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Obama urges extending unemployment benefits
The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013, 07:19 pm | Mario Trujillo

Posted on 12/19/2013 1:16:45 AM PST by Olog-hai

President Obama called for the extension of unemployment benefits after the Senate approved a bipartisan budget deal on Wednesday.

Obama applauded the deal as move away from “shortsighted, crisis-driven decision-making” that avoids another government shutdown. But he called it a first step, adding that unemployment insurance should be extended after it was left out of the deal.

“Congress should pass an extension of unemployment insurance so more than a million Americans don’t lose a vital lifeline as they fight to find a job,” Obama said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: fiscalcliff; obama; thedole; unemployment

1 posted on 12/19/2013 1:16:46 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

“make it hurt”


2 posted on 12/19/2013 1:23:20 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai
Doesn't anyone see the absolute embarassment that a six year president should be experiencing by asking for more money from the few to pay the many who can't or won't work because of his lack of accomplished goals?

Won't any media outlet frame the underlying stupidity of the man's remarks as nothing but failed policy and class, race, and cultural division?

3 posted on 12/19/2013 1:28:14 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Olog-hai
Instead of unemployment benefits, make them work by going door to door, selling Obamacare @ minimum wage plus a percentage of sales by commission for paid for obamacare policies.

They should be making six figures based on the value of his hallmark legislation!

4 posted on 12/19/2013 1:31:05 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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While proclaiming the economy has bounced back...


5 posted on 12/19/2013 1:31:54 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: blackdog

Is this minimum wage at its present rate or the leftist-pushed rate of $15/hour?


6 posted on 12/19/2013 1:33:08 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

No.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 1:45:41 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Olog-hai

Not a word about Veteran Benefits...


8 posted on 12/19/2013 1:57:18 AM PST by maddog55
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To: Olog-hai

Obama has increased the unemployed so it is only natural he would want to extend their benefits. They also need a unemployer supported 401 K, unemployer paid insurance plan, and paid days on.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 2:21:51 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Olog-hai

Why does unemployment need to be extended? I thought the economy was is great shape.(/s)


10 posted on 12/19/2013 2:26:04 AM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Olog-hai

We all need more money. Why can’t he just do what he really wants and just declare we’re a communist country and he’s in charge? Money for everyone, except religious people.


11 posted on 12/19/2013 4:01:22 AM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Olog-hai

No doubt he feels that ALL government employees should be getting unemployment, since they don’t do jack sh*t anyway.


12 posted on 12/19/2013 5:09:13 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer
The ONLY “unemployment” needed in this country is odumbo’s. He needs to be fired and immediately, then tried, convicted and jailed for the rest of his miserable days.
13 posted on 12/19/2013 5:11:42 AM PST by Progov
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To: If You Want It Fixed - Fix It

I think his communism/Marxism is secondary in his mind,
it may even just be a vehicle for his true agenda -
dispossessing YT and giving some of it to his “tribe”.


14 posted on 12/19/2013 5:13:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai
Obama's votes come from people on the dole.

So the way to maintain power is to extend the dole. This is what Obamacare is all about. Easy strategy that works.

15 posted on 12/19/2013 11:55:47 AM PST by what's up
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