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.
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  • WasMiddleClass 03/05/2012 9:11pm

    “Manufacturing dissent”

    In this article, we focus on a related concept, namely the subtle process of “manufacturing dissent” (rather than “consent”), which plays a decisive role in serving the interests of the ruling class.

    Under contemporary capitalism, the illusion of democracy must prevail. It is in the interest of the corporate elites to accept dissent and protest as a feature of the system inasmuch as they do not threaten the established social order. The purpose is not to repress dissent, but, on the contrary, to shape and mould the protest movement, to set the outer limits of dissent.

    To maintain their legitimacy, the economic elites favor limited and controlled forms of opposition, with a view to preventing the development of radical forms of protest, which might shake the very foundations and institutions of global capitalism. In other words, “manufacturing dissent” acts as a “safety valve”, which protects and sustains the New World Order.

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    WasMiddleClass 03/05/2012 9:13pm

    To be effective, however, the process of “manufacturing dissent” must be carefully regulated and monitored by those who are the object of the protest movement.


    Just look what happened with Occupy. First it was supported, then it got out of their control and was shut down.

    I read what is going on in Syria now. Do you really think it would be different here if Occupy refused to go home?

    It aint over here!

    Repubs or Dems… MOST all work for the same people, and it is NOT We The People!

  • WasMiddleClass 03/05/2012 9:32pm

    There are 24,600 links to “Occupy” articles on Google news in the past 24 hours!

    Why is not on the main stream media anymore???!!!

    In one word, BLACKOUT by…?

  • WasMiddleClass 03/05/2012 9:34pm

    Thousands occupy capitol in budget protest

    Sacramento — Students in the thousands shut down traffic today in downtown Sacramento as they marched in protest to the Capitol building.

    Sacramento police estimated that about 8,000 people attended to demonstrate. Among them were students from the SMCCD.


  • WasMiddleClass 03/05/2012 9:35pm

    Obama Moves G-8 From Chicago to Camp David: “Occupy Camp David” Explodes on Twitter

    In a move that some are saying is a response to fears over massive Occupy protests, Obama announced Monday that he would be moving May’s G-8 summit from downtown Chicago to the rural presidential fortress of Camp David.

    “They are running scared from the people,” tweeted @OccupyWallStreetNYC.


  • WasMiddleClass 03/05/2012 9:37pm

    So be it OC!

    THAT CENSOR WILL BE SPREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fighton 03/05/2012 10:03pm

    sad sad sad! occupy g8 is filtered on this “open” site! we supported so much here before! just like the rnc & dnc conventions where so many protesters were beaten and arrested including alternative media and censored in so many places.

  • WasMiddleClass 03/05/2012 10:20pm


    Partisan, not open…

    As Occupy New Haven, CT, one of the LAST FEW in the country is fighting for its life!

    Thank God it is almost OUR spring!

    No wonder so many that supported Dems are turning their backs now…

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  • Liberty1 03/09/2012 12:47am

    Springtime for Occupy: Movement’s Plans For Coming Weeks and Months

    It’s shaping up to be a busy spring for Occupy. The movement born last year in a New York City park has come roaring back to life this week after a period of hibernation. It promises to be even livelier in weeks and months to come.


    Is this spam now on this website too? Is it not on topic of the unemployment issue?

  • WasMiddleClass 03/15/2012 8:42pm

    The real story of America’s unemployed

    In a new video series, “F**ked: The United States of Unemployment,” Salon humanizes our epidemic of joblessness

    Before “We are the 99 percent” emerged as a rally cry from Zuccotti Park to the Port of Oakland, another group identified with this number — but for a very different reason. A handful of New Yorkers whose 99 weeks of unemployment benefits had expired were frustrated that political leaders seemed resigned to a future of austerity instead of figuring out how to put Americans back to work. These “99ers” realized that if they wanted to change things, they would need to get organized and fight back.
    In “F**ked: The United States of Unemployment” — a new Salon series that will chronicle this important yet largely untold story — Academy Award-nominated director Immy Humes traces the birth and evolution of the 99ers movement. 


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    WasMiddleClass 03/15/2012 8:45pm

    “ Meet Our 99ers”

    Read those few brief listings of skills…

    Now multiply that thousands fold.

    And add in all the younger generations… And the ones like Anonymous…

    Now add in all the talent the Occupy people have…

    Put all that together and you will get a glimpse of what the powers that be are so afraid of… Democrats and Republicans alike.

    And watch the news laws they are trying (and have) to slip in the MSM never mentions….

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    where 03/16/2012 7:10pm

    How goes the battle? I see censoring is going on! We dont have much to post on this bill, Our hope is to keep the 99ers story alive, Via Occupy? well so be it, Let the string carry on OC, I still Love ya Was!

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    WasMiddleClass 03/16/2012 11:26pm

    I love you too funny face :)

    Censorship is high on my list of evil things…

    Occupy 2.0 is in full gear now after learning much from the initial battles.

