GOP Blocks Extension of Unemployment Insurance (Again)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Last week, Senate Democratic leaders rolled out a proposal to extend unemployment insurance by 14 weeks — with an extra six weeks thrown in for those states where jobless figures have topped 8.5 percent — only to have Republicans block the measure on the chamber floor.

Well, today it happened again.

According to the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Democrats on Tuesday asked for consent to pass the bill, only to be shot down by GOP leaders.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Republicans aren’t objecting to the extension, but to how it’s funded. (The Democrats’ plan would tap an expiring surtax on businesses, while the Republicans want to use unspent money from the stimulus bill.)

The House has already passed its version of the extension. With unemployment numbers creeping up each month, the pressure’s on the Senate to work out a deal quickly.

An update, as of Oct. 20, is here.

An Oct. 22 update is here.

Some movement here, also as of Oct. 22.

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angelajuarez
Comment posted October 13, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

WHY DONT THE REPUBLICANS TAKE A PAY CUT TO FUND IT THEN. WHAT ABOUT ALL THE JOBLESS PEOPLE WHO CAN'T PAY RENT, BY FOOD OR EVEN HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PUT GAS IN THEIR CAR.


Anjou99999
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:11 am

Yes. Let's put a hold on all the obstructionists' salaries for a few months while we all bicker endlessly or put it on the back burner.Of course they would still have their great “government run” health insurance plan in the meantime.

I think that the problem is they find it difficult to imagine having run through one's savings and having to worry about feeding one's children.Unimaginable for them.


scaredcitizen
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:12 am

Well if they dont stop dragging their feet I imagine there will be unemployed masses taking to the streets and punching our rich faces in, so i think ill be on the horn to my senator to try to help these unfortunate people who are struggling to get by…


Name
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:19 am

This is pure stupidity. I hope everyone who is unemployed remember these days and how GOP put needless roadblocks in the way of thousands, in order for them to get their way. GOP does not have a genuine concern for your well being. First they wanted time to “read the bill”. Now that they've read it, they are hung up on whether the money should come from the left hand or the right hand. So in the meantime, just keep the fist closed holding the money from those who genuinely need it.

This is a classic case of being stuck on Stupid.


ted
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:23 am

The Republicans only care about tax cuts for the rich. Why should they waste money on average people who really need their help. They are the party of “NO” and sex scandals.


normbaugher
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:31 am

I'm a registered Independent that is now swinging hard to the Democratic Party. The Republicans are showing their absolute lack of feeling for the working (or non-working) guys out there suffering. Holding up benefits for people in need????
A********s


caya
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:43 am

They did it AGAIN! Shame on the GOP, the party of NO. Shame on them. Tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, nothing for the unemployed! Shame. People are living out of their cars, bills are coming due while they play around. They see no sense of urgency. This should have been settled by now. Priority Number One! It am so disgusted. There is going to be a tragedy , not sure what but people are at the ends of their ropes while these elected leaders say NO NO NO. I hope that they reap what they sow. Speak out, scream, let our voices be heard. Kyl and his pals I hope you soon find the unemployment line.


marthaymiguel
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:51 am

We must and should remove the conservative and the Republican Party from the USA society. This people will devastate America little by little; just look back the last eight years. We pay them with our own hard working money year after year but this egg spray head and tied ass senators only serving the big corporations and the very rich people. People we must wake up!!

Hundred of thousand on people can’t serve a decent plate of food to their family right now because of them; we all must march to Washington to repudiate this party of ignorant and a bunch of dummies.


demtown
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:51 am

punch those faces!!!!!! punch those faces!!!!!!!!!! punch those faces!!!!!!!! punch those faces!!!!!!!!!! translated= yes we can!!!!! yes we can!!!!!!!!! yes we can!!!!!!!!!!!


dk9220
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:56 am

OMG get it together all of you Senators still getting a paycheck, what does it matter where it comes from to the unemployed.


democat
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:00 am

Well, I know older people on Unemployment for a long time and can't find jobs. That's why I went back to being a Democrat and voted that way. Republicans are only good for making the wealthy people wealthier.


58frank
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:01 am

these republicans are a real joke let us all remember this come election time …they should truly be ashamed of themselves…I am breraking out in hives over this BS.


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kimmi68
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:24 am

They are not worried… they have money coming in… they need to realize there are people losing homes, cars etc… while they sit and bicker over this BS… just give the ok for extension and worry about the details after… let the people get there money while they are figuring out the details… come on already…


jmf1982
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:30 am

I 'm waiting for an extension too. Patiently. The GOP is right. It shouldn't be paid for by small business owners who are suffering as well.That could cause more layoffs. The money should come from the stimulus. It will stimulate the econemy.


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deity
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:03 am

thats funny, mister greenspan thought an extension was a good idea and these republican fools are holding up the process like sore losers… they are only making it worse for themselves during election time… good ol' white american crooks… complaining… unemployment from the employer was meant by the feds to stop them from laying us off faster and running through peoples lives senselessly, now they must pay for their social destruction. end of debate.


FU-KYL
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:06 am

I'm waiting too for an extension, but not so patiently. This is f***king ridiculous. The Grand Ole Party IS to blame again, as usual. Why in the hell anyone that HAS to work for a living would vote for a republican is mind boggling in itself. Any one with half a brain that is paying attention can see that they are the party of NO, NO, and HELL NO. They do not care about any one but themselves and the corporate elite that they protect and dance like puppets for. They do not have a sense of the meaning compassion or humanity. When will people learn that you can NEVER believe a word from a republican? STOP VOTING THESE A**HOLES IN. Past behavior is indicative of future behavior. They have a history of this type of BS whenever it comes to being human like to fellow working-class Americans they are supposed to be representing!!


MARCUS IN OHIO
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:15 am

So let me get this straight you want to make us wait because you would rather our tax money pay for unemployment rather than the damn companies that laid us off!! WOW!!!!


Name
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:16 am

I am in total favor of an unployment extension, but the GOP does have a point – why raise taxes, when there is all this money left over from the stimulus. Hopefully the democrats would learn to compromise and accept the GOP proposal. I hate that this bill is taking so long to pass due to all the time that is being dediacted to the Health Care bill. Henry Reid and the democrats are obviously not make unemployment benefits the top priority – this bill should of been on the floor right after the House passed their bill.


Brad
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:42 am

There is no sense of urgency with these people. This is due to the fact that 99% of them have never had to struggle for anything in their life. They are completely out of touch with what's really going on in this country. Republicans are worried about how it's going to be funded? Who really gives a shit?

This bill should have been introduced and dealt with before anybody ran out of their unemployment benefit. Did they think that somehow the economy and job market were suddenly going to do a 360 and nobody would need an extension?


FU-KYL
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:55 am

The only point the GOP has is to make you and every person that has lost their job through no fault of their own SUFFER NEEDLESSLY!! The taxes that are being talked about are the same taxes that employers are currently paying for each employee on their payroll. There was a small reduction of these taxes set to occur, coming up for the employers, but the democrats are wanting to hold off for a few months on reducing these taxes so there is enough money to pay for this extension since the unemployment rate keeps rising. Makes sense to me not to reduce this tax on employers when they are continuing to lay people off. That is the WHOLE PURPOSE FOR THESE TAXES- to pay for employees unemployment when they lay you off. So what is so wrong with that???? If any one is so concerned about the small businesses and employers losing out on this small reduction, then I would suggest you think outside the box and realize that if they do not pass legislation on extending the unemployment soon THERE WILL BE MORE LAY OFFS COMING BECAUSE FOLKS THAT RECEIVE AND DEPEND ON UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION TURN AROUND AND SPEND IT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES–MEANING THEY ARE CONSUMERS IN THEIR COMMUNITY KEEPING THE BUSINESSES GOING BY PURCHASING ITEMS AND PAYING THEIR BILLS. Sorry for the long post, but it is unbelievable that folks can't see that.


Paladinette
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:59 am

The tax is already in place (to pay for this and has been for 30 years) so this UI extension would not add further burden to any business. It would a be seamless, cost neutral bill. However, if the Repugnacans (intentional miss spell) get their way and have the stimulus $$$ pay for this, it will take a great deal more time and will likely not pass before they recess – YET AGAIN later this year. I say hold all of the senate's pay until this is done and add an amendment to make this bill making it retroactive to when the House passed their version back in September.


wingz86
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:02 am

And the Democrats have done so well in keeping the National Debt in Check!! I would like to see 1 bill come out of Washington that doesn't have pork attached to it. Whether it be republican or democrate sponsored. Both parties are at fault. That is why we have two parties, it keeps a check and balance in the mix


FU-KYL
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:15 am

To put it in the simplest terms, if the GOP doesn't stop holding up this extension, THEY will be causing more lay offs to occur because the hundreds of thousands of people that are falling off the unemployment rolls will not be buying shit to keep any business in this economy going.


sheezaym59
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:21 am

Let's just wait till everyone who is on unemployment is completely out of money. Saving gone, checking account empty, bills are delinquent, on the verge of being evicted from their home, and having their car repossessed before an extension is approved. That's how I have been living my life these last few years. I have just gotten use to it.


ton
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:30 am

These idiots, all of them, need to get moving. They sure can spend time on their stinkin' healthcare bill which will really put this country in the dog house but they can't take a few hours or even a couple of days if necessary to pass unemployment???? Ridiculous. How do the republicans have any say any way, the dems have the 60 votes needed to pass ANYTHING! What's holding this up?


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Deity
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 4:36 am

what the repugnacans (international misspell lol) did not say is that the federal extension does not increase state tax on employers… it openly says this on any state run website for unemployment. This is a stalling tactic, just like henry reid suggested last week. The repugnacans (who secretly get kickbacks from the company who gave them the campaign money) are listening to lobbyist in secret… thats why they want employers to pay no premiums for the only 49 weeks they do, all extensions after that are on the feds… and no… they don't really give a damn about small business… these are terms they use to keep them out of trouble with us… but its not working next election.


karlthe1
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:15 am

YOU F'n PRICKS!!! WE DESERVE A UNITED GOVERNMENT AND I AM SOOOOOOOOO TIRED OF THE WHOLE US vs. THEM WAY OF WASTING OUR TAXPAYERS MONEY!!! EVEN WHEN THERE IS A GOOD IDEA THERE IS ALWAYS A STUPID FIGHT BECAUSE ONE PARTY DOESN'T WANT THE OTHER TO LOOK GOOD. I ALMOST WENT TO STEAL A BOTTLE OF CAUGH SYRUP FOR MY 7yr OLD DAUGHTER TODAY BECAUSE I HAVEN'T HAD A CHECK IN 6 WEEKS. WE ARE BROKE AND DROWNING AND THE GOP COULD CARE LESS!!! I WILL DEFINATELY REMEMBER THIS COME ELECTION TIME!!! I AM AN INDEPENDANT AND WILL NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN EVER EVER EVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Keith_Fin
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:33 am

I almost did the same thing (steal medicine for my son)….i dont know how im gonna pay rent at the end of the month.Was this worth 4 years of college for me? This is a nightmare…I cant believe how evil those republicans are..Im praying every day and hoping GOD hears our cries..THIS COULD GET REAL UGLY FOR ME!!


Name
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:42 am

YES! Thank You!


rickmick
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:52 am

My unemployment ran out at the end of Aug. Out of the hundreds of apps. I have had one interview. They want everyone broke. They want all small business's out of business. For some evil reason they want to be able to control us like a communist country. Every day they pass new law's that you don't here about to do this. The Constitution is just a scrap piece of paper now. I have to watch how I write this they have passed laws about creating a riot and a hate laws. They own all the media so you will not hear what they do not want you to hear. I will remember this on election day. We need to remove this evil minded people out of office and vote in the ones with morals


Spyder09
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:09 am

I wonder why The Republicans can always approve there pay raises and stimulus plans that Bush would shoot their ways, they would signed and bearly read it, but Now Obama is in office they fight tooth and nail to block everything. They pass their pay raises in less than a week but they drag their feet when it's not money that effects their pockets and well being, because they don't really give a damn. There are States that are at 15% Unemployment and I'm sure some of them have run out or they are about to run out of their Unemployment Extentions and the Republicans can do anything but stall, I think for every day they stall after the bill hits the floor we should dock their pay $50,000.00 each till the chance their votesor compromise, they should close their eyes and act like Bush is still in office because things are horrible for us. If we start docking their pay for making the people suffer I bet all that foot dragging will stop because they don't really jump til you hit them in the pocket too, plus the money can go into the pot for Unemployment Extentions to help pay for the Republicans insensitivy and not trying to compromise. It's 2009 and it's sad they still have so much hate in their hearts.


unemployed08
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:41 am

well i finally got enough money to buy a little groceries for the kids and the rent never thought i would have to do what i did to get it but necessity out ways legality,all because these assholes aren't in our shoes, so they can take there sweet time because the crime rate will go up!!!!!!!!!!!!!


readytogiveup
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:19 am

Everyone please start with speaking up about this serious matter to have the unemployment extension passed A.S.A.P. PLEASE EVERYONE LETS START PULLING TOGETHER ON THIS…..EVEN IF WE HAVE TO START MARCH LETS DO THAT. PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK : http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/unemployment/
AND SIGHN THIS PETITION FOR THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION TO PASS PROMPTLY. A CLOSED MOUTH DOSN'T GET FED….PLEASE PEOPLE SIGHN THIS PETITION. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERNCE.


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Name
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:02 am

GOP members are done. Voters will remember these anti-American Republican take from the poor give to the rich suns a beeches in future elections. Keep resisting and “we” will give all of you a permnanent vaction! Republicans, the new Reich!


LC
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:30 am

It is time to put these GOP senator in the same unemployment line. Vote them out!


LT
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:38 am

I don't care it I have to spend my last penny to get to the polls. As long as I get to vote against the GOP!


MT7254
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

I am one of the fortunate people in Michigan who has a job. I am a general manager of a fast food restaurant and we aren't hiring. I see people everyday come in looking work sometimes begging tearfully. I wish I could help them. I wish those people in congress could see the people i see everyday, and do something to help these people.


jh443
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

You can bet we'll remember this come election day. I don't care HOW it's funded – get that extension passed. This should have been taken care of before you went on August recess!! People began exhausting their benefits in August.


needhelpnow
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

this is nuts….I am starving and I ran out of benefits. Even if they passed it today it will take me weeks to get a check. They need to pass this bill and they need to do it today and they need to extend for all states. LETS GOOOOOO


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patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

I am also one of those unfortunate people who can't find a job. Instead of helping the unemployed they give their people a raise. People who already have jobs and who can pay their bills and put food on their tables. The last extension saved my house. Without this extension this will start a whole new round of foreclosures and homeless people. The GOP needs to get their hands out of their own pockets and help the people who can't find “any kind of a job” out there. I will be very careful of who I vote for in the next election and I will pay attention to the electives who care about the people.


esmildo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

It makes you wonder how these people can sleep at night. They can find billions of dollars to give to other countries and rush it through to give it to them, but they have to put up a lot of obstacles to help their own people. Then they wonder why they lost the election.


laura
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

They voted themselves a nice raise… and faster.
More people will loose their homes today and be out on the street. More people will go hungry. More people will take out bankruptcy and more people will not spend any money in our economy.
Get it done, and then put the move on getting it out. People are starving.
I read a report on how much money that they have voted to spend during the time that we have been waiting for the unemployment extension and it is sick how much they have spent and what they have spent it on.
Voters who are unemployed take names of your Senators and Congressmen and make it an effort DON”T VOTE FOR THEM AGAIN>> remember this time where they forgot about you. Change your votes!


fredharvey
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

I think the senate should give back their last raise (voted on by themselves of course) untill they get their heads out of their asses.


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

We will also see a whole new avalanche of foreclosures and homeless people given this denial of extension benefits. The last extension saved my house. GOP does not know how their decision is going to affect the future of any possible economy recovery. All they care about is giving their aids a raise. I'm completely baffled!


shameongop
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

Emial communication is a silent voince that wont get the GOP going. Let us send messages to the media like CNN as well as making phone calls to the GOP senators. I can't wait till election day. I voted Republican before, NO MORE, now I know that they really dont care about people.


josephstorts
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

The senators have a job!
For them there's no rush why don't we take sentors pay away for two months and let there bills pile up with no end in site maybe they will undestand how people with no job's and no money feel…


comeonalreadySENATE
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

Get those A HOLES OUT OF THERE!! Better yet let's make them go hungry and wonder how they are going to pay the bills!! give us their pay!


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

I will make sure I change my voting ways. Instead of voting for one party across the board I will make sure I vote for the candidates who only help the people. We all need to change our ways of voting. The extension is a no brainer. Without this extension we are in for a much bigger collapse of the economy. I will be printing these comments and along with a letter to the White House in protest.


singer9
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

HEY REPUBLICANS, YOU'VE GOT MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE'S KIDS GOING HUNGRY. as callous as this sounds, nobody knows the plight of the impoverished more than people who are there.

smells like violence if these jackasses don't hurry up.

hunger makes people do weird things.

HURRY


Shondie
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

You have got to be kidding me. Hey REPUBLICANS WHEN YOUR KIDS GO HUNGRY. LET'S SEE HOW YOU FEEL. Pass the unemployment extension. Hard working people are depending on this. When it is time to cast my vote again. I will only vote for the people who helped out during this economic tragedy.


PinkElephant1
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

Its difficult to grasp the fact our government can't see the “trouble” we're in as the unemployed increase and lose benefits. Give us tests, offer more challenges whatever it takes to prove to you we are, in fact making great strides to gain employment, what do you want? Pride has gone by the wayside, this is new to me and I've always worked, now the benefits just ended, im avoiding phone calls, friends.. starting to get quite depressed. The contributing factor is our government, I don't understand it, there's a pink elephant in the room and they stand by idle, its become a match of power egos? What the heck is going on? Really? Im so pissed off at the entire country… we can help each other can't we? Isnt that what we were made of??? I help whomever i can, do whatever I can. Has our society given up and become so selfish and untrusting that we are no longer united? What happened to patriotism? The government is the backbone, and they are NOT supporting us..


james
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:24 pm

Well i hate to say that i have been a devote republican all my life,but now as Obama said “ITS TIME FOR A CHANGE”.Even if you fools in the senate did vote a bill in today it would take Califiornia another month just to start it for those who have already dropped off.Vote it in now and worry about where you get it later.Many people are starving and becoming homeless everyday.This is a country that “We the people” have made the misfortune of voting in congressmen and senators that care more about themselves and minor problems than us.
VOTE YES ON IT TODAY __WE NEED HELP OUT HERE AND YOU HAVE YOUR HAVE YOUR HEAD UP YOUR REARS.
I can feel an even bigger change coming the next election for all of you.


PinkElephant1
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

Yes, and about voting yourself a raise. Look how quickly you voted in for YOURSELF didnt need justification, you “needed” it right? For kids, school, bills,… What a luxury. We, the unemployed are out here trying to find ANY job, and what you dont' get is, that we are not asking for jobs for the same pay we used to get, we are past that stage, at least that is what Im confidant MOST of us are in.. I believe in hard work, I want to contribute – Im using spare time by volunteering, but I need a Job.. I have bills and it's becoming easier to want to just throw in the towel, im hanging on by a thread…I realize anger is not the answer either, but what do we do, write more letters? make more phone calls? Should we form a march? Is that what you need? Because I think pride (as mentioned before) is gone.. most of us if not all will do whatever it takes. What do you want to see? a sign in front of my soon to be gone home? on my car? my back? Maybe we ought to camp out in front of your doorstep… just tell us what we need to do, because getting more depressed, deflated, hungry, in debt, every day is not productive. Tell us, take five minutes, take an hour, just tell us what we are supposed to do that we are NOT already doing…


anguillaman2
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

I used to vote for republicans..and I tried to vote for the person I thought was the best candidate…going forward..I will vote straight party every time..and never ever will I vote for any republican for any reason ever again…I know many like me.


TRH98
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:27 pm

IT LOOKS LIKE THE GOP IS GOING TO TRY TO PUSH US OVER THE EDGE.
I WILL NOT GIVE THEM THE SATISFACTION TO STARVE ME . BECAUSE BEFORE THAT HAPPENS. I WILL SHOOT MY BRAINS OUT OR SLIT MY WRIST. YOU EVER HEARD ABOUT THE 666 MARK. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AFTER EVERYBODY IS STUCK IN A CONSNTRATION CAMP . RERAD THE BIBLE FOLKS THE END OF THE WOELD IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.


anguillaman2
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

Agreed… I look forward to the day that the Repub party no longer exists…they are quickly becoming a fringe lunatic party..so there is hope. We need more than one party..but the Republican party only serves the top 2% of the country and cares little about the rest of the US.


PinkElephant1
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

BTW. Watch out for trolls on these replys… I just went to a petition and it ended up asking me for money. ARgh!!!


Jazzman161
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

I don't believe it they did it again. I'm going to write an extremely harsh letter to EVERY Republican senator today. What the hell, it's not like I have to go to WORK or anything. I'll stop short of calling them the assholes that they are but if people don't speak up nothing will change Maybe it's time to start sending dead fish to their offices to represent the people they're putting out on the street.

And this is the letter I'm sending. Feel free to plagiarize if you wish. I've avoided (with great difficulty) some of the names I want to call them but that won't get us anywhere.

Senator,

I cannot believe that the GOP (and there hasn't been anything GRAND about you for a long time) has once again stalled the unemployment extension. I no longer care what your reasons are. If it was a raise for yourselves you were voting on it would have been passed in a flash regardless of funding or anything else. But when it comes to the people you are SUPPOSED to represent and be concerned for you play games just to be spiteful. And I and many like me are the ones paying for your arrogance and stupidity. You have your cushy jobs, decent homes and health care. You can sequester yourselves in your offices and pretend that everything is just swell. You can pretend that you have any worth as a human being at all. You don't have to wonder how you're going to pay for food this week. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE”RE JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE OUT HERE?

You should all be ashamed. What a miserable bunch of losers you are. What goes around comes around and I hope you've cursed yourselves for a thousand years. At least if I have no home when my benefits run out in 6 DAYS I can hold my head high and know that I've done my best. Unlike you because you have done NOTHING. It's really too bad that we can't come to Washington and kick every one of your asses all the way back to your home states and put some people in office who give a damn about us and their responsibilities to look out for our well-being. If the Lord himself ran for office as a Republican I wouldn't vote for Him. Not that He would lower Himself to associate with your party anyway. Stop whatever idiotic and petty game your playing, then get your head out of your ass and HELP US.


Islaguam96930
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

Its too bad that come election time people will forget and vote republican! These people got us into this mess;do you remember? AIG is giving millions in bonuses and where did they get that money? The republican are hedging their bets on states like Virginia this election I say speak with your vote tell them you are tired of going hungry,being homeless and hopeless! tell them their cronies at the Fox News network can no longer dictate domestic policy to prop the rich companies up who hide their monies offshore and export jobs to third world countries where they benefit from slave labor and we here starve. When you and your family are without the basic needs of life it does not matter what color you are,but what does matter is keeping a roof over your head and food on the table!

One writer on here states that they are at their end and is contemplating taking their life I say to you and all that seek that out please the good will win over evil and we shall be victorious. We have had many challenges in this country and we have endured, I say to you giving up is what our enemies want. So it no time to lay your life down so the enemy can gloat and claim victory it is time to stand up to those that want to silence us. I say lets stand together as one E pluribus unum!


8668
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

I'd call my Senator and complain but my phone is off. I'd drive all the way to his/her office to speak face to face but my car has been repo'ed (on top of the fact there is NO way I could afford the gas to get there). I've been going hungry since the week of Sept 11th. My rent is going on 3 months late and I've had to put my dog up for adoption.
Because of this recession I have lost it all. Another week or two and I will be homeless (my landlord's heart only bleeds so much). Maybe I can live with a Congressman until they figure things out….


DesolationRow
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

I think I remember reading somewhere about another government official so out of step with those she was governing that she remarked, when told her people did not have bread “Then let them eat cake”. I recall that one ending pretty badly. Maybe my memory is not that good, I mean I am over 50 and unemployed and all. Maybe I'm confusing some grim fairytale with what happens in real life with real governments when they keep getting fatter and their people don't have enough to get by. Hey folks–this is us out here, shouting up at the closed windows of the palace. WE CANNOT PAY OUR BILLS. Someone I know had a typical “Let 'em eat cake” moment recently. I told him I was living on a credit card now, and he (employed) said I really shouldn't do that, I should go back to writing checks. Yes, quite. This is how much even other regular people not in the GOP understand what is going on. Woe betide when they also get the layoff. I did zero to deserve this. I was laid off for lack of work, during a climate when there simply isn't any alternate work. How many of us are yard saling our belongings to make the credit card minimum payments, and then paying even more bills with the same card, hoping they find a way to pay it back down SOON? Uh huh.


strangely_enough
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

But, when are the Republicans going to “learn to compromise”? When it's only one sided, that's capitulation.


doesn't matter
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

It is Harry Reid not Henry. If the GOP would quit being pricks about where the money is coming from and pass this overdue bill then they could back to doing what they do best, holding up other key issues like healthcare reform. I would love to know if you have a job and if you don't you haven't been out of one long enough.


LikeSoup
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

Unemployment's not going away for quite a while. These benefits may not become available for many weeks and will only last a short time anyway. We have to consider alternatives as individuals and get busy. One alternative is a small business that provides a turnkey system and is inexpensive to get started. http://www.LikeSoup.com


bbandrew
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

okay people if u are going hungry u should have saved a little bit of that unemployment money i saw one lady say she had to steal cough syrup such bs why didnt she get welfare if its that bad also sell your computer some people say oh i havent paid rent in 3 months thats bs no landlord in the world would say well we will wait 4 that unemplyment check they would evict you i am currently unemployed I ran out of my stuff in aug this year but i know an extension is on the way I am able to still pay bills yes its hard but its no where near the bs some people try to say the hold up on this is nuts but we will see something the job market is awful thats why I am going to school full time and looking for a job even though if I didnt want to they said i could collect unemployment without looking but i still wanna work too cause unemployment sucks also did I forget to mention i as have a kid to raise so people please with the bs storys cause eventually these unemployment extensions wont be their anymore good luck to all in job searches hurry with the extension


Anonymous
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

okay i dont use punctuation rules when i write a blog because i don’t care fool also any college educated person knows most people that write got back through at the end but u wanna talk about punctuation rules come on.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

okay i dont use punctuation rules when i write a blog because i don’t care fool also any college educated person knows most people that write got back through at the end but u wanna talk about punctuation rules come on.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

okay dont help your self cry about not getting gov help their are jobs its not hard to find any job so quit with the bull shit if u have no money u would get welfare so stop their it so if u have no money to pay rent that means u have 0 income so why wouldn’t u quilfy for welfare i understand this extension is needed so dont come at me like that unless u can back it up


kkmack
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

Maybe if people are behind in their rent, bbandrew, the landlords are showing some empathy on their situation instead of throwing them out of their houses. Some people are not able to get welfare. If you do not have a minor child, disabled, or elderly you SOL.

What are you 12, because it's pretty evident in the first part of your comment you don't know WTF your talking about!!!!!!!

People are in desperate situations and this extension is due now!!!!!!


8668
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

Saving money from unemployment? You must be joking. my unemployment was only 325 a week. Far less than half of my salary at my now non-exsistant job. EVERY penny of that 325 a week goes/went towards rent, power, gas and whats left for food.
Thankfully my landlord has been very understanding and taking whatever money I can give him and not throwing me out on the street.

bbandrew, you appear to be incredibly misinformed.
as far as selling my computer, I have already had to do it. I rode my bike to the library to use their computers. Any other bright ideas?


donnamo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

They are more worried about passing a health plan that will pose a fine to people without health coverage. How the hell can they possibly think an unemployed person without health insurance can pay a fine???

These congress members do not know how to prioritize their duties. This would be grounds to be let go from a job.

Question, does anyone know what they base the unemployment rate on? Is it based on the number of people collecting weekly benefits only and not include people whose benefits have run out? If this is the case, they are playing with the numbers by delaying the passing of the bill making it look like they are actually improving unemployment.


jeffbarker
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

We all have short memories, and are likely to forgive, especially when the checks start rolling in again or we are on our feet making a living. But please, please don't forget what you have seen here with the GOP and please vote them out of office – no matter which office.

Vote Vote Vote!


Joe Six pack
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

The only good republican is a dead one


Gabriel
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

The donation seems to be optional (albeit, I haven't seen my post after declining to donate).


Bruce Wayne
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

It just goes to show the incompetence and greed of the elected government officials. They all have employment, thank to us voters, and the all have income, thanks to us taxpayers, so they don't care about the unemployed. They could care less whether or not we can manage and make a living. That is why they can take their time on voting for an extension and just play with our emotions. In a way this is probably all fun and games for them. Watching struggling to make ends meet is their form of entertainment. There are an awful lot of people struggling in the U.S., help them out. That's why we elected you n the first place. I for one, when the time comes, will be voting for new representation in my home state.


newyetolder
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

I've always voted the straight Democratic ticket. I'm in my early 50's and have always realized republicans, for the most part, are greedy, greedy, GREEDY! Unless it's corporate welfare or something that pays their reps some cash cut or other benefit, you can forget about it. It's all about what THEY want. Will all of you really remember? I wonder….


pjburke
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

Since the former Republican Majority is responsible for having run the economy into the ditch by their momumentally stupid and irresponsible deregulation of the financial sector — among many other inexplicable idiocies — then their caucus ought be decreased by the same percentage as are now unemployed… approximately 8.5% nationwide.

Let some of their own who are responsible also suffer the pain… let them understand the consequences of their actions.


sub780lime
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

We are blaming the republicans, as we should, they should have never blocked the bill in the first place, but now it is time for the democrats to just step up and show they are more concerned with their representatives eating then where the money comes from. Rewrite the bill double time, pull the money from unspent stimulus, and let's just get 'er done.


ralph
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:09 pm

The republicans are only concerned with the money they receive from insurance lobyist and big money lobyist. They could care less about the real people in America.


billjenkins
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

People like pjburke are ignorant beyond belief. Just close your mouth and keep your hands off the keyboard if you don't know what you are talking about, fool.

Democrats had control of spending since 2006, so if you want to whine somewhere…whine to them.


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

Agreed. They want pay pal. Who has a couple of dollars just to make a statement. $2.00 buys a loaf of bread. Letters to Washington can do more good than this web site price. Did get a letter back from Washington regarding one of my complaints on the credit card issue. So they do read your letters. Send them!!!! I am going to on the unemployment extension issue.


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

Write your letters to Washington D.C. They do read them. I got a reply from Obama (or one of his reps, Obama's signature though) regarding the credit card issue. I am going to write my letter today regarding the unemployment extension along with a copy of all these comments. More people need to write.


captrhinoceros
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such concern.

–Proverbs 29:7


Josh Dingus
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

As the Senate keeps stalling, more and more Americans are becoming homeless. People should be outraged. This extension should have passed weeks ago. It's quite sickening how fast these politicians will pass a bill to make their rich friends richer, yet take all the time in the world when it comes to taking care of out of work families just trying to put food on the table. Truly disgraceful.


Josh Dingus
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

As the Senate keeps stalling, more and more Americans are becoming homeless. People should be outraged. This extension should have passed weeks ago. It's quite sickening how fast these politicians will pass a bill to make their rich friends richer, yet take all the time in the world when it comes to taking care of out of work families just trying to put food on the table. Truly disgraceful.


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

Looks like my signature still went through. Received an email and didn't have to pay.


DonD123
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

I peronally know several who will be affected by this extension – or left out of it if they dither for too long. Unemployment can happen to anyone – and is funded by payroll taxes. Denying benefits to those who need it during a deep recession will be long remembered – and not forgiven.


do727
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

The GOP should be ASHAMED of itself especially Senator Kyl from Arizona. I will NEVER EVER vote for another Republican as long as I live….

-Gustapo SS Nazi Cows..

This extension needs to be passed NOW!!!!!!!


B Wright
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

There are many thousands of Americans who desperately need the unemployment extension because they still cannot find work. If this lifeline were not extended, then many of them will lose their cars (needed to find work and get to interviews… and to work when they find it), they will lose their homes (do we need more foreclosures?), they will literally lose their families (with a little money and love a family can hang in there; with no money… divorce and pain and hardship for the children are imminent). I would gladly pay $24 to keep my neighbors from having to go through this, because… I am an American!


rjjtexas
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

Hope that in school you learn what a period is for.


Heather
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

I personally have a friend who is in the last stages of trying to keep her home and has been laid off since february 2007. She has been looking for work desperately and has been told on numerous occasions she is over qualified. This woman is willing to take a job at McDonalds. Her unemployment ran out in August and she is relying on this extension to feed her family much less keep her home. The republicans DISGUST me on their selfishness and arrogance. I will NEVER EVER vote for another one as long as I live.


g.m. nyc
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

To the girl/guy who mentioned about saving your unemployment benefits is an idiot! If you are saving your benefits then this means that either a) you live for free at home with mom and dad, b) you live on the streets and do not have any bills or c) your not in the shoes of many of us hard working Americans. I have exhausted all my benefits but this is because I have tuition, rent, public transportation, utilities, and much more to pay. I'm sure that when I say that I am BROKE I can speak for a huge amount of people. This economy sucks camel toes and needs major repair asap, worst comes to worst, the U.S. will turn into a massive looting country. (Survival of the Fittest).


1southernbelle
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

May God bless these Republicans with long-term unemployment.


Mary
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 6:58 pm

What are they thinking? Many people are losing their homes and the life they built is slipping furthering into the bottom. Trying to make a life for my family on unemployment means to barely make it. I worked for 25 years and to now be unemployed for so long is knocking me around a bit. Asking for help was hard to realize and to now have it run out and have nothing coming in while the fat cats sit on their a**** is horrible. As they go home for the weekend to comfortable lives not thinking about the hurting people. Pass the extension and give us a chance at staying a float.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:02 am

I can back it up. I am saying that you must be young and dumb with what you wrote and do not have a lot of knowledge about the system. Why don’t you do your research and then write me back.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:02 am

I can back it up. I am saying that you must be young and dumb with what you wrote and do not have a lot of knowledge about the system. Why don’t you do your research and then write me back.


DMW80
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING AND DO IT QUICK. IT'S FAMILIES OUT THERE BARELY MAKING IT AND DROWING WHILE THESE JACKASSES SIT ON THE BILL. SAD PART IS WE PUT THEM IN THE POSITION TO DO US LIKE THAT.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:09 am

Right on Man!!!!!


Anonymous
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:09 am

Right on Man!!!!!


Monk
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

Clearly you have no idea how this here system of government works.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:11 am

Not only is period’s lacking in your blog, but your words don’t make sense either. It’s a blessing you are going back to school, so you know how to spell and use punctuation.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:11 am

Not only is period’s lacking in your blog, but your words don’t make sense either. It’s a blessing you are going back to school, so you know how to spell and use punctuation.


LiberalJesus
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

Are you really as stupid as you appear to be or is this some kind of ruse? Here's a new word for you….”period”..it goes at then end of each sentence that finishes a thought.


willardschoeffling
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:18 pm

gop members of congress that have blocked a vote twice will join me in being unemployed. the only difference is they will have big fat pensions and health insurance. vote them all out.


mjtaylor22
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

thanks gop
no love for the american citizen


J J Powell
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

The unemployment rate IS based on those collecting benefits. The current estimate of the true unemployed (with those whose benefits have run out) is 17%.


yader
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

all this people have money GOP leaders sent them to Cuba for 1 years to clear thier minds.


Concerned_Citizen
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

Just who is the GOP trying to help?

Come on guys please for once stop with the partisanship and do the right thing!


J J Powell
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:31 pm

Among all this, the Senate staffers got a pay raise within the time the Senate has been failing to act on the extension. Maybe we can all get jobs as Senate staffers! All 15 million of us!

Write everyone! Senators, Congressmen, and the President. This is the most pressing issue of the day. What the GOP fails to understand is that, as more people go under, more corporations are affected, and then more people are laid off or fired. The domino effect is in force here. It is estimated that a quarter-million people have lost benefits in the time since the House passed their extension. 250,000 of our fellow Americans now have nothing because of the failure of the Senate to act and because of the Conservative Republicans who have made it their mission to ruin the country to make Barack Obama look bad. If this continues, they'll get their wish: The country will fail. But, it will lay at the feet of the GOP, not the President.


PinkElephant1
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

Thanks Gabriel, didnt see that.. I had steam coming from my ears when the first screen with an auto tick of $10 donation popped up.. I suppose, if it were to be posted a bit more tactfully they may get donations more easily. Isnt it ironic a petition for unemployed workers… asking for money? You've got to chuckle.. (eyes rolling)


grf67
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

Take care of these obstructionist jerks in the next election. They care nothing for the common man and only for themselves. The country is better off without them.


carolynlebeauf
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

What is wrong with the GOP.They will do anything to as they call it, OBAMA'S WATERLOO. They would have the masses go hungry and lose their homes to throw a monkey wrench in the OBAMA'S ADM. ell I hope some of their teabaggers are receiving benefits, maybe then the GOP can see what they have created.The repubsdogs in congress should all be run out of congress on a rail. They will continue to live high on the hog whith money from the insurance companies and the lobbists, while the rest of us end up on the street. They will have to answer to GOD for this.


donnamo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

Thanks for the clarification JJ. Because of their method of calculating, we will be seeing the TRUE unemployment rate increase and the lower rate level off or decrease if the elimination of jobs stops/tapers off (as they report is happening).

Who are they kidding? The TRUE unemployed rate won't improve until companies increase their workforce and begin hiring the unemployed.


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maryjos
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 7:52 pm

yes the government is blind what are they thinking people need to live wake up Gov and now… so is this it are they going to reconsider it ..


Conley Phillips
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

Well, how sweet! Asshole Republicans with high-paying cushy government jobs nix extended unemployment benefits for people like me that were put out of a job in the first place by…. Republicans that own businesses. What a circle jerk.


jupitor
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

We could just cut Senate,Congress pay an fund it that way! All in favor say yah. Oh, lets include senate, an congress staffers pay cuts, an put it toward the unemployed. Governors counld take a couple thousand off their pay to per state,an their staff a few hundred. Are we getting there yet?


karlthe1
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

WE NEED TO GET THE ATTENTION OF THE WHOLE COUNTRY!!! I PROPOSE THAT ON FRIDAY OCT. 16 IF THE UI EXT. IS NOT PASSED BY THURS. FOR EVERY UNEMPLOYED PERSON TO CROWD THE SIDEWALKS OF EVERY OVERPASS IN THE USA. THIS WILL SEND A NATIONAL MESSAGE THAT WE ARE BEING BYPASSED AND WE ARE GETTING ANGERY!!! I LIVE IN EUGENE OR AND WILL BE OUT ON THE I5 OVERPASS ON FRI. I HOPE YOU WILL ALL JOIN ME. TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND PASS THIS ON AND LETS LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD!!! SEE YOU FRI.


pascalej
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

RethugliKKKans sticking it to Americans once again. Thanks Rethugs for showing us who you really care about…BIG Business and screw the little guy as ALWAYS!!!!!


lukescooto
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

Remember the source of the article, a democratic leaders office, the office of Harry Reid. I think the problem is that the Republicans dont want to do ANYTHING that will stiffle job creation by small buisness. Small buisness's are the engine that drives our economy, and yes, its only $14 per employee, but in a company thats made up of hundreds, if not thousands of employees, this adds up and could mean the difference between hiring 10 new employees next month, and hiring 100. The bill will pass, and I too need the extension, just as bad as everyone else, but lets be patient, its no the “***hole Republicans” fault, at least not entirely. We all just need to do other things right now to get by, whether its something like selling items on craigslist, ebay, starting a website or blog that can create another income stream, having a yard sale, finding under the table temporary work, cut out unneeded expenses, etc. Dont worry, it will pass soon im sure!


pjburke
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

Those who live in glass houses ought not throw stones.

Republicans ran the Congress — and its out-of-control spending — from 1994 through January of 2007… and since you threw the “ignorant” epithet first, I'll invite you to educate yourself as to when a new Congress is seated (hint for the fact-challenged: its comes after the election). Further, the new Democratic majority that was seated in January of 2007 still had to contend with the veto pen of the Republican president… a veto pen used only once when Republicans ran the Congress.

Next: deregulation. The ideology-driven dismantling of regulatory oversight rules governing the financial sector by the Republican Congress, aided and abetted by the Reagan-appointed chairman of the Federal Reserve and then protected and expanded by the Republican Bush-Cheney administration, are what guaranteed the near-immediate (within a decade) occurrence of the greed-driven meltdown. Its only different in scale from the Savings & Loan meltdown of the 1980's (the Republicans' Treasury Raid trial run), but was caused by the same larcenous impulse: Republicans prefer to steal from the taxpayer rather than earn an honest dollar from real work… and so long as they have credulous hicksheep supporters who believe their manufactured nonsense like “trickle down economics” (which Poppy Bush himself called “voodoo economics”) they will keep on returning to fleece us all, over and over again.

Clown.


pollypb
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

My unemployment benefits ran out in August and I am barely holding on. I am watching daily to see if this bill will be passed. I lost my job and went from a salary of comfortable salary to $450.00 a week.my family and I was able to live off of our saving for a while but now we are dependent on UI benefits. My husband was layed off and we are only surviving on his benefits. We are in jeopardy of losing our home. We've already lost both cars and have had to cut our expenses substantially. As the weather changed we are afraid to use our heater and we are bundling up for fear of not being able to pay the bill our heating bill.. . I need the GOP to get off their high horses and live a day in my life. I guess if you haven't been affected by the economy then you don't get it. I will just continue to pray.


