Unemployment extension falls short in House

Friday, February 18, 2011 at 9:56 am | More from The Michigan Messenger

An attempt by Rep. Barbara Lee to attach her 14-week unemployment extension for the 99ers to the continuing resolution that will fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year failed late Wednesday night due to a procedural objection.

The bill, estimated to cost $16 billion, is unlikely to pass the House unless it is part of a larger package negotiated between the parties. The Republican majority isn’t going to vote for it any other way.



Comment posted February 18, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

Thats a shame that our goverment won’t pass this bill.After all they are the ones that let it get this far,and its not going away and the know it.China is laughing at as we gave most of our jobs,the companies make big profits,then we barrow money from china to run our country.Our goverment must look like big jerks to the rest of the world.Did our goverment right this country off or are they that dum and don’t know what to do,after the mess they made.It took maney years for this to happen and its going to take maney years to get out of it.WE NEED GOOD PAYING JOBS IN AMERICA.Put a higher import tax on imports and take that money to pay for unemployment,SSI,and more.WE THE PEOPLE MUST TAKE A STAND,FOR THE PEOPLE WORKING TO DAY MAY ALLSO BECOME A 99ER.

Comment posted February 19, 2011 @ 3:53 pm


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