    I see the biggest hurdle now is what I said here before, to get more people to get out of that stupid left vs right paradigm and realize we are all We The People, and it will take all of us united to take our country back from those that bought it…

    Anyways… Those sites I frequent that some call “right wing”, when they really are not at all in reality, but are about learning the truth, and preparing for the storm, have views and memberships going off the charts now.

    Once this election really gets going will be REALLY interesting, I predict…

    We The People are waking up all over…

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    where 03/21/2012 6:24pm

    Wow not much chatter here?? I used to make 30 dollars an hour, Now that I have had to learn to live on nothing, When they are begging for people with my skills Im thinking 230 per hour, Wont work for friggin penny less, I hope all of us skilled workers have the same attitude, They ripped me off for 4 years and it will cost a pretty penny to enjoy my skills again.

    Hey I know how to live on nothing now! Why would I work?? 230.00 and hour may work =)

    Screw the rich let them do my job!

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    WasMiddleClass 03/22/2012 12:22am

    What did you do worth $230 per hour?

    Never mind, I don’t want to know :)

    @Wont work for friggin penny less, I hope all of us skilled workers have the same attitude

    I know a army that is now chomping at the bit, and working for free. They are even paying out of their own pockets…

    I can’t believe after all this time it ended up being just you and I posting here! :P

  • WasMiddleClass 03/22/2012 12:23am

    Time for a little first hand, real life story over here…

    My landlord, whom I have pretty much a business relationship with, hired three new people to do what is basically laborer work.

    Today while his other mechanic and I were working on his truck we sat down with them for lunch.

    I was shocked to meet three 99ers!

    During the conversation I learned they were formally a carpenter, a machinist, and a electrician. Now they are taking any work they can get, and thus are working for my landlord for peanuts…

    They all have wives and kids too…

    And were happy to finally have ANY work.

    The 99ers are history now?

    I could easily take up a page here with their stories….

  • WasMiddleClass 03/22/2012 12:25am

    Spam again?


  • WasMiddleClass 03/22/2012 12:28am

    I guess telling about the three 99ers I met today is now “spam” here…

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    where 03/26/2012 10:24am

    Weird isnt it =D I hate to say it but I have pretty much given up, On the Government, Both partys are hell bent on destruction.

    I am currently getting paid to live where I am (sweet) and soon I will have a income that is uninterrupted. So I am thinking of retirement, It isnt much but I have been living on a hell of alot less the last few years.

    Say what happened to the view counter here?

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    WasMiddleClass 03/27/2012 6:57pm

    This old warrior can’t give up yet, but I found my ways to survive too.

    The view counter has been on the overview tab for a long time now…

    Someone still reads here.

    @Weird… It looks like you cant copy anything to post it here now.



  • WasMiddleClass 03/27/2012 6:23pm

    @Weird isnt it

    More like expected after all this time…

    I gave up on both parties long ago…

    I found a place I get paid to live in and make a few bucks a while back too…

    Retire? I have thought about it, but this old warrior just can’t lay down with what is happening now…

    @Say what happened to the view counter here?

    It has been under that “overview” tab up there for a long time now. It says 115 for today.

    If anyone want’s to find me you can find me on washingtonwatch.com

    HR589 is real easy to find on the home page there.

    Quit gracious hosts they turned out to be over there through this long ordeal….

    That is part of how I turned to Libertarian beliefs…

    Spam again??????????

  • WasMiddleClass 03/27/2012 6:38pm

    I can be found on the Washington Watch site…

  • nancym 03/27/2012 9:47pm

    Hi everyone,

    What’s going on with the “spam” label here. And whatever is being labeled “spam”—is it any post with links? Or long text from other sites? All sites are able to quote short passages, as long as credit is given.

    I noticed a while ago that there were lots of posts in the blog comments for selling stuff, unrelated to the subject at hand. Is someone going overboard with the filter? Try using the Textile formatting thing they have here, see if it makes any difference. Just curious.

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    where 04/21/2012 12:08am

    So OC has killed this string, Sorry, Hey here it is one day after the anniversary of Waco and not one mention anywhere in the news, Hundreds of innocent Men Women and children Died on April 19th in both Waco and the federal building. And the ruling 1% have silenced they’re cries for justice!

    Great job MURDERING Sorry we dont plan on dieing.

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    where 05/05/2012 9:41am

    I came across this on FOX news,

    Lies, Damned Lies and Government Jobs Data


  • bugsy166 10/10/2012 1:23pm

    Good morning to 99ers………………….
    How is everybody? Hope still hangin in there
    I started my very own labor only moving company (no moving truck yet) – paid under the table so still able to take advantage of government entitlements….lol
    How has everything been wasmiddleclass.
    Is nancym still around?
    Its been at least a year since I’ve been on this site
    What ever happen to that nobama guy?
    What are the current topics?

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