Dennis
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

Are you falling for that bulls**t the dems are spreading!!! the republicans don't have enough power “votes” to stop anything the democrats wish to do. You need to remember the democrats have complete and total power to pass anything they want and there isn't a damn thing the repubs can do to stop it. Just like all this bull about Snowe's vote for the Health crap they just popped out of committee they didn't need her vote if she had not cast a vote it still would have passed. Don't let these dems fool you they are the problem not the republicans.


Dennis
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

Are you falling for that bulls**t the dems are spreading!!! the republicans don't have enough power “votes” to stop anything the democrats wish to do. You need to remember the democrats have complete and total power to pass anything they want and there isn't a damn thing the repubs can do to stop it. Just like all this bull about Snowe's vote for the Health crap they just popped out of committee they didn't need her vote if she had not cast a vote it still would have passed. Don't let these dems fool you they are the problem not the republicans.


Dennis
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

Are you falling for that bulls**t the dems are spreading!!! the republicans don't have enough power “votes” to stop anything the democrats wish to do. You need to remember the democrats have complete and total power to pass anything they want and there isn't a damn thing the repubs can do to stop it. Just like all this bull about Snowe's vote for the Health crap they just popped out of committee they didn't need her vote if she had not cast a vote it still would have passed. Don't let these dems fool you they are the problem not the republicans.


gaggy
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

What a stupid comment. Did you not read the story? Republicans are voting AGAINST extending unemployment insurance benefits — just like they always do. And no, my friend, Democrats do not have the votes to do ANYTHING they want. Unfortunately, they are saddled with a bunch of no-good Blue-Dog Democrats, which are politicians who caucus with the Dems but vote like the Repubs. What does that mean, “vote like the Republicans?” It means what it has meant for decades now. Vote against any new bill or program that would help middle or lower class people — but vote FOR any law that would help corporations earn more money. Oppose any policy that would increase minimum wage, working wage, unemployment benefits, or health-insurance benefits for the workers in America because they're protecting their corporate donors. Fool — you really need to read a little more.


exhaustedincalifornia
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

Thank you captrhinoceros for posting a scripture from His Word:

–Proverbs 29:7 1 hour ago The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such concern.

I lost my job in Jan. 2008, and I exhauted my FED-ED extension in 08/09. Oh yeah, I'm still unemployed. During this “break” I enrolled in college to obtain an IT-AAS degree. And, who would have ever thought that I'd be unemployed long enough to actually graduate. It has not been easy! During the lapse between one extenstion and another – I got assistance from welfare. The lobby time, and forms are unbearable – but we do what we have to right? There is still rent to pay, children to get to school, food, gas, etc. etc. I had a very supportive landlord, like alot of you- until he put the property up for sale in July. With poor credit, no job, and falsified rental references – it was very tough to find a new place to live. Not to mention the move was occuring as my last EDD check was cut. Thanks to God, my family found a tri-plex to rent and we moved in Sept. 1st with our last unemployment fund. Our 1st month rent (October) has not been paid yet!

I really want to encourage everyone to HANG ON, and have FAITH. If everyone writing to the 'government' made a call to the real person in charge through prayer….GOD, will surely not disappoint you. He is aware of EACH INDIVIDUAL and their struggles. He is aware of all wickedness and works things out for the good for all that love HIM.

I appreciate reading the comments, and make a point to pray for all those that touch me. It is important to have this forum to express ourselves, and share information. I praying first, but I've also signed NELP petitions and sent coorespondence to complain.


forgottenpoor1
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

Nice try at defending republicans. JUST GOOGLE GOP oppses unemployment extension and see how many times they have BLOCKED help for unemployed.
Yes democrats have a majority…but per Senate rules any ONE senator can block “unanimous consent”. By not approving it by “unanimous consent” the “debate” and “ammendments” and republican stall tactics can't be stopped.
Sen. Byrd is in poor health and can not provide the 60th vote to cut off the stall tactics. So, YES the PARTY OF NO IS RESPONSIBLE !!! Vote out ALL republicans in the next election! NO EXCEPTIONS !!!!


tinnguyen
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:08 pm

I think we should vote out all of Rebuclicans next election. They've done nothing good except causing problems. And try to get away with it.


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johnarwood
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

I called all my relatives in AZ and let them know how hard it has been to find work and how my unemployment had run out. They were aghast at how John Kyle had helped in blocking the bill that would have helped me and my children survive through till the holidays. My whole family is now changing party affiliation and we are dead set against voting any more GOP's into office. They are all talking to their friends and advising them of how the GOP is blocking Health care reform and ending the support of out of work Americans. Do not to continue supporting senators who care nothing for the American people who are unemployed and struggling just to stay afloat. John Kyle just lost my families support and a butt load of votes!. I have their promise they will carry the word to all their senior friends. I will vote Democrat till my dying days from now on!!! I will advise every one of my friends and remind them that the Republican party's actions caused suffering and strife among my family. Spread the word!!


Talis
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

LOL. Your hero is drug addict and comedian OxyRush Liarbaugh? The man wouldnt know the truth if it was standing in front of him. RepublicOns are the buffoons of the last 4 decades. Their intent is too destroy this country and turn it into a fascist state. And you are one of the many sheeple who are willingly voting against your own best interests on the way to doom.


Talis
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

LOL. Your hero is drug addict and comedian OxyRush Liarbaugh? The man wouldnt know the truth if it was standing in front of him. RepublicOns are the buffoons of the last 4 decades. Their intent is too destroy this country and turn it into a fascist state. And you are one of the many sheeple who are willingly voting against your own best interests on the way to doom.


HDFATBOY
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

I posted a comment a week ago saying that congressman Jon Kyl would be a Dumb Ass and screw this bill up !!!! All you people remember that once a Dumb Ass always a Dumb Ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


leowilladsen
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

i luv your idea goin on 5 month unemployed, not much hope for the future.. my wife is sick with a bone marrow cancer has to work to keep her insur. we will not survive much longer ……. will be out there friday


john7758
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

Here is why the Republicans do not want to pass the unemployment extension. By them not passing it they can say the unemployment rate dropped because people that are unemployed but not collecting unemployment benefits by their choice or have exhausted their benefits are not counted in the unemployment rate. So next month when they put out the figures and peoples unemployment have run out they will not be counted and the unemployment rate will be reported to be lower than this month. Then the republicans can and will take false credit for lowering the unemployment rate and say people are back to work when in effect there will be no truth to their claims at all.


Name
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

Its time the millions of unemployed write a note to all of the Republican Senators advising them of the upcoming seats up for reelection in 2010. Maybe we should all elect only independents and get ride of both parties!


red18
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:50 pm

I am also unemployed since 2006 and I'm a single mother. I do get child support but it's not enough to live on. I was making it with the UE benefits that ran out a few weeks ago, but haven't figured out how to make it this month. Personally I don't like any of the people in power these days. The lib dems are going to socialize us to death and the con reps only seem to care about their paychecks. It's a scary time in America folks, I sure do hope that things turn around soon. I pray everyday for all of us.


red18
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

Amen to this! We need another party BIG TIME!


LadyinREDKSER
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:56 pm

I will bet that nationally the unemployment rate avererages at least 10 percent. (you must also count those whose unemployment funding has been exhausted, this drives the number much higher.)….There are no jobs for all of us……..We are an un-official minority……WE WILL BE VOTING ON YOUR ACTIONS. We have NO health care, We have NO money for the basic needs. WINTER is coming…..How many of the citizens do YOU WANT TO KILL THIS WINTER ??

SENATORS !!! ARE YOU LISTENING ?? We are suffering…


bbandrew
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

Okay child support isn't for you to attempt to live off thats for your childs basic needs , why if you have $0.00 for income go to your welfare office to get help temporary?You need to you can't have a child and expect to live day to day with this unknown ! Thats not fair to that child and its wrong, and very irresponceable.I feel that this does need to be passed fast, but these are the political games that always go on and will continue the only reason you notice now, is cause it effects you.


BenInSF
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

while you worked hard only to be rewarded with unemployment, no job in the near future, and your unemployment checks gone bye bye……are you aware that over the past 8 years, nearly 2/3 of all income in this country went to the top 5%? Are you aware that the top 1% control over 50% of the wealth in this country? Are you aware that the top 5% earn more than every single person in the bottom 50% combined?

Don't think what the Dems are doing is socialism. Until Teddy Roosevelt, the top tax rate was about 90%. When Nixon was in office, the top rate was still about 50%. It is now down to 30 some percent, with Bush having given the wealthy one of the biggest tax cuts in US History, and what turned out to be the largest redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest of wage earners.

Those making more than $250,000 a year paying a bit more, to help ensure that we all have the basic needs everyone needs for survival…forget happines I'm just talking survival. This is American, and nothing wrong with saying if you do well here……it's your obligation to give back. When we all do well, then America does well….and that ain't socialism.


joannwalker
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

I say let each and every Republican live on the $148.00 per week I get on unemployment and see if the bill would be passed. I have to choose between meds and food, what a country!


donnamo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:14 pm

On a positive note, one benefit of being unemployed is not having to work with people who adapt a theory as their own when, in fact, it was previously provided (4 hours ago).


mominneed
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. SO SORRY WE ARE ALL HERE DUE TO SUCH UNIMAGINABLE CIRCUMSTANCES IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY WE LIVE IN, WORK IN, DEFEND, RESPECT AND LOVE. TO ALL THE SENATORS WHO FEEL THEY NEED MORE TIME TO “REVIEW” JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT IF YOUR LOVED ONES WERE HUNGRY, COLD, FACING HOMELESSNESS AND HELPNESSES, “REVIEWING” WOULD NOT BE A CONSIDERATION ON THEIR AGENDAS! I HAVE, LIKE ALL OF YOU AND THE MILLIONS OF OTHER OUT-OF-WORK AMERICANS, WORKED, PAID MY TAXES, VOTED, DONATED, WENT TO WORK SICK (I HOBBLED TO WORK WITH A BROKEN LEG AND TORN ROTATOR CUFF ONCE), FILLED IN FOR OTHERS, PAID MY BILLS , ETC. I AM SURE YOU ALL HAVE NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE ON THIS SIDE OF THE COIN AND IF YOU WERE YOU JUST KNEW THIS COUNTRY WOULD TAKE CARE OF YOU IN YOUR FAMILY'S TIME OF NEED. I WORKED ACROSS THE STREET FROM “GROUND ZERO” AND UNFORTUNATELY, WAS THERE THAT DAY TO WITNESS AN ANTROCITY COMMITTED ON OUR GREAT COUNTRY'S SOIL, HOWEVER, FORTUNATE TO LIVE TO TELL THAT MY COMPANY, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS, MARCHED BACK TO WORK IMMEDIATELY, DUG THROUGH THE RUBBLE, SET OUR MINDS TO THE FACT THAT THIS LAND WOULD MOVE FORWARD EVEN IN THE FACE OF THE MOST HIGHEST FORM OF ADVERSITY AND HORROR, AND HERE I AM TODAY ILL FROM A HEART AND LUNG CONDITION, DENIED SOCIAL SECURITY, OUT OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, LOSS OF A HOME THAT I WORKED SO HARD TO MAINTAIN (FORECLOSURE), AND YET YOU HAVE PEOPLE, WHO THROUGH THE GRACE OF OUR FATHER ARE STILL BLESSED TO HAVE THEIR JOBS VOTE AGAINST THIS MUCH NEEDED EXTENSION, OR, SAY THINGS LIKE “THESE FOLKS ARE LAZY – GO TO MCDONALDS OR SOMETHING . . .” WELL, TO YOU OPPOSING GOP LEADERS AND COMMENTERS OF THE AFOREMENTIONED I SAY “LAZINESS WAS NEVER A PART OF MY WORK ETHIC, I WAS RAISED WITH THE HOMETRAINING TO APPRECIATE MY JOB – GIVE 200% TO IT BECAUSE SOMEONE IS PAYING YOU TO PERFORM THIS JOB, TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR WORK AND YOUR COUNTRY.” I AM NOT TO PROUD TO EARN A LIVING, ANY LIVING, BUT WHEN THERE ARE NO JOBS TO APPLY TO OR THEY ARE FILLED BEFORE YOU APPLY (6 CANDIDATES TO EVERY ADVERTISED POSITION, INCLUDING MC'DONALDS), I SAY “BE GLAD YOUR FEET AREN'T WALKING IN MY SHOES TODAY . . . AND LET'S NOT BE SO QUICK TO ASSUME OR JUDGE AND JUST GIVE THANKS THAT WE ARE NOT IN THAT POSITION OURSELVES” BECAUSE I GUARANTEE YOU – US THOUSANDS OF FOLKS WHO ARE SURE AS HECK DIDN'T THINK WE WOULD BE EITHER! GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND PLEASE, PLEASE, I BEG OF THEE WASHINGTON . . . PLACE YOURSELVES IN OUR WORLD OR GO 1 MONTH WITHOUT YOUR PAY AND THEN THINK “DO WE NEED TO VOTE THIS EXTENSION INTO LAW?” JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. WE MAY NOT BE POLITICIANS, BUT LAST TIME I CHECKED WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS! THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.


svenyonson
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

mominneed – There is a little button on the bottom left corner of your keyboard. It's called CAPS LOCK. Click it and turn off the damn CAPS.

If you want people to read your post, you'll need to stop shouting at us.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:37 am

Your as dumb as ever. Period……………


mominneed
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

svenyonson – If you are not a Senator voting against this subject matter, or making a statement about the out-of-work population, you would know that I was not, intentionally anyway, SHOUTING at you. For the record, I know where the CAPS LOCK button lies, clearly you missed my point(s). The form of the words were directed in its tone towards Congress, not you. Still, good luck to you.


Bill2Beck
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

I am getting very upset by the lack of compassion of our elected officials to take care of the people whom elected them to office. Being a life-long Republican, veteran and someone who collected unemployment one time in my life, which ran out in the beginning of September, I am rethinking my political views on what party I support. GOP Senators are stonewalling us on receiving an extension under the reasoning of where to get the funds to support this. We all know the funds are there, but keeping them from the one's in need is hardly the American thing to do. We can fund wars, pay for military equipment that we never receive, spend billions on space projects, feed the world but, lack the common sense to take care of our own. SHAME ON YOU!!


svenyonson
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

I know you weren't shouting at me, but nobody wants to read something written it all CAPS as it connotes SHOUTING, it's extremely difficult to read, it's not necessary and it's generally accepted as bad form. Not picking on you, but I wish I could have heard what you had to say – because I'm guessing we share the same position. But I couldn't. Because you were SHOUTING.


donnamo
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

Amen! Very well stated.


Name
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

George W Bush and his dimwit US Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell's wife, missed their monthly jobs creation target every month for 8 years, proof that Republican tax cuts don't work. The labor pool in India and China is way too large. Yes, for the first time in American history, but there is a first time for everything.

Put your bills on Elaine Chao's desk by sending them THROUGH Mitch McConnell, her husband. Use his re-election to make him the point person and the embarrassment of the US Senate for the amount of mail he receives.

You'll know when you succeeded when McConnell votes for the American Middle Class. You'll know you've crossed the right line when McConnell introduces legislation in favor of the American Middle Class and not for the Chinese lobbyists he and Elaine favor. Yes, I believe Republicans whose job titles contain the words “OF THE UNITED STATES” should be held accountable.


brokeinphilly
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

G.O.P stands for Goats on a Pole


Diane
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

I need my unemployment extension now so do thousands of others forget health care I be dead by that time


Proud American
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

I wish people would stop playing the blame game, and realize it doesn't matter who we vote in or out! I have always prided myself on being able to go out and get a job just by knocking on doors, now its resumes, apply online,temp services,day labor…etc nad in my 47 years of life I have never seen it so bad.I have been unemployed since jan 07 because company moved to mexico and china,but I did get 2 years of school paid for and graduated in june, only to have this economy ruin my proud moment of doing better for myself! I'm wishing I had my hot & dirty 9 hr. job back now.
I pray that people just quit voting…thats right both the dems and gop have ignored the working class people and I will never vote again..because they all are out for themselfs..I would like to see if nobody showed up at the election boths in 2010 to vote what would happen..that would be a statment!!
we all need to stick together as americans..
Good luck!


stvastnmn
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

Damn you to hell Republican Senators who pulled this crap. Enjoy your cush jobs now. 2010 comes you will be unemployed People won't forget this B.S. you are doing. People need help now you idiots.


red18
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

You must be an ex-spouse who pays child support. You need to learn how to spell irresponsible. You have no idea of what I've been through. Part of the problem in my county is that the social workers at DFACS are all minority and when they see my non-minority face don't work real hard to help. You bring in the documents they need and they lie and say they never received them. You bring them again and they want more. Yet half of the people in the waiting area, don't speak English and I guarantee they don't have to show birth certificates, social security cards, bank statements, mortgage payments or utility bills to document their needs. Yet somehow they get benefits. Besides that you can't get food stamps and collect unemployment. Thanks for your advice though, I take it you are also employed. It's real easy when you are not in the situation to have an opinion. Oh BTW, the area I live in is way over 10 percent unemployment, more like 20. So thanks again for your advice.


gill4646
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

We can fund useless wars that get nothing done, or help noone, pass bills that are stacked with pork belly politics, that again help nonoe, we can pass bills of special interest, pay for military equipment we never recieve, do our very best to take care of the worlds problems and world hunger, but we, being american and being voted into office, cant come to a mutual agreement of helping the american middle class or low income families that are out of work, and cant seem to find work,that are hoping their elected officials will do the right thing, the funds are there, GOP, PLEASE HELP US.


Dennis
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

My dear misinformed you are the one that is talking stupid. The article is clearly accusing the REPUBLICANS no mention anywhere of Blue dog democrats not voting for it or not supporting it as a mater of fact I happen to know for a fact that there would be no opposition from blue dogs if the dems brought this to the floor with a sufficient number of dems supporting it republicans would have no chance to stall anything for even a day. And my dear you are wrong the dems have full control of both House & Senate and if they really wanted to push this through they would and will simply attach it to something else and on it will go. The problem now is they want to create a new tax to pay for the extra benefits where in the hell do you think all this money is coming from.


kimmi68
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

ARE YOU PEOPLE F@!*ING NUTS… YOU ARE HOLDING OUT ON PEOPLE LOSING THERE HOMES AND CARS AND FEEDING THERE FAMILY… ALL BECAUSE YOU NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHERE IT IS GOING TO COME FROM… HOW ABOUT ALL OF YOU IN CONGRESS PITCHING IN AND LOSING SOME OF YOUR PAYCHECKS SO THAT US LITTLE PEOPLE CAN HAVE HEAT AND FOOD… THANKSGIVING IS ABSURD, THERE IS NO REASON THIS CAN NOT BE DONE NOW!!!!! OH BUT YOU IDIOTS THINK HEALTH CARE IS MORE IMPORTANT… PEOPLE ARE STARVING AND FREEZING AND LOSING HOMES AND CARS… BUT HEY YOU ALL GO HOME TO YOUR MANSIONS AND DRIVE YOUR FANCY CARS… I HOPE EVERYONE REMEMBERS THE REPUBLICANS NEXT ELECTION, AND WHAT THEY HAVEN'T DONE… IT WAS A REPUBLICAN THAT STARTED THIS CRAP, AND THE REPUBLICANS THAT CONTINUING IT…


Diane
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

I must have read wrong. Did that story say they asked the gop for permission? WTF? And no you can't use the stimulus, institute a higher payroll tax for those fatcats on wall street. Boner and canton are in front of a microphone saying how the admin's not creating jobs and their cronies are voting against a lousy 3-500 per week for families who cant find jobs anywhere?


Diane
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:49 pm

Unfortunately, wouldn't that leave the idiots in there who are in now?


Diane
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 11:50 pm

McChinless is married to an ethnic woman? He's so……white!


benschultz
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:18 am

You dum working people are our slaves. Just wait–we will take your taxes to bail us out, raise the interest rates on your credit cards, keep our rates on your savings at zero, raise your taxes, and repo your homes and cars.

We will bleed you and thow you away. We want to make you our hampsters running in your cage and will make you wait for your handouts. Thanks for bailing us out so I could buy my wife a new $50,000 Hermes handbag.

Ben Schultz Goldman Sachs


Proud American
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:24 am

For the people who obviously dont know about benefit amounts and like to call people lazy..etc its exactly 66.3% of pay minus taxes,child support..etc.
be thankfull you still have a job,because its going to get worse.
BTW thats why they call it Unemployment “Insurance”! As workers we earn that right When we work! Im tired of seeing comments of knuckle heads that think their better because they still have a job…you are the same people that if you lost your jobs tomorrow would be claiming your benefits too! In normal cases 26 weeks max (6 months) to get by is acceptable and enough time to get another job, but these are very very bad economic times.
I feel even worse for the50-60 year old senior citizens who have worked for years and now have fewer jobs to choose from..and have to spend there life savings..and help their children too.
I pray for everyone who needs this extension and hope we get it soon after all most of us have paid our share of taxes for years, ignore the idiots who just post to put down people without regard to the facts!
Best wishes for all, and remember dont vote they only want us to think our vote counts,but it doesn't.


Proud American
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:44 am

Not if there term is up,who would get the seat? its fun to think about,but would never happen. to many people still think there vote will have a magical affect on there lifes.
: )


ZIP
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:52 am

It is a shame the good ole united states has to live up to the home of the free this way.maybe cause it's free to sleep on a sidewalk or bench.Cause i have to look for free food to feed my family.While are leader's go home to a nice warm place and hot meal.While i sit and hope i don't get my eletric shutoff or phone.

Please pass this sooner than later for the unemployed people who need it young,old.single parent whatever the case we need.This is the best country SO PLEASE SHOW IT FOR OLE GLORY.MR PRESIDENT OBAMA


ZIP
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:52 am

It is a shame the good ole united states has to live up to the home of the free this way.maybe cause it's free to sleep on a sidewalk or bench.Cause i have to look for free food to feed my family.While are leader's go home to a nice warm place and hot meal.While i sit and hope i don't get my eletric shutoff or phone.

Please pass this sooner than later for the unemployed people who need it young,old.single parent whatever the case we need.This is the best country SO PLEASE SHOW IT FOR OLE GLORY.MR PRESIDENT OBAMA


famof5
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:57 am

Hello, We all have our own differences opinions problems ,My point i want to come across is this,My work life started at 13 I served 4 years in the Navy,discharged Honarably,Ive been in logistics since 1999 My career cap salary 68,500 My wife stay at home mom of 3 children for 11 years.I have lived well before my means for years to see my savings dwindle away,sold my car jewerly and everything thats worth money is gone. Please understand I qualified for ssi when im 63 when i was 19.Ive been doing for this country for a long time now,And now its time for my country to do for me and my family, I live in NJ they say thiers 5 people looking at one job so how is it that a republican senator from nevada hold this up, Answer is this,nation wide 6 for 1 job available,the people that allready rolled off recieving checks are not calculated into this equation, facts are wrong for a reason as time passes and people roll off the unemployment rate drops cause the get thier intel by # of claims versus population and jobs available,its allready set up to be misleading,same politics is usual,So crime is going up everyday we need to march for our voices to be heard,and if not u can see me on the news soon because one way or another my family is GOING TO EAT! Thank You america i am so proud i almost died for this country to turn thier back on me Now i feal laws or no laws if they dont help us soon it will be ok coral and my first stop is Nevada


suricatta
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:02 am

The only way that this will ever be resolved is to write your representative Republican Senators and demand they pull their heads outta their respective a***holes and quit trying to manipulate the progress on this proposal! Remember that the Senate, House and Congress were more than willing to extend a bail out to financial institutions that were responsible for contributing to loans to people that would not have qualified under previous criteria and as a result have defaulted.
We should not have to fall victim to corporate greed as a priority, nor be put on the back burner to the Health Care initiative which may take a few years to be enacted.
Do the Republicans not understand that by granting the extension, those allocated monies would be distributed back into a failing economy that without it would suffer and perhaps increase the possibility of further business failures, layoffs, and increased claims for unemployment?
I strongly urge all who read and have posted to this to write their representatives immediately and make your voice heard! I have.
This Senator in particular has been the greatest determent to forwarding this proposal. Let him know your situation and how you oppose his actions but don't expect any reply. I wrote to him over a week ago and the coward has not replied.
http://kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm


brokeincali
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:25 am

being serious, any body got any excuses that my landlord, utility, or storage company will accept? please respond, im in the same boat as u guys, the thing is, once its passed, the forms have to be mailed, u have to fill them out and send, wait for them to get to the unemployment office and be processed, then wait for ur check again, minimum a month til we get another check if it passes by tomorrow. by the way , does anyone know if the amounts will be the same if it does pass(current amounts u were getting weekly) i dont want to hear from douchebags who think im lazy and sponging off the govt either


g104lenn
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:25 am

Vote for Ron Paul in 2012. Get rid of the of the democrats and the republics who have sold our country's sovereignty away. Let the people awaken and take the power back from the people who really run this country (The Bankers). Then maybe there will be change.


marylknopp
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:36 am

I am in disbelief………the GOP put the unemployment extension on HOLD…Let's give them a pink slip, tell them to find a job and sorry, no further benefits, no more raises that you worked to pass yesterday, you have had enough benefits, your house is gone, no more food, pack only a suitcase, that is all we can take but it is alright, we live in America, land of opportunity, our brother, sister, sons, daughters, aunt, uncle, father, mother and cousins are the brave, who fight for the freedom of our country but our country will NOT help the average citizen….if we put the 4 billion spent on Cash of Clunkers into the average American family, we would not have this problem and would still have money left over to help other needs. Explain to me, an American Citizen, why I cannot find a job, applied for a dishwasher, so did 275 others, I have an education. Why the government cannot help me now, I've worked all my life, I am 53 years old but let's help the banks, auto, don't forget bonuses, what is a bonus? I think the perfect idea is to improve the roads. If we create more bridges, overpasses, and even port a potties, we less fortunate Americans will have a place to live and the government will not have to pay. By Friday, 10/16 all my utilities will be shut off and my home loan is being modified, hopefully. If something positive does not happen within days..hours…I may be contacted under the bridge on SR 162….In God I Trust


Dennis
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:15 am

Ok buddy I don't know what planet you are from but in a few years when reality sets in you'll be one of the first to through those wonderful dems under the bus just like Obama does when he no longer has any use for them.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:41 am

We need both! Healthcare with a public option and extended unemployment insurance benefits for all who are out of work! If the top 1% would kick in for once, things would be better all around for the rest of us and them because if they think that people are just going to starve and lie down under bridges and such after losing everything, they really do not understand the survival of the fittest at all!


kristenbsmith
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:43 am

Small towns like Elkhart, Indiana really need this bill to pass. We have to be able to provide some sort of shelter for our familys and eat. This is not about bailing out automakers, investment firms or banks. This is about basic human needs. Places like Elkhart are in dire need of this unemployment extension. The crime is already increasing.


demo55
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:46 am

That's why the GOP lost the White House I can't take the games. They passed cash for clunkers in a few days, while families are losing their homes. See the problem is the GOP is setting pretty, they go home to their homes and they get a check every month with healthcare benefits, they don't care about the average american they only care about the people who are wealthy so they could careless if you need to pay your rent or if your lights are going to be shut off, you are not one of the wealthy, because wealthy people don't have to worry about unemployment, even when they lose millions in the market!


newyorkjoe
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:48 am

Cunts.


kristenbsmith
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:50 am

amen…Im with you…cant eat if you dont have a job!


soontobehomeless
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:40 am

Playing with people's lives. They don't care how long it takes.. They don't live paycheck to paycheck, then unemployment check to unemployment check. My unemployment is gone, I have two kids, and they bicker. Heartless. They spend billions every where but here.


zip
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:47 am

Would this be a stall tatic for the unemployment to drop,because is it true that the state that u are in has to have over the 8.5% for 3 months in a row?Does anyone know the fact or heard the same?


Alice
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:50 am

You all can keep tabs on pending legislation: http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/b_…

Apparently they're voting this week, but apparently healthcare was more newsworthy.


kkmack
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:54 am

There you are, bbandrew, being a d… again!!!!! You need to quit making stupid comments and learn how to make a proper sentence and learn how to SPELL.

You had to be a drop-out or raised in the wilderness. You don't know S…!!!!!! Every blog you make, makes me want to puke because of your ignorance.


ol_school_77
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:04 am

WOW…it's almost like they want to see sone chaos.People aren't gonna let thier families go hungry much longer.Again,just like when it seems as if something will actually be done…it doesn't.This is getting way too frustating.They are stalling for a reason.and I'm sure it has everything to do with $.Stop jerking us around and pass the bill already!!!


sheezaym59
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:07 am

The latest articles state that it may be Thanksgiving before a bill lands on the Presidents desk. If this happens they might as well forget everything. There will be so many lives ruined, foreclosures, repossessions, bankruptcies just to name a few. This will only cause more financial hardship for everyone. Sales will drop, economy will come to a standstill. All in all, this will put more people out of work.
Web-bot predicts an economic collapse starting late October. Maybe this is what the people who run our country want.


roroman
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:08 am

no i dont think this is true,i think if it was one month n the last 3 i also read they were going to extend 14 weeks to everyone and 20 to some higher states/everystate will get something ck the individuals states wbsite and othewr stories


roroman
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:13 am

in new york you do it online there is no waiting if you are on a current claim,they say to claim every week i think it will be retroactive to the time of your last payment dont know how it works in other states ny has a good system online/and direct deposit


ol_school_77
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:19 am

Thankyou Alice for the link, very helpfull.Goodluck to you and God bless.


ol_school_77
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:27 am

Illinois is so bad right now,I've never had this hard of a time finding a job.While they stall to find a way to save $ AMERICANS are in desperate need.What else do they need to know,isn't that enough?They act like this is only thier country.Well our voice is louder than thiers and we out number them.I think it's time to take the power back and put it to use not abbuse.


pamvowell
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:32 am

How does this person get re elected????? He is getting rich while waaayyy underserving a states population that so desperately could benefit from a helping hand from the government.


Jennfizzer
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:39 am

Makes you wonder who really has the power in Washington, DC….


ol_school_77
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:43 am

NO MORE REPUBLICANS…NO MORE DEMACRATS. IT IS TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO RUN THIS COUNTRY.lets rise up!!!


Laura
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:51 am

Chaos is exactly what they want. They truly BELIEVE if they destroy the COUNTRY they will SAVE THE PARTY and they don't CARE. They are LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.
They BELIEVE only they are worthy of LIFE, LIBERTY and the pursuit of happiness and their version of happiness is the same as Hitlers. They love to call Obama a Nazi, but THEY are the ones who are constantly, LIKE HITLER, trying to preserve their version of “THE MASTER RACE”, the WHITE, evangelical pretenders to “Christianity” with SUBSERVIENT WOMEN following behind to wait on them and smacked to the curb if they don't MOVE FAST ENOUGH!
They have NO HEARTS and NO MINDS but just blindly FOLLOW THEIR LEADER to their own destruction but want as many POOR, ELDERLY, UNEMPLOYED, BORN BABIES and CHILDREN, DISABLED, and CHRONICALLY ILL to DIE before THEY DO so they can fill their BLOOD LUST and swoop in like vultures to claim whatever property they can grab along the way.
They are even planning to RE WRITE the BIBLE they CLAIM to BELIEVE IN to eliminate all the horrible parts that command them to care for those less able to care for themselves, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick. You know, all that SOCIALISM the real BIBLE preaches that they HATE SO MUCH.
Could there be any WORSE HYPOCRITES anywhere else in the WORLD than the BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD?
We are NEVER going to be the “best country in the world” again until the low lifes are out of power for good. Hopefully before they KILL the rest of us off.
They spent the last 25 years AWARDING their corporate buddies for putting Americans OUT OF WORK and now work their butts off to take away the unemployment checks that keep those unemployed and their families ALIVE. Can't get any plainer than that. Then they BLAME the WORKERS for being unemployed.


charlene75
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 5:52 am

It appears that the real power is in the Corporations, high dollar schools, and the rich, and the government meets their needs for the financial support. That is the only reason that the priorities seem to be leaning their way. If you fall in the category below upper middle-class (own a home of $400,000 or more) you mean absolutely nothing to anyone. If you are not a homeowner, you mean nothing because you don't pay property tax. The government seems only to want to empower and help those who are homeowners, with higher level education and jobs ……. anyone and anything that results in profit. Anyone else is simply a burden to the Country.


BenDover2
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 5:54 am

Stop fooling with the very lives of people and pass this bill. People are becoming homeless not having a check since the end of August, getting ill sleeping on the street, I have Bronchitis for this very reason. Do your job, I don't have one.


charlene75
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:05 am

Yea. And keep in mind that this is because the Republican Senate disapproves of making our past employers responsible for extended unemployment tax. They are trying to fund the extended unemployment with remaining stimulus funds (???***###@@@). Where are they? It looks like they are trying to get it from AIG forced repaid bonuses. But just today, it was announced, with great glee, might I say, on the Senate floor, that President Obama just approved a 2nd stimulus for Retirees, Veterans and Disabled persons. Understand, this is great, but where is the logic behind this, not to mention the money? The unemployment situation is literally a NATIONAL EMERGENCY. I guess they just don't get it, or just don't care.


charlene75
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:12 am

A better and more friendly site is OpenCongress.com. Television is C-Span (5 channels on cable), if you can endure the sessions. I respect much of what these guys and gals have to say, but it's time to get real and put action to the words. Each day that passes takes the suffering closer to their demise. I don't get it. This is as bad as any national disaster issue, and there is no FEMA or Red Cross to come to the rescue.


CarmanK
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:23 am

It is an absolute insult to the people of this nation that the banks are about to award record bonuses and compensation to employees while the rest of the unemployed, part timers are suffering in record numbers because of the careless acts of wall Street and the fiscal irresponsibility of the Republicans when they were in the majority. The democrats need to use their majority the people gave them and start acting like they are “elected” officials there to take of the people's business, not to protect Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. This is just a lot of hooey and I am really mad that Wall Street, the insurance industry are behaving so arrogantly. Why aren't the democrats “mad as hell”??


charlene75
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:24 am

God Bless You. I am 55 yrs old, attending school, and also trying to get a job, now unemployed since February, employed for 9 months as a contractor before that, and 2 yrs unemployed before that without benefits. I am in the State of Florida (told by the local employment office that we are one of the lowest benefit paid states). I lost my discounted option for COBRA coverage due to lack of funds and have no insurance. May the Lord put his foot on the government heads until they let go and do what it right and just for the American people. I have followed the Senate sessions for 2 days now, and am absolutely shocked on all of the topics discussed and the priorities placed before this national emergency, as they continually put it on the back burner, day after day.


charlene75
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:29 am

Agreed. I'm in Florida, and I do the same thing …….. but WHEN? I am presently a month overdue, losing my washer, dryer and bedroom suit tomorrow or Friday, and not to mention a month past due on rent. Thank God I loaded up on groceries, or I would be starving. Thank you Mother for being from Pennsylvania, and teaching me to stock up on things.


charlene75
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:47 am

They are, and so are some of the Republicans ……. I have listened to the sessions now for 2 days straight. It's like “the needs of the few are more important than the needs of the many.” Read my comment below, and you can get some insight from what I heard. I also watched the finance committee and the banking arguments today. Point being, many of the Senators are speaking supportive and aggressively, some blaming their staffs for not producing necessary documentation need to progress, but nothing is being produced to deal with the national financial emergency. I fear that if they don't resolve this matter soon, they may be dealing with severe, aggressive riotous behavior from the American people. Terrorism and a fallen government from within is just what many in the Middle East would just love to see.


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:58 am

Obviously, we need to come out of Afghanistan immediately so that unemployment extensions can be paid to Americans! There is no other way to fund the things we need in this country for ourselves. I saw that they approved millions to build in Afghanistan while our extension is caught up by the GOP because they want to know how it is being paid for first… I say let them all contribute to the fund themselves since they are all so rich! There has to be a change in how we are spending all that money. Three billion a month in a waste land where the people cannot grow their own food is ridiculous and we Americans are not going to take it much longer… They think that it is bad there, wait until Americans cannot feed their kids near Christmas! It won't be pretty, and people can carry more guns everywhere these days too! WOW, duck and cover folks! Psychologically, we as a country are fading fast…someone needs to recognize that!


Dan Hilbert
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:00 am

Yes, rise up. Rise up and join NumbersUSA. Send faxes to members of Congress and to the President and tell them you are furious that they continue to allow over 1 million immigrants to reach our shores every year while 18 million American workers are unemployed and are having their houses foreclosed. If immigration was suspended, we might not need an extension or any more stimulus programs.


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:03 am

Ron Paul won't even be running in 2012 because he will not have enough money to do that again! It seems to me that if Hilliary has decided to retire, things will be really shaky by then unless Obama is successful in keeping things going and Americans who don't have jobs have unemployment to keep them afloat. Otherwise, this country will be just about ready to implode by 2012 and people will be trying to get to another country in the way that they got here as immigrants in the first place…this is not the only game in town and other countries have healtchare and may even welcome us a refugees from here without healthcare and jobs, turn about is fair play you know?


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:09 am

I do that every week regardless of what they are doing in DC. It is good to keep them on their toes. The extensions are being held up due to the GOP wanting to know where the money is coming from. They should already know that as we are printing money everyday to spend in Afghanistan and they just approved a measure to spend millions on buildings there, while ours fall apart due to flooding, fires, snow, natural disasters which should mean that money for war that is unnecessary needs to be spent here among us, the people who are paying for the wars they want to continue to fight. War does not improve any economy and even if we needed to be there, we need jobs here, if they don't want to pay for unemployment. We did nothing to lose our jobs, it is their fault not ours, we demand that we be compensated and now! Little do they know that before we have to leave this country, we will ensure that they have no jobs either!


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:16 am

Someone should be thinking about all the people who rushed out last year and bought guns due to Obama being elected. They probably did not believe that they would need their guns to light a fire under the behinds of their own party due to their lack of cooperation on anything other than bailing out their Wall Street friends! All those senators who have been bought by the health insurance industry and pharmaceutical companies are the ones who will be in the cross hairs I am certain. I feel bad about the military guys who have defended this country, but I also spent a large portion of my life as a patriot with 18 years for DoD only to end up with nothing to show for it other than an inside view of how things work here in America. As Michelle Obama once said, there has been times when I haven't been particularly proud of the U.S. and this is one of those times…allowing people to starve and lose everything when it is not their fault is beyond belief and should bring us all out of the fairy tales they try to continue to teach us! It is all bull and has been for some time now!


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:21 am

Oh no! Everyone should get out and vote, that is all we have left that will possibly change things for our children who are stuck in this mess that was created by old, wealthy, Whites who think that they are better than anyone else in this country! They seem to want it all for themselves and they obviously figured out a way to get it! But, being an American I could never allow them to get away with ruining our country so we must get out and vote them out as much as possible before we try to get accepted back into England or France or Spain, someplace with universal healthcare at least! We cannot keep going on like this and allow our kids to be damaged by all this! Vote the bums out at least!


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:25 am

You should be afraid, very afraid of posting your sick comments here…


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:33 am

People who voted for these vampires are you happy now? Needless so say, I am sure that you did not think that your lives would be affected by the policitics of your party as they now appear to be? How do you like the way that the other half lives? Are you happy about having your children move in with their kids? Are you excited about all the new crime you are experiencing in your neighborhoods? Are you looking forward to the holidays when all hell will break loose as those without seek your stuff to take home to their kids? Will you feel comfortable leaving the mall or the grocery store knowing that just a few miles away in most cases, unemployed workers will have to be committing criminal acts to feed their children and then since they will be in jail, you will end up paying for the care of millions of children who will just grow up to be criminals themselves as they prey on you and yours for years to come? The suburbs will be the target, where you all think you are safe and sound now… Lack of police due to the economic turndown will make you sitting ducks! You people started all this, let's see who will finish it?


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:38 am

Dude! If no one shows up in 2010 these old geezers will be around for another four years to do even more damage to this country and us! I'm no young woman, but I am brave enough to do my part to see to it that many who now have jobs on the Hill, loose them and end up like the rest of us, fighting for our lives against our own country! Well, that just means that the revolution will be televised in my view…we used to say that all the time when I young and fighting for Civil Rights just to be able to vote! I suspect that a lot of us would rather see the entire place implode rather than to give up! But, they seem to be trying to starve us out, well, they are in for a fight!


plwood01
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:43 am

It does not seem that many people are trying to come here now. Mexicans are going back due to a lack of work also! Who are you talking about coming here?


charlene75
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:51 am

Just wanted you all to know what I just viewed. Go to C-Span.org and search for “extended unemployment benefits.” There is a media listed from a lady from the Employment Committee for about 26 minutees. It will actually give you hope. She says that as of Tuesday (day of media interview) the Senate has already come up with a good solution for funding of the bill on the hot plate, will probably vote on it within the next couple of days, and then it will go back to the House for finalization. That is what I understood. Don't understand why this wasn't announced to take down the heat from everyone in the nation. There's no way that we can know all of the data available on the subject …… we need a little guidance to calm the masses. I certainly hope that her information is correct, and that we can have resolution by the end of the week. Please sign it quickly, President Obama. Use a Presidential e-signature if you have to. Please have mercy on the American unemployed.


brokeincali
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:03 am

where is the best place online to find the update on the extension? lets face it this forum here is just a bitchfest and it feels good to vent with others in the same position. here comes the first of the month again and as cool as my landlord is, he has to pay for this place too. if it passes tmrw, with all the paperwork and waiting in the mail, another month goes by before we see a check, if it passes tmrw, lets hang in there 4 r families, we have to


Alice
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:46 am

Thanks for the OpenCongress link, but it should be .org instead of .com. Yes, it's much better!

