Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tier 5 Unemployment Extension A Big Need After Unemployment Claims

A Tier V unemployment extension is needed after unemployment claims data was released.  The Americans Want to Work Act proposed by Debbie Stabenow is a true Tier 5 benefits extension, which would add 20 weeks of benefits to the already existing 99 weeks of benefits.


One might say that we don't need to spend the money on an unemployment extension because the unemployment claims data doesn't seem to be getting better.  I beg to differ - this is precisely why the extension is needed.


Think about it - the 99ers want WORK.  They don't want a handout.  They've worked hard all their lives, and they cannot afford to lose everything they've worked so hard for in their lives because of the bad economy.  


The small pittance of a lifeline is the bare minimum needed. Once the job market picks back up, the 99ers will find work, work hard, and contribute back tenfold what they were given.


The unemployment claims dropped 31,000 - but that's nothing! Once the economy creates millions of jobs, then you can argue that an unemployment extension is not needed.

119 comments:

  1. Thank you for an excellent article. I know many just don't "get it" on the NEW realities of unemp. I guess it seems too scary to realize these are just good hard-working citizens whose employers were in crisis or also, just took advantage of situations, to dilute the work force of older emp. for salary/health care reasons...

    Regardless, until economic conditions are addressed with new programs, training, import/export laws, etc. we MUST do no less than properly assure our formerly fully employed (if they had not been - they would not be eligible for unem.) citizens of their access to the lifeline of unemp. as has always been the case in our nation historically at times of high unemp. And if not now, when???

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  2. can anybody please let me know how many 99ers are in virginia.?? if there is tier v will it help Virginians.??

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  3. I am almost a 99er and with no job in sight. A 5th tier will help. We need this desparately. We need jobs deparately. Where are they. I keep hearing they're out there. I want to work. Making ends meet on unemployment just isn't cutting it.

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  4. Tier IV needs to be addressed in Virginia first before tier V can be discussed. Because our supposed unemployment rate is below 8.5% Virginian's are not entitled to any more government funded extensions. As a Virginian I need tier IV.

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  5. I WANT TO BE COUNTED! As a voter, shame on all politicians who allow the government to continuously manipulate and measure the unemployment rate under the current method which skews a positive perception of job creation and economic growth. Only those receiving federal extended unemployment benefits and state unemployment benefits are counted. However, those who have exhausted all benefits are locked out of the filing process and can longer post their continued efforts in search of employment. The sole purpose for not allowing the “discouraged” to file is to keep the unemployment rate artificially low to boost your own political agenda during an election year. Want to gain the trust of the voters? Then, “tell the truth” about the unemployment rate. Politicians need to demonstrate leadership with ethics, willing to stand fearless against colleagues who disagree and then constituents will follow and go to the polls with support of their candidate through the best or worst of economic times. Make sure that all the unemployed are represented in the real unemployment rate. Ballots cast in November and in future elections depend on honesty. The real unemployment rate is in the double digits. That’s a lot of voters and “WE WANT TO BE COUNTED!” In Virginia, the unemployment rate stands at 7% that is a load of bull. I lost my job, my benefits what next? Virginia and other states need tier IV and tier V for states that have exhausted tier IV. Remember keep looking and don’t lose hope that job creation will exist in the future.

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  6. It is just me or what?! Claims fell by 31,000 last week but that's still close to 1/2 million jobs lost!!! I'm surprised that there are ANY jobs left to lose!!!
    These greedy bastards including the President are on vacation while millions of Americans and their families suffer!!!! Aren't they supposed to be working for us?!
    Now we must wait until after they go campaigning before they will even address this issue in Nov! WHY? Again don't they work for us?!
    Pass Stabenow's bill immediately!!!!!!

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  7. I need my goddamm tier 5 check NOW!!!

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  8. I would love their jobs if all they do is say "yeah" and "neah" and takes weeks off every holiday. What a dream job that is. Now I know exactly WHO these heartless senators are that got voted to speak on our behalf.

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  9. HERE'S THE RUB:

    When the Vietnam War was heating up and the U. S. Govt. needed troops, did the brave men & women of the U. S. say; "I'll possibly consider fighting for our country, but first I need to go on vacation and spend most of my time working on my image and a popularity contest?" NO....they went and far too many didn't return. Same deal with Korea, WWII, and our current conflicts. They simply said yes and took an oath to serve and were paid little.

    Most of the folks in Washington have taken an oath to serve their country and the U. S. Citizens. But an oath, contract, or promise is just as good as the person who commits to it. And we have witnessed what liars do to protect the lives and families of the U.S.

    What maked it even worse, is the fact that this is not welfare. It is a process of attempting to make a claim on an insurance plan that some of us have paid into for more than 30+ years, and the claims are being denied. Is that politcs or fraud, or are they one in the same?

    Be honest. WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM ANY OF THESE CHARLATINS in Washington?

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  10. All of you are LAZY and these "posts" go no where.

    Contact the Washinjgton,DC office of Senator Harry Reid; he is REFUSING to put the Tier V Unempolymjent Extension on the agenda for when Congress returns on September 13, 2010.
    Do something proactive instad of sitting back and bitching!!!!

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  11. Please someone ! we need a national register for unemployed persons, the correct number needs to be posted. The government needs the correct number to vote on this tier 5 ! They will see
    how many lives are effected by this tier 5 !
    They need to have numbers by September 13 2010 !
    They can't wait until November to use it as a
    voting ploy.People need to be counted along with
    the available positions in the country. The numbers will be stagering.!!!!

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  12. People, the time for bitching is over...enough already! We all know the sad stories we have...now it's time to form a plan. We must brain storm our idea's and push these bastards out of there in Washington. ABC, NBC, CBS is only lapdogs of the government that forced us into this situation so boycot them now and stay with grass roots, we can do it!

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  13. People are not "bitching" they are afraid and desperate. Most 99ers are older workers that have worked for decades only to realize they are considered too old. What a slap, 50 and college educated with 30 years of work history and are considered useless? The dispair is aweful, those who write quit bitching should really just quit posting. Unless you get jollies out of kicking people when they are down. How dare you!

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  14. One thing everyone needs to know is that the figures of unemployed are not real! The numbers being reported are only those who can still collect. Not the 99ers! The only stats that Government sees are the ones that are currently collecting. There are 50 million others who no longer are in those numbers. And the numbers of those unemployed are climbing every day! The President has the power to issue an excutive order in a time of crises. Can anyone tell me that this is not a time of crises for the millions of unemployed Americans? But instead he chooses to let congress debate the issue?? Again, can anyone tell me what is the importance of debateing if Americans have food, shelter and homes to live in??? There is nothing to debate about! The politicians in our country should be takeing care of our own citizens! Not sending money overseas to take care of other countries! Or bailing out the rich big busness banks and Wall Street people just because they can afford expensive lobbiest to advicate their cause which is make more money at the expense of our own American citizens! The politicians, who are suppose to be representing us...remember, We the People! But instead represent the rich! Would anyone take a vacation like the President did during a time of National Crises such as this? Would any right minded Politician vote themselves a raise in a time of crises such as this? Well, guess what...they did and have done so! It's time to start writing everyday to your local Reps and the President demanding action now! Otherwise, it's time to start thinking about a Revolution!! 50 Million unemployed Americans...We the People...have the right to dictated what our Government officials do and vote for and speak on in our behalf! Rich or poor! But it seems only the Rich have a say in what happens now? If the President and Congress and Senators fell it's all ok to take a vacation in the middle of such a crises in this country. Then maybe they need to take a permanant vacation and be fired or laid off from their jobs just as we have been! Maybe it's time to not allow rich familes like the Kennady's who can get away with so much as that family did in the past and still do. Maybe it's time to take control again of our own Government. We the people...remember? We vote in the people who represent us. Does anyone think that the Reps we voted in are representing the 50 million unemployed right now? Our Tax dollars pay for these people and their security and police force. Where do you think they would stand if every person stopped paying taxes?? They wouldn't have any money to keep them going! Tax breaks keep the rich richer. Tax money keeps the civil servants running. Highway, fire dept. police depts. and so on and so on! Stop paying taxes and the Government officials for one wouldn't be able to vote themselves a raise! Nevermind everything else they are doing. Taxation without Representation! Well, it's clear our Reps could care less about us millions of unemployed! They only Represent the rich and powerful! I have read in other articles that people feel it's time for a Revolution in this Country? I don't know? What do you all think??

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  15. "Anonymous," who thinks insulting people will inspire them, calling them lazy for posting their comments here is bullshit.
    YOU call and email more, and stfu.

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  16. First off...no one is collecting Unemployment checks because if they were they woundn't need the money. We are/were cashing them to surrvive.
    Second, there isn't going to be a tier 5 extention but there will be a "jobs creation" bill that will give incentives to employers just like in the "80's".
    Now you know what I know

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  17. I dont blame the 99ers robbing banks and killing people ...its not thier fault

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  18. The U3 unemployment (official) rate is derived by the number of people certifying their unemployed status, not the number of people getting compensation. When benefits expire, no one tells you to continue certifying your active job search/availability for work - perhaps due to political and market motivations to create a false perception of improvement.

    But 99ers absolutely can and should continue to certify their status with the state agency, even if officially requested to stop. Otherwise, the official (publicized) rate will FALL when the economy continues to implode. If you do not certify your status, you will be among the millions Barack accuses of "finally giving up looking for work", the official unemployment rate will fall and even if a Tier V is passed, your state may not qualify.

    Besides, the working people will continue to fool themselves that you don't have a job because you gave up, reinforcing the opinion that 99ers are lazy losers. They will continue to believe they are immune and fail to demand the legislation allowing outsourcing to slave and impoverished workers in countries with no product or safety standards be changed.

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  19. Just think, if George W was still the pres we would still have our jobs, cars, motorcycles and boats and they wouldn't be trying to build a mosque at ground "0". With that said George W was the reason we are in this mess today. Geez I miss him!

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  20. IF IT COMES DOWN TO WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES -- A 99ER OR CONGRESSMAN -- WHO GETS THE BULLET

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  21. You cannot certify your unemployment status if the state blocks access because you have no available benefits remaining. I still continue to seek work every day but the number applicants for every job are staggering. I do however keep in touch with my representative at the unemployment office, but neither one of us cannot certify my unemployment status. Therefore, unemployed and not counted in the unemployment rate.

