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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  • Comm_reply
    sclark113 02/03/2011 3:51am

    Was, you do have an excellent memory as I haven’t visited Mr. Shivley in quite some time now!!!

    I find him to be a little too much “my way or the highway” for my personal tastes. This battle will be won by bringing people together, not by dividing us into factions. Our true battle lies in bringing people with diverse political ideologies together under the same tent, and as 99ers are concerned “the same tent” may be taken literally!

    God, if only the 99ers could get as much attention as Egypt is getting….

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    WasMiddleClass 02/03/2011 3:16pm

    That is pretty much the same problem I had with him…and I told him so.

    I still like some of his stuff though…

    Maybe he will stop being such a lone wolf…though I can be that at times myself…

    When he wrote that he did not support S.3706 because his grandchildren would have to pay for it…I had a big problem. I do not believe that a price should be put on American citizens lives EVER.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/02/2011 3:28pm

    Though I have had my disagreements with the author of this article, I do like some of his…stuff.

    99ers living in tent cities in Pennsylvania will be enjoying their holiday feast. In an effort to participate in Groundhog Day the 99ers adopted a big fat grey rat. They are calling the rat Punxsutawney Barry Soetoro. You see while the rich folk on the other side of the tracks are eating pastries and sipping hot toddies preparing for Punxsutawney Phil to appear, the peasants in the tent city will be having their own ceremony. Wherein the grey rat Barry is let out of his cardboard box at noon on a hill top with a halide light shining over his head, and if he sees his shadow that means six more months with no relief for the long term unemployed.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/02/2011 3:29pm

    After the ceremonies the rich folk will be attending party events designed to pamper their every indulgence and allow them to wallow in the delusion that they truly deserve all they have stolen from the rest of us. The 99ers back at the tent city will be enjoying their own feast, groundhog on a stick. That, my friends, is the difference between a rich man’s groundhog and a poor man’s.


  • sclark113 02/03/2011 3:43am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – New Unemployment Claims Data for Feb. 3’RD


  • WasMiddleClass 02/03/2011 3:17pm

    White House Steers Attention Away from Tier 5 Unemployment Extension, Toward Small Business

    The Obama Administration continued its firm policy of addressing the 99ers and the Tier 5 unemployment extension by ignoring them and concentrating on improving the economy this Monday when it announced the formation of Startup America…

    So, all told, Startup America seems to be a silver bullet for Obama — endearing him to Big Business and conservatives, assuring the ‘little guys’ across America that he’s on their side, and giving him some memorable media for the recordbooks. All the while, the entire project does little that Big Business wouldn’t already do on its own, and only serves to sweep the 99ers and the Tier 5 unemployment extension further under the rug.


  • WasMiddleClass 02/03/2011 3:18pm

    Global inflation is far higher than official statistics reveal, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the “Gloom, Boom and Doom” report told CNBC on Wednesday, with increases in the cost of living amounting to between five and eight percent in the United States…

    “I guarantee you … the annual cost of living increases are more than 5 percent, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics is lying,” Faber told CNBC at the Russia Forum in Moscow.

    “Mr Bernanke is a liar; inflation is much higher than what they publish.


    I think everyone that goes shopping knows that they are lying. Just look at the prices of food and fuel over the past few years…

    Case in point: I priced an axe the other day for my landlord that needs a new one. I paid $29 5 years ago. The lowest price online I could find was $89 now for the same axe.

    Even if you still have a job things are bad and getting worse.

  • sclark113 02/04/2011 10:24am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – Unemployment Drops to 9% – Yeah, Right!


  • WasMiddleClass 02/04/2011 1:06pm

    Employment Report: IT SUCKS

    There’s no love in here.  Worse, the benchmark revisions are out, and they show about 300,000 supposedly-reported jobs that didn’t really happen.  No, really?  How come that number seems to always be in this direction?  That is, why is it that the BLS always seems to over-report reality in the establishment survey?

    That inconvenient truth, incidentally, is why I always use the household numbers.  They’re at least a real survey without BS “adjustments” applied and while they’re subject to sampling error at least they’re not intentionally distorted. 

    This officially sucks.

    On a month-by-month basis the number of actual employed people dropped by more than 1.5 million!  That’s a huge decrease and what’s worse, the trend is awful, being unbroken now since the first of last year.

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    WasMiddleClass 02/04/2011 1:07pm

    Remember, we need about +150,000 in actual employment just to keep up with new entrants into the workforce.  We instead lost ten times that number of actual employed.

    The monthly numbers are noisy in this regard, but there’s simply no way to argue “strength” in these numbers, irrespective of how much cheerleading you’d like to do.

    The employment rate posted a new low for the recessionary period – 57.6%, falling below the 57.8% registered in January of 2010.
    There has been no improvement – at all – in the employment picture, and in fact the employed rate, as a percentage of the non-institutionalized population, is now the worst it has been since the economic downturn began.

