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 03/10/2011 8:49am

    Live Video Stream Of Wisconsin Protests Where Hundreds Of Protesters Rush Wisconsin Capitol, Vastly Outnumbering Security

    That didn’t take long. Ann Althouse writes: "Meade, who is in the building now, tells me, by phone, that he saw a window on the Wisconsin Avenue side of the building opened and protesters entering through that window. He thought it seemed as if someone in one of the Democratic legislators’ offices had opened a window to let them in, and — once they were in — many doors have been opened all around, and people have streamed into the building. He says he counted 3 “troopers” — I’m not sure what the official job title is for these security people — and that they were absurdly overwhelmed by the crowd." So…Wisconsin is not Cairo?


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 8:52am

    Initial Claims Jump To 397K On Expectations Of 376K, Prior Revised From 368K To 371K

    And so the economic “improvement” data takes another big step back after the rumored improvement in claims reverts, following the traditional negative prior revision to 371K, coming at 397K on expectations of 376K. Non-seasonal claims surge by 52K higher from 354K to 406K. Continuing claims declined from an upward revised 3791K to 3771K, missing expectations of 3750K. And according to a BLS official this time the factor to blame is “school holidays.” It appears there was no snow last week. Disturbingly, those on EUCs and Extended Benefits surged by 200K.


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 8:56am

    ..However, there is another faction that believes oil could rise to $120 to $200 per barrel. Obviously the continuing drama in the oil-producing countries backs this argument. A “Day of Rage” protest is scheduled to take place tomorrow in Saudi Arabia, the largest oil-producing nation in the world…

    I believe the Saudi government’s handling of the “Day of Rage” will have major implications for our markets tomorrow. Should the demonstrations conclude peacefully, oil prices may contract and the markets would most likely rally. Should problems break out in Saudi Arabia, the opposite could be true, and that would be negative..


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 8:58am

    Saudi Police Open Fire At Protest Rally

    AP reports that the Saudi police open fire at protesters in Qatif after government warns demonstrators it will not tolerate protests. In other words, the shootings will continue until morale is restored. Look for crude to go antigravitational here.

    And whoosh:


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 9:07am

    Paul Farrell is out with another rather dismal outlook on the financial system (better known in the vernacular as the feloneous Ponzi scheme), and how while the immediate causes of the crash, and its disastrous aftermath, which benefits only the upper class at the expense of everyone else, are certainly a function of the current and previous administration, one has to look further back to see the flawed foundations on which everything is built. As far back as Reagan, in fact, and his eponymous Reaganomic doctrine according to Farrell. "Was their Reaganomics ideology so rigid, so blinding, they couldn’t (and still cannot) admit they were wrong? Forcing them to lie to America? Cover up the lies? The evidence is clear. Today, a harsh lesson from history, facts and a warning. Listen closely America. It’s already happening again.


  • Legion1 03/10/2011 11:08am

    The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. Applications increased by 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 397,000 during the week ending March 5.
    The latest report covers the week after the Presidents’ Day holiday, when many government offices were closed. Applications usually rise in weeks following holiday-shortened weeks.

    Is that your story BLS?


    That tells me that almost everyone is laid off that can be, not that people are hiring again. All of the 99ers are coming off unemployment and still don’t have jobs, but they are no longer in the government statistics for being unemployed. It is a bad numbers game and people are falling for it. If they released the real numbers is would scare the @#$% out of people!

    Whats the numbers for Americans ten years from retirement, that are without jobs and, have little hope of finding one? It is easy to say, learn a new skill or go back to school, but who will actually hire someone that is 50 or 60 years old?

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    WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 11:50am

    No one wants to hire someone at our age with a newly learned “skill”. I know because I was in charge of hiring for many years. The value of older workers is their experience. Take the fields they are experienced in away and they are not at all desirable to employers that have countless young people with the same newly learned skills.

  • Legion1 03/10/2011 11:16am

    The “story” is after the “story” in the comments & guess what BLS…we don’t buy your bullshit story. First snowstorms caused numbers to rise & now Presidents Day caused the numbers to rise too? Geez, wonder what the effect of Easter Sunday will be. You boys & girls better stop with the numbers game & get out of your offices, take a look around & stop calling those people that still have jobs to base your surveys on.

  • theGOPrules 03/10/2011 11:38am

    Unemployment should be shortened, not lenngthened. Most (not all) people on unemployment don’t look for work untill the day before it runs out, and then when they cant find one, they complain that the Government didn’t give them enough time.

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    WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 11:58am

    Gee…what about all the 99ers that ran out of benefits almost a year ago and still can’t find a job?

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    WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 12:09pm

    And what about all the MANY months they went with no benefits when various tiers expired, not know if another would ever be passed?

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    Legion1 03/10/2011 12:49pm

    Ok, lets go with what you moronic ’pubs say….3 million jobs….20-25 million unemployed/underemployed. Do the math

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    wstaff 03/10/2011 1:22pm

    Your lack of knowledges need no reply.

  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 11:55am

    Republican House leaders have yet to respond to a letter they received yesterday from Democrats Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Bobby Scott (Va.) requesting a meeting to discuss ways to pay for a proposed $16 billion bill that would provide an additional 14 weeks of unemployment benefits to the very long-term unemployed who have exhausted all available benefits, sometimes known as 99ers.

    Previously, Republicans have objected to extensions of unemployment benefits because they would increase the budget deficit. Last month, a GOP aide was quoted on the Huffington Post as saying, “If you’re serious about helping Americans on unemployment, you need to show how you’ll pay for the cost with cuts elsewhere.”

