Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2010 Unemployment Extension and Emergency Unemployment Benefits Bill

The 2010 unemployment extension hasn't been passed.  The unemployment extension 2010 and emergency unemployment benefits is at the heart of the American people. There are many Senators on both sides of the fence that want legislation passed, but it is hard to come to a compromise that makes both sides of the partisan lines happy.

Both Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat and Olympia Snowe, a Republican, want a standalone bill.  Snowe will likely back a standalone bill even if it does add to deficit spending.  She previously failed to back the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 because it contained provisions she feels would be detrimental to small businesses.

Whether or not the unemployment issue will hit the Senate Floor this week before they adjourn for the Fourth of July holiday hasn't been widely made known.  Not only are there the confirmation hearings for Obama's Supreme Court nominee, there is also a push to pass financial reform legislation before the break.

In addition, the death of Senator Robert Byrd has also shaken the Senate and has taken one democrat away from the majority.  His vote would have been crucial to legislation if such legislation was opposed by Republicans.  This will change the landscape of the Senate even if only temporarily.

Hopefully the Emergency Unemployment Benefits bill will pass - either in its current form or as a standalone measure. There's likely few Americans who aren't willing or supportive of helping their fellow Americans out during a time of need.

178 comments:

  1. This entire situation is reprehensible, but it is not just the Republicans who are looking at the Fall Elections. Their actions are appealing to many voters ( though immoral, in my opinion )and will certainly gain them votes with their employed or rich base. What is being missed by many, is the fact that this manuever is to the Democrats' advantage, also. How could that be? If you fall off the Unemployment numbers, by no longer being eligible for benefits, and reverting to the shadowy numbers, the press and the majority of the uniformed masses, will be proclaiming the miracle of the Economic Recovery/Stimulus Package. Everyone must continue to file, whether eligible or not. Without filing, the numbers fall (artificially). If this doesn't pass now, everyone needs to keep filing, or we will all be the faceless, homeless, living under the bridge, soon to be a majority of the population.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Please create JOBS for this tough time
    thanks

    ReplyDelete
  3. STOLEN AMERICAN DREAM

    How much money did Senators earn selling our jobs?

    America is in trouble

    Americans have blindly turned control of the country to a thieving international group of bankers called "THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK"

    PLEASE google "who owns the federal reserve bank"

    PLEASE google "US DOLLAR TO BE REPLACED"

    You will then be awakened to this hostile take over of America

    PLEASE COPY PASTE AND REPOST THIS MESSAGE
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am about to go on a job interview 60 miles from home. The job would start in August, long-term, but I still need my benefits to survive until then. So I did my part. I at least got an interview and drove 60 miles and will have to move here too. So see, we all just need a little more time......

    ReplyDelete
  5. we all paid into this system by working every week and now when times are bad by design they wont come off our own money. criminal vermin

    ReplyDelete
  6. They are all a disgrace. They don't care about people who can't find work. Hope they enjoy their vacations while I can't even afford to feed my kids. Sad!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Not only are they taking away our dignity by making us beg for what is ours now they want to cut us off at the knees by introducing three different bills that the other side will probably dissagree with. To the u.s. Senate and house please don't think about how you dislike each other just pass a bill and let us get some food on our tables and pay our rent.

    ReplyDelete
  8. All this is just physically draining, demoralizing and nauseating! I'm so tired of waiting for our government, the people that work for US, to help the American people that need it most. It is truly a sad time for the American people. We all need to remember this time, the hurt and emotional roller coaster ride that our government has put us on, no matter what the outcome. They may not be united, but we can be!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. the house seems to be working, its the senate bastards that are holding everything up...everything except to raise the reimbursement paid to doctors...that sailed thru. so did the $3T, all but unemployment.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I heard something on the Ed Shultz show. He said that President Obama can overide everyone if he wants to an just sign an unemployment bill.

    After all, he is the President. Anyone else hear about this?

    ReplyDelete
  11. I can't believe how self loathing they are. I just want to be able to feed my kids..I can't do that without these benefits. Jobs?? What jobs..I can't even get an interview and I'm willing to work part time!!
    God help us and watch over us all.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I was at least making my bills with the benifits that I WAS getting....I am now very seriously contemplating bankrupcy. This is what the government wants is for all of us pions to be under their thumb!! I was going to school, while I still had the benifits, to re-educate myself into a different field...the benifits stopped, so, I had to stop classes.....I don't have money to put gas in my car (which I am about to default on) to drive to the school.
    What I want to know is, with all of us not paying taxes....where is the money for their paychecks comming from....OH, that's right...from the countries that have our jobs now and the oil countries....forgive me, I think I'm a good candidate for PTSD because of all of this!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. look they might vote as early as thursday night before the wekend!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Please just pass the bill!!!!! here again goes another Holiday, that no one can enjoy! Oh, I'm sorry, except for our politicians... Don't make us wait any longer. Peoples utilities are getting turned off and children are getting hungry..Stop being selfish and pass the GOSH DARN BILL ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I hear you all....this just totally sucks! Going on the 4th week of no money and just don't know what to do! The US is always handing out money to other countries for there disasters...what about us??? This is a DISASTER MR PRESIDENT!!! HELP US PLEASE!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ok here it is the Republicans have come with a plan to pay for the extension, half with stimulu monies, and half with emergency monies. Senator Reid has been reportedly said no. Well this is the next move Republicans need to come out publicly for this measure. Mr Reid and his friends have been calling all day, work with us, here is your chance both side stand up for the people. Put the past, all of it, in the past. Again this is a win, win situation, everone save face and the people win too, which is the most inportant thing. why cann't you see that :(

    ReplyDelete
  17. Every morning I awake to run to the computer and hopefully to see that this bill has passed only to reep the disappointing outcome. My boyfriend's job position was eliminated 2 years ago, had no luck finding a job, was on unemployment, found a job at minimum pay, went off unemployment, months later was laid off. He went back to the unemployment office 5 weeks ago for this extension and needless to say has had no pay or income for rent,utilities, gas, or food for himself or his son with special needs or his 12 year old daughter. It saddens me deeply to witness such turmoil for someone I love dearly. The only conclusion I keep coming to is all of those in Congress obviously would not know a hard time if it hit them square between the eyes.

    To all of you that know someone in need right now, be there for them in anyway you can. Now is certainly a time for America to join together in support of our neighbor(s). God Bless Us All.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Contact your congressmen and senators please, it is the only way to really have your voice heard, venting in here is good, but take action to the email, fax and phones

    http://www.unemployedworkers.org/sites/unemployedworkers/index.php/benefits

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am supposed to be going into my second extension for unemployment and recently has been notified that this has been going on. It has been hell looking for jobs. There just doesn't seem to be anything available. I have an infant to take care of and don't know what I am going to do with no income until we are all notified about the extensions! PLEASE HELP US FELLOW AMERICANS WITH BABIES!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. One more idea. ABC Evening News finally had a short story on Unemployed ( though not Extension ). They are looking to answer employment questions on their website. It will be on all next week, primetime. If everyone sends in their stories, maybe they'll get the stories out

    ReplyDelete
  21. I have two master's and still unable to get a job to feed my kids. I lost my home and I look for jobs every day. It's summer time and how sad is to tell your kids that you can't take them out to have fun because you just don't have money. In my opinion it will be great to have the security of having some money coming in (unemployment) until the end of year.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Enough already. Pass the bill. I don't much care which pot of money it comes from, it is all borrowed for in the end. Stop messing people's lives. I hope these Senators soon feel for themselves or through their loved ones and friends just what it is like to be unemployed. This isn't a choice and for those who say it is, you have no regard for humanity.

    ReplyDelete
  23. all I see is government that can't even work out a simple tiding over for some very good americans to mybe get from a to b some how. greatist country in the world is a joke,god be with us my fellow americans cause thats about all we have.I'll pray for every one ,hope you will to. GOD BLESS US!

    ReplyDelete
  24. CAll SEN SCOTT BROWNS (MA) OFFICE AND TELL HIM TO VOTE YES ***TODAY*** Phone: (202) 224-4543

    Phone: (202) 224-4543
    Phone: (202) 224-4543
    Phone: (202) 224-4543
    Phone: (202) 224-4543
    Phone: (202) 224-4543
    Phone: (202) 224-4543
    Phone: (202) 224-4543
    Phone: (202) 224-4543

    ReplyDelete
  25. I'm not shirking here but I've read so many posts here and I definitely think there are a lot of folks on this site more articulate and more knowlegeable than I am so......there is a "Start a Petition" site. Maybe, pointing out some of the financial things going on, the politics behind the failure to extend benefits and highlighting some of the more poignent stories, someone could put together a petition and we could break it up between states and make sure that a few people in each state have a copy and get signatures and get it off to their senators and representatives?

