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September 15, 2014

Hoyer Wants Unemployment Extension, Immigration Rewrite Before Unpaid-For Tax Credits (Video)

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Hoyer wants the House to extend unemployment insurance and work on an immigration policy rewrite. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer called Republicans to task on Thursday for bringing up unpaid-for tax extenders while allowing unemployment insurance to lapse, and suggested that all of it could be paid for if the House passed a comprehensive immigration overhaul.

In his weekly colloquy, the Maryland Democrat told Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., that it is not right for Republicans to demand that certain policies be offset — such as a “doc fix” and unemployment insurance — while the House plans to take up a $155 billion permanent research and development tax credit that is not paid for.

“We are going to make a decision, apparently, not to pay for something that we know is going to increase the deficit. So the analogy when we want things paid for is not always followed,” Hoyer said. “For instance, unemployment insurance, almost invariably not paid for. … We have a bipartisan, paid-for unemployment insurance bill that the Senate passed … that we can’t get to the floor. It’s paid for and helps 2.5 million people who are falling through the cracks. Yet we bring a bill to the floor that has a $155 billion cost, don’t pay for it and the unemployed 2.5 million are ignored.”

Cantor shot back that when Democrats were in power, they also extended the R&D tax credit without paying for it. He said Republicans believe that easing taxes would do more to stimulate the economy than handing out benefits.

“We’ve essentially been allowing an R&D tax credit since 1981 in this country, so let’s call it what it is and make it permanent so that we can get back on the path to growth. Addressing growth, addressing our unfunded liabilities connected with entitlement programs, that’s the sure way to reduce deficits and reduce the debt burden,” he said.

Hoyer also noted that if the House passed a comprehensive immigration rewrite, it could pay for all the tax extenders. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Senate-passed immigration bill would save $175 billion over a decade.

“Mr. Boehner indicated that that was not being done because it was tough and people didn’t want to do tough things. I understand that. It’s hard to do tough things. That’s why they’re called tough,” Hoyer said. “The reason we’re considering this bill next week is because it’s easy to do. The reason we’re not considering comprehensive immigration reform is because it’s difficult to do, but comprehensive immigration reform would pay for all of the tax cuts that are being proposed in these six extenders and indeed in the extenders proposed by the Senate Finance Committee.”

Cantor replied that the biggest impediment to action on immigration legislation is President Barack Obama and the trust deficit between Republicans and the White House.

“I’ve said to the president that what could help is we start rebuilding that trust, which starts with an admission that it can’t be can’t be my way or the highway,” Cantor said. “There are things that this House has done before, like a green card stapled to a diploma, but the president says, ‘No we can’t do something like that. They can’t, we can’t do something like that without taking care of everything.’”

 

 

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  • HelpSaveMaryland

    Steny who??

  • honeyc

    what did they accomplish? ugh…nothing…i don’t uderstand…who does? so they are basically admitting they are getting nothing done, right?

    • DoucheOwebama

      I think you need to look at the one person responsible for this mess…the INCOMPETENT doucheb*g PresiDEBT Blowbama the job killing POS. It is HIS a$$hole policies and bullsh*t agendas that have destroyed this country and its on life-support economy, so you DUMBocrats can Go F*CK yourselves, you freeloading pieces if SH*T…

  • honeyc

    just like they admitted they have no jobs and no ideas on how to get the jobs back…but they won’t extend until they have a plan……but there is no plan and never has except to run our once great nation right into the poor house..which they are accomplishing….so at least they did one thing right

    • erick

      A time tested way of creating jobs is by awarding government contracts to companies that will build infrastructure. This can be financed thru federal letters of credit like the WPA projects of the 1930″s. At the end of the Bush administration federal letters of credit were used to bail out the wall street derivative gambling side bets to the tune of 7.7 trillion dollars. Awarding government contracts to build useful projects will stimulate economic growth and employ millions of Americans.

