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Millions Bracing for Cutoff of Unemployment Checks

By New York Times
December 4, 2010

Federal extensions of benefits for the long-term jobless have become ensnared lately in political jousting over the soaring budget deficit.

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8 Responses to Millions Bracing for Cutoff of Unemployment Checks

  1. Guardhouse Lawyer

    December 4, 2010 at 10:30 am

    This just in:

    Obama continues to fail us in his efforts to turn the economy around. Read about it here:

    http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/us-south-korea-reach-highly-coveted-trade-deal/19746132

    Can you imagine? This trade deal will result in the creation of way less than 100,000 jobs here in the US.

    Why don’t we just impeach him now?

    • griff

      December 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      Earth to GHL

      Earth to GHL…

      That’s the same propaganda we saw in the media concerning NAFTA. It ended up costing us millions upon millionsof jobs, devastated our manufacturing base, and is still costing us to this day.

      Do a Google search with the term “nafta will create jobs,” and see almost identical articles dating from the early 90’s.

      I do like your last line, though. Couldn’t agree more.

  2. bmclellan

    December 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    His pliable self will bend as the reed to the slightest flatulent wind emitting from the Repubs arse, whilst he tells us to hold our breath for more rarefied air.
    He had his chance and blew it by standing and watching like a casual observer the spineless running dog Dems assist the Reps in twisting the corporate knives in our back.
    Remember who vowed to stop any and all legislation coming from the present White House occupant.
    Any deal he proffers will first be hailed and then behind his back quashed by the party’s of cower and no, and it’s not even 2011 yet.

  3. Carl Nemo

    December 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    This administration has 2 billion in military aid for Pakistan though!? Pakistan is not a genuine ally of the U.S. In fact, collectively speaking the people of that nation are more hateful and contentious towards the U.S. than any other in that region. It’s only the corrupt ‘strong man’ leaders that love us just as Pervez Musharraf their former dictator who’s palm we kept greased in order to buy support for “Empire Americanus”. Only the gods know how many billions of the aid we sent to them over a many year period ended up in his Swiss bank and other offshore accounts along with the secret ‘duty’ kickbacks to his enablers in D.C.
    Compared to unemployment extensions for own citizens, aid to Pakistan is tantamount to taking said 2 billion and feeding it to an incinerator with little in return other than the ash.
    The dirtbags we’ve elected to high office now have this nation in the death grip of their ever-constricting coils of tyranny. Expecting to be saved as a function of the election process is like watching paint dry and we as a nation are seemingly doomes.We’re in the countdown mode to midnight; the result being rioting in the streets, martial law while these mattoids in high office enjoy rounding up truthers and anyone else they’ve deemed not be simply solid, empty-headed, consuming tax slaves.

    *****

    Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison. …Henirch Heine, journalist, essayist 1842

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    Carl Nemo **==

    • Carl Nemo

      December 4, 2010 at 2:27 pm

      My apologies for the typos and lack of paragraph divisions. I accidently sent this prior to my final proofreading. No one and I mean no one winces moreso than myself when I witness errors such as this. : (

      Carl Nemo **==

    • Guardhouse Lawyer

      December 4, 2010 at 2:31 pm

      But what does this have to do with a trade deal with South Korea?

      • Carl Nemo

        December 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm

        I thought the article was about unemployment benefits running out. Seemingly our government has money for foreign nationals, but can’t come up with an unemployment extension. I’m confused as to why we’re discussing the trade deal with South Korea other than its implications on ultimately taking more jobs away from this nation regardless of the publicly disseminated canard that it will ‘create’ 70,000 of the same in this country. In a way my rant can be linked to the ‘trade deal’ with South Korea in that the grifters that are running this nation seemingly only think in terms of the global benefits to their shadowy, deep pockets controllers, but the people of this nation can all take a leap into hell. Rest assured the shadowy controllers in this case are wealthy South Korean businessmen greasing the palms of our Congressional contingent and trade reps.

        For an instant I thought I’d posted my comments to the wrong thread. In passing I thought your comments, the link and suggestion Obama be impeached had merit and was spot-on. : )

        Carl Nemo **==

    • Carl Nemo

      December 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm

      In addition I thought providing the link concerning this aid to would be helpful in instilling public rage concerning our failed leadership.

      The photo supplied with the article shows our ever-schmoozing SOS Hillary Clinton doing what she does best; ie., handing out more tax-debt dollars to our enemies.

      http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/foreign-policy/4966-us-announces-2-billion-military-aid-package-to-pakistan

      Carl Nemo **==