Home

Blog

P.L. 111-205, The Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010 (261 comments ↓ | 28 wiki edits: view article ↓)

  • This item is from the 111th Congress (2009-2010) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.

H.R. 4213 would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions.

(read more ↓)
[63 views]

Learn More

From the Blog

1,000 Pages of Comments

Yes, 1,000 pages—more even—is how long the discussion on Public Law 111-92, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, has become. It’s not the high-toned debate we might like, but many people are collaborating and comparing notes o...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – March 1, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of March 1, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in From the Blog: Unemployment—Its Long-Term Effects, as Benefits Expire Studies ....

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – March 8, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of March 8, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in From the Blog: Belt-Tightening for Members of Congress? Members of Congress re...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – March 15, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of March 15, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in From the Blog: Just Give Us the Earmark Data! WashingtonWatch.com has launche...

More Bills on the House Floor This Week

Here are some more of the bills Congress will debate this week: H.R. 2288 – Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Improvement Act H.R. 4491 – Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act H.R. 4493 – To provide for the enhancement of v...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – May 24, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of May 24, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the Blog: “The Contract” on Earmarks The Contract From America...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – June 14, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of June 14, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the Blog: Emergency Summer Jobs A bill in the House this week contains emergency ...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – June 21, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of June 21, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the Blog: How Congress Handles Medicare A cut in pay for health care provid...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – July 6, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of July 5, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the Blog: Congress’ Non-Budget Budget As we noted last week, Congress ...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – July 19, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of July 19, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the Blog: The Individual Mandate is a Tax Not long ago, President Obama den...

WashingtonWatch.com Digest – July 26, 2010

This is the WashingtonWatch.com email newsletter for the week of July 26, 2010. Subscribe here. email newsletter | tell a friend | wiki | about | home | log in On the Blog: Don’t Ignore the Spending Last week, the controversial ouste...

Visitor Comments Comments Feed for This Bill

Page 1 of 4: « First/Oldest | ‹ Previous | Next › | Last/Newest »

COME ON PEOPLE

March 2, 2010, 11:34pm (report abuse)

THIS IS THE SITE FOR ADD TIERS

dudley

March 3, 2010, 9:20pm (report abuse)

where do you see that? I have scammed it twice and cant find anything that talks about adding new tiers.

UnemployedInFL

(logged-in user) March 5, 2010, 3:34am (report abuse)

I've read the bills and have been reading quite a few articles regarding HR4691, HR4213 and the Baucus Substitute amendment #3336 to HR4213. They're all about extending the EUC Program.

These bills DO NOT add Tiers and/or weeks to existing Tiers.

They all say nothing about the 15 - 25 million who have exhausted all their benefits and will still get nothing no matter how long THE PROGRAM is extended.

These articles need to convey the difference.

When they don't explain, they only serve to confuse the issue further.

Telling everyone we're getting a big bang, when it's barely a fizzle.

UnemployedInFL

(logged-in user) March 5, 2010, 3:52am (report abuse)

Join Us Here.

http://tinyurl.com/yd2qa36

We won't convey any false hope. If you don't fight for it, you won't get it.

START DEMANDING!!! We need Long-Haul Life-Line Legislation!!!

We've got to stop asking, hoping and whining. START DEMANDING!!!

Separating the issues (EUC Program extension -vs- New Tiers/Weeks) does nothing but play into partisan politics, allowing an empty victory and an out for Dems to return to Health Care Insurance Reform.

They've satisfied maybe 2 - 4 million unemployed whose only argument was,- "they got all the Tiers, why shouldn't we?".

This is the kind of logic that allowed the politicians to take the back door into the alley leaving 15 - 18 million waiting at the front door begging for scraps, again.

Why did we let Washington split us up with such a childish excuse?

We have weak leadership, that's why.

UnemployedInFL

(logged-in user) March 5, 2010, 3:52am (report abuse)

The 2 - 4 million unemployed actually got the Tiers because the economy is still in the crapper. And the people it benefitted didn't even understand what was happening. Let's not forget that.

