Senate Vote on Extension of Unemployment Insurance Scheduled for Tuesday

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Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Just in from the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.): the upper chamber will hold a procedural vote next Tuesday afternoon to proceed to legislation extending unemployment insurance (UI) nationwide.

The cloture vote is indication that Reid and GOP leaders failed to reach an agreement on amendments to the bill, which would extend UI benefits by 14 weeks in all states, and an additional six weeks in states where unemployment rates top 8.5 percent.

Party leaders have been haggling for weeks over amendments, with GOP leaders urging votes on provisions addressing their concerns over immigration and ACORN, among other issues. Republicans also wanted to fund the UI extension with unspent stimulus money instead of extending a business tax that’s slated to expire, as Democrats have proposed.

The House last month passed a similar bill, extending the benefits by 13 weeks only in states with unemployment rates of 8.5 percent or more.

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robert
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

My 1&3 year old boys & my wife will be on the streets next week wile the congress is playing with our lives,


robert
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

My 1&3 year old boys & my wife will be on the streets next week wile the congress is playing with our lives,


renie52
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

We need this bill passed NOW…………………this is ridiculous. No one recalls how they got such cushy jobs. I vote to suspend Congress' pay until they pass an extension of the unemployment benefits. I have worked continually for over 40 years before being laid off from a position I held for over 22 years. Inaction is a disgrace. Once again the haves are dragging their feet when the have nots need their help.


caligirl4EVER
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

TO ALL THE SENATORS THAT KEEP STALLING THIS BILL WE WILL REMEMBER COME ELECTION TIME!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE MIGHTY IN NUMBERS AND YOU HAVE MADE US MAD…. SOUND LIKE INDENPENDENT IS THE WAY TO VOTE


definca
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:11 pm

7000 good hard working common everyday AMERICANS run out of unemployment support each day they delay this. This means 7000 people a day run out of shelter, utilities, food, gas money to drive to a possible JOB interview. Phone service to CALL about a potential JOB. Families go onto Food Stamps and Welfare to survive while they MOVE OUT into the streets or their cars. EVERY SINGLE SENATOR has BLEEDING in the tens of thousands in their state. The unemployment funds are spent LOCALLY for local economies on things like FOOD, WATER, POWER, RENT, TRANSPORTATION TO FIND WORK. YES 7000 a recently employed workers are hitting the wall every day they let this go. How many additional home foreclosures, evictions, adopted pets, displaced children, cars being towed, lives and dreams crushed does it take to realize THIS is an important bill for AMERICA?


hardboiled
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

Well this is some crap, how can they vote themselves a Pay Raise in one day, and then stall out on unemployment??
If they really cared about the people they work for (The American people) They would have taken a pay cut untill things get better like the rest of us.
The Banks OWN our so called leaders..When are we going to take our country back?


hardboiled
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

Wow they can vote themselves a pay raise yet stall on this issue?
Is everyone waking up yet??!!
If they were really working for us, you know the American people, they would have taken a pay cut until things get better, like the rest of us.
But it is clear that the Banks and Big corporations are calling the shots.
Are we ever going to take our government back from these slime balls, or are we going to have a repeat of Rome?


madashell99
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

Join the “opposite party” – always vote for the new guy, never vote for incumbants. Wake up America. Take your country back. Career politicians and lobbies have destroyed our country. It does not work.

What will it take for you to vote? Then vote the new guy in?
Please respond to this post.


madashell99
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:31 pm

Join the “opposite party” – always vote for the new guy, never vote for incumbants. Wake up America. Take your country back. Career politicians and lobbies have destroyed our country. It does not work.

What will it take for you to vote? Then vote the new guy in?
Please respond to this post.


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

Type your comment here.2 WORDS: ELECTION TIME!! I ALWAYS VOTED REPUBLICAN. BUT,AFTER WATCHING THEM STALL THEIR FEET ON THIS BILL WHILE MY FRIENDS ARE TRYING TO MAKE END MEET, I'M CHANGING WHOM I'M VOTING FOR. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!!


Name
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

Type your comment here. George Bush was once “the new guy.”


sisha
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

Are you mad enough now to do something? As you can all see the “STALL” GOES ON…Stand up and make your voices heard or this bill will never get passed. Sign the online petition now and continue to spread the word. We need all the signatures that we can get. The petition is growing by the day. It is over 1800

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/pass-the-unemp…


Gabriel
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

They've been haggling for **1 month** since the House bill passed on something that should have passed 3 months ago (before the August break). The initial House bill was designed to pass quickly based on economic indicators as of last May/June (assuming a best case scenario that we would see a stronger recovery early in Q3) and avoiding most controversy. It was timid, but timely (when it was designed); short and to the point, but it took so long to come to fruition that it became inadequate when it finally passed the House. Then it took 1 week for Senate Democrats to update it, which was necessary (we didn't want to be back in this position in December or early January and it needed to cover all states), yet it was still more or less clean with little controversy.

Then Republicans sat on it for 3 weeks (and counting, assuming it passes next week) probably with little or no intention nor illusions that they would make substantial changes to it – and we still have to see if there are procedural recourse that they would attempt to block the reconciliation process.

In the end, we're being used as leverage by the Republicans. Either to try and add amendments to make this look like a Christmas tree (ie, turn it into a “Stimulus II” bill that can be targeted in the media as a sound bite or as proof that Stimulus I has failed, not that it's just being extended) or just to stall on principle. Democrats don't want open the floodgates for either unrelated amendments (that would turn it into Stimulus II bill or sneak in long time Republican pet projects) or that would be used to tap considerable funds out of Stimulus I (unemployment is small change, but the first time home buyer tax extension and the COBRA subsidy -and other measures that could be worthwhile- could have a considerable price tag and could be controversial).


billy4182
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 11:02 pm

i am so sick of this bullshit,health care reform,bailing out wall street,and worse of all bailing out the automotive companys.what about the unemployed we need it now……………………….


karen1965
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

Congress is a disgrace an absolute disgrace however as a registered Democrat I want to know where the hell is my President why is he not on television addressing this issue. Yes I will remember this event some election time but not just for Congress but for the next Presidential election, governer's race and anyone other political position who has not helped. Look I despised former president Bush but I believe he would have addressed this issue and did something by now. Why? Because he did not give a rats ass what democrats or for that matter republicans thought. We need someone with an ounce of charachter and ome balls to really push this because even when they pass it will we have to wait till november or december to get a check. The good old USA Ungrateful Senate Assholes!!! The Democrats are saying Tuesday like anyone gives a flying F&^k about tuesday when people have been out of benefits for a month or more. I am ready to get locked up so i will know where my next meal is coming from and where i will sleep Tuesday. I would cry but it may make have to wash my face and I have to save to soap for my ass.


Tinavegas
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 11:47 pm

Type your comment here
.The Republican senators who are stalling know how important the issue is to AMERICANS. The are putting ACORN and Immigration legeslations in this thinking the Dem. Leaders will accept this and move foward but Dem senators will not allow that to happen thats where all the stalling goes. Republicans are trying to force none issues in this.They don't care who is going to be homless and why crime has incressed But when they do a colture watch which Republicans will vote yes. ALL after all some are up for re-election and would noT want a ney vote on this issue for them to explain.


suricatta
Comment posted October 22, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

Robert I hear you! I am so sorry to hear that your life like so many others fringes upon the whims of fat cat repubes! We are not asking for a handout, but a hand in a dwindling economy. And for all the future posters that say we are lazy, advantage taking slobs that have no interest in bettering our predicament, I say look, there are plenty of us that have reached middle age having worked all our lives that have to compete in the job market against younger, single, individuals that don't have to be concerned with having to provide for our families with the cost of food, mortgage payments and health care. No one wants to hire us due to our age and the fact they can hire less skilled employees that are willing to take a lower wage just to have a job! There lies enough of us that still value our families and the commitment to them that cannot accept the minimum labor has to offer if only because we care enough not to make them wards of the state thereby increasing the burden of state support.
I will no doubt have any medicare to rely on once I reach that age, even though I have worked without assistance since I was 15.
Right now American citizens are pleading for help. To those in Washington….you didn't give a second thought to financial institutions that flounder under their own mismanagement, as well as providing subsidies to private contractors that fill their wallets with money at the sacrifice of our troops in war, let alone the subsidies lent to impoverished countries that are so screwed up that could care less, and have no appreciation of our support!
It's time we became selfish and take care of out own!


democat
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 12:37 am

ACORN and immigration has nothing to do with that. Don't pay those Republicans any salary.


Ben
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 12:48 am

Its pretty simple people.. Its not just repubs that are stalling, it is the dems as well. They want people to not spend as much. They want to keep unemployment high! Why you ask? It is the only thing keeping inflation in check. In the 70's, they tried to control the unemployment level by trying to produce jobs for people. It failed, and inflation ran out of control. All in congress are just walking the fine line between keeping the public happy, and maintaining the financial problem for big business and bank growth. They will give people just enough to keep their butts in office. If they really wanted the extension to happen quickly, they would have all made it the number one topic, and sent the president out to speak on it. Ask yourself why they have not done that?


mdmiller
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 1:03 am

I think that the ones that are stalling need to spend a mandetory day with one of the unemployed. If they were in our shoes this would have passed months ago!! I am currently in school trying to make sure that I don't fall victim to this again, but I have decided that an education probably couldn't stop this from happening. It is to the point that I am about to (not by choice) drop out so I can pursue a career as fry cook at the local McDonalds just to make ends meet…..That is if a job becomes available!! And they preach about how all americans should get a higher education!! I just don't know what to do anymore!! I pray everyday that our leaders will finally come to their senses and put the American people first for a change!! Don't get me wrong I do appreciate the unemployment that I have already collected, but there are just NO JOBS to be found. Maybe the problem is that our government is to busy interferring in other countries business or maybe they forgot or never knew what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck!! It seems as though since it does not directly effect them, then they are not very concerned about it. If they had to worry about how they are going to feed their children than maybe they would understand. I challenge any and all of the “stallers” to live without their prize posessions for just one day…..I bet you couldn't even live without your cell phone for a full 12 hours!!


dino87
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 1:06 am

I think that this is absolutely rediculous, there are people that are trying to make ends meat, wondering when they are going to get paid again, Shame on senate that they are taking this long to pass the law. We are so concerned about so many other issues. that we Americans need to take care of AMERICA first and worry about our people. I agree, where is our president why isn't he taking stand and action? He is supposed to be the one sticking up for the American people, so many people voted for him and for CHANGE well nothing is changing when so many people are jobless, homeless and hungry STILL. I don't understand why there is any sort of discussion if unemployment should be extended or not clearly we are still at 9 percent and people are still jobless, don'et you think that its time to pass the law already. These people paid into unemployment its not just free money its money that they earned from their own companies and they have to suffer because their company laid them off because our economy sucks…its just a disgrace and I am not proud and confident that senate is our senate. Its such a shame that they are taking this long and actually are having to think about this, its just embarrassing and obsurd. SO MANY FAMILIES ARE GOING TO BE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY and senate is allowing this because they are taking their SWEET OL TIME, kinda makes me think everything they said when we voted for them was BS, because if they care it would NOT take this long. ITS SAD ITS PATHETIC WE NEED TO PASS THIS NOW.


windstallion
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 1:13 am

Type your comment here.Why do you politicians want to play with us unemployed and ruin our lives more then what they already are? Do you realize there are no jobs out there and that for what job are there are 6 – 7 people applying ? What are we suppose to do? We need this and possibly more than this one since unemployment is expected to climb higher so we don't go through this bull crap again it is not right and Unchristian like to let your fellow man be in this type of situation. The government forgot about God and Love of your fellow man. Let's get this passed NOW!!!!!!!!!!


ekud2222
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:21 am

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PinkElephant1
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:32 am

I have been watching this in the Senate for days, the positive? that i've learned how messed up our government can be and we stand idle and dont see all that is going on, we wait for the news, media to give us they're take.. watching the senate live on Cspan2 is amazing, its heart breaking, angering and exciting..

I am, however, so disgusted with the hold up, as if the unemployed are “non existant” or just a number/statistic.. not real people. It proves to me that the majority of these nay sayers dont believe that we are looking for work, don't believe that we are being turned down, ignored and are having NO luck at finding ANY job, not just a job that is less than half of what I was making, threw that idea down the drain months ago, “You wont be happy” Your overqualified, its not enough for you and the biggie…”As soon as you find something better you will probably leave” .. so no matter WHAT we say or do.. we need jobs, we want jobs. The unemployment extension is to pay for the gas to get to our destinations, to network, to pay for the car, the laundry costs, the water bill, the electric bill the phone and computer bill… what do you think an employer will do when they try to reach someone and they cant.. because they're internet/phone/cable is down.. This isnt about who is right or wrong in the Senate, this isnt..rather SHOULDNT be a political issue as it applies to hard working American people.. Im so scared if I dont find a job soon I will lose my skills, they will be outdated. I am up at 6AM, search the job sites, drive by industrial parks collect business names, research and bring resumes. This is just a part of the day to day reality, the 13 calls I got from bill collectors today.. forgot that. So what now? the emotional part.. poor me right? Ive been working since I've been 13, Im 49.. My benefits ended two weeks ago, we are behind on mortgage, we are wondering which to pay… electric or see if we can get a little oil instead for heat, but we need electric to run the boiler.. its a never ending tailspin. Im embarassed.. i feel like a loser, I feel as if my friends and neighbors look down upon me. Searching for a job has become so competitive, the six to one ratio is way off, much higher than that.. its been a strain on my marriage.. I've always been the breadwinner and now we are relying on my husbands income, I thank God every day we have insurance through him… My story is nothing compared to millions of others… thats the sad part. Suddenly, im thinking Im too old (that never occurred to me) to fat, to short, wrong this/that.. im questioning everything!!! this is not who I am.. Im the one who everyone said is so independant, so strong and always the worker and always the one with high spirits…. What does it take to be a crisis? Why are we talking about “the end of the year” when there are millions without benefits right now? every day, there's more.. I see it on the posts.. so sad… and the Senate is acting so matter of factly about this.. what's a couple days? Well? Lets all list what has happened in a couple days… Last couple days for me, I bounced a check and recieved a 39 fee that I cannot pay, I have received 13 calls today from bill collectors, I cashed in a jar of coins so I could put gas in the car to drive up and visit my father at the Veterans Home, (I cant tell him I dont have the money to go, he's 89 and he would become depressed and not understand), I had one interview but was told Im not qualified enough however they will keep me in mind (not so bad, iv'e had worse) Iv'e turned down a handful of invites and made up excuses why I cant go, I received a letter from DUI stating nothing else is coming.. oh.. and I got a $150 Hospital bill that i've chipped down through my insurance provider BCBS that started at around 1200 or more.. thats a couple days.. and Im not the bad cases.. theres worse. Please post what has happened to you the past couple days so we can let the Senate know exactly what a day,hour means specifically to “the middle class” while they sit and delay delay delay.. go home, go out for dinners,use a cell phone, take a cab, have a full tank of gas.. just disgusted. sorry for the diatribe… but its theraputic


kkmack
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:45 am

I hear all of you! I am so scared about this bill taking to long to pass. Our lives are hanging by a weak limb and they are literally in the hands of those senators. I am not able to get any benefits as far as for food and things since my child is 20 yrs. old. Everyday I get on this computer to find out what they have accomplished. Let's try and put it in God's hands because it's all we can do. PRAY!!


