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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 10:18 PM
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2 million people seek Change They Can Believe Inę as banks get bailouts, unemployed get jack shit
Bailouts Are For Banks: Unemployed People Get Zilch

First Posted: 12- 1-10 04:20 PM | Updated: 12- 1-10 06:45 PM



In Washington, the agenda has long since moved on from bailing out megabanks to figuring out how to stop paying for things that regular people need -- luxuries like health care, retirement benefits and unemployment insurance.

In the suburbs of Denver, Anthony Roebuck and his family find themselves confronting an action list that seems cruelly divorced from the proceedings in the nation's capital: They have to figure out how to keep the heat on through the Colorado winter now that his unemployment check has run out.

The latest extension of emergency unemployment benefits expired on Tuesday, as a dysfunctional Congress let the deadline go without striking a deal to keep the money flowing. That put Roebuck -- who drew his last check on Monday -- among the two million or so unemployed Americans facing the imminent loss of their benefits between now and the end of the year.

A sheet metal worker by trade, Roebuck, 44, is accustomed to earning his own way through the force of his hands. Since May, he and his family have subsisted on his wife's paycheck from her job as a university administrator, plus a nearly $500 weekly unemployment check.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/01/bailouts-forec...
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 10:20 PM
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1. Hope And Chains.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 10:23 PM
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2. Wow..look at all those lazy, good for nothing losers!!
:sarcasm:


I mean, don't they know that jobs are OUT THERE? and they just need to look for them?

:sarcasm:


Oh well, I'm sure they'll have a nice Christmas anyway, living high off the hog as it were

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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 09:02 AM
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3. Sure. Getting rich on their $300 a week unemployment checks.
Give the rich more unpaid-for tax cuts and move more jobs t other countries. That will show those slackers.
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TK421 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 06:53 PM
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4. I don't get that much a week on unemployment....oh, let us not forget
that health benefits are not a part of unemployment either, as so many of these shitheads on here railing against extensions seem to forget....conveniently, I might add

Yep...we've all been on one long, prosperous vacation since being laid off from our jobs!!!!

motherfuckers
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