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  22. I agee with this what
    Anonymous said...
    People are not "bitching" they are afraid and desperate. Most 99ers are older workers that have worked for decades only to realize they are considered too old. What a slap, 50 or plus and college educated with 30 years of work history and are considered useless? The dispair is terrible, those who write quit bitching should really just quit posting. Unless you get jollies out of kicking people when they are down. How dare you!

    This is me to A T .... plus I've already lost my home and good car ....not to mention my dignity!
    I don't know what to do I support myself... I'm almost to where I can't pay for this little small place that I moved to and have no place to go.
    I also agree they need to count the real numbers ... include us all that have dropped off the radar .... They know it and I just want to know how can they live with what their doing? ...Please get a heart before we all end up on the street! WE NEED HELP!

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  23. I believe they report the numbers being better when people run out of benefits and can no longer claim. This is one of the many crooked actions of these people and for what purpose? The purpose is to keep Americans in the blue as to how devestating this recession/depression has become. We are no longer counted, yet desperately need help/jobs!!! We are tired of waiting for help and for jobs. Pass a damn bill so we can feed and house our families/children while we continue the agonizing search for jobs. We have nothing!!! We have no where to turn and no one seems to care!!! God help us all!!!

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  24. In Atlanta Georgia some one is robbing at least one bank a day. I have never seen this ever. Armed robberies and house break ins are a daily event also. I am not saying this is all because of unemployment but it might be. Pass tier 5 and show America that you care about them. We don't want a handout we just don't know were else to turn. I want a job but cannot find a job. I am educated and have always worked in the past. I look toward my elected officala for help and they can help a lot are just not willing. If your senators don't vote for unemployment extensios do not vote for them in November. If you vote in a few more Democrats they can continue to change politics as usual. No more tax cuts for the rich. How much profit do they need. The large corpotations are showing record profits in a recession and they want tax cuts. Seriously!!! Tax cuts for middle class business that are hiring. If you are not hiring and we can prove it, don't ask for a handout in more good ole boy bush tax cuts. He took care of his friends. Obama wants to take care of the country. Unemployment is 20% or higher. Not 9 or 10%. The media needs to quit lieing to the american people. 8 years of Bush and hello. And we act surprised. Wake up people.

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  25. The folks in Washington are relying on our ability to be self sufficient, as they continue to make the U. S. even more in-sufficient. Ask any Economic Historian, and they will point out that the majority of world wide depression (resession) has been halted by WAR! And right now, the U. S. would be an easy target.

    For all we know, the war has been going on under our noses. Kruschev (spelling may be off) told us during his final visit to the U. S.; "WE WILL BURY YOUR GRANDCHILDREN, WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT!" He may have been right. We are now some of those grandchildren, and our children are some of those grandchildren that he was talking about. He didn't forsee the breakup of the Soviet Union, however we are still arming, feeding, and building the economies of our future enemies.

    I've heard stories from retired Veterans of the past, that while cleaning up the horrific mess at Pearl Harbor, they found parts on unspent enemy explosive casings that read; MADE IN U.S.A.

    Bring the troops home, hire Americans, buy American products, eat American food, and protect our borders.

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  26. HAROLD...YOU ARE SOOOO RIGHT!!!!

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  27. Just think about this, what if the Goverment has conspired with other powerful nations and has planned out this whole mess to bring about
    "New World Order" Sure would not surprise me a bit at this point. Look at what has taken place the past several years. The Ten Commandments can't be displayed in a Court-House anymore, kids can't say the Pledge of Allegiance or have silent Prayer at the beginning of each school day anymore. We did this everyday throughout my school years. Most work places don't call it a Company Christmas Party anymore but a "Holiday Party". All this so no one will be offended.
    Whos being offended? Foriegners in Our Great Country? What about US American Citizens.
    Seems as if the Goverment is protecting people from other Nations more than ever. Could it be because they plan to join ranks with the Leaders of these other Nations as part of their New World Order plan. I encourage you to look up on
    You-Tube the term illuminati, and new world order.
    Father and Son "Bush" Presidents are very active members of the illuminati and if you search on you-tube you can find old news clips of both of them speaking in favor of New World Order. Hardly anyone gave it much thought at the time but put it all together with todays current events and crisis we are in. BE AWARE of Evil possible Population Control schemes from our so-called Goverment also.

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  28. Almost 2 years and no job? 20 more weeks - Really (Reality). Few are in the category of desperately needing it beacuse of age, etc. but you really couldn't find any sort of job over 2 years because it paid maybe less than the unemployment check you were receiving? How do you keep paying the cable, cell phones, mortgages on houses beyond your means, car payments? Are they all going to be gone from the American Dream (Nightmare). How many of you people posting this voted for "CHANGE"? Look what we've got now. Maybe ask to move into your elder parents home for awhile with the kids. Don't be too proud! Remember "Little House On The Prairie"? What happens after 20 more weeks of UI and you're in the same dilema? When does it end?
    By the way I'm a 99'er!

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  29. how retared there is over 70 thousand people in my rural town alone and there propbubly not includeing the 99ers ,good article though

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  30. You are a LAZY ASS HOLE.
    Do something proactive!!!!
    Call Senator Harry Reid's office in Washington, DC and ask why he will not put this Bill on the Agenda for September 13, 2010.
    I have also called the Washington,DC office of Nancy Pelosi+ MSNBC + emailed ass hole Glenn Beck stating, " Keep your uneducated comments to yourself + 41 Republican Senators in Washington, DC.
    THESE POSTS GO NOWHERE---it is up to us to fight the Government.
    P S If we vote these people out of office----they will be REPLACED with the same type of low lifes!!!!!!!

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  31. Hey, I got news for all you dip shits(republicans) out there. What fuck'en planet do you live on? There's not enough jobs to go around! Even the $7.25 kind of jobs! Why can't you get this through your fat, thick "Glenn Beck" block heads! Companies will not hire over qualified people for entry level positions when they can pick from hundreds of qualified candidates that are applying for the same job. If you can't understand this I suggest you jump off a cliff or just go fuck yourself.

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  32. Be PROACTIVE!!!

    I called the Washington, DC offices of Senators Harry Reid,John Boehmer and Nancy Pelosi and all 41 Republican Senators + MSNBC and an email to Glenn Beck.
    Now, I am going to re call of these Senator's offices and ask to speak with the Chief of Staff for each Senator---as, the $$$$$$$'s we get will be back in the Economy within a week.

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  33. STAND UP FIGHT DONT BACK DOWN CALL CALL CALL VOTE VOTE VOTE

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  34. Here we go again, dumbass advice about voting in November and calling Senators. Neither will do a dam bit of good, whoever gets voted out will simply be replaced with another corrupted asshole
    and do you really think they give a dam how many complaint phone calls they get? Gonna have to come up with better ideas than those 2 to be heard. I hate to say, but probably the only way we will make any progress is to create so much havoc and riots in the streets to draw media attention. And no need to try and organize some sort of Nation wide time-line to do these things.
    It would probably be more effective on a random basis over a couple months. You turn on the news one day and see where a bunch of unemployed people gathered together in some major city and raised a bunch of hell and then see the same a few days or a week later in another city and if we keep that going for a while then maybe the Goverment will do something and create or bring back our jobs. You people must not be as bad off as you claim to be if you can sit around and Wait until November to vote, dam do you relly think whoever you vote for is just going to instantly jump up and help you?, I think not.

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  35. Go to hell all the people that say we are bitching.REMEMBER WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND,LOOSE YOUR JOB FOR TWO YEARS AND SEE HOW IT FEELS.IM SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE LOOKING DOWN ON US FOR HAVING NO MONEY.IF YOUR SAYING WE ARE LAZY GIVE ME YOUR JOB MOTHER FUCKER!

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  36. Reply to : August 29,2010 @ 10:11

    OK YOU WIN!!

    Lets all take to the streets and riot---the 1st person I will shoot is you.

    The ONLY way to win for us to to BUG THE SHIT OUT OF OUR "REPRESANATIVES (?)".
    SO, go to your phone and start making some calls-----but just remember to "press 1" for English as this is just one more way our Represenatives have not fought for us.

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  37. My Reply back to you @ 11:36 am. 8/29

    NO I DON'T WIN!.... AFTER WORKING 25 YEARS FOR THE SAME COMPANY THEY SHUT-DOWN AND MOVED OPERATIONS OVER-SEAS 19 MONTHS AGO.

    THE 1st. PERSON YOU WILL SHOOT WOULD BE ME?..

    I NEVER SAID TAKE IT TO THE STREETS VIOLENTLY AND SHOOT OR HURT INNOCENT PEOPLE DID I

    MORE LIKE TAKE OUR ANGER TO THE STREETS AND PROTEST, CARRY SIGNS, HOLLER, SCREAM, RAISE HELL, AND DEMAND TO BE HEARD.

    SO GO AHEAD AND CALL THE SENATORS OFFICE'S AND SEE HOW FAR THAT WILL GET. DO YOU REALLY THINK A SENATOR IS GOING TO COME FORTH TO THE NEWS MEDIA AND SAY, "HEY, THESE UNEMPLOYED FOLKS KEEP CALLING MY OFFICE AND BUGGING MY SECRETARIES SO MAYBE I WILL HELP THEM OUT" DO YOU HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT? THEY DON'T GIVE A DAM WHO CALLS OR HOW MANY CALLS, THEY HAVE PEOPLE TO ANSWER AND SCREEN THOSE TYPE OF CALLS SO THEREFORE I DO NOT SEE ANY HELP, MEDIA ATTENTION OR ANY OTHER POSITIVE OUTCOME FROM DOING SO. THATS WHY I SUGGESTED US DOING SOMETHING THAT WILL BRING ABOUT PUBLIC AWARENESS TO JUST HOW BAD THIS CRISIS IS FOR US.

    GOD BLESS AND HAVE A GOOD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

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  38. ************************************************************************************************
    Hear Yee! Hear Yee! This depression was by design... It didn't just happen. Praying won't help ya, crying wont do you no good! Enough already! God will be there right before you see the "white light". With that said now it's time for action. Obama is a one term president so it's important we vote in the right commander in chief next time. Beware of the ones that just say the right things (LIE)to get elected and don't follow through... Damn, back to Obama again.
    Bernie

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  39. Just emailed Senator Reid, I would suggest anyone who needs more unemployment do the same. He is the majority leader, and his state is amongst the highest in unemployment. They need to be told this is a priority, don't just sit there and post on these sights, write the people who must pass the legislation...

