Unemployment Extension Coming on Tuesday

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm

It has been 44 days since Congress let federally extended unemployment benefits lapse for 300,000 workers per week. Now, more than 2.1 million have lost the subsistence-level checks. Today, the National Employment Law Project highlighted the case of one 17-year veteran of the banking industry:

I never had any intention of having to depend on unemployment benefits, but the events of the last few years have made it unavoidable. I am 59 years old, and have been working and paying into the unemployment pool through my payroll taxes since I was old enough to get my working papers at 16. That is 43 years. As a kid, I had a paper route, mowed lawns, washed cars and did whatever odd jobs I could find to earn pocket money. …

Since being laid off, I spend most of every day looking for work. I have sent out literally hundreds of resumes, joined all  the online job networking sites, signed up for daily job alerts online from every site I’m familiar with and responded to every print job posting I qualify for.  In all that time, I have had two interviews. I have applied for jobs for which I am a perfect fit, jobs for which I am over-qualified, and unpaid internships just to have a chance to demonstrate my skills. I have been willing to accept positions paying far below what I used to earn.  It is a demonstrable fact; I want to work.

Because Congress has not yet voted to restore the extension of unemployment benefits, my unemployment benefits lapsed on June 2, 2010.  I have been put into a position of needing unemployment benefits to pay my rent and keep food on the table, through no fault of my own.  My economic survival and the economic survival of millions of American families depends on passing this extension.

But today, speaking on the Senate floor, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the majority leader, said Sen. Robert Byrd’s (D-W.Va.) replacement will be in Washington on Monday and will be sworn in at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. (Byrd passed away at the end of June at the age of 92.) And the Senate will vote for extended unemployment benefits immediately after Byrd’s replacement is sworn in — restoring help to millions of families retroactively, and continuing the benefits through the end of November.

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we are screwed
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

fuk the cold i live in chicago been out side a little warm life is hard dont know if i will last till winter


Soapydoggydog
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:16 pm

the reason nothing will ever change is because we don’t vote out the incumbent-even the good senators should be voted out-the reason being is that who ever ets in will need to know they must do the peoples work.long time dems or reps are to stupid to understand this concept so they won’t do it-even if you vote for a retard-it send a message-don’t fu2k with th e voters.


Rumplshanx
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

First of all, if you’re going to be posting your opinion on this matter, try spell checker. Secondly, if you’re one of the lucky people to have a job at this point, you should be working instead of blogging right now!


ChukarCory
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:29 pm

Don’t the democrats control the House, the Senate, AND the Presidency? Quit blaming the boogeymen for the Chief Executives’ failures.


The1archangel1
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

Good luck getting the assistance u need if u are a middle aged couple. I have been to every agency to get help with rent, power food ect.. all the things that are need to stay alive in this world, but they could not help because there r so mary other worse off than use Really? We received foodstamps but that does not cover soap, paper products ect.. How do they expect us to even look for work when we can’t even take a shower?


Kelly
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:03 pm

The Congress needs to be responsible if they let the citizens go homeless and die of starvation. They need to be tried for mass murder. They are letting the military fight in these stupid wars and let illegals come over the border. Senators and Congressman, CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT!


Poeticjustice73
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

And, another week passes where so many of us are unable to pay our bills or put food on the table! I am glad to hear they are going to vote on it again, but sorely disappointed that at least 5 more days will pass before we get relief! And, that is if it truly passes! The Senate should be ashamed of themselves for the position they are putting millions of hard-working Americans in. Not only should this have been passed weeks ago, but there is no reason why the unemployed have been treated like deadbeats who would rather sit at home collecting our huge benefits than be productive members of society again!

I would like to thank those in the news media who do choose to write about this issue. It feels like it is being kept a secret from all but those who are directly affected. I cannot believe that the American people even realize that this is going on. It is so wrong to allow the Senate to treat so many undeserving people so badly!


Abram956
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

I can't believe that it took so long to approve the unemployment extension! Oh but we have money to give to haiti and other countries instead of helping our own!


Still Unemployed
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

That is so much BULL. God help us if a another Democrat Senator pass away before Tuesday what will happen then, will we have to camp out with our family for another month until this is resolve. F the checks WE NEED JOBS NOW!


Jimbo1059
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

Thank you for your comments. I agree wholeheartedly. It seems in the media that the BP oil spill, Lindsey Lohan, Mel Gibson, and the financial reform bill are all more important than 3.1 million americans who have lost their unemployment benefits as of June 2, 2010. The Senate should truly be ashamed to look at any hardworking, out of work american in the eye and say that they have done the right thing by letting this go on for 44 days.


Ebrumfield
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

What about those who have nothing until Tue.? People need help now.


sodacan
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

Don't count your chickens and don't forget come November if it passes. I havent voted since Ragan. but I am now opposite of each party that is in power now. Vote them out all of them.Repub or Democrat. Does it really matter? 2 card monty with no pea under the shell.


Simshow
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

no this is more important: In a letter to Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D., N.Y.) asked the Cupertino, Calif. company to provide customers with a clearly written explanation of the cause of the iPhone 4's reception problem and “make a public commitment to remedy it free of charge.”


Ron
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

This still does not include the 99,s so i guess oh well we are on our own.


David Juda
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

mushroomman Washington does not have to be in its current configuration much longer. Vote – its the only thing that will act like kyptonite to Super Washington.


doobie
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

what if a republican were to die today…


smg
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

Sodacan:

Be sure the person you are voting out is one that is not voting in your best interests. An informed vote is always the best. I will not be voting out my two democratic senators even though I am a republican. Their voting records show that they not only voted for this but voted for the closure of the offshoring loopholes that caused this crises.

An informed vote is always for the best.

However, if your democratic senator or republican senator isn't voting the way you want, vote them out.


Bigkwheeler
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

I am 46 and have worked all my life. The plant I worked in for 15 years closed due to the economic turmoil our country suffers from. I took a job in another plant shortley after, and they too had to shut operations down. I have worked a total of 30 years and have drew unemployment a grand total of 1 year. My unemployment ran out June 2 of this year. I realy need the unemployment extension, I am about a week away from telling my two teenage children that we are homeless. I hate depending on unemployment, I have posted about 200 resumes and have had one interview. I want to work, I have worked my whole life. Please, I beg for an extension! My family begs for an extension! I use to be a proud man, but this has brought me to my knees. Ibeg for this extension, so I can keep a roof over my kids head. I beg not for me, I will do what I have to, but young children should'nt be homeless due to no fault of my own. Please Help!


Stressfully Sad
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

we are waiting for it to pass as well. we counted on that income. husband can't find a job. I had to get a 2nd job to try to fill in the slack. not many hours though…pays a lot less than his unemployment…just enough to make sure we can eat and enough for me to buy gas to get to work on my 1st job. Stressfully sad! We've been trying to find him a job, but NO ONE's calling.


lacey
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

ho


Jlbxcx
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

Has anyone seen John Cornyns facebook page where he asks what if any legislation would Texans approve of him voting for if it means increasing the budget? I give you one guess as to the results. Please go rip him a new one if you have a FB account. It is a few topics down on the page but has more responses than any topic. I'll bet the heartless worm STILL votes against it.


Jlbxcx
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

Increasing the deficit I should say.


lacey
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

i hope in november no one votes for the republicans since they dont care about the unemployed. I hope they all get voted out so things for the low class people go through


Simshow
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

we need to increase taxes on american companies manufacturing overseas and selling to US, tariffs on imports, stop this nafta non-sense. bring our manufacturing jobs back and rebuild america. like the new jeep cherokee ad says “we used to build things”. anyone agree or disagree with comment please reply.


Dr1212601
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

I am in the same boat, and the extremely sad part of the situation is that the republicans could careless if we live on the streets. I shouldn't say just republicans, our President appears to MIA in this matter, showing neither support for or against the extension, however, I believe that his inaction speaks volumes.


Gibster466
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

The world would be a better place !


Ps_cf
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

AMEN! We seem to have plenty of money for other countries but we crap on our own people!


Debramcnatt
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

After worrying about how to pay for the UI extension the “OTHER” Repbulican senator from Texas announced at a new conference today that they WILL be extending NASA trips for another year. She did not explain how they would pay for it or the flood insurance legislation she got passed a few weeks ago. See for yourselves…
http://www.click2houston.com/news/24270842/deta…
or
http://www.click2houston.com/news/24270842/deta…

I guess the 14.6 million unemployed as just not as important as the 7000 NASA employees.


Don
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

We could also pull our troops out of the two wars, and save billions or is it up trillions a month, that is only financial cost, but more importantly it would save lives.

Maybe if we ended our hand outs to ALL of the countries we give money to, we would have a hell of a lot more money to help us here at home. “God helps those who help themselves.”


poor
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

“The poor complain, they always do….but thats just idle chatter…OUR system brings rewards to all….at least to those who matter..”


Janetsinbox
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

If you haven't voted since Reagan then YOU are part of the problem in this country!


Melissa Hudson
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

My 45 year old cousin, who was laid off his job in April 2009, has sat back and collected unemployment, living in the basement of my 87 year old grandmother's house, all the while complaining about the evil Republicans. He is counting the days until Tuesday – literally – telling me almost daily how many days there are to go until his unemployment is reinstated. Pathetic.


Jdmaz
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

Gee how wonderful lets all wait until Tuesday to vote.II bet if one just of the them scrum bags up there had been laid off or some form of family member let go and there unemployment ran out THEY WOULD PULL ALL KINDS OF STRINGS to make sure they got paid somehow. I have been with out money since March 1st and have been trying to save my life from destruction for over two years. I don't see much help from any job source and I don't foresee it getting better. Dare I even mention an emergency extension for thoe's who are unfortunate enough to be out of work and have collected for 99 weeks by no faults of our own. Hell maybe it will get approved by November and then it will be way to late maybe even a back pay like what there are going see for this extension hopefully on Tuesday HA HA just a thought. Whos strings can I pull to try to get some type of job any job again. The 99ers I guess are SOL and no one can give to craps about. I always said If I ever won the lottery I would pay back what ever unemployment I have used just so someone else could benefit from it, with that said I am not even sure the funds would go to help someone else any way. Why even bother any more it is clear that no one cares about no on but them selves anymore. In times like this you can bet your butts you really now who your true friends are and who your own Country looks after. Good Luck to all of the unemployed may you find peace and happiness somehow.


d10757
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

Time to decend on the HHS office. The can give you food stamps, help with rent or mortgage, transportation help and help with medical problems. If they start seeing it is going to come out of the budget somewhere maybe they will realize it is cheaper to fund UI>


Stressfully Sad
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

OMG! WTH?


