H.R.4934 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008

To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.

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  • Anonymous 02/29/2008 5:32pm

    I think the stimulus plan which was just passed has a hidden adjenda. Most people who qualify for this payment won’t receive more then $300-325 dollars. Those checks won’t reach anyone until May. If unemployment insurance was extended these checks would go out immediately. Compare March spending to May spending. With the extention of unemployment cash would be in the hands of people faster then the checks from the supposedly great STIMULUS PACKAGE PASSED.

  • Anonymous 04/14/2008 4:33pm

    The original bill S.2544 for Emergency Unemployment Extension that was originally introduced with the stimulus package is a bill that will cover EVERYONE that is in need of it for a longer period of time than HR 4934. Based on the amount of time most of us have been unemployed at this point, 13 additional weeks may not be adequate. This bill also does not include the additional $50, which is desperately needed by ALL.

  • Anonymous 04/14/2008 5:03pm

    Anybody have info on this….
    I clicked on the link to this bill and upon reading further, I read this….

    As soon as the number of unemployed workers nationwide increases by over one million compared to the same month in 2007 (an indication of a recession)
    Has this happened yet, or will this bill only make us wait for the magic number for an extension??

    Rep. McDermott (D-WA) has introduced legislation to address this issue, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act, HR 4934. As soon as the number of unemployed workers nationwide increases by over one million compared to the same month in 2007 (an indication of a recession), the safety net in HR 4934, would be triggered, making unemployment benefits available to workers for an additional 26 weeks and temporarily increasing the amount of unemployment benefits by $50 per week.

    Read the 2nd paragraph… BIG ‘IF’……..and ‘WOULD’
    If triggered in the next month or two, this extension would provide roughly $18 billion in additional unemployment compensation to laid-off workers.

  • Anonymous 04/18/2008 9:55am

    I live in CA. My unemployment has been exhausted since mid
    March. I am a single Dad with no income 0 balances in the bank WE NEED THIS EXTENSION TO PASS ASAP. The government needs to help their own before helping others.

  • Anonymous 06/05/2008 3:36pm

    I need unemployment extension to ensure that my home does not go into foreclosure.

    I lost my job through no fault of my own (company downsizing) – read job went overseas.

  • Anonymous 06/09/2008 6:34pm

    Do you approve of yourself – or do you seek the approval of others? When we lack confidence and in particular have low self esteem, we find ourselves needing the approval of others to feel good about ourselves.
    Unfortunately, in this day and age of being over worked and under valued, the approval of others may be slow to happen. Saying “well done” or “thank you” doesn’t seem to common language in modern society – and how often do you say such things to others?
    Being self critical is an easy habit to get into, and forms the basis of our needing approval from others. The root of our self criticism is usually being at the receiving end of criticism from others as we grow up. I like the expression that “criticism is negative feedback badly delivered”. Constantly receiveing messages like “you’re too slow/stupid/bad/ugly/…” etc leads to us believing that this is a reality.
    And language like “don’t do that” “why did you….” “you shouldn’t have” “you always” “you mustn’t” “you always” doesn’t exactly help a child feel good about themselves. Every expression is a sign of disapproval, so its not surprising we grow wanting that approval from others.
    “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” Mark Twain
    Comparing ourselves to others is another way we end up being critical of ourselves, as we usually find ways we don’t match up. This perpetuates our own self disapproval. If you must compare – find positive things where you are better than others. Even if you find yourself with role models you are trying to emulate, there will be aspects of their personality, perhaps particular skills or attributes that you already have but they don’t possess.
    Identify situations where you find yourself seeking the approval of others. Is it with particular people – boss, parent – or in particular environments – workplace, home, social? Is there any reason you can identify why this should be, why you’re leaving yourself vulnerable to their moods and frustrations?
    Whether or not you can find reasons for your seeking approval, start getting in the habit of getting approval solely from yourself. As you find yourself automatically deferring to others opinion of you, catch that thinking and challenge it. If you have deep seated fears of rejection or abandonment you may need to seek professional help (such as a psychologist or counselor) if you have difficulty challenging these thoughts yourself.
    One easy way to challenge such thinking, is to remind yourself that most people are quite self centered. In the same way you spend most of your time full of self talk, worrying about you, other people are not as concerned about you as you think. They’re mostly concerned about themselves.
    The bottom line, whilst you’re blogging aimlessly and worried about others opinions or the approval the unemployment extension, you, they probably haven’t given you any thought at all. Like you, when they’re thinking about other people, it’s mainly in relation to themselves. None of you know what anyone else is thinking. Whether or not they’ve even noticed you or what you have done, you may never know. So why beat yourself up about it?
    “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” Mark Twain
    Another technique, which I have written about recently in self esteem building, is to get in the habit of approving of yourself. Keep reminding yourself what you’ve done well, what you are pleased about that you have done.
    The “portfolio” technique is something many people now have to do for courses and professional competence. Keep a file or folder with reminders of what you have done and achieved. Its easy to forget the things that we’re good at, perhaps things we do automatically without a second thought. You may find it helpful to ask a friend to help you at this.
    Another technique is to use positive affirmations. I have previously written that I use affirmations to reinforce character traits – such as confidence – rather than to gain material possessions (as fans of the Jack Handy Law of Attraction suggest). Use affirmations to reinforce your approval of yourself – what you like about you.

  • Anonymous 06/27/2008 8:35am

    We are still waiting for the President to sign the Emergency Unemployment Extension.

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