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Feds tell Wis. unemployment benefits end next week (Feds WARN WI)
AP ^ | 4/5/12

Posted on 04/05/2012 2:14:06 PM PDT by Jean S

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The federal government has warned Wisconsin officials the state's unemployment rate has improved enough to end extended jobless benefits.

Wisconsin's unemployment rate had been high enough to qualify jobless people in the state for 13 extra weeks of federal unemployment benefits. But the state's three-month average improved to 7 percent in February, making the state ineligible for the extra money.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: scottwalker; unemployment; walker

1 posted on 04/05/2012 2:14:15 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Check this out!


2 posted on 04/05/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S
The federal government has warned Wisconsin officials the state's unemployment rate has improved...

They make it sound like a bad thing.
3 posted on 04/05/2012 2:18:02 PM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Jean S

They will blame it on the republicans for taking their ‘benefits’ away....................


4 posted on 04/05/2012 2:19:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Jean S

Odumbo and his regime timed it to rev up the recall against Gov Walker.


5 posted on 04/05/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Jean S

The Fed’s sticking the knife in Gov. Walker.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 2:20:30 PM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: Jean S

Wow, the Feds are recalling extended jobless benefits in Wisconsin.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 2:20:30 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Jean S; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin Unemployment period cut by Feds ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 2:22:01 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Red Badger

They just told Washington State the same thing. It appears if your unemployment rate drops enough for the Administration to think the sheeple will forget the bad economy, then federal extensions end.


9 posted on 04/05/2012 2:22:44 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: max americana

The left in Wisconsin seem very stupid to me. If the people think getting rid of Walker will help them, they have another thing coming. Large lay-offs hang in the balance on this vote for those currently employed by the state.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 2:26:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Jean S

Expect a lot of good employment news from the commies in the months leading up the the “election”. Nothing but “good news”! Barry’s union thugs and their toadies in the state run MSM will make sure of it.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: Jean S
Marcellus Shale caused the same thing here in Pennsylvania.

Now we here in FR are complaining ?

It IS all over.

12 posted on 04/05/2012 2:28:53 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Jean S

This is also happening in Washington state.

There are two kinds of emergency extensions.

The second kind, I forget the name, can take you out to 99 weeks.

No new applicants for that.

But, people currently on it stay on until January 2013, or before that date, if their benefit period expires.

“Emergency Unemployment Compensation” (EUC) is still available in Washington.

I think that lasts an extra 26 weeks.

EUC will still accept new applicants, but everyone will get phased out by January 2013, no matter what.

The old fashioned, regular 26 weeks of UC is still available to everyone.


13 posted on 04/05/2012 2:29:55 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Sopater

“The federal government has warned Wisconsin officials the state’s unemployment rate has improved..”

but..
But..
The Dems are running commercials in Wisconsin saying Walker has DESTROYED JOBS!
HOW CAN THIS BE?


14 posted on 04/05/2012 2:35:09 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Jean S

The federal government’s multiple extension of unemployment benefits is a big part of the problem. Without the benefits, laid off workers are more likely to accept employment at a place of last resort such as a poultry processing plant.


15 posted on 04/05/2012 2:52:38 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Jean S

New York State doesn’t get extended benefits, but then there’s a trick, NY only pays a maximum of $405 per week unemployment -while New Jersey and Mass pay $615-630 per week.

It’s NY’s dirty little secret of perceived prosperity. It helps NY maintain better stats while sinking ever lower and faster. People on the revolving unemployment lifestyle collect across the boarder.


16 posted on 04/05/2012 2:56:26 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Fitzy_888

why do you think Odungo had 6 SS cards?


17 posted on 04/05/2012 3:02:23 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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JIVE TURKEY



OBAMA FOR OBAMA


18 posted on 04/05/2012 3:24:24 PM PDT by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - you can*t do that with a WebTV - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: USNBandit
It appears if your unemployment rate drops enough for the Administration to think the sheeple will forget the bad economy, then federal extensions end.

And this is a bad thing? Probably the most sensible policy I've seen from this administration.

19 posted on 04/05/2012 3:35:41 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

So Walker has IMPROVED the WI economy to the degree that more people don’t NEED unemployment $. And this is a BAD thing? Shouldn’t the WH be celebrating Obama’s policies WORKING?


20 posted on 04/05/2012 3:43:58 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: max americana
"Odumbo and his regime timed it to rev up the recall against Gov Walker."


