Expansion of Unemployment Insurance Stalled by ACORN, Immigration Amendments

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 2:52 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.

Reid’s office says the amendments are unrelated and therefore have no place in the debate over jobless benefits. “These are tactics that Republicans have used in the past to delay,” a Reid aide said. “It seems as if they aren’t negotiating in good faith on this.”

For its part, McConnell’s office conceded that “some of the amendments” are related to ACORN and immigration. But, a spokesperson said, the “related” changes would improve the bill.

Earlier this month, a group of Senate Democrats introduced a proposal to expand unemployment insurance benefits by 14 weeks nationwide, with a 20-week extension benefiting those states with unemployment rates higher than 8.5 percent. The House has already passed a more stingy version of the bill, granting a 13-week extension only in those states with unemployment topping 8.5 percent.

Senate Democratic leaders have twice tried to get the consent of GOP leaders to pass the bill, only to be shot down over procedural sticking points.

An Oct. 22 update is here.

Some movement here, also as of Oct. 22.

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'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

While they are blocking an extension, they are systematically KILLING people through homelessness, hunger and preventable medical issues. But they don't care because the world is over populated and they no longer need so many workers. We are just pawns, serving the corporate master – even those of us with “Executive” credentials. There is NO HOPE for reasonable employment in the next couple of years, according to Barack Obama. But they are willing to WITHHOLD LIFE-SUSTAINING CARE FROM AMERICAN CITIZENS and go into a deficit for war – because that kills people and makes LOTS OF MONEY for the War Industry.

Go to my website at http://www.sassyalternativemusic/downloads and listen to the heart-wrenching fear captured in my music FREE. Listen to “Incite Social Evolution” and hear how this period now is long planned – just quicker than the elite wanted. We are supposed to fight against each other to work more hours for less money – then take on 2 or 3 more jobs – all without health insurance benefits so the rich get richer. Listen to “Fiat Greed” about the tool the elite used to steal our parents wealth from us. Then listen to “Pay Day Blues” for a happy ending (I was still employed when I wrote that).

Want to know why they are sitting on their hands while your children starve and your furniture is on the lawn? BECAUSE OUR REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT WORKS FOR INDUSTRY, NOT PEOPLE. So I've tried a new tactic. I offer them advice on how to protect their true constituency's interest by saying:

I know your real interests – INDUSTRY. So think of all that banks that will forcibly evict families for failure to pay. THAT COSTS BANKS MONEY – you don't want that, do you? Think about neighborhoods of people rallying around a foreclosed family, BLOCKING the ENTRANCE from your mercenaries. That is bad PR. You don't want your BANKS to have bad PR, now do you? Or how about the maintenance on the vacant housing, protection from looting and vandalism? You don't want your BANK BUDDIES to have to spend all that money to prepare these houses for sale – at a HUGELY DEFLATED VALUE, now do you? What about the foreclosed families squatting in their own homes? How you going to stop that? Should families live in the streets instead?

Think of the SPECIAL INTERESTS YOU REPRESENT. Wouldn't it be bad for the banks to go out of business because of all the extra money you are making them spend by BLOCKING UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSIONS?

Then I end the letter by saying:

My prayer for everyone blocking the Unemployment Extension is for you to PERSONALLY REALIZE THE DEVESTATING EFFECT OF THIS ECONOMY. If I could, I would give you a reoccurring dream every night, where you find yourself struggling to find a source of income, experiencing the effects of no medical care, going hungry and facing eviction. I want you in the sweat-soaked bedding, having trouble breathing for the panic attacks and fearing for your LIFE. But I would not wish the actual experience on you because I have respect for human life. You should try it.

Sleep well – NOT! And next time you look in the mirror, know that you are one of those personally responsible for the demise of the middle class. If you believe in God, better start practicing that judgment defense.

I spend my days 1) sending resumes 2) making music and 3) harassing the hell out of government. When I have my daily cry, I call so employees of my government can hear the full extent of my suffering. I write letters. I post in forums, write blogs, tweet, update facebook, linkedin and myspace status'. Do everything you can to make your struggle felt by everyone opposing your relief.

If enough of us come together and stay united (instead of arguing about issues the media gives us to bicker over) AGAINST THE FRADULENT MARRIAGE BETWEEN BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT (with the unions in the middle for a destructive threesome) we can reclaim our lifestyles. But like I say in “Incite Social Evolution”, “…otherwise the compromise is slavery”.


Pauline
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 9:31 pm

To ALL HOUSE MEMBERS: Please find common ground in extending the 14 week UI to ALL states. As a single mother on the island of Kauai, our UR is at 9.6%. Just focus on this extension, putting petty differences aside, adding nothing else. WE ALL NEED the extension. We are counting on YOU!!
DO THE RIGHT THING, Pass the 14 week extension to ALL states NOW.
Mahalo (Thank you)!


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pjg1716
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

Do these people have any idea what they are doing? There are (including myself) that are about to lose everything at NO fault of their own. I am 57 years old, worked all of my life and lost my job 16 months ago. Company downsizing!!! I now am on the brink of losing my home, I have no insurance and wonder where my next meal is coming from. I am NOT ALONE!!! There are people homeless, selling their blood to eat. All this is happening while our senators play games. Get this bill passed now. The economy will only get worse with all of us not putting money into the economy/ Get witht he program here, we are not asking for a handout. We all want jobs but until then HELP US!!! PASS THIS BILL ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!


