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.
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bugsy166 02/10/2011 1:47pm
in reply to wstaff Feb 10, 2011 1:39pm

wstaff,
Its ok to think that YOU ARE a special case, however I did use THE WORD ‘MOST’

I am careful never to use the word ALL……

I am sure that out of 2 million middle class proffesional they may have been a security guard or 2 that were effected by the force down sizzle result!

Dont take it personal.

wstaff 02/10/2011 1:47pm
in reply to bugsy166 Feb 10, 2011 1:35pm

you really bring up some great points here. The last point number 5 is purely a factual statement. China will become the next super power but I will say its more closer to be that in 6 months.

bugsy166 02/10/2011 1:44pm
in reply to bugsy166 Feb 10, 2011 1:35pm

6)

STOP ALLOWING ANYMORE ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO THE USA! …not even on a WORK VISA!

ALL hurting Americans and 99ers must STOP BUYING ANYTHING MADE IN CHINA….USA NEEDS TO TAX THE GOODS ENTERING THE USA FROM EVERY MANUFACTURER THAT LEFT THE USA AND IS NOW DOING BUSINESS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY!….USE THE TAX TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL UNEMPLOYEMENT TIERS!

IF THESE THINGS ARENT DONE BUY US 99ers THEN, dont COMPLAIN WHEN ALL THAT I HAVE PREDICTED GETS seriously WORSE!

WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:42pm
in reply to where Feb 10, 2011 1:32pm

Yeah…well…

I had a clearance for a long time myself. I could never even think of doing that!

Maybe it goes deeper??

https://inteltrends.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/gordon-duff-rogue-america-the-quiet-mutiny/

You didn’t answer my question still :)

wstaff 02/10/2011 1:39pm
in reply to bugsy166 Feb 10, 2011 1:34pm

bugsy166 – Although I agree with most of your statement I disagree on your point about most were employed working in luxury jobs. I was a security supervisor and I can tell you there was no luxury there, but I loved that job.

bugsy166 02/10/2011 1:35pm
in reply to bugsy166 Feb 10, 2011 1:35pm

5)
WE MUST REALLY CONSIDER THE FACT THAT CHINA WILL SOON BECOME THE SOLE ECONOMIC POWER IN THE NEXT DECADE MAKING US RELY ON THEM BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE ONLY SOLUTION IS FOR THE USA TO ‘GROW SOME BALLS AND START REALLY –TAXING- CHINA REPEATEDLY- BEFORE IT IS TOO- TOO- TOO- LATE!!!,,,,,,,
,STOP ALLOWING ANYMORE ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO THE USA! …ALL hurting Americans and 99ers must STOP BUYING ANYTHING MADE IN CHINA….USA NEEDS TO TAX THE GOODS ENTERING THE USA FROM EVERY MANUFACTURER THAT LEFT THE USA AND IS NOW

bugsy166 02/10/2011 1:35pm
in reply to bugsy166 Feb 10, 2011 1:35pm

4)
As long as 10% of the people in the U.S. hold 70% of the wealth then we are doomed. Let’s put that in real numbers 10% equals 3 million 100 thousand people and that leaves 306 million and 900 thousand people to divide up the 30% of wealth in this country. Just another reason;=No wonder there are no jobs coming back ‘fast’= the money is tied up and does not flow through the country. We used to have taxes of 50% to 91% on wealthy BEFORE PRESIDENT BUSH’s NEW 10 YEAR TAX BREAK FOR THE RICH WAS PASSED and that kept money flowing through the economy because if it wasn’t invested they lost it to taxes. Now there is ………………..ABSOLUTELY NO INCENTIVE………… to invest THUS the money is hoarded and the country slowly comes to a halt. FURTHERMORE –

bugsy166 02/10/2011 1:35pm

3)
Finally, now that there is a recession in motion the only way we can stop it is; to invest BACK into the economy and also help the 99ers so they can contribute from their end…. by passing a TIER V, so that the FIRST people laid off (99ers) can get back on their feet and the money they receive will be immediately pumped back into the deficient /failing economy.
“Once these indicators remain constant and stable, confidence in the economy rises, thereby allowing businesses and consumers to shift priorities from extreme conservation to planning improvements such as RESIDENTIAL & CONSTRUCTION and, expansion and RESIDENTIAL investments based on anticipated income and expenses for immediate, long term and future goals. “…….. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY, SO PASS TIER V, NOW!

bugsy166 02/10/2011 1:35pm
in reply to bugsy166 Feb 10, 2011 1:34pm

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!!!

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…..
WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:33pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Feb 10, 2011 1:29pm

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…

where 02/10/2011 1:32pm
in reply to where Feb 10, 2011 12:50pm

I wonder how this government can leave all these skilled workers to starve while I am Absolutely certain that if I took a job at a 2nd or 3rd world country I alone could bring them 50 years forward in technology, Not to speak of the MILLIONS just like me who could do the same.

Im talking B-2 spirit, F-117, smart bombs and radar technology’s, All the infrastructure and processes, The materials the methods, All the hows and whys.

I know things that would pucker the governments butt, How can they not see a problem? I know I would never reveal what I know, But what about the MILLIONS of others like me?

WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:29pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Feb 10, 2011 1:28pm

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.

WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:28pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Feb 10, 2011 1:26pm

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

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.”

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.

wstaff 02/10/2011 1:17pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Feb 10, 2011 1:16pm

any open watered area should work :)

WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:16pm
in reply to wstaff Feb 10, 2011 1:14pm

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

WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 1:14pm
in reply to leftwingmafia Feb 10, 2011 1:05pm

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

wstaff 02/10/2011 1:14pm
in reply to leftwingmafia Feb 10, 2011 1:05pm

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

leftwingmafia 02/10/2011 1:05pm
in reply to wstaff Feb 10, 2011 11:35am

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

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 >>>>>>

sclark113 02/10/2011 12:59pm
in reply to where Feb 10, 2011 12:46pm

Let me know if this one works for you!

2011 Unemployment Extension – the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7740072/2011_unemployment_extension_the_emergency.html

WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 12:57pm
in reply to where Feb 10, 2011 12:50pm

What kind of job…if I may ask?

WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 12:52pm

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

where 02/10/2011 12:50pm
in reply to sclark113 Feb 10, 2011 12:44pm

Thanks Scott! Its really sweet to think I may have a job soon,,

I will never forget the incredible cruelty that our government is capable of.

WasMiddleClass 02/10/2011 12:48pm
in reply to 99Survivor Feb 10, 2011 12:39pm

There you are ;)

where 02/10/2011 12:46pm
in reply to sclark113 Feb 10, 2011 10:11am

Let me know when you wright a article for this bill Scott And I will LINK COPY PASTE and POST it everywhere! I am going to bury my AZ repub simi reps, on this,

It is time!!!

sclark113 02/10/2011 12:44pm
in reply to where Feb 10, 2011 12:27pm

Hope things go your way That!

99Survivor 02/10/2011 12:39pm

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


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