It will take these 2 - 4 million along time to catch up to the wealth of knowledge us 15 - 18 million unemployed have accrued during our previous battles with these politicians.

15 - 18 million unemployed did not get any Tiers. Why not? Aren't we in the same economy? Let's not forget that either.

Are we discriminating between different types of Unemployed people now? The ones who got all the Tiers and the ones who didn't.

If your unemployed because the bankers, corporations, wall street and politicians don't know how to keep our economy strong then you should be getting a Life-Line Check. They've been calling them unemployment checks but let's face it this is way beyond the scope of your neighborhood unemployment agency.

UnemployedInFL

(logged-in user) March 5, 2010, 3:53am (report abuse)

If they don't want to give us a check to pacify us, then for God's sake let's take our country back. It's ours not theirs. They can run it as long as they don't screw us. Well they've been screwing us!!!

Congress is not going to tell us face-to-face,- that's all you're getting!!!

They absolutely know there'd be riots in the streets and modern political entities forming and fighting for territory. Are you going to wait and give them more time to build prisons and riot squads with stimulus money. They know the day is coming. Don't you?

They've chopped up a section of unrepresented Unemployed people and disposed of them by the millions.

These unrepresented Unemployed people are people we don't here from anymore. They're broke! They're living in a car, if they're lucky. They're the new faces begging on the street corner. They're the ones who no longer have their laptops and internet or phones to keep fighting for more Tiers. They're destitute. They're you, in time.

UnemployedInFL

(logged-in user) March 5, 2010, 3:53am (report abuse)

Some have outlasted most because they're single, no kids and live cheap.

If your not in this fight for some kind of Life-Line Check legislation, then you may as well stand in the next line waiting at the front door begging for scraps.

These Life-Line payments need to be paid to all who were unemployed thru no fault of their own until the Total Unemployment Rate gets back down to a predetermined level, say 5%.

The legislation should include avenues for training, recurrent training, OJT and self-employment programs, etc., to help us get ourselves back to work.

This economy isn't expected to change significantly until 2013. Ask any reputable economist.

We need Long-Haul Life-Line Legislation!!!

Join Us Here.

http://tinyurl.com/yd2qa36

We won't convey any false hope. If you don't fight for it, you won't get it.

START DEMANDING!!! We need Long-Haul Life-Line Legislation!!!

IT MUST BE INCLUDED IN H.R. 4213 before they start talking OBAMA-care again.

djen

March 10, 2010, 6:29pm (report abuse)

I read the unemployment section twice. I think it is very unclear as to whether or not any of the tiers will be extended. I have been surfing and cannot find anything saying unemployment tiers will be extended, just time to file for the tiers. Anyone else see anything?

Ghost, Ca

March 10, 2010, 7:36pm (report abuse)

So those of us who have been unemployed and unable to get employed, NO JOBS, are SOL. I have 4 weeks left on tier 4.

c

March 10, 2010, 9:53pm (report abuse)

It goes back to the house for their tweeking of the bill so you better get on the horn to the house politicans to include a new tier because once you are out of tier 4 and eb your done.

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 10, 2010, 9:56pm (report abuse)

Everyone NOT helped by the bill passed today (everyone who has exhausted tier 3 or will soon exhaust tier 4) NEEDS to call, fax, email, tweet all members of the HOUSE & SENATE and the MEDIA as well. REMEMBER that WE ARE AMERICANS and right now WE have a disaster of LONG TERM UNEMPLOYMENT in this country that NEEDS IMMEDIATE AID from our GOVT!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 10, 2010, 9:58pm (report abuse)

Long term unemployed / short term unemployed:

Join the UNION for the unemployed - unite with folks in the same situation in your area. Join a cube - start your own cube - link into neighborhoods. If we can gather in big numbers we can march locally. We need to start somewhere.

http://www.unionofunemployed.com

ALSO KEEP CALLING- FAXING- TWEETING-EMAILING and educating senate aides who have no clue. It is very easy to send one email to many senators & congressmen & media outlets at the same time. USE the BBC feature.