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:04 am

Karen1965….you can cry, go ahead let it out there will be plenty of soap for your ass. Think positive. By the way I hope you are using Dove, Irish Spring can hurt your ass.
Our system of government is corupt. When people actually decide to revolt instead of jerking around voting in these senseless doorknobs both Dem. and Rep. Yes where is Mr. Change now? Soaping his ass in the Whitehouse?


kevdawg60
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:04 am

Type your comment here. As an Irish American from Boston, being staunch conservative Republican, none the less a veteran of the USMC, I am embarrassed by the republicans I helped put into office. I have been unemployed for the first time in my life since Dec of 07. I put my life on the line everywhere they sent me ( no vote, no delay, no negoitiations) for pennies on the dollars of their 6 figure salaries and perks. Shame on them for not acknowledging our plights and their self serving idealogy. Hopefully they have gas for their cars, lights are on, foreclosure is not near, internet connection for all and last but not least plenty of food for their families. Oh and lets not forget we should have all gone with them to Copenhagen for a all expenses vacation with our wives. Oh and lets not forget to sign that check for 7.4 billion to Pakistan. Swines, God Bless you all.

Kevin In Boston


Michael
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:08 am

Based on the writing skills on this board (even with a built in spell checker) I am not surprised people need more then 79 weeks to find a job.

'media to give us they're take; rediculous, mandetory'


philbert709
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:11 am

Type your comment here.I will vote against all republican incumbents in the senate the next chance I get. This is the first time in my life being layed off at age 46, and now I have to wait as they drag their feet on this issue. They are a disgrace to the hard working, unemployed americans. VOTE THEM OUT!!

Good luck and God Bless America


philbert709
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:13 am

Type your comment here.Is the extension just for people running out now, or next yeah, or is it just an over all extension??


G.M. NYC
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:16 am

This is ridiculous!!! Senate needs to understand that the Unemployment Benefits that we receive does not go on BS. It is used for our day to day needs such as food, transportation, bills, etc…I personally had to walk to school which is in a whole other borough. I live in Manhattan and had to walk to school(College) in the Bronx, I borrowed money to buy transportation because I can not physically do this everyday. which meant that I had to wake up super early and take my time walking because I have a Menicus Tear at the left knee. Life sucks at this point but we have to keep fighting. Senate needs to understand that people are desperate for this bill to pass. I will personally ask that you(the Senate), please help.


kevdawg60
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:22 am

Type your comment here. Let me guess, you are employed by a republican senator, maybe even offering favors for 6 figures while we all starve. Spelling is not an issue to us unemployed who have most likely paid more taxes than you have made in your self serving life. You probably have not served your country, not raised children or for that matter provided a roof or food or non other for yourself. Correct? I am sure. Play on your computer and not worry about us people who have protected you your whole life I am sure who ever who has posted here on this issue and has seen your ignorant, self serving comment woul agree with me. Semper Fi “loser” Oh let me correct myself “Robert Frost”!


kevdawg60
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:32 am

Type your comment here. It is not just the republicans my friend! Our president if you might know is liberal Democrat.

PS. Reality Check


karen1965
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:53 am

Mr. Washington, I just try to use any soap, whatever is on sale. Dollar store soap, Tide whatever.
Well I pray you are right because I am out of hope. Change, right, different clothing, seems like the same wolf. Sick of them all, trying to understand how I came to be in this position. I have work since I was 21 years old. At one time 2 jobs. I have nothing now, bank accounts, CD's, 401K, jewelry, appliances. GONE. I feel like I have a drug or gambling addiction except I'm not high and can't afford to even get to a casino. Healthcare, the death panel is the Senate. I can't afford to kill myself who the hell is gonna bury me, I let my life insurance laspe so I could pay my rent. LOL Just tired


I HATE POLITICIANS
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:19 am

I just found out i'm pregnant and I'm losing my apt, my car, and I barely have enough food for this weekend. I've been out of work since Oct. 2007. Thank you Senators for making my life, and the life of my unborn child (thats right another LIFE) so difficult. Guess I'll just go live with my Republican State Senator, he obviously knows something I don't. Douchebags


firekylandrepublicans
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:52 am

to 'robert' with wife and kids, and anyone else, check this website for quick info on local benefits/food/shelter, might help;
benefitcheckup.org

and to all, be strong; “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time…”


firekylandrepublicans
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:54 am

correction, sorry, website is;
benefitscheckup.org
(plural benefits)


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Dylan
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 8:11 am

Republican Senator Jim Demint (SC), in a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday 10/22, voiced his displeasure concerning the hate crimes legislation passed in the House recently. It seems he is disgusted that the hates crimes amendment was attached to the Defense Spending bill. He stated that the Hate Crimes legislation has nothing to do with national defense and therefore should not have attached. He stated that this forces him to vote for the hate crimes bill or vote against funding for our troops. The Junior Senator from S.C. is either clueless about the plight of the unemployed or either seized the opportunity to remind Senate Democrats why his party is purposely blocking benefits for millions of American families. Maybe it's a little of both and he's a clueless a-hole. It was about the same time that the House added the hate crimes amendment to the Defense bill and subsequently was passed that the Republicans objected Harry Reid's request to vote by unanimous consent the Senate's revised bill to extend the unemployment benefits

I agree with Senator Demint's argument that adding amendments to vital bills in order to get them passed is a flawed and unjust process. HOWEVER, how arragont and or clueless can this man be. To make these comments on the floor of the Senate while hundreds of thousands of unemployed people are being evicted, are hungary, going without bare essentials to survive is incredulous, despicable and beyond narcistic. Some nerve has the “JUNIOR” Rep.Senator to babble when his party is using the same tactic with the UI extension bill. Only in this case it's much more dispicable because his party is doing it in spite. Thats why the Republicans keep repeating that they are in favor of the extension yet have used everything at their disposal to block desperately needed help from reaching nearly 1 million people and counting. The American people have tolerated the political games both sides play in Washington but this time the Republicans have crossed way over the line. You have played games with people who are literally struggling for the lives of themselves and their families.

Woe be to you…….GAME OVER


CountryCarl
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 8:38 am

I'm Country Carl the Artist and Advocate for additional unemployment benefits. CURRENTLY the GOP is holding us hostage for the package deal bill for all states over funding issues and have added several amendants. As a result you need to contact all your state Senators and all the Senators on
Unemployment-Gone-Mad.com: http://unemployment-gone-mad.com/ site.
Additional benefits during these NEW DEPRESSION BLUES times is the only current hope before thousands more become dumpster divers and tent pitchers.
Bless you all……


Dylan
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 9:01 am

Republican Senator Jim Demint (SC), in a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday 10/22, voiced his displeasure concerning the hate crimes legislation passed in the House recently. It seems he is disgusted that the hates crimes amendment was attached to the Defense Spending bill. He stated that the hate crimes have nothing to do with the Defense Appropriations bill and therefore should not have been included. He explained that this forces him to vote for the hate crimes bill or vote against defense spending. The Junior Senator from S.C. is either clueless about the plight of the unemployed or either seized the opportunity to remind Senate Democrats why his party is purposely blocking benefits for millions of American families. Maybe it's a little of both and he's a clueless narcissist. It was about the same time that the House added the hate crimes amendment to the Defense bill and subsequently passed that the Republicans objected Harry Reid's request to vote by unanimous consent the Senate's revised bill to extend the unemployment benefits

I agree with Senator Demint's argument that adding amendments to vital bills in order to get them passed is a flawed and unjust process. HOWEVER, how arragont and or clueless can this man be. To make these comments on the floor of the Senate while hundreds of thousands of unemployed people are being evicted, are hungry, going without bare essentials to survive is incredulous, despicable and beyond narcissitic. Some nerve has the “JUNIOR” Rep.Senator to babble when his party is using the same tactic with the UI extension bill. Only in this case it's much more despicable because his party is doing it out of spite. Thats why the Republicans keep repeating that they are in favor of the extension yet have used everything at their disposal to block desperately needed help from reaching nearly 1 million people and counting. The American people have tolerated the political games both sides play in Washington but this time the Republicans have crossed way over the line. You have played games with people who are literally struggling for the lives of themselves and their families.

Woe be to you…….GAME OVER


Del
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:10 am

The way I understand it is that this bill is for people running out of benefits before the end of 2009 only. There will have to be another bill to address the people running out of benefits after that. They keep talking about all the already “extended” weeks of unemployment benefits when that really is not true going forward because after this year, once you run out, say like January 15th, 2010, you are done for unless the congress addresses that with this bill or a subsequent bill.


Del
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:23 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 @ 10:58 am

CAN THE DEMS PASS THIS BILL OF UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION WITH OUT THE REPS? I THOUGHT WE HAD THE MAJORITY? DOES ANYONE THINK THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WOULD OF CARED WHAT WE WANTED IF THEY DIDNT NEED OUR VOTE? THE VOTE IS COMING TUESDAY AFTERNOON, EVERYONE STOP CALLING YOUR DEM SENATORS AND START CALLING YOU REP SENATORS AND TELL THEM ….. TO PASS THIS BILL THE DEMS ALREADY WANT IT EVERYONE IS EMAILING THE WRONG SIDE.IVE BEEN OUT OF WORK 20 MONTHS AND CANT WAIT ANYLONGET FOR THEM TO STOP PLAYING GAMES!!!!


willardschoeffling
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 11:51 am

while the senate takes today off 10/23/2009 i will be trying to borrow money to buy gasoline so i can try and find a job.a lot of gop senators will be looking for work as i am.as they do not know enough to get out of the rain what would they do.


Big Dave
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

Where's the pay czar when you need him? Since we the tax payers are paying the saleries of the idiots in Congress and they are suppose to answer to us then why can't the pay czar limit their pay as he has done to the financial instutions who took the TARP (our money) funds. He says that since “we” are invested with our funds he has the right to limit the amount of compensation they receive. Well, since we as tax payers are invested in the Congress with our tax dollars he should show the same type of moxie with them and reduce or even suspend payment until they can show a return on our investment.


joykramroy
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:38 pm

The Democrats have the majority. Why can't they pass it. The Republicans are out in 2010. In fact all of them should be out in 2010.


joykramroy
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

test


Jack W
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 2:48 pm

Who cares. This is all too late. I am being evited from my home. This bill was a no brainer and should have passed a month ago. There is no one person to blame. They in the government all all to blame. It's all politics and back room deals. They don't give a crap about those that suffer. All they care about is themselves. “For the rich, by the rich, help the rich” Our new code of America.
Our gov't is a mess and is only going to get worse. There is no sense of prioity and what is right or wrong. People are andhave lost everything and they have turned their back. Our President is more focused in on talk show apperances, hamburger runs, date night trips, tv commercials for late night TV, stc.. Our country is a joke and that is why we are no longer the power in the world that people look up too, we are a joke that no one respects.


wounnie
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

Shame Shame on the US Government. I agree, they knew about this back in July, but, I guess they did not give a hoot… I guess they do not understnd how the real world is living at this time. Without benefits how do they expect us to fill our tanks to look for work much less put food on the table for our families. I live in NJ, our Senators do nothing but yes us to death. I have a son who needs his meds everyday, I guess that does not matter either. Mr Obama is a BIG disappointment. I guess he does not care to be more than a one term President.
Who cares about his dates with his wife. He needs to stay in his office and do some work for this country.


susangoree
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:35 pm

To Joy…The Republicans are out in 2010? lol. Are you confused? While I agree this should have been passed a few weeks ago, maybe you should think about why the Republicans objected. So that we don't pile on even more debt to the deficit. I'm neither Republican or Democrat but isn't it the Democrats who have in less than ONE YEAR tripled our deficit??? Maybe you should watch the news.


mikal58
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

I think we need a limit on service for these politicians. Some are in office so long they lose touch with the average person. Its crazy to sit there and watch them play their games while several million people are out of work and losing homes, cars and not able to feed their families. health care reform is needed very much but who can afford to buy it even if it is cheap if people dont have jobs. When you watch what the republicans are doing its like watching a bunch of kids playing with peoples lives. We need alot of reforms in this country not just health care reform.


1pissedoff
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

You want to press for reform? Eliminate add on amendments to any bill..

These freaks in Washington would have a mass suicide and we would all be better for it.


broken1
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 4:53 pm

I think it is disgraceful how our gov. is ignoring the unemployed. My husband and I are in our fiftys and lost our jobs in 2008. I knew immediately we were in trouble so we took our savings and bought a fifth wheel and moved to a state park where rent is 400.00 including utilities. I will admit i had a false sence of security knowing that my rent was now cheap and our bills were paid off. We would be able to accept a lower paying job and still have enough for our basic needs. Here I am a year later and I feel the panic that I felt when we lost our jobs,My husband has gotton sick and not been able to see a doctor as we have no medical insurance, our unemployment benefits ran out in Aug. and we have no income. the 400 rent that seemed so cheap a year ago is now a struggle to pay. To keep our phone and internet on is a struggle, yet inperative when searching for work. neither of us have ever been without work until now. I have found that is is more and more difficult and our spirits are at an all time low, I write this with tears in my eyes, not so much for myself but for the 1000's who are facing these difficult times alone. I could not do it alone. When my husband left the house this morning to look for work I slipped a baggie of life ceral in his pocket so he would not go hungry. We had no milk…too early to offer ramen noodles or macroni and cheese…I've always been proud to be american and of this great country, yet i can't seem to hold my head up these days. I wait and pray for an extension to buy us more time, I emplore you to quit dangling carrots in our faces with HR 3548 and do the right thing.


lott
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

Yes, it takes alot of money to clean up after the most inept retarded president this country has EVER seen!


mikal58
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

They took us without firing a shot

It started with NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) we could now send jobs to Mexico because they would almost work for a shower and a hot meal. They were just simple manufacturing jobs but my company dropped 1200 people in the first wave. The rest that kept their jobs got nice offices and we did work directly with the customers. No more standing on our feet all day we had a nice desk and chair and spent the day on the phone or computer it was great!!!!

Life was good for a couple of years then they found places like the Phillipines where the government will pay for everyones college and english is required. Your either rich or poor over there you live in a nice house or a shack thrown together on government land. They speak and write english as good if not better than most Americans. They are educated and will do the customer service jobs for almost nothing. A job that pays 3000 a month here will pay around 300 a month over there. Then the wave starts….first its 30 or 40 this month then they get 100 then its to late all our jobs are gone and now we are forced to beg the government for unemployment extensions so we can keep our houses and cars and feed our families while these other countries are now developing a middle class and some of the workers are even buying cars to drive to work and now they need gas so they raise the price of gas because other countries need more now and they only want to pump out enough oil to keep the prices up.

Who has done more damage to the country the terrorists or the ones destroying the middle class…………..


recyclelady
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

You could also learn a lesson or two. It is not proper to use “then” in your sentence. It should be “than.”

