Bunning Halts Unemployment Extension (Again)

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Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:00 am

Senate Democrats this morning tried to pass a 30-day extension of unemployment benefits (among other things), designed to allow the upper-chamber more time to crunch the details of a longer-term fix.

It didn’t happen.

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) objected to the request for unanimous consent, insisting that the extension be paid for. The Hall-of-Fame baseball pitcher, who’s retiring at the end of this year, has proposed an amendment to cover the $10 billion tab using unspent stimulus funds, though he says he’s in favor of other offsets as well.

“Everybody in this chamber wants to extend unemployment benefits,” Bunning said on the Senate floor. “[But] if we can’t find a $10 billion somewhere for a bill that everybody in this body supports, we will never pay for anything.”

It’s not the first time. Yesterday, a group of Senate lawmakers remained in the chamber until nearly midnight as the Democrats tried to get an agreement on the 30-day UI extension. Bunning didn’t budge.

The impasse means that those who exhaust their UI benefits after Sunday’s filing deadline will have to wait for Congress to pass a longer-term extension — a bill Senate leaders plan to take up early next week.

It won’t  be an immediate vote. Although party leaders have reached an agreement to proceed to the bill (meaning Democrats won’t have to slog through cloture procedures just to bring the bill to the floor), the final vote will likely require a cloture vote due to Bunning’s objections.

Meanwhile, unemployed workers will slowly be losing their benefits, with roughly 1.2 million folks projected to drop from the rolls in March alone without congressional action.

Comments

153 Comments

gfdgary
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:27 am

Another typical republican who hates Americans and the Middle Class.


Tallulah
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:31 am

Sen Bunning, your Party does not want you and the we, the Kentucky voters do not want you. So why not stick it to some of the poorest citizens in the United States. Ego, Ego, Ego.


ponygirl
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:32 am

This guy needs to cowboy up and help the little people-I'm one that is in danger of losing unemployment,,,then what do i do…..


david martin
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:32 am

We need to organize and get in their faces, otherwise we will be forgotten. What is really funny is if they do not pass a extension next months job figures for the unemployed will look like they dropped by one million fewer unemployed Americans and will continue to drop by one million fewer each month due do the fact that they are no longer able to collect. Not that they got jobs. Don't be shocked if this happens folks. And they use this cooked metric to say the economy is growing. I hope they realize that homeless Americans will go by one million each month also.


Guest
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:33 am

He doesn't hate the middle class, he's making a point that the money to pay for unemployment is sitting there. Unused stimulus dollars. However the Democrats want the $10 Billion to be tacked onto the deficit. The beneifts can be paid for without increasing the deficit. It's like this, I have a stash of $100 and I need food, but instead of using that $100 I have available, I'm going to put that $100 on my maxed out credit card! The Democrats could have this passed in a heartbeat if they allocated the money from the $235 Billion unused stimulus money.


John
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:35 am

OMG, is this guy sick?!
We are dying out here. Between health care and raising unemployment, we are literally dying. Does he have any clue whats its like to be a trained professional who wants to work and lose EVERYTHING through no fault of your own? Job, house, family? The people of Ky should be ashamed.


exrepublican
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:37 am

To Sen Bunning
From Motel 6 manager

We will leave the light on in hades for ya


CH
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:45 am

You think things are bad now? You wait until we have to pay the piper on all this deficit spending!! He's the only one who has the guts to stand up and do what is right for america.


cheryl
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:46 am

This man is really sick. When one of the Senators was “begging” him to relent and told him late last night that he was holding up benefits for the almost 2.5 million suffering people losing their unemployment benefits, he stated, “Tough sh-t” (you can google him for the news stories about this). This kind of language is unheard of in the Senate Chambers and it was shocking not only for its vulgarity, but because of his attitude toward the America people (and how this will throw the ecomomy into a tailspin including the tens of thousands more foreclosures it will casue). How did this terrible man get elected in the first place?! Are people in Kentucky really that stupid?!


Sylvia Charbarneau
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:48 am

Well, that means Michigan and Kentucky will be ghost towns with 1.2
million more losing their homes and whatever businesses were tied to them.
Didn't the Republicans ever hear of Lincoln Electric the basic business that was studied by many Business Administration students that
rewarded their employes with a bonus if they worked hard. That basic principal
brought money to their hometown and stimulated other businesses to grow. We've rewarded banks to be crooked and gain big profits, Allowed our manufacturing base to move to other countries — yet, Japan has trade embargoes against us. How do you expect a nation to work if you don't stop
these trade imbalances. America was the greatest nation in the world, however, Haiti might have to loan us some money at the rate that we're losing jobs.


Bond James Bond
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:48 am

I hope all the unemployed people in America remember who it was that perpetuated their misery when the next election rolls around …Shame on the GOP …Their so afraid that Mr. Obama might get some credit if they act in the interest of the American people . But isn't that what they were elected to do ?


hate dems and repubs
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:51 am

THERES NO FOOL LIKE A OLD FOOL!!


The Unemployed
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:54 am

Here is Bunning's contact info, http://bunning.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuse…

I'm sure he would like to hear how happy people are about what he is doing right now with the unemployment extension


Gade
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 11:59 am

Looks like only two commenters have the sense to recognize the truth about spending without having the cash to pay for it. If this is so important then why didn't all of the senators come up with a way to fund it. Just one more case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. I am glad Bunning is standing in the way of this until it is funded.


Michael M
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

Someone ought to take this man out to people in his own state and see what they are going through much less the rest of the country. Stop pontificating, Bunning and look at the realities. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not “paid for” and now it's time to take care of business at home. This man turns my stomach. I wish him no luck in his life. None.


Beenthere
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

Family, job, house. That's painful.


republicanstupidity
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

I am in Kentucky. Bunning has Altzhimers! all the Senetors know it they want to keep it out of the public. Thats why McConnel would not back him for reelection and is now backing Greyson. Butthey have a tough time with Rand Paul in the mix. Bunning is a senile old fart that is a joke, between him and Hal Rogers polk king who during the Bush Administration tacked on money for marina owners of Lake Cumberland to a must pass defense budget the Republicans are assholes!


EM
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

Wow, look at all the Americans looking for a hand out. He makes a point, there is no money to hand out and there is money sitting there not being used. I got laid off a year ago. What did I do? Didn't sit around waiting on the government or others to help me. I started my own little small business. Is it making money hand over fist? no, but it's paying the bills and I”m not on the governments doll. If you want to save America don't wait or count on the government!!!!


mmccoy
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

…………


No more repug blocking
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

and again repugnant blocking party of NO with closed little minds in denial;
email/call your home state senators!


