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December 27, 2013

Unemployment benefits must be extended


Let’s not forget that those receiving benefits earned them by … yes, working. To qualify for benefits they had to have been working, lost their job through no fault of their own and have to be actively searching for a job.

Ask those searching for work — particularly if they are older than 50 — how tough it is to find in this economy, and you’ll probably be told that trying to find a job is the toughest job they have ever had.

Both of New York’s senators—_ Democrats Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand — are in favor of extending benefits. We have two members of the House of Representatives who represent our area — Republicans Chris Gibson and Richard Hanna.

We urge you to tell them to vote to extend those desperately needed benefits.




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