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Don't Punish the Unemployed - Get on Corporate America's Case!

I have been fortunate enough to have never applied for unemployment. I cannot imagine how devastating it must be. Not too long ago, my brother- in- law was laid off from a company after 30 years of service. Although he is dependable and was willing to earn a degree after he turned 40, he was still considered "expendable" as the company sent his job overseas . He found a job after a year of exhausting searching. Unemployment benefits kept him and his family in their home. I dread another lay off - because those benefits may not be there for him and his family.

Until this nation starts creating jobs in areas such as manufacturing, we are going to be at the mercy of the global economy. Corporate greed is responsible for most of our woes and it's time they stop pandering congress via lobbying for their selfish interests!

—Anonymous
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