to work, then bring back the high tech jobs that our government allowed corporations to send to third world countries just to raise executive compensation.


arepa
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

Currently, employers pay federal unemployment taxes of 6.2 percent on the first $7,000 earned by each of their employees during a calendar year. These federal taxes are used to cover the costs of administering the UC programs in all states. In addition, the federal UC taxes pay one-half of the cost of extended unemployment benefits (during periods of high unemployment) and provide for a fund from which states may borrow, if necessary, to pay benefits.

Workers do not pay anything into this, employers pay. Workers build up a credit based on how long they work and how much they earn. When that credit is used up, it's gone. If extensions are given, then taxpayers pick up the tab. this is fair because???


Rizzi
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

“Sharron Angle” A Republican, what do you expect for a rich brat, who was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and never have to work a real job in her life. I hope and pray that Americans wake up and not vote for republicans for the congress in Nov 2010. They are only for the rich people and poor unemployed can go fend for themselves. God Bless Reid for bringing up the bill again, I hope and pray this pass, I have to make a rent payment.


JC
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

If she keeps up with this nonsense verbal garbage, she'll be out of a job very soon. She's an IDIOT and wouldn't be surprised if she was a bigot too !


arepa
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

Currently, employers pay federal unemployment taxes of 6.2 percent on the first $7,000 earned by each of their employees during a calendar year. These federal taxes are used to cover the costs of administering the UC programs in all states. In addition, the federal UC taxes pay one-half of the cost of extended unemployment benefits (during periods of high unemployment) and provide for a fund from which states may borrow, if necessary, to pay benefits.

Workers do not pay anything into this, employers pay. Workers build up a credit based on how long they work and how much they earn. When that credit is used up, it's gone. If extensions are given, then taxpayers pick up the tab. this is fair because???


Lonny
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

I don't get it. Why don't they just extend the dates for all tiers of unemployment extension benefits to December 31, 2010? That's fair enough, and it will give the unemployed ample time to prepare for when they'll receive their last UI check.

Pulling UI extensions away when the nation is in the midst of crawling to get back on its feet is NOT a good idea. It's simply too soon!

Plus with all of the harsh words being directed towards the long-term unemployed (mostly coming from the Republicans), it's starting to seem as if people like Sharron Angle are more concerned with gaining support by bashing the less fortunate.


popcorn
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

Benefits were extended in April 2010 to 99 weeks to prevent a crisis. What happens in 6 months when these extended benfits are gone? Add another 6 months? Make them permanent? Who is paying for this? The government has no money to give. The money comes from people working – the taxpayers. Government only redistributes money.


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nhmtnbkr
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

If that is true, so be it.

To your question I would answer thus: Is it fair that I've paid thousands more in taxes than I've even remotely gotten back? Is it fair if I earn high a five figure salary that I only pay 2% less in income taxes than someone that earns 2-20x more than me and typically has huge amounts of tax sheltered investments? Is if fair that wealthy fund managers pay a mere 15% capital gains tax on the bulk of the earnings they make, which typically is in the millions if not billions in some cases?

I'd say no to all of these rhetorical questions – why? Because what most people have taken in unemployment compensation is a mere drop when compared to the tax breaks that wealthy people have gotten and continue to get thanks to people like Sharon Angle.

The reality 'arepa' is that the working and middle classes continue to bear a massively disproportionate burden than the wealthy do in this country and continue to see their earnings fall. Yet these same people are the ones that the wealthy (by and large) have made their fortunes off of and on whom the wealthy continue to trod to get the entitlements that they think they deserve.

This country continues to have seriously screwed up priorities when it thinks that it's acceptable to have people earning over $200K per year drop from a once 49% income tax rate to a mere 36%, get all sorts of tax sheltered annuities, etc. etc., yet it can't help out those working stiffs that are the brawn behind the economy.

And lest anyone forget, it's the Sharon Angle types that also pushed for legislation that allowed corporations to stop paying their workers pensions and push them to invest their money in 401Ks, which has caused millions their retirement savings, including some many times over.

As a hard working middle class stiff, I'm tired of getting screwed over by the wealthy and having them capitalize at my expense – so extension of benefits are plenty fair when put in a “fair” context against Sharon Angle's moronic comments.


Susan Ford
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

Hi Lonny. I totally agree with you, although I think the extensions should go longer than December 2010. Lets stop sending money overseas, stop shelling out money to the useless special interests groups supported by Congress, and start cutting back Congress salaries and reducing their fabulous medical benefits. They should also be given furlow days to reduce their salaries. They are too far removed from what is happening to middle America. The wars we are currently supporting seem useless. I am very pro military, and I know that “wars” keep the companies that support them in the black, but way too much money is being spent on overseas operations.

This mess is going to take a couple more years to really start to turn around to get unemployed back to the small percentages. Lets face it, this country is always going to have a huge deficit. We need to save the vast majority of American's who have lost their jobs, and will continue to lose their jobs, from losing their homes. It's just going to increase the deficit when people start to go on Welfare and government assisted programs.

Susan


Jon
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

1 trillion to bail-out bankers who caused the problems. 1 trillion for fluff projects and corporate bail-outs. 3 trillion to give health insurance to the people least likely to take care of themselves. Trillions in salaries and lifelong benfits for the public servants who make these decisions. Not even a few billion for the people who have worked hard most of their lives and cannot find a job at even half the pay. I don't believe in hand-outs, un-employment is not a hand-out. Paying congress, that's a hand-out!


Smith8650
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

AMEN!! I couldnt have said it better!!! When she is making her payment request on the UC website every two weeks and tries to budget 1600 a month or less , lets see where she stands on the subject when we vote her sorry ass out and she's out of a job!! Welcome to the under pass bitch! I have reserved her spot under interstate 20 and beltline where I will be moving soon.


