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13th March
2014
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Unemployment Benefit Extension News review and Update March 13, 2014:
It has been approximately 10 weeks since long term unemployment benefits expired for over a million Americans and despite multiple attempts to pass proposed extension plans, members of Congress have been unable to come up with the needed votes. Each week that passes adds tens of thousands of Americans to the ranks of the long term unemployed living day to day without federal benefits. The Senate was expected to vote on another unemployment proposal this week, but members continue to quarrel over plan details. And now that both parties have proposals, the infighting is mostly partisan bound which only serves to make the process less efficient. The Republicans made the most recent proposal that would extend unemployment benefits for the long term unemployed for five months and be retroactive, but Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada shares that the Democrats will reject the proposal. Specifically, Heller Said, “I think they’re going to reject it and that would be a shame.” Democrats may not like the reforms that come along with accepting the proposal. GOP Senator Susan Collins of Maine said that the Republicans have placed their best offer on the table with minimal tweaks. Republicans are calling out the Democrats now by saying that the wording of the long term unemployment plan extension is not the issue preventing a plan from being accepted. Republicans now say that the primary reason the Democrats do not show favor with their proposal is based mostly on the fact that it is a GOP led proposal. The party affiliation listed with the names at the top of the bill is being cited as the reason some members of the Senate may or may not vote for the measure. While members of Congress bicker, Americans continue to suffer the consequences. EUC is still in limbo.



Genny Germano

70 Comments

  1. Sharon
    13/03/2014

    They are so stupid they cant see this will lead to food stamps and emergency housing, what a bunch of idiots they should all go to hell

  2. soon to be ex-republican voter.
    13/03/2014

    It’s pretty obnoxious that cryer of the house, John Boehner is choosing now to be such a “tough guy” now on the euc extension when he literally crys when it comes to anything else. Way to screw American workers and their children, Way to go tough guy!!! He is a weak, sad excuse for a politician and I’m pretty sure the Russian president has a highlight reel of this guy crying at every opportunity. Thanks jackass for making your country look weak and yourself pathetic. The only time I wanna see this asshole cry is if an American soldier has lost his life, other than that go cry some where else you piece of crap.

  3. Debra
    13/03/2014

    I can’t believe that we are mandated to give our money to these guys. Their supposed to represent us, it appears they only represent themselves,completely oblivious to the peoples needs,who pay them.we have to do something about this mind set in the November elections.

  4. Keyonia
    13/03/2014

    This is truly sad, it’s people out here who can’t even pay their bills , shit I’m struggling myself. The benefits helped people maintain their lifestyles and bills. Idk how the government expects people to survive like this while they get to go to their big house and get in their fancy car. Fuck the government they don’t care they rather see us give up and sleep on the street . Shit without benefits some may come to that!
    I know it’s hard but keep faith in God everything is going to get better!

  5. Keyonia
    13/03/2014

    The government is not doing their job !! Why the fuck are you all taking vacations and shit bunch of assholes …..approve the extension now!!!!!!

  6. Mike Axson
    13/03/2014

    Just changed my party affiliation to INDEPENDENT! As my wife and I read everyone’s comments here in a way we don’t feel so alone! Everyone on here is saying exactly what we’re saying at home! We are so sorry for all of the hard working people who are dealing with the emotional, physical stress of loosing everything you have worked for in just a few months! All we needed was a little bit of time for work to start up in this area again. Which is usually spring/summer work. Thank-goodness for the friends who are working in our community who are so kindly coming up with ways for us to earn money TAX FREE! Love it! Were in! We’re landscapers now! We really couldn’t Imagine that! Congress is right in one aspect…people will do anything to have a roof over their heads and food on the table! We pray for everyone in our same situation. After today….This just isn’t going to pass I see! This is for real BS!!!!!!!!!!

  7. former repub. supporter
    13/03/2014

    The democrats tryed to limit the republicans power so now republicans hate the American workers who have had a hard time. Simple as that. Thanks for getting us involved in your politics DC.
    Sincerely, over 2 million of us.

