2010 unemployment extension benefits bill didn't pass, and the unemployment extension 2010 of benefits won't happen until at least when the Senate reconvenes after their holiday the unemployed should still try to celebrate Independence Day.
After all, it's unfortunate the bill didn't pass, but it's not a reason to let YOUR holiday be ruined. It's hard to put your worries aside, but with a little thought and creativity you could possibly have the best Independence Celebration of your life. Here's a thought on how.
Gather all your unemployed friends together. Have everyone bring a dish - this way you can have one big meal that didn't cost any one person a considerable amount of money.
Come armed with your laptops, air cards, cell phones, printers, paper, envelopes, and stamps, Celebrate your right to freedom by bombarding your Senators with letters, emails, and voicemails about the unemployment extension.
Thank your lucky stars that you live in a country where you can do this without repercussions. There are some countries out there where you would be in big trouble for speaking your mind to a government official. In America we have a right to think and a right to be ticked off.
After you are satisfied with the amount of mail you have produced for your representatives, spend the rest of the time helping each other apply for jobs. Help each other spruce up your resumes.
IF you really want to go all out, have everyone bring some of their career clothes that don't fit any more or that you are tired of. Have a clothing swap to help each other get a new career wardrobe.
All this may sound silly to some, but without the unemployment benefits extension many people are at a loss on the Fourth of July weekend. Use your anger, discontent, and other negative feelings and try to spin them into something positive.
Here are some inspirational July 4th quotes.