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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 05:13 PM
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Missouri to drop extended benefits for unemployed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Thousands of people in Missouri who have been unemployed for more than a year soon will lose their jobless benefits, marking a significant victory for Republican fiscal hawks who are crusading against government spending.

When eligibility ends Saturday, Missouri will become the only state to voluntarily quit a federal stimulus program that offers extended benefits. Michigan, Arkansas and Florida also recently took steps to cut back on money going to the unemployed, although they targeted state benefits instead.

We have to take a stand and say, When is enough enough? and send a message to the federal government, and hopefully shame them into doing the right thing and quit spending money that they dont have, said state Sen. Jim Lembke, a Republican from St. Louis. ..................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2011-03-31-jobles...



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quinnox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 05:15 PM
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1. Other republican states thinking along the same lines
All the problems are due to the damn unemployed freeloaders!

Cut them all off immediately!

SARCASM
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-11 05:19 PM
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2. We have to take a stand and say, When is enough enough? and send a message
We have to take a stand and say, When is enough enough? and send a message to the federal government, and hopefully shame them into doing the right thing ."

It's so unreal to me the way they take what WE should be saying and put it on us.
It's been happening so long now I don't even react to it anymore.
Now THAT'S an effect that's even worse.

I think Obama was our last hope and it's never gonna happen.

We're toast.
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