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Unemployment Extension News | Source updates mixed reviews

Washington, D.C. (Jun 28th) – With several inquiries out to various Senate offices, news regarding H.R. 4213 and any possible relief via unemployment extensions remains unconfirmed. “Nothing has been decided,” stated one source.

Another source replied with the most obvious statement, “How do we take it up? Republicans have blocked every attempt to do so,” following with “We are discussing next steps.”

Whether action will happen today to relieve the suffering of millions of jobless has yet to be seen. However, another source wrote, “There is another cloture vote set for 2:15 on Tuesday. Alas with one fewer senators to vote for it.”

Unemployed Americans, while stressed beyond endurance, are not stupid nor lazy as so many Republicans announce time and again on the Senate floor. These same individuals have done nothing to “reach across the aisle”, maintaining instead that much needed stimulus funds be used to bridge any funding gaps.

Stimulus monies would create the very jobs millions of Americans are seeking. The Republicans are well aware of this fact. Yet they play it as a trump card, refusing to see the urgent need of so many. This is emergency funding. This is financial assistance the GOP has no trouble spending abroad financing wars and assisting their rich pals to remain wealthy and blameless.

In an editorial in today’s Las Vegas Sun, the summation is succinctly put. Long time Republicans will not remain ignorant. They are fully aware of the fact that the GOP stands in the way of emergency assistance to those on U.S. soil. The GOP remains woefully arrogant. Their shortsightedness when it comes to any but the most wealthy translates to their lack of compassion even for their own “base”. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, all, have, and continue to, suffer at the hands of bad strategies and mismanaged deregulation. Their own party members, their own Republican base, fill the rank and file of unemployed. We have all watched as jobs were cut, businesses closed, homes in jeopardy and jobs shipped overseas.

While many of today’s Americans are of the twitter variety, they are not mindless. Time and time again we have watched as Republicans grandstand about a future that may never happen if the present is not solved. The time to have a conscience was during the Bush years when at the start of the first term Clinton bestowed a huge budget surplus on that incoming administration. The GOP went on a spending spree using not only the surplus but plunging this country into its own second Great Depression.

This GOP arrogance, and disregard for any but the upper crust was heard and felt around the world. That is, and remains, the GOP legacy.

Related news: worldnewsvine.com/2010/06/h-r-4213-american-jobs-and-closing-tax-loopholes-act-whats-left/

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29 Responses to Unemployment Extension News | Source updates mixed reviews

  1. Joe

    June 29, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Great report. Thanks.

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  2. Debbie

    June 29, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I have seen where the President has mandated Congress to have his financial legislation on his desk by the July 4 break. Yet, all he has said about the unemployment legislation is shame on you. If the President wanted this taken care of he would demand it be ready for his signature by the break. But, then if he did the Democrats would not be able to use the suffering of unemployed Americans as part of their campaigning this weekend.

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  3. keith harrah

    June 29, 2010 at 2:04 am

    help…

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  4. Arthur Howard

    June 29, 2010 at 2:07 am

    The Bush tax cuts are up for renewal soon.Then see how much the Republicans are actually all concerned about any deficent!

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  5. RealJobsNow!

    June 29, 2010 at 2:07 am

    As we know, H.R. 4213 is dead until at least after the July 4th holiday.

    If it is true that H.R. 5297, the Small Business bill, has no chance of achieving Cloture on Tuesday, then those who are counting on an amendment to that bill containing the jobless measures will be disappointed.

    Some have pointed to Sen. Stabenow’s June 22 stand-alone bill S.3520 as a possibility, but senators on both sides of the aisle have asked for changes to her bill, such as including the removal of the part-time employment penalty that existed in H.R. 4213 but disappeared from Stabenow’s proposal.

    Hopeful news came out from THE HILL on Monday night, which reported that Congress is holding talks behind closed doors trying to reach agreement on how to pass the jobless measures. THE HILL states that the House of Representatives, rather than the Senate, may be the place where the jobless measures finally achieve success.

    This week, the House is slated to take up $33 billion in Afghanistan War funding that the Pentagon wants approved before the July 4 holiday. However, the powerful Congressman David Obey of Wisconsin promised weeks ago that he would stall all war funding from the House until Congress passes the extensions and measures of the Temporary Emergency Unemployment Compensation program.