    ReplyDelete
  26. CALL SEN SCOTT BROWN (MA) AND BEG HIM....NO TELL HIM TO VOTE "YES" NO MATTER HOW THE BILL IS WRITTEN. IF HE VOTES YES, WE WIN! Phone: (202) 224-4543

    ReplyDelete
  27. We need to eat, buy medications, pay. Our rent. What does it come to when you stand in a food line, after you have worked all of your life, player the game right all along. This bill needs to pass for so many in the same place that I am in. We didn't cause this problem, but we are surely paying for it.

    ReplyDelete
  28. got food???????????USA third world country soon..in a place where an elected official doesnt know what her country looks like I cant find work!!you think you got it bad come to Arizona and experience 1070 you have to walk on needles here..bye the bye John and John(AZ senators)look boys the easy times are over for you, your going to have to pay for your own medical, car,gas,exc. enjoy being one of us...

    ReplyDelete
  29. "There's likely few Americans who aren't willing or supportive of helping their fellow Americans out during a time of need."

    Except for people like Angle who claim they are lazy; Hatch who claims they are all on drugs; not to mention many of the comments on websites like this and HufPo who say they shouldn't have to pay for people who are too stupid to keep their jobs.

    Sorry, there are LOTS of Americans who would gladly let their fellow Americans starve. I believe they call themselves "Christians" and "Conservatives".

    ReplyDelete
  30. http://abcnews.go.com/WN/mailform?id=11057716

    Stop by the ABC News site and post your questions about the status of the economy. The more questions and comments they receive, the bigger the story will be!! SUBMIT one today and do your part in getting our story out there.

    ReplyDelete
  31. What the Republican Senators do not understand at all, is that there are millions of registered Republicans voters, who through no fault of their own, are now unemployed. For the Republican Senators to continue to show, week after week, no mercy, no sympathy, neither empathy, nor consideration to the plight of members of their own voting base, who are barely surviving on the $450.00 a week they receive in employment insurance is unforgivable and now diabolical. I am so absolutely disguised with my own Republican Party, that for the first time in my life, I would not only vote for a Democrat replacement Senator this fall, I would vote straight ticket Democrat all the way and call it a day!
    The deficit of an unemployed household is horrifying and I can assure you heartless Republicans in Congress that it is much more terrifying to the unemployed then the National deficit is to you. Tell me, how can a family of five survive on $450.00 and now nothing thanks to you? How can we go to the grocery store and get a week’s worth of food, plus fill the gas tank up to go job hunting, take the kids to school, take one child to a doctor, that we now pay for in cash since we lost our health issuance, get the prescription filled, buy dog food and set aside the left over pennies for rent, utilities, car repairs, braces payments, etc?
    My family has never asked for a hand out. For three months of last year I went to a food bank and stood in line for five hours to get a box of random canned goods, and still have not thought of applying for food stamps! To think we used to hold Republican precinct meetings in our home. What home now, the banks home? I have worked tirelessly on multiple Republican campaigns and for what, abandonment, disgrace and disregard? When you Republicans voted No the last three consecutive times to not extend unemployment benefits, you have taken the food right out of my three children's mouth. There is nowhere for us to cut back. I am a fiscal conservative for God’s sake!
    I wish like hell we could vote your arrogance out of office and then you could try to live on $450.00 a week and support your wife and three kids on that. But what I wish for more than anything is that I could then vote to take it away from you without warning! If you Republicans believe in the same God I do, I pray He resigns down on you an Eye for an Eye. And because I have faith the size of a mustard seed in Him, which is 1000% more faith that I have left in your heartless folly, I know that He will.

    Sincerely Yours, One of a Million+++ Disenfranchised Republican Unemployed Voters.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Yesterday and today I have posted a list about the basic expenses that is essential for unemployed. Have you read it? If not, please read, and I am 100% right about this list:

    How unemployment check gets spent?
    1) Rent to have a roof over
    1) Food to eat so that we can look for work and don't die
    3) Internet connection: to look for job in Craigslist, monster, career builder, dice, etc, and so that recruiters can contact us
    4) Phone) So that companies can call us and do a telephone interview
    5) Cleaning material: soap, shampoo, laudry, etc so that at interview we look ok and not like a criminal
    6) Toothpaste: to clean teeth as there is no dentist
    7) Hair Cut ( i have not got a hair cut in last 5 months)
    8) Other necessities: so that we can live humanly while we don't have our job.

    To fulfill the above basic list, a survival expense guide for an unemployed, we need to have unemployment.

    ReplyDelete
  33. the wealthy thrive on this..we made them rich and WE CAN take it away!!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. To all fellow unemployed suffering in this economy:
    There is a website called change.org where one can start a petition. Someone has started a petition on the immediate passage of unemployment extensions. Please follow this link at the end of this comment and sign this petition. By signing it an email will be sent to all appropriate politicians from you. Last time I looked there were over 6000 signatures on this petition. Word is that this petition has the attention of some politicians including the president. The writer of this petition recently emailed me and told me he received a letter from Republican Senator Olympia Snowe in which she said she would break the filibuster if the bill was presented as a “stand- alone” jobless aide bill.
    See article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/25/AR2010062504933.html
    I have seen this petition gain a lot of momentum in the last 2 to 3 days. I am writing this as a word document so I can copy and paste it to every online article about unemployment extension legislation I visit. I know that (like me) there are many unemployed Americans who are frequently checking for updates on this legislation. What I ask of you is to do the following:
    1. Copy, paste and save this into a word document.
    2. Every time you visit a website with an article about unemployment extension legislation copy and paste this from your word document to the comment section of the article.
    3. Follow the link below and sign this petition. http://www.change.org/petitions/view/we_demand_an_immediate_passage_of_bill_hr_4213_extension_of_unemployment_benefits
    4. Ask for your friends and family that support your position to sign the petition by sending them a personal email with the link above attached. Ask your spouse or other qualified household members who will support you to sign the petition.
    Note: If someone in your household decides to support you, you must logout of Change.org in order for the petition form to open for a new signature.

    ReplyDelete
  35. CAN WE FIRED THEM!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Please sign this petition to pass our unemployment.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/view/we_demand_an_immediate_passage_of_bill_hr_4213_extension_of_unemployment_benefits

    ReplyDelete
  37. While it is true that many American manufacturing jobs have been lost overseas due to various trade agreements and outsourcing, the real culprit(s) have flown quietly under the radar.

    The Culprits are the private equity firms such as KKR, Blackstone Group, Carlye Group, Apollo Investments, Cerberus, etc.....the activities of these firms have had more of an impact on the loss of domestic jobs. These firms for more then 2 decades have had a seemingly unlimited supply of credit(debt). So they have over leveraged (borrowed) to acquire some of America's leading businesses. Once acquired, in order to service their heavy debt loads, they have laid off the American workforce. This fact also precludes any time of economic recovery or growth in the economy, because these companies are not hiring. For the most part, they handle all of their general personnel
    needs through temporary employment firms.

    To recoup their money, for a profit, and to repay debt, they usually move to re-take these companies public at the appropriate time which means that they continue to make sure of the profit of those companies - the dividends to their shareholders which includes the principals of all of these firms, thus workers are not being rehired.

    Further, you will find that all of the major banks have private equity arms(usually under a different name then their bank brand name) which compete and in many instances, co-invest with the above mentioned firms.

    This is really why the situation in America is more dire than many have been willing to discuss. The American economy is currently in recession, but will in all likelihood move to depression before recovery.

    Why do I say this? 1)The federal reserve has made the discount rate(the rate in which banks borrow, to relend)the lowest its have been in years. This act is intend to give banks the incentive to lend --- yet banks are not lending to business nor consumers; 2)There are no jobs being created in the private sector for many of the reasons mentioned above. As a result, various stimulus -back to work- actions as those proposed by the Obama administration are a type of workaround. But because of political partisism and in fighting those initiatives have/are being blocked.

    No matter a black or white president; democrat or republic, the government intervention has a place in times such as these. These types of initiatives are what assisted America to come out of the Great Depression of 1932; as well as, similar initiatives utilized by Truman in building America's current interstate highway system.

    So really, guys like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck serve as devisive forces in their propaganda programs and hate mongering. It prevents the American people from really seeing what is going on before their eyes and keeps the whole issue muddled in the press.

    I am sure that Congress will eventually do the right thing, but don't rest assured. American must really take a new look at how they are living their lives and begin to take the appropriate steps, like downsizing and getting out of debt. Perhaps find a way to make money for you and your family by serving your fellow man/woman in terms of providing them with various needed products and services.

