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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Deborah Coleman - A 'Hobo' in the GOP's eyes

For nearly two years, Coleman says she has filed an average of 30 job applications a day, but remains jobless.
"People keep telling me there are jobs out there, but I haven't been able to find them."
Coleman, 58, a former manager at a telecommunications firm, said the only jobs she found were over the Ohio state line in Kentucky, but she cannot reach them because her car has been repossessed and there is no bus service to those areas.
After her $300 a week benefits ran out, Freestore Foodbank brokered emergency 90-day support in June for rent. Once that runs out, her future is uncertain.
"I've lost everything and I don't know what will happen to me," she said.
Since the Republicans have blocked extending unemployment insurance over 2 million people have lost their benefits while another 1 million will be gone by the end of July.  With ''hobos' like Deborah Coleman out there who cares what happens to them.  

Nevermind that almost all economists agree that unemployment benefits stimulate the economy more than most other spending and tax cuts for the wealthy stimulate it the least.   That fact doesn't fit the GOP playbook.   As you will see in the article even Goldman Sachs agrees with the Economists on this one. 

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