Today may seem like a defeat, but to those of us who knew this bill had NOTHING for those needing extra tiers it came as no surprise. PLEASE do not let it discourage you. It should fire us all up even more!!! We are AMERICANS and we can get this done!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 11, 2010, 12:10am (report abuse)

MSNBC Poll - How long should unemployment workers get compensation after they are laid off?

Hey all go take this fast poll for MSNBC and do not forget to write a 140 character comment too!!!

http://tinyurl.com/y9dwtzt

A NEW SITE.. TAKE A LOOK AND GET INVOLVED AND LET'S DO IT!!!!

March 12, 2010, 4:01am (report abuse)

Below is a new site that is focused on nothing but the Tier V Extension:

http://tier5.webs.com/

It can't hurt and might even help

John49

March 12, 2010, 8:35pm (report abuse)

If you think 99 weeks is enough this was introduced in the heart of the recession it is not over yet cities the last month has lost jobs like ohio etc. We need an extenstion for 1 additional year tier 5 and 6. By making people drop off the system does not mean they are working they can not find living work stop the game playing and do what is right for once. These people need a lifeline so they can afford to look for work otherwise this will just esculate the current problems.

Bennie Bryant

March 15, 2010, 1:01am (report abuse)

we have got to have a tier 5 and 6 , too many people out of work and are going to lose everything me and the other million have ever worked for. i worked for 30 years and got laid off ,in june of 08. its very,very, hard and i drawed my last and very last unemployment check this week. so stop playing with the american people and help us with a new 5th and 6th tier. we have to make it and servive. without these checks ,we will be homeless. so add the extra tiers ,5th and 6th and add 40 extra weeks. and get this very bad stress off our minds. please. with out the extra tiers the economie will go to a depression. take my advice. it will. help now before its to late. please. im 55 years old and the jobs are very hard to find. help. please. thanks. bennie bryant.. i urgently request you to grant this request. please. thank you.

gville

(logged-in user) March 15, 2010, 9:00pm (report abuse)

Found it on another blogg it makes sense to me.

Aside from any other officials you contact, if we could make a point to call the two Senators offices listed on the corresponding days listed, telling them to pass along to the Senator the message of our need for a TIER 5 EXTENSION prior to the "spring break" that begins on March 29th, we can be sure they will hear us loud and proud and know we are here as one, and what we need.

Monday

Senator Harry Reid: Phone= (202) 224-3542

Senator Jean Shaheen: Phone= (202) 224-2841

Tuesday

Senator Richard Durbin: Phone= (202) 224-2152

Senator Max Baucus: Phone= (202) 224-2651

Wednesday

Senator Debbie Stabenow: Phone= (202) 224-4822

Senator Sherrod Brown: Phone= (202) 224-2315

Thursday

Senator Robert Casey: Phone= (202) 224-6324

Senator Chris Dodd: Phone= (202) 224-2823

Friday

Senator Al Franken: Phone= (202) 224-5641

Senator Arlen Specter: Phone= (202) 224-4254

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 17, 2010, 5:00pm (report abuse)

Tier 5 to SURVIVE to movie:

Watch it here…this pretty much sums it up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEDDTxRrtK4

I would suggest emailing/posting/tweeting this link to anyone who will listen – local/nat’l media, congressional reps, etc., etc…GET THE WORD OUT! People need to understand the importance and urgency of this issue!

republicanmomrichey

March 18, 2010, 9:10pm (report abuse)

i dont see how tax extenstions and cobra have any thing to do with one another, by putting off this vote the cost of soy bean keeps droping and droping why weren't the two issues seperated?

