H.R.6556 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act

To provide for the further temporary extension of the emergency unemployment compensation program, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To provide for the further temporary extension of the emergency unemployment compensation program, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.

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  • sclark113 12/30/2010 5:09am

    2010 Unemployment Extension – Dec. 30’TH Department of Labor New Claims Data


  • WasMiddleClass 12/30/2010 5:21am

    Get Ready For A Year Of Volatility: More Flash Crashes, Fed Hating, Civil Unrest And Bad Weather

    Oh boy is 2011 going to be an exciting year! Some things that I think might happen:

    -Unemployment will not go down. The average for the year will be above 10%. The number of workers who leave the system will rise to 20mm. These workers will find part-time jobs that pay cash. The new day-workers will compete will illegals for employment. Social tensions will be the result.

    -Social unrest will become visible in America in 2011. There will be demonstrations in many major cities. Some will turn violent. Economics will be at the heart of the anger. The frustration that was evident in France in recent years will come to the US.


  • WasMiddleClass 12/30/2010 6:04am

    A good article with a ton of linked info.

    Underneath the Happy Talk, Is This As Bad as the Great Depression?


  • WasMiddleClass 12/30/2010 6:04am

    Scary New Wage Data

    Every 34th wage earner in America in 2008 went all of 2009 without earning a single dollar, new data from the Social Security Administration show. Total wages, median wages, and average wages all declined, but at the very top, salaries grew more than fivefold.

    Not a single news organization reported this data when it was released October 15, searches of Google and the Nexis databases show. Nor did any blog

    The number of Americans with any wages in 2009 fell by more than 4.5 million compared with the previous year. Because the population grew by about 1 percent, the number of idle hands and minds grew by 6 million.


  • sclark113 12/30/2010 9:22am

    Michael Colliss – “Keeping a unified message and staying “on message” is absolutely essential in what will be an uphill battle in the effort to get an expansion of unemployment benefits. The issue is critical and it will be a struggle to get these common-sense measures adopted by Congress.”

    Tier V Extension – Where Do We Go From Here? Part Three – Consolidating the Message


    The strategy continues to unfold – are you getting ready to get on the bus????

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    where 12/30/2010 10:56am

    Hey! there is a job opening at a plant near here! I dont have “WORD” and I need a resume I can EMAIL, Any suggestions?

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    sclark113 12/30/2010 11:51am


    Does AZ have a jobs bank online? Is this job posted on the jobs bank? Michigan has a website called MichWorks! where you can post your resume and then send it if the job is posted on their site. Also Careerbuild or Monster and others that have ways to create resumes on line.

    Maybe you can create a resume on line somewhere and then cut and paste to an email from there.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/30/2010 4:34pm

    Open Office is free and just as good as MS Word.

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    sclark113 12/30/2010 5:57pm

    Sorry Was, didn’t know that you had already posted this for That!

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    sclark113 12/30/2010 5:55pm


    You may also want to try to download openoffice software, it’s a free download that has a Word like text editor that is compatible with Microsoft Word.


  • sclark113 12/30/2010 1:41pm

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – What’s Happy About the New Year, Someone New Just Became a 99er!


  • WasMiddleClass 12/30/2010 4:35pm

    New Haven – Upset the federal government recently extended tax cuts for the rich, three professors at Yale and Cornell universities have created a website that encourages wealthy Americans to give their tax savings to charities and send a political message in the process.

    The professors started giveitbackforjobs.org to allow Americans “who have the means” to calculate what their tax cut would be and donate that amount to a charity.

    “Extending the tax cuts for the very wealthiest Americans is frankly unconscionable,” Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovits said Wednesday. With the website’s help, “donors can pledge their money to support the kinds of programs that will help families, create jobs, and set the country moving toward a just prosperity,” the professors said in announcing the initiative.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/30/2010 4:35pm

    Markovits, Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker, and Cornell law professor Robert Hockett started the campaign. Hacker is co-author of “Winner Take All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class.”


  • sclark113 12/31/2010 1:34am

    With the approval and the assistance of the editorial staff of ALL247NEWS along with a group of unemployment activists in the nation, we are looking for volunteers.

    These volunteers will play an integral role as point-person for the dissemination and collection of information critical to the success of the unfolding overall strategy articulated in this series of articles. The volunteers will be a focal point in targeting our U.S. Representatives and local media outlets for support of a much-needed expansion of unemployment benefits and to press for future job creation initiatives.

    Tier V Extension – Where Do We Go From Here? Part Four – Request for Volunteers!


  • sclark113 12/31/2010 3:26am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – Immediate Steps to Take


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    where 12/31/2010 6:50am

    Thanks Was and Scott, Ill keep you posted how I do. =)

  • sclark113 12/31/2010 5:55pm

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – Happy New Year?


  • sclark113 01/01/2011 12:10am

    Happy New Year everybody!

    May 2011 bring that much needed job, and if it can’t, may it bring a much needed expansion of unemployment benefits for all 99ers, present and future!

