Post Tagged with: "unemployment insurance"

Elizabeth Warren Comes Out Swinging For The Unemployed (VIDEO)

Elizabeth Warren Comes Out Swinging For The Unemployed (VIDEO)

Senator Elizabeth Warren went on the Senate floor on Monday evening with the passion to inform through clear lenses. She blasted the GOP for blocking an extension of the federal unemployment insurance that expired at the end of last year. Elizabeth Warren began by reminding senators what brought the country […]

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This GOP Governor’s Excuse For Slashing Jobless Benefits Is An Outrageous Lie (VIDEO)

Photo cc 2012, Hal Goodtree. http://www.flickr.com/people/97368537@N00

NC Governor Pat McCrory justified cutting unemployment insurance benefits by claiming they were so generous, moochers were moving there just to get them.

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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

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

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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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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When Republicans Were Great: The Once and Future GOP

When Republicans Were Great: The Once and Future GOP

The Republican party of history was much better than the right-wing ideological mess that the GOP is today.

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American Socialism

American Socialism

We’re all American Socialists whether we know it or not.

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House GOP Rejects Payroll Tax Compromise, Votes Down Middle Class Tax Relief And Unemployment Extension

House GOP Rejects Payroll Tax Compromise, Votes Down Middle Class Tax Relief And Unemployment Extension

After much ballyhoo and back and forth negotiations, House Republicans not surprisingly agreed to vote down a bipartisan bill to extend the current Payroll Tax Cut for two months. Of course they managed to find the time to vote on the atrocious NDAA bill, but the party of no simply can not allow the middle class to prosper.

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If You’re Going to Declare War on the Unemployed, at Least Have the Decency to Own Up to it

If You’re Going to Declare War on the Unemployed, at Least Have the Decency to Own Up to it

If you believe, as many Republicans seem to, that those out of work are simply not working hard enough to find a job, then you’re going to view the unemployed with contempt. And why would you agree to assist those you hold in contempt?

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Can’t Find A Job? It Might Be That Cushy Unemployment ‘Lifestyle’

Can’t Find A Job? It Might Be That Cushy Unemployment ‘Lifestyle’

Unemployment benefits in Tennessee average about $285 a week, which over a month, equals rent and some food. Forget ‘extras’ like phone and internet, which could be required to find a job. And if you’re unemployed you’d better not even think about getting sick because insurance and the medical care are just luxuries you can’t afford.

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Stop the Socialist FEMA Takeover of the Midwest

A man carries a young boy who was rescued after being trapped in his home (Mike Gullett, Associated Press) http://articles.latimes.com/2011/may/23/nation/la-na-tornadoes-20110523

A satirical and sardonic look at the Republican anti-government agenda and FEMA aid.

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