Guestguest
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

Sharron Angle hasn't gotten there and her eyes wide open, her mouth blabbling like a frog.
What happens if she really get to the point of being the sole decision maker????


timoregon
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

I am not one of the unemployed however see the need for Unemployment extensions… The fact that Congress cannot find other cuts is unacceptable; they always go after what is needed the most and save their pet projects and Wall Street friends.

Congress needs to be held accountable for the their failure to create a jobs bill and a jobs market. Extending Unemployment is not the answer however it what is needed now.

The Answer is to create jobs, which will take Congress placing higher taxes on any company that out sources jobs over seas, higher taxes on any funds leaving the US and higher tariffs on imports. Until then we have to pay out unemployment for the failure of our leaders.
Support unemployment here, it is one of Change.org highest all time petitions.

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/the_99ers_… a_tier_v_added_ to_unemployment _benefits


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Katzzmeow
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

Angle is nutty, her idea's are nutty and the only reason she won is because
she was just a bit less nuttier than the Chicken Lady in Nevada. I looked at the numbers in June when the Republicans ran and she won by splitting the vote 6 different ways, not because she ran a terrific campaign. I am hoping that Nevadans will see that not bringing Harry Reid back will hurt the State in two fronts. Also Angle wants not to privitize Social Security & Medicare, but get rid of it completely – that doesn't fly or does it Tea Party members.


looking but cant find a job
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

Benefit amounts is based on sliding scale depending on how much you were making. If you were making minimum wage you are not getting the maximum amount allowed. In Illinois in order to get the max amount of a wopping $385.00 +25 from the fed you have to hve been making at least 40,000.00. That benefit amount is less than 50% of what you were making when you had a job, and if you were making more that 40K is 60% or more less than you were making. Believe me no one who was making 40K or 50K wants to be on unemployment struggling. If we've worked for nearly 20 years or more, what makes people think we suddenly got lazy…..it is not in our nature!


Katzzmeow
Comment posted June 30, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

Actually that is not exactly true – it is paid by employers not you unless you own a business that pays UBI, also in many circumstances the employee has paid. So you would like these people to go hungry & become homeless or better yet go on welfare, which actually will be paid by taxpayers. I am on unemployment and 10% not much but a little of it goes back into the pot for Federal Withholding. It is amazing to me after reading blog after blog that there are plenty of people out their that really need the money, and very few that abuse the system and folks like you.


Mrsrchuch
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 12:26 am

Lets see cut the unemployment benefits of millions of Americans out of work so that we can get the jobless back to work. What planet are you on? There simply aren't enough jobs out there. How about cut the benefits of millions of illegals living in this country off of the tax payers who have paid all their life into a system that is now failing them when they need it most.


renegade98
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 12:43 am

Angle you are total nut case and do not know what the h@ll you are talking about. You couldn't be any more disgusting.


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doncinvegas
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 1:04 am

put Sharon Angle on a rocket to the Moon at least we won't have to hear her ridiculus ideas, she can implement them there, maybe she can take the rest of the traitor Nevada republicans with her, kick them all out, there voting for there party, not for our states needs


FED UP AMERICAN
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 1:32 am

Sharron has a job so she has no idea we the unemployed go through. I see the same exact job I have applied for many times still posted with the same companies. I keep the job descriptions, my cover letter and resume for each job I apply for. Sharron you obviously are delusional and you need to be voted out this election year. There have been 6.9 million jobs lost and in the last six months 3.7 million were lost. THERE ARE NO JOBS get your head out of the sand. How dare you make a such a blanket statement that is not true. The unemployed people have lost a lot, house, cars, insurance, life savings and retirement, they live under bridges of expressways instead of homes, no money to feed their families. We go on job interviews and you take a number like in a meat market. You are so full of yourself because you have a job and you don't have any of worries the unemployed do. YOUR A SELFISH ASS who does not deserve to have a job. You cold hearted egotistical jerk. Have you not payed any attention to what is going on around you? Suicide is up, sever depression. DON'T you dare claim we are not looking for work. You and your opinions belong on the curb with the rest of the TRASH! Every single hold out should lose their job come this fall. While you idiots build bridges to nowhere for the wildlife in Alaska and Turtle Crossings in Florida and give all kinds of money to Hatti you have the nerve to SCREW OVER THE VERY PEOPLE WHO PUT YOU IN OFFICE!! WOW you truly have lost touch with reality. SHAME ON YOU. I hope and pray you lose your job you need to feel our pain our emotional stress. YOU ARE NOT FIT TO SERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.


Awnita
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 2:17 am

I totally agree with Mrsrchurch. I've paid into this system for over 40 years, now I've been unemployed for 6 months and my benefits have run out. Illegals get benefits for any need without a blink – where is the fairness if you are born in this country and have paid your dues!!! I am embarrassed that I need this help, but I'm not too proud to admit it. There is zero unemployment in the White House, Congress and Senate, so why should they care if the unemployed are scared and in need because of this economy. They aren't hurting or worried.


Formerrepublican
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 3:19 am

Interesting theory but what everyone needs to realize is this simple fact. Before my children and I are homeless and starve I will turn to crime. With the average cost of housing an inmate for a year in a federal prison @ $45,000 a year it seems like a no brainer that we would keep paying out $300 a week for a total of $15,600 that is simple mathematics. IF WE CANT AFFORD TO SUPPORT THE HARD WORKING AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO LOST THEIR JOB THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN THEN WE CERTAINLY CANT AFFORD TWO WARS. BRING HOME THE TROOPS NOW LETS FIX AMERICA FIRST. Shame on you Congress!!


voteevryoneofmout
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 4:48 am

I have been unemployed for six months and have run out of benefits. My wife was just let go from the IRS. I thought it would be easy for me to find a job with all the exp. I have but when I realized it was going to tough I decided maybe it's time to do something else. I have been asking about training programs and grants since March from the unemployment office and always got a response of there is no funding. Finally I was approved for a grant to attend truck driving school in late July. But, now I have no money coming in to pay for the basics of bills (utilities,groceries,and gas) I am afraid if they don't get there act together and pass this emergency extention I will not be able to attend classes due to the lack of money. Then what! It sickens me that anyone would think that people that have been working for 15 years or more and have worked they're way up in wages will choose to live off of $300 a week. Lets make sure that everyone of our representatives who vote no on extending unemployment benefits will have the same problem in November!!


