TARP Amendment Now Stands as New Barrier to Extending Unemployment Benefits

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Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Moments ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) shot down a motion by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to proceed to legislation extending federal unemployment insurance by up to 20 weeks in the states hit hardest by the recession. It marks the fourth time in three weeks that GOP leaders have prevented the bill from advancing, though the reasons behind the stalemate have changed.

Specifically, GOP leaders have dropped their insistence that the Senate consider amendments related to ACORN and immigration. Instead, they’re now demanding a vote on a provision to fund the unemployment insurance extension with stimulus funds, and another to move up the expiration date for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which enabled federal bailouts of Wall Street firms — both non-starters with Democrats.

A third amendment — designed to end federal ownership of bailed out firms — has already been agreed upon.**

If Reid and the Democrats would just agree to a short debate on those three amendments, McConnell said, the Senate could pass the unemployment bill “this very afternoon.”

“This is not an effort to delay,” McConnell said.

Reid refused, arguing that TARP already has a sunset date, and that House leaders were not willing to accept the proposed GOP change.

“This isn’t the time to do that,” Reid said. “It’s just an effort to delay [and] divert attention from this most important issue.”

**Update: This post has been updated. Initially, the third amendment listed was a popular homebuyer tax credit. While party leaders have also reached agreement on that provision, it was not included in the list of amendments McConnell insisted Thursday should be a part of the debate.

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jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

Mitch McConnell and the republicans need to be targeted. Enough is enough !!!
They don't care if we live or die !!


melodyk
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

Maybe this is there way of controlling population. As so many people are starving as we speak.


tonymoro
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

Hey guys, if anyone watched CSpan2 90 minutes ago — That was disgusting. McConnell again objected to cloture over those bogus amendments even after Reid had accepted three. The one amendment McConnell kept pushing was that sunset of the TARP funds — applying unused money to the federal debt — which the House has said they will not accept. But McConnell woiuldn't let the vote proceed despite Reid pleading with him on behalf of the 1 million people who now have lost benefits. McConnell smirked a lot and wouldn't budge. In fact, they had quite a fight. So, the debate is now pushed to Monday at the earliest and a bill may not pas until middle of next week and the House leaders supposedly said they wouldn't consider anything but health care after next week. McConnell's office number is 202-224-2541. I would call it immediately and yell at them.


12Cinderella02
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

Just got off the phone with UIA. It has NOT been extended as of yet. Due to NEW TARP Extention Ammendment being requested by the GOP. (GO FIGURE)


larrybutcher
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

I just called McConnell's Senate office, I asked why Senator McConnell wouldn't allow a vote on this bill and the lady said she didn't know. I've watched Senate coverage all week. Harry Reid comes out every day and begs McConnell for a vote on it. Then McConnell laughs through his responce with something different every day. It's really amazing. Really heartless.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

I hope all unemployed people across America realize to vote for a republican =
a vote to starve your family!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

I hope all unemployed people across America realize to vote for a republican =
a vote to starve your family!


12Cinderella02
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

McConnell, Is In A Meeting right now. HE cant come to the PHONE!!!!!! Well, I WOULDA NEVER GUESSED/ WHO KNEW, HE WOULD BE IN A MEETING? WEll once AGAIN HIS OFFICE AID, (BULLET PROOF VEST) TOOK THE MESSAGE>


12Cinderella02
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:06 pm

McConnell, Is In A Meeting right now. HE cant come to the PHONE!!!!!! Well, I WOULDA NEVER GUESSED/ WHO KNEW, HE WOULD BE IN A MEETING? WEll once AGAIN HIS OFFICE AID, (BULLET PROOF VEST) TOOK THE MESSAGE>


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:09 pm

They'r e paying the Taliban now to change sides in Afghanistan. I guess we all need to join the freaking TALIBAN to get aid from OUR OWN TAX DOLLARS !!!!


laidoffexec
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

This bill should have absolutely nothing to do with immigration, ACORN, or homebuyer tax credits!! This is about peoples livelihoods! Their ability to continue to provide food and shelter for their families, when they have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, because of the economy and recession this country is facing! For these certain Senators to delay this bill, and play with millions of peoples lives like this, for their own political agenda, is despicable!


jasontc
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

Can anyone tell me how long this could potentially go on? Nobody has given any timetable on what could happen with this, it seems like everyone is confused..i read yesterday that there was a maximum of 30 hours before they would have a final vote taking it to the floor..this whole process has been very surprising, i didnt know unemployment was such a partisan issue. I just wish i knew what the potential outcomes are with this.


kneumeister
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

McConnell is so out of there on the next vote. The unemployment rate in his home state of KY is 10.9 as of Sept. is he a complete idiot? He cares nothing about his constituency.


