The 2010 unemployment extension benefits bill is still the subject of mass panic. The unemployment extension 2010 wasn't passed before the break in congress. Byrd, Pelosi, and Reid are three politicians that are mentioned in talks of the unemployment extension. Millions of Americans have lost their unemployment benefits because the extension bill failed to pass. The blame game as usual has been making its way through Capital Hill and several key politicians have been blamed for the failure to pass the extension. In addition the decisions of a few other politicians are being cited in the quest for the unemployment extension.
Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia passed away. If he were to be replaced soon in the Senate, there would be hope that the unemployment extension would be all but passed. However, West Virginia isn't replacing him until a special election that co-incides with the mid-term elections in November.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that the unemployment extension will create jobs by putting money in the pockets of Americans, thus creating demand. This demand would then in turn fuel economic growth, and eventually the situation would clear itself out.
Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, voted against the measure - but only so that it could be brought up again at a later date. He also turned down one Republican Senator's offer to vote for the measure in return for a compromise that included using stimulus funding to pay for the bill.
The unemployment extension fight rages on, but hopefully it's one that will be settled soon. If not, many fear what will become of the economy and the unemployed.