S.3507 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008

A bill to provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill 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.

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    Anonymous 09/22/2008 2:28pm

    if the democrats were serious about an unemployment they would add it ti the bailout, this bill is just smoke screen

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  • bmoore 09/22/2008 7:54am

    Yes we must continue this fight and I along with all of you is urging the passage of this much needed Bill to help the thousandths of unemployed Americans who need the help until the job markets pull out of this mess.

    Please!! Please
    CALL!!

    FAX!!

    E-MAIL!!!

    We must do this together because UNITY is the only way.

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  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 10:03am

    Why does Pelosi always cave???LOL LOL

  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 10:04am

    I totaly think this is the wrong thing to do, build up main street first. This is only gonna help if the people can and feel confident enough to buy again soon.

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  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 1:41pm

    Thanks for the info CS. I just went to the link you provided and let me voice be heard. It was easy and already filled out. All I had to do was enter in my name and it went straight to my state’s reps. It doesn’t even take 5 minutes folks. Help out and look at the link above. Thanks

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  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 1:58pm

    I agree with some of the posts, no UN EM extension I will vote for a third party candidate, I believe it will happen, it’s got too, the UI rate is going to go up.

  • stubsnews 09/22/2008 2:11pm

    Harry Reid on C-Span right now, just said economic stimulus needs passing this week. He just mentioned unemployment.

  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 2:43pm
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    well ok that was 28 minutes ago now what?

  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 2:54pm

    See the demepcrats are nat adding the extension to the bailout so they can bring up there oun stimuals package and blame the republicans when it does not pass

    “Democrats Propose $50 billion Stimulus Plan on Top of $700 Billion”
    http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=29540

  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 3:10pm

    WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES DONT WANT TO PASS THE 700 BILLION BAIL OUT OF WALL STREET BUT SINCE YOU GREADY PEOPLE OF OUR GOVERNMENT ARE GOING TO TAKE IT ANYWAYS GIVE US OUR HARD EARNED EXTENION FOR 26 WEEKS WITH A 50 DOLLAR RAISE THATS THE VERY LEAST YOU CAN DO FOR US, THAT WAY WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET OUTTA YOUR FUCKED UP COUNTRY JUST BEFORE THAT RUNS OUT IN A MEASLY 6 MONTHS OR BETTER YET GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE 1 MILLION EACH AND WE COULD STAY AND YOU GREADY GOVERNMENT PEOPLE WOULD EVEN SAVE MONEY

  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 3:15pm

    YEP JUST IN TIME FOR THE FINAL CRUMMBLING OF THE UNITED STATES AS WE ONCE KNEW IT GREAD AND GOVERNMENT

  • Anonymous 09/22/2008 3:17pm

    SIDENOTE- YOU MEAN GREEDY

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  • stubsnews 09/22/2008 3:26pm

    Democrats Propose $50 billion Stimulus Plan on Top of $700 Billion
    By David Lightman
    9/22/2008
    McClatchy Newspapers (www.mctdirect.com)

    The plan would include new spending for infrastructure, an extension of unemployment benefits, energy assistance to lower-income families and aid to states to help pay Medicaid health-care costs for the poor.

    WASHINGTON, DC (MCT) – Congressional Democrats are pushing for a new $50 billion economic-stimulus plan as a way not only to jolt the economy but also to help themselves politically in November’s elections.The plan would include new spending for infrastructure, an extension of unemployment benefits, energy assistance to lower-income families and aid to states to help pay Medicaid health-care costs for the poor.Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama touts the plan almost daily.

    “This plan can’t just be a plan for Wall Street,” he told a Charlotte, N.C., audience Sunday. “It has to be a plan for Main Street. We have to come together, as Democrats and Republicans, to pass a stimulus plan that will put money in the pockets of working families, save jobs and prevent painful budget cuts and tax hikes in our states.”

    Most Republicans sharply disagree. They note that negotiators from Congress and the Bush administration already are eyeing a financial rescue package that’s estimated to cost $700 billion.