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Jesse3283
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 6:03 am

I hope you send that same massge to her she needs to hear it


Moetychandon
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 6:24 am

” cut unemployment benefits to get the jobless back to work”. Let's examine the logic of her statement: If the official statistics indicate that there is one job for every 5 unemployed Americans, then cutting off people's unemployment benefits “to get them back to work”, will not work. It will lead to 1 person our of 5 getting a job, with 4 people having no income. Here is a story saying there is 1 job for every 5 people searching: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/201…


SharoHill
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 6:24 am

I don't know is it so easy to get the jobless back?

This is a serious issue. We, the unemployed Americans are extremely concerned about it. But, what can we do excepting signing petitions and creating polls. However, petitions and polls are useful ways of expressing our views. Recently, I have signed a petition on aafter.com. If you are also interested then go to the site and type petition: in the search box and press enter to convey your opinion.

This is my request to the Government, please do something for us.


Eugenee1977
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 6:25 am

Sharron Angle is a cold hearted bitch. How can you say to get rid of unemployment benefits when the economy is bad. I've been unemployed since January 2009, jobs are very hard to come by where I live. I search online everyday for jobs. I've put many applications in but had very few interviews.

My former co-workers are still looking for a job, my father is still unemployed.

Sharron Angle is an prime example of a Republican. They don't want to give money to the people who need it, they want to give it to corporations. She is living in her own fantasy world.


Digbigb
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:03 am

Shoot the mother fuckers


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Digbigb
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:05 am

It would be easier to just shoot the cocksuckers put them out of my misery.


Digbig
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:08 am

It would be easier to shoot the mother fuckers


Digbigbsc
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:15 am

Shoot the mother fuckers


Digbibsc
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:16 am

No worries someone will just shoot the mother fuckers


Digbig
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:19 am

Someone will cap her ass before that comes around people are pissed.


Digbigbsc
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:20 am

I hope they took a bullet to there forehead


MP3
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

WOW she is really dumb!!

People who choose to work, who would rather be gainfully employed rather than being stuck collecting unemployment have no choice if they are hired today, tomorrow or next week. It's not like we can snap our fingers and poof we're hired. Since I got laid of in June of 2008 I've been forced to move back into my parents house and share 1 bedroom with my 2 cats. If you think that's something I enjoy then you're sorely fucking mistaken. I've hated every moment of every day being in the situation that I'm in. I would give anything to have a job so I can move back into a place of my own. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.

People like you think that all people who collect unemployment are happy and are out partying 24/7. That is another area where you're sorely mistaken Almost every penny of my UI checks for the past 99 weeks has gone towards paying bills and even that hasn't been enough to cover them all. Now that my UI has run out I really don't care if they come after me for past due bills. What are they gonna take?? I have nothing except my car which will be impounded sooner or later.


MP3
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

It's fucked up that when big business needs a bail out or foreign countries need financial aid we give the money up without blinking an eye. But when it comes to helping our own people we get the FU.


MP3
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

If employers pay into the unemployment and if employees pay into the unemployment system, where did the money go that we paid into and why should it be up to the Government to say if we should get what WE paid into????


Cacaeee
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

Hey Congress, cut whatever you want to cut but don't cut the Unemployment Compensation, You guys are responsible for all the American people with or without jobs. Think in America first, then think in America and then think in America… SHAME ON YOU CONGRESS!!


FurryBollocks
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

Why don't you MOVE to where there are more jobs? I live in Oklahoma and there are quite a few sectors looking for employable people. It seems everyone wants a job to come to them rather than relocating to the jobs. Sorry folks, many of your jobs are gone for good. Yes, this govt should take care of its citizens over aid to foreign countries, but the idiots running our country don't seem to agree. BTW, its not our money they are spending, its our children's children. Unless we change the political mindset of division, this country will fail. We all will suffer the consequence of selfish and ignorant representation. TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!!!!


Abigail Adams
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

What the Republican Senators do not understand at all, is that there are millions of registered Republicans voters, who through no fault of their own, are now unemployed. For the Republican Senators to continue to show, week after week, no mercy, no sympathy, neither empathy, nor consideration to the plight of members of their own voting base, who are barely surviving on the $450.00 a week they receive in employment insurance is unforgivable and now diabolical. I am so absolutely disguised with my own Republican Party, that for the first time in my life, I would not only vote for a Democrat replacement Senator this fall, I would vote straight ticket Democrat all the way and call it a day!
The deficit of an unemployed household is horrifying and I can assure you heartless Republicans in Congress that it is much more terrifying to the unemployed then the National deficit is to you. Tell me, how can a family of five survive on $450.00 and now nothing thanks to you? How can we go to the grocery store and get a week’s worth of food, plus fill the gas tank up to go job hunting, take the kids to school, take one child to a doctor, that we now pay for in cash since we lost our health issuance, get the prescription filled, buy dog food and set aside the left over pennies for rent, utilities, car repairs, braces payments, etc?
My family has never asked for a hand out. For three months of last year I went to a food bank and stood in line for five hours to get a box of random canned goods, and still have not thought of applying for food stamps! To think we used to hold Republican precinct meetings in our home. What home now, the banks home? I have worked tirelessly on multiple Republican campaigns and for what, abandonment, disgrace and disregard? When you Republicans voted No the last three consecutive times to not extend unemployment benefits, you have taken the food right out of my three children's mouth. There is nowhere for us to cut back. I am a fiscal conservative for God’s sake!
I wish like hell we could vote your arrogance out of office and then you could try to live on $450.00 a week and support your wife and three kids on that. But what I wish for more than anything is that I could then vote to take it away from you without warning! If you Republicans believe in the same God I do, I pray He resigns down on you an Eye for an Eye. And because I have faith the size of a mustard seed in Him, which is 1000% more faith that I have left in your heartless folly, I know that He will.