    The time is fact approaching where American's will no longer be able to survive off of Pharoah's economy for Pharoah has all of the resources of the land stored up into his on grain silos. Like it or not our Congress are elected by the people, but they are paid by Pharoah and are generally dependent on Pharoah for their sustinance.

    I know there are a few misspelled words here, but hopefully you follow the gest of this alert.

    God bless you!

    ReplyDelete
  38. you get $450.00/week on unemployment????again come to AZ..max $265.00/week..try living on that..

    ReplyDelete
  39. How can you get a job? You are willing to take anything,actually get an interview, everything goes well, but then, you get told you are over qualified! You are a dependable, loyal worker. You've stayed with the same company over 25 years. You get replaced by two part time workers, so the company can save money and increase their profits! Companies hire younger people in hopes of more years of service and a healthier employee. Minimum wages aren't enough to support a family! Assistance is limited! Instead of only looking for a job, you decide to go to school to try to make this time into a positive time. You choose a field to study where there is a great demand; more education is the way to go was campaigned by the President. Then, now that you are there, sorry...you are on your own. What will happen to the welfare system if all the unemployed have to get welfare? You're more or less screwed if you don't have a minor child in your house.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Senator Ben Nelson, Dem. Nebraska is voting no. Because of this action, the bill will not pass. Two republicans will vote yes, but Senator Reid says he needs one more republican vote. Please, someone come forward. This is life and death for many people. Think of children who will be without during this hot summer. This is a crime of the highest magnitude. Shame on you, Senator Nelson!

    ReplyDelete
  41. While it is true that many American manufacturing jobs have been lost overseas due to various trade agreements and outsourcing, the real culprit(s) have flown quietly under the radar.

    The Culprits are the private equity firms such as KKR, Blackstone Group, Carlye Group, Apollo Investments, Cerberus, etc.....the activities of these firms have had more of an impact on the loss of domestic jobs. These firms for more then 2 decades have had a seemingly unlimited supply of credit(debt). So they have over leveraged (borrowed) to acquire some of America's leading businesses. Once acquired, in order to service their heavy debt loads, they have laid off the American workforce. This fact also precludes any time of economic recovery or growth in the economy, because these companies are not hiring. For the most part, they handle all of their general personnel
    needs through temporary employment firms.

    To recoup their money, for a profit, and to repay debt, they usually move to re-take these companies public at the appropriate time which means that they continue to make sure of the profit of those companies - the dividends to their shareholders which includes the principals of all of these firms, thus workers are not being rehired.

    Further, you will find that all of the major banks have private equity arms(usually under a different name then their bank brand name) which compete and in many instances, co-invest with the above mentioned firms.

    This is really why the situation in America is more dire than many have been willing to discuss. The American economy is currently in recession, but will in all likelihood move to depression before recovery.

    Why do I say this? 1)The federal reserve has made the discount rate(the rate in which banks borrow, to relend)the lowest its have been in years. This act is intend to give banks the incentive to lend --- yet banks are not lending to business nor consumers; 2)There are no jobs being created in the private sector for many of the reasons mentioned above. As a result, various stimulus -back to work- actions as those proposed by the Obama administration are a type of workaround. But because of political partisism and in fighting those initiatives have/are being blocked.

    No matter a black or white president; democrat or republic, the government intervention has a place in times such as these. These types of initiatives are what assisted America to come out of the Great Depression of 1932; as well as, similar initiatives utilized by Truman in building America's current interstate highway system.

    So really, guys like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck serve as devisive forces in their propaganda programs and hate mongering. It prevents the American people from really seeing what is going on before their eyes and keeps the whole issue muddled in the press.

    I am sure that Congress will eventually do the right thing, but don't rest assured. American must really take a new look at how they are living their lives and begin to take the appropriate steps, like downsizing and getting out of debt. Perhaps find a way to make money for you and your family by serving your fellow man/woman in terms of providing them with various needed products and services.

    The time is fact approaching where American's will no longer be able to survive off of Pharoah's economy for Pharoah has all of the resources of the land stored up into his on grain silos. Like it or not our Congress are elected by the people, but they are paid by Pharoah and are generally dependent on Pharoah for their sustinance.

    I know there are a few misspelled words here, but hopefully you follow the gest of this alert.

    God bless you!

    ReplyDelete
  42. One of the posters on here said that they knew someone that worked at the employment agency and that people are really not looking for jobs, as long as they are getting unemployment. I have thought about that a lot and the more I think about her "opinion" the angrier I get. I have looked under every nook and cranny out there trying to find employment. I have stomped the pavement, used up gas money I didn't have, and emailed everyone and their dog begging for a job. I have tremendous skills and years and years of experience. My last employment duties would normally take 2 to 3 people to perform, yet I did the work single handedly and succussfully. I am SO TIRED of begging prospective employers for a job when they would be very fortunate to have me. I can't tell you how depressed, angry, and hopeless I am feeling. Any of you who are judging us, you will be next. So you better work on your karma opinions. That employment worker with her opinion, if they don't pass the extension, may soon be out of a job herself. Unemployment offices will certainly need less people. Then I can say that SHE really didn't want a job...

    ReplyDelete
  43. Billions were spent on bailing out the banks, and they still don't know where all the money went. Dont get me started on how much the war in Iraq, and now Afghanistan is costing daily. Here is a thought...........There is a lot of oil that needs cleaned up, and I say that we demand BP to hire all the people they can, on unemployment to clean the beaches, send them bus tickets. Oh I forgot, its mid term elections coming up, and the politicians are using that for their playground. Jobs are out there, but maybe not in my part of the country. I live in a city of 28,000 and there were only around a dozen adds for jobs in my our local newspaper. Never has Congress shot down EUB when the unemployment rate is so high........and on a last note-

    Anonymous said...

    Fuck them, they can all go to hell
    June 30, 2010 7:12 PM

    If they dont pass it soon, there may be those who are hopeless, depressed, and scared of losing everything they have worked for, to banish weapons and attempt to help send those politicians to hell a little quicker.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Justification for TIER * for infinite time(TIERs should continue till the unemployment rate goes down to 8%-9% in California or in any state):

    I believe TIER 5 should pass. Until unemployment rate fall below 8-9% in California or in any state, there should be Tiers. Even if the unemployment rate were above 8% at August 2011, we should have unemployment then: we should have TIER *(should continue till economy is normal).

    What are the reasons for my assertions?

    High unemployment rate means
    > more competition for one job,
    > that companies are searching for Einsteins to make rockets,
    > that there are less jobs,
    > that few people are spending as they have less money.

    The above line justifies the "Tsunamic" effect on economy.

    > Less people are spending --- means less profit on business and less tax revenue
    > Less hiring from companies as banks are giving less loans as banks have less money
    > companies are hiring less as they don't have work as there is less people to give them a work or project, and, also, they are not having a big loan from the bank

    How to solve this?
    > Americans need to spend more, but how Americans could if they don't even have money for a roof, for food?

    If there were no unemployment, people will die; grocery stores will be bankrupt: more tidal waves will be coming.... And when the tidal wave does a significant, monstrous, damage, I guess, then "THEY" will understand.

    But by then, will we be here? I hope, we do. I hope we be here, and fight this *uc**ers because we don't want us and our country to fail.

    ReplyDelete
  45. It;s said that our government has made this independence day feel more like a prison setence. We don't have freedom not when these men are in charge of our lifes. So when there enjoying this 4th of july, for so many americans it will be a day to look back on, a day where a lot of us couldnt have those back yard BBQ;s or afford to get to the firework shows. I'm ashamed to admit that we have a government who wants to see there people suffer instead of thrive.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Where will this end? If we don't have money we will not be able to afford a car, gas, etc. to even look for a job. That, of course, is if you can even get an interview! I read today about a corrupt government in Africa - soon we will be on that list. STOP SENDING OUR JOBS TO OTHER COUNTRIES. I hope everyone sees the whole picture - the (rich) Repubicans have to go!!!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I was just looking at c-span 2 and saw they are one vote short of passing the extention.

    ReplyDelete
  48. They just gave away the store to the financial industry so they store is empty. No more employees or consumers. Unemployment went the way of democracy.

    ReplyDelete
  49. please don't go away for the 4th and leave the unemployed still stressed out.how can u even enjoy the 4th,knowing your fellow americans are in such a state.while the senators are having a big party on the 4th-the unemployed will be happy to have a bowl of macaroni!u should be ashamed of yourselves-i know i would and so would our forefathers who fought so hard for us to have a 4th of july!! if i had a job and paperwrk was haned to me marked urgent and after weeks!! i still have not completed the paperwrk-i would be fired!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Someone stated that we will become the faceless - that is already the case. Look around you and see all the people who still have jobs treating you like you don't want to work and if you wanted to you could.....blah, blah, blah. They have no compassion for others. I know people who have gone on vacations, still shopping for things they don't need, but would NEVER BUY groceries for a neighbor or friend they know is struggling. Selfishness is at an all time high.

