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  •  Sorry, but some of us Progressives believe this!.. (0+ / 0-)

    Look what happened when Long Term Unemployed in NOLA fled to Houston! ... Many got good jobs for the first times in their lives!

    Proud to be part of the 21st Century Democratic Majority Party of the 3M's.. Multiracial, Multigender and MiddleClass

    by LOrion on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:06:52 AM PDT

    •  Please explain (7+ / 0-)

      how getting a job when moving from a bad economic environment to a better one proves the Republican thesis that unemployment benefit extensions disincentivises people who receive them.

      The real problem is when the labor market is a hirer's market the employers take the lazy way out and simply disqualify the long term unemployed.

      What we should do is tax the 2+ trillion hoarded dollars the corporations have salted away and use the money to pay benefits to the long-term unemployed and also to stimulate the economy demand will create new investment.

      "PLEASE STOP EATING ANIMALS" Fourth Grader's Crayon Poster.

      by Pirogue on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:30:52 AM PDT

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    •  Right! (0+ / 0-)

      No, wait... what?

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