2elumin8
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

Problem occurred due to party lines, Lacey. While I feel your pain & it has teh “R” name, my point of view is in changing government we need to change the way WE respond. If we target the ones who have historically voted NO on this issue and make it public -REGARDLESS of party name, we make a HUGE statement that will begin to change the name of the way we do business as a nation, for the better by giving specific reasons & avoiding throwing out the baby with the bathwater by separating us with party names.
My party name is “free to think, responsibility to act” ;)


Teachermissy
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

The senators that didn't want to pass the extension said that the $30 billion spent would cost too much, but they don't even blink at the fact that they spend that much in just a few months in Iraq, fighting another country's civil war!!!! If we didn't have to spend so much on this damn war in a country that no longer wants our help, then there would be A LOT more money to spend on the programs needed to help our own citizens!!! Nobody came and fought our Civil War for us – why do the politicians think that it's going to work for us to fight someone else's Civil War for them?!?!?!?

With the state of our economy, we need to keep as much money here to help our own citizens before helping the world. But if we have to help others, I would rather see us helping places like Haiti, who suffered from a natural disaster of unprecendented proportions (for them) or Darfur, helping people that have no one else to fight for them – rather than a country like Iraq that believe that we are evil and infidels and are fighting a civil war among themselves. We're evil, but it's okay for us to fight their war for them?!?!?!?


Worried and Scarred
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

I havent found a Job yet and I had my job for thirteen years. My husband is disabled and cant work we have children living at home. Because of the econmy and the way things are going I am ready to find a part time job at Donatos. I lost my unemployment in May. I missed the extension by one week. I cut coupons and struggle every day. Have trouble paying for prescriptions. Some we just dont get. But yet Haiti received 6 billion from us,THE USA, But we make 3 dollars to much to get public assistance. I have worked for 24 years since I was 16 and worked 3 jobs and went to school. What a Wonderful Life.


Joshua_james
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

Thank Jimbo1059…..That's what I was going to say!…..Lets say it does pass, then what do we do in November! Another vote….I live in Michgan and it gets cold here! It will really be hard to live on the streets then!


Bigkwheeler
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

what realy burns my fanny, why we all set here in limbo, cant feed our kids, pay our bills, or keep a roof over our heads, congress had time to take a recess over the fourth!! That tells me they could care less! Where is the Pres. , missing in action again? He suppose to have the power to get something done, he don't care either. If this extension don't go through quickley things could get dangerous for everyone. People will start doing what they have to to provide for their families. It will be Dodge City all over again!


Don
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

Haven't you heard, its a job requirement to become a republican Senator that they have no conscious, morals, value or sympathy.


Jjmull3
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

Tariffs on imports could be seen as a violation of WTO agreements, and other countries whom our country imports from could retaliate with their own tariffs on our exports to them. It's a vicious cycle. As for manufacturing jobs, its hard for us to compete since there are so many low cost labor countries that we are at a competitive disadvantage. If tariffs are placed on imports and domestic manufacturing is subsidized to be able to compete, they will have less incentive to create the best quality product for the lowest possible price since because the tariffs and subsidies acts as a shield from competition. Not to mention consumers could end up paying a higher price for a same or lower quality product. I'm not saying we should give up on manufacturing, we should find our competitive advantage. Once found, this might include retraining the workforce into that field.


JTSchiely
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

Lacey, just how stupid are you? Republicans proposed a “clean” bill, meaning JUST umemployment extension. No pet projects, no pork, no political payoff project money added. Republicans also said to use unspent stimulus money, since over $400 Billion has yet to be spent. Democrats want to add a pork laden bill to the deficit and “save” the unspent stimulus money to pass around right before the Fall elections to try to save themselves. VOTE FOR A CLEAN UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL WITHOUT ADDED PORK USING UNSPENT STIMULUS MONEY. Don't spread lies that Republicans don't care about the unemployed. They also care about future generations that Democrats are financially destroying!! Wake up. You probably voted for Obama because you thought it was “neat”. Get a brain!!!


Mcmary67
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

oh man dont say that!! :) as much as i hate the republicans we cant afford to have another senator die!! hopefully we get our benefits going again soon. im afraid whats going to happen if we dont.


Pynk
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

Obama shouldn't have let them recess until this passed. I support him 100% but this stunt he pulled by letting them recess for the 4th really pissed me off.


Mcmary67
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

so true!! when are we gonna start helping americans????


Dd
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

The worst part is they probably wont get the 60 votes. Dont count your chickens till they hatch!


Tammy-sage
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:52 pm

well that is sad but in my case and many other I worked for 25 years and my business closed there doors and I payed into this as well and received 26 weeks and that was all and I have a family as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


juanita
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

The unemployment extension Bill tier 5 has not been extended again for the last two and half months now. It seems that the senate keeps coming up with all kinds of excuse. I do not know if the representatives that we have elected into office are playing games with the American people. They always want to do a lot of add-on to a bill such as, the tax credit for the first time homebuyer. Those homebuyers may or may not live in that home. This is something that they do for an investor. Am a citizen of the United state and I never thought I would have to endurance the things like this not having to work because I want to ,or be being homeless because I am a renter and my rent have not been paid because I have no source of income. I cannot tell my property owner I waiting on congress to passed the unemployment extension bill when I already three month past due now. There are no agencies, which you can go to for help or relief. However, I went to agency to get help with my rent and utilities they ask me what was more important for them to help water or me with electric. Rent was out of the question I know my help to anyone that does not have a source of income. The sad thing is When you are not able to buy food to put on the table and you have to go to bed hungry and wakeup hungry that not a good feeling. Now that I am about to be homeless and Knowing that I do not have the money to move my things out of my apartments. I have lost everything that I owned .I never dream after I worked all my life and it all ended in a matter of months because I cannot find work. I cannot make any one give me a chance to work for them. Congress says that the unemployed is lazy and looking for handout what are you supposed to do. I just turn fifty-five this year and a single parent. I have submitting over three thousands résumé and job application, to vary companies. to be honest I don’t know if I ever will work again in the united states, first it was the hidden age discrimination, second it was the credit history to see if you are trusty worthy or not, third if you been unemployed over six months or longer employer will not be hired. I got twenty years before I can even think about getting social security .So when the lifeline ended so did everything else .so I Am angry because congress will not pass the unemployment extension Bill Tier 5 and they will not, meanwhile this has been going on for the last three months. The senate wants to know who going to paid for this that the question however, if this bill were to pass, it would have by now. The only thing we have is a blog to vent our frustration on and something that congress or the president will never read. This will drag out to November. Monday they say they are going to vote but that is not going to happen. What happen to the transparent? What happen to the American people rights of making sure things are done right for the people, no one cares and the politician have lost touch with the people. The very little people that at the bottom that are stuck in the mud and cannot move. There probably another congress break coming soon so this bill will never pass.


Brjui
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

ill gladly pay you tuesday for a cheeseburger today! and tuesday will come and it wont pass.. and it will be too late for another million lose it all! Angry does not even start to describe how i feal… i want revenge! and im not talking about november. there is absolutly no excuse for letting millions of law obideing hard working salt of the earth americans sit! the republicans and DEMOCRATs and OBAma are spitting in our faces! you think this game isnt done wile they sit and giggle about it behind closed doors? they are telling us week after week to FU**off and asking us …WHat are you going to do about it little people? ha ha ha and we bicker back and fourth about who's fault it is , when we all voted all of these peices of crap crimials into office! some for one side and some for the other but we all sent them there and now we pay!


Mcmary67
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

i know..why is this getting so little news coverage i mean millions of people without a way to support their families.we sure hear if another country needs help dont we??


Stressfully Sad
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

I totally understand. We have a 5 year old. Can't get any kind off assistance. I pray that my husband finds a job and soon! I dont like working 2 jobs, but I have to. The 2nd job doesn't pay much, and is a lot less than his unemployment, but still we are barely getting by! It's sad!


BLIPDR
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

IT'S FUNNY HOW THEY HAVE NO PROBLEM VOTING ON REDUCING THE CAPITOL GAINS TAX FOR THE RICH, BUT THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED THE MONEY GET SHIT ON. OUR GOVERNMENT SHOIULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. NICE JOB GUYS.


Boyhowdy
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

Who is byrds replacement? How do they know,” the Senate WILLl vote for extended unemployment benefits immediately after Byrd’s replacement is sworn in — restoring help to millions of families retroactively, and continuing the benefits through the end of November.”? I mean how do they know it will go through? Sounds kinda fishy to me. I hope the crooks do it before I am homeless.


Pmandbwright
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

I say anyone who is in office now is voted out and that the voter turnout is at it's highest.


TEYEU
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

by not passing the bill till tuesday Maybe… UNEMPLOYED ARE LOOKING AT AUGUST BEFORE ANYTHING COMES IN THE MAIL! WILL YOU HAVE A MAILBOX ON AUGUSTS 1ST?


Smitty0405
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

Okay, so let's just say they pass it on Tuesday (not that I believe it) it still has to go to the house & then back to the senate so… Additionally, they will only have 13 business days before they go to ANOTHER recess. So are they really going to do anything? I'll believe it when I see it, but I think pigs'll fly first.


George W. Hayduke
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

All I want is access to the benefits, ESPECIALLY HEALTH CARE, that Congress votes upon themselves. We the People and They the People should not have different employment rules.


Ddpx
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

The time waiting for the extension approval is time that stands still. I feel every minute to not eating, paying for my bills and so on like so many others. If this situation was not considered an emergency to the Washington than what is?
Six days before a vote. 144 hours just before a vote. Then you add to signing and then add the days it will take for the Labor departments to make the funds available and you have unbearable suffering. I don't understand how the republicans can unify with such vigor against the citizens they are suppose to be representing. I don't care what party you represent a fast approval should of taken place. If I were a republican Senator I would demand a vote for this today and be the hero for the party and could take the media away for a week just on this act of humanity and good economics. Here they sit think they have a chance in overcoming the message we do not see the benefit in investing in our working citizens and the back bone of America it is not the 2% of the richest Americans that make this country or the angry t party that can win these elections.
Remember who is at least trying to make a difference in November.


revolutionary
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

Wake up People!!! It's not just the republicans that are to blame. Its the democrats too. They are both acting like spoiled brats and digging in their heels until they get what they want. They ALL need to be voted out. All of them. Not just republicans and not just democrats. We the American people need to show these traitors to the American people that we can and will rise up against them when pushed too far. Stand outside the polls in November and remind voters just what happened this summer. We need to get these greedy traitors out of office period. And if the next group doesn’t make things better then vote them out. And keep voting them out until they realize they cant hold us hostage any longer. We have only ourselves to blame because we voted them in in the first place. Now is the time to stand up and correct our mistakes. We must stick together and take back our country. By voting them all out!!!!!! REMEMBER NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!!


