Rockefeller: Goodwin Will Vote for Unemployment Benefits Extension

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Friday, July 16, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) has answered the question on the minds of all the people who have lost their unemployment benefits in recent weeks: Senate appointee Carte Goodwin (D-W.Va.) will vote in favor of the unemployment benefits extension bill that the Senate will take up shortly after he is sworn in at 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday. That means there will be 60 votes in favor of the bill, enough to overcome a Republican filibuster.

“We will take up and pass unemployment legislation,” Rockefeller said.

Rockefeller announced Goodwin’s anticipated vote as he made remarks during a press conference today. West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin (D) announced during the presser that Goodwin, Manchin’s former general counsel, will replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D).

Updated at 3:32 p.m.

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Lgleghorn816
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

Don’t judge people until you have been in there shoes. I lost my job after working hard for 20 years. Also, in the last 3 years I lost both my son’s in a accident. Now I have lost my unemployment. Try paying your normal bill’s and paying for two funerals. I’m on the computer more than 8 hours a day and believe me, I would much rather be working!


Lgleghorn816
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

Don’t judge people until you have been in there shoes. I lost my job after working hard for 20 years. Also, in the last 3 years I lost both my son’s in a accident. Now I have lost my unemployment. Try paying your normal bill’s and paying for two funerals. I’m on the computer more than 8 hours a day and believe me, I would much rather be working!


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GODGOD
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

Well repubs, you can try and hold good AMERICANS down, but not for long just as it will happen to the repubs in November…


Ernesthill1966
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

Reptillian (Republican) Party will be voted out, and we will give you one unemployment extention. just one!


trying
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 6:58 pm

I have been employed since the 70's and never NEEDED assistance till now.


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Bill
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

No, that doesn't mean there will be 60 votes in favor. Watch and see. Republicans will not let continuance of the EUC extensions pass. Their plan is to have millions of suffering people angry at Democrats in November.

Carte is Blue Dog; he works for his family's law firm which litigates for employers, not employees.


Bill
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

Unemployed people who believe the continuation of EUC extensions will pass the Senate on Tuesday will be disappointed. Carte is Blue Dog, but they've probably deemed him too high profile to vote against it. Instead, one or more current Blue Dogs in the Senate will vote against it.

Tuesday will be the fourth attempt. The previous three were voted down because Blue Dogs/Republicans WANT SUFFERING PEOPLE ANGRY AT DEMS IN NOVEMBER.

Same will happen Tuesday.


Nikki
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

The republicans are only making me made at them…my own party. They are correct in their reasoning but they need to choose some other bill to stand up for that doesn't effect our lives and ecconomy so directly. I feel both side are playing a game and the people are the ones suffering.


Jules
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

Thank you, thank you, and thank you. From all the hard working, decent American, who through fault of their own have found themselves victims in this financial implosion.
God Bless


Mossel9
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

what do you know??


AO
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

Thank you!!!


Sparkeater2000
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

I dont see how we would be mad at the democrats ,when it's the republicans that keep voting no on this bill.maybe when we lose everything the republican wont mind everyone camping in the yards of their mansions.what kind of crackhead mentality do they have


Guest
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

The bill will pass. Only 60 votes are needed to end debate. A simple majority passes the bill. Please check your facts Bill.


Bill2085t
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

we should be mad at both parties. I am unemployed like all of you. The democrats should have passed and could have passed it if they paid for it or most of it. They were just to stubborn to give in, as were the republicans who dont want to add to the deficit and I dont blame them for that either. When push comes to shove both parties are wrong and we need to stop looking at political parties and start looking at the individuals in both of them and how they vote.


Anastasia
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

Vote all of them – Republicans and Democrats, who are blocking this bill out of Office. We need to take thsi country back by sending every single one of them back home. They have been messing around with this bill for weeks now while the freaking media is paying little or no attention at all to the pain that this inaction has caused millions of Americans. The freaking media is busy talking immigration, financial reform and BP while they have forgotten the millions of people who are suffering due to the lack of jobs. And, Obama instead of talking about jobs and issuing Executive orders to add Tier 5 to the bill at least for older Americans (50+) who are affected even worse by tha lack of jobs – he is busy fighting the dtate of Arizona for doing what he and Congress ought to be doing. Anyway, election 2010 and 2012 are coming sooner than our Bela Pelosi and President Obama, as well as the moron Republicans who are fighting this bill think. VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE.


Andy L
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

Even if we vote all the senators out of office it doesnt affect them in the least since they still receive their yearly pay for the rest of their lives.
They earn (a term i use lightly) 175,000 dollars per annum.
Yet they dont see how that adds to the deficit now do they.
First revoke their pay for life B.S. then vote them out.