  • Jennifer Robertson
  • Aces High

    THIS IS GOOD NEWS!! their putting pressure on the house more and more each day…in 2 days they have put more pressure then in a month!! KEEP CALLING YOUR DEMOCRATIC REPS AND CONGRESSMAN AND URGE THEM TO FIGHT FOR THIS BILL!!!!!!! ITS WORKING FOLKS…KEEP IT UP…MAKE THEIR PHONES RING OFF THE HOOK WITH YOUR PLEA TO GET THIS BILL PASSED!!!!…THIS IS A GOOD STEP!!!

    • Bev

      I am calling, sending emails, posting on facebook and twitter every single day. We all need to do this. I have had replies from my Rep and even the BoehnHEAD. But I just keep at it. The squeaky wheel really does get the grease.

      • Aces High

        THANKS BEV…I to have been amazed at the replies I have received back from state reps and congressman !!! there is a lot more people for this bill then just democrats!! THE EFFORTS TO URGE THEM TO DO SOMETHING IS MAKING A DIFFERANCE!! our voices are finally being heard !!! KEEP TURNING UP THE VOLUME PEOPLE!!! IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A PHONE AT ALL CALL…. BOEHNER 202)225-0600 #1 TO LEAVE MESSAGE #2 TO SPEAK TO ASSISTANT…OR CALL OTHERS..LETS DO THIS!!! IF YOU NEED IT BAD ENOUGH TELL THEM.

        • FedUpInNJ

          Even though I’m working part time I make it a point to call, email, tweet and re-tweet EVERY DAY! I want my life back!

    • David

      Sebastian had me banned from The Hill.

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICANS HAVE CONTINUED THEIR WAR ON THE UNEMPLOYED THIS WEEK. REPUBLICANS SUCH AS JOHN BOEHNER CONTINUE TO REFUSE TO PASS THE MUCH NEEDED UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL THAT WOULD GIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE MORE THAN 2 MILLION FAMILIES WITHOUT BENEFITS SINCE LATE DECEMBER. THESE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES HAVE BEEN FACING EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONTINUES TO PLAY “PARTY POLITICS” AND CONTINUES TO USE THEIR VOTE AS POLITICAL LEVARAGE AND AS BARGAINING CHIPS, TO FURTHER THEIR POLITICAL PARTY’S AGENDA. THEY HAVE SHOWN A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION AND CONCERN FOR THESE POOR FAMILIES STRUGGLING DAY TO DAY. FIVE MONTHS HAS GONE BY WITHOUT PASSING THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION. THESE FAMILIES HAVE LOST HOPE AND HOME AND CREDIT WHILE THESE POLITICANS PLAY THEIR GAMES. LETS US WRITE OR CALL OUR REPUBLICAN SENATORS AND DEMAND THAT THEY SHOW A LITTLE HUMAN COMPASSION AND DECENCY AND PASS THIS BILL IMMEDIATELY.

    • Drac464

      Or kick them all out of office in the midterm elections

      • mabramso

        Good luck with that. I wouldn’t be surprised if the GOP gained a few seats in the House.

        • Mruckers

          The GOP will never be the majority again in any house. It’s clear what they stand for and it’s not America…

          • mabramso

            Hey, it’s a free country. You can believe what you want to believe. But I appeal to Cook, Rothenberg, Sabato, or Silver for my analysis, and every so often they miss a single race in their predictions. My predictions are completely in line with theirs. The GOP will probably flip the Senate and pick up a handful of House seats (single digits).

          • FedUpInNJ

            Republicans have all ready started their vote blocking making it hard for people to actually get to a polling place. Their tactics are nothing short of terrorism. Even the “dumbest” person knows when they are being kicked in the head.

          • mabramso

            Already making excuses for losing? Frankly, I hear this every election, and it gets tiresome. Back in 2008, I heard in some circles on the Left that Bush would declare marshal law and the election wold be postponed indefinitely so he could stay in office. Laughable. If there were REAL disenfranchisement going on, you can bet the liberal news media would be all over it. They’re not because nothing has changed.

          • Oh Yeah?

            They’ll resort to the usual tactic of scaring easily manipulated Americans about the man in the white house and get voted back in. That and a healthy dose of gerry-mandering will see them through.