  8. Mary Jane
    13/03/2014

    I can only repeat everything that has already been said.What is wrong with our senators for not working to help out its citizens! For the love of GOD help the AMERICAN people first,then and ONLY then should you think about sending our money to a different country! Think AMERICA first because no one else does! Those other countries are laughing at us. Did anybody help us after 911-Wake up Mr. President and all our elected officials.

  9. not feeling middle class, worked since 14.
    13/03/2014

    Most of these politicians in DC supposedly worry about who is anti-American when all they need to do is look in the mirror if they don’t vote yes to approve an euc bill. A vote against is essesntially a vote against the American worker. ut who cares when they work in DC. Money isn’t real as we’ve seen them spend it away, Obama rides a white unicorn, and John Boehner’s tears flow like the Potomac river. They all suck and we are stuck in the middle of the bs.

  10. Christen
    13/03/2014

    They won’t cut off a reliever though. This is ridiculous. Do they even care that I have no electric, no water, and within weeks I’ll be loosing my home.

  11. Marc Smith
    13/03/2014

    This Extreme Right and Left Political Agenda that is based on Winning more then doing the right thing has written it’s own demise, We need change in Washington and I believe it will happen. I will not vote to Re-Elect anybody that has had a Career of not doing what is best for the People of this Country. The young People that I talk to are not voting and think Washington is full of Career Politisions that could care less about the People!

  12. Ed
    13/03/2014

    Why don’t we get together and protest this nonsense. We are starving and worst yet worrying are selfs to death. This issue is not even in the main stream media like it should be. We have to find a way to make this a public issue. I check this website more than 30 times per day looking for a ray of hope, and all I get instead is a bunch of selfish self serving people playing games with my life and I am sick of it. Congress , the Senate, and Obama need to all be ashamed of themselves for the mistreatment of the American people. We need to march and I mean now because this is wrong and us sitting here complaining on a blog makes no difference at all. We need to get in touch with some people, call in some favors, and do what we have to do to get this in the public eye and get this off the back burner. We are still Americans whether were rich or poor and Americans stand up for everyone that can’t standup for themselves. We’ll people it is time we standup for ourselves and exercise our rights to protest and demand action from our elected officials!

  13. wil
    13/03/2014

    Please please get this done my first time ever collecting euc and its over before it got started. Four or five months extension doent matter we need this like a baby needs similac. Get jobs seem to be getting harder up here in Michigan. Ive never been without a job for more then three weeks until now.

  14. Robert Brohomme
    13/03/2014

    Dems don’t want to pass a bill they are lying to us trying to get us mad at repubs. repubs don’t either but they don’t want to look like obstructionists. They just keep moving further apart so they can blame each other and to confuse the populace as to who is really to blame for not passing a bill . What repubs did was pretty shrewed really and risky, even if the bill passed (which it won’t) at least the appearance to the majority of voters who in fact are employed that the repubs at least made an effort. So they are just executing voter damage control.It has to pass the house and Boehner has already said ths bill is not acceptable and wouldn’t come up for a vote.But dems really should vote for this, removing the pressure off of the Senate and placing it squarely on the House where all members are up for re-election. Then the dems can try every session to be ing it up for a vote. When its voted down enough times then the repubs will be blamed for not helping 2+ million suffering Americans. Repubs can scream all they want about Obama care but dems will be able to counter with the repubs letting veterans, women, and children suffer, a number who have in fact died during this time. Whether something like that takes place it won’t matter because none of them want to help us, they only care about votes and their power. So as much as it hurts me to say this; there is no help coming, we are on our own. God please comfort every one of your creations who is suffering and bring forth your justice upon those who through wicked and deceitful means would bring harm upon your childrens while huddeling behind your shield of truth and righteousness. Father they are trying to steal from you, they attempt to harm your children and pillage the goodness from them. This offence to you, father of everything, which through your will alone all things exist, cannot go unpunished. You must act and act now to preserve your kingdom. These acts I declare in the name of your son, who through your supreme mercy was sacrificed so that we may all live forever in your divine presence. Amen

  15. Jim smith
    13/03/2014

    Moderation??? Where is free speech??? How is it OK to moderate what I think?

