Posts Tagged Unemployment Benefits
Posted by Tom Baker in American Businesses, Fantasizing, Science Fiction on January 20, 2011
Another crazy post from the science fiction loving imagination of Tom Baker. I love the movie Time Cop. Don’t laugh, I thought it was a well thought out piece of creative sci-fi and that is where the catalyst for this post comes from.
If time travel were possible (you invented it) and you could go anywhere in time where would you go? Keep in mind that if time travel were readily available most likely you could only travel into the past because the future has not happened yet. So traveling backwards in time, where would you go and to what time?
As for me, I would like to go back in time and buy shares of stock in all the major oil companies around the world. I would purchase 10,000 shares of each companies preferred stock and set up a bank account (in the past). I would use the money for people who are unemployed today and those without health insurance. I would use the money to start a company that would help keep benefits going for the millions who have exhausted their benefits. People like Iron Cook Carl, who have exhausted their unemployment benefits, who have children and need to continue to have a roof over their heads.
I just heard the Republicans have overturned the healthcare bill today that was passed last year helping millions without insurance in the U.S. Also the Republicans and Democrats can’t seem to get together to help the so called 99ers who have exhausted all benefits but still have living expenses; I think going back in time might help.
In a far less noble gesture, I think I would like to go to ancient Egypt and see exactly how they made those pyramids.
What would you do and where would you go?
Sen. Jim Bunning And Unemployment Benefits Extension
Posted by Tom Baker in Congress, Extending Unemployment Benefits, Senator Jim Bunning on March 3, 2010
For the record, if Congress has passed a law requiring new expenditures to be paid using stimulus money and not added to the national deficit, then I am in agreement with Senator Jim Bunning. To hold hostage benefits to millions of individuals and families to make a point is wrong and I strongly disagree with the senator.
The point should have been made a long time ago. Congress should not have waited so long to extend the bill that would keep benefits coming to those who have lost their job. With something so important you just don’t wait until the week before time runs out to tackle the problem.
The money to pay for the extension should come directly from the stimulus money and not be added to the deficit if that is what has been determined. Denying children food and shelter is wrong because landlords don’t want to hear any excuses about what’s going on between you and the government. Stop the madness people!!!
According to two Democratic aides on the Senate floor Thursday night, Bunning muttered “tough s—” as Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, criticized Bunning’s stance on the package.
With up to five million people subject to losing their benefits by June, (according to the National Unemployment Law Project) and crime increasing, if I were in Senator Bunning’s position, I would invest in several bullet proof vests. I’m just saying.
As of the writing of this 9:05 pm, March 2, CNN reports that there is a deal in the works to get the bill passed by the end of the night. We will see what happens with tempers so high…
Our Guest blogger for March is Nathan Pralle from PhilosYphia. Saturday March 6, 2010 is when you can read Nathan’s post. Stop by his site to get a feel for the kind of reading you can look forward to this Saturday.