    Recovery my ass.


  • sclark113 02/04/2011 3:14pm

    Michael J Koliss (Mike Colliss) Oct 18 1953 – 21 Jan 2011


    I do not know how to put words together that will adequately express my sense of Loss!!! 99ers everywhere have lost a true friend! Peace be with you Michael!

  • WasMiddleClass 02/04/2011 3:54pm

    Michael J. Koliss, 57, of Palmer, MA, was stricken ill and died in his home on Friday, January 21, 2011.

    He leaves his father, Peter P. Koliss of Nashua, NH; his sister, Joan A. Koliss, O.F.M., also of Nashua; his brother, Thomas J. Koliss and sister-in-law, Carolyn Becker, of Wilmington, DE; and several aunts and cousins residing in the greater Worcester area. He was predeceased by his mother, Marie Evelyn (Guilmette) Koliss, who died in 2004. Born in Montreal, P.Q., Canada, on October 18, 1953, he was raised in Madison, NJ.


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    WasMiddleClass 02/04/2011 3:56pm

    A sad sad day for the 99ers. He was a true hero to us.

  • sclark113 02/04/2011 5:23pm

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – 99ers Lose a True Friend and Champion


  • WasMiddleClass 02/05/2011 8:38am

    A MUST WATCH video with David Stockman about the truth on jobs. Jump to 3 min. into the video.


  • WasMiddleClass 02/05/2011 8:39am

    The BLS: A History Of (Downward) Revisions, Or How The Department Of Truth Goosed Markets With Half A Million Fake Jobs In Two Years

    Zero Hedge has previously demonstrated the improbable, for lack of a better word, upward bias in revising initial jobless claims applications. Today, we look at an even greater statistical problem at the BLS: that of Non-Farm Payrolls. Courtesy of today’s full year revision announced by the BLS, and a granular sort by John Poehling, we have discovered that while revisions added a whopping 55k jobs in the years 2006-2008, NFPs have now been revised to remove 538k jobs in the 2009-2010 period. In other words, based on data revisions, under President Obama, America has suddenly created over half a million jobs LESS (even if all of them are part time) simply due to statistical adjustments.


  • sclark113 02/07/2011 12:22am

    Representative Barbara Lee Is Holding A Press Conference Announcing A Bill To Help 99ers

    Rep. Lee, Rep. Scott, and a representative from the National Economic Council will be present as well as the Co-Founder of the American 99ers Union and several 99ers in support of The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act.

    PRLOG (Press Release) – Feb 07, 2011 – The American 99ers Union is proud to announce that on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. EST a press conference will be held to announce the introduction of a bill that would add 14 weeks of extended unemployment insurance for all unemployed Americans. The Press Conference is being held at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C..

    READ MORE HERE: http://prlog.org/11279670

    Michael White and Gregg Rosen
    Co-Founders, American 99ers Union

  • sclark113 02/07/2011 3:07am

    Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – BLS Data Collection Methods Are Deeply Flawed


    Somebody at the Bureau of Labor Statistics needs to step up and address the poorly structured methodology for collecting unemployment data in the worst recession since the Great Depression. What we are doing today isn’t working!

  • WasMiddleClass 02/07/2011 1:10pm

    House Dems To Reintroduce Longshot Bill For Long-Term Unemployed

    WASHINGTON — Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Bobby Scott (Va.) are reintroducing legislation this week to provide additional weeks of unemployment insurance benefits for “99ers,” the long-term jobless who have exhausted their benefits and still haven’t found work.

    “The bill that I am introducing with Congressman Scott, The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act, would ensure that these long-term unemployed workers get the long overdue assistance that they need to support their families, make ends meet and contribute to our economy,” Lee said in a statement. “Our bill would add 14 weeks of emergency unemployment benefits and would make sure these benefits are retroactively available to people who have exhausted all their benefits and are still unemployed.”

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    WasMiddleClass 02/07/2011 1:46pm

    Given Republican hostility to additional deficit spending — Lee’s office said the cost of the extra benefits would not be offset — the effort will likely amount to little more than a reminder that long-term unemployment persists even though much of the nation’s political discourse is focused on signs of economic recovery.


  • wstaff 02/08/2011 12:58pm

    “I Will not be beat Down” For those friends I have met here, I am Back although only a little better then before. Still out of work but hey sold my gaming computer for 250.00 just to get the internet reconnected, but it’s alright. Separating needs and wants and one day hopefully I will get myself out of this god forsaken wrath called homeless. People have really forgotten what a dollaris really worth. It can buy a cup of coffee on a winters night. Buy a burrito for a person who is very hungry. Millions of stories just like this over the blogging internet. I have given to those in need beyond my own means,but I am no hero…NO. Something this country is lacking and continues to lack. People helping people !!!!! The government only wants one thing to happen in this recession. They want the 99ers to just go away. Not surprising you bring the issue of unemployment up and senators will quickly try to change the conversation or plainly just walk away.

