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10th March
2014
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Unemployment Benefit extension update and economic review today March 10, 2014:
Millions of Americans will tune in this week to see if the Senate is able to pass an extension of benefits for the long term unemployed in America. Approximately 2 million Americans are considered long term unemployed and have exhausted their provisions of emergency unemployment compensation. Long term unemployment benefits expired for many on December 28, 2013. Each week that passes adds tens of thousands more to the ranks of Americans that are long term unemployed without benefits. The Senate has tried on multiple occasions in 2014 to pass a measure to extend long term unemployment benefits but has failed to generate enough support for the measure each time.
Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have been unable to agree on the terms of the extension plan, specifically the payment terms. Republicans would like for the benefit extension to be paid for through offsets in the budget. They do not want to kick the repayment can down the road for future generations to pay off.
Last Thursday, a group of Senate Republicans presented another plan to extend benefits to the Senate. Their proposal would extend unemployment benefits for an additional five months. This extension plan proposal amounts to a shorter period of time, by one month, than the most recent Democratic proposal. Rob Portman of Ohio, Dan Coats of Indiana, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are the GOP Senators sponsoring the legislation.


Genny Germano

218 Comments

  1. 12/03/2014

    I work at the baseball stadium and it’s only for home games. They also have to think about people like me who work have the year and collect partial benefits. I’m not lazy it’s hard to find a second job being a single mother of two. My oldest has a blind disability so I need to be home more in the winter for school. Now since unemployment been off it was hard this winter to pay bills and take care of them. Thank god it’s baseball season. On the next election let’s vote them out see they have to remember who voted for them to get their job. So now that they are in office and getting lots of money they forgot who put them their.

  2. 12/03/2014

    I am a single mom and have been one of the people without umemployment, my heart goes out to everyone. I think this has been a ploy from Republicans. I hope this passes this time but I think the thought was, make people suffer, then give something, and the Republicans will be the hero’s that finally approved things. Really though I don’t even care at this point as long as we get some relief. Good luck to everyone.

  3. Please
    12/03/2014

    As a Country, It seems we are always prepared to help others all over the world and I believe that is a big reason America is the wonderful country that it is. but now, we need to help many of our own!!!! PLEASE sign this Bill and help us back onto our feet

  4. Family of 5
    12/03/2014

    Its time to pass the extension of unemployment because 2 millions of families suffered can’t pay bills, apartment, mortgage, property tax, car, non stop of collection calls. It hurts more when your kids asking for “foods” because they are hungry. You can’t count your relatives or friends to support you they will ignore your phone calls that your not exists anymore. I can’t sleep at night that cause me anxiety and high blood pressure. My family health suffered too so please pass the extension instead of helping the other countries.

  5. 12/03/2014

    CONFUSED…YOU HANE NO IDEA HOWM THIS WILL HELP ME..SINGLE MOM…HELP FFED MY KIDS..THANK YOU

  6. kris
    12/03/2014

    PEOPLE. THIS IS THE REASON WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED OUR ENTENSION FOR EUC,BECAUSE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. THAT’S YOUR ANSWER PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE THE ONES THAT CONTROLS THE SENATE AND THEY ARE THE ONES AGAINST HELPING THE PEOPLE THAT ARE LOSING THERE HOMES, MOVING BACK IN WITH THERE MOTHERS, WITH THERE TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. LIKE ME. DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING AND HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING TO GET THIS BILL PASSED. PLEASE AND I STRESS PLEASE!!!!! REMEMBER SEN. JIM BUNNING, RAN PAUL, MITCH MCCONNELL, AND A FEW OTHERS. WHENS ITS ELECTION TIME. REMEMBER THESE REPULICANS WHEN IT’S ELECTION TIME. REMEMBER THESE REPULICANS WHEN IT’S ELECTION TIME. REMEMBER THESE REPULICANS WHEN IT’S ELECTION TIME.

  7. Kelly Smith
    12/03/2014

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    You should be ashamed you have not done more to pass Emergency Unemployment Insurance. Children are going hungry, families losing their homes. Bail out banks, but not Americans? Republicans are realizing that many of the people who were cut off are republicans who will never vote for any republican ever again. They realize for every 2 million cut off, there are millions of voting family, friends and relatives that who use to vote republican who will not again. I voted republican, for Bush who enacted the bill in 2008 and it was passed with no problem, but a black president wants the same bill passed and we get opposition.
    I will never vote republican again, neither will my republican friends. You would rather see this country go up in flames than to yield to a black president. It’s nothing but racism and the ego of White men wanting to keep the power and using innocent Americans as chess pieces. There are too many republican casualties in this war and republicans will not forget when voting time comes. I can guarantee you, if we had a white president, this would have passed in January. I say we Boycott the Republican Party! No more Republican Party, vote all Republicans out of office!
    Kelly Smith

  8. Boycott Republican Party!!!!!
    12/03/2014

    Start a movement with me to boycott the Republican Party. Write your representatives and Congress and let them know that this boycott is coming! We want a government for the people who listen to the people. Not one for corporations and special interest groups and the ultra rich!

