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25th March
2014
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Unemployment Benefit Extension news review and update today March 25, 2014:
The Senate reconvened yesterday after being away for a week long recess. Prior to lawmakers going on this most recent recess, a deal was struck between a contingent of Democrat and Republican policy makers. The basic deal was to extend long term unemployment benefits to the long term unemployed in America for five months, through May, and to make payments retroactive in nature.
Some of America’s long term unemployed have been out of work and without unemployment benefits since late December 2013. The number of Americans that are still out of work that have exhausted their unemployment benefits has ballooned to over 2 million.
Senate lawmakers struck the extension deal, but did not vote on the deal prior to leaving for recess. Now that lawmakers are back in session, primary focus is on the unemployment benefit crisis and the extension vote. Despite failing to pass an unemployment deal given multiple attempts so far this year, the Senate will try again this week. Analysts contend that the legislation’s chances of passing the Senate’s vote are better than average, but the long term outlook remains bleak.
House Speaker John Boehner has reported that the deal is unworkable and should be dropped from consideration. State workforce agencies have relayed that the retroactive nature of the newest unemployment extension deal would cause significant processing problems. This is a primary reason cited by Boehner that makes the deal unworkable. There is another provision in the deal that would deny benefits to millionaires. This aspect is problematic as well since the current operating system does not contain the necessary data to determine who should and should not be excluded. These problems could pose a significant problem for this deal passage through the House.


Genny Germano

60 Comments

  1. lydia
    25/03/2014

    Come on make a vote..going on 3 months for this back and forth game.. when we are given 1 day for elections..your helping other countries when we are the ones still paying taxes on electric water garbage and etc…we deserve a vote this week before going into April with nothing…we need confirmation..

  2. elaine
    25/03/2014

    My employer, state govt, forced me to leave my job because I had to reduce my hours to care for a sick child. Thank God she is well enough for me to return to work, however, I’m facing the worst job market ever! I’ve applied to jobs that I’m qualified and overqualified for–everything from a manager-to assistant – waitress and now retail—to no avail!!I’ve sold gold, taken hand-outs and hoping I don’t have to go on public assistance. Although, I’m not currently facing eviction, my credit is heading to the toilet. Reading other’s struggle breaks my heart and makes me wonder what will take for Boehner et al to act??? WE gave them a job which they aren’t doing–I’m ready to take to streets in protest!! Enough is Enough!! Give us the aid we’ve worked hard for–then fix the system YOU broke!

  3. Hope and Joy
    25/03/2014

    Hey look here guys, a lot of you seem to be feeling hopeless right now. That is because you don’t understand that God is in control. In fact, God is probably allowing this in order to purge the Government of all of its evil. If this hadn’t happened, then the American people would have never taken a stand to get them out of there. With that being said, I have been in and out of jobs for several years because they were contract positions that end. The last job that I had allowed me to get unemployment once the contract had been completed. Since then, I have not been able to find work even with my credentials. This has gone on for years with me. So when I tell you that there is hope; I know because I have been going through this for a number of years and even at my lowest; I saw Gods hand move in ways that I would have never seen if I didn’t have to depend on him. So people, when you have no more hope left, you still have God. Even now, I am still leaning on him and he is still providing and delivering me. For those of you who have never had a relationship with God; now is the time to establish one. God will never leave nor forsake you, no matter how bad it seems. If you need to talk to me or prayer, please feel free to email me at roysterc7@outlook.com. The only reason I know these things is because I have been in shelters, and I am still without my own place after several years of not being able to find a suitable job, and I gotta tell you, I don’t even know how I am okay; I just know that there is something far greater than me carrying me. There is hope if you just put your full trust in God. After all, you can’t depend on anything else, so now give God a chance to see you through. I will pray for you all. I have every confidence that God will see you all through in his designated time.

  4. Tina
    26/03/2014

    WORK OVERTIME OVERTIME!!! Ok they need to get some work done they’ve had more PAID recesses than should be allowed while unemployed Americans that voted them in stress over how the will keep a roof over their heads and good on the table. I am so sick and tired of all this childish bickering.

  5. Carl
    26/03/2014

    Tell me how do you go to bed at night knowing that there are hungry children that are not getting fed because there’s no unemployment extension??? These families do not have the money to feed them. Please tell me how do you sleep at night……??????

  6. 26/03/2014

    By November, I am adding a name to all my votes. It will be neither a Democrat or Republican.

    How dare the Democratic Party use this bill to dangle it in the faces of millions? Their media is all bark, no bite. Get it on the schedule for votes already, Pelosi!

    How dare Boehner make ridiculous demands? And after his ridiculous demands were met, makes another lame excuse to deny millions used as pawns for his personal and petty war with Obama!

  7. scott ensor
    26/03/2014

    I’m thinking about doing something drastic,that’s how bad things have gotten. At least in jail I’ll get fed and clothed. And then the government will be forced to pay for me. Wonder if boehner lives around me?…….

  8. cecil
    26/03/2014

    I am 23 but I have only worked maybe 2 out 6 yrs since I left home I have lived in every shit situation imaginable its not possible to get a job when you drink from no shower. Have no address. No phone number. No references. No alarm clock no nice clothes for interview. Even if all this doesn’t stop them from giving u the job. How u gonna eat sleep bathe for 2 or 3 weeks until a check comes. Thank you for giving so many this ultimate challenge of faith and survival. In the end we will be a success or dead nd free from the pain

  9. cecil
    26/03/2014

    I am cecil 23 but I have only worked maybe 2 out 6 yrs since I left home I have lived in every shit situation imaginable its not possible to get a job when you drink from no shower. Have no address. No phone number. No references. No alarm clock no nice clothes for interview. Even if all this doesn’t stop them from giving u the job. How u gonna eat sleep bathe for 2 or 3 weeks until a check comes. Thank you for giving so many this ultimate challenge of faith and survival. In the end we will be a success or dead nd free from the pain

  10. Danny
    26/03/2014

    We can send millions to Ukraine, Also send MRE’s for food to Ukraine but we can’t feed or provide assistance for USA citizens.

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