Food? What's that?
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

They don't care – at all, period. How much you wanna bet this stall has EVERYTHING to do with next Tuesday?

I have water so I have 3 weeks right? Cardiac arrest due to anorexia is so chic in late 2009, but probably not for my unborn baby. I don't think he'll like that.

McConnel, you are evil pure and simple. These things tend to come back to you.


Food? What's that?
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

When do they go on vacation for the holiday? That's my bet.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

Apparently the delaying tactics through procedural rules are endless. They can contuinue to invent new ammendments to add during their 30 hours of debate after each objection. That's why Harry Reid should have not allowed ANY ammendments. He should have INSISTED this bill stand alone!!! Harry Reid is a WIMP !! He should cram this down their throats and bitch slap them afterwards!!
We must get rid of Harry Reid and ALL REPUBLICANS in the next election !!!!!!


DrslCny
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:25 pm

it could go on as long as the republicans keep denying the terms, and the democrats keep allowing them to get away with it…. we wont know until they come to a verdict


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

Unfortunately the prick just got reelected. He won't be up for reelection for another 6 years. The dolts in KY will prbably forget about it or are too stupid and blame Obama to care by then.


sadinmn
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

Well at any point now they can get the signatures they need to do another closure vote on debate. That would then set the clock off for up to 25 hours before it had to be voted on the floor. Which once done gives another 30 hours to the house to decide if they will vote as is or debate the revisions. Tick Tock Tick Tock.


karen1965
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

Called McConnell office the woman who answered the phone did not care what I said just wanted to know what state I was in when I said the United States, she laughed. Is it illegal to ask God to strike every Republican senator dead. To send an angel of mercy to their offices and kill them the way they are killing us. If it is sorry, just kidding, if not please hurry and save us.

I am so angry!!!!


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

Just got off the phone with McConnell's office, got the usual lie, “he's not against supporting the bill, it's in the Democrat's court.” I told the staffer “he's not against the bill, he's just holding it up every time it comes up for a vote.” She told me she disagreed with me. And I told her it's on CSPAN, everyone can see what he is doing. He is not a leader, and he is embarrassing for Kentucky. I was told she was sorry I feel that way. I told her he was being an “ASS.” Then she hung up on me.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

I think it will be after Christmas before any of us get a penny! At times like this i wish God would just strike that evil bastard dead so he can GO TO HELL !!!!
where the devil worshipper McConnell and his evil republican minions are headed!


jasontc
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

sadinmn,

Are you sure thats how it works? i just dont understand why the havent already got the signatures already and moved forward, this whole process is so confusing, i just wish i knew the next steps and what the worst case scenario is.


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jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:32 pm

Yes they hang up on me too. I called yesterday and she was like ” This is the fifth time you called today.” I said I would keep calling until they STOPPED BLOCKING RELIEF FOR UNEMPLOYED!!!!


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

Your exactly right jbarnes7777. Unfortunately, the ignorant moron is from my state. And NO I have never voted for him!! And get frustrated every 6 years when the people of KY re-elect him. For the life of me I Do Not Understand Why!


DrslCny
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

good for you!!! :) I think they stopped taking calls, cause I cant get through or too many people are calling, which is a very good sign, maybe they will get tired of hearing it and take action, just like we are tired of being denied our right


feargiver83
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

they are all being cok sukers . they care nothing for the people when we are they ones who pay there salary….. they longer they wait the more they dig a finacial ditch for america unenployment is the life blood of this economy…. they need to stop being the white devil of america…. i feel sorry for them cause we have god on are side with open hands…. those who oppose us god will only close it …


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

Worst case scenario is we get nothing! Best case scenario is they get it passed next week….merged with the Houses bill and to the President for signature in 2 weeks. Then, of course we all know how slow our state are to implement the extension so at best we will see benefits by Christmas or after Christmas!
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas from the GRINCHES that stole
America blind….God bless America and goddamn the republican party !!!!