ManWhore
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

They don't receive their yearly pay for the rest of their lives if they are retired from Congress. If they retire, their pension is determined based on years of service. It is true that they make 175,000 on average when they are working in Congress.


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Msteiner1963
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

The Repubs are NOT voting against the unemployment extensions, they're voting against all the other pork that the Dems try to piggyback on the bills. The last couple tries had bailouts for state and local government unions and more money for Medicaid.


Alansidransky
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

And please explain to me what is wrong with more money for medicaid and state and local governments in this economy? The republicans will vote against anything the dems want to do just out of SPITE


Liam
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

Totally agree. Funny how the Republicans said they want the Bush tax cuts for the rich to be renewed even tho it will add a whopping 700 billion to the deficit, but they freak out over the 33 billion extending unemployment benefits would add. Kinda tells you where their priorities lay. They don't care about the deficit, they just want as many unemployed people without benefits come the November elections. Give to the rich, screw the middle-class and poor is their motto. Heck, they even apologized to BP after the oil spill! Lol. What more evidence do people need that the Republicans are the party of no ideas?


Trish
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

What's with the negativity Bill? You gotto believe!


Trish
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

You are so wrong! They already have the 60 votes that they will need on Tuesday to pass the bill. Get over it!


Wingler1a
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

Hate to disagree with you as I WAS a republican up until recently. This bill currently under consideration HR 5618 is almost standalone. There is not much piggyback. Further on the Senate floor (a couple weeks ago) Reid proposed unanimous consent on 4213 as UBenefits as standalone and McConnell (rep.) said not until it has been paid for. I could respect the sudden new found fiscal ethics that the republicans have discovered if it were not for the big business baleouts and their dopey venture capital idea. Long and short is that the republicans are being obstructionists and it will kill their chances in November. They have a great opportunity to look like heros here and they have again made the wrong decision to advance the republican party. NOT one republican will get my vote in November. Stop making excuses for their lunacy.


Stang6626
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

Funny,

the republicans are saying they will win all offices???are they delusional? John Boehner in Ohio needs to go, Mc Connel of KY. Nelson of Nebraska and every Republican. They can find money for the illegal war, tax cuts for the rich and money for Afganistan, and they voted against the wall st reform….so those crooks can do it again and lose all your hard earned money…..who in their right mind would vote republican?????


Wingler1a
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

Not gonna happen Bill. Not this time.


Carlspumpkin
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

I am hoping for the best. My husband was a year and half ago, recieved regular unemployment benfits for only 5months and was gainfully employed. Then 5 weeks ago was laid off. Was able to open old claim for 1 month and now he doesn't qualify for ONE EXTENSION……….let alone 5! This is his last week and has been to job interview and job interiew. Was offered position at base, but failed to mention until 3 days before start date he will need to go for secret clearence! This is crazy. I think it is very unfair he has not utlized 1 extension and after sunday……………we are screwed! PS> We don't qualify for any assistance, still have to pay bills, child support and eat!


Jason Knoblauch
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

You people should have considered saving money while you had a job instead of relying on the government to spoon feed you now that you do not have one. You do not deserve a dime of these extensions as most of you have not payed but a fraction of what you are taking, into the program.


yoyo
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

your dumb


yoyo
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

is stang6626 your brother or something cause your kinda dumb to


Theresaalderete
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

I agree what your saying . It's like forget the less fortunate and lets get richer. Well I was taught to help out people when they needed it. Well I used to do that alot until i got laid off my job after 22 years. I never needed help until now. What these republicans have to do is put their feet in our shoes and see if their able to pay their bills or house payments. Or even see if they have something to eat. I had a lot of money saved and had cds, stocks all that BULL#@$&, but it doesn't last.


ZZLash
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

The republicans say they vote no to help the unemployed and their family's at a time of a great recession, because it will add the the national debt. But at the same wanting to extend tax cuts to the rich totaling over 567 billion in lost revenue. They do this with a straight face.


Bubblegumjenn
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

KISS MY FUCKING ASS YOU WHITE PEICE OF SHIT GO DIE :) When you lose your job and you have to live on unemployment dont come on here bitching about it because let me tell you something you no good peice of shit I have been working since I was 14 years old and I am now 25 years old trying to get a college education and lost my job due to the state of pennsylvania shutting it down which left me out of work. I have been out everyday searching for a job so before talking your shit get the facts right you no good white trash son of a bitch


youlose
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

It's “you're”.

If you're going to call somebody dumb, don't look like a total idiot while doing it.


youlose
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:01 pm

It's “you're”.

If you're going to call somebody dumb, don't look like a total idiot while doing it.


ZZLash
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

Are you suggesting that the democrats are not bright enough to assure that the temp governor would vote yes before assigning him to the position.


