Sen. Bob Corker

Republican  •  Tennessee  •  2nd Term  •  Sworn In 2007
Current Term 2013 - 2019 View All

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  • Anonymous 02/13/2008 11:37am

    Those who vote for unconstitutional warrentless wiretaps and vote to protect the criminals that violate our privacy are not worthy of the position they hold. It’s impossible to justify undermining the very essence of our constitution in order to protect it. Another sell out.

  • sexysarahdawn 06/18/2008 1:57pm

    As I sit here typing this, my mind is frantic with worry. I continue to wonder how my family and I will survive the next few months. I have been unemployed since October 2007. My full time job has been looking for employment….just looking takes hours. Thank God for the internet. Who could afford to do it the old fashioned way with gas costs so high.

    I have managed to get a few temporary jobs doing odds and end work since that time, piecing it with my unemployment benefits that end this week and we have managed to barely survive. I received my last $188 payment via direct deposit today and I have no more benefits to receive.

    We have some food but it will run out soon. We have no equity in our home and cannot sell it, because the market has erased our 20% down payment. We cannot sell our cars because we live in an outlying area with no public transportation and my husband has to have his car to go to work and I need mine to go on the few job interviews where I never get a call back. But you have to try anyway, right? We cannot drive back and forth because gas costs are too high.

    We do not live above our means. We tried to do everything society said we should do. We purchased a reasonably priced home and avoided credit card debt as best as we could until we had to start charging the heat, electric, phone, and water bills on my credit card. Now, we will be paying for that during the next 10 years provided I can get a job now, but that looks unlikely. We depleted our savings and retirement plans so no chance of getting income from that. All we had left as extra income was the unemployment benefits that I receive to go with my husband’s income, but now unemployment is gone too.

    Please, please, please, pass this bill. Otherwise, my family just like other American families will be homeless. We know we are blessed because at least we will have two cars to sleep in when we are foreclosed upon.

    I wonder where we went wrong. We worked and never received any government assistance. As a matter of fact, we helped the government out because some years after paying taxes from each of our two paychecks, you guys decided we had not paid enough. So on April 15th of many of the preceding 30 years, we had to write you nice guys a check for whatever more you wanted to drain from us or the IRS would get us.

    Now, we need your help and it just don’t seem like you are there for us like we were for you on those many April 15ths.

    Please pass this bill so that we can have some relief from this economy. How anyone can say that this bill is useless is amazing to me. Obviously, they are in the minority of people who are just getting along fine because the majority of us are not!

    I want to work, but I cannot find a job. I have a stable work history, excellent references, and a ton of education and certifications but all of that is useless because it means nothing in this job market. The economy is just too bad now and nothing seems to be working in anyone’s favor to make it better.

    Of course, we appreciated the economic stimulus checks you guys made a big deal about but even that did not work as we only got $600 instead of the $1200 you promised. Somewhere along the line you came up with “it depends on filing status” though you didn’t say that in the beginning..

    If my family and I don’t get this extension, like many other families, we are up the creek without a paddle.

    Won’t you help us like we have helped you?

    Lisa Douglas Drummonds,Tn

  • Anonymous 06/27/2008 6:13am

    Thanks! for voting nay on S 3101 (Medicare Competitive Bidding Delay)…lets just turn this country into a socialistic society. Do you realize that by allowing competitive bidding you are making large companies get bigger and shutting down thousands of smaller Durable Medical Equipment companies, thus thousands of jobs have been lost. Medicare recipients have not been educated on this issue and are in for a scare. Thanks again….greed and money= US government!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sexysarahdawn 07/17/2008 2:36am

    Why is it taking so long to send out the letters for the emergency unemployment
    extension? Why are we repeatedly being told to wait on letters. Are you all that
    incompetent? It’s not rocket science. People are hungry and can’t pay
    bills. School is about to start and my kids need
    uniforms and shoes. What is the hold up and why can’t we get any real
    answers besides wait on the letters? God forbids, if you all get laid-off and
    run out of money.It seems so ridiculous that there is no uniform system to handle this situation on the federal level. We are all long term unemployed and everyone is in dire need of their Extended Benefits. They know how to standardize the paying of our federal income taxes by April 15th. Why can’t someone come up with a similar way to instruct the UE offices to handle this federally mandated extension? Maybe then you will understand the meaning of emergency.

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