H.R.589 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011

To amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: To amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011 as introduced.

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    fakk2 02/11/2011 4:31pm

    That’s funny, because less than a million people are rioting but they have somewhere around 78 million in the country. Does that mean Obama should resign as well?

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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:40pm

    What if that many were rioting here?

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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:42pm

    And it was not even “rioting”. It was protesting. There is a difference.

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    fakk2 02/11/2011 7:00pm

    Ok, so same question, why should Obama have called for Egypt’s ruler if they have 78 million in that country and less than a million were “protesting”? Does that mean Obama should step down if 1.5 million out of 307 million Americans protest? That’s like 0.49% of the country’s population. If 1.5 million were protesting for Obama’s resignation, should England’s PM say, “Ya know, the people really don’t want you, I think you need to quit”?

  • Legion1 02/10/2011 3:22pm

    Well fellow 99ers, step 1 is now completed & make no mistake about it, we have billions of steps yet to take. Thanks to the morons that voted the Tea Party crapheads into office in November, we have a very steep mountain to climb. If there’s going to be movement on this bill, it had better happen fast. Congress has been hooking us with this crap for almost a year. If this is another game they’re playing…well most of you know the action’s I want to see take place. As far as I’m concerned, they have a very short window of opportunity to do the right thing. The fly in the ointment is going to be the tea party scum, who have already proved they’re going after anything that those that need help the most needs. As far as I’m concerned, this is their, Congress last chance. If they let this one die like they did 3706, thats all she wrote. There’s gonna be a war. There needs to be a war. Obama is just as much the enemy as the ‘pubs, the ’dems & the Tea Party. We have few friends that’ll help

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    fakk2 02/11/2011 4:33pm

    I was waiting to hear a call for civil war. This is why we shouldn’t have mob rule, it’s too easy to sway emotions.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:44pm

    Reply to me. I am here now.

    “mob rule”…….I guess it depends on who the “mob” is…

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    fakk2 02/11/2011 7:02pm

    No, it doesn’t matter who the mob is, America was never supposed to be a pure democracy.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 3:50pm

    Another though now my brain is waking up….

    We need to include the statistics for the huge increases in the new homeless for each state.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 5:29pm

    The 99ers are Survivors…..DAMN RIGHT WE ARE!!!!

    Look at all those people in Egypt standing up for what they believe in!

    Are WE going to lay down and die?!!!!


  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 6:34pm

    I’m sending this message to all the unemployed viewers out there,

    We need your help now. This is literally our last chance to get a little more help from our government to survive on. You know the jobs situation…

    Many of our old warriors have gone offline because of no money. Some have passed on…

    Many of us are tired, and feel like giving up. We feel like the battle is hopeless after all we have been through…

    Many of us are middle aged, including myself, and….don’t want to have to fight anymore.

    Unfortunately the situation that we were thrown into leaves us with few choices now. Stand up and fight for what we deserve, and believe in, or lay down and die.

    We can see the people of Egypt doing it on our news all day…

    Do I need to remind you that we are Americans, and all the things we fought for?

    It is time to put all the party affiliations aside and remember that we are all “We The People”. There are many Democrat and Republican unemployed and homeless now…

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 6:35pm

    It is time for ALL to step up to the plate. Those of us whose words you read online can not win this alone.

    If you never posted anything online before, now is the time to jump in. We all did it once.

    Stand up and fight, or lay down and die. The choice is yours.

    It has been three years of fighting for me, but I will NOT lay down and die EVER!

    I hope you viewers will join us. We need you!

    This is our final stand!


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    CTunemployed 02/10/2011 7:17pm

    Just say the word old friend and we will jump in here.

    It is D-Day.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 7:40pm

    Maybe it is time to bring our guys out of the shadows…I don’t know…

    It is D day though.

    I like these black caucus videos my friend on one site linked to. Maybe political motivated…but I still like them in many ways…

    We need all the allies we can find now…

    Many old ones turned their backs.

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    wstaff 02/10/2011 8:31pm

    Outstanding statement. All spread this around tomorrow in every media outlet I can and of course the social networks.

  • concernedinKY 02/10/2011 7:37pm

    I have a youtube channel dedicated to the 99ers anyone and everyone is welcome to download, share, embed, and spread any of the videos on it freely. The most recent one is in support of this bill.


    I also tossed this together in Photoshop tonight:


    Download, print it, email it, spread it… just feel free to use it.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 7:49pm

    Gee….youtube followed me home…lol

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    marym 02/10/2011 8:01pm

    It’s time we go to bed don’t you think?

    We have things to do tomorrow. Don’t say a word furry :-)

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 8:10pm

    Furry? lol!

    We do have things to do in all seriousness.

    I’ll call in the morning.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 8:06pm

    I like the videos…but they could do with a few less photo ops….:)

  • Legion1 02/10/2011 8:28pm


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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:32am

    It is only day 1 my friend.

  • wstaff 02/10/2011 8:34pm

    Furry? Fuzzy maybe a better word. I am off to bed but up soon to carry on..or carry forward. But never harry carry cause that means they won …NEVER.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:39am

    Fuzzy! You people crack me up :)

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    BPennett 02/11/2011 7:05am

    College grads will need a Phd in patience…….this guy uses smoke and mirrors……. Where he is slacking he uses symantics (ie “saved or created”) to puff himslf up…… and when they are stumped they degrade (ie 99er’s)the suffering……it’s very sad……

    Then the talking heads will say they are “PARSING” the language……TALK TALK TALK……

    Please don’t let this country deteriorate into a country of BULL SHIT!!!!! we are talking simple and straight in laymens terms…..create JOBS JOBS JOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    As was the case with 9/11, he could have used unemployment as the biggest rallying issue since than but he missed it……


  • sclark113 02/11/2011 1:50am

    2011 Unemployment Extension – 99ers Everywhere Gear Up to Support H.R. 589


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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:38am

    And I just wanted to go back to bed…


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    Sher1 02/11/2011 5:06am

    @sclark113: Thanks for the update.

  • BPennett 02/11/2011 3:00am

    To much EXCESSIVE…..Bull Shit…….


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