Sincerely Yours, One of a Million+++ Disenfranchised Republican Unemployed Voters.


Abigail Adams
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

My husband and I were lifelong, very active Republicans. THAT HAS FOREVER CHANGED YESTERDAY!!! Since my husband lost his unemployment extension three weeks ago by the complete and utter incompetence of our Republican Senators and their complacent failure to remedy and recognize a National working class crisis, we have endured the deficit changes to our budget by your actions in the following way. I had the braces removed 6 months early from my 13 and 14 year old children’s teeth. My car got repossessed since I chose to pay the rent instead of the car to keep a roof over our heads. I emphasize the word RENT, because we already LOST our FAMILY HOME of 13 YEARS to FORECLOSURE!! As a result of losing my car, I have had to stop working at the bedside of a 90 year old Hospice patent with congestive heart failure because I can't get there! Her family says she is declining since my abrupt absence and she can’t understand why I’m not coming anymore. Neither can I! Now myself and my husband are both unemployed!
Now that I don’t have a car, I have applied for Medicaid for my three children. And since we don’t have a car, they now qualify. In the last two weeks, I have saved money by not buying frozen concentrate juice from the grocery store. Instead I have hand squeezed over 52 lemons, which I picked myself from a lemon tree in the yard of our rented house, to make lemonade for my children to drink in lieu of buying store bought fruit juice. THANK YOU REPUBLICAN SENATORS FOR MAKING ME FEEL LIKE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN MY OWN COUNTRY!!! I have negotiated with a doctor for his best cash price to see my daughter who had fallen ill, only to get to the pharmacy and find his prescription was $62.00 when the doctor’s visit was only $50.00. I had to have the doctor call the pharmacy and prescribe something available from Wal-Mart’s $9.00 generic brands.
This is just a glimpse in the life of one of the over 1.5 million Americans you have affect in just the last 3.5 weeks by your blatant neglect. I only wish we could all AFFORD the GAS to drive to the steps of the Capital to hold you Republicans accountable. Before this Depression set in, my husband was the Manager of a thriving construction company, after having worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. Construction is no longer an Industry, it’s a charity. He was laid off along with every other employee that he worked with and supervised, all now on unemployment. His former employer is completely out of business after 30 years of outstanding service and workmanship. THANKS TO THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS WE FEEL LIKE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY!!!


Abigail Adams
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

The Senators let us hang out to dry for their Memorial Day vacation. Now it's the Fourth of July. I am a proud and very angry American.

But we unemployed Americans can't celebrate our independence from Tyranny on July 4th because of the Tyrants. The Tyrants will take a 7 day vacation from doing NOTHING! When will we revolt? WHEN? After they have starved us to death and we are too weak to fight or even speak! What the hell are we doing AMERICA?

Our Declaration of Independence was founded on the concept that any civil government depends on the consent of those who are governed, which may be withdrawn at any time.

On this Independence Day, are you able to celebrate your consent to be governed by people who chose to let you and your family starve while they take their second 7 day paid vacation in a month?

Can you image having two 7 day paid vacations in the span of just 30 days?

They just got back from their Memorial Day vacation on June 7th (Memorial Day was Monday, May 31st) refusing to act to prevent your extension from expiring on June 2nd, 2010.

Ask yourself, is our government acting reasonably?

I argue they are as unreasonable as Marie Antoinette. What should we eat at our Independence Day cookout, Cake?

Shame on us if we continue to do nothing. Shame, shame on us if we do not withdrawal our consent to be governed by this reckless government.

Our founding fathers had no phones, cars, internet to communicate between each other their dissatisfaction with being governed unreasonably.

Instead they used invisible ink and rode on horseback in the dead of night, up and down the entire East Coast including the interior southern states no less, to communicate between each other their dissatisfaction regarding their government’s unreasonable behavior.

Their horseback trail later became the route for the first postal service.

What is the matter with us that we are so feeble that we would accept this as reasonable behavior from our government?

On this Independence Day, ask yourself if you are going to continue to do nothing by giving your consent to be governed by this horrendous government?

I beg of you, would any reasonable person consent to this?


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Mark W
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

Sharron Angle is a poor example of a human being, she is discusting and I hope everyone see's what a evil person she is. She has said the unemployed are “spoiled” by jobless benefits, please explain how I am spoiled trying to meet my commitments and by the way unemployments does not pay enough to do so. I paid into the fund that I was collecting from. I am discusted by this country right now and those who suppose to be our representatives in government.


Dmonique
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

People should start class action suits against the state and gov't to get all of their money back from ALL of the Many Many YEARS of paying into those funds (unemployment Insurance and SSI). After all it is unemployment insureance! If my auto insurance didn't pay out on an accident I would sue them for my money back like any normal person. That would give us all enough money to live on if we could only get our money back. Starting a Law Suit againist the Gov't would also bring the needed attention to the problem and the bonus of hitting these idiot politians were it really hurts them — THEIR POCKET BOOK!!!