ROY
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

McConnell is from my state and I am republican, boy Mr. McConnell will not be one of our senator's every again!!!!!! He is an A>S_H>>E, What comes around goes around!!!!!


sirjamez35
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

I am disgusted at the politics that are going on while the people who need this ammendment passes the most are becoming homeless and hungry. The republicans needed time sen. kyl said a while back to read the ammendment. Well they read it and now are playing games rather than just simply doing the right thing. Everyone in general agrees with this bill…….it's just how to get it done??? I am sick of old polotics and thought naively that this would change with obama in office. I think he is doing a great job, but no one can fix this mess we have here in the us. In cases like this, the president should have the athority to give an executive order and pass this bill to extend unemployment and step in like a father who's childr3en are arguing and getting nothing done.I also just read that if this doesn't get done this week, that the docket is so full it may not get passed till the end of the year. If that's true, god help us. I have already lost my job home and vehicle do to this mess of an economy. I have never needced my gov. fior anything and i have always paid my share for what i thought was for when people needed unemployment like now. And when i get my next job i will pay taxes so that the next person who needs unemployment and is desperaTE WILL HAVE FUNDS. BUT I NEED HELP NOW SENATORS. NOT AFTER CHRISTMAS, NOT NEXT WEEK, NOT TOMORROW AND NOT AFTER YOUR 2 HR BREAK……BUT RIGHT F…CKIN NOW, K GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND HAVE A NICE DAY:)


wildwillie2
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

Hey..the Republican Senators have never given a damn about workers or people who are at the bottom of the class structure…their only concern is about their rich constituents and corporate donors and their next meal at one of their plush D.C. restaurants..paid for with tax payers money..also some of the so called Democratic Senators.


disgusted999
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

Vote the “OPPOSITE PARTY” in your next campaign!

Vote for The New Guy; all the time.

Take you Govement back and flush out the career politicians.


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:24 pm

I have been unemployed for over two years, since June of 2007. I work (or I guess I should say I used to work) in the movie industry in LA. My savings ran out a long time ago and my insurance ran out in April of 2008. A Writer's Strike in the Fall of 2007 shut down our industry. It was settled in the Spring of 2008. Then the Actor's refused to sign their contract at the end of June of 2008. That created a work slowdown. Great timing WGA and SAG. Then in the Fall of 2008 our economy collapsed. A triple whammy that resulted in the instant evaporation of thousands of jobs.

The Republicans who are using delaying tactics instead of voting for the unemployment extension should all be ashamed of themselves. They also should be voted out of office next time around. I want to work. I have worked and supported myself for over thirty years. The unemployment extension is not encouraging me to be lazy, it is keeping a roof over my head and food on the table. What an ignorant comment made by several Repugs that unemployment encourages laziness. My regular salary is five times more than unemployment. Duh! Believe me, I would rather be working.

My credit cards died last year. I am down to rent, utilities, food, gas for my car. That is it. Many times in the last 18 months I have had to rely on help from family, friends and charity to survive.

The Republican party is arrogant and out of touch with everyday Americans.

If you read through the posts on the earlier article, it is obvious children are going hungry. How can Jon Kyl and Orrin Hatch sleep at night? My FEDED benefits ran out at the end of August. That means I have not had any income for seven weeks. They play games to delay this because they can. I cannot pay my October rent, and will lose my home if I don't come up with something before November 1st. While Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, Orrin Hatch, and all the other Repugs who are stonewalling this bill stall, the Americans affected by this are going hungry and homeless.

Today, Tues 10/20/09, on C-Span several Democrats ~ Jack Reed, Dick Durbin, Patty Murray, Jeanne Shaheen, and Amy Klobuchar (there may have been more but C-Span cut away) spoke eloquently about getting this bill passed. We have to help them so we can help ourselves.

It is time for the Republicans to stop trying to attach amendments to this bill that have nothing to do with unemployment. Extending the homebuyer credit, Acorn, and immigration have nothing to do with the 5.4 million unemployed as of September. These are transparent delay tactics.

You can make a difference. If you have a job, be thankful. Call for those of us who don't. If you are unemployed, be proactive. Call for yourself and the rest of us.

Let's all call Mitch McConnell 202) 224-2541; Jon Kyl 202) 224-4521; Orrin Hatch 202) 224-5251 and each and every other Republican Senator. Tell them your story. Let them know we need this bill passed NOW without any amendments slowing it down. Stop with the delay tactics. Be Americans, not partisan, petty, and ridiculous.

Thank you.


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

Roy, it is great that you are blogging on this site, but call Mitch McConnell and let him know what is going on with you. Tell him to stop playing games with your life and just pass the bill.

That will help. If enough of us call, maybe we can melt their cold, cold hearts.

Mitch McConnell 202) 224-2541

Jon Kyl 202) 224-4521

Orrin Hatch 202) 224-5251


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:34 pm

Unfortunately McF**knuts is my “elected” senator too; however, I have never bought any of the BS Mr. McF**knuts has preached over the years. I am a democrat and can't understand why anyone in KY or any other state for that matter, that has to work for a living would even think about voting for this moron. Think about it and name one positive thing this ignorant idiot has ever done for KY?

I hope your serious about not voting him in again, tell all of your family and friends too.

The people of KY need to learn to stop voting people in just because they recognize that candidate's name vs. voting for someone that they are not familar with. They need to do their research and homework and STOP casting their vote based only on recognition of a candidates name. That is why McF**knuts has managed to stay in office as long as he has. HE NEEDS TO GO, HE HAS SCREWED THE PEOPLE OF KY LONG ENOUGH AND NOW HE IS EFFECTING 2 MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT DESPERATELY NEED HELP!


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

May you and all of us find relief sooner, rather than later and the emotional strength to persevere. So may it be.


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted October 20, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

P.S. Looks like the people of KY aren't the only ones with rotten a*sh*l*s for senators; the people of Arizona have some despicable onestoo.

I can't stand to see or hear anything McCain has to say when he goes on his fake rants, or listen to anything the other cold and heartless bastard (Kyl) has to say either.

I also believe that what goes around, comes around; I'll be watching every two years beginning in 2010 to see them get theirs!!


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mikal58
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 12:53 am

Would be great if President Obama would forget about the 30K a plate fund raiser and go kick some repub @ss. You would think there would have to be enough elected officials with even a little common sense to get this bill passed. Lets not forget them come election time we as a group are growing larger by the day.


Tony Moro
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 12:55 am

Facebook event created titled “Unemployed benefit extension virtual march on Washington”

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156123314182

Holding up this unemployment extension bill is tantamount to taking a gun and shooting 14,000 American families DAILY who have lost this lifeline. More than 500,000 have had benefits expire. More than 2 million people, and by extension their families, will lose this lifeline by Christmas.

