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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

McConnell Says No Unemployment Payments If Obama Won't Kill The ACA!



Does anyone out there need to mark their calendars for future reference?The GOP etched another tally in US History.

The GOP via Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has clearly placed a lance in the Earth with a declaration against people who have lost unemployment payments. The inimitable tacticians form Kentucky joins his legislative brethren the completely whacked-out Rand Paul in public declarations that show the extent to which the GOP has turned its back on the long-term unemployed.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Table A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-12. Unemployed persons by duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
DurationNot seasonally adjustedSeasonally adjusted
Nov.
2012
Oct.
2013
Nov.
2013
Nov.
2012
July
2013
Aug.
2013
Sept.
2013
Oct.
2013
Nov.
2013
NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED
Less than 5 weeks
2,3402,5852,1552,5962,5632,5632,5962,7612,461
5 to 14 weeks
2,6342,4602,4492,7572,8692,7662,7032,6562,597
15 weeks and over
6,4315,7295,6666,6046,0345,9845,9505,8465,833
15 to 26 weeks
1,7241,7721,6771,8201,7881,6941,8041,7821,766
27 weeks and over
4,7073,9573,9894,7844,2464,2904,1464,0634,066
Average (mean) duration, in weeks
40.136.537.939.736.637.036.936.137.2
Median duration, in weeks
19.516.818.018.915.716.416.316.317.0
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION
Less than 5 weeks
20.524.021.021.722.422.723.124.522.6
5 to 14 weeks
23.122.823.823.125.024.424.023.623.8
15 weeks and over
56.453.255.255.252.652.952.951.953.6
15 to 26 weeks
15.116.416.315.215.615.016.015.816.2
27 weeks and over
41.336.738.840.037.037.936.936.137.3
NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

A close demographic look at the long-term unemployed via The Atlantic Dot Com
By Race
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By Educational Level

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By Age

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By Reason for Unemployed 
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The data reflects an interesting dynamic, and we will be damned if it doesn't point directly to demographics groupings that historically support the GOP.

The current unemployed and victims of GOP bartering and insensitivity obstruction are:  
Predominately white Americans, high school graduates or with some college, spans the chronological age spectrum with millions in age groups from 26 to 65 years of age, and who are long-term people who lost jobs probably due to economic collapse and lax GOP policy on "off-shoring jobs.  
Now for the most recent example of GOP Draconianism regarding millions who ,in many cases, may have voted to place them in office. Watch as a GOP leader cavalierly attempts to bargain for humane unemployment payments via a threat for dismantling the ACA. and, what of the nine to ten million who are now have medical coverage resultant from the ACA?

We ask again, "Did you vote for these people?"

Via the Raw Story 

Mitch McConnel speaks on the Senate floor (C-SPAN)

Mitch McConnell to Dems: Kill Obamacare if you want unemployment benefits (via Raw Story )
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday moved to hold long-term unemployment insurance benefits hostage in an effort to delay President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. As the Senate was set to vote on breaking a Republican…

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