    ReplyDelete
  51. I am one of the many temporary Census employees that have been laid off. My position lasted 10 weeks, and held off my using my last 2 remaining weeks of unemployment. Well, as I use my last 2 weeks of unemployment, I will no longer be able to keep up on my bills, nor can I afford food. My husband makes too much money (HA!) for food stamps, or other programs. I don't want a handout, just some help. The job situation here in Flint is appalling. What kind of future do I have?

    ReplyDelete
  52. The republican’s weren’t worried about the deficit when that big insurance company and their friends the Wall Street execs were giving themselves bonuses with taxpayer money!!! Next election – let Congress feel the sting of the unemployment lines!!! No more raping and pillaging the middle class!!! – How many years have you paid taxes? 30? 40? Your government bails out bankers and Wall Street execs using your tax dollars – but unemployment is allowed to expire? What happened to "by the people" or "for the people"? Or are the big campaign contributors the only "people" who count to congress? They are playing games AGAIN FOR THE THIRD TIME while you are wondering how to feed your kids? Figure it out! Malfeasance – Failure of a public official to perform their duties!!! Next Election MAKE YOURSELF MATTER BY VOTING!!! 10% unemployment carries 10% of the vote! Use it!! Fire them all next election or recall every Congress member NOW for Malfeasance – Failure of a public official to perform their duties!!! Next Election - Lets get people elected who actually represent all the People- this current congress represents only special interest groups!


    Don’t re-elect or even better Recall your senator or congressman that voted no to extended benefits.Failur of an elected official to do their job is malfeasance.

    Here's how you do it:

    go to:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2096900_recall-us-senator.html

    The list is as follows:

    goto:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2096900_recall-us-senator.html

    The senators voting no are:

    Alexander (R-TN)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Bennett (R-UT)
    Bond (R-MO)
    Brown (R-MA)
    Brownback (R-KS)
    Bunning (R-KY)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)

    DeMint (R-SC)
    Ensign (R-NV)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Gregg (R-NH)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Hutchison (R-TX)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Kyl (R-AZ)
    LeMieux (R-FL)
    Lugar (R-IN)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Nelson (D-NE)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Snowe (R-ME)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Voinovich (R-OH)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Bennett (R-UT)
    Bond (R-MO)
    Brown (R-MA)
    Brownback (R-KS)
    Bunning (R-KY)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Collins (R-ME)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    DeMint (R-SC)
    Ensign (R-NV)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Grassley (R-IA)
    Gregg (R-NH)
    Hatch (R-UT)
    Hutchison (R-TX)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Kyl (R-AZ)
    LeMieux (R-FL)
    Lugar (R-IN)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Nelson (D-NE)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Snowe (R-ME)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Voinovich (R-OH)
    Wicker (R-MS)
    Alexander(R-TN)
    Barrasso(R-WY)
    Bennett(R-UT)
    Bond(R-MO)
    Brown(R-MA)
    Brownback(R-KS)
    Bunning(R-KY)
    Burr(R-NC)
    Chambliss(R-GA)
    Coburn(R-OK)
    Cochran(R-MS)
    Collins(R-ME)
    Corker(R-TN)
    Cornryn(R-TX)
    Crapo(R-ID)
    DeMint(R-SC)
    Ensign(R-NV)
    Enzi(R-WY)
    Graham(R-SC)
    Grassley(R-IA)
    Graham(R-NH)
    Hatch(R-UT)
    Hutchison(R-TX)
    Inhofe(R-OK)
    Isakson(R-GA)
    Johanns(R-NE)
    Kyle(R-AZ)
    LeMieux(R-FL)
    Lugar(R-IN)
    McCain(R-AZ)
    McConnell(R-KY)
    Nelson(R-NE)
    Risch(R-ID)
    Roberts(R-KS)
    Sessions(R-AL)
    Shelby(R-AL)
    Snowe(R-ME)
    Thune(R-SD)
    Vitter(R-LA)
    Voinovich(R-OH)
    Wicker(R-MS)

    If one of these is your senators, and you live in the right state, start a recall or don’t re-elect!!!

    ReplyDelete
  53. I just took a job that I am very overqualified for, because I'd been relentlessly searching for months and found nothing. However, now that I have a new (crappy) job, how am I supposed to get to work? I can't even afford gas to get there, much less food for the time before I get paid. I just feel fortunate that I don't have children. I can't even imagine not being able to feed my kids.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Someone has the opportuinty to stand up and be the hero in this mes, to stand up for doing the right and decent thing. Who will it be?

    ReplyDelete
  55. throw all the republicans in a shack fuckum and feedum beans they got a big surprize coming in nov.

    ReplyDelete
  56. LET ME PUT THIS IN NORMAL TERMS...PRINT U GUYS SOME MONEY AND LET US HAVE OURS...

    THE REASON ITS TAKING SO LONG TO PASS IS CAUSE THE PEOPLE VOTING ON IT HAVE MONEY AND JOBS...THIS IS STUPID...LET SOME ONE THAT HAS BEEN THERE VOTE...

    ASK A MILLIONARE IF HE THINKS WE SHOULD HELP THAT GUY WITH THE BROKE DOWN OLD CAR...HE WILL SAY HELL NO...

    IF IT WAS A BMW LIKE HIS HE WOULD PROBALY HELP...

    ReplyDelete
  57. We all need help to keep our electricity running, food on our tables, gas in our cars, hell even to keep our roofs over our heads! Please Pass the bill! Dont make us wait any longer... let this holiday be one we can FINALLY enjoy and relax knowing we have some sort of income coming in!

    ReplyDelete
  58. this is insane ! i do not know where i ll live , what ill eat and where ill get money from in one month unless i can find a job. i work construction and there is just no work right now. i ve tried other trades and jobs but even in fast food restaurants are not hiring in my area right now. i have worked full time since i was 17 years , even when i was in high school , i graduated from high school and have some college credits , have a journeyman ship in one trade and half way journeyman in another. i want to work. please pass this bill and give people that are looking for jobs time to find them!

    ReplyDelete
  59. NICE!!!!.They pass a bill for wall street!. THEY PASS A BILL FOR 1ST TIME HOME OWNERS!!!!.SCREW THE MILLIONS WHO WORKED ALL THEIR LIVES'S AND CAN'T PAY THEIR MORGAGES BECAUSE THEY GOT LAID OFF
    THRU NOT FAULT OF THEIR OWN. What the Fu!!!!.GOES TO SHOW YA IF YOUR NOT CONTRIBUTING SCREW YOU!!! NOVEMBER NOT VOTING FOR ANYONE OF THEM.

    ReplyDelete
  60. First the republicans screw up the economy with a series of regulatory blunders, causing 8 million people to loose their jobs. Then they think their best course of action is to cut unemployment compensation to these people, hoping they blame it on the democrats and vote republican in the next election. Guess what...it ain't going to happen. Nobody is that stupid.

    ReplyDelete
  61. "Someone has the opportuinty to stand up and be the hero in this mes, to stand up for doing the right and decent thing. Who will it be? "

    I can represent you. I can be the leader. My English is not that good, but it works. I am the one who wrote about basic survival list for unemployed and why there should be TIER * till unemployment rate goes down. If you want to start a campaign, email me at ashley00222@yahoo.com.
    I live in San Francisco, California. I am also unemployed.

    ReplyDelete
  62. VOTE THE BASTARDS OUT IN NOVEMBER!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Water bill has to be paid; if we don't pay the water bill, how will we take a shower? How will we go to interview if we get one?

    ReplyDelete
  64. it wasnt my fault that i had to be on unepolment but i was and yes i work hard for every penny the jobs that let us go should hire us back you should pass that bill

    ReplyDelete
  65. november is coming !this is just freaking crazy !!!

    ReplyDelete
  66. can me and my family go and stay at one of your overpaid republician houses, until you vote for what i have paid into for all these years? enjoy your steak..i just have to worry about a roof and a meal for my family

    ReplyDelete
  67. They should stay there until this vote is passed. Forget these other bills this one is more important, than any other bills on the table VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  68. They are voting now !!!! Please pray they will get his passed to get us so me help!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Well, Snowe voted yes.... waiting for the votes to finish....

