H.R.6867 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008

To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (6)

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  • Official: To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
  • Popular: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as enacted.

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JunglePhantom 10/21/2008 11:32am
in reply to Anonymous Oct 21, 2008 11:29am

McCain is stupid….How did that $700 bailout plan really help any unemployed people? Does he think there is suddenly gpoing to be 1,000,000+ jobs for all us unemployed? Even the mortgage part of it doesn’t help the unemployed – they are not going to pay for your house, they are going to renegotiate your mortgage…how does that help if you are unemployed and have no income at all?

Anonymous 10/21/2008 9:49am

let me be the first to tell you from experince on how to sqat a house find a empty boarded up house take the boards off the windows and set up shop call your electric co,gas,co and phone then change your address they have to evict you from the house just like anyone else also they will more than likely offer you money to move on if you leave everything intact michigan dave

Anonymous 10/15/2008 4:00pm
in reply to Anonymous Oct 15, 2008 3:58pm

No. They are going to ignore us as usual. If it does happen to come up it will be Obama becasue McCain alredy has memorized what he is going to say and doesn’t pay attention during the debate. When Obama is talking, he is thinking about which one of his 7 houses needs the lawn mowed.

Anonymous 10/15/2008 3:55pm

Is there still enough time to impeach Bush so he can be fired instead of resign?

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Anonymous 10/21/2008 11:33am
in reply to JunglePhantom Oct 21, 2008 11:27am

I remember they had some kind of alert for their members there. They even had a pre-made letter for an extension on it.

Anonymous 10/15/2008 5:47pm

Well, after tonight’s debate, considering all the publicity he got, it seems to me that poor ole “Joe the Plumber” might find himself in a completely different tax bracket !

Anonymous 10/15/2008 2:43pm
in reply to Anonymous Oct 15, 2008 1:28pm

their excuse was, ‘it was planned months in advance of the bailout’. so? they still could have canceled. i bet the deposits they lost would have been a pittance compared to the 120 billion the taxpayers just gave them. where is the law? isn’t this criminal? is NO ONE going to jail for any of this crap? write your congresspersons.

Anonymous 10/15/2008 1:54pm
in reply to Anonymous Oct 15, 2008 1:48pm

Then the Republicans overall plan for the destruction of the middle class is working. No one has ever questioned why they were against all these social programs because they were always still there. Now after 8 years and utter destruction to those programs and infrastructure and public education maybe people will finally see why the Republicans always push the wedge and non issues. Because if they told the public what their policies were really about they would never win. And it’s been working for them since Nixon. Now maybe in my lifetime I will finally get to see the death of that ideology because it’s very ugly once you see beneath the surface. And for this extension fight you have seen beneath the surface. Learn from it and remember it. Because if McCain gets in Social Security will be gone too.

Anonymous 10/15/2008 2:46pm
in reply to Anonymous Oct 15, 2008 1:14pm

thank you!!!!!!!!!

JunglePhantom 10/15/2008 6:02pm
in reply to Anonymous Oct 15, 2008 5:56pm

Not that I heard. It seemed to me it was mostly McCain whining about his hurt feelings and then attacking Obama and stuff. At least Obama clarified the accusations that McCain was making against him. I didn’t hear McCain really clarify anything.

Anonymous 10/27/2008 8:07am
in reply to Anonymous Oct 27, 2008 7:49am

The regulars will be back when need be.

Anonymous 09/30/2008 8:24pm

please google unemployment and unemployment extension as often as you can search web and then search news * Last hour

  • Last day
  • Past week
  • Past month
    the searches are monitored that is how the media and the politicians know what most people are most interested in, we can game the system to our advantage, more searches means more news stories more news stories means more searches then it snow balls.

you can go to google trends to see how unemployment ranks compered to other topics you can see charts of both news coverage and internet searches. As of yesterday “unemployment extension” was loosing to “Butt Sex” but looking at history “unemployment extension” was ahead around june when lots of people were searching for info on an unemployment extension.

The point, google “unemployment extension” several times a day, if we are ranked lower then BS we will never be noticed.
espacialy tonight and all day tomorrow.

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MBArry47 10/15/2008 12:55pm

NJ & 1 or 2 other states have UE deductions taken from each paycheck. Fact.