  16. Diane Lee
    14/03/2014

    We are about to lose everything. After 26 years at the same job, I was laid off. I never needed help from the government before in my life. I am desperately looking for work but the economy is much worse than the government reports. It has been made clear that the Republicans (who I have consistently voted for) just don’t care. The Democrats seem to be interested only in the Party. Both parties have put the needs of the people second behind their own. I will never vote for another Republican after this but the Democrats are little better. We are on our own because Washington doesn’t care about anything but perpetuating a system that no longer works on behalf of the voters. We need help!

  17. Kacey
    14/03/2014

    Still have to WAIT…….Sad world we live in.

  18. Gina
    15/03/2014

    Please pass this soon! Too many vets and older people are finding it hard to need a job and really really need this extension to help them. We are just pawns in the game of politics! This is not how government should treat it people. John Beohner needs to get on board and do the right thing.

  19. robert jenkins
    16/03/2014

    I Have worked since I was 14 years old, I love working,but I lost my job trying to get another one,but there seem to be none I,’ve been watching the Senate and congress almost every day! The stress and pain I felt when I got cut off was deep and without the help of a family member I,d be on the street. I also feel for the other people that this is happening to! Many are in a worst position then me. I have deep compassion for them. Usually if someone causes me such stress and pain I can justify my response to them or the situation. I have had really intense thoughts of trying to get to Washington to try and find some of those republicans. Boehner, canter,McConnell Ted Cruz the birch,that gave the response to the state of the union address. Any tea party members. I watch these people every day I hate them all!! If I had the chance I would do my best to hurt one or more of them! That’s how much anger there is in me for them. They are devil’s all of them. At this point in life,I am 50yrs old with really nothing to lose because I already lost everything if I could I’d make an example of one of them. And show them how their fucked up choices has caused my thinking!

  20. kevin john sansone
    16/03/2014

    shame on you people !!we are hard working americans who have worked many years paying in unemployment taxes!!losing a job due to the state of our jobless world we live in !! Also trying to survive on 140.00 a week to 225.00 a week that is with a job that $ has to pay for gas,rent,or land taxes,electricity,car repairs,dmv charges,food ,health insurance because we make to much money to get government food help or government insurance how is 140-225.00 too much money this is another rule the government made up!! also people have kids to feed clothes send to school an pay for doctors visits luckily we don’t anymore !! but we do have dogs to feed an take to the vet !! I think congress should try an live as hard as 90% of americans do !! wonder why the world is corrupt with selling illegal drugs!! shame on our government we are 3checks away from no home, no gas to find work no phone to have an employer call us to get work no food for our animals no electricity no car insurance where does that leave us right on the door step of our local social service building begging for money for food an shelter so what money does that save on the government from not paying the extended unemployment benefits none it will actually will cost them more cause people will stay on welfare food stamps an Medicaid much longer than unemployment this is a very sad world we live in people in congress are so above us they probably pay 30- to 50 dollars for one pair of socks, while we shop at the family dollars stores an buy 6pair for 5 dollars !!Seriously grow up!!! You people have too much money an never have to worry about just every day survival, but that’s the thing you just don’t care about the low income side!! The reason we are low income is because of people like you making the world a money pit , such as gas prices alone 4.00-5.00 a gallon not to mention food heath care ect. an along with 8.00hr lousy jobs because we couldn’t afford to go to college cause our family we grew up in lived the same way !! I say this god pray for our US government they are greedy selfish people with too much money an need a wake up call in their own lives !! remember we will all meet the maker some day an I’m sure Jesus will give us all us what we deserve!! shame on our greedy US congress Iam praying god will give you all what you deserve!!

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