    ReplyDelete
  70. I had a lettuce and mustard sandwich for lunch today, made with bread that has been in my fridge for 2 weeks. I am having popcorn for dinner. Senators and Congressmen...what did you eat today!!!!
    Yesterday I ran out of tea bags, so, I went out into the yard and picked some ground ivy, that's what I had for breakfast...it also gave me the diarreha, i'll have to forage in the fields to come up with something else.
    I would apply for foodstamps, but don't have the gas to get there or to the store if I did have them.
    Jesus said to pray for your enemies...I pray for our politicians every day.
    You may think that I am kidding about the foods that I'm eating....trust me, I'm not!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  71. You cannot file once you fall off. I have not been able to file since June 2. There is no link when you run out of money to file. I have drawn for 79 weeks and that is not full pay. I look everyday and call on people. I went to a meeting for a sales training position ( never sold in my life and this is commission only pay) so how to you pay for gas, clothes and traveling until you sell? Therefore, I called upon 1 place I had put my application and resume in for a posted position. I introduced myself to the hiring manager, but I was told she is still wanting to collect more resume. I have all the qualifications and would be very good at this position. So, why can't I get her to interview me?? I was dressed very professional also. Need jobs..... I look everyday and it gets to be depressing. So many jobs are posted that you would think we would all be hire and have a job. Are these real jobs. I feel like it is my age even though people say I look great for my age. Need work

    ReplyDelete
  72. To the person who ate lettuce for lunch....
    You can apply for food stamps online. I did.

    ReplyDelete
  73. we should all show up on their doorsteps with our blowup mattresses and tell them we're going to sleep on their lawn!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  74. We have a VOICE and a VOTE!

    Signing a petition can help, but I urge anyone reading this to send emails and call your Senators/Congressmen AND the Republican Senators blocking a stand alone Unemployment Extension Benefits Bill NOW!

    --The key Republicans blocking the Bill in the Senate that have the most influence are: Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Dave Camp of Michigan, John Boehner of Ohio, Kevin Brady of Texas. Tell all your friends and family to send emails and call these Senate Republicans blocking this Bill to urge them to vote "Yes" on the next extension Bill and let them know that there's such as thing as – Backlash!

    Let them know that their action is saying they think it’s more important to cut back on financial aide to Americans who have lost their jobs than it is to cut back on the "billions of aide" spent over 7 years to fund the War. Make it known that even if you don't have a job, you have a vote! And you will "Vote Out the Incumbents" in the Senate and Congress in November! This is bipartisan and is going to affect both Republicans Democrats without jobs!

    In my opinion they're voting against American citizens and their families. It appears that our elected gov't representatives think they can play politics with our lives during this recession. We are educated and unemployed and we have a voice and a vote. This is Big and as each month passes another 1 million American voters and their families will lose their benefits. This will have a dramatic effect our economy if some sort of extension Bill doesn't get passed soon. Again, make it known that even if you don't have a job, you have a vote! And you will "Vote Out the Incumbents" in the Senate and Congress in November!

    ReplyDelete
  75. Thanks...But, I still would not have a way to get to the store to spend the foodstamps.

    ReplyDelete
  76. Will you get food stamp? it seems that you have a car and a house. I think they give people food stamp who has less basically nothing or has lots of young children----Not sure though.

    ReplyDelete
  77. So how is everyone feeling so far in the voting?? Lots of "I's" but I bet the republicans haven't passed their vote :(

    ReplyDelete
  78. I think its taking forever and the suspense is killing me!

    ReplyDelete
  79. Everyone, please, please, please go to -change.org at the following link to sign the petition to separate the UE extension from the rest of bill H.R. 4213! Also, have everyone you know go and sign it too! http://www.change.org/petitions/view/separate_the_unemployment_extension_legislation_from_the_rest_of_the_hr_4213_bill

    ReplyDelete
  80. I would like to put everyone of their faces in my toilet and take a crap on them.

    ReplyDelete
  81. where are you finding the voting info?

    ReplyDelete
  82. I would like to put everyone of their faces in my toilet and take a crap on them.

    ReplyDelete
  83. I have been out of work since Dec 2009. I have two children and I am a single mother. I have worked since I was 16. I am not lazy and not trying to live off the system. I send out my resume to over 40 people a week and have found nothing so I have enrolled in nursing school full time and pray that this extension passes until I can find a job or finish school and start working.

    ReplyDelete
  84. Does anyone have a count so far??? And are they voting on the bill or what exactly does it mean by they are voting to "limit debate on a new of version" I'm confused....

    ReplyDelete
  85. http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN2.aspx

    Voting info You can also watch it on TV but not sure what channel for you.

    ReplyDelete
  86. Can only get welfare help if you only own one car and it cant be worth more than 2000 and if your single or just one kid cant make over 600 a month...so forget the food stamps. Well I am not getting 6cent right now, no check for a month. just want my 2nd extension...this is aweful being a single parent no money. I have nothing else to pawn and just know tomorrow is the 1st and the landlord will be at my door everyday she needs her money but I dont have it...What can I do....?

    ReplyDelete
  87. Hello all,

    where are you finding the voting information?

    ReplyDelete
  88. I would like to put everyone of their faces in my toilet and take a crap on them.

    ReplyDelete
  89. there are less then 10,000 names signed to that petition....come on folks lets band together and get it signed!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  90. you can find it on c-span2 it's on cable not sure what channel that is but you can watch it live

    ReplyDelete
  91. http://www.c-span.org/Watch/C-SPAN2.aspx

    Voting info

    ReplyDelete
  92. Whyyyyy is it taking so long? Are you kidding me? I'm eager but afraid.

    ReplyDelete
  93. does anyone have a count
    are they voting on the bill to pass I'm confused as to what it means when it says "they are voting to limit debate on a new version of a measure"

    ReplyDelete
  94. Their probably one by one going out to dinner, then comming back to vote.

    ReplyDelete
  95. what does it mean to, "limit debate"?

    ReplyDelete
  96. I don't know what the count is or how to find out. And I'm not really sure what "they are voting to limit debate" means....does anyone?

    ReplyDelete
  97. the count is 58 to 38 in favor of the I's

    ReplyDelete
  98. Luckily, I don't have a family to provide for because I can't afford to provide for myself.

    ReplyDelete
  99. I started to cry as I read each post. I don't want a handout but a job. But I can't even get an interview! I need that money to stay a float. Just pass the bill PLEASE!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Yeah and we need 60.... looks bleak.

    ReplyDelete
  101. They are probable enjoying a catered seafood cocktail hour...I mean 3 hours in another room on our dime.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Hopefully it means they are going to shut up and tell us something!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  103. Sas, sad, sad, The Repulicans are no longer suported by me. They can approve a war that has no meaning, except Bush got his man! Should have gone after Ben. What a mess the replicans have made. I wonder how many have stock in China!

    ReplyDelete
  104. I HAVE HAD A JOB FOR 3 DAYS...I RAN OUT OF MONEY TODAY...CANT MAKE IT TO WORK...I DONT GET PAID FOR 2 WEEKS...ITS OVER A 100 DEGREES HERE IN LAS VEGAS... AND MY JOB IS 15 MILES FROM HOME...I CANT EVEN BUY A BOTTLE OF WATER IM BROKE AND PISSED...(((HOPE THEY VOTE IT IN THIS WEEK)))

    ReplyDelete
  105. Nelson a Democrat voted NO! Asshole!

    ReplyDelete
  106. How do you know that Nelson voted NO? I am watching C-SPAN2, and they have not released the result...

    ReplyDelete
  107. Vote 58 to 37 60 votes needed to carry
    with 4 senators left to vote and 3 of the 4 voted NO on Tues.

    ReplyDelete
  108. what, exactly, does it mean to "limit debate" on a bill in the senate? anyone?? please!

    ReplyDelete
  109. We got another Aye! We need one more!!

    ReplyDelete
  110. Re: Nelson....they had it at the bottom of the screen where it says Alert or Watch (changes)

    ReplyDelete
  111. All the repulicans do is play god! They say "Lets save the banks! Forget about the hard working AMERICANS who have lost there JOBS through no fault of there own". I had been working for 35 years! 30 years with one company who laid off 1000 workers. I was one of them. I have been trying to get a job! LOL I had no idea how hard it is. I was used to making good money! Now I'm wondering where I'll be living. Thanks Republicans!!! I hope you enjoy your nice decision to screw over hard working Americans WHO HAVE PAID TAXES all there lives!

    ReplyDelete
  112. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

    ReplyDelete
  113. they did it again

    ReplyDelete
  114. It did not pass.

    ReplyDelete
  115. I'm gonna pull all my hair out!

    ReplyDelete
  116. Ok here we go....They are trying to pass two months...it better pass. The Democrats better accept this offer.

