H.R.6556 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act

To provide for the further temporary extension of the emergency unemployment compensation program, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To provide for the further temporary extension of the emergency unemployment compensation program, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.

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  • WasMiddleClass 01/18/2011 2:15pm

    Online Community Responds To 99er’s Desperate Note: We Hear You

    A Las Vegas man who’s been out of work nearly two years wrote online Thursday that he’s tired of being tired.

    “As I see my life winding down in about three more weeks I have pondered the absence of relevance in my past life, and the lack of significance my passing will be to the world,” wrote a 55-year-old former casino bartender known by many online as Bud Meyers. "I am nobody, just another ant on the ant hill. I am just one of over 6 billion humans on earth. An easy sacrifice for those who profit.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/18/online-community-responds_n_810358.html

  • WasMiddleClass 01/18/2011 2:16pm

    ABC releases further footage of 99er interview on tier 5 unemployment extension

    After initially showing only a small part of an interview it taped with 99er Dawn Rayner, ABC news today released further footage from the interview.

    http://www.examiner.com/unemployment-in-national/abc-releases-further-footage-of-99er-interview-on-tier-5-unemployment-extension

  • WasMiddleClass 01/18/2011 2:17pm

    State of the Union and 99ers Circling Drain,

    Many Americans, who aren’t yet homeless, are now living two or more families in single family units, and are now being evicted because there aren’t the funds between them for rent or mortgage payments. Court systems throughout the US are beginning to encounter 99ers, not as criminals, but as defendants in court-ordered foreclosure and eviction proceedings. Lawyers and plaintiffs are suing these 99ers to vacate residences, collect delinquent payments, charge with court costs and pay lawyers fees. If not apparent, 99ers have exhausted all means of support. Courtrooms are crowded with an inundation of 99ers because Congress refuses to acknowledge them as constituents in need of congressional intervention and support.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/18/2011 2:18pm

    99ers have nowhere to go once forced from residence. Most shelters throughout the US were operating beyond capacity before the increasing onslaught of 99ers began joining the ranks of homelessness. The only place left for 99ers are the streets of every US city…

    http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/State-of-the-Union-and-99ers-Circling-Drain-Add-Tier-5.aspx

  • WasMiddleClass 01/18/2011 2:19pm

    Disinformation Fog Intensifies As Economic Turmoil Develops

    I thought the economic situation was confusing two years ago. I never dreamed the pretzel could become so twisted so fast. The reason it is vital to stay on top of the fog and misdirection should be evident; deception in the economy can be used to steer the public and our country towards terrible ends. While many of us might become exhausted with the constant reminders of the dark road ahead, we cannot take for granted that the battle for the truth is far from over. We have made great headway over the years, far more than I dared imagine possible, but this is a beginning, one that must be cradled carefully, like the embers of the first fire.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/18/2011 2:19pm

    The nature of propaganda is to strut, to pound its chest and wail the closer we get to reality. The more Americans stumble upon the facts behind the false statistics and false smiles of establishment pundits, the more we will be subjected to globalist think-tank fancies and elaborate insanities. In this, we find our most reliable gauge of impending jeopardy, and salvation. Bigger grifts signal precarious times, but also desperation amongst the perpetrators and con men. There does come a time when people become weary of being fooled, and they turn their blunderings from a hindrance into an education. Ironically, lies very often destroy themselves, by frustrating their intended victims into action.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-disinformation-fog-intensifies-economic-turmoil-develops

  • wstaff 01/18/2011 5:33pm

    Well this maybe my last post. No money or job to keep my internet running or pay for rent were I currently live. Thank you most for those who have hung in there and tried to show the Government such as it is and appreciate the friends I have met along the way. While January 26 comes closer I have yet to give up on looking for work. They will never break my back and all continue to fight even if not in a open forum such as this. While I understand their reasoning to kill the health bill first it does nothing to cure the current problem of 99ers.

  • wstaff 01/18/2011 5:38pm

    I will continue to push for the HR6556 Bill. Thank you again for all the friendships. Sad looking back and giving 40 + years to the work force to be heading to homeless soon. Maybe all meet some of you on the street and share
    a left over sandwich or a cup of coffee slightly warm. Who knows, what will be in the future of our American way of life. Keep the fight going is the only hope I have left.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/19/2011 4:12am

    Never give up, and never forget that there are millions more in the same boat with us.

