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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  • BPennett 02/10/2011 11:02am

    Voicing support for all long term unemplyed….

    don’t let the “PHANTOM GOVERNMENT” wear you down…..

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    wstaff 02/10/2011 11:36am

    I am with you on this…. Press on and forward I say….

  • ssari30 02/10/2011 11:04am

    This is really good news for all of the 99ers. We have suffered far too long and now FINALLY we are having our day!

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    wstaff 02/10/2011 11:35am

    Suggest everyone on the internet use the social networks, Face Book, Myspace,Twitter , RSS Feeds and media outlets to get this bill moving forward.
    It is time to Stand United and get the word out….

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    leftwingmafia 02/10/2011 1:05pm

    im having a hard time getting the link for this bill retweeted. ftw

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    wstaff 02/10/2011 1:14pm

    Not sure how twitter works.

    I’m Still hitting every local venue here in California with passing this bill.
    Next is fliers and the Pier. How to type a letter so surfers can read it? lol

    Dear casual surfer
    Cowabuga Dude !! Hey did you know the government may ask you to pay a tax on the surf you ride on? Homeless on your Water ? Best chance to get people back to work and off your turf or surf is to vote in the H.R. 589 Emergency Unemployment Bill, for reals dude, its like so awesome.

    Signed support of the bill,

    XXXX

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:16pm

    I was thinking of trying to get to Hawaii to do that myself :)

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    wstaff 02/10/2011 1:17pm

    any open watered area should work :)

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:14pm

    Oh boy! The mafia is here now! :):)

  • jamesbutt 02/10/2011 11:14am

    I am doing what I am able to help this bill. Im one of the 99ers so I know how hard it is especially here in Oregon. Seems like no work exist for anyone over age 55 anymore. We are capable.

  • lramirez0707 02/10/2011 11:25am

    Come on 99ers lets keep fighting… Bless congress woman LEE! There has to be some Republicans that will back her up! The lord knows how hards its been for us. Lets all pray to the lord and await a fast and good report!

  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 12:21pm

    Income inequality: It wasn’t always this way

    In recent decades, the bulk of income growth in America has gone to the top 10% of families, but that was not always the case. Throughout most of the 20th Century, the bottom 90% claimed a much larger share of income growth than they have in recent years.

    Between 1948 and 1979, a period of strong overall economic growth and productivity in the United States, the richest 10% of families accounted for 33% of average income growth, while the bottom 90% accounted for 67%. The overall distribution of income was stable for these three decades. In an extreme contrast, during the most recent economic expansion between 2000 and 2007, the period that led up to the Great Recession, the richest 10% accounted for a full 100% of average income growth.

    http://www.epi.org/economic_snapshots/entry/income_inequality_it_wasnt_always_this_way/

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 12:24pm

    But they scream how the rich need huge tax cuts while also screaming how they must cut lots of things that help the lower 90%.

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  • 99Survivor 02/10/2011 12:39pm

    c-span is just more pandering to a TV camera…..we know that :)

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 12:48pm

    There you are ;)

  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 12:52pm

    The views here have tippled in the past few hours. A good start.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:04pm

    I’ll try to stay on topic most of the time :)…but Donny’s latest blog post may be of interest to some. It was to me. You can find it right over there on the right side of the page >>>>>>

  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:22pm

    OK people, it is time for another plan!

    How do we reach more of our 99er brethren, that more than likely are not online much, if at all, because they can’t afford it?

    Where can we find many (besides homeless camps)?

    Answer: The local unemployment office!

    I’ll repost an article from my state on this board too to show what I am talking about.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:26pm

    “The jobless isolate themselves because we’re ashamed,” Dawn Bliesener told the crowd of about 20.

    “We want to change that.”

    That’s why Bliesener helped form the People’s Center Jobs and Unemployment Crisis Committee. They meet weekly (Thursdays, 5 p.m., 37 Howe St., New Haven) and, “We will help you with rent, foreclosure, food, heating clothing. You name it, I will find it,” says Bliesener. “We will help you with resumes, with finding jobs.

    “I have been without. I know what it feels like.”

    Bliesener lied about her age to start working at age 14. Now, at 55, she says, “I’ve paid into the state of Connecticut and the federal government all those years. They’re not giving me anything that’s not mine. We do not sit around on a hammock waiting for a government check.”