Brknhrt56
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

In the case of a death in Congress such as Senator Byrd, why can't the President override the vote? In today's economic situation we need a more modern updated means to pass bills. This is a national emerency! I am amongst millions of Americans that need these extensions as well. People are angry and have every right to be. Has Obama addressed the nation on the unemployment benefits? Or did I miss the speech? Everyone must continue to call and e-mails all the senators. Consider your vote in November! I know I won't forget this travisty!


Tiffany
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

And this is when we should create a FB group to protest. I mean why they don’t just drug test everyone on social services. I'm sure that will give us the funds we need to pay the hard working laid off Americans…. hahaha but seriously we can keep paying for DSS recipients, who most have never worked( they had babies so young they never had a chance to look for job..) NOT ALL BUT MOST AT LEAST HALF. It’s time for an uprising from the People … So let’s start rallying and get a FB page started… I’ll create it I’ll call it Americans taking back America… Who with me…. Add me on FB ppl…


Happythatsright
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

Good ole Kay Bailey Hutchinson. I can't stand that woman. She wont be in office very long she ran for governor and lost in the primary's Here in Texas. Her and Corrin are the bunch of douche bags. I am counting down till Tuesday as well. The unemployment INSURANCE Benefits help the economy out so much. I have been working since I was 16 and got laid off @ the age of 34. I have been out of work since March of 2009 and I cannot find work. I have had interview after interview and all I get is they are on hiring freeze and then I find out that they would hire within the company. What I dont understand is why the hell would I waste my gas to find out that companies are on hiring freezes. So the White House States that 3 million jobs have been created. WHERE ARE THESE JOBS????


Bigkwheeler
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

Melissa, I realize your cuz is taking advantage of the system and shame on him! But what about the other98% of us who are'nt? Does that make it right? Hell No!!!


Lindalsouth
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

Dear Debramcnatt in responce to your comment .NASA accually empoloyes people all over the contry.The give work to all kinds of buisness.From big companys to the little guys as well.I had a friend who worked for a small buisness on those computericed lays things.And his little company got the work from NASA as well.So despite what you may think NASA keeps a lot of regular people you and me employed.


larryeater
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

I've been watching the Senate on C-Span. The Democrats and Obama are trying. The Republicans all vote NO and fillibuster, keeping the bill as other bills from passing. The Republicans want more take cuts for the richest 2 percent. Haven't we supported them long enough? Why can't some of our tax money go to us when we need it? Like Unemployment and to go to the doctor?


shutesnladders
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

wow ,look were living in candyland…aren't fairy tales neat!!!

I mean it should go as described,but I am doubtful at this point.Please show me next week that I was wrong to doubt


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Metatron
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

to mellissa Hudson, I understand your complaints, but “poor” I don't think you would get up on a podium and say that, and what rewards are you talking about? a 70 year old retirement age? NAFTA, tell me what rewards your dreaming about. Rewards would be job retension, if you out source then the jobs must be protected here, these “poor” people used to be middle and upper class citizens that put the UI money in our Goverments hands, that then get the carpet yanked out of under their feet , if your just on here to be a “troll” then really please go back to your social network and quit being so apethetic!


QTLUCY
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

AGREE!!!!!!!!!


Happythatsright
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:15 pm

If Congress would of done this or the White House proposed that the 5 million people out of work get a 25 thousand dollar credit card to be regulated. Cannot pull out cash to purchase illegal drugs. But, to purchase food, gas, rent/mortgage, and other goods here in America. The deficit wouldn't be an issue as of now. It would of put a high demand for jobs. This would of created numerous jobs her in the United States. The amount would of been just 125 billion dollars which is a difference of 662 billion dollars that could of been saved. For construction work on streets and other projects here in the United States. Instead of sending millions of millions of dollars to other countries. The Stimulus money is for the United States of America. Not jobs that are american that are over seas. Not to bail out Banks that wouldn't loan out money to people trying to purchase a home or a business. Or big Car companies what a waste of money that was.


pissed in VA
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

JT you are the stupid one! Who got us in this mess to begin with? How about that idiot George W! He will go down in history as the dumbest president of all time! I cant blame Lacey for voting for Obama, I would have voted for Fred Flintstone before voting for another damn Republican. After the American people see how the Republicans really are for the rich, it will be the end of the Republican party as we know it!! I will be damn glad too!! I guess you want to blame Bill Clinton for this mess. What was the deficit when he left office? What was the unemployment when he left? Who were we in war with? What a freakin dumbass!!!!!


JOSEPHGAL57
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

Dd thanks for being so negative!I need this extension bad!How do you know they wont get the 60 votes?I THINK THAT YOU ARE PROBABLY A PISSED OFF REPUBLICAN!!!AND FOR YOU DEMS WHOM VOTED FOR OBAMA WOULD YOU VOTE FOR HIM NOW?HE COULD TAKE CARE OF THIS BUT HE IS TO OCCUPIED SPENDING MONEY ON TWO STUPID WARS AND BAILING OUT THE BANKS ECT.


scott rudisill
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

tell your cousin he is why this extenstion is having such a hard time passing toget off his *** and look for a job


Tiffany
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

leaked internal Citigroup memo[4] happily declaring the United States a “plutonomy” (a society “where economic growth is powered by and largely consumed by the wealthy few”), with the top 1% of the population controlling more financial wealth than the bottom 95% combined. The same report also raises the concern of “societies demanding a more 'equitable' share of wealth”.


Thmas
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

Another brainwashed republican!Republicans are the reason the extensions were not passed!Is it worth starving just to say IM A REPUBLICAN!NO YOU ARE JUST AN IDIOT!


THOMAS
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

GOOD START!


Each
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:49 am

I was just going to say…


The1archangel1
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

no i will not have a house if they do not pass this extension. My husband and i have been given out of work since last nov we need help!!!


Guest
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:01 pm

This particular bill would not have to go back to the House because they already voted on it. It would just need the President's signature, which he would sign.


Di
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

I know what you are going through and just said a prayer for you. Hold on — And let's hope we'll get that extension on Tuesday. Something has got to break for us.


slc123
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

Really? And this “cousin” of yours? Does he/she have a name? Please…you're either lying (or paid to be on here) or you're cousin is the 1 percent of people who will always take advantage of anything they can. Just like the Republican Party….I say you are a lonely, sad and closed minded person.


staceC
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

Oh boy I just LOVE people like you & what you post:
Ahem…ok, so:
Over the course of eight short years — between 2000 and 2008 — the Republicans methodically executed their plan to transform American society. They systematically transferred wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest two percent of Americans — slashing taxes for the wealthy. They eviscerated the rules that held Wall Street, Big Oil and private insurance companies accountable to the public. They allowed and encouraged the recklessness of the big Wall Street banks that ultimately collapsed the economy and cost eight million Americans their jobs. They ignored exploding health care costs, tried to privatize Social Security, gave the drug companies open season to gouge American consumers and presided over a decline in real incomes averaging $2,000 per family. They entangled America in an enormously costly, unnecessary war in Iraq, pursued a directionless policy that left Afghanistan to fester, and sullied America's good name throughout the world.

Their economic policy of cutting taxes for the wealthy and deregulating big Corporations failed to create jobs. In fact, over his eight year term, George Bush's administration created exactly zero net private sector jobs. They inherited a Federal budget with surpluses as far as the eye could see and rolled up more debt than all of the previous Presidents in the over 200 years of American history. And in the end they left the economy in collapse.

This was not a disaster that could be remedied overnight. By taking bold action at the beginning of his administration, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress prevented the financial crisis from morphing into a Great Depression — but the Republicans, some Democrats, and the powerful special interests have done everything they can to throw sand into the gears of change. Most importantly, they have stood in the way of providing enough economic stimulus to launch a robust, widespread economic recovery.


staceC
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

Hi everyone…so you think you know it all about the Republican party…nope!
Here you go….enjoy (:
Over the course of eight short years — between 2000 and 2008 — the Republicans methodically executed their plan to transform American society. They systematically transferred wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest two percent of Americans — slashing taxes for the wealthy. They eviscerated the rules that held Wall Street, Big Oil and private insurance companies accountable to the public. They allowed and encouraged the recklessness of the big Wall Street banks that ultimately collapsed the economy and cost eight million Americans their jobs. They ignored exploding health care costs, tried to privatize Social Security, gave the drug companies open season to gouge American consumers and presided over a decline in real incomes averaging $2,000 per family. They entangled America in an enormously costly, unnecessary war in Iraq, pursued a directionless policy that left Afghanistan to fester, and sullied America's good name throughout the world.

Their economic policy of cutting taxes for the wealthy and deregulating big Corporations failed to create jobs. In fact, over his eight year term, George Bush's administration created exactly zero net private sector jobs. They inherited a Federal budget with surpluses as far as the eye could see and rolled up more debt than all of the previous Presidents in the over 200 years of American history. And in the end they left the economy in collapse.

This was not a disaster that could be remedied overnight. By taking bold action at the beginning of his administration, President Obama and the Democrats in Congress prevented the financial crisis from morphing into a Great Depression — but the Republicans, some Democrats, and the powerful special interests have done everything they can to throw sand into the gears of change. Most importantly, they have stood in the way of providing enough economic stimulus to launch a robust, widespread economic recovery.


so sad
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:18 pm

I totally agree with you simshow. They need to tax the heck out of companies that outsource their work. At this point in time, I would accept any type of work. I have long since given up on trying to replace my previous income. I am having no luck at all finding any job. I can't even get a housekeeping job that pays $7.50 an hour. Probably because I am too old (49) and am not bilingual. I would welcome the chance to “build things”


GC
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

Why do you have to wait until next week?, don't you have the sense of urgency? don't you thing about the families that are having difficult times to survive and get some food for their children.
Come on guys get to work and get this done as soon as possible. or be ready for the consequences in November.


Jazz1152
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

StaceC, I could not have said it better. I would say “Amen to that” but the term is no longer politically correct.


THE TRUTH
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

Lets get the facts straight—-

The Senate Dems have done everything possible to pass HR4213

They have reduced the cost of the original bill from 180B to 150B to 110B to 70B to 50B and now at 33B

Even with these compromises the senate Republicans have balked at everyone of these compromises offered by the Dems.

The senate Republicans at the same time don't bat an eye at okaying an unfunded 6 Billion dollar expense in Afganistan EVERY WEEK. or want continued taxs cuts for the ULTRA rich >2% of the American People.