I was up all night long posting to job boards!


twinstress
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:29 am

I happen to be a mother of 2 year old twin who became umemployed due to downsizing. I have been in the job market since 1990, that was the year of my first full time job. This does not include the part-time ones I had while in college. I believe I have paid enough tax to deserve a break. I cannot find a job and have gone back to school…still looking but the market is bad. Unemployment has allow me to keep my head above water, to put it succinctly. I am one of those millions who need unemployment just to function. Its amusing, I have been employed for overt 20 years and no pregnancy, Unemployed and twins, can you imagine living like this not knowing what next. How am I gonna survive next week. My unemployment have been exhausted as of this week. I believe I have about $300 in my bank account but the month is still young and I have not yet paid my electric bill…Who do I pay first, my landlord or the electric company, $300 cannot cover my rent, when is the other $700 coming from


brkitdwn
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:08 am

How about you writing letters (emails) to your Senators, including Jon Kyl.. Google, “State Senators” Actually, Google, your state name, then the word Senator. Find yours, then find email, and category would either be, Labor or Economy. Put your whining to use in writing them a note! I've done this with my Senators Boxer, and Feinstein, as well as, Pelosi, Reid, Kyl, and the President! People, get with it.. and start emailing your Senators! It couldn't be easier to voice your frustration via email to any oposing member, or those that can push through the passage of any legislation! Know this, that Congress already ok'd the passage.. The legislation then moved to the Senate for final approval or denial.. You need to speak up with your Senators, as well as those you think can either sway or upset the vote!


ajb3
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:32 am

WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE WAITING FOR? TO PULL THE PLUG ON HARD WORKING AMERICANS WHO LOST THERE JOBS BECAUSE OF DOWN SIZING AND OUTSOURCEING! GIVE ME A BREAK ONLY CHANGE I SEE IS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE GOING UP! IS THAT WHAT WE WANTED WHEN WE WANTED CHANGE? VOTE SO THE UNEMPLOYED CAN LOOK FOR WORK AND GET BACK ON THERE FEET NOW@@@@@@@@@@@@@


bengal248
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 11:24 am

Too bad the American People can't drag their feet when paying the Rebuplicans in the Senate. I'm sure that they all get their checks on time and don't worry about where the funding is coming from. As they take their time debating over whatever they can do try to gain some control people are going without and not paying bills which is NOT helping our economy. Let's hope these idiots can pass something before they all get to take their much needed holiday breaks. It's amazing to me that the Republicans still don't get it. That is one party that needs a TOTAL MAKEOVER!


jaywhite
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 11:44 am

As a resident of the great state of Michigan with unemployment above 13%, my UIA benefits ran out in mid Sept. I am not going to go on about how bad I need this extension passed, I will tell you that I am never going to vote for republicans again!!!


Wayne P. Hedden M.S
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

I really don”t think that those individuals who are on unemployment are concerned with how the extension will be funded, they are concerned with how they are going to pay their mortgages, which foreclosures rates have risen again, put food on their tables and pay bills such as car insureance and health care. These Senators sit in their ivory towers, collecting a substantial salary paid for by the tax payers but yet sqwabble over where funding will come from.

The doors are closing on hundreds of thousands of people by the end of October, how self serving are these individuals with the inflated egos who are on the power trip. Senators one could be led to believe that you all are Narcissists who no longer are in tune with the American people and only want to follow party lines. Lets forget party lines and debating at every turn and step up.

People are becoming deserate and you have the opportunity to give hope to many people who have lost that hope. In times like these hope is all we have. DO THE RIGHT THING, make the right choice. Haggle later, just pass the extension.


Bandit51
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

Charlene75, I hope you're right.

Let's put the blame for this delay where it rightfully belongs. Don't blame Obama and the Dems. McDermott passed his bill thru quickly as promised. It's the party of NO, the Republicans, who are holding this thing up. Remember that when you have to go to that food pantry, remember that when you call your landlord up and beg for extra time to pay the rent. When the lights go out and the gas is turned off, remember that those Republicans don't give a darn about you, never did, and they are hoping that you are stupid enough to blame Obama for this entire mess.

I bet Kyl and his bunch weren't concerned about cost when they were bailing out the banks. I bet none of them said Boo when it was time to give George Bush any amount of money he wanted, for whatever, for the past eight years.


joejoediesel
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

Yea this is getting pretty old, I'm on here a few times everyday checking up on this just to be more dissapointed than the day before. I hope they, nay, know that they know and don't care what their doing to mine and i'm sure a few hundred thousand other people's family. Were behind on rent, this very computer I'm typing on which has to be used for my college work is having to be returned because these fats ass pigs wont get their a's in gear, had to get on food stamps because our family was out of food for weeks(which has to be paid somehow too), and me and my wife are on the verge of divorce cause of the strain on us about money.We bicker every day over it! I post 8-9 resumes a day, have applications at every buisness in my town, no crap either, and nothing ever. No interviews no callbacks, nothing. I'm going on 2 years of this and I'm literally exaughsted over it. What will it take for the pigs to do their jobs and protect the lively hood of America, the land of oppurtunity my ass. I wish hardships and terrible things on these senators who block this. YOUR RUINING FAMILIES ASSHOLES! WAKE UP!


bmccoy
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:35 pm

I hereby pledge that I will never vote for a Republican again if they don't change their votes for the Unemployment extension… Call your republican Senators and let them know that simple statement. Call all day long… I also registered Independent for the first time in my 50 Yrs… I am pissed and I will not forget before election time. I guess we can move to China and get one of our jobs……


greeneyes
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

The Republicans are truly only hurting the American people by doing this. Their aim is the Democrats to try to show minute details of the bill that they disagree with. THINK OF THE PEOPLE!


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

I am in the process of printing this whole comment page. So far 215 comments and mailing it to Washington D.C. and also the Senators who are economically killing us all. Washington will get a full picture of all the different stories of people trying to pay their utilities, rent and mortgages. We all have a heart wrenching story and our children are suffering because of these very bad decisions who affect so many people. If it were just the adults facing hunger and homelessness, we can survive on the street. But our children can't. That is what this is all coming down to. Literally survival! GOP needs to put the money where it would be most effective, not handing out big executives, banks, politicians and their aids money where it isn't needed to survive. A raise for people who already have a paycheck instead of unemployment extension for people who can't find jobs is a big slap in the face to the American people who have worked all their lives and then run into a brick wall with our own Government. How much of our money goes overseas to other countries and rich kings. They need to get a good look at each dollar that our Government spends with our money.


hawaii25
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 1:49 pm

The Sentate need to get this resolved quickly, As thousands of Americans will not have a Thanksgiving dinner for there famileys or Christmas there after that. What is going on with you people, Many Many people needs this right now a lot have been with out for a while, I have been out for a mouth and still no jobs here in Ohio, This need to pass now, So President Obama can sign it before the Holidays approuch all of us. We all need some of relife right now. To Many people are worriing about holidays comming. PLEASE GET IT PASSED


xceptit
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:04 pm

Get in rollin and plan ahead a little better the same way


tracy112
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

My kids will not eat without this passage. What are these Republican politicians doing dragging their feet? I cannot find a job. This is total garbage.


renie52
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

Pass this bill NOW. Having worked continously for over 42 years. this is the first time I have asked for anything from my government. Paid taxes yearly at a single person rate. Have applied daily for jobs only not to hear anything. Congress, remember why you have your jobs. To assist and listen to the public who have elected you.

We need these benefits today.


janetp
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

Keep calling and faxing Reid and the Senators McConnell and Kyl who are holding this up. If you have a GOP Senator in your state, call them too. Call your DEM senator and put the pressure on to keep after Reid.


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:29 pm

Have printed out these comment pages and wrote a letter of my own to Washington DC. and my Senator. All 54 pages. Everyone of you needs to write your comments on letter form and mail to Washington DC and the Senator of your State. Have your friends and family do the same. Washington will pay attention when they receive bags of mail in regards to the unemployment extension not passing. I'll bet their not receiving bags of mail on any other issue. We all need each other right now so if you can afford a stamp, please get that letter out TODAY.


Sheilab
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

I am furious – these repukes don't have to worry where their next meal is coming from nor how to pay their rent or put shoes on their children's feet. They are heartless, all they can talk and think about is cutting taxes for their rich friends. They have pulled this over and over again, but now it is really hurting people. I hae been out of work for 40 months and this is no longer a laughing matter. I hope their constituents remember their actions in the next election and vote them all out of office. Oh, I forgot, they are all from the South and are supported by supposed religious righties.


eugenedietrich
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

By the time they reach an agreement ther's going to be a lot more HOMELESS,,,,including myself !! Thanks to those in politics who have a job , I've facing EVICTION on the 26th , and , STILL NO JOBS !!! STOP PLAYING GAMES WITH AMERICANS LIVES !! PLEASE ? Gene N.J.


jerrytodd
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

Quit paying these jerks and see how long they go without a chjeck.
I paid into the government funding scheme for thirty years and silently stood
by while they stole the monies for other projects, now we the people suffer.
Vote each and every one of them out of office and get some new blood and
brains into congress and the senate.


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

Well, I'm screwed on that one, unfortunately both of my Senators are morons, McConnell and Bunning. And NO they have NEVER received my vote.


Tim
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:29 pm

Why don't the Democrats and Republicans just split the funding source down the middle 50-50? The Democrats control the Senate, so they can pass anything they want without the Republicans ideas.


Judith Schaefer
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

I am 53 years old and have been unemployed since November 19, 2008. My benefits expire next week. Without unemployment three of my grandchildren and I will be living in my car! The shelters in our tri-state area are full. Several of my family members are without work also, I have no where to turn.

Please pass the unemployment extension as soon as possible.

Thank you!


jaysonwebb
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

My sister has been unemployed for 2 years now. At first, I was like go find a job they're out there. I was wrong, they are not. She has come over every Sunday to get the classified adds and for the entire week she puts in apps at every job she qualifies for. I've seen her beg! She has went from assistant CEO, to not able to feed the kids. This is important money that people need. The jobs aren't there. What are they supposed to do. Raise my taxes, I don't care. WE CAN'T ALLOW 10% OF AMERICA TO GO HOMELESS!!!! EVERYDAY YOU DRAG YOU'RE FEET THAT IS 10,000 PEOPLE OUT ON THE STREETS!!! PLEASE HURRY!!!!


deewilliams2
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

We should hold their paycheck until they pass the extension. But lets face it most of them have a nice nest egg set aside so they do not have to face everyday expenses. I have exhausted all of my nest egg. They need to pass the extension. We have spent billions if not a trillion to bail out big financial institutions but they cannot bail the people out. Use the money in the stimulus fund until they can come up with solid plan that make sense. They bailed out companies in a week but they can't help those who have exhausted benefits for over a month or more. Do the extension first, then work on a health care program
WE NEED HELP NOW


Padre
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

My unemploment has run out from last month, this bullshit that the REPUBLICANS are pulling should prove to all americans that they DO NOT CARE FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS OR POOR, PERIOD!, but people are STILL dumb enough to still keep putting them back in OFFICE!, the REPUBLICANS dont care and NEVER WILL people WAKE UP!


J powell
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

You are a butt head with that stupid comment!


jobless
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

The unemployment extension has been brought up two times today before the Senate. No vote yet. You can watch it on CSPAN 2, live coverage.


Name
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

Im Unemployed,with no health care,but they rush $4,500 credit for cash for clunkers,$8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers, the dow hits 10000..big #@%&*#@ DEAL!! They always seem to do these sweet deals when the millions of lower class/poor are just trying to survive! Ask yourself who this benefits?? It seems to me anyone that can afford to buy a new car,or buy a house,or invest money in the stock market isnt worried about a job!! I know alot of people have made millions in the stock market in just the last 6 months, I cant afford to invest but I see how the rich get richer,anyone without stock experience could have invested $100,000 in january and made at least $500,000 by now..most of these same stocks are up 100,200 400% damn how frustrating to be broke! while us little people just work and keep paying taxes like good little servants. is anyone as frustrated as me and sick of hearing about credits and how well wall street is doing daily on the news? And by the time the unemployed are back on our feet, we wont see any deals to buy a new car……no tax credit for a house, no easy money to be made in the market,and watch all these people snatch up sweet deals on real estate to make more money 3 years from now when home prices go up again; leaving us out of affording to buy a home again! This is how they keep the poor down! hopefully the fed bill will go thru faster,if the $$ came from the states we would never see it. best wishes,


jayw1976
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

Ok, I am taking Ecanomics, I went back to school because there is no job for me. I have been Act. looking for a year, to be turned down. Walmart where you can get a job is not even hiring and it is christmas time. That is so sad. My unemployment ran out which means I can not pay my child support which means I could go to jail, but hay I will then have a roof over my head and 3 meals. Why would they not vote for this come on. I say in funding have them all take a pay cut, they still are living the high life when I have to give up a lot of things. What is sad is if you look how we got our selfs into this, is it all goes back to gas. the gas went up, that caused all the new SUV makers to lose money because people where not buying gas for the suv. then the makers let people go. well the truckers had to rasie there prices to pay for tax. so that means food and all other things to go up. well people did not spend money due to price going up, so more people ost there jobs due to non spending. This is will not stop, until the gas sky rockting stopping. We need to work together and pull us out. This is I not a rep. or dem. But this is a problem for all and if we have to pass this then it needs to pass! Stop trying to stop this. THis is more important the homeland ser, the war, this effect americans all over the borad!


john7758
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

No need to send letters they don't read them anyway. Why not just plan a day where all the unemployed go to Washington all at the same time. Granted if it was to be more than one day we would all be sleeping outside but something might actually get done. They could not lock up all 2 million of us for having a peaceful protest.


ericitsme
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

I don't know what state your in but in Ct if you exhaust your 26 weeks, 20 weeks, 13 weeks, you qualify for a additional 13 weeks federal extension. Check with your dept of labor, you might be able get more aid than you are aware of. Good luck!


kinogirl
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

Does this mean the gop that is blocking it does not care about the people?


john7758
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

The economy went bad for several reasons. The first is the idiot bankers who let peol,e have mortgages who could not afford them. The second reason is because of China a lot of jobs were lost because companies outsourced a lot of jobs for bigger profits. The third is the illegal immigration. You have A$$holes like bush saying they take jobs people do not want when in fact they have taken jobs with wages we cant afford to work for. An illegal alien will rent an apartment and have 15-20 people living their there fore it allows them to make a small amount of money and still pay rent by them pooling their money together.

Then you have the employers who hire these people and by doing so avoid paying taxes and paying them low wages so they can make bigger profits to stuff in their bank.

The democrats want to put the extension through by extending a tax on businesses that will expire son and the republicans don't want that tax extended and say that if it is extended that there will be no jobs. The simple fact of the matter is that the employers would make more money if the tax was not there but at the same time they will not hire more people because they can get by with less workers. When I was laid off the company I worked for had 30 routes per day now they are at 15 and although the work is getting better they are just taking the routes they have and are increasing the size of them and expecting the people to just work more. In the meantime the moral is down in the company and the people are basically stuck their because they know there is no other jobs for them. They have cut peoples pay and expect them to do more with less.


kinogirl
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

I can not believe that because I can not find a job I will be out on the streets soon. I have a kid. Why are people confused about which party really cares about the people? I'm still in denial, they'll pass something. Meanwhile I'm looking as hard as I can for any type of work.

God bless you all


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:55 pm

Believe it or not they do read the letters. I sent one to Obama in regards to the credit card problems and they sent me a detailed letter on how their correcting the problem. Signed by Obama. (of course I'm sure his secretary wrote the letter but who cares, they did reply to me). I was shocked but happy about it.


kinogirl
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

If you're still watching Cspan2 keep us posted.

Thanks


kinogirl
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

Do you have a number for reid and mcconnell?


WONT FORGET
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

God help them, We WILL REMEMBER EACH AND EVERY NAME WHEN IT COMES TIME TO VOTE AGAIN. There is going to be ALOT of new faces in the Senate next timearound.


brokeinphilly
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

You are so right


bbandrew
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

okay what the F is the delay, vote I am college educated and I can't find work! This BULL S needs to stop VOTE whats the delay anyone know what the delay is please feel free to comment also any grammar trolls will be ingored as always.


janetp
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_informati…


jayw1976
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

It was just not bush, I would say that this does go back to the day Bill Clinton signed the Nafta! that started a lot of it. Our job left us that day and we are in the shap we are in due to that day, then bush kept it, and obama has not stoped it. take that out. Thank about this I was a call center agant. Not telamarkting. I made res. for time share. and worked for cingular. well most call center left the US and went to inda. I am not saying anything bad about them, but when I c, all needing help! I have to call one of those. I do not understand them and get more frustrad and think to my self they took jobs away from us! NAFT is what did this to us!


Dan
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:21 pm

John, you should review the Community Reinvestment Act, this is a US Law that encourages “requires” banks to lend to low income individuals and business that operate in low income neighborhoods. Also the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 which required Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to puchase risky loans.


Christina
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

I cant believe yet again unemployment extention stalled. I continue to look for a job and yet NO ONE IS HIRING? What is going on? Ive never been out of work for this long since Ive been in high school. They slowly take their time to pass a bill that is in great need. We build up other countries, we help bail out big businesses and yet the people that have been paying taxes for years cant be helped? The senate is built by the people! For the PEOPLE??????


vals
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

I cannot believe that it is taking them so long to approve this new extension. My husband has been unable to find a job, so we are supporting ourselves & our 6 children on one income. I don't know how much longer we can get by on only my income. Let's hope that they get this figured out quickly!!


joej465
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:42 pm

As usual, someone who doesn't have to worry about trying to survive is the one who ultimately makes the decision. Must be nice to play God. And the worse thing is the people who are holding this up are getting paid big money. We work and pay taxes so these people can get paid but they are taking their dear sweet time with a decision that affects many. I ran out of unemployment 2 weeks ago. I feel that the GOP leaders that shot this effort down should have their pay cut to allow for more jobs then. We the people are the ones who are suffering from this but you can bet their not.


michaelcooney
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

I would love for the Gop leaders to come to my house,and see what normal people live like.Oh yeah Im not normal,Im jobless.Oh wait that is normal.I am sick to my stomache to know they shot it down again.While they all sit in their fancy houses and eat the meals of Kings.Im about to be thrown out on my ass.and i am eating Macaroni and cheese.Im not really worried about myself as much as i am worried about my family.Maybe the GOP will make room for my family.then We can eat like kings.Its not like I dont want to work.Right now I would dig through shit and pick out corn with my hands.But guess what?They arent hiring right now.I always believed in this country.Its supposed to be the greatest country in the world.What is so great about it?Please GOP feed and house my family.We all have paid taxes.Cant you just give us some of our money back.I promise you most of us will work for our money.


dansuej
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

Isn't that the truth. They all sit in their nice homes, drive there nice cars and eat meals that don't include food pantry items.
It is so embarrassing at 46 to ask for help, but I am in deep need. Our house has one forecloser notice, we are filing chapter 13 to save it and our bills are getting larger and larger. Winter is coming and our gas bill is already 412….
HELP US……
Oh, Everyone ought to find this amusing. Our home loan is with Bank of America. They got a pretty large bailout and was one that misused the money. The banks are suppose to help with remodifying home loans and help stop foreclosures. When I called to see what they could do, guess what the Operator from Bank of America said to me? I'm sorry sir, if you made MORE money we could help you……. That is Our AMERICAN BANKS…. Bankers suck and should be hung…..especially when they are caught ripping off from the American Citizens who work hard for their money…
Shit, If I made more money I wouldn't be asking for help. I would be trying to help others.


forgottenpoor1
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:05 pm

Senate minority leader office : (202)224-3135
Senator Kyl's office : (202)224-4521
Senate minority leader's personal asst : (202)624-1448
These are the republicans who are BLOCKING UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION!
Call them ALL and raise heeelllll !! (no cursing please)


vicky
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

what do me and my elderly husband do while you putzing around on this unemployment compensation extension. We have lost everything since I have been laid off and have looked for a job everyday. Go home and enjoy your wonderful lives. All I need is a little more time before I live under the expressway. Have a great evening detatched from your fellow man.


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

The Community Reinvestment Act was NOT responsible for the banking disaster. It was the people who LIED to get loans, and the people who LET THEM LIE to get loans, and the ADMINISTRATION who removed most regulatory activity, ALLOWING the situation to get as bad as it did. The Community Reinvestment Act loans were better documented and had more restrictions on them than the NO DOC LOANS, the NO RATIO LOANS, the STATED INCOME LOANS…. Let's don't blame the poorest of our citizens for what happened. IT WASN'T THEM!!! You CAN blame the last Administration!!!


apechat
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

get off your asses and pass this bill. People need this money not in a few days , a few weeks now !!!!!
You can give the bankin gexecs. more money for bounuses but we the people can cant anything to feed our families with. Pass this now GOP elections will be coming up and we don't forget.


jayw1976
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

I still take my stand, not homw loans, but GAS PRICES! We have been going over this in my macro Ecanomics. A couple of summers ago when gas prices went through the roof, it lead the this chain of events. We have not got back to were we were. Also would that not have cause people to pay back their loans do to the fact they had to put more money in their gas tanks to be able to work at the time to get laid off to where we are know?


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) has nothing to do with INDIA, China, Ireland, Scotland, and the other numerous places our jobs have been Off-Shored to. It was hoped that NAFTA would help to curtail the influx of illegal immigration to the U.S. from Mexico. Apparently it hasn't. NAFTA basically removed tariffs from Mexican & Canadian products.
You ARE correct that the offshoring of our jobs is a BIG problem.. And they are NOT the low-paying jobs- the ELECTRONIC industry, the BANKING industry, etc. have sent so many jobs overseas, it is incredible. WE NEED TO GET THIS TURNED AROUND.. along with getting the UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION through. EVERYONE- FILL THE SENATOR'S e-mail boxes with mail.. Even if they are not your own representative, you CAN E-MAIL them. I don't think they will actually read the letters.. They seem not to read any of these types of comments, but MAYBE IF THEIR e-mails are FILLED with letters from people who are commenting on the news, they will at least begin to THINK there may be a problem.!!!! I hope so.


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

Gas was a problem- it was DEFINITELY NOT what caused the melt-down.. It was a very short-term problem… Went away when people stopped traveling & buying gas.
People bought houses which were over-priced, then did cash-out refinances to buy those SUV's, etc. When the rates went up, they couldn't qualify for the refinances they had been using to bankroll their lifestyles, so the foreclosures started. Lenders loan $$$ based on a leverage of the $$$ which they have. When people let their loans go bad, the lenders, banks, etc., had NO MONEY to loan to ANYONE- qualified, or not…. That's why they had to be bailed out- TO KEEP THE ENTIRE ECONOMY FROM FAILING.


weslen1
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

I do not understand why so many blame home buyers “who took loans they couldn't afford” etc. That is a G-NO-P talking point and is completely and OBSCENELY FALSE!
Those loans were made to low income people with a balloon payment to be made in X years BUT, those people were PROMISED they would be able, either through the original lender or another, to REFINANCE those loans LONG before the balloon payments would come due. In the VAST majority of cases, the borrowers were making more than enough to make their payments. Then along came the Republithugs with huge AWARDS and TAX BREAKS to corporations to ELIMINATE AMERICAN JOBS and MOVE their manufacturing OFF SHORE.
NOW the JOBS are GONE but the LEECHES still expect the same people to continue to make the same PAYMENTS on HALF the salary as they were receiving BEFORE their jobs were eliminated or on unemployment or on NOTHING AT ALL.
I don't know a SINGLE DAMN person OUT HERE who went to their BOSSES and said, “PLEASE eliminate MY JOB because I want an EXCUSE to STOP PAYING my MORTGAGE so I can go LIVE IN THE street with MY children!”
GET REAL PEOPLE! The FAULT LIES directly with the POLITICIANS WHO RIGGED THE SYSTEM TO SPIT ON AMERICANS and they DID IT FOR MONEY! AND they continue to do it every single DAY. ALL the Republithugs and the Blue thug lights COULDN'T CARE LESS what happens to ordinary people and that INCLUDES the puppets who spread their venom and lap it up like nectar from their hypocritical masters. By the time the Republithug followers realize they've been duped they will ALSO be in the streets and I, for one, JUST HOPE someone comes along and gives THEM the same BS line they feed those who are less fortunate than they are NOW.


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

Send your comments to the Senators who are responsible for this– even though they are not YOUR Senator. Fill their e-mail — when it gets full enough, they MIGHT start to pay attention!!!!


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

I agree. Course it would cost us some $$ to get there. However, phone calls might help.. and about the letters–if you do nothing–you are guarantying no results.


dispaired
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

working people vote and they will remember who helped them and who cut them into pieces. Pass this bill people are in trouble and expect help from the government. We paid our taxes when we worked and now are in a desperate situation.


old_republican
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

I’m a guest to this post but wow, i'm a republican and i'm going to vote for democrats next election, It's time for the republican party to die. They punish the people, make us angry and then they hope we will direct that anger at the current admin. America is smarter than you think; we see the borderline racist attitude reflected in your policy choices. Like Rome, the Maya and others, the Republican Party is going to destroy its self from the inside out. If you republicans are going to let the bigots define our party then we will end up with a racist party, you may say “Republicans are not racist.” and I ask you what difference it makes if your party is not racist but everyone perceives it as being racist. Believe me people are taking notes; some of you (republicans) are safe, coming from your little town full of people who think like you do. But come next elections when most of you lose your seats, you’re going to be wondering where you went wrong. You know what? That makes me feel better because your come-up-ence' is coming. To the Republicans on Capitol Hill; STOP PUNISHING the AMERICAN PEOPLE. Pass the extension. They are delaying till thanksgiving break, and then they will come back for one week, do NOTHING, and then go on Christmas break for three weeks. It's so obvious that’s what will happen; people are going to think I can see the future. Don't plan on seeing any “help” from these “fellow Americans” till Next year.
Take notes on who blocks and why, we need to get rid of these people at any cost.

thanks,
Unemployed Taxpaying American

ps: Remember the guy who yelled “You lie!” to the president of the United States? His other great accomplishment was championing and defending the confederate flag. I’ll leave it at that.

I think all this delaying is just to make Obama look bad.

I hope you all vote Democrate next elections, don't change parties, just vote the scum out, and let's take OUR party back.

People say cut their pay? i say Cut THEM. lets cut them from “team america” because they hurt us ALL just to project Their hate at the president.

thanks for reading – get angry – vote in the next elections


J powell
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

It amazes me that YOU in the GOP get paid well and are not missing a check that WE the tax payers provide as well as voting you in this position and we have to wait for you to figure out how to hold it up. I'm sure some of all political parties are hurting as we wait. If it was not for the fact that I know that this delay will hurt your chances of reelection, I would probably go nuts. Someone should explain to me that if we have a Democratic Congress, how could this happen. Don't just blame the Republicans for this.Democrats have some part in this delay. I am a life long Democrat that won,t change parties,never. But I will do my best to help vote all your asses out,excuse my language folks. I will vot Dem. but not for any who are in office. The kind of change we really need not this. This is the same old shuck and jive we've been getting. Obama where are you in this. Talking about help abroad, ( Iraq, Afghanistan)what about starting right here first. HELP US NOW!


srewmewithoutgrease
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

obama wants to give another 250 for those on fixed income that fine but what about the people no recieving any income because the pigs wont vote to extend the unemployment block o should start by creating jobs which can be a simple give people that stimulus money like they gave the banks and we would spend it which would creat the need for jobs but the pigs are to worried about the return they get u know under the table money but its to well accepted that its all in the open because people are really idiots, remember the idea of the minute man wink


tamaramccracken
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

Crooks and Criminals-enough said!


chflores
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

I'm a Republican but will never again vote for a Republican. How can you continue to stall this bill? I am college educated, was upper-middle class; however, I am now on the brink of getting my car repo. I haven't received a check for 2 weeks now, so I go over to my mom's for food. I apply for jobs and for the first time in my life, I can't get an interview. GOD HELP! Revolution is brewing!!!


monica123
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

How could this be happening? It is just not human to leave people without food because there is no agreement in the Senate. Many already ran out of the unemployment benefits. Please see that there are no jobs available… These are the ones who at this point a begging to pass the bill.

To all the Senators, I ask you to have compassion and rise above any disagreements you may have….We have no time…..My meal for today was a banana. I just cannot afford any food anymore.

Thank you for anything you can do to help


J powell
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

John 7758. You must know that the reason is not because of the loans they gave to low income families. It's as Weslen 1 said. The fat cats loaned the money on ridiculous terms that could not be met. If you could not afford 2000.00 a month now , the likelihood of a person affording it 3 years later unless there is some significant change in your income, that new ballon payment cannot be met. Greed fueled this and now we suffer. In the past thats how we Americans lived the dream of ownwership, to suburbia but with a fixed rate that stayed the same throughout the term. That,s the American Way my parents knew who worked hard and met there mortgage payment every month with job security and loyalty to it's workers. I have been working for 35 of my 49 years and have never experienced anything like this. Bailing out banks and watch them pass around millions of our dollars in bonuses while we starve and are thrown out of the homes we were encouraged to buy. I am almost ashamed to be an American.


karlthe1
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

RIGHT ON GIRL!!! SAY IT LIKE IT IS!!! I'm tired of all of the uninformed or misinformed JACKASSES out there with jobs complaining about those without! I have been unemployed for over 2 years now. I heard someone say “if there are no jobs in your field just go into another field”. I was laid off in 2003 and had to change carrers, and now in 09 I have decided to go back to school again! It's NOT EASY changing carers all the time! Laid off twice since DUMBASS “W” was in office! I HAVE TRIED TO WORK AROUND THE PROBLEMS AND KEEP WORKING, BUT I LOST MY HOUSE AS WELL!!! GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND GOD BLESS.


jayw1976
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

Ok, I am so sick of tuning in and watching them talking about other thanlks, Like the guy that just got up and prasied a sports writter, come on we electe you to do stuff for america and not prasie a sports writter. There is other places to do that, Vote on what is needed and leave the other stuff to other people! My houes I have not found a job in going on a year and a half! There is non out there, then my dad retired from the post office after 32 years and was forced an early out. my parents could not live on that so he took a job at a bank 6 years ago. that bank lened bad cormaical loans, not loans for homes. so at the age of 6 my dad gets laid off and is on unemployment. They would be able to help me but they cant. DO you think my exwife is going to be understanding when i can not send my child support, no. Does congress care about me nope. Is is like that congres man said about his grandkids they needed to vote for the health care, Come on dude you have money they will get what they need, ny daughter will not, VOTE FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PADRE
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

The REPUBLICANS are responsible for this mess and refuse to do anything to alieviate the situation, the only thing worse is that people are SOMEHOW considering to vote back in the same party that help create this horrific economy in the upcoming midterm elections is crazy WAKE UP PEOPLE!


weslen1
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

Thank you! This whole thing is just so horrible! But hearing politicians who are suppose to be working for the people, instead, sit up there on their thrones talking about us as though we are nothing but numbers and cost estimates makes it worse. Then when the puppets such as the fake “teabaggers” fight against anything good for the people because some talking head like scammity or limbo or becka TOLD them to makes it the WORST.
Hang on as well as you can. If we fight hard enough and write enough letters, I have no doubt that we CAN make things better and MAKE those in control listen. Sorry about your house though. It sometimes seems the harder we work the more we lose but it really can turn around.


fredm47
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

we need to remove these people from the senate next election


None of the above
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

The only thing I saw on C-Span was votes on california water issues,but at the end a reporter asked John Bohner if an agreement was reach on unemployment ext. his reply was “we have a few more amendments to look at in the bill and will let you know over the next few days”……WTF todays thurs…looks like monday,wed,friday of next week,because thats the houses schedule.
I have just started reading all these post on a few different news sites from serches this week,I wonder with all us people hurting so bad, how can they not know this…I think maybe gop knows this bill strenghtens the dems and the gop doesnt want to charge big business more taxes. And were always stuck in the middle.
I personally dont care about any of them, dem or repub..I'm with the “none of the above” voters, I will never cast a vote again!
I want all of congress to take a permanent vacation.
They will have a great holiday season,and the news will talk about retail sales for the next 3 months.
How is it that they get together and write up bills and amendments and then turn around and say they dont know whats in the bill and need to read it!! aren't these the same people that spent months discussing what to put in the bill they agree on..They must not realize how DUMB they sound..or just dont care..
If they cant read or need 2 attorneys to understand what they wrote in a bill themselfs how the heck are these people representing america…?
this really troubles me..
God bless America


laura
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

I agree. Everyone on unemployment or who has family who was on unemployment or who is lucky enough to still have it should not vote for those who are in now.
They blame the Republicans but the Democrats have enough votes to vote it through. The GOP who stopped this should be shot. They should know the need of the people and do their book keeping adjustments later.
They are handing out money to non emergency issues by the truck loads. They had time to give themselves raises. They do not desire to be in office. People should revolt across the board and boot them all no mater what their stories or excuses are. If the people of this country would take issues like this and come together it would only take one time for these politicians to learn.
If they had to start with all new senators it would give them something to look at.
People are hungry, homeless,
Bankruptcies are on the rise and the consumer will take it for that one too.
they say that Unemployment has gone down. That is a lie. The only reason why the numbers are lower is because everyone lost their unemployment and they have no way of truthfully counting people who are out of work.
However they are great about collecting their unemployment insurance money from you when you were working.
It is time hand them all a pink slip and tell them that it is time to do some housekeeping. Don't vote for any of them EVER again.


johndoe
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

your not the only one I've heard this from. I have two neighbors the doughnut hole about to kill them,


ROY FOSTER
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

I'm trying figure to out which one of those senators that I'm going to live with, I know that they have to have some food and heat surely, hopefully that their unemployment hasn't ran out yet? I was a rep. but I changed partys today, walked to town or I should say I hitched hiked because I'm out of gas and my electric is going to cut monday. I bet if it was them they would go alot quicker. I'm going to try my best to get them all out of office. I'll survive, but I bet they won't!


johndoe
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 11:08 pm

you think Mitch McConnell gives a shit about You, were just peons The only time we see him in Ky when he raising money, at special events invitation only!!


fredm47
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

Don,t just block it figure out a way to get it passed you know compromise lets say it all together, pull your heads out and get it passed , Its like dealing with children use stimulas money tax buisness I dont care and neither does anyone else who does not have enough to eat or a place to sleep, and they have the guts to call themselves our representatives, remember 3 strikes and your out!!!!!!!


old_republican
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

I am with you!


weslen1
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

I really hate to be a cynic but you just mentioned something that made me sit up and take notice.
When you say “They say that unemployment has gone down. That is a lie” etc., it occurred to me that THAT may BE the very reason the G-NO-P and the Blue thugs are delaying a VOTE on extending benefits. To MAKE SURE they wait until a WHOLE LOT of people LOSE benefits and CAN be removed from the roles of those COUNTED as unemployed.
Those who are about to lose benefits or have JUST LOST benefits, might still be eligible to get them back when an extension gets passed, but in the meantime, they are removed from the roles for the COUNT. We all know unemployment only counts those receiving unemployment or actively seeking employment THROUGH state or county agencies while leaving OUT all those who have given UP going to agencies. So even as unemployment rises they can CLAIM a drop and say they were RIGHT when they know they LIE.
I would NOT put it past them to USE the unemployed that way. EMPLOYERS write BIGGER CHECKS than employees could ever do and we all KNOW which side politicians favor! They'd SELL their OWN MOTHER if the price was high enough.


old_republican
Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

You are RIGHT! they should take 1/2 the money from one and 1/2 the money From the other ….hey problem solved, we can eat real food tonight! …oh wait then they would have nothing to argue about so that will not happen.

You see… Republicans are objecting to how it’s funded. But the argument is BULLSHIT! … because this is not the last extension we are going to need so take it from one, this time and the other, the next time.

Oh another solution

I gave you two solutions they can't come up with one.

Vote these brainless, heartless out of touch
a*!@holes out of office.


ginamarie17
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 12:05 am

Yes i would like to leave a comment. I've been on unemployment since June 08, i have 3 weeks remainding. I contacted unemployment in Ct. and they told me i have no more extensions after my 3 weeks is up. I now reside in Fl. which is even worse trying to find a job, been looking for months, sending resumes out, going on interviews and getting no responses. How can they say they are not gonnna pass another extensions??? What are people like us suppose to do???


lilly6931
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 12:10 am

Call 202-224-3135, it is the number for the Senate Minority Leaders office, AKA the GOP. Call and tell them to pass the extension. Until they understand what we need, they arent going to do anything different.


maureen51
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 12:28 am

I would like to start a new lobbying group. It will be called the Middle Class Americans. We will raise money and we will vote all of these scumbags out of office. We will also represent the people of America on important issues such as this.. Our current elected officals (GOP) are failing to do anything for us Americans.

I feel like no one really cares about us.. We have just been put out to dry and no one cares.. I also feel like we should all do something. It is American to rise up and disagree.. Any suggestions?


needyourvote
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 12:36 am

This is such a scary time for many of us, my family is really struggling. I have tried countless jobsites, job interviews, employment agencies … I can't get a job and my husband has been laid off just recently! I can't understand why this bill isn't one that the senate would work around the clock to get solved. I am wondering, since our family has such impeccable manners, if one of the senators would be willing to take in my family and our dogs???? Please, please pass this bill. It is just heart wrenching – we have no insurance either, so when I have a breakdown, I don't know what I am gonna do!


oldshortone62
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 1:04 am

We need this unemployment to pass soon. The gov. wants to make us buy health insurance—how do we pay for it–we can't even get unemployment. The people we have voted into office are so DUMB it makes me sick to think I voted at all. We can't get a job as there isn't any work out there, we can't get this extension passed-so NO Money, yet we are going to be fined for not buying health insurance. The people that have worked are the ones that are really getting SCREWED in this country. If you never worked for a living you can get health ins. free, maybe get a monthly check, etc. If you worked & get SS or SSD you have to pay for insurance (Medicare) if you get SSI (medicaid) is giving to you. They are talking of giving SS a check because we won't get a cost of living raise for 2 yrs.
Does this go to SSI people–the ones who never worked and paid into SS?????
Don't they get a cost of living check quarterly????? We work and pay for alot of LAZZZZZZYYY people and when we loose our jobs we can't even get an unemployment extention!!! This world is really messed up!!!!


ddpowers
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 1:21 am

How many members of Congress will have to wonder where their next meal is coming from or where the money is to pay to have a roof over their heads, Not!!!!!!
What is it going to take,,,,to get some relief out here….Thanks Obama….for doing such a marvelous job in making matters worse…..for all of us who have lost jobs and cannot find one to replace it. Your promise…private sector….hell, we are human being willing and able to work…but can't….we do not want welfare…WE WANT JOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO GET YOU POLITICIANS TO THINK OUTSIDE YOUR BOX OF SECURITY…THINK OUTSIDE….LOOK AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY….SHAME ON YOU~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


margie
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 1:52 am

I agree with everyone that the bill needs to passed now, I see on the web that Obama just signed an aid bill for Pakistan for 7.5 billion. I understand they need help but so do Americans why can't they help us as fast as this?? I don't understand why they are not trying to work this out quickly, guess we don't mean that much to these politians so I suggest that we all show up at our representatives houses when we run out of our unemployment and move in with them until they can find time in their busy schedule to get this bill signed.


rdobbs2010
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 2:19 am

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/10/15/793824…

Republican Senator Jon Kyl single handedly stopped a quick vote in the Senate that would have passed a bill to fund another unemployment extension and help MILLIONS of Americans whose unemployment benefits have been depleted. What's worse, Senator Kyl still has not removed his objection and allowed a vote by the Senate to pass this important legislation. Senator Kyl wanted to have time to look at the proposal and consider possible Republican amendments, and also ask the independent Congressional Budget Office to estimate its cost. Wake up Senator Kyl, millions of Americans are trying to keep their homes, put food on the table, and take care of their families!!

The Democrat Majority's failed effort to quickly pass a bill followed the unveiling of a compromise bill by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and key allies. The bill would give all states an extra 14 weeks of jobless benefits, plus an extra six weeks for states with unemployment rates of 8.5 percent or greater. However, Senator Kyl objected to the funding mechanism for the legislation.

You can direct your thank you letters to Senator Jon Kyl, representing the best interests of you, the unemployed American worker, as is typical of the Republican party.