Oh, yeah….I am out of work too.


8668
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

Does anyone know if it will be retro-active? My benefits ran out the first week of Sept. Will I be able to get any of the last 6 weeks?


Karla
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

8668, no, the bill is written so the benefits will not be retroactive this time. Given all the stalling and posturing, I think an amendment to make benefits retroactive at least to the date of House passage of their bill is called for, to help those who have had to borrow to keep afloat, and those who need money to get out of the hole caused by the unconscionable delay on this bill. If you agree, contact your senator and ask for such an amendment. They will be debating amendments next week anyway, one more won't slow it down any more than the ones that have nothing to do with the bill, and at least if the benefits were available (when the bill finally does pass) from 9/23 it would counteract some of the foot-dragging on this bill.


gauthier123
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

Look, first of all our country is not a joke, last time i checked they have been extending benifits this is the 4th one correct? I just wonder what you were saying when they passed the other 3 ? another thing a small group of men don't make a country, and last of all how long should the gov't keep us on the tit at what point do think they should stop extending benifits? never ,that would b great right? and you can say what you want I have been unemployed since last april so I know how you feel I just hate when people start bashing our country.


madashell99
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

yes, but only once according to the “Opposite Party” position. Also, we would have a completely different congress. Plus, with the perception of “one term” offices, we may have a different crop of candidates.


Name
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

dont ya love how the government created this economy to just let it fall on us, the american people,then to sit and argue our lives in a political standoff while we starve ad live in peril. its a shame when you feel as if you live in medevil times begging for the king to toss a few scraps that weren't rotten.we rot while they sit and feed their egos and wallets.Im a single father with no family or anyone to ask for help in these harsh times.Due to not being able find work, not being allowed grants to go back to school to further educate myself for better employment because of military registry issues,and the government not passing this extension when they knew this was coming we will be homeless one week from today.I cant even rely on the possibility of sleeping in my vehicle cuz the repo. guys are looking for it. And now there saying no retro pay even if it does go through. then someone please tell me the f***ing reason for ceritfying for a check your still not getting.The government is a joke always has been always will be there the masters and we are the puppets.time for a revolution time for everyone to stand together,if you remember your history this has already happened.people need to stop being zombies wake up and start fighting back or our children wont have a world to grow up in.god bless the people not america


gloria_houston_tx
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

Whatever the problem ACORN has caused, it is still not the #1 major issue. As for Immigration it is an issue here in Houston, Tx. But the politicians here don't want to address it, which is stupid but that still isn't the #1 major issue. The #1 major issue is the AMERICAN PEOPLE, who are voters, have paid taxes year after year after year. Who are mostly jobless with no hope of employment in sight. For every one job opening (Houston,Tx) there are 10 to 12 people applying and qualified for the job. Our families are being evicted to the streets, our children are hungry and can only eat at school, not enough food to last the families, no cars, but the people with cars no money for gasoline. I know this is happening all over the USA. So all the Deomocratic Senators should unite and show up to vote and pass extending unemployment benfits to all states since we are the majority in the Senate. There is nothing in this world that should be more important to discuss and vote on than the AMERICAN PEOPLE who needs help now, right now. If you don't do the right thing by the people of these United States, please remember, election time is not far away and the Republicans will not be the only politcians out of their current seats. So don't get too comfortable, the AMERICAN PEOPLE will have the last word.


kimmi68
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

How do these politicians get paid??? from our taxes, Maybe we should all stop paying taxes then they wont have any money to get paid… its nice in theory, I guess but they will just end up passing a bill to help themselves… that will take 10 min to pass… dont mess with there money… Politicians are pieces of shit!!! professional bullshit artists…


gauthier123
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

Ok you have been out of work since oct of 2007 and you felt it was a great time to have a kid? And now you wanna point the finger at someone else right? Start being an adult and taking actions for your own decisons and what will another 14 weeks do for you? and this is still the united states I'm 100 percent sure you can qualify for food stamps and gov't housing there are programs set up to help the united state people start taking advantage of them instead of bashing our country and it's in more than one post the republican party doen't oppose this bill they oppose the funding for this bill. HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1pissedoff
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

To answer if the payments are retro active..Sorry …heres the clip on it
d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply as if included in the enactment of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, except that no amount shall be payable by virtue of such amendments with respect to any week of unemployment commencing before the date of the enactment of this Act.


Al Parker
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

Let me guess…… Nothing this Friday, nothing on Monday maybe Tuesday or Friday, What kind of game are these Idiots playing?
Even if they pass this bill , it will take more time for the unemployment office to get things going. Everything will come out sooner or later and when it does………Heads will Roll!


Spyder09
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

Well I see the biggest mistake with all this voting and haggling is that you always have to put a time limit on bills that directly impact unemployment extentions because every chance the Republicans get to drag their feet, and they do it at the cost of the American people and that is sad as hell. We get laid off and fired for not doing our jobs or if there is no money to pay us, I'd like to see the same apply to these fools for not taking care of the American people. This has dragged on ever since the house signed off on it over a month ago. It's funny no matter how many hundreds of years pass, the Government seems to not be able to put aside their petty politics and just do the right thing. I still say fine them for every day they delay, $50,000.00 a head and add that money to the unemployment extention. I bet they move with a purpose if they get fined, plus that money would do the families more good that have or about to run out of unemployment. I don't like the idea of paying those clowns to sing happy birthday instead of getting help to the people and doing their damn jobs. That was a very expensive song, at an average of $200,000.00 dollars ahead, I would like to add all that money up per hour per head and see how much that would give me to live on.


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

According what I've read, Sorry to say NO. It will not be retroactive. The funds will start when the bill is enacted.


lilly6931
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

Our government officials are simply a joke. There are so many unemployed Americans now that I am sure most of us are more than qualified to take over their jobs and solve the majority of the problems that this country has. If they would have given the billions of dollars to the people that paid in the taxes in the first place instead of the banks, we wouldnt be in this mess. People would have caught up on their house payments, bought cars, and put a ton of money back into the economy. But NOooo, they gave it to the banks and the banks are giving themselves huge bonuses!! This is a crock! The time of GREED needs to be over and the time of doing what is right for this country is what should be of the upmost importance. I dont care what party you prefer, Republican or Democrat. Now is the time for the American people to stand together and say enough is enough. Stop taking money from outside lobbyists and start living on the wages we live on. Most importantly, do something for the millions of Americans who have lost there jobs!!! I call the GOP senate office at least two or three times a week. That is where the bill sits, in their office. Their number is 202-224-3135. This isnt a joke, that is their number. Call and complain and tell them to pass this bill, or maybe we should put them all out on the bread lines.


donlogue
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

Senate supposed to vote on Unemployment bill on Tues. 10/27/09. Please barrage the Senators/ especially Sen. Jon Kyl (Az.)(R), Harry Reid (Nv.)(D), John Isakson (Ga.)(R) and keep telling them we are hurting out here pass this bi


Kenofer
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

Don't put the delay on the President's back. We still have three branches of Government, and here the problems rests with the Senate, not the White House. Harry Reid finally decided on cloture because he probably got a call from Obama's chief of Staff suggesting that Reid to cut off debate. Trust me, if the Republicans occupied the White House, and had a majority in the Senate, there would not be an extension.

The extension will pass, and the house, which is not a “deliberative” body, and moves a lot more quickly, will go along with the Senate Democrats more generous plan giving the unemployed 14 weeks, and up to 20 weeks (5 months!) of benefits in certain states with an excess of unemployment. No, it won't be retroactive, but that's okay–you'll still get the additional weeks ( 14 or 20) called for in the legislation.

I'm surprised that so many of you are shocked by the Republican obstruction of this extension. When were you born! The Republican's have a reputation as heartless b………., dating back years. This is the party that opposed medicare 45 years ago. This is the party that opposed social security back in 1933. This is the party that opposed child labor laws, and mine safety regulations……this is the party that opposed the creation of the FDA, the EPA and the SEC ……and every regulatory agency that protects Americans. This is the party of big business and corporate America–the party of the Vanderbilts, and Standard Oil!. This is the party that's in bed with the nation's 7 largest health insurance companies. Nothing has changed. As bad as the Dems can be sometimes, they're all we have…


Kenofer
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

you have a bumber-sticker response. You sound like a parrot repeating sound bites from Fox News. Most responsible economists believe that the bailouts saved the country from falling into a 1930's depression. What you need to do is spend less time in front of your TV set and more time in the library reading American history, especially that period of time when three Republican presidents ( Harding, Coolidge and Hoover) in succession sat in the White House and failed to act as the country's unregulated stock market plunged the nation into a great depression. Obama, thank God is no Herbert Hoover. History will show that he did the right thing


donaldopeoples
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:39 pm

The Grand Oil Party is making a dangerous assumption that the unemployed don't vote. They could be in for a rude awakening come the next election.


swilli
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 7:47 pm

You got it all wrong susangoree. Bush started this huge deficit. And guess what he is going to be a motivational speaker. Kick out all the Republicans!!


nickb67
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

while my family sit here and wonder where our next meal is coming from…how our morgtage will be paid, or if we'll have heat for the winter, these in humane senators debate what ammendments to put into the bill? how about 1 bill just for unemployment? debate the politics of who pays and why after i feed my family!!!!!!!!!


tana
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

Amen


Dave
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

2009 is supposed to be struck out of everything and replaced with 2010 in S1647. It's already in there. That's part of the Bill.


rd66
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

This is just sooo not right!!! Does anyone know a lawyer who is not chicken-sh… and would bring a law suit against certain politions on behalf of all the people they are hurting!! If we neglected our children by not feeding them,putting them out on the street etc. We would be arested on neglecting them,child endagering, And if we stood by while someone else hurt a child or adult (Mr. OMAMA) we would still be charged. well im sure you understand what im saying, with that said If there is somone out there strong enough to help,I will be your first client!!

P.S I REFUSE TO CALL MR. OBAMA PRESIDENT while he does nothing to try and push this!!!!!


kimmi68
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

I couldnt agree more:) hope there not to attached to there paychecks…


kimmi68
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

I want to know why are they waiting until Tuesday, why cant they work the weekend and hash this out… come on you stupid politicians start earning the overpayment you are getting from our tax money… you are all idiots… I have absolutely no respect for our government anymore at this point… you all SUCK!


iamoption1
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

the thing that get me i live in md which they say the unemoplyment is 7.5 % so if your unemoplyed you won't get the extension in the bill con. passed only 20 so states would get the extension hopfully there give it to all 50 states


tana
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

mine ran out in july


tana
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:32 pm

Amen and I can't believe they are not retroactive… all those months my bills have gone unpaid…by the grace of God i am not in the street yet


tana
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

its not alright they are not retroactive. my unpaid rent is retroactive


Vote Independent
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

The Original bill the house passed, was 14 weeks for 27 states all over 8.5%, thats what started the delays, the politicians that were left out didnt like that so the latest agreement is 14 wks to all 50 states and a additional 6 wks to states at 8.5% for 3 consecutive mths.
I dont know how you missed that; they keep repeating the same thing in every article.
that is subject to change when its sent back to house to agree on it..
Fed-up


NCal
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

That is incorrect. ALL states will get 14 extra weeks of Emergency Unemployment Compensation. States with unemployment rates of 8.5% or higher will get an additional 6 weeks for a total of 20 weeks EUC.


Tony
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

If your husband is sick, go to the hospital. It's free! Worst case scenario, your credit gets hurt….


Tony
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 11:54 pm

Hey idiot, your just another moron who listens to NBC for your news. First off, GW passed the last extension just before leaving office. Not once did he ever turn his back on the people. Second, this mess was created by your messiah and his pals, johnson, raines, cuomo, frank, dodd and yes, OBAMA via the Community Reinvestment Act, which BUSH TRIED TO STOP 17 times, but was shot down by the dems. Watch the video of CSPAN by typing in “democrats block fannie mae legislation”. You can also see how it started and ended via the video “burning down the house” on youtube.com. Next, I do put it on the president's back. When bush was in office, if he burped it was all over the scum leftist disgusting press. Now it's our dickhead president OBAMA'S turn, so suck it up and stop being such a little bitch. Next, the dems have enough votes in the house to pass this bill. They have the 60 but put it up for a “quick vote” which required the republicans to give it their “stamp of approval” for this “quick vote.” Dodd and Kyle and a couple of others said they wanted “more time to look at it.” as the republicans don't want to have it paid via another tax, which is what the dems are pushing for. The republicans would rather the monies be taken from the TARP bill, as they've been put aside for this already. The republican (and dodd as well) are stupid for getting in the way of the quick vote, granted but the dems knew that the press would make it seem as if it was the republicans getting in the way, as you saw there was no mention of “dodd” getting in the way. And this is exactly why the idiot kyl should have gotten out of the way. He should have known that the press would turn this into a “republican” issue. BUT the fact of the matter is that the dems have the 60 votes for a pass on the senate floor and if they'd brought it to the floor the normal route the day kyl blocked it for a “quick vote”, we'd have checks on the way. So this isn't just a republican thing. Wake up and start worrying about something you've been hiding from for a while, THE TRUTH. If you want this country to be what it used to be, then the politicians AND the people must wake up. Quite listening to the stinkin news stations that are in the pocket of the WH and will bend over backwards at any time. They're like trick dogs, waiting for Obama's BONE. Seriously, I'm so tired of reading stupid comments like this from stupid people like yourselves who listen to the lamestream media and really have NO idea of how the system works, doesn't work, votes needed for bills to pass, etc, etc. WAKE UP!!!! Notice how Reid is passing it as a “clouture” vote? Why couldn't he do this weeks ago? I'll tell you why, cause the dems are too busy trying to BK this country through this lousy healthcare bill which will absolutely send our dollar spiriling into a deep abyss, one which this country will NEVER recover from. That is unless the bill is backloaded until 2013 and the republicans sweep the house and senate and block it from ever becoming law! God help us all!!!!


Tony
Comment posted October 23, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

Oh, and one more thing. The EPA, FDA, all of these regulatory agencies are just layers of wasteful government that cost $1.90 cents to run out of every dollar in taxes. Next, it is the dems that are the party of BIG corporations. I'm still so surprised to see that the average democrat voter STILL DOESN'T KNOW THAT!!! Look up the 527s, which are public info. Wall st. generally donates 12x as much to the democratic party. 3 out of every 4 BIG corporations donate to the democratic party. The average republican PAC is $50, the average democrat PAC? $600! That's 12x! I bet you though that martin luther king was a democrat too and that all the civil rights acts were passed by democrats???? Yeah, SHAWWWW! Guess who started the KKK and what hitler came from. The SOCIALIST party. Idiot! Learn your history or stay away from the polls!


Tony
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 12:01 am

Huh? Man, how many of you actually don't accidentally light your face on fire when trying to brush your teeth? STUPID! The republicans out in 2010? WHAT? Huh? What the hell are you talking about? I think you mean “the dems are out in 2010.” It's going to be an absolute sweep, ESPECIALLY IF THE DEMS IGNORE THEIR CONSTITUENTS AND PASS HEALTHCARE!!! Keep doing what you're doing dems, keep it up!