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

I feel like you do, I'll keep calling until he STOPS PLAYING GAMES!


sadinmn
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

Yep. there was a good blog post here earlier in the day that explains the process. Once that closure vote ended at 6pm tuesday night the 30 hour clock started ticking for debate and amendments. Now that that time has past if they can't vote to end debate Reid can obtain signatures to move for a closure vote on debate. Then another 30 hours tick away for them to finally vote on the bill as it stands in the senate.
Once that is done I believe there is a 25 hour period where the house and senate discuss the differences and the house leaders decide if they will vote on the revised senate bill or debate it. If all goes well and they vote to take it as is, there is another time period. Once that vote is done THEN the bill goes to the president.
So, back on Tuesday, they said best case would be a bill for Obama by Friday afternoon. Worst case would be next week or two.


Big Dave
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

I thought the Dems had the majority. Why is that Mr. McConnell can upset the whole proceedings? What is it that he is doing that make the process go backwards? Why can't Mr. Reid ram this thing though like he is trying to do with the health care mess? Since they have the votes they should get pretty much what they want, shouldn't they? I mean this cannot be rocket science, these guys and girls are not that smart.


sadinmn
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

It's politics. You step on too many toes ramming policy through and then later when you need a super-majority vote you won't get support. That's why I hate politics, but if it weren't for the process all kinds of crazy things would get passed during normal times.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

Keep calling these senators until they respond. Get your friends and families to call in our support. They see our numbers on caller ID and they need to see more of them!! We have to keep busting their chops !!!
Sen minority leader's office (Mitch McConnell) (202)224-3135 & (202)224-2541
Majority leader (202)224-3542
Keep calling and raising hell


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

Unfortunately there are a number of ways to not only fillibuster but drag out the process through procedural delays. You call for a cloture vote as majority, you need 60 votes. Then it goes to debate for 30 hours. During that debate, motions to move on ammendments and debate can also be objected to. It seems each objection delays it further. Basically the majority is being held hostage by the minority through procedural dragging out. It could go on endlessly!!!


jasontc
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:43 pm

I hope that blog that you read earlier is 100% accurate, if it is then it looks like this whole thing will definitely come to an end in the senate next week and it should move forward. I cant remember a time that i have been this frustrated about anything, what seemed like it would be nice and easy has become anything but that.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

there is NO EXCUSE for the unemployment extension to be delayed FOR ANY REASON !!! PERIOD


rosawilliams
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

OK WE THE PEOPLE MUST DO SOMETHING NOW TO STOP THIS BULLSHIT!! WE NEED TO FLOOD PHONES, START MARCHES AND BREAK DOWN DOORS SO OUR VOICES WILL BE HEARD AROUND THE WORLD!! THESE MOTHERFUCKERS ARE PLAYING GAMES WITH OUR LIVES BY SITTING ON THEIR FAT ASSES DELAYING THE EXTENSION OVER STUPID REASONS.!! ANYONE WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO WHERE WE CAN START PHONING AND KNOCKING DOWN THESE WALLS, PLEASE LEAVE THE INFO HERE SO ALL CAN SEE AND START DOING SOMETHING!!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

Don't hold your breath. The republicans tried to classify ketchup as a vegetable so they could cut out a vegetable off of poor childrens' school lunches to save money. That was good old Saint Reagan who tried that shit!! That's why I know he is burning in hell right now! The same will hold true for these evil republican bastards who are blocking this much needed extension.


feargiver83
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

man i hate being unemployed and broke… i wanna see these fuc kers eat top ramen for couple months and see how they get bye on there bills all cause there the white devils of america


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

I'm with you Rosa !!! I want to beat the shit out of these republican bastards!!!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

OK. I have an idea. Let's all contact our local churches. We will solicit their support to chartyer buses and we will go to the Congress and make our voices heard LOUD AND CLEAR !!! UP CLOSE !!! where we can make sure this gets passed and passed NOW !!!