Bill
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

The US Senate yesterday and today try to pass the unemployment extension and they could not get the bill pass. The Senate stay in session during Christmas Eve for health care. There our no jobs in the US and now Sunday people will loose unemployment and the all the news is silence. Millions will not be able to pay rent so millions will go homeless.


amir112
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

I believe some of them are. I have a long time friend that lives in Kentucky.


amir112
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

I believe some of them are. I have a long time friend that lives in Kentucky.


Independant
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

The only thing this guy asked for is that we pay for it with money that has already been allocated and not yet spend because Congress likes their open checkbook.

Thank god someone has the integrity to stand up for US! Democrats should be ashamed of themselves!


exrepublican
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

Maybee you should dig a little deeper before posting. Athough you are correct of robbing Peter to pay Paul Sen Bunning did not opt to take the same stand regarding recending the death tax.


TAMMY
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

OMG…. THIS IS COMPLETE STUPIDETY AT THE FINEST! I HAVE 5 CHILDREN THAT I NEED TO PUT A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD AND PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE. I’VE WORKED MY A** OFF TO PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY. I AM NOT A USER OF AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS… NOT FOOD STAMPS, NO WIC, NO SECTION 8….. I WORK AND TRULY ENJOY WORKING I’VE PAID MY DUES AND THE ONE TIME I NEED HELP I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THESE DUMBASSES TO FINISH THERE WINING AND DINNING BEFORE I KNOW IF I CAN PAY NEXT MONTHS MORTGAGE. THIS IS INSANE!!!!
THIS IS SAD, SAD, DAY FOR ALL THE UNEMPLOYED!!!!!!! AS IF NOT HAVING A JOB IS NOT STRESSFUL ENOUGH. THEN NOT KNOW HOW YOUR GOING TO PUT FOOD ON YOUR TABLE, PAY UTLITIES, PAY MORG., PAY FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES, AND THERE WILL BE NO SPORTS FOR MY CHILDREN BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD THE REG. FEES.
WHILE THESE OLD GEZZIERS….. SET AROUND PICKING THERE NOSE WHILE DINNING ON THERE STEAK & LOBSTER FOR LUNCH.
CRAZY………..


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

Stop buying crap made in China, and we'll get our jobs back.

Continuuing to give away free money to peole who don't work makes no sense, especially money we don't have to give.

If you like cheap Chinese crap so much and want a job, move to China.


discodanny79
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

I agree 100% We have enabled alot of people long enough, they need to get out and get a job! I know there are plenty of jobs out there, but there are alot of poeple who want a free ride, well the ride has come to a stop!


SS
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

It's amazing how our government will give $750 billion to banks, billions to auto companies, billions to fight wars and will not give $10 billion to the people of our country who cannot find jobs because there are just not enough available and are in immediate danger of becoming homeless and begging for food. Surreal! Not to be believed! This is like a science fiction horror flick. What planet am I living on?


Kevin
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

Thank you for that link to his office and keep passing it on through other sites. I just sent an email off and intend to post it around every social site I can and email it to all of my friends and family. Bunning is a sick sick boy.


smc
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

From what I have read (here and elsewhere)… he's not at all opposed to the extension. He's opposed to the idea of spending 10 BILLION dollars and not funding it. He's frustrated because there IS money available (unspent stimulus dollars is just one possible source), but the Democrats want to write a check without putting an account number on it.

Wouldn't it be easier to simply pass a law letting the unemployed write their own unfunded checks? It would streamline things.

I'm just as passionate as the next person about helping those in need, but the Dems need to commit some funding for this bill. Wrong to hang this all on the one person who is suggesting that government should fund their own programs.

They ALL should be ashamed.


sedona007
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

Then why did he vote for the Bush Tax Cuts that were unfunded? Apparently, he has no problem helping the wealthy, only those who need help. I understand where you are coming from CH….you never cared about the unfunded programs (Medicare Drug Bill) and tax Cuts of the Bush administration….probably never had a clue about the fact the they were unfunded…but you are worried about the unemployed being helped with compensation and cobra benefits. I salute your coming to the born-again deficit party..even if you are a bit tardy.


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:14 pm

Thanks, Bill Clinton for selling us out to the communist chinese! You suck, Bush did nothing about the trade imbalance, and neither will Oblama.

And now 12% of us are all unemployed.

Can I have some free money for nothin', too?


John
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

It's interesting. This article could have been titled “Democrats Refuse to Fund Unemployment Despite Abundance of Unspent Stimulus Funds”, because that's what the story really is, but the liberals must try to transfer the blame to a Republican.


Outofwork1
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

Get over yourself. Just because you were fortunate enough to start a small business and make it work after being laid off from you job doesn't mean the rest of us are lazy idiots just waiting to collect our welfare check. Not everyone has the same skills or opportunities. I am curious, though.. how long were you on the “government doll” before your business generated any money? My guess is you didn't consider it welfare when you needed it.

I'm not sitting around waiting for the government to help me either, but the only work I've been able to find since I lost my job a year ago is as a subcontractor on an as needed basis and the unemployment helps cover the gap for my family. I live in Michigan and there are no jobs to be had. Without emergency unemployment benefits, a lot of people will no longer be able to keep their heads above water.


Bri
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

Yeah stand up for unfunded bills when it comes to those affected by the economic tailspin rich bankers got us into. I'm sure he did the same thing though when unfunded bills for 2 wars came along or unfunded tax cuts for the rich.


Kevin
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

You do realize that over a million people are losing their benefits in two days correct? There is no time for this holdout. He needs to give the go ahead and then they will have 30 days to figure out the next extension. This isn't a Dem/Repub thing, it's a life and death one and if you think it's integrity that will put millions out on the street then you are a sad and sick person.


Michael M
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

Now is not the time for political gamesmanship and your post is ridiculous. “You could have done that, we want to do this…” blah, blah, blah. It's kid stuff in a time when adults are needed to solve problems.
He was not put into office to do what he is doing right now. He is abusing his position and authority in a massive, and obvious, ego and power trip play. One more day of “fun” for this repulsive and senile old fart.


sedona007
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

This man voted to pass the Bush Tax Cuts that were UNFUNDED. He is a hypocrite and defending him makes you the same.


