Monday, 06 Dec 2010Unemployment benefits expired for many
Time has run out for those who have been receiving unemployment benefits for 99 weeks
TERRE HAUTE, Ind- Time has run out for those who have been receiving unemployment benefits for 99 weeks.
"They shouldn't have expired it. They should have extended it," drawing unemployment Dale Miller said.
It is also a decision many have mixed emotions on, but say the line has to be drawn somewhere.
"I think you have people looking for work, they need to be taken care of but the ones that are just free loading off the system, I have concerns about that," taxpayer John Harpold said.
"I really think it is sad for the people who can't find a job cause of their skills. But some of these people like you said don't go out and hunt they just draw the money," taxpayer Terry Jordan said.
More help could be on the way for the unemployed. Republicans want to extend the current income tax rates for everyone. Democrats are hesitant but are offering a compromise. They will support the tax rates if Republicans help extend unemployment.
If approved, the extension will provide roughly five extra months of benefits. Congress has 11 days to make a decision. http://www.wthitv.com/dpp/news/local/Unemployment-benefits-expired-for-many