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 23, 2010, 11:53pm (report abuse)

PROGRESS UP DATES:

PLEASE HELP THIS GO VIRAL-

Tier 5 to SURVIVE the movie: UPDATE

In 6 days this video has over 5000 hits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEDDTxRrtK4

Press Release #1 400+ hits http://tinyurl.com/ybx7hy6

Press release #2 over 1200 hits http://tinyurl.com/yfpqk7d

The Tier 5 petition link: http://tinyurl.com/yfq85sx Just over 2200+ letters sent !!!!

Nearly 3000 tweets 2500 re-tweets

Let’s GO GO GO People!!!! We can make this happen!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 26, 2010, 6:07pm (report abuse)

Newest PRESS RELEASE on Jobless Americans. Good read GREAT cartoon

http://prlog.org/10595073

Paladinette

(logged-in user) April 2, 2010, 8:11pm (report abuse)

Join the facebook for jobless

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&gid=109835639036411

Ode to Wa

April 3, 2010, 9:43pm (report abuse)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4oUWBIid50

Another childish anti Rep rant.

UnemployedInFL

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 3:19pm (report abuse)

Check out this on NELPs website.

They're fighting to keep 6 million illegal immigrants working in this country.

http://www.nelp.org/site/issue…/category/immigrants_and_work/

Taking our jobs.

YOU CAN'T SERVE TWO MASTERS!!!

kevinfinnerty

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 8:55pm (report abuse)

@MNnice:

First...Wow 26 comments. This site better be ready to rock.......

Paladinette

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 9:14pm (report abuse)

LET's get ready to rumble!!!!

Cyber March on Washington HELP WANTED

NEWEST PRESS RELEASE: http://www.prlog.org/10632490

IMPORTANT READ

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 9:30pm (report abuse)

I'm here lol

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 9:53pm (report abuse)

@ Kevin .. are you here , too?

kevinfinnerty

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 10:42pm (report abuse)

@MNnice:

Yes i am here with you.......

kevinfinnerty

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 10:43pm (report abuse)

To all:

There has been much concern and confusion on how our tier V for 99ers petition gets distributed and how and who it really goes to.

I am a member of Change.org and have sent a personal message to Issa Decker who is the creator of our tier V for 99ers petition.

I will shortly be posting the entire list of representatives who gets a copy of your signature and letter if you left one. This distribution happens as SOON as you sign and is automatically sent.

I want to make sure that everyone knows that these signatures sends a strong message to our representatives.

It is a non stop barrage of emails sent and i strongly feel right now it is our best chance for more benefits.

Along with all the efforts put forth by Paladinette...........

kevinfinnerty

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 10:44pm (report abuse)

continued...

continued:

Issa Decker sent you a private message on Change.org.

-------------------------------------------

Reply to your comment.

It gets emailed every time someone signs! It goes to your congressional leaders and the ones that I designated.

Thanks for the support.

Issa

Here is the designated list from Issa..........................

Targeting: The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate, The U.S. House, see more...The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate, The U.S. House, Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the House), Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ), Sen. Charles Grassley (IA), Sen. Dick Durbin (IL), Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY), Sen. Max Baucus (MT), Sen. Harry Reid (NV), Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY), Sen. Tom Coburn (OK), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-08), Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Rep. Eric Cantor (VA-07) and Rep. Jim McDermott (WA-07)

Started by: Issa Decker

kevinfinnerty

(logged-in user) April 17, 2010, 10:45pm (report abuse)

continued...

For every signature on our tier V petition it generates 16 emails!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We now have 14,449 signatures which has generated 231,184 emails.

Now you know why i post these numbers every day. This is huge for us and we must keep it going strong...........

Paladinette

(logged-in user) April 18, 2010, 4:38pm (report abuse)

Cyber March on Washington HELP WANTED

NEWEST PRESS RELEASE: http://www.prlog.org/10632490

IMPORTANT READ

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 18, 2010, 11:26pm (report abuse)

WNV News: Temporary Unemployment Extension | Thousands Still Struggling Without Assistance

http://tinyurl.com/y2lqgzb

kevinfinnerty

(logged-in user) April 19, 2010, 5:14pm (report abuse)

THIS IS GREAT NEWS. OUR TIRE V TO SURVIVE PETITION HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF. PLEASE SIGN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE NOT DONE SO..................