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  40. This prayer is all I have left, I am a 99er since June 2, 2010. College educated and over 50. I cant even get a temp job at a store.

    Prayer to St. Joseph for Employment
    Dear Saint Joseph, you were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon me in my anxiety over my present inability to support my family. Please help me to find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen.

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  41. why is S.3706 - Americans Want to Work Act is not on the 2010 calendar?

    Please support S.3706 - Americans Want to Work Act

    This is a very serious situation and I would appreciate some answers as to why this appropriation was not part of the last bill in July.

    How could you give hundreds of billions to banks for bonuses but you cant help ordinary people?

    It’s outrageous!!!! Think how many people could have been helped with each bonus given to each executive whose company FAILED. When ordinary people fail – they get fired!!

    If they cant act like a democratic senators.... what’s the point of them being there?

    I continue to look for work at this time would take just about anything that would pay me even a small wage and me give a chance to bring some value to a project or company. It is getting harder and harder to stay positive while looking for work in this job market. I’ve discovered that as much as I’m looking for work I am looking for a sense of purpose. To get that feeling again that I’m useful and that my contribution counts in some way.

    Again...Please DONT GIVE UP ON US!!!

    Support S.3706 - Americans Want to Work Act

    IF They ACT LIKE A DEMOCRAT --- They WILL WIN -- AVOID THIS ISSUE -- THEY WILL SURLY LOSE

    Thanks

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  42. Chairman Baucus, please add S. 3706 to the Senate Finance Committee's legislative calendar: Americans want to work.

    If you don’t want to help... we can vote the democrats OUT!!! I don’t think you deserver to be in office anyway. How could you vacation during this crisis?

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  43. Every time obama and biden introduce a job creation bill the republicans vetoed it down. yes the republicans all republcans need to be voted out of office. The tier is needed for all who have exhausted their benefits and we also need more stimulus checks. Who cares where the funding will come from stop welfare checks and give it to us who have WORKED. Continue to send emails to the white house, congress, etc.,

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  44. Reading all this makes me want to go and Shit

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  45. I have to laugh and them cry, you just dont get it do you! There is not going to be a tier 5, or any other. They're not just going to give you 20 weeks of UI Checks...its not going to happen, read the writing on the wall!
    What will happen would be a form of "Jobs Creation Incentives" for imployers like in the "80". Sad but true! Once again do you really think we'll just recieve 20 weeks of UI checks...come on, this isn't a TV Drama made in Hollywood.
    Bernie

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  46. Why not, they gave the others extensions so why not a TIER 5? It will be one if we keep pressing. If we do not press, it will not be one. All of the haters on here get off we are trying not giving up.

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  47. How many have lost thier homes already and how many more are on the brink of losing them now. Im not talking about people who got in over thier heads with mortgages they couldnt afford once adjusted. Im talking about the majority of middle class blue and white collar workers who bought homes they could afford on thier salaries with no adjustable rates. The ones who saved the down payment, made the payments thru the years, worked, paid into unemployment, put thier kids through school, lived a normal life who are now losing everything because there are no JOBS ! Do people really think we would rather lose everything then go back to work, starve instead of taking a lesser job just so we could eat and not beg and borrow, are people really that arrogant to believe that ? I challange all the big talkers out there to make a mock resume putting yourself out of work for just one year, send it out, u have a job anyways, just see how many responses you will get, yes I said responses not interviews, much less offers. Apply at Mc Donalds, Home Depot, see what they say. Then and only then when you have the actual facts of this economy come post your thoughts on the unemployed sites. Until then what are you doing here anyways ? You might be employed but you obviously dont have much of a life if your here just to tell all the unemployed off.

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  48. ...In reply to August 29, 2010 9:50 PM....
    A Mock resume is the perfect resolution to anyones "Hot Air" comments. Like myself anyone on a daily job search can only realize that the jobs arent there and especially if your over 50 years old. Our govenment refuses to acknowledge this for what it really is. I think the Bernie comment about not any futher tiers is right on the money as far as UI money is concerned. We need jobs not a handout which is another thing the government refuses to acknowledge.

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  49. I just wanted to post this comment. No matter what the Government trys to do remember the people that are on Tier 4 are climbing every
    week. The Tier 5 vote is certain! going into
    winter, There is no way they will let 10 million
    people go without money until they get past the
    winter months, The news would have field day
    with all the homeless people carrying signs,
    in front of the White House. They wait it out so
    people have money thru the winter and get the
    hero votes. The media will push the issue it's
    too hot for them to ignor it. Europe has 4 years
    of unemployment at a 50% tax rate. Thats where
    we are headed, we can't run or hide our heads
    in the sand any longer!

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  50. !!SIGN MY PETITIONS ‘VOTE OUT THE REPUBLICANS IN NOVEMBER’!!
    http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/vote_out_the_republicans_in_november

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  51. You know what, the unemployed are fighting a no win situation. And yes, in a few years we will be like some of the European Countries. This whole ordeal is by design. It just did'nt happen out of nowhere on its own. The Goverment allowed it to escalate out of control which caught their Big Banking Buddies, G.M. and Wall Sreet off gaurd and thats why they got bailed out. Soon look for the New World Order with the allies of the United States. Look for upcoming FEMA work camps and Martial Law. Look for Federal Mandated Work Brigade Programs And be Very Aware of a New Goverment Required Identification Program that will replace everyones Social Security Number.
    (George Bush proposed this in his 2nd term.)
    All these things are forth-coming and it tells you this in Revalations. So prepare yourselves my Friends and God Bless.

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  52. 99ers are miserable losers who should all commit suicide.

    No more benefits, no more leeching, no more sniveling about free money on the internet.

    Start a blog, ride a bike, collect some comic books. Do SOMETHING other than whine like idiots!

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  53. ***** Charles F. Johnson *****

    You are just mad cause Glenn Beck butted-in on
    your job: which was to fingerly Lube up Mitch
    McConnells ass in preparation to recieve
    John's....Boehner

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  54. CHARLES... YOU HAVNT LOST YOUR HOME, CAR. WHY DONT YOU GO OUT ON THE STREET AND TELL THE FIRST FAMILY YOU SEE IN THIER CARS TO GET A JOB AND STOP WINING. BETTER YET WHY DONT YOU BRING THEM THE GUN? THEY HAVE WORKED HARD FOR WHAT THEY HAD AS WELL AS KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT IN THIER HOMES WITH HEAT, ELECTRICITY, FOOD AND A PLACE TO COOK IT. HOT SHOWERS WHEN THEY WANT AND ALL THE NICE THINGS THAT GO ALONG WITH IT. YOU MAY THINK IT IS OK TO FUND OUR GOVERNMENT WITH WELFARE BY WAY OF YOUR TAXES THEN GET OFF THIS SITE BECAUSE YOU ARE A FEW WITH A JOB. MAKE SURE YOU LET THEM KNOW THEY CAN TAKE MORE TAXES FROM YOU IF NEEDED. YOU KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO NEED MORE OF YOUR MONEY SINCE WE ARNT CONTRIBUTING TO THIER SPECIAL INTEREST. NOW GET BACK TO WORK AND MAKE SURE YOU PUT IN A LOT OF HOURS BECAUSE THIER TILL IS GOING TO BE RUNNING DRY. GO ON NOW!! WORK! WORK! WORK. SEE YOU ON THE STREET EVENTUALLY. HOPE YOU SURVIVE!

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  55. One might say that we don't need to spend the money on an unemployment extension because the unemployment claims data doesn't seem to be getting better. I beg to differ - this is precisely why the extension is needed.


    Everything we spend billions on in the budget is so much more important then helping unemployed. NOT!Sure Congress is spending our billions on so many more important things then helping victims of Wallstreet and Congressional greed. Like sending billions to other countries.
    Let not forget each members pork projects. They cannot give that up. Defense well since biggest budget item we all know no waste there.

    The fact is we don't have money for anything when running deficits. Yet priorities by Congress need to change on how we spend. Americans in need should come first before sending billions to other countries or on pork. At least debate how we pay for those billions being spent before saying no money for tier 5. Congress just doesn't seem to care about Americans as much as needs of other countries. If they did we see debate on how to pay for money we send to other countries first before tier 5. In 2 years UI has not come down and long term numbers are going up. So we waste billions with stimulus and hasn't helped UI at all. Has not created real jobs and not just Census jobs or more gov jobs as it has. Just not enough jobs created the last 2 years to bring down UI. Stimulus wasted billions and yet Dems say we cannot use that money to help unemployed. Like they did such a good job spending so far but cannot use it to pay for tier 5. I don't see that changing anytime soon as dems are being stupid on that issue. So I want our tax dollars spent in America helping unemployed first or anything else in America before one dime sent to other countries. We waste too much damn money to tell unemployed sorry no money to help.

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  56. Everyone must realize that it is not the republicans.
    It’s the Democrats!!! VOTE OUT THE DEMOCRATES. They screwed US!!! The republican will vote NO ON EVERYTHING….
    SO WHY DIDN’T THE DEMOCRATES HELP US?
    It has ALWAYS BEEN DONE when national unemployment is above 7.5 % ( EVEN BUSH DID IT …. )
    The Democrats are in power… and they weak...
    Yes the republicans a mean spirited people who ONLY care about dividing the country on social issues.
    A few Examples: I have more if you wanna hear them….
    1) 1998 – Impeaching Clinton based on a private affaire with a 22 yr old
    a. All those distractions made them miss the 9/11 warnings
    b. Many of the republican who were talking about FAMILY VALUES were caught and disgraced.
    2) Gay Marriage
    a. The republican spokesman on this issue has finally come out as a gay man
    b. They love the constitution so much they want to change it to add a Marriage amendment…
    3) Linking stem cell research to actual babies?
    4) The Mosque NON-Issue
    a. I say NON-Issue because it is obviously a local government issue
    The republicans only want to do ONE thing.
    Lower taxes for the top 1.5% of Americas – which caused and will cause MASSIVE LONG TERM DEFICITS.
    But the American idiots believe their slogan that they are fiscally conservative.
    I would like everyone to notice 2 things
    1) After EVERY republican presidency ( Including REAGAN ) there is a recession
    a. I hope people go and look at that – its very easy with Google
    2) We had the BUSH tax cuts (or – Bush deficit spending plan) for 10 years. What happened that it isn’t working? It isn’t working because it’s a FAILED POLICY. It doesn’t work.
    Someone who makes 1million a year isn’t going to buy a new deck with their extra 4.6 % tax savings.
    Trickle down economics does NOT work. It very obvious to anyone who wants to look at the facts.
    SO MY POINT IS ---- VOTE THE DEMOCRATES OUT!!!!
    Because at least the republicans have balls and you know what their going to do.

