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GOP Rep. Thinks Extending Jobless Benefits Is ‘Immoral’

Photo of Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) from Wikipedia.

Jobs are necessary for people to live and eat. Barring that, they need unemployment benefits. Some in the GOP think extending such benefits is immoral.

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Unemployment Deal Creeps Forward In Senate, As GOP Struggles With Poverty Agenda

Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

The Republican Party doesn’t even seem to know whether it should come up with a solid poverty agenda, let alone one that could actually work.

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Scrooge Congress To Unemployed: Merry Christmas And Screw You

The unemployed are getting coal in their stockings from the Republicans in Congress. Charities can't keep up. What are these people supposed to do?
Photo credit: Detroit Free Press

Though the budget deal has gone through, there was one very important thing left out of it. Federal unemployment insurance runs out on December 28 and it won’t be taken care of until after the new year. That’s 1.3 million unemployed Americans who the Republicans in the House have basically […]

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480 Religious Leaders Arrested On ‘Moral Monday’ For Protesting UnChristian GOP Policies (VIDEO)

Photo from Think Progress. http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/06/18/2175021/hundreds-of-faith-leaders-arrested-for-protesting-conservative-policies-in-north-carolina/

These faith leaders risk jail every week on ‘Moral Mondays’ to protest the NC GOP’s senselessly cruel agenda. Do Tea Party demonstrators ever get arrested?

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Hypocritical GOP Legislator Receives Unemployment For A Year, Then Votes To Slash It

Jason Saine; photo: Ray Gora @LincolnTimesNews

‘I know some will try to frame it as hypocritical but I see it from all sides and there are no easy answers right now… It’s not a glorious vote by any measure.’

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12 Phrases Progressives Need To Ditch (And What We Can Say Instead)

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

If we want people to think well of our agenda, then we need to use our own words, not the GOP’s. Here are 12 phrases progressives need to ditch.

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North Carolina Pays For Its 20-Year-Old Tax Cuts By Punishing The Unemployed

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For those who will continue to receive benefits, the maximum benefits from go from $535 a week down to $350 a week.

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I’m Receiving Unemployment: What Now?

I’m Receiving Unemployment: What Now?

Post fiscal cliff deal: If you’re collecting unemployment or extended unemployment, your earned benefits will continue unchanged.

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For Unemployed Americans, Yesterday WAS The End Of The World

For Unemployed Americans, Yesterday WAS The End Of The World

For two to three million unemployed people, as of yesterday, Saturday, December 29th, you have received your last $400-ish per week unemployment check.

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Emergency To-Do And Resource List For Unemployed People

Emergency To-Do And Resource List For Unemployed People

There are times when all we have left is our dignity. This isn’t a time to cling to that. You have to take care of your family.

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New Study Demolishes Right-Wing Mantra About The ‘Lazy’ Unemployed

New Study Demolishes Right-Wing Mantra About The ‘Lazy’ Unemployed

Unemployed people waiving benefits saved the government upwards of a billion dollars during the recession.

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