By eventually that means sooner than later, as many of the long term unemployed are having to deal with a lot right now. There is even another $3 billion initiative from the Obama administration that gives certain long-term unemployed homeowners a bridge loan to meet their obligations such as mortgage, interest, and insurance payments. This won't go very far, and is only a drop in the bucket for the financial hardships that the long term unemployed face.
Many of the 99ers are rallying in support of the legislation, hoping that its passage will bring them the relief that they need. There's a lot of the blame game going on. According to NBC, some are not blaming the Republicans, rather the Obama administration for not living up to their promises.