Tony
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 12:07 am

Bush spent a lot but it was Carter that started the CRA act and Clinton who pumped it full of steriods in 1994/95. Do your homework folks! The dems fought tooth and nail against FANNIE MAE regulation while Mccain and bush were really one of the only ones trying to rein this mess in before it really got out of control, which was November of 2006. FANNIE still had 1.5 trillion of unsold secondary mortgages that bush and mccain warned the dems about. At that point, we'd only sold 500 billion worth. That extra but yet preventable 1.5 trillion demolished us. This is one thing that the dems take 1000% responsibility for!!! Read this letter written by Mccain you doofists!!!

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=28973

Also, watch these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs&feat…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_2D4mK95NQ


afraidinmich
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 12:19 am

NCal – that's my understanding of it as well. I'm in Michigan sooooo WHENEVER THE HELL IT PASSES I'll get 20 weeks. But it's no fix. America needs JOBS!

My friends grandmother tells me that jobs were so plentiful in her day that she could quit a job and have one within the next hour. No offense grandma but that was in what…the 1800's. Her response was that J.O.B.S. stands for Just Over Bull Shit, that's what congress talks/fights about now.

I quess who don't get old by being a fool. Wrong….GW Bush is doing it as we speak.


iamoption1
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 12:58 am

the 1st bill con tried to pass was onlying for 20 or so ststes the new bill would be for all states


Del
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 1:40 am

But is S 1647 the bill under consideration at this time? I thought it was HR3404.


Retroactive!!!
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 1:45 am

Call or email your senators and ask for an amendment to make benefits retroactive to the date of House passage. That would cover, how many more hundred thousand people who have lost their benefits since then and are hanging on by inches?

Actually I think the language in the bill has an interpretation that could make them retroactive to that date: here's the language, from 1pissedoff's comment earlier today:

d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply as if included in the enactment of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, except that no amount shall be payable by virtue of such amendments with respect to any week of unemployment commencing before the date of the enactment of this Act.

By “this Act” do they mean this particular bill, or to the Supplemental Appropriations Act itself, meaning, benefits can't be payable from before whenever that was passed, in 2008? This bill is an extension of that Act, so maybe that's what they mean by “commencing before the date of the enactment of this Act”? We can hope so, but just in case, if you are being hurt by it not being retroactive, contact your senators!


Kenofer
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 2:24 am

Most people will take your hysterical response as a psychotic episode from
an undereducated guy filled with a good deal of self-hate. The first thing
you should do is take a course in remedial English, and try to gain some
mastery of the language. Secondly, you might want to consider therapy,or
perhaps a medication that will put you at rest. In the meantime, I hope you
have a pleasant weekend.


rd66
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 2:56 am

(d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply as if included in the enactment of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, except that no amount shall be payable by virtue of such amendments with respect to any week of unemployment commencing before the date of the enactment of this Act. ( I have been reading this bill over & over can anyone tell me what they are saying)?


shortribs
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

This provision of the bill means that no benefits can be paid as a result of this act for any week of unemployment an individual may have experienced before the date of enactment, For example if the Senate passes the bill on 10/27 the bill will need to be returned to House for a vote because the Senate's version does not match the language of the bill the House previously passed.. If the House adopts the Senate's language by 10/30, the President could sign it in 10/31. Therefore the law would be effective beginning 11/1. Because of the language of the provision you cited the first week benefits could be paid as a result of the act would be the week ending 11/7. If you exhausted your benefits prior to 11/1 none of the prior weeks can be paid. You will not be paid for a week prior to the date it becomes law.


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

shortribs you are wrong: Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, except that no amount shall be payable by virtue of such amendments with respect to any week of unemployment commencing before the date of the enactment of this Act. WHATEVER THAT DATE WAS IN 2008 – NOT WHATEVER DATE MR. OBAMA SIGNS GOING FORWARD ! ( To me that means as long as you continue to certify for benefits every week and I realize this is a little different state by state then you are entitled to the aggregate loss going back to when your benefits expired.


thatsthewayitis
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

Why have the Republicans caused so much disruption pain and suffering to people who have paid the price for Wall street thievery? When Republican deregulation is the cause of this economic downturn? The same thing happened with the “Savings and Loan” debacle resulting from the derregulation of the banks. “Get the government off our backs” they cried. And average Americans believe that lie. To give working people dignity when they are down is beyond the ability of the Republicans. We who worked and earned these benefits and we who are the working people of this country are treated by the Republican footdragging like we are bums. What nerve.


workneeded
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

I just sent my senator an email…I doubt he will look at it ….probably went to someone sitting on the sand somewhere overseas


joblessinmn
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 6:38 pm

Is there any way that the language of this bill will pass to make it retroactive? Several bloggers are reporting that currently the bill is not.


roger wolf
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 6:58 pm

My response to: “”thatsthewayitis” Have your read the proposal that the democrats woluld like to pass?. Apparently not! Its another shananigan by Reid and company to screw the small businese owners in this country among other things. Or maybe thats the way you believe it should be. There is no reason that the stimulus money shouldn't be used for the extension of benefits. They had no problem bailing out GM,Chase etc. etc.. The republicans are correct.
PS I'm not a small business owner.


TasteOfTheirOwnMedicine
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

Just a thought….. maybe WE THE PEOPLE should put together a bill that 'HALTS' the paying of “THEIR” wages, until they have voted to extend our unemployment benefits!!!… I know that I'm “dreaming” here people, but wouldn't that seem APPROPRIATE!!!


This is CRAZY CRAZY
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

Im a single mother of two children that is in the struggle of life right now to take care of them. Im getting so far behind on bills, and when I do get money I decide what bill is more important and what dont look like it will be cut of yet, things is so bad right now that sometimes it seems so hard to even breathe. They world needs to come together or this could really be the for real start to the end. Get it together people. There are just to many people losing their homes, cars, and selling their stuff to try to get extra money. Its hard at this time when you have 2 parents working together in a household, its even harder when you are a single parent. Please Help and pass the law for the extention so that there is a chance for our kids to make it…………………………………….. And remember our kids today is our future tomorrow. JS from Illinois


joblessinmn
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 7:12 pm

roger wolf

Sounds like you are lucky enough to have a job. I hope your good fortune continues. Currently small businesses are hurting because consumer spending is down. Unemployment extension would give imediate relief to this situation. It has been determined that $1.60 in demand will be generated for every $1 spent on the extension. I am not sure if charging employers $14 dollars a year for every employee or using stimulus money provides the best solution, but the longer the debate goes on, the more problems for everyone—including small businesses. The republicans are trying to attach 8 unrelated amendments to this bill they know would not pass on their own. This is not the appropriate bill for petty political tactics. We are looking at a million families without income by the end of the year.


thatsthewayitis
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 7:12 pm

I appreciate the defense of small business and the point of view I agree with is the one that BIG business has hidden behind the Republican mantra “get the government off our backs” (Ronnie Reagan) and while Ronnie got the country worrying about somebody buying vodka on food stamps while the country was “robbed” by the Savings and Loan scam. One of G. Bush sons was even inv involved , the “Silverado Bank” in Colorado and this is what I am referring to. The Wall street games during the George W administration took place while there was a pull back of enforcement of the SEC and other regualtory agencies while the Wall street crowd got rich. playing games The unemployed persons now are victims of these games and for the Republicans to introject unrelated things like Acorn into unemploymen is indicative they are uncaring about ordinary Americans. As far as using the stimulus money for the extension I think a compromise could have been made if acorn and other non related issues werent being used by the Republicans and thatsthewayitis.


Name
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

Please reach out the Senators responsible for this appalling and shameful delay!
I have sent the following emails to both Senator Kyl and Hatch. I pray it will prick their, apparently, sleeping conscience and also act as a reminder of the required OBLIGATIONS of their christian faith:

Dear Senator Kyle:

American Children are literally starving while you idle the days away. Senator Kyle, GOD takes a very dim view of those who oppose and torment the poor, the downtrodden and especially the innocents. I am astounded and appalled by your utter contempt for the regular, industrious, courageous citizens of the great U.S.of A. Senator Kyle, you have shown and are showing your utter contempt for those who are the backbone of this country and are struggling so terribly right now! You need to “man up” and do the right thing and allow the unemployment extension to go through NOW! Please be aware Heaven watches you and recoils at your callous actions. One day the people you joyfully oppress now, will step forward and bear witness to what you have done and continue to do to them – Heaven, help you at that time because your current wealth and power will count as nothing!

Respectfully yours,

I implore all of you reading this comment board to please reach out to all of your Senators and remind them they have a moral obligation to do the right thing! We desperately need this critical life line to be extended to all those who are hurting in these difficult and unprecedented times.

Thank you for reading this comment!

Lucidmeri of NJ @ Oct 24, 2009


1873
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

GW,

-except that no amount shall be payable by virtue of such amendments with respect to any week of unemployment commencing before the date of the enactment of this Act.

Key word here is “this”.

Sorry benefits do not look to be available until the act is passed.


workneeded
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

I have one thing too say to our politicians as of now “Be careful of the toes that you step on today, for they be connected to the $%^& you may have to kiss tomorrow”


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

Hey Rodge Podge I got news for you pal It's hard to read proposals when your hungry and have no heat. Watching if the repo man is coming for the car. Pass the damn bill so people can survive. This is ludicrous. Complain about small business over the billions that went to help the Iraq people. Small business is in business today they are not worried about food and heat. This is a matter of survival so shut your face! I've had it!!!!!


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

Translation: VOTE THOSE DAMN REPUBLICAN HEARTLESS CROOKS OUT OF OFFICE. THEY ARE THE ROOT CAUSE AND CONTINUOUS CAUSE OF THIS POISON THATS GOING ON !


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

This is equivalent to the Reps. wishing we were dead. How to function without food, heat, forget gas for the car when you may not have a car? How are we supposed to mentally be prepared to compete for the scarce work that's out there. Anyone else want to chime in from Michigan? I sent out 78 resumes last week and went on 5 interviews between trying to get food stamps. All you hear is we'll be in touch. Are we supposed to hold them at gunpoint on our interviews because thats what it's coming to. Peanut butter and macaroni and cheese are running out of the community pantry. This country is in a lot of freakin trouble. Middle class is evaporating before our freakin eyes and they don't care. Shut your damn faces and pass this bill you heartless communist bastards….


queens
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

Hi All,

Is it true that they are definitely voting for the extension on 10/27/09??? Or is this wishful thinking? I have not found it listed anywhere but chat boards..My family needs money and now. My unemployment is in New Jersey. Does this mean under 3548 bill I will get a definite 20 week extension because New Jersey's unemployment rate is over 8.5 percent?

Thank You, Queens


lindany
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 9:56 pm

For the love of G-d, vote on this already. If you voted last week, when I certified tomorrow, I could have had money in my account by teusday and be able to go food shopping. I have been unemployed since Feb 2008. Sending resumes to everyone and anyone. I can't even be hired as a cashier. I was told “You will just leave when you find the job you are qualified for (Accounting). I can't get a part itme job, because they know I am BSing them because I've ALWAYS worked full time non-stop. My husband was laid off. How the hell are we supposed to live on the 387 HE gets (after taxes) on unemployment. We can't even make it with my unemployment, together with his. So now I am 2 months behind in rent and 4 months behind in Utilities and being asked to “commit” to a payment plan that I know EACH TIME that I cannot meet. Our car insurance is about to be cancelled.

Come on already. Immigration???? Take care of the people who are here already.


Vote Independent
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

Roger,
Frankly I could careless how they pay for it,if its a choice between stimulas and a $14 per employee per year(about 4 cents a day) fee to business that covers unemployment insurance for there workers, this has been a law for 30 years! now that I think about it, it makes more sense to extend that law another 18 months what the dems want to do, because they realize that this unemployment rate will remain high for some time to come!
and they need to extend the law to help fund future unemployment,rather then a one time payment from the stimulas $$..What happens when the national rate is at 8-10% unemployment still next year(And it will be)..and there is no more stimulas $$?
This bill is the least of small business troubles,how about lower taxes and access to credit that the banks are still not loaning like they should!
Thats a weak argument by you and the GOP….


Jeri
Comment posted October 24, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

of what year?


larrycrown
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 1:46 am

Say what you might but if Senator Kennedy was still alive all of this would have been resolved. He had his faults – no doubt, major faults but he really did fight for the people, and this issue would have been no exception. He did alot for the state of Massachusetts. We WERE fortunate to have him as a Senator for a long time – so new isn't always better. I am not a registered Democrat, but I did vote for Senator Kennedy because I did believe he would look out for his voters' interests. So John Kerry and the “new” guy – what are you doing to help Americans?


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 2:40 am

Were going to Hell in a handbag…..get ready for the uprising……its gonna get worse…..keep the businesses here in the USA…….here is an estimate but it maybe undeestimated….my dear congress enjoy your mercedes benz now and your italian shoes and your good meals because when its all said and done you will be done…we put in a position to fight for us but and all you think about is yourself, what happened to the American Dream or is it just your dream….wait till next election see where you will be then ….or are you trying to make us kill ourselves so you will be a shoe-in?


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 2:57 am

They will probably come with another hair brained clause to be added so they can milk their job….I got some oreos left to go with the milk….ha ha but they are stale….like them…..:-(


Michelle
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 3:10 am

This has gone on to long i thought we as Americans are suppose to be about the people not for the Senate to act like its all about them or should i say the Republicans. The majority rules there are people out here who are struggling to make ends meet and you have there lives and your hands just make the decision and gives us our extension. I guess you go home every night and don't even care that people are losing there homes,cars and some might almost be homeless if any of you have a heart, make the right decision and stop taking care of other countries, what about taking care of your own. Im tired i wish i could vote you all out of office right now because this game that you are all playing is effecting the citizens who voted each and everyone of you in the position you hold. Please pass the unemployment extension


Michelle
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 3:23 am

Im going to call in raise my voice because i am tired of being tired. They are playing around with people lives and they actually don't care, they better watch out KARMA is a dangerous thing.