Kevin
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:22 pm

Those jobs went to places like China when the US instilled higher taxes on businesses in this country, while overseas they aren't taxed at that rate and also don't have the standards for safety that the US does. Everything comes from China now…even Harleys that everyone thinks are so proudly made in America. People aren't working because there are no jobs. Please don't tell me that you don't realize that millions of the people that are on unemployment have worked at the same jobs for sometimes in the upwards of 30-40 years. Most of these people aren't just slackers looking for a handout.


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:24 pm

Well, we don't “have” the stimulus money, either.

Why would we give away money to people for free, that we don't “have” to give?

The gubmint of repugs & demobrats is not going to save anyone!

Seek your own solution!!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

This is ridiculas!people are starving and will be homeless whats the holdup?get these people thier money and if they dont pass it i dont blame anyone for doing what they have to do to get money


lhamlin
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:25 pm

I’m one of those Unemployed Voters that will lose my unemployment benefits if March. Bunning makes me ashamed to be a Kentuckian. L. Hamlin


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:27 pm

ALL YOU PIECES OF SHIT WHO SAY THEY ARE”GIVING”PEOPLE MONEY NEED TO HAVE SOMETHING REAL BAD HAPPEN TO YOU!MOST PEOPLE DIDNT WANT TO BE ON UNEMPLOYMENT THEY WERE FORCED TO SO STFU!THIS COUNTRY HAS MONEY FOR WARS AND SPACE BUT NOT THE PEOPLE ON UNEMPLOYMENT OR THE POOR?


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:29 pm

YOU ASSHOLES LOVED IT WHEN WE SPEND 100 BILLION A MONTH IN IRAQ FOR NO REASON BUT YOU SAY SCREW PEOPLE ON UNEMPLOYMENT?I PRAY SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAPPENS TO YOU


hippysaurus
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

I've been on unemployment for two years, this is not the first time the repubs have stopped the pay for the unemployed from going forward, a few months ago they did the same thing and they repoed my car while they dinked around, all I've got left is my house, I have been able to keep up the payments so far but if it goes very long I will become so far behind, I will not be able to catch up. Mr. President please shove the health care bill so far up the repubs asses that we can read the bill on their foreheads.


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:31 pm

I SAY IF THEY DONT PASS THIS AND WE GO HOMELESS TAKE TO THE STREETS!WE CAN NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN IN THIS COUNTRY AND DO NOTHING ABOUT IT!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

IM NOT TALKING ABOUT SOME NICE QUIET MARCH WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING NOW!


Bonnie
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

This guy needs to get his hillbilly head out of his *ss and take a good look at reality. He should spend some time in Mich., where there are no jobs.


Bonnie
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

This guy needs to spend some time i MIch.


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

THIS PIECE OF SHIT BUNNING WAS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT A BASKETBALL GAME LASTNIGHT THAN UNEMPLOYMENT!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:37 pm

EM,YOUR A PIECE OF SHIT TOO!


rob
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

Thanks for providing the link. I have already sent him a message. He is taking a stand and we the people are hurting.


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

Calm down, dummies!

Why are people out of work?

Where's the unions? Where's the jobs we used to have? Where's your outcry for why you have no jobs?

THE JOBS ARE IN COMMUNIST CHINA because chinese-loving Billy Clinton sent the jobs there!!!!

Call Hill & Bill and ask them for money!!!!!!!!

What good is one more month of unemployment benefits if the trade imbalance is 1 trillion dollars?

You want to protest something, and take to the streets, turn your mouse over and see where it's made!! I bet it says fucking C H I N A!!!!!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

EM,YOU ARE A PIECE OF DIRT


sean h robertson
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

I've been unemployed for 11 months. I live in Michigan. I was a computer professional at Chrysler. I even made a homeless short movie about a man who lose everything. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595023/
What this man is doing to other human beings is unthinkable. He's literally taking food off tables and roof's from over heads. God will judge you, Bunning. Hopefully sooner than later.


sean h robertson
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

I've been unemployed for 11 months. I live in Michigan. I was a computer professional at Chrysler. I even made a homeless short movie about a man who lose everything. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595023/
What this man is doing to other human beings is unthinkable. He's literally taking food off tables and roof's from over heads. God will judge you, Bunning. Hopefully sooner than later.


sean h robertson
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

I've been unemployed for 11 months. I live in Michigan. I was a computer professional at Chrysler. I even made a homeless short movie about a man who lose everything. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595023/
What this man is doing to other human beings is unthinkable. He's literally taking food off tables and roof's from over heads. God will judge you, Bunning. Hopefully sooner than later.


sean h robertson
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

I've been unemployed for 11 months. I live in Michigan. I was a computer professional at Chrysler. I even made a homeless short movie about a man who lose everything. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595023/
What this man is doing to other human beings is unthinkable. He's literally taking food off tables and roof's from over heads. God will judge you, Bunning. Hopefully sooner than later.


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

So, the trade Defecit has nothing to do with unemployment?

I am dirt. Whatever.

All I am asking you to do is be honest and say where our money and jobs have gone.


Kevin
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

From the NY Times- “As the fight drew to a close, Mr. Bunning complained he had been ambushed by the Democrats and was forced to miss the Kentucky-South Carolina basketball game… “I’m trying to make a point to the people of the United States,” said Mr. Bunning, who is not seeking re-election in November.” So he's more concerned about missing a basketball game then about the American people. He isn't seeking re-election because the people of Kentucky hate him, which you can also verify on the internet. He also told Sen. Jeff Merkley “tough sh**” when Merkley tried to speak to him about the millions of people this would effect. Apparently this is a Dem/Repub thing- TO THIS DOUCHEBAG ONLY!


Greg
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

If you've been unemployed for 2 years none of these extensions will apply to you. Once you exhaust tier 4, congress is going to forget you and act like you don't exist.


cheryl
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

John, you are so uninformed I can't even believe that you have responded to any of this. Both the Senate Democrats AND REPULICANS (except for Bunning) want this passed. He is the ONLY dissenter. Even the Repulicans think he is despicable (especially after saying “Tough
sh-t” when both Democrats and Repulicans were “begging” him to stop because of all the American people who are going to suffer because of his stance.