Abigail Adams
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

Dear Reader and Fellow Americans,

Please cut and paste the link below into your browser. It is a map of your country that tracks the national unemployment rate per county, per state, in a shaded map for the last 3.5 years from 2007-2010. The darker the area / region gets the higher the unemployment rate.

http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwu…

To all the Republican Senators who just voted NO for the fourth time and have refused to SAVE your fellow unemployed Americans who have giving you your job, I ask that you find a spare moment during you Independence Day vacation and just take a look at the map of your country. Find your state and your voting district. Than just take a wild guess as to many of your constituents are involved here. Good luck to all of you in November, we can't wait to return your vote NO!

And to my fellow citizens who are lucky enough to still be currently employed and feel this matter does not affect you, please find your state and county on the map above and see just how really close you are to being next in line at the unemployment office.


Lynnmarie2u
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

Wow!!! I just never thought of myself as spoiled etc. etc etc. I worked hard for years,only to be caught in this lovely economic crash.lost my job,was collecting benefits(yes got rich,300 a week),squandered it all(on food,rent,electric,etc and no health insurance tyvm) I lost my benefits this week(no way did I collect 99 weeks!!) have been out every day looking for these so called jobs(they are everywhere).Love to have some of that stuff she is smoking,maybe will help when I tell landlord I can't make the rent this month!!!!!!!!!!


Amb2745
Comment posted July 2, 2010 @ 12:31 am

Wow, Nevada you sure have a winner in Sharon Angle. I don't know who is more ditzier, her or Sarah Palin??


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mary o gregson
Comment posted July 2, 2010 @ 7:16 am

Please the people of Nevada do not vote for Sharon Angle candidate for Senate.
The average weekly unemployment check for the state of Louisiana is well under
$200 with out the add on of the $25……Does she have electric in her home and
food for her family?????bet she does…please read her comments…We americans
are hard working, careing, tax paying people…FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE…PLEASE, PLEASE do not vote her into office.


Paddy O'Neill
Comment posted July 2, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

Fair? Where were you when the massive wealth transfer of trillions of dollars took place? This is what I love about idiots like this soul: he has no problem with the privatization of profit and the socialization of debt when the corp executives earning more in a year than this idiot will earn in a lifetime sucked trillions of dollars out of the average American and now he speaks to fair when the tab for keeping some out of an abject poverty is a mere 35 billion. Here's to hoping that they don't pass the extension and this asshat loses his job when demand slackens owing to the long term unemployed having no money to spend. Oh, and moron, for the supreme in hypocrisy and absurdity, where were you and rest of the Republican stooges when Dick Cheney was proudly proclaiming that deficits don't matter? We get it. Deficits don't matter when it's tax breaks for the wealthy, such that Mr. Buffet, by his own admission, is taxed at a lower rate than his secretary. But his secretary loses her job and needs help in order to avoid an abject poverty, and suddenly deficits matter.


Smoothbella
Comment posted July 2, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

Sharron Angle, the Nevada GOP’s candidate for Senate is CRAZY!
THIS WOMAN IS JUST NUTS! SHE AND HER LIKE MINDED ACCOMPLICES SHOULD BE CHASTISED BY THE MEDIA; WHERE IS THE GOV. CONTROLLED MEDIA? LAYING LOW! THERE ARE NO JOB'S!!!!!


Smoothbella
Comment posted July 2, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

I am crying while I read your post. We too are victims of this depression.
God help us…all.


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Snowman
Comment posted July 4, 2010 @ 6:55 am

The problem is that there are those that will not take a job unless it pays them what they previously used to earn. They would rather collect unemployment instead of taking a huge pay cut or make a career change. If you take a look in the paper, you will see that there are plenty of jobs. Just not the ones you want. If you believe a job is beneath you, you have made a personal choice not to take it. But there are jobs. I don't think benefits should be discontinued, but they need to be drastically cut to force people into tempororily taking the jobs available. I am a business professional, but I have cleaned warehouses, assembled sprinklers and have done office work during hard times all for close to minimum wage. Take those tough jobs now and good things will happen for you.


Eugenee1977
Comment posted July 4, 2010 @ 7:00 am

Unfortunately, you can't stay that there are jobs available. The amount of jobs varies by the area of the country that you live in. In my area, the newspaper has very few jobs listed and I even check online in my area everyday.

My area is mainly warehousing but they aren't even hiring in my area. Most of the job ads for my area are for nursing & truck driving.


ShoreGuy93
Comment posted July 4, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

It seems like unemployed professionals are getting it from both ends. On one side there are these ideologues (liked many in the Senate minority and in these type of forums) who seem to think that there are an abundance of jobs out there and all people need to do is apply, “get” a job (any job), work really hard, and by-fucking-golly they’ll become millionaires. On the other side there are many employers and recruiting firms who will not hire based on employment status. They feel that unemployed folks are too overqualified and will move on when a better opportunity comes around, are acting in pure desperation and not sincerely interested the particular position being offered, or are too out-of-touch because they have been out of the workforce for too long. So I ask all of these so-called “tough love” advocates where are these precious jobs that you keep talking about? You say that you can find 100 jobs listed in the daily paper, well I can find several thousand listings on Monster. It doesn’t mean just because they’re out there that people will automatically get interviews for these positions.


Eugenee1977
Comment posted July 4, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

Totally correct ShoreGuy93.

There are many companies out there who won't hire unemployed people, they want people who have jobs.

Professionals are getting hit hard. I have 8 years of warehousing and I'm told that I'm overqualified. I tried retail but most of them want 1 year of experience or more.

Also, many companies won't hire people who don't have a car. I have a friend who got turned down for jobs because she doesn't have a drivers license. Many companies only want people who have a drivers license, car and insurance. These companies tend to believe that if you have a car, that means that you are a good worker. Bullshit, just because you have a car doesn't mean that you're a good worker, it doesn't mean that they won't call off a lot.

Companies and the government are too out of touch with the American people. Just because it looks good on paper of in theory, doesn't mean that it is.