          • mabramso

            Gerrymandering is such a red herring, it’s ridiculous. The GOP stuck it to the Dems in NC and PA, while the Dems stuck it to the GOP in AZ, CA, and IL. The problem for the Democrats is geography, not gerrymandering. Their voters are more concentrated geographically, and it is easier (and more natural) to concentrate their voters into fewer densely packed districts.

            And before you come back with the Leftwing talking points about the last election being so unfair because the GOP got less than 50% of the vote and more than 50% of the seats, it was perfectly fair. Congressional districts are drawn based on population, not on voter turnout. The Obama campaign did such a great job turning out their voters (in heavily Democrat districts) that they won the Presidential election on the strength of that turnout in all the heavily Democrat districts. Quite an electoral achievement — but you can’t win the red and purple districts unless you have massive turnout in the other districts as well.

          • Oh Yeah?

            No leftwing talking points here. But if you think the districts are naturally drawn with no intention of marginalizing democratic voters, keep drinking the wingnut kool-aid.

          • mabramso

            Where did you learn to read? Where did I ever assert that districts were naturally drawn? That’s ludicrous. My point is that gerrymandering is done by both parties to pretty much equal effect, and I have given good examples of it. In fact, if you want marginalization, try Massachusetts, where the Dems have roughly a 70-30 advantage in presidential elections, but don’t have a single GOP Congressman. And sure, the GOP does the same thing. Big deal. If you didn’t want that to happen, perhaps the Dems should have got their voters out to the polls in 2010.

          • D. Kiiskila

            if you think Gerrymandering is non-existent, please prove it, because I can show you a map of just about any major city and prove you wrong. Look at Houston, for example, where that idiot S.J. Lee represents… You’ll find it’s heavily gerrymandered in favor of the democrats… To be honest, most urban areas are.

        • erick

          The financial class is in control of the corporate media. With the recent U.S. Supreme court decisions that impact campaign finance they will have a formidable political campaign.

        • Rachel

          Yeah, you’re probably right. They have the $$ backing them now since the Citizen’s law was passed. This is one reason they are doing this – because they can. And people have been brainwashed that their vote “counts.” It does not! It is the electoral vote that votes people in and out – not the peoples vote. And even if a few were voted out, no loss to them. They have a pension = to their salaries for life.
          There are two best ways to stop all this corruption:
          1. Term Limits
          2. Follow Iceland’s example – throw them all out and prosecute bankers and anyone who has been corrupt.

          • mabramso

            Actually, they don’t. In most of these races, the Dem candidates have way more money than the GOP candidates, and by the time the election is over, there will be so much money spent on both sides that none of these Senate candidates will lose because of insufficient funding. And frankly, balance is a good thing!

            They do not have 100% pensions for life. Check snopes.com. This was fixed decades ago,and the urban myth still circulates..

            I am perfectly OK with term limits, and most conservatives are — but not unilateral term limits. I would also be OK with a reduction in salary. Serving in Congress should be a service, not a lucrative career. But this is done on both sides of the aisle.

            If you can prosecute politicians for violations of the law, go for it! But the problem is that the politicians (over several decades) have found ways around the laws — loopholes that allow them to do unethical things legally. The real scandal is what is LEGAL.

            BTW, Citizen’s United was not a passed law, it was a Supreme Court decision. Just saying. And actually so far, the increase in political expenditures by corporations has been far less than many predicted. Most corporations’ profit margin is pretty small, and there is no tax benefit for it. And most corporations cannot afford the risk of favoring one party over another. They often give to both parties. Is it a good thing? No, and I wish they could shame politicians into not accepting a lot of sources of money, but the best way to do that is by political advertisements against those politicians, which I dare say is actually quite common.