The Unemployed
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

Here is Bunning's contact info, http://bunning.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuse…

I'm sure he would like to hear how happy people are about what he is doing right now with the unemployment extension


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED RIGHT NOW


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

A BASKETBALL GAME IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN AMERICANS STARVING AND BEING HOMELESS?


sedona007
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

Where ere you when Bunning voted to pass the Bush Tax Cuts UNFUNDED? Bet you didn't have a problem with that.


seanhrobertson
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:51 pm

Bunning, you're so out of touch with the American people that it's a blessing you are retiring. I hope the person who replaces you actually has a soul for the hurting and the less fortunate right now, because obviously YOU DON'T!! I've been unemployed for 11 months. I was a professional computer tech for Chrysler. I even wrote and produced a short movie about a person who lost everything during this recession. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1595023/


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

THIS MAN HAD THE NERVE TO SAY HE WAS MAD LAST NIGHT BECAUSE HE WAS MISSING A BASKETBALL GAME OVER THE UNEMPLOYMENT TALKS!GOOGLE IT AND YOU WILL SEE!WHAT KIND OF SENATOR SAYS TUFFSHIT ABOUT AMERICANS STARVING?WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN,THE ELDERLY,WIFES,HUSBANDS,SINGLE PEOPLE WHOS LIFES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

THIS COUNTRY SPENDS HOW MANY BILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR JUST TO EXPLORE SPACE AND FOR WHAT REASON?THE PROBLEM IS HERE ON EARTH NOT ON MARS OR THE MOON!PEOPLE NEED THE EXTENTIONS TO GIVE THEM A FIGHTING CHANCE FOR A FUTURE THERE ARE NO JOBS!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

THESE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE PLAYING WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLES LIFES ARE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO WILL HAVE YOU PUT IN JAIL FOR STEALING A PIECE OF BREAD BECAUSE YOU ARE STARVING DUE TO THEM STOPING THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENTIONS!


rb
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

Bunning may have a point, but he is picking the wrong time to make that point. He shouldn't do it on the backs of those people who are unfortunate enough to have lost their jobs. I have voted Republican for quite some time, but this type of grandstanding is appalling considering the state of the economy. Deficit spending is a problem, but did Mr. Bunning consider this type of spending when voting for the war in Iraq/Afghanistan and the estate tax issue for the wealthy. If he is so concerned with deficit spending, then he should apply this logic across the board. Now is not the time to do this.


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

DO YOU THINK CUTTING UNEMPLOYMENT IS GOING TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY MONEY?WHEN PEOPLE DONT HAVE UNEMPLOYMENT AND CANT GET A JOB WHAT ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO DO TO GET MONEY?PEOPLE NEED TO EAT,DRINK AND HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE SO YOU STOP THE EXTENTIONS AND WHAT ARE MOST PEOPLE GOING TO DO?ILL TELL YOU THE CRIME RATE IS GOING TO SKYROCKET.1.5 MILLION PEOPLE CUT IN A MONTHS TIME?THIS IS UNBELIEVEABLE!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

I KNOW IM NOT GOING TO STARVE OR BEG FOR CHANGE ON A STREET CORNER I PROMISE YOU THAT


Outofwork
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

The Dems have strong majorities in both houses of Congress. They can pass an extension entirely on their own. Why have the Dems waited to the last minute to attempt to pass an extension using abbreviated procedure that is “blockable”? They should have brought a bill to the floor of the Senate for a vote weeks ago.


Jason
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

I WILL turn to a life of crime if this doesn't happen… I just don't care anymore..and am tired of fighting it..I have been layed off for a year. Also the hiring managers are taking advantage of the desperate people looking for work. who the hell can live on 12 hr.. I was layed of at MICROSOFT $30 hr…. because the muther fucker Bill Gates decided to outsource to india and pay some indian $8 hr. I am over it …


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

So, johnass, how long should unemployment benefits last?

If unemployment benefits go on forever, why do any of us work?

You're in need of some tough love, pal, to think that you somehow “deserve” unemployment benefits forever because the Clinton/Bush/Obama team won't stand up to communist China.


Shay
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

He needs to lose something more than his job. A basketball game, well I hope his team LOST! It doesn't make sense that Americans need help and aal he can be concerned about is a damn game, well they'll see once people start robbing, looting and killing to survive. America can donate and raise money for Haiti, but what about raising and donating money to americans. We have to lose everything and still not get help and i gurantee some americans that were receiving unemployment donated at least a few bucks to help out Haiti. I'm not saying Haiti didn't need the help because i know they do but what about America?GOD dont like ugly and I hate to see carma when it comes around to those who wer against the entention and voted against it. I guess it's true what they say, “the rich only care about the rich”.


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

ME,I NEED SOME TUFF LOVE?PEOPLE DONT STAY ON UNEMPLOYMENT BECAUSE THEY WANT TO ASSHOLE!ME,I SWEAR TO GOD I WOULD LOVE TO……..I BETTER SHUTUP.ME,MY HOPE FOR YOU IS IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY,A WIFE,A CHILD SOMETHING REALLY BAD HAPPENS TO THEM SO THEN YOU WILL KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO SUFFER.YOU ARE SO SMUG WITH YOUR”IM BETTER THAN YOU”ATTITUDE BUT I WILL SAY A PRAYER EVERY DAY THAT LIFE GIVES YOU SOME REAL SADNESS AND BREAKS YOUR HEART THATS THE TUFF LOVE A PIECE OF SHIT LIKE YOU DESERVES


Kevin
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

I think a lot of people that would've never thought that before will be forced to do the same thing. I know that I've submitted over 200 applications and only had one interview. I worked for the auto industry and made $24.89 an hour and now get $400 wk on unemployment. I worked at the same plant for 22 years and our plant moved to Mexico after being bought by a Finnish company. There are no jobs right now. How do people not understand that?


Greg
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

I was laid off from a local govt job. I'm a college grad and I can't even get a job at McDonald's. I'm 59. which is worse than being handicapped to an employer.

I don't know about other areas, but where I live in CA. no one is hiring. It really doesn't matter how long you've been unemployed, or who you want to blame…there are still no jobs!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

ME,DONT WORRY LIFE IS GOING TO COME AROUND AND MAKE YOU LIVE YOUR WORDS.I DONT KNOW YOU AND EVEN IF I DID I WOULDNT DO A THING TO YOU BUT IT DOESNT STOP ME FROM WISHING SOMEONE ELSE DOES BECAUSE A PERSON LIKE YOU DESERVES TO LIVE BY THIER WORDS.YOU THINK ITS SO FUNNY THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SUFFER,BE HOMELESS,HUNGRY,NO ELT OR HEAT IF THEY CAN KEEP A ROOF OVER THIER HEADSNO MONEY FOR THIER CHILDREN YOU THINK ALL OF THAT IS JUST A JOKE WELL MY FRIEND LIFE NEEDS TO THROW YOU SOME TOUGH LOVE THE SAME WAY YOU LIKE TO DISH IT OUT


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

Thanks, johnass, I love you, too.