ZZLash
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

should have been senator not governor


dimebagdarrel
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:14 pm

wow it amazes me how truly uneducated you are……..


Dimebag Darrel
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

“When the people find they can vote themselves money,
that will herald the end of the republic.” Benjamin Franklin


White_orchid62
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

Why is it just a six month extension? We should all be entitled to the 99 weeks. Now 6 months from now we will have to go through this nightmare again. Makes no sense. Pass an extension giving everyone 99 weeks with no interruptions.


Dimebag Darrel
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

“When the people find they can vote themselves money,
that will herald the end of the republic.” Benjamin Franklin


White_orchid62
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

The republicans aren't the only ones who need to go. They all do. We need working class people in the senate.


George
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

I got a good idea to cover unemployment benefits expensive. Just collect the money for all the Bank, Mortgages Co., Realtors, and Investors that lie after lie, to get peoples approved with none or poor credit to finance a home. They are responsible for what we got right now and they should pay for.


Triplewreck
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

hey guys this bill is not unemployment legislation…. ok, there is a SECTION on unemployment but it is also an energy bill, a tax bill, a hybrid vehicle incentive bill….. the democrats are holding YOU, the unfortunate victims of an economic collapse, hostage in order to pass a slew of progressive laws…. thats what the holdup was all about…


Dan808
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

Right on the Mark Stang6626. Thank you for stating it!


LayingLow
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 2:23 am

Well, all the news reports claim that it will be retroactive from June 2nd or there about.


LayingLow
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 2:23 am

Well, all the news reports claim that it will be retroactive from June 2nd or there about.


White_orchid62
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

Do your homework. democrats voted against it too and they also tacked on all the bs that kept it from passing. They are all just pawns for the ultra rich. We need a total overhaul of the system. Anyone we send in there will either do as their told or be gone. We have to change everything. In 6 months when this extension runs out we will all be right back here if we don't take action now. Get together in your communities. The change has to start locally then go globally.


WhatThe
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

it's too (as in also), not to (as in “Going to the store for a carton of milk”)

Has to be a Republican.


White_orchid62
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

You can't be so naive as to think it is just the republicans. You can't see the corruption in all parties? C,mon people they are taking our rights away one by one. They will have us all working for minimum wage before this is over if we don't take action and do away with this system of government. Please wake up. We are headed for the worst times you could imagine if we don't get this country back from big business and the rich.


Sara007
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

Absolutely agree! Individual responsibility – not party loyalty – is what we need in our elected officials. Both parties have botched this one, from the Democrats taking UI benefits out of the bill when they did have bi-partisan approval – instead, they negotiated backdoor deals for their healthcare bill and left us hanging, to the Republicans filibustering all of the Democrat-sponsored bills – including all of the pork-laden bills, and this non-pork one, to the Democrats blocking the non-pork Republican bill on June 17, and on, and on, and on . . . if they'd all grow up and learn to compromise, we wouldn't still be waiting . . .


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I care
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

These cold hearted politicians let us all go for months without benefits while playing politics. I think the bill should be for 00 weeks without interruption and these crazy political votes. Our politicians are spending so much money to fix countries like Iraq and Pakistan and who the hell cares about Americans starving and loosing there homes. The hell with these other countries and take care of true blooded Americans.


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Brsdad1
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

Do you know what the word STAND-ALONE bill means you dumb repub idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mr. Anderson
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

Does anyone know if this will be retroactive?


Going Broke
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

These idoits are worried about adding to the deficit, What the hell do you think is going to happen to our economy if we do not get an extension, NO paying bills,food,clothe all this will add to more jobs being lost. Take care of the American People and fix the problems at home before you help other freakin countrys.


Triplewreck
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

if you look on the senate website they are voting on hr 4213 tuesday which is not the stand alone bill…. it is the original bill…. that they needed 60 votes for to kill the fillibuster… which is why they waited for Byrd's replacement….. idiot……


Eric
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

Just wait when you're in your mid-40's and 50's – and unemployed. And LOSING your savings…you're gonna remember this.


Childstoy5
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

Those are the one we are voting out in November….


WhatThe
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

They also voted no when it was a standalone bill. For the first time in history, UI extensions have to be “paid for”… not so in previous extensions, even under Bush!


Reclamationplus
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

Both bills will are up for cloture vote?


Adidams
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

Yes, laws that will better this country. The job of Democrats is to bring all the republicans into this century……They might pull it off too. We'll see..:)


Fed up
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

Bullshit, the Republicans want the middle class gone! Get a clue idiot!


Pam
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

Yeah! You are so right. We should come first. Let the politicians go without pay to fund unemployment extension. See how that goes over. AMERICA FIRST!!!!