Jon Kyl (Republican – AZ)
(202) 224-4521
fax # (202)224-2207


oldshortone62
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 2:27 am

Why do they always have to add Xtras to all the bills??? I thought the dems out numbered the reps—-so why don't they pass it. I agree with margie—charity begins at home!!!!!! At the rate they are going on this — we will all be standing at the soup kitchens!!!! Oh, wait a minute, there won't be any soup with no one working to by the food & no unemployment money!!!


mike200985
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 2:50 am

This is bureaucracy at its best. We talk about how other governments are courupt. Well here is the biggest one. This clearly goes to how that people in congress are not for the people and for power and to show “WHOS THE BOSS”. With unemployment going up everyday it should be up to the majority of people who say that unemployment extensuion should be passed. Shame on the individuals and groups in congress that have job security and incomes well over 100k a year. As unemployment goes up and people loose there income congres should have there income loweres and they should be laid off too. I wana see one congressman go stand in line and interview for a job with 6 to 7 and in some cases 15 people applying for the same job. Its sad we have a Nobel peace prize awarded to the President of the USA while we have incompetant people in our governemnt that have no sight of reallity or care about the people of this country. Take that to the bank


weslen1
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:13 am

Senator Kyl has been living on the PUBLIC DOLE for 45 YEARS. Beginning in 1964 when his FATHER became a congressman and he was in high school, through college and law school. Then from 1987 to 1995 , 8 years in the House of Representatives and from 1995 to now, 14 years in the Senate. He's never had to pay for a single thing himself as far as I can see. He works for his own enrichment, fights tooth and nail against anything that may be good for the PUBLIC, Wants to keep maternity care out of the health reform because HE doesn't need it, HATES the government JOB he has but LOVES the money, Doesn't want anyone else to have his HATED GOVERNMENT JOB. LOVES the FREE health care HE gets that the PUBLIC DOLE pays for. Loves that free 24/7 access he has to every specialist and medical test known to man 12 steps from the halls of congress when in session.
People need to vote out all these chickenhawks who only want to fund wars and KILLING and whine about how government doesn't WORK when they are the ones busily working their behinds OFF to sabotage government from the INSIDE so that it ONLY benefits them and their corporate buddies while sobbing crocodile tears over even the possibility that ONE little person might cheat them out of a hundred dollars worth of food stamps. It's ONLY OK to CHEAT if you steal millions. They will let millions of innocent people DIE slowly and painfully to SAVE $5.00 and then throw away $5 TRILLION on bombers, tanks, rocket launchers, helicopters, luxury jets for their own comfort, NASA, bombing the MOON, a few years vacation on the SPACE STATION for a maximum of 7 (I think) people, to go into space and build a new toilet on that space station for 3 people, which they are planning to destroy shortly, building a 500million dollar “embassy” in IRAQ, not even FIT to live in, but give millions in bonuses to the CORPORATE CONTRACTORS WHO BUILT IT, hundreds or maybe thousands of barracks in IRAQ, 800 BILLION to Wall Street Thieves and on and on and then tell Americans who are struggling just to have FOOD and Shelter and Clothes on their backs to wait while they THINK about it or while they SEARCH FOR A PHONY REASON TO DENY a measly 13 week extension of unemployment benefits. They pretend to CARE that seniors, millions of whom have no other income other than their Social Security, not getting a $20 a month pay raise for the next 2 years when they could CHANGE THAT IN one DAY if they wanted to by changing the way raises are figured. Not that it matters when the cost of Medicare premiums INCREASE by an equal amount. They didn't have to wait for their OWN $4000 pay raise.
I could go on but you all know! Except the puppets who worship the limbos, scammities and beckies of the world. They LOVE throwing their money away on DEATH AND DESTRUCTION so long as they can cuddle with their guns at night and fill their pockets with exploding bullets.
Don't get me wrong. I have NOTHING against hunters and sportsmen, archers etc. but these Republithugs are not sportsmen. They are weak, terrified little vermin, cowering in their beds, expecting the boogie men from Mars to invade their little shacks and steal their idols. And they have to have EXPLODING BULLETS because ordinary bullets might not splatter enough blood and guts around for them to GLOAT OVER, especially if its a A FEDERAL AGENT that the Republithugs have TAUGHT THEM to FEAR!
We need to vote OUT all who care more for corporate profits and bottom lines than people and get RID of the CRAZIES. AND we NEED to reinstate the fairness doctrine so we have at LEAST A CHANCE of stopping fear mongering BASED ON LIES.
Some congress critters WILL take letters and e-mails from people other than their own constituents, some won't. But I will certainly be one who writes to ALL I CAN in hopes that they will act soon enough to help all of you whose benefits are due to run out or HAVE run out. And all of you who have no health insurance as well or are being dropped for getting sick.


dj
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:33 am

republican senators should get off thair a– and pass the extention and stop play poltics. after all it is the american people money. we put it there.


steve2764
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:35 am

CALL -Jon Kyl (Republican – AZ)
(202) 224-4521
THIS BOZO HAS A ANSWERING MACHINE TELL HIM HOW YOU FEEL I JUST DID, HE CAN'T IGNORE ALL THE CALLS FROM EVERYBODY WHO IS STARVING AND DOWN TO THERE LAST UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK FILL HIS ANSWERING MACHINE WITH CRYS OF HELP.


charlene75
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:43 am

Wow! You'd better hide a gun under your pillow after that:) God Bless You. After all that I have seen and heard this week on the Senate floor, it makes me sick. Especially watching Congressional questiioning of (2) Republican Senators today (one of which you mentioned), and seeing and hearing his reaction when questioned about the unemployment extended benefits, right before closing. He smiled and stuck his nose in the air and turned and left, as though to say “we've got the whole US unemployed critics right where we want them, and they will continue to starve until we move whenever we choose.” Trust me, he feels like he has the power of God, but does not realize that the real GOD is watching his every move. He will indeed answer for all of this, along with all of his coherts that are in on this painful game that they are playing. Just wanted to cut and past the latest NALP documentation for those that may want to read it, if the space allows ……….. and note that I am making my best attempt to conform to APA rules. Instead of getting angry, we should all just sit back and see what the Lord does to all of these people with their ill agendas. Let it be written, let it be done.

From the National Employment Law Project
For Immediate Release: October 15, 2009
Contact: Tim Bradley, BerlinRosen Public Affairs, cell: (314) 440-9936
Anna Deknatel, BerlinRosen Public Affairs: (646) 200-5311

Senate’s Failure to Extend Jobless Benefits Ending Help to 7,000 More Workers A Day Republican Senators Twice Object to Quick Consideration of the Senate’s
Measure, Despite Bipartisan Support Expressed for the Extension Washington, DC – More than three weeks after the House passed legislation to extend jobless
benefits, the Senate has yet to consider extension legislation, despite Senators from both parties expressing their support for an extension that would provide extra benefits for workers in every state. In the last week, two attempts to expedite passage of the Senate leadership’s extension bill were met with objections from Republican Senators.

“Unemployed workers across the country are devastated and dismayed by the failure of the U.S. Senate to extend their lifeline,” said Christine Owens, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project. “Every day, 7,000 additional workers are facing the total loss of benefits, in many cases after struggling to find work for more than a year and a half.”

According to an analysis from the National Employment Law Project, 400,000 workers exhausted their federally-funded jobless benefits in September and another 200,000 will do so by the end of this month, resulting in an average of 7,000 workers a day seeing their benefits end. By year’s end, 1.3 million workers will exhaust their jobless benefits, reflecting today’s record rates of
long-term unemployment.

“It’s shameful and callous. Because the Senate has not acted, hundreds of thousands of workers are languishing without any means to support their families in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression,” said Owens. “It’s time for the Senate to do right by the
families hardest hit by the recession— the Senate needs to do whatever it takes, working weekends included, to make this happen,” Owens said.

After the House measure to extend benefits to states with unemployment over 8.5% passed on September 22nd, the Senate leadership— Senators Reid and Baucus— forged a bill to help workers in all states collect an additional 14-20 weeks of benefits. The measure would be fully paid for by a two-year continuation of an unemployment insurance surtax on employers— $14
per worker annually— that has been in place for 30 years.

Twice in the past week, the Senate leadership moved for “unanimous consent” to quickly consider the measure and avoid the significant delay associated with a Senate floor vote and the amendment process. Even though going along with this process would not require any Senator to vote for the extension, on each occasion a Senate Republican – first Senator Kyl of Arizona, then Senator Hatch of Utah – blocked immediate action by objecting to the measure, without detailing substantive objections. In contrast, over the past several weeks, leading Senate Republicans, including Senators John Cornyn of Texas, John DeMint and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, have expressed support for an extension of jobless benefits.

As a direct result of the Senate’s failure to expand jobless benefits, unemployed workers across the country now find themselves without any means of support. Ricky Macoy of Quinlan, Texas, received an eviction notice this week after his unemployment benefits ran out two weeks ago. A Navy veteran and an electrician with 30 years of experience, Macoy has been supporting himself
and his 11-year old son on his $372 weekly unemployment check since he lost his job after a government contractor pulled the plug half way through the project. He has run through his savings, and can’t afford to pay for COBRA even with the federal subsidy. Now he is pawning his electrician’s tools in a desperate effort to pay one more month’s rent.

“We have survived some hard times, especially this past year when work was nowhere to be found,” said Mr. Macoy. “Unemployment benefits have kept us afloat, but now we may soon end up homeless without them. What the Senate does now will make all the difference for me and my family.”


bbandrew
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:54 am

http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articl… check this out at least someone is speaking for us


bbandrew
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:58 am

well we can always ummm ummm ummm ummm ummm umm hmmm hmmm just wait this will be like last year we wont see money from this extension till right before xmas i think this is all a game to try and make unemployment numbers look lower so people spend before the holidays , I also think something will be passed and by then it will be to late for many


David84
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:10 am

People!!!! It is time to PRAY to the Lord! Pray to Jesus Christ that he will guide our leaders! Anger is easy! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO far beyond angry about this! But trust in the ONE TRUE GOD! Ask for his help! We cannot rely on any man to help us anymore! Pray for ALL of the senators, that their eyes may be opened and they can see what honestly needs to be done! PRAY FOR THEM! This counrty is going to end up in civil war, revolution…etc! Trust God!!!! NOT MAN!!!


jay
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:18 am

Senator Kyl of Arizona is one of the major holdouts in the unemployment extension bill among a few others. You can leave him a message on his web site at
http://kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm
I hope he burns in hell for eternity and all who are keeping Americans who are totally innocent in this fiasco from feeding their children and causing them to lose their homes will not be re-elected. Personally I think we should throw all those asses out and start fresh. I think everyone who is homeless and/or living out of their car should move onto the fat well fed politician's streets and onto their office doorsteps so they have to wade trough all the suffering people to get out their doors and into their offices


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:35 am

Thanks for the info. I sent a message. Everyone needs to do the same thing.
Sent letter today to Washington D.C. with 58 pages of these comments.


Str8Sexy
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:44 am

Thanks for Everything!!!!
I have been 6 weeks without a check I lost my job due to the company shutting down now my son had a seizure in class friday and I dont have the gas money to take him to a doctor… They have a check coming everyweek so its not really an issue to them…. DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THIS IS LIFE OR DEATH FOR MY SON!!!! I am so sick of these empty promises!!!


alabi2k
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 6:30 am

By the time they finish bickering, and the state starts issuing checks..it will be too late for many of us whose benefits have long since expired. With zero income and expenses….how will we survive….I for one am terrified. I have exhausted every resource, borrowed from anyone and everyone…and have simply run out of options…they forget that they are supposed to look out for us, not just ignore us and hope we rot.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

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charlene75
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 9:41 am

US Republican Senators, again I say, the finger of God is upon you. I know that there are people out there that are not Christians, but for those that are, our prayers will now save the nation of hungry, hurting, and losing. If you Senators will not heed the American people that are suffering, and those that are telling you to wake up to the truth and make it happen, then the judgment of the Lord will be upon you as they continue to deteriorate, along with this whole Nation. The word is oppression. Do you remember what the Lord did on many occasions to cease oppression upon his people? I will be praying for your wisdom and good judgment, but unless you change your mindset, I would indeed not want to be in your shoes. Remember, all of you who are suffering so badly ……. BE STILL AND KNOW THAT HE IS GOD. God Bless You All and may the Lord have mercy on us all, as our Nation is passing through his time of judgment. May the Lord work a financial miracle in all of our lives in such a way that the whole world knows that to God be the Glory. Amen.


xceptit
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 10:02 am

Hey J
Hang loose bro and don't ever be ashamed to be American. You know you don't have to stay here. You have family, keep yourselves and friends together; and if you wanna get into the slop that's keeping things from happening more power to ya. We'll get there. Staying positive doesn't mean skipping down the street just smiling away, means tightening up and paying attention. Care about your closest.


rickmick
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 11:08 am

This is the maddest I have ever been at the senate. They are a total waste of tax money. I would rather have Hitler deciding my faith then these heart less so called humans. I am proud of my country but I don't like the evil people running it.


Sally
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 11:17 am

I can not believe that this going on. We send more money to other countries while our own country suffers. This just doesn't make sense.


augie23t
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 11:46 am

My county is putting frosting on the cake by issuing the property tax bills. I wonder what the world sees when it looks at the U.S. Government? I'm starting to see what they see and I'm getting mad!


areallysadamerican
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 11:48 am

I have worked all of my life. I have paid my taxes, done community service, spent 10 years in the military, and have never been arrested for anything other than a very rare speeding ticket. I raised four wonderful children, educated them and helped them begin their promising lives. Two of them are unemployed at this time. I want to work. I can't find a job. I would like to pay my bills but that ability has been taken from me. I haven't asked to be unemployed. I look daily for work. There is no secret that there a few jobs available and a vast pool of applicants. I can't understand why my representatives can't understand our need to have this bill pass? If this is just a political ploy to embarass the Obama administration, it's a sad afair that they chose this bill. If this is an attempt to protect big businesses from taxation, it is beyond shameful as we learn of record bonuses and huge profits. It is about fellow Americans who have been disenfranchised by corporate greed and unregulated capitalism. Republicans have betrayed America's middleclass and now block the very help we need. Will it take a revolution to unseat this insanity? My God, why ????????


Anonymous
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 5:05 pm

Weslen- you are RIGHT to a CERTAIN EXTENT. There were lot’s of people who were assured they could refinance when their balloons came due. These people believed in the dream, and were encouraged to do so by crooked mortage people. The lack of regulation gave BROKERS and some others a license to steal. However, there were MANY already WEALTHY people who took advantage of the situation to STEAL. There should have been regulatory stops!!! There used to be regulatory stops. They were removed!!! The BLAME belongs correctly on the heads of the last Republican Administration!!! Fill their e-mail boxes, fill their “In” baskets, fill their voice-mail lines. LET THEM KNOW there are MORE than an IMPOTENT FEW who are watching them, and are willing to take whatever action is available to bring about change.
PEOPLE managed to bring about change in the 60′s…… Maybe we CAN do it now!!!


Anonymous
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 5:05 pm

Weslen- you are RIGHT to a CERTAIN EXTENT. There were lot’s of people who were assured they could refinance when their balloons came due. These people believed in the dream, and were encouraged to do so by crooked mortage people. The lack of regulation gave BROKERS and some others a license to steal. However, there were MANY already WEALTHY people who took advantage of the situation to STEAL. There should have been regulatory stops!!! There used to be regulatory stops. They were removed!!! The BLAME belongs correctly on the heads of the last Republican Administration!!! Fill their e-mail boxes, fill their “In” baskets, fill their voice-mail lines. LET THEM KNOW there are MORE than an IMPOTENT FEW who are watching them, and are willing to take whatever action is available to bring about change.
PEOPLE managed to bring about change in the 60′s…… Maybe we CAN do it now!!!


davewhitman
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

get your head out of your ass fellas !! election time is around the corner, we don't forget !!!!!!!!!


BIDGE
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

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mommatorok
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

I ran out of unemployment benefits last month. I have three kids and my parents living with me. Trying to find a job in Michigan is a joke. I have even applied at local fast food joints. My dad is a truck driver but because he has less than a year of verifiable experience, he can't seem to get a job either. I can't pay my bills with air. I have been trying to get a job since I graduated college in May, but I have been unable to get one. The extension would help towards saving my house from foreclosure because if you don't have a job, you can't take advantage of Obama's help from foreclosure either.


dougo
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

Republicans,especially those like McConnell in the Senate and Boehner in the House are destroying the lives of those who, through no fault of their own, have lost jobs. Now they deny an extension of unemployment benefits because they don't want to tax the wealthy and corporations, they want to use the stimulus money,money meant to create jobs through infrastructure improvement. They held the stimulus up until they could get near 40% of the money directed to tax cuts for the wealthy who have already benefited immensely by eight years of Bush tax cuts. They don't give a damn about anybody who works for a corporation,they only care about the corporations and they continue to serve and see to it that the wealthiest in our society pay less percentage in taxes than working people. Republicans have opposed every bill introduced into law that would assist those who need it the most since the inception of their party. They opposed Social Security, they were against Medicare, they were against the 40 hour work week,they voted against S-Chip for under privileged children,against the Civilian Conservation Corp during the Great Depression and they have blocked a national health care plan for all Americans since 1912. This obstructionism has to stop but they just can't help themselves. They have opposed everything that President Obama has tried to do to bring about reform of banking regulation, the miserable state of health care in this country, the much needed environmental action. Almost any program you can think of, Republicans are against it.There is only one course left to save our country and that is to remove the obstruction by removing the obstructionists from office.


mickey rhodes
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

most every one in washington should be in jail! they look down on the working man. i dont think we have to wait to vote any of them out of office if we could just all come togeather.every damed one of them need to be told what we want done they dont delever vote there sorry ass out.all there worred about is fatning there pockets befor it all falls.its


tony
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

also remember that sen kyle is the one who said that he couldnt see funding maternity care as he would never need it… i hope his constituents are paying close attention to this idiot…


jayjay2
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

everybody wants to blame each other! Have we not forgotten that Dems are not cooperating with Repubs to get to a fast compromise to get this bill passed? Why cant they do THAT if they are so 'concerned' about the suffering people??? WHO CARES where the money comes from, do something bi-partisan already and help our nation!!!


pat
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

well in the mean time our children are going to be homeless and foodless.do these people have any idea how we live from check to check.come on and get to it before something bad happens to someone.i have sold anything i can to survive these days.hey it's not coming out of their pay checks.when you get up and can't buy diapers for your baby thats bad.


Dave
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

Americans , Someone should start a website for members to join, to form a New Military for the Jobless…our jobs are being moved to other countries, our homes are being taken from us and now they want to starve the unemployed, leaving them without any means to pay electric bills, for heat this winter… Americans, (the poor) are the backbone of America…United we Stand , divided we fall…Our Senators that are paid by us americans , don't care and from where I stand…want us to have nothing , while they give billions to other countries….We need to stand together , and re-take our goverment…..Our fore fathers, died for our Liberties….only to be taken from us by a Silent gun…(Senators). Have they not seen thousands living in tents, with no home , of course they have… Liberty Military of unemployed will soon form and it will be too late to turn back the clock, and you will have no job or a place to live here in america….Do you Senators think for one minute that our military men will stand against their families, mothers , fathers, brothers and alike….for the Heartless actions you are putting us through…..


weslen1
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

No offense intended, BUT you must have forgotten that the VAST MAJORITY of the PEOPLE overwhelmingly voted Democrats into a super majority in both the house AND the Senate. It is NOT the Democrats but the Republithugs who NEED to cooperate with the other SIDE. It is the whining, cry baby, school yard bully mentality of the Republithugs with the “cooperation” of the DINOs that make GETTING EVEN FOR LOSING THE ELECTION more important to the THUGS and UNCARING COMPLICITY OF THE DINOs that holds up anything that doesn't fund WAR, DEATH, DESTRUCTION and the biggest, baddest war ships, planes and weapons and Wall Street LEECHES and war profiteers.
PEOPLE ARE MEANINGLESS TO THE THUGS AND DINOs and the game of OBSTRUCTION is just a LARK.
Until the PUPPETS who know nothing but Scammity, Limpbo, and Becka type visions of fantasy land get some education and stop voting for THUGS based on their PHONY SELF PROFESSION OF RELIGION which they USE very well to convince the know nothings that they really really really ARE SUPERIOR, people will continue to be thrown into the sewer known as COLLATERAL DAMAGE because they can't write big enough bribery checks.
THUGS are the MINORITY PARTY and THEY are the ones who NEED to cooperate with the MAJORITY PARTY which IS the DEMOCRATIC PARTY and the Democratic Party needs to ELIMINATE THE BS EFFORT AT BIPARTISANSHIP which is a total waste of time, money, lives AND will ONLY get THEM voted OUT!


MrLaserjet2009
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

Please decide quickly as many Americans are anctious to return to work and the extention would prevent myself and many others from going homeless.
I am near end of a re-training program and need the extra 14 weeks to find a job.
Since the re-training is being funded by the unemployment insurance I am receiving help from them and the school as well as my own efforts in regaining employment.


davidjaniszewski
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:08 pm

While the Dems. and Reps. are fighting about these issues millions of displaced workers like myself are suffering. The bail out and stimulus packages have failed to generate jobs as was the promiss. Here we are again in another jobless recovery and the two sides can only continue the bipartisan bickering. It's time to help those whom you serve and step accross the aisle to get this done. It's not Democrates, Republicans or Independants hurting, it's AMERICANS.


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:39 pm

Weslen- Well Spoken -send it to Kyl- Let me know where to sign up for your team!!!


patriciad
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:40 pm

get off you but and ok the unemployment extention people are starving out here


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

DON'T refuse to vote!! “If you are not part of the answer, you are part of the problem”. Until we have a different method, the vote is the only thing we have.


red18
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

Why do I think that his constituents are all retired people who don't need unemployment? Arizona has a lot of retirees and they don't care about paying school taxes or who's gonna fund maternity care.


ShammedAmerican
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

I was such a big suppoter of this new white house and I still will support my President no matter what but, I am appaulled. The thought that big banks and peoples 100k cd accounts being secured and them being able to loan out more defaulting loans is more important than keepping 20 million Americans food on thier table makes me want to puke! Is the Government Elected for the People by the People or for the Banks and by the Big Bussinesses? Think about it we have noone to go “Lobby” for our causes! We need a few of those pages in there to lobby our cause! I just vomitted in my mouth when I tried to say “GOP”. You know what GOP stands for? (G.reedy O.ppressing P.oor)!


None of the above
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

There is no law that says we have to vote. then to change the method why continue be part of one that dosen't work? I dont know how old you are,but $$$ wins elections to buy votes, this should be obvious to most by now.
The problem is people think that their vote still matters but it don't!
If you voted for Obama you just think your vote mattered.
Obama was going to be the next president regardless of who we voted for.
big business,unions,acorn,..etc made sure obama would win.
I happen to think the presidents are just escape goats for people.
Congress can make or break any president with issues like this.
I have been saying some people in congress like nacy pelosi would make president Obama look bad and she and others are.
We would have the same issues and same people trying to undermined the president even if it was Mcain that won.
name one person that you voted for in your life that actually did what they promised?
There are none!
I will not vote because I am sick of all the lies to the american people(they work for??) and all we get is more out of touch people on bot sides.
God Bless America


jay
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

THE ONLY THING THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IS FOR EVERYONE TO GET OUT IN THE STREETS AND RAISE SOME HELL. THE PRESS IS IGNORING THIS ISSUE. THEY CANT IGNORE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED AND STOPPING TRAFFIC WITH PROTESTS. IN THE OLD DAYS AMERICA WOULD HAVE COME OUT! WHAT IS WRONG PEOPLE TODAY? GET OUT AND SHOUT HOW PISSED YOU ARE. 33%IS UNEMPLOYED. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE ALL CAME OUT ON THE STREETS ABOUT THIS? BUSINESS WOULD STOP! THIS WOULD WAKE UP EVERYONE INCLUDING THE PRESS. THEY CAN NOT IGNORE 33% OF THE COUNTRY OUT ON THE STREETS. IN THE 60S WASHINGTON DC WAS CLOSED FOR 3 DAYS OVER VIETNAM WITH PROTESTS. THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO IN THAT CITY. GOVERNMENT WAS CLOSED, BUSINESS WAS CLOSED.


None of the Above
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

So what your saying is, we should vote in old,,wealthy, black people?
Greed is color blind!!!
who have you actually voted for that has kept there promise?
No one!! thats who, It doesnt matter who the president is.
Congress,special interest,big business,lobbyist..etc. run this country not the president.
as long as we have people in congress selling there soul to line there pockets things arent going to change,so vote if you want, it doesnt matter in the end,when greed takes over, gop or dem.


dutchman1979
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

I worked for the federal government for over 13 years and the waste I saw was revolting. Congressmen are only interested in getting reelected. They are mostly avaricious lawyers to begin with, so when empowered with matters affecting the lives of the people who do the real work in this country, they become even more pompous and arrogant. If any one American thinks they are truly represented by these people, then it is time to wake up. This capitalist republic, where a credo of greed supposedly produces the greater good for society, is fast becoming obsolete. The social democracies of Europe know better. I know, I lived there.


sucky gov
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

Our government on every level sucks. We desperately need to over throw the government and start a people government. What I mean by that, is not to have a stupid congress or a senate, and not a lousy president. We need to govern ourselves by all of us in the u.s.a voting on everything, and keeping everthing, and I mean EVERYTHING, out in the open. That way everyone can see what is going on, and will have a say in everything, and noone would starve or be homeless, and especially, noone would be better than anyone else. We americans have been lied to, treated like crap, and have no say in anything. Our lovely government has seriously put false fear into us that we need them to think for us, just to control us, and as long as we buy into their bullshit and do nothing about it, our crap ass government will always own us. Sneaky,lieing, decieving pricks!!!!!!!


ShaunM
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

That's a great idea because it's not them that's going through hard times. I'm homeless waiting for them to get they act together


Sue B
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

What would happen if we all marched on Washington and had a good ol fashioned sit in until they approve the extension. We have nothing else to do because there are no jobs to apply for here in Florida.


john7758
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

Welcome the the land of the free…NOT


roscopcoletrain
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:25 pm

I have written to both the Democratic and Republican leadership about the games they are playing. Yes it's both parties that are playing games. I also wrote both my senators, and Governor Crist about this. This is complete B.S. An “emergency bill,” that may not be signed until after Thanksgiving which means no benefit until mid December. Guess where the Senate can shove their Thanksgiving turkey legs.


aurora1t
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

Pakistan what?? Um heloooooo? that is the problem right there. Let's help others before we help our own. As long as they continue to have paid for health care and a steady massive paycheck who cares huh? Filet Mignon for government . Ramen noodles for the people.

Like I chose to be given the pink slip.


roscopcoletrain
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

Come on, the Demoncraps did the same kind of things when they were the minority. Blocking votes, especially for judges, all the time. Both sides suck they are the Communists and Communist light.


john7758
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

That is what I said 2 days ago. The only problem I see is that they will turn around and say that your unemployment is cut for the week because you were not available for work for those that are fortunate to have it still. Years ago I moved to another state and flew there. When I transfered the unemployment out to the other state they cut me for one week saying that I was unavailable for work even though the flight was 5 hours. The other problem I see is that the people who can no longr collect do not have the money to make the trip to Washington but I am willing to be that if something does not happen soon for them to pass the extension that's exactly what will happen. You will see a big sit in in Washington right in front of the congress building.


readytogiveup
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

Please every one stand up for what is right. We can make a differnce. Our voices can be heard out there. We must take a stand and do what we can to get this bill that's being held up by the US Senate for unemployment extentions passed. I am hoping it will not be by thanks giving or after that this bill is passed. That means no food on the table for us unemployed. We need help and we need it now. Please sign the petition at the link below. http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/unemployment/

We who are unemployed and have no other recources and are not in the position to get any other recources at this time need to sighn this petition.


Todd
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

We need to do something now, not next month not in 2 months It’s been a month congress sent this to the senate. I have not had any benefits since second week of Aug.60 days could of put people on the street, we cant let this go 90 120 180 days. I don’t care if your Dem. or Rep. Save all your breath for how to fix the Damn economy


ShaunM
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

I hope your son feels better remember god has the last say so keep your faith because I've been out of a job for a year and I have twin girls seven months, and we are homeless so keep your head up even when everything looks bad and be strong for your son. He might be next to run the country and be better because he knows what he mommy went through…….


ShaunM
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

Amen!!! Thank you God he has the last say so.


Annie
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

Who cares where the money is coming from! Honestly, the Repubs don't care because they are getting their paychecks but other people like me, need the unemployment extension. If we don't get it then we can lose our house. I agree with Todd, just pass the Damn thing and fix the economy. OR, congress should pay our mortgages!


old_republican
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

If this were Ancient Rome…. someone would have put a knife in is kidney or poison in “drink”, then run thru the streets playing a fiddle or something …………… 'sigh' politics

Someone should organize a protest where everyone wears togas……even if the senate (SINate) doesn’t pay attention ….. we could still have a good time!!!


john7758
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

Great petition. Hope it gets read but honestly who could really affod to donate to the petition company in this day and age I mean we are talking UNEMPLOYMENT HERE.


old_republican
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

i said that five years ago when they were dropping sandwitches on Iraq, and at the same time forcloseing american farms (you know, where we get OUR food)

i also said recently,

why give money to the banks? give it to the people , people spend it, stores put money in the banks and……………………………………….. hey the banks get their money.

could have gave every taxpaying american 10,000.00 and would not have came near to what they GAVE AWAY to the banks. it would have been cheaper to give the money to the people.


Name
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

100 percent agree


weslen1
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

I wasn't going to answer this because it didn't need to be answered but since I got 2 e-mails instead of one I will give it a shot. And please don't take anything I say PERSONALLY because I DON'T KNOW you and can only assume from the comment that you made and nothing else.
There's a really huge difference between playing politics with confirming judges, naming post offices, honoring friends and whatever other stalling they can come up with and playing politics with the LIVES of MILLIONS of people, INCLUDING CHILDREN who WILL be homeless, hungry, cold AND sick if they have NO MEANS of taking care of themselves. The Republithugs did a tremendous JOB for 12 YEARS destroying the, already inadequate, safety net and changing the RULES so that INTACT FAMILIES cannot get ANY assistance or only LIMITED assistance when disaster strikes. AND LOSING ONES JOB OF MANY YEARS IS A DISASTER IF IT'S YOURSELF, or if it happens to anyone, to others who care.
I don't KNOW, but I believe you have to BE a Republithug, because otherwise you wouldn't have made any kind of comparison between putting people out on the street for the sake of POLITICAL POINTS because people you (Republithugs) don't KNOW PERSONALLY don't MATTER, and holding up the confirmation of a JUDGE or other political appointee who MOST LIKELY makes MORE MONEY IN A WEEK THAN YOU DO IN AN ENTIRE CAREER of 20 years or more.
If the people we elect to run this COUNTRY do NOT care more for US than for the obscene profits of a FEW corporate HACKS then we HAVE NO COUNTRY. We have NOTHING. If no one cares ONE BIT what happens to our neighbors or our friends we also have NOTHING.


Noen of the Above
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

It's nice to see Goldman Sachs is going to pay there 31,700 employee's $700,000 each in bonuses!
Now they say there going to give some money to a charity so they wont look so bad to the public…I could care less if they gave 10 billion to charity..they still stink. They used our tax dollars to bail themselfs out, and as long as they keep there life styles up,its like we were never in a recession with these people,there laughing at us saying “what recession”..fkn morons.
I want nothing more then to see some real job creation, I have worked all my life and paid taxes every year, and they have to play games with giving me $245.00 a week for 14 weeks!! ($3,430.00)…I have worked for $6.50 an hour before and I would do it again…but those jobs aren't their either.
Now I see why other countrys resent us, because we cant take care of our own house,but we go trying to tell them how to live and treat there people..!
What happened to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
you know the U.S. Constitution!!!
The parents aren't kings of there castle anymore!
Our freedoms have been erodding for years now, its just done a little at a time.
When I was a child the law wouldn't think about steping on a familys property unless invited,If the man of the house said there wasn't a problem the law would say ok.and leave! now parents get arrested for trying to raise there kids the way they see fit.
God Bless America..


bbec
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

Republicans quit dragging your feet!!! I have been out of work for two years!!!!! I have ten years corporate experience and every job I apply to says I am either over qualified or under qualified! We can't get work!


ShaunM
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

where are u located?


jay
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 11:00 pm

THE ONLY THING THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IS FOR EVERYONE TO GET OUT IN THE STREETS AND RAISE SOME HELL. THE PRESS IS IGNORING THIS ISSUE. THEY CANT IGNORE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE UNEMPLOYED AND STOPPING TRAFFIC WITH PROTESTS. IN THE OLD DAYS AMERICA WOULD HAVE COME OUT! WHAT IS WRONG PEOPLE TODAY? GET OUT AND SHOUT HOW PISSED YOU ARE. 33%IS UNEMPLOYED. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE ALL CAME OUT ON THE STREETS ABOUT THIS? BUSINESS WOULD STOP! THIS WOULD WAKE UP EVERYONE INCLUDING THE PRESS. THEY CAN NOT IGNORE 33% OF THE COUNTRY OUT ON THE STREETS. IN THE 60S WASHINGTON DC WAS CLOSED FOR 3 DAYS OVER VIETNAM WITH PROTESTS. THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO IN THAT CITY. GOVERNMENT WAS CLOSED, BUSINESS WAS CLOSED.


cindy1961
Comment posted October 16, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

let's put it this way, senators put your self in the unemployment lines like us, and see how it feels to have no money to eat on. i guess you will not find out, cause you are set at your job. just remember re-election time……think of the american people for once, and not politics……………it is not easy to find a job, i have been unemployed for over a year, it is not a way to just get money from the government, it is a way for us to survive, i have applied for foodstamps in the past and could not get them, not that my unemployment checks have stopped let's see if i can get help now from the government. it is hard times out there, and there are no jobs to be had…… so again, i ask that POLITICS are put to the side, and think of the less fortunate.


Diane
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 12:00 am

I need my benefits now my last check was sept. 19,09 thousands of usran out in sept. whats the problem settle the dam thing and give us our money or you can came and pay my rent, bills and buy mymedicine. You are playing with thousands of people lives. I like to see you live on unemployment for half a day and you would be crying


Diane
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 12:00 am

I need my benefits now my last check was sept. 19,09 thousands of usran out in sept. whats the problem settle the dam thing and give us our money or you can came and pay my rent, bills and buy mymedicine. You are playing with thousands of people lives. I like to see you live on unemployment for half a day and you would be crying


forgottenpoor1
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 12:46 am

I just got my last check. I was already unable to meet all my bills, so I paid what I could. Now I must pray I don't lose my home before they pass an extension.
I have no food. There are no jobs. God help us.


OntheOthersideofthis
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 1:31 am

I work for the Unemployment office, and it is my job to help people file their extension paperwork. I also have the job to tell people there is no more extensions and they will be recieving anymore money. Dont get me wrong I like having a job, but it is rough telling people they are no longer going to have any money coming in to feed themselves. Maybe we should put some of these Congressmen on the phone and tell their constituents they will not get money because of petty diffrences.


Gabriel
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 2:04 am

Indeed, it's kind of difficult to donate when you're on the unemployment line… However, the site seems to take your signature w/o making a donation. You can provide your data -which is a bit too detailed IMO, but that is another subject – and just don't make a donation.
I can't confirm this because I signed the petition as anonymous, and it doesn't show the comments for anonymous signatures (if you signed, didn't donate, and can confirm your name/comments appear on the list, please chime in).


hungryansoonhomeless
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 2:40 am

ONE THING FOR SURE, I'LL NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN AGAIN.


berto831
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 4:16 am

republicans lick balls


americaisajoke
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 5:15 am

they will give 2.7 billion to iraq aid but nothing to there own people how backward is this country this is what my four fathers fought for booooooo to you government boooooooo you suck i need to turn my lights on and pay my internet help now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


Guest
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 5:28 am

Senator Dodd's office told one caller today that “the word” was the extension would pass around Thanksgiving, which will mean no checks for many until Christmas. This is surprising news. I suggest you verify by calling Dodd's office.

Please call the Reid, Kyl, Hatch and McConnell to demand immediate passage of this bill. Call the White House. Contact all the media. Ask your family and friends to call. Leave comments in Internet forums.

This is outrageous! 400,000 out in the cold, and that number builds to 600,000 without benefits in two short weeks. 1.2 MILLION without benefits by the end of the year. Maybe we should 'unemploy' all Senate Republicans at our first opportunity at the polls!!


roscopcoletrain
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 5:52 am

Calm down, I guess you misread my coment. All I was trying to say is that the Democrats could pass this bill without any help from the Republicans. They have 60 seats!

This is all a sham, do you really think that a bunch of millionaires give a crap about the little guy.

By the way my last claim was on 09-13-09. Do you really think I'm playing party games when I'm likely to have no income until mid December?

Both parties are con-men and theives.


dmb
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 5:57 am

What is really wrong with you GOP people? I am a 52 year old woman who have worked since I was 15 yrs old, now unwmployed for a year and tried to find a job, but because this country has a negative thing for the older generation I can't find a job that will pay ALL my bills (I don;t have a car note or credit cards or any of the extravagant things you guys have) but you are OK with all your bonuses and big salaries, I just don't get it…..Maybe your families all rely on the hookups within your world….you really need to be ashame of yourselves….Heaven help us all!


ghoward1216
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 8:36 am

I have been out of work for 2 years. I have been looking for a job as a teacher since that time; however have had no luck. I have a degree in physics and mathematics and am looking to join a group to overthrow this government. Contact me if you want my input. I am serious.


Tara
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 8:51 am

I hope we get the extension, I have no money, I am so worried, my unemployment just ran out. I am worried for myself and the rest of america!


roroman
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 9:57 am

yes i am in the 50s too i have 2 weeks left i am only getting small benefits s ince i worked ptime, in 2000 i applied at a new store that was a national chain clothes suits warehouse the store was being built and the mgr wouldnt interview me, i felt it was discrimation and sent a letter to the store which was sent to corpoarte also a postcard to the other area store the human resorces called me from texas and said they were sorry and to go tho the store to see the disrtict mgr and manager,who gave me a honesty quiz for retail which is standard i was hired and only got around 8 an hour weekends fri nite a guy who knwe about my letter was mad at me and so was a stupid jewish guy who never talked to me after that. in 2 years other then make comments about me i was one of the best workers and dependable, i also files a human rights complaint when i was ignored a interview in a major dept store around xmas, i was already working retail weekends in a computer store,the human rights is nonsense since you cant prove anything usually and the co covers themselves by hiring other workers to void your complaint,and make it seem unjust but i was not given a proper interview and a runaround, excuse the system was down, i am white the mgr was black, i also threatned other complaint,this is atactic we can use if we apply and are ignored go to the store and see if they only take younger workers, its true there is happening but the EOC will investigate if you are givena interview you cant really say its age they could say you dont have exp, so using the tactic of a complaint can work if there is some reason for amking the complaint,the cos do not want a complaint and sometimes will hire you to avoid one


roroman
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 10:16 am

there are 2 food stamp programs one thru the state/county and the usda program/i qualified for free health ins since in ny they have family health plus and medicaid for prescrip or until you are approved they allow some assets and low income which i had,they are advising to go the one stop centers which is connected to the local occupation aresources and state labor job bank,maybe we can lessen the discrimination if the employer is connected to this, alot of people cant get what they made,i will have exhausted all credit, which i cant pay back and afraid since i have to pay car loan,which i need to pay and property tax es, i will apply for food assistance since i will be eligible with income and assets i think they may count a car or home but i dont own it


pissedamerican
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 10:41 am

thats how they keep us down is by fear,we cant protest,rally,march,etc. without permits they will throw you in jail. and it takes months sometimes to get permits, its all political bullshit!!!!


pissedamerican
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 10:52 am

the problem now is they will throw you in jail for organizing without a permit and i dont have any money to get out of jail


pissedamerican
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 10:58 am

what most of us get in UI benefits wouldnt pay for there lunch. they make more per hour than we get in a week so they dont care…


mackenzierod
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 11:46 am

This is just ridiculous they!! The GOP has no idea what being backed up with bills and having no money to pay them with is…they still have their jobs they could care less, I have worked in this country for 20 years straight never been unemployed so not only do I need the extension I deserve it. We need our voices heard people this is not fair for me nor the rest of unemployed people in America.


roroman
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

maybe thee poweball winner could help us i would if it was me/could use the tax to pay our benefitssomewhat, if your state has a online system like ny then when the passage is tru you dont have to wait,im not sure if we are going to login every week to claim it says so and then they may be retroactive


roroman
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

i felt sick when joe buck on fox fri nite yanks gamementioned a baseball palyers salary wasdown/ from 16 to 5 million and he was a bargain, and this was due to the economic downturn , many people would like to curse and beat him for these remarks.this is nort the real world television and sports


raychel1982
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME?!?! Ok this is total BS. Can someone please explain to me how we can give 700 billion dollars to pakistan for their add but americans are given the ” we dont give a crap about you ” message? I admire the people in France because when crap happens in France they get ugly and take CEOS and “authority” people hostage and pretty much threaten their lives because ” authority ” figures are acting corrupt. I believe we need to do that. People are losing everything,commiting suicide, stealing, and everything just so they can feed themselves and their children. I am sure the STUPID ASS republicans don;t care because they make over 100,000 dollars a year. If they dont want to fund it from a tax that is “already there” I have the best solution!!! Give all of us our tax money back that the last retarded ass president and his minons gave to these big companies just so they could turn around and give it out as bonuses. This country is a disgrace and disgusting to even admit I live in. Ans the republicans are some of the most retarded people I have ever seen. I guess you dont need an IQ or any kind of intelligence for that matter, to run this country. I vote that we all go up to capitol hill and kick these stupid.racist,unintelligent,corrupted,cheating,stealing, dumbasses out of office and start running this country for the people by the people. I think we should keep gitmo open and send all these republican GOP's there to bitch and whine to each other and also feed them once a week so they will know how people are suffering right now. BTW I am a 27 year old female that is more in tune with what this country needs then those people as I am sure all of you guys posting are too. I call a REVOLT!!!! Get these stupid greedy assholes out of office!!!!!!!


rickmick
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

They are the most heartless so called humans I have ever seen. They need their bank accounts frozen so that they have no money and they have to start selling everything they own to keep the lights on. But even then this heartless people would not care about anyone but themselves. VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE NEXT ELECTION.


