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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HopefromCA 02/11/2011 3:06pm

Average household debt in the United States has now reached a level of 136% of average household income and the reason this is happening is because less jobs are being created. We need to start creating jobs.

marym 02/11/2011 2:59pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Feb 11, 2011 2:14pm

I am reading some of your posts in places furry. Don’t you even think of giving up! We won many battles already! You know we feel that too! STOP and listen to your own words please.

I’ll be there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBwS66EBUcY&feature=related

99Survivor 02/11/2011 2:14pm

It is arguably the first time in history that we’ve seen Facebook and Twitter, a crucial part of the way we now communicate, speedily and successfully conveying the ideas and beliefs that do lead to a revolution. More importantly, social media makes this all happen in a public forum with the rest of the world watching, something that made it possible for Egypt to be in the middle of a massive international spotlight, emotionally empowering those on the ground and strengthening the pressure on Mubarak’s regime with a force that came not from world leaders but from the sheer size of the crowd.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20031600-36.html

Perhaps we should utilize Twitter & Facebook, more, to promote H R 589.

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 2:14pm

99ers Get Unemployment Extension Bill Re-Introduced; No Republican Support

An Estimated 34,000 Individuals Join the Ranks of the Long-Term Unemployed Without Benefits (99ers) Each Week

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7745722/99ers_get_unemployment_extension_bill.html

adamaiken 02/11/2011 1:19pm
in reply to taylor2 Feb 11, 2011 12:51pm

that comment is uncalled for

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 12:58pm
in reply to taylor2 Feb 11, 2011 12:51pm

I still have respect for SOME Americans.

They will bite when the time comes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f1cwycSWq0&feature=related

taylor2 02/11/2011 12:51pm

Then move to Egypt Was

MrsChang 02/11/2011 12:47pm
in reply to JohnB Feb 11, 2011 9:27am

Hi John B,

We were wondering if you had found a job. I guess too many of us have not found anything. So here we are again.

Glad to hear you were able to take care of your mother in the nick of time. It was definitely providential that you were there. Wow, she’s 85! You’re lucky to still have her around.

We have a long way to go with this hoped-for unemployment extension. If it gets approved, we still have to wait for EDD to send the checks. I really hope this all works out.

Mrs. Chang

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 12:26pm

I have great respect for the Egyptian people.

I have little respect for many Americans now.

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 12:11pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Feb 11, 2011 12:10pm

Are so many Americans now ready to accept living on the street because of what the elite have done to our economy for their own benefit?

Are they willing to have their tents cut up, food stomped on, and few remaining possession taken away just because they became a worthless homeless person in the eyes of government?

If the viewers out there think we can win this alone, they are dead wrong. They mind as well accept the fact that things will only get worse for most.

I will survive. So will many others of my friends. That is why we are still online, because we are survivors.

You people out there have a big choice to make. Stand up, get involved, and help fight in this war…..or lay down and wait to be stomped on some more until you finally die.

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 12:10pm

It is heartbreaking for me to watch what has become of American people.

Millions are being left to die while most of our media and government vilify them for losing their careers through no fault of their own.

What have we become, nothing but a nation of greedy self serving people?

America’s people won world wars, and changed the world. What are we doing now?

Those of us that stepped up to the plate and tried to help in our own ways are few compared to the numbers we try to help.

We are both so called liberals and conservatives, but we all felt we had to try to do something for our people.

Many of us have posted and written about the all to real situation so many Americans face day to day now, as our main stream media and government tries to gloss over the truth.

Some of us watch the people of Egypt, and are inspired by what they were able to accomplish by joining together, as we wonder why our own people are so willing to lay down and die.

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 11:56am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Feb 11, 2011 11:55am

Under such a system it is mathematically impossible for the 99ers to regain their place in society, as every time the rich take more as a compromise for giving us a little, more jobs are lost. I have said it before. It is at present a frenzy among the rich to see who can steal the most of the last we have left.

http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/99ers-%E2%80%93-hr-6556-not-by-compromise-but-by-right/2254

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 11:55am

I understand that support for the bill will probably be its single greatest obstacle as most of the politicians are already bought and serve only those special interests that paid for them. In observing the political maneuvering in Washington DC, I am beginning to wonder if HR 6556 is being put in place as a measure of compromise. We all remember that as a condition of getting the last unemployment extension passed, the great compromiser Barry Soetoro gave billions of dollars of tax breaks to the top 2%.

It is apparent that the filthy rich are far from satisfied with the record profits they made last year, and indeed want a lot more. When are we going to reach the point that we just say no to those who insist that if you give a poor man one dollar, you automatically have to give a rich man one million?