  • WasMiddleClass 01/19/2011 4:13am

    I am so damn sick and tired of listening to the Republicans spewing all their “job killing” BS about the health care bill, and wasting lots of time and money trying to repeal it when they know it is impossible to do so. So far I have seen nothing from them to actually try to help the tens of millions of unemployed in any way. They got their big tax breaks for the rich, that they insisted would create jobs even though they did not for ten years, and now tie up congress just to put on a show, while lying through their teeth about the reason.

    I am no fan of being forced to buy health care, but that will not even take affect until 2014. That is a lifetime away for the 99ers.

    Neither party seems to be concerned in the least about the very real disaster unfolding of millions and millions of Americans being left with no way to support themselves, and ending up homeless on the streets.

  • WasMiddleClass 01/19/2011 4:14am

    That “Job Killing” Health Care Bill: AP Does Real Reporting

    The Republicans have been ranting for most of the last year about the “job killing” health care bill (now changed to “job destroying” in an effort at promoting comity). As I noted yesterday, reporters are supposed to attempt to verify such accusations, not just repeat them.

    The Associated Press made precisely the sort of effort at verification that reporters are supposed to do. They found the Republicans came up a bit short in the evidence department. The best they could do was an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office that estimated that around 600,000 people would opt out of the labor force if they could get health insurance through the new health care system. The reason is that they would no longer need to work for their health care coverage. This is not exactly “job killing” or “job destroying,” after all, the jobs will still be there, it’s just that people will opt not to take them.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/19/2011 4:15am

    In this way we can think of the bill as being job destroying in the same way that winning the lottery might be job destroying. Many people who take home multi-million dollar jackpots opt not to work because they no longer need the money. The Republican methodology would have us worried about “job killing” lottery jackpots.

    AP deserves credit for doing the sort of basic fact checking that good reporters do. This sort of reporting provides valuable information to the public.

    http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/that-qjob-killingq-health-care-bill-ap-does-real-reporting

  • WasMiddleClass 01/19/2011 2:15pm

    99ers update: Are 99ers a population at risk of depression, suicide and death?

    99er’s are two weeks into 2011, with still no promise of any type of help by way of an 99ers unemployment extension any time soon. Today a sad article appears talking about what the 99ers fear most now, that is death, according to Rant Rave.

    It appears that a 99er wrote this article and talks about all the fears the 99ers use to have, which have all been realized and now history. They have nothing more to fear but death at this point in time, according to Rant Rave. From Connecticut to California, what the 99er’s have endured due to a loss of income, will never show up in statistics, they are a population that has basically been forgotten.

    http://www.examiner.com/unemployment-in-hartford/99ers-update-are-99ers-a-population-at-risk-from-depression-suicide-and-death

  • WasMiddleClass 01/19/2011 2:41pm

    Tossing the Consumer Under the Bus

    And insanely expecting an economic recovery

    I’ve been pouring through the Fed Reserve’s recent release of circa 2005 FOMC meeting transcripts. The most striking observation that one can make is that the consumer – the very lifeblood that determines whether our economy will live or die – has been discarded.

    Discarded - as in tossed under the bus.

    Ninety-nine percent of our “economists” today have it entirely ass backwards: They believe that the economy supports the consumer. In reality, it really is the other way around. Proof: You can put two or more consumers together and create an economy but remove the consumers from an economy and you are left with nothing.

    “Jobless recoveries” are Cable News media spin.

    The following excerpts will leave you thinking that you are watching some bizarro episode of the “Twilight Zone.”

    Toss the consumer under the housing wheel of the bus and laugh about it

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    WasMiddleClass 01/19/2011 2:41pm

    http://www.financialsensebeta.com/contributors/d-sherman-okst/tossing-the-consumer-under-the-bus

  • WasMiddleClass 01/19/2011 3:33pm

    If you type “99er” into any search engine this comes up at the top of the list.

    All 99ers should start leaving comments there.

    http://www.99ers.net/whats-on-your-mind

  • sclark113 01/20/2011 12:14am

    No Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – American Narcissism at Its Best

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6243326/no_tier_5_unemployment_extension_american.html

  • WasMiddleClass 01/20/2011 2:29pm

    “In the week ending Jan. 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 404,000, a decrease of 37,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 441,000. The 4-week moving average was 411,750, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised average of 415,750.”

    Yeah, ok. Still got that “4” handle. And unadjusted number was 550,594, which is still very high. Note that next week will be “way off” due to the MLK holiday, and I have no idea if Friday in front of it impacted anything. We’ll see.

    Incidentally, when was the last time you saw an “unadjusted” number that was less than the seasonal adjustment? I seem to have trouble remembering that…….hmmm….