    • Guy Three

      NEWSFLASH Obama could just pass an executive order and whalaa extension passed just like Obamacare but he doesn’t so democrats need to just shut up with the whole is republicans fault, you media brainwashed cronnie

      • cynthia

        Just who do you think is holding things up its not the democrats YOU MEDIA BRAINWASHED CRONNIE

      • John Linser

        Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act), passed both the house and senate and was signed into law by the President. Later, it was ruled Constitutional by the Supreme Court with John Roberts-a Republican appointee–writing the argument as to why it was.

        Executive Order? Really?

      • FedUpInNJ

        Check your facts, Obama cannot issue exec order to reinstate a program.

    • erick

      The republicans have no compassion or decency. They just represent the interests of the 1% in the class war against the 99%. They plan to reduce the working class to the status of 3rd world peasants, and impose austerity and poverty on the working family trash. Remember the republican party hates you and hates your way of life.

      • D. Kiiskila

        Please, educate us on this plan so that we may combat it….

        Please, present the supporting evidence of these allegations, uncolored by your obvious trolling “class warfare” marxist/socialist rhetoric, but instead real facts that prove this heinous scheme to turn America into a neo-feudalistic society…

        Because the only people I see crying class warfare, are the Democrats/Socialists who are trying to perpetuate it.

    • Rachel

      Why does everyone say it is only “families” that are effected by this? There are millions of single people who are also LT unemployed.

    • Tom Robertson

      Why isn,t Obama saying that he will not approve of the tax write offs without the extension.Why because you and him are full of shipppp.

  • Advocate

    Contact John Boehner and discuss your story.
    #RenewUI needsto be extended. 4Million cutoff, 75,000 added every week and 200,000 veterans. This program needs to be enacted immediately.

    John Boehner:
    P: (202) 225-0600

    (#1 to leave a message and #2 to speak with his assistant)

    • mabramso

      It’s a waste of time unless you live in his district.

      • erick

        It is a waste of time unless you are a major campaign contributor. The Koch brothers want the Keystone XL pipeline to be approved because they will profit from it financially. The Koch brothers are the republicans big campaign contributors, so Boehner will hold million of unemployed Americans hostage to blackmail the administration into approving the project. Join the boycott on the Koch brothers companies. See http://www.boycottkockbrothers.com

        • mabramso

          The point is that, with or without the boogeymen Koch brothers, Boehner is perfectly safe in his re-election bid. He has won 60% of the vote in all of his Congressional races over the past 24 years, and nothing is going to change that — well, perhaps you can get him under 60 — I don’t know. Now, his speakership? Sure, he could lose that if he brings up the immigration bill because he will have a mutiny on his hands.

  • KDuluth

    The House can’t pass legislation because they have “trust issues” with the president? That didn’t prevent them from voting to repeal or dismember the Affordable Care Act dozens and dozens of times.
    We need to get this up for a vote! This is crazy! These are American citizens who are suffering terribly and slowly. As they hold out hope for one more day Congress goes on break and calls them worthless.

    • DoucheOwebama

      Libtard DOUCHEB*G. GFY. Whiny little Blowbama d*ck sucking POS.

  • Dellhar

    Finally! Someone who calls it like it is. I wonder if main stream media will broadcast Hoyer’s statement.

    • DJMiles

      White House don’t want extending unemployment on national news because the majority of Americans would easily see that the Democrats are using the unemployed to gain votes…Just think about how bad it would look to the average American that our President signed a budget that cut out the unemployed and couldn’t come up with a single job creation measure in 5 months….further has failed to even attempt to seek a compromise or even mention the issue during meetings with speaker Boehner.you will never see anything about unemployment on national news

      • DoucheOwebama

        Amen!

      • FedUpInNJ

        Given the action, or rather IN ACTION , of the Republicans its a no brainer that the Dems have gained votes!

