“I’ve Never Seen Anyone Take Their Unemployment Check and be, like, “Yeah I’m Going to the Strip Club!”
From UnemployedWorkers.org. You want to talk about something this election? Talk about this: On November 30, millions of America’s unemployed job-seekers will be cut off from existing jobless benefits unless Congress takes action to renew and extend those benefits.
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Millions of America’s unemployed job-seekers will be cut off from existing federal jobless benefits starting November 30 unless Congress takes urgent action to renew and extend those benefit programs through 2011. These expanded benefits have helped keep nearly 8 million jobless workers and their families going while they look for work in a tough economy. More than 4 million Americans who have been struggling to find jobs for six months or more can currently rely on these federal unemployment benefits. Combined with state benefits, the expanded federal unemployment insurance programs kept an estimated 3.3 million Americans out of poverty last year alone.
Renewing the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) and Extended Benefits (EB) programs is critical to helping jobless workers support their families and put food on the table while they continue their job searches as the holidays approach. And economists agree that unemployment benefits are critical to supporting local jobs in our communities as they strive to recover from the worst downturn since the 1930s.