Now, what about answering my question? How long should unemployment benefits last? Forever? Why would anyone work at all?

Are you an adult, or am I having this discussion with a child? Really – you have an opinion, but you don't need to be so crude to me.

Take your anger and put it in an email to the Clintons. Thank them for working so hard to get communist china into the World Trade Organization and taking away our manufacturing base.

Get angry at the right people, not those like me that love America, love Americans, and hate the trade imbalance that is the CAUSE of the unemployment!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

IM GOING TO THINK OF YOU WHEN I PRAY AND MY PRAYER WILL BE SOMETHING LIKE THIS”GOD,SATAN OR WHOEVER YOU ARE PLEASE READ THE WORDS ME,WROTE ABOUT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE GOING WITHOUT FOOD,HOMES,CLOTHES,SOMETHING TO DRINK AND SEE HOW HE THOUGHT IT WAS SO FUNNY AND PLEASE PUNISH HIM FOR IT,TY JOHN”


MDJofNC
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

I agree with everyone here. I believe that this Gentelman is not looking at the whole picture. How many of us use our unemployment to pay mortgages? Or how many of us go to retail stores to buy clothing. Hey do any of you go to the grocery store? Take us out of the picture whats that going to do for the recovery process You Stupid Country Bumpkin? Pull your head up out of your Bumpkin pass a temporay and work on a permenant soultion. You want this thing payed for then think outside the box. I have no problem working for my unemployment. Tell me what highway or park or anything the feds need me to do in my city. I'm sure a lot of other people will not mind either. Hey train us for green jobs while we get our unemployment. To simple of a soluotion Huh….


Anti-Troll
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

You're an idiot, The unemployment rate still stands at nearly 10% but those numbers are deceiving. The real rate stands close 15-20% if we count those off unemployment benefits. For one open job, there are 6 waiting to fill them? Were you born retarded or was this a slow process over time?

Get your head out of your ass with your half witted remarks and open your eyes.


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

All right, john. You refuse to provide a real answer to my question, so I'm done trying to talk some sense to you.

Good luck with your anger and denial of the real problem, the trade imbalance with a corrupt, communist nation.

I hope that America doesn't go bankrupt with children like you always wanting a handout from the gubmint that wants you to be so dependent on them.

Have a spectacular day.


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johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

ME,YOU ARE A MORON.IM NOT TALKING ABOUT JUST ME IM SPEAKING FOR ALL AMERICANS YOU CLAIM YOU LOVE SO MUCH.I WILL ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.I THINK THEY SHOULD LAST AS LONG AS NEEDED UP THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME WE SPENT ON A WAR FOR NO REASON.INCASE YOU DONT KNOW IT UNEMPLOYMENT DOESNT PAY AS MUCH AS A REAL JOB BUT IT GIVES PEOPLE A FIGHTING CHANCE TO MAKE IT.ILL ASK YOU AGAIN AND NOW YOU ANSWER MY QUESTION.IF THEY STOP THE EXTENTIONS AND PEOPLE HAVE NO WAY TO SUPPORT THEMSELFS OR THIER FAMILYS WHAT ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO DO JUST LIVE IN THE STREETS AND BE HAPPY ABOUT IT?YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE REASON IT HAPPENED BUT IM TALIKING ABOUT THE HERE AND NOW.IF A MAN HAS TO FEED HIS WIFE,CHILD OR HIMSELF HE WILL DO WHAT HE HAS TO DO TO DO SO THEREFORE DONT BLAME THE PEOPLE WHO WERE FORCED TO BE CRIMINALS FOR THE CRIMES THEY COMMIT


Kevin
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

I'd say those rates are even higher than 20%, in my area it's close to 34%. When I've applied to an employer that had 3 openings they told me 600 people had applied–and they didn't advertise, it was all word of mouth.


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

DO YOU SEE WHAT JASON SAID DOWN BELOW?HE WAS A MAN MAKING 30 DOLLARS AN HOUR AND NOW HE MAY NE FORCED INTO A LIFE OF CRIME DO YOU THINK HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS THIS WAY?JASON SAID HE DOESNT CARE ANYMORE DO YOU THINK HES THE ONLY ONE WHO DOESNT CARE ANYMORE?I CAN TELL YOU HE IS NOT ON BOTH COUNTS.YOU CUT OFF 1.5 MILLION PEOPLES MONEY IN A MONTHS TIME AND 5 OR 6 MILLION MORE IN A FEW MONTHS AND WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?THERE ARENT THAT MANY JOBS AND WONT BE LATER.YOU WANT 6 OR 7 MILLION MAD AS HELL PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND AMERICA KEEP SUPPORTING PEOPLE LIKE MR BUMMING


USA
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

Use the 500 billion left from last year's stimulus !!!!!!!


strangely_enough
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

Newly minted “deficit scolds” lecturing others on fiscal responsibility while they continue to vote for conservatives that insist on defunding government while increasing the size and cost (seen the Pentagon budget like for the last thirty plus years? seen the trillions it can't account for?) is simply hilarious.
You tell 'em guys. Don't forget the Horatio Alger, up-by-your-bootstraps bromides.


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

we live in a country that wasted billions and billions to destroy iraq and now billions and billions to rebuild it but the government doesnt have money for its own people?


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cm
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

Republicans screw over regular folks every time. They would never block a bill giving tax breaks to dead millionaires that don't want to pay taxes though.


tj
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

The jobs bill and all these ideas that are supposed to create more jobs will take some time to start working. Not extending unemployment until these jobs even have a chance to be created is like “putting the cart before the horse.” So once these jobs are created the unemployed, who are by then living out of their cars, can put on some wrinkled clothes out of the trunk for the job interview.


