To deny the 99ers of the benefits they so desperately need via a Tier 5 unemployment extension is a travesty of modern day. It goes to show that while Obama is on vacation with his family in Martha's Vineyard, there are millions of Americans wondering where their next meal will come from or if they will be able to pay rent next month.
Debbie Stabenow's S3706 bill seeks to solve the underlying unemployment extension problem. It adds an additional 20 weeks of benefits to states with over 7.5% unemployment, and gives businesses tax breaks to give them an incentive to hire.
While all of this may not be a breaking unemployment extension update - it's important to keep the position and arguments for a tier 5 extension fresh - especially during voting season.