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Alison Doyle

No Unemployment Extension

By December 11, 2003

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Congress recessed for the year without approving an extension of unemployment benefits. The failure to act means that there will be no more 13 week extensions for unemployed workers who have used up their 26 weeks of state benefits. Up to 90,000 workers per week will lose benefits after the December 27th cut-off. To add insult to injury for those who are jobless, there is plenty of money ($20 billion) in the unemployment compensation fund to pay an extension of benefits.
Comments
January 9, 2007 at 2:36 pm
(1) Morgan DeMerell says:

why would this law pass anyway, especially if there is a very large amount of people unemployed in Michigan. How would anyone go about changing this?

July 25, 2007 at 1:53 am
(2) Jan says:

I think that the senate should have an emergency session to help us unemployed human beings that need food and money to pay bills for GOD’S SAKE.I think it is ashame that the democratic senate could not over rule the republicans.It is a moral obligation to help the citizens of these UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. mabe you all can take out of your pockets to help us all PLEASE!.I hope you all could find it in your hearts to help the American people that need money for food,rent&ect.PLEASE HELP US thanks Jan

May 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm
(3) arleen abram says:

I think that when I last got an extension in 1992? that the economy is just as bad as it was then in south west florida.I am very surprised they did not extend the benefits. I have been unemployed since 11/07.I have two degrees and now it looks like I will be working at Mcdonalds.maybe.

March 1, 2010 at 9:59 am
(4) dean says:

they have to keep that money to help the people of haiti and chili. piss on americans.

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