Kansas will soon kick people of extended unemployment benefits.
Jobless Kansans will be loosing 13 weeks of unemployment benefits. According to The Wichita Eagle, the states unemployment will be too low to qualify for any federally funded program.
At present the unemployed may be collect for 86 weeks. That will drop to 73 in January.
Even worse is that Kansas workers may lose out depending on how Congress handles negotiations during the next few days to extend unemployment benefits.
This is all in connection the ruckus in the US House of Representatives. According to the Huffington Post;
Republicans and Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson have been preventing a final vote on the bill because of its $33 billion cost. Reid said the GOP filibuster, which has prevented more than 2.1 million people from receiving checks, is designed to crater the economy.
In Kansas the unemployment rate dropped below 6.5 percent. But that doesn’t help those who are still looking for work. There is still a lack of jobs for the majority, even though it’s not as bad as it was. The fooling around by Republicans in the US House also does not help. They only thing they seem to accomplish is gridlock.
It is pathetic that workers have to beg for extra unemployment they all paid into.