  • wstaff 02/08/2011 1:07pm

    I mean after all you live in a glass house with a cute white picket fence everything in your world is great? Right? And the press is not any better.
    Clearly all other news is more important..Right? Unemployment ? Didn’t the government just say things are looking better? After all they are gods spoken truth and why would they lie to us ? President Obama invites super singer to white house for super bowl party!!! “A hope for change” is what he said during election time. How about 1.3 million still out of work and increasing daily? Is this the hope for change you were looking for? The biggest Power in the world and not one crumb,small coffee or hey lets invited a few homeless people into our home for super bowl? Although I know you have to play it in the interest of what they tell you to say. Homeless person/s in the white house just wouldn’t be good “PR” (public relations)for the government because that would mean that they actually care….Right?

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    WasMiddleClass 02/08/2011 3:50pm

    Hang in there friend. You are not alone.

    Now that the site is working and it does not take an hour to get a post posted I will post my things here that apply to what you say.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/08/2011 3:52pm

    Are Homeless Counts Like Counting Sheep?

    If you were one of those compassionate Americans wanting to help resolve the sad state of homelessness in this country, you may have woken up hours before the sun rises to help your local city count homeless persons.

    I know how it works. You drag yourself out of bed hours before you typically get up, so you can scour the streets counting the heads of sleeping homeless people.

    One, two, three, four. Forty five, forty six. Seven hundred thirty seven, seven hundred thirty eight.

    If you were in Los Angeles, incredibly the homeless numbers turn into five figures. Eighteen thousand three hundred and forty nine… You get the image.
    Every other alley you look down, every freeway overpass you walk under, and nearly all parks seems to have some sleeping person rolled up in a ball fending off the early morning January cold…

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    WasMiddleClass 02/08/2011 3:52pm

    …Political leaders grand stand in front of television cameras, “Homelessness should not be tolerated in this country!” But when the lights turn off, political business continues as usual.

    Homeless agencies practically beg for resources to help the lines of people wanting help. But the number of homeless persons in this wealthy country continue to be obscene.

    Is there an end in sight?


  • WasMiddleClass 02/08/2011 3:53pm

    From Portraits of Homelessness in Connecticut,

    Despite our best efforts, homelessness in Connecticut has reached alarming levels. Last year, Connecticut’s emergency shelters alone served 11,700 people, including more than 1,500 children

    Connecticut has a total of 2,189 shelter beds.

    This year, CT PIT 2010 revealed a startling number of people becoming homeless for the first time. Almost half of all families and 40% of single adults in shelters reported that this was their first homeless experience.

    Homeless families in Connecticut work and have income. A quarter of adults in families with children were working at the time of CT PIT 2010. Notably, one out of every four homeless families reported receiving federal social security or disability income. Only a third of female single parents in Connecticut’s emergency shelters reported receiving cash assistance.


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    WasMiddleClass 02/08/2011 3:53pm

    That shows that all those out there saying just take a low paying job don’t know what they are talking about. Even if you found a low paying job you could not afford a place to live, and no landlord would rent to you.

  • WasMiddleClass 02/08/2011 3:54pm

    Could Homeless Americans Create an Uprising?

    I wonder what would happen if a million fed up homeless Americans finally said enough is enough. Could they become angry enough over the lack of employment, the dearth of affordable housing, and the violent treatment many receive on the streets, to start an uprising?

    Many homeless Americans are already turning to social media as an outlet for their rage and disgust for a society that allows humans to live on the streets. Kevin Barbieux, The Homeless Guy, has been blogging for years. Eric Sheptock has become known for using Facebook to advocate for homeless persons, and the website We Are Visible, created by Mark Horvath, is poised to get many more voices of the homeless heard.

    Could homeless social media activists stir up the rage among homeless Americans?

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    WasMiddleClass 02/08/2011 3:54pm

    Oppression, unemployment and poverty are not just Northern African struggles. They are also prevalent in America. Ironically, homeless Americans are already on the streets, just not yet transitioning their poverty into rage.

    Most of us who are housed see homelessness as a nuisance, a blight on America’s landscape. But for those who struggle on the streets battling freezing weather, empty stomachs, and young bullies who beat up on homeless persons, homelessness is not a nuisance. It is oppression.

    I wonder if the tipping point for rage against homelessness will occur when homeless Americans use their large numbers to object to this country’s policies against poverty.

    Or will an uprising have to wait until housed Americans join them?


  • WasMiddleClass 02/08/2011 3:55pm

    They have no problem affording this!

    US Media & Egypt Coverage: Dodging the Real Issues & Fudging the Real Culprits

    $60 Billion US Aid to Egypt=$60 Billion Current Net-worth of Mubarak Family


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