Dem
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 4:18 am

I agree with you larrycrown! I wonder if the unemployment extension will apply to people who already received 79 weeks. Does anyone know? It's hard out here I haven't been able to find any employment in NY. They want me to go from 75K a year to 10.00 an hour. Stop shipping our jobs overseas!!!! Please let senator Kennedy's dream live on


charlene75
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 6:16 am

I believe that if you were receiving qualifying benefits, and they exhausted, and you took advantage of the Tier-2-3-and Extension, then you would automatically qualify for the extension bill. There is so much to be said, I have particiipated in these discussions for over a week now, and don't really have anything else to say. Personally, I am putting my trust in God. God Bless You. I never had the opportunity to make that much money, and it must be a giant impact to you life. When one man leaves us, God will replace him with another to do his work. God is our source, not Man. Be still and know that he is God. I watched c-span for a week, and it made me sick. My whole family has worked hard for many years, through the generations, coming from Pennsylvania, now in Florida, and now I find out that if you earn $32,000 per year or less, you are considered in the poverty range. I won't even watch anymore. I have to stay focused, stay busy, and keep going to school (as well as seek work), in order to maintain my poverty range lifestyle, that I once felt descent about. Now I only find myself getting extensions on my bills, wondering where the groceries are going to come from, and will I have a roof over my head next month. While I try to do this and maintain my sanity, I read others talking about whether they may qualify for unemployment compensation if they are also receiving social security (or disability), and the same person saying how bad they feel about having to kick out one of their tenants because he can't afford to keep them until they receive their unemployment. Another says that they are going to enjoy their time off. This whole thing makes me tired. It reminds me of when I was working, and there was a necessity to change contracting companies due to late paychecks. I took the bull by the horn, and pushed to get the job done for 4 people, while they daily visited my desk, wanting me to pet them with reassurance that they were making the right decision. Now, I was laid off in February, and they all have good jobs with the new company that I fought for (with good benefits, including, paid time off, medical, dental and vision), and I have been dropped like a hot potato. Keep in touch with OpenCongress.org. These sites have become nothing but worthless chat rooms for stupid interaction; much of which is extremely insulting to individuals that are already suffering way too much. Like kicking you when you are down. Surviving is tough enough, without listening to all of this negative, childish and shameful behavior. I can't even believe the language that is exchanged either. This whole thing makes me sick.


med485
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 8:59 am

When will the Gop stop playing games. People are suffering we have to feed our kids, pay rent and utilities. The gop wonders why they are loosing seats well its because they never think of the people they only care about the wealthy,
But come the next election the people they are hurting now will remember and they will vote them out.


nancybellinger
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 11:42 am

I have only one more payment in November and I have been looking for a job, but I do not even get a response from any of my applications. They have to pass this law. If the Republicans don't pass it, I will never vote for a Republican candiate.


jjohnson123456
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

I agree with all comments about politicians in Washington, D. C. Playing with the lives of the unemployed, their families, their well being is obscene and less than God-like, which seems to be their way of thinking – they are God with fate in their hands. Oh my – I hate to be at the Pearly Gates when they get there. All comments about election day are correct – they are coming, and the powers that be in office now will be going. Please vote to pass the UI extension.


CHH
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

I think all of these people if you can call them people, relating to passing this extension suck, you dumbies sit in your leather chairs and decide when to feed, cloth and help people, real people pay their mortgages. All of you who have made it difficult to get this extension need to know what it feels like to not be able to pay your mortgage, or buy your child shoes, because these same people who helped send this country into a recession, decide whether or not you can have this money that you helped created. Interesting huh. All of you get off you asses and help these people.


suricatta
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 8:39 pm

My understanding was that the Republicans were going to try to Filibuster this bill. What scares me is that they, (the Republicans), will try to pull another ridiculous rabbit out of their hats, (you know, the ones they sit on), and prolong the vote even further.
Why is ACORN even tied with this measure? The misuse of funds by a group of individuals that have absolutely no association to the unemployed families seeking relief is a desperate ploy by Republicans to slap the Obama Admin. for their policies and childishly points the “oh yeah, well look what YOU did!” finger.
And Immigration? You've got to be kidding! It was never fully addressed when it was a legitimate concern back within the Clinton and Bush administrations. Nothing proactive was ever done, and as a result we have an even greater number of illegal aliens.
There are those who have suggested that we revert back to the days of FDR and the CCC that was established to provide employment and income to those who are out of work or victims of the depression. Like now, we are victims of Wall Street greed and mismanagement true, but also we are seeing the end result of a disastrously incompetent administration under G.W. Bush. But are not so totally destitute as a result of a man-made environmental disaster.
But the standards of an individual to participate in such an effort required that they be primarily male, young and fit, and travel to certain destinations sans family members. At today's cost of living and higher inflationary rate, how much to do you think the cost would be as compared to what this extension would provide for the minimum amount of time it has been proposed for?
Running such a plan indefinitely would be too cost prohibitive. Unless of course another war would signify the end to it like it did back then. And how many taxpayers would be willing to support a measure that basically builds roads, dams, and National Park revitalization. Weren't we already paying for that?
I will be listening to CSPAN on Tuesday to see what transpires with baited breath.
I just hope that the television media is just as concerned with providing information to the public as freely as they have that damn BALLOON BOY MORON!


lou7200
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

I am 62, unemployed since November 2008 and have 3 weeks left of unemployment. I've called both my Republican Senators and demanded they get this legislation passed immediately without any fluff. It is bad enough the House bill clearly discriminates against people who happen to live in states with lower unemployment than others, but to now hold a gun to everyone's head is INTOLERABLE. At least the Senate had the good sense not to discriminate until 14 weeks goes by, but still, we have NOTHING without passage.

I VOTE AND WILL REMEMBER THIS NEXT NOVEMBER.


Annie041
Comment posted October 25, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

I am disgusted by the GOP. Just sign the unemployment extension and be done with it. My unemployment ran out last month and I need repairs on my car. I can't look for a job if I can't get my job fixed. The GOP is being ridiculous and selfish. Obviously, they have money and can afford things.


jasenedwardswills
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 3:36 am

well i lost everything in my life because of this economy and the outrageous selfish lifestyles of banking and wall street officals. i wonder if they ever will have to worrying about a roof over their head or the next time they go hunger and need to eat.. see washington was so happy to BILLIONS away to companies who created this bullshit recession we are in, but when the common people need help all you have is a bunch of fat cats wasting time, while people like myself have lost their home, job, car and practically everything they every owned in their life because of this recession. nobody seems to care


sisha
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 6:23 am

Keep up the pressure people. Sign the online petition to get the bill passed. We have over 2000 signatures and growing. Let's show them the power of the people!!

Sign the petition and pass the link to everyone you know…

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/pass-the-unemp…

Thanks again


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georgewilson101
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

The Republicans will continue their opposition to anything that the Democrats attempt to do. The GOP Senators do not care about people that are struggling to make ends meet. The Republicans (and the Bush Administration) are the one's that caused the loss of jobs that led to this problem. This very precarious and serious problem is being used as a positioning statement for the Republican Senate members. These people are like a bunch of jealous kids that want to have “their way” at any cost. People will remember this in the upcoming election and the Republican Party will suffer.


spiritwoman
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

Do what a lot of people including myself plan on doing, when it time to vote, put anyone else in the positon and boot out the one that is sitting now. Maybe new fresh faces and minds will get things going and stop all this nonsense. I am a 57 yr. old female taking care of myself, worked all my life and stressing on this extension. I am on unemployment from NV and haven't had a check in 2 weeks now. I am more fortuntate than some of you that I haven't run out yet, however I will be soon, and I still don't get my money. We go out look for jobs every day (I am not lucky enough to have a car anymore so I walk) and THE ALMIGHTY SENATE just sits and quibbles about climate change, stamps, statues and so on. I agree with all of you this should be a seperate bill and if there aren't enough people to process the checks (debit cards) then hire some of us. I would willingling work for my money. I can't get any other help for medical or food stamps because I am on unemployment even if I don't get it for weeks. However the illegals can get it with no problem. I don't have any minor children so I am exempt from everything in that respect also. I sent Prince Harry (Reid) another email, but why would he read it, he didn't even do a live town hall. Only one on over the telephone and you can bet that was organized down to the minute. I am with the rest of you God will see to them in the end, in the mean time we might all be homeless, starving or dead. I have had a good life before all of this and now I can't do anything but walk, put in apps that no one is answering and praying that I get a check before they either kick me out or turn off my utilites.


kylestinks101
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

|I am from arizona and embarassed to say that one of our senators is named |Kyle. |If he would just take a litle drive out of his million dollar estate he would see these people becoming homeless everywhere. he should be ashamed as his state not only gets a measly 240 a week max even with the three kids i have there is no extra to help them. it just shows how he is . letrting his state get one of the lowest u.b. benefit in the nation. and now even though it looks to me like one out of every three houses is vacant he continues this sharade soon we will vacate our house. open you eyes kyle and look around .stop your b.s.as we are watching you closly and wil;l remember you when elections come around. you stink!!!!!


donlogue
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 4:38 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!!


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

I always grew up thinking this was a Democratic Society but when our Senators our bickering like little school children mainly the Repubes it makes me start to wonder?…if they dont pass this bill tomorrow we are in deep DOO-DOO…but they all go home to thier beautiful homes and dont even lose sleep over it….I would rather not have to collect benefits and would rather work…but it is all I have and it is all everyone here has….Crime is rising….Christmas is coming so I will send my senator a lump of coal and a hammer if it does not passed…just remember the Christmas spirit is about the birth of Christ and not about giving material things…but it is hard to tell our children Santa wont be coming this year…I have been applying and re-applying and never even get a response….If I had the $$ or backing I would start my own business…just my $.02


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

Definition of Cloture Motion; which is where it is going 10/27/09

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloture


tonymoro
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

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 7,000 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.

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!!!


tonymoro
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

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.


tonymoro
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

Imagine how crooked and petty many of the political people are at your local community level, or even around your neighborhood. Take that and multiply it by the factor of millions it takes to rise to the very top of their political food chain.

While some people in politics today, just like some people in the financial industries for another example, may not be greedy, heartless disgusting pigs, obviously they are the exception. To rise through each layer of their political grid(lock) takes another order of magnitude jump in playing the system, hypocritical behaviors and all the other enabling and inhuman activities necessary for success.

Now, consider who we are dealing with, the disgusting pigs — Kyl, Isakson, McConnell, Hatch, Alexander et al — who have blocked the much needed immediate help for working Americans victimized by their last decade of allowing, even encouraging, other pigs to loot and destroy the moral fabric of our society. These 40, or so, senators have risen to the very top of the political Ponzi pyramid. They are top pigs in the poke.

I's not surprising they held up these benefit extension for a number of reasons. Firstly, they could care less about us. We don't have lobbyists who can take them to Barbados to golf or for their daily $100+ luncheons. What's more, check out their automated email system. If you're not living in their state, they really, really don't care. You can't even vote against them. (And former Senate staffers say aides don't really read the letters, they skim and categorize them, keeping them more as an informal poll on issues.)

Secondly, we have the problem they don't relate to our situation in the least. While it seems unreal to us to consider they have no compassion or feelings whatsoever, it is equally unreal to them that people who have worked their entire lives or are honest and moral would be victims of their system or actions. They simply don't see how we are out of work if we're good people and don't know what it's like to worry 24-7 about how to pay any bills or buy groceries. Nor do they care.

Thirdly, their world is this gilded cage political system they control. They spend their time hobnobbing with each other at social functions, kissing each other's asses, making deals over supper of in the cloakroom, trading this pork project for that pork project.

The real time suffering of people is irrelevant to their political dealings time frame where issues — see health care — play out over decades, not hours. Their rapid fire response to the Tarp bank financial bailout came because they were panicked by their friends and immediate associates. Then, it took like a day to dispense hundreds of billions of dollars with no oversight while suffering by people they don't know who can't vote for them is subjected to this incredible scrutiny and delay over “funding”, BS amendments for unrelated issues such as immigrant IDs, their own pork projects, even that housing tax credit that is controversial because the program has so much fraud etc..

Senator pigs also hear constantly from all sorts of interest groups and, again, the paid lobbyists or people with money who buy access to their time. When they hear genuine cries of anguish and despair, they filter that as just another lobbying entity wanting some favor or project. They don't look at it as desperation or legitimate need.

What's more, as the GOP leaders said this week when confronted with polls showing only 20 percent of Americans publicly called themselves Republicans, they didn't care so long as people voted for them in the elections. Hey, it's worked for them since Reagan, so why should they care. They feel that when the drama is over and people get their extension people will forget the pain the last few months and then get distracted by the cynical hypocritical issues of gay marriage, flag burning, “socialism”, swift-boat, or whatever they come up with in the election cycle.

Furthermore, they are able to filter out our cries through their system of aides, lackeys and other employees, the low level staffers who answer our phone calls or look at the e-mails. If one, two, three or more of us cornered Kyl in an alley, for example, he would be listening to us with a lot more immediate concern, and being the coward he is, probably fear. But as it stands, he has dozens of buffers between himself and us.

Additionally hurting us are the Democrats, even the ones who say they are trying to help. The House and Senate extension bills each were presented in early August. Shaheen had two months to file her amendment asking the coverage be extended to all states. However, she waited until the very last moment, a merely political ploy to maneuver the Republicans to back her plan or to block it and hurt their political chances. If she genuinely were interested in expanding the benefits for all of us, knowing how the Senate “works”, she would have filed this amendment in August or September, so the 70 percent of people covered by the original House-Senate bill wouldn't lose their benefits as has now happened.

This is not to say all pigs are created equally. The Democrats have helped and are sympathetic. they are trying to get us the extension, even though they, too, are mired and blinded by the political prism.

What's the solution? Honestly, I don't know. except as we crowd-source this maybe people will come up with our magic bullet. We live in a society where a hoax balloon boy gets wall-to-wall media coverage, but 400,000 — 7,000 a day — soon to be 1.2 million to 2 million people are starving and left to die get three minutes late Friday afternoon on CNN.

Offhand, the most lasting, and probably just, solution would be to French Revolution them, but I am in favor of a bloodless accounting since I personally couldn't handle the stress of it all. We could demonstrate as they did in the early 1930s, but that would be too late and it didn't do any good in the 30s anyway.

The best I have come up with is what we're doing, except more-so, flooding their stinking telephone lines with calls, not letting them get away with lies; and, if possible, showing up individually or in groups to their field and D.C. offices. We need our friends and relations to call them as well.

Please post your suggestions for immediate and compelling action!


tana
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

yes it is


avalosdan
Comment posted October 26, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

First of all they sould have a long term unemployment web site in every state or county so that companys can hire people that cant get a job because of long term how do they expect those who are trying but cant get hirerd for that reason. That resourse can help and encourage companys to help them you out there let me know what you think about my idea I know because I'm one of the long term unemployed because if this keeps up it will just get worse.


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jmetz79
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 12:08 am

I would love to call a few of those senators and ask since there is such a need for delay, do you think you can borrow me a couple thousand dollars so I can pay MY bills while they work so hard to hurt so many people..


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shudley
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 2:47 am

Are you serious……Delaying a vote…Who does things like this…I'll tell you who! Cruel, arrogant, selfish, people who get a good sleep at night without a worry in the world. Relate yourself to the people that are suffering………


terry23
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 2:48 am

senate republicans should backoff stopping unemployment because we will never forget this when election time come and they will be looking for a life line them selves


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kevinmmmmmmm
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 3:15 am

I am a republican or I should say used to be, I cant wait till the election next time so that I can switch parties and vote agaianst whoever the republican is that is running… this is horrible how they bicker and delay this very important votes.people are hurting and suffering while you try to prove a point republicans! the only say we have is on eloection day, hopefully everyone who suffered during this will remember and vote against the republicans..