WhatThe
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

I know how to solve all of this. Change the rules for Fillibusters. Allow them (the party of No) carry on as long as they want, read from the NY Phone Book, recite plays, bore the hell out of everyone with a speach written for Pallin, have them say anything they want… just wait it out. But my understanding is that today's Fillibusters are bill killers, and that needs to change. Please correct me if I'm wrong.


Triplewreck
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

so the democrats want us all to be middle class… is that right, comrade?….well guess what, when you're left standing, holding your little peice of the socialist pie, it'll be a lot smaller than what you got now, and the teeth marks will all be from your “friends” on the hill….


Whisper
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:28 pm

Try again Triplewreck, they are voting on a STAND ALONE Unemployment Extension -and- the original bill. The original bill will be shot down as the Repbulican Senators (2) from Maine will vote “Nay”. The extended unemployment stand alone will pass (only because the 2 Maine senators are voting for it). Think twice :-)


Jack
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:29 pm

Hope Goodwin has someone watching his back. Bad as the GOP senators want the bill to not pass, I'm hopeing no dems die or are incapacitated.


Triplewreck
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

oh so you agree with hijacking the unemployment bus in order to get what you want?…… i thought we did'nt like terrorism in this country…. huh…….


Triplewreck
Comment posted July 16, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

yeah they are bill killers…. unilateral bill killers……..thats the whole point…..what happened to “reaching across the isle” that I heard so much about last year?….


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Nephew sam
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 12:12 am

I need unemployment benefits too. I need them really bad. The thing is, I'm smart enough to have read the bill. Republicans don't like all the tax crap that is passing, they could care less about the little money for the unemployed. If there weren't so many things being slid in on the coattails of the bill they would have voted for it and we would have all had benefits a long time ago.

The way I read the bill, it looks like a serious jacking of small businesses and a tiny little bit of help for those of us out of work. Next time someone says something is this or that- I'd recommend you look into the thing yourself. too many people here are whining at republicans. they should be smacking the crap out of the democrats. they are the real reason we're going to the poor house!


brokeazznh
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 2:12 am

It is a simple problem every hard working upper lower class American like me needs to fix. The current unemploymen extension pissing contest is a perfect example. The Democrats want to take us from behind while the Republicans would rather do it in our face. Stop being a Twinkie America use your intelligence and absolute right as an American to vote these MONEY GRABBING ARROGANT ELITIST SCUMBAGS OUT OF OFFICE!!! RED OR BLUE!!!


Dustfree
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 2:20 am

I am so disappointed. My spouse lost his job after 30 years and he is 61. He has been out of work for six months. I will not believe anyone until this bill actually passes.


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Frykarenday206
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 3:40 am

I have been laid off since may3,2009. I recieved my last unemployment check 2 weeks ago and it's been the hardest weeks of my life. At least when I got my checks,I was on tier 2 which means I will be moved to tier 3 when it passes congress,I didn't have to depend on other family members.
Why does it have to take so long to pass a bill when so many people are losing their lifeline.Doesn't the Republicans have a concious? How are they sleeping at night?
I've been looking for a job everywhere with no luck. Jobs are hard to find. Please pass the unemployment benefits.
Karen Day
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Dance
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 4:21 am

we are going thru much of the same circumstance. I was laid off in May 09…but I am here as a living testimony to show that God will never leave you nor forsake you. He is a provider and a keeper. Cast your cares on him and HE WILL work it out. Stay Blessed


Same Boat
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 4:32 am

My husband is almost 60 and reached his 26th week the week after he would have qualified for the next tier. The worst part of all of it is he feels demoralized. He is “old school” and feels men should work. I find the lazy drug addict slurs offensive and I be you do too.


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Holding my breath.....
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 6:04 am

This has to be the best comment so far……… I Totally agree.. pass this damn bill already, I do not want to be homeless..


Kw
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 6:13 am

This should have been passed weeks ago! The Republicans are a bunch of over paid idiots that have no ideal what stress they have put on hard working Americans! Most people fill bad enough not having a job,and then we have to put up with people saying we're lazy,spending our checks on drugs,or just noy looking for work at all! All of you that think that are just as stupid as those Republicans!! I don't blame people for not taking a job at McDonalds when you make more on your unemployment check! If your telling me you would stop drawing your 400.00 unemployment check to work at McDonalds for 275.00 a week just to have a job,than your a …ing liar!!! There is not a person alive that STUPID!! So all of you that think the unemployed is taking advantage of the system,put yourself in our shoes for one day before you judge us!!


Scarlett
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 10:37 am

I am disguished with the whole bunch. Worked for 19 years. Lost my job.
Struggling paid my taxes for many years. Now that I need help..they all
go on VACATION..Hope they all had a nice 4th of July.
Let's see if they vote it thru..