BMulthup
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

Voted Republican all my life and I am 59 now. NOT ANYMORE GET REPUBLICANS OUT!!


ruegernukem
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

I take it that ME still has his job, Heck for all we know ME is Sen. Jim Bunning himself. Me you are stupid I have worked for 10 years for my last employer alone. Now I do agree with your statement about the the trade imbalance with a corrupt, communist nation. That should not be going on. That just shows you were our elected leaders head is and same with our CEO's They are looking at the big profits. with out realizing with no one working in the biggest market in the world everything will collapse as it has. That is until we are all serving China.


jorgecruzblanco
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

it is a chame that we do not have a congress that care about us here in the usa


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

Its a shame that when things happen in other countrys america is the first country there to help by spending our tax dollars but when americans need help the government doesnt want to help us


Donna J
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING this Headline lacks is that Senator Jim Bunning said (after being begged to vote on the Extension) was “TOUGH SHIT”- unbelievable, the Scumbag.

It's despecable that these people who live off of the largess of the public- getting FREE HEALTH CARE, FREE FOOD, FREE TRANSPO……, and he would spit in the face of the Unemployed. People get unemployment because they have worked. Pigs like this surely ought to be voted out. I”M OUTRAGED. I have sent the story to 15 News agencicies. People should DEMAND AN APOLOGY of this pig.


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

The vote by 1 man overrides the vote of 991 man is costing 1.5 million people not to receive thier unemployment checks next week?what the hell is going on here?I man is ruining 1.5 million lifes?1.5 million checks now lets say every family has an adverage of 4 people in it.Thats 6 million lifes he is effecting at least while he lives in his mansion and spends the tax payers money on himself!This is one of the biggest crimes of the century!How the hell is this allowed to happen in America the land of the free and the home of the brave?A government by the people for the people????????????????I know the government has done some messed up things but this is like #1 on the list


Amber
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

Bunning you are a sick man! I hope that you can go to sleep at night after you realize that you have basically looked into the eyes of young children and denied them food and housing. God Bless everyone who is out there struggling! It will get better! It has to!


Amber
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

I feel the same way… My whole family has voted Republican always! My grandma cannot be convinced otherwise. But, this is a disgrace.


Amber
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

Jason, I believe alot of people will do the same. It will be mass chaos if they do not extend the benefits. I know it is so hard right now and my heart goes out to you. But, you have to rise above it. You are better than that. The only person that is going to pay for a life of crime is you. I believe that this extension will have to be passed otherwise this country will fall apart. Please dont give up. You seem like a very intelligent person and if you give up it will be a complete waste. God Bless you.


Amber
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

Anyone that claims that this extension is a bad idea, obviously has no clue what it is like to not know if you will have a place to live tomorrow and if you will be able to feed your children. Its easy to sit there and give your opinion when you go home to a mansion and dont have a care in the world. I appreciate your comments and I find them to be very accurate. The money that is being denied is for the americans that were hard working and didnt have a choice. They were laid off due to the screw ups that claim to be senate.


helthkare
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

I am a proud American but I’m not proud of Sen. Bunning. I wonder if I loss my home can my wife and I move in with Sen. Bunning and his family

Hopeful


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

I keep googling this thing in hope i will see its a mistake or a bad dream but sadly its not.I do not cry for myself but i have cried alot since yesterday thinking about this mess and how sad it is.I cant imagine how many little children will be going to sleep in the near future hungry and homless,the familys that will be torn apart,some people will kill themselfs im sure. others will kill thier whole familys im sure thinking they are doing the right thingThe family violence and abuse will rise for sure and divorces will increase.The crime rate will soar and everyones safety will be at risk.I cant imagine how the country will pull through this one if things dont change I really dont think it will.Im not the kind of person who gets chokedup at things easyly but this thing has me in tears as i type this and all morning it is so sad.God bless us all God if you even care anymore!


me
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

assjohn:

This is what you sound like:

“Free money for everyone forever! Yayyyy, where do I sign up?

Nobody will ever have to PAY for it, or why should you care WHERE the money comes from?

Just keep giving more and more money!!

It would be smarter to correct the problem (the trade defecit with Communist china), but just please keep giving me more money!!!!! Just please give me more money!

For only one more month! Then we can bicker about the careless and mean repugs again, and how the demobrats are coming to everyone's rescue!

Please give me more free money so I can continue to contribute to the disgusting trade defecit with communist china so they can keep all the jobs and I can just keep borrowing and borrowing and borowing and destroying America!


donaldopeoples
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

The chicken hawk Mr. Bunning was a pitcher on our Detroit Tigers when it was one of the most racist franchises in MLB. He has no problem sending billions to his buddies at Blackwater or sending your sons and daughters to die in a trumped up war in Iraq. He enthusiastically grants billions to his” sponsors” in the banking and health industry. Bunning, Kyl and McConnell are the real terrorists and should be dealt with as such. They are cowards and hopefully will someday pay for the damage they have done to this nation.


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

OMG! ME THE MORON IS BACK AGAIN!ME,LET ME TELL YOU ONE THING YOU ROTTEN LITTLE MONKEY.A WORM LIKE YOU IF I DID KNOW YOU I WOULD GIVE YOU WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.YOU ARE REAL BIG AND BAD ON THE INTERNET TALKING YOUR BULLSHIT BUT IN REAL LIFE YOU ARE A LITTLE BITCH.AS I SAID BEFORE ITS NOT ME IM WORRIED ABOUT I HAVE A JOB YOU SCUMBAG IM WORRIED ABOUT THE OTHER AMERICANS YOU CLAIM TO LOVE SO MUCH.AS I SAID BEFORE YOU ARE A WORTHLESS PIECE OF TRASH AND DONT WASTE MY TIME BECASUE I WILL NOT READ YOUR NONSENSE YOU ARE A COMPLETE IDIOT AND A WASTE OF LIFE.GO CRAWL UNDER A ROCK AND DIE WORM!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

me,you and mr bumming would make a nice couple why dont you ask him out for a drink at the gay bar you go to?


FrustratedUnemployedCitizen
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

Bunning is a damn ScumBag!!!! he needs to be voted off the senate. I'd like to throw a fatball right at his damn head. If anyone bumbs into him in the street, I would hope you let him have a ear full. Scummmmmmmmmmmm Bag!!!! I'm sure he is supporting bills of much less importance, then helping the American people. Government is so damn corrupt, and a damn MONOPOLY.. they control everything, including the lives of Unemployed Americans. one Fast ball to the damn coconut mr. bumming.. I'd like to SOCK you right in the HEAD!