We now have 15,711!! signatures on our tier V petition.Here is the short link for your convenience. SIGN SIGN SIGN...

Date extensions are not going to help most of us. We need more TIERS until the job market rebounds.

SIGN SIGN SIGN LET THEM KNOW WE MEAN BUSINESS

Also please watch Paladinette's tier V to survive video on youtube....

http://tinyurl.com/yfq85sx

Paladinette

(logged-in user) April 20, 2010, 4:52am (report abuse)

Want to get MEDIA attention for our cause???

http://tinyurl.com/y457pf6

GO THERE and help vote this article up the Newsvine!!!!

This is a way to get the attention of MSNBC. The more votes the better.

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 20, 2010, 1:21pm (report abuse)

maxpac

(logged-in user) April 19, 2010, 10:04pm (report abuse | hide this commenter)

HI EVERYONE. MICH. HERE. GOT AN E-MAIL FROM SENATOR D. STEBENOW.SHE SAID THEY WERE TRYING TO GET ANOTHER YEAR FOR TIER V. OF COURSE ITS BEING HELD UP WITH THE OTHER SIDE. SHE SAID IT HAS TO BE APPROVED BY SOME COMMITEE..BUT SHE DID SAY CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK THAT EVERYONE IS DOING.

Paladinette

(logged-in user) April 20, 2010, 1:54pm (report abuse)

OK boys & girls, today is another show and anyone who can afford to do so is encouraged to call in. I have told all my guests that the priority of my show is giving those frustrated with what is NOT happening for us in Washington a VOICE.

It will take me 15 min to do the announcements and introduce my guests but after 12:15 pacific time please do call in to vent/rant about your situation. I love to put a voice to the avatars I see daily!!

Here is the link to today's radio show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/p…inette/2010/04/20/jobless-talk

******Call-in Number: (347) 857-2884********

kevinfinnerty

(logged-in user) April 20, 2010, 8:11pm (report abuse)

THIS IS GREAT NEWS. OUR TIRE V TO SURVIVE PETITION HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF. PLEASE SIGN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE NOT DONE SO..................

We now have 16,837!! signatures on our tier V petition.Here is the short link for your convenience. SIGN SIGN SIGN...

Date extensions are not going to help most of us. We need more TIERS until the job market rebounds.

SIGN SIGN SIGN LET THEM KNOW WE MEAN BUSINESS

Also please watch Paladinette's tier V to survive video on youtube....

http://tinyurl.com/yfq85sx

Paladinette

(logged-in user) April 20, 2010, 9:41pm (report abuse)

My first article for Examiner.com is out HOT OFF THE PRESSES!!!

http://tinyurl.com/y2phhwy

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 21, 2010, 12:38pm (report abuse)

WNV Headline: Unemployment Extension Provisions Possible Within Weeks

During the weekly meeting of the National Press Club yesterday, Senator Levin addressed the much sought out question regarding H.R. 4213 American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010. During the session the Senator remarked, he “wants to see the extenders bill, and a small-business-focused tax bill (HR 4849) passed by the House in March, enacted before lawmakers leave for the Memorial Day recess.”

Although, this bill approved by the Senate in March does not address the question of additional weeks of unemployment compensation it does allow for the extension of the current EUC programs until the end of 2010.

http://tinyurl.com/y82wkfh

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 21, 2010, 2:44pm (report abuse)

Great article that is a SOBER reality check about what is happening and will happen in the USA if we do not stand up NOW !!

http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/010/fascism.htm

@MNnice

April 21, 2010, 2:54pm (report abuse)

is the bill H.R. 4213 is of any help to 99ers who exhausted all 4 tiers and or completed the maximum 99 weeks ?