Pepper99
Comment posted July 17, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

Not counting cash jobs as a young teenager, I worked for 44 years on the books, in both private and public sectors. That’s over 2,200 weeks. Since I lost my last job in 2006 I have received (after a 23 month delay) 99 weeks of UBs. That’s 4% of my life as a teacher, coach, mentor, a Federal worker (f/t, p/t) and a myriad of p/t jobs to augment the years I spent in education, in particular. So, 4 times out of 100 I qualified – under personal and economic hard times – to attach my unemployment insurance to which I was entitled. Insurance that paid between 1/4 and 1/3 of what my “normal” (decade-adjusted) take home pay had been. In support of a wife with breast cancer and lymphoma, two children, and our home of 30+ years being destroyed by fire in 2008.
You’re talking about fractions? Fractions? There’s a few fractions for you, you pompous, arrogant twit. GFY.


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sooner
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 2:37 am

When it does pass how long do we have to wait to recieve our next payment?


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Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 2:39 am

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Tjhl2001
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

I just lost my unemployment benefits today and I sit here with so much fear and sadness that is beyond anyone's expectations. Looking back at my past, I was a good employee working 20 years for the same organization just to have my job taken away due to no fault of self, but rather due to the economy downfall. I am a single mother and when that day happened I cried because I did not know what my future will hold not only for me, but for my daughter as well. Workone gave me a dream of returning back to school and aquiring a new skill in order to return back to the workforce. I am suppose to graduate December 15, 2010 from Nursing School and now I sit here before everyone on this blog wondering how I will make it to December. I'm sad that it is taking Congress so long to pass the much needed UI Bill for all the good Americans that worked all their lives to take care of their families. As I have tears rolling down my face and my heart is broken into a thousand pieces, I wonder will Congress make the right decision and help the people not to become homeless? I'm not sure what my next step will be as now I have to carry the burden of becoming homeless inside my soul. If you listen close and hard enough you will be able to hear all the silent cries in the night from millions of people not having no place to go. Was I meant to endure such harship as this after working 20 years and losing the only job I ever had due to no fault of myself? Who would have thought my life would end up begging the government to have compassion for those that done no wrong doing. I don't understand!


needinghelp75
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

Yaa seriously how long will we have to wait to receive our benefits after they pass it?? Does anyone know???


Amanda Remembers
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

While I share many of your circumstances and understand your fears and disappointment with the pace of relief, I would encourage you to be hopeful instead of fearful as hope carries more possibilities and fear just leads to dispair. The thing I keep thinking throughout this all s that perhaps we as a country will all emerge with a more compassionate approach to our homeless situation in this country and notice that “there but for the grace of god, go I” , my grandmother would say. And I think the thing to do is to recognize how callous and motivated by personal greed many of our lawmakers are get proactive and speak out, act out (march on Washington! March on city hall! Write an editorial! Write your Congresspersons! vote! run for office!) and change the system! If 10 million people on unemployment losing any source of aid in economically troubled times don't rise up and take action, I don't know WHAT ON EARTH it will take to motivate people to actually DO SOMETHING in this country! Turn off your TVs, put down your video games, your beer, your distractions, get off your couch and CARE!!!


Lawyersforpooramericans
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

~ MIDDLE~CLASS & POORER AMERICANS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ARE DECIDED BY WEALTHY ELITE AMERICAN LOBBYISTS NOT THE PEOPLES U.S. CONGRESS ~

THEY CONTINUE TAKING BILLIONS U.S.TAX FREE FOUNDATIONS $$ OUT OF AMERICA & AT THE SAME TIME HAVE THEIR HIGH PRICED ELITE LOBBYISTS DEMANDING THEIR CONGRESS TO SEND MANY MORE BILLIONS OF U.S.TAX $$ TO EXIT AMERICA FOR UNKNOWN LOCATIONS WORLD~WIDE DEPRIVING OUR OWN U.S. MIDDLE~CLASS AND POORER AMERICANS OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, HEALTH~CARE,
DENTAL~CARE,PROPER LEGAL PROTECTIONS IN CIVIL,CRIMINAL,
FAMILY COURTS …

WHY WOULD MILLIONS OF OUR NEEDY MIDDLE~CLASS AND POORER AMERICANS WANT TO CONTINUE HEARING ALL ABOUT OUR WEALTHY ELITE BRAGGING TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN THEIR OWN INTERNATIONAL CONQUESTS IN CONTINUING TO ASSIST THE INTERNATIONAL POOR WITH OUR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT'S TAX FREE $$$ ???

~ JUST 1 MORE PERFECT EXAMPLE PRESIDENT OBAMA OF WHY U.S. SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS NEED NEW FEDERAL GUIDLINES~

~ MIDDLE~CLASS AMERICANS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS CONTINUE PAYING MORE TAX $$$ THEN OUR U.S. WEALTHY ELITE AND OUR UNEMPLOYED HAVE TO BEG THE PEOPLES U.S. CONGRESS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ???

