Monday, July 26, 2010
99er legislation would make jobless benefits available for longer than...99 weeks. This is the current time frame allowed under the bill that was signed into law last week.
Stabenow has also indicated that job creation is crucial to the success of the economy. It's true that the only way to truly solve the unemployment issue is to get people back to work. Perhaps this should be the focus now, alongside a measure to help extend benefit to the long term unemployed.
In a letter to the public, Stabenow said the following regarding her support of Tier 5 legislation for the 99ers:
I wish that the bill we passed helped those who have been looking for work the longest – the so-called "99ers." I'm working on a bill to help them because, when there are five people out of work for every one job opening, it's the right thing to do.
Hopefully more politicians feel the same, so that a comprehensive measure can be brought to the floor to discuss.
Source: American Chronicle