    The DEMOCRATES DO NOTHING!!!!

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  57. I am tired of people saying that we don't take a job because it pays less than our unemployment check. To those, just SHUT UP. Nothing is farther from the truth. The FACT is, there are so many applying for the same job, so IF your lucky to be selected - YOU TAKE IT! It is very obvious that those political pigs have ZERO concern or desire to actually assist us. They go on vacations, extended vacations, and even vote for a pay raise - a vote that they themselves cast. We should organize, storm the doors and throw these pigs out by there collars, and lock the doors to keep them out. They have REFUSED to do what they were sworn to do. They have thrown us, to the wolfs and have turned around with a big smile on their face, and hand out, asking for more money, and decide to have taxes increased, and to extend retirement to 72? So, we are born, go to school - learn INcorrect history, rewarded for failure, graduate with a half as* education, and work till we die. FOR THEM. They sit back and collect what? Millions. Have a staff, fly around the Nation/World on our dime, have several homes, get Mortgages at rates that "we" would never see. Can someone please explain to me how we still tolerate them? Our Founding Fathers NEVER intended this to happen. People get so caught up in this party thing, oh its the republicans, oh its those democrats. NO, it's the types of people that are in there, it's not a party issue, it's a policy issue. We should ALL just laugh when these pigs come on the air and say it's a certain party or everyone is just racist. They say those things because they're scared, and they use fear, they always use fear. When it doesn't work, they go to the race card. Please explain to me the difference it makes if ANYONE of ANY race is unemployed and can't feed their family? The end is the same, no job, no money, no food. We need someone with the nads big enough to stand up and literally scream with one SOUND voice that we are no longer tolerating this blatant abuse of the position of Congress or ANY seat in Washington, and those that are in have been tossed out, banned from running for ANY public office again. Pay needs to be set at a cap of 50,000 as they are a public official and should be lucky they were elected to do the job! Tier 5 is a lifeline, it's also a sign that we may all be down, but we're not out. The time for debate is OVER, it's time to ACT. We the People DEMAND our elected officials do what they were SWORN to do, and be HELD ACCOUNTABLE for not doing so. We NEED a leader, not a wimp, nor an apology, nor a song & dance. We NEED a first lady that is PROUD of our Nation. We NEED to STOP sending money to EVERY nation and turning our backs on our own. We NEED to bring our troops home NOW, not 3 months from now, but NOW! TIER 5 NOW!!!!

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  58. I dont Understand I recieve a discounted cell phone thru safelink wireless which is sponsored by our govt I had to caal cust service and they are in Bogota Columbia What I dont understand is if our govt is paying why are these jobs in Columbia and we all wonder why there are no jobs here WTF

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  59. HOW LONG HAS OUR GOVT BEEN CORRUPT HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A MIDDLE CLASS POLITICAN WHY ARE ALL THESE FUCKS SO RICH THEY DONT UNDERSTAND WHERE WE 99ERS ARE COMING FROM OUR WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT IS WHAT THEY PAY FOR LUNCH THAT IS IF THEY EVEN PAY RICH AND POWERFUL WE CANT EAT AND THEY ARE ON A 6WK VACATION THEY SHOULD ALL ROT IN HELL !!!!!!!!

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  60. I am tired of people saying that we don't take a job because it pays less than our unemployment check. To those, just SHUT UP. Nothing is farther from the truth. The FACT is, there are so many applying for the same job, so IF your lucky to be selected - YOU TAKE IT!

    This BS about we don't take job because we get checks is ridiculus? UI doesn't cover all the bills. All it does is help make savings last longer but even that runs out when no jobs. I plan my savings if unemployed but never to save enough to cover 2 years of expenses even with UI checks. Since this is first time I've ever seen so many unemployed over 6 months I planned for 6 months needs. I never been unemployed even close to over 2 years before. What is the problem with people who say because we get UI checks we don't take jobs. Did they all fail math? UI is just as bad as 2 years ago shows not enough jobs to hire much of the unemployed? What part of stats showing 1 job for every 5 unemployed and that is understated don't they get? That means if 5 people apply for a job still going to be 4 unemployed. There is a reason why 99ers numbers are growing. After spending bills in Tarp and Stimulus money we still have not lowered UI in 2 years. There just are not enough jobs period. We have to add 400,000 jobs a month in private sector to even start bringing back enough jobs to help lower number of 99ers. Sorry it is not our fault we are unemployed. We are victims of Wallstreet and all the jobs they have cost this country. So learn math not enough jobs anytime soon to prevent growth in 99ers. If we can afford to send billions to other countries well then we have money to help unemployed. Lets argue over do we have the money on a lot of things before saying we don't have money for UI tier 5. Fact is we are spending it on other things and Americans come first should be how we spend. Yet not how gov does it.

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  61. Any politician refusing to help Americans who have worked most of their lives in this Country don't need to be in office.We have paid for welfare, illegal immigrants, schools, hospitals, contribute to their getting elected. And in our hour of need they turned their backs on us.I don't care how they get the money, just get it and soon. Anyone who is not in favor of 99er's getting an extension should be voted out of office.That goes for Obama too. If u are not talking daily about the Americans who are suffering should be voted out.We should be the most important issue on their agenda.
    !!SIGN MY PETITION 'VOTE OUT THE REPUBLICANS IN NOVEMBER'!! http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/vote_out_the_republicans_in_november

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  62. If you ask a republican in Congress what is reason they vote no on tier 5 is? It not because they don't think we should help with tier 5. Its they want to pay for it out of stimulus money left. Dems then say no we cannot use the funds. That is the worse reason to not do tier 5. Dems not letting it be paid for with stimulus? What do they want to do waste more 100s of millions on things that are not helping unemployed find jobs, create jobs or help pay the bills? The entire argument on dems side is childish. Use the stimulus money. Then republican reason on how to pay for it is done. Don't tell public more lies how dems are for tier 5 but not republicans when that is not the facts. Solution. Dems use stimulus and then republicans will approve it. If they don't then you can say its republicans stopping tier 5. Right now its dems refusal to use stimulus that is reason we have no tier 5.

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  63. GREAT POINT!!
    The dems had EVERY CHANCE to use the funds to help us.
    They didn’t do it and they should go.
    At least the republicans tell you they would rather give money (deficit spending or otherwise) it to huge corporations for Corporate Welfare.
    - Baseball / football stadiums
    - Oil Companies
    - Paying people to grow corn – squeezing out the small farmers.
    - Etc….
    If they cant act like democratic senators.... what’s the point of you being there?

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  64. Hello my fellow 99'ers:

    Forget it--those who say they care really don't.

    Our elected officials don't care about us!

    Vietnam Veteran and broke.

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  65. You have to remember that these politicians do not care about the 99'ers, they only care about the raises they get every year. They have benefits for life after serving as an elected official, they have never had to endure a stint on unemployment although most need to be unemployed! There are 2 words that do not go together " Honest Politican" they are all crooks and most get away with accepting bribes, payoffs from special interest groups. Just look at who has donated money to their election campaigns and you will see just how crooked they are!

    Tier 5 Unemployment is not a luxury it is a necessity as people are having their lives torn apart because of the politicians and the executives of the companies they worked for. Have you ever seen a politician or a senior executive take a pay cut? I think not!

    And remember
    "Politicians are like diapers they have to be changed often and for the same reason! They stink!!!!!

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  66. Diapers are like hamburgers, sometimes u get one that just don't feel right, right? Know what I'm sayyyyiiinnn? U feel me bro...

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  67. I tried moving into a empty house but a 99er wuz already there giving me crap like "dis is my crib". Whatever.....

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  68. I asked my bro what should be done bout this no job thing an his said, let's act, act, we need to act now. I told'em to shut the hell up....

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  69. Who would have thought exporting most of the manufacuring jobs over-seas; and having open- border policies, & millions of open visa programs, never-ending immigration,and not enforcing are bourders, and giving billions & billions of dollers to bankers was a bad idea. The tier 5 people need money, or work in order to survive.

    The unemployment situation & housing market are in decline. The US is becoming a 3rd world country This country is going down like a hooker on Elliot Spitzer.

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  70. YOU FUCKEN LAZY 99er's!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NEED TO START LOOKING FOR A JOB!!!!


    I am a registerd nurse ~ RN 22 years! I have never been unemployed I have just bought a 2 million dollar home! I'm new to this site!........and I am uphold that YOU 99ERS ARE SO DAM LAZY AND WANT HANDOUTS! GET A FUCKEN JOB!

    ~Chris ownens~

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  71. Chris Ownens,

    I had a job and never missed a day of work in over 30 years. The company I worked for closed its doors, laid off workers, and moved their operations elsewhere until then I had never been unemployed. I then returned school and earned a degree. I have applied for over 150 jobs with excellent credentials and not one response. Good for you that you’ve had a job for over 22 years but I almost certain on a nurses salary you wouldn’t be able to afford a 2 million dollar home. So, hooray for you and your husband the doctor, hope neither of you lose your jobs do to malpractice and find yourselves unemployed. I’m not a 99er and hope I don’t have to know what that feels like but there are plenty of us, just as yourself, who have worked for over 20 or more years paying into federal programs never once thinking that one day we would be on the receiving end.

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  72. Support for Israel comes to $1.8 trillion, including special trade advantages, preferential contracts, or aid buried in other accounts. In addition to the financial outlay, U.S. aid to Israel costs some 275,000 American jobs each year." The trade-aid imbalance alone with Israel of between $6-10 billion costs about 125,000 American jobs every year

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  73. Any politician refusing to help Americans who have worked most of their lives in this Country don't need to be in office.We have paid for welfare, illegal immigrants, schools, hospitals, contribute to their getting elected. And in our hour of need they turned their backs on us.I don't care how they get the money, just get it and soon. Anyone who is not in favor of 99er's getting an extension should be voted out of office.That goes for Obama too. If u are not talking daily about the Americans who are suffering should be voted out.We should be the most important issue on their agenda.
    !!SIGN MY PETITION 'VOTE OUT THE REPUBLICANS IN NOVEMBER'!! http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/vote_out_the_republicans_in_november

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  74. Several commenters have mentioned that Senator Stabenow's bill isn't on the Senate Finance Committee's calendar, and they're right.

