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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  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 9:36am

    3.9 Million Americans Ran Out Of Unemployment Benefits In 2010: Report

    Last year, 3.9 million Americans ran out of unemployment insurance benefits, according to a new analysis provided to HuffPost by the National Employment Law Project.

    Those 3.9 million are not necessarily still unemployed, and not all of them are necessarily “99ers” — people who exhausted the maximum 99 weeks of benefits currently available in 25 states — but the number offers a dramatic reminder that the longest-ever unemployment lifeline is still not long enough for some Americans to climb out of the deepest jobs hole since the Great Depression.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/10/2010-unemployment-benefits-exhausted_n_820957.html

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    sclark113 02/10/2011 9:46am

    Howdy friend! Imagine me finding you here. What a surprise (NOT)! Ok pal, let’s get this one revved-up and moving into the signed into law category!!!

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 9:59am

    Am I actually reading about possible Republican support for this?

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    2kgs4 02/15/2011 2:57pm

    This is what is going to happen eventually more and more all over the country if something doesn’t give soon. Heart breaking to say the least.

    http://poststuff5.entensity.net/021111/flash.php?media=rob.flv

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    bugsy166 10/10/2012 1:22pm

    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?

  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 10:01am

    Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) continues to look for Republican support for her proposed bill to add 14 weeks of unemployment benefits for 99ers, those who’ve exhausted all available unemployment benefits.

    She released a statement this morning inviting Republican members of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, who were holding a hearing this morning focused on the plight of the unemployed, to co-sponsor her bill.

    Geoff Davis (R-Ken.), who chairs the committee, said the hearing was about answering the question: “Are we doing everything we can to help the unemployed find jobs?” He added, "The number of unemployed and the length of unemployment durations have grown to record levels, despite billions of dollars spent on benefits and services designed to help them find new work. This hearing will provide an opportunity to review that issue, and ask what we can do to make this system work better.”

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 10:01am

    http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/02/rep_lee_looks_for_republican_support_to.html

    The link is safe. I scanned it.

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    sclark113 02/10/2011 10:11am

    It’s nice to see on the overview page that Lee has 47 other co-sponsors for this bill, although I did not see one republican listed…let’s keep digging, a little republican support would be absolutely HUGE!!!

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 10:15am

    Agreed!

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    where 02/10/2011 12:46pm

    Let me know when you wright a article for this bill Scott And I will LINK COPY PASTE and POST it everywhere! I am going to bury my AZ repub simi reps, on this,

    It is time!!!

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    sclark113 02/10/2011 12:59pm

    Let me know if this one works for you!

    2011 Unemployment Extension – the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7740072/2011_unemployment_extension_the_emergency.html

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    wstaff 02/10/2011 10:32am

    Excellent job I also posted over on that site.

    Anyone still have the 99ers Union link? Senator Lee god bless her and her help in fighting to keep this Bill Alive. We need to start a petition drive in support of this Bill lord knows signature would greatly help in this Bills Support or am I thinking outside of the box again ?

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    wstaff 02/10/2011 10:47am

    Successfully I am on a mission on Facebook to continue (Scratch that) DEMAND
    Americans Unite together and get H.R.589 Passed NOW.

    Face Book Status Quote,"I am Staying Home today and dedicating this day, “Save the America’s Poor Day” Unemployed Need Your Voice !!!!!! Write every Senator to Pass H.R. 589 NOW !!!!!"

    I am tired and fed up and for those 166 here that support this Bill get your voices out there, Face BOOK, Twitter and every article you read about our unemployed. All be dammed to just give talk points and not be herd. God Bless us All.

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    fakk2 02/11/2011 10:50am

    So, you’re going to “DEMAND” that those who are working and paying taxes give those that are unemployed money to eat? That sounds like the USSR before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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    sclark113 02/11/2011 11:03am

    We the People of the United States of America, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    We spend 160 Billion dollars a year on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We spend 70 Billion dollars a year on the budget for homeland security. I won’t even discuss how much we blow on the defense department. Just when did “provide for the common defense” start to override all of the other ideals expressed in the Constitution???

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    fakk2 02/11/2011 3:14pm

    Good question, how about Amendment 10 of the Bill of Rights: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    So, my question is, where in the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, or the Bill of Rights does it say you have a right to a home, or to health care, or to education, or a job, or ANYTHING except “that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”?

    We have a right to breathe. We have a right to be free from a tyrannical government. We have a right to pursue happiness. Other than that, I don’t think we have a right to much, including unemployment insurance or internet/cell phones/eating at fast food places/cable/satellite/etc. (especially if we’re on unemployment insurance).

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    fakk2 02/11/2011 3:14pm

    When we have 113 weeks of unemployment, will we then hear calls for 125? Where does it end?

    *Side note, that same quote was used as a basis for Social Security….how’s that working out?

