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 04/01/2011 4:21pm

    That was a comment I saw, like many others.

  • vinmarly 04/01/2011 9:46am

    I just talked to a HR person who told me there is a unsaid threshold for hiring people and it’s a credit score of at least 700. I cannot believe this but I searched online and found this repeated several instances. I demand to know why our President ignores the unemployed and will not even say a word, demand help for us, pressure anyone, or even put something into executive order. For one thing this is discrimination against applicants. I cannot believe this is America.

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    wstaff 04/01/2011 10:30am

    Oh yeah and it gets worse from there. Over 50 they consider you a health risk and therefore will not hire you, I mean after all you keel over on the job who wants that on their conscious. Then you have a high school student who just graduated who will apply for a job. No Credit to speak of and you know their numbers are low. After all how do you build credit if you do not have any, Right? Discrimination happens everyday and only gotten worse since most companies are not accountable to anyone but themselves. What you put on paper is the solemn truth but what you say openly well thats just a mis -understanding and or taken out of context, right? Just a repeatable cycle, person losses their job cant pay bills, credit tankers and cant get hired by new job. But remember put that fault back on every American because you will never hear our President or Congress person say, “They are truly sorry”

  • wstaff 04/01/2011 10:17am

    ‎"Here is some serious reality -

    With no budget agreement in place and a government shutdown looming, House Republicans are bringing the Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011 up for a vote this afternoon. The bill seeks to prevent a shutdown by automatically deeming the House’s budget bill to be the law of the land if the Senate fails to pass their own budget. So, shutdown prevented? Not quite.

    This honestly screams, “We are no better then the indebtedness of the average American” We can not have this on our plate.

    - Eating crow is not half bad once you get past the beak………"

  • Legion1 04/01/2011 11:11am

    Future jobs won’t support a decent living standard: Growing evidence suggests that new jobs, many of which are in sectors like retail, food services, and health care, simply aren’t as good in terms of wages, hours, and seniority as the ones they’re replacing. A report released today by the nonprofit group Wider Opportunities for Women only adds to the concern. The study looks at how much income it takes to support a basic standard of living for an American family & finds that many of the jobs of the future won’t pay enough to provide that.To calculate this “economic security” income, the study’s authors didn’t assume a lavish lifestyle. The study considered basic needs, housing, food, utilities, health care, child-care & transportation plus the cost of modest saving for retirement and a small surplus for emergencies. Not factored in were neither entertainment or eating out.

  • Legion1 04/01/2011 11:13am

    The American Dream of working hard to support your family is being re-written by the growth of low-paying industries and rising expenses.

  • Legion1 04/01/2011 11:14am

    The result? To achieve economic security, a single parent w/2 children needs an income of just over $30,000 a year or twice the minimum wage, a two-income household needs almost $68,000. The study then finds that, according to Labor Department projections, fewer than 13 percent of jobs to be created by 2018 will meet the economic security threshold for a single parent with two kids. Forty-three percent of those jobs will meet the threshold for a two-income household.

    In other words, most of the jobs of the future aren’t likely to pay enough to offer the kind of stable, middle-class existence that for much of the 20th century was seen as the American birthright.

    “The American Dream of working hard to support your family is being re-written by the growth of low-paying industries and rising expenses,” said Joan Kuriansky, WOW’s executive director

  • WasMiddleClass 04/01/2011 3:12pm

    Employment Report: Clear Trend Change Absence

    “Not in labor force”, annualized, isn’t any good. Yes, the monthly number looks good, but there are seasonal effects. On an annualized basis we’re still above the zero line – then again, we have been like…. well…. forever. This is a problem and to a material degree reflects the underlying problem we have with labor in this country – we’re losing participation. Permanently.


  • WasMiddleClass 04/01/2011 3:15pm

    US Must Create 245,500 Jobs A Month To Return To December 2007 Employment Rate By End Of Obama Second Term

    Looking at today’s NFP report which beat consensus by 26K jobs, it is easy to lose perspective of the big picture. Whch is as follows: in order to regain the millions of jobs lost since the start of the Depression in December 2007, and return to the same unemployment rate when factoring in the natural growth rate of the labor force of 90,000 per month (not our estimate: CBO’s), the economy will need to create 245,500 jobs each and every month by the end of Obama’s tentative second term in November 2016.


  • Legion1 04/02/2011 11:08am

    Why the Housing Market is Three Times Worse Than You Think


    Between the recent report that sales of new homes hit a record low in February and this week’s news that 19 of the 20 largest metro areas tracked by the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index saw a price slump in January, it hasn’t exactly been a stellar few weeks for the housing market. And yet another data dump tracking foreclosed and distressed homes that have yet to hit the markets – what’s known as “shadow inventory” – suggests things are not likely to get a whole lot better for a long time.

    Now if they could just admit the same about the lies they report as truth about U/E. I won’t hold my breath on that one.

    Fight or Die, it’s that simple

  • Sher1 04/02/2011 11:14am

    The SpinCycle continues –

  • Sher1 04/02/2011 11:17am

    The POWER of Corporate Media – Orwell 1980: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SV_mvc4zKw

    Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igzUtGMF9Uw

    The richest 1% owns the 99% with a 2 party system overseeing over 300 Million people???