WEALTHY ELITE AND THEIR FAMILIES OWN 90% OF OUR AMERICAN WEALTH AND TOTAL ONLY 1% OF U.S. TOTAL POPULATION .

SADLY THIS ELITE CABAL APPEAR TO HAVE COMPLETE FINANCIAL CONTROL OVER THE PEOPLES U.S. CONGRESS SPENDING $$ (PURSE) THROUGH THEIR HIGH PRICED PAID LOBBYISTS.

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS WILL CONTINUE POINTING OUT VARIOUS MONETARY NEEDS HERE IN AMERICA FOR ALL OUR SINCERE CARING WEALTHY ELITE TO PONDER PRIOR THEIR TAX FREE SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLDS POOR.

WE BELIEVE THAT ALL THESE BILLION $$$ TAX FREE SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS OF OUR SINCERE ELITE AMERICANS SHOULD ONLY BE USED FOR AMERICAN NEEDS AND NOT TAKEN OUT OF AMERICA.

**THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN THEIR TAX FREE $$ STATUS IN AMERICA & THOSE $$ SHOULD ALSO BE SPENT IN AMERICA **

OUR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE LEADING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD FOR CONTRIBUTING TAX $$$ TO THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD'S POOR. FOR OUR LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD(CONGRESS) TO CONTINUE TO ALLOW UNTOLD BILLIONS $$ TO ALSO ESCAPE OUR COUNTRY WITH THESE WEALTHY ELITE SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS,CAN ONLY MAKE ONE WONDER IF THIS IS WHAT MANY REFER 2 AS “THE NEW WORLD ORDER ” ???

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High Court kills lawsuit forcing state to pay more for poor defendants

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Lansing –The Michigan Supreme Court reversed itself Friday and threw out a lawsuit that aimed to force the state to provide more funding to hire lawyers for poor people accused of crimes.

The state's high court in April upheld favorable lower court decisions for the lawsuit brought by eight men and women convicted in Berrien, Genesee and Muskegon counties against the state and Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Intended to become a class-action lawsuit that would include all people convicted of crimes in Michigan while represented by court-appointed counsel, the case appeared headed for trial in Ingham County Circuit Court until Friday's abrupt reversal.

“This was a case that was trying to get the courts to correct one of the worst indigent defense systems in the country,” said Detroit attorney Frank Eaman, who helped bring the suit. He said it seeks consistent state funding for the systems operated and funded by the state's 83 counties.

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“It is a system that by every measure has failed,” Eaman said.

Michigan ranks 44th in the nation for the amount it spends to provide attorneys for the poor, according to the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.

The underlying lawsuit names eight plaintiffs from Berrien, Genesee and Kent counties, and includes allegations that court-appointed attorneys failed to provide adequate defense. The lawyers didn't do such basics as meet with clients or review documents, including police reports, according to the complaint.

The American Civil Liberties Union blasted the decision.

“We are shocked and disturbed by the Supreme Court's about-face,” said Michael J. Steinberg, ACLU of Michigan legal director. “Today's order prevents us from proving what most observers already know — Michigan's justice system is broken for poor people accused of crimes.”

Four justices wrote in concurrence with the order, including Justice Stephen Markman, who concluded there is no constitutional precedent that guarantees an indigent defendant a particular attorney or an attorney of a particular skill level or resources.

Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly wrote in dissent that the reconsideration, on request from the state's lawyers, resulted in nothing new to warrant a different conclusion from the court's April order to send the case to trial.

Mary Muillins, a Detroit attorney who filed a brief in the case supporting the plaintiffs on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said the reversal was surprising.

“To grant a motion for reconsideration is rare in the first place, and it was not for the customary narrow purpose,” he said.

The plaintiffs had broad support. A brief filed by retired judge and former Wayne County Prosecutor John O'Hair, retired Wayne Circuit Judge William Giovan and retired Livingston County Judge Daniel Burress pointed out a 2008 National Legal Aid Defender Association report that put Michigan's public defense system among the worst in the country.

David Udell, director of the Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, which filed a supporting brief, said the ruling likely will affect only Berrien, Genesee and Muskegon counties.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100717/METRO/7170336/...
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Tjhl2001
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

I totally agree with you Amanda as I did take action and wrote letters to “Indiana” Senators such as Evan Bayh, Mike Pence, Richard Lugar and the President of the United States Barack Obama through Congress.org

As it stands now, it appears on Tuesday July 20, 2010 after Carte Goodwin get sworn in the extension bill will be voted upon again and Carte Goodwin will vote “yes” giving the American people the 60 votes needed to pass this bill. We do need to stand together and be united as one in order to see results.