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 9:40 am

We all must be in prayor mode: Read This

http://washingtonindependent.com/65254/mcconnel…

more comments here also


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 10:03 am

What Is ACORN? Just another acrynym:

http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2009/09/…


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 10:05 am

5:30pm est. the vote will take place on CSPAN-2


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 10:53 am

Watch CSPAN2 now


tana
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 11:43 am

what happened


Anonymous
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

For starters, my friend, my source material does not come from Television.
Secondly, whatever your opinion might be, an hysterical rant is no way to
engage in civil discourse or render your opinions worthy of consideration.
You have the vocabulary of a 4th grade truant, and the mental state of of
self-hating dysfunctional soul. Take my good advice and get some therapy
while you can, and if you have the time, and are so inclined, you might want
to consider enrolling in a course in remedial English


Anonymous
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

For starters, my friend, my source material does not come from Television.
Secondly, whatever your opinion might be, an hysterical rant is no way to
engage in civil discourse or render your opinions worthy of consideration.
You have the vocabulary of a 4th grade truant, and the mental state of of
self-hating dysfunctional soul. Take my good advice and get some therapy
while you can, and if you have the time, and are so inclined, you might want
to consider enrolling in a course in remedial English


Charlene
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 4:12 pm

To the Senate, please pass the Unemployment Insurance extension ). People are straving out here. We can not buy food ( I go to a food bank.), my rent is due, my electric bill is due, so is my telepone bill. I can not buy gas for my car to go out and look for a job. Using the internet to apply for a job has gotten me no where. I have plastered my resume across the internet to no avail.

Please help us. I have worked since I was in high school. I have never seen the economy as bad as it is today.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

lott was referring to GW Bush. I’m sure. There’s no way lott can blame this chaos on Obama. “inept & retarded” yes…lott was talking about GW Bush.


Anonymous
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

ALRIGHT!!! WHOSE GOT TONY’S MED’S?? IT’S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE!! TONY NEEDS HIS MED’S!!


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

UNEMP. EXT. IS ON CSPAN NOW…


curtis
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

No cable tv please tell me what is happening


bldblu
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

Anybody know whats going on? No Cable,,Please inform us

god bless


sadinmn
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

Yea 87 Nay 13. The motion to proceed has been agreed to. Finally one hurdle passed. Now a few more to go.


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

SENATE JUST VOTED 87 YES 13 NO….AMEN


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

WHAT HURDLE IS THAT?


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

WHAT HURDLE IS THAT?


bldblu
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

Thank god,Does anybody know if the President will object? I know the answer is probably NO,but just wondering if there could be any limitations.I hope everyone here can breathe a little now.I know I can,,just had an interview today at home depot,but no decision has been made

good luck to all


curtis
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

now it has to go back to the house to pass changes then prez has to sign


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

CURTIS…THANKS I THINK THEY WILL PASS IT …THEN ITS UP TO OBAMA AND I THINK HE WILL….AMEN


ANGIE
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

when will the actual vote be? didnt the gop block us before last week or did they block just the vote? thank u


Michelle
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:43 pm

MOTION TO INVOKE CLOTURE ON THE MOTION TO PROCEED TO THE CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 3548, THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION EXTENSION ACT.

YEA 87 & NAY 13


NancyAnne
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

Does anyone know if this is retroactive at all? In otherwords if my benefits run out in a week will I miss out on it?


MANY21NYC
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

SENATE JUST VOTED 87 YES 13 NO well.. I CAN FINALLY and pay my two moth behind rent and eleictricity bill and cable bill and cell bill … but still not enuff.. i been looking for over 1 year and all i get is that iam over qualified i used to earn $16.50+ commision as a CSR no i'am plying for $9.50 no commision this really is sad to me to be over qualified what does that mean from employers … i seriously would rather have some one that know what they doing to run my bussiness… seriously it save time and training money .. but .. hey ill just keep on looking .. really is crazy right now located in new york city ..


bldblu
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

I thought this was the S1647 bill for states that were not above 8.5 unemployment rate..Wasnt hr 3548 already passed in october,,Im sorry im confused

god bless all


bldblu
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

I apologize,I just refrehed the page,and saw that the bill is just an extension of hr3548.Sorry about that everyone,,Im just very relieved,and nervous

good luck to everyone


ANGIE
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

when will the vote be? is anyone still out there?


Michelle
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:49 pm

Hello everyone i just finished watching C-SPAN and i know some of you said that you didn't have cable so i sent the post they are still talking, but i knew that you all needed to see the vote


ANGIE
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

nancyanne no honey u will still get it mine ran out 6 weeks ago good luck to you dear


ANGIE
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

michele when is the actual vote in a few weeks?


curtis
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:05 pm

the way the government moves we should see a check about the 2nd week of december. Hold on everybody it is coming, but dont expect a check next week. Sorry, but it will take some time to wrap this up. Good Luck I hope I can put off the bank 1 more month


NancyAnne
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

I'm wondering too Angie when the actual vote will be.


queens
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

I know they said that the bill was passed with a procedural hurdle. What does that mean? Does that mean that the unemployment extension is passed and we will get our 13- 20 weeks? Or is there another vote coming? I am confused.


curtis
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

The House passed a bill then it went to the senate they changed it. They just voted to stop any more changes now the senate must pass it and send the changed bill back to the house. Hopfully they won't change it again. if they pass it as is then the Prez signs it to law. Then they need to get the money to the states to actually send it out. Hope this helps


curtis
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:15 pm

I may be overqualified for a warehouse job but I think I could do a senators job better than they can.


queens
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

Is it still the same way 14 weeks for all and 20 weeks for 8.5 and more rate?


queens
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

Curtis, I am right in understanding that the bill was now voted on and passed. The next step is for the president to sign it as a law? Then we will get the 14- 20 weeks? What were the changes?


curtis
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

Today they voted to stop any more changes.
next they vote on the actual bill.
then if it passes it must go back to the House so they can approve the changes.
If the House doesnot make more changes then it goes to the prez.
If the House makes more changes it goes back to the senate again.
Both the House and Senate must approve all changes before it goes to prez.
I do not think the House will make anymore changes.


bldblu
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

I just spoke with reid,s office,and they confirmed that bill will probably be finalized tomorrow or thursday,,then on to president for signature,,allocation to the extra states could start as early as middle of next week,but that actual monies probably not available for another 3 weeks

hope this helps,,atleast knowing it will probably pass into law is a good thing,unless 27 senators have a change of mind before vote,,but i dought that will happen

god bless


bldblu
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

im sorry again,,getting ahead of myself,,like CURTIS said,,as long as house doesnt make any more changes,,reids office said they could vote in the next 2 days


bldblu
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

each state UI division will,after bill is finalized will start sending the notifications out,,but money will have to be deoposited,so to speak,before each state can start distributing the weekly allowance

once again this is all contingent on house finalizing the bill,,there most likely wont be a delay with the presidents signature,,but you never know

keep the faith


cindy
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

did senate pass unemployment extension today???


curtis
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

No.
They voted for closure of the bill so no more amendments may be forwarded to stall and discuss. The senate can no longer change this bill. Next they vote on actual bill.


curtis
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

If the Senate votes tommorrow.
And the House makes no changes and votes Thursday.
The prez could sign by Friday BUT I would not hold my breath.


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

I know in Georgia I was told to keep certifying each week …my last check was W/E 10/10/09 but they said it would be retroactive and just keep certifying each week …it cant hurt thank god the senate came to grips with the present issue….I know I will dvr their sessions…. its a good way to fall asleep….and 1 hr 45 min lunch paid by taxpayers to boot….


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

Can someone please explain what is going on with this voting? Or better yet when can we expect to have the benefits in our account? When do they vote? It's already Wed. What are they going to debate? Why can't they just pass it through the way it came to them through the House? Are we talking this week, next week or was the original prediction of Thanksgiving more accurate? Does anyone else know if the benefits will be retroactive….please someone with some solid answers reply…thank you.


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 10:51 pm

By the way this is sounding it doesn't look like it will be before the President by mid next week if he's available which means what? What ever happened to the meaning EMERGENCY legislation? Haven't they read some of these posts over the last month? I need the money for BASIC neccessities, food, electric bill, car payment, rent, gas for the car to look for work…. They act like we all have cruises booked to blow this money on. I've about had it. They vote today to basically say they are going to have a final vote sometime…BS They probably all vote on when to wash their filthy, greedy inhumane asses. Millions of what were our jobs to India. Billions of dollars to Iraq in a heartbeat go figure while mac & cheese has become a daily staple here for us. This is an outrage!!!


bldblu
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

Can somebody please answer this,as i am even more confused.Are you eligible for this extension if you have already used your 79 weeks,which ended sept 2nd.

somebody wrote on another forum that only people currently recieving their benefits are eligible to recieve 14 more weeks.If i go to my UI account online,,it says my account,,and benefit year are expired

Please Help my Confusion,if anyone knows

thanks,and good luck to all


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 27, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

bldblu – My understanding as also in my case as long as you have “certified” for benefits every week even though you have not received. You will be included when they start up again. I am still trying to find out if benefits are retroactive which in your case if you've been certifying weekly Sept.2 ….. Can someone who knows explain retroactive? It can be life or death for some of us.


pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 6:11 am

READ ABOUT THE BILL PASSAGE AT

http://WWW.OPENCONGRESS.ORG

IT STILL IS NOT FINAL


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pleasegimmeajob
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 7:27 am

New Blog

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


curtis
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

My benefits ran out in August and I am waiting for this. My mom has paid my house payment for two months now and I am a month behind on all other bills.
Yes if this passes we will be eligible. The house passed a bill for only high unemployment states. then sent that bill to the senate. The senate changed it to include all states. then some Repub. added an amendment about the Home tax credit to this bill. yesterday they voted to stop adding amendments. now they need to vote on the bill. But since they changed it it will need to go back to the house so they can approve changes. could take until middle of december before we get the money


Laurie
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

I'm getting conflicting info when I call my Senator in Ohio… I exhausted my benefits. all tiers, on 9-12-09. I'm still unemployed, if/when the extension passes, does anyone know if it will be retroactive to 9-12? And if you do have info, would you please share your source? Thanks very much…


estellawillis
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

Well I am watching CNN right now and the problem is that the republicans won't pass the extension 13 republicans senators voted no and I can't believe it those constituents in those states should be at those polls and don't forget what their senators are doing to them. This unbelievable my unemployment ran out in September and I am lost.
Chicago


estellawillis
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

Right now the senators from Arizona and Tennessee are debating why are we giving unemployment when we need to be talking about getting people back to work. Well, while we are waiting for jobs we need to eat, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE DON'T THEY SEE THIS DEBATING IS PUTTING AMERICANS ON THE STREET. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS CRAP???? I AM WATCHIN CNN RIGHT NOW 1:44P.M. ON WEDNESDAY 10-28-09


tana
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

if our extension doesn't go through we should all meet in washington and revolt. i will have to hitchhike and borrow a gun to keep me safe while doing it, but something has to be done. before we are all homeless. which could be next week


Michelle
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 2:52 pm

Im watching C-SPAN and im with you just vote to extend unemployment.. And Senator Lamar Alexander Republic for Tennesse is saying they are going to vote for the extension but they are talking about other stuff besides that..I just which they would just vote on the extension and talk about everything else later


aurora1t
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

lets take away their paychecks for a year or so. You know even the unemployment check was not even half of what my regular check was. I have been to interview after interview. Even the employer would tell me they are overwhelmed with applicants. I had one tell me , that whoever would require less money was easier to hire. So, before anyone says to us “get a job” look at the whole situation. Because, I just”love” forbearing my car note, telling my kids no, to the little things. Oh and sending application after application, only to not get responses. I am college educated, and live in a city of 11% unemployment!!


tana
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 3:53 pm

i can't watch this crap anymore


missnanse
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 9:45 pm

These rich, overpayed, overfed, oversexed politicians are sitting on money commmoners like us need to live, to feed our families, to pay our mortgages and they keep throwing in other agenda to hold this simple vote up. Republicans you have taken the food out of our childrens mouths, voting in all of Bush's country killing ideas. Now you f**k around trying to ruin our lives even more. Just vote on unemployment for everyone you & your idiot president put on the streets out of work, starving!


katie711
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

I dont understand something. WHY wont they just pass the extension and deal with whatever other “crap” they have to deal with later? There are people out there struggling big time myself included who really could use that unemployment. Mine ran out and its getting brutally scary. I dont know what I am going to do if this himin and hawin goes on for much longer. JUST give the people their due. For god sakes. We need to pay our bills.


NancyAnne
Comment posted October 28, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

I wonder how and when it is determined that they will vote.


curtis
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 11:38 am

Katie
It is very simple. They know we need this very badly so they tack on something the Dems dont want so people have to decide if not giving UI is worse than allowing the other
Here is an anology.
The wife says I know you want this, but you cant have it, until the garage is cleaned out. the husband weighs the pros and cons, then decides to go watch the game on tv before deciding


Anonymous
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

can someone tell me………my tier 1 runs out march 2010 will i get to go to tier 3… can’t do tier 2 because they said have to start them bfore dec 26,2009 confused


Anonymous
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

can someone tell me………my tier 1 runs out march 2010 will i get to go to tier 3… can’t do tier 2 because they said have to start them bfore dec 26,2009 confused


Anonymous
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

can someone tell me………my tier 1 runs out march 2010 will i get to go to tier 3… can’t do tier 2 because they said have to start them bfore dec 26,2009 confused


adamtra
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

help.my tier 1 runs out march 2010……can't get tier 2 because tier 1 has to be exhausted by dec 26 2009…will i get tier 3 confused thanks


taxpayerforlife
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

Go to the newer blog upper left link on this page….

“Senate Advances Bill Extending Unemployment Benefits”


tana
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

did they extend? my landlord just left empty handed. i have till monday


curtis
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

adamtra
at the end of your benefit year any unused benefits are lost, but you should be able to file a new claim and recieve the soon to be passed extended benefits.


curtis
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:02 pm

even if they pass this later today, it still needs approval of changes by the House and signed by the prez and funded to the states. I am sorry but I cannot see money in our pockets for at least 3 or 4 weeks at best. Do not leave, wait for an eviction notice and sheriff to arrive. In most states that takes at least 30 days.


taxpayerforlife
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:19 pm

The repubes are still trying to push ACORN and the other issues, Do not leave, wait for an eviction notice and sheriff to arrive. In most states that takes at least 30 days. unless it is written otherwise on your lease


taxpayerforlife
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

The Repubes are communists


vito
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:37 pm

did they pass the extension or not??????????????/


arobjr49
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

Can someone tell me how many votes to pass the unemployment extension bill?
The dems have 60 votes why do we need the republicans vote? Please help me here!


curtis
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

Senator Kyl says the benefits have not run out yet call him and tell him when yours ran out

KYL's senate office number is 202-224-4521


w
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 3:11 am

Please, please, please God! With sugar on top, take care of me and all the other hard working people that need the government to quit playing games, and help us out. It's the holidays. Thank you God!


Mike B
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 7:48 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.”