        • DJMiles

          Democrats will not gain a single vote from the unemployed in Nov. By then theirs no way anyone could possibly be so dumb to not see this was just part of a political strategy from day 1 when Obama told congress to not include unemployment in the budget deal . Democrats know their not gonna gain votes! The point of their “fair shot” strategy is to deter would be Republican voters from showing up at the polls . Republicans usually always win midterm elections because their turn out far exceeds the Democrats who’s voters usually only vote for presidential elections….Democrats strategy is to discourage would be Republican voters in groups like the unemployed, Min wage workers, Women workers (professional), College students, Veterans etc…from heading to the polls this November witch will help the Democrats even out the voter turnout ….A example would be say out of 10 million unemployed people a total of 3 million usually vote for mid term elections & let’s say 70% always vote Republican (2.1 million) 30% Democrat (900,000) If Democrats could discourage all 3 million from voting in Nov then they lose only 900,000 votes but not to the Republican party but at the same time Republicans will lose 2.1 million votes Now think about that times all 10 groups that are part of the Democrats Fair shot strategy and it will really even out the playing field this Nov.

  • brunsk42

    No immigration reform and no unemployment extensions,, Lower taxes and create a business friendly environment,, that is the problem, put people back to work not on the couch.. But that would mean they would have to come to some sort of agreement..

    • erick

      What a waste of human capital. 2 million unemployed Americans. I am in the heavy industrial construction field. I should be building industrial facilities that would generate millions of dollars per day. I have exhausted my state unemployment benefits, and I have not been able to collect extended federal benefits since January of 2014. The republicans are concerned about the financial deficit; but they are ignoring the infrastructure deficit, the education deficit, and the deficit in basic scientific research that will leave a much greater problem for future generations.

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  • DJMiles

    If the Republicans were really responsible for ending Emergency Unemployment and forcing 3 million people into poverty you would think that Obama would bring it up during every single speech in fact he would assure that every media outlet got the message out to every American especially during a important election year…Why is this not happening? National news don’t even mention the crisis. ..Simple the white house knows the average American would not be fooled by the Democrats political game to gain votes…Obama signed a budget that cut off benefits for the unemployed,Senate Democrats refused to negotiate with Republicans to restore aid to those cut off,Sent a bill to the house after being told 200 times that it would not be voted on in its current form….And the worst part our president couldn’t come up with a single job creation measure in 5 months or even make a attempt to find a compromise on including one of the 43 house passed jobs bills he opposes. It’s gonna be a long time before unemployment is extended so we will just have to be patient.

    • Bev

      You haven’t a freaking clue. This is not a political game to gain votes. And the unemployment extension should not be held up in order for Boehner to get someone else to write a bill or an add-on to a bill that he is perfectly capable of doing himself, let alone any of the other GOP members that think a job creation measure is higher priority than millions of people being able to keep their homes and feed their families. Have you stopped to think about the reality here? If the House passes this extension, millions of people would get their benefits AND SO they would have money to spend AND SO that money is spent at businesses and companies that will be able to keep the employees they have and possibly hire more because THEY ARE BUSY BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED AND PAID INTO UNEMPLOYMENT ARE ACTUALLY GETTING AN UNEMPLOYMENT CHECK to spend. This money put into the economy is going to happen A HELL OF A LOT QUICKER THAN ANY FREAKING JOB CREATION MEASURE WOULD. This is so simple, I honestly can’t believe anyone is stupid enough to go along with Boehner and the Republican Party’s stance on this issue. Hello, McFly

      • Bev

        I honestly believe that a lot of these smug, arrogant, affluent Republican a-holes think that because a person is unemployed, or underemployed, that person must be an idiot. To buy into this line of crap one would have to be. SMH

        • mabramso

          Oh, of course — everyone who expresses an opinion different from yours has the vilest of motives. That’s a pretty elitist and arrogant comment itself.

          • Bev

            I did not say anything about anyone’s motives that was expressing their opinion here, in this forum. I don’t know what you are talking about. I did say that some of this crap is so poorly thought through, and so poorly supported it would seem as if these guys believe the unemployed are too dumb to see what is really going on. That is not anything about a “motive”.

          • Bev

            And of course, by “these guys” I am referring to Boehner and the rest of his GOP cronies.

          • mabramso

            Well, you must be making a strawman argument then, since virtually everyone who has posted here appears to be on your side (except for one commenter who seems pretty reasonable) — enough so that I did not realize that you are actually talking about posters on this board!