If you'rd like to see how the Republican Party really cares about you the “common folk”—CHECK OUT http://WWW.SPREADIT.COM and read the senior senator's recent quotes from Arizona—-the Minority Whip the distinguished SENATOR JON KLY.

And while you're at it please take to the time call his offices and tell his staffers what you think about his comments regarding the unemployed who lost their jobs thru no fault of their own and look for work all the time.

602 840-1891
520 575-8633
202 224-4521

and while you are at it take the time to call Sen. McCain as well because he walks lock step with Kyl

602 952-2410
928 445-0833
480 897-6289
520 670-6334
202 224-2235

Remember this economic crisis occurred under George Bush with a republican controlled senate and house. 8 YEARS

That these same republicans passed the original extension tiers to a vote under George W.


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

My brethren! I fully agree with you being out of work. I've been out of work since August 2008. I have been looking for work knowing I was out of work since June 2008. I've had a few interviews but not as many as I've applied to. I send out no less than 20 resumes a week, and friends that was just targeting positions I can do. I've tried, retail (better have the experience), cleaning houses (better have the experience) and I have a damn BA in Business and am a film and music label veteran (15 years) and don't care. I want to keep my place! So to any idiot who says we are sitting at home waiting for a check think again. I live in West Hollywood and it's NOT CHEAP. Mail boxes, I like that comment, who is going to have a damn mailbox by the time these greedy idiots in Congress get back from their little holidays or the trip to Starbucks to send us a check if at all. I will not forget this come November. My car will be my address but I will vote you out where I can. Shame on you. Haiti? Iraq? Afghanistan, we build lives? How about at home?!?!?!?


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

Amen! I'm so freaking annoyed at Obama. This is just madness. I voted for him (even went to his inauguration) and I won't do it again. Hey Obama, let's have a beer summit about this! Fix it NOW.


Jazz1152
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

How about creating a steep tax or tariff for each job that is outsource to other countries.

The government should make them pay an export tax every pay period for each job that they outsource to other countries. The tax could be paid quarterly.

These corporations outsource the jobs for products that WE buy. (Dell is the worst). I am so sick of calling customer service or technical support only to speak to someone 8,000 miles away with an accent so thick that I can barely understand them.

Corporations want the safety and benefits of maintaining their company headquarters and to take advantage of the generous tax laws in the United States but don't want to employ its citizens.

Do you realize that all outsourced jobs are still considered an operating expense of the corporation? Because the wages are not reported to any U.S. agency you can bet your bottom dollar that this expense is inflated.

BUY AMERICAN IF YOU CAN FIND IT.


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

Thank you for posting this. Is it true that there is money left in the “stimulus package” that can fund this extension and that the Democrats (I'm one but not for long – Indie perhaps) refuse to use said funds? Any clarification will be helpful for me. :)=

BTW, I've tried calling several senators before the holiday break and it was amazing how their phones were “off”. No voicemail, etc. Got Boxer's office on the phone but that was like talking to myself.


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

Agreed! Nothing makes me see the red mist when I'm calling customer service for something I need, oh, my computer to apply to a job and I get read the company line off a sheet. God forbid I ask a question and it starts all over again. Buy American, kids. Keep the money here!


DIANE
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

I AGREE WITH YOU.I'M 35 & I'VE WORKED EVERY SINCE I WAS OLD ENOUGH TO WORK(14 OR 15) & I CAN'T GET ANY KIND OF ASSITSTANCE BUT YET WHEN I WAS WORKING FOR ALL THOSE YEARS PAYING IN TAXES PART OF THE TAX DOLLARS WENT TO FUNDING PROGRAMS THAT I DON'T SEEM TO QUALIFY FOR…I'M A SINGLE PARENT & I LOST MY JOB LAST YEAR TO NOT FAULT OF MY OWN & NOW WE'RE ALL WAITING ON CONGRESS TO DECIDE WHETHER TO EXTEND OUR BENEFITS BUT THEY CAN VOTE ON REDUCING THE CAPITOL GAIN TAX…WOW..WHAT ABOUT US.


Passingass
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

how about kicking the illegal out that has a job an american wants. i know of auto mechanics with phony papers working in dealerships yet bosses look the other way because these workers work harder than the legal workers. almost like slavery but i never say a work due to the fact that i like my fellow workers but this is the goverment job to do something.


THE TRUTH
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

StacC

You have got it right as rain and stated it as factual as any post I have read.

GOD BLESS YOU.

The one thing I would add is because they are now out of power they want nothing to make this economic recovery stall or stop for nothing but their OWN policitcal gain in November.

EVEN if it means doing it on the backs of MILLIONS OF GOOD HARD WORKING AMERICANS who can't find work.

Shameless, uncompassionate, heartless souls they are even if they have souls.

As Sen. Kyl said in his quote I mentioned earlier “it's kind of a nessary EVIL”

MEANING: we need to stop the unemployment extension to the American families who lost their jobs because of the economic crisis WE AS REPUBLICAN CAUSED.


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

In 16 days is the first of the month. Tick Tock. Don't think the landlords will be so warm and fuzzy. Good point Smitty! :)


DIANE
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

SO TRUE,WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN COUNTING ON THEIR CHECKS FOR WEEKS.THAT'S NOT RIGHT.PEOPLE HAVE BILLS TO PAY AND FAMILIES TO FEED.


Passingass
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

your job has been replaced sir by the chinese or indians. you have to learn to drive a truck or work at walmart, or go to nursing school. obama doesn't want you to make a six figure salary anymore. the faster you realize this the quicker you'll make a living wage again.


DIANE
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF & DON'T YOU KNOW IF THIS WAS CLOSE TO VOTING TIME THIS WOULD NOT EVEN BE AN ISSUE.IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SETTLED…THEY HAVE US RIGHT WHERE THEY WANY US…..


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

I like your point. This is insane. I have a chronic illness and for 2 years I've not really taken my stomach meds because I have no insurance and can't afford the $500/bottle every 2 weeks. I save 1 bottle, I bought from CANADA and use it when things get bad. Shame on them. We've paid into this and it's beyond shocking and revolting that these bastards enjoyed their July 4th with their barbecues, family outings, etc. when millions of Americans were lucky if they had the lights on. The game is coming to a close and I can't wait till November. I will vote the average Joe in the street before I take any Senator on either side of the aisle. Karma.


Passingass
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

Kyle or McCain are leporads with the same spots. Kyle is an idiot and McCain blows in the direction of any wind, since he is a windbag. W created a war to distract what the democrats had done before him. It doesn't matter which party is in power. All my life I have heard your children will pay for our mess. well it been 3 generations now and still the children havent had to pay. Just BS. You can send money to every third world country so now sign the extension for us. Americans Damn U!


DIANE
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

I TOTALLY FEEL YOUR PAIN.I'M A SINGLE PARENT TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET & CAN'T GET ANY ASSISTANCE BECAUSE I DRAW “TOO” MUCH UNEMPLOYMENT.& I'VE BEEN TOLD THAT ALABAMA HAS THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT PAYOUT.MY DEFINITION OF TOO MUCH & THEIRS IS TWO DIFFERENT MEANINGS.


THE TRUTH
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

The spending for the extension is “emergency” and therefore does require funding. Stimulus funding the Dems want to continue other projects.

It is exactly what other Presidents have done including Reagan –ANYTIME the unemployment rate has gone over 7.5%


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, so the Democrats want to take the available stimuls package funds to “continue with other projects”? Not unemployment insurance? Something beyond reform policies but an issue that actually means home or cement to many Americans. Let me know. :)= Thanks for your post!!!


ChukarCory
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

Yup, there's over $400 BILLION of the stimulus left and it's just sitting there. Perhaps it's all the “riders” that the democrats keep adding to the bill that has kept the Democrat controlled congress from passing this bill? Don't blame you for leaning Indie, I did the same from the other side.


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

Well said! You know what would be awesome as we are all too poor to march on DC. Find your Senator's office or home. Sleep on their damn lawn or outside their office door (who cares if they are there or not, their staff will show up) and just set up a second address there! :)= They are hiding behind their phones, let them feel the heat. REGARDLESS of where they are on the voting for against or for. Turn up the heat!


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:23 pm

Honestly, like many where I live, I made decent money nothing close to 6 figures but that shit was sucked up by the cost of living. I hear you, though!!! :)=


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

I love you Passingass, ROFL! :)=


ChukarCory
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

When you spen your first year in office forcing through a hugely unpopular health care bill (that will be thrown out in court, sure as day) instead of focusing on creating jobs…as long as his caddy is employed Obama is happy.


(shakes head)
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:28 am

Lol that’s why we get told bill’s need passed in order to know what the heck is in them. (shakes head) and better yet how about the promise that abortions wouldn’t be paid for in this Obama care. Yet another lie that has come out that our money that goes into this mess called Obama care DOES PAY FOR ABORTIONS.

Funny out of all abortions 73% of them are just for birth control from women that don’t want kids, sooo now all this money that was going to be saved lol will be pissed away by people that can’t be responsible what a joke!!

could go on and on, but I see no point in pointing out the truth when people only belive what they want to!!

But before I go I just want to point out that in the beginning Obama and many others where calling for Regain Omic’s funny that’s what G.W.B was doing in fact Obama has several critics for keeping several of Bush’s policy’s he campaigned on swearing he would change.

lol sheep to the slaughter I see in here.

Vote person not party!!!!!!!


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:29 pm

In all honesty, I don't think I would vote for him again. This is not of his making, but sir has not thrown his balls on the table and that pisses many of us off.


Globetrottingurl
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

Perfectly worded. Obama dropped the ball. He knows he is damned if he does or doesn't and at the end of the day people need to feed, clothe and shelter themselves. Not an issue to sitting in the corner on. Major f!@$ proportions on his part and I'm pissed.


PO'd in MO
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

Yet today, they voted on the Financial Reform Package. I find it especially bizarre that passing that package is WAY more important than passing the unemployment extension. People eating, feeding their kids and paying rent is not as important. SHAME on Congress for playing their petty games with our daily survival. SHAME on corporate america for starting this whole ball of misery to begin with. I, at this moment, am ashamed to call America my home.


John831
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

Lets see now, if this passes our States will tie this money up, 15% of the money I am hopefully going to recieve will go to late fees and overdraft charges. The check that I wrote for my health insurance bounced because I was not given a heads up that my benefits were ending. My credit score has been wounded, all because 2 parties of oversensitive, egotistical, unethical babies could not come to a decision to help the (usually) working man in one of the worst economies in history. Oh, and don't forget the psychological stress we all endured waiting on every moment and listening to horrible music on CSPAN…

You can't single the Republicans or the Democrats, our Government is made up of a bunch of out of touch, fatcat, aristocrats who said to the American taxpayer, go F yourself.. Give me all that money back I paid in since I was 10 delivering Pennysavers, Pizzas as a teen, and working in construction for 20 years.. I blame all of you, politicians who let us sit, edgey and nervous every waking moment, looking for work that just isn't there.