Yet the Senate continues to stall on this lifeline help. Republicans twice have blocked consideration on bogus grounds. Now they have loaded on EIGHT amendments — some highly controversial — having nothing to do with the benefits. They also object to continuing a $14 per employee per year tax for businesses already funded through 2011 to fund the benefits.

However, the Democrats won't formally bring the extension to a vote because they say the Republicans will filibuster.

Huh?

Unemployed people have worked for years in most cases actually contributing to the benefit system intended to aid them in their hour of need. This is life and death.

WE MUST COLLECT TOGETHER IN CYBERSPACE AND IF NEEDED AT THE CAPITOL and tell these insensitive pigs they need to forget about this politics garbage and respond to our immediate needs.

Unemployment is at 10 percent nationwide, which doesn't count people whose unemployment benefits have run out — 400,000 this month, 1.4 million by December, and those who are underemployed, or working part-time when they need full-time work. The actual unemployment rate is near 20 percent. And as the Jobs Report so clearly illustrates, “employers” continue to cut jobs by the hundreds of thousands each month.

The lobbyists buy these senators left and right. Unemployed people don't have any money. What kind of nation have we become?

We must band together and collectively call out these insensitive stinking senators — who had no problem in the last month while the UE benefit bill stalled increasing staff salaries in two minutes, funding wars everywhere, giving money to other countries, enabling million dollar bonuses to bank employees and financial people who screwed the unemployed and the economy and a bunch of other stuff about crack cocaine and whatever else, including their own three-day work weeks.

WE DEMAND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT EXTENSIONS TODAY!!!


Brittanicus
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 1:09 am

Extraction by E-Verification will cause–expedited ATTRITION–without huge expenditures, without forced deportation. Agents of ICE only need to mobilize a large force of Auditors to investigate employer I-9 records. Especially if informants within, are on the payroll, having discovered suspicious individuals working there? Being responsive that there are severe monetary risks or even prison, for employing illegal employees? We surely need exemplary court sentences for companies that hire illegal labor. So when unable to support themselves as jobs are no longer available, they will leave by their own accord. NOW IS THE TIME TO COMMAND OUR RETICENT SENATE & CONGRESSMAN TO IMPLEMENT E-VERIFY PERMANENTLY FOR EVERYBODY IN THE WORKPLACE AT 202-224-3121. Also investigate the prestigious public watchdog legal group at JUDICIAL WATCH relating too sleaze and corruption in–ALL–government. CAPSWEB will explain to you about the risk of OVERPOPULATION.

If we think about the monetary consequences of another AMNESTY, it would unbelievably stagger the mind. Not only will it legalize somewhere between 20 and 30 million more people, but it will attract millions of despondent people from across the border and other impoverished nation of the world. We are informed by politicians that it will be an impossible task to deport the huge numbers of illegal entrants already in the United States. But E-Verify can and will exclude illegal immigrants from the job market as it’s available to every business freely on the Internet. There should be no excuse for not using this immigration enforcement tool? Out government is failing to protect our borders or even the interior enforcement of our nation.


bbandrew
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 1:22 am

okay here is the game that repblicans are playing , with a bill like the extension the repblicans know it will pass and the have said they will vote for this.But they will attach a less popular bill with it ,so that they will get there bill passed knowing that the dems,wont vote it down.I think its smart but I also hate it too,people need money now, but this how washington works no matter who the power is. So you can blame one party now, but this what will always happen ! It Sucks !


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 1:47 am

I signed up.


deity
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 3:38 am

yes procedure comes before financial health… or is it the other way around? lets pass other bills while you starve and get other bills… these guys are the brightest… no more republicans and no more kyl or mcconnel or hatchs… they're fired.


ED
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 3:48 am

to the senators who are holding back the unemployment benefit extensions,we are appealing to you as human beings who need the basic things for our lives.we are not responsible for the current economic catastrophe.we are already devestated by our job losses and now this?come on.have a heart.we are assuming you all are seasoned men.this is a critical moment in our lives.PASS THE BILL ALREADY!GOD BLESS AMERICA AND IT'S WONDERFUL BUT STRUGGLING FALKS!remember our actions on this earth will follow us in the next life.YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG BY DOING THE RIGHT THING!


Tony Moro
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 5:09 am

Facebook event created titled “Unemployed benefit extension virtual march on Washington”

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156123314182

Holding up this unemployment extension bill is tantamount to taking a gun and shooting 14,000 American families DAILY who have lost this lifeline. More than 500,000 have had benefits expire. More than 2 million people, and by extension their families, will lose this lifeline by Christmas.

Yet the Senate continues to stall on this lifeline help. Republicans twice have blocked consideration on bogus grounds. Now they have loaded on EIGHT amendments — some highly controversial — having nothing to do with the benefits. They also object to continuing a $14 per employee per year tax for businesses already funded through 2011 to fund the benefits.

However, the Democrats won't formally bring the extension to a vote because they say the Republicans will filibuster.

Huh?

Unemployed people have worked for years in most cases actually contributing to the benefit system intended to aid them in their hour of need. This is life and death.

WE MUST COLLECT TOGETHER IN CYBERSPACE AND IF NEEDED AT THE CAPITOL and tell these insensitive pigs they need to forget about this politics garbage and respond to our immediate needs.

Unemployment is at 10 percent nationwide, which doesn't count people whose unemployment benefits have run out — 400,000 this month, 1.4 million by December, and those who are underemployed, or working part-time when they need full-time work. The actual unemployment rate is near 20 percent. And as the Jobs Report so clearly illustrates, “employers” continue to cut jobs by the hundreds of thousands each month.

The lobbyists buy these senators left and right. Unemployed people don't have any money. What kind of nation have we become?

We must band together and collectively call out these insensitive stinking senators — who had no problem in the last month while the UE benefit bill stalled increasing staff salaries in two minutes, funding wars everywhere, giving money to other countries, enabling million dollar bonuses to bank employees and financial people who screwed the unemployed and the economy and a bunch of other stuff about crack cocaine and whatever else, including their own three-day work weeks.

