H.R.6419 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act

To amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the further extension of emergency unemployment benefits, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the further extension of emergency unemployment benefits, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act as introduced.

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MTeinert 11/19/2010 5:52am
in reply to BenjaWiz Nov 18, 2010 2:20pm
So what you’re saying is lets not put our kids in debt by helping the middle class by extending unemployment for the people who’s jobs were shipped overseas, instead we should put them even more in debt than that by paying trillions down on a war that is not paid for to fight so called terrorists. Oh yeah we should also put them more in debt by extending the tax breaks for the top 2% of people who got us in to this mess in the first place. Let’s just keep shitting on the middle class to help the super wealthy and watch our kids starve in the mean time until they still have to carry the burden of our nations debt. Im sure this will help the future of our country. Good job you dousche bag.
Abaratarrr 11/18/2010 12:20pm

this bill is not an unemployment extension, it just extends the dead lines to sign up for the current unemployment extension for the newly unemployed

BenjaWiz 11/21/2010 11:49pm

Are you serious making this political? Look I hated the Wall St. bailouts and propping up of the big banks as it was not economically sound in doing that and I don’t believe top 2% should get a tax break either we need to balance the budget again not go back to unwise spending such as tax and spend congress should put pay go back in place. I think maybe using TARP Money left over to fund unemployment might be a good idea as it would not rack up new debt and then use the rest and pay down the debt come on you all we can do better then racking up more debt, I know the 99er’s and others need help but long term unemployment will not promote job growth I mean how can it??

kcthboy222 11/26/2010 4:10am

Speaking of fiscally responsible…. When GWBush (republican) handed President Obama a deficit of 1.7 trillion, that’s not fiscally responsible.
Gov. Pawlenty (republican) from MN is handing the next Gov. a 5.8 billion dollar deficit, That’s not fiscally responsible. Texas is ending 2010 with at 28 billion dollar deficit, and who’s in charge?, Rick Perry Gov. (Republican), Republicans, that’s not fiscally responsible. Arnold S. Gov of CA, a Republican, has one of the highest unemployemnt rate in America. Anyone seeing the pattern? If you’re a republican, you won’t. If you’re a democrat you will.

acuera 11/23/2010 12:00pm
in reply to BenjaWiz Nov 21, 2010 11:49pm

Well, yes, it is political, in the end. Helping the unemployed keeps other people employed and keeps businesses running. I don’t understand why people don’t realize that unemployed people actually continue to participate in the economy by buying the things they need to live and paying their bills. 50 million are unemployed right now. Take away benefits and that’s 50 million less consumers. What good does that do the economy. What is most amazing to me is that people seem to believe that taking people off unemployment will suddenly produce jobs. Can someone please explain this logic? The $319 billion spent so far on UEI would not pay as many workers wages as is thought. Remember, it represents only 25% of income. So, that means only a fraction of people could benefit if tha money was used to create jobs. But, ooops, if it is used to create jobs, we could end up with socialism. Imagine that hysteria.

BenjaWiz 11/18/2010 2:20pm

IT’S NOT GOOD POLICY TO ENGAGE IN LONG TERM UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION AS OUR KIDS ARE IN DEBT ENOUGH. NO MORE TAX AND SPEND CONGRESS WAKE UP OR 2012 WILL ANOTHER BLOW.

acuera 11/23/2010 11:41am

$725 billion for the war in Iraq. $275 billion so far in Afghanistan. Thousands of American lives and millions of native lives lost. $319 for unemployment insurance. The majority of workers are still alive. What’s better — spend money to kill or spend money to keep people alive?

acuera 11/23/2010 11:40am

I would like to say that we need to be wary of being negative toward foreign born workers. We are all workers and we are all exploited. The “middle class” in America lives on credit, so, to me, it doesn’t really exist. Don’t let a high wage fool you into thinking you are not working class. When you lose that high paying job, you end up down here with the rest of us. So long as you have to work you are working class.

Lin 11/21/2010 2:03pm
in reply to BenjaWiz Nov 18, 2010 2:23pm

I agree the focus should be on job growth. But until that happens middle Americans need help through the crisis. Giving tax breaks to the rich has not helped create jobs in the last ten years. The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results. Let’s face it neither dems or GOP know how to fix this mess. But, they are both run by the corporations anyway. Who pays for their campaigns? In this country it takes money to run for office. UNFORTUNATELY the system is broken and noone knows how to fix it.

bkpkrmtbkr 11/18/2010 7:07pm

For BenjaWiz

Are you unemployed after 17 years at one place? Tax and spend is not the problem. The problem lies in the corporate greed, Republicans who don’t care about anything but lining their pockets and ignorant tea party people who have no idea why they are saying what they are saying.