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

FRUSTRATED IM VERY MAD AS WELL BUT WATCH WHAT YOU SAY ON HERE BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING ALWAYS.THATS WHERE THEY SPENT THE UNEMPLOYMENT MONEY FOR PEOPLE TO SIT AND MONITOR THE INTERNET FOR THREATS LOL!THE REAL TERRORISTS IS YOU BIG BROTHER SO SAVE THE DRAMA.HEY WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT WHY CANT HE VETO THIS JACKASS BUMMING OR SOMETHING?


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

A PERSON PRACTICLY NEEDS TO KNOW SOMEONE TO GET A JOB AT MCDONALDS BECAUSE THE JOB MARKET IS SO BAD RIGHT NOW AND THERE ARE IDIOTS ON HERE SAYING GET A JOB?WE ALL WANT JOBS YOU MORON THERE ARE NONE TO GET.I SWEAR TO GOD ME,I HATE YOUR ASS BUT IM SURE YOUR WORDS WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU ONE DAY IT MAY NOT BE TODAY OR TOMORROW BUT WITH YOUR ATTITUDE LIFE IS GOING TO THROW SOME SHIT YOUR WAY DONT YOU WORRY ABOUT THAT THEN WE WILL SEE WHOS CRYING


Steven
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

Why would Bunning hold and and stop the bill? Because he's not running for re-election. From what I've read the people of Kentucy loathe him and wouldn't vote for him anyways. It's just a terrible way to go out.


Steven
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

Why would Bunning hold and and stop the bill? Because he's not running for re-election. From what I've read the people of Kentucy loathe him and wouldn't vote for him anyways. It's just a terrible way to go out.


JacquelineG
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

I can't believe this. I rec'd partial benefits due to having a pt job, and opted to go to school full-time b/c I couldn't find a full time job anyway. I figured I'd graduate faster.
So now, I'll be in school full-time, only able to work part time and not make it, and oh..I can't opt out of school b/c I accepted low interest loans to help pay for it, so I'm still liable for a large percentage of that, the school keeps a percentage of tuition depending on when you stop going..
I was told I wouldn't have to chose between basic needs/bills and school. Do I educate myself to land a better paying gig and hope I don't lose my house and everything while going or forget about school and try to find a full time job and live paycheck to paycheck..again.
As far as 'paying for it'..there's a lot this country hasn't and will never be able to ..'pay for'..what a lame excuse. Does anyone really believe this country will ever be in the black?
'Free money'? I've been paying into unemployment for a long time, I've held a job since I was 16, I've paid IN on taxes, I don't use any other type of federal funding other than UI, and felt kinda bad about THAT.
My state, is next to his 'commonwealth' ..maybe they're not doing as bad as we are, our jobs are going overseas, companies downsized everyday. I lost my job through 'no fault of (my) own', and this idiot .
I'm totally wasting energy..what's the use, really.


Unemployed Vegas Gal
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

Don't worry guys you will get your unemployment on Monday when we have enough senators to vote on it…..it will just be delayed….hang in there!!!!


unemployedillinoislady
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

Thanks for putting this up here. Let's figure out a way to get around this guy. Please help the unemployed! What ever you can do!


JacquelineG
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

Read this article, on this same site, it's enlightening as fas as the 'why'?

http://washingtonindependent.com/77846/on-unemp…


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 26, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

TY FOR THE INFORMATION BUT NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO PLAY GAMES WITH PEOPLES LIFES!TO YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE BAD MOUTHING PEOPLE ON UNEMPLOYMENT YOU NEED TO STFU BECAUSE ITS NOT OUR FAULTS COMPANYS MOVED OUT OF THE COUNTRY OR WERE CLOSED DOWN!DONT YOU DARE TALK BAD ABOUT PEOPLE FOR NO REASON!THIS IS NOT A GAME HERE I ALREADY HEARD THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR FIGHTING LIKE CATS AND DOGS OVER MONEY BECAUSE THE HUSBAND IS ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND ALL HELL WAS BREAKING LOOSE OVER THERE THE KIDS WERE SCREAMING AND CRYING I DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED SO THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS THING WE ASE DEALING WITH AND UNLESS CONGRESS GETS IT RIGHT THINGS ARE REALLY GOING TO GET BAD


thatperson
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 12:21 am

So it's not okay for American citizens to get unemployment money, but it's okay for big corporate banks to get bailout money. I'm so confused right now. Oh wait Bunning probably is a whore for those banks.


Marcela
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 12:25 am

When he said he missed his basketball game, they should have responded on the floor with, “Tough Shit!”


Marcela
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 12:25 am

When he said he missed his basketball game, they should have responded on the floor with, “Tough Shit!”


Marcela
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 12:27 am

It takes a cold person to not realize this!


Marcela
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 12:27 am

It takes a cold person to not realize this!


Marcela
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 12:27 am

It takes a cold person to not realize this!


f'n ky
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 5:12 am

Bunning can go fuck himself with a big Kentucky horse dick. He's sure to love it. What a selfish prick!!!!


WHITE MANIK
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 8:17 am

I am organizing a demonstration aginst this selfish liberal nazi. We have the much needed permits to protest this pig! We will have a nice parade loaded with
BOARS FOR BUNNING-to participate send e-mail to the CONTACT US part of his GOV WEBSITE!!!!!


Kevin
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 11:07 am

He isn't a liberal, he's a conservative. A conservative that always votes with his party (who by the way, aren't standing behind him now), even when he's voting “yes” for spending more money that could be taken from unused funds elsewhere. This is a tactic because he's trying to secure a tax break for the rich. Don't think it's working! Ohio's Gov. enacted emergency COBRA coverage for everyone in the state that was going to lose it, one way or another they will go around Bunning and get the extension. No one is government wants what Bunning wants, a lot of them are going up for re-election (including McCain) and know that if they don't vote yes they will lose.


unemployedillinoislady
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

Last night, Senator Harry Reid's attempt to move a 30 day extension of UI and COBRA was met with an objection by Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY), who complained that the 30 day extension would not be paid for with another offset.

Today, however, Senator Jon Kyl's (R-AZ) office is telling people that they are holding up the extension as leverage to get a further repeal of the estate tax. Right now, the 1.2 million workers who will lose benefits in March, as well as their families and their communities, are being held hostage by partisan attempts to gain an advantage for the families of deceased multi-millionaires.


