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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 01:55 PM

GOP gearing up for another, yes another, attack on unemployment benefits!

A post on the Unemployedworkers.org site warns that Republicans in both the House and Senate are working on bills to sharply reduce unemployment benefits and stigmatize the unemployed.

A 20-member Conference Committee of the House and Senate convened for the first time this week to begin work on a full year extension. The Committee is chaired by Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the lead sponsor of H.R. 3630, the House Republican bill that's designed to drastically slash federal UI benefits while erecting harmful new barriers to benefits, making it harder for ordinary Americans to access their unemployment insurance.

The House H.R. 3630 proposals would:

* Slash federal UI by more than half in the highest unemployment states

* Allow mandatory drug testing of unemployment insurance claimants, stigmatizing jobless workers

* Make jobless workers pay for their reemployment services

* Deny benefits to those not fortunate enough to finish high school or GED

* Let states reduce benefits and divert unemployment benefit funds to other uses


Unemployedworkers.org is asking people to call their dedicated toll-free line: 888-245-3381 or use their Click to Call Action Line to let their congressperson know they support continuing unemployment benefits.

Read the rest of the article here: http://unemployedworkers.org/sites/unemployedworkers/index.php/site/blog_entry/effort_to_dismantle_unemployment_insurance_revived_in_congress

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LongTomH Jan 2012 OP
barbtries Jan 2012 #1
leftyohiolib Jan 2012 #2
barbtries Jan 2012 #3
undeterred Jan 2012 #4

Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:02 PM

1. it's outrageous.

who are these people. so MEAN.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:11 PM

2. aka republicans

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 02:37 PM

3. yeah

it's hard to believe how low they will go.

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Response to LongTomH (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 03:17 PM

4. Republicans base everything they do on bigotry and hatred, never on data.

What a waste of money to test the unemployed for drugs.

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