    Now that Lee and Scott have said they want to discuss ways to pay for the bill, still no Republicans have come forward.


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 12:03pm

    John Boehner and company have been pushing their national socialist agenda under the same guise in claiming they have a mandate from a majority of U.S. voters to take more from the poor to give to the rich. This is a lie and the majority of Americans know it.

    If we can achieve the Easter Project we can gain the support and the voices of those non 99ers across this country who are appalled at what is happening to us and the actions John Boehner and company are taking in their names.

    This will work if we do it. If we do not all we have to look forward to is another summer of suffering. Now is the time for we the 99ers to take it to the streets. If we want it we must take it.

    God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 12:29pm

    Interesting read…

    Robber Barons, Revolution, and Social Control
    The Century of Social Engineering, Part 1


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 1:22pm

    “With shelters at the breaking point and emergency homeless services on the chopping block, this is not the time to be giving millionaires another tax break,” said Mary Brosnahan, Executive Director Coalition for the Homeless. “The billions that this giveaway to the rich will cost New York will mean even more cuts to the services that every working family depends on. That is not shared sacrifice.”


  • Legion1 03/10/2011 1:23pm

    yes it was “Was”, trying to work my way through this one now…part 1: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order & part 2:The Technological Revolution and the Future of Freedom.

  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 1:40pm

    I’m downloading this movie now…

    Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy

    Sub-headed “Barack Obama and the failure of capitalist democracy”, this film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”, the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neocon policies under Obama, the insufficiency of mere voting as a path to reform, and differing conceptions of democracy itself.


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 1:49pm

    This looks good too,

    Psywar: The Real Battlefield is the Mind

    This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the “elitist theory of democracy” and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.


  • WasMiddleClass 03/10/2011 1:52pm

    This short one is a must watch!

    The Art of Corporate Mind Control
    by grtv

    Television is the most powerful weapon of psychological warfare in history and yet it is a member of the family in most households. The programming that we are constantly assaulted with conditions us to a particular worldview. This fake reality changes our behavior making us less active and more compliant with society’s shortcomings. Since television is controlled by a small handful of powerful corporations, viewers will never witness informing, truthful news and entertainment. As political and corporate power unite at an ever increasing rate, being informed is more important than ever. People need to seek out independent and alternative unbiased sources on the internet for their information or we will continue to be manipulated by the corporate controlled media.


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    where 03/10/2011 6:19pm

    Hi Was! Hey I haven’t heard a word back on the job interview, But my 20 mile wifi antennas are selling like hotcakes! This keeps up I wont need a job!

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    WasMiddleClass 03/11/2011 2:55am

    If you hook ten together can you go 200 miles? Maybe you can contact our ET buddies in orbit ad tell them to hurry up and zap those evil elite bastards?

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    WasMiddleClass 03/11/2011 3:08am

    You should try hunting jackolopes with your break barrel air rifle. You can make a lot of money selling them.


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    where 03/11/2011 2:23pm

    Aww Was everyone knows Jackolopes Are in Wyoming! Im thinking of selling Coyote paw key chains, They is sposed to be luckier than rabbit feet!

    RubberBoots check yer mail!

    Hey its great hearing people dropping the “Party” labels here!

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    RubberBoots 03/11/2011 7:01am

    Hi where. I am interested in your 20 mile wifi antennas please send me info at jholloway07@msn.com .

  • wstaff 03/10/2011 6:55pm

    Good deal Where-

  • WasMiddleClass 03/11/2011 2:57am

    99ers, Lee and Scott Sends HR 589 Letter to Boehner, Do You Think it Will do Any Good?

    Barbara Lee and Bobby Scott cosigned a letter that was sent to John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Dave Camp requesting their assistance in finding financing for HR 589, and also their help in plotting a course that will allow the speedy passage of the legislation. Personally I do not see how this is going to do any good. Remember John Boehner and company are working through a mandate that was put forth to them by the voters which says, “Destroy everyone but the rich. Give no quarter and take no prisoners.”


  • WasMiddleClass 03/11/2011 4:39am

    Stealing from Social Security to Pay for Wars and Bailouts

    …To put it bluntly, the $3 trillion cost of the Iraq war, as computed by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, is 20% of the size of the U.S. economy in 2010. In other words, the Iraq war alone cost Americans one-fifth of the year’s gross domestic product. Instead of investing the resources, which would have produced income and jobs growth and solvency for state and local governments, the US government wasted the equivalent of 20% of the production of the economy in 2010 in blowing up infrastructure and people in foreign lands. The US government spent a huge sum of money committing war crimes, while millions of Americans were thrown out of their jobs and foreclosed out of their homes.

    The other great contribution to the US deficit is the offshoring of production for US markets.

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    WasMiddleClass 03/11/2011 4:40am

    This practice has enriched corporate management, large shareholders, and Wall Street, but it has eroded the tax base, and thereby tax collections, of local, state, and federal government, halted the growth of real income for everyone but the rich, and disrupted the lives of those Americans whose jobs were sent abroad.  When short-term and long-term discouraged workers are added to the U.3 measure of unemployment, the U.S. has an unemployment rate of 22%.  A country with more than one-fourth of its work force unemployed has a shrunken tax base and feeble consumer purchasing power.

    The bought-and-paid-for Congress had no qualms about unlimited funding for war, but used the resulting “debt crisis” to refuse help to American citizens who were out of work and out of their homes.

    The obvious conclusion is that “our” government does not represent us.


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