  • 99Survivor 04/02/2011 3:38pm

    The Federal Reserve
    And Executive Order 11110


  • WasMiddleClass 04/02/2011 4:22pm

    The Economic Truth That Nobody Will Admit: We’re Heading Back Toward a Double-Dip

    …Washington, meanwhile, doesn’t want to sound the economic alarm. The White House and most Democrats want Americans to believe the economy is on an upswing.

    Republicans, for their part, worry that if they tell it like it is Americans will want government to do more rather than less. They’d rather not talk about jobs and wages, and put the focus instead on deficit reduction (or spread the lie that by reducing the deficit we’ll get more jobs and higher wages).


  • WasMiddleClass 04/02/2011 4:36pm

    Yet another example of big money buying politicians for their own benefit while hurting everyone else.

    Telecom-Funded North Carolina House Votes To Gut Cheap And Fast Public Broadband

    the state’s primarily broadband monopoly, Time Warner, decided that consumers shouldn’t have this option. It organized with the other telecoms, and the sector donated over $600,000 to politicians in the state over the last election cycle. And on Monday, every single Republican in the state house along with 15 Democrats voted for a bill that severely restricts the ability of municipalities to operate their own broadband networks


  • WasMiddleClass 04/02/2011 4:39pm

    Bruce Springsteen Letter to the Editor: Story on poverty, aid cuts gives voice to voiceless

    Thank you for your March 27 front-page story by Michael Symons, “As poverty rises, cuts target aid.” The article is one of the few that highlights the contradictions between a policy of large tax cuts, on the one hand, and cuts in services to those in the most dire conditions, on the other.


  • WasMiddleClass 04/02/2011 4:46pm

    The article Bruce was talking about.

    Poverty is rising, demand for food stamps has rocketed and the job market remains tepid at best, more than three years after the economy began to crater.

    Against that backdrop of need is a harsh reality anti-poverty groups say they struggle to overcome: Much of the public doesn’t want to hear about it. Driven by Gov. Chris Christie here and Tea Partyers in Washington, the conversation is all about cutting government services — the faster the better.


  • Sher1 04/03/2011 3:39am
    Michael Moore was not yet on the public speaking circuit and Bernie Sanders may not have had white hair back in 1980. We may all be mad at sonething or other, but at the end of the day, I don’t think the GOP, Tea Party or Libertarians are going to propose any legislation to create jobs or to assist the unemployed and/or poor people of this country. It’s my understanding that all three groups favor LESS government and spending, and for the individual helping oneself get back on track. The two things we know the GOP and friends are firmly for is cutting taxes for the wealthy and maintaining corporate loopholes. I think it will once again come down to the lesser of TWO evils once again! Only this time, lesson learned.


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    where 04/03/2011 1:27pm

    A 3hr propaganda clip?? Are you serious? Cmon Sher1

    The Only party you didnt mention Sher is going to try to reelect Obama, And we all know what he has done for us, So maybe the others would do better, Ooh wait I can hear it now his new slogan Vote for Obama for change! And I really mean it this time! :)

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    WasMiddleClass 04/03/2011 3:29pm

    Really, really, really mean it, cross my heart hope to die mean it :)

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    Legion1 04/03/2011 5:13pm

    Be careful “where”, any criticism of the “insane one” usually leads to her crying to Donnie Shaw & her trying to get the criticizer banned.

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    WasMiddleClass 04/03/2011 6:18pm

    I know. That seems to transfer from other sites to, and I think she did it just the other day…

    The lasted accusation of I’m posting peoples IP’s is getting ridiculous…

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    WasMiddleClass 04/03/2011 6:21pm

    One thing that I have learned in all my time here is that Donny is not stupid.

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    WasMiddleClass 04/03/2011 6:30pm

    And just so OC admins knows, that “Person” posted on WW the other night that everyone knows this site is “nothing but trolls and hackers”.

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    Legion1 04/03/2011 8:40pm

    Well “was”, the “insane one” should know…it’s more than likely the “head” troll!!!

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    WasMiddleClass 04/03/2011 7:00pm

    @So maybe the others would do better

    I don’t think so…

    You missed the neither party is actually helping 99.9% of us boat?

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    where 04/03/2011 7:16pm

    No I didnt miss that, I really dont think ANY of them can pull their heads out.

    Its just the bizarre thing where those that should do it.; Wont, haven’t, and are not going to do it, Which leave us with those who probably wont do it, More likely to do it.

    Funny world Ha!

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    WasMiddleClass 04/04/2011 4:40pm

    More like crazy world…

  • Sher1 04/03/2011 3:43am

    Keep those EMAILS – FAXES – CALLS and TWEETS going for HR 589 still in the HWMs Committee. FREE faxes at www.faxzero.com AND FREE toll-free number 1 866 338-1015. Call YOUR Senators to STOP proposed BUDGET CUTS to vital social services programs such as food stamps, WIA and SCSEP training programs for 18yrs and up. Another example of the GOP and TP wanting the unemployment stats to increase leading up to the 2012 elections as these people fall off of the programs. LESSER OF TWO EVILS = THE DEMOCRATS!

  • WasMiddleClass 04/03/2011 3:26pm

    US Budget Talks Near Agreement on Record Cuts in Social Spending

    The truth is that both big business parties, and all the spokesmen for the financial aristocracy, including the Times itself, accept the basic framework of the budget debate, that working people must pay for the colossal fiscal deficits now facing the federal government, the product of two wars, massive tax cuts for the wealthy, and the bailout of Wall Street.


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