        • DJMiles

          Also take note to where Democrats stated they would attach the unemployment extension to must pass legislation when they returned from Christmas. ..The Doc fix,Farm bill,COLA etc all passed without a single push from Democrats to include the unemployment extension….In fact 12 Senate Republicans offered to vote on extending unemployment if Reid would allow the repeal of cola be attached to the bill Reid rejected and unemployment failed on Feb 6th 4 days later Cola was brought to the Senate floor and passed 93-03 so again I repeat the Democrats have done nothing to get this passed.

      • DJMiles

        I would get my benefits too been waiting since Dec 15th when Regular UC exhausted but that don’t change the fact that Obama and the Democrats are using the issue for political gain…it’s been 4 1/2 months eventually you will come to the conclusion that if the Democrats wanted this to pass they would seek a compromise.

        • Bev

          What I don’t get, and why I am so enraged, is why this issue is tied to any other issue whatsoever. This is one of basic moral and social conscience. When it comes down to it, we are all US CITIZENS. Shouldn’t we be on the same side when it comes to feeding, clothing and sheltering our families? There should not have to be a compromise here, on this issue!!!!! Boehner acts like that if there isn’t a job creation measure attached now, then there will NEVER EVER BE ANY WAY TO CREATE JOBS EVER AGAIN. Come the “you know what” on! The fact is the unemployment extension is something that needs to be acted on immediately. US Citizens who have held jobs(thats how they get unemployment just in case you didn’t know . . . ) WONDERING HOW they will be able to feed their families, keep their homes, put gas in their cars to look for a job, take their kids to the doctor or little league . . . deserve this extension. We are all “WE THE PEOPLE”. You, me, each and every member of Congress and every other member or every other office in the other branches of government have that one thing in common, the one thing that binds us . . . . WE ARE WE THE PEOPLE!!!!!!

      • cynthia

        THANK YOU Because of Boehner I am about to call in to my electric company to have my lights shut off because I cant afford to pay my bills. I would like to know what kind of monster this man is to make people
        live this way does he even understand what he is doing to his fellow americans . He is truly a monster

    • erick

      The republicans insist that the 5 billion dollar cost of the extended unemployment benefits for 2 million Americans be paid for by cutting other entitlements. However, they passed legislation to give 50 billion dollars in tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs overseas without any consideration as how to pay for the revenue loss.

      • DoucheOwebama

        Keep sucking Chris A$$thews d*ck you Libtard talking points piece of SH*T. You DUMBocrats are the most incompetent doucheb*gs who knuckle drag your way around this Earth, so GFY.

  • erick

    If the republicans really wanted to reduce the deficit and tax burden on the majority of Americans they would pass HR 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″ That would transfer some of the tax burden off the middle class by imposing a finance transaction tax (FTT) on wall street stock speculation. If the republicans really wanted to create jobs for unemployed Americans they would pass tax legislation that would give tax credits for creating jobs for Americans, and impose tax penalties for outsourcing American jobs overseas.

    • DJMiles

      You sound like a idiot posting that…go read about the tax extenders that the Senate is attempting to renew again that offer tax breaks to companies that relocate out side the US.They failed to renew them before Christmas because every Senate Republican voted against them…The tax extenders the house is taking up are very different bill to make permanent the Business tax credit and Research and development credit not related to the Democrats tax credit for outsourcing jobs.

      • erick

        DJMiles, I was referring to Senate bill 1549–the “Bring Jobs Home Act of 2012″ by Debbie Stabenow (D) of Michigan. The republicans strongly opposed the bill and it never passed the senate. The U. S. Chamber of commerce strongly opposed this bill. It seems that they are not interested in improving job prospects of Americans. The bill would have granted tax credits to companies that relocate back to the USA from overseas. But this defeat does not preclude the congress from drafting other legislation to achieve tis objective.

  • wendy Beck

    Please call Boehner’s office everyday and tell him how shameful he is! 202-225-0600. Then call the White House and leave a comment for the President; 202456-1111. You can also call and email Heller from Nevada and Sessions from Texas. I have done all of this. Now I will call and email Hoyer. Keep on them everyone and good luck to all of you!

