There are currently 2 million Americans out of work with no light at the end of the tunnel. Extended unemployment benefits are set to expire starting today, and millions across the country are protesting and starting to become anxious about how to survive in the current economic crisis.
Those unemployed workers don’t know what to do or where to turn in the current economy.[audio:http://nextgenfmradio.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/unemployment.mp3|titles=Unemployed workers don’t know what to do or where to turn.]
Some workers rallied in Cleveland to protest the expiration. Many workers rely on the benefits in tough times to pay for house payments, utilities, and health care.
Many economists such as Diane Swong state that if congress doesn’t step in with another extension we can expect to see more homeless people on the streets and longer food lines hearkening back to the days of The Great Depression with the holiday season approaching.