WE DEMAND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT EXTENSIONS TODAY!!!


dave47
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 5:10 am

ive been a republican since 1980 and voted that way, and have been unemployed since feb 08 i live in az and what john kyl has done i wont forget in the next election what a disgrace to all of us americans, my son is getting ready to go to afganistan to fight and his mom and dad are getting ready to get kicked in the streets something is very wrong with the people we have in office, they sould of had this extension complete over 3 months ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tony Moro
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 5:11 am

Call out these GOP leaders who specifically are delaying this and causing us such unnecessary suffering.

Mitch McConnell, Ky., the GOP leader at (202) 224-2541. I called and his lackey said he was for this, and said why don't the Demos bring it to the floor. Well, they tried twice and McConnell's whip Kyl objected. So, the lackey argued with me and told me to call Kyl's office and hung up.

Jon Kyl, Ariz., GOP whip, and lobbyist lackey. Try calling his office and they don't even answer. His voice mail is (202) 224-4521. He has been using procedural fine print to stop votes twice since last week. You may recall him as the guy during health care debates last month questioned why people needed maternity coverage since he didn't.

Johnny Isakson, Ga. Repub and real estate lobbyist turned senator. This piece of work has attached all sorts of amendments that have nothing to do with nothing — house tax credits for a program that had 100,000 bogus claims and is a real estate scam — immigration and six other garbage amendments to delay the unemployment benefit vote. (202) 224-3643,

And of course Oral Hatch, Ut., well known hater of everybody not giving him money. He has been at the center of this add bogus amendments while pretending to be in favor charade because if it went to a vote and you voted against it everybody out of work –Dem and Repub — would hate you at (202) 224-5251.


Name
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 7:05 am

This is an outrage. America will become crime ridden when people are forced to steal to survive. Don't forget every single person on unemployment lost their job by no fault of their own! The only thing I don't understand is why it took this for all of you people to realize republicans care only about dollar signs.


Pissedoff
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 7:31 am

“You may recall him (Jon Kyl) as the guy during health care debates last month questioned why people needed maternity coverage since he didn't.

Since he did not have maternity care and was dropped on his head as a baby, then can anyone expect him to have any common sense and support maternity care….or even helping the unemployed?


brokeinphilly
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 10:26 am

kyl is a jerk, first of all every man who has a wife should want maternity coverage for their child. He's stupid 1 vote shy makes us hungry and broke another week, come on G.O.PEE focus on unemployment and not acorn immigrations and money that isn't going or coming out of your pockets. I really can't judge you only GOD has the right to do that. Your time will truly come. Your Know Karma is a fat B.


God
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 11:03 am

I pray every day foor the most vile cancer to attack and destroy the body of every fucking pirce of shit Senator playing games with people's lives like this. May you see your children suffer unthinkable pain and torturous deaths, may you then decay from the inside and bleed your guts out, you insensitive lying earth dwelling Devils


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afraidinmich
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 2:04 pm

So now the Repubs are attaching amendments regarding ACCORN and IMMIGRATION to the Unemployment Extension bill!!! ARE YOU FRICKIN' KIDDING?? That has nothing to do with the extension. Politics as usual in Washington. While the people need help their (Repubs) playing games with peoples lives. My benefits ran out Sept. 1st, I managed to maintain for the month. But now it's October and I'm about crash.

No house phone. No cable. Those were the first things to go when I lost my job. I down sized my cell phone, no pictures, no texting. I can't afford to put gas in my car or get the repairs it needs to make it through winter. I can't buy a interviewing outfit, I've lost so much weight over the stress I can't fit anything.

Now RENT is due again. I have until the 8th of November to pay cell phone, and if I don't come up with the $ by October 26th my internet service will vanish. It's my link to the outside world…mainly my job search efforts, seeing as I afford to physically get around…don't even have bus fare for job searching.

90% of my family worked in the Auto industry….all laid off…so there's no help there. I've been turned down for janitorial jobs because I'm over qualified.

My only saving mental grace is that I don't have small children. My kids are 25 and 18 yo. And my 25 yo has taken on the responsibility of her younger sibling which is my job and that hurts like hell. My daughter is a recent college graduate (Communications Major) but works retail because she can't find anything in her field.

So to all my DARLING REPUBS with their nice jobs,health care, government cars and beautiful homes (which they CAN AFFORD), I SAY TO YOU….don't play politics with my frickin' life. I have worked hard in my life and don't want a hand out!!! I want a JOB!! And until I can find ONE, damit, HELP THOSE OF US THAT ARE DIAR NEED!!

WALL STREET's F%*& UP BUSINESS PRACTICES AND WAR seem to be first on your small minds. STOP IT ALREADY AND HELP THE CITIZENS (you know the ones who voted you into your job who won't make that mistake again).


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

Hey I feel ya pain. And I didn't think anyone was/is more angry than me, but take it easy on the Repubs children. While ya praying…pray that those idiots see the light and do their frickin' job which is serve the people. Their kids only know what they will be taught. Let's pray they won't turn like their parents. After all Vengence is the LORDS, and he knows, sees, and hears all.


bbandrew
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

http://kyl.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=318888 here is the guy that is (blocking this opion) people just know this you might not realisticly see money till right before christmas so please try to be patcient as u can be


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

I've been to his web page a wrote him a really really really nice letter, letting him know EXACTLY how I feel as one the millions of laid off folk whose life he's playin GOD with. And I felt better afterwards. But here I am days later and it hasn't made a difference to this prick.


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

Hi AfraidInMichigan. Me too. My family never made our living in Autos but since I live in Metro-Detroit, I'm out of business too.

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT! Tell them what you are going through. Borrow someone elses phone. Don't hold back your tears. The people that work for our representative government need to hear the desperation in your voice. Then write it as articulately as you can and send it through their websites or snail mail. Sign the petitions. The people you can talk to are not the ones who have sold their souls to Industry, yet.