    That's why we need to make our voices heard.

    If you are a 99er, if you know a 99er, or if you simply want to do the right thing, I invite you to take action using the tools we've assembled here:

    HelpThe99ers.blogspot.com

    Click on the "Act" link.

    Please and thank you.

    (oh, and to the "Charles F Johnson" impersonator - run along, now.)

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  76. why is it ? that we can help , every other country ,that needs help for it's people ! and not help out ANERICANS in dire need ! ? ! i've filled out over 500 aplications , online and in person , with few replys ,replys that told me , i was NOT ! qualified ! but still our own goverment , wont help it's own AMERICAN PEOPLE ! WE THE PEOPLE NEED TIER 5 ! TO SURVIVE ! ! !

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  77. Forget 5 tier, we need to give more money to the state of Israel.

    If a few losers at the bottom of the heap stay unemployed due to that, then so be it.

    Foreign countries deserve American money, and we must do everything in our power to make sure they get it.

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  78. Charles Johnson

    What rock did you crawl from under? Are you serious help Israel? Just what do we owe them? I am ashamed that people want to help every other country when the fact is "Charity starts at home"

    Any politician or person who does not understand that we need to pull together and help our people in our country should go live in a third world country like India or go live in Israel and see what they think of you as an American! Our country endured 8 years of Bushwacked make the wealthy wealthier policies and turned their backs on the hardworking americans!

    Help our people, give them jobs, stop letting american companies ship jobs out of the country! Impose tariffs that are so steep it is cheaper to make the stuff here in the US! Make sure that any items made out of the US can't get to market at a cost less than we can make it and give the extra tariffs to the unemployed who cant find jobs!

    Our elected officials are out of control, can you tell me if you know any poor politicians? Have you seen any of them take pay cuts? Any of them support our people? The system is broke and needs to be fixed quickly while we have a country!

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  79. Elected officials get paid what they deserve, which is plenty. Try working sometime, maybe you would deserve that kind of salary. But that won't happen because you are a worthless 99er.

    I'm a successful web-site owner with my own wikipedia page. I deserve the thousands I make, every penny. I'm glad I make it and laugh at unemployed and unemployable losers like you people.

    God bless president Bush, and God bless president Obama for the amazing jobs they have both done. And God bless America, may he save it from the 99ers.

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  80. Charles Johnson you are NOT a success story. If you were...you would not have to degrade anyone.

    The only thing you deserve is " A good Swift Kick in the Ass ".

    Now, go play along...

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  81. I want Senator Harry Reid job!!! I want it he must be so secure of his job that he acts like god with a whistle! If I had his job I wouldn't be in this situation...probably i would be refusing to give him an unemployment extention ad not even care of his family... why we put him there and what he does not know is that we can certainly take him down from there... people vote! and remember his actions and make him never to take any goverment job again!!! we are the poeple! we are the ones who decides who is put on the stand!!!... im sure not voting for him and gues what i did.... i was mistaken!!!

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  82. oh and ~Chris ownens~
    I believe that i wouln'd want to be sick where you work at because you would probably kill me in order to make way for someone else...this doesen't look like an attitude of a professional nurse and also about your two million dollar home ... things come and go and I would feel sorry if some day by act of God for the filth you say you loose your job and have to loose your two million dollar home.... remember never spit towards the wind ...spit might hit you in your face....remmember that!

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  83. I'm a 42 year old 99'er and at this age I never thought that I would have to rely on my father for financial support. I consider myself one of the lucky ones that has a family member with the resources to lend a hand. I feel for the ones that are completely at a loss for what to do and where to turn. Lets make sure this never happens to honest, hard-working U.S. citizens again. Isn't this a government of the people, by the people, for the people?

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  84. Most comments are right on target. It's so correct we all are hard working people and want to work. I want to work so bad that I volunteer my architectural services for free to various towns that say they don't have the money to pay me. All I want to do is work again. This is all like a bad dream. The bad economy is not our fault and it just makes sense that our unemployment insurance helps us out. The funny thing about is these people in office make alot of money and they care so much about their vacations, their big cars, their fancy diner parties, their big mansions all on the money they take from the American people. All we want to do is pay our rent and give our children something to eat. Tier 5 until this economy gets better!

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  85. There are thousands of high tech jobs in US that are not available to US citizens. Big companies are allowed by our government to bring foreign technical people to the USA from overseas, pay them less and eliminate jobs for American.. This is possible via the h1b1 visa program. These foreigners come over on this work visa and replace an American worker. After they are here they bring in their friends and family and get them hired where they are working.
    Ask you Congressman to explain why this exists.
    That’s not counting all of the other foreigners from far away lands that come to this country that the government subsidizes and every thing is free and every body can see it, all bet some of you Anonymous said... can tell some real story’s. The government also subsidizes and will pay one half of wages to some corporations as kick backs for foreigners to take Americans jobs, kick in the face. Not to count all the jobs outsourced over seas that we can see, we all no that but what are we to-do. Come out Fighting Fists of Fury one dammed nation under god take back this nation with Might and Fight, Unite and Fight!!!

    “WE THE PEOPLE “ I know I m not the only one.

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  86. Anonymous said...
    Anonymous 11:14am

    During the Bush Administration big corporations stated the first workforce reduction (downsizing, laying off, reducing payroll expense) after gas prices hit record high at the pumps in the summer of 2008.

    Throughout, the Bush Administration tried to push to remove regulations that prevented oil drilling in protected wildlife lands. After historical gasoline price increases to consumers throughout USA, Bush Admin succeeded in removing oil drilling bans, just prior to Bush leaving office.

    Now these very same are probably behind the Republican filibuster. First filibuster in 10 years! They are acting like my teenager, after getting almost everything she wants, she will still throw a tantrum when she doesn’t get her way. SPOILED!

    These Republican Senators need to grow-up. They have had their spoiled season. They need to take responsibility, and do the right thing for USA by not standing in the way of bills that will take care of the hard working Americans who they put on the unemployment lines. They need to support this President, and stop listening to the Special Interests groups (oil industry, big banks) and a few wealthy families, and start listening to the American people

    The unemployed need to speak louder with their vote in November's election.

    Look into political party contributions on site: opensecrets.org Sourcewatch.org

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  87. Government:



    Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
    George Washington

    History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
    Thomas Jefferson

    I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
    Thomas Jefferson

    If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
    Thomas Jefferson

    All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
    Benjamin Franklin

    A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
    Benjamin Franklin

    There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
    Benjamin Franklin

    The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
    Woodrow Wilson

    Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
    Theodore Roosevelt

    In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.
    Karl Marx

    WHERE DID THE MONEY GO

    Billions to the banks and they were ok ask ONE BIG Question follow the trail with the blood hounds but they did cross the waters pick up the tail there’re big bank wire transfers but backed not by real gold… black gold…

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  88. Why pay for it with stimulous money when we need stimulate job creation? Why not pay for it with a tax on hedge fund managers? ... oops oh yeah, the republicans are against taxing hedge funds. OK how about paying for it with removing Bush tax cuts for the super wealthy, the cuts that caused a surplus budget to become the trillion plus deficit we have now? ... oops oh yeah, .... the republicans don't want thier wealthy golf partners to have to pay taxes. OK well then let's pay for unemployment by cutting the bloated wasteful defense budget and billion dollar a day wars that have yielded nothing but dead and maimed young soldiers? Hmmm.... can't do that, Halliburton and friends run the dog and pony show in washington, not we the people.
    OK OK yeah, let's pay for unemployment by robbing stimulous money and creating more unemployment I wish republicans had been so concerned about the deficit during the eight years that Bush spent trillions like there was no tomorrow. When he and Cheney gave $10 billion dollar subsidies to Halliburton and other oil companies. Even after Halliburton's behavior in Iraq was suspect, Bush gave them billion dollar bonuses. Did any republican care then that tax dollars were thrown up in the air more of less in Iraq? Great amounts of tax dollars spent wildly and no one was was keeping track of any of the money and where it all went. Bush began the borrowing from China and borrowed and borrowed. Did that bother you? Bush wanted the war in Iraq, the 100 billion dollar tax cuts at the same time and while we were already at war in Afghanistan. Were you concerned then, republicans? For all that time Bush kept the wars on supplementals. It was only once President Obama came into office that the wars were added to the budget. So now when money is going to help this country. To keep Americans afloat. To employ, build and give a chance to people in America, republicans have no patience for that. Spend it on wars and republicans are all for big spending for that. I will support President Obama efforts to help in America. I will trust that he is getting excellent advice from economists to do what is important in this recession and crisis.

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  89. Some people do have the balls and guts to get the job done you will see it soon enough, and the news media loves dirty Landry then it will be finally exposed and unstoppable. You wont be able to keep your eyes closed anymore just like a slap in the face. End the wars we will get them later they can’t hide untie there hands get job done and get out haste makes waste that includes human lives and think of the money you'll save + lives too. But maybe we all don't no who makes all the money off war. No tax breaks or loop holes for big banks and corporations keep the money here that's at least 870 Billion a year. I know some of you peoples... can come up with some more billions wasted or stolen. The unemployed will give there money back and you can see it.








    They are moving now into place I see them far off the face without no grace beyond our lands with our hands water, air, and land. Becoming Ancient prophets predictions coming true, stop what evil lies in wait they will take the bait.
    Beyond the walls and bunkers nowhere to hide look inside rattle the cage with rage to bad for all the ball will fall though it all. Open your hearts and men's souls all have goals. The telekinesis move the stone with levitation. We will see through walls passing time warp the fifth dimension faster than light we will fight the star people will awaken and take back what was taken look for signs they are their in the land, sea, and air... more to come...