  • WasMiddleClass 01/01/2011 1:37pm

    Hiding A Depression: How The US Government Does It

    The real US unemployment rate is not 9.8% but between 25% and 30%. That is a depression level of job losses – so why doesn’t it look like a depression for many people? How can so large of a statistical discrepancy exist, and how is it that holiday shopping malls are so crowded in a depression?

    The true devastation is hidden by essentially placing the job losses inside three different “boxes”: the official unemployment box, the true full unemployment box, and most importantly, the staggering and persistent private sector job loss box that has been temporarily covered over by a fantastic level of governmental deficit spending. The “recovering and out of the recession” cover story is only plausible when nobody connects the dots and adds all the boxes together.

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    WasMiddleClass 01/01/2011 1:37pm

    We will add together the three boxes herein – using US government statistics for all three – and convincingly show that the US economy is in far worse condition than what is presented by the government or by the mainstream media. No, we have not emerged from “recession” and there will be no “double dip” – because the first “dip” was straight down to a depression-level economy in 2008/2009, and we haven’t come back up.


  • sclark113 01/02/2011 3:49am

    Link for BlogTalkRadio ½ hour show on Tier5for99ers – Volunteer to be a 99er Advocate with Michael Colliss


  • sclark113 01/02/2011 5:26am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – Radio Interview with Michael Colliss on Tier5for99ers


  • WasMiddleClass 01/02/2011 7:06am

    When Unemployment Benefits Run Out – Homeless In A Tent City

    The recession has served to increase these numbers so dramatically that the National Coalition for the Homeless did a study on the tent cities that are once again starting to spring up everywhere.
    Why Are They There
    Their findings showed that most of the residents of these tent cities are there either due to unemployment, their unemployment benefits ran out, or eviction due to foreclosure. And with the national unemployment rate at near 10%, these cities may experience a jump in their populations over the next year. Americans are experiencing a significant growth in poverty and double digit increases in their newly homeless. Tent cities can now be found across the United States, ranging from large organized communities to makeshift encampments.


  • WasMiddleClass 01/02/2011 7:12am

    Hoping for light at the end of the tunnel

    Ron Hanson of Bozeman lost his job more than 18 months ago. Recently, he has begun to fall behind on bills and credit card payments.

    “I have worked all my life and now I might end up homeless, too,” he said after reading about community efforts to set up an overnight shelter for homeless people in Bozeman.

    “People are losing their homes and cannot file bankruptcy because we do not have the money,” he said. “Things will get better, but right now none of us can sleep at night. We need some protection and all of us (have) to start over again. If any of us found a job, it would take five years just to see light on the end of that tunnel.”

    Six in 10 unemployed Americans have been job-hunting for more than a year, according to a survey released this month by Rutgers University that also found “dramatic erosion in the quality of life for millions of Americans.”

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    WasMiddleClass 01/02/2011 7:13am

    “Their financial reserves are exhausted, their job prospects nil, their family relations stressed, and their belief in government’s ability to help them is negligible,” according to the survey. “They feel hopeless.”

    It is a desperate situation. Most of the unemployed face a condition not of their own making and “have exhausted all ideas of what to do next to get work and take care of their families,” said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center at Rutgers and a co-author of the study.

    “There’s a lot of pain out there, and a lot of folks who are at their wits’ end,” Heldrich Center fellow Cliff Zukin told the New York Post in October.


  • sclark113 01/03/2011 1:48am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – House of Mirrors?


  • sclark113 01/03/2011 2:25am

    Recent article from Naomi Cohn in support of 99ers and a Tier 5 in the examiner:

    U.S. begins new method of counting 99ers and other long-term unemployed

    Obama makes veiled reference to 99ers; they continue fight for tier 5 and jobs

    NY’s new governor refers to 99ers, unemployment extension, and jobs

  • sclark113 01/04/2011 1:45am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – Time to Focus


  • WasMiddleClass 01/04/2011 3:29am

    With an endless supply of cartoons striving to fill a niche of information lack created by the silent but deadly combination of attention deficit disorder and a fear and loathing of anything math related, below we present the latest animated explanation of how the recent transition of the American Dream (purchased entirely on credit), was virtually guaranteed to become an American Nightmare… and how this is nothing new in the grand scheme of things.


  • WasMiddleClass 01/04/2011 4:41am

    The Denver’s Road Home website indicates that according a Denver survey of homeless persons, the most prominent reasons respondents attributed to being homeless are:

    Loss of job/unemployment – 35%

    Housing costs – 31%

    Family break up – 20%

    The site also indicates that 60% of the homeless population are families with children, 42% are women, 40% are currently working.

    Homelessness is a problem that is growing rapidly among the unemployed workers who have lost everything as a result of this recession. There are tens of thousands of once successful unemployed, middle class professionals in the state and many (nearly 30,000) have already exhausted all federal unemployment compensation (EUC). According to data received from the CDLE, there will be another 71,000 unemployed persons who will run out of benefits in the next few months. This translates into more than 100,000 unemployed workers in Colorado who will exhaust all EUC benefits very soon.

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