    With this fiscal year’s federal budget deficit already headed over $400 billion, and next year’s likely to top that, “sooner or later there will have to be a reckoning,” said Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee.

    Republican presidential nominee John McCain wants a more measured approach to stimulating the economy. He’s proposed creating a blue-ribbon commission to study regulatory and economic policy, and has said that if he’s elected, he’ll carefully review federal spending and will eliminate or slash bloated programs in the first 100 days of his administration.

    Independent economists also are unenthusiastic about a new stimulus.A $50 billion plan, said Brian Bethune, chief U.S. financial economist at Global Insight in Boston, would add only about half of 1 percent to the gross domestic product, roughly the same as the February stimulus added.

    David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor’s, thought even that was optimistic. Because the plan would involve spending on infrastructure, it would take time to show economic gain, he said, so the impact on GDP growth, in the short run, could be as small as one-tenth of 1 percent per quarter.

    The White House likes to boast that the GDP jumped 3.3 percent in the second quarter after the stimulus last spring, but Bethune noted that that was driven largely by exports.A new $50 billion plan, he said, “would provide some juice, and more spending would probably lead to more investment. But it’s not going to be big.It would be really hard for the economy to feel much effect,” added Nicolas Bollen, a professor in finance at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

    Obama and Democratic congressional leaders keep pushing for the plan, however, and not solely for economic reasons.
    “It’s about defining a difference between Democrats and Republicans,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., though she added, “We hope there isn’t one.”White House Press Secretary Dana Perino signaled that there probably is.

    Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, Perino said, “is one of the foremost experts in the country on infrastructure projects, and no, we do not believe that that would have short-term positive economic-stimulus impacts on the economy.”

    Republicans say they’re unafraid of Democrats painting them as coldhearted.“How much more are we going to add to the deficit when we’re in this economic downturn?” asked Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. “That all has to be paid for by taxpayers, and I wouldn’t have thought that would be the smartest thing right now.”

    Some analysts saw the Democrats’ push as important to Obama, since it offers voters a concrete plan to help them immediately and signals that his party wants to help consumers as much as it helps big banks and insurers. Also, they argue, the public isn’t that concerned about the federal budget deficit.

    “It’s really important for Democrats to help Obama push his agenda, and to the public, $50 billion is really small potatoes,” said James Hoefler, a professor of political science at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. “Everybody has a memory of the bridge in Minnesota falling in the water, so it makes sense to help infrastructure.”

    No, it doesn’t, countered Daniel Mitchell, a tax-policy expert at Washington’s Cato Institute, a libertarian research group.“The stimulus is one of the most laughable things I’ve heard recently,” he said. “It only makes sense if you’re for wasteful spending.”

    2008, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

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    Anonymous 09/22/2008 5:52pm
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    this is just smoke and mirrors, if the dems wanted an unemnployment extension passed they would not put Obama’s name on it, he has never passed legislation,

    If they wanted it passed they would add it to the wall street bailout. The bailout is guaranteed to pass.

    The democrats just want to something to blame on the republicans. This peace of legislation will never make it to the floor let alone past the presidents desk. This is happening because the democrats want people to be sulfuring at the time of the election and they want to blame it on the republicans, all the dems have to do is add UE to the bailout, but they won’t why do you think that is?

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    Anonymous 09/22/2008 6:23pm

    You’re full of shit, Anonymous. You so clever, do your research properly. Obama has authored and passed into law over 20 bills in US and Illinois Senate, all on substantive national and global policy issues,and introduced or sponsored around 800.

    He has authored more laws, more reform laws and more bipartisan laws than the little white haired dude, McCain the sham.

    So stop talking rubbish and start acting smart.

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    Anonymous 09/23/2008 6:49am
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    name one,

    and back to the point do you think bush would sign a bill wrote by obama?

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  • stubsnews 09/22/2008 3:31pm

    S.3507 on THOMAS:

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:S.3507:


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