God Never Fails
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

Joe bucks an idiot! I wish he would just Shut up and just call the game!
we should all mail congress a pack of bolonga and a loaf of stale bread, and ask them if this is what they feed themselfs last night!
The meak shall inherit the earth,
God bless us…..


God Never Fails
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 1:47 pm

I have had hard times before, like alot of us, my phone, tv,…etc has been shut off before,I have a couple of weeks to pay before they are off!
at least I paid my car insurance up till january,I say this because if they get shut off again I think we should all boycott big business at&t, comcast..etc..
we can live without TV, ill buy a cell phone, pay rent, car insurance,and not support these companys that act like we need them,there part of the problem too.
To All: If you need a phone,try safelinkwireless.com its a free phone with 68 free minutes a month(if available in your state)..you are eligable if you get food stamps,ssi,medicare..etc only need 1 of these to get it.
It takes about a week to get.
I hope this helps
God bless


God Never Fails
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 2:44 pm

I would really like to be back to a full time job(40 hrs.for 7.25 an Hr. and id be happy) but,extending benefits should not take this much time.
Because we would all turn around and put that money right back into the economy!
mortgage,rent,cable co.,phone,insurance,grocery stores..etc
but they act like we wolud stash it away in a mattress!
the goverenment would get most back from us and companys we give it to in taxes.
Normally I dont want any hand-out from anyone,but the fact that in 07 the job I had for ok pay and health benefits went over seas, and they let it happen is not our fault.
So I say to Gov. change your policys and create jobs or pay-me!!
I have worked and paid taxes since I was 16 I am now 48 and I will not be ashamed anymore when I see trillions being printed up like its a candy store and the fed has got 80% of the stimulas sitting on pallets not even spent yet to get some of my tax dollars back when I need it!
It must be nice for congress to grab a stack of fresh bills when they need it!
Until then I will continue to thank god for having what I need, and not what I want!

“When the people fear the government we have tyranny, When the government fears the people we have liberty”..
God Bless


workneeded
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

The unemployment extension is necessary and quickly…. I like many unemployed cannot find a job….But what the Government needs to do is end letting Companies move out of the Country, they need to keep businesses here so more jobs can be created….I want to work as I have always and not rely on other's…crime is going up, prices are going up, taxes are going up, it is a vicious cycle we can't afford…..God Bless This Nation…..


bless79
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 3:09 pm

wow, i was reading thru these blogs n with all types of people voicing their struggles to you, u dont have the decency or respect to come up with a solution as quickly as possible to help the American people. The people vote u shmucks into office. your job is public service not a tax exempt or get rich card.I am a believer of what goes around comes around. Your day of judgement will come n its gonna affect not only u who take office but ur families n ur kids. Theres only so much people can take, n when theres no more hope its war. people vs the so called government, n the people will win. God Bless


coolice
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

They are shooting themself's in the foot.There are alot of Repulican voter's that will never vote Repulican again.If you are Repulican just think of this moment if you are unemployed right now when you go to the voteing poll's next time. I WILL FOR DAM SURE


Absurd
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

They can't arrest us all!


kimmi68
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

This is making me sick…. they keep saying millions of American are losing benefits by the end of the year…. Oh Hell, what about the MILLIONS of Americans who have already lost benefits… this is crazy… its not a matter of going to lose, its a matter of already lost… and now they stand to loose more… please, The government started this frigen mess they need to help clean it up… They seem to think that Health Care is more important, I do believe it is important but people need food and a roof over there head…


None of the Above
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

Politicians are voted in by the people to fight for the people and get paid by us to go to “work” in a suit and tie, get to eat breakfast, lunch,and dinner,own mansions, get the best health care,take 10 vacations a year,free plane rides,free gas, treat there children to the best schools in the country, live in gated communitys,with security.and afraid of the very people that pay them with our hard earned tax dollars are going to take it from them!
Nepatism commited by all of them.
If you ask me these elceted officials are on full time unemployment paid by us when there voted in…Oh but they work so hard for us!!! yeah right!!

what kind of work do they do? Really! Oh they might break a sweat when they do yard work on there mansions….oh thats right they have illegal immagrant workers,as maids and servants to clean there houses.
we dont get voted out of our jobs,we just get pink-slips on the spot,but we have to wait when we dont like there job performance.
Did I miss anything??
This applys to most but not all elected officials, there are a few good ones, I just cant think of any right now!
God bless America!


Jeri
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

I hope that each an every one of these GOP senators come across some misfortune that makes it necessary for them to get public assistance and have it be denied. If they think this is going to get them reelected they are sadly mistaken. Fifty million people are suffering because of you – they need basics like food that you stuff your fat faces with. May you find yourself needing help at some time and have someone play in the sandbox while you die.


WILLIAM
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

I ALSO READ THE OTHER DAY THAT THE SENATE TOOK TIME THIS WEEK TO VOTE TO GIVE THEMSELVES A RAISE..I SURELY HOPE THAT WASN'T TRUE…I AM 9 PAYMENTS AWAY FROM HAVING MY HOUSE PAID FOR NOW I'M PROBABLY GONNA LOSE IT….THAT MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH…I'VE WORKED FOR 29 YEARS AND NEVER DREW UNEMPLOYMENT TILL NOW…THIS DELAY HAS CAUSED ME TO LOSE ALL FAITH IN OUR GOVERNMENT.


WILLIAM
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

NEVER VOTE FOR A REPUBLICAN AGAIN


cvs121
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

It only makes sense to use money from the unused stimulus for unemployment. It isn't being used for anything else that makes any sense, except for special interests of the politicans. The stimulus money was to be used to start up the economy but that doesn't seem to be happening, then use it to help the people who are unemployed. That will help the economy because they will spend the money to pay bills, mortgages and buy groceries, all things that help the economy.


workneeded
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

And now we have Insurance Companies not paying for needed treatment to people that have paid ooddles of money and getting the coverage for brain tumor and all other types of needed healthcare “Public Option” is being fought by the Insurance Companies with alot of money paid by the people to have healthcare coverage….but I bet if it was a CEO's relative they would be covered….and all of us out of work pay out of pocket for healthcare as we cannot afford Insurance $85 to go to a Doctor get your blood pressure taken and a couple prescriptions written….”STOP THE FLEECING, LET”S START POLICING”…enough said…I pray for all of us …..God Bless You All


Jack Loftus
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

this is the only income I have at this point, to lose the unemployement will put me out on the street. They have to do something to get os through this.


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

I have been out of work for two years and three months. For 20 years I have worked in the movie business. In the Fall of 2007 the Writers went on strike. No work. They settled in the spring of 2008. Then, in a brilliant move, the actors didn't sign their contract renewal in June of 2008. No work again. Then in the fall of 2008 our economy tanked. I WANT to work. I was part of the first FEDED extension. It ended at the end of August 2009, not the end of September. Unemployment is the only money I have coming in. I am on the verge of getting kicked out of my house. Come on, Congress, pass this bill, NOW. Republicans – stop mucking up everything! You are so out of touch. Please act on Monday.


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

Those of us who are waiting for the unemployment extension need to take action.

Call Harry Reid's office: 202) 224-3542 Tell them your story.

Call Mitch McConnell's office: 202) 224-2541 Tell them to quit causing problems and pass this bill.

Both sides need to learn the art of compromise. Figure it out, NOW, and sign this bill on Monday, October 19 so it can go to the President.


donaldmcasillo
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

Please, please work to extend unemployment. benefits. to people like
myself and the thousands and thousands who have be unemployed
for extremely long periods of time.

I am an American ! and a voter


robin07849
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. WE HAVE NO INCOME AND NO JOBS OUT HERE,WHAT ARE WE GOING TO LIVE ON,TO FEED MY DAUGHTER WITH.PUT YOURSELF IN OUR SHOES AND TELL ME HOW TO GET HELP.TELL ME HOW TO TELL MY CHILD THAT WE DON'T HAVE FOOD TO FEED OUR SELFS.NOT TO MENTION THAT THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING .HOW DO WE TELL OUR KIDS THAT SANTA ISN'T COMING THIS YEAR.


Anthony1A
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

This is a etter I wrote this past week to my Pa. Senators, if you would like to modify it to fit your local please do. Us unemployed and employed need to take back our country.
From: Anthony M. Persico October 14, 2009
422 Highland Ave.
Morton, PA. 19070

Dear Senators Casey and Specter,

This is what you people are driving this country to. A life of poverty and economical disaster. Every elected official in this wonderful country (soon to be on the level of a third world nation, with you knuckle heads running it) should be ashamed of your selves. You can bailout the biggest scumbag crooks this country has ever seen, (the banking industry) and then allow them to give themselves a bonus that would probably pay for quite a few of my fellow AMERICANS mortgage.
Then to slap us on the other side of our face you bail out the most mismanaged industry this country has seen in case you do not know GM & Chrysler.
Then to top it all off you wonderful ELECTED OFFICIAL kicks us between the legs and vote yourselves a nice raise.

This is the best part, while we are bent over from the blow between the legs. Our wonderful ELECTED senate which you should hold your head high, you push our faces into the raw sewage coming from your mouths, by not assisting the hard working AMERICAN PEOPLE that put you sorry people in office by not getting the unemployment extension passed. Can you write me a check for $1800.00? So I can pay my mortgage this month after all it is my money that is paying you so called elected official.

I have over 400 resumes out there since May and had two interviews, and four phone calls. How about solving the real problems of this country by starting in WASHINGTON DC by doing your job! Why when I turn on Cspan there are only a hand full of our elected officials there? Why does your work day start at ten Am, Oh yes I know you all start at the crack of dawn with meetings and deal making over a hundred dollar a person breakfast. Get real Join the working class that built this country. Maybe you could vote on more that one issue a day! Why do you need a 2-hour lunch Caucus? Brown bag it and make it a working lunch. Most of us hard working unemployed AMERICANS got a half hour lunch.

Can I get a refund from you folks; in the real world, all of you politicians would be fired for lack of performance, grand theft, and plain old absenteeism.

God Bless the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!
Sincerely your fellow Democrat,

Anthony M. Persico


workneeded
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

As of September 2009 over 5.4 million americans are out of work…..how about another country bailing us out like we do for all of them?


Anonymous
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 1:08 am

I totaly agree an know the feeling.. having problems with the state about my family an much much more…


roroman
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

there are up to 53 weeks in extended benefits depending on the state/i believe ny extended 13 weeks from their own funds.check if there is still more weeks left if you had no break in claim or took a job and quit.i believe you can still collect the cutoff date was moved ahwad i dont know if they use a online system like ny,i am applying for heating oil help and a tank ,and food assistance i get med assistance if i need it with small benefits, the problem is many people will be unemployed into next year also/i was in a foreign country and its cheaper and the dollar is twice or more sometimes but only on a visa with my wife to her family, i could lose my home since i cant pay the govt taxes.i would have to attempt to sell it which isnt easy


john7758
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

Does anyone know anyone who can organize a sit in on Washington?. We need to do this in order for something to get done. If everyone who is unemployed descended on Washington and stand outside of congress they will hear our chants loud and clear. People should go their and make so much noise that it drowns out anything they are trying to do and maybe then they will focus on passing this desperately needed bill. We need a lot of buses and trains to do this but it can be done. Start organizing now to get it done.


carole
Comment posted October 17, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

I like the bologna and stale bread idea and am actually thinking about sending those to the republicans that are holding this bill up. I'm going to suggest this on Michael Moore's website if you don't mind. Thanks!


741776
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 12:42 am

Let's not forget our inhumane Republican Senate bastards:

cool cool conservative men
the likes of which may never be seen again…Mr. Kyl
they have land, cash in hand
self-command, future planned
fortune flies, society survives
in neatly ordered lives with well-endowered wives

Cool cool considerate set
they dance together to the same minuet
to the right, ever to the right
never to the left, forever to the right
may their creed be never to exceed
regulated speed, no matter what the need
what they do they do rationally
they never ever go off half-cocked, not they
why begin till we know that we can win
and if we cannot win why bother to begin?

They say this game's (passing the UI extension) is not of their choosing
why should they risk losing?

They are cool

To the right, ever to the right
never to the left, forever to the right
they have gold, a market that will hold
tradition that is old, a reluctance to be bold.


None of the Above
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 12:55 am

The current economic situation.

Brought to you by BIG BUSINESS
Dear employees,
Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown of the economy, Management has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 40 years of age and above on early retirement. This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).
Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to management to be eligible for the SHAFT scheme (Special Help After Forced Termination). Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (Scheme Covering Retired Early Workers). A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Management deems appropriate.
Persons who have been RAPED may get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependants & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance). Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by Management.
Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Management has always prided itself on the amount of SHIT it gives employees. Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring to the attention of your Supervisor. They have been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.
Sincerely,

The Management


No Doubt
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 1:17 am

THE STIMULUS PLAN

Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is
from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Minnesota.

All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The Minnesota
contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring , then works some
figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about
$900: $400 for materials made in the USA, $400 for my union labor crew and $100 profit for me.”

The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I
can do this job for $500: $300 for cheap materials from China, $100 for my illegal alien crew and $100 profit for me.”

The Chicago contractor doesn't measure or figure, but leans over to the White
House official and whispers, “$2,500.”

The official, incredulous, says, “You didn't even measure like the other
guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”

The Chicago(republican) contractor whispers back, “$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we
hire the guy from Tennessee with the illegal aliens to fix the fence.”

“Done!” replies the government official.

And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.


Bellagio
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 2:50 am

Whine… Whine… Whine… Geeezzz, what a bunch of cry-babies on this thread!

Hey… I'm unemployed myself and DO count on unemployment assistance like the rest of you. But the stimulus bill ALREADY PASSED in Feb has only been 13-15% allocated out of the 800 billion plus. I agree with the Republicans NOT TO fund the extension by way of an expiring surtax against businesses when the money should come from an already passed stimulus bill!

AT THIS TIME… It would be stupid and counterproductive imposing a new tax against struggling small businesses when they need relief and TAX CUTS to help them recover!

The whole stimulus bill was a hasty stupid idea in the first place borrowing billions more out of thin air which did NOTHING to stimulate the economy but to pay off the political graft and fund promised pet projects at the state level. None of the TRICKLE-DOWN stimulus money has made it into the economy yet.

Funding unemployment via stimulus money is the way to go… The Repubs are doing the right thing and the Dems are being destructive. NO NEW TAXES!

So have patience… A few more days and the bill will be signed into law.


Gabriel
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 4:03 am

As to the source of funding, I agree that arguments can be made for both sides, and we can sit here forever discussing which is better and we'll never agree: it's an ideological and theoretical issue and both sides are probably “right” intellectually. The problem is that the discussion is an academic exercise and that people are suffering due to this delay.
* As you say, it can be argued that it is part of the stimulus, and that the stimulus should pay for it
* Or, as Sen Durbin says, you could extend a 0.2% expiring tax and additional 18 months, specially when that is the purpose of this tax (ie, it has been in place for 30 years), it's a baked in cost that would have little or no effect on business (especially small business). It isn't a new tax, it is what it is there for.
It is superflous who is right. The Democrats have the majority and want to use a tax for the purpose it was intended for, it's not something new or ugly that would hamper business creation. Instead of going with the majority (and maybe improving the proposal somewhat w/o just trashing it), Republicans are arguing that you should make an exception and use “unused” money from the stimulus (which might be planned for other worthy tasks, but that can be debated) – where do the exceptions end?
In the end, what would be worse for the economy and most of the people? Using some deficit money (that if it isn't spent in the next year or two, it will be put back and offset the deficit), or extending a 0.2% tax? It is negligible either way. The real damage is in delaying (people are falling further behind and getting thrown out of their homes, business are losing more customers, etc.). Many of the people in this thread know it. And Republicans aren't dumb. It is opportunistic to argue on principle that you're against taxes, and attempt to futily overthrow (in principle) an existing tax when you are the minority party just because you can work the system. We're being used as leverage and it is cruel and counterproductive. No real benefit or debate will come of it, and they know it. It is spiteful and it's just toying with the pain and suffering of 100s of thousands of households (millions of americans already), making things worse.
A reasonable man in the minority would try and compromise through logic, even when your way of thinking is different (or opposed to the majority). If I were a Republican, I would have tried to insert my amendment the week before (when it was debated in the Finance committee and passed unanimously, including Republican votes), and might have blocked it once and offered my amendment at that time (for something I should have known was coming since July). Blocking it the second time (as it happened) and a third time (as it will likely happen) is unreasonable and smacks of delaying tactics and saying no just because you can. There are political issues that might be argued and delayed this way: this legislation isn't one of them.
Both sides have ideological differences and can be seen as hypocritical. However, when in the minority, both have to be whiling to somewhat compromise their principles if they truly want to govern. Democrats have a fame of being spinless because they bicker among themselves and bend their principles when they're in the minority. On the other side, this is a typical example of the Republican double speak: publicly, support popular concepts (Unemployment extension, Medicare, No Child Left Behind, etc.), but refuse to compromse or bend your principles and nitpick on the details until you kill it or not fund them properly, mismanage them, and let them implode (our current predicament, oppose reform knowing that Medicare will collapse w/o it in a few years, don't fund it at all, etc.)
I hope it only takes a few days. But w/o knowing enough of the reconcilliation process rules (how long will it take to merge the bills? how long before the Senate and House vore on it? Can either party block it again, several times?). Who is to stop more blocks that would extend this for weeks?


weslen1
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 5:04 am

I can perfectly understand where the Republithugs in Congress and the Senate are coming from. They will fight tooth and nail to defeat the Democrats and particularly Obama and it doesn't matter how many SUFFER, go HUNGRY, BECOME HOMELESS or anything else to get there. THEY THINK they have a GOD GIVEN RIGHT to control the WORLD and they are getting crazier by the MINUTE trying to figure out how they LOST without admitting that their all for US policies pushed them out. They are SO SURE they are ABOVE everyone else that they REFUSE to SEE, HEAR OR SPEAK anything different.
What I DON'T UNDERSTAND, THOUGH, are the followers who are PART of the same people who have LOST JOBS, are receiving unemployment checks themselves, losing health care, losing homes seeing THEIR CHILDREN GO WITHOUT and STILL bow to the Republithugs AND EVEN PREACH denial to OTHERS of the very same assistance they themselves are receiving.
Those are the kind who would SELL their CHILDREN to a PERVERT before admitting they just MIGHT be protesting what's BEST FOR THEM or MIGHT JUST BE LISTENING TO PEOPLE WHO WOULD SHOOT THEM without a second thought.
Last night and the night before!
Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers,
Knocking at my DOOR!
I'd LIKE to go out!
Don't KNOW if I CAN!
Cause I'm SO AFRAID
Of the TOMMYKNOCKER MAN!
Tommyknocker man being anyone who doesn't LOOK like a RETHUG, think like a RETHUG, SMELL like a RETHUG! Shivering in your boots!
Thank GOD this country doesn't have to depend on any of YOU Republithug worshipers or LIMPbo, Scammity, Becka fans to defend this country because you'd be too busy crawling under your beds and HIDING from THE MAN or worrying about your PIMPLE like Limpbo did when his turn came and he was too scared to go. Then he flunked out of college in less than a MONTH.
Some kind of low life heros you've got there!
Thank GOD it wasn't any of YOU who, OFF DUTY, came upon a burning car with a mother and child in it. YOU would have left them to BURN while you checked the moms ID or left them because you wouldn't have been PAID or because you were too cowardly to get that close, probably would have run like a cur dog as fast as you could away from the car and LAUGHED at the SCREAMS when you bragged to all your friends.
Thank GOD I was not too FULL OF MY OWN WORTH to let my 83 year old friend GO HUNGRY when she was UNABLE to get to the store! Thank GOD there are twice as many GOOD and CARING Democrats in this country than there are blood thirsty, cruel, selfish, self centered Republithugs obstructing anything GOOD for PEOPLE OVER CORPORATE PROFITS for a few greedy CEOs.
I wouldn't worry too much about losses to THEM unless my NAME is in one of their WILLS. They sure won't worry about YOU or ME!


readytogiveup
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 5:51 am

I am one of the thousands of Americans who are unemployed. I have been out of work since February 2008. I have had no luck in finding work for the past two years. I have applied to many companies. Some I would get a call back for an interview others I would not. If you are fortunate enough to get an interview that's great but lately I have had no job offers. My unemployment benefits have ran out. I have been with out any income for a month and one week. I have lost my vehicle. I am in no position to hold any other bill off. I can barely afford to eat. It is extremely tough trying to figure out how you will get the money to eat another meal and keep a roof over your head when you have no income. It's very hard out here. Now things have gotten worse with the no passing of the unemployment bill. It hasn't been passed. This is a tragedy. We are going hungry and homeless. We need to have this bill passed as soon as possible so that we can survive. Please help.
Please sign this petition for a promt passing of the unemployment bill:
http://www.ipetitions.com/petitions/unemployment/


Devlingrae
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 6:18 am

You know, its going to be sad when americans have no where else to turn, and start ending there own lives. A man cannot go on, dealing with the chaos that the average american home is dealing with today, day in and day out. I waited till I was thirty years of age to bring a child into the world, hoping by then we were financially stable enuff for a child. Two years into this childs life, he has already learned what a hungry belly feels like. What do you tell a toddler when he says hes hungry, and there is no food to give him? Because of the money I made in the past, there is no help for my family. I am so ashamed of myself, everytime I look at my son I think how stupid of me to bring a child into this mess. You know its a sad day when you wish you would never of had that beautiful child. What are we going to do people?


SA
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 8:02 am

These Senate Republicans are playing games, they need to be voted out in the next election cycle.


deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 8:13 am

at the expense of repos and foreclosure? how about eating? who cares how its paid for… if it cost the people who fired you or laid you off, you should be happy of the tax cuz it stops business from running through peoples lives senselessly, and obama should bring them to accountability. So the real destroyers are the repubs. the surtax won't take place until dec. 31, in which if we don't come up with 12 million jobs will likely be pushed back until the economy heals, so for bobble head fools like you to know, obama cut unemployment tax so you don't have to pay taxes on it and you say NO NEW TAXES? that was part of the stimulus bill, so get a life… and read the bill instead of watching fox news… it brain washes you.


deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 8:14 am

Amen… this should be the end of their careers… starting with Jon Kyl (R-AZ).


workneeded
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 12:18 pm

I Think The Senate “Agrees To Disagree”


deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

wow… 0.2%… jon kyl and the republicans want to protect small business from .2%? Do they think we are dumb or can't count? its not even 1%… this is going to threaten our economy? thats a sliver of income for any business… if you are a business that makes $50,000 a month thats a $100 in taxes… thats nothing. the people in business probably drink more than that… it would literally cost a company a couple of beers. This is worth the stress of a threatened foreclosure? no more republicans…


workneeded
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 3:08 pm

Democrat = For all the people…. Republican = For a small group of mainly rich people


Name
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

People like Sen Kyl and Sen Hatch need to be unemployed.


None of the Above
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

If the states were having to pay for extension figuring out how to pay for it would be a concern,but its a federal extension, they could have passed it to help millions of people and haggle about how to pay it later!
Besides this thread is about people venting there concerns, not to do there job and debate how it should be funded!
the “new” tax has been in place for 30yrs @ $14.00 an employee to extend it another 2 years shouldnt be a problem, I believe they should use stimulas funds also, but the repubs are more worried about saving there big business pals money,not small businesses.

welcome to the “cry-babies” thread!
God Bless this mess!


Name
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

To the person who made a comment about small business not being effected by 1 or 2%, do you have or have ever had your own business? Don't just assume that EVERY business owner is swimming in money. Not many SMALL businesses now a days make 50,000 a month or even half of that with the economy the way it is. It's IS hurting small businesses and it will prevent them to hire.


deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

well actually i have, and you missed the whole point of what im saying… if i made $1000 at .2% thats $2 a month… get it… if i made $6000 a month thats $12… still a couple of beers man… do math please… if your crying about .2% then you would jump off a casino if you saw any other tax rates. nobody cares about a fraction of a percent unless you are dumb enough to defend big corporations that got us in this mess. and no im not swimming in money… funny thing is the only people complaining about it in the senate are the same fools that gave themselves a pay raise through a bill that probably moved faster… there is no small business thats complaining here… just senators who want obama out because they didn't get the chance to get their grubby little hands on it… and who knows…


noMOREtv4u
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

DEMOCRATS SHOULD STOP BLOCKING THE EXTENSION. The stimulus money is just sitting there doing nothing, while any tax kills new jobs, just as any government spending kills jobs. That's why they need to be careful what they fund and why. The stimulus didn't work at all, use what's left on useful things.


papasmurf25
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

Its the Republicans who are blocking the extension not the Dems


mpacny
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 8:17 pm

I t is beyond comprehension how anyone can look into their empty wallets, refridgerators, gas tanks, living in the cold because they are afraid to turn on their heat and defend the republican party, It would be easier to explain the meaning of life.


chrissy
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

if you don't know the latest info. do't talkshit about the dems.


gloriatexas
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

Why are the democrats and the republicans keep passing the blame for not extending unemployment benefits to all states. I remember reading, every democratic senator voted and passed the healthcare reform last week. Hooray, that was great. But with no jobs that means nowhere to live, no lights, no gas for heating, and food for our families. That's what the extended unemployment benefits would have done for all states of jobless families. So all Democratic Senators need to unite just like they did for the healthcare and pass this bill for a vote and to pass it. Because when election time comes, not only will some Republicans not be re-elected but also some of the Democrats especially those who are not supporting to pass this bill that will help all jobless Americans people. I guess that forgot we are the voters that gave them a job…


Bellagio
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

Like a said previously…

Cry-babies… Whine… Whine… Whine…
Nobody… Not the General government, not my neighbors, not my state owes me a living or anything else for my existence! You whiners act as though you have entitlement to a safety net. But for all the money I cough up in taxes, like the rest of you probably do, I most certainly feel I should have it. BUT I DON’T ACT THAT WAY!

I am pro-active. I do what I have to do to survive. We all must do what we have to do to survive.

I go to sleep every night knowing hat the sun will rise in the east and the world continues to turn! Yes, times will be great again, but that’s life! DEAL WITH IT!

The Dems ARE the ones holding it up. The stimulus is ALREADY AVAILABLE since February, 85% UNSPENT! There is NO NEED by the Dems to look elsewhere!

The Dems only cared about paying off their graft and funding promises to the state and pet projects and the hell with the economy, the people and mom & pop. Why do you think there is still 600Billion plus left in of the stimulus package passed 9 months ago… shoved through by reasoning that America was burning, jobs will be saved & created, businesses will be saved & created! BWAHAHAHAH!!!

In 9 months what has that piece of crap stimulus bill done so far… ZERO!

You betcha that the stimulus money unspent will be unloaded starting the second quarter next year just in time to artificially lift the economy up just in time for the 2010 midterms! Mark my word. That is why the Dems DON’T want to touch it! It is in reserve for future nefarious plans!

The bill will pass in the next few days THE RIGHT WAY. In the mean time stop your belly-aching. Geeezzzz… This thread is like being in the middle of an infirmary full of new-borns!

DEAL WITH IT!


noMOREtv4u
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

The repubs said fine, just fund with leftover stimulus money. Instead, dems want to keep a surtax on business. If you keep screwing business, who is going to hire? The stimulus has created 30,000 jobs at a cost of $500,000 each. Ouch. I could try saying something nice about dems, but who the hell would believe it?

My unemployment ran out weeks ago, because I live in a tax & spend state that gave us a preview of the Obamanistas. And of course the worse it gets, the higher the taxes go, so businesses leave, people who can afford to, leave, and the same corrupt idiots stay in power. That's Michigan (or Illinois, etc.) – and now it's the country.


noMOREtv4u
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

The repubs said fine, just fund with leftover stimulus money. Instead, dems want to keep a surtax on business. If you keep screwing business, who is going to hire?


None of the above
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

There is about 80% of stimulas left, we cant say it didnt work yet until they spend most of it.
Arguing over if the dems or repubs blocked it is just what they want people to do, if the dems said lets use some stimulas to pay for it, the repubs would have wanted to extend the tax…they both want to claim credit for helping people.
And extending or ending a tax that was around for the the last 30 years has nothing to do with hurting jobs,thats waht companys pay to cover workers for unemployment insurance, lowering capital gains tax,and income tax would create jobs.
the only thing small business needs to get going is access to credit again,and cheaper health insurance for workers.
We need independents to run congress!!


None of the above
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 9:28 pm

Like I said earlier,
Welcome to the cry-babies thread!
Looks like your the one doing the crying, I bet your one of those people that will keep trying to get your point across until someone agrees with you, or just change your name to make it look like someone does.
I bet you think bush caused 911 too…
hahahahhahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahah you crack me up, if people are crying here, why do you keep posting????????????????????
Deal with it or, dont post!!
GGEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!


Life and liberty
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

I'M VERY PROUD OF YOU!!
LOL,HAHAHA


Deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

Obamanistas… ohhh… big word for a small brain…. those were government jobs and not jobs from the private sector which they outsourced… obama can't make them create jobs you idiot. the tax is only .2% for 18 months… thats $2 per thousand made…. you spend more than that on viagra dummy. business has been outsourcing and laying off since the late 70's… ask GM. Not the Dems… get a clue.


Deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

you're and idiot, its only been 6 months vs. 30yrs. of corruption and theft and its suppose to pancake in a matter of days? do me a favor and go taste some ricin toxin.


Deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

the meaning of life is to kill the repugnecans, or atleast stop their fetishes for controlling the world and saying they want small government in the same sentence with the same mouth… they want to control the financing and preach about big government health care and they aren't the majority or the president.


Deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

yeah true, but health care has been on the oven for quite some time now… i think they should be happy… now unemployment hopefully monday.


deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

whiners that act like we should be entitled to a safety net? no1 owes for your existence? is this the dark ages on steroids? do you like the term 'civilization' or are u a caveman? don't answer that…. maybe you like crimes and incarcerations… especially when they are at your door step. or just plain ol poverty… its cool just as long as you don't have to sleep in it… but you're on your way aren't you… you feel you should have something and don't act that way? wouldn't that make you fake? i guess you can deal with it huh… the stimulus money is for stimulus, not for insurance, the bill is already past… DEAL WITH IT… funding promises are cool to keep if it concerns mom and pop, i dont think that they broke the US because it is not broke… what future nefarious plans? education stimulus? thats nefarious? health care reform? you're going on a witch hunt drinking koolaid again…. new borns are cool but you must realize that you have been born yesterday.


deity
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

the stimulus money is not left over, some of these programs didn't even start, stimulus money is for stimulus, not insurance… if business keeps screwing us, what can we live on? get a clue… or three…


noMOREtv4u
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

The stimulus was there to make sure unemployment did not exceed 8%. How is business screwing you, by the way? Except for business that is in league with the government, no business is in a position to do that. If healthcare succeeds, the government will have direct control of 48% of the economy.

The same people who knew their stimulus would keep unemployment below 8% will control the economy, a move that has worked so well elsewhere. I guess we can call that a Great Leap Forward.


Larry
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

If this doesnt pass my family will be homeless by the end of the month. I live in Maryland which just falls short of the 8% mark, but the county I live in has a 10%+ unemployment rate. I recently reg. to vote and if this bill doesn't get passed then I know for a fact that I WILL swith the party of choice and vote certain individules out of office when the time comes. I may only be one voice but it will be heard.


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted October 18, 2009 @ 11:55 pm

Go F*** yourself


Robin
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 12:03 am

Yes, something needs to be passed and soon. The way things are going we may need to take money from both the stimulus money and the surtax on businesses.


Rick
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 12:22 am

Hey all you assholes that think everyone here is crying……….I HAVE WORKED ALL MY FRICKIN' LIFE AND NEVER ASKED ANYONE FOR ANYTHING!!!! Now that this country (and probably with your blessing)…has decided to out source jobs out of this country and employ illegals and turn their heads while the American worker becomes a so called burden on the rich in this society……I FOR ONE NEED A LITTLE BREATHING ROOM WHILE I TRY TO FIGURE A WAY OUT OF THIS MESS THAT I HAD NO FRIGGIN' PART IN!!!!! It DOES NOT MATTER how you vote, who you vote for….ITS ALL ABOUT ASSURING THE RICH GET RICHER…Hell they even tax our compensation checks!!!! Im not crying and never plan to. Im just as proud a man as you are and I don't plan on loosing everything but its a reality that all unemployed have to face…AND GUESS WHAT? The sun WILL surely rise tomorrow BELLAGIO (God willing) and I will be just as proud as you and no doubt be more of a man !! Point blank. People need help right now and aren't getting it!! My compensation has ran out and life looks bleak but I'm one of the fortunate ones that can adapt!! I'm a survivor and will survive!!! But I hate hearing some asshole calling their fellow Americans cry babies!! This is a time to unite and pull together not apart!! A lot needs fixing in this country and the time is here to unite a help our fellow Workers and bring America back to Americans!! Until we do that we Will exercise our freedom of speech rights and call it Protesting and NOT CRYING!!! So ALL you ASSHOLES that think hungry homeless people are crying….(FUCK YOU!!!!) Our Government sold us out!!! Thats the Fucking bottom line!!! (all comments welcome and cry if you want but do it loud and proud until your voice is heard)…..forget trying to change Washington with votes THEY ARE THE CRY BABIES!! Vote if you want (I Do) but its kinda like trying to fix a worn out engine …sometimes ya just gotta stop and overhaul THE WHOLE DAMN THING!!!


mikal58
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 12:32 am

Lets stop the silly fighting and get these people some help and bring the jobs back from foreign countries and help our economy instead of theirs. We need a long term fix not a temporary patch.


Deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:21 am

maybe the socialism that all the white neo conservatives say that obama is, is actually the answer… 12 million jobs aren't coming back here unless we take a BIGG paycut… how about $2 an hour? would you work for that? we now have to make 12 milllion jobs in 20 weeks… thats impossible without another industrial revolution… maybe for the 10% of the nation that are going to stay unemployed you should give them checks… cuz jobs aren't going to happen any time soon. but let the record be told, white neo-conservatives gave you the answer trying to slander obama, <<<socialism>>>… you can socialize my check if they can't get the private sector to leave jobs hear or create them, or even share the profit… GO SOCIALIST!


rickmick
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:51 am

You should be a Senator you have all the qualities heartless, evil, trouble maker and (I do what I have to do to survive) meaning my vote goes to the business's that give me the most money under the table. Oh, did I forget argent jerk


Pete
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:51 am

Wow Rick with language like that now I know why your out of a job.. Besides while everyone on here has the time to complain about what the government isnt doing try and do something yourself.. If I had no cash I would go work 2 jobs but what this all boils down to is that we as Americans need to Start buying American made products Only.. This isnt something that just happened one day its been happeing for the past 30 years and now the dominoes have all fallen.. rich are Richer and poor are poorer simple.. If you all want jobs stop buying Korean, China and whatever else countries are selling us thier crap..


deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 2:00 am

wrong… this never stopped outsourcing… if you buy american or not, the is still some1 in taiwan who will work for .50 cents an hour… if you buy hamburgers and fords, they will make them for you for a whole lot less, which means more profit for them.


rickmick
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 2:32 am

Rick, I know how you feel when people get on here and make statements like they do. They ether have a job, born with a silver spoon or live in an area where there are jobs. I have work 35 years in the construction business. My last job was a estimator/project manager for a large Corp. that went bankrupt when the economy fell. Most all construction company's have went bankrupt in my area. I have also heard people say get two jobs flipping burgers. I have heard of being over qualified before but until now I did not know what it really meant. With my resume McDonald's will not even give me an interview. I was making 80,000 a year and when I apply for jobs at $11.00 and hour they shred my resume. I have sold just about everything I can to buy gas for my car so I can find a job. I am almost done for I have 35.00 and nothing else to sell. If someone was tell me to my face get two jobs and quit whining I would probably hit them.


Zekcat
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 4:53 am

Yep, selling my things too. I guess I'm lucky because I have a lot to sell still yet, but I feel like I have to scramble to sell stuff plus look for odd jobs plus continue to send out resumes for “real jobs.” I rather be getting a paycheck and pay my taxes and sit in Monday morning traffic like those other lucky 90% get to. This unemployment stuff really sucks! I've been out of work for 2 years, sent out over 1,000 resumes and been on 52 interviews. A job would be gold to me.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 11:16 am

oh please tell me who the ignorant person on here is that could have the audasity to tell your fellow american to quit whinning and get 2 jobs? you must be joking , have you missed the news? people are looking for work in places they never dreamed they would have to before and you can in good conscious tell someone to get 2 jobs really. well i hope for your sake that you are never in a position of such desperation and need, be grateful for your good fortune and consider yourself among the lucky if you can make comments like that because in this day and age , there are not enough jobs to go around and people are literally starving in this country. shame on you for making such statements to people who are desperate and reaching out for the slightest bit of help. we put in to the system our whole lives and when we need help , we are treated like dirt and made to feel like the worst on the planet. i just hope you never have to chose between lights or food.


CSnow
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:05 am

PLEASE PLEASE PASS IT NOW! FOR TEXAS!!! AND FOR A DECENT AMOUNT OF TIME. I HAVE SO MANY BILLS A SICK MOTHER A SICK GRANDMOTHER AND NO I SAID NO $ COMING IN. PLUS I'VE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR OVER A YEAR AND ITS SO HARD. EVEN I HAVE BEEN ILL BUT HAVE NO HEALTH INSURANCE. NO I'M NOT OLD IM JUST IN MY 30'S. THIS IS SO HARD AND I'VE CRIED IN UTTER DESPERATION FOR WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME. AND I'M EDUCATED!!!! PLEASE PASS AND PASS NOW! 5 MOS AT LEAST!


CSnow
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:09 am

Rick….
Hey all you assholes that think everyone here is crying……….I HAVE WORKED ALL MY FRICKIN' LIFE AND NEVER ASKED ANYONE FOR ANYTHING!!!!
*******************************

YES RICK I AGREE. I WORKED MY WAY THROUGH SCHOOL. NOW THERE ARENT EVEN ENOUGH JOBS FOR THE EDUCATED! THEY ARE PICKING PPL WITH STRAIGHT A'S FROM THE TOP 4 FIRMS IN THE NATION. THIS IS ONLY A SMALL % OF PEOPLE. BUT YET I'M EDUCATED BROKE SCARED I EVEN HAVE LOST WEIGHT TRYING TO EAT LIGHT SO I WILL NOT PAY TO MUCH FOR FOOD….

ALSO I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ANOTHER REPUBLICAN AGAIN FOR LIFE!


CSnow
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:13 am

Bellagio — WE ALLL DO WHAT WE NEED TO TO SURVIVE. BUT NO ONE CAN SURVIVE OFF OF NO OR LITTLE INCOME. THAT IS WHY JOBS EXISTS. I'VE DONE MANY THINGS TO TRY AND STAY AFLOAT. BUT WHEN THERE ARE 5 JOBS TO EVERY 100 PEOPLE SIMPLY EVERYONE CAN NOT WORK AND PEOPLE WILL BE HOMELESS, SUFFER, HUNGRY AND DESPERATE. I WAS SO DISTRAUGHT I EVEN CONSIDERED SUICIDE. BEING WITHOUT A JOB TAKES AWAY FOOD, SHELTER, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR MONEY, INSURANCE, AND SOMETIMES YOUR WILL TO KEEP GOING…..AND BTW, SOME PPL ARE PURE, UNSCENTED, ASS WIPES!


CSnow
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:14 am

ALSO THE REPUBS ARE BLOCKING THE EXTENSION AND EVEN SHORTEN THE DURATION. IT WAS GOING TO BE LONGER.


lizzyneedsherunemploymentcheck
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:31 am

The republicans have no heart!


Name
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 11:05 am

I cant believe they couldnt pass this again!!!!!What is wrong with these people?I bet it would be different if it was htem who couldnt pay their rent or mortgage since they ran out two months ago!!!! most people are only looking at 2-3 thousand dollars thats only one months mortgaga and may be 2 bills.i hope the sneate does something this week, for gods sake the house passed this over a month ago and remember my friends……after they pass it obama has to sign it then each statre has to send out letters then two weeks from then you might get a check!!!!!!


JOHN
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 11:13 am

DOES ANY ONE AGREE OUT THERE THAT YES, HEALTH CARE IS A BIG AND IMPORTANT ISSUE, BUT, 6 WEEKS TO PASS 20MORE WEEKS OF UNEMPLOYMENT I LIVE IN FLORIDA MY COUNTY AND SARROUNING COUNTIES HAVE OVER 15 PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT, I CANT EVEN GET A JOB IN TACO BELL ALL KIDS THEY WANT… I HAVE PUT IN APPLICATIONS TO EVEN CLEAN TOILETS IN HOTELS TO FEED MY KIDS,BUT BECAUSE OF MY DONT EVEN CALL ME FOR 7.OO AN HOUR. I WATCH THE CNN EVERY DAY AND MSNBC AND EVEN SENATE COVERAGE THEY HAVE BEEN TO BUSY ALL LAST WEEK AFTET THE HEALTH CARE TO GET A BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR , HOW ABOUT SETTLING THIS YEARS PROBLEMS FIRST?