Heres an idea, hefty fines to those who hire illegals on a daily basis, the guys who are picked up like prostitutes every day at thier spots, and these folks who pay no taxes, yet abuse the system every time they have a kid, which we pay for, kid gets WIC which we pay for, and a SS# and healthcare..

Oh and don't worry, if jobs are not created soon we will all have a roof over our heads in prison, when we can't pay the taxes on the monies we recieve via unemployment… I'm sure the Government will symapthize with us then. This country is a melting pot where all the illegal immigrants from various countries are cared for and coddled,and us citizens and taxpayers get burned in the pot. I'm really living like a king on the $350 you are providing me per week…. Even if they pass it the damage that has been done is insurmountable for many, and I feel bad for those folks… We need jobs, make us work for our unemployment shoveling sh*t if we have to, send me some oily birds and I will clean them and nurse them back to health, but don't cut us.. Don't underestimate the power of the oppressed..

John M
Taxpayer for 30 years (income tax, sales tax, gas tax, cel phone tax, cable tv tax, electricity tax, property tax, school tax) Why don't you guys in the senate come by and kick me in the nuts while you're at it


ES
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

PO'd in MO, I understand you COMPLETELY, believe me: next week is my last week of checks. HOWEVER, eventhough I share your frustration, I do NOT share the shame. I ADORE this land/Country of ours and I pray for it and for its leaders, every day, all of them, no matter what political alliance they may have….
In the country of my birth, if you lose your job and can't make a living, you starve or your family helps you, period. The government doesn't step in, you don't count. So, though we have our struggles, and we have our priorities all screwed up sometimes, we are still a GREAT Country, we are still who we are. We're fighters, we're survivors, we revolutionaries…

Hang in there and I hope you get a great job soon….


Oxy
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

why you so stupid! Are you filling to go and work on a filed or construction when is more than 100F. Are you “american” like to do any dirty and hard job? So just shot your mouse and say thanks to all this illegal that do all necessary job for you. I wish one day all immigrants would go to their native country, and then we would see what will happen with America.


Ken
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

the story of the 59 year old unemployed banker reflects my situation exactly the same. I have had good phone interviews and once it is face to face and they realize I am 61 the interviews don't go so well. I am in the process of filing bankruptcy because of my personal situation. I have been unemployed for 7 months


Kelly
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 10:58 pm

If we could oust the Democrats and Republicans who are both controlled by the same elite wealthy bankers, then we could have a chance. I have been noticing in a rise of so many other parties on the ballots. They are not even getting a chance. LOL.


Kelly
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

What is the Congress going to do about the rise in homelessness? Could it be considered murder if they let mass people go hungry and on the streets? The people need to stand up and say the money is for the citizens and not the illegals!


The1archangel1
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

Keep faith Ken. My husband is 56 and he still only works off and on because of his age. He has been out of work since last Nov and i have been out of work for 2 years.


Fred
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

Why were they able to pass this bill and not the unemployment one?


The1archangel1
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:19 pm

In my vocab I say Amen and thank you God. We all need to make a stand and change everyone in Washington! I dont think they would ingore us if every tax paying, hard working, God loving americans stormed the White House!


Joe
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

im in the same boat……………there is no jobs in mississippi


joe
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:28 pm

Economist Chris O'Leary of the non-partisan Upjohn Institute for Employment Research says jobless benefits have never been scaled back with unemployment near 10%. “An extension seems appropriate,” he says
Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moodys.com, said if the U.S. Senate fails to pass an extension to unemployment benefits soon, the chances the country could slip back into a deep recession become “uncomfortably high.”


Fed up with the Fed
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

Well that makes 2 of us Oxy…Americans would be fine either way. Yes, we are WILLING to go to work in a FIELD or construction site no matter the weather ( my husband works as a welder in temps reaching 120+) No I don't feel like shooting my mouse (even though I don't have one…but if I did) I will however say to you..Shut your mouth. Thank you however for really making me laugh today with your ridiculous post.


Joe
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

i was relesed as a cut of heath insurance cuts at work i was there 10 years and some 20 and 27 …………..we was replaced by younger employees and low pay……………we was at the top of our pay .bluecross salesman was there the day we got laid off………………we worked around hazardus stuff and a few of got heath problems and ………….so we all was on the pre-existing heath problem to bluecross …………………so thank you “bluecross blueshield ” you cost a lot of familys jobs in tupelo mississippi


John831
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

Also, isn't the headline a bit misleading, shouldn't it be unempolyment extension may come Tuesday ? When you first read it you think it's a lock


Momszcamaro
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

My husband and I are both unemployed. Our jobs closed down. We had no choice and this is our fate after 40+ years of working. We are living day to day afraid of our future. Why we should have to lose everything including our home is beyond me. I feel our age plays in our job search. I think those who have no compassion for us such as congress should experience what we are and I'll bet they would have a different view. May god help us all as that's really all we have left.


Renee
Comment posted July 15, 2010 @ 11:54 pm

I HAVE to agree with the previous blogger::

“To everyone that is on unemployment and is responding to these blogs. We can sit in front of our computers and complain. That might make you feel a little better to let off some steam but the Senators that are blocking the extension benefit bill are not reading these blogs. They don’t care. What we can do is take action. Start calling every Senator that is blocking this bill. Most of these guys opposing this bill are millionaires, so you can see why they don’t care. To find your Senators contact info go to Senate.gov. Once you get their DC office number and fax number blast their phones with calls everyday.”

WE NEED ACTION – NOT COMPLAINING!!!

Get on the phones!


Grk99
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 12:02 am

If they do not approve the extension for EVERYONE then there should be NO extension at all. 99ers need more money too..


Ddpx
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 12:10 am

Renee is right…I have done that and will continue. My hope is that the filling up the mail boxes fax machines and so on they will move on this sooner. I also think we need to take this reality they, the republicans and show them what “WE THE PEOPLE” really means in November.

Just reported, the Bush tax cuts and breaks just was played out with the estate of the Yankee deceased owner. His family will save 500 million dollars in taxes that they do not have to pay. I;m so happy for them. I was worried how the rich were doing during these hard times. I wonder if the family of MR. YANKEE WILL USE THIS MONEY TO GENERATE JOBS?

Yea, lets vote in more Republicans in that's what we need as a Nation. $500 million to one family plus all of the Billions he was worth. Great Policy Making


Rcdavis101
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 12:16 am

So those that only received 26 weeks should be stuck even though you got 99 weeks? At least you had a chance to keep going for that long. I'm not far behind you, but to say that no one should get an extension if you don't is ridiculous.


Craig flowers
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:12 am

I have been unemployed for 81/2 months now. The 1st month I didn't file because I thought I would find a job quickly, didn't happen. So I filed and started collecting in Dec 2009. My 6 months were over June 12th. I have had to start selling personal belongings in order to survive. I have friends who have been recieving unemployeement checks for well over a year and still are getting them!! I KNOW it's tough these friends have been looking everyday just like I have and coming up empty just like I am. I just don't feel it's fair that their recieving checks and I'm not !?! Lets be fair about this!


steveself
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:17 am

This has been tragic for several families in my my own neighborhood. It is apparent that the federal extension for unemployment has affected more than a million families across the nation. It is ironic that congress could go on vacation for the 4th of July, un til the 12th of July. How important is this issue to congress? In my opinion, not very. Wow, we have to strive to help our citizens in need. This was a huge “slap” to the unemployed citizens of the United States. Congress needs to get the priorities straight due to this weakened U.S. economy and infrastructure. It saddens me to hear of the families affected by the economy….

Sincerely,
A concerned citizen and taxpayer.


RENEE
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:24 am

I HAVE to agree with the previous blogger::

GET ON THE PHONES!!!!!

“To everyone that is on unemployment and is responding to these blogs. We can sit in front of our computers and complain. That might make you feel a little better to let off some steam but the Senators that are blocking the extension benefit bill are not reading these blogs. They don’t care. What we can do is take action. Start calling every Senator that is blocking this bill. Most of these guys opposing this bill are millionaires, so you can see why they don’t care. To find your Senators contact info go to Senate.gov. Once you get their DC office number and fax number blast their phones with calls everyday.”

WE NEED ACTION – NOT COMPLAINING!!!

Get on the phones!


Suileabhan
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:36 am

Financial reform passed because of Scott Brown and 2 Repeublicans from Maine. We have to wait for Byrd's replacement because the Democrats were one vote shy and Scott Brown will not vote yes on this unemployment bill as he did on financial reform.


leap 52
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:36 am

Not only do we need to call these senators. We also need to get to the pols and VOTE to keep these people from regaining power again, or things are going to get alot uglier.


Psexton
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:39 am

Jon M Damn dont tell them to kick you in the nuts they will find a way to tax you for it!! It is sad how the goverment works but we keep putting IDIOTS in offfic so what can we do I have watched a few who is running like Rand Paul, Sharon Angle god help the US if people like them get in I think i would vote for Glen Beck right now if he ran for President CONGRESS got us in this mess along with the last Nut case in the White House and as long as they let jobs go overseas every day it will never get any better I am 63 i am sure i would look good swinging off a bridge welding iron or on a damn bulldozer building a road that seems like all the jobs they are talking about creating!! Get rid of the damn unions too while we are at it before long we wont have any cops to protect us but then when your in a union do what ever it takes to keep your job even if it means taking a cut in PAY AT LEAST YOU GOY A JOB!!


leap 52
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:58 am

We all need to get out and VOTE. So these people who kicked us when were down.dont get back in power.Thats the way you get back at them.


Tblue_prime
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:03 am

Seriously. My 29 weeks ends in 2 weeks. I have been looking daily. I shouldn't get an extension because you can't get one and you've had 79 more weeks than me?? How is that fair? You belong with the people in Washington apparently.. CLUELESS.


rick 521
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:06 am

The big boss man likes the cheap labor.It makes the big boss man richer Typical Corporate GREED they dont need you. Your to expensive and lower the big boss mans standard of living.