    Please contact Rep. Obey and other legislators to urge them to amend the Afghanistan War bill by adding the critical EUC jobless measures.

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  6. Jade Cantey

    June 29, 2010 at 2:58 am

    I am a 41 year old woman with 3 children…I have worked since I was 16…got laid off last fall after working for the same company for 9 years. I am outraged that I would be considered lazy! I have been looking for a job!! This has devastated my family…I cannot believe that the republicans would use these benefits to try to cut corners…this is money that has been paid in on my behalf all of those years I worked. I don’t consider that a handout I consider that my lifeline to keep my head above water in this difficult time. I am an accountant…so I think it’s pretty much common sense to see that…this money is not only feeding the economy…but keeping it going. Without it millions of Americans will not be able to hold on to their cars…homes…buy groceries…WAKE UP!!! This will send this Country on a downward spiral and fast. The very thought…that they would use emergency funds for “bail outs” for the already rich and powerful…but not the hard working Americans…I have voted Republican since I have been old enough to vote…but after this…I’m beginning to see…they are not on the side of the middle class working Americans after all!!!!!

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    • AnnMarie

      June 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm

      Amen, Jade! I am in a very similar situation as yours. I too am an accountant. I’m 36, two children and one on the way. I was laid off in Oct. of 2009, after working my entire life (11 years at my last employer). I have never been laid off before. At the company that had to let me go, due to the economy, I was given an All Star Award for going above and beyond my current work duties time and time again. If the Senate likes to think that I sound “lazy” I will take them up on that debate any day. In this day and age, the “unemployed” is not “lazy”. We are hard working middle class Americans that know what it’s like to work hard, support a family, pay our taxes (including unemployement), etc. We are in a time in History that we haven’t been since the Great Depression. Through no fault of our own, we have lost our jobs. All we ask is that our Government, the very source of where our taxes are paid, does what is right. Supports the American people. Not kick us to the side when we need help the most. We are hard working. We are not lazy. We have paid our taxes. We have paid unemployment. Don’t play your political cat and mouse games on our watches. We need you to step up and do what is right….NOW!

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  7. JohnQ

    June 29, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Understand if your strong enough!!!

    FORMER ELECTED OFFICAIL: People I want everybody to do some history research on the republican party when it first was started. All through out history the republicans have belived one thing while realistically put people in complete and udder chaos. Thier party used to be a democtratic one, then they changed. Then we created a Democratic party to counter. Democrats aren’t about just getting a handout. Look at most of your working class citizens and thier belief. Trust me because time is running out and it will not end before you get around to it, and I know I was a History and Statistics Major.

    Where is this blissful dream Repulicans headed too? Yea they want to use stimulas money, however….Democrates had a surplus, they didn’t need to argue like dogs and alocate monies like crazy desperate people sratching, grinding and Gnashing of teeth. We all have heard that before right? Where is the ultamate plan Republicans are talking about besides the “look at me again a game?” Because its sure as hell not here on the streets!!! Congress just wants the opportunity to make people feel bad like the bitter drunks, drug addicts and crazies in the jobs now, who make people and new hirees suffer from the last ression. That was a great idea!! If we don’t get to Sqaure 1 REAL SOON we are in serious trouble. Congress has billions saved up for them to be ok, but you have nothing compared to them so stop fighting among yourselves Morons!!! Even if you have a job your done unless things get fixed or your a millionair. This is where it all starts ot stops, just like all the other sqaure ones in the world. In the roots.

    I have seen less and less experiance and more bland, non responsive behavor from elected officals, and do you remember in high school when your freinds were talking about the House and Senate? We need to educate people to find criminals and keep them out of the loop. Congress know, thie time is coming to be voted out, they know that, this is why they wajor war on you and I. Saying that 10 percent is not %100 layed off. However look in China right now where they striked at Honda. ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL RUN YOU IN THE GROUND!!!!

    You have no idea whats going on out there!!!!!!!1

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  8. JohnQ

    June 29, 2010 at 3:34 am

    Oh….and another thing.

