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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WasMiddleClass 06/07/2011 9:22pm

I have many “conservative”…by the old definition, bones in my body.

I’m a life NRA member…

A LOT of us believe in truth, not spin…

Palin is a airhead dingbat out for publicity and money, and our so called “media” eats it up, as they ignore so many FACTS about what is going on that are VERY SERIOUS!


Later people>>>>

Sher1 06/17/2011 5:55pm

@anne2012: I agree and the RTP will not take over all 3 houses in 2012, thats why America is in this financial mess retroactive. $12 Trillion national debt and 2 WARS cannot disappear in 2+ years but there are those that blog the www with political manure with hopes the people are stupid enough to believe it and vote in the same political party all over again. “LESSER OF TWO EVILS = THE DEMOCRATS” HR 589 surviving adminst the naysayers! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!

VET2 06/25/2011 11:48pm

@ Here is your post with your usual IP threat! GIAR!


Wana play?

VET2 06/25/2011 11:46pm

Hi there Wolfy !

Just cruising by ;-)

WasMiddleClass 05/02/2011 10:28pm

I am going to state two things that struck me as highly strange right off the bat.

Why would they bury him at sea right away?

Why were so many people ready to go out and celebrate before it was even officially reported?

I just scanned what some former intelligence and government people had to say. They said the same thing.

Those are legitimate questions, not a conspiracy theory…

The guys I worked with today were asking the same questions…

Strange timing too…

Just what we fringing need now!

WasMiddleClass 05/27/2011 8:45pm

Surfing some sites I found two articles, one from a “liberal” site, and one from a “conservative” site.

The conservative one has a video posted blaming the liberals…I will debate that with him…

My point is this: What is the connecting thread between the two?????

WAstateVETERAN 05/27/2011 5:38pm

Hello “Hope from CA”
Does anybody here know if after a “99er” goes back to work for a length of time and qualifies for a new UI claim, and gets laid off again, would they then be again qualified too for extended and emergency benefits?
Anybody here know? It may have been discussed already.

WasMiddleClass 06/25/2011 8:28pm


I remember reading somewhere a couple years back that “progressive” was the new name for “liberal” because liberal became a bad word to many.

At the time I thought it kind of stupid for liberals to try to change their name just because the other side bad mouthed them. It is akin to retreating in my book…

Anyways…, I’m finding more and more people that thought they belonged to one particular political label that are waking up to the fact that the war is between the “elite” and all the rest of us, and now avoid all political labels, as I do. We are simply We The People now.

Anyone that has read my posts over time has seen I post things from sites, and people, labeled many things. But I, and others from both sides agree with them, because they are about what matters to the majority of us, being able to work and live a decent life, without the government controlling our every move.

WasMiddleClass 02/16/2011 1:05pm

99erAID offers a Blueprint for Unemployment Activists

Last night I learned a lesson of great value: You can’t steer a hurricane.
What began as a simple idea matured into an event of great ambition last night on social media, aided by a small army of 99ers and advocates who spent great time and effort spreading the word and a few members of the media like Nicole Sandler, and CNN’s Ali Velshi who were also instrumental.

It truly was well organized chaos. A chaos that perhaps put some off. I know as pseudo “Moderator” my game plan became hopelessly altered forcing me to abandon my prepared questions and dive into the free range madness of these tweets that were coming across my screen in bushels.

I winged it basically, but after going back through the rapid fire yet respectful discussion I learned much and feel that I can ably summarize.
First, we are all on the same page.


WasMiddleClass 06/26/2011 8:00pm



where 05/02/2011 11:20pm

@ Was

First of all remember I love ya dude! Second I believe he is a devout muslim, You are not likely to change my mind here,

Also be careful searching for osama’s death pictures as the scammers have run amok with malware attached to fake pictures.

To date I have not found legitimate photos of his body. Only a wide spread photoshopped Fake, That has been around for sometime.

Real pictures should be coming, Or Obama is dumber than I thought (not likely) I too don’t understand why his miserable corps isn’t hanging in NYC then dumped in some undisclosed septic tank, So we all could feel we had a go at him! :D

WasMiddleClass 06/24/2011 9:43pm


I had to Google pendajo. lol

WasMiddleClass 01/01/2012 10:19pm
So here we are in 2012, the most prophetical year of our lives, on HR589, the final battle (lost) to help all those left out in the +4 unemployed for every job out there statistic.

HR5749 seems like yesterday. That was 2008, and things are far worse now for the unemployed…

The 99ers are history now, but the 99% (including the 99ers) is just beginning…

2012… Will the NASA predictions come true? Will we be left on our own while the elite head to all those shelters government built?

I once helped build those shelters…

I still remember when I first talked about the “camps” conspiracy theory on this site long ago and was called crazy. Then bills to fund it appeared in Congress and there was silence…

Please watch this with a open mind.


