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.
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  • WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 2:58pm

    It’s Our Economy seeks to educate, organize and mobilize Americans to shift the power from concentrated capital to the people. We work to create an economy that is democratized, where people have greater control over their economic lives and greater influence over the direction of the economy. It’s Our Economy recognizes that concentrated capital interests dominate the government and prevent it from solving urgent problems among them a crisis in health care, a collapsing economy with growing unemployment, never ending wars, the need for a carbon-free, nuclear-free energy economy, a shredded social safety net, out of control deficit spending and the largest wealth divide in American history.


  • WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:00pm

    Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

    Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democracy, 1 percent of the people take nearly a quarter of the nation’s income—an inequality even the wealthy will come to regret.


  • WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:03pm

    The Peasants Need Pitchforks

    Instead of taxing the superrich on the bonuses dispensed by top corporations such as Exxon, Bank of America, General Electric, Chevron and Boeing, all of which managed to avoid paying any federal corporate taxes last year, the politicians of both parties in Congress are about to accede to the Republican demand that programs that help ordinary folks be cut to pay for the programs that bailed out the banks.


  • WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:16pm

    The more I learn about that Republican budget the madder I get!

    Under the Bush tax cuts (that the Democrats extended) the middle class got a 2.3% cut in taxes. The super rich got multiple times more. Now they want to give the rich another 10% cut on top of it, while gutting every program there is that helps the non rich!

    Then they want to cut the corporate tax rate for companies that pay zero taxes now, so the will get a even bigger check back from the IRS!

    Revolution is our only option now. More and more are saying it every day now. The Democrats will not save us because too many of them are already owned by the rich.

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    adamaiken 04/06/2011 4:27pm

    Was, I am telling you, if this bill is accepted by Obama, I am in D.C. with my bullhorn and whatever else it takes to get through to them. I am ready to jump off the cliff to fight this.

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 5:23pm

    Join the “Revolution”. It is growing fast now…

    You will be hearing about more and more scheduled protests…that no doubt our main stream media will TRY to ignore…

  • BPennett 04/06/2011 3:18pm

    I really just wanted to see if our leader, Obama, would disregard the reality here in favor to his political ambitions and reputation…..I had wished that his moral convictions could be in proportion to his political convictions…:(:(:( Oh Well, really sad…

    All their quantitative bullshit disguises the real essence of what we are going through……..it has become apparent they don’t give “a rats ass” that we are marginalized (oh, wait, is that to harsh, pah-lease, we are suffering out here in the world of reality)…….. the 20 million with their families is at leasst 60 million (since numbers are manipulated, with the millions of long termers just falling off into oblivion)…..

    To them, we are the unfortunate casualty in this “Great Recession”…..it’s a joke.

    Both parties are in a vacume….. and it’s just to convieniently suit their perposes….we are the 800 pound gorilla in the room…..OUCH, that’s all I can say…

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:31pm

    I think the Dems need to find a better candidate. Obama had his chance…

  • WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:28pm

    It is urgent that Americans organize, and stand up to the concentrated political/economic power and greed of the financial elite. Join us on April 15 to be part of a people-powered movement that reigns in the power of concentrated corporatism and builds the power of all Americans.
    Please make a donation now to support this event. And, join us in New York City on April 15, 2011 at 11:00 in Union Square Park.


  • 99Survivor 04/06/2011 3:33pm

    Jesse Ventura “We Live In A 2 Party Dictatorship!”


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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 4:23pm

    I keep going back to thinking about what political compass shows about how almost all in both parties now are only tiny amounts apart, and all in the right authoritarian segment of the big political ideals sphere of the world.

    The old pot/kettle thing…

  • WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 3:40pm

    Good discussion on CNN now.

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 4:57pm

    A Republican and a Democrat, both from high positions in administrations, basically said that tax cuts for the rich are BAD for America, and that this silk tongued devil Ryan’s budget is REALLY BAD.

  • WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 5:51pm

    I’m not sure what to even say about this one..

    99ers HR 589 Supporters Call in a Navy Seal


    It is interesting though…

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 5:55pm

    Wouldn’t that cause a stir in the so called tea party in Washington :)

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    Legion1 04/07/2011 4:03am

    “Was” …I’m not sure what to even say about this one..:

    no kiddin’, how is this connected to us? I see no connection at all
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    nancym 04/07/2011 3:40pm

    Was, I can’t imagine what any HR 589 supporters can possibly think Ron Paul (or his radical right son) could give them in terms of support! That’s about as misguided as the Tea Party people who are upset about what the big banks did supporting most of those they voted into office last time. Do any of these people even know what Ron Paul stands for, legislatively that is?