ValleyVixon
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:09 am

The jobs they are speaking about are geared to the younger unemployed and I understand that, They need help and a future.I am 59 and have been interviewed and dismissed. I actually heard one receptionist laugh and say why isn't she retired. Anyway my question is for the older more experienced unemployed why not ask the FatKats to set up special stimulus monies so we can start our own business. Experience counts, construction workers can train the younger incoming group, ex bankers can start financial workshops etc, but without the money for the permits and the basic office needs we are screwed. It is like they all hated their Mothers and want to just put us on an iceberg in the Bering Sea. As far as Obama, he is driven but towards the wrong target. I am from Hawaii and his family was never poor. Can you imagine if everyone over 50 was given start up money and tax breaks we would create a new and stronger economy, not everything has to exported. I am not calling my reps., it just adds to my phone bill since I can no longer afford a cell. But in Nov. I will vote, but starting in August when they go on vacation to start their campaigning I will have a sign on my patio in big red white and blue letters. Remember July 4th, the new independence day of the American unemployed. We have not forgotten.


Madashell
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:12 am

Tune in for the New COMEDY??? show “OUTSOURCED”. Why are we letting them get away with this….


GSORIOS
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:17 am

I find it rather strange that these Senators cannot find it in their heart to pass 34 billion dollars for unemployement for 15 million people in this country, when they gave one company 183 billion, The company that these Senators gave the money to was AIG, that only had 100,000 employees and paid themselves unlawful bonuses. Why haven't more people brought this difference up. Why are we silent in this matter? What if the Senators had taken that 183 Billion and given to the 15 million unemployed?


McDoogle
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:20 am

Oxy, with grammar like that maybe you can give an ESL teacher a job. Too bad dirty immigrants don't actually pay for their language classes and it's just another government handout for you. Now just shot your mouse, and get back to the filed and pick some spinach. Try washing your nasty poop covered hands too so you stop giving real americans ecoli..


ValleyVixon
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:22 am

They didn't give AIG the money, it was payback for election funds. I would love to see how much money the Republican party got from their INVESTMENTS with the large banks and corporations.


Joanne
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:25 am

To all of you
IGNORANT REPUBLICAN PSYCHOPATHIC PIGS:
ALL republicans ARE the CANCER that is destroying this great country!
A cure must take place ASAP!

After working for the same company for 18 years;
because of you IGNORANT REPULICAN BASTARDS my company shut down.
Since then, I've been getting unemployment benifits for last 7 months.
Now it's all gone!
Because of you IGNORANT REPULICAN BASTARDS, my unemployment benifits are gone!
Because of you IGNORANT REPULICAN BASTARDS, my food is gone!
Because of you IGNORANT REPULICAN BASTARDS, my house is gone!
Because of you IGNORANT REPULICAN BASTARDS, my little one and I did NOT have
a 4th of july holiday.
While you IGNORANT REPULICAN BASTARDS enjoy yourselfs destroying this country,
you have screwed up my son's life and mine!
Does not matter how much IGNORANT BS you speak-
I will NEVER FORGET,
I will NEVER FORGIVE.

Joanne


IIDoves
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:44 am

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Joe
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:54 am

will 99ers get the extention if it passes?


mdf60
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:58 am

No, that's not in the bill.


Joe
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:01 am

i got 3 kids its tuff mississippi is bone dry


Joe
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:06 am

amen im a 99er its hard


joe
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:11 am

they are the ones that got this country screwed up letting gas screw us


(shakes head)
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:11 am

Wow G.W.B. and the Republicans had control for 8 years. I didn't know that from what I saw the Dem's had control the last few years of G.W.B Pressedency

Hmmm and if you look to the new poll CBS, MSN-NBC, Huffington post Obama's numbers keep dropping and these are mass media businesses that hevily support Demicrats, but you know if I could blame everything on someone else for my job even after a year and a half I guess well I wouldn't.

If Obama didn't want the burden he knew he was going to get then why the heck did he go for the job.

I'm sorry I want a Pressident that doesn't point a finger (much like all of you) and just goes to work to solve the problems. We are all human, but I trust a Pressident that can say to us the people hey I messed up, but I'm looking into better ways to help our great nation.

Get a clue everyone Republicans AND DEMICRATS PUT US HERE!!

If you can't take the time and research the failures of both sides you don't really have a right to point a finger at all.

Voting person not party!!!!!


joe
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:12 am

i agree im in the same boat


Amy
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:42 am

Wow, this is so terrible, I cant believe that. They are selfish people who only think of themselves and their immediate family members. They dont think of all around them, those from their states or down the street from them. These are exactly the kinds of people that should not hold such powerful seats in this government. This country is beginning to fall because of heartless and selfish people like those in Congress and in the US government. I don't even want my children to learn about the American Govt in school, I am so embarrassed to call myself an American.


GODGOD
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:48 am

I have always questioned this party of men and women that either has no concept of governing the people or is just plain hateful and deceitful after what these so called politicians (repubs) did to the American People rin the past couple of months and has confirmed why myself and MOST Americans feels this way. I am sure that the American People will speak aggressively in November.


Jlbxcx
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:57 am

What do they care if you vote them out? Democrat or Republican? They still get a fat salary after they leave office and can continue bilking the taxpayer using connections made in the private sector. Cancer is what it is, and both parties are, with exceptions, consumed by it.


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Digiovanni_robert
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:20 am

i lost my job as a exc..chef of a hotel casino were i was working for years !!! had to move back to my home town were there is no work cuz unemployment was all i had to live on .!! was cut off on the 8th of july and did not have a clue that i was going to be was told i had 24 weeks befor i had to worrie about it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and what makes me mad is i was only on it for 14teen weeks and seeing all the peeps that wer on it for over a year !!! how come i dont get what the others did ?? not that i want to be on it that long but ive ben looking none stop for a job even looking into fast food to get a job and cant fined one !! funny a exc. chef trying to take what he can get to feed my kids now i will be homeless just want to thank the goverment for haveing my back ty soo much


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Angelo_rmt
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

i also know what your going through i had to stop taking my meds because i can’t afford them I’m dealing with bipolar and depression as well as P.A.D in both of my legs since my truck was repo i have to walk but the thing is i can’t no farther then maybe a block or two.i was making good money before i was laid off i have been in the trades for over 30 years i had a nice nest egg then the housing went under i have been out of work since 08 i did take a job that paid me $250.00 less a week with no benefits and that place was 43 mils one way it cost me almost $100.00 a week just in gas all it did was put farther in debit i was there a year before that place went under all i got from that was a lot more bills and no truck to get me around to look for work now i am about to go to school and get re train in a different field but i need this extension to help get me by how in the hell are we suppose to live and make all these so called changes they are telling us to do when we can;t get the help we paid into this system i am not asking for a hand out all i want is my life back and make a living


sbenard
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

It constantly amazes me that so many people have work for many years, and don't bother to SAVE for a rainy day.
I lost my job in 2003, and I haven't worked for someone else since. I worked for that company only three years, but scrimped and saved every penny I could. I SAVED! Now, after a very tough 7 YEARS, I have a small business and am providing for myself. You people who worked for a company 17 years, and don't have enough savings for last for 2 years? Sorry, I have little sympathy. I lived for SEVEN years on savings accumulated in a small fraction of that time!
Why do you make yourselves dependent on the government? The day is coming quickly when the government will no longer be able to give you free money. We have created a black hole of debt and entitlements that are more than we can possibly support, even in the most optimistic scenarios. If we sold every single asset in the entire country — every home, every business, every stock, every inch of land, right down to the last car and television — it would still only be less than HALF the amount in today's dollars that we have promised in entitlements for the future. The whole thing is soon coming to a ugly end. Stop thinking that the government and society are obligated to take care of you!
Stop depending on government. It's a dead end! Depend upon yourselves and God. That's the ONLY way to truly become free!


StonyPointNY
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 1:58 pm

Guess what. All of us who have saved for a rainy day? The money is gone. That rainy day has come and it has not stopped raining. Get off your high horse. Guess what, again…EVERYONE cannot open their own business.


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Dfhsdfhsdfhsgh
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

you are a moron. we pay taxes, we deserve benefits. that's how it works in the country of your birth. you can't just walk into an office and get benefits, you have to QUALIFY. you have to pay into the system. so if you have, why would you not deserve benefits? fucking failure.


SWEETLILAC17268
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

BESIDES THE FACT IT IS NOT FREE MONEY WE WORKED ALL OUR LIVES AND PAYED THAT MONEY IN YOU DO NEED TO GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE I TO AM TRYING TO OPEN MY OWN BUSINEES BUT I WOULD NOT BELITTLE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IN THEIR TIME OF NEED


Trina
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

Let me guess.. you did not have any children to provide for, or you didn't provide for them period, as all your money went to YOU, or you are just full of you know what. I cannot believe your gall. Congrats on your accomplishments in your life, but some if not most are not as fortunate as you. Stop trying to put unemployed people lower than yourself. We all put our pants on the same. And how many people that have money problems are more apt to help their fellow man? Practically all of us. We are the first to rush in, as we know how it feels to walk in those shoes. How many people in your life have YOU actually ran to, to help in dire need? And you talk like this, I think to either blow your own horn, cause you don't have many friends or family that will help you blow it, or you are just down right mean. Which is it? Shame on you for writing this, and you know what? KARMA is a mf'er.. remember that. What you do will come back to you in three fold, what you say will come back to you in three fold, what you think will come back to you in three fold. If you don't believe it, just keep up what you are saying, doing and thinking.


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You'renext
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

Saving for a “rainy day” does provide for tough times. Unfortunately, sbenard, there are other unforeseen factors like illness, medical bills, added to daily living expenses ie, food, shelter, clothing, that drain the “rainy day” savings quickly. Though it is true that saving should have been a priority from age 21, many families are caught without resources or relatives to lend a hand.
Beating the unemployed over the head, especially those over 50, is unproductive and mean spirited at best.
Very few of the unemployed is expecting government to take care of them. Many want employment because as one would expect YOU to understand, unemployment provides not only income but self-respect.
It is also surprising that an ugly comment such as yours could possibly come from someone who has experienced hard times him/herself.
Hopefully those who find employment never have to encounter a personality such as yours, lacking empathy and understanding.
May your business thrive according to your compassion.

Good luck, you will need it.


You'renext
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

Correction..Employment provides income and self-respect, not unemployment
Everything else in my comment regarding you remains.


Poeticjustice73
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

Very well said. Until we walk a mile in another's shoes, we cannot know how it feels. I honestly never thought I would be in these shoes, the same as millions of others. I was raised to believe that if you worked hard and grew and learned and treated others with respect, you would always have a job. Unfortunately, that isn't the case today. I just wish for the same compassion for we who are unemployed as I have always tried to give to others less fortunate.