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  90. When it comes to tallying up the federal government’s recent bailout announcements, the numbers are so staggering that they might seem unreal to many people.
    For Bear Stearns: $29 billion.
    For Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: $200 billion.
    For AIG: $85 billion.
    And now, of course, Washington debates Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson’s $700 billion to bailout financial firms that made bad debt decisions.
    That’s $1.014 trillion in taxpayer money placed at risk. (And there’s the $25 billion loan package-bailout moving through the Congress for automakers.) Unfortunately, since there is no substantive analysis to back up the $700 billion the Treasury wants, the bill may go even higher.
    But let’s take $1 trillion as the number for now, and put it in perspective. For example:
    • That $1 trillion equals 7 percent of the annual U.S. GDP.
    • That $1 trillion comes out to nearly $3,300 for each man, woman and child in the U.S.
    • That $1 trillion roughly equals the nonfarm proprietors’ portion of total personal income.
    • That $1 trillion equates to more than 70 percent of after-tax corporate profits.
    • That $1 trillion equates to about 70 percent of private nonresidential fixed investment.
    • That $1 trillion is more than three times the expected level of corporate income tax revenues for fiscal year 2008.
    • That $1 trillion comes up just short of the $1.17 trillion expected to be taken in through the personal income tax in FY2008.
    • That $1 trillion is about $100 billion more than the expected FY2008 revenues for Social Security.
    • That $1 trillion is 65 percent higher than the federal government will spend in FY2008 on national defense.
    Hope that helps to put this entire government bailout scenario in perspective.
    Raymond J. Keating, Chief Economist

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  91. Troubled ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM
    Financial rescue plan aimed at restoring liquidity to the financial markets
    Program Committed Invested Description
    American International Group
    • * See complete AIG bailout below
    $70 billion $69.8 billion $40 billion in preferred shares were converted to so-called non-cumulative shares that more closely resemble common stock. Treasury later offered another $30 billion in preferred shares for up to 5 years, in return for a 10% dividend.
    • AIG: Where your money is going

    Asset Guarantee Program
    • Citigroup
    • Bank of America $12.5 billion
    • $5 billion
    • $7.5 billion $5 billion
    • $5 billion
    • $0 Funds set aside to backstop potential losses to government from Citigroup and Bank of America loans.
    Auto Supplier Support Program
    • GM Supplier Receivables
    • (paid back)
    • Chrysler Receivables $5 billion
    • $3.5 billion
    • ($140 million)
    • $1.5 billion $3.5 billion
    • $2.5 billion
    • ($140 million)
    • $1 billion Program to help stabilize auto suppliers by guaranteeing debt owed to them for shipped products, and providing financing to continue operations.
    • Parts makers get $5B

    Automotive Industry Financing Program
    • General Motors
    (paid back)
    • Chrysler
    (paid back)
    • GMAC
    • Chrysler Financial
    (paid back) $80.1 billion
    • $49.9 billion
    ($361 million)
    • $15.2 billion
    ($280 million)
    • $13.5 billion
    • $1.5 billion
    ($1.5 billion) $77.6 billion
    • $49.9 billion
    ($361 million)
    • $12.8 billion
    ($280 million)
    • $13.4 billion
    • $1.5 billion
    ($1.5 billion) Program that provides capital on a case-by-case basis to systemically significant auto and auto-financing companies that are at substantial risk of failure.
    • Restructure or else

    Capital Purchase Program
    • * See full list of bailed-out banks
    • (paid back) $218 billion
    ($96.2 billion) $204.7 billion
    ($96.2 billion) Preferred investments in banks to prop up capital reserves and encourage lending, in return for dividend payments and stricter executive compensation requirements.
    • Counting to $700 billion

    Consumer and Business Lending Initiative
    • TALF investment
    • Small business loan program
    • TALF loss provisions $70 billion
    • $20 billion
    • $15 billion
    • $35 billion $20 billion
    • $20 billion
    • $0
    • $0 Programs to support private lending purchases of toxic assets and backing SBA loans. Also sets aside funds to backstop potential losses to government from purchases of mortgage-backed securities and other securities backed by consumer loans.
    Making Home Affordable
    • * See additional $25 billion component
    • * See full list of participating servicers
    $50 billion $27.4 billion Multipronged foreclosure prevention plan to help as many as 9 million borrowers by modifying or refinancing loans.
    • Obama launches mortgage rescue plan

    Public-Private Investment Program $100 billion $26.7 billion Taxpayer funds used in partnership with private investment that will buy up at least $500 billion of toxic assets from financial institutions.
    • Treasury unveils 'bad asset' plan

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  92. Troubled ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM
    Financial rescue plan aimed at restoring liquidity to the financial markets
    Program Committed Invested Description
    American International Group
    • * See complete AIG bailout below
    $70 billion $69.8 billion $40 billion in preferred shares were converted to so-called non-cumulative shares that more closely resemble common stock. Treasury later offered another $30 billion in preferred shares for up to 5 years, in return for a 10% dividend.
    • AIG: Where your money is going

    Asset Guarantee Program
    • Citigroup
    • Bank of America $12.5 billion
    • $5 billion
    • $7.5 billion $5 billion
    • $5 billion
    • $0 Funds set aside to backstop potential losses to government from Citigroup and Bank of America loans.
    Auto Supplier Support Program
    • GM Supplier Receivables
    • (paid back)
    • Chrysler Receivables $5 billion
    • $3.5 billion
    • ($140 million)
    • $1.5 billion $3.5 billion
    • $2.5 billion
    • ($140 million)
    • $1 billion Program to help stabilize auto suppliers by guaranteeing debt owed to them for shipped products, and providing financing to continue operations.
    • Parts makers get $5B

    Automotive Industry Financing Program
    • General Motors
    (paid back)
    • Chrysler
    (paid back)
    • GMAC
    • Chrysler Financial
    (paid back) $80.1 billion
    • $49.9 billion
    ($361 million)
    • $15.2 billion
    ($280 million)
    • $13.5 billion
    • $1.5 billion
    ($1.5 billion) $77.6 billion
    • $49.9 billion
    ($361 million)
    • $12.8 billion
    ($280 million)
    • $13.4 billion
    • $1.5 billion
    ($1.5 billion) Program that provides capital on a case-by-case basis to systemically significant auto and auto-financing companies that are at substantial risk of failure.
    • Restructure or else

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  93. Capital Purchase Program
    • * See full list of bailed-out banks
    • (paid back) $218 billion
    ($96.2 billion) $204.7 billion
    ($96.2 billion) Preferred investments in banks to prop up capital reserves and encourage lending, in return for dividend payments and stricter executive compensation requirements.
    • Counting to $700 billion

    Consumer and Business Lending Initiative
    • TALF investment
    • Small business loan program
    • TALF loss provisions $70 billion
    • $20 billion
    • $15 billion
    • $35 billion $20 billion
    • $20 billion
    • $0
    • $0 Programs to support private lending purchases of toxic assets and backing SBA loans. Also sets aside funds to backstop potential losses to government from purchases of mortgage-backed securities and other securities backed by consumer loans.
    Making Home Affordable
    • * See additional $25 billion component
    • * See full list of participating servicers
    $50 billion $27.4 billion Multipronged foreclosure prevention plan to help as many as 9 million borrowers by modifying or refinancing loans.
    • Obama launches mortgage rescue plan

    Public-Private Investment Program $100 billion $26.7 billion Taxpayer funds used in partnership with private investment that will buy up at least $500 billion of toxic assets from financial institutions.
    • Treasury unveils 'bad asset' plan

    Targeted Investment Program
    • Citigroup
    • (paid back)
    • Bank of America $40 billion
    • $20 billion
    • ($20 billion)
    • $20 billion $40 billion
    • $20 billion
    • ($20 billion)
    • $20 billion Emergency funding, in addition to previous $25 billion capital investments, for Citigroup and Bank of America
    • BofA: $20B bailout
    • Citi dodges bullet

    Funds paid back ($118.5 billion) ($118.5 billion)
    New initiatives $172.9 billion n/a
    TARP total $700 billion $356.2 billion

    FEDERAL RESERVE RESCUE EFFORTS
    Financial rescue plan aimed at restoring liquidity to the financial markets.
    Program Committed Invested Description
    Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility Unlimited $0 million Financing to banks for purchases of three-month asset-backed commercial paper from money market mutual funds to promote money market liquidity.
    Bank of America loan-loss backstop $97 billion $0 Funds set aside to insure against bank's potential losses from Merrill Lynch merger.
    Bear Stearns bailout $29 billion $26.3 billion Program to guarantee potential losses on Bear Stearns' portfolio; smoothed the way for JPMorgan Chase to buy the failed investment bank.
    • JPMorgan scoops up Bear

    Citigroup loan-loss backstop $220.4 billion $0 Funds set aside to insure against bank's potential losses from mortgage-backed securities investments.
    Commercial Paper Funding Facility $1.8 trillion $14.3 billion Purchases of short-term corporate debt aimed at boosting the struggling market and providing critical three-month financing to businesses.
    • Businesses find alternatives

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  94. change dollar swaps Unlimited $29.1 Foreign exbillion Exchange of dollars to 13 foreign central banks for collateral. Aim is to provide liquidity to foreign financial institutions.
    • Fed pumps out more dollars

    GSE debt purchases $200 billion $149.7 billion Program to buy debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Aim is to reduce rates on home loans.
    • Fed bets on consumers

    GSE mortgage-backed securities purchases $1.25 trillion $775.6 billion Program to buy mortgage-backed securities held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Aim is to reduce rates on home loans.
    Money Market Investor Funding Facility $600 billion $0 Programs to help money market funds by lending to funds directly.
    Primary Dealer Credit Facility n/a $0 Long-time lending facility for commercial banks that was opened to investment banks for first time in March 2008.
    Term Asset-backed securities Loan Facility $1 trillion $43.8 billion Program to buy consumer loan-backed securities. Aim is to revive the securitization market for consumer loans like credit cards and auto loans.
    • To TALF, or not to TALF

    Term Auction Facility $500 billion $109.5 billion Lending program that allows commercial banks to unload hard-to-sell assets, including mortgage-backed securities: Fed takes assets as collateral and banks get cash.
    • Why bailout might not work

    Term Securities Lending Facility $250 billion $0 billion Federal Reserve facility that loans Treasurys to banks against hard-to-sell collateral like mortgage-backed securities.
    U.S. government bond purchases $300 billion $295.3 billion Federal Reserve will buy up to $300 billion of U.S. debt to support Treasury market and help keep interest rates down for consumer loans.

