Friday, June 25, 2010

2010 Unemployment Extension - Angle Angers Unemployed


The 2010 unemployment extension is a hot political topic, so the unemployment extension 2010 should be supported by those running for office this November. However, one Harry Reid Target, Sharron Angle, has called the unemployed "Spoiled."

I guess going from making a decent living to learning to live on less than half what you are used to makes one spoiled.

The Senate has voted down a measure which would continue the unemployment extensions previously initiated by the federal government. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed for cloture, but the measure failed 57-42. The bill could be thrown out in the Senate.

Sharron Angle is a Tea Party Favorite. She is quoted as telling a local news source in her state of Nevada "You can make more money on unemployment than you can going down and getting one of those jobs that is an honest job, but it doesn't pay as much."

Not a smart thing to say just months before an election in a state with 14% unemployment as of April 2010.

Many have been in debate over the delicate balance which represents unemployment. In an economic environment such as the one we are experiencing today, one has to wonder how much is too much? One thing is for certain - the current 26 weeks of benefits is far from acceptable.

There is still hope for the longterm unemployed. If a petition that is circulating gains enough ground, it will be hand delivered to the President, at which point there is hope that he will sign an executive order extending benefits to the unemployed. Such a move would win him points with the millions of Americans, and would likely be remembered fondly during the 2012 elections.

225 comments:

  1. No one in congress will lose sleep tonight over worry about paying next month bills or putting food on the table. I am 55 and have never been out of work until now. My Unemployment benefits are not enough as it is, even with a part time job , and now thanks to the GOP I will lose that. I have always been a republican and now feel abandoned by the party I have always supported. REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER who cared and who didnt. The republicans are on a suicide mission, losing all the ground gained for Nov.

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  2. REVOLUTION!!!

    (www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqyyzC0XRmA)

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  3. anyone know which petition this article refers to?

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  4. Sharon Angle is a POS and I hope the Tea Party doesn't buy her BS that she's shoveling.

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  5. Basically I feel there is only three positive options people on unemployment can do everyday right now.

    1. Goes without saying but apply to as many job positions online and off as possible. Use Linkedin.com to network, go to networking meetings in your local city, hire a professional resume/cover letter writer to help your resume/cover letter stick out from the masses.

    2. Be creative...try starting your own internet or home based business yourself or with a group of people. Guess who the best boss is...YOU!

    3. Use this poweful list below and email, call, fax, mail, Twitter, Facebook all these people daily. Then do the same thing for your state senators, governor, mayor, congressman and city council members.

    In the ancient Roman days, do you know what was the most powerful force? Not the Emperor or the Senate, it was the MOB!

    We are the mob, we need to passionately group together and rage like a mob ethically and politically to the powers that be.

    Post this exact comment on EVERY blog, forum, website, Facebook or social media platform you have or see online.

    "Motion creates emotion."

    We all have a voice, but it's useless unless YOU actually use it!

    Things we can and MUST do RIGHT now!
    1. Post the petition on your FaceBook
    2. Post the petition on your Twitter
    3. Post the petition on your Wordpress
    4. Post the petition on your Yahoo
    5. Post the petition on your Live
    6. Post the petition on your Blog
    7. Post the petition on your Myspace
    8.Post the petition on your Website
    9 .Post comments or Make A video on YouTube
    10. ATTACK WITH FAXES!
    The President/Whitehouse FAX: (202) 456-2461
    The Vice President FAX: (202) 456-2461
    Press Secretary Gibbs FAX: (202) 628-8503
    Nancy Pelosi Fax: (202) 225-8259
    Senator Harry Reid Fax: (202) 224-7327
    Senator Richard Durbin Fax: (202) 228-0400
    Senator Max Baucus Fax: (202)224-9412
    Senator Charles Grassley Fax: (202)224-6020
    Rep. Eric Cantor Fax: (202) 225-0011
    John Boehner Fax: (202) 225-5117
    James E. Clyburn (H. Majority Whip) Fax: (202) 225-9253
    ******************************************************
    YES THIS ONE THE MOST
    Mitch McConnell (Sen. Minority Leader) Fax: (202) 224-2499
    ******************************************************
    Jon Kyl (Republican Whip) Fax: (202) 224-2207

    11. Go sign your name on these petitions like these below RIGHT NOW!

    A) http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/petition-president-obama-and-congress-to-address-the-expiration-of-unemployment-benefits

    B) http://www.change.org/petitions/view/the_99ers_need_a_tier_v_added_to_unemployment_benefits

    C) http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/we_demand_an_immediate_passage_of_bill_hr_4213_extension_of_unemployment_benefits

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  6. I am going to survive this, but it is going to be very very difficult. I am hoping to emigrate to Canada as soon as i finish school in 2 years. I can no longer justify supporting this system in its current state, nor will I resort to violence. The last thing I want is to be incarcerated in America. I see this as my only viable option to stop paying into this corrupt and bloated system.
    God bless you all.

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  7. To marginalize the unemployed is never a good idea. No one I know is living large on unemployment.

    I would like to take away this woman's savings, give her the exhorbitant amount the average person gets on unemployment and tell her to try and exist for 8 weeks on that alone.

    Where I live those "honest" jobs are taken.

    She has an awful lot to say in hateful language that does not bode well for the american people.

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  8. Perhaps Rory is just reading the writing on the wall and sees his political fate through the prism of many other offspring of well-known politicians that have lost primary bids.

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/06/harry-reids-son-ashamed-of-his-own-last-name/

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  9. While supporting millions across the world, I find it hard to believe the GOP voted against helping honest citizens affected by the poor economy!

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  10. Today we filed for bankruptcy. I work but my husband is laid off. I feel so lost and without hope, all of this and I still have to remain positive for my husband and family. This is so not good:(

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  11. Lmao!!! Spoiled??? What a stupid b%#ch!!!

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  12. OK I am not a rocket scientist (or I'd prob be able to get a job) BUT WHY CAN"T THEY BREAK OFF THE UNEMPLOYMENT PART AND PASS IT ALONE LIKE THE OTHER ONE THEY PASSED?HELLO even thr Rep party say they would pass it ALONE. Help us and stop just looking after your own selfish needs senators. GEEZE That Snowe lady said she would have passed it a long time ago if it was pulled out alone from this bill. Many others who are Rep said same thing many times.

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  13. My lousey 26 weeks of unemployment with no extension-- due to how the government SEGRAGATED my eligiblity, will soon cost me my home. A person over fifty with certian physical restrictions is not a shoe in with any employer who can afford to be picky. My income for the month of June was 210.00. The cost of what some Senators pay for their lunch.I will rally large supporters come election time, and for every senator that mercilessly cost me my home, I will be sure you are voted out and can't do this to another american. Accusing the unemployed of being lazy and on drugs is appalling. There is more infadelity and drug use by politions with thick wallets and hush money than any poor American who has worked all their life in middle class America

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  14. I hear now that the Petition can not and will not be done by Obama because it is unconstitutional. That the constitution protects the people from a President from being a dictator

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  15. I've worked hard for decades, I've earned these benefits the hard way, doing backbreaking dangerous work in 100+ temperatures. Now, through absolutely no fault of my own I'm struggling to pay my bills and keep food on the family table.No joke, my family is suffering because the ruling elite robbed their fellow citizens. I wonder if these SOBs have ever done an honest days work.The events of the last couple of years are a crime,in fact,strictly speaking it is organized crime and millions of people like myself are victoms.May God damn the republicans to hell!

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  16. well ,now we know who mcconnell,looks after big business,he could care less about working men and women,like most of the republicans are ,its BOUT BIG BUSINESS

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  17. "Money for nothing and checks for free".

    I know a bunch of guys that collect the checks while working under the table. Very profitable apparently, they laugh in my face. This is going on for 2 1/2 years. How much longer should the extension go on ? 5 years, 10 ? Sounds like (very) early retirement !

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  18. I will be homeless in 3 days. I'm selling all my shit in the yard this weekend. I guess I'm just glad its not cold outside cause I will be on the streets soon. Probably will end up in jail.

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  19. Not one single Republican signed this bill that we need so very, very, very badly.
    Life is now extremely difficult . . .

    Are any unemployed Republicans going to do whats right and change their party?

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  20. To the person who said their friends collected while working. Okay, it's wrong and unethical and should have been reported immediately, However, you don't get to paint us all with the same brush. It's as wrong as your crooked friends.

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  21. You can't go off a small majority. A few people taking unemployment checks and working under the table? Who cares. If they were making anything before they were unemployed, it still doesn't compare. Most of the unemployed are looking for jobs frantically and living off of the puny government paycheck in the mean time. To take that away isn't going to cause them to get a job any faster. It is just going to make more people lose their houses. In turn there will be less spending because the people who are using these checks to buy groceries and commodities will not be able to do so. This will in turn further hurt the economy, and there will be less jobs because of it. If people aren't buying a businesses product, then the business isn't going to continue to hire additional employees. This is a downward spiral. If Congress does not act before the July 4th recess, I fear there will be major political activism, possibly violent, and I myself would not be surprised, nor would I feel bad because Congress deserves punishment for it's inability to pass this important bill.

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  22. well that go to say the kind of person you are, hanging around, even knowing these kinds of people , makes you look just as bad as them...Shame !!!there will always be knuckleheads in every crowd...which in turn makes the good hard working people look bad!!!!!SSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEE on u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. I am an independent leaning republican/or i should say once was.I am so pissed right now.These idiots just gained voters and now they are throwing them away???/Are they stupid?I cannot pay my rent so I guess I will have to live in my car.I am partly disabled and I am looking for a job but the jobs are just not there!I cannot work on my feet,BUT I WANT WORK! Who will hire me now?Have a nice vaca----NOT!

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  24. I have paid into this system my entire life and as with so many have been laid off for almost a year. We need to assume the government as we know it is broken and un-fixable due to corruption and just stupidity.

    It ok to bail out Freddy MAC, Fanny , Goldman , GM, ECT ECT , but when it come to regular people you are nothing more than slaves to republican and democrats who divide you to rule you.

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  25. Thank you for the information, especially in your last paragraph. I have been researching the Presdent's ability to give executive orders in times of emergency and great need. The Constitution addresses this issue. Roosevelt created the New Deal with such an order during the Depression. I do hope the President sees the need to do this. I do not understand why Congress keeps creating bills that are stockpiled. Why can't they just write a bill for the extension of unemployment and take care of the other issues separately? I am becoming a political activist because of this. I have never been particularly interested in politics before, but when millions suffer because of the insensitivity of its representatives, it's time for me to make a move.

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  26. So congress throws out the baby with the bathwater? I don't think the issue is unemployed criminals. If you know people that are collecting unemployment and working for pay under the table then YOU SHOULD HAVE REPORTED THEM. The overwhelming unemployed have NO other source of income despite no fault of our own and our best efforts to find emplo1ment.

    Just applied at Pappa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza. Minimum wage and only 12 to 15 hours per weeks. Yes, I have a degree and 33 years of succesful business experience and have been out of work for 20 months. Friends tell me they love me and are inspired by my fortitude and determination to find ANY kind of employment.

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  27. I don't understand either, why in the heck they don't put the unemployment extension on a separate bill! This is BS!!!! Please just pray and try to keep your spirits up, believe me, I know it's hard but we will get through this! GOP, Remember in November!!!!! May God bless us all!

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  28. Who is spoiled is our Congressman an woman that dive Luxiory cars fly planes go to fancy dinners. Go to Baseball games and make the same amout for the rest of their life all on Taxpayers Money. Lets see how am i spoiled lost my home have NO BANK ACCOUNT LEFT / Lost all my Possesions to pawn shops to try to keep roof over mine and son's head. You would think the people of America would be worth helping first then every other Country. How much did it cost to fly Aif Force one on Two trips to try to get the Olympics here. That was a big waste of Tax Payers Money. We took 2hrs to send Millions to Haiti and it takes weeks if not months to even try to help American people if they even do. This Countyr is going down hill and fast I cant believe that our Leaders cant pull there heads out and look what has happened here but i guess when your pockets all lined from all the bribes they take we dont matter

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  29. I'm not a rocket scientist. (If I was I would probably be working in Mcdonalds grossly underpaid my worth) The politics that is taking place in our white house ought to cause public outrage. Folks who collected a measley 26 weeks now combinded with the 99ers are looking for jobs together in a market that doesn't exist. Those with the impressive degrees and are young age will get that janitor position that has several applicants. Do the math... Middle aged Americans are screwed. It was bad enough that we worked all our life paying into social security that we probably would never receive. Other countries are laughing at America and the idiots who are running our country to the ground. Two classes of people. Rich and poor. Dangerously similiar to the very counties we are at war with.

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  30. EVERYONE QUICK GO TO CHANGE.ORG, CLICK VIEW TOPICS AT THE TOP, THEN CLICK POVERTY IN AMERICA. ON THE RIGHT YOU WILL SEE THIS PETITION: We Demand An Immediate Passage Of Bill H.R. 4213 Extension Of Unemployment Benefits. SIGHN IT AND UNITE TOGETHER IF IT GETS ENOUGH SIGNATURES PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER! TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW. WE HAVE TO UNITE TOGETHER TO SURVIVE!

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  31. This country doesn't care how we suffer. No jobs now no more unemployment. I guess when our bodies cover the streets because of starvation, no homes to shelter our bodies in the winter months, no insurance to pay for medical conditions, then just maybe they will grow tired stepping over us. God knows they've been stepping on us for years. Of course they could care less how the common people suffer. They have high paying jobs and big fine homes. How they sleep knowing WE paid for all they have and WE have nothing amazes me....

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  32. If those morons in DC think this is over and we are going to simply fade away they are mistaking and underestimating the people. I wonder if they realize just how dangerous a man with nothing to lose can become. Or how dangerous a woman trying to feed a hungry child can become. This is not over we will not go away this is affecting 1.5 million people today and thousands more everyday do they really think this is not going to spill over into blood shed at some point. God forbid. Its not over folks the worse is just around the corner and you won't have to look for it, its coming to you and the rest of us. I hope I am wrong.

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  33. We've already moved in with family because we couldn't our own place anymore. We've gone through our savings, and i've already used the little that I had set aside for retirement. As it was, with unemployment we barely got by.

    Now I don't know what we're going to do. I've never drawn more than 6 weeks of unemployment in 20 years. Now that I truly need it I'm spoiled.

    I don't know what I'm going to do.

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  34. Oh my God. Something has to happen soon. I read these comments from people and I am in the same boat. It scares me to see all of this around me, besides the man in the gulf that talked to CBS news how many more people are going to shoot theirselves in the head before this is over. I am in the middle of selling stuff out on the street corner, and listing on ebay until I have no internet next week. Then I will go to the library by bus because I wont have gas or insurance for my car. I am 50 and it is true - no one wants an older worker that can't lift or go as fast as the younger ones can. I have worked all of my life, put into unemployment compensation with each paycheck, and this is how I am treated now. Shame on the government, they are like little children that can't get along and play nice. Look out November it will be the unemployed's payback.

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  35. In my county in California the unemployment rate is above 20%. Each job posting gets hundreds of resumes submitted. Hopes of getting work are very dismal on any level. I am an older worker with some physical problems, so my chances are even slimmer. Right now my husband & I are struggling to keep our home. Losing the unemployment check I have been getting will put us over the edge for sure. We won't be able to keep paying our bills. I heard Obama sent 400 million to Palestine recently by executive order. Why can't he make an executive order to help the unemployed??? That would have true meaning to the american people. Isn't our president supposed to have a heart for his own countrymen? These senators have no idea what life is like out here!!! No votes from me for any of them that voted against helping their own american citizens!!

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  36. To riki in ca.....I did the right thing.

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  37. I just called the White House and urged President Obahma to use his Executive Power. The operator stated more should do this. So - pick up the phone and call !

    Phone Numbers
    Comments: 202-456-1111
    Switchboard: 202-456-1414
    FAX: 202-456-2461

    TTY/TDD
    Comments: 202-456-6213

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  38. You know what is really funny. Not only was I scammed by a realistic ad on Craigslist for a job with Delta. Was forwarded a Delta application and the whole thing. I filled it out and sent it back only to find out that the whole thing was a scam. I had to call the credit bureau and fill out a police report. Only to find out that I'm not getting extended for unemployment anymore. It's just been a really bad week. I'm just really scared now. Can't really trust anyone, not even our government.

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  39. With tears streaming down, Oh My God, I can't believe this is happening!!!!! I've been really, really trying to find a job and not just in my field. What am I going to do???? Oh God, what am I going to Do???

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  40. The arrogant ninnies in Washington keep voting this down...but let me guess..they will vote themselves a raise again as usual! Vote each and every useless incumbent out of office this year..unfortunately they won't really care because they will continue to be paid their salary and benefits for the the rest of their pathetic lives...how sad!

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  41. I am about to end tier 2. I have two weeks of benefits left. I am a 63 year old female retraining under a federally funded program to go into the healthcare field. I am losing my only income one month short of the end of school. I have given up. I went ahead and applied for my Social Security retirement benefits this morning. I will lose about $300 a month by filing early, but I have no choice. I have to have something to live on. Instead of finishing school and getting a reasonably well paying job, I am limited to about $14,000 a year before I am charged for making too much money. How is that going to help the economy.

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  42. why people blame the republican, are you idiot? The democrats are the mayority in senate and congress, they control everything.
    Stop blamming them!!

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  43. Republician party shame shame on you....I have worked all my life and have never had unemployment check until now. For you to just take what we get and walk away.....shame on you! The amount we received is far less then what we were making on our jobs. We are still struggling with the check. You have no feeling for what you call the Small people that votes for you too. You have no heart! How can we get a job when there not enough to go around. Remember I was working in order to receive the benefits! Paid into the unemployment benefits for over 30 years.

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  44. I am a Nevada voter and there is no way in hell Sharron Angle-hole will ever get my vote!

    American Crossroads had the gall to run an attack ad against Harry Reid on TV blasting him for Nevada being number one in unemployment, and having a wave of foreclosures.

    Angle-hole's solution to the aforementioned problems is to call to unemployed "lazy". She is a modern day Marie Antoinette.

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  45. Does Sharron swallow or just like a good tea baggin????

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  46. When does the killing start I need to get some popcorn... LET THE PARTY BEGIN!

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  47. HELP HELP HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS SO CRAZY WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ABOUT MY KIDS AND A ROOF OVER THEIR HEADS AND FOOD ON THE TABLE. OBAMA WHERE ARE U,HELP THE SMALL PEOPLE LIKE YOU SAID, IT'S TIME. WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU NOW-PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!

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  48. Sharron Angle, you my dear need your head examined. You are a real moron! I mean that in every sense of the word. Whatever happened to thinking before you spew garbage, because you certainly don't.

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  49. Instead of singing "God Bless America" on the 4th of July I will be screaming "Go Fuck America" I will never celebrate another American Holiday. If offered I would marry a forgeiner I didnt even know just to get the hell out of dodge! Obama has bailed on us.

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  50. Republican Politicans are the SCUM of this country

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  51. Remember Michael Jackson's last song

    They don't really care about US

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  52. Sign this petition
    http://www.change.org/petitions/view/we_demand_an_immediate_passage_of_bill_hr_4213_extension_of_unemployment_benefits

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  53. I was laid off from a job I held for almost 9 years in October '09 collected unemployment for 13 weeks...got a job in January '10...lost it in May '10...only have 7 more weeks left of unemployment with no additional extension available. I send resumes out all day...no luck so far. Now what?...a shopping cart under a bridge overpass?...this isn't the American Way!

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  54. I cant believe they are going to let this happen to millions of hard working Americans paying the price for the decisions made by the Republicans during their reign with Bush, deregulation of the stock market, bank bail outs,war, and on and on. They do not deserve to go on a 15 day PAID vacation until they figure this out instead of bickering like a bunch of babies. Take the unemployment extension out ot the huge bill and treat it like it is Emergency Spending instead of trying to get your other wish list passed, even though everything in the bill is important, the Extension is and emergency and should be treated that way. I am 100% behind Harry Reid but the way he says oh well thats that really makes me mad and dont even get me started on the Republicans, they will all be voted out in November when I vote no matter who they run against....

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  55. Harry Reid is another one of those Senate hypocrites, just another white washed tomb, with a net worth of well over $2,000,000.

    Spoiled my foot! I've worked hard for every little bit that I have, meager as it is, but it is no way near $2,000,000. Thanks to those millionaire government servants, I guess all the unemployed need to go to China to apply for work.

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  56. Sharon Angle is just stupid. She states you can make more on unemployment than getting a low paying job. Just shows how she is not capable of being a United States Senator. Ms Angle for your information not everyone on unemployment makes the maximum, I know several people making only 200 or less per week.....Take some Math classes Sharon Angle and stop running your ill informed mouth

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  57. In California, where people are begging for jobs, the Employment Development Department has the nerve to send people letters telling them to sign up for welfare and get help from other social services. That's pretty funny when you consider Arnold announced he's cutting those programs too. What we are headed for is a nation full of destitutes while the wealthy sprint away to their holiday estates oblivious to it all. Oblivious isn't the right word. After all, it was a certain Mrs. Vanderbilt who detested going to her Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. It's said she hated being in the country away from the sophisticates in the city and being stuck around farm-folk. The poor can be such an insult to the tender sensibilities of the very wealthy.
    It's true there are some legitimate philanthropists, but none of them are in politics. We will become a country of the very wealthy and the very poor. It seems painfully obvious to me we're going backwards and not forward in prosperity for the average American citizen.
    People are losing their homes left and right, but there are laws and ordinances against being homeless. Homeless people are unsightly. And they could be dangerous. (Dangerous happens when people have nothing left to lose).
    People who have worked, paid taxes all their lives, and lost their jobs just being pushed aside "until the dust settles"? I don't see the dust settling anytime soon. I don't think they want the dust to settle. It's easier to pretend you can't see what's going on when there's a good dust storm. I think they prefer the dust.
    That's just my personal opinion.
    I'm feeling pretty jaded.
    My daughter has worked for the same company for 6 years and they just cut her hours in half. The company isn't making money. That will be happening more and more and she's applied for everything with no luck.
    She can't even move back home because I'm losing my house and I have a younger son to provide for.
    No one want to live this way. It's not laziness. There are more unemployed people every day and more people getting their hours cut and there is no salvation in sight for any of it. People who have their comfy lives don't understand the reality of the situation. It will show up on their door steps in one way or another sooner or later.

    God bless us all. We need it.

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  58. Welfare reciepiants are spending their checks in casinos, living in government housing,ect... My tax dollars paid for this. My UNEMPLOYMENT stops after 26 weeks. My middle class home will be forclosed on... I'm being hurled insults by hauty congressman with thick wallets, declairing my unemployment check buys drugs. Why don't you target welfare reform, instead of penalizing working people?

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  59. So much for the American dream!

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  60. I say get your bat's and your guns together. Fist we need to take out this Shea guy that applause this then lets take it to them. They feel that we are nothing so this nothing has nothing to lose!!! I can not even tell my family they still hope. Come on guy's lets step up to the plate....Game on!!!

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  61. Come to my youtube page and make some noise!! I have nothing but hate for these people!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/EXTENDUEMPLOYMENTNOW

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  62. NO VOTES FROM ME THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!! HOPE THEY UNDERSTAND THAT, THEY THINK WE ARE SPOILED I DONT THINK SO, I THINK THE SENATE IS SPOILED SITTING ON THERE A**ES AND SIPPING TEA WITH A f*&#^$# PINKY UP TALKING ABOUT THERE VACATION WHILE 1 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFER AND STARVE THIS 4TH OF JULY. OBAHMA NEEDS TODO SOMETHING GOOD AND FAST I MEAN WHAT IS HE PRESIDENT FOR IF WE CANT EVEN GET THE PERSON THAT RUNS THIS COUNTRY TO HELP US OUT LIKE HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO? I HAVE A FAMILY AND I NEED MY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OTHER WISE WE WILL BE GOING TO A SHELTER AND FOOD BANKS TO SURVIVE AND I WILL LOOSE MY CHILD AND HOME AND MY LIFE ALL TOGETHER. I AM SO FED UP WITH THE WHOLE SENATE, MY WIFE NOR I WILL VOTE THIS YEAR FOR ANYONE AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS, IF ALL 1 MILLION UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE DID NOT VOTE WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HONESTLY HAPPEN??

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  63. I have been forced to take shelter with an older man whom I've had to be intimate with just to survive. I endure it becuause I can't fathom the idea of putting my ten year old black lab in a shelter. When I was working, I was a volunteer for the humane society... Where is the god damn humanity in the United States of Fucked Up America?

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  64. It’s not just the Republicans but also the Democrats, they are both to blame. Their pride won’t let them give up anything. Republicans just want to know where the money is coming from and the democrats won’t say. I’ve been without a job for 15 months now and LOOKING hard to find one in my field, banking, there is nothing. I lost my unemployment this week. Our official NEED to think about us the vetoing citizens.

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  65. First of all, The Republicans ARE to blame. Everytime the Democrats try to do something for us...The REPUBLICANS DEMAND A FILLABUSTER!!!

    That means they need 60 votes! Do you know how many times the republican senators have done this since President Obama took office? OVER 100 TIMES! It's more times than all the other presidents combined! And this is only 18 months into his Presidency. The Republican don't want him in office.....PERIOD! So, they will make him ineffective, and starve US!

    This is by far the most disgraceful thing I've ever witnessed in my 54 years. And NOBODY is living large on 300.00 a week...You MORONS!

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  66. I hope she gets ass raped by an elephant.

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  67. Great Post! Thank-you!!

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  68. I do not know where you are from but there is a lot of banking jobs in Michigan AA and Jackson, Lansing area

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  69. No mob rule, please, though I am angry, too. When I found out today that my meager UE benefits were not distributed and have not been distributed for over 2 weeks now, I spent much of my day emailing Republican senators with a quiet but affirmative message: we know who you are. There are NO EXCUSES for doing this to people who don't ask for much after we went thru paying for wars we shouldn't have fought and paying taxes after taxes for embedded fees for our cell phones all the way to what used to be a 75 cent 12 ounce cup of coffee two years ago that now goes for $1.30 -Starbucks? No. Just the ordinary convenience store stuff. Inflation? You tell me.

    We were robbed. But the real indignity is that we have been robbed of our self-respect after spending years paying our taxes and putting in our Social Security and Medicaid and Medicare taxes while Wall Street cleaned our clocks.

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  70. The republican senators are always preaching about they want what's best for the AMERICAN PEOPLE, but in serious time like what we are facing now, they cut off the unemployment benefits. You have to wonder do they really know how bad it is out here in the real world, APPARENTLY NOT.

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  71. EVERYONE better remember this come November. I know alot of us will be beyond desperate, but we can't have anymore REPULICAN FILLABUSTER'S starving us and our children. Thank-you for your post & knowledge.

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  72. You say no mob rule....What do you think is going to happen???Lets pick grass to cook up and pick more leaves to wipe our butts. And yes do not forget to boil water to drink...Lets see we can play monopoly till the sun goes down then we swat mosquitoes all night. But lets just be nice...Bull Shit!!!!

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  73. The Republicans refuse to support the other garbage in the unemployment extension bill and the Democrats refuse to pass a bill that only extends unemployment. That is called politically-motivated playing with people's lives. BOTH sides need to wave goodbye asap ... these mopes could care less about the people they "represent"

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  74. I've been collecting unemployment for over a year, and I PAY TAXES on it! It's not free. It's not welfare. I paid into our system for 35 years, and you are telling me....one year is enough after 35 years of paying, AND paying my taxes on my unemployment? What kind of idiot do you think I AM?

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  75. I already got ass raped by an elephant... the day you fucking morons elected the GOP...
    Going to church on Sunday.... don't waste your Christian ass time.. God is with the people not you hypocryites..... lalalalala...

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  76. We did not call you a idiot but perhaps the votes think you are.

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  77. This is EXACTLY why I hate REPUBLICANS!!! Rich old boy network out of touch with reality!!!

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  78. The democracts refuse to do away with job creation money in the stimulus, and they refuse to exclude the tax loop-hole that punishes big corporations from sending our jobs to China, Mexico, and India? Do you want our jobs BACK? this is the only way, and The Republicans are all Big-Money PUPPETS! That's why they are voting no to you, your children, and your future.

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  79. Who are you? The one that knows about Fillabusters, the tax loop-holes, and the job creation stuff. Where do you live?

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  80. Want to know why the Arizona borders are a sieve? Obama's administration is holding that activity hostage until he gets the millions of free votes he wants from granting amnesty to the illegal criminals already here. Want to know why this bill failed? The Democrats are holding YOU hostage to get more gluttonous spending through along with the extended benefits. At least they are consistent.

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  81. Let Sharon live on 200 dollars a week. Please Lord take everything away from her. She truly deserves to live like the rest of us.

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  82. The Fn tea party thinks they're going to vote out democrats! HA

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  83. the republican senators are out of touch with their state and their peoples.the republican senators have no clue of what is going on with find a job.you always see them in factories or companies, when they want you to vote for them. but, i never heard of the factories that they went too! job and family services sent me to a job opening and there was 500 peoples for two jobs. i told my rep. and she said she was told 5 minutes before going home.i was the first one she told about the job on the same day.since april 17th 2009. i have put in 3172 jobs applications and did 7 job fairs only 5 did a call back.and once they find out i was unemployed. i lost the job.i would say god bless america. but, i don't believe in it anymore.

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  84. I'm a 54 year old Californian, and have been watching CSPAN2 everynight for 2 months. We have 12.6% unemployment here, and no one is hiring. This is so wrong. And tell me, what is going to happen to all the jobs along the gulf because of the oil spill? Did you see the pics of the beaches in Florida?

    I have family in the gulf, and they told me that the resturants, hotels, motels, resorts, ect.. are already bracing for no revenue this summer....How many MORE unemployed is THIS going to create?

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  85. Don't be duped my friends ... the Republicans proposed a bill to ONLY extend unemployment in order to head off the catastrophe the loss of benefits will bring on for millions of people.

    The Democrats said NO ... we want it ALL and if we don't get it we will take the benefits and go home. We could care less about the jobless ... they aren't our constituents anyway, they work.

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  86. Hey, the one who posted about Obama holding ANYTHING hostage....you know nothing!

    President Bush took a goverment surplus, and he and his Vice President IGOR turned it into a 9 TRILLION dollar deficit....don't tell me who is to blame here. NO MORE REPUBLICANS!!

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  87. I live one block from the Gulf of Mexico. I spend my time looking for a job.. watching the fish wash up on the beach.. and waitin for some big ass elephant to fuck me... Who the flying fuck said that.. probably some one from Kentucky. P.O.S.

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  88. Drink some more of that Kool-Aid IGOR boy LOL

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  89. Why are all the lucky people that are working every day giving us a hard time about wanting our unemployment check that was promised to us all? We need and rely on these checks to pay our bills and put food on our tables. Shame on those that are calling us lazy. We are all hard working Americans that are currently not working but cannot find anything because there are NO/ZERO jobs available!

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  90. That's NOT true. I've watched every proposal. No Republican Senator proposed unemployment extensions by itself. What fantasy station are you watching? Maybe a republican rep. did, but no senator

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  91. Dang Sharon. That was like Barbara Bush running at the mouth saying that New Orleans were better off after Huricane Katrina because they were poor old welfare recipients anyway. Now who the hell am I gonna vote for? Harry, and those stalling Democrats that do not want to use that unused stimulus money, or Sharon who called me spoiled with my 275.00 per week benefits that I USED to get until 2 weeks ago? GEEZ, not much of a choice for us Nevadans, here. Hatch, how do I get a prescription from your contibutors? Oh hell!

    Nevada Resident

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  92. I have mailed out thousands of resumes, sent out thousands of emails and filled out hundreds of applications but still need these benefits to survive. Please pass a Tier 5 immediately along with COBRA assistance. Thanks and good luck to everyone.

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  93. Vote all the bastards out and may they rot in hell.

    Canada IS looking mighty good now....

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  94. In four weeks I will lose my unemployment insurance benefits. I will be unable to pay the rent or any bills. I will have no money for food or gas for the car to go to interviews. My life will essentially be over. I have no family to live with. I am seriously considering and planning for my suicide. I cannot be the only one planning for this. The blood of discarded American workers will be spilled all over Washington.

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  95. The Democrats refused to use their "stimulus" slush fund earmarked for their socialist buddies to extend benefits as proposed by the Republicans.

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  96. I had no idea that living off of hot dogs and bologna sandwiches was being spoiled!

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  97. Let's vote all Republicans in come November and 2012, than when this country fall into the worst depression you can imagine, they will not have anyone to blame but themselves.

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  98. Show yourself elephant man. All the people on this site are angry at our government, there is no need for some sick pervert to be on here. I am sure you are registered in your neighborhood. In the meanwhile jerk off your small penis in another forum.

    Lucky Dawg.... Sick Balls!!!

    Anyway.. Keeping church and state seperate... pray anyway....

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  99. I will admit that I have not been seriously looking for a job and living off these handouts for almost 2 years but it is not my fault. I have become depressed about life and feel more comfortable in the confines of my house than being around strangers at this point. I do feel like I am getting better and do want to work again but Congress canot just stop cold turkey without any advanced warning.

    They need to continue these benefits along with health insurance till the end of this year...at least and maybe even longer (or until the economy gets better).

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  100. If you leave the progressives in power in November you won't have to worry about voting in 2012 ... this country won't survive 2 more years of Oblahblah's spending to grease his cronies.

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  101. Like I said on another post, it will be prison, suicide or a prescription and those choices only. Welfare will only get us so far. To the person above, God Speed man! I live in Nevada and would be willing to open up my home to people about to be homeless. I am close to it but will share what I got left.

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  102. When the poor become disenfranchised to the point of feeling no hope they rebel.. Unfortunately that is how powerful dictators come into power. Look at Chavez in Venezuela. He was voted in to a seemingly stable Democratic government and because of the treatment of the poor people by the rich minority he was able to convert to extreme socialism within a few short years. Same thing happened in Germany, that's how Hitler came to power.

    People do not realize that our democracy is fragile and can be voted out. There is no set checks and balances to prevent it. Once liberty is gone it is almost impossible to retrieve back.

    Be careful what you vote for. Know who you are voting for and what their issues are and their background. It could very well happen to us before we know it.

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  103. Hitler came to power when the Weimar government spent the country into deficit-fueled hyperinflation. And they didn't come close to the deficits this administration wants to generate!

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  104. 8:08, Taking out the progressives (meaning Harry Reid) leaves only Sharon Angle in Nevada. What the hell do we do? Push the button in the voting booth with a blindfold and hope we hit the right one?

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  105. Old ass starchy angry fucks that our president is "black" OH NO!!! Doesn't matter what is right or wrong .. hang the nigger.. That's it in a nutshell.. Take down the American people for a few staunchy moth ball smelling old farts.

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  106. I have been phoning Senators offices for the past week explaining my situation.
    I was laid off last November, and have just expired my first 6 months of UI.
    I have 3 really good job prospects, but none of them start until late July or early August.
    But, if this bill doesn't pass, I will not have the money to pay my rent in July.
    I am driving without the legally required car insurance and with expired licence tags.
    So, I would like to propose a few things:
    First, if anybody gets evicted starting July 1st, let's start taking over the Senator's offices....use them to sleep in, send faxes, use the phones and their computers to find work.
    Second, when we do find work, claim 99 exemptions. I REFUSE to pay any more taxes!! Remember the old saying 'No taxation without representation'?? Well, it is VERY obvious that Americans have no representation!!
    Third, if this bill does not pass, let's make sure that this 4th of July is the SECOND one that NO AMERICAN will EVER FORGET!!
    We can afford to GIVE Pakistan $7.5 BILLION to arm and train Taliban to kill AMERICAN soldiers.....we can afford to GIVE Egypt $7 Billion, we can afford to GIVE Haitian earthquake victims over $2 BILLION dollars, we can afford to GIVE $30 MILLION to Palestinian refugees...
    We CAN AFFORD to keep the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent of the country.
    We CAN AFFORD to bail out Wall Street and buy GM.
    But we CAN'T AFFORD to take care of middle class AMERICANS who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own???
    And this is being decided by people that 'We the People' are paying!!!
    'We the People' are ALLOWING these people to GIVE our tax dollars away to others, but they won't help us??? With OUR OWN MONEY????
    I am absolutely ASHAMED of the Senators and to be called an American!!!
    And Senators.....you should be ASHAMED of YOURSELVES!!!
    Even more so if you consider yourself a 'christian'!!!
    Would jesus ALLOW people to be thrown out of their homes and apartments??
    Would he ALLOW them to go hungry???
    And yet FUND a 9 YEAR war, in which thousands of innocents have been killed??

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  107. Progressives know no party allegiance. There are progressive Democrats and Republicans. Unfortunately, many voting choices will be the lesser of two evils rather than right or wrong. Like all Tea Party candidates, Angle wants the spending to significantly slow down which is a good thing. Why she would say something as stupid as those on unemployment are spoiled" is beyond comprehension and shows a total lack of touch with what things are like in the US today.

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  108. Right 8:19, thanks it's a real head scratcher why she said that. She had it in the bag until she opened her mouth.

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  109. Why the people that are lucky enough to be working care if we are lazy and collecting unemployment benefits? This makes no sense. They need to mind their own business. Of course we are not lazy. Who wants to be sitting at home all day instead of working everyday and making good money? Those kind of uncaring people are just crazy and have mental problems.

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  110. Almost every Republican said over and over that if this was a stand alone bill they would have voted for it. So if the Dem's were so concerned about us, why didnt they separate it to get it passed???? Interesting that both sides are using this as election fodder. Both parties are killing us!

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  111. Exactly riz ... could not have said it better!

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  112. when congress reconvienes it would surprise me they vote themselves a pay raise, over worked and over paid lackeys one and all.

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  113. The democrats don't control anything they might be the majority. The republicans keep asking for the 60 votes to win. That is why they need 60. Get your facts straight before you type. Filibuster is the word. They have said NO to everything since Obama has been president. Republicans are the problem here if they didn't ask for the Filibuster we would of had the money by now.

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  114. As much as we un-employed are challenged, at least the true colors of of the people that represent us are coming to light. All paid off .. no interest in the American people... In bed with BP.. It's time for a change... big change... Fuck BP Fuck Walmart.. we need a grass roots America again.. the local shoe repair. the tire store on the corner.. that's America.

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  115. You are right WTP ... and we would be a few billion further in debt. No Republican wants to stop unemployment ... they want to stop the greasy pork spending so there is money to pay for it.

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  116. Any unemployment benefit over 26 weeks is socialism, plain and simple. The Republicans are the only ones that have any sense in Congress. If it were up to the Democrats, our nation would be bankrupt by now. The national debt is a bigger risk than unemployment.

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  117. ANARCHY IS COMING !!!!!!! WE WILL "NOT" GO WITHOUT A FIGHT!!!!

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  118. Anonymous, whats the matter? Afraid to put your name?

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  119. I would like to know why - I, as an American Citizen am NOT allowed to got to the Capital and adresses These idiots in Congress ! I spoke to a Senator today and stated that I want to address Congress, as I am sure thousands of others wish to do, and let them know what it is like to walk in our shoes. I told him I'd love to have at least 1 agree to do just that - walk in our shoes - they won't because it is beneath them ! I was told we can not address Congress ????????? Correct me, if I am wrong, BUT aren't the member of Congress "elected officials" by "The People"??? Also I tried to call a number of Senators who voted "NAY" and I was given the brush off - no one would even give me the chance to say anything at all - they don't give a crap - bottom line ! But please explain to me what I am missing here - why can't we address Congress?

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  120. You are obviously still employed ANONYMOUS, That can change any day... see ya soon :)

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  121. RITZ, It was presented as a standalone when they broke up the contents of the bill, Mcconnel said "NO" because they wouldn't pay for it with stimulus money!

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  122. Funny how the Republicans didn't mind that the Bush tax cuts werent paid for !!!!!!!

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  123. This vote against the extension should be the headline of every newspaper and the opening story of every newscast. The media has chosen -over and over- to feature the antics of entertainers and athletes.

    Nothing will change until American taxpayers and voters have enough information to cast a vote, sign a petition or march in the streets.

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  124. It's not hard to figure out why many posting here are unemployed. If you don't get your government handout, you will resort to violence. No employer will hire angry people.

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  125. SO ANGRY. my job loss was 2 yrs ago. tried retraining to medical- guess what, they don't hire entry level in an economy this crappy..result?- The loss of a child, breast cancer,delayed treatment due to no insurance, loss of a home, sold my car and she has the nerve to think about how people are lazy and live off of 1/2 their wages. Try 1/4 of my normal wage. What a $*%&$*# bimbo. I did not grow up with a connected mommy or daddy, or even relatives, family to help. I put myself through undergrad and graduate school, while working full time, and caregiving night and day. DID SHE DO THAT? So Sick of Republicans who don't have a clue and only see the nose in front of their face. police jobs, education and people with severe disabilities. The Republicans are also to blame for BP. Try starving in the streets with a MIT graduate degree for 2 yrs and see how she likes it. REPUBLICANS GOT US INTO THIS MESS AND YET PEOPLE CRITICIZE OBAMA & DEMOCRATS. Some people are fickle and have very very short memories. DO THEY REALLY THINK IT WILL BE SOLVED SO QUICKLY. DID PEOPLE KNOW THAT BUSH WAS FRIENDS WITH ENRON EXECUTIVES AND ENRON RIPPED OFF CALIFORNIA WHICH CAUSED ROLLING BLACKOUTS. DUE TO POLITICS, SCHWARZ. GOT ELECTED WHEN IT WASN'T EVEN GOV.DAVIS' FAULT AS BUSH'S TEAM PURPOSELY HELD OFF ON DECIDING against ENRON UNTIL GOV SCHWARZ WAS ELECTED....

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  126. THEY ONLY WANT OBAMA TO FAIL AND WE ARE JUST COLLATERAL DAMAGE! Like one of the posts up top said, "THERE IS NO ONE MORE DANGEROUS THAN SOMEONE WHO HAS NOTHING TO LOSE" TAKE HEED WASHINGTON DC!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  127. Is there more than one anonymous here? I really hate what you've had to go through but, and I say this as respectfuly as I know how, seriously no disrespect meant.... Are you schyzophrenic?

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  128. Read the Declaration of Independence, It says when a government is failing and not representing the citizens then it is "OUR" Duty to install a new Government!

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  129. Studies show that the more unemployment benefits are extended, the more people will be on unemployment. Until our Congress decides to end these extensions, the unemployment problem will get worse and worse. You may not realize it now, but having your unemployment benefits cut off will be good for you. It will make you dependent on yourself for a living rather than Uncle Sam.

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  130. WTF is wrong with you UNEDUCATED Repubtards??
    If SOCIALISM is such a horrible, terrible creeping disease that you make it out to be....WHY haven't we invaded, annexed and Capitalised CANADA yet???
    And....you ALWAYS seem to forget.....we ALREADY have SOCIALISM here in the US....it's called the EDUCATION system....and Medicare....
    Although, it's pretty obvious that the education system isn't working too well, since we have all of these MORONIC republicans running around...

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  131. Sharon Angle just doesn't get it. The unemployed don't need a job to pass the time, they need a job to pay their bills. If unemployment benefits are more then a $8.00 job (which are not out there either) and that the unemployment money pays more bills then maybe Sharon Angle should ask herself why employers only offer slave labor wages.

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  132. CONCERNED IN TENNESSEEJune 25, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    *****ATTENTION TO ALL THE UNEMPLOYED*****
    It will do no good to phone,fax,email,etc. Our concerns to senators. (WE NEED EXPOSURE)!!!!!
    WE SHOULD ALL BE SLAMING PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS TO YOUR LOCAL NEWS STATIONS AND TO THE MAJOR NEWS NETWORKS AND BE ASKING THEM WHY THEY ARE NOT ALLOWING MORE NEWS COVERAGE ON THIS ISSUE!
    ENOUGH NEGATIVE NEWS COVERAGE ON AIR MIGHT GET THE IDOTS ATTENTION IN WASHINGTON.
    WORTH A TRY AND IF ENOUGH OF US DO IT NATION-WIDE
    IT MAY HELP

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  133. My name is MJ and this is to Anonymous: You have no clue ! Evidentally you have employment. Have you ever heard the expression "walk a day in my shoes" ? - TRY IT ! I am 55 years old, unemployed since June 2009, only got to Tier 1, worked since I was 14 yrs old - WITHOUT losing a job - I have put in 292 resumes through the UE Career Link, 130 from newspaper ads - had two interviews -WOW -both hired someone younger. As I told a senator today, McDonalds & Wendy's have made it known - they will NOT hire anyone over 21, at this time. I am working at Little Casears, making 100.00 a week. As of today I have lost my apartment, will lose my car, I have lost everything - no savings left - nothing ! I can not even put food on the table every week. So live in our shoes before you go and judge the unemployed ! The government created this sutuation in the first place - I was always taught - you make your wrongs right - NOT make your wrongs worse.

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  134. People in this country can hardly say recession. Soon they will need to say depression. My unemployment benefits stopped after I was told I was eligible for the tier 3 extension. Today I applied for general relief (a polite term for welfare) and food stamps. Which way to the line for the soup kitchen? God bless us all.

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  135. I'll bite. To those who think the extension of benefits promotes laziness or poor economic policy, explain your situation. Are you retired? Has no one in your life been unemployed this year? Unemployment has touched, in some fashion, every family on my middle class street.

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  136. I come from a long line and large southern family of Conservative Republican voters, after this I am not sure how we will vote! My family phoned me yesterday and stated if they vote it down, we don't vote them back! How stupid can they be? Don't they see the majority of folks in America support the extensions, I quess all they want is the small rich vote. I was so upset to hear some of them call us, Hobo's, drug addicts, oh and by the way Hatch I don't do drugs and I don't think $300 a week would get me much anyway...what a jerk. The repubs made a huge mistake yesterday and I hope that President Obama will do something within his power, although he does not seem to be too interested himself. I am in my org 26 weeks and will lose my benefits the first week of August, I won't get any tiers like others have unless something is done. I hope I have a job. I am 49yrs old with a degree worked for the past 31 years and lost my job thru no fault of my own. I have applied for over 500 jobs, even those under my unemployment pay amount just to try to get work and get my foot in the door somewhere. I have had one interview, could not even get a job cleaning hospital rooms! Just wait till the crime wave from this decision starts and it will, not from me but folks will do anything when it comes to feeding and supporting their families. Maybe we should all pitch a tent in Washington and line the stairs as the Senators come into work and beg for help, I quess that is what they want!

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  137. Hey guys, I am very annoyed by this unemloyment situation and I wrote a song about it, here's the link and I hope you enjoy! http://qik.com/video/A17925509ED347B09D93F87FCC3FDF8A

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  138. I told my husband I would be willing and I bet quite a few more folks to go down to the Gulf and help clean up for my unemployment benefits. That would save the government some money in the long run. Just get me there and decent place to stay and I will help and work again for my benefits since I have already worked most of my life to have this insurance.

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  139. Spread the word, the Republicans have a plan, they plan to do things that will aggravate the recession then blame it on the current administration when the election comes around. Blocking the unemployment extensions will help to do this, more foreclosures and bankruptcies etc.

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  140. I thought the Democrats controlled Congress.

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  142. Borrowed from anotehr poster on another site:

    1. Angle is correct - in Nevada it is the specific charter of the Lt. Governor to attract new industry and jobs to Nevada. Angle has often said in the same (truncated quote) that her job as a SENATOR is to help provide a business-friendly environment at a NATIONAL level, thus helping not only Nevada, but the entire country.

    2. Check out Harry Reid's embarrassing record on national employment: in February 2009, when the $800 BILLION stimulus bill was in Congress, the House voted 407 to 2 to require the use of E-Verify for all contracts awarded under the bill. Pretty bipartisan and patriotic, huh?? Spending tax revenue on jobs for Americans, not illegal aliens.

    But what did Harry do as Senate majority Leader? He personally blocked all attempts to have a vote on SA 239 - the same amendment as the House - to require the use of E-Verify. Result: 15% of all construction jobs went to illegal aliens instead of American citizens.

    So who helped create jobs for Americans? Not Harry Reid, that's for sure. And you choose to criticize Angle? Wrong target this time.

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  143. WHAT STUDIES ON UNEMPLOYMENT,ANONYMOUS INDEED,YOUR HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN,RIGHT,WELL HANS,MAYBE YOU WILL BE BETTER OFF WHEN YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS ARE CUT OFF,IT WILL MAKE YOU DEPENDENT ON YOURSELF,DONT WORRY THOUGH,HARRY REID HAS A JOB FOR YOU,INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS ON SHARON ANGLE'S HOUSE IN THE HAMPTON,S .IF THAT DOESN'T WORK OUT, YOU STILL HAVE YOUR CAREER WRITING FAIRY TALES.

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  144. I've been a working American since I was 16. Twenty-one years later, I am an unemployed single-income household who is in the process of losing my home.

    More than wanting this extension, I want a full-time job. I cannot believe we are in a sinking boat and they are hesitant about tossing us a lifeline.

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  145. WHAT STUDIES ON UNEMPLOYMENT,ANONYMOUS INDEED,YOUR HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN RIGHT,WELL HANS MAYBE YOU WILL BE BETTER OFF WHEN THEY CUT OFF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS,IT WILL MAKE YOU MORE DEPENDENT ON YOURSELF.DONT WORRY THOUGH HARRY REID HAS A JOB FOR YOU INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS ON SHARON ANGLES HOUSE IN THE HAMPTONS,OR YOU COULD CONTINUE YOUR PRESENT CAREER WRITING FAIRY TALES.

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  146. Anyone who votes Republican and is not one of the richest 3% of people in America is out of their mind. The senate needs 60 votes to pass a bill, the Democrats have only 59 not enough of a majority.
    I live in Nevada and I would not vote for Engle if they gave me a million dollars or had a gun to my head. Will I vote Harry Read, it deppends if he can find a way to to get this bill passed.
    The unemployment bill can't be passed as stand alone the way some Republicans want, because it would also give the veto power on any spending to keep vital government services going later this year. The way they have been behaving they would probably destroy the country in an effort to make Obama and the Democrats look bad.
    Comon Hary let's get creative and find a way to get an extention with 14% unemployment we need it.

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  147. I worked my last job for 16 years. For he last 3 months there I worked for no pay, because they couldn't afford to pay me. I devoted my time in hopes the company would recuperate. It didn't. Today I finally had an interview and was BEGGING for this job. I have been through this before and have lost confidence I will be called back. Yet to congress I am considered lazy and a drug addict? It's a damned cold world out there. My husband is also unemployed because we worked for the same company. I have a family. I am a decent human being. I am ready to end it all. I don't know how my family will bury me, no money for that...but, WHO CARES???? Certainly not the fat cats sitting on their asses judging us. I have sunk into such a deep depression I don't think I can ever be the same. I am a diabetic and have no insulin, so if I continue on I face blindness, amputations, kidney failure. I might as well go now with whatever shred of dignity I have left.

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  148. This maybe a little off beat but reading everyone's comments has proved theraputic for me. I don't have any family/friends who are in the same boat I am so I really haven't had anyone to understand my situation. It's been a long 1.5 years but tonight I feel as though there are others out there who can truly relate to me (not that I've been blind to the unemployment numbers.)

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  149. As much money that is spent by our government all over the world in relief to other countries, wars, humanitarian aid and more, far outweighs the small amount that is spent to help our own fellow Americans. The government is making a choice to stop helping their own! We are already way over our heads in debt and no new burst of quality jobs are being created. Companies are learning how to operate will less and expect more from their employees and not receiving any big incentive to hire.

    Unemployment extension is not the solution by any means but it does keep things from diminishing to quick or having the economy crash with over 10% of Americans suddenly out of cash to pay their lenders or inject money into society. This will have a trickle effect to other business and companies when the life line value to families is shut off.

    The true solution is to give the rich incentives or tax breaks to invest or put their money at risk to make more money which will create new jobs. The “rich” or big companies already have their money and are being very tight with it for they see no reason to put it at risk with such small rewards.

    An old saying, “I’ve never had a poor person give me a job”.

    If the rich is not given a better option to invest or grow our society they will just take their ball and go home until things are in their favor while the rest of us suffer from poor “New Change” decisions.

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  150. this blog is censoring comments

    see ya

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  151. so many republicans made it lucrative to send all jobs overseas... so big company executives can get cheap labor, tax incentives, and basically richer than they were. so a middle class guy like me has to suffer while i try to pay my mortgage and support my family so a rich person can get richer.. i know that is the republican way it's very sad. my job didn't stop being done it just moved to india. i cannot find work in my field as i've been an IT professional and programmer for 15 years.. i feel like i'm expected to go to walmart and work as a greeter or there is something wrong with me... oh no there is nothing wrong with the fact that we make nothing in america and that we outsourced everything... oh no that's fine... the problem is me... stop giving everything to china, brazil, and india...

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  152. America sucks! Why don't all of us unemployed folk (those who no longer have dependent children only) just show up at our local bank on Monday morning and inform the teller that we are unemployed and please put all your money in a bag for me. Then we sit down on the floor and wait for the police to come arrest us. Then we get to go to prison where at least we won't be homeless. Maybe the Senators will begin to realize that it will cost much more to build enough prisons and house all these unemployed felons than just passing the fricking bill. Another option. We find out the residence of our Senators and pitch tents in their front yards. We get arrested for loitering, go to jail, serve whatever time that gets us (all while being fed and sheltered). Then when we get out, we take our tent back to the Senator's front yard and camp out until arrested again. The whole family can go on that camping trip.

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  153. revolt its time to tke our country back this is pathetic i have nothing havent been paid in 3 weeks dont know how im going to pay rent i pray someone goes to capitol hill and starts shooting republicans at least in jail we will be able to eat this is hopeless

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  154. I am so sorry for everyone on unemployment, now that an extension has been voted down. I am barely hanging on, trying to support myself and children. I've been on unemployment for 6 months and can't find anything that pays enough to survive. I've worked all my life, my youngest child leaves for college in the fall, I'm just hoping I can hang on long enough not to humiliate him by moving him in with relatives before he has to leave home. After that, I don't really care what happens to me, death is becoming in a way. No worries, no more stress, and no more government and big corporations destroying my life.

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  155. I am a Democrat, and yes, I heard Obama speak, I believed what he said, but I am VERY disappointed in the fact that he has let this go on for so long without addressing it , or taking action himself. I am unemployed and have been applying for jobs every single day. I have been keeping up with the unemployment extension news when I get home from job hunting. thank goodness I still have a home for now. So here is the news in the order that it came on today in my city of Atlanta Georgia, which has a statewide unemployment rate of 10.4%.

    Fox 5 News at 5 Coverage in the order that it appeared

    Weather Warning
    BP oil spill news
    TV commercial
    Weather follow up
    Kayak tips over in Chatahouchie River
    Morehouse College students die in car crash
    Car accident on Flat Shoals road causes back up traffic
    Police officer loses job for mishandling firearms
    TV Commercial
    Home invasion robbery
    Sexual predator wanted
    Arrest made in connection with a bomb threat
    Traffic watch
    TV Commercial
    Weather storm update
    7 day weather forecast
    Michael Jackson 1 year death anniversary
    Obama at E3 summit in Canada
    Unemployment story finally airs for exactly 14 seconds (timed it with a stopwatch)

    This is how much coverage we get, how serious people in the media are taking it and how much us and all Americans struggling because of this, means to the rest of the world. Let's sneak over to Mexico, become citizens over there and sneak back into America. Then , and only then, will we receive the assistance that we need it seems. American't sound more appropriate at this point.

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  156. Sharron Angle - apparently you have NO earthly clue what it's like to be unemployed since you're living high on the hog on taxpayers' money! You are pathetic to even say anything about an "honest" job - given the fact of what you do every day! Don't even utter the word "honest" to any of us. Just remember - what goes around, comes around! This will come home to you and you shall remember your insensitive words.....

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  157. James CarringtonJune 26, 2010 at 1:01 AM

    I was on unemployment for 13 months because I lost my job when it was shipped out of the country. I have been unable to find work in this current economical crisis. My kids and I have to eat at soup kitchens, sleep in homeless shelters, and we even resorted to eating food out of the trash bins of restaurants after they close. We hitchhiked from Lansing Michigan to Akron Ohio, which is not any better, but I can stay with my college buddy for a few weeks. I do not know what my next move is, but I got to figure it out for my kids. They depend on me, and I trusted my elected officials to help us out in our time of need. If they let me down, fine, I can survive, but how can I teach my kids to love a country that turned their backs on us. If my wife were still alive, I would be stronger, but since her death last year, it's been one thing after another. America needs to change it's name to American't.

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  158. ALABAMA

    Sessions (R), No; Shelby (R), No.

    ALASKA

    Begich (D), Yes; Murkowski (R), Not Voting.

    ARIZONA

    Kyl (R), No; McCain (R), No.

    ARKANSAS

    Lincoln (D), Yes; Pryor (D), Yes.

    CALIFORNIA

    Boxer (D), Yes; Feinstein (D), Yes.

    COLORADO

    Bennet (D), Yes; Udall (D), Yes.

    CONNECTICUT

    Dodd (D), Yes; Lieberman (I), Yes.

    DELAWARE

    Carper (D), Yes; Kaufman (D), Yes.

    FLORIDA

    LeMieux (R), No; Nelson (D), Yes.

    GEORGIA

    Chambliss (R), No; Isakson (R), No.

    HAWAII

    Akaka (D), Yes; Inouye (D), Yes.

    IDAHO

    Crapo (R), No; Risch (R), No.

    ILLINOIS

    Burris (D), Yes; Durbin (D), Yes.

    INDIANA

    Bayh (D), Yes; Lugar (R), No.

    IOWA

    Grassley (R), No; Harkin (D), Yes.

    KANSAS

    Brownback (R), No; Roberts (R), No.

    KENTUCKY

    Bunning (R), No; McConnell (R), No.

    LOUISIANA

    Landrieu (D), Yes; Vitter (R), No.

    MAINE

    Collins (R), No; Snowe (R), No.

    MARYLAND

    Cardin (D), Yes; Mikulski (D), Yes.

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Brown (R), No; Kerry (D), Yes.

    MICHIGAN

    Levin (D), Yes; Stabenow (D), Yes.

    MINNESOTA

    Franken (D), Yes; Klobuchar (D), Yes.

    MISSISSIPPI

    Cochran (R), No; Wicker (R), No.

    MISSOURI

    Bond (R), No; McCaskill (D), Yes.

    MONTANA

    Baucus (D), Yes; Tester (D), Yes.

    NEBRASKA

    Johanns (R), No; Nelson (D), No.

    NEVADA

    Ensign (R), No; Reid (D), Yes.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Gregg (R), No; Shaheen (D), Yes.

    NEW JERSEY

    Lautenberg (D), Yes; Menendez (D), Yes.

    NEW MEXICO

    Bingaman (D), Yes; Udall (D), Yes.

    NEW YORK

    Gillibrand (D), Yes; Schumer (D), Yes.

    NORTH CAROLINA

    Burr (R), No; Hagan (D), Yes.

    NORTH DAKOTA

    Conrad (D), Yes; Dorgan (D), Yes.

    OHIO

    Brown (D), Yes; Voinovich (R), No.

    OKLAHOMA

    Coburn (R), No; Inhofe (R), No.

    OREGON

    Merkley (D), Yes; Wyden (D), Yes.

    PENNSYLVANIA

    Casey (D), Yes; Specter (D), Yes.

    RHODE ISLAND

    Reed (D), Yes; Whitehouse (D), Yes.

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    DeMint (R), No; Graham (R), No.

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    Johnson (D), Yes; Thune (R), No.

    TENNESSEE

    Alexander (R), No; Corker (R), No.

    TEXAS

    Cornyn (R), No; Hutchison (R), No.

    UTAH

    Bennett (R), No; Hatch (R), No.

    VERMONT

    Leahy (D), Yes; Sanders (I), Yes.

    VIRGINIA

    Warner (D), Yes; Webb (D), Yes.

    WASHINGTON

    Cantwell (D), Yes; Murray (D), Yes.

    WEST VIRGINIA

    Byrd (D), Not Voting; Rockefeller (D), Yes.

    WISCONSIN

    Feingold (D), Yes; Kohl (D), Yes.

    WYOMING

    Barrasso (R), No; Enzi (R), No.

    This is the list of UN-AMERICANS The Grand Old Party!!!!! and one TURNCOAT!!!!! Nelson (D)

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  159. bitches. They don't care about us. I have a child, and don't know what to do at this time. I know that I will have to give up our home, so today I went out to look for a single room. I was almost a victim of sexual assault in the process.
    I am still shaky. May those responsible for the ache, the fear, and inability to provide for our children...may God be the judge. I am trying to allow the highest authority in this universe be the judge, but as human being, I have emotions.

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  160. This is a very difficult moment. As the senators sit in their homes, sit in their offices, let them remember that "No condition is permanent."

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  161. Unless you live in the 1950's, $300 a week cannot support a family in anything resembling luxury. So if anonymous wants to try it for a month, he or she should stop making comments about people sitting at the Ritz eating caviar on unemployment payments that they pay taxes on. It is not a handoout if you worked to earn it and pay taxes on it.

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  162. I too am unemployed. I have not faced such a bleak time in my life in along time,but I am not ready to give up yet. During my unemployment I have been trying to earn money on the internet. I think I have found a real way to do it.

    call me 601-342-2708

    Check it out: www.InfinityDownline.com/?id=singinmketer

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  163. stupid angle bitch...what a cunt! I ain't no fortunate one. Obama's done one good thing, take care of the unemployed. Pretty soon it will be the wild west. A mans only friend is his guns.

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  164. Why is this a dem VS rep situation rather than a decision for the common good?????????

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  165. EVERYONE QUICK GO TO CHANGE.ORG, CLICK VIEW TOPICS AT THE TOP, THEN CLICK POVERTY IN AMERICA. ON THE RIGHT YOU WILL SEE THIS PETITION: We Demand An Immediate Passage Of Bill H.R. 4213 Extension Of Unemployment Benefits. SIGHN IT AND UNITE TOGETHER IF IT GETS ENOUGH SIGNATURES PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER! TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW. WE HAVE TO UNITE TOGETHER TO SURVIVE!

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  166. To all, I am so sorry we all have to endure this hardship. I got laid off April '09 and have tried everything to get a job. It is near impossible. I am highly educated (have my MBA) and a good resume but it is just not enough. I have sent out hundreds of resumes and have been on a total of two interviews...it's ridiculous! I am single and struggling to survive....I could not imagine having children and a mortgage. My heart goes out to all the people with families who are in this horrible position. The Senate needs to pass H.R. 4213....there should be no question about it!!!!

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  167. OBAMA HAS SIGNED THESE EXECUTIVE ORDERS BUT HE CANT SIGN ONE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT?

    WHERE ARE THIS COUNTRY'S PRIORITIES?

    http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/2010.html

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  168. It dosent seem right that some people received 99 weeks of uc and others will get only 26 weeks. I live in pennsylavina and the unemployment rate is higher now than it was a year or two ago. Also I have noticed alot of people who are over 50 that have lost jobs they have held for 10 to 20 years through sketchy circunstances. I think these compaines dont these older workers because of the health care cost. Its a dirty shame that these compaines just throw these working people away like there old obsolete equiptment.

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  169. This is not the end of this matter. Those infants in DC will not have the last word. We are the people of the USA and will not tolerate this insanity. There are highly intelligent and highly educated and experienced persons of many types that have become a victim of the senseless unthinkable actions of the out of touch senate. They will not have the last word in this. This Bill will be passed. We unemployed (by reasons not our fault) are not a bunch of 12 yr olds being sent to our rooms. This is the real world and the only persons who are not following the reality of the real world we live in are the ignorant blind senators who allowed this unconscionable action to happen last night. There is too much on the table now, too many families without hope or any income. You don't all of a sudden pretend you care about deficit spending by taking the money away from those who need it the most. I am 46 years old with many years of professional experience in more than one field of work. I have found it nearly impossible to land a job. It is time for the President to stand up and do what is right for the people who are the heartbeat of this country. I grew up in a time when this nation was much stronger, much prouder and would never allow a day like we have seen before us ever exist. I miss that country. We desperately need integrity, values, and a sense of pride back. Too many jobs and industries have left this country and are gone for good. We used to produce some of the finest products in the world, now it has come to this. God help us.

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  170. Here is one petition:

    http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/the_99ers_need_a_tier_v_added_to_unemployment_benefits

    use the search box on that sight and enter 'unemployment' to find more unemployment petitions to sign while your at that site.

    PLEASE, SPREAD THESE PETITIONS AROUND THE INTERNET!!!!

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  171. With tears streaming down, Oh My God, I can't believe this is happening!!!!! I've been really, really trying to find a job???

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  172. Being in construction, I have had to be on unemployment several times....but not this long. Honestly, the jobs out their are barely above minimum wage. That's fine for a High School or college kid for the summer. Try being the major bread winner for a family of 3 and surviving on that "Honorable" job. I don't care what anyone says, YOU CAN'T!! I can't afford to go to school to learn new skills. I have worked to hard and in addition did 20+ years in the Marine Corps Reserves. Because I was in the Reserves, I can't even collect my military pension until I'm 60. I'm good enough to be shot at but not good enough to get my pension when I retire. To put it simply, they (the politician) DO NOT CARE enough about the people who put them in office. If they did, no monies would be going overseas to support other countries, i.e. Haiti etc. THAT money should be here for the people who paid into the system. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY AND OUR PRIORITIES??????????

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  173. Here is another example of someone speaking out of her reproductive hole. Sharon Angle is nothing more than another dumb c*nt blaming the unemployed for their plight. It's THEIR fault that they are unemployed and that the economy is what it is. Her thinking is that WE the unemployed, lent money to nations all around the world and to the banks and insurance companies. We the unemployed, authoriized tha wars and the billion upon billions spent upon them. Yes, Sharron you dumb bitch, WE the unemployed did all this so we can understand your disregard for us now! In my book you're still a dumb c*nt!

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  174. I do believe that some one has to go to DC and break this people head let them come out here and see what we are doing out here to survive they need to see that we are not playing they get to go on this expensive vacation while we sit here and wait on there DUMB A------ to do something to help us no and then when we as for help everyone runs like we dont count the best thing they do is gives there job for a couple of weeks and let me see how the real world is because they are living in a world of make believe and they need a piece of reality

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  175. i JUST READ SOMEONE SAY HE THINKS BLOODSHED IS COMING TO AMERICA AND HE HOPES HE IS WRONG.IF THEY DO NOT PASS AN EXTENSION AND I MEAN SOON HE COULDNT BE MORE CORRECT!

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  176. What I find pathetic is that these politicians worry about deficit spending on unemployment yet they can spend billions and billions on wars across the ocean. The economy is showing signs of recovery but without this I have a feeling that the true recession will now kick in and we could end up facing a tough road for the next 2 to 3 years. Jobs still are not there for those that need them. Unemployed are not screwing the system, they were screwed by the system! Rich money hungry wall street people who didn't care what would happen to others if it meant they could make a boat load of money. Policiticans need to get there heads out of there asses and get this extension through the end of the year done. Get jobs created that last longer then 3 months and stop bitching about deficit spending, because let's be honest the deficit will never be paid off. Morons is what they are and they know it too!

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  177. I'm sick of this crap. I'm tired of restitution, too little too late, being lied to and raped for every dollar I have, then thrown out on the street. Nobody really DOES anything anymore, that is the problem with the world - there are more jobs reappropriating the little we do have, then actually generating anything valuable. Congratulations America, we are all officially government pawns. Everybody is too stupid and comfortable to care or see how things are falling apart around them. Well when people have to commit crimes in order to survive, I think by then it will not only be too late to stop, but GLARINGLY OBVIOUS. Dogs live better than I do thanks to the good almighty government - who is infalliable and always right. I for one am going to be happy to watch the fall of society. Maybe when Mad Max becomes a reality, none of this will matter - because their will be no government. The revolution is coming! You messed UP!

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  178. Please show me a low paying full time job ( I am educated)because I need little money for simple food and small room to stay. I do need job rather than welfare. I pray plenty job for every one. Also I have rights to vote and live in New Jersey. Please let me know my state senator rejected or accepted bill. thank you very much

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  179. The Republicans are a disgrace. On the other hand, the Democratic leadership could make unemployment extension a separate bill and get it passed. A pox on both their houses. This country needs a major politcial reset. And it ain't the friggin' Tea Party.

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  180. Don't cry and fight back

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  181. We the unemployed, accused of being druggies, alcoholics, lazy, living large, riding the system, fat, etc. What in heaven's name are these people thinking?

    May everyone that has made an accusation reap what they have sown and have to go through what we are experiencing.

    I say we find a way to cut congresses pay and give it to the unemployed. $172,000 a year or more is ridiculous. I am not political but doesn't their pay add to the deficit that they are so worried about.

    I will NEVER vote republican again.

    As for wall street that got us into this mess in the first place, I say disolve it. Why should our nations worth be based on the price of pork bellies?

    I say disolve congress and let the people vote on every issue.

    I say if you dont have a social security number and were not born in the USA get out of our country and give us back our jobs.

    I say make all the companies that recieved bailouts pay it back this very minute and save our unemployed.

    I say WE THE PEOPLE stand together United We Stand!!!!!!!!

    My heart goes out to all that have lost their benefits. I will lose mine in two weeks and it is my only income. I went from 4800 a month to 1720 a month and it is just enough to pay my bills.

    My mortgage, credit cards and loans will default.
    My utilities will be turned off.
    My pantry will be empty.

    I am terrified, stressed to the max, developed an ulcer and I am wondering how I will survive.

    My only idea at this point is to get assistance from the state if a job does not open up.

    Apply for state programs, food stamps, renal assistance, utility assistance, medical assistance, and whatever I can to survive.
    I will be forced to file bankruptcy.

    I do multiple applications a week and I do not understand why I am not getting the call backs.

    I have never been unemployed for this long in my life (5 months), at the very most it the past it was 7 weeks.

    I am a 46 year old divorced caucasion woman with multiple years of experience in my field.

    I just want a job that will pay my bills.

    By the way my drug of choice is INSULIN, my drink is WATER, I am not lazy, my life has become very small, and I appreciated the 26 weeks of unemployment that I recieved.

    Create a job or extend the benefits.

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  182. THIS IS ALL THE RESULT OF THE WORST PRESIDENT WE HAVE HAD IN THE LAST 100 YEARS. YES, I AM TALKING OF "DUBYA" BUSH. HE IS THE ONE THAT GOT US IN THE UNNECESSARY WAR IN IRAQ WHICH IS COSTING BILLIONS, NO, MAKE THAT TRILLIANS. HE CREATED AN ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH WALL STREET, THE BANKS AND ALL THE OTHER GREEDY BASTARDS WENT BESERK. HE WAS RESP. FOR THE STUPID HEADS OF MOODYS AND OTHER MONITORING AGENCYS WHO SLEPT THROUGH THE CREDIT MESS. NOW, THIS REPUBLICAN B IS CALLING HARD WORKING AMERICANS WHO LOST THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF DUBYA & HIS GANG AS LAZY BUMS.
    WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW IS END OUR PRESENCE IN IRAQ. SAVE THAT WASTE OF MONEY AND INVEST IN OUR OWN COUNTRY AND PEOPLE. THAT PROBABLY WONT HAPPEN BECAUSE OF THE STRONG LOBBY OF THE ARMS MANUFACTURERS WHO HAVE BOUGHT OFF THE GREEDY POLITICIANS. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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  183. Angle is no Angel and she knows where she can go....H ll! How dare she say no. I really believe this government needs to have nothing and see how it feels. Where is the President in all this? Another vacation on our money. Ooops not our money just HIS money.

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  184. I just found out this morning that my last Unemployment check with be this coming Tuesday. I have never been so frieghtened in my life to know that i will have no money coming in at all. My unemployment check just barely covered my mortgage and my car payment leaving no money for household bills and food. I am an educated single female that has worked very hard my entire life and now I can loose it all on a single yes/no vote. After reading which states Senators voted yes and no it is clear to me who is behind the people and who is against the President. I search every single day for a job. I have been out of work just shy 6 months and was to receive 30 weeks and now I found out that I will loose the last 4 weeks and it has been pushed back to 26 weeks. No warning no news articles just a quick blurb. Something MUST be done and done quickly. I will go on every website that I can find to get this message out. This is an outrage and I agree the Republicans just put a nail in their own coffin.

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  185. Eveyone I encourage you to google up some facts about the federal reserve bank

    We are going to have to wake up the people or we are all screwed

    http://www.apfn.org/APFN/fed_reserve.htm

    Watch how fast this comes down! so spread the word!

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  186. "Put simply, we'll end the days of taxpayer-funded bailouts, and help make sure Main Street is never again held responsible for Wall Street's mistakes," -Obama. June-25-2010

    That will be a total 180 degree change in direction from were we are now. Lets see $780 billion dollar bail for banks and corps passed in a week. And for the last 2 months they can't pass the unemployment bill. Obama you need to walk the walk that you preach.

    Congress has failed just as much. All of Washington has failed.

    I am not one of the unemployed however see the need for Unemployment extensions as a business owner. The fact that Congress cannot find other cuts is unacceptable; they always go after what is needed the most and save their pet projects and Wall Street friends.

    Congress needs to be held accountable for the their failure to create a jobs bill and a jobs market. Extending Unemployment is not the answer however it what is needed now.

    The Answer is to create jobs, which will take Congress placing higher taxes on any company that out sources jobs over seas, higher taxes on any funds leaving the US and higher tariffs on imports. Until then we have to pay out unemployment for the failure of our leaders.

    Support unemployment here, it is one of Change.org highest all time petitions, but yet Congress is blowing it off.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/view/the_99ers_need_ a_tier_v_added_ to_unemployment _benefits

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  187. I just find this all to much for the unemployed, what in the world is going on with all of this. Do you people not understand there is alot of GOOD people with families that need help. Ive never been without work as long as Ive been now one solid year. Someone out there please HELP US.

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  188. This is awful,

    I'm a hardworking American and I'm not even DEPENDANT on unemployment like that. Stupid Republicans talking about "they're spoiled to handouts" or "go get a job" guess what? I'VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS WE BEEN IN FINANCIAL RUIN! Hell, I actually JUST FOUND a job but guess what? MY BENEFITS JUST RAN OUT!

    As a result I don't know what I'm gonna do for car fare and things from shutting off since my first check won't be until 2 weeks after I start! I HAVE been working, I've been trying to do the right thing for the longest yet I don't even have enough money to get certified to better compete in this crowded job field of mines and you punish me for trying to make ends meet!

    Plain and simple, UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSIONS WOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM IF THERE WERE JOBS THAT WOULD HIRE! I can't even take a low paying job because my career before layoff and college education LABELS ME AS BEING OVERQUALIFIED, THIS IS WHAT THEY TELL ME!

    Screw you idiots in the Senate who can't pass this. The Republicants for sitting in their seats of privilage looking down on us hard workers while the Dems are too indecisive on what to cut to pass this damn thing so we can shut them the hell up and pass this thing. WITH ALL THE CRAP AND FOLKS ARE CRYING ABOUT 35 BILLION? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE BIG COMPANIES AND THEIR BAILOUT MONEY?

    YOU GAVE COMPANIES BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ONLY FOR THEM TO CRAP UP AGAIN! Give me a HUNDRED THOUSAND and I'll be sure NEVER to ask for another handout.. EVER. I'm not even asking for THAT, just a few hundred dollars to help me GET TO WORK.. YET BETTER USE THIS DAMN GOVERNMENT CONTROL TO GOOD USE FOR ONCE AND GET COMPANIES TO HIRE HIRE HIRE!

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  189. I don't know what to do without unemployment check to come. I have been laid off and could not find the work in any sectors now. I need help from the unemployment check to survive through the tough recession.

    Please Republican party of NO, stopping filibusters so we can go forward of passing the bills to help our poor citizens.

    I will vote out any one who vote NO for this bill in coming November.

    Pray God.

    Charie

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  190. Join the facebook group "Pass the Unemployment Extension or Fire the Politicians!" get your friends and family to join as well.. only if we band together can we get this done.

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  191. PLEASE USE GOOGLE
    Everyone I encourage you to google up some facts about the federal reserve bank

    We are going to have to wake up the people or we are all screwed

    http://www.apfn.org/APFN/fed_reserve.htm

    Watch how fast this comes down! so spread the word

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  192. Please sign this petition! We need everyone to help!

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

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  193. I am hearing that they will try to do a stand alone version next week. They break for 1 week (again) after the 4th of July, so lets hope that something can happen next week.

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  194. Does anyone know if there is a limit on how many times that they can present this or any bill in Congress?

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  195. I hear on another blog that they want Obama to use his Executive Powers. I just read that he cannot, that is why is is telling the Senate to pass this. He can only sign the bill once he has the 60 votes needed.
    http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1941-Executive-Orders-and-Unemployment-Insurance-Benefits

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  196. You can write your Senator via their website. A master list with links to them are:

    http://www.conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm

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  197. The pompous Republicans. Holier than Thou. These are the same folks who believe in "Right to Life." How ironic that they wouldn't do squat to help these little newborns when their parents are in trouble and suffering.
    They don't want to support big Government...but oh how they back up big business. What a joke our system, totally intent on kicking those that are down.

    Lose your job
    can't pay CC's on time
    now stick ya with late fees and higher rates (that'll help ya get back on
    yer feet right?)

    Can't pay your car insurance
    Can't look for work without a car
    get caught driving without insurance...uh oh
    Tickets up the gazoo...added penalties

    Can't pay your mortgage or rent?
    Ever notice all the forclosures that are sitting
    and rotting? Why aren't banks penalized for the lack of upkeep
    of these abandoned properties bringing down the value
    of other homes?

    Look at the job ads lately?
    What ads you say?
    Looks like minimum wage will soon require a college degree.
    What few of those that even exist.

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