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H.R. 3548 would amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation.

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March 19, 2010, 1:10pm (report abuse)

"The last thing we can afford right now is to cut these families loose and pull money for basic necessities like gas and groceries out of our economy."

http://schauer.house.gov/Blog/?postid=173704

This still could be worked on and added to so either way who's to say he wouldn't keep pushing for it and more.

desperateinri

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:11pm (report abuse)

Thanks Paladinette! I'm not giving up. I have been calling, faxing, emailing all week both houses of congress. When I'm homeless, I'll leave a forwarding address at the post office, for all my bills and rejection letters, for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington DC or One Capitol Hill, Washington DC!

@WRONG

March 19, 2010, 1:13pm (report abuse)

U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer: Congress must approve unemployment benefits extension

U.S. Rep. Mark Schauer offered his own bill today to keep unemployment benefits that are set to run out next month. Schauer, D-Battle Creek, introduced a bill after the Senate this week failed to include an extension of jobless benefits its jobs bill. The House already approved a bill in December that would have extended unemployment checks for another six months. "My phone has been ringing off the hook with calls from Michigan families who are afraid that the last string on our social safety net is about to get cut because Congress can't get its act together to pass an extension of unemployment benefits," Schauer said in a statement. "I share their frustration, which is why I'm ready to do whatever it takes to make sure we get this done by the end of the week to prevent the loss of benefits for thousands of Michigan families. feb 26

@Paladinette

March 19, 2010, 1:13pm (report abuse)

You really think we should "air or dirty Laundry" so to speak...and let others see how they really treat their own citizens,,and how great WE ARE NOT..or should we do it just to embarras(?) them

@WRONG

March 19, 2010, 1:14pm (report abuse)

There is nothing on Schauer's website except the press release from 2/25. Can you give me a link?

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:14pm (report abuse)

ATTENTION ALL:

Here is an opportunity for us to

1 - get your story out there

2 - fight for the cause

3 - get an opportunity to be noticed by employers!!!!

http://tinyurl.com/ydqpxpm

@Paladinette

March 19, 2010, 1:15pm (report abuse)

Are you saying Eddie lied to you?

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:16pm (report abuse)

@ @Paladinette March 19, 2010, 1:13pm

INDEED I do!! If we need to SHAME our govt. into doing the right thing, I ask WHY NOT?????

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:18pm (report abuse)

@ DEspinRI

..........forwarding address at the post office, for all my bills and rejection letters, for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington DC or One Capitol Hill, Washington DC!

*****************************************************

Too funny!!!!

@PAL ID LIKE TO KNOW

March 19, 2010, 1:23pm (report abuse)

know where your crystal ball is how do you know who's doing their part and who isn't! YOU MAKE ALOT OF ASSUMPTIONS THAT YOU CANNOT BACK UP WITH FACTS!! BECAUSE NOT ALL PEOPLE FEEL THE NECESSITY TO GO PUBLIC WITH WHAT THEY ARE DOING YOU DENOUNCE THEM!! NOT EVERYONE NEEDS TO BLOW THEIR OWN HORN ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL THEY ARE AND HOW MUCH THEY ARE DOING! OBVIOUSLY YOU ARE VERY INSECURE ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO " ASSUME" AND PRESUME THAT THEY TALK FOR THE PEOPLE!! YOU ARE A TRUE JERK!! AND GO AHEAD AND HIDE EVERYONE WHO DOES NOT AGREE WITH YOU!! FOOL

@@Wrong

March 19, 2010, 1:27pm (report abuse)

I checked both sites... nothing about a tier 5 or extending a tier 3 or 4.. back up what you say with a link. thankyou

Maestro

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:29pm (report abuse)

There are NO bills even on radar that will add weeks to tier 4 or create a tier 5. Only a bill that extends the FILING DATES!!!! The number of weeks to claim is still the same. So if you're on tier 4, like I am, when you've collected the extra 6 weeks, you're DONE!!!! NOTHING LEFT.

LINK RIGHT HERE

March 19, 2010, 1:30pm (report abuse)

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Mark Schauer was dated March 18, 2010. The bill last week already extended … Also the number of people losing benefits in Michigan stated in the .... United States Senator http://sanders.senate.gov. Please contact this Senator who is for extending tiers for the …

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Additional Benefits

March 19, 2010, 1:31pm (report abuse)

I've said this before and I will say it again. This should be a fight for job creation with benefits extensions supporting those that fight.