JudgeJulieLit
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

bldblu, the answer may depend on, through which state you received your benfits. Fyi, New York State Dept. of Labor website has a notice posted
to the jobless whose past extended-benefits have expired, that a new extension is pending in Congress. And that until it does pass, applicants whose benefits have expired should weekly (at week end) CONTINUE to CERTIFY. I guess (but am not sure) that NYS says this, JUST IN CASE CONGRESS makes the next extension RETROACTIVE — that is, to suddenly pay a lump sum to you that will be the sum of your weekly benefit rate, times the number of weeks since their last payment to you.
I do not know if all states (that have been participating in the federal extensions) have similar such notices to applicants. But it will depend on the US Congress, the now Senate bill (and how it may be further amended when it goes to the House), whether the benefits it will give will backdate, to compensate all those who've SUFFERED FISCALLY by having an appalling FIVE-PLUS WEEKS of NO INCOME.
God help us all. This horror of an experience has taught us NEVER AGAIN to trust the US Congress; certainly not the US Senate. For even the DEMOCRATS have DELAYED this desperately needed LIFELINE to the jobless, by their ASININE AMENDING the bill, to include the only dimly related topics of HOMEBUYER TAX CREDITS. We need a US Constitutional amendment to PROHIBIT the US Congress from EVER AGAIN “fiddling” while their desperately jobless and incomeless taxpaying constituents “burn”!


JudgeJulieLit
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

Queens, that is wrong. On Tue. 27 Oct. the Senate voted “cloture,” to stop any more amendments from being passed (I believe, after another 30 or 60 hours of debate). They did NOT PASS the BILL on Tue. It's now Fri. 30 October, and buzz is that they may vote on the BILL NEXT Tue.
So we'll have a nice, SCAREY Halloween!


JudgeJulieLit
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

bldblu, here it is Friday 30 October, and the bill is STILL NOT finalized.
(Per the GLACIAL “Speed” in which the US Senate responds to “EMERGENCY” crises, as this HAS BEEN, now for an UNCONSCIONABLE 5-plus WEEKS. Like the Dodobird caucus in Alice in Wonderland.


bldblu
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

Reids office last wed said they would hopefully get it done thursday,,obviously that was not the case.Probably just a programmed response from reids secretary.I dont know why the President cant talk about this,,still no media really covering it.I called minnesota UI today,,and they told me again they dont know anything,and they just dropped from 79 weeks to 72 weeks,,so hopefully the federal extension will kick in

I still dont understyand the whole certifying each week,,My minnesota UI acct says “your benefit year has expired” so there is nowhere anymore to fill out job contacts like before when acct was active,,so i think minnesota UI just deletes your acct,and if federal extension happens,,they will have to open everyones acct again,,Im assuming anyways

god bless


buddym
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 9:18 pm

Oct 29 2009
Unemployment Extension Legislation Update

October 28 Update: The Senate is moving closer to voting to extend unemployment insurance. The Senate agreed on an 87-13 procedural vote. However, the legislation is being negotiated in the Senate and may not be voted on until next week.

The National Employment Law Project has clarified who would be covered by the extension:
If you have exhausted your full range of federally funded benefits before the passage of this bill, you WILL be eligible for these additional weeks… However, in another important aspect, the bill is NOT retroactive. You will not receive a lump sum payment dating back to the time when you exhausted benefits. The benefits will only be paid going forward.


deity
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

vote for monday at 5pm according to senate calendar… good news


aleahrichards
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 8:35 am

IT'S A SHAME THIS COUNTRY IS SO BEUROCRATIC. ITS ALL ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT ELECTED OFFICIALS (POWER PLAY). THEY DONT DIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE POOR PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION SHOULD HAVE NOT BEEN GOING ON THIS LONG FURTHER, THERE IS NOTHING SAID ABOUT IT IN THE MEDIA (NOBODY CARES). WE'RE NOT THE “BALOON BOY” FAMILY, OCTO-MOM, SARAH PALIN'S EX-SON IN LAW OR OR ANY OTHER MEDIA GURU. THE AMERICAN POOR DON'T MATTER IN THIS COUNTRY.

MY UNEMPLOYMENT WAS EXHAUSTED IN AUGUST. CAN'T FIND A JOB – NOT GETTING ANY RETROACTIVE MONEY. I HAVE NO FAITH IN THIS UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT BY ANY PARTY.


JanieDavis_1960
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 7:40 pm

I am a single mother that's worked since I was 13 years old and I am now 49 years old. I am a resident of South Carolina and two years ago I lost 2 jobs. Since, I have been looking for work and calling the politicians' offices asking for work to support me and my children. I have drawn all of my monies for the extension of unemployment thus far in South Carolina. My children and I are a few days away from being homeless and there are no programs to assist us with housing. What I am suppose to do while Republincans are having a problem with their decisions? I am sure if they were in my situtation they would want resolution for this matter immediately. I can't get a job and I can't get unemployment but I have been a working citizen in this country for 36 years along with attending college. Please someone talk to me. Please care about the people of this country we need help. Don't allow our children to see that their country doesn't care. My children has seen me get out and struggle and took care of my family without putting their lives in danger (doing it on my own) and now this country is showing them it doesn't pay to work hard. Please someone care……Janie


toni
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

just remember election day is coming next week – vote out those who have not helpped you during this financial crisis- let them kno wwe want effective leaders who start to put the american worker first for a change- we can' pay for all thier pork barrel ideas when we can't pay for food and shelter-make your vote heard – remember you onlyget to vote for a representive and two senators- the president is in place and the vice president was part of that package- don't vote for seantors who only have their interest and comforts in mind- look towards those who areinterestedin you–no stimulus money to banks or places where an individual American who needs help is just let to wish , hope and pray we need prayers ansewed now and hope given – wishing is not helping anyone. vote- vote- vote


CountryCarl
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

At least we are not eating horses, not that we ever would, thank God. I'm Country Carl the Artist and Advocate for additional unemployment benefits on Unemployment-Gone-Mad dot com. In town 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.


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


coldistn
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:00 am

We need to get together in groups in different states. Plan to rob some banks( they did get $700B of our money) or maybe rob some of these executives of their excessive bailout money bonuses. or maybe kidnap some stupid senators & show them what its like to be desperate & hungry. If we happen to kill a few what does it matter. So we'll end up in jail. At least we;ll be fed daily which is better than we have now. Besides we'll be helping the economy.They will have to employ more law enforcement people , build new prisons etc. etc. so it's a win win situation. Ah well I guess I'd better go to bed & stop thinking these crazy thoughts. I will say a big prayer for all of us folks who are hungry & suffering right now & pray that the good lord Obama hears me. Goodnight


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


silverfoxdan
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 1:29 am

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) is being quoted as saying there will be a vote on Monday evening, Nov. 2, 2009 on the unemployment extension. What concerns me is they are, at least in this quote, talking about people who “would lose” benefits before the end of the year and did not say anything about those who have already lost benefits. Could be just the way the question was asked but… I am concerned. You can find a video clip at the following NH station in the upper right hand side of the page.

http://www.wmur.com/news/21483271/detail.html


donaldopeoples
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 4:16 am

This is from the National Employment Law Project:
Clarifying Eligibility for the New Extension (October 29, 2009)
Friends-We understand that many of you may be under the impression that once the unemployment extension bill is passed, it won't apply to anyone who has already run out of benefits. Let us assure you that is NOT correct. If you have exhausted your full range of federally funded benefits before the passage of this bill, you WILL be eligible for these additional weeks. In that sense, the bill is retroactive in its reach. However, in another important aspect, the bill is NOT retroactive. You will not receive a lump sum payment dating back to the time when you exhausted benefits. The benefits will only be paid going forward. We know this creates a huge hardship for many of you who exhausted benefits weeks or months ago, and it is one of the things we have been speaking about most strongly as this bill has been delayed time and time again. We know you are falling deeper into debt with each passing week, and we are sorry to say that there is just no possible way that these benefits could have ever been designed to be paid retroactively. However, once the bill is passed, you will know that you will have an additional 14 or 20 weeks to depend on going forward, and we hope that provides you with some measure of reassurance.


tana
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

I am with youi


tana
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

VOTE VOTE VOTE


kjjk
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

I have been unemployed for a year, lost my house, my relationship and struggling to keep my sanity. I never had thoughts of jumping off a building in my life, until lately. I want to cry and I don't know where else to look for a company that is actually hiring. When I cold call places for a job, they kinda laugh but not in a mean way. More like are you kidding kinda laugh.
I am in my 40's and I have to look for a new career, I feel for the people in their 50's or 5 years from retirement. This unemployment situation is out of control.

Some people who still have their jobs think they are so much better and have no empathy for the unemployed. Well, it just might be you that get laid off one day.


tana
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

No, there is no assurance and maybe you all should pay attention. not everyone will get 14 to 20. Because I have never made a lot of monet I only get a very small weekly check and only 1/2 the weeks they say …. So don't tell me that there is help on its my. I am 3 months past due on nearly every thing. I have no gasoline in my vehicle. and from now on it will okay by me if people work and don't pay taxes..myself included. if i ever get a job! i cant catch up on it, or even get by. they say people have not run out. I say let them and every one who judges the unemployed go without a paycheck for 3 months try to pick up the pieces on 200.00 a week for a measly 7 weeks . My taxes and student loans will be the last thing paid in the future.


donaldopeoples
Comment posted November 1, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

To all the companies laying off workers to make Wall Street happy, did it ever dawn on you that a laid off worker will not have money to buy your products? This will come back on you.


Cat_inGa
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 6:37 am

It is real bad in Georgia! I was laid off 01/01/2008, and still unemployed! I lost a house, job, health ins. (medical, dental, retirement) a 13-year relationship, my credit, car, along with MY PRIDE and DIGNATY! I applied for I know one million jobs, part-time, temp, in Ga. and surrounding states over the past two years, with no success. I decided to return to college for a Nursing degree / RN. My benefits exhausted 10/02/2009 and I have 20 dollars to last until new Federal Extension gets here. I do not think I will make it. I went to apply for food stamps and was told since I was in school I did not qualify; furthermore, I have a 4 yr degree in Criminal Justice already, so I do not qualify for any of WIA's and dept. of labor's dislocated worker's funds to help with school expenses! Oh, did I mention that I was laid off from the State of Ga. I was a case manager who worked with juveniles and child protective services. I am 52 yrs old on Nov. 4th and I over heard a comment made about me from the Director to my Supervisor shortly before this happened quote, “She (said my name) is the oldest worker.” Georgia's State, County Departments, Public School System are having to furlough days and have hiring freezes and have had since economy fell apart. The employee's here at the dept. of labor are so nasty and do not offer any services matter of fact they post jobs on their website that are closed already! The county I live in is 13.9% unemployment rate, with Ga. 10.5% for most of this year. I try to be positive, but it is very hard. I have no money for gas to get me to school today, what do I do? I have I have no credit cards left, no one I can barrow from, no spouse, no nothing! They say what don't kill you will only make you stronger! I truly believe this might kill me. If I can make one more year I will be an RN and hopefully, I will never be unemployed again. I pray that we all get this 4th Federal UI Extension soon, I can't believe that our country lets us starve but, signed a bill for Afghanistan or Iraq citizens to receive extended unemployment benefits to help rebuild their economy in some military stimulus last week! I can't even get food stamps. Thanks for letting me post and the Senate or who ever is running this show needs to get us some money ASAP!
Cat in Georgia


sarabklyn
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 11:31 am

I'm not sure if anyone knows the answer to this yet, but if my benefits run out in February 2010 (I am only eligible for Tier 1), would I be eligible for this extension? I live in NY state. Thanks.


LickMitch2010
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

contact your local DOL


LickMitch2010
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

Mitch is done in 2010 the KY voters have spoken


LickMitch2010
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

you may be on one of the Tiers? call your DOL office there was a 7 week tier btw there were 2 tiers and an Emerg. Unemp. comp. pkg…


LM425
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

Since April of 2006 I was a manager for three companies, which all have closed their doors for business. I have been unemployed since Feb. 2008, and my last benefit check will be in December, then what? . What everyone that is currently unemployed is saying is exactly right. I too lost a family car, lost a rental home, struggling to keep main residense, changed my way of living, private thoughts of killing myself on a daily basis. I will be 60 in April, who in the hell wants to hire someone like me in a different field of employment. What the hell ! Mr. President can you perhaps while giving the BIG Corporations Billions of our dollars to go on vacation and retire on for themselves fit in there somewhere a free coffin and grave site for those of us left behind that will not be able to afford our own funerals that will not survive these times. Maybe there is something to the myth of 2012. (Revolt) Someone needs to seriously figure out what the magic pill is to start getting home prices back up so current homeowners can sell or refi their homes and start having a positive equity position and not a neg. position. 2.5 years ago my home appraised for $725,000.00 today bigger homes in my tract are selling for $480,000.00 and I owe $590,000.00. What a mess we are all in. Thanks Mr. Bush. I am a Viet Nam Vet and my $123.00 a month disability benefit which goes for my medicin's and health is now going to pay the negitive balance on my leased “Repoed” car. WOW! whats next.


dontfret2009
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

LM425:
I feel your pain, I to was left out in the cold by ceo's loking to cash in there stock options before the bottom fell out. I have alot of education and experience.
The bill will be passed but hopefully before most of us lose it all.

go to the new blog as it is more up to date 5pm est time 11/2/09 will be the vote then it must go to the house and then to Pres. Obama and the way I see how the redtape is who knows when we will see anything. see you on the other blog. I hope it all works out for you.

Don T. Fret

http://washingtonindependent.com/66060/conserva…


extensionnow
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 4:44 pm

Yes. I live in NY State, so I know you will qualify.


LM425
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

Thanks Don for the good thoughts, lets keep our fingers crossed and not hold our breath.


tana
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

have they voted?


12Cinderella02
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 12:30 am

LM425, Please hang in there. Dont Allow these inconsiderate degenerates fuffle your sanity. They have already created death for many people, Officers have killed themselves here and their families, people who just couldnt take it are committing suicide. (Its just that difficult) ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE. You are strong LM425 , Especially being a Vietnam Veteran. I'm personallly sorry for your situation.


fasteddiekc
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 6:17 am

are u serious cindy?
where are u located?


Esquared2009
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 7:52 am

it was 85-2 in favor of the closure the actual vote may not be till 11 4 09 then house approval and then signed into law by The PRES. go the newest bloglink

Senate Advances Bill Extending Unemployment Benefits

upper left side


LM425
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 11:11 am

Thank you for your words of encouragement. It does instill confidence in
me that there are real human beings in this world. You are a kind and
considerate person.