Lin 11/21/2010 1:57pm
in reply to BenjaWiz Nov 18, 2010 2:20pm

LETS JUST KEEP GIVING TAX CREDITS TO THE WEALTHY BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SO GOOD AT CREATING JOBS AND KEEPING THE ECONOMY HEALTHY! SOON PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE STREETS IN MASS AND THEN WE CAN SEE HOW BAD IT REALLY IS AND IT WILL BE LOOKING LIKE A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. EXCEPT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WILL HAVE JOBS WILL BE FROM INDIA, CHINA AND MEXICO. AND THE PEOPLE ON THE STREETS WILL BE NATIVE BORN MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS.

CORP. AMERICA IS ANTI-AMERICAN. AT THE LAST PLACE I WORKED THEY PREFERRED TO HIRE FOREIGNERS (ESP. CHINESE) AND DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO SUPPORT OR TRY TO RETAIN SOMEONE WHO WAS BORN IN THIS COUNTRY WHO WAS ACTUALLY MORE QUALIFIED. (BIOTECH FIRM)

BenjaWiz 11/18/2010 2:23pm

I UNDERSTAND PEOPLE NEED HELP BUT TAX AND SPENDING ISN’T THE ANSWER CONGRESS NEEDS TO WORK ON ENCOURAGING JOB GROWTH NOT RACKING UP MORE DEBT THIS IS JUST MADNESS.

acuera 11/23/2010 11:37am

Over the past 3 years, $319 billion has been spent to ensure unemployment insurance for those of us who are unemployed. In 2008, $700 billion was spent at one time to bail out the banks & Wall Street. Which created the greater debt? And which worked for the greater good? Helping working people and their families seems better for the greater good. Helping the wealthy has never to me seemed for the greater good, of course maybe its my own working class bias at work here?

acuera 11/23/2010 12:03pm
in reply to TravisHJ Nov 19, 2010 4:32am

This is already being done. An unemployed single person who has no UEI benefits has to work in order to get General Relief, which is about $275 a month in most States. Hmmmm……way below minimum wage. And, undocumented workers get paid as little as $2.00 an hour in sweatshops. By the way, not even a single person can live off minimum wage. So what is your point?

acuera 11/23/2010 12:09pm
in reply to MTeinert Nov 19, 2010 5:52am

Cute kittie! Your key phrase is watching kids starve, thank you for saying this!!! out here in California, nearly 50% of kids suffer from what is called “food insecurity”. That means they don’t get enough to eat. With nearly 1/2 million unemployed and millions more underemployed, it’s no wonder. Wow. That $700 billion bail out could have fed a lot of kids!!! I’d rather go into debt feeding kids than anything else. My kids say they don’t mind paying on Tuesday for a hamburger today, so let’s just do it!

acuera 11/23/2010 12:04pm
in reply to Lin Nov 21, 2010 2:05pm

Sadly, cheap labor is all the rage these days. And of course they want cheap labor. More profits for them. Sadly it’s not just republicans who think this way.

Kickthebumsout 12/01/2010 6:04am

Helping the wealthy has never to me seemed for the greater good, of course maybe its my own working class bias at work here?

so know there plan to balance the budget, is to tax the poor and whatsleft of the middle class, gas tax,cut the tax breaks you get for owning a home, and cutting medicare and raising socail security. the rich get tax cuts so they can create jobs..the last tax cuts the got went to creating bonuses…for their sevles.

acuera 11/23/2010 11:43am
in reply to Abaratarrr Nov 18, 2010 12:20pm

Which is better than nothing. By the way, since August, a bill has been sitting idle, to extend those who are 99ers. What we need is a comprehensive bill to address the realities of capitalism — there will always be long periods of unemployment under capitalism, so the benefits need to be in place for as long as it takes to fix the greed driven messes capitalism inevitably creates.