Thanks Amanda


Tjhl2001
Comment posted July 18, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

Thank you Carte Goodwin for voting “yes” this Tuesday and giving the American people time to reorganize their lives through education or jobworks retraining programs.

I will make you proud and give back to the community once I graduate from Nursing school this coming December 15, 2010. I will not forget the people that helped us vs the people that finger pointed and uttered such nonsense. We all know out of 5 people there is 1 job position available making the job market impossible for us all. The job market is not strong enough to put us all back to work and people like yourself that have such passion and understanding will always be remembered.

God bless you Carte Goodwin!


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100% Legal
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

All I hear is that some legislators will not vote for passage of extended unemployment benefits unless a way is found to fund it that does not add to the deficit.

This is my comment to these people-

Everytime an illegal (someone here without proper documentation) and they go the emergency room and get free health care, get food stamps, housing, have a baby in our country or whatever-IT ADDS TO THE DEFICIT.

I was born here and you want to deny me this meager benefit!

Bull Crap- I will vote in the next election (as I always do) and if you think the illegals will vote for you OK- but look at CA-it is broke and in total disarry because of YOU PEOPLE REFUSING TO ENFORCE THE FEDERAL LAWS ALREADY PASSED! What is it with a SANCUARY CITY- If I get pulled over I have to show my drivers licence, registration and proof of insurance. If I purchase alcohol I have to show proof EVERY TIME that I am 21. I am 60, almost 3 times the legal age-SO I AM DISCRIMINATED AGAINST!!!

WAKE UP YOU MORANS-you are giving our country away- you are suppose to represent the LEGAL people and not your own self (centered) interests!!!

WAIT TILL NOVEMBER!!! NOT A THREAT-A PROMISE!!!


No longer a Rebublican
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

I too am on the same boat. I am 60 years old, worked for a bank for 20 years only to be dumped out into the street when all the failures and consolidations came. My 26 weeks ran out on June 3rd and I have been without a check of any kind since then. My saving are depleted just as my ego and self-worth. I am applying for every job I can find (most are paying 1/2 to 2/3 less than I was making) and have only had 2 interviews. Recruiters are telling me that bankers are a dime a dozen on the street and you have to know someone to get a job. Every banker I know is unemployed and in the same boat as me. I've been a Republican my whole life …….. I can't believe the hardness of their hearts. Professing Christians playing politics and not governing for the people, but for themselves. Tinkling symbols and sounding brass.


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James
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

Did you read the bill?


James
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

Did you readthe bill?


James
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

Did you read the bill? Do you know what is in it? or are you just talking…


Andy L
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

Sorry i fell prey to a bogus answer site .
Thank you for the info i will be more careful with this stuff in the future.
I do however agree with some other posts that we should try to vote in a new senate with a fresh perspective.


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Mark
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

Waste our tax dollars to sue Arizona for trying to do what the Feds won't do. Or send billions in aid to another country. Then deny the american people unemployment. It's time to clean house and rid Washington of these sorry individuals who think more of the other countrys than the one who put them in office.


Finneydouglash
Comment posted July 19, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

I'm a veteran of Desert storm. I was honorably discharged in 1994. I was laid off in Aug 2008 through no fault of mine. My story can be found at this URL:
http://jobsearch.about.com/u/sty/unemployment/u…
We ought to be taking care of our own problems in the US, such as homeless veterans, underprivileged people trying to get education in science/math/engineering, globalization effects, and unemployment in OUR country, instead of funding crap for NON citizens illegally here or non citizens at home in their countries. Keep the US taxpayer $$ in the US for US citizens. Do you think I'm just sitting on my duff doing nothing. Come Senator or Congressman- I challenge you to live on $143 net pay per week (my wife's net pay after taxes and health insurance). Try making car payments, insurance, utility bills, rent and food on that amount . I challenge you to come to my home and tell me why, after seeing how much job hunting research is on my computer, That I am “Lazy , trying to get fat on Tax dollars.” I don't want F&cking welfare. I WANT a reasonable paying job. Let me see you, who make $100k's per year plus benefits on taxpayer money, and try to hold your moral high ground, when you won't help the very taxpayers who pay your salary. SHAME on YOU! You should be thinking about what is best for your country, not what is best for keeping your comfortable elected office!!! Quit sending money to Haita, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, Saudi, UAE, columbia, etc !!!! That VERY money could be used to finance unemployment for YEARS!!!!! But you fools give it to others who aren't even citizens because someone contributes to your campaign fund?!?!? THAT is MADNESS!!! Senators, and congressman- Help US ( your constituents), not everyone else.