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  95. Federal stimulus programs
    Programs designed to save or create jobs and jumpstart the economy from recession.
    Program Committed Invested Description
    Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
    • Rebates for individuals
    • Tax breaks for businesses $168 billion
    • $117 billion
    • $51 billion $168 billion
    • $117 billion
    • $51 billion Refundable tax rebates of up to $600 for individual filers and $1,200 for couples in effort to boost the economy. Businesses also received tax breaks.
    • Senate OKs rebates

    Unemployment benefit extension $8 billion $8 billion Federal funds to extend benefits for the unemployed.
    • Unemployed? More help for you

    Student loan guarantees $195 billion $32.6 billion Program to purchase federal student loans from private lenders. Aim is to provide financing to companies that provide student loans.
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    • Tax relief
    • Stimulus $787.2 billion
    • $288 billion
    • $499.2 billion $358.2 billion
    • $62.5 billion
    • $295.6 billion Infrastructure spending, funding for states, help for the needy and tax cuts for individuals and businesses to stimulate the economy.
    • Stimulus: Now for the hard part

    Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program $25 billion $8 billion Energy Department loans to help auto manufacturers and parts suppliers create new fuel-efficient vehicles. The funds are awarded through a competitive process to companies that can increase fuel standards at least 25% beyond 2005 levels.
    Car Allowance Rebate System (“Cash for Clunkers”) $3 billion $3 billion Rebate program that gives car buyers up to $4,500 for trading in qualifying gas-guzzling vehicles if they're buying more fuel efficient cars.
    Stimulus total $1.2 trillion $577.8 billion

    American International Group
    Multifaceted bailout to help insurer through restructuring, minimize the need to post collateral and get rid of toxic assets
    Program Committed Invested Description
    Asset purchases
    • Collateralized debt obligation purchases
    • Mortgage-backed securities purchases $52.5 billion
    • $30 billion
    • $22.5 billion $38.6 billion
    • $22.9 billion
    • $15.7 billion $30 billion from New York Fed for purchasing clients’ collateralized debt obligations and $22.5 billion for purchasing clients’ mortgage-backed securities.
    Bridge loan $25 billion $44 billion Loan to be reduced from $60 billion to $25 billion as government takes shares in AIG subsidiaries and receives cash flows from life insurance policies. AIG must pay 3% plus 3-month Libor rate to government in interest on the 5-year loan.
    Government stakes in subsidiaries $26 billion $0 Government to hold preferred interest in entities holding all the common stock of American Life Insurance Company and American International Assurance Company, two life insurance holding company subsidiaries of AIG.
    TARP investment $70 billion $44.8 billion $40 billion in preferred shares were converted to so-called non-cumulative shares that more closely resemble common stock. Treasury later offered another $30 billion in preferred shares for up to 5 years, in return for a 10% dividend.
    Other $8.5 billion $0 Government giving AIG $8.5 billion and, in exchange, is receiving cash streams from the premiums of blocks of life insurance policies.
    AIG total $182 billion $127.4 billion

    FDIC bank takeovers
    Cost to FDIC fund that insures losses depositors suffer when a bank fails.
    Program Cost to fund
    2008 FDIC bank takeovers $17.6 billion

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  96. Federal stimulus programs
    Programs designed to save or create jobs and jumpstart the economy from recession.
    Program Committed Invested Description
    Economic Stimulus Act of 2008
    • Rebates for individuals
    • Tax breaks for businesses $168 billion
    • $117 billion
    • $51 billion $168 billion
    • $117 billion
    • $51 billion Refundable tax rebates of up to $600 for individual filers and $1,200 for couples in effort to boost the economy. Businesses also received tax breaks.
    • Senate OKs rebates

    Unemployment benefit extension $8 billion $8 billion Federal funds to extend benefits for the unemployed.
    • Unemployed? More help for you

    Student loan guarantees $195 billion $32.6 billion Program to purchase federal student loans from private lenders. Aim is to provide financing to companies that provide student loans.
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    • Tax relief
    • Stimulus $787.2 billion
    • $288 billion
    • $499.2 billion $358.2 billion
    • $62.5 billion
    • $295.6 billion Infrastructure spending, funding for states, help for the needy and tax cuts for individuals and businesses to stimulate the economy.
    • Stimulus: Now for the hard part

    Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program $25 billion $8 billion Energy Department loans to help auto manufacturers and parts suppliers create new fuel-efficient vehicles. The funds are awarded through a competitive process to companies that can increase fuel standards at least 25% beyond 2005 levels.
    Car Allowance Rebate System (“Cash for Clunkers”) $3 billion $3 billion Rebate program that gives car buyers up to $4,500 for trading in qualifying gas-guzzling vehicles if they're buying more fuel efficient cars.
    Stimulus total $1.2 trillion $577.8 billion

    American International Group

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  97. Multifaceted bailout to help insurer through restructuring, minimize the need to post collateral and get rid of toxic assets
    Program Committed Invested Description
    Asset purchases
    • Collateralized debt obligation purchases
    • Mortgage-backed securities purchases $52.5 billion
    • $30 billion
    • $22.5 billion $38.6 billion
    • $22.9 billion
    • $15.7 billion $30 billion from New York Fed for purchasing clients’ collateralized debt obligations and $22.5 billion for purchasing clients’ mortgage-backed securities.
    Bridge loan $25 billion $44 billion Loan to be reduced from $60 billion to $25 billion as government takes shares in AIG subsidiaries and receives cash flows from life insurance policies. AIG must pay 3% plus 3-month Libor rate to government in interest on the 5-year loan.
    Government stakes in subsidiaries $26 billion $0 Government to hold preferred interest in entities holding all the common stock of American Life Insurance Company and American International Assurance Company, two life insurance holding company subsidiaries of AIG.
    TARP investment $70 billion $44.8 billion $40 billion in preferred shares were converted to so-called non-cumulative shares that more closely resemble common stock. Treasury later offered another $30 billion in preferred shares for up to 5 years, in return for a 10% dividend.
    Other $8.5 billion $0 Government giving AIG $8.5 billion and, in exchange, is receiving cash streams from the premiums of blocks of life insurance policies.
    AIG total $182 billion $127.4 billion

    FDIC bank takeovers
    Cost to FDIC fund that insures losses depositors suffer when a bank fails.
    Program Cost to fund
    2008 FDIC bank takeovers $17.6 billion

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  98. 2009 FDIC bank takeovers
    • * See full list of bank failures
    $27.8 billion
    FDIC total $45.4 billion

    Other financial initiatives
    Other programs designed to rescue the financial sector
    Program Committed Invested Description
    Credit union deposit insurance guarantees $80 billion $0 Temporary guarantee of all corporate credit union deposits above former $250,000 limit.
    Money market guarantee program $50 billion $0 Treasury program to help money market funds by insuring against losses.
    • Run ends on funds

    NCUA bailout of U.S. Central and WesCorp credit unions $57 billion $57 billion Cost to NCUA credit unions, with backing of government, to place two troubled credit unions into conservatorship
    U.S. Central Federal Credit Union investment $1 billion $1 billion Cost to NCUA credit unions, with backing of government, to help troubled credit union cover anticipated losses on asset-backed securities.
    Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program $1.5 trillion $308.4 billion Guarantees on newly issued bank bonds backed with assets on company balance sheets with maturities of more up to ten years. Aim is to restore liquidity to the corporate bond market and provide long-term financing to banks.
    • FDIC encourages banks to lend

    Other financial total $1.7 trillion $366.4 billion

    Other housing initiatives
    Other programs designed to rescue the housing market and prevent foreclosures
    Program Committed Invested Description
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bailout
    • Fannie Mae
    • Freddie Mac $400 billion
    • $200 billion
    • $200 billion $110.6 billion
    • $59.9 billion
    • $50.7 billion Cost to the government of taking the mortgage finance companies into conservatorship.
    • U.S. seizes Fannie and Freddie

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  99. FHA housing rescue $320 billion $20 billion Funding set aside for insurance of new 30-year fixed-rate mortgages for at-risk borrowers, tax credits for first-time home buyers and assistance to states and municipalities.
    • The other housing rescue

    Making Home Affordable investment $25 billion $0 $20 billion from GSEs and $5 billion from HUD to help Treasury launch its $75 billion multipronged foreclosure prevention plan.
    Other housing total $745 billion $130.6 billion

    Total $11 trillion $3 trillion

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  100. • well just ask you this big question? Where did the MONEY GO and who got the big bonuses we don’t even know about not to count the ones that we do.780 billion and then 870 billion give or take a few billion
    .I think they named it wrong it’s not bailout it was handout and that’s not what the American people are asking for is handout may be a hand up. And that’s what exactly what they deserve is what was paid in, in ones name under their SSN, for some as much as 30 to 40 years or more, and never collected a dime, and you can ask yourself the same question? Again where did the money go?
    I guess when someone steels something they don’t want you to know who they are and for sure don’t ever plan on given it back even if they get caught. Ask yourself where are these crooks are they so hard to find because there right under our noses and I’m talking the handout bailout. And we ask this question? Does The Government Owe Unemployed Workers? ”
    I would say about 99. Something percent, all want to work and to find a job. But they just aren’t there and lost their job at no fault of their own. I bet that if any body would like to give up there job and change places with one of the unemployed workers. You won’t see anybody.

