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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  • sclark113 12/26/2010 1:11am

    Blog Talk Radio – Talking Progressive Politics – Vicki in Greece

    Date / Time: 12/26/2010 11:00 AM (EST)

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkingprogressivepolitics

    Micheal Colliss and Scott Clark join Vicki Sunday to review what happened in the 111th Congress and predict what might happen in the 112th Congress. Actions for pressing for a Tier V for the long term unemployed in the upcoming Congressional sessions will be discussed.

  • sclark113 12/26/2010 1:11am

    Blog Talk Radio – Talking Progressive Politics – Vicki in Greece

    Date / Time: 12/26/2010 11:00 AM (EST)

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkingprogressivepolitics

    Micheal Colliss and Scott Clark join Vicki Sunday to review what happened in the 111th Congress and predict what might happen in the 112th Congress. Actions for pressing for a Tier V for the long term unemployed in the upcoming Congressional sessions will be discussed.

  • sclark113 12/26/2010 1:44am

    2011 Unemployment Extension – Finding a Job is a Lot Harder Than You Think

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6152694/2011_unemployment_extension_finding.html

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    where 12/26/2010 6:15am

    That was a good Show Scott, Toward the end you mentioned Gibbs on the 99ers, I looked up the article, And Gibbs response of “99ers need to concentrate on jobs” Really floored me.

    Jeesh Did I ever drop the ball, I was suppose to look for a job these last three years?? WOW Gibbs you are a flash of brilliance! WTF did I ever do without his wisdom!

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    where 12/26/2010 6:18am

    I happened on this video www.youtube.com/watch?v=b27EFldZ17k&feature=channel

    After researching it I found this is the food bill they were pushing toward the end of the session, WTF Guns drawn in a raid on raw milk!!!! INSANITY!

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    sclark113 12/26/2010 7:26am

    Glad you liked it That, and I’m really glad that you tuned in!

    We are all going to be called upon to do what we can to boost the attention levels going forward, and this is just me and some other very concerned and proactive people trying to do our part.

    Have you emailed in for the PDF file? Have you already received it? Have you started to think about how you can make a contribution going forward? There are lots of ideas popping now, and that is a VERY GOOD THING!!! Let’s turn ideas into ACTIONS!

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    sclark113 12/26/2010 11:35am

    America’s Unemployment Crisis & Where Do We Go From Here

    Broadcast from Sunday December 26, 2010 on BlogTalkRadio

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talkingprogressivepolitics/2010/12/26/talking-progressive-politics-1

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    sclark113 12/27/2010 3:53am

    Link to America’s Unemployment Crisis – How it affects you. What you can do to help.

    http://radio1progressive.wordpress.com/

    Please be sure to read some of the suggestions on how to distribute this to help improve the awareness of this urgent problem! If you have additional ideas on ways to distribute:

    1) Post them here
    2) Send your additional ideas to mcall247@verizon.net and we will try to include them in future offerings.

    There are simple ways that everyone can participate. One very proactive way is to share this PDF with all of your contacts in your email address book. This is simple and easy to do for anyone that has access to the internet and an email account. Ask those that receive your email to do the same with their address book! Please, try to do your part so we can push hard for action in the next few weeks before they start-up the 112’TH Congress!

  • WasMiddleClass 12/26/2010 2:48pm

    I am happy to say this Christmas is past now. I can honestly say it was the worst one of my life. I’m sure countless others out there felt the same way. I spent all day today trying to prepare for the blizzard we are in the middle of now. My back hurts from bringing in fire wood, and my head hurts from thinking about the situation all we 99ers are in now. Thoughts of what all the already homeless 99ers must be facing at this moment keep entering my mind.

    The one good thing from this Christmas is the resolve it gave me to do whatever it takes to stop millions of our fellow citizens from being ignored and sacrificed because of, and for the benefit of a select few people that put the value of the almighty dollar above the value of human lives.

    I read all the things people say about revolution on the web…, All I will say about that is if the efforts of those of us that are fighting using all available peaceful means fail…then all bets are off.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/26/2010 2:49pm

    We are talking about the lives of millions of American citizens, no matter how the main stream media and most in our government try to downplay the situation.

    I hope the way of the peaceful warrior prevails…

  • WasMiddleClass 12/26/2010 3:37pm

    The Economy in 2011

    Perhaps people are tired enough of austerity that consumer spending will just zoom the nation to recovery. Perhaps some manufacturing miracle will turn the trade imbalance on its end and lead to job growth in America rather than abroad. Perhaps quantitative easing is getting money off the sidelines without the negative effects of inflation (although that will probably end by the middle of next year).

