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Forward Moving -- Focus On High Unemployment Rate While Benefiting Local Communities

With over 450,000 initial Unemployment Insurance claims filed in the week ending July 3 and the number of Unemployment Insurance claims now totaling over 4 million, we should be looking at forward moving ideas that focus on the unemployed and the communities in which they live. I propose including a requirement of performing community service while receiving unemployment benefits. This will not only benefit communities... more »

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Bring back a Civilian Conservation Corps Program

Creation of another CCC-like program for all of the jobless; instead of paying people to stay home, to earn the check they must work for the US in some fashion: building roads, teaching at schools, cleaning beaches, or even assisting in government agencies. Either a lot of good work would be done in the communities or a lot less people would want unemployment checks.

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Unemployment benefits are out of control

Extending unemployment benefits just gives people more time to NOT work. Every time they think benefits must be extended I hear the news report that “people are going to have to START looking for work again.” Aren’t unemployment benefits there to give you some money WHILE you look for work? I understand that some people truly cannot find work and the benefits truly are needed. However, the longer someone is receiving... more »

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Save Billions and Get More out of Paying Unemployment

Unemployment should be revised to be a more of Central "Job Corp" of sorts. Spending on unemployment when there is no work of value being performed is a losing proposition. My idea would be to still provide benefits, but the recipients would instead, be performing valuable work in return for the checks received. People could be employed in any number of areas on projects that range from Public Services to Infrastructure... more »

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