  • Advocate

    4Million cutoff, 75,000 added weekly and 200,000 veterans. The extended unemployment needs to be extended to the current long-term unemployed. Its crucial.
    John Boehner:
    P: (202) 225-0600

    (#1 to leave a message and #2 to speak with his assistant)

    • DoucheOwebama

      Get a job, you lazy freeloading POS. GFY, douche.

      • Advocate

        No comma after “job”. Pleae go back to school before this conversation can continue. LOL! I eat uneducated people like you alive. Please continue posting your rhetoric so people can make you look like the pathetic dirtbag you are! LOL!

  • VinnyFromIndy

    The Republican Party is at war with ALL Americans that are not millionaires or billionaires. Men like Boehner and Cantor are “in your face” liars as are most of the other Republicans in Congress. They lie endlessly about fiscal responsibility and then go about lavishing BILLIONS on millionaires and billionaires without any concern for how it effects the deficit. Throwing almost three million desperate Americans to the wolves while at the same time showering the 1%’ers with billions is about as repugnant and grotesque a spectacle as has ever been seen in Washington.

    • DoucheOwebama

      F*CK YOU, Libtard DOUCHE. I think you need to look at the 1 person responsible for this mess…the INCOMPETENT doucheb*g PresiDEBT Blowbama the job killing POS. It is HIS a$$hole policies and bullsh*t agendas that have destroyed this country and its on life-support economy, so you DUMBocrats can Go F*CK yourselves, you freeloading pieces if SH*T…

  • Shizue Leigh Hicks

    For JOHN BOEHNER this has been nothing more than 4 months of playing
    games — TWERKING — with the long-term unemployed with NO PAY-OFF.

    Just like his Navy “career.” 8 weeks after he enlisted in 1968 (during the
    Vietnam War years), JOHN BOEHNER was honorably discharged for a medical
    reason — A BAD BACK. (Source: Wikipedia)

    DRAFT DODGING A LA JOHN BOEHNER?

    I hope he’s not dodging phone calls, Advocate. I’m getting in touch with our local veterans’ groups and asking them to contact JOHN BOEHNER.

    As everyone who reads these blogs have seen, I have read many letters from VETERANS, REAL VETERANS, (not just 8-week WONDER BOYS). VETERANS, especially those who have been desperately affected by 4 months of ZERO MONEY Call, e-mail, and snail mail JOHN BOEHNER.

    • DoucheOwebama

      I think you need to look at the 1 person responsible for this mess…the INCOMPETENT doucheb*g PresiDEBT Blowbama the job killing POS. It is HIS a$$hole policies and bullsh*t agendas that have destroyed this country and its on life-support economy, so you DUMBocrats can Go F*CK yourselves, you freeloading pieces if SH*T…

  • DJMiles

    Once again the unemployment rate drops way down due to nobody being counted as actively seeking work…Definitely no chance of Obama trying to find a compromise on extending unemployment that would ruin things for the Democrats mid terms they would rather campaign on Republicans blocking EUC and the lowest unemployment rate in years.

    • Frank

      I don’t believe the unemployment numbers that were just released. Why the sudden and dramatic drop? Everyone here who has been looking for work knows that there are very few jobs that you can support your family on. If the numbers are true I guess the Republicans owe Obama a great big slap on the back for doing such a great job. And maybe the addition of the job creation stipulation that Boehner wants attached to this bill is not necessary because the job market is so good now!

      • DJMiles

        When unemployment expired most states stopped accepting bi weekly claims and Jan 2nd was the last day to apply for EUC so the long term unemployed are no longer tracked or counted as actively seeking work.The same goes for anyone who had to apply for welfare when their benefits were cut off.The government uses language to confuse the average person by counting the long term unemployed that are no longer tracked in the category of left the labor force . realistically the unemployment rate would have risen the first quarter on the year because the amount of new UC applications far exceeded the number of jobs created not to mention the 72,000 a week that exhaust the regular unemployment and aren’t factored into the the rate.

