Hillary Wants to Restore Unemployment Benefits

Hillary Wants to Restore Unemployment Benefits

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Hillary Clinton is making a strong push to restore benefits to long-term unemployed Americans:

Two weeks ago, before jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans expired Dec. 28, Mrs. Clinton tweeted: “What happens to kids in families cut from unemployment insurance & food stamps? They’re #2SmallToFail, & deserve an equal chance to succeed.”

Mrs. Clinton’s support for restoring the emergency unemployment benefits comes as congressional Democrats vow to make the issue a priority in 2014. “Extending unemployment insurance is the right thing to do for millions of Americans who are trying to support their families,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said in a written statement Saturday. She blamed Republicans for preventing Congress from passing an extension of the benefits and warned that if the benefits for the long-term unemployed aren’t extended, the U.S.  economic recovery will slow, costing up to 240,000 jobs in 2014.

Republicans have argued that declining unemployment numbers have made the extended benefits unnecessary and offer a disincentive for some people to seek work.

When Congress returns from its holiday recess, the Senate will consider a bipartisan bill that would extend the benefits program by three months. But support in the House is not assured, and House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) has said Republicans would back an extension only if it is paired with spending cuts elsewhere.

Should unemployment benefits be restored? Give us your thoughts!

  • Judy Fraizer

    I cannot tell you how it pains me to have to agree with Hilary.

    • kimscharms55@hotmail.com

      Judy Frazier,
      They can out the funding for Obozo care, they can cut the pay raises congress and the legislative branch got. They can cut out o many wasteful departments that Obozo and his traitorous terrorist run.Epa.deot of education.cut out the “CZARS” he hired .cut out Kathleen dim wit”Selibutt take down her dept there is so much waste going on that if congress would pull their out head out of this musli. Treasonous ass ,there would be funds. But it was reported ther funds g another Countries animal population. Rea
      Ly? How cut funding to the enemies of the nation like Iran, Saudia Arabia, these Muslim like nations don’t I’ve a damn about this nation or you. It’s time to fire and close the IRS

  • Beth H.

    I do not agree that the benefits should be extended. Our country does not have an endless piggy bank. I know it’s rough out there and have been in some very bad places myself but extending these benefits is not the thing to do.

  • squeak

    Why does she care now ? Another way of spending our money which the Socialist Democrats are good at… she is going to latch on to anything she thinks will help her gain entrance into the White House… she is NOT TO BE TRUSTED in any way what so ever… sure hope we Americans can see right through her, RIGHT ?? BENGHAZI, MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD < etc !

  • Laura Yarbrough

    Yes, I think the unemployment benefits should be extended. How will unemployed people be able to pay rent without them?

    • cardnut

      How about by getting a job?

    • texasjo

      When we ran out of money in the old days, we moved in with relatives. Most of us saved money in those days for the rainy days. These people don’t save enough for a holy umbrella, they know someone will save THEM.

  • Sally3

    And the cuts to the benefits for the retired military should be restored too, Now, the fun part Hillary–what are are you gong to cut from another part of the bloated government to pay for these two things? That is where the secular progressives like her have no answer–just spend without finding the money to cover these things. And btw, who gives a hoot what this old coot wants anyway??? Shut up and go home please–we are sick of you–20 years is already way too long to have to listen to you.

    • cardnut

      Unfortunately, this “old coot” may be our next president. Such is the state of our “educated” electorate!

  • cardnut

    No. I think Hillary should be unemployed, with no benefits!

  • texasjo

    She’s working ahead of time to get votes. She knows those kind of people elected Obama. Egad…please anyone in the Republican Party who might run for President, start getting your act together…and the party together…I’m getting scared.