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WATCH: Brutal Attack Ad Hits GOP Senator On Unemployment Benefits

Americans United for Change is hitting the airwaves in hopes of pressuring Republicans to extend emergency federal long-term unemployment benefits. On Wednesday, the liberal 501(c)(4) “dark money” group released a brutal television ad urging Illinoisans to hold Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) “personally responsible” for the program’s expiration. “If you are one of the tens of […]

February 27, 2014

Obama Asks Employers, Congress To Help Long-Term Jobless

WASHINGTON — Tapping the bully pulpit, President Barack Obama used the White House backdrop Friday to urge American companies — and Congress — to help the nearly 4 million long-term unemployed. In a White House ceremony, Obama brought out workers who have been jobless for more than half a year to insert real people into […]

January 31, 2014

Shaft The Long-Term Unemployed And The GOP’s Other 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Right now, Republicans are thrilled with themselves. In 2013, they prevented both gun safety and immigration reforms, while enjoying the adrenaline rush of holding the economy hostage and actually shutting down the government for 16 days. And because HealthCare.gov got off to such a craptastic start, they’re currently poised to keep their House majority, which […]

December 26, 2013

Obama Jobs Plan To Target Long-Term Unemployed

The six million Americans who have been jobless for half-a-year or longer are the intended beneficiaries of President Obama’s new jobs push this fall, according to reports. One program the White House is expected to plug is the Georgia Works initiative, where those not working collect unemployment benefits while training at local businesses in hopes […]

August 23, 2011

GOP to Unemployed: Drop Dead

The federal government partners with the states in providing unemployment benefits, a system that has been strained since the recession began in 2007, especially since it was not adequately buttressed by the heady days of the 1990s or the mid 2000s. These benefits are highly stimulative, in that they tend to be spent immediately, injecting […]

June 15, 2011