Liberty and Freedom
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1. I support no extension of federal unemployment benefits and support maintaining 26 weeks in state unemployment benefits.
2. I support extending federal unemployment benefits by 20 weeks and support maintaining 26 weeks in state unemployment benefits .
3. I support extending the federal unemployment benefits by 20 weeks and support dropping state unemployment benefits to 20 weeks in one year.
4. I support extending the federal unemployment benefits by 20 weeks and support dropping state unemployment after one year on a sliding scale starting at 20 weeks if the state unemployment rate is over 10% and moving down to 6 weeks if the unemployment rate drops to <5%.
We can ill afford to extend these benefits since we are now stuck with paying for 0bama's War. Thanks for that, Democrat Party.
The first day alone of Operation Odyssey Dawn ran up a tab for as m..., the American people will bear much of the cost of coalition military action in Libya," said Rep. Tim Bishop (D-LI).
I support no extension of federal unemployment benefits and support maintaining 26 weeks in state unemployment benefits.
Force people to look for work. Reduce our deficit. Defund unnecessary programs. I could go on and on. Bottom line, stop being a welfare state. I think Michigan is in a position to rebound before the rest of the country. We were already at rock bottom long before the rest of the country caught up to us. Go Michigan!!!
I aree with you comments I also am a 62 year old 99er. I have submitted over 200 resumes since I have was downsized from the automotive sector. I have applied for employment ranging from a Walmart greeter to managerial positions that I have have held in the past. I am constantly being told the I am over qualified or when an interview is granted it becomes evident that age discrimination is indeed still alive and well.
Larry A Bass
Sharon Graves said:
I support proposal #2 first and #4 as a second choice. I have not had any luck finding employment--went back to school and asked unemployment agency if they were going to find me a job in light of this latest setback.
They said apparantly the government said Michigan's unemployment rate has improved--I would submit that the claims for unemployment have gone down because there aren't too many of us left to file for unemployment--namely, because we are still without jobs!!
Where are these new jobs? I would like to know because I have been looking for over a year and have not had one job offer despite my many job skills. This came as a tough blow in light of the fact that I don't see the economy improving and I can't get a job to save my life!!! I always have worked since I was 17yrs old, and now at 58, prospects don't look too good for anyone getting a decent job, let alone a career, for us "older" geezers!! We have great work ethic, many skills, but bottom line is just that--companies looking at the bottom line and it's much cheaper to hire 90 day temps and turn them around than to hire someone who wants a steady job!
Please keep working for us--there are many of us in this unfortunate situation due to no fault of our own!!! And please remember, there are many of us who would love to work if given the chance--I have bills to pay, kids in school, no spousal support and a home to maintain--I've gone back to school 3 times, have 1 Bachelor Degree, an AAS and 2 diplomas in order to try to find work after losing my long-term career. I have paid my taxes, paid into Social Security for 40 years--now, when I am down and out--where is help for people like me??? For those of you who still have jobs, consider yourselves blessed and please pray for us who are desparate for a job with a steady income!!!
If limited to this listing, I support #1.
I support no extension of unemployment benefits. However, I think that all unemployment benefits should decrease each month after 6 months of full benefit. After six months, each additional month should be 95% of the last month's unemployment benefit. After 42 months (yes, that’s three years with a reducing benefit after a full 6 months at full benefit) the benefit would be 16% of the original benefit, and it is time to get back to work. I like a little incentive with a lot of compassion.