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Dillon
Comment posted July 5, 2010 @ 8:38 am

To candidate for U.S. Senate Sharon Angle. Please offer your input on the following scenario. A scenario based on reality that is happening every minute across this country. Everyone who reads this please respond honestly on what your decision in this circumstance would be. The sceario is as follows:

You are the store manager or own grocery store and you are in need of a shelf stocker full-time with varied hours and a part-tme deli assistant to work 25 to 30 hrs per week 9am to 3pm with possible full-time status within approximately a year. Both positions pay minimum wage to start. Now, extremely hypotethically, let's say 2 have applied for each position. For each position an applicant with a college degree and extensive management experience has applied. The stock applicant is 30 something years old and the deli
applicant mid forties. Both had been laid off previous management jobs paying more than double to triple the minimum wage.The other 2 applicants are both high school graduates, one being a part-time college student. Both have some retail experience. One hand earned minumum wage in previous job and one only slighly more. One still lives with parents and the other lives in a 2 room apartment with 2 roommates.The older applicants each own a home in the community and have at least one child.One is married the other going through a divorce. These are not temporary positions you are filling. Your store is growing and you know that when the economy improves, could be 6 months could be 24 or more, you are going to need an additional floor manager and deli manager. But for now you only need these 2 mininimum wage positions filled and you are not a high turnover employer. You like to promote from within and retain those that you hire. The deli position will require triaining as no experienced deli workers have applied but you prefer to train your employees to fit your business style practices so experience is not a high priority for either job.
Now, candidate Angle and anyone who would like to weigh in, if you were the owner of this small business, answer honestly which applicant would you hire for each position?


Dillon
Comment posted July 5, 2010 @ 8:38 am

To candidate for U.S. Senate Sharon Angle. Please offer your input on the following scenario. A scenario based on reality that is happening every minute across this country. Everyone who reads this please respond honestly on what your decision in this circumstance would be. The sceario is as follows:

You are the store manager or own grocery store and you are in need of a shelf stocker full-time with varied hours and a part-tme deli assistant to work 25 to 30 hrs per week 9am to 3pm with possible full-time status within approximately a year. Both positions pay minimum wage to start. Now, extremely hypotethically, let's say 2 have applied for each position. For each position an applicant with a college degree and extensive management experience has applied. The stock applicant is 30 something years old and the deli
applicant mid forties. Both had been laid off previous management jobs paying more than double to triple the minimum wage.The other 2 applicants are both high school graduates, one being a part-time college student. Both have some retail experience and both are in their early twenties. One had earned minumum wage in previous jobs and the other slighly more. One still lives with parents and the other lives in a 2 room apartment with 2 roommates.The older applicants each own a home in the community and have at least one child.One is married the other going through a divorce. These are not temporary positions you are filling. Your store is growing and you know that when the economy improves, could be 6 months could be 24 or more, you are going to need an additional floor manager and deli manager. But for now you only need these 2 mininimum wage positions filled and you are not a high turnover employer. You like to promote from within and retain those that you hire. The deli position will require triaining as no experienced deli workers have applied but you prefer to train your employees to fit your business style practices so experience is not a high priority for either job.
Now, candidate Angle and anyone who would like to weigh in, if you were the owner of this small business, answer honestly which applicant would you hire for each position?


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People show your support & go to : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hands-Across-Amer…
Show your support for the Millions of Americans who are looking for Any job and still can not find one. It is truly ignorant to think that that all of any one category of the Unemployed, Disabled or even people getting Welfare are all one way. I have been working since I am 17 so 30 years & never been unemployed until now. Do you know how many times I have heard I am overqualified. Employers wont hire you if they think they will lose you when the Economy turns around.


KT
Comment posted July 7, 2010 @ 11:36 pm

With people struggling to eat and keep a roof over their head on UI
How can people AFFORD to move?
Why won't the government set us up with housing and work in
a better job market, I'd love to move but can't afford to

If the govt picks up the expense of the move guarantees Housing /Utilities for 90 days and a full time Job I'd move anywhere in the country.


catscanner
Comment posted July 9, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

Or better yet we are going to make it our priority not to re elect these republicans there are more democrats than republicans and we all paid into this system that took the money out of that account and used it for other things it is their fault there is no money, we are in the beginning of a depression and it is getting worse, soon it will be too late when millions are not only unemployed but homeless, this is sad


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Joe Lopez Jr.
Comment posted July 12, 2010 @ 11:32 pm

I'd like everyone's attention please ? I'm pasting a comment I saw earlier. This is really heartbreaking & adds to my displeasure of the “Dirtbags” in congress who voted no unemployment extension. My situation ? I've had “0″ income in 5 weeks & I'm an Army Vet. I'm researching vigorously on how to initiate a class action lawsuit against the Republicans & all who voted “No”. Please read>>>>>
robin hinkley
Comment posted July 1, 2010 @ 4:10 pm
As I sit here in tears wondering how I will pay my rent…..enjoy your 4th of July holiday Republican senators. As you lay in the sun on your yahct, my power and water will be disconnected next Teusday. Try explaining this to a 12 and 15 year old!!!! I have always taught my children to respect the govermnent. How can I say that now? YOU HAVE FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!!
(if anyone has info on the lawsuit…..pls. contact me > joelojr@yahoo.com


Joe Lopez Jr.
Comment posted July 12, 2010 @ 11:40 pm

Definitely! I am one that “has had-it!” Check my post. I'm relentlessly searching if there's any way to do this. Thing-is, they have some kind of “immunity” law that protects them but if enough people would find a way to collaborate and organize I'm sure we could reach the steps of the Supreme Court.