Call 211. It is like 911 except it is for State services. Unless you have an IRA/401K, you should be able to get some help.

Carl Levin: http://levin.senate.gov/contact/
269 Russell Office Building
U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510-2202
Phone (202) 224-6221
Fax (202) 224-1388

Debbie Stabenow
http://stabenow.senate.gov/email.cfm
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822
e-mail: senator@stabenow.senate.gov

I don't know where you live but if it is in Sander Levin's territory, reach his staff here: http://www.house.gov/levin/levin_contact.shtml
1236 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4961

Tell them how you feel and that it is unacceptable for them to use your life necessitites as a negotiation chip! Tell them over and over again. Fight (verbally) with every last ounce of energy you have.

KEEP CALLING MARVIN If your unemployment benefits are expired! Be counted in the numbers of those of us suffering due to greed and deception of government/business.


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 4:58 pm

It's not Republican vs Democrat. That is just the package they use to start fights between us in the masses. It is the Elite verses the Middle Class. Keep that straight. The middle-class republicians, spewing “talking points” brainwashed into them by the obscenely rich elite are speaking through fear. They have been taught to blame the poor for high taxes – when waaaaay more money goes to occupy and control other countries than goes to feed and shelter American citizens.

The elite want the masses to fight against each other; it saves them a lot of time and energy. They spend millions of dollars in Corporate owned Media to convince us to hate each other. DON'T LET IT HAPPEN! The employees of banks that are screwing us, are future victims. The people who still have jobs, bitching about having to take a few cents of their taxes for people with nothing, they are future victims too. The middle class is under attack by the wealth and power of the obscenely rich.


sean4real
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

Let me tell you about the Republicans, the only reason they are blocking the vote is leverage. They will get what they want they think since there are families that really need the extension. They could care less about who's affected. They have been living with a silver spoon in they mouth for generations! They don't know about not knowing if you will have enough money for food the next week or if your married and the strain thats put on the working spouse. They play golf every weekend go on fishing trips and skiing and shit like that. Their friends friends have job security so they don't know what it is to struggle. They know it's really needed and that the Democrats are for the people and if we (democrats) want to get this bill passed then we have to give the Republicans what they want. They know we have no choice but we must fight. The next election we should have no Republicans in office period. They ideals are terrible. Who are they really fighting for? they claim small businesses, they protect the large corporations they could give a damn about the little people. Go ahead and ask them.. they'll admit it.. this is bullshit period. Hard working familes in a time of crisis which we had nothing to do with , The Republicans are acting as if they won't need the American people to make this country better. We all have to band together Democrats and Republicans are being affected by these hard times. This is bullshit what does Accorn have to do with unemployment? nothing and we know it. Like I said read between the lines.


Adam Craft
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

Stop the Senate from denying extended unemployment.
Sign the petition to the Senat:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/pass-the-unemp…


johnkoehler
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 7:12 pm

Stop blaming the Republicans. They are not and cannot hold up anything. The Democrats hold a 60 seat super majority in the senate and can pass anything they want. The Republicans can't do squat, short of a filibuster, and they're not doing that.

The Democrats could bring this to the floor for vote today, and pass it today. So, why aren't they?


gink22
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 7:15 pm

Im used to working hard all my life I am 55 yrs old. ready to lose everything that I work for because I cant find any work at all. And now I dont even get unemployment. I think somebody needs to create jobs and fast and quit fighting over the unemployment exstension and exstend it. I am quit sure that their is enough money being wasted in DC. every day that they could exstend the unemployment with out delay


Dryker
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 8:00 pm

If the extension doesn't come through soon, I'll be forced to take a job well below my ability. More young people will lose potential positions. In ten years we'll have a huge mass of unemployable thirty-somethings, who were pushed out the bottom by over-qualified workers. This extension is far more important to the economy than the Banks' Bailout. Only this time, the already wealthy will not be DIRECTLY benefitting; they'll have to wait till the money trickles up to them. As it always has anyways.


cindyfromLA
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

So when Jon Kyl voted NO on behalf of himself and all Republicans, this wasn't holding things up? You need to be better informed. The Senate tried to pass this with Unanimous Consent twice, This would have fast tracked the bill. It was blocked first by Jon Kyl and then the second time by Orrin Hatch. Both Republicans!

It could have gone back to the House and then on to the President in a matter of days if it had passed and provided relief for several hundred thousand of us who have been unemployed the longest. Those of us on the FEDED unemployment extension ran out of benefits at the end of August and if what I have read online is accurate, another 7,000 slide into this limbo each day. I have worked steady for over thirty years and have paid into the unemployment fund. Now I need that lifeline and Jon Kyl and Orrin Hatch are playing games. I don't have another month to wait while political games are played.

I had a savings account. It ran out after my first six months of unemployment. Then my insurance ended. This lifeline is the only thing keeping a roof over my head and food on the table.

Maybe you are working, John, so this isn't an important issue for you. This type of behavior by what is left of the Republican party is why only 20% of the people in this country identify themselves as Republicans and why the GOP is accurately identified as the party of NO. I know many long time Republicans who have defected to being Independent or Democratics because they are disappointed by what their party has become.

So, John, I am blaming the Republicans. They said they would pass this, but they didn't. Maybe Orrin Hatch or Jon Kyl would like to send me a check so I can pay my October rent. That might be easier than getting them to show some humanity and put aside politics for the good of the millions of Americans affected by this economy.


kimmi68
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 8:45 pm

they are arguing over unemployment because of immigration, ARE YOU F@CKING KIDDING ME!!! ok I am not racist, but if you are an immigrant you shouldnt be receiving our unemployment unless you worked and put into it… I am pissed because I have no money and I have applied for Food Stamps and they cant give it to me basically because I am white… what the hell is that shit!!! meanwhile on my last unemployment check I get told to try applying for the Food Stamps and Medicaid… to only get shot down… Tried to apply for the medical through state that I would have to pay into (when I had money) and was told there is a waiting list of over two years… I think I would rather move to another country… obviously this one doesnt know what the hell it is doing… but its ok for the government to dish out money to the Banks and Car manufacturers… They shouldnt have, they should have let them all go under… then the CEO's of those companies would be on unemployment like the rest of us… USA Pathetic…


kimmi68
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

where the hell is our President!!! I understand congress, Senate whatever…. But why is it they call him the most powerful man in the world but he can not Stop this BULLSHIT about unemployment… WHY IS THAT???? MR. OBAMA cant you help at all… :(


marshaparker
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 9:31 pm

I think it is a shame that the Republicans are causing the delay in our extension for unemployment benefits, they need to try living without a pay check, they care only about the rich. I am without a job and no jobs are available in our area. My unemployment runs out in two weeks and they are playing games. I was once a registered Republican, but no longer. White middle class had better wake up and start a new party or we are going down the tubes.


