unemployment compensation

Newstalgia Reference Room - "Do We Need Unemployment Insurance?" - 1950
Newstalgia Reference Room - "Do We Need Unemployment Insurance?" - a lively debate on the pros and cons of Federally subsidized Unemployment Insurance, as proposed by President Truman and debated by Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin and Senator John W. Bricker (R-Ohio). Broadcast in January 1950. Read more...
Revamping Social Security In 1946 . . .but Don't Bring Up National Health Or Anything . . .
(HR - 2893 - everybody agreed on it . . . well, mostly) [media id=17082] With World War 2 over, the focus was now on domestic issues. The Truman A Read more...
I continue to worry that at some point, Wall Street will convince the administration that it would be a great psychological ploy to cut off unemployme Read more...
Well, the Senate Dems passed this yesterday. But the bill only applies to the eligibility period. It extends the deadlines for the unemployed to recei Read more...
[media id=12092] (h/t David at VideoCafe) Tom Delay thinks Jim Bunning is "brave." (But then, this is the same man who said, "By the way, there's no Read more...

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Look closely, ladies and gentlemen, because the Republican party is the face of evil. How could anyone in their right mind oppose unemployment benef Read more...
You have to love how utterly shameless these Republican oligarchs are. In the middle of a massive recession, a Republican governor is complaining ab Read more...
When Unemployment Insurance Was New - 1939
(Sen. James F. Byrnes - From Supreme Court to Secretary of State) As the unemployment numbers keep creeping up, it's interesting to take a look at Read more...
This is the legacy of the Reagan era: keep hacking away at vital parts of the safety net so politicians can proclaim they didn't raise taxes. It makes Read more...
It kills me when I see hopeful headlines like this: 'Jobless claims at lowest level since January'. That's because the vast majority of those in the Read more...