A 99ers and Tier 5 benefits unemployment extension is still desired. The “One Nation” rally planned for this weekend is said to call for a laundry list of liberal wishes. Will the rally help the 99ers get the unemployment extension they need and deserve?
Perhaps better than a tier 5 extension would be measures to create long-term sustainable jobs. This year, unemployment figures have been skewed because many unemployed workers accepted jobs with the US Census Bureau. As those jobs go away, all those people will once again be without work.
Debbie Stabenow’s Americans Want to Work Act S3706 would bring at least some incentives that could create jobs. In addition, Obama’s recent Small Business bill that was signed could bring some creation as well.
Still yet, there are millions who have been without work, through no fault of their own. Millions that haven’t already hit 99 weeks of benefits will once again lose their lifeline beginning on November 30. The tier 5 extension still hasn’t been discussed or passed.
Ed Schultz is said to have “ensured” that the Tier 5 bill would be discussed this week on the Senate floor, and says that Stabenow is going to ensure discussions happen. However, today doesn’t appear to be that day. The Senate Web site reveals "Tuesday, Sep 28, 2010 10:00 a.m.: Convene and begin a period of morning business.Following morning business, resume consideration of the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3816, the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act."
At least the measures being discussed relate to job creation! Hopefully S.3706 will get some serious face time on the floor this week, and if not – hopefully the One Nation rally will help the Tier 5 unemployment extension cause for the 99ers.