wherehaveallthejobsgone
Comment posted July 13, 2010 @ 2:01 am

At the same time as the Legislature cuts extended unemployment benifits they need to pass a law that makes it unlawful for employers to hire people who are not unemployed and have not been that way for at least 6 months. 200 Senators, most with college degrees, should have done this before the first extension. Instead all they are capable of doing is passing oral flatulence and getting paid for it. I heard the opinion of a young conservative on the MSNBC “Hardball” show this evening, and as follows; “If you can't get a job doing what you were doing then pack the family up and go to another state.” What the oraffice fails to realize is that if you've been on unemployment for 6 mos. you won't be able to move across the street.


wherehaveallthejobsgone
Comment posted July 13, 2010 @ 2:35 am

That is not so in my experience. I have applied for all types and pay ranges, I have used all forms of postings; newspaper, internet placement, placement contractors, etc. and the newspaper, for me, has been the least productive. I have been on both sides of the fence on the hiring process and know, as well have read articles about the practice of keying on the most recent 5 years of work history as a method for culling out the 5 applicants to get one person for the one opening with a high pay rate. That 5 appl. for 1 opening ratio changes to 15 or 20 to 1 for minimum wage jobs. Its easy to offer advice and opinion; hoewver whats needed is action. Consider this:
At the same time as the Legislature cuts extended unemployment benifits they need to pass a law that makes it unlawful for employers to hire people who are not unemployed and have not been that way for at least 6 months. 200 Senators, most with college degrees, should have done this before the first extension. Instead all they are capable of doing is passing oral flatulence and getting paid for it. I heard the opinion of a young conservative on the MSNBC “Hardball” show this evening, and as follows; “If you can't get a job doing what you were doing then pack the family up and go to another state.” What the oraffice fails to realize is that if you've been on unemployment for 6 mos. you won't be able to move across the street.


Joe Lopez Jr.
Comment posted July 13, 2010 @ 2:39 am

Yup' saw that dork (duh!) when Chris was nearly in tears laughing @ his ridiculous suggestion to move to Alaska or some other state. The one that really grinds my gears is that idiot (Angle) & that maggot ( McConnell).


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Today I have come to a personal reckoning. I am truly saddened by what America is and has become. There are so many good people suffering in this Once Great Nation. The Millions of Unemployed have been left out in the Cold. They are going Hungry, Homeless, Despondent and yes many have indeed lost hope. I suppose I am a Baby Boomer. Born in Los Angeles in the 60's California seemed to my parents to be the Golden State. My parents had six children and my father was a member of the Teamsters Union. My mother was mostly a homemaker though she did start a few businesses while maintaining the Home Front. I was raised to believe that if you worked hard enough you could achieve your dreams. This appeared to be the case for the first thirty years of my Life. I and my husband have been fortunate to pursue careers that seemed to always be in constant demand. My husband is a Machinist and I am a Technical Sales Representative. We saw Orange County go Bankrupt in 1993 and relocated to the Bay Area and found great jobs our second day there. We stayed in San Jose until 2003 when the Silicon Valley Economy went Bust. We moved back home to Orange County with a vast expertise of knowledge we did not have before moving there. Once again we found jobs our second day back. That lasted for four years. In the first quarter of 2007 it became starkly clear to me as I was selling into both the OEM and Channel Markets that the American Economy was bottoming out . My top clients who were once so Quality Conscious became only concerned with the lowest bid. Companies who were never considered a major threat starting taking greater Market Share. The bids I did win, the Materials were coming from-you guessed it, China. I had to consistently undercut the competition. Made in America , that stopped a long time ago. If were not making it, were not selling it, and were only getting deals working within penny margins, where are the jobs? The American Manufacturing sector has become Glorified Brokers for China which is probably why they have the money to loan America to cover our debts. The only American Entity making money is US Customs. Which brings me to 911. An excerpt follows taken from today's Washington Post.”(* Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.

* An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances.” )Well there is certainly some jobs that have been generated there. My question is how many of the current US Unemployed can get those jobs? The jobs are not in Manufacturing or the Business Sector. Say it aint so Joe. How many US Dollars have been spent on Wars outside US Borders? If we put that Money back into our own Economy and concentrated on making our Nation Financially Independent it would be a lot more secure than it is now. One of the most common strategies in War is to Divide and Conquer. Well we are not focusing on Jobs, Or the Economy and all of those people who are Unemployed have Family. These families can not pay their basic bills much less shop or patronize businesses which further multiplies the decline of the Economy and that my friend means all of the Unemployed is affecting Hundreds of Millions of People. Do the Math and then tell me ” Who is really winning the War on Terrorism? I feel pretty Terrorized by our Governments Unwillingness or Unwitting ability to see clearly the Real Human Cost Of this War. My mother used to say that there is more than one way to skin a cat. Well there is more than one way to “Kill A Nation” it does not always take a Bullet or A Bomb if you take all our Money we cant buy more weapons to fight more Battles and if you take our Hope you will eventually run out of people willing to fight these Battles. If families are going to bed wondering where their family is going to sleep tomorrow or how they are going to eat, how long before they lose Respect and Hope for their Government? tell me once more, Who is winning this War. Oh and where have all the jobs gone? What jobs is Rep Sharon Angle thinking people will be getting. I think somebody should take hers.