Lin 11/21/2010 2:05pm
in reply to TravisHJ Nov 19, 2010 4:32am

You can’t be serious? You must be a republican idiot who just wants to get cheap labor.

acuera 11/23/2010 11:47am
in reply to Lin Nov 21, 2010 1:57pm

People are in the streets, but it doesn’t get reported in the news. How do you define the 3rd World? There, the gap between rich and poor is even greater and more obvious than here…um, wait, maybe it isn’t. What is a native born middle class American? Let’s be careful about being hostile — capitalism exploits all workers in all places. By the way, most of our consumer goods come from places where workers have no rights, and are severely exploited. Those consumer good bought on credit gives us the illusion that we are middle class, because of our “higher lifestyle”. But when we can’t pay the bills we slip back into being just plain worker out of a job. Time to just deal with who is against us, and they are not foreign born workers.

satdog50 11/29/2010 6:28am
in reply to Abaratarrr Nov 18, 2010 12:20pm

ALL Unemployed 34 weeks, 43 weeks, 99er’s need to stand together. These are milions and millions not reported. You better wake up it is time now or nothing. It is time for ALL Unemployed to show we are not like Republican filibuster. How does it fell to vote Republicans back in wait till 2011. Same old same old. China deserves to have this country the way we act!

acuera 11/23/2010 11:51am
in reply to BenjaWiz Nov 18, 2010 2:23pm

Job growth means more wages paid out, more benefits paid out, and less profit for corporations. Unemployed we get desperate, and are more easily exploited. Congress does not “create jobs” — capitalists do. And in America, there is no government control over corporations. That’s why it is capitalist — corporations have a “free market”. They are free to do as they choose, and they choose to lower wages, limit employment, and rack in bad profits from it. As for debt, well, that’s the American way, debt and credit. Better to be in debt for a good cause than a bad one.

acuera 11/23/2010 11:53am
in reply to Lin Nov 21, 2010 2:03pm

There is a way to fix up. It is called checks and balances and accountability. The FBI raiding Wall Street this week is a good start. There are laws in our government that do not allow the behavior that has been in practice since the 80’s — uncontrolled greed and profit. This happens every 60-70 years or so in America. All that can be done is crack down and keep an eye on it.

acuera 11/23/2010 12:06pm
in reply to BenjaWiz Nov 18, 2010 2:20pm

Wow you are the lucky one — only your kids are in debt? My whole family is in enough debt already! We kind of owe our soul to the company store,if you know what I mean. But brace yourself, many more blows to come. We shall see.

satdog50 11/29/2010 6:24am
in reply to Marcy Nov 27, 2010 6:17am

This Bill is useless we have millions and millions counting 99er’s out of work we should count them now it shows the true numbers. Wake up and try standing together ALL Unemployed stop playing Washington Republican games!

TravisHJ 11/19/2010 4:32am

Why not just do away with minimum wage?

acuera 11/23/2010 11:51am
in reply to bkpkrmtbkr Nov 18, 2010 7:07pm

So true this.

Marcy 11/27/2010 6:17am
in reply to TravisHJ Nov 19, 2010 4:32am

well TravisHJ, do you recommend we all get paid the same way a waitress in a diner is paid…$3.oo an hour? And this is minus tips, you understand. Can you also magically turn back rents and mortgages to reflect 1930’s levels too?

satdog50 11/29/2010 6:34am
in reply to acuera Nov 23, 2010 11:43am

Acuera, We are in society of if you have a job screw your fellow unemployed! If we would work together ALL Unemployed, American people we can make things right. But it is not going to happen because your American voters want gridlock in Washington. They do not want congress working for America this year votes proved it. America deserves China to own this country because of the ignorant people in it does not pay attention to who they are voting for in the very beginning! It’s a fact!

satdog50 12/01/2010 2:29pm
in reply to Kickthebumsout Dec 01, 2010 6:04am

Voters in America have spoken! They would rather send jobs across seas, some reasons put republicans back in to say they are for the American people. Can they say middle class? It won’t happen. We again created additional filibuster in Washington lame duck to cry and we caused it this election. We have milions and millions of unemployed with just a few being monitored on unemployment benefits. Are ALL Unemployed going to show they will stick together this time to get a movement on extentions Tiers. SHOW you want unemployment for all not a few which will show true numbers. ALL Umemployed need to contact REPUBLICANS and say enough is enough stop the games and the politics of being conservative on the backs of America and the unemployed in a time of a recession. End the games and politics and do what is right for this country before Christmas or your all will be out of job first starting with the Republican career leaders!


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