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Pelosi: end of jobless aid 'simply immoral'
« on: December 28, 2013, 06:10:15 PM »
I agree with her.  I think everyone should quit their job and go on unemployment immediately.  Democrats are always carping about equality so why should people have to work when half the population doesn't? :3:

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December 27, 2013, 11:33 am
Pelosi: End of jobless aid 'simply immoral'
   
 

By Peter Schroeder



The looming expiration of federal unemployment benefits for more than 1 million Americans is “simply immoral,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday.

In a statement, the Democratic leader said it's inexcusable that the benefits will lapse on Saturday, and blamed Republicans for allowing it to happen.



“Starting tomorrow, too many American families will face the New Year with uncertainty, insecurity, and instability as a result of congressional Republicans’ refusal to extend critical unemployment insurance,” she said. “The first item on Congress’ agenda in the New Year must be an extension of unemployment insurance. That must be our priority on day one.”
Pelosi and other Democrats blasted, but did not try to block, a two-year budget agreement Congress passed just before its holiday break for not including another extension of the jobless benefits.

Meanwhile, Republicans contend that Democrats dropped the ball by not offering a specific plan to cover the costs of an extension before heading home for the holidays.

"Why didn't they offer a plan that met the Speaker's requirements - fiscally-responsible, with something to create jobs - or any plan, for that matter, before they left for the holidays?" said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he plans to bring up an extension as his first order of business in 2014, but some Republicans have indicated they would only be willing to extend the program if the cost of another extension is offset elsewhere.

The emergency federal benefits were first put in place during the 2008 recession, and Congress has opted extending them repeatedly since then.

The program allows the federal government to help states provide much longer unemployment benefits than normally permitted, running up to 73 weeks so long as people are looking for work.

But with the extended benefits headed for a Saturday expiration, roughly 1.3 million unemployed Americans will immediately lose those benefits, while millions more could lose benefits throughout 2014 if they are not extended.

Some Republicans, including Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), have opposed another extension, arguing the economy has recovered enough to end the emergency lifeline.

Other GOP lawmakers have not said they would oppose an extension, but are concerned about the roughly $26 billion cost of extending the program for another year. Pelosi has said she does not believe that cost has to be offset, arguing the program does more good for the economy than it costs.

President Obama has also called on Congress to extend the benefits, while Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he is willing to consider a specific proposal if the president offers it.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/194052-pelosi-blasts-immoral-end-to-jobless-benefits
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Re: Pelosi: end of jobless aid 'simply immoral'
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 06:48:03 PM »
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Pelosi and other Democrats blasted, but did not try to block, a two-year budget agreement Congress passed just before its holiday break for not including another extension of the jobless benefits.
Didn't the witch Pelosi vote for this bill? And didn't Obama sign it? Funny how they now act like they had nothing to do with it.
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Re: Pelosi: end of jobless aid 'simply immoral'
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 07:07:17 PM »
I wonder if Pelosi would bitch if she was hung with a brand new rope....

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Re: Pelosi: end of jobless aid 'simply immoral'
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 07:18:38 PM »
I wonder if Pelosi would bitch if she was hung with a brand new rope....

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Don't be mean Chief. After all, if anyone has the authority to decide something is immoral, it would be the woman who has enriched herself on the back of pork spending and dodgy legislation. Respect her experience in this field.
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Re: Pelosi: end of jobless aid 'simply immoral'
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 05:11:40 PM »
Respect her experience in this field.

I think respecting her experience in a field with a headstone would work better. :whistle:
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