rosawilliams
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

THANKS FOR THE NUMBERS:Keep calling these senators until they respond. Get your friends and families to call in our support. They see our numbers on caller ID and they need to see more of them!! We have to keep busting their chops !!!
Sen minority leader's office (Mitch McConnell) (202)224-3135 & (202)224-2541
Majority leader (202)224-3542
Keep calling and raising hell. I WILL PUT VIDEOS UP ON YOUTUBE WITH THESES NUMBERS AND THE INFOR, PLEASE CHECK FOR THEM AND PASS THEM ALONG.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

yes they are!


feargiver83
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

im watching these white devils now here a link cspan 2 http://www.cspan.org/Watch/C-SPAN2_wm.aspx


scott
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:53 pm

The senate will not do anything with this bill until next tuesday,,you think they are going to sacrifice their weekends. Sen Reid threats are non existent,,The democrats should have forced this through PERIOD god bless


scott
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

Why watch? there will not be an agreement to the amendments end of blog

god bless


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

YES WE MUST !! YES WE CAN WAS A BUST !!!


jasontc
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

jbarnes,

The people who are blocking this extension dont care about us, they could give a F*ck about you or me or our families, dont you understand? our phone calls aren't doing anything but annoying their little secretary ie Monika Lewinskey's. I will still be calling anyway though just for the hell of it. There were millions who protested the war in Iraq and that didn't do a thing to stop it..the people in power dont give a damn about is, they have their own agenda.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

newsflash dear…keep the race issue out. There are plenty of whites who want to help and need help just the same. United we stand


feargiver83
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

you know i think it would of been better for soddom to bomb the senate


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

sad but true. It seems unless you do something drastic, they don't notice or care.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

Too bad they got the WTC. It should have been congress and the whitehouse!!
Could have gotten rid of all those republicans and that douchebag Bush.


jasontc
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

From what i read this issue wont even be talked about again until next tuesday..id love to punch Mcconnell and Kyl right in their F'n face.


feargiver83
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

im just saying this is dumb period way things are going i just surprised we havent had a revolt


sadinmn
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:05 pm

Next vote / discussion looks to start Monday morning early. Sounds like they are going to start the push finally to get this moving through. Stay tuned to Monday I guess.


HDFATBOY
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

I told all you people that the republicans would screw this bill up too, I am not on unemployment but just seeing what the republicans are doing to all the hurting people and all the BULLSHIT they are putting you people through,I will spend the very last dime that I have to help finance and support all government hate groups toward these BASTARD republicans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

that sorry sack of shit Reid just put it off until Monday !! I know they are not going to get this done. I strongly believe now it wont be until AFTER CHRISTMAS that we will see anything if at all !!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

that sorry sack of shit Reid just put it off until Monday !! I know they are not going to get this done. I strongly believe now it wont be until AFTER CHRISTMAS that we will see anything if at all !!


feedupntx
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

Im with Rosa!!!…What comes around goes around!!! Its time for these damn Repubicasswipes to be out there looking for another job and see what it feels like to go without basic needs in life!! Something they know little about!! The freakin coldblooded bastards!!


feargiver83
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

bottom line fuck all republicans


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

I just called that wimp Harry Reid's office and asked what happened to voting on the ext after 30 hours? They said “both sides agreed to put it off until then”

I told him ” If that's the case then both sides can kiss their asses goodbye because we will purge them in the next election!!”
He said “OK sir that's your right as an American citizen”

FUCK THEM ALL!!! I guess we need to start knocking off banks or rich people !!


feedupntx
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

ME TOO HD!!


melodyk
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

This is total b.s. I can't believe they aren't going to vote on anything tomorrow. This is insane. I wish we could set them up to have to freeze all of their money & live on NOTHING. See how they like it.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

me too !!! I would gladly go to jail for it !1. If i could afford to go there I swear to God I would too !!!


jasontc
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

I just saw Harry Reid on c-span mentioning that he hoped next week they could get something done so they wont have to work next weekend, he didnt mention anything about getting any signatures to force anything, he only talked about hoping they could get something done with the republicans..good luck Harry!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

They are goin on their LONG weekend. They only “work” three days a week. For who though ??? It damn sure isn't for the American people. I am ready for socialism or communism now !!!! FUCK CAPITALISM !!!! They just let you starve to death !!!! We need to go with real socialism !!!! the rich get everything in capitalism !! They steal us blind and wreck the economy (see Wall Street)
tehn WE have to BAIL THEM OUT !!! they cost us our jobs and then let us all starve!!
Is this what we are fighting for in Afghanistan? Iraq? FREEDOM??? THIS IS FREEDOM????!!!! Fuck it !! LEt's go socialism !!! SOCIALISM NOW !!!!