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bugsy166 02/11/2011 11:52am

In following the progress of the unemployment extension legislation it is revealed that it is being identified as HR 589 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2011. The emergency legislation was introduced Wednesday by Congresswoman Barbara Lee to the House Ways and Means Committee.

This is an alert. It is imperative that every 99er work to flood the Ways and Means Committee with emails demanding that the legislation expediently be moved through the committee and onto the House floor. These are the individuals who sit on the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Ways and Means Committee. Also call the Capitol switchboard at 1-866-220-0044 and ask to speak to these members. Don’t ask, demand, that HR 589 be put through.

adamaiken 02/11/2011 11:43am
in reply to Legion1 Feb 11, 2011 8:05am

Legion, believe me, I get the picture, we were sold out. I know this administration is a rag too.

sclark113 02/11/2011 11:03am
in reply to fakk2 Feb 11, 2011 10:50am

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???

sclark113 02/11/2011 11:03am
in reply to fakk2 Feb 11, 2011 10:50am

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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WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 10:40am

$1.3 BILLION dollars per year given to Egypt from the US for decades just for their military……

But our own people can be left to die on the streets by the millions?

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 10:19am
in reply to Legion1 Feb 11, 2011 9:43am

I’ll reply this to you because I already commented on this. From one of the original tea party founders…

Tea Party My Ass, Yet Again

You were lied to America.

I told you this before the election. That you were snookered, lied to, and bamboozled. That you would not get either real fiscal accountability or liberty and The Rule of Law out of The Tea Party.

Many said I was full of crap.

Really?

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=179672

It really does come down to “We The People” in the end my friend.

Legion1 02/11/2011 9:55am
in reply to sclark113 Feb 11, 2011 9:40am

Mr. Clark, while this is good news, we all know Ed has been speaking up for us 99ers for months now. A place we need a voice is on something like Hardball where, that I can remember, Matthews has not once said a word about us. Not a single one of the majors has even reported anything about this bill. (and I know its only day 2, but they cover a lot less important stories when they break.) We all know how the majors are avoiding us like the plague and refuse to report anything or at least just about anything to do with us. I’ve sent the question to Matthews & Hardball many times asking simply “why don’t you do any segments on the 99ers?”. To date all I get back is silence. Matthews would be one that just might make a difference.

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 9:51am

We see the views coming in now.

Don’t be afraid to jump in people.

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 9:48am
in reply to Legion1 Feb 11, 2011 9:43am

You know the spin game….

WasMiddleClass 02/11/2011 9:44am
in reply to sclark113 Feb 11, 2011 9:40am

I’m sending that out.

Legion1 02/11/2011 9:43am

The impression I get from the above story is that this writer is trying to shift the focus from a lack of work to be found to a lack of workers looking for work. In essence, yet another calling us all lazy.

sclark113 02/11/2011 9:40am

Great News Everybody!!!

One of “Michael’s Plan” volunteers, Gerry DePeitro has just been invited to be interviewed on the Ed Show on Monday Night at 10:00 PM (EST). If you saw the video from Ed’s show Wednesday night, Gerry is the lady that sold her ring that her deceased husband gave her for $20 just to get through another day.

Way to go Gerry, and way to go Ed!!! – we can’t thank Ed enough for his support of this story and giving it the much needed air time that it so rightly deserves! Let’s do all we can to get Ed’s ratings through the roof!!!

Legion1 02/11/2011 9:29am

But the problem appears to have deeper roots. In the 1990s, the labor force grew by 1.3 percent a year. Last decade, that figure dropped to 1 percent. And the Congressional Budget Office predicts that over the next decade, it will grow by only 0.7 percent.

Taken together, the slow growth of the labor force and the low participation rate mean that the offiical unemployment rate, now at an already high 9 percent, underplays the actual rate of joblessness even more than such official figures usually do. Â That’s because the official rate doesn’t include workers who have grown discouraged and stopped looking for work—and that number appears to be unusually high.

Legion1 02/11/2011 9:29am

America’s labor force hasn’t grown since ’08

Call it the Mystery of the Missing Workers.

Since 2008, the American labor force—that is, the number of people either working or actively working for work—hasn’t grown at all, The Economist reports, looking at Labor Department numbers.

That’s not unusual during a recession, which typically leads some of the unemployed to become discouraged and give up looking for work, or to retire early. At the other demographic end of the labor market, recessions can also prompt some young people to go to school instead of entering the workforce, The Economist explains.

But things usually turn around during the recovery. This time, however, that’s not happening: Since the Great Recession officially ended in mid 2009, the “participation rate”—the share of the population in the labor force—has continued to decline, especially among the young,


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