    But I haven’t seen one forecast that shows the unemployment rate under 9% at this time next year. I don’t know how you can be optimistic about the economy over the long term when you concede almost three years of unemployment over 9% (and of course, that’s just the topline number; the real number is much higher). I see no energy or fervor at any level of government to bring that number down. And I see no willingness among the private sector to generate the kind of growth necessary to reduce that number.

    Really hoping I’m wrong here.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/26/2010 3:38pm

    http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/12/26/the-economy-in-2011/

  • Abaratarrr 12/27/2010 6:33am

    “to 99ers, POTUS extended to 99 wks many have gone past that – we must get econ growing faster to create more jobs 4 u and help”

    “8:52 AM Dec 24th via web
    Retweeted by 13 people
    PressSec
    Robert Gibbs (EOP)”

    http://twitter.com/PressSec/status/18348336083902464

    This is Obama’s press secretary, at least he seams to know we exist now.
    if anyone has twitter please retweet this, there are only 13 retweets at this momen, it needs to be in the thousands to get recognition.

  • sclark113 12/27/2010 1:26pm

    Tier V Unemployment Extension – Spread the Truth About Unemployment in America Today

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6156396/tier_v_unemployment_extension_spread.html

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  • sclark113 12/27/2010 6:05pm

    NOTE*** – there is a PDF file embedded in the article, please open it up!

    Tier V Extension – Where Do We Go From Here? Part Two – Educating the Media

    And the link is

    http://all247news.com/tier-v-extension-%e2%80%93-where-do-we-go-from-here-part-two-%e2%80%93-educating-the-media/9158/

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    sclark113 12/28/2010 3:50am

    Tier V Unemployment Extension – Who Thought that We Would Have to Teach the Media?

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6157516/tier_v_unemployment_extension_who_thought.html

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    sclark113 12/28/2010 3:50am

    Tier V Unemployment Extension – Who Thought that We Would Have to Teach the Media?

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6157516/tier_v_unemployment_extension_who_thought.html

  • WasMiddleClass 12/28/2010 2:31pm

    U.S. changes how it measures long-term unemployment

    So many Americans have been jobless for so long that the government is changing how it records long-term unemployment.

    The change involves the form used for the bureau’s Current Population Survey, based on interviews with thousands of the unemployed. Currently, no matter how much longer than two years someone has been out of work, the form allows interviewers to check off only “99 weeks or over.” Starting next month, jobless stints of “260 weeks and over” can be selected on the response form.

    “The BLS doesn’t make such changes lightly,” Barrington says. Stacey Standish, a bureau assistant press officer, says the two-year limit has been used for 33 years.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2010-12-28-1Ajobless28_ST_N.htm?csp=hf

    As has been discussed before by some of us, how many 99ers have a land line phone to call to even be counted? You would think they realize that. I bet they do.

  • WasMiddleClass 12/28/2010 4:00pm

    Consumer Confidence: Oops

    “The Conference Board’s confidence index decreased to 52.5, lower than the most pessimistic forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and down from a revised 54.3 in November, figures from the New York-based research group showed today. The share of Americans saying jobs were hard to get climbed to a 10-month high.”

    But-but-but the media folks sputter, “the consumer is improving!”

    Oh really? Ups and downs, but with a high in May of this year in the 60s and a low just under 50 right around January and September the story for the last 18 months has been one of no material movement either way – and certainly not back into the “above neutral” range that stands at 100.

    The entire premise of the rally in the market over the last 18 months has been that the consumer – since that’s 70% of the economy – will recover. But the consumer is smarter than that – he has pretty much figured out the truth of this chart:

    http://market-ticker.org/

  • sclark113 12/29/2010 5:21am

    Will the New Year Bring a Tier V Unemployment Extension?

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6161004/will_the_new_year_bring_a_tier_v_unemployment.html

  • WasMiddleClass 12/29/2010 3:16pm

    A MUST READ ARTICLE!!!

