H.R.6867 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008

To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (6)

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  • Official: To provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 8:29am
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    Excuse me. It DID kickback the email from the website with the request to re-email to AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov

    You sound like a very angry person in general. Try to find some joy somewhere.

    Thank you for the other email address

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 8:45am
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    No it didn’t. The government email accounts were down yesterday.

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 8:46am
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    DID is the operative word, glad you could admit it.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 7:24am

    This is old news (about a possible second stimulus package), but the excerpt below does mention the name of Sen. Reid’s spokesperson. It’s possible he would know more than the staff people who answer Reid’s phones…in case anyone cares to call him. His name is Jim Manley.

    “A Senate GOP leadership aide said Republicans are skeptical of a second stimulus but did not suggest there is outright opposition to another package.

    Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, left the door open to the Senate taking up a bill.

    “Sen. Reid tried to pass a second economic recovery bill last month, only to be obstructed by Senate Republicans,” Manley said. “Recent developments only reinforce the need for additional action to reinvigorate the economy. We will work with the House of Representatives and leave all options open to …”

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 7:51am
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    Cindy needs help. Please vote for unemployment extension so she can fill her medications. W/o meds is pure hell in the world of addiction.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 7:52am

    Here’s an excerpt from information posted on the Democratic Caucus’s Senate Journal, and we see our old friend McConnell hard at work. The link to the website is provided at the end of the excerpt…

    RHETORIC: Senator McConnell Referred to Provisions in Senate Finance Committee Bill as “Pet Projects.” “Two weeks ago they saw what looked like a bipartisan agreement between democrats and republicans in Congress and the White House over the details of a deal. They saw Speaker Pelosi and Leader Boehner, to their great credit, resist the temptation to add pet projects that they knew would slow the package down and rob it of its stimulative effect.” [Congressional Record, 2/5/08]

    RHETORIC: Senator Cornyn Referred to Provisions in Senate Finance Committee Bill as “Pet Projects.” “So why it is we can’t in a similar fashion take up that legislation and pass it without slowing it down by adding on a bunch of extraneous spending by people viewing this as perhaps a Christmas tree that they want to hang their favorite ornament on as a way to fund their pet projects, why it is we can’t resist that temptation and expedite passage of this important legislation is, frankly, beyond me.” [Congressional Record, 2/5/08]

    • REALITY: So-Called “Pet Projects” Include Extending Unemployment Benefits and Giving Rebates to 20 Million Low-Income Seniors and Disabled Veterans.
    • REALITY: “Pet Projects” Also Include Adding $1 Billion to Help Low-Income Families Heat Their Homes and Help Address the Current Housing Crisis.


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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 7:55am

    btw, the ‘bill’ these republican senators were commenting on was the stimulus package that included UE…

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 7:54am

    Hello all
    Pity we have silly people here

    Anyway, onwards and upwards

    Rachel Maddox has a TV talk show in the evenings

    She has a very big following and is liberal and so interested in the unemployed.

    We should focus on writing to her. If she mentions the unemployment benefits extension , we may well get legs. The media has almost totally ignored us so far

    Her email is Rachel@msnbc.com



    Pelosi has called a meeting for Monday to discuss a Stimulus Package…..
    which COULD include things similar to what the House passed before, infrastructure money, an extension of unemployment benefits, food stamps, & money for low-income energy assistance.

    Phone, email, faxe her, turn that “could” into a “WILL”

    HAVE to keep trying

    Read these articles.


    Republicans are trying to block a second attempt at a Stimulus Package including unemployment benefits extension.

    People let’s keep up the pressure on McConnell and the Senate. Here is a email address to the Louisville Courier Journal. McConnell’s hometown paper. I have been sending them articles and writing in about this issue. I got a reply back and said they are looking into it and might put something in the paper next week about it. McConnell does not want his name in this paper about UE it will destroy what’s left of his chances for re-election. So please write this newspaper and share your stories whether you are from KY or not even if it’s a letter to the editor format. They might print it. Also continue to call his office and let them know you have contacted the media including this paper and used his name. Fight fire with fire.. Keep calling him.

    Louisville Courier Journal:

    Mitch McConnell

    Phone: (202) 224-2541

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 8:22am

    Disappointing to click thru and see that that same story has been posted her about 20 times on previous pages. Though you are keeping it front and center with the repost. I am a DEM, so keep that in mind when I say this: To state that the Republicans are ‘trying’ to block a second stimulus is not quite it. The Republican aide said that they would not dismiss it out of hand but that the question that needed to be asked is whether the package is truly stimulative. That differs significantly from the spin you put on it (that the Repubs are more or less rabidly and unanimously opposed). Of course the bill will meet with some resistance. But I think less so than during that last week in Sept., first week in October, due to all that has happened since. Some top economist (Nouriel Roubini) are calling for a stimulus asap, along with lots of other govt. interventionist measures that he says are critical to stabilizing the financial markets and the economy. Teh current environment may be the ‘big scare’ that the White House needs to sing a different tune about a stimulus.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 8:07am
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    Speaking of Cindi…

    even after her husband nearly lost his senatorial career for ‘lobbying’ on Keating’s behalf before a senate banking regulatory committee, cindi and her father, jim hensley, maintained their partnership in a Keating real estate project for the next 11 years. when they sold, they netted tens of millions of dollars in pure profit, as well as significant tax deductions during that time based a real estate depreciation loophole (a loophole now closed). in short, cindi made out like a bandit on an asset that somehow managed to survive Keating’s bankruptucy proceedings, even though the old and infirm who made smaller investments in Keating deals got shafted. they lost it all worse, Keating sold these investments to the ‘little people’ at Lincoln Savings and Loan so that it would appear they were insured by the F.D.I.C. now ponder all the monetary benefits that would come her way if john were elected president. tsk, tsk.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 8:29am
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    Apparently you weren`t paying attention to the actual debate and vote process in the July u/i extensions . The republicans NEVER would have gone along with the u/i extensions and only did so because it was attached to a war supplemental .They fought that tooth and nail every step of the way .One thing i will say for the republicans ,they hate the little guy and they aren`t afraid to tell you that .