    TO “THE UNEMPLOYED NEED NOT APPlY” COMPANY MORONS WHO ARE MAKING EVERYBODY BI-POLAR WITH YOUR UNSTABLE COMPANIES AND NATZI PILICES WHO INTERN LAY-OFF THE SAME PEOPLE”

    YOU ARE COWARDS WITH YOUR DUMB IDEAS AND POLICIES.

    THIS GUY IS MEAN WHATS HE TALKING ABOUT?

    You companies that are making people get jobs and then go to your job becuase you don’t hire the unemployed are complete economic failures, this is why we see huge turn over and lay-offs from Sony ECT, and your stocks dip up and down because people… this isn’t Gutatamala…Americans remember.

    You think your company is better than other companies by making workers have experiance 5 minutes ago, go to your company. In the end all the companies and workers loose out because all the brigdes are burned, and the fast money you made means nothing so then people spend irratically or not enough causing major up and downs in the Market anyway wierdos.

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  9. Julie

    June 29, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I am a lifelong Republican. Although I consider myself a conservative, not necessarily a Republican, am I registered as such. I am also one of the long term unemployment. I find it reprehensible the way my party has acted regarding the unemployment extension. I am a single mother, struggling just to keep food on the table and pay for the very basic necessities. I am not lazy, I am not stupid, and I have been looking for work constantly. I assure you, I will not forget the position and suffering I have been placed in by the Republican party. I will never vore the same way again.

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  10. Julie

    June 29, 2010 at 4:23 am

    I am a lifelong Republican. Although I consider myself a conservative, not necessarily a Republican, am I registered as such. I am also one of the long term unemployed. I find it reprehensible the way my party has acted regarding the unemployment extension. I am a single mother, struggling just to keep food on the table and pay for the very basic necessities. I am not lazy, I am not stupid, and I have been looking for work constantly. I assure you, I will not forget the position and suffering I have been placed in by the Republican party. I will never vote the same way again.

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  11. PAYBACK IS COMING!!!

    June 29, 2010 at 4:30 am

    These are the Republican Senators or senate candidates up for re-election on November 2nd.

    VOTE AGAINST THEM!!!!
    LET THEM SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE UNEMPLOYED!!!

    Alabama – Richard Shelby
    Alaska – Lisa Murkowski
    Arizona – John McCain
    Connecticut – Linda McMahon
    Florida – Marco Rubio
    Georgia – Johnny Isakson
    Idaho – Mike Crapo
    Illinois – Mark Kirk
    Indiana – Dan Coats
    Iowa – Charles Grassley
    Kentucky – Rand Paul
    (Thinks the unemployed need some “tough love”.)
    Louisiana -David Vitter
    Missouri – Roy Blunt
    Nevada – Sharron Angle
    (She said the unemployed are “spoiled”.)
    North Carolina – Richard Burr
    North Dakota – John Hoeven
    Ohio – Rob Portman
    Oklahoma -Tom Coburn
    Oregon – Jim Huffman
    Pennsylvania – Pat Toomey
    South Carolina – Jim DeMint
    Utah – Mike Lee
    Wisconsin – Dave Westlake

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  12. fed up

    June 29, 2010 at 4:41 am

    ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC, MSNBC WILL NOT DO OR SAY ANYTHING

    please read

    The clock
    Is ticking

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  13. fed up

    June 29, 2010 at 4:42 am

    ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC, MSNBC WILL NOT DO OR SAY ANYTHING

    please read
    http: //www.apfn.org/APFN/fed_reserve.htm

    The clock http: //www.usdebtclock.org/
    Is ticking

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  14. Butch

    June 29, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Friends -

    We have NOT given up and we are asking you to keep fighting with us to
    reauthorize and extend the federal UI programs. Congress goes on
    recess at the end of this week, but there is time before then for both
    Houses to pass a stand-alone bill that extends the eligibility
    deadline for Emergency Unemployment Compensation and the full funding
    of the Extended Benefits program through the end of November 2010. A
    stand alone bill would be stripped of job creation elements that
    generated opposition in the Senate, with the aim of picking up needed
    support to move quickly.

    We are calling on the House of Representatives to act first, and pass
    this bill by Wednesday afternoon at the latest, so that the Senate can
    receive the bill in time to have a final vote before they head into
    recess on Friday. News reports confirm that leaders in the House are
    working on bringing UI benefits to a vote, but we need your voices to
    propel them to action.

