Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tax Act of 2010 Controversial, but Beneficial

Perhaps the author of this article, "Tax Cuts for the Rich, Scraps for the Poor," who I know supports getting the unemployed back to work, is right.  However, if we cut off unemployment now, many people would be devastated.  It is a dilemma, and I may be naive, but I believe that extending unemployment is so crucial right now, that the Tax Act is a good thing.  I think the key is what we do about it in 2011.  Can we, as a Nation, create opportunities for ourselves (via creation of small businesses) and for our Citizens (via stimulation of the economy in general)?

Anyway, my job is not to express opinions, but to help people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own.  And, to help those in jeopardy of losing their jobs make sure their rights are protected and that their right to unemployment benefits are not compromised.  I see this stuff up close everyday, and I know how many good, earnest people are out looking for work, and barely getting by.  Unemployment benefits used to be a dirty phrase, but now that so many quality people have depended upon them to survive, perhaps that will change....

The point is, the road is long, but right now, many good, earnest people need unemployment to get by, and that should be our first concern.

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