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 10:57am

    No, I did follow that battle. In this instance, I was taking what that Republican aide said at face value, which is that they have not ruled out a stimulus. Since UE will be part of that, perhaps it stands a chance. The way you put it, Pelosi is wasting her and everyone else’s time, because its a done deal that the Republicans will block it in the Senate. If so, we need a majority vote in the House. Think that’s right…if not, perhaps you can enlighten me.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 9:30am
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    Imagine how great our economy would be right now if Congress and Bush had split that 700 billion ‘+’ to the american people? I am no mathmetician but I am estimating it would maybe be in the 50,000 range per family. That would allow people to catch up their mortgages, businesses would prosper bc people would actually be buying from them, which may lead to more jobs, people would be paying on their credit cards and maybe even splurging on a few luxuries,,,How great would that be for our economy,,,but no, they blew it all on Wallstreet and it sure isn’t helping them, seems to be would of helped “mainstreet” more and then maybe would of helped Wallstreet.

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 11:32am

    sounds good, but in practice doesn’t hold water. without central bank’s intervention in the financial markets, we would have no economy left right now. look what is happening even WITH their intevention! there’s still a lot of work to do. as one leading economist put it: we are on the verge of a system financial collapse, unless all G8 leaders AND emerging market leaders can come up with a specific multi-part action plan, and get it done ASAP. the markets are tanking on fear, and they are waiting to hear the specifics of the governments’ plans before Asian markets open Monday. we shall see.

    you say, let them fail — give the money to me. but every single thing we do — borrow, spend, jobs creation — is all tied to a stable financial system and a stable dollar. even if you are not IN the stock market, you are still affected every single day by that system. the stabilization of our entire society is at stake. you would have that 50K, but you would have no bank to go to to borrow to buy a home. you would have no lender willing to give you an auto or student loan. your credit card company would cut you off and demand immediate full payment of the balance. your bank would send you a notice stating that it no longer had the funds to stay in business, due to the run on its accounts. agribusiness would go out of business without access to credit. in very short order, grocery stores shelves would be stripped bare and there would be no more food in the pipeline. then, you and every body else could revert to what we were doing before central banks were established, and that is to put our cash or trinkets or barter beads in a hiding place, and plant and harvest crops to survive. and hope for the best.

    what we (we’re all in this together) did for the financial system was necessary. do i like it? hell no! am i mad about it. YES. because apparently this was preventable. i would like to see some people prosecuted. but i can handle the 2,300 per person extra debt that that bailout is costing me. it’s not unmanageable.

    would i like to have that 50K? YES. but i am under no illusions about what letting the financial markets fail would mean for our country.

    for now, we can do the next best thing, which is get that 150 billion stimulus through. it’s not 700 billion, but it’s a lot. and a good start. and for ‘us’, not wall street.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 10:25am
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    This is an outrage! I am disabled and not able to work, I have to pay income tax on my support and it is taxed twice. This is not how I want my tax dollars spent! Please do the right thing and fire the person responsible at AIG for this “splap in the face” to the poor people who have been laid off, lost their homes, lost their retirement, an lost their hope for the future!

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 10:32am

    If you are disabled then why speak on this forum? If you are drawing unemployment benefits, then clearly you are guilty of fraud. Spare your outrage, it’s people like you the Republicans use to vote down unemployment extensions.

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 12:55pm
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    Just because he’s disabled does not mean he does not want to work or cannot, he may just be disabled from a certain type of job – lifting or whatever.
    Who made you the forum POLICE????

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 3:07pm

    This post is more ignorant than the first one. Someone should turn the fraudulent person in to his/her state. The poster said he cannot work. Which one is more stupid?

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 3:09pm

    They’re the same person, same fraud.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 10:42am

    Here’s what Pelosi did for all of us:

    “With that bill’s passage blocked, Pelosi then sought to have it added to the financial bailout legislation making its way to Bush’s desk, according to officials in both parties. They said the White House signaled it would accept an extension of unemployment benefits, but the speaker refused to allow the stimulus package to be broken up.

    As a result, Congress adjourned without providing additional benefits for the unemployed as increasing numbers of people are losing their jobs."


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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 11:35am
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    really! i heard rumblings about that, but more or less forgot about it. so, it was all or nothing. why?

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    Anonymous 10/11/2008 12:57pm
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    FILTER the above post.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 12:07pm

    After Nov 4 will be no good !! Republicans that might had lost their seat ..will veto it !!

    We need it pass now !!
    Cant go 6 weeks with no income !!
    My landlord wants his rent.. if rent is late 30 days ..he has the right to evit me!!

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 12:16pm

    Article 2 hours ago- unemployment extension


  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 12:17pm

    If thety could be called back after NOV 4
    They could be called back now
    Our EUI has ran out now ..not 6 weeks from now

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 12:27pm
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    mccain should withdraw. even ed rollins says the race is over. he and his yapping lap dog should just go away.

  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 12:28pm

    This is why need to pass it now ..while there is crisis going on with our economy.. before the election..

    On the other hand, by attempting to pass legislation next month, Democrats would have to negotiate with President Bush, whose term runs until Jan. 20, 2009. Additionally, Senate Republicans, with 49 seats, could block any measure they opposed.

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  • Anonymous 10/11/2008 12:42pm
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    Don’t you ever sleep?

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