I do not like the attitude of entitlement displayed here. No one owes us anything. No one else is going to do your share of the work.

For god's sake people, we watched a massive corporate bailout. And there have been many cute little responses and email and such. However, there was no concerted effort by this nation's people to demand changes in the financial system, and there was no real demand for a comprehensive plan to restart the economy and get America back to work.

Don't tell me we really want change and a rebirth for the average citizen. We did not get it, and so we did not demand it, and act until the deal was in hand.

The average American is so lazy now they think wars are video games and the only people who should sacrifice are the soldiers. We are the soldiers here, but we are also the Americans. Army of one is BS.

@@PAL

March 19, 2010, 1:32pm (report abuse)

STFU get help

desperateinri

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:33pm (report abuse)

Our elected officials who choose to ignore this situation are in for a rude wake-up call in the next couple of weeks. What are they going to do with the million or so people who will be left out in the cold with no help what so ever from anyone. The numbers will be too staggering, it will be national news at that point, however, we'll all be living in tents by then.

Maestro

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:34pm (report abuse)

PEOPLE!!!!!! STOP. The bill only extends the filing dates of existing tiers, it does NOT add weeks nor does it create a Tier V. After you use up the 6 weeks of Tier IV, you're done

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:36pm (report abuse)

@Maestro (logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:29pm

This is exactly WHY we are calling- faxing-emailing-tweeting to change that fact. Will you please help us. Every hand in this fight counts.

Help our movie go viral http://tinyurl.com/ye956rd

Also please sign the Tier 5 petition link: http://tinyurl.com/yfq85sx

THANKS!!!!!

THE ONLY

March 19, 2010, 1:38pm (report abuse)

INFO HAS BEEN POSTED FROM UNEMPLOYED FRIENDS!! UNLESS SOMEONE KNOWS DIFFERENT WHY WOULD THE BATTLE CREEK PAPER PRINT IT??'ALSO GOOGLE SEN SCHAUER INTRODUCES BILL TO EXTEND UI BENEFITS!'n

Maestro

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:40pm (report abuse)

@Paladinette: Perfect, that's what is needed. I've been sending to Senators and Congressmen for over a month, and I can tell you they are not going to create a Tier V anytime soon, and most definitely will not add weeks to Tier IV since the bill is already introduced. But keep sending your messages anyway. Let them know this will be their LAST term.

desperateinri

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:40pm (report abuse)

Washington is too focused on healthcare reform right now. If it passes on Sunday, they will have a few days to gloat before they are hit with the hard reality that part of the former middle-class americans who have worked all their lives and now cannot find employment of anykind have nothing and nowhere to turn. I concentrating now on the House of Reps., they appear more down to earth than the arrogant ass$oles in the Senate.

desperateinri

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:43pm (report abuse)

going outside to play right now, too nice to sit inside and bang my head against the wall for something that is not even going to be addressed until it is too late. Have a good day!

Think Tank

March 19, 2010, 1:43pm (report abuse)

I read a news story out of the Brookings Institute that argued we should cut or limit unemployment benefits in states with high unemployment states such as Michigan rather than raise them raise them because they are high unemployment states. Their reasoning is pretty sound. Basically, cutting benefits pressures people to move to states with more job opportunities. The think tank also suggested some financial assistance for the transitional process to a new location.

Let's face it folks, many states such as Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, etc. have been waiting for the rebirth of manufacturing in this country for decades while doing little to nothing to diversify the economy while there populous whines about illegals, foreign labor, and so forth.

The world changes people. Change or become obsolete. Our paltry campaign for finding jobs and getting additional benefits has resulting in tiny little bread crumbs. Change or become obsolete.

@ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

March 19, 2010, 1:46pm (report abuse)

BRAVO YOU ARE COMPLETELY CORRECT! UNDERSTAND THOUGH THAT YOUR PLEA AND MINE WILL FALL ON DEAF EARS. ENTITLEMENT HA WELL COLLECTING UI FOR SOME IS BETTER THAN

FACING SOME REJECTION FROM EMPLOYERS WHO WONT HIRE THEM. SOME PROBABLY HAVE THE ATTITUDE WHEN INTERVIEWING THAT THEY ARE OWED A JOB!! IT'S A DISGRACE THAT THESE AMERICANS PUT THUS MUCH ENERGY INTO GETTING WHAT REALLY DOES AMOUNT TO A HANDOUT!' THEY CAN SCREAM ALL THEY WANT THAT IT ISNT BUT IT IS!! JOBS JOBS JOBS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE YELLING FOR!!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:52pm (report abuse)

@Think Tank

And exactly who can afford to move ? And where will we move to??? There are NO JOBS. Do we move to China? India? Think tanks are a bunch of diploma-ites, trust fund babies and academics who have never held a real job outside a University and know NOTHING about our plight. Way too out of touch. That solution is mindless. How anyone could think it was sound is beyond me.....