Tjhl2001
Comment posted July 20, 2010 @ 1:34 am

How can you read the Bill when it's not voted on yet? Of course not, I do not have the inside scoop! Tomorrow at 2:30pm the American people will know what is in the Bill when it gets released. But what I do know is Carte Goodwin will vote yes to give us the 60 votes needed to pass the extension, so Tier 1-4 can be reenacted. Tier 5 is not included in this Bill, but I'm intelligent enough to know it will follow soon.

Last week 2.5 million people lost their benefits and by the end of the month the total will have accumulated to 3.3 million. With that information I do know unless something is done we will revisit the “Great Depression” and the economy will crash. But as far as what is in the Bill, I can not tell you for sure, but what I read the Bill will include Tier 1-4 up to November 2010. I hope it includes the extra $25.00, but I have heard and read it will not. Am I for sure? Of course not, as I do not work in the White House or have a seat at Congress.


Tjhl2001
Comment posted July 20, 2010 @ 1:40 am

James…………Why are you saying the same thing over and over? It's annoying and not very intelligent as no one here can read the Bill because we do not have access to the information as none of us works for the government or have a seat at the house.


Tjhl2001
Comment posted July 20, 2010 @ 1:46 am

LOL Beginning to think something is not clicking upstairs for you! This is too funny mocking the same question……….”Did you read the Bill?” You stated this same question 3 times! Too funny!! I came to the conclusion everyone else is ignoring you! :-) Did you read the Bill?


Tjhl2001
Comment posted July 20, 2010 @ 2:54 am

The holdup was due to the Republicans voting “no” because they did not want the money to come from the stimulus, but rather by cutting the budgets. Tomorrow July 20, 2010 @ 1:52 pm the unemployment Bill will be voted upon again and this time it should pass since Carte Goodwin will vote “yes” making the 60 votes that is needed to pass the Bill.


Tjhl2001
Comment posted July 20, 2010 @ 2:56 am

Before James reply, “Did you read the Bill?” Ummmmm no! LOL


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Sharon
Comment posted July 20, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

I hope that something is done soon. I just used my last benefits last week. I have been searching for work on a daily basis and been on numerous interviews with no luck. Also, the new thing is to hire people with jobs and not the ones without. I have worked all my life and lost my job because they can no longer fit it into the budget, but now it’s my fault that I have know job. So I’m just applying for jobs for the fun of it. I am also in school, but what good is that going to do if our Government is not willing to help us. People have gone to college and received degrees, ran up a bill trying to do better and now they can not use the degree and have student loans to pay back with no income coming in. Voting is for the birds in my book and so is the Census. It never meant anything then and it sure doesn’t mean anything now. In addition, unless you have a bunch of children or at least one, you can not even get assistance from welfare. What is wrong with this picture. I am not looking for a handout in any kind of way. I just need a little bit of help now that they have screwed us all and it is not our Presidents fault either because this has been going on for years now. They all seen this coming and it was so easy to use the race card in order for Americans to place blame on the wrong person and not get to whose really at fault here. This mess is higher than our President could ever be. God is our only answer here, but if we don’t start trusting him to fix this mess, we will be lost forever people. Open your eyes for once. I have had enough and I am sure you people have as well. Finally, this breakdown has no color to it because it is affecting people of all colors and all races everywhere in America. So it doesn’t matter what color your skin may be people because, out of work with no income means just this Americans..out of work and suffering.


sharon
Comment posted July 20, 2010 @ 5:41 pm

You are so right and then they want us to go fight a war for them, that they actually started. Shame on them. The citizens of America don't have any beef with these countries. It's the Government, but they have unlawfully threw us in the mix of their problems and now are not trying to give us back all that we have lost on the account of their foolishness and greed. This is not about what party is at fault because all parties are at fault here. We need to take a stand. We the citizens of America want no part in your games any longer or your war. Go fight your own war and leave the American citizens out of it. The same goes for the other countries. Let Government fight against themselves and leave the normal citizens out of it.


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Comment posted July 21, 2010 @ 5:35 am

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Queen_luv00
Comment posted July 23, 2010 @ 4:28 am

that’s right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we didnt ask to get laid off


Queen_luv00
Comment posted July 23, 2010 @ 4:29 am

God Bless you


QUEEN_LUV00
Comment posted July 23, 2010 @ 4:35 am

and u can kiss my ass!!!!!!!! Im a single mom of three and head of my household. I dont need to explain my life story to you. I didnt ask to be laid off. You better be glad that they did pass the extension JASON KNOBLAUCH, because I would have been on the walfare line so you can support me and my kids. Since you dont think I deserve my unemployment, please I been working since I been 18 out of High School. PLUS I have been searching for a new job. C’MON SON GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE WITH ALL OF THAT!!!!!!!!


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