    Time is of the essence and we need all of you to help us make this
    happen!!! We know you are probably fatigued from all the unsuccessful
    fights of the last month, but that is exactly what our opponents want
    - they want you to give up – but we know better. We are all fighters
    and we must continue to demand that Congress do its job and support
    those who are unemployed through no fault of their own.

    Please share this message with your friends and family and please take
    action TODAY! Click here to contact your member of Congress:

    Sincerely,

    The National Employment Law Project’s Unemployedworkers.org team

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    • marilyn bortee

      June 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

      I AM HUNGRY AS I SPEAK.MY GRANDCHILDREN DO NOT HAVE ANY JUICE,AND I AM NOT A DRUG ADDICT.IT IS 99DEGREES OUT SIDE.IN MY HOME ITS SEEMS HOTTER,NO MONEY FOR AN AIR CONDITION,I HAVE NEVER HAD IT THIS BAD IN MY LIFE.I LIVE IN CALIF THE MEXICANS HAS ALL THE JOBS,AND IF AN AMERICAN BORN CITIZEN CANT SPEAK SPANISH YOU AINT GETTIN NO JOB,I WAS FORCED TO RESIGN BECAUSE I HAD BEIN MENTALLY ABUSED FOR OVER A YEAR.I HATE THIS COUNTRY,I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD SEE THE DAY THAT I WOULDNT BE WORKIN, OR I WOULD BE HUNGRY.MY BILLS ARE BEHIND,I DONT NO WHAT THE NEXT 3 HOURS ARE GONNA BRING.

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  15. Michael Anderson

    June 29, 2010 at 5:38 am

    IT DISGUSTING FEELING TO WAKE UP EACH MORNING FOR WEEKS AND WONDER IF MY CAR HAS BEEN REPOED. HOW CAN I GET A GOOD JOB THEM. AM I GONNA RUN OUT OF FOOD TO EAT. IS THAT UNEMPLOYED GUY WITH NO HELP GONNA ROB AND KILL ME BECAUSE HE HAS LESS THAN I HAVE. GOD HELP US IS CALL I CAN SAY. THANX DICK AND BUSH U REALLY F@CKED US GOOD.

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  16. Judy

    June 29, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Sadden that as of July 3rd while the republicans go on their 4th of July holiday with their families, me and 1 miilon other people will lose everything they have and also MR or MS republican that means our children and grandchildren now. Shame on you while your children and grandchildren have a roof over their head and food to est. Thats alright you will have to answer to the man upstairs and come November. Let the bill pass!!!!

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  17. laura

    June 29, 2010 at 8:29 am

    So very well put! I for one will not be voting for the republicans that think I am a stupid drug user turning down jobs to keep collecting unemployment. I get 1200 unemployment a month rather than my 4000. per month job! I am tired of the games in D.C. I have rent to pay and food to buy so my children won’t starve! I could carless about myself eating. I have lost ten pounds in the last 4 weeks just so I could save a little extra food for my kids. They are worthless human beings.

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  18. stephanie mims

    June 29, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I am sorry to say that we ran out of food laast week, and I had no money, and still don’t. I had to come up with something to feed us. (1 child and myslf) and I went and bought some dog food and I have turned it iunto meatloaf. I moisten the dry dog with water, then I use the meatloaf pan that I have, and bake it. I have not told my child. I am ashamed. I am sinking fast. and I am scared.

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  19. EAS

    June 29, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Why is Congress in such a stalemate/standoff to pass “Common Sense” legislation such as the unemployment extension which is good policy and benefits American citizens first? Is it because the GOP (Greed Over Principles) Elephants playing too much “Hungry, Hungry Hippo” while waiting for the November elections or the Democrats (Donkeys) being stubborn mules because they control both Houses but can’t stop Republican filibusters? Are both parties “NO COMPROMISE” stance, filled with “EGOTISM” and a line drawn in the “PARTISAN POLITICAL” sand, detrimental to the American people whom are suffering through one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression?
    Are their ineptitudes and inactions affecting you or other Taxpaying citizens personally? From the looks of thousands of comments on this site and hundreds of others, this seems to be the case.
    “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
    “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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