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    sclark113 02/12/2011 12:29am

    The Preamble to the Constitution as our county’s mission statement, it explains how we, the people, of the United States, are supposed to act to be good American’s. I believe that most American’s feel this way, but that the few, the powerful, and the selfish just want it to be all about them. So I ask what part of the following are you having trouble getting your arms around?

    We the People?
    In Order to form a more perfect Union?
    Establish Justice?
    Insure domestic Tranquility?
    Promote the general Welfare?
    And secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity?

    Do you think the “greed is good” mentality is what will support those ideals mentioned above or do you think it will only come by caring about your neighbor in the likes of “what you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me” While working, I cared about my fellow man. Now that I am unemployed, I still care about my fellow man; I just don’t have access to the same resources to do anything about it now!

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    fakk2 02/12/2011 4:36am

    Let’s put it like this: Do we, Americans, have an unalienable right to have our home paid for, or have food on our table, or have a car, or education, or a well paying job, just to mention a few things. No, we don’t.

    Please don’t misconstrue anything for selfishness. I’m not saying we shouldn’t be charitable from 1 household to another, but I am saying no one owes anyone anything. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say “you have a right to a good home” or “you have a right to a good job”.

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    adamaiken 02/12/2011 5:17am

    fakk, you can’t be that dumb, are you really that dumb, all kidding aside.

    You are questioning if people have the INALENABLE right not UNALIENABLE, to shelter, food, cars, education etc. What planet have you been on. Do you know what has been going on in our country over the past century. Do you realize how enslaved we have been to big corporations. Do you realize how sons and daughters have been sent to war to fight for their economic interests?
    Are you even beginning to comprehend yet how the deck has been stacked against us? Do you understand that our tax money has been going overseas to foreign governments in a scam where the money never reaches the impoverished in those nations but instead is paid off to puppet governments and half of it is funneled back into the bank accounts of the greedy aristocracy corporate owners in this country who run the government. Bush’s right hand man was the former CEO of Merill Lynch.

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    adamaiken 02/12/2011 5:25am

    Are we owed a living? You are damn right we are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I say I am owed a living if even as reparation for the damage our government has imposed on us. In Bahrain, recently, every citizen was given 300,000 dollars to quell a revolution erupting there. They want to keep their citizens happy and the ones on top are so filthy rich, they won’t feel it.
    Do you think a country that was as rich as we are could not have afforded to keep an even playing field so that all of us could have moved ahead into an era of prosperity for all with greater advances in not healthcare but in disease prevention and in HEALING FOR ALL. If you ever go back and listen to the speeches that Carter gave during his presidency, it would send chills down your spine. He spoke about this very greed destroying our nation and here it is, upon us and what do people like you do, you follow the indoctrination like a robot. You are a willing victim. We are not.
    That is the difference.

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    fakk2 02/12/2011 7:52am

    Adamaiken,

    You do know we’re not Bahrain, or Egypt, or any other country except America right? I ask, because it doesn’t matter what they’re doing, we have to make up our mind as to what we’re going to do. Now, you’re talking about reparations. But for what? For allowing people to receive loans through anti-redlining laws? For buying too many bad loans to keep the working class afloat and in homes? For not taxing the rich 90% of their pay? What reparations are you owed and where in the Constitution is it that you are to be paid? What damage has been imposed? The government has police laws to protect your life. We need to limit government to protect our liberty and to increase our chances for our pursuit of happiness.

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    fakk2 02/12/2011 6:32am

    All I did was copy from the national archives: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights” [http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html]

    Let’s put it like this, I understand what has happened and know it needs to change, that’s why I don’t believe we should extend unemployment, just like we shouldn’t be doing 90% of what we are doing.

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    adamaiken 02/13/2011 3:40am

    Anyone who would suppose that a document written in the 1700s in an era of very different circumstances on so many levels, should be adhered to in the 21st century is dealing in fantasy and a dangerous one at that. Many amendments were made to this initial drafting because of advances in the many different facets of our lives and due to the uncountable contingencies that arose in connection to general progress. I am speaking about technological and scientific advances and socialistic contingencies as an outcome of the aforementioned etc. I would suppose that according to your mode of thinking we should also adhere to the Bible’s strictures and stone prostitutes to death and hang homosexuals by their genitals!

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    fakk2 02/13/2011 4:36am

    Adamaiken,

    C’mon, don’t be sad that you have no good argument. Like I said before, I hope for a true republic, a rule of law, where the federal government is limited, and state governments make most of the laws, and the good will of the people in each state watchdog those legislatures for corruption and tyranny. In saying that, our constitution can be amended. I have no problem with making a constitutional amendment granting 10 years of unemployment if that’s what the people in the “several states” vote for.