Patriots

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:53pm (report abuse)

Though the U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would extend several insurance-related federal programs until the end of the year, a House lawmaker has introduced another single-month extension bill.

The programs -- including the National Flood Insurance Program, COBRA and Medicare payment to doctors -- have been subjected to a recent series of short-term extensions that have postponed deeper action on some of the issues. The Senate passed a lengthier extension that would have given lawmakers until Dec. 31 to work out reforms in the complex programs, but the House hasn't acted on it. Now, Rep. Sander D. Levin, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, has introduced a bill extending the programs just through the end of April.

Cont.....

Patriots

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:53pm (report abuse)

"We're glad they're at least working to make sure there's not another lapse," said Matt Brady, a spokesman for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. "But obviously the long-term extension would have been preferable." He would like to see the Senate version favored, so lawmakers have sufficient time to work on reforming the program. It's so far unclear which bill will ultimately find the most favor on Capitol Hill.

Each of the extensions bills is mainly focused on unemployment benefits, which is the most expensive piece of the legislation

http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=172873

desperateinri

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:55pm (report abuse)

@think tank...

The individuals at the Brooking Institute who made that claim are pretty heartless. I have been thinking about moving to states with lower unemployment rates and unfortunately I will probably have no choice. It's really going to hurt though. I have lived her for 54 years, my family, children, grandchildren and friends are all here. What options do we have? Stay here and be homeless or move, without a dime in our pockets, and be miserable the rest of our lives. Don't even want to think about it anymore.

Maestro

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:56pm (report abuse)

@Patriots - that bill only addresses the filing dates, NOT the number of weeks you can collect benefits. If you're on Tier IV, when your 6 weeks is up, you're DONE!!! NO MORE, and with no jobs, that spells disaster. It's only an extension of filing dates.

Patriots

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 1:57pm (report abuse)

@Maestro

I understand that.

@desperateinri

March 19, 2010, 2:00pm (report abuse)

going outside to play right now, too nice to sit inside and bang my head against the wall for something that is not even going to be addressed until it is too late. Have a good day!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

AGREE! It's sunny and in the 70s here in CA -- gonna get the dogs out for a walk!

First day of Spring is tomorrow!! (:

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 2:00pm (report abuse)

@Additional Benefits

WE ARE FIGHTING FOR JOBS!!!! Did you even listen to the video? WE WANT JOBS, we just NEED TO SURVIVE until we have those jobs. You say entitlements? I say the government is supposed to protect the union = PEOPLE. THEY DID NOT !!! They let (and still allow even reward tax-wise) corporations send our jobs overseas, failed to regulate banks/Wall Street, and have waited more than 100 years after the Great Teddy Roosevelt first demanded healthcare for all - to take any action to attempt to regulate those greedy health insurance companies.

CONGRESS FAILED AMERICA and they are responsible for our economic collapse. So I feel no guilt or shame about calling on them to get off their rich BUTTS and help the citizens who were hurt the most by their negligence rather than toss away *00 BILLION to the greedy banks to save their a$$es!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 2:02pm (report abuse)

oops Should have read 800 Billion - sorry

Patriots

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 2:03pm (report abuse)

I just stopped by while I was eating my lunch. It is 70 degrees and sunny out. Too nice to hang out in cyberspace right now.

Have a good day folks.........

I saw this on the PI website! Hope for Tier V

March 19, 2010, 2:10pm (report abuse)

I just spoke with Eddie in Schauer's office, he said that the proposed bill (per the Battle Creek Enquirer story) is for those who will exhaust tier 4 benefits - this extension is for the long-term unemployed to receive benefits in addition to what tier 4 currently offers."

___________

THANK YOU, Congressman Schauer, for having the COURAGE and the VISION to introduce this legislation on behalf of the long-term unemployed in Michigan and all across the United States.

To all unemployed: Please get behind Congressman Schauer. Please get behind Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is pushing hard for the long-term unemployed to NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

Maestro

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 2:11pm (report abuse)

Nothing proposed addresses any extra weeks for Tier IV or a creation of Tier V. PERIOD!