DrslCny
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

if all unemployed people of america showed up on the steps of city hall to have a “peaceful demonstration” maybe theyd realize how many people this actually effects instead of a number! They wouldnt wait til tuesday to take care of this because they wouldnt want it getting ugly on their front lawns, maybe I will just pitch my tent there because thats what I am going to be living in


karen1965
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

WTF, White devils!! Look race is not an issue, feeding our families and remaining in our homes and being supported by our government is the issue. This is why they treat people the way they do. How ignorant, just as ignorant as the democrat and republican senators screwing over evrybody black white and somewhere in between. B y the way I am black and ashamed of every politician currently in office including OBAMA! This man was worried about bringing the fuckin OLYMPICS to America while Americans are suffering. DAMN!!!!


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jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

They want to cry fucking socialism !!???!! I'm calling their bluff !!!
FUCK YES REPUBS WE WANT SOCIALISM !! We are coming for your money !!!! It is OURS ANYWAY !!! YOU STOLE IT FROM US !!!!!!!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

What happened to the republican lies “Obama wants to spread the wealth!??!!”
He hasn't spread the wealth has he repugs? I say let's REALLY SPREAD THE WEALTH !!! SOCIALISM NOW CAPITALISM NEVER !!!!!


DrslCny
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

hell yes ” WE ARE COMING FOR YOUR MONEY” …. or should I say “OUR ” money


DrslCny
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

hell yes ” WE ARE COMING FOR YOUR MONEY” …. or should I say “OUR ” money


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

Capitalism = send all the jobs to Chiona and let Americans starve to death ! See the news ignores us? See they talk about this “recovery” that's taking place? See the $$$ being funneled to Wall St and the military? FUCK CAPITALISM !!
WE NEED SOCIALISM NOW !!!!! SPREAD THE WEALTH !!!!


darthtater
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:25 pm

Are you friggin kidding me?


jasontc
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

We can vent and complain all we want, we can say we will vote them out of office and we can call Mcconnell's young secretary who i guarantee he is having sex with and complain..but at the end of the day we are still going to wait until next week for them to even talk about it again. My hatred for these bastards is growing by the hour.


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

this is nothing short of astonishing. i didn't think my opinion of the republicans could get any lower but watching them do everything possible to thwart this bill has been a real nauseating eye-opener.


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

Why don't they work tomorrow and why are they only working 2 days next week? This is getting so comical. It's not just Reps. Reid is a pussy he'll be voted out next term. Dems need leadership that know how to push things through with their strength. Reid just keeps bending over. He said he was going to force a vote….that vote never came. He's a piece of shit like all of them.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

The republicans have destroyed America! Now they fiddle while we starve !1
Socialism Socialism SOCIALISM SOCIALISM !!! YES WE CAN !!!
NOW IS THE TIME FOR SOCIALISM !!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:32 pm

EXACTLY !!! HE ALONE is the reason so much work is being held up ! Republicans can stall….democrats should use reconciliation to RAM DOWN THEIR THROATS all the legislation necessary to remedy our problems!
These 2 years will be wasted by obstructionism of republicans! Furthermore OBAMA needs to get off his dead ass and make some noise on this and other issues beside fucking healthcare !!! Obama should start doing recess appointments for ALL his judges every weekend while they are in recess.


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

The republican party tried to feed poor children ketchup as a vegetable to save money FUCK THEM !!!


bringbackbillclinton
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

The sad thing is, even if they vote next week. Its going to take another week for the house to approve it. Then it will take another week for Obama to sign the bill. Then when my state (California) receives the funds. They're going to delay the claim forms by 3-4 weeks, so they can earn interest.

I guess Republicans dont care that its winter and people are starving and about to be homeless during the holiday season…

Republicans are selfish and have no family values!!!