    ReplyDelete
  117. OMG that asshole objected...that would have given emergency benefits till the end of July whilt they debated....

    ReplyDelete
  118. the democrats are never going to agree to pay for the bill out of stimulus money.... NEVER!

    ReplyDelete
  119. democrats REJECTED the offer for 2 mos.

    ReplyDelete
  120. Let's see! When the unemployed can't pay there morgage's and the banks start crying. I bet the replublicans save the banks! To bad so many Americans have to walk away from there homes now.

    ReplyDelete
  121. I hate the government... they have failed and are continuing to fail.

    ReplyDelete
  122. OMG we need help now!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  123. I bet if I get a job and refuse to pay taxes I'll be hauled off to jail. (not that I would refuse to pay) But there asses need to go to jail! SOB's

    ReplyDelete
  124. The two months were not going to come out of the Stimulus money! Are you watching?

    ReplyDelete
  125. geez! i'll be damned! i wonder how these politicians can go to sleep tonight knowing millions are waiting for UI benefits to pass!

    ReplyDelete
  126. the dushbag republicans are never going to pay for this at the expense of the defecit furthermore they are never going to realize this as an emergency and because its an emergency will not add to to the defecit

    ReplyDelete
  127. Can somebody tell me where are all the jobs?

    ReplyDelete
  128. time to ajourn AGAIN!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  129. wthf reid objected 2 months.what an ass.politicans all assholes.wheres the president and i bet if we were from another country that pass it

    ReplyDelete
  130. I worked from Sept. 2002 thru Jan 2009. I believe I paid $30K into the Unemployment Insurance program. It is sad that I am given only ~11K as benefits. I think the way it should work is that if I paid 30K into that fund, I should be allowed to get 30K from that fund.

    Otherwise, it is like getting health benefits equaling 1/3 of all the premiums paid in.

    It took me a 12 months after 9/11 to find a job and I am sure it will take me longer to find the right job this time around.

    God help America, I feel this is one of the worse times ever (at least in my lifetime)

    Well, I don't have much to loose. I already lost my home to foreclosure. Why would any of the republicans care after all it is my fault that I got a house with a loan that I cannot afford after a job loss. Yup! My fault.

    ReplyDelete
  131. WE NEEDED ONLY 1 MORE VOTE!

    ReplyDelete
  132. I am a Democrat but the Republicans just offered a 2 month extention at the expense of the deficit so we could get benefits while they discussed where the rest would come from and the democrats said NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  133. Don't hold your breath! Republicans are hell bent on crushing the US econimy.

    ReplyDelete
  134. i recently became a naturalized US citizen. i left my country of origin b/c of corrupt and incompetent government.
    Sad to say US is no different...I am so disappointed!!!

    ReplyDelete
  135. Well they are now adjourning until July 12th!!!!!!! What a bunch of asses. Must be nice to get 7 days off for July 4th. They better be prepared for some serious fallout.

    ReplyDelete
  136. the seante will not reconvein now until july 12..... what do you say about that america...... rise up!, protest, politicians care not about us!!!

    ReplyDelete
  137. I am currently unemployed but am not having financial difficulties due to some good investments I made..but this whole thing is fascinating that people watch cspan like its a lottery drawing or something..so many people tied to the fate of one negative vote. I think they are just going to toss this back in forth until they see who can get more support unemployed or deficit worriers and the deficit people are winning cuz they are the majority meaning more votes. another thing interesting is I have a neighbor who is federal employee who gets a 12000 dollar..no typo ...bonus next month which he is taking his whole family to hawaii....not to mention another performance bonus for 5000 in sep...and he is going to a 30k a year university getting another degree on the fed dollar. I won't mention details as he pays me well to watch his dog during the week. Lol good luck everyone

    ReplyDelete
  138. O'bamma where are you when we need you. we were here wher you ask for our votes now we need you i have family i like to work check my records of work i used to make up to 98 hours a week now i cant because there is no jobs i very mad with obamma because you are not doing what you promese to us please help use or alot of us will be home less i have to pay my bills house im selling all that i have to keep with my bill but im finishing with my values please we need the help i wish i can have a job and never have to ask for money to the goverment and im not geting food stamps because i dont like anything from you but in this case i have to because no jobs come on heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllppppp

    ReplyDelete
  139. Yes and I bet his dog eats better than the unemployed are right now. What a jerk. We are one GREEDY nation.

    ReplyDelete
  140. I am sure the will all enjoy a nice vacation. Leaving many to worry about how they will feed there children. I am so unhappy.

    ReplyDelete
  141. We have to remember this come November, and vote these senators out. Our voice must be heard! Senator Nelson (D) of Nebraska has to be voted out too! Because of him, none of us will have a Happy 4th of July!

    ReplyDelete
  142. Not a lottery!!!! Just wondering where to get the money to feed the kids! get off yourself!

    ReplyDelete
  143. WTF. So this is over till July 12th? I cannot believe this? Will these congress people work tomorrow on our bill so that we can celebrate very happily our 4th of July?

    ReplyDelete
  144. Obama should give executive order, as I suggested, for a TIER N* policy( unemployment check will continue till unemployment rate goes down).

    ReplyDelete
  145. STATE OF EMERGENCY!!!!!!! People in America are running out of money. What do they think is going to happen in this country in 6 months when millions of people are unemployed and now have NO money coming in at all. You thought it was bad when this all started, just wait

    ReplyDelete
  146. These politicians may think that the people have short span of memory that by the time they reconvene on 7/12, we forgot their stupidity!
    I maybe unemployed but I don't forget and don't forgive.
    Everyone, have a safe 4th!

    ReplyDelete
  147. CHANGE!!!!! TIME FOR CHANGE!!!!! HEY OBAMA HERES YOUR CHANCE MAKE A CHANGE

    ReplyDelete
  148. Message sent to McConnell;

    Mr. McConnell - Can you please help me understand why, you guys will not quit playing political games, with our Lives. I am a Long Time Republican, I can not stand what the Democrats have done to this country, but with what you Republicans are doing on Unemployment Extension and several other points of concern is beyond me. You guys SAY you want to stop deficit spending, and want to save money, but you yourself have Multiple offices, just like every other Senator, in the U.S., you collect a very large check from the Tax payers, yet you are a Millionaire. You guys are catered to, with Food, perks from the lobbyists, this reminds me of the Preacher that pulls up to his Church in his Cadillac, wearing a 3 -piece suit, while the people paying for that Cadillac, his home, his cell phone, his landscaper, his clothes, his utility Bills, his Kids college, and so on, pull up in their beaten down vehicles, barely able to afford gas to get there. This is just NOT RIGHT. I want the Republicans back in control, but if you guys do not get it together and help the people that help you get there, there is 100% no way we will vote Republican. People are going crazy, because of your decisions, literally crazy, they can not stand to look at their starving chldren, there wife that cries every night, because she is unsure how they are going to make it any longer. Why dont all the Rich Senators stop taking a check all together? Why don't you shut down multiple offices, why dont you tell the Lobyists take whaatever they were going to give you, to give it to your communities? Why don't you HELP? The way the Senators appear on C-SPAN sickens me. I can not smile any longer, I am always depressed, then there you guys are, on C-SPAN, Laughing having a Wonderful time, and then you get serious when it is your time to speak on T.V. . This deeply hurts RED BLOODED LEGAL AMERICANS, it also pisses them off, when we see this. Why don't you crack down on the FRAUD commited by the ILEGALL immigrants collecting taxes on kids that arent theirs, why don't you stop the fraud of Illegals getting Food stamps, WICK, and other Welfare only supposed to be offered to LEGAL CITIZENS of the United States of America. Why don't you quit playing games, and come and see your people face to face,a time while you are not asking for their vote, and see how they are hurting? Why don't you look at the crying children, infants and tell them why Daddy shot his self because he couldnt stand to see his family suffer anymore, or why mommy can not buy them a small toy, food, or anything else for that matter. Why don't you just HELP?

    ReplyDelete
  149. I, nor my two children, have eaten in three days. I am totally broke and have no gas in my car to even drive to an interview should one magically come my way. All utilities in my home have been shut off for non-payment (how can I pay when I have no money). I desperately need help and I pray that Congress will have compassion and help those of us in so much need. I fear the end is very, very near.

    ReplyDelete
  150. We are scared and worried out here and we need this bill passed. With our 2 senators being Republican they voted against the extension. I have always been a Republican but I am going to remember this come election day. The unemployment rate in the state of GA is 10.2% higher than the nation with 9.7%.