    The bottom-line table shows a monstrous increase in the new 26-week entrants, which is exactly what you’d expect given last week’s numbers – and the first week’s.

    +361,602!!!

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=177808

  • WasMiddleClass 01/20/2011 3:03pm

    99ers and the Rising Homeless Epidemic: Tier V Needed Now!

    My parents, once valuable contributing members of the Middle Class core, began their court ordered eviction process December 7, 2010. They are hard working, tax paying, church attending Americans who vote every election and believe in America and her values. They also volunteer to help in homeless organizations throughout the community and do whatever they can to help their fellow humans who are in distress… who knew they would now need the help they so charitably give and share with others. It’s ironic that their December 7th court proceedings began on the D-Day anniversary for the bombing of Pearl Harbor. My parents were brought up to believe that with hard work and perseverance anyone can achieve the American dream. This statement has become a non-existent fable over the last two decades, and has lost all meaning and potency.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/20/2011 3:03pm

    I tried helping them, but lost all resources seeking to gain employment while waging my own war against impending homelessness, I now live with them.

    My father lost his corporate job in December 2007 at the onslaught of the recession that began at the end of 2007. He was one of the initial 99ers who exhausted all means of support to maintain his home. My mother, worked for the church they attend, and when she was let go in 2009 due to diminished collections, she found she was unable to obtain UI benefits while seeking other employment. They are both in their 60’s and have used up all savings, 401k’s, and borrowed from their siblings, offspring and other family members trying to maintain their home and utilities. They pray every day, but to no avail… their prayers go unanswered while their debt increases with no favorable end in sight.

    http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/99ers-and-the-Rising-Homeless-Epidemic-Tier-V-Needed-Now.aspx

  • WasMiddleClass 01/20/2011 3:43pm

    Most 99ers learned the hard way already that many people do not care, because they have not been affected yet, so they can not comprehend a situation that has never happened in their lifetime…or they only care about themselves…

    All will learn the truth of the government and main stream media cover-up of how bad things truly are sooner or later…

    Sometimes I am thankful that I was able to wake up to reality before most because of becoming a 99er….

    Use what you have learned to your advantage fellow 99ers…

    Be a survivor!!!

  • ssari30 01/20/2011 6:55pm

    If this bill were to pass it would boost the economy and save the country. I don’t understand why Congress won’t consider passing this bill???

  • sclark113 01/21/2011 4:31am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – Letter from Senator Carl Levin

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6247796/tier_5_unemployment_extension_letter.html

  • WasMiddleClass 01/21/2011 1:37pm

    Poll: Voters Want Congress to Focus on Jobs Before Health Care

    While Republicans’ first act after taking over the House was to vote on repealing the health care reform law, a new poll suggests the public would rather lawmakers focus on jobs.

    A CBS News/New York Times survey out Thursday found 43 percent of Americans believe the most important thing for the new Congress to deal with is job creation — compared to just 18 percent who say the top priority should be health care.

    Fourteen percent said the massive federal budget deficit should be foremost on the minds of lawmakers.

    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2011/01/20/poll-voters-want-congress-to-focus-on-jobs-before-health-care/

    The Repubs have a “mandate” huh….

  • sclark113 01/23/2011 1:47am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – Globalization = Unemployment

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6253954/tier_5_unemployment_extension_globalization.html

  • sclark113 01/23/2011 2:00am

    I am part of a group of over 100 volunteers that are following a plan that may look the same, but it is different. We chose to stick our necks out a little farther to make sure that the facts of the unemployment situation are heard. We try to do so not by solely sending emails, faxes, and making phone calls. We seek face to face meetings with those that represent us and with the media that reports on their activities.

    Those interested in learning more about this effort can send an email with the subject line “volunteer” to tier5for99ers@gmail.com and additional information will be provided.

    There is no commitment made by requesting this information.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/23/2011 1:13pm

    I’ll spread your message to some other sites too Scott.

  • sclark113 01/24/2011 12:19am

    Contradictory U.S. figures could affect unemployment extension eligibility

    http://www.examiner.com/unemployment-in-national/contradictory-u-s-figures-could-affect-unemployment-extension-eligibility

  • sclark113 01/24/2011 6:28am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – when Right is Wrong

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6258270/tier_5_unemployment_extension_when.html

  • sclark113 01/24/2011 7:36am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – Shallow Pockets and 4’TH Amendment Violations

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6258358/tier_5_unemployment_extension_shallow.html


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