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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/12/26/where-the-1-3-million-people-losing-unemployment-aid-this-week-live/?hpid=z3

Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live

    By Niraj Chokshi
    December 26 at 11:16 am


Darker shading means a larger share of a state’s population will lose emergency jobless benefits Saturday. Scroll down for an interactive map. (Source: Committee on Ways and Means Democrats/Labor Department)


A projected 1.3 million people will lose emergency unemployment benefits when they expire Saturday.

Congress offered the extended benefits as unemployment ballooned during the Great Recession and has put off their expiration several times since. But when the two parties struck a budget deal this month, another postponement was notably missing. When the aid expires Saturday, the unemployed will only be able to collect a maximum 26 weeks of benefits in most parts of the U.S., down from roughly twice as much in many states.

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Re: Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 02:14:32 PM »
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Re: Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2013, 10:35:10 AM »
It should drop.  99 weeks is not unemployment, it's freakin' retirement!

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Re: Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2013, 11:09:34 AM »
It should drop.  99 weeks is not unemployment, it's freakin' retirement!



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Re: Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2013, 01:31:32 PM »
Let's think about this strategically, folks.  We have elections coming up that will be vitally important to this country, so we need to consider which sort of optics are going to help, and which are going to hurt.  Hint:  giving the democrats the opportunity to portray the GOP, once again, as a bunch of heartless meanies is not going to help.

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Re: Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2013, 01:57:53 PM »
Let's think about this strategically, folks.  We have elections coming up that will be vitally important to this country, so we need to consider which sort of optics are going to help, and which are going to hurt.  Hint:  giving the democrats the opportunity to portray the GOP, once again, as a bunch of heartless meanies is not going to help.

Agreed.  Each of the renewals the last four years were offset with cuts elsewhere in the budget.

The same thing will happen in January:  unemployment insurance will be renewed, funded by offsets.
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Re: Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2013, 02:05:10 PM »
Agreed.  Each of the renewals the last four years were offset with cuts elsewhere in the budget.

The same thing will happen in January:  unemployment insurance will be renewed, funded by offsets.

So the only real question is whether the GOP will end up having to capitulate to the democrats after an obstinate refusal to consider anything at all, or will end up being seen as a group of principled pragmatists who are not insensitive to the plight of the unemployed.

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Re: Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2013, 02:14:55 PM »
Let's think about this strategically, folks.  We have elections coming up that will be vitally important to this country, so we need to consider which sort of optics are going to help, and which are going to hurt.  Hint:  giving the democrats the opportunity to portray the GOP, once again, as a bunch of heartless meanies is not going to help.
GOP don't need no stinkin "strategic thinkin."



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Re: Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2013, 02:19:56 PM »
GOP don't need no stinkin "strategic thinkin."




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