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    fakk2 02/13/2011 4:36am

    “Anyone who would suppose that a document written in the 1700s in an era of very different circumstances on so many levels, should be adhered to in the 21st century is dealing in fantasy…”
    —That, document, is what our country was founded upon. That document was created by men who lived under a tyrannical ruler. That document was created to give each American no matter their circumstances, freedom. And that document is what we are dying for every day. When you so callously throw it aside in favor of your own greed to have someone pay you something you’re not owed, you spit upon the graves of everyone who has died for that document and died for our flag.

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    adamaiken 02/13/2011 4:38am

    What you just stated is infantile jibberish. You are obviously incapable of moving beyond rudimentary analysis. You are a prime example of how our education system has failed us. There is obviously no hope for you but I see it is a total waste of time engaging in discourse with such an idiot.

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    vinmarly 04/16/2011 9:49am

    After two years of Obama…Here’s your change!

    January 2009 TODAY % chg Source

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
    $3.56
    $6.33
    78.1%
    2

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
    $3.56
    $6.33
    78.1%
    2Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
    $9.66
    $13..75
    42.3%
    2

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
    $3.56
    $6.33
    78.1%
    2Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
    $9.66
    $13..75
    42.3%
    2Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.Fob
    $13..37
    $35..39
    164.7%
    2

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
    $3.56
    $6.33
    78.1%
    2Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
    $9.66
    $13..75
    42.3%
    2Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.Fob
    $13..37
    $35..39
    164.7%
    2Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
    7.6%
    9.4%
    23.7%
    3

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
    $3.56
    $6.33
    78.1%
    2Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
    $9.66
    $13..75
    42.3%
    2Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.Fob
    $13..37
    $35..39
    164.7%
    2Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
    7.6%
    9.4%
    23.7%
    3Unemployment rate, blacks
    12.6%
    15.8%
    25.4%
    3

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
    $3.56
    $6.33
    78.1%
    2Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
    $9.66
    $13..75
    42.3%
    2Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.Fob
    $13..37
    $35..39
    164.7%
    2Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
    7.6%
    9.4%
    23.7%
    3Unemployment rate, blacks
    12.6%
    15.8%
    25.4%
    3Number of unemployed
    11,616,000
    14,485,000
    24.7%
    3

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
    $3.56
    $6.33
    78.1%
    2Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
    $9.66
    $13..75
    42.3%
    2Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.Fob
    $13..37
    $35..39
    164.7%
    2Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
    7.6%
    9.4%
    23.7%
    3Unemployment rate, blacks
    12.6%
    15.8%
    25.4%
    3Number of unemployed
    11,616,000
    14,485,000
    24.7%
    3Number of fed. Employees, ex. Military (curr = 12/10 prelim)
    2,779,000
    2,840,000
    2.2%
    3

    Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S.
    $1.83
    $3.44
    84%
    1Crude oil, European Brent (barrel)
    $43..48
    $99..02
    127.7%
    2Crude oil, West TX Inter. (barrel)
    $38..74
    $91..38
    135.9%
    2Gold: London (per troy oz.)5
    $853.25
    $1,369.50
    60.5%
    2Corn, No.2 yellow, Central IL
    $3.56
    $6.33
    78.1%
    2Soybeans, No. 1 yellow, IL
    $9.66
    $13..75
    42.3%
    2Sugar, cane, raw, world, lb.Fob
    $13..37
    $35..39
    164.7%
    2Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall
    7.6%
    9.4%
    23.7%
    3Unemployment rate, blacks
    12.6%
    15.8%
    25.4%
    3Number of unemployed
    11,616,000
    14,485,000
    24.7%
    3Number of fed. Employees, ex. Military (curr = 12/10 prelim)
    2,779,000
    2,840,000
    2.2%
    3

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    vinmarly 04/16/2011 9:49am

    Real median household income(2008 v 2009)
    $50,112
    $49,777
    -0.7%
    4

    Number of food stamp recipients (curr = 10/10)
    31,983,716
    43,200,878
    35.1%
    5

    Number of unemployment benefit recipients (curr = 12/10)
    7,526,598
    9,193,838
    22.2%
    6

    Number of long-term unemployed
    2,600,000
    6,400,000
    146.2%
    3

    Poverty rate, individuals (2008 v 2009)
    13.2%
    14.3%
    8.3%
    4

    People in poverty in U.S. (2008 v 2009)
    39,800,000
    43,600,000
    9.5%
    4

    U.S.. Rank in Economic Freedom World Rankings
    5
    9
    n/a
    10

    Present Situation Index (curr = 12/10)
    29.9
    23.5
    -21.4%
    11

    Failed banks (curr = 2010 + 2011 to date)
    140
    164
    17.1%
    12

    U.S.. Dollar versus Japanese yen exchange rate
    89.76
    82.03
    -8.6%
    2

    U.S.. Money supply, M1, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim)
    1,575.1
    1,865.7
    18.4%
    13

    U.S.. Money supply, M2, in billions (curr = 12/10 prelim)
    8,310.9
    8,852.3
    6.5%
    13

    National debt, in trillions
    $10..627
    $14..052
    32.2%
    14


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