The Mayans, NASA, or how screwed up everything is now for so many…

I know 2012 will be interesting…

WasMiddleClass 01/01/2012 10:34pm

And I will be watching what the view counter says when Congress comes back from vacation, once again…

Bots don’t take vacations…

where 01/02/2012 12:29am
in reply to WasMiddleClass Jan 01, 2012 10:47pm

Happy New Year!


WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 8:51pm

Livestream from NY


where 10/01/2011 7:55pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Oct 01, 2011 7:47pm

I know that Was, =D

WasMiddleClass 10/01/2011 10:29pm
in reply to nancym Oct 01, 2011 10:12pm

That is the one i told him to change!


WasMiddleClass 10/06/2011 10:54pm
in reply to WasMiddleClass Oct 06, 2011 10:53pm

And my typing still sucks :

WasMiddleClass 12/30/2011 11:00pm

Occupy the Rose Parade’s Octopus Float Is 70 Feet of Awesome (PHOTOS)

Pasadena’s annual Rose Parade is on Monday! To pre-party, we were totally planning to write about the Natural History Museum’s first-ever dinosaur float, a gorgeous menagerie of T-Rexes and long-necks. Then we got a glimpse of a beast that could swallow those wimp-osauruses whole.
We’re talking about Occupy Octopus (yes, that’s his name; yes, he’d make an amazing beanie baby), a 70-foot-long crowd puppet made entirely of recycled plastic bags. The giant sea creature will hover over a band of occupiers for their Occupy the Rose Parade march this coming Monday.


WasMiddleClass 12/30/2011 11:00pm

Even if things don’t change in my lifetime I would much rather leave this life knowing I tried to help change things, than knowing I laid down and gave up while so many others were still fighting.

Maybe we can’t elect anyone good in 2012, but we sure as hell can shine a big spotlight on the corruption in DC now, and wake more people up to the truth.

Everywhere I travel on the web these days I find people that are hurting, and sick of Washingtons games. Usually there are some from the “take a bath and get a job” “welfare (unemployment benefits) is the problem” crowd trying to kick them in the teeth when they are down with multiple insulting posts full of BS.

I have seen far more times than I can count when my friends and I stopped by and kicked the big mouths ass with facts they never have a answer to, that we heard “THANK YOU!”, “God bless you!”, “I don’t feel alone now”…

That alone makes it worth it!

nancym 10/01/2011 10:12pm

Ew, gawd, Was, did you have to tell where to change his picture? Now look what we have to endure! lol!

where 09/07/2011 11:44am
in reply to FLarlene Sep 02, 2011 10:24am

WasMiddleClass appears to be MIA, Please post if your still out there Was, Im very concerned for you.

Obamas Jobs speech tomorrow I fear will just be a mere Campaign speech with no real conviction to do any good for America, Oh sure he will say promising things but that will be it, All talk and not a hint of real action.

I am curious tho If he will mention us in his speech, Or are we dead to him?

BPennett 06/08/2011 1:23pm

Pah Lease spare me……..more fear mongering……..this Fin country is 14 TRILLION dollars in debt and you’re saying a person is imprisoned / debtors prison…..of some sort………this is not immoral it is flat out Amoral…

I’ve never heard anything so rediculous in my life, of course other than it gives lawyers a way of justifying their existence…..

WasMiddleClass 06/06/2011 7:58pm

And as Sher1 mentioned, I watched that Katie Couric interview too, and remember clear as a bell thinking, ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME? SHE WANTS TO BE VICE PRESIDENT?!!!

I can be nice to Sher1 sometimes too 0.o

WasMiddleClass 06/06/2011 7:52pm


And I love you too funny face :)


Now to be a little more serious…

I’m not bothering to post all the inaccurate crap I heard out of Palins mouth over the years, but here response to people saying she was wrong about Paul Revere was to insist she was right, and that Paul Revere was warning the British that they can not take our guns away! Give me a frigging break! And then Palin supporters tried to rewrite history to match her words on Wikipedia!

You can do better than that funny face :-Þ

Anne2012 06/25/2011 12:31am

@ where

hope your siblings clean you out

Anne2012 06/25/2011 12:27am

@ where

same at here

go join your mother

Sher1 06/03/2011 8:24am

As long as there is a TWO-PARTY system, “LESSER OF TWO EVILS = THE DEMOCRATS” US Rep Lee was on C-SPAN yesterday with discussion on HR 589 and the LONG-TERM unemployed called 99ers. Continue EMAILING – TWEETS – FAXING – CALLING for HR 589!

Sher1 06/03/2011 8:21am

SELL your soul for a few ounces of gold. "

Stossel’s Talking Point Echoes Rhetoric Of GOP Leadership
GOP House Budget Chairman Ryan: Social Safety Net Is Lulling People “Into Lives Of Complacency And Dependency.” From Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 25" Policy Experts Rebut Stossel’s Claim That Increased Use Of Food Stamps Is Due To Learned Dependency.. http://mediamatters.org/research/201106010038

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