Unemployment Benefits Run Out(Riverbender Article)

1 Dec
Most Crooked State in the Union

Most Crooked State in the Union

Jobless benefits will run out for 127,000 Illinoisans during the holiday season unless they are renewed by a Congress that’s focusing more attention on a quarrel over preserving tax cuts for people making more than $200,000 per year.  U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says they need Republican support to see the measure passed. Above Part Courtesy of Riverbender (Link to article)

If this measure does not pass many children will be having a not so jolly Christmas. There will be no Christmas Hams to eat. This run out of benefits could not come at a worse time. Electric and gas prices rising. Temperatures dropping, and Christmas right around the corner. As much as I want to pay back the deficit. I don’t believe it ever will be possible. So why hurt Americans any further by shutting there unemployment down.

This should pass easy as unemployment is still well into double digits. Many Americans are using this money as a crutch to get from week to week. They are working and not getting full benefits. Using it to close the gap from what they were making to what they are now making. Some people making minimum wage instead of the 28 to 40 dollars an hour they were making.

We have three incomes in my family. We are still struggling to make ends meet. Part of the reason is we choose to send our child to a private school. The public schools in my area are not ranked very high academically. This was not the case 5 years ago though. We had only two incomes and we were doing just fine. The economy, inflation, gas, and electric prices are what have stuck the fork in us.

Freedom Writer.


One Response to “Unemployment Benefits Run Out(Riverbender Article)”

  1. atlanta jobs December 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM #

    Today, the percentage of people who are employed gradually increases and the wage that they earn escalates as well, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The families that only earn from $10,000 to $50,000 per year are already less common because the others are earning a lot more.

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