Washington, D.C. (Mar 24) — Wondering what happened to the bill that left the Senate floor for the House two weeks ago with promises of extending tiers to the end of the year? Well, here’s the problem. The unemployment extensions were attached to a bill that expired last year called the “Tax Extenders” bill provisions within this bill expired on December 31, 2009.
The revenues to pay for the unemployment extensions were earmarked for the same monies that the House in turn utilized to cover the Health Care bill. Consequently, in an article Congressman McDermott | Pass Relief To America’s Unemployed Now we explained briefly the issue regarding a conflict with the Health Care Reform bill and the Tax Extender bill to which, Congress McDermott (D-WA) had pressed for the addition of “weeks” added to a “new bill”.
H.R. 4851, also known as the Continuing Extension Act of 2010, extended the temporary cut-off date for unemployment extension out to April 28, 2010 a 30 day extension from the original sent to the House from the Senate last month. The bottom-line to this whole mess is as convoluted as any information that has disseminated regarding unemployment extensions for months.
There is no funding for the “Tax Extenders” bill the Senate sent back to the House for approval. The monies as stated went to Health Care reform. This explains the hush-hush regarding all of this leading up to Sunday’s vote. Amazingly enough not even the republicans pulled out this “smoking gun” during their debates against Health Care Reform. Obviously, the republican party has had no intentions of providing Health Care Reform or, Emergency Unemployment relief to America’s unemployed.
Again as mentioned in an earlier article on WorldNewsVine, the Easter break is right around the corner and the GOP is stalling all this week regarding the “Fixes Bill”. This means that more than likely, even the latest provision adding additional 30 days is on hold.
Last week, Senator Reid pushed for a vote on the bill however; the GOP stepped right in the way of that ever happening. Senator Kyl (C-AZ) stated the he would not vote on the bill because not all republicans were on the floor.
Again, one anti-American worker republican can hold-up this vote by simply refusing a unanimous consent on voting on the bill. There are enough Democrats in the Senate to pass the bill however, as we’ve bared witness to the childish antics of the republican party this week, any one member can disagree to the unanimous consent and shove the bill to the floor for debate. The same tactic the republicans are using this week regarding the “fixes bill”. The republicans know very well that there are enough votes in the Senate to pass the “Fixes Bill” yet, the GOP continues to play games with American’s lives.
I honestly cannot believe there is one true Red, White, and Blue American that would ever cast a vote for another republican in this union.
Once again, the GOP stands up and shouts, “America’s unemployed workforces are lazy useless people that do not deserve any help at all.” America this is a call to “support” pick-up those phones and start calling every Representative, and Senator in your district and demand to be heard, tell them you want an answer remember, you the American worker hold the key to the office door of the elected official in office now. November is right around the corner; let them know that your intentions are to place them on the “unemployed American Workforce rolls”. Grant it this is an idle threat to those of the GOP, they have jobs lined up from the many rich they bailed out with TARP funds.
Now, we all know the true reason GOP Senators refused to allow TARP money to be used for the unemployed, they knew the monies set aside in this bill were an either/or. That is either the monies go to help the unemployed or the monies go to Health Care Reform, what a total underhanded play by the GOP in Washington.
God Bless the American worker and their families for you know damn certain the GOP won’t.