  9. kenn
    12/03/2014

    the USA has plenty of money when it comes a conflict or a war . but will not help its people . We have been wrote off.
    They would rather send money for the people of
    Europe. And turn there backs on American family.
    (tears in the American dream )

  10. Kelly
    12/03/2014

    BOYCOTT REPUBLICANS!!! TAKE BACK THE POWER!!!! By the way, I researched and found out that for some reason the president does not have the power to sign an Executive Order to force Extended Unemployment Insurance. That’s why he hasn’t as of yet. I could be wrong in my research, so if anyone else knows differently please let me know. We have to take matters into our own hands. google “Republican Senators Emails” and email each senator that we are starting a Boycott to get rid of all Republican Politicians Movement! Hit them in thier pockets!! Give them something to think about while children in this country are going hungry and being put on the streets because their parents have been cut off. Let them think about their jobs while they are on vacation with pay!! We can do this, we need to Boycott all republicans at every voting opportunity. Also send emails to your local news station about the Boycott! We have the power! We can make them listen!

  11. Kelly
    12/03/2014

    Why aren’t any of my post being posted. Very suspicious!

  12. Shelly Pierce
    12/03/2014

    TAKE BACK THE POWER!!!! By the way, I researched and found out that for some reason the president does not have the power to sign an Executive Order to force Extended Unemployment Insurance. That’s why he hasn’t as of yet. I could be wrong in my research, so if anyone else knows differently please let me know. We have to take matters into our own hands. google “Republican Senators Emails” and email each senator that we are starting a Boycott to get rid of all Republican Politicians Movement! Hit them in thier pockets!! Give them something to think about while children in this country are going hungry and being put on the streets because their parents have been cut off. Let them think about their jobs while they are on vacation with pay!! We can do this, we need to Boycott all republicans at every voting opportunity. Also send emails to your local news station about the Boycott! We have the power! We can make them listen!

  13. steve
    12/03/2014

    Sorry folks, just got an alert, no deal struck, they now say maybe April when they get back from vacation! You know, sit here and type all you want, nothing will change until we start showing up in large groups at each capitol, draw some news coverage, until they get heat from national news, we might as well start packing our boxes. Anyone want to room share?

  14. Jackie Key
    12/03/2014

    The House and Senate have no ideal what the poor are going through, they are only worried about getting re-elected. I wish the laws were changed so no one in the House or Senate could serve more than 2 terms. Then maybe the House and Senate could agree on something’s that was good for the average Joe, and not for the billionaires who get all the tax breaks. ECU Unemployment Extensions is something that needs to happen now, not in a month.

  15. Rick
    13/03/2014

    I don’t understand all the ignorant liberals on here. The Republicans have offered them a bill to pass it. The liberals just don’t want to pay for it. Just keep printing new money our kids have to pay for in the future. They then want to use it as a political club to say Republicans don’t care. Wake up and smell the coffee people.

  16. george greasley
    13/03/2014

    Don’t count on any unemployment benefits for sometime if ever. If you think that the GOP is willing to help you on this issue, I have a bridge in the Arizona for sale. They can care less if you need said benefits or not. They are for themselves and their own needs which has been pointed out by their actions time and time again. Shutting down the government did not work, so now lets hold these benefits hostage to get what they want. Now is the time, to look at each GOP member in both the House and Senate and vote them out. Just replace the existing ones with new people. Wake up those who have become rich on the backs of the working class. By doing so, you can send a message to both those who got booted out and to those who were voted in, that we are tired of the BS. Short of doing this, things are just going to travel the road which they are on now and you don’t have a right to bitch because you had a chance to change things but chose not to.

  17. Mark Hefner
    13/03/2014

    I must have 20 job applications out right now.
    No luck. I will not roll over and play dead.I will continue to look and sell what I have to.
    Sure would be nice to have a little help from our goverment.

  18. ADRIANNE
    14/03/2014

    The latest bill introduced passed today, however, do not celebrate or go shopping just yet. Our leaders are now on a much needed vacation! LOL!! SPRING BREAK! I rather use Spring Break than believe they actually get a break for St. Patrick’s day! But don’t worry, they will be back on March 24, 2014. This unemployment thing WILL NOT BE FIRST ON THE AGENDA! AIDE TO THE UKRAINE will be the first matter on the agenda. So, we are still looking at another 4 weeks, maybe more, if the conservative bone heads in the house decide not to pass it after all. Hopefully, we can continue to go without food and the other basic essentials for another month or so. Hopefully, you can convince your landlord, if you have not already been evicted, your auto finance company, if the car has not been repossessed, to wait just a little longer and just maybe we can make that payment! No, wait, I have a better idea, we should gather all of our bills and send them to our wonderful elected officials for payment and refer all collection calls to them as well. You may not have to worry about any phone calls since some of you may have had your phone turned off already. I have never been so disappointed in our leadership as I am now. To think the American people are not first on their agenda is horrible. Shame on you!!

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