    I agree that we don’t need to increase the national debt, but there are hard working Americans from the state of GA as well as the rest of the US who helped make this country great that now need help until we the economy gets going. We can spent money on the war in Afghanistan, bail out the banks for their mistakes, how about helping the Americans in our country that have paid their taxes, worked when their was work who now are in trouble. We are hanging on by a thread.
    I was amazed that 2 Democratic Senators, Maria Cantwell (St of Washington) and Senator Russ Feingold (St of Wisconsin) voted against the Emergency Unemployment Extension. It is interesting to know that the unemployment rate for the state of Washington is 8.7 and the state of Wisconsin is 7.7. The logic here from these 2 Democratic senators must be My states unemployment rate is acceptable so forget the people of my state because the unemployment is not high enough. This is an insult to the unemployed folks of Washington and Wisconsin and to the rest of the Demacrats of the United States

    ReplyDelete
  151. Will one side please give on this issue? The unemployed are not just numbers to be politically juggled around; we are real people that need help. If we were in another country our congress would trip over each other to send money, why are our own people viewed so differently?

    The republicans have made their beds and they will lay in them come November for good or bad. Why don’t the Democrats have a huge public relations push and fund half the bill? They would come out looking like heroes to both the unemployed and deficit hawks. It would show economic sense and compassion toward humanity. Even if all the republicans vote for a half funded bill the American people know the truth about the fight the republicans put up at our expense. Democrats should be warned though the longer this goes on and people have to worry about their next meal or where to live they too will be viewed as the enemy because they could simply meet half way and get this passed.

    I have read several reports stating that unemployment insurance money goes straight into the economy and I know first-hand that it does. What does congress think will happen to our countries already fragile economy without this money being spent? My best guess is more layoffs and job elimination.

    If congress has the audacity to take their week holiday vacation without an extension being passed it shows the total corruption and destruction of “our” government and will prove that our system is broke beyond repair on both sides of the isle. They all should be voted out, because even if they supported the extension they did not do enough to get it done and still decided they needed their week long vacation.

    ReplyDelete
  152. It's too sad nobody cares... even the US President! If he does, this should have never happened in the 1st place. He should have pushed both parties to work on this issue and agree on a solution! All he did for the past week is BP, which is another failure and photo op with the Russian Pres.

    Bottom line, there's very poor leadership.

    ReplyDelete
  153. Bush made this mess he should fund it all!

    ReplyDelete
  154. If you are in Nevada and unemployed, please don't vote this woman named Sharron Angle.

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5541362/2010_unemployment_extension_debate.html?cat=31

    ReplyDelete
  155. I'm at a loss for words, I can't believe these folks are going on recess again leaving this many Americans in desperate need of help, help they refuse to give because of some political principle.

    Calling them names and cussing them is no consolation... I'm stunned they have done this to their fellow Americans, again. When will we learn and quit sending them back to Washington every election cycle.

    We need change...they all need to go, Dems and Repubs. All of them.

    To all you Senators that play politics with our lives, happy fourth. You Bastards !!!

    ReplyDelete
  156. I'm a conservative but putting Angle in the Senate is dangerous. What a hag!

    ReplyDelete
  157. Going to recess already? Tomorrow is only Thursday. When I used to work, I used to get the specific day off.

    Oh! They are high class people. They just work so much ( and they cannot even figure it out why N* TIER is justified and necessary), they need huge relaxing time with GOLF+Bar B Que + Relaxing+ Scallop + Wine time.

    ReplyDelete
  158. Come re-elections this is going to be a time remembered! Maybe realization will set in when crime rates go through the roof, and they cant turn to law enforcement because they have all been layed off. I wonder how they sleep at night thinking they are doing good or making a difference. I would like to see them in our position. Citizens going homeless and children going hungry. One big round of applause for leadership! Together you will bring this country to the top, enojy your vacations!

    ReplyDelete
  159. Remember the Democrats objected to the 2 month emergency fund the Republicans offered. If they really wanted to help us they would have agreed until the bill is passed. Looks like the Democrats threw us under the bus. Republicans will agree to the extension if it is paid for with stimulus money...what's wrong with that? If the money is there use it. If the Democrats really wanted to help then Obama would have already approved the bill...after all he is the President!

    ReplyDelete
  160. It's a long weekend, so they recess early. And of course it got to be an extended vacation to all these worthless ignoramus!

    They couldn't care less bec it's not affecting them. These politicians bailed out the failing banks bec according to these politicians they're TOO big to fail.

    What about the millions of UNEMPLOYED, aren't they not too big to fail? These failed banks that the gov't bailed out were one of the root causes of these job cuts, mass lay-offs - unemployment!

    I can't believe I'm under the mercy of these idiots!

    ReplyDelete
  161. The Press Is Bought Signed And Delivered By?

    ReplyDelete
  162. The Senators let us hang out to dry for their Memorial Day vacation. Now it's the Fourth of July. I am a proud and very angry American.

    But we unemployed Americans can't celebrate our independence from Tyranny on July 4th because of the Tyrants. The Tyrants will take another 7 day vacation again from doing NOTHING! When will we revolt? WHEN? After they have starved us to death and we are too weak to fight! What the hell are we doing AMERICA?

    Our Declaration of Independence was founded on the concept that any civil government depends on the consent of those who are governed, which may be withdrawn at any time.

    On this Independence Day, are you able to celebrate your consent to be governed by people who chose to let you and your family stare while they take their 7 day paid vacation while you pay them to do it with your tax dollars?

    They just got back from their Memorial Day vacation on June 7th (Memorial Day was Monday, May 31st) refusing to act to prevent your extension from expiring on June 2nd, 2010.

    Ask yourself, is our government acting reasonably?

    I argue they are as unreasonable as Marie Antoinette. What should be eat at our Independence Day cookout, Cake?

    Shame on us if we continue to do nothing. Shame, shame on us if we do not withdrawal our consent to be governed by this reckless government.

    Our founding fathers had no phones, cars, internet to communicate their between each other their dissatisfaction with being governed unreasonably.

    Instead they used invisible ink and rode on horseback in the dead of end to communicate with each other.

    This horseback trail later became the postal service. What is the matter with us that we are so feeble that we would accept this as reasonable behavior from our government?
    On this Independence Day, ask yourself if you are going to continue to do nothing by giving your consent to be governed by this horrendous government?

    I beg of you, would any reasonable person consent to this?

    (For now I’ll call myself Abigail Adams –Daughter of Liberty)

    ReplyDelete
  163. nothing to eat for 2 days walked to library to look online for a job. nothing we need help now!!!

    ReplyDelete
  164. I've been applying to jobs daily since being displaced. Each and every interview stated that hundreds of resumes came in and dozens were interviewed. The market is TOUGH right now and we simply need more time.

    ReplyDelete
  165. My husband and I were lifelong, very active Republicans. THAT HAS FOREVER CHANGED YESTERDAY!!! Since my husband lost his unemployment extension three weeks ago by the complete and utter incompetence of our Republican Senators and their complacent failure to remedy and recognize a National working class crisis, we have endured the deficit changes to our budget by your actions in the following way. I had the braces removed 6 months early from my 13 and 14 year old children’s teeth. My car got repossessed since I chose to pay the rent instead of the car to keep a roof over our heads. I emphasize the word RENT, because we already LOST our FAMILY HOME of 13 YEARS to FORECLOSURE!! As a result of losing my car, I have had to stop working at the bedside of a 90 year old Hospice patent with congestive heart failure because I can't get there! Her family says she is declining since my abrupt absence and she can’t understand why I’m not coming anymore. Neither can I! Now myself and my husband are both unemployed!
    Now that I don’t have a car, I have applied for Medicaid for my three children. And since we don’t have a car, they now qualify. In the last two weeks, I have saved money by not buying frozen concentrate juice from the grocery store. Instead I have hand squeezed over 52 lemons, which I picked myself from a lemon tree in the yard of our rented house, to make lemonade for my children to drink in lieu of buying store bought fruit juice. THANK YOU REPUBLICAN SENATORS FOR MAKING ME FEEL LIKE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN MY OWN COUNTRY!!! I have negotiated with a doctor for his best cash price to see my daughter who had fallen ill, only to get to the pharmacy and find his prescription was $62.00 when the doctor’s visit was only $50.00. I had to have the doctor call the pharmacy and prescribe something available from Wal-Mart’s $9.00 generic brands.
    This is just a glimpse in the life of one of the over 1.5 million Americans you have affect in just the last 3.5 weeks by your blatant neglect. I only wish we could all AFFORD the GAS to drive to the steps of the Capital to hold you Republicans accountable. Before this Depression set in, my husband was the Project Manager of a thriving construction company, after having worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. Construction is no longer an Industry, it’s a charity. He was laid off along with every other employee that he worked with and supervised, all now on unemployment. His former employer is completely out of business after 30 years of outstanding service and workmanship. My husband and I are 40 years old, we have three children, we have worked hard our whole lives and THANKS TO THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS WE FEEL LIKE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY!!!