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

AMEN!


jasontc
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:36 pm

When last week camr to an end with no agreement i thought for sure they would have it wrapped up this week, i felt 100% certain it would be done with..Im almost at a loss for words, to make matters worse we have to wait until monday, it wouldn't be as bad if we had some hope that tomorrow something might happen but now we are days away from the next discussion.


georgewashington1776
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

karen – this is so insane that I can cry but then I'd have to wash my face and I need the soap for my ass.


rosawilliams
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

Just put a page up on Youtube called:http://www.youtube.com/user/EXTENDUEMPLOYMENTNOW
voice your anger and opinions. I will put up videos soon.The page is in Black and white, because that's what this situation is.There are numbers and a picture of Mitch McConnell along with his number. See u there. MAKE NOISE!!!!


tonymoro
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

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

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


rosawilliams
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

Does McConnell have a official website so we can flood it and crash the Motherf**ker!!?


karen1965
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 8:33 pm

THANK YOU GEORGE. I HAVE NOT SMILED IN SO LONG IT HURTS. I AM TIRED, JUST TIRED


rosawilliams
Comment posted October 29, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

I would suggest that anyone who can make a page somewhere, make one. Make sure it has the name unemployment in it.We have the computers so lets make this a cyber war!! Youtube or facebook it a great place to start. Flood these sites with new pages and be heard!!


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Mike B
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 7:19 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.”


Wingnut
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 8:59 am

Hi gang! Socialism? You bet. Especially Christian-ish hippy communalism-type economy-less and ownership-less socialism Yum! As far as the money goes… all (paper) money belongs to the federal reserve… its written right on the paper… and dollars have no (en)titles of ownership. So there is no such thing as “our” or “your” money… nor is there such a thing as “taxpayer dollars”. It all belongs to… umm… the owners of the pyramid scheme called capitalism.

That pyramid scheme symbol on the back of the USA dollar is a Colombian Freemason symbol, yes? And the USA gov is in a district of Colombia and not part of the USA, right? And AmWay is short for American Way, right? And pyramid schemes like capitalism is a way to make monetary discrimination be a-ok, yes? And that parental policy reversal from share share share, to fight fight fight when USA children turn 18 is… what? Forced religion? Join the competer's church, or die? I think that's felony extortion, yes? And the widespread “pay up or lose your wellbeing” (pay up OR ELSE) is also felony extortion in the flavor of the old Chicago mobs prior to Elliot Ness, yes?

You would have thought we/they would have learned about pyramids when we saw SO many of them… collapse… when we built them as children in the playgrounds and farmyards. While the upper 1/3 is “heads in the clouds”, the kids on the bottom ALWAYS GET CRUSHED from having the weight of the world's knees in their backs. Servitude-infested pyramid schemes ALWAYS collapse, and capitalism is no different.

Its long been time to abolish economies and ownership. No other creature on the entire planet… uses such things.

But, again, and meantime, nobody but the federal reserve… can own dollars. And thus, the con/sham called the free marketeers, a division of the free masons, and all businesses created VIA those AmWay certificates, is owned by “the sham”. A nice way to hurry-along the collapsing of the capitalism pyramid scheme… is to print Christian dollars by the mega-ton and hand them out freely, and scream discrimination when the free marketeers want to ban them from being legal tender.

Larry “Wingnut” Wendlandt
MaStars – Mothers Against Stuff That Ain't Right
(anti-capitalism-ists)
Bessemer MI USA


Anonymous
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

lmao


jbarnes7777
Comment posted October 30, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

Bill Clinton would NOT be remaining silent about us if he were President….neither would Hillary….if she were Pres right now.
President Obama the silence is deafening !!!!!


Wingnut
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

32 posts in a single thread, 7777? Does your keyboard still work after all that? Geez, lets hope not. Got a little nose-candy situation happening there? As you crawl around on the carpet, face down, looking for little white rocks that you might have dropped, have someone take a picture of you doing it, and post it publicly. That’ll wake you up to your Aspen Lift Lines addiction, I suspect. MAN! YIKES! I think you’ve done enough bashing of others, and its time someone bashed YOU. Thank God YOU are not in Mr. McConnell’s position. Phew. If you joined the Free Marketeers pyramid scheme, you joined the Free Marketeers pyramid scheme. If you agreed to use THOSE greenpapers and honor green titles of ownership from THAT organization, then you just plain did. If you have a beef against the imperialism/empire you joined, condone, and promote, then just quit the thing and get off the green paper juice (along with getting off your addiction to continuous yapping and whining). Quit joining stupid things, and you won’t have to deal with stupid things. Unpledge your allegiance to the (new world) “ordered” pyramid scheme “republic for which it stands”. Simple. If you got a case and have the evidence, take the system to court and man, give us a break from the constant whine, already, huh?