ANGIE
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 11:20 am

BELLAGIO: I THINK YOUR A JERK!!! NO ONES WHINING WE SIMPLY EXPRESSING OUR FEELING IT MUST BE NICE TO BE SUCH A MAN>>>>>> AND NOT HAVE A THING TO WORRY ABOUT PS DO YOU LIVE WITH MOMMY. IM THE MOTHER OF 5 WHOS HUSBASND IS DEAD….. I HAVE TWO DEGREES AND NEVER IN MY LIFE WAS ON WELFARE FOR ANYTHING IVE BEEN WORKING SINCE MY FIRST PAPER ROUTE PAID MY OWN WAY THRU COLLEGE WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? PLEASE TELL ME BECAUSE ID LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THISA CRY BABY DID WRONG, MAY BE YOU CAN SHED YOUR MOST POWERFUL LIGHT ON US ALL OH MIGHT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!


Hopeg
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 11:31 am

i hope to hell you ignorant people who are calling your fellow americans whiners arent serious here. when you have to decide whether to pay your light bill or put a few groceries in your cupboards then maybe you wont be so quick to call people names. what are you in romper room , really grow up and have some consideration for people's situations here , it's not like people are making this stuff up , it's happening all over the country maybe when it hits your doorstep , you wont have so much to say. consider yourself lucky and thank your lucky stars if your able to criticize people for voicing concern and anguish about their circumstances , i pray that you dont find yourself in the same boat someday soon.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 11:40 am

I AGREE WITH CSNOW YOUR A IDIOT!!!!!!! IT MUST BE GREAT TO BE YOU!!!!


minnesotapaul
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

Hard to believe the countrys situation you can blame any one you want if it makes you feel good. I personally lay the brunt of the blame on former pres reagan for starting the beginning of the end. When we take away the right to bargain for wages you start many bad thigs rolling. But now we have to get things back on track. First thing or place to start is i hope you all think about the self check out lines started at the walmart stores. Just think about that machine as a person with out work t is the big corporations that will reap the rewards of this recession. cut wages and with that go more jobs there is no employer/ employee relationship any more.well i would love to ramble on but i need to look for a job and search for more alum cans or anything i can do to continue to breathe and support my family.. also have to get my wife in for chemo as she has brest cancer. have a nice day


manmar
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

I was drawing unemployment benefits from the state I was working in but because the unemployment rate was below the federal standard of 8.5% I no longer qualify for any extensions so I would like to know what the govt. is going to do for those of us in this situation even though I live in a state where the rate is not considered urgent? I keep reading where the Republicans are blocking any more extensions from coming because they don't like where the money is being allocated from. Well could we please have these guys laid-off from their jobs for not doing it to our standards and let them see what its like to have to try to survive on the scraps from their dinner table!!!!!!


workneeded
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

minnesotapaul you are correct it was Pres. Reagan who started NAFTA to allow these companies to move to Mexico and even now they are moving their operations to other countries….for what cheaper labor ??? so they can import it back bere…??? I even heard a rumor FORD Motors is considering moving operations and Manufacturing to Mexico…I write music and one of my copyrighted songs has a line in it “I always wonder why we worry about everyone else, and forget about the ones living right here, in this dog eat dog world we call a rat race just sit there and worry about yourself” meaning lets help the American citizens first….worry about the rest of the world later…This Country was built on a vision of our forefathers and they are probably rolling over in their graves right now …….People with Phd's cant even get a job flipping a hamburger…..btw “would you like fries and supersize?


john7758
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

Try buying an American made TV, sneakers, shoes, a business suit, clothes, cell phone, house phone or even furniture. All that stuff is not made in America anymore. I could probably go on all day but I am not going to sit here all day doing that. Some of the frozen vegetables even come from Mexico.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

HOPEG YOU SAID BABY ALL THESE P[EOLE THINK THAT THEY ARE IMMUNE WELL MAY BE THE ONES WITH TRUST FUNDS OR HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH THAT THEY HAVNT BEEN LAID OFF, BUT THEIR IS A CIRCLE IN THIS LIFE AND ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!!!! WHEN IT HITS THEIR DOORSTEP AS YOU SAID THEY WILL BE WHINING LOUDER THAN ANYONE COUNT ON IT!!!! ANGIE


ANGIE
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

WORKNEEDED: I AGREE IVE APPLIED AT TACO BELL AND HOTELS AS A MAID I HAVE 2 MASTERS AND DIDNT EVEN GET AN INTERVIEW!!!! SO U PEOPLE OUT THERE SAYING WE ARE EXPECTING HAND OUTS AND THAT YOU NEVER ASKED NO ONE FOR ANYTHING GOD BLESS YOU!!! I WISH I WAS THAT LUCKY,IVE HELPED MANY PEOPLE GET ON THEIR FEET OVER THE YEARS, ALL IWANT IS AN EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!UNTIL THE JPOB MARKET STABILIZES NOT FOR 7 OR 13 LOUSY WEEKS BECAUSE IN MY STATE OF FLORIDA YOU DONT EVEN GET THE FULL WEEKS YOU GET THE MINI,UM ALLOWED BY LAW SO IF WE GET 13 WEEKS I COLLECT EVERY TWO WEEKS 3 TIMES AND IM DONE HOW ABOUT THAT FOR INJUSTICE!!!


joycefromnewjersey
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

with a heavy heart i have been reading the comments about unemployment and no extension yet. i realize i am not alone by any means. i have been unemployed for over a year and have physically taken my resume to over 50 employers. i have not received any interest except for one dirtball who told me i had a “pretty nice chassis for my age” i am in my 60's. however when he asked me to to agree to being “paid under the table”, i refused as #1 it is illegal and #2 i would not want to work for that pig anyway. he was old and came from that era when it was o.k. at least in his squinty eyes. i really wish they would pass the extension because we really need it. i am struggling but not quite as bad as some of the blogs i have read on here. unfortunately, once you are out of work for so long you begin to lose your job skills. i was a legal secretary, i also have a 4 year college degree but like i said above, i face one more obstacle, i have white hair. i agree, we all have to band together, but does it do any good to contact these fat rats in washington? what can we do to be heard? even the tea parties didn't do much good for any reason. now things are beind closed drs.


workneeded
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

ANGIE …I used to live in Fort Lauderdale and I miss Florida…I have worked since I was 13 starting delivering newspapers and shoveling driveways that was in Connecticut and have always worked even the most humiliating jobs….I would not like a handout either but, The Gov't needs to entice businesses to stay here, since the fear began that the big CEO's would lose thier big perks and bonuses thats when it all started… like I said in my earlier post Democrat means “For all the people” Republican means ” For a small group of people mainly with lots of money”….who want to keep it …I hope we don't have a cival war….


TREVA
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 2:02 pm

HURRY THE UNEMPLOYMENT XTENTION MILLIIONS GOING HOMELESS


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Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

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mikal58
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

I worked for over 30 years for the same company and when you are working you always have that sense of security. Its very hard being unemployed and very stressful not knowing how long you will keep your house or be able to feed your kids. I feel like crap when I go down to the unemploment office because I feel like Im begging and I have never done that before in my life but when you have kids you do what you have too. I had several friends who told me its really tough to get a job if your over 50 but I had always worked and just laughed it off until I started looking. Why do job applications ask your age if theres not supposed to be age discrimination? Even the state jobs here ask your birthday. I wonder what the “real” unemployment rates are not just the ones the government puts out. I think it would be really scary if we knew.


rickmick
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

If enough people call their Senators they will hear you. They want this job for the power not so much the money. Do you think that Rockefeller needs the money? If they think that they will get voted out alot of them will do something. For the ones that are to dumb to change VOTE THEM OUT.


Hopeg
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

remember people together we stand united we fall and if we fall now , we hit so damn hard it would be felt globally….. direct your frusterations and anger in the appropriate direction and for gods sake , have some compassion.


cheryl62
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

These republican Senators keep blocking this extension, while they live high off the hog on our money. Calling Senators may help some, but I doubt it. The republicans are the ones who put us in this mess, now they drag their feet on getting us some help. Maybe all the unemployed should show up for a rally in Washington to let them know we are not going to keep taking this delay in the extension of our benefits. I would also suggest much more news coverage on the situation, maybe that would push thing a little faster. In any case, people are suffering and starving, while they jerk us all around.


Hopeg
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

i would also like to say to the person who said he would get two jobs if he had no money………. HELLO there are no jobs so how is it that you think you could get two let alone one job? do you think people are kidding when they say they have applied to taco bell and burger king? I am a medical assistant with phlebotomy and i have worked since i was 14 years old doing everything from factory work to cna work in a nursing home to working with mentally disabled people and i must say i have never encountered such an ignorant statement. To insinuate that people just arent trying hard enough to find a job would be to say that 300 millions of americans are faking it. please think about things before you insult someone. the one thing that makes me proud to be an american is that in troubling times and hard times, americans ban together and fight for the common cause. i know that its hard to believe that people are literally on the verge of losing everything but look around , there are hundreds of thousands of foreclosures and people are struggling to find their next meal so forgive them if they are speaking out to the public for either support or maybe just to know that someone else knows what they are going through. Lets not kick them while they are down.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

CHERYL YOU ARE RIGHT THE NEWS BARELY COVERS THIS ISSUE!!!WE ARE LUCKY TO GET A BLURB ON THE BOTTOM OF THE NEWS SCREEN ABOUT THIS BILL AND WHATS GOING ON. I HAVE CONTACTED VARIOUS NEWS TEAMS AND NO REPONSE. THE BALLOON BOY GETS ALL THE COVERAGE AND OF COURE HEALTH CARE WHICH IS IMPORTANT BUT THEY ARE A LONG WAY FROM VOTING AGAIN ON HEALTH CARE ITS BEEN WEEKS FOR HOLDING UP THIS EXTENSION. BELIEVE IT OR NOT THE BALLOON BOY STORY GOT MORE COVERAGE IN ONE WEEK THAN THIS EXTENSION GOT IN THREE MONTHS!!! AND THEY WILL PROBABLY END UP WITH NO JAIL TIME AFTER WASTING ALL THE MONEY TO FOR A HOAX BY HIS TIME NEXT YEAr that family will be millionaires thanks to the media


Diane Bradburd
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

my benefits ended sept. 19 I have no money for bills, rent medicine food do the repulicans need money for food rent bills are they insane or just lousy peoplewho don't care about the unemployed at all this is a disgrace from our own country


Zupie
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

If they wait much longer to pass the extention over 300,000 people in California will be on the street! I know it helps to blow off a little steam, but the truth of the matter is the only people paying any attention to this blog is us…
Over 50, umemployed and living in California? Forget a job. I have been looking for almost 2 years and have excellent office skills. I have had many interviews and they are very short. Buy the way, it is illegal for any employer to ask your age.


Tigger82
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

i am 27 with 3 kids that was taken a year ago cause the state says i was abusing them by not having our own house.. I am unble to get a job my husband is on the other side of the state cause were there is more jobs an he is still not getting hired we just got locked out of out of our house by the cops cause of back rent of 2 months that has not been paid cause my unemployment ran out an hubby was cut off his.. my family is split up cause there is no money an no jobs around here.. We get this exstention that will be awsome cause that means all of us americans that are waiting on it will know that we have some sort of help till something can get figured out. People just need to understand that it is hard out there an that even the people that have been working most of there life no longer can find or get a job.. Micihgan is really bad 15.1% of people are unemployed an are struggling to keep there family together an keep the state from tearing the family apart..


ANGIE
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

zupie: what can we do? i write to everyone including nancy pelosi!!! my senator andy dem sentor who will listen i write and email the media they can help!!!! they can help even more by not mentioning the damn balloon boy every 5 friggin seconds and cover something that matters hang in there im praying foryou all and my family too


Commonsenseforreal
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:16 pm

Well apparently we must be very careful what we say or we will be accused of being all kinds of things that have nothing to do with what really caused all this. I'm not going to suggest that in some way the Republican party or at least some of the people serving in it didn't have a part in this but not to the extent that all these radical left wingers would like to believe. First just to let you know about how misinformed people in this discussion blog are. One person said that he personally blames President Reagan for signing NAFTA when in fact Reagan never signed any bills concerning NAFTA and was not even in office when the bill was signed as a matter of fact Your wonderful Pres. Clinton fully supported NAFTA . So please get your info correct try reading and actually doing your own research if you know how. I don't mean go to NBC, CBS, MSNBC or ABC
BLOGS or CNN and get statementS from radical left wing reports that are clearly in bed with the current administration. I have seen so many miss truths in this blog concerning things that people think the republicans did when in fact it was the democratic party that was an is responsible for the problems we know have. Yes before you start getting ignorant with this do your homework and like I said you must be willing to go to the library of congress

“who said the following just before they signed NAFTA'

(I believe that NAFTA will create a million jobs in the
first five years of its impact. And I believe that that is many more
jobs than will be lost, as inevitably some will be as always happens
when you open up the mix to a new range of competition. )

Your wonderful President Clinton signed it NOT REAGAN.

Almost every statement that I have seen in this blog blaming Republicans for
all that is happening can be easily denied by fact if you just take the time to do your own research, not something anyone in the blog understands.


AmericasTalkForum
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

Do you think politicions really care about you all and all your troubles? I really have my doubts lately. http://americastalkforum.com


AmericasTalkForum
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

Do you think politicions really care about you all and all your troubles? I really have my doubts lately. http://americastalkforum.com


Commonsenseforreal
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

Like I said do your home work actually take part in researching things before you make statements that make you look silly.

“who said the following just before they signed NAFTA'

(I believe that NAFTA will create a million jobs in the
first five years of its impact. And I believe that that is many more
jobs than will be lost, as inevitably some will be as always happens
when you open up the mix to a new range of competition. )

Your wonderful President Clinton signed it NOT REAGAN.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

DEAR MRCOMMONSENSEFORREAL::::: Im guessing you still have a job and are a republican, im guessing you havnt been laid off after 20 years have 2 masters degrees and cant find work mr commonsenseforreal, im guessing your not waiting anyday for a forclosure ntice andim guessing your famil including 5 children arnt days away from sleeping in their car which also is going to be repossessed WHO CARES ABOUT THEN WE WERE WORKING THEN AND I DONT HAVE THE MOENY TO GO TO THE LIBRARY OF CONGREE THE POINT OF THIS BLOG IS TO VENT AND HOPE YOUR NOT ALONE, GOD BLESS YOU SIR HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT I THINK YOUR THE FIRST ONE IVE HEARD THAT ABOUT IN WEEKS ENJPY YOUR HOME AND ENJOY DINNER TONIGHT KNOWING SOME KIDS ARE GOING HUNGARY!!!! NOMAKE THAT THOUSANDS OF KIDS GOD BLESS YOU ANYWAY


ED
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

I agree with money out of the stimulas for extension of unemployment, hell they
don't hestitate to give banks–aig- on and on -Now– Get ur done
We don't ask where the Government pay is coming from??? or the Military
funding for the fuck up in iraq?? now we need help–we have worked hard in our
lives, and its not funny~~


workneeded
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

Commonsenseforreal I apologize ..I stand corrected, but what I originally read was misconstrued by many, from what I can decipher through all the gibberish NAFTA was a brainchild of Pres. Reagan endorsed by Pres. Bush Sr. and signed by Pres. Clinton…but the bottom line is I have many associates who lost their jobs because of it and many more will lose theirs….As it stands as of August 2009 the US population is about 307,734,553 and on the average 9.5% of people are out of work but, some of them would rather live of the system than work….I believe everyone on this blog are the one's who want to work and we need some help somehow..and soon…because suicide and crime is not what we choose….Amen ….God Bless The Red, White & Blue…..


JOHN
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

MR COMMONSENSEFORREAL: YOUR PRESIDENT BUSH LINED HIS OWN POCKETS AND YOU KNOW IT, HE DID SHIT EXCEPT START A WAR AND MAKE OUT DEFICIT WORSE. HE WAS A MORON AND I WAS EMABARASSED TO HAVE HIM IN OFFICE, OBAMA MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST WE EVER HAD, BUT AT LEAST HES TRYING FOR US WHO ARE NOT DINING OBN LOBSTER TONIGHT AND CAN SIT IN JUDGEMENT OF THOSE OF US WHO NEED THIS HELP


deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

commonsenseforreal… if you had common sense, you would realize that this is a blog for unemployment and not ronald reagan… if you like dead people, maybe you should be in bed with them… anyway… although they are in bed together, the house passed the bill… the repubs in the senate stopped it <<<fact>>> Jon kyl (R-AZ) was the spokes person for the repubs <<<fact>>> the Dems voted in congress for it. <<<fact>>> quit being sensative of the ineptitudes of your own party. if we are ignorant, you are definately EMO… and not over the threat of repos and foreclosures… but of your own little party… there is some real republican delusions for you there…


workneeded
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

Commonsenseforreal ….Decipher this anyway you want? I dont care where the money comes from but all of us here need something or we would not be here….and research how many guns were sold in the last year legally and illegally….when civil unrest hits I hope you are prepared..I will be …..survival is the key and we are trying to….Home foreclosures hearings are backed up ….my friend has been waiting for a date for 9 months now…..I pray for you….Mr. Commonsenseforreal

Main Entry: dem·o·crat
Pronunciation: ?de-m?-?krat
Function: noun
Date: 1789
1 a : an adherent of democracy b : one who practices social equality
2 capitalized : a member of the Democratic party of the United States

Main Entry: 1re·pub·li·can
Pronunciation: ri-?p?-bli-k?n
Function: noun
Date: 1699
1 : one that favors or supports a republican form of government
2 capitalized a : a member of a political party advocating republicanism b : a member of the Democratic-Republican party or of the Republican party of the United States


Commonsenseforreal
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

well Sir you would be wrong I had to quit working because I was diagnosed with a disease that has no treatment and is a clear death sentence unless I qualify for a transplant. I wish that all I had to worry about was trying to find a job. I wish that all I had to do was wonder when somebody would pass a bill or law that would take all my cares away and I would not really have to do anything to get it. I wish that I would have taken better care of myself so maybe I would have stayed healthy. I wish, I wish, I wish. My problem is that even though I know I won't be around long enough to bitch and moan about anything, I can't help but wonder where some of get your ideas. And you do have the interenet and you have a computer the information I found on NAFTA was found in less than 5 sec. There a lot of thing wrong with what is going on but the facts cant be denied the problem is there is very little in this blog that resembles fact or truth. Oh I understand hardship I raised 7 children and have 15 grandchildren and 2 great granch. and some of them are out of work and wondering what will happen to them but, in there defense they did find ways to make money while they are waiting to for jobs to come back aound. but anyway I'm not ready to die and not ready to give up. I could go down the history trail with you my family lived through much harder times than any of the people on this blog ever dreamed of, but it would not make any difference it's so much easier for people to want the government to bail em out, it didn't used to be that way it really didn't.


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

I mailed 54 pages of these comments to Washington D.C. along with a 2 page letter begging for the unemployment extension. I do hope each and every one of you type your comments on a sheet of paper and mail it to Washington D.C. When they get bags and bags of mail on this issue maybe they will see how important this extension is. We are going to see a whole new round of foreclosures, hunger, homelessness, crime, etc. without these benefits. Washington does not know what they are in for. I guess it's the Republicans way of trying to see Obama fail and the President will get blamed for all the hardships “they” are causing. Trust me, a stamp is well worth it. We can't complain without letting Washington hearing our voices.


deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

HEYY >>>> PETITION PEOPLO!!! >>>>>>
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/569989689


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

And please make sure you have your family and friends mail their complaints also.


deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

AMEN >>>> PETITION!!!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/569989689


Perplexed1
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

10/19 Well it's practically a full month since the House passed the unemployment extension bill. I called Reid's office again this morning and asked when they would be voting on it. They said McConnell was holding it up. I called McConnell's office and they said Reid needed to schedule it. I called Shaheen's office, the one who started this whole mess, and they said the Republicans were holding it up. Classic runaround. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their benefits weeks ago, some months ago. I have come to the conclusion they don't give a heck and next few years. They are messing with the wrong people. Use the power of your vote and next time vote all incumbants out. These people do not deserve to be in office!


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

Thanks. I signed the petition and forwarded to all my family and friends. Everyone needs to sign this petition and forward to everyone.


duecebig
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

unemployment extension is needed asap. we need money. What are we suppose to do for income??? I havent received no income since sept 3 2009. next sop is skid row..


deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

shaheen just wanted to get it amended so all states can have the benefits… including hers, i dont know why the house would pass a bill for partial states, after all unemployed people are people and not a demographic. all states should get unemployment that have unemployed people and this should be common sense. so shaheen didn't actuall cause a mess… but the bickering on where the money should come from by jon kyl is unnecessary… thats stubborn and asinine literally.


rich2467
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

Since we are talking about NAFTA on this board. Pres. George H Bush signed the Nafta pact, an agreement with Canada and Mexico and the United States. This then went to the Congress for an up or down vote as is the case with fasttrack legeslation, but only after Pres Clinton added two additional admendments, one to protect enviromental clauses and one to protect against dumping of goods. I guess we all know how this worked out. My point in all this is that both administrations wanted NAFTA. So lets stop fighting over who is the blame and fix the problem. We HAFTA get rid of NAFTA!


workneeded
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

rich2467….. Well said get rid of NAFTA create jobs here and we wouldnt need unemployment benefits….


deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

petition now!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/569989689


deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

why would companies want to do that? are you willing to work for $0.80 an hour?


Name
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

So, the Dems want to use taxes to pay for the program, and the GOP wants to use unused money that already exists? What's wrong with that? I figure it's better to go with money you've already got, than billing someone else. Is there a reason the Democrats don't want to spend money that isn't going to any other project? Also, I've read there's more than one GOP amendment to the bill. What are the others about? Tell us.


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

Commonsense???
Follow your own advice- truly research NAFTA before you blog.
Also, please remember NAFTA is not the MAJOR outsourcing problem. Most of the good offshored jobs have gone to India, Ireland, Scotland, and so on!! We need to bring these jobs back.


LadyFreeman
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

A few senators (Dick Durbin, Debbie Stabenow) have come out saying funding issues are being used to delay bringing the bill to the floor, GOP is looking for trade offs in the form of various amendments on separate bills, and offering amendments that have nothing to do with the unemployment extension what-so-ever. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but at the same time it makes me sick to know flat out that it is just the GOP being arrogant a$$#oles! But at the same time, we should have enough democrats for this to pass with out these jerks playing their games, i wanna know which dems are voting against it. I swear i wish i could just walk through the senate office, and punch all these jerks in the stomach so they puke all over their fancy italian leather shoes. i know violence is not the answer, but at this point i feel like ive lost everything else, atleast if i was in jail i'd have a roof over my head and food to eat!


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

The cost to employers (not taxpayers) is very low. It is an existing tax, but was due to expire. Extending it will help continue to fund people who need help. The stimulus funds need to be available for other programs. Funds are being used to fund job producing infrastructure jobs such as reinforcing bridges, repairing dangerous roads with pot-holes, etc. Using these funds will only serve to INCREASE the number of unemployed people.
The STIMULUS is available on the internet. It is extremely long, but it does indicate these funds are not simply unused money. Employers have made billions of dollars through the work of their employees. There is no reason why they should not contribute to the welfare of their employees in the event of lay-offs. The REPUBs simply want to put off the approval of the extension to further punish the american people for voting them out of office after they had done an EGRECIOUS job of running this country. Let's remember that Bill Clinton left this country in good fiscal condition.. There was a surplus. WW managed to swander that surplus AND put us TRILLIONS in debt. I didn't hear the repubs whining about the grandchildren being taxes without representation at that point– They are only doing so now, when the $$$ would benefit the “masses” rather than the wealthy. If there is a country left by the time those grandchildren get old enough to pay taxes, they will be lucky. The country is being destroyed from the inside-out!!!! You CAN absolutely THANK the Republican's for this.


workneeded
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

LadyFreeman …..Jail is not the place you want to be….I have friends who have been there….and its humiliating….sign the petition….we need to put this Country back in the hands of the people…..

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/569989689


weslen1
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

The three-nation NAFTA was signed by Present George H. W. Bush during December 1992, pending its ratification by the legislatures of the three countries. Clinton did not alter the original agreement, but complemented it with the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation and the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation, making NAFTA the first “green” trade treaty and the first trade treaty concerned with each countries labor law, albeit with very weak sanctions. [41] NAFTA provided for gradually reduced tariffs and the creation of a free-trading bloc of North American countries–the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Opponents of NAFTA, led by Ross Perot, claimed it would force American companies to move their workforces to Mexico, where they could produce goods with cheaper labor and ship them back to the United States at lower prices. Clinton, however, argued that NAFTA would increase U.S. exports and create new jobs. He convinced many Democrats to join most Republicans in supporting trade agreement and in 1993 the Congress passed the treaty.[42]

For the entire sequence see Wikipedia!
This was ONE of Clinton's BIGGEST MISTAKES. His BIGGEST MISTAKE was bringing in a bunch of back stabbing, two faced Republicans into his administration, same mistake Obama is making, IN THE NAME OF BIPARTISANSHIP instead of governing as the PARTY HE BELONGS TO.
Monica, INHO, was a PLANT.


shirleymcleod
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

You need to research longer than 5 minutes.
Since we are talking about NAFTA on this board. “Pres. George H Bush signed the Nafta pact, an agreement with Canada and Mexico and the United States. This then went to the Congress for an up or down vote as is the case with fasttrack legeslation, but only after Pres Clinton added two additional admendments, one to protect enviromental clauses and one to protect against dumping of goods. I guess we all know how this worked out. My point in all this is that both administrations wanted NAFTA. So lets stop fighting over who is the blame and fix the problem”.
And NAFTA ISN'T THE ONLY PROBLEM!!! Deregulation of the banking and investment industries began the slide, and the problems caused by it are STILL causing problems. The stalling of the unemployment extension is also causing people to be unable to pay their mortgages, CONTINUING to add to the problem!!! Try calling your credit card company…. You WON'T get a guy who got his job through NAFTA. (North American Free Trade Agreement). {Canada, the United States, and Mexico}; signed by Bill Clinton, but initiated by the Republican Party. Perhaps they were trying to stem the illegal immigration problem??? As for the government bailing out the people, remember it is a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” WHO DO YOU THINK HAS BEEN PAYING FOR THE GOVERNMENT ALL THESE YEARS–Including the very SENATORS who are now playing games with us???
I'm very sorry for your illness. It is a curse to know how many days to count before the end–but it can also be a blessing. So many of us think we have forever, and fail to let the people we love know how important they have been and are to us. So many times people who have lost a loved one have said “If only I had known!!” I hope you and your family are able to create wonderful memories during the time you do have together.


richard
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

While they are playing patty cake in congress many of Americans are losing their homes, and all of there belongings. While they have a steady fat paycheck comming in, they dont care about the American people. When it comes to a pay raise for them, this is a no brainer its passed behind closed doors. While they are giving billions away to foreign countries and business, piss on the American people who paid in this money that they are giving away.
stabbing the people in the back is what they are good for!!


Suede
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

Yes, it is extremely hard to get a job if you are over 50 and especially with MEN. I have gone to job interviews with MEN and they always pick some young 20 year old who answers the phone and cannot even tell you who works there. It is disgusting. Our country is in sad shape and older workers need to march on Washington because the BUCK stops there. Older workers are so in tune and know how to get a job done. It is a mistake for employers to overlook us because of our age. I had one potential employer ask me “Well, just how long are you going to work”. I said, “as long as I want to EAT”. I have a mentally challenged child to support and I need to work and have skills. Maybe I should file for disability if no one thinks I am capable of working.


mikal58
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

Its amazing what some of the CEO's are making at these companies and they get their bonuses if the company does well or not (maybe they get 1 mil instead of 2 if things arent great. The workers usually take the hit for whatever reason they decide to use.
Government isnt any different they vote themselves raises and nice retirements and all the added benefits. The average Joe gets to work his whole life if he can find and keep a job. When the american people get tired of everyone riding on their backs and stand up in large numbers then maybe change will come. We play right into their hands when we fight and argue amongst ourselves it keeps the focus off other things. It really sucks that I have worked all my life (51 years)and paid my share of taxes and Im sending emails to senators and congressmen and governors trying to get a few more weeks so I wont lose my home and can feed my kids. Just something wrong there somewhere…….


deity
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

Name… the stimulus money is for stimulus… not insurance… the surtax is .2% a month… thats nothing… for every $1000 employers make, that means they pay $2… thats the price of a pabst blue ribbon at the bar… they are arguing obama over beer money per thousand? is it that serious? at this rate we are going to need the recovery act from the stimulus to help energy bills and evictions which now makes this twice as expensive while asking it come from the stimulus? the repubs are crazy! that's big government? a .2% tax that has been around and now they have a problem all of a sudden? at first the repubs said they didn't read it… then they had to read it a second time… now it's how it's paid… and the same method is being used… the normal %6 + .2… why shouldn't they pay an insurance tax?


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

Sign the petition. We have 515 comments but only 453 signatures. We need 1,000. Email your family and friends.


weslen1
Comment posted October 19, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

Here's the note I included with the petition!
Sen. Kyl should realize that those who are unemployed today were, none the less, responsible for him getting his own “salary” and his expense account, postage, transportation, telephone, and everything else paid for. I NEVER received unemployment. The minimum wage jobs I worked for over 30 years manipulated my hours so that I never earned the requisite amount of money for a specific quarter to be eligible whenever I was unemployed. None the less, it is disgraceful and despicable for any of you whose very livelihood depends on the work of others to play games with the lives of those very same people. It would be nice if the rest of us could vote on the amount of our own salaries, the amount and frequency of our own raises, our own benefits, vacations and expense accounts. YOU DO THAT on OUR DIME. So please? Vote for the lives of your constituents and their families this fraction of what you all receive from them. Thank you!


kimmi68
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 1:04 am

come on people sign the extension petition… you dont have to give your name if you choose not to… but we need this… so if you havent yet please do so now…

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/569989689


john7758
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 1:14 am

And the whole funny thing is the republicans were against the stimulus package to begin with. Now they want to use part of that money for the people that are unemployed when they already have a good system in place to fund the extension.


weslen1
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 1:18 am

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/569989689

Put it everywhere! Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, comments on HuffPost, anywhere you go and in all comments.


john7758
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 1:20 am

And you wonder why only 20% of the people will identify themselves as a republican in this country. Those 20% are the idiots who are probably sorry that McCain and Palin lost the election. Everyone knows when the President is a Democrat it is because a republican President screwed things up bad.


mischael
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 1:47 am

Hello everyone, it is sad that some people thinks that people are enjoying being unemployed. I have four children, I have been unemployed for 2 and a half years. The company I worked for didn't go down under, the new CEO got rid of the employees to hire his people. My company didn't realize what was happening until later. By then at least 50 of us were layed off already. How am I suppose to feed four children. My daughter wore the same pair of shoes to school for a whole year. Rain, snow or shine. I had to explain to an eight year old that mommy cannot afford to buy new shoes, because she doesn't have a job. I did grocery shopping for 30 dollars a week, just to be able to pay mortgage payments. I have been working and paying taxes since I was 14 years old. People have the audacity to say that people don't want to work. First and foremost anyone who is collecting unemployment right now, at some point had a job, and second it is not fun to have people from India call you to tell you that you need to pay your car note or else. Please stop insulting my intelligence by making such accusations. While these senators have heat, and fridge full of food, I have one of my children that is begging me for more food, and another that has been coughing non stop because the house is not warm enough. Have a great evening and everyone should start shopping at stores that only produce American made products.


Gabriel
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 2:07 am

It requires the name and address. IMO, that is a bit too intrusive and some of us (at least me) would be reticent to provide that much information. It is good that it asks for the state and maybe the city and zip code (and the zip code might be too much, since some companies use it as a password), but the full address makes it too detailed for comfort (not that anyone would likely benefit from stealing the identity of someone unemployed, but you never know).
Requiring an email address is already a bit too much (since you never know if the site will sell it to spammers), but I could let it pass considering that there has to be at least some identifiable info.


deesuite
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 2:20 am

It's time to march down to the Senate office. Especially if nothing is done by this Thursday. We can all say we were job hunting. Applying for a Senate job since they're not working for the people of this country. We can all meet at bus/train stations and march our way to their building. We are searching for jobs that aren't there. We can't make anyone give us a job if there aren't any to give. I'm tired of complaints falling on deaf ears. It's insulting.


marylknopp
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 2:27 am

Come on everyone, I have been reading these blogs since last week and all that is being said is negative, negative, negative and still nothing is being done. We had suggestions of writing, emailing, blogging, texting, calling. Maybe we should back up a few step and remember where we come from….America was founded with sayings like, under God, in God we Trust, so many more………I feel that by tomorrow the vote will be in, the unemployment extension will be past, everyone will be sitting back at ease but the real facts are together we are strong, what about a pray chain, it does not matter who your higher power is but the positive energy will be felt….Let pull together and quit complaining……


marylknopp
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 2:35 am

I just read dessuite, let's march down to the Senate office!!!! Who has the money to fly or drive, I don't. Apply for a Senate job, can you afford to relocate your family at your expense, let's get real…


workneeded
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 2:58 am

Once the bill is signed how long will it take for it to trickle down to where it is needed … I wonder what model Mecedes Benz my Senator is going to buy with his newly voted raise?


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 3:14 am

Be proactive. I have been out of work for two years. Used to work in the movie industry. It had been decimated by the Writer's Strike, then the Actor's sort of strike, then our economy tanked last fall. I want to work, but there are so many out of work for each opening. Call the following senators and complain and urge them to pass this bill NOW.

Call Harry Reid's office 202) 224-3542

Call Mitch McConnell's office 202) 224-2541

and be sure and call Jon Kyl's office 202) 224-4521 and let him know how you feel about his delaying tactics. Those of us on the extended unemployment can't wait for them to use this bill to add other legislation. I haven't paid my rent for October yet. My FEDED unemployment ended at the end of August. I haven't had anything coming in since the first week of September. If they take much longer, I will be out on the street. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO ME.

Google Jon Kyl and go to his website. Click on Unemployment Benefits Extension. You can read there that the Repubs want to do more than just pass the extension, they want to take up legislation that will get the economy moving again and put people back to work. Well the stimulus is doing that. On his own website in this category it says “People wiill simply find themselves in the same predicament when their latest benefit extension expires in 14 or 20 weeks.” Well, if they delay much longer, I won't be in the same predicament, I will be out on the street you idiots.

SIGN THIS BILL NOW

It has already been six weeks. You have passed other bills. Your stall tactics are only making the party even more unpopular. No wonder they only have 20% approval in this country. They aren't on the winning side, so even if it hurts regular Americans they will do whatever they can to muck up the works.


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 3:18 am

Once this bill is signed it has to go back to the House then to the President. I am sure it will move very quickly, a matter of a few days. I can only speak for California, but I am already in the system and as soon as the bill is passed, they will send out the forms. They should pick up where your unemployment ended. You will be able to return the form right away because it was weeks ago. Another week and you should have a check. Best case scenario: about two to two and a half weeks to receive a check after the bill is signed.


Colleenmac
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 7:37 am

My unemployment is up. This feeds my kids. I have agressively looked for work. I will take anything but I am in line with so many other people for a job. What do you do. I'm not young and for middle aged people it is alot harder. The 50 or almost 50 are beng passed up. I am so worried I don't sleep. What do I tellmy teenage kids or my husband who just is SO stressed and struggling just to pay our rent which is late??? Life Sucks.


Colleenmac
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 7:46 am

cindy I just read it may not be retroactive. How are you getting your info. You give me hope. Great message I too am in CA but in the OC which is jus as bad as LA.


Colleenmac
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 7:50 am

great thought mary but I have looked on line for two weeks these things take so muchtime and I don't see anything in the works. But I will stay positive.
collen


deity
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 8:53 am

these people are gonna start a brand new rebellion… remember shays rebellion? the hot-water rebellion? i wish things would go crazy for some people to realize whats going on here. The private sector turns there back on us and now the republicans?


mikal58
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 10:40 am

One thing we do have is plenty of time lets flood their offices with emails. Let them know how we feel. Its not much but you dont have to spend money to travel and it doesnt take long……..maybe send them all day long til they pass the bill.


hunter43046
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

at this point,i dont care where the money comes from. but its a real problem,when there are children going to sleep hungry. notice i didnt say bed because some have lost theres during evition.lets pass the extension. its beyond party lines.folks its a real problem and its not one made up in hollywood. im hungry wheres the beef?


ANGIE
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

MARY: SOUNDS GOOD KEEP POSITIVE BUT YOU WHAT I WATCH EVERY DAY THE SENATE IS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WORKING ON THE HEALTH CARE BILL IVE HEARD NOTHING ABOUT THE EXTENSION AND I DO EMAIL EVERONE EVERY DAY I DO SIGN THE PETITIONS THEY WILL GET TO IT ONLY WHEN THEY ARE READY! AND ONLY THEN!!! MEANWHILE WE WILL ALL E EVICTED OR FORCLOSED


ANGIE
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

HUNTER: YOU ARE RIGHT!! AND REMEMBER IEVEN IF THEY PASSED IT TODAY AND I DONT SEE IT ON THE SENATE CALANDER AT ALL FOR THIS WHOLE WEEK, THEN OBAMA HAS TO SIGN IT ,THEN THE STATES SEND LETTERS THEN YOU FILL OUT THE EXTENSION THING ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITE THEN IN ABOUT TWO THREE WEEKS FROM THERE WE MIGHT GET A CHECK,IT WILL PROBABLY BE FOR A FEW WEEKS BACK BUT STILL EVEN IF THEY SIGN TODAY WE DONT SEE A CHECK TILL NOV 15TH AT LEAST


roroman
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

in new york they have an online system.if you have a claim you go back to the account if their is no funds left in your balance they tell you what to do,i dont know if they are going to have you certify for the weeks when no funds are left,they have a extention as pending, i dont think it will be retroactive but we have to keep records of our job search and certify every week and mail the last sunday, there is no waiting once its approved you get it 3 days after you certify online either direct deposit or debit card


ANGIE
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 2:42 pm

HI EVERYONE ANGIE FROM FLORIDA HERE GO TO C-SPAN 2 SENATE COVERAGE SINCE 9 AM OUR SENATORS OF COURSE ALL DEMOCRATS ARE PLEADING OUR CASES THEY TALK OF FOR ALL OF US!!! TUNE IN AND SEE WHATS GOING ON FINALLY OUR VOICES ARE HEARD THIS WEEK!!!!


Alice
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 3:04 pm

the people blocking the extension should walk in the shoes of the people that need it, they do not think of anyone but themselfs. What do they want more people to go on welfare and cost the system more money or at least try to get by on what unemployment gives them. don;t let them say it's because of the
source of the money it's all about them trying to oppose the other side.


TREVA
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

IF U WANT TO HELP CALL THOSE NUMBERS DOWN BELOW FROM CINDY PLEAS TELL THEM PASS IT NOW NO TIME TO WAIT I CALLED


ANGIE
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

EVERYONE: CALLING THE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS WHICH IVE DONE AND EMAILED ISNT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE START EMAILING AND CALLING REP AND GOPs ANF TELL THEM THEY SUCK ESPECIALLY IF YOU EVER WERE A REGISTERED REP. TELL THEM WE WILL VOTE THEM OUT NEXT ELECTION


asdy35
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

They people holding it up could care less. They will eat the best and not worry about a roof over there head. They don't know what it is like to tell your children there is nothing in the house to eat. That is if your lucky enough to still have a home. The ones holding it up are so old that they can only think of one thing at a time. Most of them should have been retired by now. Maybe if the younger population was voting on the extension it may have been passed by now.


Carol
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

Don't you realize that people are losing their homes and going hungry?? We put you politicians in office; and, when it comes time to vote again, be sure we will take you out of office. Please, please put your political aspirations aside and think of the families that are at the end of their rope.


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

Angie: I respectfully disagree with part of your posting. Calling the Senators from your state WILL help, whether they are Dems or Repubs. Harry Reid – D is the Senate Majority Leader, he sets the schedule. Mitch McConnell – R is the Minority Leader. Jon Kyl – R voted to block the bill. As soon as I can figure out what other Repubs blocked the bill, I will post it.

Calling does help. The more calls they get the more they become aware of the outrage building. Their staff records all calls with comments. Tell them your story and how this is hurting you. If your cell phone has unlimited long distance then it won't cost a thing. I know if you have to pay for long distance you might not be able to call. All of the Senator's websites have their fax #'s, their phone #'s, and their emails listed.

The Republicans are blocking this. The more we call and bring attention to this, the better chance we have of making enough noise. I wish the cable news shows on MSNBC, CNN, and FOX would pick this story up and embarrass those blocking this bill.

I do agree that telling the Repubs that you will not vote for them in the mid-terms will get their attention.

Go to the Care2petitionsite and sign up for the petition going to President Obama. They do expect you to give your email and address. I didn't have a problem with that but I know some will.

I call every day. Be civil and polite but get your point across. If you come across as abusive or out of control it doesn't have the same impact.

