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  •  Millions more unemployed get NO benefits. (11+ / 0-)

    I'd rather see a jobs bill that employed millions of people instead of only SOME getting benefits while others sit and watch their lives crumble.

    They're all just as unemployed, but some have hoops they are able to jump through and get that money. Some are just left flat. We should be helping everyone.

    If not, it just creates more resentment and "otherism" among people who should all be on the same side.

    "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

    by Brooke In Seattle on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 10:01:05 AM PST

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    •  It also feeds into the idea that it's better to (6+ / 0-)

      work for someone else than be your own entrepreneur.  IIRC, if you work for yourself, and have your business go under (or quit for whatever reason), you don't get unemployment, but if you are fired from a job, you are usually eligible.

      Like Health care, I'd want to see things like basic living separated from having employment benefits.

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