Could an unemployment extension Tier V 99er movement change the GOP’s mind? Just as the Tea Party has promised to change the landscape of American Politics, so too could an unemployment extension movement.
The 99ers are a strong-willed group of individuals. It’s something that is very commendable. After all, they have to fight for what they think is right, as nothing will just be handed to them.
A Tier V extension is arguably the only thing that makes sense right now for millions of American workers. Corporate downsizing, outsourcing, and the lackluster economy in general has created a nightmare for the job applicant pool.
The GOP is against using deficit spending to fund a Tier V extension, although they would be willing to add to the deficit to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. The worst part is, the party will be able to stall things up for families in need of money.
If all the 99ers participated in a movement – every single last 99er – would it change the GOP’s mind? In the year of an election, are we missing out on the opportunity to storm the opposition and ensure that we get the benefits and treatment we deserve?