Thanks, Angie, I will turn C-Span on as soon as I get off the computer.


workneeded
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 4:17 pm

Thanks for the info, at least there may be a light at the end of the tunnel…lets hope it gets done swiftly


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

roroman: CA is not yet set up for online. They still mail out a form for the two week period, you fill it in plus your job search info and return. I wish we were on direct deposit or debit card.

Colleenmac: Here is my logic. My last unemployment extension ended on 8/26/09. When they extend it, it should pick up where it left off. First week in September. It is a continuous claim. The only way it wouldn't do this is if they specified in the wording of the bill that it was not retroactive. Is that what you read?

When California switched over from state funds to the stimulus money in the spring, there was a six week dead zone. No forms, no money. Don't know why it took so long to switch over, but it did. When I finally received the form for the stimulus unemployment $$, it went back to the end of my previous claim. That is why I think it will be the same for this.

If anyone has any other info, please enlighten me with a link so I can go and read it.

The Republicans in the Senate are very out of touch with what millions of us are experiencing. I have a good job, a strong resume, and twenty years of experience in the movie business. Our industry is just flat right now unless you have been on a tv show or reality show. It doesn't surprise me that the OC is just as bad. It is bad all over the country. I am not lazy. I want to work. I send my resume out on anything that is remotely close to what I do. I know lots of others who have been out of work for over a year or more.


mike
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

Have been unemployed for a long time and looking hard for anything need an extension to get by and they are not helping. I would realy like to be working instead of get unemployment.


workneeded
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 5:16 pm

mike ….same here


newyetold
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

Plus, do you all realize it goes back to house again, once it ever clears the senate, since they will probably make changes to original bill?


CAROL
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

WHY CANT EVERYONE ORGANIZE A PROTEST ALL THE PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS AREN'T GOING TO DO ANYTHING . EMAIL ME CARELUD492@COMCAST.NET. AND LETS ORGANIZE A PROTEST, THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. CAROL


Rachel15
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

This is rediculous how long does it take to come to an agreement. Its coming to the 1st of the month when rent and other bills are due. Why cant the senate see this. Just start the extension and then debate on how long it will be extended. We the unemployed need help. I have been out of work almost 2 years and have been turned down for many jobs. The unemployment is a huge help. Why cant the GOP just give in already.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

ok carol my email is mompslfla@yahoo.com my name is angela lets do it im sick of this shit


Fed-up!!
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

they say its tied up with extending the home buyers credit…Great that credit isnt even expired yet.
Thankfully im doing odd jobs for my landlord to keep my rent up,but not much cash for anything else,like food,,gas,phone/internet bill,car insurance,Tag renewal in Nov.etc…
In 2 weeks I wont have any phone for jobs,no internet for jobs,so many places want you to apply on line!
maybe thats what there waiting for,so we cant call and email them anymore..
we should all call our local news stations in our towns, ask them to put the story out,
they will get the message then!
god bless


Fed-up!!
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

The stalling of legislation to expand unemployment insurance (UI) has little to do with the benefit itself. First, there’s a push to attach an extended homebuyer tax credit to the bill — something the Obama administration is wary of. But also there’s this: Republicans are hoping to attach a number of amendments related to ACORN and immigration — provisions that have delayed floor action on the UI bill indefinitely, according to the offices of both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

The agreement ends after that.
The Republican amendments include at least two provisions related to ACORN; one related to the E-Verify program; one to pay for the UI benefits with unspent stimulus money; and one providing tax relief.
We are just being used by congress as leverage so they can pile on a UI extension bill that should stand alone and been passed in sept.!!
I am truly convinced now that our government doesnt give a damn about the people,, If it was election time 2010 they would have passed it long ago.
I think I will quit paying taxes, it will be bill HR 0000!! the yea's have it…passed!!

Morons!!!


kimmi68
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

WOW… It must be nice for the politicians to sit in there cushy seats and go home to there nice, warm, huge homes and be able to not worry about bills… If only they would think about the people who are out there, struggling to pay bills and trying not to use up to much oil to heat there houses… maybe they should worry about there jobs, because they may not have one after next election…


WE THE PEOPLE
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

“WE THE PEOPLE WILL RULE” The people in this country need to come together and take back the government. The revolution has to start “we the people will rule” make up 98% of the voters but big corporations and weathy make up 2%. The corporations and wealthy run this country with 2% of the votes. Come on Americans are votes are worthless. I would bet my life if we passed a law that the american middle class would pay for the election and not corporations and the wealthy. We the people would take back the government. We paid the bail-out for the biggest corporation, why can't we pay for our elected representatives. This law would not allow anyone that runs for a office position to take money, during the election and while there in office. If i toke money or free items I would get fired. Oh! That was when i was working, thats why im here! Well good luck my unemployed brothers and sisters.


Fed-up!!
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

You tell'em Dick Durbin D-Illinois, Majority whip..
You have my vote!!! C-span 2….roght now.


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

I've been unemployed since Feb 08 and cut off from unemployment for over a month. My husband is unemployed too. We are uninsured and have over $10k in emergency medical bills.

In Capitalism, the ruthless exploiter of resources has no compassion. When selfish greed is all-consuming, with an escalating lust for exponentially more power and maximum profits are created. The elite rulers of industry have been eroding middle class wealth for decades! This crunch is part of the plan that took Middle Class Americans from being 1-earner households, working 40 hours a week, living a comfortable life to 2-earner households, working 60 hours a week a piece and just making ends meet with no time for fun, family or friends. We are actually LUCKY so many of us are affected at once. This is the last chance we have to reclaim the middle class life style. It is good we have so many of us available to take right action for change.

I write and record radio-quality music about personal empowerment, neighborly cooperation and global responsibility. I hope to some day make my living licensing it to like-minded causes. Visit my website at http://www.sassyalternativemusic.com/downloads and listen FREE. Check out “Incite Social Evolution”, about wage-slavery and “Fiat Greed”, about the tool the elite used to steal wealth from the middle class. Then listen to “Pay Day Blues” for a hopeful ending.

My goal is to spread the word and have the rest of the “middle class” singing along (then, I think the income problem would take care of itself). If you join my mail list, get a free mp3 Album Download of “From Primal to Divine” @ http://www.sassyalternativemusic.com/FREEALBUM .

“WE THE PEOPLE” is right. We absolutely must move beyond our petty, media-seeded disagreements and unite against the marriage between the Industry husband and Government wife. Don't count on Unions either. They are engaged in an unstable threesome with government and business. Many people taking INDIVIDUAL RIGHT ACTION is what will make the difference.


Fed-up!!
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

You put down capitalism,
Yet you post a link to your own web-site.
Hey, free advertising, go for it!!
I dont need a song to tell me whats going on though!!
You should send that link to the congress.
Good luck


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

Dear Fed-up!!

I did send a link to Congress; many times. I sent my US Representative, Senators and Governor my CD. I wrote a song called “Yes We Can!” and sent it with a standard cover letter and resume to Barack Obama. I just got off the phone with a guy in my Senator's office in DC about the issue of the Anti-Predatory Lending Act, HR 627 was the reason my credit union increased my credit card interest rate and fees. I sent him to my site and saw his visit.

I put down the ruthless extreme of Capitalism that I sacrificed my lifelihood to refrain from doing. Then I invite anyone to visit a free website, listen to free music, join a free mail list and get a free album – that cost me $20k + my time to create. Do you see any inconsistency in that?


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

Dear Fed-up!!

I did send a link to Congress; many times. I sent my US Representative, Senators and Governor my CD. I wrote a song called “Yes We Can!” and sent it with a standard cover letter and resume to Barack Obama. I just got off the phone with a guy in my Senator's office in DC about the issue of the Anti-Predatory Lending Act, HR 627 being the reason my credit union increased my credit card interest rate and fees. I sent him to my site and saw his visit.

I put down the ruthless extreme of Capitalism that I sacrificed my lifelihood to refrain from doing. Then I invite anyone to visit a free website, to hear free music, join a free mail list and get a free album – that cost me $20k + my time to create. Do you see any inconsistency in that?


mikal58
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 12:43 am

Does anyone know where to get a list of the senators who are holding up the extension? We will have our chance to let them know what we think come election time………might not have a house by then but I would love to return the favor.


needbillmoney
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 12:54 am

THIS IS A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT,THESE RICH ASS PEOPLE IN CONGRESS DON'T GIVE A RATSASS ABOUT THE LAIDOFF WORKING PEOPLE,THIS IS SAD.


deity
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 1:13 am

lol… judgement from the right… they condemn any1 on unemployment and think they are lazy and useless like the private sector can't sin at all. The point is to put people to work? no… the point is the health and civilzation of the american people… these politicians are foolish and think that america will go broke with unemployment and health care like they only have a few bucks in their pockets… you fools… i hope this ends kyls and hatchs careers… remember this Arizona!!! kyl literally says don't be 'tempted' by bipartisan antics of obama on his website… he wants america in dischord as long as it helps his version of politics and he doesn't even help himself…


PO
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 1:54 am

I have been unemployed over a year and have went to a couple of states in search of jobs and still no luck.No job,no cash and tired of borrowing from family and friends.This is so crazy that its almost funny if it wasnt so sad.And to make it even worse the news doesnt even reort on things like this and show outrage from those that are unemployed.This is just incredible !!


charlene75
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 6:22 am

Where is their logic? If all of these people, enduring hardship, get much worse, they will not be in the shape to gain employment (mentally or physically). If they think that this will cost the Country money now, they need to re-think. It will cost the Country much more money and devastation, if all of these people fall into great poverty. If they think that there is a problem now with H1N1 Swine flu, just what do they think will happen when a greater number of people are out on the streets? None of this makes any sense. You must keep the unemployed healthy and mentally strong in order that they may regain employment. This will also affect the physical and mental state of their children (a total domino effect). I am an older worker, and cannot even take the jobs that I would have been able to do 30 yrs ago, because I can't stand on my feet, bending and stooping 8-10 hrs a day anymore. Greed will take down an entire society. I will say again, if these people do not help the American people RIGHT NOW, and prevent further deprevation of society, the Lord will judge all of them, and may he have mercy on the rest of us.


weslen1
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/yoo-hoo-…

Crooks and Liars is running this story about the unemployment vote. Orrin Hatch is the latest to block it. Not surprising since Hatch is passionately in LOVE with embezzlers. The head of the travel office Clinton fired in 1992 confessed to embezzlement, he was taking agency money and putting it in his personal bank account, and to this DAY, Orrin Hatch still continues to bring up the “unfairness” of this “poor man” losing his job.


Fed-up
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

If we get an unemployment check were counted as unemployed, and when our benefits end (7,000) a day they say,those people aren't counted, nor are the people that work part time.
And I know a few people that get ssi a “crazy check” and are out there working odd jobs on the side and seem pretty normal to me, they arent counted either.
In my state the unemployment rate is 10.1% add these people and its more like 15%-20%.
there are 20 apts where I live and 5 people have jobs and the rest are on ssi or doing odd jobs to get by like me.one cleans carpets(very slow), one drives a cab, one works at a tire shop, and the other delivers news papers!
And I cant even get a job delivering news papers.
Gov wants to give small business tax credits, money to expand and grow business to hire people, thats great, but the one thing they dont think of is if your product isn't in demand whats the point a hiring and growing if you can't sell your products!
Wake-up congress this is our world, we dont live in gated communities like all of you, we dont have doctors and lawyers for neighbors.
My son is in the army in Iraq right now and he just wants to fight for his country but, some times I wonder what is he really fighting for??
God Bless


Deb
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 5:59 pm

But the greedy get bailouts without restrictions


rlee629
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

By this time next week I will probably homeless and yet these jerks on capital hill contiue to pontificate and play their political game. Perhaps I can get one of them to late me stay at their house provided I clean for them. Oops! They probaly already have an undocumented alien doing that for them or someone else off the tax rolls.


markmincey
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

I've been out of unemployment since the middle of September. Congress, doesn't seem to be in a hurry to help. They have their income. How would they feel if we stop paying them and drag our feet to give them money. I will be put out of my house for the late rent for October. I'm 52 years old, can't get a job,and of Oct.,23.2009, I will be homeless. I don't have the money to rent a u-haul or a storage building. That means I will have to put my dogs in the pound, and walk off and leave everything I own to the landlord. Thank You Congress.


workneeded
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

rlee629

Are you talking about an indentured servant? we are all indentured servants of the Government


kimmi68
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

I am so sick of this crap… now they are stalling it again… what the f@ck!!! are they looking to cause a real up roar in this country… just pass the damn bill and figure out the rest later… there are people out there losing homes, cars etc… I am not proud to be an American right now…


workneeded
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

Have any of you filled out an online application with the BS questions….why do they do that?? Past employment is important but asking for example how would your friends decscribe you ???? if I could I would work for someone for a month to show how I can benefit them …thankkfully we have the internet but those lobster thermadour eaten A$$h0L3$ are banking the $$ dollars and gave themselves a cost of living raise….I know I am going to heaven because I have done good in this world …they can all go to you know where?


mikal58
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

Its a joke when they put out “the latest” unemployment figures. Im ashamed to say Im from Mitch McConnells state and 10.9 wouldnt even begin to tell the story. I guarantee you I will be at the polls some how…….these career politicians dont care about the people they are supposed to represent they just want to play political games. Hard to sit and watch them argue over health care when so many people are out of work and unemployment and couldnt buy it any way no matter who it came from or how cheap it was………


sick_of_our_govt
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

Some government we have, more interested in helping Afghanistan and Iraq and screw their own. I know, lets filter a few more billion into the banks, that ought to help, oh yeah and in the mean time lets screw the citizens and let them lose their homes. Maybe we should all set up our new tent homes on the white house lawn, or maybe on those no good senator's lawns. Maybe that would show them how dire our needs are.


rjhal
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 11:12 pm

I'm just like everybody else as far as the unemployment checks go; I drew my last check the first part of this month and now am watching the washington two step as congress and senate decide whether or not to help their people or just let us sink as they give money to big business. And who the he@@ is worried about the healthcare reform? even if they pass the health care reform most of us could not afford it anyway. I have yet to understand why our government can help everybody but it's own citizens. But as I sit here with no job and watch the news I see nothing mentioned about the unemployment extension as it seems that all they want to talk about is the healthcare reform bill and how congress and senate are fighting about how to let the health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies screw us some more. Go figure!!!!! Everybody on capital hill needs a reality check.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

DOES THIS MEAN THERES NO CHANCE OF AN EXTENSION NOW?


ANGIE
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

I READ AN ARTICLE TODAY THAT SAID ITS BEEN ON THE FLOOR TWO TIMES AND THE GOP BLOCKED IT AGAIN YESTERDAY!!!!! I HEARD THATS IT THYE WILL NOT COME TO AN AGREEMENT THEY WANT TO ADD ACORN AMMENDMENTS TO IT AND THE DEMS WONT AGREE WE ARE DONE PEOPLE


Vote Independent!
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:39 am

I hope not, the politicians are using us as leverage to pile on the bill amendments like acorn, home buyer credit,etc…
There is no reason why they couldnt have passed this bill and “talked about other amendments that have nothing to do with unemployment later!!
The real reason is because they all have to be present to vote and getting them all in the room at the same time might interupt there busy day so they use amendments as excuses not to show up, because there 2 busy stuffing there fat faces to go over 2 white house and vote…
Laziest bunch of worthless liers there ever were!!!
It will get done, so they say, but it will be to late for some, and there not going to pay everyones past-due bills and late fees for us when we have to..
Its nice to see the banks are making RECORD PROFITS!!!!
I could make record profits too, if I was given billions of dollars!!
The people should bring a class action suit against our government for frauding us out of billions of tax dollars that we and our kids will pay for!!


john7758
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:56 am

When and where does the bus or train to the unemployment protest in Washington going to take place?


john7758
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 1:05 am

This means that when your unemployment runs out you will no longer be counted as unemployed. By you and everyone else whose unemployment runs out to not be counted as unemployed and then the unemployment rate will magically be reported to be lowered. By this happening the republicans are going to try to take the credit to say the economy is getting better and because of them Americans are back to work. They need to feed this BS to the American people because right now only 20% of Americans admit to being republican and they need the numbers higher.


Vote Independent
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 3:16 am

“The September jobless rate was up 3.5 percentage points from 6.6 percent at this same time last year. Georgia’s unemployment rate remained above the national rate of 9.8 percent for the 23nd consecutive month.(10.1%)

“Georgia’s September unemployment rate is unchanged from the previous month, however underlying trends confirm continuing job market deterioration,” said State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond.”

This is part of an article fron Georgia dept. of labor web-site.

So all the politicians, and so called expert economist (that are getting paid to “spin it” positive..)….stick that in your pipe and smoke it!!!
I just graduated in june from 2 years of college and I can take both my diplomas and wipe my A@@ with them. I have spent more time at the dept. of labor and looking for work in the past year then I have the rest of my life before!!!
Quit Selling us out to Other countries so you can rape and pillage them like your doing to america!! Big companies like GM,GE,..get bailed out..and they dont even have to include the big profits they made over sea's, thats a fact people they could have bailed them selfs out,but that money is not counted form there factories over seas that were profitable!
Fed-up…


weslen1
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 3:43 am

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/09/18/labor…

The entire list of unemployment rates in all 50 states.
Scroll down below the map! This was in August. So most are higher now.


Vote Independent
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 4:16 am

Thank you for that map weslen1,
Wow! thats even more alarming seeing the whole country in just 1 year!
time to move to mid west..lol
When I started college 2 years ago GA unemployment rate was 4.5% now 10.1% at least I got to go to college..for what thats worth now..?
thanks..


weslen1
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 4:44 am

You're very welcome! I've been putting these on Twitter whenever I hear a particular politician spouting off about not believing there's a “problem” with unemployment.
I'm also welsen1 on Twitter!


sisha
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 4:48 am

You can help pass the extended unemployment bill. over 1600 unemployed American workers have already united by signing a petition that demands immediate passage of the bill.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/pass-the-unemp…

SIGN the petition and spread the word. If you have media, contacts please give them the link so that they can read and share the hundreds of real stories from Americans who are suffering around this country.


weslen1
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 5:06 am

I signed the petition and I just posted the link to these comments on Twitter directly to Congress. Hope it helps.


mikal58
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:36 am

I emailed all of my local news stations asking them to do a story on why our state rep Mitch McConnell continues to block unemployment and play games while the people he is supposed to be representing are losing their homes and having trouble feeding their families. They say our unemployment rate came down this month to 10.9 thats a joke. There are just so many people out of benefits and every day you hear in the paper of more places losing jobs its gonna get worse before it gets better.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 11:23 am

dear vote independant where can i find info on this? every day i check the papers cspan and all other media it seems they hardly talk about it! ive signed petitions called wrote letters to almost every senator out there even rep. and dems. most of their phone answering devices are full u cant even leave a message , so then i write over 48 letters so far no what can we do? xmas is coming ,also thanksgiving how are all these families going to eat?is it going to come to the floor again?


rickmick
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

They will pass the bill. The reason that it is being delayed is so that they can throw in a lot of garbage with it. What better way to get the garbage through congress then to attach it to a good bill. The republicans will hold it up until the Dem's agree and in the mean time you lost your house, car and so on but, the garbage passed the Senate at your expense. Now remember this on election day.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

TO ANYONE WHO KNOWS IS THIS EXTENSION BLOCKED INDEFIANATELY? IS IS NOW BURIED FOR MONTHS? I MEAN ITS BEEN ON THE FLOOR THREE WEEKS IN A ROW AND NOTHING!!!! THEYA RE AT A COMPLETE IMPASS, WHAT KILLS ME IS BOTH SIDES SAY THEY WANT THE EXTENSION SO WHY THE GAMES? PEASE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ANOTHER WEBSITE TO FIND OUT WHATS GONG ON PLEASE POST THOSE SITES FOR ME OR EMAil me at mompslfla@yahoo.com privately THANK U


ANGIE
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

RICKMICK: DO YOU KNOW WHEN THIS WILL BE ON THE FLOOR AGAIN OR IF ANY NEWS TEAM AT ALL EVEN COVERS THIS? I HAVNT WRITTEN TO CNN MANY MANY MANY TIMES TO SEE WHY THEY DONT EVEN GIVE A BLURB AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN DID YOU SEE THIS MORNING THAT ANOTHER 560,000 PEOPLE LAST WEEK ALONE FILED FOR NEW UB BENEFITS? IS THERE ANOTHER WEBSITE I CAN CHECK


rickmick
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

No one knows when it will pass. It is a waiting game between the democrats and the republicans. The republicans want to attach a lot amendments to it that has nothing to do with the unemployment. Until the Democrats agree with them the republicans will wait or until they feel that they may not get re-elected. The news will not cover it because the republicans own the media.


lapazjim
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

Type your comment here.


rickmick
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion to end debate on whether to proceed to the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (H.R. 3548), legislation that has repeatedly stalled in the chamber The vote on whether to proceed to the unemployment extension bill is scheduled to occur tomorrow


vote Independent
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

“Possible” in US senate today C-span2 -Extending unemployment benefits.
Harry Ried said If republicans come back with a reasonable amount of amendments so they can move forward.
My concern is the home buyer tax credit if they do by some miracle get a bill passed and to Obama ,will he sign it if the home credit is in the bill that the W.H. is against??


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

john7758 – Are you SURE that you are no longer counted among the “Unemployed” because your benefits expire OR because you don't certify your unemployment with your state any more? I asked someone in a Senator's office last week. It is my understanding that Unemployment Insurance doesn't TELL you to keep reporting but you can.

I was cut off over a month ago. I keep calling every 2 week on my scheduled day. Then the computer (MARVIN) verally confirms my certification of unemployment and tells me to call on my next appointment if I am still unemployed.

I believe the government doesn't want those of us cut off to keep calling. That way Barack can get away with saying “and even more unemployed and underemployed peole who have finally GIVEN UP looking for work”. Fu…get him. I think they are afraid of the true numbers – so I encourage everyone to CONTINUE REPORTING YOUR UNEMPLOYMENT!

Maybe, if the national quoted rate is really 20%, it might light a fire under their selfish sorry asses.


workneeded
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

As of 3PM est cspan says “Possible in US Senate today” EXTENDING UMEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS


Diane
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

Twhere ;is the exrension of benefits. my ended 9/19/09 along wityh 400,000 others, either you don't care or your stuck on stupid. Pres. Obama needs to tell rep. to sign the bill and that is that or isn't he tough enough to do it.


rickmick
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 11:22 pm

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has postponed until Tues of next week 2 pm to vote on whether to allow any more debating on the unemployment extension and try to pass it by the end of next week. Their work week is Tues – Thur because they work so hard to help us. HA HA.


workneeded
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 1:11 am

They work hard and talk their crap for 20 mins take an hour break then talk again and then a 2 hour lunch… I watch that crap daily it puts me to sleep better than Xanax…at least I dont need a prescription ……they need to get to todays issues and talk about the rest of the dung later….How can I become a politician I will work for the working class….and eat Ramen Noodles amd be very happy….more than what I got I got now…..till my cable gets cut off…..


debitrouble
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:02 am

Type your comment here.Come on people you can cry and whine all you want, but you ought to know by now that your on your own. The senate does not care about us. They all have JOBS! While there fighting about it we are all losing our homes, not being able to pay our bills or eat. If we lived in another country that needed help they would be right there for them. But us Americans we can just keep on waiting.


charlene75
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:05 am

The Democrats filed for cloture???? (closure). They are trying everything possible to get around the legalities of politics to force the Republicans to get on with the decision and get the bill passed and the people paid. I cried when I read how long this could take, if it is not for the grace of God. The Republicans have an additional 30 days, legally after Tuesday, before starting debate on this bill. That would be a nightmare and devastation to the unemployed for sure. Please, Dear Lord, give these legally intelligent Democratic Senators the wisdom, timing, power and blessings to enable them to outsmart those who oppose this seriously needed bill passed, and finances released to the people.


Del
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:43 am

If you are taking the time to contact your Congress person about this, be certain to tell them that 2010 is just around the corner and they might as well address that issue with this bill now, or we will be going through this same mess in another couple of months or so. This bill as it is, addresses only those whose benefits run out before the end of this year. If you are so unfortuanate that maybe your intital benefits, or any extensions you may be on at the time, run out say January 3rd (or after), you are done for because you cannot apply any futher extensions (even though they were previously approved by congress) because the possible initiation date of all of them ends with 2009. In other words, people who became unemployed after around mid-June 2009, currently will fall into a hole with no ability to begin further extensions in 2010 without the proper legislation that addresses 2010 and beyond.


ANGIE
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 11:13 am

NEXT VOTE ON TUESDAY PEOPLE START CALLING ALL REP OFFICES AND TELL THEM THEY WILL NOT BE REELECTED


rickmick
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 12:14 pm

Dear Senator's
I am sorry for being such a burden on society. I am sorry for creating this recession. I am sorry for only being able to work and pay taxes for 35 years before I lost my job. I am sorry you have to trouble yourself with another bill for unemployment so I can try and stay warm. I am sorry that you have to debate longer days and you are now putting in 20 hour weeks. So, to make up for it take off most of Nov and Dec. I think you deserve 10 weeks of vacation a year. I think I am the only one having trouble or you would be in a hurry if there was a crisis. One more thing that I am sorry for when I file my taxes for 2009 I won’t be paying any because I had no income. Please don't be mad at me.


Vote independent
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

Huh!! I dont think it matters when you became unemployed for anyone in 09 even if you became unemployed in june your still entitled to your 26 weeks..
So all of us on initial claims or 3rd extensions will fall into the same hole in 2010.
We the unemployed regardless of if you were unemployed for a year and a half or 6 months will all be on equal footing in january..
My company shut down and I was laid of in jan 07 I got an initial 22 weeks and went for retraining (college) for the last 2 years under TRA, WIA benefit.
I graduated in june only to find that I cant even get a job delivering news papers, the 3rd federal ext for me ran out in sept. and the unemployment rate especially for men in GA has doubled in a year!
Were all screwed in january….I am sick of applying on line,spending my life at D.O.L. going door to door,…same shit no one is hiring…working 40-50 hrs a week is normal for me, this is not normal.
This is bullshit!!!
We showed other countries how to build there own factories and produce our goods, that they dont need us to manufacture and sell goods to them anymore, thats why most of these jobs for average working families are gone for good!!
Fed-up


ANGIE
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

RICK MICK IVE NOTICED YOUR GETTING MORE FRUSTRATED AS WE ALL ARE.. DO YOU THINK ANY ONE BUT US SEES THIS. I HOPE U R WRITING THIS TO THE SENATE ALSO


bmccoy
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

I have already changed to the Independent party and I pledge not to vote for anyone who opposes this bill. The GOP are going to turn us into a one party nation.. Scary thought but they deserve it.


deity
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

this is what happens when you vote in white neo-conservatives… they're delusional about the economy as if we are gonna go broke if we have health care and unemployment and they listen to all the bad news on TV… now you know who they are… and they have very concerning and eniticing speech, but they are making things worse.


workneeded
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 12:13 am

They are all full of hot air


charlene75
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 9:07 am

Hey guys! Wouldn't it be funny if we could pull an Internet strike? Shut down the Internet until the unemployment benefits were approved, funded and released? The whole world would be shocked. And, by the way, those outsourced jobs would be available for all of us in America, where they should be! These guys in politics think it's great that all of us are running comments all over the Internet. We are literally “unloading”, and they see it as a way to calm the masses psychologically. They are taking their time while we are typing away. This is ridiculous. The only thing good about this is that we and keep a leg up on what's going on. Other than that, we are doing them a favor.


exgop
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

I will not vote for ANY GOP candidate if they block this bill. People are hurting and they are fooling around.


workneeded
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

What they are doing is hoping we cant afford the internet and then they wont hear from us….but they probably wont even look at this blog…they will do what they want….when they want…..:-)


justplayn
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

Thank you proud member of the “NO” party Senator John Kyle (R) of AZ for stalling this unemployment bill from passage for the past two weeks. I urge everyone to contact Mr. No office bt e-mail, fax or phone of your disapproval of his conduct and lets hope on the 27th Mr. No stalls no more.


workneeded
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

Updated Blog 10/22/09

http://washingtonindependent.com/64876/senate-v…


charliemaloy
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

We can spend billions and billions to prop up crooks at goldman, Lynch, AIG, and on, but we cant find the will to help out the very people who financed this bailout? Why don't we stop paying the cadillac health insurance that our esteemed representitives get and extend unemployment?


lou7200
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

COME 2010 THERE WILL BE A LOT OF UNEMPLOYED SENATORS FROM BOTH PARTIES.


Diane
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

I would like to see them without any money for a month and they still have nogt signed the bill for the extension. there asking for more problems then they have now. Our own cournty and president don't care if we can pay rent or buy food or medicine maybe we should all leave this country


Senators Slog While Unemployed Suffer | GSA Schedule Services
Pingback posted October 26, 2009 @ 7:38 am

[...] stalemate has frustrated Democratic leaders, who twice this month have attempted to pass the extension, only to be rebuffed by Republicans on the Senate floor. [...]


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 2:58 pm

Looks like the extension went through from what I've been hearing on the news this morning. Horray, it's about time. Good luck to all the unemployed people of the USA.


sick_of_our_govt
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

hey patriciasoristo where did you hear that it was passed? From all that I can find it isnt going to be voted on until tomorrow.


Unemployed_in_michigan
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

hey sick_of_our_govt, my understanding is that they will vote on it again tomorrow. No extension yet!!!!


aurora1t
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

well, we wouldn't want them to work too hard on a Monday, us unemployed will just hang, count our pennies. Take your time…


Vote independent
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

The only thing they are voting on tuesday is to stop the discussing of it,and schedule it for vote on the actual extension bill itself buy the end of the week.
lets hope they get the motion passed tuesday to put it to vote this week!
I dont know were some of you get your info from but, I have been searching “unemployment extension gop” this article is old, I just come back to check comments.
If it does get voted on and passed by friday,the bill has to go back to the house for approval(not a problem their) because its different then the bill they past in sept., then to presidents desk, so my guess if passed is the begining of november to get anything.


Vote independent
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 9:28 pm

Even if they dont block it, to late there toast!!


deesuite
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 12:47 am

Rally on The Capitol: Jobs Tea Party
Date:
Friday, November 6, 2009
Time:
10:00am – 11:00am
Location:
Capitol Hill Washington, DC
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161173634050


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

Sorry, got only partial information. People were jumping the gun and calling me with wishful thinking. I guess we're back on the “desperate” train. Now need to pray for a favorable vote. I did send a huge package to Washington DC with all these comments and a desperate letter to Obama. Last time I wrote Obama they did send me a reply. Good luck to us all!


G.A.Crego
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

I guess we need a march on Washington, because the just don't here us. They think were stupid. If this bill is not resolved by weeks end , I think they will see an uprising against this goverments “play with the tax payers play game”. I think its time for the ex-working class to send a last and final mesage. This is not their money it is ours. It not them that suffer butb us. Maybe they should suffer too. Maybe they should hit the ranks of the unemployed too.


LT
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

It's time to make the GOP unemployed.


vote independent
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

Well another step closer, bill to proceed without any further delay to a vote on the extension bill passed 87-13…now it has to be scheduled for the actual vote to make it law( final). 13 politicians voted no!! c-span2 might have the names,they just did a roll-call vote.. I or No…
Actually Rep Kyle (AZ) voted yes, but see if he still votes yes to make it law..hmm he's still blows…
I aint doing no happy dance yet!!
I wonder why couldn' they just jump right into the final vote right there while all the politicians are present…??
no they have to reschedule to come back and vote,sounds like a waste of more time…oh well


vote independent
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

They are suppose to vote on the bill tomorrow after 9:30 am C-span2. hopefully it will pass and be signed by next week!


aurora1t
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

They don't listen to the people cmon!!!


Conservative895
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

No more entitlement programs. Get off your fat asses and get to work.


crystal34
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

WTF? You must be clueless or don't care. My guess is both. Nice to know someone out there is not affected by this disaster.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

I care babe, oh I care. How many unemployment extensions are we going to pass. We should probably ask for a health and welfare package with the extra entitlement extension. 99 weeks of unemployment is way too much welfare. Time to say bye bye and pound the pavement for work. The military is looking for a few good men and women. Free food, free health care and great pay. Whoo raaa

Johnson


oldshortone62
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

How are you going to feel if all of you get voted out next election. You make so much money it won't hurt you to be without any income. You should try walking in the jobless peoples shoes!! It was hard enough to scrape by when we were getting unemployment but now so many are without that and without a job. Come on people have a heart and pass this extention so families can at least have food & heat for the holiday season!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS


ANGIE
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

con895: are you kidding some of us havny gotten 79 weeks no less 99 this is not our fault, how dare u say go grt a job u think we like this people like you sir are not ever going to run the gov again. and u know what your on here enough do u work/ because u r on here alot


gopforgenerations
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

Get real. This is not five years ago when someone could get a new job in just a few days. It is not a case of “getting off their fat asses”. I know of people who are applying for anything they can, whether they are qualified, overqualified, or not. In many cases for jobs that are paying far less than what they had previously. However, there are very few jobs available and getting one is extremely difficult. Fortunately, I am employed, but several of my friends are not and without unemployment benifits they and others will soon be in homeless shelters. Quite frankly, I am ashamed of my (Republican) political party's behavior and actions with regards to this and health care..


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 12:03 am

What a complete moron! Let's see how long your job lasts when everyone runs out of their unemployment and their is no money going around. Housing, food, clothing,
one way or another our lack of unemployment funds will eventually affect the economy in a negative way. Looking forward to seeing you in the unemployment line unless of course you're one of those people who live off of mommy and daddy.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:06 am

I sit, I watch, I listen, I read, the tears follow, I ask myself, where did she go ? what happened to AMERICA ? Wake up people ! And start to fight back, go to WASHINGTON in numbers, I mean real big numbers, numbers like they have never seen before. Refuse to leave unill they bring real change. Demand it, Washington won't have a choise, finally they will have a crises themselves a much bigger crises then trying to pass a bill. They didn't waste any time bailing out the rich, never read a page of it, or stoped to ask how it would be paid for. We get screwd because we let them screw us . STOP enough is enough. Set a date, use the internet like O'barak did get the march together and move on WASHINGTON. If you want change you have to make it happen like everthing else. Then, watch and become more involved with who you but in WASHINGTON to begin with. We have filled her with nothing but crooks, liars,adulters and cheats. Its not to late to save her, fight for american change. And that will only come from ” WE THE PEOPLE ” in numbers, in movement and thad will be a voice ” that can not be left un-anserwed …………


Peter Puck
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

Johnson:

Grab yourself and stuff it where your head already is.

Wake up


sick_of_our_govt
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

hey moron, we would all love to get back to work, but there aer no jobs. How an illiterate jack-ass like you still has a job is beyond me. We will have the last laugh though. One day God will see your totally black heart and not invite you into his kingdom. Pray that when that day comes, there will be some liberals who take pity on you


sick_of_our_govt
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

Johnson, you care only about yourself and your own fat wallet. Pound the pavement?? When was the last time you looked for work? Doesnt work that way anymore. Again, your ignorance is showing. You are a complete loser.


sick_of_our_govt
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

Anyone hear anything new on the extension??


Leslie
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

Let's ship the Republicans to Communist China where they belong. They hate working people, they hate the unemployed, the sick; in fact they hate most Americans. They only love and worship money and fundamentalist religion. They hate the majority of Americans. It makes me sick to see them wrap themelves in the American flag. They belong in another country.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:51 pm

I heard something, It still is being delayed, yipppeeeee. Delay this thing as long as you can. It's about time the lazy fat retards get off there fat duff and get a job. Please don't tell me there is none to be found. No more fat entitlement checks. The senate should focus on more important things like military funding, space research, building hiking trails in Tahoe California. Lots of love,

Johnson, SMOOOOOOCH PS. GO GOP


Leslie
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

Conservatives hate Americans. The next time you get sick and have bills you you can't pay or your jobless benefits have run out or your house about to be repossesed, send the bills to people like Conservative 895. They don't care about americans. They are selfish pugs who only care about themselves and their own money.

People like conservative 895 should go to some communsit country, where they can go on hating americans.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:16 pm

Hey Peter, Get the puck out of your rear. No more fat lazy entitlement checks.
Go gop, go baby. delay, delay, delay. We need 15 more amendments.

Lots of love, Johnson


Conservative895
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

Quit whining, if you don't like it here, leave. Go find another country that is better. Get your rear off the couch and get to work. Move it soldier, aten hut.

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Conservative895
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

We love Americans. We just hate the idiots that are free loading off the hard working taxpayers. If you people can't find work after 79 weeks, there is a real problem with some lazy Americans. These people should be drafted into the military and learn what it's like to work for a living. Now quit your whimpering and get to work. Try drinking some green tea in the morning and pulling up your bra strap. Who loves ya baby, Johnson


Conservative895
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

Wait till next election. We will be running the government again.
Were doing a pretty good job at holding up this lazy couch potato
extension. More amendments, delay, delay,delay. Now go have some green tea and oatmeal. GOP RULES, YAAAA WHOOOO


Anonymous
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 12:20 am

I don t know what the hell going on with our stuptid senate buy they better reamber that election is comeing up and I will do my best to vote them out this is a promise Their is no way it should take this long to pass the unemployment extension I bet if their family depended on it to eat until they found work thet would not even vote they would just pass it.So senate remember me on election DAY, thank you


Anonymous
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 12:20 am

I don t know what the hell going on with our stuptid senate buy they better reamber that election is comeing up and I will do my best to vote them out this is a promise Their is no way it should take this long to pass the unemployment extension I bet if their family depended on it to eat until they found work thet would not even vote they would just pass it.So senate remember me on election DAY, thank you


gink22
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

I am going to vote everyone out of the senate that come election


fasteddiekc
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 4:04 am

you know con, i have a son who thinks just like you.
he's selfish, inconsiderate, and greedy.
i pray evernight he doesn't experience real pain in his life, because like you, he'd cry like a banshee.


aurora1t
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 11:32 am

Conservative895:

You poor thing, wanting attention and reactions. here ya go..


Conservative895
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 3:57 pm

Great job GOP. We need to debate these amendments for the next month or so. Hope everyone has a great trick or treat.

Hugs


Conservative895
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

Hello, I think your son will probably be a great GOP candidate for our great USA. I hope one day he becomes a great senator like Mitch M. Great roll model. I pray that you can motivate yourself to get a job. Lots of luck, Hugs


ANGIE
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

to 895 im glad u r doing well count your blessings, someone like u should run for senate!!! u will get nothing done eat well our taxes will pay u too for doing nothing!! and come to think of it u are on here an awful lot!!! why r u on here? if u have such a great job why r u interested in those of us whos kids are hungary?mine cry because both their parents are laid off from banks we bailed out!!! no xmas for them either thats even if we have a home by then i worked since 26 and my husband also!!!so stop passing judgement!!i even applied at mcdonalds they wont hire me as i have 2 masters degrees so shut your mouth and leave this blog if we bother u, the last thing we need you after telling my kids they may lose their home is a idiot like you, so go eat your lobster and steak and raise money for the gop. and count your blessings nothiing is wrong with your income


deity
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

sorry loser… the cloture has past for the final vote monday at 5 according to the senate calendar… so once we get the unemployment we can then vote out the GOP for good now that they have shown their colors and turned their backs on jobless america… hugs to frauds like you… and now we know who the traitors are. i'll take my first check and get lobster and shrimp bitch. i might buy you some viagra cuz we know your penis is not working too well… its probably unemployed… do you have insurance on your 2inch lack of erection? a fine woman could have a 'stimulus package' and you would still be impotent… its coo… you didn't have much anyway… i know… so should i take some money out to buy you a 'penis extension'?


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:09 am

Perfect example of a person that does not want to go the extra mile to look for a job. This piece of crap is the reason that so many of you are unemployed. This thing is using the system to buy lobster and shrimp on the taxpayers buttocks. What we should do is ship this animal to a 3rd world country to show him what it is like to work for a living. Just remember, Mitch M. is flushing your rear down the toilet. Delay, delay,delay. That goes for every idiot out here that is using the government as a scape goat to wipe their ass. Hugs, Johnson


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:14 am

Is it true, that this extension will not be retroactive, but our president is going to pay our tax dollar paid by the new unemployeed to the Taliban our known enemy ? What the hell is the matter with this goverment anyway. Dose cons. 895 think thats a good place for his tax dollar too.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:15 am

Oh boy, my kids are hungry. Blo me, you are another idiot that loves to try and manipulate the idiots on this blo me site. I hope and pray that the GOP
delays this extension into the ground. You all deserve to eat crap. If your kiddies are really hungry, then get off your F*^%NG ass and do something. If not, call child protective services. Idiot. Hugs


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:25 am

You bet, fight this war to the bitter end. God Bless our service Men and Women that are fighting for our freedom. Freedon is not free. These people can't think that far ahead. All they care about is the free money, so they can sit on their fat ass, It gives them a reason to rape the government and take their sweet time looking for a job. The real unemployed, small percentage,are the ones that really need this extension. Good luck in your job search, hope the best. Johnson


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:25 am

I really think this consertive 895 does not have a job either and is not even eligable to recieve unemployment much less an extension. Sounds more like a “Crack Head “, living off mom and dad with no future or plans for a future. Just jelous and in the business to make others in the active world miserable. I am sure we will all have the last laugh on his sorry ass.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:39 am

Great job, Time for another drink.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:41 am

bet you would love my johnson. lip service…….