Michaelhenryfrederick
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

I understand every one should save, but free money (asshole) I worked for 30 years, and every week my check has unemployment taken out, it not a hand out, I put money in, you have not a clue whats going on


ara
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

,i think there should be an age limit on holding an office most of theses so call senators who are working for the people are way to old and are out of touch with main street americana. they want to drug test how about a test to see if they are in there right state of mine. a lot of companies will force someone to retire at 65 because they say your to old to do the work then why is it OK to be in your 70's or 80's and hold such an important position in my opinion that is a little to old to make big decisions regarding policy the point is if there not going to hire you because of age even if you have all of the experience then why should these senators still hold office, and another thing because congress are playing games with people life's by not passing this extension i had to stop taking my meds and had to cancel all of my doctors appointments i wounder if they know what is like to deal with bipolar and depression my whole world right now is up side down do they even care do they know what it like to try and look for work and then to be turn down then deal with the anxiety and start to freak out with something like that. it took me over a year to get it under control and was finally able to enjoy my life and to seeing things in a different light i even started going to school to get retrain in a different field then to have all stop because they can't pass a simple bill for me this more then just paying my bills and to buy food i need this extension for my sanity i don't want to go back to that dark place it's like living in hell


Fed up
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

Fuck you!


sg
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

I am unemployed and currently depend on the assistance of unemployment while I look for a job. I agree slightly that Americans need to be more aware of their future financial needs, thus saving for such situations, however this stance is extreme. Majority of Americans do not have the ability to save one years worth of expenses over the course of working two years let along 4 or 5 years. Most have children and mortgages and the cost of putting food on the table and these include blue collar and white collar with well paying jobs. For many, it's not for not wanting to put money into savings, it's not being able to put money into savings.
So as I agree that people should be more cognisance of their financial situation and future. I think your a pompous ass in the manner that you delivered your comment.


Fed up
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

I agree, and I say we must vote Democrat, except for Senator Nelson. If you vote Independent or another party, your vote will be wasted. Let's get the Repbs out for good! Bush beat Gore by a small margin because people voted for third party candidates like Ralph Nader. November is ground zero for the bastard Repubs!


broke since obama
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 5:58 pm

I find it funny ppl on here bitching about the government not giving them money when its the government who screwed up the economy in the first place. with money in the billions to gmc and Chrysler and the bank bail outs with no results. all that money and still no jobs. but yet its the republicans who get blamed when our checks stop coming. ppl are so reliant on the government , we should be asking them or rather telling them to get the hell out of the way. so small and big business can start hiring again. I have been on unemployment since nov 08 and my check stopped also i ran thru what “rainy day fund” i had. i am unfortunately in new construction in the hardest hit state CA. I am planning on moving out of this state soon to try and rebuild. all of you complaining about no money,(sitting on the couch with your laptop and high speed internet bitchin about no food?)i dont understand you.changes need to be made in government, get obama and harry reid and nancy palosi out of there so goverment can get the hell out of my way. and yours.


Rjguar
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

Politicians are like diapers they need to be changed often for the same reason.


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Foss_hpmover
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

I know what your talking about. My sanity and many others is hanging in the hands of people who's sanity I question. I watched my father and mother get old and basicaly loose their mind. Telling me things day after day that they had told me the previous day not having any clue. And when I would tell them they had already told me, they would get super pissed off like i thought they where idoit's. Both of my parents are not even 70. it all started in their late 50's when I could tell they were loosing it. What the hell are people older than 70 years old doing deciding what is going to happen to our entire country. I think if this keeps up there will need to be a revolution and i will join in when it starts!!!!!!


hpmover
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

You remind me of someone who inherits a shit load of money, and looks at eveyone else like your better than they because your money wasn't free it was inherited. <GOD> the invisibale man in the sky that you should live by his rules or you'll go to a burning place inside thewy earth. And god can have or make anything why they fuck does he need money. What a crock off shit!!!!!!!!


Revolution
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

Revolution my freind. Its the only way to rid the cancer. You start I follow


99er's are still without!
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

The $279 a week unemployment didn't cover everything. It did however allow me to survive with a roof over my head. It allowed me to pay the phone and electric and gas to get to interviews. I still had a chance to get back in the game. Now I am striped of that dignity. The only roof I will have now is a 1989 Nissan. I hope to fit a few of the things like clothes, my computer, some old pictures, etc. I'm sure there won't be room for much. I'm moving across state in with Mommy & Daddy. We are very dysfunctional. Dad who has leukemia will be down my throat and kicking me out by day 2. My 76 year old mother will be crying a lot. I will end up leaving homeless with no where to go. I have self pride and dignity to the point that you won't see me begging on the corner or holding up a sign in the streets. I would rather die! I will make that as public as possible. I would like to end by telling all you F-ing A-holes in politics that you truly are F-ing A-Holes. Democrats, Republicans, whatever your all crooked in your own ways and have run this country to the ground. That's all my opinion and my right to freedom of speech allows me to express it. My ancestors and close family members fought and died for this country. Little did they know it was all for something they would not have supported. They would have never fought for what has become of America.


99er's still go without!
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

WITHOUT TIER 5 I'M DONE! I am a 47 yr old male worked since 16. I have applied for sooooo many jobs over the last year and a half. I took 2 temp to perm jobs in that time, only to get laid off by both and had to go back to collecting unemployment just to pay the basics of staying a living civil human. I applied for about 100 jobs in the month of June. I have had 5 interviews in the last 2 weeks. still no job. No telling why. I just don't seem to get picked. No phone calls to let me know. Not a word… I just received my final unemployment check, a partial check at that. $125. Without a tier 5 that's it. Over done. No income what so ever. I'm completely broke with out even a chance to continue. Less than half the rent is paid for July. The rest of this week and next I will be struggling to land a job. I will also be throwing the few things I still own after selling anything I had that I could sell. That was done over the last year, parting with my things just to get by.


Bull0038
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

First of all, I am one of you who couldn’t find a job and waiting for the unemployment benefits start coming again. But at the same time, I am wondering when this is going to end? I mean, what will happen if on Dec. the job market stills the same, what will happen then? Begging our gov’s help again? Or we are all going to sleep on the street (May be only me)! I want to have a job, is this suppose the gov’s duty to help to create more jobs for the ordinary people. But so far, I don’t see it. Do you?


Renorocker64
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

like the man below me , i also have worked since i was 15 years old , and am now 45 , never been without work for more than a week or so , never been on any type of assistance or even unemployment , but got layed off in nov. 09 after 9 long years with the same company ??? so had to go on unemployment for first time in my life. have been looking faithfully for work but haven't found anything yet , then last mont as my unemployment ran out everyone had told me dont worry you will get extension ? so i called 5 days after june 2nd to apply for extension , they told me there arent any more ??? now what to do , i have been looking for anything at all and had to resort to selling plasma and begging for food stamps just to barley get by . also i have borrowed from every family member and friend i can , i can no longer go on like this , and if something doesnt change i may resort to criminal activity or maybe just kill myself !!!!


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Psexton
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 12:03 pm

$25 Billion for Nuclear Loan Guarantees from subcommitties… where do they get the money for this not that maybe we dont need it but they get money for every thing else and not unemployment. If i had the money to throw my hat in the ring for Senate i think i would try after all one nobody got his in in one of the Carolinas..Maybe more people should do this and VOTE the noboby that no one knows in office that might shed a new light and now they are talking about cutting foodstamps to fun education i fully agree education needs help but at what cost and too how many that still go hungrey with them ..


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Travisnc
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

I had a similar experience also this week. I finally got a call back from one of resume. I was told by the craigslist job poster that he had posted the ad for a construction superintendent at 8:00 that morning and by 11:00 am he had over 160 resumes. Many of which were structural engineers and people with Master degrees…To say there are jobs out there is a joke. it's not 1 job per 5 seekers. It's more like 1 job per every 100. Where does the government get these ridicules numbers.To the Republicans and economist if you don't believe me run an ad on craigslist for any job and you'll see the real numbers.You guys are full of bullsh*t…Pop that bubble your in and see what Americans are really facing!


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Bill
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

I lost my job of 27 years due to the company going bankrupt in August of 2009. Since then I have been on unemployment and have not been able to find another job. I desperately need this extension to keep my family going. I have never collected unemployment before and it's a slap in the face for the government to think that I prefer to receive the measely benefits I am getting over working and making a fair wage….just how out of touch with reality are they? I'm sure there are some people out there milking it and with that I say why not randomly call recipients in to prove where and when they have applied for jobs just like I was instructed when first applying for my benefits. It stated that I must keep a log (which I do) of everywhere I have applied for a job and be able to furnish it to them should they request it so they can see I was making every effort to find employment, not spending more tax dollars to perform drug testing, my God what are they thinking? The economy will only worsen…that's a fact if benefits are not extended. I think, and this is only my opinion, what the government is trying to do is two things by eliminating the unemployment benefits extension: 1) Did you know that when your benefits run out and you drop off the list of recipients that you are no longer counted as unemployed? By eliminating benefits to millions, the unemployment numbers will drop and paint a false picture of the actual unemployment rate and make the government look good, wow isn't that great for them! 2) Cutting benefits will make make a lot of people desperate and cause them to take underpaying jobs that wont pay the bills, but will help out big business because chances are now they have a good worker and paying them the bare minimum resulting in a better bottom line for them… more $$. DONT YOU LOVE IT?


You'renext
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

I'm truly sorry to read what you and millions of others are going through. It's depressing, disorienting, frightening, and dangerous. Without even the smallest dollar assistance millions of families will be on the street, men, women and the most vulnerable, our children. This current situation is inexcusable and blaming the government, past or present administrations. as many are doing, is simplistic. This economic castastrophe has been brewing for decades and one can easily point a finger at outsourcing jobs, trade deficits, war funding, etc. While these and other factors need to be addressed, the immediate challenge is how to keep millions out of the gutters NOW.
Please look into every resource, welfare, food stamps, etc. that state and local resources may be offering. If you must live out of your car, please obtain a p.o. box so that you can receive any correspondence from these agencies.
Good Luck to you and I hope other citizens realize that this ongoing catastrophe will effect them too.

I know it feels like corporate america and politicians have betrayed us, but at this point it is about survival and if you can apply for all state and local services available, please do. Yours is no disgrace.


You'renext
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

I know it's the last thing you'd want to do, living with parents who drive you crazy, but it's better than being homeless.. Pride is understandable, but you didn't create this unemployment fiasco, and if you have exhausted every lead and interviewed for every job offered, than this is out of your control. It is better to live with others than to deal with the possiblity of being robbed, beaten or falling ill while trying to make it on the street.
I wish you luck and don't give up !