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 21, 2010, 3:35pm (report abuse)

Not sure. I do not think so.

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 21, 2010, 3:35pm (report abuse)

NEW - CNN Money article:

No job for years and still looking

http://tinyurl.com/y7x4luw

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 21, 2010, 7:17pm (report abuse)

NEW from the Examiner.com - a MUST READ !!

Tier 5 unemployment legislation update for April 21 and why taking a job can cost you UI benefits

http://tinyurl.com/2fcpqmq

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 22, 2010, 7:31pm (report abuse)

NEW from the Examiner.com

Tier 5 unemployment update for April 22 and 500,000 people dropped from long term benefits

http://tinyurl.com/28vdlky

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 22, 2010, 10:57pm (report abuse)

WNV UPDATE:

Unemployment Extension | Tier V Questionable Before Break

The House Ways and Means Committee still has time to find some $27 billion to extend the existing EUC programs out until the end of the year however, that will only handle a relatively small percentage of both the unemployed and underemployed. In fact, the program may see even quicker closer since; estimations have enough people exhausting unemployment benefits under all programs by the end of July, to falsely lower that percentage utilized to trigger the unemployment extension program below levels thusly, cutting millions more from the program.

http://tinyurl.com/2f6988g

MNnice

(logged-in user) April 23, 2010, 1:08pm (report abuse)

NEW from the Examiner.com

Why Tier 5 is necessary: the historically poor job market - 23% unemployed > one year

http://tinyurl.com/32km8jm

UnemployedInFL

(logged-in user) April 25, 2010, 6:53am (report abuse)

H.R.4849.RFS - This is what the House of Representatives has decided to do for 99ers.

TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) with respect to 'subsidized employment' will be open to individuals whether they have children or not.

see TITLE IV, SEC. 401., (a) (4) (B)

`(iv) LIMITATION ON EXPENDITURES FOR SUBSIDIZED EMPLOYMENT- An expenditure for subsidized employment shall be taken into account under clause (ii) only if the expenditure is used to subsidize employment for--

`(I) a member of a needy family (without regard to whether the family is receiving assistance under the State program funded under this part); or

`(II) an individual who has exhausted (or, within 60 days, will exhaust) all rights to receive unemployment compensation under Federal and State law, and who is a member of a needy household (regardless of whether the household includes a child).';

Links:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.04849:

UnemployedInFL

(logged-in user) April 25, 2010, 7:06am (report abuse)

http://www.washingtonwatch.com…w/111_HR_4849.html#commentform

$$

May 10, 2010, 12:32pm (report abuse)

Call,Call,Call!!

Alex101

May 18, 2010, 9:17pm (report abuse)

I wish Washington cared for my friends who are unemployed!

They live like kings and queens while workers suffer.

Replace them all!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 20, 2010, 12:52am (report abuse)

SIGN THIS PETITION and PLEASE use your REAL NAME or it will not count!!

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/VoteThemAllOut/sign

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 20, 2010, 5:38pm (report abuse)

I've just updated Our WALL of SHAME http://joblessunite.yolasite.com/wall-of-shame.php

TIER V

May 20, 2010, 10:11pm (report abuse)

TIER 5 NOW

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 20, 2010, 11:41pm (report abuse)

Educating the media: MSNBC learns Congress is ignoring the 99ers - http://tinyurl.com/338rkhq

MNnice

(logged-in user) May 21, 2010, 2:04pm (report abuse)

BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS BREAKING NEWS ON CNN MONEY NOW AND IT TALKS ABOUT WEEKS !!!

Congress raises curtain on tax and spending bill

Safety net: The bill offers a number of safety-net provisions for the unemployed and financially strapped. It would extend to the end of this year a program that provides a greater-than-normal number of weeks that an unemployed person may collect federal unemployment benefits.