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 21, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

Dear “God”. I pray that the anger, fear and resentment (for which you have every right to feel) is resolved now and your heart is flooded with Divine Love to perservere the face of blatant injustice that you have not caused and do not deserve. So may it be.

That goes for the rest of us as well.


Adrian
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:08 am

This sucks. I haven't received any unemployment money for 2 weeks now, and the bill has been up for passage for 4. I am almost out of food and there are no jobs to be had. I am only taking care of myself – I shudder to think what families in my situation are doing. Something needs to happen before the end of the week. I don't see how anyone can be expected to budget so little money to last for more than three weeks. Even that's a stretch – it's been all ramen, potatoes and tuna here.


mike
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 2:54 am

republican over democrate, come on, get a clue. We were already in this mess with pres bush, i can’t say i like what obama is doing but then again i don’t like what any of them do. This recession was caused by the defation of the housing boom wich was started back in the clinton administration when some old laws were changed about loaning money and banks being able to own other large bussinesses. You can point your finger at clinton now but really it’s all designed this way to make a system that doesn’t make sense, make sense. And the richest stay rich, he who holds the gold rules, a system based on gambling (stock market) and taking advantage of peoples addictions, not needs (alcohol, ciggarettes, sex, etc). So next time you go to 7-11 and buy some gas, ciggs, coffee and some energy pills you should realize that your strings have been pulled.


areyouemployedsir
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 3:03 am

maybe you should spend more time looking for a job and less time commenting on blogs.


BG
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 5:38 am

It is awlful that 6.5 million are out of work. However, the majority of voters voted for a Democrat Controlled Congress and A Democrat President. Many are only concerned about their current unemployment benefits and extensions. wake up! Sooner or later those benefits will dry up. Look at what your leaders have done to create jobs. Nothing. Oh there has been lots of spending on pork, giveaways to other countries, $250 dollars for seniors, triilion dollar healthcare, winning the Olympics for Chicago, billions to failed GM and failed corporations, that contributed to Democrat campaigns. Stimulating business growth, nothing. Tax cuts for business, nothing. That my friend is the only hope for you. A job. If you continue thinking the Republicans are causing your grief you have a very poor future. Republicans are not in control despite what Democrats are telling you. This country is broke. How long do you think the government can support 6.5 million unemployed and rising?


BG
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 6:16 am

The President and many top democrats are rich. Some fly aroung in private jets. The reason you are in the position you are in is simply, Democrats in total control. You blame the rich for your unemployment? Greedy companies? Well those rich and so called greedy use to create jobs. So keep on bashing. The reason you are on unemployment, is the former rich can't afford to hire employees. You really think democrats are fighting for you? You think, Obama and Democrats helping union supporters(GM) with billions, helped you? You think Democrats in Congress, the Democrat President, Pelosi, Kerry, and Kennedy and others know what it is like to struggle and don't have job security? Yeah, keep on voting out the Republicans, in charge Democrats are doing a bang up job. 6.5 million people out of work and rising, surely democrats can fund that for years right, because they care. This country has no money, the deficit and debt are out of control and 6.5 million are no longer paying taxes. Democrat solution, give everybody free stuff and declare war on corporations that used to give you a paycheck. Good Luck.


conner
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 9:28 am

Sure wish the GOP would get there heads out of there asses. My husband has been unemployed now for over a year, his last extension was exhausted in Sept09. The part that hurt is as that I (mother,wife,student,worker) only have so many hours a week available to work ( 40 work+25 college+10 travel+48 sleep=123 in a seven day period) leaving very little time to enjoy being an American! Working my ass off to make sure the house payment is made and food is on the table, diapers, heat, electric, … to many other things to have to take care of. Problem is that yes an unemployment extension would help but what when that runs out is the economic state of our country going to turn around by then. So please god bless us all for trying to make ends meet.
SEND HELP RIGHT AWAY SO MANY FAMILIES NEED IT!


conner
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 9:28 am

Sure wish the GOP would get there heads out of there asses. My husband has been unemployed now for over a year, his last extension was exhausted in Sept09. The part that hurt is as that I (mother,wife,student,worker) only have so many hours a week available to work ( 40 work+25 college+10 travel+48 sleep=123 in a seven day period) leaving very little time to enjoy being an American! Working my ass off to make sure the house payment is made and food is on the table, diapers, heat, electric, … to many other things to have to take care of. Problem is that yes an unemployment extension would help but what when that runs out is the economic state of our country going to turn around by then. So please god bless us all for trying to make ends meet.
SEND HELP RIGHT AWAY SO MANY FAMILIES NEED IT!


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

Hi 'tude vox Ro: I've done all the things you just mentioned. Been to all those websiteS plus Kyl and the Governor. I was very polite in my choice of words (no really). My story is the same as millions of Americans not just in Michigan. I've signed on to petition websites for the unemployed. And Yes I still call Marvin faithfully and I wait for Good News.

But I also waiting for My President to call a press conference and call out all those congress folk (Repubs & Dems alike) that are not holding to their oath to serve the people of this great? country and demand action now….WHERE ARE YOU MR. OBAMA!!

I was raised a Dem. But I learned some time ago that you vote for the person with the best ideas male, female, Repub or Dem.