21 posted on 04/05/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Jean S

Your state is doing too well, knock it off!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 04/05/2012 3:59:53 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: max americana
Odumbo and his regime timed it to rev up the recall against Gov Walker.

It's so transparent, it's disgusting. This guy has done nothing for 4 years except find ways to get another 4 years.

23 posted on 04/05/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Jean S

This could backfire...I mean people might actually get a job...? I hope it doesn’t come to that../s


24 posted on 04/05/2012 4:29:41 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Red Badger
"They will blame it on the republicans for taking their ‘benefits’ away...................."

Boy. That is without doubt what's going to happen when in reality its all those bused in union thugs that have gone home and fancy accounting that's going to save Americans a few dollars.

My opinion.

25 posted on 04/05/2012 5:22:03 PM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Sopater

To liberals it is a bad thing.

Conservatives measure success by how many people come off the welfare rolls. Liberals measure success by how many people they put on the welfare rolls.


26 posted on 04/05/2012 5:36:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: eyedigress

Walker is NOT going to be recalled. Too many folks know what he’s doing is working well. Government unions are hardly universally loved by anyone here.


27 posted on 04/05/2012 5:38:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jean S

More vivid illustrations of how the gubbermint rewards failure and punishes success.

If WI votes Walker out of office, they deserve every socialist plague that comes their way.


28 posted on 04/05/2012 5:50:46 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: BfloGuy
I think the net result will be that state that lose this funding will find their unemployment numbers accelerate downward. People are going to take jobs they need instead of riding out benefits looking for the job they want.

Structurally I think the norm for unemployment will still be higher than what we are used to as employers still worry about Obamacare.

29 posted on 04/05/2012 7:06:04 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Jean S

Punishing Walker all over again for being successful. Doing it by hurting the people who might vote for him. Machiavelli would have been hard pressed to come up with a scheme this dastardly...or is it bastar....never mind. Same difference anyway.

I’m not aware that it is LEGAL (ewww...that word Barry has been getting beat up with lately) to cut off ONE state arbitrarily from a Federal Program. But I’m sure that so called AG will find a way to make it “legal.”


30 posted on 04/05/2012 7:34:50 PM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: max americana
Odumbo and his regime timed it to rev up the recall against Gov Walker.

Switch it around. Tell people that the extra benefits stopped because Odumbo's stimulus worked. heehee

31 posted on 04/05/2012 8:31:32 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Red Badger

“They will blame it on the republicans for taking their ‘benefits’ away....................”

You hit the nail on the head. That is exactly what they are going to do. I bet they will also throw a “blame Bush” on there too.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 9:39:04 PM PDT by digital-olive
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To: All; Jean S
Let's see ... Gov. Walker improves the state's economy enough the Obama regime ends federal unemployment benefits just ahead of the recall election headed by Obama's allies.

Total coincidence I'm sure.

33 posted on 04/05/2012 10:16:14 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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Whoa this is bad news for Bobo in a state that he simply cannot afford to lose. Imagine trotting down to the Unemployment Office to get yo check, and being told that your Extended FEDERAL Benefits are no longer available to you, Cheese-Eating Schlub, after your EUC expires, oh, say, around the time of the first debate!

And all you did, rube, was get laid off at the end of the worst unemployment cycle in the modern era...bad timing, eh, Schlub?

Bobo won't miss Schlub's vote in a state he can't afford to lose, lol.

34 posted on 04/06/2012 5:54:12 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Jean S

Wisconsin should tell the Feds to take their money and shove it.


35 posted on 04/06/2012 7:40:15 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Jean S

Why doesn’t the Federal government simply borrow more money? That’s what they do in every other instance.

Gee, we have to cut unemployment benefits so that the money can go to our labor union friends.

Obama is Huey Long.


36 posted on 04/06/2012 7:43:34 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Jean S

Too many people in this country and Wisconsin look at getting off welfare is a bad thing. They don’t want an improving economy and they don’t want no stinking jobs, just more handouts.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 7:46:58 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Sopater

This happened in Gnu Yak a few months ago then it got bad again...This is just to inflame the Uber Libs against Scott Walker...Ain’t gonna work!


38 posted on 04/06/2012 9:34:23 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: zeestephen

Unless Boz gets re-coronated then all bets are off.


39 posted on 04/06/2012 9:36:36 AM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Red Badger

Exactly what they will do.


40 posted on 04/06/2012 11:06:45 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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