LM425

AKA: Lanney


Esquared2009
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 11:39 am

fasteddiekc :

You know what? my fellow American that my family fought for peace in this nation KMA…you know what that means? kansas city here I come..bartender just one more drink before I hit he pavement


fasteddiekc
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:36 am

lmao. no esquared, i'm in no position to be anybodys prince charming. hell, i'm too broke to be the wicked witch of the west. i do plan on authoring a novel depicting the suffering that occurred during this period of pain.
wish me luck.


susie
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:47 am

i keep reading that unemployment claims keep dropping, so the economy is showing signs of a rebound. the rates are dropping because so many people have exhausted their benefits. is that so hard for anyone to figure out??? it isn't hard for the unemployed to figure out.
who keeps writing the stroies about the recession being over? don't they live in the real world or communicate with real people?
it is a sad state of affairs when so many news stories want to dismiss the realities so many jobless families face in these difficult times, so they can try to paint a rosey picture of something that isn't true. they should be getting their information from the food banks, and homeless shelters, and the welfare offices' abundance of requests for help, and it would sound anything but rosey.
better yet, talk to the victims of this recession that can't find jobs, because there are no jobs to be found. no one could possible believe that so many jobs have been cut and so many businesses have gone under, yet there are magically jobs to replace all the ones lost.
there is a big difference in reality and wishful thinking.
sharing your vivid imagination worked for alfred hitchcock, it isn't very flattering to see it coming from elected officials, or the news media.


fixitup1959
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:55 am

fasteddiekc:

I think the economy has affected both sides of the fence. Mr Obama has his mind on the wrong issues. I am now converted to Republican, when the Republicans ran it we all had good jobs. The Democrats and some Republicans voted for this adminstration and look what we got. a rotten goose egg. I am broke also, well not broke yet I have $20 and am behind in all my bills. I may take my $20 and buy a some tequila and I may “PUT THE EMPTY BOTTLE TO MY HEAD AND PULL THE TRIGGER” my Tequila lullaby


fasteddiekc
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 7:53 am

well, far be it from me to try and convince you which political party to support. i was laid off in december of 2007. heck, i don't even think obama had seriously considered the presidency at that point.
i believe the policies of president bush(son) led us down this dark damp road.
declaring not one but two wars while beefing up medicare and lowering taxes in my opinion was the culprit.
but hey, i'm not a political genius…just another guy presently out of work.


trace1000
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 8:01 am

I have been out of work since 2006. Thanks to my CEO's lining their pockets and cashing in on all the profit we made them. spent some of my severance time to get closer to my kids while trying to find other employment. My wife then divorced me. So I moved on. I am still not dead yet though.


fasteddiekc
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 9:12 am

good for you trace, not the divorce part, but still moving on. after 35 years of marriage i was hoping my wife left me after the layoff…but no such luck.
then again what young hottie would choose my broke carcas if i were single?


trace1000
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 9:25 am

I had a great side business also while working fulltime to help put my kids in private school as the public schools here suck, by doing DJ for Bars and Clubs and the hotties would hit on me all the time I could of had my pick. I always said no I am married, now I am broke lost my car and my home to my ex and waiting for the sheriff to serve me eviction papers. Trying to start my own business as I see that may be the only way to survive. Where are those hotties now? I need a sugar momma


fasteddiekc
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 10:44 am

i'll bet the sheriffs deputies hate serving eviction notices right about now. i mean it's their job, but without obamas stimulus program cops, teachers, and firefighters would be getting their layoff notices too.
what i need to find is a hottie whose in worse shape than me. yeah that's it…a cutie on foodstamps.
i'm so broke i can't even afford to go window shopping.


daoni
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 10:54 am

Pass the bill so that people can live


trace1000
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 11:29 am

My best freind died from a brain tumor last December and his widow cannot keep their business running and she has been facing home foreclosure since april the as courts are so backed up now


aleahrichards
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

please update this website with unemployment benefits extension information.


fasteddiekc
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

the senate just passed the unemployment extension bill of 2009.
we can all celebrate thanksgiving and christmas.


fasteddiekc
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

boy oh boy. i owe so much out. i sure hope they give me six, seven, or eight weeks up front. i've been searching for work like a banshee without any financial help whatsoever…i deserve it.


jenjen01
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

Is this extension going to be retroactive back to the time I lost my benefits in September seeings that I have been calling Marvin to certify and he has accepted my certification every time???


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Zekcat
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 1:31 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. This is great news! Hopefully the House will not need 7 weeks to discuss the Senate amendments like the Senate did.


pjlove51
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

Is this 4th extension just for people who will run out by the end of the year, or for everyone. I won't run out till January.


CountryCarl
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 12:45 am

YEA HA, it passed before I was on my death bed and let me add, we unemployed are good people. At least we are not eating horses, not that we ever would, thank God.
I'm Country Carl the Artist and Advocate for additional unemployment benefits on Unemployment-Gone-Mad dot com. Across this great country pawn shops were the only ones mining gold. As we waited for an unemployment extension, thousands more became dumpster divers, tent pitchers and street corner beggars. Even pets were becoming a burden for tearful owners and freaking out as they become abandon. So my hat is off to those of you who finally saw the light, because these New Depression Blues times can drag a good man to the bottle. Bless you Senators my beer summit is to you old farts. A big YEA HA from Country Carl. So google me up and cheer along, you finally did it.


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Zekcat
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

I wish the unemployment was retroactive but I don't believe it will be. Nevertheless, it is good news that it passed and awaiting the Prez's signature. I really want to give extra extra kudos to the House for they seemed to have understood the urgency of the issue. The bill was first introduced on Sept. 10 it took them almost 2 weeks to pass it and send to the Senate. The Senate finally passed it on Wed. night and sent it back to the House. The House voted for the dang thing yesterday, and got more votes than they did the last time. That's what you call


Zekcat
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

…….that's what you call efficiency!!! I'm sending my Congresswoman a nice thank you card to show my appreciation and gratitude to the House.


raybonent
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

Thank you Cat for your post. I live in Georgia (Hiram) and I was laid off in December 2007. I have a BBA and MPA. BUT!!! I do not have an accounting degree. That is the excuse that all the head hunters are telling me. I did everything right. I bought a cheap home (I even got my real estate license to save on the commission). I saved in my 401k (I got rewarded by its 50% drop in value). I took the balance out and the IRS sayed “Thank you so much, come again”. The IRS also gave me a penalty. Apparantly losing your job is not a hardship. I have had 2 employers in 10 years so I am not a job hopper. I worked for Novare (the built all those wonderful 900 square foot condos for $400,000 and up). They laid everyone off.. I was fortunate to be in the first group when there was still tears and disbelief. I found out later that there was 9 more waves and they didn't receive 2 weeks of compensation. I have $14 in my account and my UE benefits ran out Oct 14th. I had to pay the electricity bill with the last check that I received. I couldn't make a payment arrangement because than Georgia power would request another security deposit and I don't have it. Six head hunters told me to go back and get an accounting degree. I just turned in my paper work with Georgia State. I hope I get in for the Spring term….of course I will have to take out more student loans. I am 40 years old, I have 3 children, no child support and an old jeep that I have driven for 10 years. No credit card debt. Now I have bad credit, no 401k, no health insurance, no equity and I am begging CITI to modify my loan to an affordable amount. God help us! I just hope I can make it into college. I will be okay after that…..I just hope I can hold on. Take care.
Raybon in Hiram, GA


Catherine
Comment posted November 9, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

Thank you so much for the email, you and your family will be in my prayers. I keep thinking that I will wake up one day soon and all of this will be over, but it only gets worse. I am hanging on for now, you hang in there and feel free to email me anytime. Cathy

________________________________


tana
Comment posted November 10, 2009 @ 2:23 pm

anybody know if we will ever see the money


iwantyourjob
Comment posted November 11, 2009 @ 2:54 pm

Just found out that since I exhausted my benefits on Sept 19, I will not be paid for those weeks from then to November 6th. That means my landlord will now start the eviction process.

Thanks for considering my situation when you drafted this bill. How many others are in the same boat and were waiting for the back payments?

Nice work.


tana
Comment posted November 11, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

Hi how did you find out anything? I still have heard nothing. And i am sorry for your situation, I am in the same boat definitely. I exhausted July 25 . 4 months behind on everything and i will probably get a 200.00 check next week, if anything. I am at the breaking point today. God bless you and keep you. I don't know how they get away with this. How can they say they can't afford to back pay? This whole thing was nothing but a farce to prolong payments to those already exhausted. look at the money they saved in just the month they pretended to be trying to pass the bill. They want us just to think we are lucky to have our measly little checks start again for so few weeks that can not begin to ease the financial burdens we are all under. How many lives have they stolen literally?


nunu
Comment posted November 17, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

Do you autimatically get the extention if you were in college before benefits ran out?


angie555
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 10:19 am

TUESDAY THE 2ND OF MARCH WILL BE THE FINAL VOTE ON THE FEB 28TH DEADLINE TO BE MOVED! IT SHOULD PASS, BUT WILL BE ONLY FOR A MONTH OR TWO MORE, THEN WE ARE ALL OUT OF BENEFITS ! START NOW BEEFORE YOU HAVE NOTHING LIKE SOME OF US… THEIR ARE MANY WHO HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL TIERS ALREADY AND ARE RECEIVING ZERO CHECKS, NO INCOME AT ALL, SO ITS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO CONTACT ALL SENATORS GOP AND DEMS!!! PLEASE EVERYONE…. EVEN IF YOUR NOT OUT OF BENEFITS YET ,,SOME OF YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS ARE ALREADY, PLEASE WRITE EMAIL AND CALL ALL REPS….. ITS TAKES ONLY A FEW MINUTES..OF YOUR TIME.I MYSELF AM NOT ELIGABLE FOR ANY NEW BENEFITS, I AM INJURED AND CONNOT WORK FOR QUITE A HWILE BUT OTHERS NEED OUR HELP!! IF IT WAS YOU , YOU WOULD WANTO THERS TO HELP YOU! I HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM MANY ON THESE BLOGS THAT HAVE EMAILED ME DIRESCTLY!! SOME FQAMILIES ARE LITERALLY BEING KICKED OUT OF THEIR HOME SINTO THE STREET! THEY HAVE CHILDREN AND ZERO INCOME. I HAVE HELED SOME GET FOOD STAMPS NOW THAT THEY HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL BENNYS BUT, WHAT GOOD ARE FOOD STAMS IF THEY HAVE NO KITCHEN TO COOK IN! PLEASE FOR AL THE CHILDREN, AND PARENTS TAKE A FEW MONUTES AND MAKE A FEW CALLS! 10 MINUTES TO EMAIL AD TELL THE SENATE AND HOUSE WE NEED A NEW TIER NOT JUST A MOVING OF A DEADLINE FOR AN OLD TIER. EVERY TIM EI OPEN UP MY EMAILS I LITERALAY HAVE 40 MESSAGES!!! FROM ALL OVER THE OCUNTRY PEOPLE ARE HURTING AND SCARED! IM ONLY ONE PERSON AND I TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OFR ALL OF THEM, BUT, THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU TO GET ANYTHING DONE . I EMAIL EVERY DAY AND NIGHT AND MAKE AT LEAST 50-60 PHONE CALLS A DAY FOR THESE FAMILIES, PLEASE JOIN ME EVERYONE AS SOON IT MAY BE YOUR FAMILY WHEN YOUR TIER RUNS OUT! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH AGAIN MY EMAIL IS MOMPSLFLA@YAHOO.COM IF I CAN HELP ANYONE!!


angie555
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

TUESDAY THE 2ND OF MARCH WILL BE THE FINAL VOTE ON THE FEB 28TH DEADLINE TO BE MOVED! IT SHOULD PASS, BUT WILL BE ONLY FOR A MONTH OR TWO MORE, THEN WE ARE ALL OUT OF BENEFITS ! START NOW BEEFORE YOU HAVE NOTHING LIKE SOME OF US… THEIR ARE MANY WHO HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL TIERS ALREADY AND ARE RECEIVING ZERO CHECKS, NO INCOME AT ALL, SO ITS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO CONTACT ALL SENATORS GOP AND DEMS!!! PLEASE EVERYONE…. EVEN IF YOUR NOT OUT OF BENEFITS YET ,,SOME OF YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS ARE ALREADY, PLEASE WRITE EMAIL AND CALL ALL REPS….. ITS TAKES ONLY A FEW MINUTES..OF YOUR TIME.I MYSELF AM NOT ELIGABLE FOR ANY NEW BENEFITS, I AM INJURED AND CONNOT WORK FOR QUITE A HWILE BUT OTHERS NEED OUR HELP!! IF IT WAS YOU , YOU WOULD WANTO THERS TO HELP YOU! I HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM MANY ON THESE BLOGS THAT HAVE EMAILED ME DIRESCTLY!! SOME FQAMILIES ARE LITERALLY BEING KICKED OUT OF THEIR HOME SINTO THE STREET! THEY HAVE CHILDREN AND ZERO INCOME. I HAVE HELED SOME GET FOOD STAMPS NOW THAT THEY HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL BENNYS BUT, WHAT GOOD ARE FOOD STAMS IF THEY HAVE NO KITCHEN TO COOK IN! PLEASE FOR AL THE CHILDREN, AND PARENTS TAKE A FEW MONUTES AND MAKE A FEW CALLS! 10 MINUTES TO EMAIL AD TELL THE SENATE AND HOUSE WE NEED A NEW TIER NOT JUST A MOVING OF A DEADLINE FOR AN OLD TIER. EVERY TIM EI OPEN UP MY EMAILS I LITERALAY HAVE 40 MESSAGES!!! FROM ALL OVER THE OCUNTRY PEOPLE ARE HURTING AND SCARED! IM ONLY ONE PERSON AND I TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OFR ALL OF THEM, BUT, THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU TO GET ANYTHING DONE . I EMAIL EVERY DAY AND NIGHT AND MAKE AT LEAST 50-60 PHONE CALLS A DAY FOR THESE FAMILIES, PLEASE JOIN ME EVERYONE AS SOON IT MAY BE YOUR FAMILY WHEN YOUR TIER RUNS OUT! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH AGAIN MY EMAIL IS MOMPSLFLA@YAHOO.COM IF I CAN HELP ANYONE!!


JCLine
Comment posted March 10, 2010 @ 10:06 am

If the Senators lost their jobs you can be sure they would want benefits extended. The only way to jump start the economy is to lower taxes for businesses so they have an incentive to hire new employees. Get it in gear and do something. People are hurting and desperately need help. DO YOUR JOB.


JCLine
Comment posted March 10, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

If the Senators lost their jobs you can be sure they would want benefits extended. The only way to jump start the economy is to lower taxes for businesses so they have an incentive to hire new employees. Get it in gear and do something. People are hurting and desperately need help. DO YOUR JOB.


Mflxcr
Comment posted June 16, 2010 @ 11:57 am

Hi if unemployment extentions laws keeps getting pasted in senate that only covers short term extentions it will not help those who have exausted all e.u.c. payments they would have to past somthing long term to cover this group of people, i haven”t received a check in 3 and a half months, i need help!!!!


miu miu
Comment posted July 6, 2010 @ 7:48 am

If the Senators lost their jobs you can be sure they would want benefits extended. The only way to jump start the economy is to lower taxes for businesses so they have an incentive to hire new employees. Get it in gear and do something.


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Comment posted July 13, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

get off your duffs and pass this bill you people have no idea about the real world i hope most of dem find this fall


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Hi if unemployment extentions laws keeps getting pasted in senate that only covers short term extentions it will not help those who have exausted all e.u.c. payments they would have to past somthing long term to cover this group of people,


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Comment posted August 4, 2010 @ 6:26 am

great plan to help unemployment!


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Comment posted March 23, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

Millions of Americans who stopped receiving federal unemployment benefits because of a six-week Senate impasse between Democrats and Republicans will be watching what happens in Washington DC this afternoon.


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