Anonymous 10/15/2008 3:58pm

Does anyone think the UI extension will get mentioned in the debate tonight and if yes who do you think will bring it up?

Anonymous 10/15/2008 12:59pm
in reply to Anonymous Oct 15, 2008 12:50pm


Anonymous 01/12/2009 11:45am

looks like the troll has gone back to old tricks of talking to self. anyone new, beware. a troll is all over this site.

Anonymous 10/15/2008 1:33pm

AIG spent thousands on execs’ hunting trip

UK vacation happened as insurer asked for billions more in federal loans


dispaced2007 10/15/2008 12:46pm

Yahoo News – US confronts possibility of long, deep recession

“The jobless rate is currently at 6.1 percent, and many economists expect it to rise to about 7 percent early next year — a level the country has not seen since 1993. Some analysts believe the unemployment rate could eventually climb close to 8 percent, which hasn’t happened since 1984.”

Full article at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081015/ap_on_bi_ge/meltdown_recession;_ylt=AsW3mHQszFd45nxewyX1avms0NUE

Anonymous 10/15/2008 11:45am
in reply to Anonymous Oct 15, 2008 11:39am

Friday 10/17

Anonymous 10/15/2008 1:05pm

Yes. Unfortunately there are many people voting for Obama simply because he’s black. This is very sad. Personally I will vote for someone because he has integrity and experience and is best suited for the job. Not because of his or her skin color. :(

Liberty1 10/22/2008 5:09pm

We are going to win this one. Our Armada grows by the day.

Anonymous 10/15/2008 1:48pm

U.S. confronts possibility of deep recession
Current economic downturn bringing anxiety similar to 1970s, ’80s

But unlike the last two relatively short recessions, this one could be much longer and more severe, potentially bringing with it anxiety and job losses not seen in many years

We need that EUI now .No jobs out there at all now..
I am going to be homeless if they don’t pass this soon!!!

Liberty1 10/22/2008 5:31pm

I want to try to say something here, it is not easy to put into words.

I was a Republican all my life. Things were OK, we didn’t need government in our lives, we were fine on our own. Then everything changed.

I belong to the NRA, and support their support of the second amendment. That is one of the things the U.S.A. was built on.

These past years things have changed. The Republicans have changed, the U.S.A has changed, the world has changed.

Now I try to look at who can possibly get us out of this mess, or at least minimize it. I also look at who got us into this mess, and what else they would do to us.

It is not easy to choose sides now. The only clear choice is for the people of our country.

The lesser of two evils seems to be our only choice right now.

Anonymous 10/22/2008 5:54pm
in reply to Liberty1 Oct 22, 2008 5:31pm

“The lesser of two evils is no choice at all” Ron Paul

Anonymous 10/15/2008 6:22pm


La times 50mins ago

White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said that Bush will consider economic stimulus proposals but has problems with some components advocated by Democrats, such as extending unemployment benefits and funding infrastructure projects.

Anonymous 10/21/2008 9:49am
in reply to Anonymous Oct 21, 2008 9:40am

The tent cities in the early 80’s were in Texas . People going down to work the oil industries. I saw campers on the sides of the roads selling their kid’s toys, I might add there were plenty of jobs, the yankees didn’t like the heat, humidity, and the long work days, so they wanted to head back home but were already broke ended up in tent cities..

dispaced2007 10/15/2008 9:54am

Do a search in Yahoo news for “layoffs” no wonder its such a challange to get a job, so many places are laying off workers and\or not hiring, every day there are more out of work.

I’m trying to keep postitive thoughts, hoping to get a job. What’s amazing is I am also applying for “survival jobs” even the part time minimum wage and I am not being called for interviews. I find out they hire people who’s last job was a similar minimum wage job.

The UI rate for my county for August is 6.4%, I will wild guess its higher for September when they publish the numbers, as there have been several large scale layoffs in area.

Anonymous 10/15/2008 10:01am
in reply to Anonymous Oct 15, 2008 9:52am

very shortsighted of you to label the rest of the bill ‘pork’. not at all, imho. it goes to states and infrastructure and many other areas other than UE. 300 billion compared to more than a trillion at this point for Wall Street? i don’t think that’ looks like much at all.

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