Johnny

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 2:12pm (report abuse)

Obama Restores ACORN Funding

While America is distracted by Democrats’ attempts to unconstitutionally ram government-run healthcare down the throats of the American people, the Obama administration began preparing to resume funding to President Obama’s favorite community organizing group.

The fiscal floodgates are opening for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the president’s former employer and legal client, despite a congressional ban on funding the activist group that has long been a practitioner of election fraud.

In a March 16 memo Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag quietly ordered federal agencies to resume funding the group whose employees were caught on hidden camera videos last year condoning a variety of crimes including child prostitution and tax evasion

The Snake has struck again!

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 2:28pm (report abuse)

CALL ongressman Schauer

DC Office Phone: 202-225-6276

MI Office Phone: 517-780-9075

CONTACT Sen. Bernie Sanders

Burlington Office at (800)-339-9834 (toll-free in Vermont) or (802) 862-0697

Washington, DC office

Phone: 202-224-5141. Fax: 202-228-0776

contact the press office either by calling 202-224-5141 or emailing press (at) sanders.senate.gov.

Tell them we appreciate their efforts to ann extra weeks of unemployment even in the midst of the HEALTHCARE dominated atmosphere in DC. We cannot wait.

I'm waiting for

March 19, 2010, 2:41pm (report abuse)

someonebto show me that THE SEN SCHAUER ARTICLE IS IN ERROR. Everything I read says he is trying to intro this bill that WILL extend benefits. SHOW US WHY THISBIS NOT TRUE!!!

Tier IV

March 19, 2010, 2:44pm (report abuse)

Tier IV did not include all States. There were millions that have gone without unemployment benefits because their State did not quality for Tier IV.

For all those who really understand what happen to millions of the long term unemployed that have been left out in the cold because of "EB" and Tier IV. Be very careful because there are many on this site that are asking for money weeks to Tier IV, which means you will be left out once again without any unemployment benefits. A Tier V for a States will take care of everyone that still unemployed. In other words, here we go again with those who are clueless and pushing without real knoweledge of whats going on.

Stay fouce on this issues and become very clear about what you are asking for.

@I'm waitin for

March 19, 2010, 2:44pm (report abuse)

What? english please

Progress Report

March 19, 2010, 2:47pm (report abuse)

TWO HUNDRED TWEETS OUT!!!now gonna go get some sun...

@Progress Report

March 19, 2010, 2:48pm (report abuse)

forgot to add with video attahced!!!

WISE GUY

March 19, 2010, 2:50pm (report abuse)

Waiting for proof of schauer's article to show it was in error!! CAN YOU READ THAT OR ARE U IN BENGLADESH? SORRY DONT SPEAK FARSI OR ERDU!!

@TIER IV

March 19, 2010, 2:53pm (report abuse)

THAT'S RIGHT I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE here are pushing for tier v and are in a state that did not qualify for tier iv.? HOPE as you say they know that these people are only looking out for the qualified, I don't see them asking for benees for ALL!!

@@ Progress Report

March 19, 2010, 2:56pm (report abuse)

Thanks for ALL your hard work! Thanks to EVERYBODY! Hopefully HC will be passed and signed into law by Monday and we can BOMBARD our Reps and the MEDIA and NELP.org for a Tier V or addl weeks added to Tier V. Congress/Senate are playing the unemployed like fools, they haven't finalized HR 4213 intentionally AND that obvious with the mini-30 day extensions! They have no viable JOBS BILLS but mini-JOBS BILLS to be legislated seperately and thats means we the unemployed will not see any positive action coming from employers with incentives to hire until 2nd half of 2010, more reason for a TIER V.

@ Tier IV

March 19, 2010, 2:59pm (report abuse)

Instead of complaining why don't you compose YOUR letter as you feel it should be handled and post it on ww and the various websites. Nobody knows everyone's situation so participate. We can ALL copy your letter and email/fax/post all over as well. Lets work together for ALL!

@ WISE GUY

March 19, 2010, 3:02pm (report abuse)

Sorry but I couldn't understand what you posted either. No need to get ugly because it makes you appear less creditable and anyway this is a blog. Be nice,not ugly!

Answer

March 19, 2010, 3:02pm (report abuse)

@Anyone? 10:47am

List below are the "Unemployment Bill that have passed with there extension dates. And, there are two additional Bills that being introduced to extend dates beyond the those that have already been extended and passed by law.

