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Post by stilllooking on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:07 pm

Ther were just talking about what happens if gov't shuts down stated the usual things like tax returns being delayed, FHA loan applications, etc.
Then stated jobless benefits?? maybe with no further explanation.
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Re: Hardball w/Chris Matthews

Post by mrgolf on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:15 pm

stilllooking wrote:Ther were just talking about what happens if gov't shuts down stated the usual things like tax returns being delayed, FHA loan applications, etc.
Then stated jobless benefits?? maybe with no further explanation.
The government shut down a long time ago as far as I'm concerned in regards to jobless benefits
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Re: Hardball w/Chris Matthews

Post by Phillymg on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:53 pm

Hi StillLooking. The HuffPost said this--

Social Security recipients will still see receive their benefits even if the federal government switches off next month, said Cristina Martin Firvida, a lobbyist for the AARP. "We are confident that for current beneficiaries, Social Security checks will continue to be paid, both in terms of being directly deposited, and also for those who receive paper checks, the post will continue to mail them," Firvida said. "We are equally certain that depending on the length of the shutdown, should one happen, there could be some delays for new applicants.” Firvida said. “That is a bigger area of concern for us, and that concern would grow exponentially if the length of the shutdown becomes prolonged. If there is a short shutdown, the impact on applicants would be relatively minor." Current Medicare beneficiaries also should not be affected by a short shutdown, said AARP's Mary Liz Burns. "Unless the shutdown continues for weeks, the effects on beneficiaries should be minimal," Burns said. But Burns warned reimbursements "for doctors and hospitals could slow down if the contractors who process the claims are deemed nonessential."

A similar situation would likely occur with unemployment insurance benefits. Judy Conti of the National Employment Law Project said federally-funded extended unemployment benefits, which are distributed to the long-term unemployed by state agencies, should continue even if the lights go out in Washington. "State agencies feel confident that they can continue to deliver federal UI benefits even if there's a shutdown," Conti said. But first-time applicants for federal jobless aid, which kicks in after six months of state aid, could face delays, Conti said, and so could people transferring from one "tier" of federal jobless aid to another.

Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a senior analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy, said other programs administered at the state level, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (formerly known as welfare) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), should continue as well. "We expect them to continue providing people with these benefits," Lower-Basch said. "I don't think we need to panic people about these programs."

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Re: Hardball w/Chris Matthews

Post by aloneinpa on Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:46 pm

Phillymg wrote:Hi StillLooking. The HuffPost said this--

Social Security recipients will still see receive their benefits even if the federal government switches off next month, said Cristina Martin Firvida, a lobbyist for the AARP. "We are confident that for current beneficiaries, Social Security checks will continue to be paid, both in terms of being directly deposited, and also for those who receive paper checks, the post will continue to mail them," Firvida said. "We are equally certain that depending on the length of the shutdown, should one happen, there could be some delays for new applicants.” Firvida said. “That is a bigger area of concern for us, and that concern would grow exponentially if the length of the shutdown becomes prolonged. If there is a short shutdown, the impact on applicants would be relatively minor." Current Medicare beneficiaries also should not be affected by a short shutdown, said AARP's Mary Liz Burns. "Unless the shutdown continues for weeks, the effects on beneficiaries should be minimal," Burns said. But Burns warned reimbursements "for doctors and hospitals could slow down if the contractors who process the claims are deemed nonessential."

A similar situation would likely occur with unemployment insurance benefits. Judy Conti of the National Employment Law Project said federally-funded extended unemployment benefits, which are distributed to the long-term unemployed by state agencies, should continue even if the lights go out in Washington. "State agencies feel confident that they can continue to deliver federal UI benefits even if there's a shutdown," Conti said. But first-time applicants for federal jobless aid, which kicks in after six months of state aid, could face delays, Conti said, and so could people transferring from one "tier" of federal jobless aid to another.

Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a senior analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy, said other programs administered at the state level, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (formerly known as welfare) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), should continue as well. "We expect them to continue providing people with these benefits," Lower-Basch said. "I don't think we need to panic people about these programs."

Thanks for the info Phillymg.
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Re: Hardball w/Chris Matthews

Post by mrgolf on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:17 pm

Here's what pundits are saying about a Huntsman bid:

He Will Immediately Become a 'Serious Contender,' says National Journal's Jeremy P. Jacobs, who proceeds to detail the "obvious and significant hurdles" the potential candidate faces: "He's a moderate on some of the most hot-button issues in a Republican electorate--immigration, climate change and China, among them--nevermind the fact he served in the Obama administration. And he shares many of the same strengths (and weaknesses) as Romney, without the fundraising and organizational know-how--making a Huntsman campaign appear like Romney Lite."
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/01/romney-lite-jon-huntsman-for-president/21297/

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Re: Hardball w/Chris Matthews

Post by mrgolf on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:20 pm

No Joke: Donald Trump's a Leading GOP Presidential Contender

BY ERIK HAYDEN06:39 PM ET
Even as bewildered pundits watched Donald Trump morph from blustery media mogul to incomprehensible birther, his poll numbers as an honest-to-god GOP presidential contender are climbing. Case-in-point: today's Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that, among GOP primary voters, Trump is tied for second with Mike Huckabee at 17 percent support and trails leader Mitt Romney (21 percent) in a nine candidate race. That follows Public Policy Polling's result yesterday showing the celebrity mogul giving the Republican frontrunner "a run for his money" in New Hampshire, where Trump also came in second.

So, at what point does the political press corps have to start taking Trump seriously? Sure, it's just another poll many months away from any actual Republican primaries. But there will be endless and very important political prognostication about other candidates who do well in opinion polls, because--other than fundraising--that's all there is to talk about.

Trump "may be a punch line but when he talks about the way to solve our problems, he makes a lot of sense to the average guy out there," said Todd Mauney, a token average guy that the Journal decided to quote for proof of Trump's populist appeal. Other recent polls have reinforced this perplexing sentiment of the corporate titan as populist firebreather.

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Re: Hardball w/Chris Matthews

Post by Phillymg on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:59 pm

Lol Golf did you post in the wrong thread by mistake??

http://dawu.forumotion.com/t1509p40-donald-trump-for-president#33581

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Re: Hardball w/Chris Matthews

Post by mrgolf on Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:46 am

Phillymg wrote:Lol Golf did you post in the wrong thread by mistake??

http://dawu.forumotion.com/t1509p40-donald-trump-for-president#33581
I sure did. Thanks for pointing that out. I wondered why I couldn't find them in the trump section
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Re: Hardball w/Chris Matthews

Post by stilllooking on Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:58 am

Thanks Phillymg
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