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  101. The people with jobs beware you to could become one with out one. It’s easy to think and say things about people, but maybe if you go yourself, you will have a better insight to reality.
    For all of you with good secure jobs with big mouths, I would invite you to come join us and see how you will feel or just live in one of the millions of unemployed people’s shoes. Because nothing is for sure accept you know the inevitable. So I would be warned to you not to curse yourself, and go spend your money, and help out the economy, and just feel lucky, you will think genius.
    Ask yourself were did the money go bailouts, banks rip-offs; maid off is a small pimple on a frogs ass on a big log in a big lake, the smoke screen has cleared, we can all see now the buyoffs, payoffs the top regulators, CEO’S, de regulators, speculators, Greedy at the top present created this great problem, find them tract them hunt them down make them give back the money and we wont be worried about another little extension But you have to start at the top. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE AMERICIAN PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS, GIVE US JOBS AND WE WILL WORK LIKE NEVER BEFORE! We shouldn’t be worried about getting help and who is really in control, ask yourself were did money go, and where is it really going. We all know it’s not hard to figure out, it’s the wealthiest,
    Greediest few, and to bad this saying still is true, the man or men with gold make the rules, or maybe that was OIL! “But the power is still with the people” we want our money back the FEW stole it from us, it didn’t just disappear it’s somewhere in the world, and they’re ha ha laughing all the way to banks!
    Watch out for the weasels that have turned into moles.
    What about that great tax reform of 1986 which gave the biggest tax breaks? To the wealthiest few, and then started taxing unemployment benefits who are mostly the many, at the bottom of tax earners. Which is still in effect today, the first 2400 dollars off the top for 2009 what a joke? How about that tax break back for when you’re down even that would help WE THE PEOPLE

    Now with construction and housing failed, America’s real backbone we want our money back the FEW stole it from us, it didn’t just disappear its somewhere in the world and they’re ha ha laughing all the way to banks

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  102. If the republic win, boy I feel so sorry for us Americans. its bad enough that the republican put us already in the dag on recession. If they will ,our country will be in a deep recession. Im sick and tired of how it took them 8 yrs to ruin this country and expect when the country is at it worse want to blame President Obama for being in office for 20 month. Have you for got?
    A msg to all you selfish and greedy people

    1 Hey Ive been working for 16 yrs of my life paying taxes for state workers, senator, republican, and democrats, the war in Iraq, now Afghanistan, bailing out wealthy, paying for military, police officer , firefighter , other public servants, people on welfare, government vacation, and there private vehicle and limo they use daily. And When i loose my job you want to tell me, that i cant get a extension for unemployment, especially when i paid taxes for 16 yrs. are you people out of you mind. I see greed and selfish. I hope you loose your job and see what its like to struggle.

    2 if you are unemployed and you vote republican. you need to give your check to the republican party and say 'you don't need your money that you paid taxes for 'because your concern for over spending. just give it to your republican party

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  103. what I meant to say deep depression, post above

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  104. 54 year old college educated worker with 30+ years industry experience, excellent skills and references and yet I cannot find a job. My house is in foreclosure, my car will be repo'd any day now. I have no phone, no cable TV and my internet consists of whatever signal I get from my neighbor. I applied for the LINK card last month to feed my 2 children. 99 weeks is a ridiculous amount of time for a man to be out of a job but there are no jobs out there and I have applied for everything, even jobs paying minimum wage. I am over educated, or over qualified, or over age, and the next thing it will be is that my credit is bad. All reasons given for not landing a job. TIER 5 IS DESPERATELY NEEDED. Help.

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  105. I am sure there are unemployed Republicans, too. This is not a partisan depression! All the 99ers better know how their congress people have voted regarding unemployment benefits extensions!

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  106. Here we go again, another blog for cry babies. No more welfare programs for the lazy. What we need to do is deport all the illegals in the fields and put our unemployed to work picking lettuce. That would make the numbers go down. Now get to it, call your Congressman up a tell them you want to work in the fields.

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  107. Doesn't look like it's gonna happen. Time to load the gun.

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  108. Where is that Little Daddy who called me lazy...

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  109. ok ive had enough of this republican bashing not that they dont deserve it but so do the dems. Both parties are full of no balls politicians. they don't care because they have health care and a job. They bailout the financial people so that their investments wouldn't be a total loss (their being the politicians). And WE THE PEOPLE that are unemployed are reps. and dems. and independents. And these comments by us will never be read and are calls never answered. I know I've been writing and making calls for months and no one has given me a reply. Funny how some here are blaming republicans but thats not the problem the problem is all parties are weak spineless bastards that got what they need so were all just exspected to just go away. I quit I'm going to move to mexico were things are cheaper and theres less mexicans then there is here in america. SO wake up and shoot the ones that need to be shot

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  110. The American populous is finally emerging from their deep sleep of materialistic greed and sense of entitlements. It may be too late, however. Driving cars you can't afford, living off credit because you must have, have, have. I have no sympathy for the stupid. If you have worked and not saved for a rainy day, then your mama didn't teach you right. BTW, I'm unemployed but debt free, so life is manageable for now. I also don't expect a job to be given to me. I know that if and when I need to work, it will be up to me and only me, to make that happen. I have no preconceived notion about what I will or won't do. Just as I've always known that putting myself in debt for a vehicle was foolish. Only slaves put themselves in debt. The rest pay cash.

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  111. AL GORE SPEARHEADED AND FIRST SCREWED AMERICA BIG TIME WITH HIS NAFTA BS AND FARMED OUT ALL THE MIDDLE CLASS JOBS TO POOR COUNTRIES, THANKS AL!!! I'VE STILL GOT THE LARRY KING VIDEO OF YOU TRYING TO TELL ROSS PEROT IT WAS A GREAT DEAL FOR AMERICA, HE TOLD YOU YOU WERE NUTS AND HE WAS RIGHT!!!!!THIS COUNTRY NEEDS TO PASS A TIER 5 FOR THE UNEMPLOYED!!!! THIS COUNTRY GAVE OUR JOBS AWAY NOT TO MENTION BILLIONS REBUILDING IRAQ WE BLEW UP AND ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES WE THROW MILLIOS AT, FOR ONCE HELP AMERICANS, DID YOU HEAR ME, FOR ONCE HELP AMERICANS THE WAY YOU SHOULD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  112. No member of congress or the senate should get paid one dime until the U6 unemployment number gets back to 5%. The money is there for a tier 5 extension. Take it out of the unused stimulus money that is just sitting there. Yes boys and girls it is there they were planning on using it for reelection campaigns this fall and in next year for Dem candidates. I apply to on average 5 jobs per week. However here in the Peoples Democratic Republic of California there are ten applicants for each job posted at least. The Marxists Pelosi and Reid have been spending and driving our economy over a cliff since 2006. The Dems are not Robin Hoods they are followers of Mao, Marx and Lenin. we all saw how that worked upwards of ten million dead from an engineered famine in Ukraine and reeducation camps in China if you didn't agree with Chairman Mao. We need to tell Soros and his elitist banker cartel buddies this is the Untied States of America and you are not welcome here Soros and his megalomaniac pals are the cause of our problems they "installed" Obama as president G.W. Bush was just another pawn in their horrible plan to take over the world Wake up people stop watching American idol and That Hoe Snookie on Jersey shore!! Pay attention our country is being stolen from us!

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  113. Well put -- at this point the Country is far gone. I have to travel to China (on a Chinese businessman's expense) in order to try to make money. America has been whored away by it's own handlers and we won't get any help from the politicians at this point unless they see proof that a Tier 5 will bring them more votes and not less. Harry Reid is a scoundrel who sees his seat disappearing on Election Day, so he has blocked bringing the Bill to the Floor accordingly.

    We are in deep trouble as the true Unemployment rate is close to 20% or over, and many of the pundits agree that it is actually over 16%, which is amazing as it is - if this keeps up I see a revolution - first at the voting polls, and if that does not work, people will descend on Washington by the hundred thousands or millions. It's not going to be pretty and it could make the 60's look lame by comparison.

    TG Gary

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  114. The 99'ers need a grassroots leader who can speak for them and organize a March on Washington. Does anyone think this is a viable possibility if such a figure is found?

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  115. I been outta work since Christmas, 2007. I'm 59 and a half. It's almost impossible to even get an interview and once they see how old I am, it's curtains.

    Tax the rich? No, I'm not for that. Instead, tax the foreigners that are working here and the Americans that employ them. There are about a quarter million (OK, so it's only about 220,000) foreigners here on H1-B visas. H1-B is a holdover from the late 90's when employers legitimately couldn't find enough high tech employees to work their Y2K issues. Guess what? Y2K is 10 years behind us. The only reason that H1-B is being used now is that American employers can get foreign workers here cheap and work them long hours to boot. Next month the government will issue another 64,000 H1-B visas.

    Write your Representative and your Senator. Let them know that if H1-B visas are not gone tomorrow, that you will do your part to make sure that someone new will be in Congress in January.

    And let their Republican competitor know that, if he/she doesn't come out tomorrow and publically denounce the H1-B program, that you will put the Democrats back in office.

    While you're at it, ask them what the deal is with this:

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/integration/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226500202

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  116. Going from Middle Class to Poverty. 1 out of 7 Americans are now at the poverty level. As a 99er, now 68 years old, I cannot find employment to cover my bills. Social Security alone wont do it. Selling our stuff has just about run out. Being amongst millions in the same boat places me in a financial genocide that congress has turned its back on. This is not the country I fought for, and took great pride in. Where is the help when we need it. I'm sorry... the Banks are getting it without congress blinking an eye.

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  117. Many of us 99ers are already homeless
    and have lost everything including
    our careers, money, credit, homes, cars,etc.
    In forclosure and/or bankruptcy…

    Now we are full of despair and can’t even
    fight anymore. Millions of us are now
    invisible except for the police throwing
    you off the street that you are now trying
    to live on.

    Your next step….how will you survive
    on the streets after losing everything?
    A Tier 5, if passed at all, will come to
    late for millions more.

    As usual, our beloved country isn’t prepared
    to deal with an emergency crisis. There isn’t even any counseling to deal with this
    much loss in a person’s life.

    This is our Tsunami, but no Hollywood stars or other countries are coming out to raise money for us.

    Check in on “google” today and punch-in
    “the new homeless.” This crisis has
    been going on for years. Not just for the
    99ers.

    P.S. Some people have low paying jobs and
    are still homeless. A low paying job isn't
    much of a solution either. It just keeps
    you alive and homeless. Useless for a rental,
    much less a mortgage.

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  118. Hello -

    PASS TIER5 Unemployment Extension.
    Two million unemployed workers will be cut off from expanded federal jobless benefits in December alone -- unless Congress acts to continue the program beyond its Nov. 30 expiration.

    Congress should make this the first order of business before the start of the holiday season. Please, Pass a tier 5 unemployment extension why are we be forgotten in this messed up economy, there's no jobs out there right now! and we need to survive and pay are bills. Holidays like Christmas is upon us and we are gonna suffer this winter paying heating and electric bills. Please, once again, PASS The TIER 5 Unemployment Extension as well, we need it more then anyone, stop helping other countries and help we the American people for once.Millions of homes are being forclosured as I write this right now!
    PASS TIER 5 Unemployment Extension !!!!

    That's why I've signed a Petition to Congress at Unemployedworkers.org
    Pass a tier 5 unemployment extentsion


    Here's their website:
    http://unemployedworkers.org/sites/unemployedworkers/index.php

    And here's the Petition to Congress:
    http://www.unemployedworkers.org/page/s/Sign_the_Petition_to_Congress

    Please sign the Petition.

    Thanks!

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