Evilmacqueen
Comment posted July 21, 2010 @ 2:10 am

Snowman, Quit trying to solve problems by beating the unemployed over the head. The fact is there are more than 6 people for every 1 job. I challenge you to open the paper and apply for all those jobs you are imagining, and see if you get hired for them. I bet you don't! There are so many applicants for each position that employers choose people with the most experience in a particular field. They RARELY hire someone who is switching careers! The fast-food place hires people with fast-food skills, and probably has ten to choose from, and another hundred desperate people applied with no fast-food skills that need training. Any time you generalize, and punish those who are down with falsehoods, you are contributing to the further downfall of this once-great nation. I'm on unemployment now for 8 months, laid off when my employer's budget was cut 40%. When I can get temporary or contract work at anything I can physically and mentally do, I do it, and the state subtracts it from the $260 a week I get from unemployment. Most weeks there is NO WORK ANYWHERE that I can get. All our permanent jobs are now over in China and India, exported by greedy business executives and Congress. Remember when the USA made things? And there were factories in small towns? No more. My local paper today has only 2 ads, one for a truck driver, and another for a plumber, experienced only for both. I would need training in both jobs, since I'm a computer programmer. The unemployed have to keep going, hoping that tomorrow will get better, while we lose our savings, our homes, our cars, and our retirement funds. We pray to have a roof over our heads and something to feed the kids and eat just one more day, and wish for utilities that are not shut off. We're such greedy, ungrateful bastards!


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ForgottenInSWD
Comment posted July 22, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

I wished there were only 5 other people applying for the same job I was. If that was really the case I would be working, not worrying about losing my home. Wondering where the next meal is coming from. Every job I have applied for there are no less then 500 people applying to that same job, and the jobs closer to minimum wage that number goes into the thousands. They keep saying the number of unemployed is going down, no they just stop counting the one not collecting unemployment.


Marion
Comment posted August 7, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

Unemployment is insurance that both the worker and employers PAY FOR. It is there precisely for the conditions which exist now. Would these same folks who want to cut it then put into place measures that would dis-allow creditors from placing liens on their assets; like a car or a house; until they are working? Would they stop all interest on credit cards, mortgages, and debt to give them a hand up? Unemployment, for the majority, cannot pay the bills. I think that folks on unemployement should even be able to make money selling on ebay or a product like Avon, as long as it does not interfere with their search for employment. And, while we're at it, this insurance is to help folks find jobs in their line of work for their marketable price, not to squash them down to flipping burgers at the local fast-food joint for less than 20 hours a week. Seems to me that saying a person on unemployment must settle for anything is just another way of putting the weight of the world on those least able to carry it at their most vulnerable time. But, what the heck, isn't that what we're doing to our unborn citizens by way of our national debt? Them that has, keep, them that don't have, pay for it.
Things need to change, and looking at a narrowed spectrum when it comes to unemployment is not the way to go about this change.


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Comment posted September 20, 2010 @ 12:48 am

Sharron Angle doesn't have a job; she isn't working. All she does is bum money and run her mouth.

She needs to go make an honest living cleaning toilets instead of bumming money.


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Comment posted October 31, 2010 @ 2:03 am

if sharon angle gets in there will be a roit because of 3 reasons reason 1.nevada is number one with unemployed why get rid of unemployment when most people are unemployed
2.the jobs in las vegas that are available are most all part time and not that much an hour we have wife and kids remember that
3.sharon angle is living off her husband and she wanna talk about people who lazy and want to get back to work —-please—-


Donna Nickens
Comment posted November 1, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

Sharon Angle literally makes me sick to my stomach. What Planet does she live on because it certainly is not ours. She is so out of touch with reality it is disconcerting at Best and downright Scary when you think about it. I believe this woman actually buys her own rhetoric. The simple fact is “This Economy Is Jacked Up Son!” and on top of that. All I have seen from Most of these candidate's is despicable, hateful, shameful, negative attack ad's. They are afraid to run on the Real Issues. And like I said they are Scary, If people like Rep Angle believe that people simply dont want to work because they are “spoiled off their Unemployment Benefits”. I say to you, Get Real, Get a Life and Get Out Of Politics ….You are way to out of touch to be running Nevada or running much of Anything. This is an ignorant and truly uninformed position to take. Many decent people are truly trying to find work and it's not there because we shipped it out of the Country. Wake up and smell the Economy Burning!


Donna Nickens
Comment posted November 1, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

Sharon Angle literally makes me sick to my stomach. What Planet does she live on because it certainly is not ours. She is so out of touch with reality it is disconcerting at Best and downright Scary when you think about it. I believe this woman actually buys her own rhetoric. The simple fact is “This Economy Is Jacked Up Son!” and on top of that. All I have seen from Most of these candidate's is despicable, hateful, shameful, negative attack ad's. They are afraid to run on the Real Issues. And like I said they are Scary, If people like Rep Angle believe that people simply dont want to work because they are “spoiled off their Unemployment Benefits”. I say to you, Get Real, Get a Life and Get Out Of Politics ….You are way to out of touch to be running Nevada or running much of Anything. This is an ignorant and truly uninformed position to take. Many decent people are truly trying to find work and it's not there because we shipped it out of the Country. Wake up and smell the Economy Burning!


Donna Nickens
Comment posted November 3, 2010 @ 6:54 am

Ha, Ha, Ha, …Ding Dong , The Witch Is Dead, The Witch Is Dead, The Witch Is Dead, Ding Dong, The Evil Witch Is Dead. Say Good Night Gracie, urrr Sharon. Sharon Angle Goes Down In Defeat ! Hur Rah. Now what do you think. All the Unemployed Cast their Votes today. They told you exactly what they thought of your Opinion on Unemployed Workers needing their benefits reduced as an incentive to look for jobs that are not there. How does it feel to lose? You insensitive, ignorant moron. You were obviously so out of touch with reality your Voters gave you a Reality Check.


Phoenixenchanted
Comment posted February 18, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

Thanks Donna, you can make a Rap out of this! Sharon Angle and other republicans insensitive and ignorants, they have been putting peoples of all walks of life pushing them into the hole into the crack of the systems for decades. Not that i advocate for a social system, but i wish we have a good president who can put a frein on this American bad habit of pushing people into cracks.
Chris Ngo, been cut unemployment suddenly without warning, while the Obama admin sent tax bills. Talking about cross fire….


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