In addition, the bill would extend through year-end the federal subsidy to help the newly unemployed pay for health insurance under COBRA. And it also would provide more federal aid to help budget-strapped states meet the increased demands for Medicaid services.

Lastly, it would extend through September 2011 emergency funding to states for food stamps and aid for needy families and a subsidized jobs program.

http://tinyurl.com/24wevj2

JUST WONDERING

May 21, 2010, 8:53pm (report abuse)

6.7 MILLION AMERICANS are considered 99ers. And more coming.THAT figure does not include the TOTAL FAMILY UNIT numbers! So if you take even adding just a spouse to that figure which is effected, THAT FIGURE TOTALS 13.40 MILLION AMERICANS without a lifeline!VOTES that will hold you accountable during the elections this fall.

The unemployment sites are packed with horrid stories. These are our fellow country men and women, that at best hope and pray, they can hold out one more month-----to suicidal thoughts.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA....GET ON BOARD WITH YOUR OWN PEOPLE.....or your constituency will remember in the fall elections.

Americans are able to forget and forgive. BUT, this is touching home, our families, our children.

Without the help of campaign workers, doing the grunt work, YOU would not be sitting in your power seats. Yep, 99ers= volunteers.

YOU NEED TO HELP

BECAUSE WE NEED YOUR HELP

IF YOU WANT OUR HELP THIS FALL

TIER 5- is NECESSARY!!!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 21, 2010, 9:54pm (report abuse)

PHONE BLITZ on ED SCULTZ SHOW ALL NEXT WEEK

the number to call is 877-934-6833, you can go to bigeddieradio.com also to look at the website. I will be calling at exactly 12 east coast time , when asked what you want to talk

about say "HR4213 and how millions of people will not be

included"

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 21, 2010, 10:05pm (report abuse)

ATTENTION EXHAUSTED UNEMPLOYED!!!! WASHINGTON BLITZ PHASE II HAPPENING NOW!!!! LET THE FAXES AND PHONE CALLS BEGIN!!!!!

http://joblessunite.yolasite.com/phase-ii.p

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 22, 2010, 12:32am (report abuse)

99ers: Phase II begins now - the Ed Show radio call blitz begins next week - http://tinyurl.com/2bvhyqg

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 23, 2010, 3:47pm (report abuse)

Paladinette was on the Vince Daniels Radio Show KCAA 1050 AM dial Saturday, May 22nd - http://tinyurl.com/374bgdz

Jasper

May 27, 2010, 1:34am (report abuse)

WTFis going on?

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 29, 2010, 11:17pm (report abuse)

Pelosi laughs at unemployed who are out of benefits - http://tinyurl.com/2vauzq3

Patriots

(logged-in user) May 30, 2010, 2:55am (report abuse)

Tier 5 Unemployment Case Study: Alan In Alabama

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been publishing stories of long-term unemployed Americans who find themselves unemployed and without any additional unemployment benefits.

If you would like to share your story, email me at rick@allyourtv.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.

Today's story comes from Alan G., who lives in a suburb outside of Birmingham, Alabama.

Today I walked out of my house for the last time.

This is the house we've owned for 8 years. We've raised our children here, made friends and this was the house I thought my wife and I would live in the rest of our lives.

part 1

Patriots

(logged-in user) May 30, 2010, 2:56am (report abuse)

But it's been sold, because we couldn't keep making mortage payments. I've been out of work for over two years and my wife's employer cut her hours back to part-time more than a year ago. We cut every expense, pinched every penny, but even when I was still getting unemployment benefits we were barely getting by. Now that those benefits have been exhausted, there is just no way to keep the house.

We didn't buy more house than we could afford, we actually bought well before the housing market heated up. But even our modest mortagage payment is more than we can pay. And as my wife and I stood at the front door for the final time today, I'm not ashamed to say that we were both crying.