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:28pm

    The first part didn’t post for some reason. The next part goes first.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:29pm

    Solidarity Amid Connecticut’s Unemployed

    HAMDEN — Beth O’Connell earned $22 an hour at AT&T before she was laid off three years ago.

    The mother of four has since lost her home, declared bankruptcy, moved in with her mother-in-law, and exhausted her 99 weeks of unemployment assistance.

    After applying for hundreds of jobs and getting only a few interviews, she landed part-time employment as a lunch aide at an elementary school. She now earns minimum wage for 15 hours a week. There are no benefits, and if there’s no school, there’s no work.

    “We want our benefits extended beyond 99 weeks,” she said at a rally last week outside the state Department of Labor’s office in Hamden. “We need help.”

    As O’Connell spoke, volunteers handed out flyers to people entering the Department of Labor. The flyers advertised a new group in New Haven that aimed to help the jobless get access to services and asked them to lobby U.S. Congress to extend unemployment benefits.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:33pm

    Here is the link,

    http://www.newhavenadvocate.com/featured-news/solidarity-amid-connecticut-s-unemployed-042344

    Most of us have a unemployment/jobs center fairly close to us. We know who is walking through those doors.

    If we can come up with a unified flyer to tell others how to join in the fight we can gain a lot of support I believe…

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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:15pm

    I assume you never “subcontracted”.

    No unemployment. No workers comp. No nothing.

    It is a big scam many companies use to save big dollars while screwing the employees.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:21pm

    I don’t know. I can’t even see the post because I found you guys by clicking on “newest first” Frigging new-fangled stuff!

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    WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 4:30pm

    God help us if we ever get that IP tracking thing here too.

    I’ll have to put that one in the suggestion box too :)

  • bugsy166 02/10/2011 1:34pm

    1)
    People need to really realize what caused the recession and why it is not going to just fix by itself!!!

    They need to realize what the definition of a 99er really is:

    With the exception of the COPY CAT 99ers (people taking advantage of the free money) 99ers are mostly a LARGE group of people that were chosen to be laid off ‘FIRST’ from SPECIALIZED TYPE POSITIONS in large prominent companies when and because of illegal RESIDENTIAL LENDING practices THE HOUSING MARKET CRUMBLED (hedge funds collapsed) …AFFECTING…. 69% of RESIDENTIAL builders (construction) and residential bankers WERE THE FIRST LAID OFF!! –(bank had to many foreclosures thus stopped giving out anymore RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION LOANS).these LAID OFF 99ERS were professional people who work in luxury industries;, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS OF ALL AREAS, MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICERS, ADVERTISING & MARKETING AGENTS, MANUFACTURING DESIGNERS PROFESSIONAL –

    THAT DEAL IN CONSTRUCTION MANUFACTURING SUCH AS WINDOWS DOORS ECT…..
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    bugsy166 02/10/2011 1:35pm

    2)
    EXPENSIVE LUXURY CARS SALESMEN were next because – high paid professionals who got laid off could not afford these expensive cars…LARGE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES CHOSE TO LEAVE THE USA AND OUTSOURCE OVER SEAS IN ORDER TO STAY IN BUSINESS and so on and so on!
    PRESIDENT BUSH IGNORED EVERYTHING GOING ON AND LEFT IT FOR OBAMA TO FIX……….
    OBAMA CAME INTO OFFICE WITH VERY LITTLE CONCERN FOR THE ECONOMY HE CONCETRATED ON SHOWING OFF HIS NEW HEALTHCARE DEAL THAT HE HAD BEEN PREPARING FOR 7 YEARS PRIOR TO EVER COMING INTO OFFICE!…………..
    A huge domino effect if you will,,,,,
    THESE 99ER PROFESSIONALS were the FIRST to be HIT BY THE RECESSION, and by the same RULE OF LAW OF MOTION will be THE LAST TO GO BACK TO WORK!..ALSO…it is a FACT THAT THE OLDER FOLKS were FIRST TO BE PICKED TO BE LAID OFF, FROM LARGER FIRMS, NOT SURE WHY THAT IS!!!


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