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Part 2: Unemployment benefits extention blocked ,How would you have voted if you could have had a vote?

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Asked by MTM at 11:34 AM on Jul. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If i had a vote i would have voted yes i feel millions still need it.

    Comment by MTM (original poster) at 11:35 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I would have voted against an extension.

    Answer by AmazingAmanda at 11:35 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Throwing MILLIONS off unemployment with no jobs available won't help the economy, in fact it could hurt it further. How will they pay their mortgage?


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:39 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • The devil is in the details. I probably would have voted no, seeing as how we are beyond broke as a nation. It wouldn't be easy, but not knowing the details of the bill and knowing how they love to throw in tons of stuff that have nothing to do with the actual reason for the bill, my vote would most likely be nay.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:40 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • What Quinn said. We are broke. I know plenty of people riding on the unemployment and not even looking. How long should they be allowed to do that? Forever?

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:42 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • thinking about a person who has worked 12 years in a company that has now closed because the company went over seas i do not think 6 months of beneifits is for that person is what they put in the system.. It is unfair to me so again i would have voted yes to the extention .

    Comment by MTM (original poster) at 11:50 AM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I would have voted to extend it... Not everyone is content with unemployment benefits.
    For every person not looking there are many more looking. Unemployment pays crap and imo isn't enough to live on. If you're single maybe but a family man can not support his family on it. Losing the extension will put more and more people in severe depression, suicides will go up and families will be live on the streets or in separate dwellings if they have family that can take some or at least the children in.

    Answer by parrishsky at 12:30 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • It would be nice to sit here and say I would absolutely have voted YES on it. However, what ELSE was in that bill? How do they plan to pay for it? What are the other details? What do they plan to stop people from just claiming it without looking? These are also very important parts of an extension bill. The dems passed the paygo bill, yet they don't seem to want to pay for anything. We are one broke-a$$ country, and no-one seems to be able to tighten their belt and make a sacrifice or two, except those who already lived fairly frugally and/or thriftily to begin with.

    There HAS to be a limit to the spending by the government, as the money-tree in Michelle's garden died last summer.

    Answer by 29again at 1:01 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • If they had put forth the bill that ONLY extended unemployment, included a way to pay for it, and had no pet projects (as they were requested to do on multiple occassions by people in their own party as well as the other), I would've voted for it. The mess they put up that even Reid voted no? Nope. And the sad thing is, he most likely voted no so they could add even more pork to it.
    As McConnell said:
    "Republicans offered to support the unemployment bill if it was paid for with unspent money from last year's massive economic recovery package. Democrats rejected the offer, saying the money was needed for jobs programs.

    "The only reason the unemployment extension hasn't passed is because Democrats simply refuse to pass a bill that doesn't add to the debt," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky."

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:12 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • No, it's not helping. Apparently unemployment is supporting some people, otherwise they'd be taking any job they could get or going to other places to look for work. This country is broke. Money is going out and not enough is coming in. It needs to change.

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 4:35 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

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