I don't what to do. I've been trying to find work, and despite what you hear from most of the legislators here in Alabama, there aren't any jobs to be found for a 52-year-old engineer.

part 2

Patriots

(logged-in user) May 30, 2010, 2:56am (report abuse)

I'm a social conservative and a life-long Republican. It kills me to hear the people I've voted for imply that I'm lazy or just not willing to take a job that is "beneath" me. I would have done anything to keep our house. Honestly, there are times when I think about my life insurance and try and figure out some way I could die that would not look like a suicide. At least my passing would give my family a future and the hopes of a decent life.

I'm writing this from the library, because we can't afford an Internet connection. Even if I hadn't sold my laptop to fix our car last week.

I want to die, but the only thing that keeps me going is knowing that my family would never understand. I love them too much to do that to them. But I also love them too much to allow this to go much longer.

I need help. We all need help and I wish someone would recognize that fact.

final part..........

Patriots

(logged-in user) May 30, 2010, 2:56am (report abuse)

Link to that article.

http://tinyurl.com/2warwhw

Paladinette

(logged-in user) May 31, 2010, 9:58pm (report abuse)

Write this producer of the Ed Show all our stories of woe now that we are without benefits. james@edschultzshow.com

Paladinette

(logged-in user) June 2, 2010, 5:03pm (report abuse)

Move over 99ers, the rest of the long term unemployed run out of benefits today - http://tinyurl.com/36s38zm

MAINSTREET SPEAKS

June 3, 2010, 4:36am (report abuse)

http://tinyurl.com/28g6m9p

Paladinette

(logged-in user) June 3, 2010, 11:19pm (report abuse)

Some positive news for 99ers? - http://tinyurl.com/3xpkkf5

Paladinette

(logged-in user) June 4, 2010, 4:46pm (report abuse)

Today there will be no Guest HOST - Instead I will be taking your calls only for the entire show. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/p…inette/2010/06/04/jobless-talk

So call and tell your story or just add your comment about our situation:

******THE Call-in Number is: (347) 857-2884********

NOON pacific TODAY!!!!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) June 5, 2010, 8:01pm (report abuse)

99ers continue to suffer as Congress set to resume after a week off - http://tinyurl.com/2e4gvdk

Patriots

(logged-in user) June 7, 2010, 1:01am (report abuse)

Tier 5 and extended unemployment benefits: Congressional hearings focus on long-term unemployment

June 6, 10:59 AM Rochester Unemployment Examiner Michael Thornton

Before I cover the House hearings, I wanted to mention that the next couple weeks could be your last, best chance to make your voices heard about the need for extended unemployment benefits, or an expanded Tier 4 or a new Tier 5. I know many of you continue to work hard to push Congress to do the right thing, but you’ll need to gather your energies and aim them at what could be the springboard for expanding unemployment benefits. No guarantees of course, but at least you’ll have the ear of Congress and likely the media as well. C-Span will be covering the proceedings and media outlets will probably pick up on pertinent testimony.

Here’s the introduction: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/…ss/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=11200

Patriots

(logged-in user) June 7, 2010, 1:01am (report abuse)

FOCUS OF THE HEARING:

The hearing will focus on possible policy responses to long-term unemployment.

http://tinyurl.com/2vnutd4

Paladinette

(logged-in user) June 7, 2010, 3:52am (report abuse)

Pelosi laughs at 99ers struggling without benefits - unemployed want apology for callous cackle - http://tinyurl.com/25btyc8

Paladinette

(logged-in user) June 7, 2010, 9:49pm (report abuse)

Another missed opportunity for Obama and the 99ers - so call him on this..... - http://tinyurl.com/28fp639

Paladinette

(logged-in user) June 7, 2010, 11:11pm (report abuse)

Unemployed Americans - Get your personal story into the Congressional Record - http://tinyurl.com/29g5pvc

Page 1 of 4: « First/Oldest | ‹ Previous | Next › | Last/Newest »

RSS Feeds for This Bill

Keep yourself updated on user contributions and debates about this bill! (Learn more about RSS.)