But the real issue for me is JOBS. This country has to create JOBS. Unemployment will keep us from going hungry 4 days a week instead of 7. But I don't hear much talk about JOB CREATION, that's the real fix.

Once the applications for jobs on the moon are available, I'm on the first space shuttle off this bitch. (oooops-sorry-sometimes my rage flares up from out of nowhere.


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

You have a valid point. All the blame cannot be put on Repubs. Dems are a part of this chaos as well.


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

YES!! JOBS JOBS JOBS!!


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

Been there. Done that.


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

Hmmmmm? Because you're white? Please explain.


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

Where Oh Where has my President gone? Oh where Oh where can he be?


rickmick
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 12:35 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.


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

Beautiful Election Day!! I'll remember. I remembered. And Bush was elected for a second term. But got to keep trying..right.


rickmick
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 3:49 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


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

Thanks for the info. I'll be listening, watching, hoping, praying etc.


carole
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

If you had half a brain johnkoehler and weren’t a Republican you might see it differently. Had the Republicans not attached amendments for 2 Acorn bills and one House Credit bill there would be no stall on this bill. What the hel_ do those 3 amendments have to do with unemployment – NOTHING! Anyone who votes another Republican into office should be tarred and feathered or starved to death. It’s been all about themselves for the last 8 years of Bush and it’s still about them. The children want something so they’re withholding something in the hopes of getting what they want. This is a bill for unemployment for individuals who can’t feed their families or pay their mortgages right now and it is making them homeless one at a time. Thanks to the Republicans, people are being evicted from their apartments & homes, having their utilities shut off, can’t feed their kids or take them to the doctor, and are being pushed to the brink of madness. As suicides begin to surface I’ll make sure to clip the newspapers and send those notices to every Republican Senator that decided the banks & Wall Street are much more important than the people that vote for them. FU you are an ahole.


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

It makes a difference – you just can't see it. Keep calling and writing. The people who work in the officials office and indeed, the officials themselves do not help individuals. Don't expect them to help you. Call, demanding they make systemic changes so you won't be in this situation.

CALL 211. They have all sorts of state services. Utility shut off help, forclosure prevention help. It is part of United Way.


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

Thanks for the phone numbers. My cell is about to turned off anyway…can't pay it, so might as well call and voice my opinion. And the cost of the calls can go with the rest of the stuff I can't pay :(


'tude vox Ro
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

That is just rude “areyouemployedsir”… as if the time involved in a job search has ANYTHING to do with finding a decent job. Do you have ANY idea how many predators disguised as employers there are out there? Any job seeker can spent their entire waking hours scouring the internet, interviewing, revising resumes and cover letters just to be offered a MLM distributorship, straight commission on a snow balls chance in hell sales job, franchises with investments required… and WAGE MASTERS that think people should spend 60 hours a week making a third of what they need to live. Hello? Have some compassion!


carole
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:53 pm

Cindy, I’ve been on a blog and there are hundreds of us calling McConnell, Kyl, Hatch and at least 10 other Republican Senators all day long. Each aide gives a different story, some hang up on you and sometimes you just get a busy signal or voicemail. They DON’T care! These guys need to be voted out of office at every election until they are all gone! Watch CSPAN2 and you can get an idea of how ridiculous some of these guys are. I was Republican all my life and last year for the first time I voted straight Democrat because of my hatred for Bush and his Administration. I didn’t switch my affiliation last year but because of this stall on this particular bill I’m changing my party on Monday. I’ll be telling people on the other blog to do the same thing because Nov.5 the numbers will show more people dropping Reps. They probably still won’t wake up but maybe as each loses their job they’ll remember what they did in 2009 to the unemployed.


Nancy Hunt
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

I dont know what is going on with you people. I have tried to be a good person, i dont cheat on my taxes, try not to say anything negative about the government even though i am so pisted about these sorry as neighbors of mine getting all these checks and be drunk every day. Yet here i am with diabetes, high blood pressure, bad sinuses and i am still looking for a job. i got laid off last year in october, started school in january and is still going. can't you all see that we are living in the last days. why wont you all stop playing around with other people lives and go on and pass the unemployment extension. crime is getting worst. i am so afraid for our government to the point that i dream about you all in congress.


cherrylaider
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

What ACORN have to do with this


definca
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

Every state had over ten thousand families that would be kept from falling into poverty by this bill. Yet the elected Republicans have stalled, stalled and stalled. Wasting days, weeks and now months, causing thousands to already lose everything. Why? after passing billions and billions from everything from sick egomainiacs CEOs of corrupt corporations to funding fruitless wars. Every one of these Senators needs to be EXPOSED for their part in causing this to hundreds of thousands of families across the nation.


rickmick
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 11:21 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. HAHA


Anonymous
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:38 am

tsk tsk…. meow! Ah, you hurt my feelings. I wonder if that is you John, and you just set up a new account. hmmmmm

We use online networking for job openings. The touch of a button and your Resume is sailing through cyberspace. We don’t have to pound the pavement. The problem, which you seem to ignore, is that there aren’t as many jobs as there used to be.

You must be a Republican. Just read through these blogs. I think that 20% who are still willing to admit to being in the GOP is slipping down to single digits. Gee, maybe you guys should be thinking about why your party is in the toilet.


royyaden
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 12:43 am

Damn you to hell Senator Reid and Mitch O'Connell. We need this bill on unemployment extentions passed now. Wait till the elections come up. I know two A-holes will be booted out of office for their political games I bet a few unemployed Kentuckians are ready to tar and feather Mitch O'Connell right now.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:48 am

Carole: I love it that hundreds of people are calling all of our Senators. I have made many phone calls this week. They might not care, but at least we can annoy the hell out of them. I keep calling because I do believe it makes a difference.

Glad you are going to switch parties. I wonder if the Republicans will end up with a party at all? It sure isn’t the conservative party it used to be. What went wrong?


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Del
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:31 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 unfortunate 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.


CompassionComplianceCop
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

This is probably a comment from someone who still has a job, stealing his employer’s time by surfing the web.


rickmick
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 12:17 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.