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Deceptikonsrc
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

I was unaware until last minute my 25 weeks were up. I worked for 3 years and 6 mths and my job burned down. I was a partime waiter but unemployment was only giving me 110.00 a week its better than nothing it allowed me to barely pay rent and pay high gas cost looking for jobs. Politics have really ruined this great nation, not just one person i.e bush, obama congress passes these dumb out of touch things and maybe America needs to change goverment cause what we have is not working


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MEKKOSHAIRSTYING1
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 2:11 am

PLEASE DONT RESORT IN KILLING YOURSELF,WE GOT THE EXTENSION IM MAD AT THE GOVERNMENT FOR NOT TAKING CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LAID OFF ,WE SHOULD HAVE A BETTER PLAN SINCE WE WENT THROUGH THIS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION


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Guest
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 10:08 am

Republicans think a man she work for a living…It’s the democrats that want everything handed to them…They want the gov, to run everything…Who wants that…Obama has us… what 34 trillion dollars in debt…That was him alone…Not the former president… He has done more damage then all presidents combined…What a joke…


Guest
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 10:13 am

I think that has to do with how much you paid in…The more you have paid in the longer you get money… I remember back in 95…When I was unemployed…The guy showed me on the computer….How much I had available…Based on what was paid in over a time period…When it ran out …it was gone…


Guest
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 10:15 am

sure…That makes since…


Bmanbronco
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:21 am

You need help!!!!


Bmanbronco
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:41 am

I pray for the best for you and your situation, but the Gov never has our back and they never will…If you depend on them they will fail you every time.


Bmanbronco
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:47 am

That will never happen….Look what is destroying the nation now…Dems are gone in Nov…Keep dreaming..


Guest
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:49 am

Be dems and live off the gov….What a Joke.


Guest
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:53 am

I agree to some degree….It still beats Mexico


Guest
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:59 am

It's the Idiot in office now that has screwed up everything…When Bush was in office we had surplus….Now we are 34 trillion dollars in debt…You can thank Obama for that…He did more damage in 1 week then all the presidents combined…


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

Your 1st runner up for the crown of stupidity, Joanne won for being the first to express her ignorance, you need to express yours faster next time… Go try though.


Guest
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 10:23 am

As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Micah 7:7-8


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

Bush actually didn’t beat Gore, Bush’s brother made sure that the election went to Bush by giving Florida. There was a women official involved also, but I can’t remember her name, I believe she was compensated very nicely for her part in that travesty of justice.


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

I remembered her name, its Kathleen Harris, she was a real piece of work.


Himandher8261
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

i was on unemployment last year and was called back to work late last year and now i was laid off again and cant collect i have had no income sense the middle of june and have been looking for a job every day but still no luck to everyone who think people are taking avantage of this you are full of sh%# there are people who are in need of it it is hard to find a job out there and i have 2 little one to take care of and the only thing i get is food stamps and they dont pay my rent and ittilties


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NaPaul
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

I was terminated through no fault of my own and have been on unemployment for nine months. I have been applying everywhere and I am ex military, still I have not been hired. My wife is the only one working. There are far too many unemployed and not enough jobs to support them. But the people I really feel for are single parents who are out of work. People like them are going to end up out on the street. How dare our government do this to them. A people should not fear their government, but their government should fear the people


Glenn B NJ
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

In NJ a widowed 55 year old adult male receives PER MONTH $140.00 in cash, $200.00 in food stamps no rental or mortgage assistance. Medicaid for generic medication and is referred to charity organizations for medical assistance! This is what our government refers to as HELP in lieu of a tier 5 unemployment extension. This is for an American that has worked and paid thousands of dollars in taxes for over 40 years.
People keep pointing out that your employer not you, pays an unemployment tax. Where do you think he got that money from? “your hard work as an employee provided his business with that income”.


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

I have run into exactly the same situation, I have 15 plus years in the management field, however, I am competing for jobs with others who have in excess of 30 years. The last job I received a call on I had a phone interview and the person told me that had over 200 applications for one position. However, our esteemed members of government make comments like “We are sitting home doing nothing and collecting money.” I hope that when elections come that the American public remembers it is the republican members of government that have repeatedly voted against assisting those in need.


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

I couldn't agree with your comments more. This mess has been a long time in coming, we can thank the republican party and good old president bush. (I did not capitalize on purpose) There is not a chance in hell that the job market is going to rebound in the next 6 months, and we will all be in the same boat once again. The republican party in Washington has their own agenda, to block any type of measure that might lead to any type of recovery. Although I voted for Obama, I did so only because I HATE the republican party and all that it stands for. Obama, didn't create this mess, and I do not believe that anyone had any idea just how bad things really were, at this point I truly do not know if anyone can every get us out of it.


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

Although I believe that this mess has been brewing for many years, I respectfully disagree with you pertaining to the number of years and where the blame belongs. This mess was started, belongs to, and the result of the greed of the republican party, in particular X president bush's lack of economic responsibility for 8 years. I also believe that the American people, for voting for such an incapable half wit, share some of the blame as well, but that's another story.


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

Excuse me, who is destroying the nation! I hope you are not as stupid as your comment, but it appears that you just might be. Although Obama is in office, it does not make him responsible for this mess, it must be nice to live in your little world with tunnel vision. Open your eyes, pull your head out of your butt, and know the facts before you make such an ass out of yourself, but I would imagine making and ass of yourself comes natural to you.


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

Joanne, you take the prize for the America's stupidest person, male or female, congratulations !


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

I agree with you 100%, however, buying American doesn’t always mean that customer service will remain here. I am so sick of these freaken foreigners answering the phone and you have to ask them to repeat everything. This is not India or some mud hut in the middle of no where, speak English or get the hell off the phone.


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

Not only are you completely full of crap pertaining to working for 3 years and saving enough money to last you seven years, your comment indicate that you are completely ignorant. Unless you were importing, and distributing drugs or some other illegal activity there is not a chance in hell you are telling the truth. You need to pull your head out of your ass, and wake up if you think anyone with an once of common sense believes you.

Better yet, stick your head back up your ass and try to find your brain, you better put on some glasses though, it going to be extremely hard to find.


Bryan
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

Sbenard is full of shit, you don't work for only 3 years and have enough money to last for 7, not at a legal job anyway.


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Hoangng53
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

I don't know how you were able to save money in 3 years. My daughter graduated in 2008 and had a decent job with 40K salary and good medical insurance. We bought her a new car, paid for her furniture and paid car insurance for her first year. She had no student loan and have decent money in her saving. After 2 years working, she saved about 5K and may be 2K in 401K.

I agree we should save money but it is not easy for a lot people and in addition most companies cut the benefits, people loss money in 401K saving due to economy, gas price increased, college cost,….


Hoangng53
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

Though Bush gave a big mess after he left office but Obama is in office for 1 1/2 years. During campaign, he did many promises but I did not see it happen. He also had wrong priority who really cares about health care when they don't have a job. He did almost nothing except signed the extension bill. He should tell Reid to negotiate and agree to use some stimulus money as one Republic senator from Ohio suggested to pay 1/2 cost from stimulus fund and we only need one more vote to pass the bill. There are a lot money in stimulus fund since all big banks did pay back money, 17 billions is just a dent in the fund. Obama and Democrat just use us to play politic game with Republic party. Both side are playing game and only 1/3 of senate will be in ballot this year. Some of them not running again. I will vote for Democrat but I feel uneasy since I still do not see any progress in 1 1/2 since they control everything. They set wrong priority, economy, economy and economy should be #1.


You'renext
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

I hear you Bryan. This problem has been brewing for decades, as I said in my comment. I also reread my comment and I have not assigned blame to any particular administration so not sure where we are disagreeing on this issue.
I do hear you in terms of last admininstration.


You'renext
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

That's true.. state help is close to nothing. Jobs have disappeared, many never will return. There is age and qualification discrimination in hiring that has become the new economic terrorism. The manner in which some politicians are addressing this emergency is a disgrace. Tier 5 is essential, because those who oppose this aid are hurting themselves as well as those about to become destitute.
So I hear you.
However, IF you are FORCED to live out of your car, or are on the street and IF no one can take you in, and shelters are not an option, then by all means apply for state aid. Please purchase a po box so you can receive mail. If someone can take you in, still apply for help.
In no way is anyone thinking that this aid is enough to live on. But did anyone imagine that this recession would result in millions of potentially homeless due to lack of jobs and government cooperation.
It's maddening, frightening and a betrayal of those who worked for years but it is real and if you are about to be evicted, then any help is better than none.

Good luck to you.


You'renext
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

That's true.. state help is close to nothing. Jobs have disappeared, many never will return. There is age and qualification discrimination in hiring that has become the new economic terrorism. The manner in which some politicians are addressing this emergency is a disgrace. Tier 5 is essential, because those who oppose this aid are hurting themselves as well as those about to become destitute.
So I hear you.
However, IF you are FORCED to live out of your car, or are on the street and IF no one can take you in, and shelters are not an option, then by all means apply for state aid. Please purchase a po box so you can receive mail. If someone can take you in, still apply for help.
In no way is anyone thinking that this aid is enough to live on. But did anyone imagine that this recession would result in millions of potentially homeless due to lack of jobs and government cooperation.
It's maddening, frightening and a betrayal of those who worked for years but it is real and if you are about to be evicted, then any help is better than none.

Good luck to you.


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Bryan
Comment posted July 26, 2010 @ 5:17 am

Although I agree with you pertaining to the lack of progress, in all fairness to Obama, he clearly expressed that the economy was something that was going to be a problem for an extended period of time. I also completely agree you on the issue of using the American people in their political game, a game in which there is no winner, just those who lose, the American people.


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cowboy
Comment posted October 6, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

the problem with this is God can't get me a job or pay my bills !!!


Nikia1078
Comment posted November 22, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

I am a single mother of two, I lost my job on last year after I had given birth to my youngest child. I was put on bedrest from October until Janurary when I gave birth and during the process of me being on bedrest I had to use my FMLA and once I had my child it expired causing the company to put me on a LOA. At that time, I was responsible for paying for my benefits out the pocket which was 323.00 dollars and at the time I didnt have the money. So, I was laid off I was told that if I wouldve paid my benefits it wouldve kept my job in tact. I was on that job for 8 years. I have been working since I was 16 years old. My unemployment benefits expired in September. I am so worried and stressed out trying to figure out how Im going to get this and that. I am so hurt because I am so used to getting my kids thing for Christmas and this year I might not be able to get them nothing.My oldest ask for things and I cant even get them right now. I have searched and searched for jobs and still havent found one at all. I just pray and hope they extend the benefits because the holidays are coming up.


Mdbiot
Comment posted February 20, 2011 @ 7:45 am

Amen brother, God will get the faithful through this, and being forged in the fire, we will be better people; more compassionate, empathetic, and more loving. Keep reading His word and you have and will be a light for others.


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