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:43 am

Oh babe, buy me a drink with your bennys. aaaahhhhhh


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:43 am

As ofteh as conservative 895 uses the word “fat ass” and”retard” , I really wounder what he looks like, or what is I Q is . He does not sound very intellagent. Smoke another rock 895…………. : ) Your not to hard to figure out. Maybe you should look for a job, then maybe someday you could qualify for benifits too, but you have to earn that , do you get it yet ?


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:44 am

Lick me


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:47 am

I bet u voted for obang bang, Obaaaama. Diversity, yippee. Quit your whining and get a job. Why don't you take your fat ass and leave this country. Have a geat day bitch.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:51 am

Keep wishing, Time to clean your private parts.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:53 am

Pull the carrot out of your ass. waaaaaaaaaa


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:54 am

Medication time, nurse Ratchett


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:57 am

I hear you loud and clear. Get off your fat liberal ass and get to work. DAA WE
Need to march to Washington, waaaaaaaaa, You need to work for your money, you just want a free welfare ride. Have a great day idiot.


Conservative895
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 3:02 am

I'm already qualified for benefits. My segway is waiting for the new entiltlement extension. Bend over baby, hard to figure out, oh boy. You need a percodan.

Lots of licks


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 3:06 am

That could be your problem too, your a drunk. yea have another drink and stay off your parents computer, it would best seve us all, thank you.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 3:18 am

Its never to late to seek help, or are you not covered under your parents health plan. If not you call D.S.S they can get you under a state paid plan. Good luck and I wish you a well recovery.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 4:02 am

FYI I am not a lib. dem. but a registered republican suporter. I do have a very good job, as a indepentent building contractor. I do not have a fat ass but weigh 140 lbs, 5″10″. You really need to get your facts straight before you sling your childish comments around about people and subjects you know nothing about. You sound like a child with no sence, what is it that your parents did wrong to you ? where you molested as a child or what ,really get some help you can't get it here sounding off looking for attention. This section is for a more muture crowed. Yhats real good advice from a real conservative, please try to digest that.


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 8:28 am

You obviously belong on the porn site because you have nothing else to do but degrade the people who are having tough times. Go cash in on Mommy and Daddy's bank accounts because you obviously don't work if you have so much time trashing these people. Or you're just one of those lazy politicians who are making up all the rules against the American people who are suffering. Trust me, I have a great resume and was on the job for 24 years. Being over 50, you're either over qualified or under qualified. But I don't need to explain to a compete jackass who is just having a good time with our suffering. What goes around, comes around, you're bad Karma is working overtime. Space research, give me a break. They need to send you into space because that's where your brain is at, if you have one of course. If you have nothing good to say, then leave this site and go to people who care about your negative comments. You're pathetic and disgusting.


patriciasoristo
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 8:40 am

Agree, I get the impression this idiot is either on crack or just drunk. He has anger issues and needs to take it out on the weak because he's a weakling himself. He has no compassion for anyone and his head is up his ass. Apparently he stays up all night long and needs someone to harrass so he gets on this site. Probably all other sites have rejected him and don't reply to his senseless rantings. Or he's being bullied and feels the need to bully people who are in distress. I guess we just have to deal with the spoiled brat who obviously never seen hard times in his life. His day will come.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 11:11 am

Excellent, very well put thank you!


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 11:15 am

Excellent very well put , thank you for your input. The guy calls himself a conservative, but he sounds more like a jackas then an elphent.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

They should be bringing it to the floor for a final vote this next week, then it will take a couple of days to reach asshole Obamas desk to be signed into law. I would advise everyone concerned to contact their congressmen and senators to demand that they make this bill retroactive to help those who fell behind on their bills to be able to catch up. If they had acted on this bill sooner many people may not have fallin behined so far. I here they are looking to bail out more banks on our tax dollar. See how long it will take to bail out the rich. They are even looking at paying off the taliban(our known enemy) with our hard earned tax dollars. What the hell is the matter with this goverment. I would think if they have money to through around like that they could make this bill retroactive to help those in real need, and who provided this money to begin with. I wounder if “conservative 895 ” approves of our money going to the taliban terrorist. It would be interesting to hear his “dumm ass” comments on this matter.


outofajob
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

I cannot believe how you are taking such great and smug satisifaction, Conservative895, knowing that the people that are posting here are hard working citizens that are ENTITLED to receive Unemployment benefits. All of us WORKED


outofajob
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

I cannot believe how you are taking such great and smug satisfaction, Conservative895, knowing that the people that are posting here are hard working citizens that are ENTITLED to receive Unemployment benefits. All of us WORKED to receive our benefits. You are on almost every board, passing your nasty and snide comments all and i mean ALL day long, while we are pounding the cyber streets, sending our resumes out en mass, hoping that some employer will notice us so that we have a slim chance on getting an interview at least. I am just amazed at how nasty you are to the people that are doing everything in their power to survive, and then you have the gall to say get a job….are you crazy…what do you think we have been trying to do. As the employment rate goes up and more jobs are lost by the thousands each day…where do you suggest we go?…out to the fields? well believe it or not i have and have lost that out to migrant workers….have a bit of compassion for those of us that have a family, are not lazy, DO NOT want to rely on benefits but have no other choice. Its becoming the holiday season, stop being such a scrounge!


outofajob
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

Ok now to the real reason that i am on the board. I am in the state of New York and this morning i received a notice from the department of labor, signed by Paterson, that states that i am eligible to receive a pell grant and therefore also able to receive Unemployment benefits while attending a certificate program, does anyone know if that is extended to recipients that have already exhausted their benefits including the extensions? Going back to school would be a Wonderful thing but not if it would impede my search in finding a job to pay my bills?
Thanks for any help.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

This guy is no conservative, but a jackass strung out on crack rock and has nothing better to do then to geek and trip out on his parents keyboard. I hope for him that he seeks some kind of help with his issues. I feel so bad for him I might be willing to donate funds to help him with his recovery, at a real clinic. This guy is warped, and that is the affects of drug usage when you can't reason anymore, and your mind is out of control.


jayw1976
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 12:07 am

ok, I asked about that here in arkansas because I went ack to school. They told me that you have to go for a trade and not college. also it does not mean they will extend you ben. only if you are able to draw at that time. I went back to college not a trade school so mine did not count. You know they tell you all this stuff that sounds great but when it get down to it, who do they give it to no one, They just want to say they can offer it.


fasteddiekc
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 6:14 am

well, it appears as though the republican shenanigans have played themselves out.
the extended unemployment should go through this week, and the much needed money for my fellow out of work bretheren should be available next week.
i've read a lot of sad stories on a bunch of sights.
now maybe we can all try and enjoy this holiday season.


Zekcat
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

It's not so much the Republicans who were blocking the bill, but the Senate as a whole. Yeah, the Reps were throwing in Immigration and Acorn, but the Dems are throwing in the First time home buyer on our emergency unemployment bill? Really? Are we unemployed going to buy a house? I give kudos to the House because they understood the urgency of the issue. They introduced the bill on Sept.10 and passed it on Sept. 22nd with 2/3 votes in House. Now we wait for our glorious senators to pass it (7 weeks in the Senate chamber to-date)


educatedbutunemployed
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

Conservative895, you have my complete and utter sympathy. With my first unemployment extension check I am going to buy you an hour with a competent (make that extremely competent, you need it) mental health therapist. I hope you can keep your job to pay for the years of therapy you most certainly need. Do you know there are 15,000,000 unemployed Americans vying for 3,000,000 jobs? You do the math. If you don't know what you are talking about then keep your piehole shut! And get that therapy.


Leslie
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

Conservative 895 is proving my earlier post, that conservatives, while loving to wrap themselves in the flag, actually hate most Americans and are selfish and mean on top of it. Conservative 895, over his numerous posts which include many hate filled insults, show the true face of what he believes in. As such, he is doing a better job discrediting the right than any of it's critics.

I say let him go on, telling the down and out to go screw their mothers, and everyone else here as well. He makes a great advertisement for his cause.


old republican
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 3:16 pm

don't hate the messenger
but i will let you in on the republican plan

our plan is to stall the bill ontill thanksgiving break, then we will come back for 1 week and avoid voting then go on christmas vacation for 3 weeks ……
don't take your anger out on me….. but you can not look forward to reciveing anything from “the hill” ontill late jan early feb. ———-it's the plan

if you really want anything done…. you have to change the way laws are made….. people should not be able to tack stuff on to an existing bill, make your own bill. and it should be impossible for one or two idiots to hold up the whole process.

you see we republicans know that americans have a short memory, and that one can treat the people like shit all year long then be nice around election and get the votes.

so soon as you guys get your checks in feb 2010 your gonna forget what you went through and your gonna forget the name of the senator causing your grief.

it's a well known fact that still works or you would have been paid already


Leslie
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

“OUR PLAN”? “Our plan”; which must include “Old Republican”. And he asks us not to shoot the messenger! (He could have sadi “The Republican plan”)

What his “plan”, as well as the “plan” of his co-believers, is to stall, deprive and screw Americans in need. By his own admission.

The more conservatives post here, and the more they say, the more they reveal themselves to us. To me, “Conservative 895″ speaks for Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'reilly, the Republican party and most other conservatives. Most don't have the insensitivity to tell you to screw your mom, but in light of what they feel and believe, does it matter?. Conservative 895 is just being more open and honest.

I'm sick of government socialism for the rich, for Goldmann Sachs and the likes of AIG. I'm sick of socialism for CEO's and their bonuses; socialism for health insurance companies that want to deprive us of care. Our govt is owned by these reactionary forces, and yet conservatives begrudge us a few weeks of unemployment benefits.

No more tax-payer money to bail out bank shareholders, and other privately held concerns! It's the rich who cost our society trillions, not working people.


old republican
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

blame me that will solve your problems


Leslie
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

The use of possesive pronouns by old republican continues to be revealing.

When it's about delaying or depriving unemployment comp, he puts it under “OUR plan”.

When it's about the problems facing the country, he uses the expression “your problems”! (And not OUR problems) As if the problems afecting this nation aren't his problems at all, like someone living in another country, watching from a comfortable distance!

As long as the wat things are don't cause them inconvenience, conservatives will dismiss much of the pain caused by foreclosures, unemployment, denial of health care by insurance companies and all the other ills that come from t all. Govt socialism for the rich and powerful doesn't bother the likes of him. So long as conservatives have jobs and health insurance, they think like Marie Antionette, who said the hungry should just go eat cake.

Old republican didn't say anything I didn't already know. Your problems are “your” problems. Not theirs. Nice. I knew that's what they believe. I've known it for years.


Zekcat
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

I hope Old Republican is wrong about getting our checks by Feb 2010! I'm already in dire straights right now and barely able to float my boat now. If I have to wait to Feb 2010, then my boat would be sunk by then. I've been following the bill. It's on the Senate floor hopefully getting voted on.


old republican
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 8:13 pm

im in the same boat as you, if the republican party survives the next elections then shame on us (americans).


Zekcat
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

The Senate finally passed HR 3548….all senators voted Yea with the exception of two Dems. They didn't vote. It's going back to the House, but they are saying the House is expected to pass it with the Senate's amendments. Old Republican….I guess the Reps in the Senate got it and went along with the Dems. This is great news! Hopefully the House will not need 7 weeks to discuss the Senate amendments.


old republican
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

God! This IS great news. I too hope i am wrong. about jan 2010. let me say this , you do understand that this is not the last extention we are going to need, so we are going to have to go thru ALL this bs at least 2 more times while they play politics with our lives.

but we'll see.

i don't trust the house republicans (too out of touch)


Zekcat
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 4:10 pm

I'm hoping to have a job by then, but you are probably right because the don't expect the job market to get much better until 2011-2012. There is another bill the House wanted to push forward for a longer extension (18 months-HR3404), but the reason they didn't last Sept. because they thought it would take too long to pass. That's why the House pushed HR 3548 and got it done in less than two weeks. I guess they didn't count on the Senate moving at a snail's pace on it. The House Reps were on board (or at least most of them) last time around so my hope is that they continue to do the same. Besides, all Senate Reps voted for HR 3548 so the House Reps don't need to balk at it.


old republican
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

NOVEMBER 5, 2009

Unemployed Americans are set to get up to 20 additional weeks of jobless benefits, while new homebuyers are poised to see the $8,000 tax credit extended into mid-next year.

The House approved the measures by a 403-12 vote Thursday afternoon, a day after the Senate passed the legislation.

The president is scheduled to sign the bill into law Friday morning, the same day the government releases the monthly unemployment rate, which is expected to rise.

call your local unemployment offices of friday!
someone post the names of the 12 that voted no so we can keep an eye on them till election time!

it's our money that we have to beg the fat cats for.


Zekcat
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

All Senate Republicans voted yes on the extension. The 12 House Republicans who voted no are below (Roll Call 859):

Broun (GA)
Burgess
Flake
Franks (AZ)
Garrett (NJ)
Linder
McClintock
Paul
Price (GA)
Radanovich
Scalise
Shadegg


Zekcat
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

Old Republican, would you happen to know if this is the last extension we will get. My mom said she read an article in a local paper saying it was?


ANGIE
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

I HEARD ANOTHER IN JAN OR FEB ON CNN THIS MORNING


old_republican
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

There’s been a few articles lately that said there was a proposition to fully extend all unemployment through the year 2011.

It's said a bill like this would have cost about 70 billion. Congress likes to hear million not “billion” so they have to dish out out benefits in small packets or it would never pass.

(and millions of people suffer because of it.)

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the unemployment rate will average 10.2 percent next year and even in 2011 it will average 9.1 percent. If this projection proves accurate, Then there will have to be more extentions or it would be a disastrous scenario for tens of millions of people and the country as a whole.

“Congressman McDermott introduced a bill H.R. 3404, it says that the 13 weeks are just an interim duration to get the amendment passed through quickly. Upon passing the amendment proposed currently, then Congress will proceed with the additional items which include the proposal of extending unemployment benefits until the end of the 2010 fiscal year.”

No this will not be the last extension.

it IS the last extension of the year. so the article is 1/2 right.


Zekcat
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

Okay…thanks for that Angie and Old Republican. I thought I did hear that HR3404 would be a more long-term unemployment extension. That's does make sense that they'll probably piecemeal that extension over time because certain members of Congress would freak at the price tag, but they do need to realize that we do pay federal taxes on those benefits and once we're caught up on our bills, we will go shopping with it.


deity
Comment posted November 7, 2009 @ 7:31 am

you're right… all the repubs are fired in the next elections… because their leadership >>>>>>FAILED!<<<<<<<


deity
Comment posted November 7, 2009 @ 7:40 am

i'll make sure i request the tax dollars YOU paid and i will buy toilet tissue and lobster as a tribute to another 20 weeks… well now its goin up to oyster and champaign… cheers you conservative bitch! barack signed this morning… so ball up and suck the 6 micron penis you own… CHEERS!


deity
Comment posted November 7, 2009 @ 7:41 am

Dear conservative 895,

i'll make sure i request the tax dollars YOU paid and i will buy toilet tissue and lobster as a tribute to another 20 weeks… well now its goin up to oyster and champaign… cheers you conservative bitch! barack signed this morning… so ball up and suck the 6 micron penis you own… CHEERS!


deity
Comment posted November 7, 2009 @ 7:43 am

FIRED!


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted November 7, 2009 @ 7:52 am

I understad 895 has real issues, but reading your comments puts you in the same boat. How are you any better, or different ? Maybe you need to evaluate yourself , Grow up.


Conservative895
Comment posted November 7, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

This should give you plenty of time to pound the pavement and update your resume for that job by the end of 20 weeks. The great thing about this bill is the first time home buyer credit.
In 20 weeks, you will probably still be unemployed and applying for welfare and section 8 housing. Remember to vote for the GOP in 2010 and 2012. Were coming back. Now stick some anal lube on your lips and wrap them around a big exhaust pipe and enhale deep.

Good luck


OeschleNC
Comment posted November 10, 2009 @ 4:05 am

While the politicians are toying with our lives, we are struggling to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table – (we can't even think about health care until we absolutely have to). Right now, by the grace of God – I live day to day, and when my unemployment runs out in five more weeks – week before Christmas,(unless I have a job) I will be living minute by minute. With no job and no money, the only thing left looks like the streets.
I can only hope that the people in Washington will seriously get a grip on REALITY and stop holding back our benifits. .
Jobs, and getting people the money they earned and deserve right now should be their NO 1 priority, instead they are ramming that Health Care Bill From He77 through.
NO JOBS = NO MONEY. WHEN IS THIS NIGHTMARE GOING TO END?


No Soup For You
Comment posted November 14, 2009 @ 11:41 am

Latest News on H.R.3548 – Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

2009 UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION

Here's whats really happening, don't be fooled ! …. 11/13/09

I'm afraid my friends ( Fellow Americans) that the government is going to lean once again on the side of corporations, by not providing assistance to millions of Americans before Thanksgiving… Yes the Senate both Democrats & Rebuplicans stalled passing the 2009 UE (Unemployment Extension) so they could have millions exhuast benefits for months so they could then come out and say that unemployment cliams are down to insinuate that thier administration (Government) is headed in the right direction but its all a lie. Unemployment claims are down only because Millions are out of benefits now more than ever before in history. Now that they have those digits….the next step will be to have a big christmas, economically speaking. Although the bill has passed and is LAW, they will now stall the claim process in hopes of engineering a big christmas, economically speaking!

This is how they will do it:

In states like Florida with high unemployment – people will begin recieving letters in the mail starting Dec. 1st to notify them if they are eligible for the 2009 UE. On or before Tuesday, Dec.15th people may be allowed to claim for all the retro weeks available. And finally on Friday Dec. 18th people may recieve there funds.

Keep in mind this is an intelligent forcast using quality resources of how things may go down but it may happen much sooner or alot differently.

All i know… Is that people need to speak out …. They don't care if you have thanksgiving dinner or not … All they wants is to give you a lump some right before christmas so christmas sales are high so they can say that the economy is making progress, people are getting jobs …
When in reality its really getting worst and worst and worst everyday….

AN ADMINISTRATION THAT ENGINEERS MUCH MORE THAN JUST AN UNEMPLOYMENT MEDIA BLACKOUT AND THAT DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THANKSGIVING DINNERS IS NOT A GOOD ADMINISTRATION BY ANY STRETCH!!!!!!!!!!


angie555
Comment posted November 20, 2009 @ 2:29 pm

YES YOU ARE RIGHT THIS IS BULLSHIT IVE CALLED THE GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA, THE SENATORS AND EMAILED AND WROTE BY HAND LETTERS TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN I JUST RECEVED A PHONE CALL BACK FROM A SENATORS OFFICE WHOS AID QUOTE FLORIDA IS A LITTLE BEHIND IN CERTAIN AREAS!!! DO YOU THINK? OTHER STATES HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED CHECKS SO I CALL THE UI OFFICE AGAIN THEY ALL SOUND LIKE ROBOTS WE WILL {BEGIN} TO SEND OUT LETTERS IN MID DECEMBER IS WHAT THEY ALL SAY EVERY DAY!!!!! BY THE TIME WE SEND THEM BACK AND GET INTO THE SYSTEM IT WILL BE JANUARY!!!! AND THATS AFTER THE DEADLINE NOW WHAT? IM SO UPSET I CANT SLEEP,, I NOW HAVE PNEMONIA AND AM ON MEDICATION THSATS SUPPOSE TO HELP ME SLEEP AND I STILL CANT AND THERES 2 MEDICATIONS I CANT AFFORD!!1 EVERY DOLLAR XTRA GOES TO THE RENT SO I DONT GET THROWN INTO THE STREET WHEN WILL THIS CRAP STOP, IF TRACE IS OUT THERE WHY DOES IT TAKE SO LONG FOR OUR COMUTERS TO GET UP AND GOING WHEN OTHER STATES WERE DONE IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS? DO WE HAVE THAT PRIMATIVE OF A SYSTEM? ANGIE


corina123
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

I really liked what you wrote no soup for you. Seeing it is now Feb. 2010, I was seeing what your thoughts were now two months later? I really truly loved what you wrote.


angie555
Comment posted February 10, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

CORINA: WHAT NO SOUP FOR OU SAID BACK IN NOVEMBER IS NOW HAPPENEING AGAIN. THEY WANT ALL OF US TO FALL OFF THE ROLLS FOR MARCHES UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS THEN THYE WILL PASS A TIER 5 AND IR 6 IN APRIL . MEANWHILE I CLAIMED MY LAST WEEK OF TIER 4 ALREADY SO IM OFF THE ROLLS AS OF NOW AND SO ARE MANY OFF THE PEOPLE THAT GOT LAID OFF WITH ME, I DONT KNOW HWAT YOUR SITUATION IS WHETHER YOUR CLOSE TO THE END OR NOT BUT HTAT IS WHY MY FRIEND THER EWAS NO NEW EXTENSION YET IN THE NEW JOBS BILL.


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scott
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:47 am

Im 45,married with 2 two kids , i have been out of work for 16 months,my unemployment just ran out in the state of tennessee,my wife was just notified her daycare job will be eliminated at the end of march after 4 years of devoted service.the company is closing the location and laying off 7 other workers as well,in tennesee the max. amount of weekly unemployment is$300 which includes $25 fed. gov. assistance payment.when I was laid off i was making $15.00 an hr. my unemployment was $225 a week, after last years filibuster i didn't receive a check for 6 weeks,during christmas no less,now their at it again, how do these people sleep at night,only republicans could be so self serving.


angie555
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

SCOTT YOU NEED TO CALL AND EMAIL ALL SENATORS NOW NOW NOW!!1 IF YOU DONT THIS WILL BE THE END! TELL THEM YOUR STORY TELL THEM WE NEED A NEW TIER!! TIER 4 IS ONLY 6 WEEKS WE NEED A LONGER TIER 5 I ODNT KNOW WHO YOUR STATE REPS ARE FIND THEM ONLINE AT USSENTATE.ORG IT GOES BY STATE OR JUST GOODLE HIS OR HER NAME AND HIT CONTACT AND EMAIL AWAY 25 TIMES IN A HOUR HELPS.. IT GETS THEIR ATTENTION THEN CALL HTEM AND LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH A PERSON WHO ANSWERS THE PHONE THIS IS WHAT THEY DO ALL DAY ANSWER OUR CALLS TELL THEM WE NEED A NEW TIER IMMEDIATELY!! CALL DEMS ANF GOP OFFICES IT CANT HURT GOOD LUCK


angie555
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

EVERYONE WHAT I DO IS THIS… I PUT ALL THE SENATORS IN MY EMAIL FAVORITES THEN EVERYSINGEL TIME I GO ONLINE OR EVEN DURING THE DAY WHEN I GET A MINUTE I EMAIL ALL OF THEM!!!! EVERYTIME YOU OPEN THIS WEBSITE EMAIL THEM ITS SO SO EASY!!! YOU MIGHT THINK IT DOIESNT HELP IT SURE DOES, REMEMBER EVERYONE IS WORRIED ABOUT THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, TELL THEM IF THEY DONT HELP US WE WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER TELL THEM YOU WILL BE IN FORCLOSURE AND THEN THEY WILL HAVE MORE PROBLEMS !!!!TELL THEM YOUR WHOLE STORY IF YOU WANT JUST CALL THEM AND EMAIL AND TELL THEM WE NEED A TIER 5


scott
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

Im 45,married with 2 two kids , i have been out of work for 16 months,my unemployment just ran out in the state of tennessee,my wife was just notified her daycare job will be eliminated at the end of march after 4 years of devoted service.the company is closing the location and laying off 7 other workers as well,in tennesee the max. amount of weekly unemployment is$300 which includes $25 fed. gov. assistance payment.when I was laid off i was making $15.00 an hr. my unemployment was $225 a week, after last years filibuster i didn't receive a check for 6 weeks,during christmas no less,now their at it again, how do these people sleep at night,only republicans could be so self serving.


angie555
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

SCOTT YOU NEED TO CALL AND EMAIL ALL SENATORS NOW NOW NOW!!1 IF YOU DONT THIS WILL BE THE END! TELL THEM YOUR STORY TELL THEM WE NEED A NEW TIER!! TIER 4 IS ONLY 6 WEEKS WE NEED A LONGER TIER 5 I ODNT KNOW WHO YOUR STATE REPS ARE FIND THEM ONLINE AT USSENTATE.ORG IT GOES BY STATE OR JUST GOODLE HIS OR HER NAME AND HIT CONTACT AND EMAIL AWAY 25 TIMES IN A HOUR HELPS.. IT GETS THEIR ATTENTION THEN CALL HTEM AND LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH A PERSON WHO ANSWERS THE PHONE THIS IS WHAT THEY DO ALL DAY ANSWER OUR CALLS TELL THEM WE NEED A NEW TIER IMMEDIATELY!! CALL DEMS ANF GOP OFFICES IT CANT HURT GOOD LUCK


angie555
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

EVERYONE WHAT I DO IS THIS… I PUT ALL THE SENATORS IN MY EMAIL FAVORITES THEN EVERYSINGEL TIME I GO ONLINE OR EVEN DURING THE DAY WHEN I GET A MINUTE I EMAIL ALL OF THEM!!!! EVERYTIME YOU OPEN THIS WEBSITE EMAIL THEM ITS SO SO EASY!!! YOU MIGHT THINK IT DOIESNT HELP IT SURE DOES, REMEMBER EVERYONE IS WORRIED ABOUT THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS, TELL THEM IF THEY DONT HELP US WE WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER TELL THEM YOU WILL BE IN FORCLOSURE AND THEN THEY WILL HAVE MORE PROBLEMS !!!!TELL THEM YOUR WHOLE STORY IF YOU WANT JUST CALL THEM AND EMAIL AND TELL THEM WE NEED A TIER 5


lynn
Comment posted March 13, 2010 @ 2:25 am

Republican's are not making the final decision on unemployment extensions…Democrate's are responsible for that and Obama is more concerned with passing heathcare for people who don't even have jobs….Ya that makes sense.


oliviakalish65yearsold
Comment posted March 30, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

I DON'T KNOW WHAT PLANET, THE REPUBICANS LIVENG ON. I'M 65 AND GOT LAID, MY UNEMPLOYMENT RAN OUT, OPEN YOUR EYES AND REALLY TAKE ALOOK AT THE TRUTH. THE UNITED STATES IS GOING TO BE IN WORST SHAPE THAN THE GREAT DEPRESSION. NEED I SAY ANYMORE???????? WE MUST SWALLOW OUR PRIDE AND ALL PULL TOGETHER FOR THE SAKE OF OUR COUNTRY. WE ALL NEED TO PRAY. MS. OLIVA KALISH 65 AND A AMERICAN, PLEASE HELP ONE ANOTHER! I'M WORKING A PART TIME JOB FOR $200.00 A WEEK AND ONLY 6 MONTHS A YEAR, IN A COLLEGE CAFERTERA. OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SO DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF THE GREED IN THER COUNTRY. I LOVE THE YOUTH OF THIS COUNTRY AND THEY LOVE ME, BECUSE I SHARE POSITVE STORY'S WITH THEM, AND GIVE THEM HOPE.


some dude
Comment posted May 16, 2010 @ 1:00 am

I wish when elections come about everyone who is in office right now gets replaced that would send the best message no matter the issues no matter their political party if they are in office right now vote for the person running against them. if all of congress was replaced then the idiots would realize that something was wrong. When they join the ranks of the unemployed, only then will they wished they voted for more unemployment funds. People will vote their prejudice before they vote their heart, that's just sad. God bless America (because no one else will)


Some Other Dude
Comment posted June 1, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

@Some dude I happen to agree with you 1000% especially on how people will vote their prejudice. Everyday people give me more and more slid proof why some are at the bottom and others are at the top. To easily swayed by ppl of whom they think have their best interests at heart. It almost a phenomenon on how stupid a large group of people can be at one time with so much more knowledge available to them. The Government never hesitated to bail out big business neither in the Bush or Obama era but buckle at the thought of helping the common American, the average tax payer.


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delores
Comment posted June 5, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

There are still millions of people there are still unemployed. Then the government need to give the people another extentions on unemployment for another year, until everyone if able to get a job.That easy for congress to say that we can not have another extention, because they are not out of work, they can still pay their bills. They need to give us a fifth, sixth, seventh, tier. Or they to come up with a way to give these people general relif.Come on people there are other people in the besides the rich and the famous.They are other people besides the middle class also. There are the poor.They say that the ecomony is getting better, no it is not. I do not see that it is inproving, it is getting worst.There are people that still needs help.


Buccibaby2
Comment posted June 11, 2010 @ 11:48 am

i worked for 35 years until being “laid off” last May. i have had to give up my home in one state and move to another more affordable home in a totally different state, leaving behind family and friends all in order to try to gain employment. this month to month extention is beyond unfair and here it is the 10th of June and still “legislation is pending”, which means that there will be no check next week and dont tell me about retroactive because the bill collectors dont want IOU's. Please someone either pass this extention and let me get my check or deny it and let me get my ass on welfare and then you can support
me.


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trusader
Comment posted September 28, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

Sorry that you are in this situation. There ARE MILLIONS OF $$$ 's of UNSPENT STIMJULUS MONEY…. WHY WON'T THE DEMS.USE THOSE FUNDS AND QUIT PROTRAYING THE REPUBS. AS THE BAD GUYS. THEY JUST WANT THE BENEFITS TO BE PAID FOR BEFORE GOING TO YOU AND OTHERS…COULD IT BE BECAUSE THE DEMS WANT TO DESTROY AMERICA??. SECOND THOUGHT, IF YOU CAN'T PAY YOUR MORTGAGE YOU LOSE YOUR HOUSE..OR YOU SCALE EVERYTHING WAY BACK CUT WAGES & COST AND BY ALL MEANS DON'T PAY 2 MILLION TO HAVE YOUR OFFICE REDONE (GM CEO) WHEN THE BIG PUNKS, IAG, GM ETC. CAN'T PAY THEY TAKE MONEY FROM ME, MY CHILD AND HIS CHILDREN AND DON'T MISS A BEAT…Just wanted the blame to go where it belongs…The American government has no right to force the American people to bail out private enterprise. Having a business is a gamble and if you lose.. YOU LOSE and you better have a plan b. I am not GM or IAG's plan B. That would be like Imminent Domain of our pocket books. That's theft. When the government needs your land for good of the public, schools,roads etc. they take it from us at whatever $$'s they want to give). They say there are 3 things of a person not to touch: wife/husband, kids and money.


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Jeanne021556
Comment posted November 18, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

I guess the GOP thinks Americans unemployed are undesirables. If I become homeless, I will still vote.


Kjgrimes2000
Comment posted November 18, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

How many more foreclosed homes will lack of U.I. checks cause??
And, right before Christmas?? Nice going Rep.s!!!


Laura_jimenez48
Comment posted November 18, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

How disgusting is this? Why does this happen every time an extension comes up? People are OUT OF WORK, no money , no prospects. Republicans are out of touch and should have their paychecks suspended for a few months. See how that feels.


Mike T
Comment posted November 18, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

Who cares how it is funded! Get the unemployed some help you morons.. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to all you Republican stiffs.


Sandy22336
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 12:03 am

I have been unemployed since September of 2008. I hear about jobs, but not until 2011,2012 2013, 2014. I am on extensions and need that money to pay bills. I get interviews, but no offers. I call and get told I don’t have the skills or I don’t have the experience. I need all the help the extensions give me. Republicans, please pass the extensions we need or find us jobs to work at.


Deidra Martin
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 12:49 am

I also am hanging on by a thread. Working when I can and have been unemployed, underemployed for the past three years. But as soon as the Republicans win the house, they run out and block the extensions. Do they really think this will win them brownie points for the 2012 election? And no doubt they are also controlling the rate at which private companies hire. This is criminal and they should be stopped!


shawn3179
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 1:25 am

Sandy the Republicans want to pass the extension but they want to pay for it by using the tart money Obama misrepresented as for shovel ready jobs. But instead it has been his private slush fund for buying votes from congress and the house. The democratcs want to pay for it by using a business tax that is taking money away from small business thus keeping them from having funds to pay for it. Tell the liberals to give the money back to small business and use the 300 billion that Obama wants to use to promote his socalistic anti american agenda that only discurages job growth.


shawn3179
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 1:31 am

You should care! By taking the money away from small business to pay for the unemployment benifits they do not have the funds to pay for new employees. This is why the unemployment will never change while any of the Libs have any control. They want you to be a victum, they want you to need the “check” and they want you to get use to it! just like every socalist country soon they hope you will be happy just getting by and fear if you vote them out the republicans will make you go back to work!


Shawn3179
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 1:33 am

Remember at this point the Democratcs still have a super majority and can pass anything they want without any Republican support. The Dems will not even pass it with out responsiable funding.


Wcwine82
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 1:38 am

Being unemployed is defined by people that are willing and able to work, but are jobless. This means that you are actively seeking a job at ALL times. If you are an engineer and are unable to find an engineering job, but refuse to work at McDonalds, then you are not unemployed! Therefore, you shouldn’t be claiming unemployment! It makes people lazy. The extensions that are continuously being put on unemployment benefits are stupid. Nine times out of ten, the people that are complaining about not having a job, are simply used to the unemployment benefits that keep rolling in. In reality, they are only making our economic problem worse. I say, stop the extensions, put those people out on their @ss, and make them find a job!


CincyGirl
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 1:42 am

The retardicans are PURE idiots! Well, hope everybody that voted for them are happy now; I’m sure as soon as you can’t buy groceries and your lights are out, you’ll RETHINK that vote you made Nov. 2nd! What I don’t get is: if these same self-centered bastards are the ones responsible for us being in this economic hell of a mess, why in God’s name would ANYBODY sit up and vote for them to get back in power? Some people should just have their voting rights stripped!


41harleyrider
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 1:58 am

bring manifacturing jobs back to the states instead of china and the unemployment issue would be over


Fedup2010
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:00 am

What has Obama done for Unemployed and Employed Americans so far? Does the word nothing come to mind? Only a very Left Winger would say something like that. You voted for him…not me.


Wcwine82
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:12 am

It doesn’t work like that. The reason that those jobs are over there is that they can do it cheaper and more efficiently than the U.S. can. If those jobs were here, it would actually cost MORE, thus further adding to the current economic disaster that we have.


Wcwine82
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:16 am

Do your research. Ever heard of the “Buy American Clause”? What happened there? I rest my case….


Diceranger
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:46 am

wow u are clueless or have not searched for a job in a very long time.if i was an engineer and went to work at mcdonalds what do you put on your resume?i would rather do the job i am trained for than take a lessor amount to make other people happy.most hr care not why u went to work at mccy d’s they look at ur work history or did u know?so having that in there would truly screw u on a chance to get a job in your feild.only a person who has no clue about how hiring is done would say what u did.also the 325 to 400 a week that unemployment pays is higher money that what mcdonalds is gonna pay anyways.doe’s mcdonalds pay 10 bucks an hour?


Rivkah
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:50 am

Unemployment benefits should be extended. Work is still scarce, there is a lot of competition for jobs, and it is taking longer to find work. If there are no extensions what are these people supposed to do? Go on welfare. The people drawing unemployment have been supporting FOR YEARS lazy people who sit on welfare. Try cutting the welfare benefit from all the people who have been freeloading on the system for years. Having kids they cannot afford.

And don’t blame the Republicans. Obama has had nearly 2 years to do something about the job situation, and all he has done is a major ass bailout on wall street and and develope a health care program that the people didn’t want. Thats progress?


Grtful2wrk
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:59 am

I am sure this opinion is coming from someone who has not been laid off due to the economy, not relying on un-employment benefits while searching for work, and forced to apply for positions that they’re either over-qualified or under-qualified for, only to be rejected time and again!!


Brucefon
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 4:11 am

hurry it up! my 99 ran out in April.


impeachobama
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 4:17 am

Unemployment checks are a form of welfare you idiot. Are people really entitled to get money they aren’t working for? Maybe in a socialist country this type of stuff is ok, but here in America it doesn’t jive!! You should be more concerned with inflation, the national debt, the moron sitting in the white house. But the sad thing everything is going as planned for Obama! He wants as many Americans as possible on welfare and food stamps. People are blind! He’s trying to take the power of the PEOPLE and he’s taking it from us by dangling unemployment extensions, food stamps, and welfare in front of us. Take of the blinders America!! That fucker in the white house doesn’t give a shit about you or I. Obama is embarrassed of this great country because it doesn’t fit his vision of what the world should be like. Listen to what he says…..listen carefully and you see!! A level playing field, distribution of wealth, nationalized health care, pat downs in the air ports…………it’s called Communism and it fucking sucks …..ask Russia they’ll tell the same thing!!


thenewbeginning
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 4:44 am

So Much for the Holidays! Why the griches! stole Christmas.What is wrong! Does any one care? we need jobs in this country and we need them now! and a job market for the young! and old! alike. enough already! Yes a lot went wrong with the economy,the past is the past push for the future Help! for the People, so get the ball rolling and move on!


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Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 4:56 am

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Hugdonna
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 5:07 am

Oh wouldn’t be nice to have the income the idiots in Washington make. Oh sure don’t extend the unemployment extension that now ends the 30th of November. They don’t care about the people it is always me me me with them. You can bet the will get another pay raise this year while everyone else suffers. I live in a state with the highest unemployment rate in the country. So much for us whose unemployment money runs out just before Christmas with them fighting over how to fund it. Who cares fund it and get it passed before the 30th of November 2010. No jackass unemployment checks are not a form of welfare. We paid into this fund and are getting our OWN money back. Yes, the extensions are federally funded but we didn’t get the economy in the mess it is in now.


Wcwine82
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 5:12 am

You are buying a brand name. but if they were made in U.S.A, you can bet your @ss they would be even more…


Charmedones999
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 5:20 am

You are an idiot, like someone posted earlier. “Retardican”
It is not welfare or any sort of. It is provided by employers thru an unemployment insurance that they pay into and only workers who are entitled to this are the ones getting it. You Retardicans with your mixed up twisted minds, gee look at Sarah Palin and all the people who love her, a bunch of sheeple retardicans. I am truely sorry your views are skewed by the brainwashing you have endured over your life time, but you really need to open your eyes and see the the truth. If the Retadicans have their way we would be at war and with no jobs…oh wait we are already there.

G.W. Bush said it himself when he was writing his first book when he was the Governor of Texas,”If I become president I’m gonna invade Iraq…Everybody loves a wartime president”.


Wcwine82
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 5:39 am

Then don’t put that part on your resume moron. The point is, you gotta do what you gotta do. Do you really think working fast food has anything to do with an engineering job? Then why give your potential employer useless information? You’re just screwing yourself there. And if you’ve been laid off or fired, it’s probably because you suck at your job! It’s called human capital. The BEST workers don’t get laid off or fired. Get real man. Oh, and it really depends on where you live and what your job title is, that’s what determines whether or not you earn $10/hour at McDonalds. Get off your ass and get a job, any job. That is what will strengthen the economy.


TiredOfTheAttacks
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 5:57 am

@Charmedones999: I’m curious how the EUC benefits that the Gov’t has doled out in the past, and is trying to extend now, has anything to do with the state Unemployment Insurance program? The Federal EUC benefits are not taken from the UI pool, they are fully funded outside that system. Hence the issue that is keeping the Republicans from passing the legislation: they don’t like where the money is coming from and want it to come from a different source.

Please know what you are talking about before lashing out with your juvenile name-calling and irresponsible attacks.

PS – I’m currently ending my 1st year on UI, 4 months of which have been on EUC. Trust me when I say that I want the program to continue for personal reasons, but I fully support the move to make sure it is funded properly.


Charmedones999
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 5:59 am

He’s been busy cleaning up Bush’s mess. 8 years of destroying the country cannot be fixed in 2 years. He’s doing what he has toin order to stablize the economy and all the other messes Bush and the Retardicans caused.
Think back to when he entered office and the economy was in mess, the stock markets were going to crash, the automobile companies were ready to go out of buisness, the wars, all the jobs lost overseas…I could go on and on. Obama didn’t cause this mess and it might take more than 4 years to fix, but the retardicans will rally the troops or fix the election (common we all know it was rigged before, get your head out of your a$$) and we might get another retardican in the office and we’ll be even more screwed.
Honestly I really don’t believe in politics, I think they are mostly all crooks and liars, but the Retardicans are the worse.

Peace and Luv
Peace and Luv


James206wolf
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 11:25 am

No need for anyone to complain – you put them in office.


misspie812
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

WE do not pay into the unemployment fund. Employers do. It is an unemployment tax paid by every employer.


Ru4glo
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

Oh Wcwine… U r classless!!


Dvbaum
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

Of course Dems want more taxes on business ! When will they learn that WE are the ones trying to put people back to work ! Give us tax credits to hire – don’t tax us more !!!


Ngen14
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

Maybe those Democrats and Republicans should live for 6 months on unemployment money and see how the “more than other half has to live”. Try living on $255.00 per week and take care of your family. They have forgotten how it is to be the common people. Try living in our shoes for a while or give us the same medical coverage and other perks that you have.


Ruth
Comment posted November 19, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

11/19/10

I began my claim for U. I. in Oct. of 2009, had a break in my claim due to a hip replacement, recovered my claim in February of 2010.. I’m near the end of my 1st extention.

Will I be able to put in a new claim if I don’t find a job? I live in Fulton County, NY, where jobs are scarce, and I’m limited as to what I can do, physically, as well as geographically since I don’t drive. I welcome any comments or viewpoints on this matter.

Ruth


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