Take a look, hope this help to explain whats going on.

Active Legislation

(1) Unemployment benefits, extend H.R.3548 P.L.111-92

(2)Unemployment benefits, extend to Feb. 28, 2010 H.R.3326 Div. B, P.L.111-118

(3) Unemployment benefits, extend to Apr. 05, 2010 H.R.4691 Sec. 2, P.L.111-144

(3) Unemployment benefits, extend to May 05, 2010 H.R.4851

NOTE: This bill have not passed yet, its being introduced to extened benefits until May 5, 2010.

(4) Unemployment benefits, extend to Dec. 31, 2010 H.R.4213

NOTE: This bill have ot passed yet, its being introducted to extends benfits until 12/31/2010.

So, you see there are two New Bills proposing benefits to be extended beyond those that have recently passed.

@@TIER IV

March 19, 2010, 3:02pm (report abuse)

ACTUALLY that skank, yes I have seen her photo, claims to speak for everyone sooo... HOW DO U KNOW TIER IV HAS NOT DONE JUST THAT? WHERE IS YOUR CRYSTAL BALL??

@tr V

March 19, 2010, 3:05pm (report abuse)

FCK Y NGGR LVR!

[http://tinyurl.com/disemvoweled]

@@ Wise Guy

March 19, 2010, 3:05pm (report abuse)

Try Spell-Check.

You all

March 19, 2010, 3:05pm (report abuse)

CLAIM to be "OF THE PEOPLE" but in reality you're only concerned with your own situation!! HOW ABOUT THE STATES THAT DID NOT QUALIFY FOR TIER IV' WHERE ARE ALL THE REPLIES!! ??

[vulgarity]

March 19, 2010, 3:07pm (report abuse)

[vulgarity]

TRY READING

March 19, 2010, 3:09pm (report abuse)

THAT POST!! GUESS THATS THE KINGS ENGLISH HUH!!! SOME NERVE MINE WERE ONLY UNSPACED THAT POST IS LIKE HELEN KELLER WROTE IT!!

CA EDD

March 19, 2010, 3:13pm (report abuse)

Just received a letter from CA EDD that I qualified (passed the exam) for a position of "Employment Program Representative" and to apply by 03-23-10. Salary range $2,817-$4,256 month. I'm guessing that this is a basic position like the reps that answer the phone. Wow!--the salary exceeds the job performance and expectations that I have experienced thus far from the EDD.

Def will apply but since I'm white and not bilingual won't get my hopes up. And the speed (LOL) that the EDD gets anything done..am sure this job opening won't be filled for months!

Just sharing.

Maestro

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 3:14pm (report abuse)

HR 4213 extended the "filing dates" only so it does NOT address the plight of those already on Tier IV and will exhaust the 6 weeks as early as Mar 31. After that, there is nothing that addresses the hundreds of thousands that will be dropped. There is an urgent, and desperate need, for those people NOW, not just an extension of filing dates for Tier IV.

There's also many States that did not qualify for a Tier IV, those States have a urgent, and desperate, need to have their plight addressed. HR 4213 isn't even a band aid.

Tier IV

March 19, 2010, 3:15pm (report abuse)

@2:59pm March 19, 2010

I believe that you totally missed my point in the post. Everyone thats been on this site in the past few months should have knowledge about States that didn't qualify for "EB" and or Tier IV and I've read some of their post and are shocked to read that they are not taking inconsideration for all those that have not received all the federally funded benefits. But, they are always sending out messages to everyone that we are all in this together. So, if we are, "all in this together" then we need to be mindful of those long-term unemployed people around the country that have been left out in the cold. My post was just a nice way or trying to remind them without specifically using their names.

Thats the reason that the message that we are requesting is to add e Tier V for ALL States for 13-20 weeks of unemplyment benefits until December 31, 2010.

There two new bills out there that can be amendmented to add a Tier V. So we got out pick.

Tier V to Survive! It will Happen!

March 19, 2010, 3:15pm (report abuse)

Toll-Free #’s the Senators 1 888 245-0215. Toll-Free #’s to the Switchboard-Congress.

866-338-1015

877-851-6437

877-210-5351

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Copy/paste and EMAIL to your Congressman/Senators. We need a Amendment to HR 4213

(1) amend and add a Tier V

with 13 weeks of unemployment for all 50 States.