    ReplyDelete
  166. My husband and I were lifelong, very active Republicans. THAT HAS FOREVER CHANGED YESTERDAY!!! Since my husband lost his unemployment extension three weeks ago by the complete and utter incompetence of our Republican Senators and their complacent failure to remedy and recognize a National working class crisis, we have endured the deficit changes to our budget by your actions in the following way. I had the braces removed 6 months early from my 13 and 14 year old children’s teeth. My car got repossessed since I chose to pay the rent instead of the car to keep a roof over our heads. I emphasize the word RENT, because we already LOST our FAMILY HOME of 13 YEARS to FORECLOSURE!! As a result of losing my car, I have had to stop working at the bedside of a 90 year old Hospice patent with congestive heart failure because I can't get there! Her family says she is declining since my abrupt absence and she can’t understand why I’m not coming anymore. Neither can I! Now myself and my husband are both unemployed!
    Now that I don’t have a car, I have applied for Medicaid for my three children. And since we don’t have a car, they now qualify. In the last two weeks, I have saved money by not buying frozen concentrate juice from the grocery store. Instead I have hand squeezed over 52 lemons, which I picked myself from a lemon tree in the yard of our rented house, to make lemonade for my children to drink in lieu of buying store bought fruit juice. THANK YOU REPUBLICAN SENATORS FOR MAKING ME FEEL LIKE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN MY OWN COUNTRY!!! I have negotiated with a doctor for his best cash price to see my daughter who had fallen ill, only to get to the pharmacy and find his prescription was $62.00 when the doctor’s visit was only $50.00. I had to have the doctor call the pharmacy and prescribe something available from Wal-Mart’s $9.00 generic brands.
    This is just a glimpse in the life of one of the over 1.5 million Americans you have affect in just the last 3.5 weeks by your blatant neglect. I only wish we could all AFFORD the GAS to drive to the steps of the Capital to hold you Republicans accountable. Before this Depression set in, my husband was the Manager of a thriving construction company, after having worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. Construction is no longer an Industry, it’s a charity. He was laid off along with every other employee that he worked with and supervised, all now on unemployment. His former employer is completely out of business after 30 years of outstanding service and workmanship. THANKS TO THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS WE FEEL LIKE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY!!!

    ReplyDelete
  167. (For now, I’ll call myself Abigail Adams –Daughter of Liberty)

    The Senators let us hang out to dry for their Memorial Day vacation. Now it's the Fourth of July. I am a proud and very angry American.

    But we unemployed Americans can't celebrate our independence from Tyranny on July 4th because of the Tyrants. The Tyrants will take another 7 day vacation from doing NOTHING again!

    When will we revolt? WHEN? After they have starved us to death and we are too weak to fight or even speak! What the hell are we doing AMERICA?

    Our Declaration of Independence was founded on the concept that any civil government depends on the consent of those who are governed, which may be withdrawn at any time.

    On this Independence Day, are you able to celebrate your consent to be governed by people who chose to let you and your family stare while they take their second 7 day paid vacation in a month?

    Can you image having two 7 day paid vacations in the span of just 30 days?

    They just got back from their Memorial Day vacation on June 7th (Memorial Day was Monday, May 31st) refusing to act to prevent your extension from expiring on June 2nd, 2010.

    Ask yourself, is our government acting reasonably?

    I argue they are as unreasonable as Marie Antoinette. What should we eat at our Independence Day cookout, Cake?

    Shame on us if we continue to do nothing. Shame, shame on us if we do not withdrawal our consent to be governed by this reckless government.

    Our founding fathers had no phones, cars, internet to communicate between each other their dissatisfaction with being governed unreasonably.

    Instead they used invisible ink and rode on horseback in the dead of night, up and down the entire East Coast including the interior southern states no less, to communicate between each other their dissatisfaction regarding their government’s unreasonable behavior.

    Their horseback trail later became the route for the first postal service.

    What is the matter with us that we are so feeble that we would accept this as reasonable behavior from our government?

    On this Independence Day, ask yourself if you are going to continue to do nothing by giving your consent to be governed by this horrendous government?

    I beg of you, would any reasonable person consent to this?

    (For now, I’ll call myself Abigail Adams –Daughter of Liberty)

    ReplyDelete
  168. (For now, I’ll call myself Abigail Adams –Daughter of Liberty)

    The Senators let us hang out to dry for their Memorial Day vacation. Now it's the Fourth of July. I am a proud and very angry American.

    But we unemployed Americans can't celebrate our independence from Tyranny on July 4th because of the Tyrants. The Tyrants will take a 7 day vacation from doing NOTHING!

    When will we revolt? WHEN? After they have starved us to death and we are too weak to fight or even speak! What the hell are we doing AMERICA?

    Our Declaration of Independence was founded on the concept that any civil government depends on the consent of those who are governed, which may be withdrawn at any time.

    On this Independence Day, are you able to celebrate your consent to be governed by people who chose to let you and your family stare while they take their second 7 day paid vacation in a month?

    Can you image having two 7 day paid vacations in the span of just 30 days?

    They just got back from their Memorial Day vacation on June 7th (Memorial Day was Monday, May 31st) refusing to act to prevent your extension from expiring on June 2nd, 2010.

    Ask yourself, is our government acting reasonably?

    I argue they are as unreasonable as Marie Antoinette. What should we eat at our Independence Day cookout, Cake?

    Shame on us if we continue to do nothing. Shame, shame on us if we do not withdrawal our consent to be governed by this reckless government.

    Our founding fathers had no phones, cars, internet to communicate between each other their dissatisfaction with being governed unreasonably.

    Instead they used invisible ink and rode on horseback in the dead of night, up and down the entire East Coast including the interior southern states no less, to communicate between each other their dissatisfaction regarding their government’s unreasonable behavior.

    Their horseback trail later became the route for the first postal service.

    What is the matter with us that we are so feeble that we would accept this as reasonable behavior from our government?

    On this Independence Day, ask yourself if you are going to continue to do nothing by giving your consent to be governed by this horrendous government?

    I beg of you, would any reasonable person consent to this?

    (For now, I’ll call myself Abigail Adams –Daughter of Liberty)

    ReplyDelete
  169. The unemployed is not using this money to stick under the mattress. Every penny is used to circulate to other people such as grocery stores, landlords, phone companies, general merchandise stores and etc... All of those companies receive that money to pay their employees salaries, pay taxes and have profits so I believe that the failure to pass this bill will harm the greater good especially since the government will get every penny back from the taxes it collects as this unemploment money circulates.

    ReplyDelete
  170. I have been working and contributing to this society since I was 15 years of age. Now that I'm going through a hardship the government turns the other way. If you want to take away my unemployment then create more jobs so I can have my identity back.

    ReplyDelete
  171. Dear Reader and Fellow Americans,

    Please cut and paste the link below into your browser. It is a map of your country that tracks the national unemployment rate per county, per state, in a shaded map for the last 3.5 years from 2007-2010. The darker the area / region gets the higher the unemployment rate.

    http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html

    To all the Republican Senators who just voted NO for the fourth time and have refused to SAVE your fellow unemployed Americans who have giving you your job, I ask that you find a spare moment during you Independence Day vacation and just take a look at the map of your country. Find your state and your voting district. Than just take a wild guess as to many of your constituents are involved here. Good luck to all of you in November, we can't wait to return your vote NO!

    And to my fellow citizens who are lucky enough to still be currently employed and feel this matter does not affect you, please find your state and county on the map above and see just how really close you are to being next in line at the unemployment office.

    ReplyDelete
  172. Well, I hope all you assholes in Congress, who have all the compassion and sensitivity of a slug, enjoyed your weekend of fun, frolic, good food and wine, paid for by the millions of unemployed Americans, are not re-elected in November and end up being overqualified to accept the only jobs offered to you, cleaning the toilets in the Capitol Bldg! Good Luck and may you all rot in hell!

    ReplyDelete
  173. sexy and unemployedJuly 7, 2010 at 2:57 AM

    WOW! what are we to do? you know i am an attractive Hispanic American I have always earned an honest living!!! and now no help because i don't have my medical manager job anymore !! what do i do go strip!!!!! I can if i want to lower my standards to make money to feed my kids! come on congress i bet i would see you dirty old men there!!!!!! sucks i have a degree in business management! what to do what to do! shh ! i wont tell my husband about my moonlighting gig huh!! Urhhhh my dam morals !!!!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails