Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 Unemployment Extension Benefits and Standalone Discussions

The 2010 unemployment extension could be passed as a standalone measure.  The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 was voted down twice in the Senate, leaving many people wondering what is next in the world of unemployment.

The unemployment extension bill would keep the tiers 1-4 of emergency benefits in place for the over one million Americans who have exhausted their state benefits.  The first two tiers are available for all workers, with the final two available for those in the states hardest hit by the economy.

Some are calling for a standalone bill that would pass unemployment benefits without all the other provisions, such as the doc fix, COBRA reimbursement, and more.  Politicians all agree that something must be done to help the unemployed, but cannot agree on how to fund the measure.

If you pass the bill as a standalone measure, then the true cost will be more apparent to the country.  Adding tax or using stimulus money may become more agreeable if all of the money can be seen going to Americans, and not lumped together with a bunch of other initiatives.

Whether or not the unemployment extension measure will pass in the Senate as a standalone measure has yet to be seen. Something needs to be done to help the 900,000 and growing number of unemployed workers in America.

The Extenders bill failed 57-42 in the Senate, with no Republicans voting for the measure.  At least one would have voted for the bill in order for it to pass.

396 comments:

  1. ok folks listen, McConnell shot it doun last week as unaminious consent, a stand alone, he objected it stoped. IF Ried brings it to the floor as simpley a stand alone bill then we dont need any unanimous consent. we only need 60 votes. McConnell cannot block it by objecting. i will be amazed if it happens

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  2. I feel so sad for those on unemployment right now! I cannot believe this is happening. Senate gets to take a summer vacation while many Americans cant even feed their families! That is obscene in my opinion!! I sure hope they do something soon!! My prayers are with all unemployed and their families through this hard time!!

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  3. 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 now!

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  4. my husband is another one that got screwed over and would also like to pay the senator's a visit. They can fork over $300 for our rent due in a week or $75 for our water bill or an electric bill that are due and thanks to him not getting his UI the past 2 weeks, we have no idea where we can get the money to pay for this. Right now they are at home in there mansions eating steak dinners while we stress over hot to get bills paid. submitted over 40 applications last week for ANY JOB and as usual no concat. he is a former marine and has 10 years in plumbing sales experience and NO JOBS IN GEORGIA. these senators are heartless. pass the bleeping standable bill now. BEFORE they go on ANOTHER vacation for a week during july 4th.

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  5. Do the senators not realize it is only going to hurt the economy MORE by not passing this bill. We will see more foreclosures, more businesses going bancrupt etc. This is not the answer. Us americans need help, there are not a lot of jobs out there!

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  6. Agreed, I have never been more disgusted by our political system and wonder how they sleep at night. When they enjoy a long 4th of July weekend on yachts, estates, etc over 1 million of their constituents will desperately try to figure out how to pay rent, mortgages, and put food on the table. I too am among the many who got the carpet pulled out from under me due to the blatant disregard of these self-serving jerks.

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  7. i have ben looking for a job for sometime now and i keep getting the same response sorry were not hire at this time and its bad when a temp service tells you that the have no jobs i feel they need to pass this bill or the homeless rate will go sky high if they even care their bills are getting paid

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  8. how do they expect us to survive? senates and the president believe on helping the world with epidemics but what about us here in America? Is this really happening? Going on four weeks with no money and trying to make it through the days and nights with my child. We're living in poverty while all the big kahunas are able to sleep at night. Now... what if the tables were turned and they were in need of assistance? No one would think twice, but they would just act in knowing what will and could happen, but not for the middle class citizens that work hard for everything they possess.
    Riots are going to form, protestors are going to be more verbal and outspoken, can the senate take the heat?

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  9. they have there millions and we as poor get fucked.cuz they dont care about us once they family eat that all that matters cock suckers.

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  10. The 75 people that got laid off that make Mack Trucks just started back to work after a two year layoff. Just seen the story on NBC Nightly news. So listen up congress it took 2 years for these people to get there jobs back 2 years. Not 26 weeks.

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  11. The senators are idiots. They have never been out of work or without a dollar in their pockets. They need to pass our federal extension and give us our money. Which by he way we pay taxes on that money.

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  12. I thank God we have the Republicans that can see the danger of budget deficits. The Democrats will only bankrupt this nation by keeping everyone on unemployment and in poverty.

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  13. Yes they do have there millions I was watching a documentary called House of Cards and even Greenspan said they good not be stopped because it was greed. Wall Street new they were selling bad loans to people but they was making 500 million a month so who cared even a guy that was doing legit mortgages had to get in the subprime business to stay going because if he did not do it other would. I am tired of people blaming the people that bought the houses when you had uneducated loan orginators that were pizza boys and car salesmen Orginating loans they had no experince so how in the world could you ask them any question. When I bought my house I did not find out what kind of loan I had to I got to the table and I had no choice because I sold my other house and was living in a hotel until my house was finished because they were slow. 40 days to be exact so if I wanted somewhere to live I had to take the deal. And the same realtor that sold my house was the realtor for the new house. They were criminals and nobody is pressing charges on wall street and the mortgage people for doing this to the global economy. Greed took over that documentary is really good.

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  14. Lets find these mfers and hurt them why should a hundred or so people be able to affect millions,screw america this is anarchy and I am tired of it

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  15. remember senaters or shall i say mr and misses heartless god do not like ugly and nothing last forever not your millions the big houses u have.it will all come to an end one day and maybe then u shall open your eyes. u rather the crime rate go up we ppl start killing and robbing each other for a piece of bread when jugement day comes i hope u all can explain to the almighty.united we stand divided we fall senate.

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  16. ilost my house to foreclosure last year,lost my job last year,good thing my kids are grown or id be royally fucked.i now rent a room with my friend for 200 a month iwas gettin 675month unemployment.475 a month to live what a fuckin joke this country is.

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  17. are not we living in a democracy. how come they make the decision for all of us like North Korea.

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  18. How can one million plus people get off of unemployment if they are left betrayed now? We need help!

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  19. Stop blaming Democrats you idiots might vote Republicans in the white house. If they were in there right now we would be in worst shape than we are now in soup lines. The stuff that Obama did to help the economy they said NO too. So if they were in the whitehouse then what will happen. Republicans don't care 8 years of Bush did not give you a clue than you have problems. The stock market went back up since Obama the main banks did not crash since Obama somebody is trying to put rules in for credit card companies and mortgage companies for now I figure when the Republicans get back in the Whitehouse we will be doing subprime mortgages all over again. No other country trust us after that and they don't want to buy our mortgages anymore so who are they going to sell them too. Now you buy a house you might just keep the same mortgage company forever. I don't blame them it was criminal what wall street did and nobody is going to jail for it. Our credit sucks to other countries we be lucky to export anything out of the United States.

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  20. does any one know if virginia has a tier 4? i have submitted job resumes each day no responces, not even micky d is hireing here,but cutting hours. so sad.they should walk in our shoes for once,

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  21. the senate does not truly care about you unless you can help them line their own pockets and the taxes you pay which pay their salaries doesn't count. we can vote billions to other countries billions for pet projects and billions for aid to illegals but we cannot take care of our own, how sad. A stand alone bill must be passed or the president must use his so called executive powers to extend these benefits to the familys who need them. stop being demecrats and republicans and start being humans. to the poster who praised the republicans for blocking the measure, can't wait til you lose your job and need the help.

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  22. Have been out of work for over a year and a half due to the economy. Was making over $150K per year. Perfect credit. I've lost 2 cars to repossession, jewelery and personal items I've had to pawn/sell, a home in a forced short sale, nearly losing my primary home and my only source of income is unemployment. I send out my resume 15 times a day...even applied for maid service/cleaning....anything. What is going on in this country when politicians won't help us?

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  23. I WORKED 23 YRS. GOT LAID OFF.I KNOW LIVE WITH MY 82YR OLD FATHER.WHAT THE FUCK AM I GONNA DO WHEN HE GOES.BAD ENOUGH IM NEARLY 50 AND I GOTTA TELL PEOPLE I STILL LIVE AT HOME.

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  24. WE NEED TIER V NOW TOO BECAUSE WITHOUT THE HELP WE HAVE NOTHING TO KEEP US FROM LOSING OUR HOMES NOT PAYING BILLS AND TRYING TO FEED OUR FAMILIES. tHE STATES HAVE NOTHING TO HELP US WITH EITHER. THE SENATE SOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR NOT APPROVING THIS FOR ALL OF US AND THEN HAVE THE GAUL TO STILL GO ON THEIR VACATIONS LEAVING US STRUGGLING. WITHOUT US VOTING YOU IN YOU WOULD NOT HAVE YOUR JOB. HOW ABOUT RETURNING THE FAVOR AND HELPING US AMERICANS WHO NEED HELP NOW. WE ARE ALL JUST A FEW DAYS OR WEEKS FROM LOSING EVERYTHING WE HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO GET. HOW CAN YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT KNOWING WE ARE IN SUCH A STATE. HELP UP BY PASSING TIER V AND ALL THE EXTENSION NOW. IF U GO ON VACATION AND PUT THIS OFF U WILL BE LETTING aMERICANS KNOW YOU COULD CARE LESS ABOUT US. HELP US NOW.

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  25. Remember in November!!!

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  26. ther are talks of the house trying to pass a stand alone bill thiss week.senate republicans snowe and collins say they will support it.there is still hope guys.keep your heads up

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  27. Sorry to say nobody has a Tier where ever you was on June 2 you was cut off just like that. I was on my first extension and according to my debit account I had money until August but they shut it down on June 2 I did not see that coming no warning. So right now nobody is getting anything except the people on their first 26 weeks.

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  28. My husband's benefits are set to expire soon. Without an extension, we will be in huge trouble. That said, have you read all of the garbage attached to this bill? The media is portraying the GOP as a bunch of heartless bad guys attacking the poor unemployed Americans without talking about the entirety of the bill. If extending unemployment was the only thing on the bill, I am certain it would have passed. However, there were tax cuts on capital gains, tax cuts for business, Satellite TV licensing, and so much more you can't even believe!
    Does it suck to struggle? Sure, it does! Make your voice heard at the polling place!

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  29. if it was the senators sitten on the other side of the feince it would be a different story.that goes to show that they dont loose any sleep over some one loosing there house car family and starving.they only care for the ones who have deep pockets like them selves.this isnt AMERICA ANY MORE.most americans cared for each other well being and tried to help as best they could not any more........i think i live mexico atleast file the same.............

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  30. I am "so glad" all those AIG people, and Bankers and Wall Street and the automakers all got their money on time, because they made a mess of the whole country, they made money in the process, and then they got more money from the Government of which probably a small fraction will be paid. God bless them who can afford "lobbying" in Congress and screw everyone else. We can wait patiently at home, patiently unemployed that is, until the next polititian knocks our door promising "change", and a "new America", a new era, this time "for the People"!!! My friends, it's all about money, to get elected you need money, and to stay in power you need money, thus polititians respond to money! God may have mercy on us, unemployed workers. We might as well become entrepreneurs and screw everyone else. "If you can't against them, join them!" --By the way, does anybody know why we are spending billions in Afghanistan? If we wanted to secure oil, why didn't we use the money buying oil for once! The more we mess in the area, the more those people hate the US. It can only get worse. Those people have been fighting for centuries!

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  31. They need to pass the extension next week! I'm only a 26er. Who the hell can find a job when there are none in 26 weeks. They automatically should allow 26er's to advance to Tier 1 and 2 with no extension deadline. I don't want to have to look forward to being in the same boat I'm in now the first week of Nov. And like it or not they are going to have to include the 99er's in the next extension!

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  32. I didnt even get 15 weeks? And am at the Max..So the State of Mass. says? I feel for the people, who have been Enduring this, through the Last 99 weeks!! But, I made 110g last year!! and paid 34g in Taxes? Why? am I shut Off @ 15 weeks? My Lawyer, and the State said, everyone in Mass. Is only Promised 15 weeks!! They are telling me,( 26 weeks,) in the State of Mass. Is "If they Have The Funds In Place? Scott Brown SOLD ME A Lemon? Wait? Did I Just Pay For His New Truck? Sincerly, A Democrat That Screwed Up Bad!!!

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  33. We all need to live in Canada in that city they had the G8. It starts with a W anyway the mayor is 79 and she is running that place they have low taxes she plays ice hockey and runs and rides a motor bike she is so cute seen her on CNN yesterday. She has been mayor since the 70's but she said when the city was growing she made the developers build schools and parks and community centers to develop which kept the taxes down. Smart cookie we need her for president lol

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  34. The senate is to blame for the state of this country and they just made it get worse by voting no to the extensions. Americans are hurting and you need to vote in a tier v and extend all the levels so we can at least survive for now. Without the help there will be more foreclosers and bills that will have to be written off as no money means no paying for anything. Please get these past soon. Every day that goes by we are closer to losing everything we have.

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  35. Wethepeople: it was during the CLinton years when Andrew Cuomo was in charge that the mortgages were started as a direct order.

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  36. Most of the people now not employed will be on the welfare lines. Isn't that going to be added to the deficit? Why don't these Senators and Congressman pass the dam bill. We all paid into unemployment for 30 years and we still can't get what we paid into, even social security. They are so corrupt & greedy. They all need to be voted out.

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  37. Where is the President in all this. Oh that is right, he is in Canada. Oops another trip on America's Dime. Must be nice to go away and have a nice place to visit and a nice dinner, etc. He needs to step up for us here in America. This again must be his CHANGE!

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  38. How come CBS, NBC, ABC FOX News channels on TV don't even mention the unemployment extensions? Most all of the coverage seems to be online and newspapers. We should be contacting the news networks and complaining about lack of coverage.

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  39. No I watched the documentary today it was bush talking about everybody deserves a home. And it was after the world trade center blow up that it all started and I believe bush was in office. Even the wall street guy said it started after the world trade center. I bought my first house during Clinton in `1996 and I had to pay things off my credit and everything before I could buy my first house. Forward to 2004 I somethings on my credit and money from the sale of my other house and they did not ask me to payoff one bill before I could buy that house. I seen the difference.

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  40. 14,000,000 unempolyed and only 600+ Congressional Rep...WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

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  41. time for revolution lock& load served in nam what the fuck is going on . we are americans..help the ppl or you assholes will pay dearly.you are being watched you fuckin senators and you will pay...

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  42. But they did take $38,000 from me and stick me and my husband in a subprime mortgage when I made $24 and hour and he made $30 and hour. We are black of course we could not get a 30 year fix even though we made enough money and had the downpayment.

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  43. I have finally given up and filed early for my Social Security retirement benefits. Even if the extension is passed, I don't trust Congress anymore. Every holiday this year has been spoiled by them procrastinating until after the holiday to let us know if our unemployment has ended. I still plan to go back to work, but I am tired of being held hostage by an uncaring government. One young woman I know has already moved back in with her mother. She applied for food stamps - even with no income, she only qualified for $16 a month. This is a joke.

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  44. I feel defeated. I'm a 27 year old single mother of a 1 year old son. I was laid off when I was 7 months pregnant. I have been on countless interviews and I still have not landed a job. I was only able to pay half my rent since I was blindsided with the unemployment cut off. We were already struggling but now I'm not sure what we will do. How can this happen in America?

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  45. Cuomo was appointed in 1997.

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  46. lets bail out wall street, the banks, help every other nation and yet in Illinois with so many people out of work and each job open having 100's of applications we can not help them...I am voting against the GOP who started this mess 6 years ago!!!!

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  47. The longer they extend these benefits, the longer we will have to endure high unemployment. When they finally cut off the extensions, people will find a way to make a living. For the rest, there will always be lazy bums.

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  48. This is what happens when we allow the rich to rule the country. Not one member of congress was making 20-30k a year before they were elected. They have NO idea what it's like to be poor and struggling. I wish I had a job where I could decide if I should get a raise and how long I should be allowed to "serve". Wall street financial reform that passed this week should give ALL middle and lower class Americans a clue as to whats important to these FAKE Americans in comgress. Well, I'm sure they'll enjoy their vacations knowing that their money is safe now. In the mean while my wife and I have 4, yes 4, eggs left in the house to eat. We had to cancel our health insurance(wife is still recovering from back surgey a year ago) and will be homeless in two weeks. The rich in congress have given away our jobs over the last 30 years through programs designed to entice companies to move overseas, created a trade deficit that makes it nearly impossible for American companies to compete with foreign ones- both on American soil as well as overseas, and their only concern at this time seems to be the July 4 vacation break. I will never, EVER vote for another incumbent that has "SERVED" more than two terms again. Oh wait.... you can't vote without an address.... now I see why they don't care. Sad thing is I could get help if I entered the country illegally.

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  49. The Artful Porker. Senate Transportation/Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) carved out $57.3 million for Washington state, including $500,000 for the Seattle Art Museum for construction of the Olympic Sculpture Park, $325,000 for the Urban League in Seattle for construction of the Northwest African American Museum, and $325,000 for the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle for an expansion project.

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  50. Social Service don't want to pay you anymore if you have a kid they want the baby daddy to pay. If you live with someone they expect you to mooch off of them I believe the $16. Only if your whole household don't work you get $300 or more use to work in walmart and I know how much they spent on food off those cards. Most of them were spanish people in florida.

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  51. i can tell all the millions this.i know harry reid personally and for those who think all the senators are out for a pay check they are wrong.harry reid is seriously broken up over this vote and he is going to do all he can to get this passed.it of course is going to take more then him.i know of four republican senators allready who would vote yes on the stand alone bill.the press and presure of the thousands of emails and letters plus the goverment leaders in their own states are pressing them on this issue.now that this bill has not passed the news is taking more notice and seeing how heartless of an act this was.the senate will by pass pay go ten times over this year and making a stand with the unemployed is going to leave a serious stain come november.so please do not give up.you will see serious action and movement on this issue in the coming week.

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  52. I worked for a company 34 years and never used unemployment now that I need to I am losing my only income. No one wants to hire a 59 year old person these days.I have a 14 year old daughter who would like to better her education . These politicians need to get their head out of their
    a-- and help us up .I paid into it for 34 years and deserve it.Oh yea by the way my business I worked for closed up because of outsourcing thanks again.

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  53. "When people fear the government - that is tyranny;
    When government fears the people - that is liberty."
    -- Thomas Jefferson

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  54. Gravy Train. The Senate added $1.45 billion for operation costs and capital requirements for Amtrak, a $1.09 billion increase over the president’s request of $360 million. The committee allotted the additional funds even though it noted that “Amtrak has operated at a deficit every single year since its inception in 1971,” and the railroad has received roughly $28 billion in federal subsidies over the past 34 years. Amtrak continues to run largely due to government subsidies.

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  55. If they don't extend UI a little more, I think it is about time to revolt. I normally would not want UI extended but this time is different. I know good people that have been unemployed for a while.

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  56. What we need to do is, TURN THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AROUND FACING TO THE UNITED STATES AND
    ENSCROW ON HER BACK SIDE:
    Please do not send us you poor, weak or
    hungry masses yearning to be free,
    As we have no jobs and can no longer pay
    for your free ride.
    Go back to your country and tell all the
    People that the lsnd of the free and brave,
    Is no more!

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  57. Anonymous said...
    How come CBS, NBC, ABC FOX News channels on TV don't even mention the unemployment extensions? Most all of the coverage seems to be online and newspapers. We should be contacting the news networks and complaining about lack of coverage.

    June 26, 2010 7:30 PM
    If the media is unbiased, independent and completely thorough, why haven't they discussed the FED? Currently, half the states have at least a grass roots movement in action to abolish the FED, but there's no press coverage. In July, 1968, the House Banking Subcommittee reported that Rockefeller, through Chase Manhattan Bank, controlled 5.9% of the stock in CBS. Furthermore, the bank had gained interlocking directorates with ABC.

    In 1974, Congress issued a report stating that the Chase Manhattan Bank's stake in CBS rose to 14.1% and NBC to 4.5% (through RCA, the parent company of NBC). The same report said that the Chase Manhattan Bank held stock in 28 broadcasting firms. After this report, the Chase Manhattan Bank obtained 6.7% of ABC, and today the percentage could be much greater. It only requires 5% ownership to significantly influence the media (Reference 14, P. 56-57). This is only one of 300 wealthy shareholders of the FED. It is believed other FED owners have similar holdings in the media. To control the media, FED bankers call in their loans if the media disagrees with them (Reference 25, P. 134-137).

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  58. 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 now

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  59. republican,democrat, it does not matter, they all serve their masters. The owners of the federal reserve. They are trying to break our will, get us into submission. I got one thing to say to those fucks...does the name Marie Antionette mean anything to you? In two weeks I will have to give up my apartment and it it so fuckin hot I saw a chicken laying a fried egg the other day! Get your shit together, you eat the fat of the land you scumbags all we want to do is eat!

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  60. wHAT THE FUCK ARE THEY THINKING ? dO WE HAVE TO MOVE TO AFGANISTAN TO SEE SOME RSULTS HERE? yOU ARE FORGETTING ABOUT YOUR AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR YOU AND ALL THE REPUBLICANS DO IS STRAIGHT FUCK YOU WITH A HAPPY FACE. i BET THEIR HOUSE IS PAID FOR AND THERE IS TOILET PAPER TO WIPE THIER ASS. WELL THATS HOW IT IS RIGHT NOW .nO MONEY IN THE BANK NO MONEY FROM UNEMPLOYMENT, NO JOBS CALLING BACK. THERE IS INITIATIVE HERE NOT LAZINESS. i LIVE OFF THE UNEMPLOYMENT FOR NOW AND THAT IS NOT EVEN ENOUGH TO LIVE OFF OF AS IT IS. i MADE MORE DOUBLE MORE WORKING . yOU THINK i WANT TO BE HERE LIKE THHIS BEGGING FOR THE MERCY OF OUR GOVERMENT TO HELP THEIR OWN PEOPLE.

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  61. I cannot believe Republicans are stonewalling this vote! I am (WAS) a republican who made tons of money and the economy hit! Once again the Republicans have no connection with their constituancy - really.

    I cannot believe we Americans (not only over this unemployment fiasco) are not ALL sitting on the lawn of the white house forcing these greedy idiots out.

    Its OUR fault, because as a public we just bear more and more..

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  62. 10% unemployment rate? Not even close! More like 20% considering they are not counting the people who do not qualify for unemployment because they got fired rather than layed off , or their unemployment already ran out. Obama claims that there are jobs out there....yeah , the jobs that used to pay $15.00hr are now paying $9.00hr. People are making more than that on unemployment, so who in their right mind would take it? Potential employers are not helping by offering jobs that are just barely over minimum wage when they used to pay much more! They do it because they know there are desperate people out there! And the big corporations need to quit sending our jobs overseas and bring them back here for us! Then we wouldn't have an unemployment problem!

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  63. I think we should get rid of kids, sick people and old people, right after we get rid of the Unemployed! I mean, they can only generate expenses, don't you think? America should be for the rich, young and beautiful only...and for Republican Senators, and for Rush Limbaugh, bankers and Wall Street. I mean, after all, they don't need anybody else to live the great life they live. They produce so much for this country, especially Mr. Limbaugh, that they don't need anybody else. Sounds to me like a great idea. If I ever get another Unemployement check, I'll drink to that, right after they test me for alcohol, of course!
    By the way, I heard the President was extremely concerned about all the American people who voted for him who would spend this weekend not knowing if they will be able to feed their families next week. I heard he was extremely worried about all of us Unemployed, all of us to whom he spent a zillion hours on the road trying to convince he has for a New America...no war and a new economy! I have "contacts"... you know... so I heard.

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  64. ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN, MSNBC, NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST< THESE NETWORKS ARE CONTROLLED MEDIA> OWNED BY THE'FED" !

    WAKE THE HELL UP PEOPLE! WTF

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  65. 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 now

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  66. Please, please our elected Senators have their problems as well! For instance, I'm pretty certain many of their upcoming vacations have been impacted by the oil spill! That stuff could get on their SHOES!!!! So now, like, where do they go for lavish dinners and big frothy drinks? Also, how do you think THEY feel having to take a vacation while over 2 million + Americans lose everything? I mean, what if they run into (or over) one of us while we stand on the street corners? That's awkward, huh? What can they do except wing some loose change at our heads and have their State Trooper floor that bastard limo? What will they tell their grandkids when they start seeing news stories on the Resort's TV about people eating their pets? Tell them<"Oh, that's just West Virginia. No biggie"? So, com'on, we're in some bad straights, my fellow lazy, drug abusing, unemployment cronies, but what about them, Huh? What about the Senators, for God's sake? Have a heart! It's Summer vacation!
    These guys have the weight of the World on their soft, effeminate, overly paded shoulders. Do you even care how hard it is to re-book Cancun??? Stop being so needy!
    I'm Roger

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  67. I am going to get kicked out of my house- i cant feed my kids- what am i suppose to do- i have looked for a job since the day i got laid off- i only got 26 weeks of benefits- its not like i got 99- at least everyone should be allowed up to 99 weeks and thats it- everyone should at least be treated fairly! i dont know what to do- anyone know? im scared if i dont have rent by the 1st i will be living on the streets-

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  68. Just read where Snowe (R-Maine) has had a change of heart and says she will vote for a stand alone bill...and Reid told her she was talking to the wrong party...WTF? While these assholes play politics we are struggling to feed our families and not become homeless.

    Hoping they get something together before Independence Day...and feeling a lot like we need to pick up where our forefathers left off...
    "WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS..."

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  69. BRAIN DEAD MINDLESS AMERICANS

    PLEASE WAKE UP

    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 now

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  70. The French must be laughing their asses off at us. They shut down the whole damn country if the government cuts one of their umpteen paid holidays. Have Americans become too afraid to protest or too controlled?

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  71. I'm an insulin dependent diabetic who has been unemployed for 15 months since I was fucked over by my last employer. One of the employees didn't like me taking insulin so the employer decided to retaliate after I filed a complaint. Go figure. My unemployment stopped several weeks ago since I was unable to move from the Tier 2 to the Tier 3 extension. I will soon be unable to afford my insurance and medications. I guess I will have no choice but to die in the streets. Thank you senators-now go fuck yourselves, you sorry ass pieces of shit!

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  72. I totally agree with all of the comments here. Especially about those in the Senate. They are totally out of touch. Hopefully if we all email the President, Senate and whoever else some message will get through. I am so very frustrated all I can do is try to get through the day. My thoughts and prayers are with all of us going through this. I just hope that this government wakes up and stops sending money overseas and take care of their own.

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  73. I have been unemployed for 19 months. I was getting $950 a week on unemployment. All of a sudden we get cut off. My wife is pregnant and I have a 1 year old son. My rent and car payment is due in 2 weeks. I have applied everywhere and I have been getting rejected for being "Overqualified". I can't even get a job at McDonalds. Most of us don't want to be on unemployment, we rather have a job.

    Employers should get tax breaks for hiring those on unemployment.

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  74. is anyone awake yet?

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  75. fuck em, i got fucked by the senate also.

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  76. poster we got it the first time....quit reposting about the federal reserve repeatedly!

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  77. For those folks who love to criticize the unemployed for just collecting a check. I DID NOT WANT OR ASK TO GET LAID OFF. I WANT TO WORK. I have however not been about to find anything and now 6 months later no unemployment. Life is not fair. Someone please help us out.

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  78. To the guy complaining about getting only $950 a week on unemployment....ARE YOU JOKING? $950 a week?!!!! I was making less than that every 2 weeks with my job! I get $290.00 a week but now it's gone.

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  79. I am OUTRAGED by the grandstanding and rhetoric that all republicans are using to deny passage of the employment extension 'because it increases the deficit.' Tell me -on which 'high horse' is it that they ride? Where was the republican concern for the growing deficit when they bailed out wall street? Where was the republican concern for the growing deficit when they voted to increase the deficit in the Bush era time and time again? They had no difficulty increasing the deficit when the president was part of their elitist crony gang. Guess what? We the people understand that the republican's newfound concern about the deficit is less about the deficit and more about the republicans being the minority party under a president who does not wear their gang rags. The republicans say 'no' to everything the democrats propose. Here's an idea: let's send all the republicans home and replace them with a simple algorithm: "If the bill is proposed by a democrat, vote 'no'; if proposed by a republican, vote 'yes'." I have written to both my republican Kansas senators, but I expect little more than a form letter in return. The Kansas republican senators do not represent Kansas people - they only represent big business. Here's another idea: NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. We need to take back this country (again).

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  80. Anonymous said...
    poster we got it the first time....quit reposting about the federal reserve repeatedly!

    June 26, 2010 8:13 PM

    Its the reason we are unemployed so direct your enegy on something other than tell ME WHAT TO DO.

    IM HUNGRY TOO!

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  81. Come Congressmen, Senators
    Please heed the call
    Don't stand in the doorways
    Don't block up the hall
    For he that gets HURT
    Will be he that has stalled
    There's a battle outside ragin'
    It will soon shake your windows
    And rattle your walls
    FOR THE TIMES, THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

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  82. Here is the link to the protest on July 2. People please go out there and let them know we are angry http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unemployment-Extension-Bill-Protest-on-July-02-2010/104878576229574?ref=ts

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  83. I'm unemployed also....but i want to direct my energy toward reading others troubles...not reading the same post over and over.

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  84. Everyone keeps talking about marches, but all I see are posts. I would be there now, but I do not have the means. How will I be able to pay these bills if this does not pass? I have not even been given a tier 1 at this point to give me more time to find a job while surviving.

    If I did not have children, I would be there marching! Are they going to herd us all up to the lines for food stamps or shelters after our begging is not heard?? It looks like America is falling and things will only become worse. After all the evolving humans have done...all of the advances in technology and information...and we are still at this point...only digressing??

    This brings to light many things about our country including how limited choices are because of all the red tape we all have to go through to get senate to actually help instead of hinder!!! If this country would have been proactive and progressive in the first place, then we would not be in such poor condition.

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  85. Not only are corporations sending our jobs over seas, they are actively bringing them here from overseas to replace high tech jobs. Under the H2b1 Visa program they can replace higher paid American technician and engineers with foreigners on H2b1 visa at a lower salary. Once here they bring over their families and friends and help them get jobs where they are working. Companies are rewarded for this.

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  86. Here is the link to the protest on July 2. People please go out there and let them know we are angry http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unemployment-Extension-Bill-Protest-on-July-02-2010/104878576229574?ref=ts

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  87. Let's put the Republican senators in the unemployment line with us come November. They are heartless. I watched on CSPAN as all of them voted against HR4213 on Thursday. Call or write your senators office and tell then you are mad as hell.

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  88. The only preperation for life, is life itself.June 26, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    I have to agree that a little more notice would have been nice. I have dealt with the roller coaster ride of waiting for checks, delayed checks, ridiculous verifications, and taking temporary product testing jobs that I have had burns in areas I would not like to discuss just to get a few bucks. I reported ever cent made, followed the reporting rules and due to an employer payroll error, I an overpayment notice on a Wednesday, they were closed for furlough and closed on the weekend. Monday they took the overpayment out of my check and the payroll dept. called to correct the issue. I got an e-mail that it was corrected, and my next check was regular but still haven't seen the money back and now since I am on extension, I suppose I never will. I have had to pawn my wedding ring, several times, sold as much stuff as I could in garage sales, robbed Peter to pay Paul. I have desirable skills, I have potential but I am so awestruck that I can't even get a call back after sending out hundreds of resumes, singing up with temp. agencies and responding to every on-line work at home scheme. I do go to the food bank, have 2 months of WIC left then my daughter turns 5. Have 3 kids, still had to pay my daycare a weekly rate to keep my spot open if I did get a job (she is thinking of closing too) I do as of today have my house payment mostly current. Even though I have been paying on the 16th and I think this will have an effect too. I have no savings, my life insurance is lapsing, can't afford dental needs, free lunch for kids will end in 3 weeks. I think it would be ok to not get the 25$ a week part if they pass the rest of the bill. But I also believe strongly that things are going to get very desperate and ugly. I minds well call the mortgage lender and my car note and tell them to come now, why keep putting off the inevitable....But, if someone wants to give ideas on how to do something to make it change...rally, write, shed true tears of sorrow and stress on TV...whatever...I'm up for it. Let me know...

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  89. The highest UI benefit is 638.00 per week in MA.
    Somebody's pants are on fire.

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  90. The person who commented @7:02 "repubs can see the danger of deficit" ....News flash....GOD is not HAPPY with what the repubs are doing to his people!!!! Remember, GOD has the power and just hope that you will not be in the unemployment line..... He knows who you and your family are.... If you are a CHRISTIAN, don't use GODS name in vain and if I were you, I would PRAY TO GOD....TONIGHT!!!!! I really feel sorry for you and your family.....

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  91. Republicans: the face of evil.

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  92. I have Emailed congress over and over for weeks with no response. My voice is not heard

    My children are frightened of losing this apt and with good reason - they watched fannie mae steal our house last year.

    What now do we do with no job and no checks?
    Will it make finding a job easier with no car phone or place to live?

    McDonalds will not hire 45 year old men with an education!

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  93. A stand alone bill is the best becasue then there will be no "deficit" argument. It wont take 58-118 Million dollars to fund to the States. Just a few million, maybe 10-15, the same amount of money the unemployed paid into it. And then maybe some will wake up as to what IS causing the defict problem. It damn sure ain't the unemployed American worker.

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  94. Wisconsin $363.00+$25.00=$388.00Max

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  95. It is amazing to me how totally competetent people (or so I was led to believe) cannot pass a simple bill that would extend unemployment benefits to their fellow Americans. I can't believe that anyone in their right mind would deny anyone the money that is due them to survive. Think about the children and their future. They need a roof over their heads and food on the table for God's sake. Pass the bill you idiots !! Don't make us beg for something that is rightfully ours to begin with. You are making complete fools of yourselves by not passing this bill.

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  96. I AM A REPUBLICAN AND I WILL NOT VOTE YOU IN EVER AGAIN FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.... YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND BUSH THEY HAVE YOU TO BLAME FOR FINALLY SHOWING WE THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH...I HAVE A PETITION TO GO OUT INDICATING ALL THE CONSERVATIVES (OLDER REPUBLICANS) THAT WOULD HAVE NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS VOTED OTHER THAN THIS PARTY WITH CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO NEVER VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICANS EVER AGAIN AND EVEN IF THEY NEVER THOUGHT WOULD GLADLY CHANGE PARTIES... THAT IS HOW FRUSTRATED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WITH THE REPUBLICANS....THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE DONE!!!!!!

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  97. What will they do when over half million Americans can not pay there rent and become another half million homeless with kids. How am I suppose to go fill out application and get to a job with no gas money or a phone so they can call me for work.

    If I become homeless hitching a ride to DC

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  98. If they do a stand alone bill for the unemployment extender - they will most probally get the 60 votes for that. Most Republicans keep saying that they weren't against extending unemployment benefits - they were against other stuff in the bill. You have Senator's Snowe's vote and I am sure a few more Republicans.

    Contact Senator Reid, President Obama and tell them that they need to do more then what they have. Playing the blame game and walking away from this is not okay.
    E-mail our leaders in Washington and let them know this is not okay - to put the unemployment extension in a stand alone bill.

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  99. Hmmmm, let's see...we will stop unemployment BUT there is NOTHING we can do about creating jobs...OH I FORGOT! we need to help the rest of the world by outsourcing the jobs....Hmmmm, wonder how I will vote in November...

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  100. I FIND MYSELF LOST FOR WORDS AND FULL OF ANGER AND IM SURE IM NOT THE ONLY ONE!THESE SENATORS SLEEP IN THIER MILLION DOLLAR HOMES WHILE WE ARE LEFT TO STARVE AND BE HOMELESS!IF I WERE ONE OF THEM I WOULD SLLEP WITH BOTH MY EYES OPEN BECAUSE YOUR DAY IS COMING IF THIS BILL ISNT PASSES AND IT WONT BE A PRETTY SITE YOU AND YOUR PRETTY WIFE

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  101. Obama the very unqualified guy who got in office. He is idiot enough to file a lawsuit against Arizona for enforcing federal laws. Obama is with the enemy trying to destroy this country. He is not patriotic, neither is the wife. Illegals raping the system and stealing hard earned money from working Americans. If not for paying out all those millions $$$ for illegals to have free food, free medical, free housing, etc, the real Americans would not be suffering and waiting for the teeny small amount of unemployment checks. Hard working Americans are not even covered by medical insurance, when those illegals get free medical care. As soon as an American is laid off, fired, downsized...there goes their medical coverage!! Politicians complain about the deficit that they could care less about, but to line their own pockets. Vote out all incumbents. Funny how the district's congressman decided to hold a town hall meeting, because he is up for reelection, need the votes. Forget it, vote them all out.

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  102. Oh, forgot Wisconsin house payment $1452.00 + $10.00 late fee then $50.00 a day after grace period, minus the $1552.00UI, left over was =$90.00 a month, now no benefits/ no UI Negative Negative Negative Will be on corner of Wi Ave and Richmond street panhandeling next week. Please stop by or bring some food for kids.Thanks

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  103. ALL EYES ON YOU SENATORS ITS YOUR MOVE.IF YOU MAKE THE WRONG ONE DONT BE WALKING AROUND SHAKING HANDS SMILING IN SEPTEMBER ,OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER YOU BETTER STAY HIDING

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  104. I was getting a whopping $237 a week on the Unemployment Extension. Cut off June 6th. I've lost everything. Car has been repossessed. Sold most of my possessions just to get by and pay bills and put food on my table. Credit is totally fucked. I wont be able to get approved for anything for the rest of my life. Rent is coming up and I don't have a pot to piss in. I have $43 to my name. I should just give what I have left to the Senators as a tip for fucking us the way they did. Give me a gun so I can put a bullet in my head. One less unemployment American that they don't care about.

    FUCK YOU Washington and have a nice day!

    FUCK YOU Washington and have a nice day!

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  105. Unemployment benefit should not be taxed and what happened to those lower health insurance premiums that were supposed to occur after the health bill passed.

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  106. 7:48 i have something i would like to give you right between your eyes.

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  107. What really hurts is reading fellow Americans imply that we on unemployment enjoy it. I have worked continuously for 35 years and was mortified that I was laid off when the company I worked for closed their doors. I did absolutely nothing wrong and found myself unemployed. I send out numerous resumes each and every day. Surf the web all the time trying to find employment. I have found that since I am female, over the age of 50 I am overqualified for just about every job that is out there. I am sick of you telling me that if they shut off unemployment that I will find a job. If you have one laying around let me know because I haven't been able to find one in 6 months and hardly think it is going to get any better. Thank God my car is paid for if I have to I guess I can live in it.

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  108. Are there any jobs in Canada 'cause I've sent resumes all over the US and in almost two years I have had one interview. America I love you but these idiots, or should I say Republican politicians, are making me feel like I'm not welcome in America anymore. I have no one to turn to for help, I don't want unemployment I want a job. We all want jobs there just aren't any. I don't even know why these companies post jobs that they never hire for. It's like they aren't real job listings.

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  109. YOU NICE FOLKS OUT THERE SHOULD STOP VOTING PARTY LINE. VOTE FOR MOST QUALIFIED TO BE IN OFFICE. CERTAINLY JOHN MCCAIN WAS MOST QUALIFIED. BUT THE IDIOT DEMOCRATS HAD TO VOTE FOR THE WORSE GUY RUNNING NAMED OBAMA. YOU WILL ALL SEE THINGS WILL GET WORSE DURING HIS TERM IN OFFICE. HE LACKS COMMON SENSE, NO EXPERIENCE, NOT A PATRIOTIC GUY, NEVER SERVED IN THE MILITARY. JUST PEOPLE'S THINKING THAT IT WAS TIME FOR A 'BLACK' PERSON TO BE IN OFFICE....WILL AT LEAST PICK ONE WHO IS QUALIFIED TO RUN THIS COUNTRY. YOU PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO HAS LOST THEIR MEDICAL COVERAGE... DOES THAT MAKE YOU SUPER ANGRY TO KNOW THAT THE ILLEGALS ARE GETTING FREE MEDICAL COVERAGE? WHAT'S IT ABOUT THE WORD 'ILLEGAL' THAT PEOPLE AND THE PRESIDENT DON'T UNDERSTAND. ENFORCE THE FEDERAL LAWS, SEND THE ILLEGALS OUT OF THIS COUNTRY, THEY ARE JUST FREE LOADING. THEY DON'T PUT ANYTHING BACK INTO THE SYSTEM LIKE TAXPAYERS DO. THEY ONLY TAKE, AND TAKE, UNTIL THERE IS NO MORE LEFT FOR AMERICANS. HARD WORKING PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING ILLEGALS. TIME TO END THAT NONSENSE. YOU SEE THE TV NEWS, THEY SHOW ILLEGALS, THEY KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. WILL - DEPORT THEM ALREADY. NO ONE IS DOING THEIR JOBS, NOT IMMIGRATION, NO ONE. GET RID OF THOSE BAD POLITICIANS, MOST OF THEM.

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  110. If you are 50 plus then you are pretty well screwed. With 10 people applying for every job, regardless of federal laws the employers inevitable choose the younger worker. Even low pay jobs are taken up by illegals and college students trying to survive.

    Experience is rarely a factor anymore. I'm 61 Viet Nam Vet, unemployed with 42 years in high tech background and can tell you this from experience.

    The best bet for finding a job is networking with friends and family. These days you have to know someone to get hired. That's how I found my last job at 58 years old. Good luck.

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  111. Some argue the antichrist isn't a single being. Here is a quote from a site that's interesting;

    "They have huge amounts of power, and work to enslave the population that serve under them. They are both part of a 30 year dictatorship that only allows Americans to vote for a Bush or Clinton."

    "They are both power-hungry and willfully invade other nations in a organized fashion to obtain additional power. They project power across the planet using economic and military weapons. They are bringing the world to a single order, their order."

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  112. YOU FCKG LOSERS ARE STILL AT IT I SEE. I WENT DOWNTOWN TWO HRS AGO FOR DRINKS AND COME HONE TO GET CHANGED FOR DINNER AND YOU MISERABLE FCKS ARE STILL HERE CRYING. GO BLOW SOMETHING UP ALREADY - WHAT ABOUT THAT HOMO WHO KEEPS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE FED. GO GET A TRUCK FULL OF EXPLOSIVES AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT INSTEAD OF JERKING OFF ALL DAY AND CRYING ON WEBSITES

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  113. This is from Thursday:

    Senate Minority Leader Jokes About the National Deficit While Millions of Unemployed Fall Off Benefit Rolls

    C-Span's coverage of the day began with House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) couching the unemployment benefits extension bill in terms that his fellow Republicans understand and making a small joke, calling the measure the "H. R. 4213 Deficit Extenders Act."

    HOW OFFENSIVE!! I think everyone should send this senator an email and tell him what you think of his "small joke".

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  114. Soon we the people will conclude that straight talk and logic can not penetrate the elitist (republican) mindset and will stop talking and start acting. Soon we the people will have nothing to lose and everything to gain by toppling these elitist republicans from their thrones high above 'we the people': lazy, drug addicted, breeding hobos. I suggest that the Republicans take a refresher course in history - perhaps focus on the fate of the aristocracy during the French Revolution. After all, it is well known that history repeats itself.

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  115. I hope you Senators start by hiring the secret service and private bodyguards to protect you, cause before I end up dead by starvation, I would go and do whatever I have to do to end up in jail just to have a meal....... Better believe that. This is not a threat it's a WARNING!

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  116. I have started a petition for a stand alone measurement. Please read and sign. Anything at this point.

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

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  117. I was getting fat from eating like crap because I'm on unemployment and only give the healthy stuff to my child. She's at her dad's this weekend and I've lost about 5 pounds already from shitting a brick on where we'll get grocery money for next week. The stress has also set me off on a compulsive cleaning binge. Soap is cheap, you can make it from laundry detergent or borrow from neighbors. By the 4th I'll probably think I'm Betsy F-ing Ross in the nutter house.


    Somebody said to send faxes of resumes to the President and news stations. I read they said to scrawl something on it in big letters, but not to write over contact information so the press could reach us. What a great idea, I think I will write MAD MOM on mine in bright red ink and mail it to the White House.

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  118. I'm about to go bonkers too. I hate these mo fos. Somebodys kids are going to get too hungry and well... alls I can say is look out. This is not good. I think I will fax my resume to NBC in town. Maybe they'll hire me!!! The president will probably be faxing his out soon to.

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  119. You LOSERS DON'T HAVE THE BALLS TO DO SHT. THAT'S WHY U GOT LAID OFF IN THE FIRST PLACE - COMPANIES GETTING RID OF THE DEAD WOOD. FRENCH REVOLUTION MY AZZ!! HALF OF YOU HILLBILLIES CAN'T FIND WASHINGTON DC ON A MAP

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  120. This is a total travesty!Thank you selfish bastards you have not only sold out this country to foreign bastards you are now refusing to help out the unemployed of this once great country I am almost beginning to be ashamed to be an American!Thank God for the Democrats, at least they have a heart!Please,Please, everyone vote out every selfish prick that have forced us to lose almost everything! I will not forget! Let's show some unity everyone end their post with I will not forget!

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  121. At least we can turn of the Caps Lock...Asshole

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  122. I'm sure if you put your address down, we would gladly find it. Oh, by the way, I don't have balls because I'm a female and I hope your pink slip is waiting for you on Monday. I'm a mom and will do what ever it takes to get things done!

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  123. To the guy writing in all caps. HAVE ANOTHER BEER you drunk!

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  124. REVOLUTION!!!!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqyyzC0XRmA

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  125. Have you all noticed that the only people bitching about us unemployed people are the ones who have jobs? Their day will come....as long as Obama is in office it's only a matter of time they lose their job.

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  126. Senator Mitch McConnell
    601 West Broadway, Suite 630
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    Phone: (502) 582-6304
    Fax: (502) 582-5326


    Contact Form

    http://mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

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  127. I AM A REPUBLICAN AND I WILL NOT VOTE YOU IN EVER AGAIN FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.... YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND BUSH THEY HAVE YOU TO BLAME FOR FINALLY SHOWING WE THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH...I HAVE A PETITION TO GO OUT INDICATING ALL THE CONSERVATIVES (OLDER REPUBLICANS) THAT WOULD HAVE NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS VOTED OTHER THAN THIS PARTY WITH CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN TO NEVER VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICANS EVER AGAIN AND EVEN IF THEY NEVER THOUGHT WOULD GLADLY CHANGE PARTIES... THAT IS HOW FRUSTRATED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WITH THE REPUBLICANS....THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE DONE!!!!!!



    I absolutely love this comment.. These greedy Republicans make me sick. Kanye West said George Busy hates black people. Well Republicans hate poor people. I already wrote my senator because he voted against helping the unemployed. The coward had no response. I guess when you call him an embarrassment and a disgrace he cant handle the truth. Our government is a joke and every one of those republicans needs to be voted out of the Senate. The election for them is coming soon. Get them all out. Obama is a joke. "Yes we can" is more like No I cant. He needs to grow a set and stand up to these people and get this done or more and more people are going to be in serious trouble

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  128. Um Mccain might of died or forgot about the bill.

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  129. To the 9:21 all caps guy - sleep it off before you hurt yourself.

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  130. I've WAS unemployed for 18 month. Because I was self-employed before (38K/year) I did not qualify for any benefits. In these 18 month I did live extremely simple from my savings while writing one application after another. I'm 56 years old, have several degrees and like so many of you I either didn't get any appointments or was told I'm over-qualified. Finally after having VERY little money left I was lucky and got a job after begging the manager in tears. I never thought I would do that kind of work but I thank the Lord every day for the job I got and pray to keep it. I'm cleaning now in a north NV brothel for minimum wage. So many jobless women are calling there out of desperation to get a job as a working lady (prostitute) to support themselfs and their families. The oldest one was 64. But business is very bad even there and anybody is at their limits. It is simply heart breaking. I'm thankful to have the job although I can not tell my family, they think I've a cleaning job in a casino. With the little I make I invite once a week unemployed friends for an inexpensive dinner. They helped me before and now it's my time even if it is not much. I pray and hope for better times for all .......

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  131. I am a single father with four daughters. I used to manage an equipment rental store until I lost my job when the economy tanked. Needless to say with the housing market in the toilet so is new construction. Which effects the equipment rental industry and so on. My ex got laid off over a year ago and hasnt paid any support so my daughters look to me for all their needs. We lost our house but I was able to get us into a very small apartment. I have applied for so many jobs, willing to accept starting over from the bottom up. Less pay and way more hours if I can get them. All I heard was I was way over qualified. They didnt want to invest the time in me knowing I would leave as soon as I got a better offer. Finally a company in an entirely different field hired me (part time). It doesnt pay all my bills but helps. Better yet I receive medical benefits for me and my girls which I am so thankful for. I have been able to collect partial unemployment and after cutting all my expenses as much as I could we have just managed to keep our heads above water. My family has sacrificed as much as we possibly can. I have always worked and set that example for my girls. I have accepted less for now to survive. Now congress has decided not to extend the period of time unemployment benefits can be collected by those in need until we can get back on our feet again. I have been so worried that this might happen. Anytime I had a little extra money I stocked up on food. Money for fuel to get to my part time job and look for other employment. We have enough money saved to pay rent and utilities for July. After that we will not last long. I plan to sell all of our furniture in July and August and relocate out of state with my girls back to be with my father. I will loose the part time job I have that supplies our medical benefits and my girls will start over in a new place and a new school but at least we have family there for us. I think of all the other people out there who are not as fortunate. What will happen to them? Where is the media on this?

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  132. Republicans care more about themselve's. They don't want Obama to succeed. When they noticed that the economy on their way to bounce back, they cut the stimulus that was created for the economy to bounce back.They cut unemployement extension this way can blame it on thed democrats. It sad to how our senators is more concern about polotics rather helping the American people who is about to be homeless.They end up on goverment assistance which more expensive or criminal leads the the deficit more into a hole.Rebuplicans pl's grow up. Stop thinking about your party. Average americans need help now. May God guide youa way out to your selfish intent..

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  133. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    Website: mcconnell.senate.gov

    Washington, D.C. Office:
    361A Russell Senate Office Building,
    District of Columbia 20510-1702
    Phone: (202) 224-2541
    Fax: (202) 224-2499

    Louisville Office: (more district offices) 601 West Broadway, #630
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    Phone: (502) 582-6304
    Fax: (502) 582-5326

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  134. Remember during the election, obama kept promising change? Well he kept his promise! Look at all he changed. Homeless people far and wide! Thanks Obama! His approval rating is dropping faster than bush's did.

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  135. I'm an unemployed hillbilly who knows exactly where Washington DC is on the map, it's two miles south of KISS MY ASS and just due east of COME SAY IT TO MY FACE.

    I'm in Texas so come on down and meet my trusty sidekick. LOL, Trusty Sidekick is the shotgun my granny taught me to shoot when I was 3.

    So, if you're too drunk to understand LET ME BE VERY CLEAR, KISS MY ASS OR COME SAY THAT TO MY FACE. I will greet you at the door kindly as I've been raised properly, but I WILL THEN COMMENCE ASS KICKING.

    And when I'm done, I'll gladly tell you, "Y'all come back" and do it all again. Of course I'll cook for you if you like... A tall glass of shut the hell will be offered with a nice side of GO F Yourself.

    (:

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  136. Remember "Tent City" on the Mall in Washington DC?
    Whatif Pennsylvania Avenue,Independence Avenue and Constitution Avenue were clogged with tents and homeless? Just imagine......

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  137. So concerned about the precious deficit, Mitch McConnell and the rest of you overpaid shits who voted no this week... well here is a question for you.

    HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING TO FUND THE MASSIVE INFLUX OF PEOPLE NEEDING FOOD STAMPS, PUBLIC MEDICAL AID, HOUSING AND WELFARE NOW???

    Democrats are losing faith in Obama and in the Democratic Party.

    Republicans are losing faith in the Republican Party.

    WAKE THE FUCK UP. Over two million will be homeless by the end of the summer. How many will die of untreated illnesses by then, or lack of nutrition, or suicide, or exposure to the elements from living in cars, or being victims of increased crime?

    Society is living in fantasyland because the mainstream media isn't reporting on the ramifications of this.

    STOP PLAYING GAMES WITH OUR LIVES, PEOPLE!! THE GOVERNMENT DID THIS TO US, AND IT IS THEIR JOB TO MAKE IT RIGHT.

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  138. To Mr. 9:21: I accept your geography challenge! Please post your address so me and my hillbilly friends can visit you.

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  139. It's more of a politics rather than helping who are in need.I strongly believe Republicans wants President to fail..

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  140. MCCONNELL shot the bill down as a amendment not as a bill. As a amendamnet he can object to cloture as a BILL he needs 60 votes to object it.

    The stand-alone measure was never presented as a BILL as of yet..
    heres hoping and waiting it comes FASTTTTTTTT

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  141. I have been without any benefits since the end of May. Worked 32 years paid my taxes. Requesting tier 2 not there? This makes no sense at all. We can help everyone elsewhere but not our own? I will remember all the republicans come November. For God's Sakes why do they have the unemployment extension bill with all this other crap. I think these politicians forgot who pays their salaries at most! Folks remember! Come November. Too young to retire!

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  142. DEAR MCCAIN BASHING LOSER: HE DIDN'T FORGET ABOUT THE BILL, HE RATIONALLY DISCARDED THE IDEA. AND YES WE REPUBLICANS DO DISLIKE THE POOR BECAUSE THEY ARE A DRAIN ON OUR ECONOMY. MCCAIN WAS SMART ENOUGH TO GET RID OF HIS POOR FIRST WIFE AND MARRY SOMEONE WITH SOME BREEDING AND BUCKS. AND FOR ANYONE WHO HAS A PROBLEM WITH WHAT I'M SAYING I WILL BE AT SMITH AND WOLLENSKYS IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN FOR DINNER. STOP ON BY I'LL BE THE GUY WITH THE TIE THAT HAS ELEPHANTS ON IT. REVOLUTION - PUHLEEZE YOU PEOPLE ARE BARELY SMART ENOUGH TO MAKE IT THRU THE DAY LET ALONE STAGE A REVOLUTION

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  143. This is very sad and unfortunate for those who are unemployed. The ironic thing is that this issue is like a outstretched rubber band, you can only stretch it so far be for it snaps and breaks apart, and if you are lucky it wont smack you in the face. I hope Senators realize that there are a lot of crazy people on unemployment that would be willing to take matters into their own hands. I have a feeling that this will result in the death of some high profile Senators who voted it down. I fear for them, but at the same time i cant help but feel they have it coming considering they bailed out wall street and the auto industry but are reluctant to do the same for less powerful citizens.

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  144. GOD HELP US ALL!!!!!!!!!
    I CANT BELIEVE THAT US AMERICANS WHO ARE RELINE ON MEASLY UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS THAT ONLY KEEPS US FROM STARVING IS GETTING TAKEN FROM US WE THE LITTLE PEOPLE THE PHEASANTS HAVE FAMILIES TO FEED CHILDREN TO CLOTH FOR GOD SAKES WHY DOES THE SENATE HAVE US CRYING LITER LY CRYING!!!!!!i SWEAR I AM LOOKING EVERY DAY I SWEAR!!!!! WHAT AM I TO DO GOD ..MY FAMILY CANNOT APPLY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BECAUSE WE OWN A HOME AND TWO CARS.. WOW LIVING LARGE HUH!!! BAIL US OUT TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS AMERICAN FAMILY OF 5

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  145. Mr. 9:48,

    Sounds like a date. I'll be the good looking woman who decks you out of nowhere. I'll also be taking your food home in a doggy bag for my children as I am a single mother. Order a couple of steaks please.

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  146. We no longer live in a democracy we live in a oligarchy, unfortunately for the bottom 98% of America we just get screwed!

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  147. I agree with all my unemployed fellow Americans.
    The ones who call us lazy will be out of a job soon since 2 million people will not have any money to spend. They will see their companies doors closed, they will see a foreclosure notice on their house, they will see their cars gone, oh and the said thing is their children will be hungry, oh and yes taxes should not be taken from the unemployment checks and why do other states get more, it is bad everywhere.

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  148. I think I'd like to run for office now. Remember the dude who ran as a Democrat in one of the Southern states? He's a top contender for Governor I think. It's time for the people's party or the LABOUR PARTY as they call in it in the UK.

    I have never been a Democrat or Republican, but I rue the date I ever voted for any of them. Wow, is any of this catching on in the mainstream media?