Maestro

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 3:16pm (report abuse)

and the same goes for all the other bills listed above, they only extend filing dates, they do not address the more serious, and desperate issue.

OBAMA BIG LOSER WITH JOBS NON/BILL

March 19, 2010, 3:18pm (report abuse)

This morning in Washington, President Obama was in the Rose Garden trying to make the jobs bill he was signing sound like a big success, chief economic adviser Larry Summers was at the National Press Club trying to make the administration sound tough on financial regulatory reform -- and a critical bunch of economists, policymakers and policy wonks were gathering at the New America Foundation to bemoan the fundamental unseriousness of the administration's approach to economic recovery and job creation.

Including that so-called jobs bill.

OBAMACARE FOREMOST

March 19, 2010, 3:20pm (report abuse)

The White House held a ceremony Thursday in the sunny Rose Garden where Obama signed into law a $38 billion jobs bill containing a modest mix of tax breaks and spending designed to encourage the private sector to start hiring again.

Even with jobs on his immediate agenda, Obama's opening remarks were about health care.

"Let me say a few words about the latest development in the debate over health insurance reform," Obama told the audience of administration officials, lawmakers and interest groups. "I don't know if you guys have been hearing, but there's been a big debate going on here."

Positive people STAY focused! Ignore the Ignorant ones

March 19, 2010, 3:23pm (report abuse)

Keep CALLING-FAXING-EMAILING the MEDIA and our Representatives in Washington to demand a Tier V. All these Jobs Bills coming thru in bits & pieces will take weeks to pass both houses and mos for Employers to start HIRING so we need a LIFELINE of extension benefits to continue. Washington as in 2009 has put the economy and this recession on the back burner AND we can't allow them to dismiss us or ignore us with the hope we will go away because WE will NOT! KEEP UP THE FIGHT JUST AS WITH HR 3548! The naysayers said we had no chance and it happened.

u don't think they'll GET YOU

March 19, 2010, 3:25pm (report abuse)

IRS Reportedly Comes to Car Wash for 4-Cent Debt

A California car wash owner says he's rather amused after two Internal Revenue Service agents visited his business to demand he pay a debt - of four cents.

"I come to work, and my manager says, you're not going to believe this. A couple of IRS agents just came in here demanding payment for back taxes," Aaron Zeff told Fox 40 KTXL Sacramento. "I looked at the letter and I couldn't believe what I saw. The number was astonishing. Four cents."

@Answer

March 19, 2010, 3:26pm (report abuse)

Still here cause you miss the question. Just came back and saw your post.

There's A War In Washington

March 19, 2010, 3:27pm (report abuse)

There's a War in Washington on our very own land. Those against the HC Bill, which are the majoirty in this country vs those who just want a little recognition with taking the majority of the voices in this country. The majority in this country DON'T WANT "SOCIALIZED MEDICINE" Even the young children thats growing up and will be responsible for paying the cost of that Health once they become adults. Heck, they don't want that burden themselves. They are looking forward to going to college and most tuition these days are costly and they don't what another cost to keep them for going on with there live and starting a family.

AGENDA AGENDA AGENDA

March 19, 2010, 3:27pm (report abuse)

THE TEABAGGERS ARE AT IT AGAIN WITH THE OBAMA-BASHING! TOO MUCH FOR US TO DO INBETWEEN JOB SEARCHING TO HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THEIR B.S. BUT JUST IGNORE IT! AFTER 8 YEARS OF THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION THAT SNOWBALLED THIS CRISIS, I'M STILL WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA DISPITE HIS MISTAKES AT LEAST IN NOT INTO ANOTHER MISGUIDED WAR & OSAMA BIN LADEN IS STILL LAUGHING AT AMERICA!

THIS IS EMGLISH

March 19, 2010, 3:28pm (report abuse)

AND THEY PICK ON ME!! lol

" amendmented"

@CA EDD

March 19, 2010, 3:29pm (report abuse)

How did you get the letter, did you sign up or is it something that they are sending to everyone on UI?

Universal Healthcare is the way to go!

March 19, 2010, 3:31pm (report abuse)

Public Option should have been included but at least the HC bill will cover prex-conditions right away. Those that are against HC reform are WELL-PAID by the lobbyists who are WELL-PAID by the Private insurance companies, so take what they say on the internet with a grain of WELL-PAID salt. How quickly some people sell their souls for a few pieces of Silver & Gold.

