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8th April
2014
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Today’s Long Term Unemployment Benefit Extension Deal Update April 8, 2014:
The deal to extend long term unemployment benefits continued through the Senate yesterday. Its passage is well received, but its future path remains uncertain.
Over 2 million Americans are categorized as unemployed and without long term unemployment benefits. Many exhausted their long term unemployment benefits back on December 28, 2013 and have been struggling to find work without the support of a federal lifeline. The process to extend emergency compensation to these Americans has been a long and arduous process. It is expected to be even more difficult in the short term. Many House lawmakers have been vocal regarding their disdain for the deal.
John Boehner has been at the forefront and one of the more publicly recognized “speakers” on the topic recently. He has reiterated that the deal is not one that will promote job creation in the U.S. He, and many other House Republicans, feel that job creation policy should supersede legislation aimed at extending benefits to the long term unemployed. They feel that an extension of benefits does not get to the root of the problem and, in fact, could make the problem worse. The current deal to extend unemployment benefits to the long term unemployed is designed to be retroactive, but many feel that the retroactive action could be administratively difficult causing significant delays and incurring large administrative costs. For these reasons and more, the deal to extend unemployment benefits to the long term unemployed in America sits on unstable ground.



Genny Germano

53 Comments

  1. linda
    10/04/2014

    I been through the unemployment ordeal back in 2009 when the banks and the economy crashed! That John Boehner has to be an cold and evil. Pass the damn unemployment benefits! Stop playing with people life! Not fair

  2. linda
    10/04/2014

    I been through the unemployment ordeal back in 2009 when the banks and the economy crashed! That John Boehner has to be an cold and evil. Pass the damn unemployment benefits! Stop playing with people lifes! Not fair

  3. carol
    10/04/2014

    I am a 57 year old wife of a disabled veteran. I am educated and have worked for 40 years and never asked my government for a thing. When school cuts came I was laid off and with no money to relocate… Missouri only gives 20 weeks and is talking about lowering it to 1 weeks for state benefits. It is the middle class mid aged Americans who are suffering and only want a little help. Please do what is right and help Americans who only want a hand up not a hand out.

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