    Dude, Where’s My Job…

    The figure of 15 million unemployed reported by the government and regurgitated by the corporate media is one of the biggest lies in the history of lies. The real figure is 30 million and I will prove it using the government’s own data. I created the chart below from BLS data (ftp://ftp.bls.gov/pub/suppl/empsit.ceseeb1.txt) to prove that we are in the midst of a Greater Depression and no amount of spin by politicians and the media can wish it away. When we look at jobs in America across the decades, a picture of a country in decline, captured by financial elites, reveals itself. In 1970, America still produced goods, ran trade surpluses, and paid wages that allowed families to thrive with only one parent working. Only 34.6% of the population was employed, with a third of these workers producing goods.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/29/2010 3:16pm

    The most damning facts that can be garnered from the BLS data relate to how we’ve become a nation of bankers, real estate agents, accountants, lawyers, tax specialists, and fast food fry cooks. Manufacturing jobs have dropped from 25% of all jobs in 1970 to less than 9% today. Jobs in the spreadsheet generating, credit default swap creating, subprime mortgage pushing, frivolous lawsuit filing, tax evasion sector of the economy went from 12% in 1970 to 19% today.
    The misinformation and lies will continue. The MSM keeps repeating that jobs are coming back. You don’t hear which jobs. Hysterically, the four fastest growing job categories according to the BLS are:

    1. Administrative and support services
    2. Food services and drinking places
    3. Couriers and messengers
    4. Performing arts and spectator sports

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    WasMiddleClass 12/29/2010 3:17pm

    The well paying goods producing jobs are never coming back. American manufacturing jobs have been shifted overseas for more than two decades by corporate America. Now those jobs have become more sophisticated, like semiconductors, software and even medical and finance. The American middle class is relegated to being McDonalds fry cooks, Wal-Mart greeters, and temp workers. What has happened to the American middle class was not an accident. The wealth of the country has been pillaged by an elite group at the very top of the economic food chain, who were able to reap the rewards of globalization (outsourcing American jobs), manipulate the debt based financial system through synthetic fraud products, and avoid taxes by hiring thousands of lawyers, accountants and tax consultants. When you hear that the rich need lower taxes, corporate taxes are too high and increased productivity is great for America, remember what they have done to the country since 1970.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/29/2010 3:18pm

    If corporate America and its leaders continue to reap obscene profits while the middle class falls further into the abyss, societal unrest will beckon.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/guest-post-dude-wheres-my-job

  • sclark113 12/30/2010 1:20am

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=unemployment+extension%2C+99ers%2C+congress%2C+immigration%2C+economy%2Cgay+rights&ctab=0&geo=all&date=mtd&sort=0

    immigration 2.46
    economy 1.94
    congress 1.72
    unemployment extension 1.00
    99ers 0.14

    Search volume from high to low of these five search tags in Google Trends shows how far behind searches for unemployment extension and 99ers are lagging from some other national topics. We need to improve this vastly going forward. I encourage all of you to do what I did and send Michale Colliss’ fact sheets titled America’s Unemployment Crisis & Unemployment & Unemployment Insurance to everyone in your email address book.

    The following links provide direct access to these flyers:

    http://all247news.com/images/UI_Pub_Ed_Flyer.pdf

    http://all247news.com/images/Media_Fact_Sheet.pdf

  • sclark113 12/30/2010 3:25am

    2011 Unemployment – Google Trends Display Need for Increased Awareness

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6163752/2011_unemployment_google_trends_display.html

  • WasMiddleClass 12/30/2010 4:26am

    Jobless Claims: Hairy Hissmas And A Crappy New Year (12/30)

    Here’s the amusing spin machine!

    “In the week ending Dec. 25, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 388,000, a decrease of 34,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 422,000. The 4-week moving average was 414,000, a decrease of 12,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 426,500.”

    Yeah, ok. Amusing number, really – the DOL invented 133,000 seasonal adjustment jobs!

    That is, the unadjusted, actual number was 521,834. That’s up 24,879 from the previous week.

    This is particularly troublesome to me for a number of reasons – with the week shortened by Christmas Eve (offices closed to a large degree) we should have seen fewer unadjusted claims and the adjustment should have been upward, not downward, to account for the holiday closures.

    Are we playing “Goebbels Media” again? Sure looks like it to me.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/30/2010 4:27am

    The complete data table of the various programs to December 11th tells a tale of possible trouble, but the push-pull nature of the story is difficult to decipher:

    Note the regular numbers – those are the original 26 week folks coming into the system. That’s not a good number at all. It is counter-balanced by 150,000 people departing the EUC programs. What we don’t know is if those were people who rolled off the 99 weeks, or if they found jobs. But with the incoming 26 week population rising, odds are rather high that it’s the former rather than the latter.

    The futures moved up a bit on the original number release, but it appears that people were able to read beyond the headline this time around, and recognized the unadjusted number for what it was – dogcrap – and quickly discarded the “screaming harpy” nonsense from the media.

    http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=176104


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