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  149. The Congress is composed of whores! They will vote the way they are told to vote. Who tells them? Why, the money that "contributed" under the table to help get them elected. Folks, it takes money to beat the other candidate. You don't see any poor candidate swing the election do you? They whore themselves out for the money. Now instead of repaying the "loan" with sex they repay it by voting in the interests of the "John" (the campaign fund contributor) and they are "owned" by "the john" and although it is not sex that they are repaying with they have to "bend" and get into the "position" that "the john" demands!
    That's politics folks!
    Additionally, while they are all eating their steak dinners we wish them a "choke-to-death experience!” After all, they are WHORES!

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  150. 9:48 person, Hope you choke on your steak. I do know CPR but I know I wouldn't get up to help you...Oh I know, maybe you can depend on the under-paid and under-employed staff to help you?Want to take your chances?

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  151. DEAR "TEXAS LOSER!!": SO SORRY I CAN'T COME DOWN TO SEE YOU IN YOUR TRAILER PARK - HOWEVER I HAVE A J-O-B TO GO TO ON MONDAY. DO REMEMBER WHAT A JOB IS OR HAVE U BEEN SITTING AT HOME SO LONG RIDING THE GOVT DIME AND JERKING OFF TO RERUNS OF PETTICOAT JUNCTION THAT YOU'VE FORGOTTEN WHAT A JOB IS. AND AS FOR TEXAS DO YOU THINK WE IN THE REP PARTY GIVE A RATS ASS ABOUT YOU. BUSH REFERRED TO YOU AS "THE DOUBLE WIDE" VOTE. AS I SAID I WILL BE AT SMITH AND WOLLENSKYS IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN. U CAN'T MISS ME I WILL HAVE THE ELEPHANT TIE ON AND I'M 6'5.

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  152. Anyone who thinks this is Obama's fault needs to wake the fuck up as well. He's not the one who ran this country into the ground and broke it off.

    He's not the one who deregulated the financial industry and got us into this mess - he is the one who has just put rules back into place to make them stop screwing us over!

    He's not the one who gave TAX BREAKS to companies who outsourced our jobs to Mexico, India, China and wherever else. He is the one who want to stop those tax breaks!

    Even so, he needs to step up and get this crap dealt with. Resume the extensions and create a Tier 5. Make it clear to the Senate that he's had enough of their political game-playing. If he can't, then you're right I will lose faith in him as well.

    But don't make the mistake of thinking McCain would have given a damn.

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  153. REPUBLICAN BASTARDS

    Republicans- The true Enemy Of The State

    Republicans intentionally stall the economy so that the

    Democrats will take the blame.

    Republicans block unemployment benefits extension for

    lazy drug addicted breeding hobos...

    Amazingly, it appears, through their words and actions,

    Republicans are kicking the unemployed and those on

    assistance when they’re down. Consider the following

    statements:

    Andre Bauer- Republican Lieutenant Governor of South

    Carolina: “My grandmother was not a highly educated

    woman but she told me as a small child to quit feeding

    stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re

    facilitating the problem if you give an animal or

    person ample food supply. They will reproduce,

    especially ones that don't think too much further than

    that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to

    curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any

    better.”

    Sharron Angle- Republican Senator candidate: “What's

    happened to us, is that we have put in so much

    entitlement into our government that we really have

    spoiled our citizenry and said you don't want the jobs

    that are available."

    John Kyle- Republican Senator of Arizona: “It doesn't

    create new jobs, in fact, if anything, continuing to

    pay people unemployment compensation is a disincentive

    for them to seek new work.”

    Dean Heller- Republican Congressman of Nevada: “I

    believe there should be a federal safety net.“ Heller

    said. But he’s not sure about extending unemployment

    benefits because he’s concerned about hobos as he

    asked,” is the government now creating hobos?”

    Orrin Hatch- Republican Senator of Utah: "We should not

    be giving cash to people who basically are just going

    to blow it on drugs." (Hatch proposed an amendment to

    the jobs bill earlier this month forcing anyone getting

    unemployment benefits to undergo drug testing.)

    Curiously, this action comes on the heels of recent

    reports that the job market may be loosening up a bit.

    Some have said that the move by Republicans was to

    intentionally stall the economy so that the Democrats

    will take the blame.

    So, if you’re an unemployed, lazy, drug addicted,

    reproducing hobo, stop attempting to collect the

    unemployment benefits that you paid into while you were

    working. But since you don’t know any better, the

    Republicans will block your benefits while you spend

    your days breeding and seeking drugs.

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  154. hey 9;21 retard, when you r having sex with youre sister, make sure she is a republican, especially if youre gonna get her in the pooper,give her one for us. :-)

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  155. I emailed a reporter who did a story for her local news on unemployment. I don't think the news station realized her report is or was the top story on google for unemployment extension latest and being viewed by millions across the world. She wrote me back. I think it's time to start bugging the press. I was mean, but didn't mean to be. The local news is clueless about how much of an impact this is going to have. They are about to find out.

    I think faxing the resumes to them is a good idea.

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  156. Hey, 9:48 is a rare breed thought to be extinct in the civilized western world: a Man-Boy! Notice how he uses all caps to try and compensate for his shortcomings in intelligence and breeding. I might think being rich was the most important thing in the world, too, if my weenie were as tiny as his. Poor weenie man.

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  157. We need this extension, but we also need to put a stop to government and corporate greed. Even if you are lucky enough to have a job, most people are still struggling, while the fat cats keep getting richer. The corporate CEO's get paid an obscene amount of money, while their workers bust their ass and get a pathetic salary for all the work they do. How are these corporate giants working so hard when all we see is them on vacation, on their yachts and playing golf. How hard has the BP president worked?? Look at the Gulf of Mexico. How many of us who did work or still do, worked so hard, put in so much overtime, never saw our families, just to make it, while they just keep spending money. The republicans and the democrats are both to blame. Why have so many jobs been taken overseas? Why are we still involved with the wars in the middle east? We have spent trillions of tax payer money on those wars that are never ending. The list keeps going on. How many bonuses did those people on Wall street get with tax payer money? Change and reform need to happen. Go to the following links and get involved. The only way any of this is going to change is if we band together and demand change!!!

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=130100223668789

    http://acompanyofone.org/fax-and-phone-for-tier-five.htm

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Employee-Equal-Rights-Organization/153694773794?ref=share

    Keep searching the internet to find groups to join and make your voice be heard. The rich will keep trying to keep the poor's voices not be heard, but we just need to scream louder!!! We have to get this country back from the Old White Male American Greedy Bastards.

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  158. holy crap dude , write a book, nice

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  159. One of the problems is, there are too many lazy asses out there not even looking for work, sitting on their duffs, just taking what the government doles out. In an economy such as it is now, you do what you have to do to survive until jobs start opening up. I work in the unemployment field. You would be correct to say there are many folks who deserve the UI money because they were legitimately laid off, but there are those who "play" the system and suck up the money needed by the legit worker bees. Some of you whining on this webiste ought to learn how to spell. Might improve your chances of getting hired for something other than a tomato picker.

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  160. My husband has been laid off from the union for almost 2 years. We have exhausted all his union benefits. Our house will be sold out from under us if we miss one payment between now and September. I drive a school bus, but now you guessed it summer vacation. The only thing we have is his unemployment. He had a part time over night job. Guess what, LAID OFF! Not everyone is a scum bag. There are still the few trying to get a pathetic minimum wage job. What's it set at $7.25, so about $200.00 a week will pay my $1300. mortgage. Why doesn't the Senate live 30 days as a real American.

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  161. Thank the Republicans for this...............

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  162. this is insane........fuck the people who dont care about us unemployed- we didnt do this to ourselves!! we need help - wake up & smell the coffee u fuckin government assholes!!!!!!!!!!

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  163. What's wrong with picking tomatoes, where can I apply?

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  164. Please go to change.org at the link below and sign the petition to separate the unemployment extension legislation from the rest of the h.r. 4213 bill! Also, have everyone you know that supports this cause go and sign too!

    http://www.change.org/petitions/view/separate_the_unemployment_extension_legislation_from_the_rest_of_the_hr_4213_bill

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  165. When it comes to the Senate, they say they need a 60 vote majority to pass legislation, this is not the truth. A simple majority will pass legislation, im so sick of the intentional misleading by both political parties. This manipulation of the masses is intentional so they dont have to do anything, they want to maintain the status quo, so they can keep living the high life. Once again we no longer live in a democracy we live in a oligarchy.

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  166. yup the senate got me too, im going on monday to the post office to change to the DNC from the GOP, i will be ashamed no more

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  167. "webiste" Learn to spell? Pick tomatos? fuck off mother fucker. Did I spell that correctly?

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  168. Dear 9:21,

    These people are nuts. Pay them no attention. I'm so sick of these no good lazy freeloaders. I'm going to be out in the City tonight to! I'd love to buy you a drink. All my friends say I look like a blonde, taller version of Sarah Palin except my boobies are much, much bigger.

    So what's your number hot stuff?

    Let's hook up!

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  169. Anxious and AngryJune 26, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    Someone said something on one of the blogs today - if we, the unemployed are all homeless, we can't vote. I am not the only one, after all our years of paying into the system and playing by the rules, to be left voiceless. Wait, that is not a democracy...I have always believed this was the best place on earth to live...people around the world must be enjoying the Greatest Nation on Earth's global embarassment that they can fight a war yet not defend and protect their own people...we were told we are fighting a war to keep us "safe" but who is protecting us at home?