CompassionComplianceCop
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

The people you curse are vulnerable too; they just don't realize it yet. Their demise will not improve your life. Please don't waste your precious life-energy multiplying the hate in this world. It will hurt mostly you.


broken1
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

Our President is ignoring us as well, he does not adress the issue, he is acting like a spoiled child trying to get his way and shove health care down our throats when we can't afford food and shealter. No priority…Seems like YES WE CAN has turned into M
aybe we will….shameful
I am done paying taxes..i'd rather go to jail!


While Americans Suffer, The GOP Continues to Stall On Additional Unemployment Benefits | NUZE.ME
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[...] their homes because they can’t find work – work that doesn’t exist, Republicans obstruct the passage of extended unemployment benefits by adding “poison pill” amendments aimed at ACORN and at providing yet another tax [...]


RedWhiteandBlueCollarWorker
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

As usual the opportunistic rabble in Congress is attempting to gain some monetary advantage thru the efforts others make to serve public needs. Unemployment Insurance has nothing to do with home buying tax breaks or any other stimulus “idea”

Banking and land investment lobbyists do not need another bail out or tax break for their clients. If someone would only look to preventing jobs and dollars being lost to foreign ventures, imports and anti-American degradation of the American workforce perhaps the economy would turn up for good.

The question: Is the Chinese worker in China worth less per hour than the Chinese American worker making the same product? How can we fix this perceived inequity by big business under the terms of “Free Trade”?

After all we need to produce where we consume (if possible) to reduce energy consumption use by transportation. Sell cars and computers in China, textiles in Asia as a whole. We need to expand “our” markets into those closed to us in the past. We do not need to artificially create quality by increasing the supply of marginally acceptable “cheap” finished goods or replacement parts.

The world needs more cooperation and much less exploitation. Americans need their tax dollars used for the benefit of the many and not the benefit of the few.


deewilliams2
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

We must contact our representative and if anyone has connections with the media, this would help our cause. I live in California and have not heard anything on the news about what is going on in the Senate. I understand that the Republicans are trying to add amendments to this bill but honestly, why can't they write a bill for each area they want to change. The way they are doing this, puts more hardship on the American people who are struggling. One main reason that I see, is that those bills may not pass on its own merit. Shame on you (those who are participating in these tactics). I have been a republican but with the pass Bush administration, I am switching parties. I am now an independent. Republicans and other Democrats, elections are near and hopefully soon you will be facing unemployment. Let's see how you feel.

Let us unite and call press to address this everyday. It needs to be on the news like Obama's Afghanistan and Health Care Reform


donlogue
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

It is important that we all put pressure on the Senators now! Tomorrow 10/27/09 is the vote. Everyone please contact Senators(especially Mitch McConnell (Ky), Jon Kyl (Az), Harry Reid (Nv) and John Isakson (Ga.)) and demand they pass this bill ASAP!!


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 3:50 am

royyaden

You got that right!! I have never liked McA**hole and I have never voted for him, I only wished to hell the people of Kentucky would wake up and STOP putting this inhumane bastard in office. He has been in Congress ever since Ronald Reagan was elected and I still can't tell you one good thing he has ever done, seriously. All he knows how to do is OBSTRUCT. Can't wait for 2014 in hopes that the people of Kentucky will finally fire his ugly ass. Of course his old ass will be 72 and ready to retire by then.


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[...] (while gleefully calculating how they can use them to their advantage in 2010), they continue to block legislation that would extend unemployment [...]


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 7:33 am

New Blog

http://washingtonindependent.com/65374/senate-a…


CountryCarl
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 12:36 am

Pass The Unemployment Extension First! New home and new car buyer need to get at the back of the line! I'm Country Carl the Artist and Advocate for additional unemployment benefits on Unemployment-Gone-Mad dot com. Here in Nashville the pawn shops are the only ones mining gold. These New Depression Blues times can drag a good man to the bottle. As we wait for an unemployment extension, thousands more become dumpster divers, tent pitchers and street corner beggars. Even pets are becoming a burden for tearful owners and freaking out when they become abandon. At least we are not eating horses, not that we ever would, thank God.


Mike B
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 8:03 am

If you really want to send the message, quit paying federal taxes.

Just staple an IOU to your next federal tax return and add the message that “My family is still debating on whether to pay this. We should have an answer in about 82 working days (due to the senate only working two days a week, this roughly equates to 6 months). I am sure you UNDERSTAND the importance of making a correct decision in the best interests of everyone involved for something as important as this.”


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LickMitch2010
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

Mitch is done in 2010 the KY voters have spoken


Conservative895
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

You should do that. The IRS will be seizing all your assets. You sound like your elevator can't go all the way to the top floor. Double up on your medication.


Conservative895
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

Kyl and MItch for President.


dontfret2009
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 1:19 pm

The IRS is to busy with all the people that took the $7500 new home buyers tax loan and never bought a house….where is the checks and balances?


Esquared2009
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 8:09 am

I doubt it…


CountryCarl
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 2:18 am

Some good news if your not already a dumpster diver, a tent pitcher or a street corner beggar. Wednesday Nov 4 should be the day the Senate passes this 26 day be damned extension bill and then back to the House for more GOP arm wrestling! But then again don't count it, this protracted mess has been unbelievable! Check out UNEMPLOYMENT-GONE-MAD dot com and see if you can relate to the video content and contact the US Senators on the site.


Peetmaz
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 7:59 am

This is all a game to them, they could care less about the average man. Check out the real news at http://WWW.INFOWARS.COM


Peetmaz
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

This is all a game to them, they could care less about the average man. Check out the real news at http://WWW.INFOWARS.COM


Senate Passes Fourth Unemployment Benefits Extension? « Impeccable Hubris
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[...] requests, citing first the absence of a cost estimate, then the reluctance of Democrats to consider amendments on ACORN and illegal immigrants, and finally the Democrats’ refusal to vote on three other GOP amendments, including a provision [...]


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[...] be fair to Republicans, they insisted on an ACORN amendment as part of the unemployment bill for only a few weeks, dropping that demand more recently in favor [...]


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