BMOREMATT 1 of 3

March 19, 2010, 3:31pm (report abuse)

Dear Friend:

Thank you for writing me. I have heard from many

Americans who are losing their jobs and struggling to pay their bills.

Every day, I meet with my economic advisors to make sure we are

doing all we can to create good jobs and help Americans support their

families and pursue the American Dream.

@Universal

March 19, 2010, 3:34pm (report abuse)

Not that this is the place but just saw this and thought how wrong.

MR. GIBBS: .....Tom.

Q I have two quick questions.

MR. GIBBS: Yes.

Q First, earlier this week -- sorry, I have two questions. First, earlier this week, both Rush Limbaugh and Michael Moore pointed out that the preexisting condition provision of the legislation doesn’t take effect for another four years, and I’m wondering if you could tell us, was that a concession, and if so, who fought for that and what did they -- what did you get in return?

MR. GIBBS: There is --

Q For adults, that is.

MR. GIBBS: Right. Well, again, the -- as I described earlier and as the President has described, there are certain things that cannot be instituted until you have everyone in the system. Obviously this is a piece of legislation that phases in over the course of many years those changes. And as a result of that phasing in, when that's done, preexisting conditions for adults will be outlawed.

cont:

Tier IV

March 19, 2010, 3:34pm (report abuse)

@3:28pm

Its a typo! And, its a wonder that you didn't see the others. :)

LOL!

@Universal

March 19, 2010, 3:34pm (report abuse)

But understand this -- when this becomes law, an insurance company will no longer be able to discriminate against a child that has -- that they believe or says that has a preexisting condition.

Q That’s on day one.

MR. GIBBS: Right.

Q Children. And so it’s pegged to the mandate then, is that fair to say?MR. GIBBS: Yes.

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March 19, 2010, 3:35pm (report abuse)

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was

the first step to spur job growth and ease the pain of unemployment.

This measure was designed to save or create millions of jobs here at

home in industries such as alterative energy, health care, and

construction. By extending and increasing emergency unemployment

compensation and increasing access to health insurance, ARRA has

provided relief to millions of unemployed Americans and has helped

improve our Nation's economic outlook.

Many Americans, however, are still struggling to find

employment and provide for their families, and I am working to

promote additional job creation. To assist workers who lose their

jobs, I signed into law the Worker, Homeowner, and Business

Assistance Act in November, extending unemployment benefits

beyond what exists in ARRA. I also signed into law an extension

of COBRA benefits to ensure that a safety

net remains in place for those who face long-term unemployment.

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 3:35pm (report abuse)

@ Tier IV March 19, 2010, 2:44pm

I must strongly agree with your post. Either they need to add weeks to tier 3 or give a tier 5 for all states!! Excellent point!

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March 19, 2010, 3:36pm (report abuse)

Together, we can help more Americans find and keep good jobs and

enjoy a healthy standard of living. To locate an employment center

near you, select your state at: www.dol.gov/dol/location.htm.

For information on benefits and opportunities for those out of work, I

encourage you to visit: www.dol.gov/dol/audience/aud-

unemployed.htm. To find career resources, you may call 1-877-872-

5627 or visit: www.careeronestop.org. While it will take time to turn

our economy around, I am confident that, working together, we will

emerge from this crisis stronger than before.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama

Paladinette

(logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 3:38pm (report abuse)

@ CA EDD March 19, 2010, 3:13pm

CONGRATS!!!! Best of luck as that would be a great job. Since you understand our plight you will be uniquely qualified to be an asset in that position.

Tier IV

March 19, 2010, 3:40pm (report abuse)

@2:59pm March 19, 2010

corrections...

I believe that you totally missed my point in the post. Everyone thats been on this site in the past few months should have knowledge about States that didn't qualify for "EB" and or Tier IV and I've read some of their post and are shocked to read that they are not taking inconsideration for all those that have not received all the federally funded benefits. But, they are always sending out messages to everyone that we are all in this together. So, if we are, "all in this together" then we need to be mindful of those long-term unemployed people around the country that have been left out in the cold. My post was just a nice way or trying to remind them without specifically using their names.

Thats the reason that the message that we are requesting is to add a Tier V for ALL States for 13-20 weeks of unemployment benefits until December 31, 2010.

There two new bills out there that can be amended to add a Tier V. So we got out pick.

Tier IV

March 19, 2010, 3:43pm (report abuse)

@Paladinette (logged-in user) March 19, 2010, 3:35pm

Thank you!

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