Kevin
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

Contact this scum's office and let them know what you think! http://bunning.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuse…


johnassadourian
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

well mr bunning i hope you are happy!i just found out what happened at the house next door(see my post below from yesterday)the man who lives next door was collecting unemployment and when the extentions were stoped his wife was confused and started asking him questions about it.I guess he wasnt in the mood and stressed out over being on unemployment so he snapped yesterday and attacted his wife.The kids saw this and went to help thier mother and the guy attacked his kids as well!He beat his wife and 3 daughters to the point they had to be put in the hospital and he is on the run from the police.Great job mr bunning i hope you are proud of what you did to this one family and i have a feeling this kind of thing went on in other homes last night and they will for sure in the future.You are worst than any beast this world has ever seen sir.these girls are like between the ages of 8 to 14 years old and now they get beaten by thier father to the point they have to be put in the hospital!I do not know this family well but they have lived there for 2 years and ive never seen the police there or any sign of trouble.Thank you sir for all you have done to us.I hope when you see your maker he sends you straight to hell


lostjobs
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

I have heard that some of these Senators and Congressmen up there are actually senile. And should have retired a long time ago. Yet in the job market they descriminate against you if you are over 40. Yet we have here in Congress people who have our lives in their hands with life and death decisions for all Americans. And many of them up there are not playing with a full deck or got all their marbles.
This could be the problem Senator Bunning has. Good thing he will retire in a year.


lostjobs
Comment posted February 27, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

Why don't we vote on how much money Senator Bunning collects on his retirement?
And then turn him down. Tell Bunning the taxpayers are sick of paying for fat cats
retirment benefits. And just before he gets ready to retire and collect his benefits we will tell him he will have to wait until we decide how it can be payed and out of what fund. And oh, yes we decided he will have to take a cut in pay. That will save the taxpayers a lot of money.


gopforgenerations
Comment posted February 28, 2010 @ 1:07 am

that would be conservative not liberal


JacquelineG
Comment posted February 28, 2010 @ 1:12 am

It seems you have to live in another country to continue to be helped by THIS country. I'm all for humanitarian aid, believe me, but like my great grandfather used to say, charity begins at home. Help citizens first, worry about the popularity contest later.


jobless2
Comment posted February 28, 2010 @ 9:37 am

Where's Obama?? Like he cares!


Oldmantonyv
Comment posted February 28, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

If the Republicans continue these tactics there may well be riots right here in America. It is inconceivable to me how anyone could vote for a Republican in the November election this year. Their stupidity, shortsightedness, and greed will bring this contry to its knees. Their tactics are only about power. Republicans, to me at least, actually seem DEMONIC. Democrats, unfortunately, are Spineless. The United States of America is Dying.


Worriedsick
Comment posted February 28, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

I am so worried for my friend, she lost her husband 2 years ago suddenly from a massive stroke, soon after that she lost her job, company shut down. She worked for them for almost 30 years.
She has struggled very hard to make ends meet. This was her third extension on unemployment. She has applied for every job opening she heard about, but with her being 50 years old, no one wants her. Jobs here are very few and far between.
We are one of the highest states unemployed.
She uses a wood burning stove to heat with, barely could afford to buy wood this year and sometimes I think she didn't have wood but would not tell anyone.
Her car is now broke down and she can not afford to have it fixed.
SHE IS A VERY INDEPENDANT AND STRONG WOMAN. She will not ask anyone for help. I have let her use my car, because my husband and I can get by with just his truck for now. ( Actually I had to make her take my car )He is also about to lose his job, barely working one or two days a week and we have barely been making it ourselves. It's so hard to help someone when you can not even make it yourself. We are in fear of losing our home and are behind on almost every bill we have, what has happened to the good old USA. There seems to be no hope anymore.
WE are all hard workers , that's the way we were raised and nothing was ever give to us, now when we have to swallow our pride and ask, theres nothing there.
All the blood, sweat and tears, broke down bodys and health problems for nothing.
Just to lose everything we all worked so hard all our lives to have.
It's so sad.


john assadourian
Comment posted February 28, 2010 @ 10:00 pm

This is one hell of a mess we are all in people are dying out there in our own country!familys are being torn apart,people are starving,no heat,no hot water,homeless and we argue over where the money is going to come from to save them???????????What is wrong with you people cant you see this is one of the last steps to the end for all of us!We as a race are in big trouble and you people are sleepwalking through it all.Im afraid our time is about up it is probably long over due the way we treat eachother anyway!


ggWeezy
Comment posted March 1, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

I wish someone would tell this big mouth Bamming that Unemployment INSURANCE has already been funded…by us! Tell us where our money has been spent. Employees and employers have been paying into unemployment forever; are you telling me that money is all gone along with all the interest it has earned over the years? Or, has it just been spent on other things…as usual.


ggWeezy
Comment posted March 2, 2010 @ 4:13 am

I wish someone would tell this big mouth Bamming that Unemployment INSURANCE has already been funded…by us! Tell us where our money has been spent. Employees and employers have been paying into unemployment forever; are you telling me that money is all gone along with all the interest it has earned over the years? Or, has it just been spent on other things…as usual.


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Zekcat
Comment posted March 14, 2010 @ 3:00 am

Hi,

Did Sen. Bunning vote for the Iraqi war back in I think 2003? If so, why is he so concerned about $10 Billion when we have been spending billions and billions on that war. What, is it more popular to vote for a war than to help those at home in need?


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Zbiles
Comment posted June 12, 2010 @ 2:52 am

Hi
I would like to know what people collecting unemployment are suppose to about do when it is very difficult to find jobs and the people that are steady loosing them suppose to do? The only money I have is my unemployment and I pay bills with that what if any thing will be done to help us do this?

I have lost my job of ten years I have gone back to school to improve myself and it is just hard to find work in the field I have chosen.

As American's we have stopped thinking about the people here at home and send $10 Billion on a war that seems to take care over sea's and leaves us sitting the dust. I go to the store and there are always either men or women asking for your change. What is the riches country in the world coming to?


Zbiles
Comment posted June 12, 2010 @ 3:08 am

Obama is where he should be, Please realize that he has to try to clean up the mess the befeld him before he can really show any new and improved plans to help turn the recession around. He is not superman and he really is trying to help all people it is really just that it is going to take more than one year and people that believe in him and are willing to work with him and not against him. Give the man his props, he has to clean up what is before him before he can show up and show just what he really can do if we work together, not against him.


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Comment posted December 2, 2010 @ 6:19 am

Good point!


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