Posts tagged "Welfare"

Have Unemployment Benefits Turned into Unemployment Welfare?

Have Unemployment Benefits Turned into Unemployment Welfare?
The U.S. unemployment rate remains at 7.8% with a record number of people still receiving benefits under regular state programs after initial aid increased 87,000 to 3.21 million in the week ending January. Though generally supportive of unemployment benefits, the U.S. Labor Department to taking notice of those on long term unemployment benefits, concerned about... Read more »

Lame Duck Congress, Ducking Issues?

Lame Duck Congress, Ducking Issues?
Decisions made on the federal budget, extension of emergency unemployment benefits, Bush tax cuts, the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and an armed treaty with Russia, all by December 31st? This is highly unlikely as the democrats and republicans wrestle for power and status in the Whitehouse, as President Obama calls meetings... Read more »

How Long Is Too Long for Unemployment Benefits?

How Long Is Too Long for Unemployment Benefits?
The extended unemployment compensation benefits for 2 million people is set to expire at the end of the month as Congress contemplates whether to extend unemployment benefits past the current maximum of 99 weeks. House Democrats have introduced legislation that will extend unemployment benefits for other 3 months.  It is not clear whether the Bill... Read more »
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