    Ventura maybe, he’s so off the beaten path that some kind of shakeup might be welcomed, since things can’t get much worse in Washington. Ron Paul may have some good ideas in his hat on some subjects, but supporting HR 589, or anything like it?—Ha!

    On another note, thanks for posting that (controversial) YouTube link for Anonymous. It led me to some ideas about a final project I need to do in one of my multimedia courses. :)

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    vinmarly 04/08/2011 10:23am

    omg nancy I know. Ron Paul is for the Constitution, against freebies, socialism, against excessive government and taxing, hes a regular guy down to earth and supports real hard working Americans… heck yeah he is crazy. omg do you have any idea he likes the Constitution? OMG how dare he! I don’t know if you got the memo from our fearless leader but operation brainless megaphone continues. Just don’t talk about Ron Paul because he is crazy. If you talk about him you only make people “research” about him. Lord know we DO NOT want people researching on their own. We are supposed to do what we are told. UNQUESIONINGLY of course.

  • wewillwin 04/06/2011 7:52pm

    The war has begun my old friends. Many of us speculated on it long ago. Now here we are. That view counter here tells much. We are just begging to organize as a un-ignorable group, but we are doing it fast, and will be a force to be reckoned with.

    If we can bring all the groups forming and rising up now together no amount of money from the .1% can stop us!

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    WasMiddleClass 04/06/2011 8:04pm



  • adamaiken 04/07/2011 3:08am

    Obama did not cave in last night. However did he manage that? He has to stay the course now or else he is history. In any case, I am relieved to see that I don’t have to go to D.C. yet but one false move and I am on the road.

  • Sher1 04/07/2011 3:08am

    Meeting scheduled today with members of the “DOUBLETHINK” party regarding HR 589, or rescheduled due to the possible shutdown of the Govt over the so-called budget cuts war! Comedy Central continues in Washington!! Keep EMAILING-FAXING-TWEETS-CALLS to your US REPS and SENATORS for HR 589 & STOPPING proposed BUDGET CUTS of social service programs.

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    vinmarly 04/08/2011 10:20am

    don’t worry sher… ignorance is bliss. our party even if its a total failure has plenty of ignorant selfish hypocritical lazy socialist arrogant thoughtless sheeple to go along with whatever we were told. now get back to work spreading the propaganda we were given. we must continue to promote failure. nothing to see here.

  • BPennett 04/07/2011 5:24am

    The “CHANGE” we voted for was supposed to be “change” that would elevate and triangulate three dimensionally the balance of our two party system while of course staying true to the basic principles of the Constitution moving beyond the basic principles in an even greater direction of TRUTH and cooperation. Instead we have moved in a four dimensional regressive direction ballooning government and artificially propping up our public entities. Essentially we are living a lie. I wish this were a theoretical proposition but it is a very realistic assessment of where we are today.

  • BPennett 04/07/2011 5:25am

    The various” bubbles” Wall St. created are called bubbles to be realistic about what had happened. Now we pretend to somehow accept semantics with words that falsely label a public works and government BUBBLE as “Progressive” to somehow make it digestible. Labeling “Progressive” policies that are essentially regressive only further complicates and obscures the TRUTH; which is the very thing that we wanted Obama to stop in the first place. (cont.)

  • BPennett 04/07/2011 5:25am

    Our collective conscience demands that we be honest in facing and struggling through our problems, not trying to deny they exist. The approach taken thus far completely undermines the AMERICAN preservation of its ability to DREAM. Artificially propping the U.S. up with debt, instead of investing in productivity, was a “rookie” mistake putting it kindly. We do not want to live a lie….we want to enhance the AMERICAN DREAM….. REALISTICALLY!!!! Once again, it’s time to hit the RESET BUTTON!!!!!

  • BPennett 04/07/2011 5:26am

    Americans are not STUPID whichis what seems to be implied by their policies….

  • BPennett 04/07/2011 6:11am

    Luxurious social policies can only be considered afetr the fundementals of our economy are reestablished……JOBS JOBS JOBS….

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    wstaff 04/07/2011 8:30am

    Tho I agree with you and many on this site…I can not put much faith in anyone like our government to pass anything as simple as a jobs BIll. They can not even decide how to pay for themselves until the end of the year, and you want these same people to create jobs …. seriously? In my 10 + years of Service I have never seen a more less compelled set of studio monkeys in a organization that can not decide the difference of their butt from the top of their head. You have a leader that is more worried about his 2012 campaign then America’s needs and a congress that is holding him and the American people hostage. The upside to Gov shutting down is Federal employees will get a first hand look at would days/nights look like on the street were 30 million unemployed barely survive. Hey !!! Parks will be free of federal workers sound like good camping time to me. :)

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    where 04/07/2011 9:11am

    Curious snippet I came across, snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwhelm.asp

    I have little hope right now, I think my best chance is starting a internet based business

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