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  170. hey dude, i dont even know what oligarchy means, but it doesnt sound very nice

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  171. Palin has boobies?

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  172. Nothing comes out of your check towards unemployment. It is ALL paid in by the employers your work for if you are working and earning taxable income and not being paid cash or with a 1099 at the end of the year. Show me on your check stub where it says "unemployment deduction" or words to that effect. If you're going to bitch, at least arm yourself with the facts. Extensions are federal dollars paid by the US taxpayers IF the congress and senate approve a bill aurthorizing them. There have been six extensions already. Some folks have collected UI money for about two years now, and if they are on TRA money (trade readjustment act), they will get even more. Had a woman come into my office the other day who had had six extensions. She was receiving $76 a week in unemployment money. Crying at my desk as though her world was coming to an end. Mid 30's, perfectly healthy. I told her, you can work at McDonalds at minimum wage (they pay more than that) two days a week and make more money than what you've been getting on unemployment. The fact that I suggested she get some kind of job until the economy improves, well, you'd think I had just shit in her dinner plate. Damn sheep...

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  173. Maybe 921 guy is right about one thing - we don't seem to have the balls (his words) to do anything about any of this. I think we all know that we will vent on this website and then tomorrow not do diddly squat about anything

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  174. naw, she has a dick, i seen something with her and Mccain on red tube

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  175. Do these idiot republican lemmings that do nothing but watch FOX news all day long realize they are 1 paycheck away from being where 17.5 million people are? UNEMPLOYED!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA AND START DEMANDING CHANGE!!!

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  176. I have been unemployed for almost all of 6 months. I've have been reading all these post with people with kids or older people that don't think they will get a jop even when thing get better"if they do" because of there age..i don't have any kids and im 29..if i had a parents house to go back to i would worry so much..i can't believe reading this stuff thats there are familys with kids that are being cut off..it really make me sick it makes me sade to be a american!!

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  177. It is time my fellow Americans to take back our government. We need to abolish all big buisnesses and all that support them. For this is nothing mre than greed that has reared its ugly head. Seriously, not only did they give all jobs to other countries but they took all the money they made from selling their product and kept it. thay put it into overseas banks so they didn't have to pay taxes. Now that we are in this actual Depression not ression the right wing senetors and congressmen that are supporting these big buisnesses have deemed that the unemployeed are lazy and don't deserve their unemployment bennefits. the Same people that voted them in are getting the cold shoulder WOW! c'mon people its time to say enough is enough and do something about this. Drastic times call for drastic measures I say we just get rid of the rebulicans all together. I was once a rebulican that believed in the real virtues that the party used to uphold. Now all that has changed. The more I see the more I realize and catch the lies and deceite that spew from their mouths. They are only out for themselves now. What the hell happen? When did republicans stop carring? Why did they? well all that doesn't matter now, its too late to repent, for they made thier beds now they have to sleep in it. Republicans to you I give this message: We the people of the United States of America that are homeless, starving, and unemployeed, we will rise up against our oppressors the republicans and big business and we will take you totaly out of the equation all together this I promise.and to all the rest of you out there that think I'm joking watch me.

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  178. What do you think about Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) comment about the nations unemployed?

    “It’s not my problem if they can’t feed themselves, I mean; I’ve got my own pocket to worry about. Anyway, isn't that why we have welfare?”

    He said this while leaving after the senate vote, was aired on CNN.

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  179. Indiana's Governor has been intentionally manipulating the unemployment numbers, he and his cronies have reduced the total to help him and other Republicans to be re-elected, the ironic thing is Indiana is a Republican state and would re-elect these morons anyways no need to break the law by manipulating the unemployment numbers.

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  180. ahhh ok. for a second i thought Sara palin went along with the tea bag'n party

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  181. You work in the unemployment field? Oh, hahahahahah = hope you enjoy living on it soon. Are you too blind to see what is right in front of your face? What goes around comes around, and I for one think you're going to be singing a different tune, mighty soon too.

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  182. 10:29: I will join you!!!

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  183. yes, she does, or did, she lives in an oligarchy. i hope she takes some pills for it.

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  184. i"ll print my name- doreena fitchhornJune 26, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    i too am ONE of those lazy people, who would rather collect from the state, instead of working. it just fucking pisses me off-when 1- where is our god damn president, when you really need him!! if he can bail out the damn banks, step in for all that damn money he insists on having for the fucked up war, then can someone tell meWHY DOESNT HE JUST SAY SCREW IT< AND SIGN THE DAMN PAPERS!! if Bush can walk over everybody, SO CAN HE!!! then you have pelosi-EXCUSE ME!!! at first she was for the working people, NOW??!! i dont even want to go there. i wish i worked at the big house!! i would be set for life!! u cant tell me that they dont have good wages, health care, etc. etc. god this government just makes me damn sick!! i"ll wager a dollar-that u will see more stealing, robberies, murder, PEOPLE STAND UP FOR WHAT IS YOURS. MAKES YOU KINDA OF THINK-IF IT WAS EASY TO ROB ANY ESTABLISHMENT-WOULD YOU??? I like to eat once in awhile. well-it looks like i need to fight the dog over the dog food. one of us is gonna eat

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  185. 9:21, It's Tia again. I came here to catch up on the news after my Victoria's Secret shoot. I'm only in town one night. When I said my tata's were bigger than Sarah Palin's, it was a huge understatement. So you gonna give me your digits or what?

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  186. I think Tia sounds cute 921. You should give her your number.

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  187. 10:29, right on, ill bring some penincillin for sara palin, sounds like she could use it

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  188. Anon at 10:26 is right. The employers pay for the UI. The rest of the money is government money. But, so what? That is collected from taxes. I paid a ton in taxes for CA schools and I never had kids. The purpose of taxes is to run a civilized society. You can bet Congress will be thrilled when we fall off the rolls. It will make the unemployment rate appear to be falling. Then they can say they are doing a great job.
    Oh, and don't expect the wars to end anytime soon, wouldn't want to bring those soldiers home to no jobs. Might not be safe.

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  189. Prime example of how many idiots are in this country. Tia go somewhere else to pick up morons. It is called match.com. My dog has more sense than you do.

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  190. A "typo" is a lot different than words totally screwed up in a paragraph or paragraphs, along with incorrect grammar and/or missing punctuation, especially if you're submitting an application or resume' to an employer. It'll go right in the trash can when the screener or hiring agent/manager sees that stuff.

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  191. hey 9;21 im a flameing homosexual, i even tuck my penis between my legs just like you like. stop flirting with these peeps. "broke back mountain" in on, youre favorite, hurry up so we can rub dicks

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  192. OMG!!! DUDE !you gotta stop! i just spit beer all over my laptop! LMFAO!

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  193. Dear 9:08, 9:21 I'm glad the suffering unemployed are a great source of entertainment for you. Perhaps you should go and hang out with your friends (if you have any), since you can afford it. I'm sure that would be more fun for you. This is the weekend. You should get out and enjoy yourself and leave us be. You don't seem to have anything intelligent to contribute here.

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  194. I talked with an unemployment worker when my tier changed this last time and she said she was going to have to go on unemployment too because her dept. was getting downsized. Hello---

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  195. So let me get this straight, just because with the unemployment we are not out starving in the streets, it means we are not motivated to find a job? Give me a break! How is anyone supposed to find a job with no car, gas, internet, food or home! The people that are saying ignorant comments need to really look at themselves. Why would you begrudge a person that fell on hard times help? wouldn't you want someone to help you if you found yourself in a bad position? Especially if it was through no fault of your own. People, please have a little common descensy and respect for your fellow man.

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  196. what the fuck, i just got here, lmao,i missed something

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  197. It's going to come down to this (mark my words). Some person(s),someone very cunning, will become terminally ill, and they will say fuck it. If I'm going to die...I'm going to take some politicians and insurance company, and banking, etc. executives with me. He'll get some high powered rifles, or explosives and start killing and he'll get a way with it until things start to go the right way because these people are pussies and afraid to die. The best way to change things is to vote out every single incumbent that holds office...period. Don't register Independent, change to Dem or GOP, and then vote the Green Party into office. These are the people that want to change this country for the better. If I ran things, First I'd cut off all immigration period. Then pull our troops out of the middle east and tell them to solve their own problems. Same with the world period. Be a true Isolationist/Revisionist. Tell them if they fuck with us we'll wipe them off the map.Then I would tell every company that outsources to keep their products out of the US period...we don't need them. Then make Foreign import tariffs so cost prohibitive they couldn't bring them in. Then I would put a large part of Americans back to work rebuilding this joke we call an infrastructure. Imagine the jobs that would create. Make all naturalized Americans carry papers or be deported back to where they came from.Everyone here on a work visa gets a plane ticket home, simple as that. That's just for starters. Oh yes. All politicians would forfeit their salaries and get expense accounts only, and be accountable for every penny. No more "at will" employment, no more unions (not 2-3 worth shit anymore anyway). If a company fires someone for a stupid reason they get fined heavily (prohibitively so). I'd put these people that got fired from at will jobs for no good reason to work as watchdogs in all these companies. I'd rather spend trillions on these things than for fighting senseless wars (that Republicans got us into) for people that hate us. Fuck - off Washington. People (politicians) will start dying soon. Remember where you heard it. Nothing in the world more dangerous than an old person with nothing left to lose.

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  198. I propose a "TENT CITY" protest, to all the people affected by the economic downturn I suggest you bring a tent to the Memorial Mall in D.C. to demonstrate to Congress just how angry and desperate we are with the lack of leadership. Seeing is believing especially when the news organizations would be having a "media-gasm" over all the potential ratings they could get off of the misery of the unemployed.

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