Unemployment Benefits Expire

By: CBS
By: CBS

Unemployment benefits have expired for hundreds-of-thousands of Americans.

Congress had a chance to extend the benefits for people out of work for more than six months Tuesday, but republicans blocked the effort.

If the measure is not renewed by the Lame Duck Congress, two million Americans will lose their unemployment insurance by the end of the year.


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  • by Wonder Location: dothan on Dec 2, 2010 at 06:51 AM
    Regarding the interview with atlanta bread co. in another article, I must say this man has no idea! Maybe they have been turned down so many times they know what is coming. He should not be so down on the unemployed he might be in their shoes one day. I wonder how many come in for an application that he has actually hired???, sure he takes the application (doesn't want to get sued for discrimination) but to get on t.v. and say what he did was wrong! I have to also wonder why comments were not available on that particular news story???
  • by joey Location: dothan on Dec 2, 2010 at 06:44 AM
    unemployment was supposed to be something to help out til you find another job. Not all, but many people have been using it as a vacation of sorts. They could get a job paying a lot less than what they were making. They would rather sit on their butts and draw unemployment though instead of working hard for little money. Lots of college graduates who were expecting big paying jobs when they got out of college are now working in low paying jobs. I applaud them for working for a living. Someone who is able to work for a living should work for a living. No matter how low the pay. If you work hard and be honest better things will open up for you. Also, you never know when you might get that little idea on how to make millions just by working at a low paying job and getting a different perspective on life than you had before. The tv show Undercover Boss sure shows some people some things they thought they would never see.
  • by Mandi Location: Dothan on Dec 1, 2010 at 11:28 AM
    That's a long time for unemployment benefits. You might not find the job you Want but you can find a job you Need! Dothan is hiring so I must say it's about time.
  • by rodsmith on Dec 1, 2010 at 11:11 AM
    hey JD wake up and small the coffee. Our joke of a govt has allowed 10's of MILLIONS of jobs to move overseas. It's allowed corporations to legally move out of this country while everything they make is sold here...but they pay no taxes and employ no people. Hard to work when there are no jobs there. even the govt's own numbers show most of the few jobs made are junk ones. you know fast food servers and the like.
  • by JD Location: Enterprise on Dec 1, 2010 at 07:33 AM
    99 weeks is long enough. Thats just shy of two years. Now maybe they'll get off the sofa and start looking for a job.
  • by Mitzie Location: Panama City Beach, Fl. on Dec 1, 2010 at 04:25 AM
    All elected officials should give up their pay checks and go one week without lunch & dinner. They might learn what it's like for the regular citizens who are struggling all over this country. SHAME ON THEM !!!
  • by James Location: Indiana on Dec 1, 2010 at 02:25 AM
    The fat cats have their money...why vote on an extension for the unemployed? Make all Congressional voters non-pay until they decide to vote an extension in...bet they'll be crying the blues in less than a month...
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