Anonymous
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

???


Anonymous
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 3:29 pm

My motto “Beware of the toes that you step on today, for they be connected to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow”


beataroundmybush
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 11:14 am

he wanted the OLYMPICS here because it was where his wife was raised…


beataroundmybush
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 11:20 am

I got something that can remove Monica's stain on her dress….its probably in the SMITHONIAN INSTITUTE NOW


beataroundmybush
Comment posted October 31, 2009 @ 11:46 am

My prayers go out to all of us….”WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO END THIS MELARCHY AND TAKE BACK AMERICA” or it may be too late. help the citizens the help the other nations last….


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 2:39 am

hey fud nuts did you read on the front of your bills, it says “this note is legal tender for all depts public and private. When someone pays sombody for a dept, that money is theirs it goes into their bank account not to the fed. If your money is not yours, then I will be glad to take it for you. Capitalism built this country and gave us the welth that we have . You can prosper like anyone else in this world if you work for it. quit acting like a begger wanting for free what others worked for. You have a warped mined get with the program. Try some counseling it will help.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 2:43 am

Mike thank you, very well put.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 3:26 am

“ALERT” “ALERT” “ALERT” People please, everybody keep calling your senators and congressmen. Jam their phones up. Demand that this extionsion be retroactive. They are trying to screw you all out of past due weeks if you have been filing waiting for this extension. Don't allow this, or except it. We are bailing out everybody but ourselvs. While you are all falling behind on car payments, house payments, rent, ect. they are continuing to stall this bill for that purpose. I here this bill will only pay going forward. Don't let that happen,you should have a vioce about your own money.They are talking about paying the Taliban with our tax dollars. They are a knowen enemy. They did not work to pay these tax dollars, you and I did. We are actually going to pay them “basturds” for killing our fallin soilders. “GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK ” they get our money while we fall behind and go with out. Maybe we should join the ranks of the Taliban, then you can watch your tax dollar taking care of you. People wake up sound your trumpets raise your voices and don't let this happen. There talking more bank bailouts, what about us. Please bail us out. what good will these checks do just paying forward after the bill passes, good luck catching up on that. DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN MAKE YOUR CALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LickMitch2010
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

Bye Bye Mitch


Conservative895
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

Go Senator John Thune, Ya baby, more amendments. Yeeeeeeee Haaaaawwww


Conservative895
Comment posted November 2, 2009 @ 4:45 pm

Go Mitch go. Yaaaaa Whooo. Crash this.


U.S.Citizen
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 12:03 am

Hey “crack head”, you still have nothing better to do then trying to crawl under other peoples skin? You must be one miserable ” S.O.B.”. I am glad we in the real world have tough skin. Your a real “phoney charecter”, definately the “looser” type, more like a “black sheep”. You don't even fit the conservative profile. You sound more lika a “want a be” something, but you still know nothing about what you “want a be”. Some day you will grow up keep up the hard work ,you will get there, and like I wrote earlier, people of your calibur are not hard to figure out , like the black sheep that you are. Have another drink and a hit of your crack pipe , we can all deal with you. Best regards


rosawilliams
Comment posted November 3, 2009 @ 9:21 pm

EXTEND UNEMPLOYMENT NOW
PEOPLE KEEP DIALING THIS NUMBER OVER AND OVER AGAIN:1-202-224-2541.
That's right, call the SOB's office constantly! We need never to let him forget the hell and agony that he has intentionally been a leader on. McConnell is evil and without a conscious, so everybody needs to call his office at 1-202-224-2541. SEE THIS VIDEO AND VOICE YOUR OPINION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvLgQJWrY8g


HilarySmith
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 11:18 am

I want socialism. The idea that selfishness actually serves the greater good is absurd on its face.


HilarySmith
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

I want socialism. The idea that selfishness actually serves the greater good is absurd on its face.


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