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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    MrsChang 02/18/2011 1:59pm

    Thanks, it’s encouraging that other commentators are noticing the unemployed.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:13pm

    Yes, and I have been noticing it more and more lately.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 1:33pm

    GOP Blocks Vote on Unemployment Extension for 99ers
    February 18, 2011 – by Donny Shaw

    …Despite the situation, House Republicans yesterday used an arcane rule to block an amendment that would have provided 14 more weeks of benefits for these people.

    The kicker is that the amendment could have easily been drafted so that it did not change existing law. The amendment, which is identical to H.R.589, would have added 14 weeks to the length of Tier I benefits. If it instead added the 14 weeks by creating a new tier it would have qualified under the rules governing amendments for the continuing resolution and been givend a vote. Sure, Scott and Lee could have been more cautious with their amendment, but the Republicans did not have to block it. Rules like the one used by Rehberg to block the vote are routinely ignored


  • Legion1 02/18/2011 1:35pm

    As usual, I read the comment after the story. That is where I found this….

    The Tea Partiers are sending bus fulls tomorrow to Madison to counter-demonstrate. Will they play the part of Mubarak’s goons or demonstrate peacefully?

    The Madison rallies are increasing numerically every day and in fact are spreading to Ohio, Missouri and a few other places. The heartland is tired of losing ground.

    Posted by: optimax | 18 February 2011 at 06:15 PM

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    MrsChang 02/18/2011 2:01pm

    Hmmm. Now who could be funding these counter-demonstrators?

    For a little humor, I saw a photo of Egyptian demonstrators with a dialogue balloon saying “we refuse to be treated like 99ers!” :)

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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:40pm

    I think I have seen “optimax” somewhere….

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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:42pm

    Related? HMMMM


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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:43pm

    Optimax Corporation is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based consultancy providing custom computer programming and software project management services to the financial, banking, insurance, and manufacturing sectors

  • Legion1 02/18/2011 2:05pm

    And, where are they going to be “bussed in” from Mrs Chang? And also, who would be organizing them?

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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:21pm

    I was waiting for the “others” to send in support.

    If that happens my guess is that they are not “tea party” but paid supporters…

    It’s REALLY easy to do with money.

    Here is one someone showed me.


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    Legion1 02/18/2011 2:44pm

    Well, we’ll just have to see what tomorrow brings I guess. I’ve been looking to see if I can confirm this & so far nothing.

    As to your: http://www.lovelandnet.com/toms-place/writing/rent-a-mob/index.htm

    funny “Was” I especially like this one…No Job Too Big or Small: We Do It All!
    If you need to protest on a national or international level we have you covered. We can mobilize monks in Tibet, women in Brazil or a massive protest in Tiananmen Square. We have the resources to get the job done. We provide hecklers at political rallies and conventions or your local city council meetings. We even can provide the resources to protest your pesky neighbors.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:49pm

    I’ll head into the “dark” web to see what I can find.

  • Legion1 02/18/2011 2:18pm

    What’s really happening in Wisconsin?

    Walker says his legislation, which would strip most state employees of any meaningful collective bargaining rights, is necessary to close the state’s $137 million budget gap. There are a number of problems with that argument. The unions are not to blame for the deficit, and stripping unionized workers of their collective bargaining rights won’t in and of itself save any money. Walker says he needs to strip the unions of their rights to close the gap. But public safety officers’ unions, which have members who are more likely to support Republicans and who also tend to have the highest salaries and benefits, are exempted from the new rules. Meanwhile, a series of tax breaks and other goodies that Walker and the Republican legislature passed just after his inauguration dramatically increased the deficit that Walker now says he’s trying to close. And Wisconsin has closed a much larger budget gap in the past without scrapping worker organizing rights.

  • Legion1 02/18/2011 2:21pm

    But public safety officers’ unions, which have members who are more likely to support Republicans and who also tend to have the highest salaries and benefits, are exempted from the new rules.

    hmmmm…interesting…why am I not surprised?


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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:30pm

    The info was already exposed as to who paid to put him in office.

    I would plan on “them” sending support.

    This could easily turn ugly. They will likely try to provoke violence.

    That is my thoughts……

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    Legion1 02/18/2011 3:54pm

    That is how these “people” operate

  • WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:25pm

    When you have lots of money you can buy all the protesters, blogger, websites, news sources, etc… you want.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 2:33pm

    Notice that Fox, and some Republicans keep using the word riot, even though most everyone in the world knows the difference between rioting, and legally protesting.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 3:10pm

    I’m reading some stuff about counter-protests…

    No news sources of course.

    Speculation is that some want to turn it into a “riot”.

    Thank God we have ED and some others camped out there.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 3:16pm


    Although headquartered in Kansas, Koch Industries has at least 17 facilities and offices in Wisconsin (by my rough count of facilities and companies noted on the Koch Industries “Wisconsin Facts” page), and operates “nearly 4,000 miles of pipeline” through its Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. Which may account for Wisconsin’s evolution into the Midwest Frontier Province of Kochistan.

    The conglomerate boasts “four terminals and strategically located pipelines” through its Flint Hills Resources, LLC, which it describes as “a leading refining and chemicals company” that markets “gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol, olefins, polymers and intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils and asphalt.”

    The Kochs’ Georgia Pacific paper and wood products division has six facilities in Wisconsin. Its C. Reiss Coal Company “is a leading supplier of coal used to generate power,” according to the Koch Web site. “The company has locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Ashland and Sheboygan.”

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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 3:17pm

    Wisconsin Is a Battleground Against the Billionaire Kochs’ Plan to Break Labor’s Back


  • Legion1 02/18/2011 4:07pm

    curious & curiouser & again, why am I not surprised. I heard Jackson say from last nights Ed show that something is going on in I think Ohio next week.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 4:17pm

    The guy from the Nation just confirmed counter protesters tomorrow on Ed.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 4:17pm

    This could turn ugly!

  • WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 4:28pm

    A battle is brewing. Jesse Jackson is there now. The so called tea party is on the way….

  • MrsChang 02/18/2011 4:35pm

    I finally got a link regarding the counter-protestors coming tomorrow:


    BTW, the optimax poster identifies himself as a retired union member.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/18/2011 4:40pm

    The Nation may have it too. I didn’t look. Thanks for the link.

    I just found it interesting that the optimax co is in Wisconsin. Maybe just a coincidence.

  • adamaiken 02/19/2011 2:49am

    Worldwide revolution, I called this shot back in November and December but little did I realize it would materialize this soon.

  • adamaiken 02/19/2011 2:51am

    There are only two classes now, the 1 percent who have it all and the rest of us. The rest of us finally realize that the 1 percent are not going to share anything, not healthcare, not education, not the ability to own a home, not the right to a decent paying job, no right to any jobs at all, no security in our old age when we can no longer fend for ourselves. It is time to put an end to plutocracy.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/19/2011 4:21am

    The Republicans want to cut WIC, that provides food to poor children and babies, but they want the Pentagon to sponsor NASCAR.

    What is wrong with these people!

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