        • Frank

          DJMiles – You are correct. My state also stopped accepting claims once state unemployment ran out. I also believe if you are sixty or over you are not counted as unemployed. Funny since the government keeps on trying to raise the retirement age but does nothing to protect older workers.

  • Ahiliya

    Mr Obama said he had pen and phone, so he needs to start using it because the unemployed desperately need their unemployment .Lock the town crier out of a decision. Maybe Mr B will go again on TV and make a fool of himself mocking his own party

  • Frank

    Some positive news for a change! You know, what really bothers me is that I see no media coverage of this battle going on. I must be crazy to think that a news story about potholes take priority over a story about three million Americans losing their homes and not being able to feed their kids. I am starting to feel like we are living in a third world country where the media is being controlled by the government.

    In the old days I remember seeing news stories almost every day about high unemployment. News crews would be down at the unemployment offices to film the long lines at the centers. Now that most of the process is being done from home computers, the news media no longer has a visual image of the problem. The crisis of high unemployment is still very real but is being swept under the rug. If the news media did a little research they could find some personal stories of how people are being effected by not passing this bill. Why no news coverage? Are they afraid that if people really knew what was going on that it would erode consumer confidence even further?

    • DoucheOwebama

      I think you need to look at the 1 person responsible for this mess…the INCOMPETENT doucheb*g PresiDEBT Blowbama the job killing POS. It is HIS a$$hole policies and bullsh*t agendas that have destroyed this country and its on life-support economy, so you DUMBocrats can Go F*CK yourselves, you freeloading pieces if SH*T…

  • DJMiles

    4 1/2 months of promising to vote against Republicans in November has done nothing but wast months away…If people don’t start pressuring Obama and the Democrats then you should give up now because once your states unemployment rate drops below 6% the only people who will benefit are those on tier 1…Tier 2 is only in effect when your states rate is above 6% and if the house creates their own version on a extension their will definitely be no Retroactive payments my state went from 6.9 in December to 6.3% in March so I would assume when the state adjusts the rate for April it will be far below 6%.

  • Pamela Clott

    All this
    reveals flaws in the American democratic system. One man is holding the party
    in power to ransom at the expense of “millions” of unemployed Americans. In the
    process we have been labeled as LAZY, accused of taking benefits and going on holidays, that there is data that UI would make us ( unemployed) be disinterested in working anymore and putting pre-conditions ( like the pipeline’s approval for the passing of this bill which has been agreed by the majority of
    legislators for the benefit of the people.
    Who gains from these benefits? My family! My wife, children, I can pay bills to
    live-rentals, car, school fees, haircut, toilet paper and all daily bills to live!
    I am told that by spending this money that I will also jump start the economy
    and more people will be employed.
    I for one will never forget that one man and his party have brought this ill-fortune to my household. I have used all my retirement benefits –I have never seen or taken a holiday in years-yet these corporate bosses have millions of dollars paid to them because they can fire me anytime. There is no law protecting the employee in the US unlike the rest of the world. Perhaps we should learn from them that a human is more important than a corporation. Even the Supreme Courts has come out with decisions that shock even a layman like me-since when can a corporation be allowed to participate in the elections or how come they can be bailed out because they were failing ( because of the Wall Street Fraud) and I can’t be bailed out.

    It is time to rethink about the American system-there is no American Dream it’s the American Nightmare. This can only happen in the USA sadly.

    • cynthia

      This is so true Im sorry but I am losing faith in my country, or I should say its so called leaders

    • richcreamerybutter

      Compromise and a benefit of the doubt usually brought somewhat reasonable results in the past. However, the right has been moving the goalpost in terms of unhinged sentiments and behavior. They know that even the most ridiculous antics will eventually work in their favor by redefining the Republican party middle into gradual extremists. I know that all Republicans aren’t sociopaths, but they need to be more vigilant in calling out certain behavior.

      Democrats don’t have an equivalent to the Tea Party. They also tend to believe that taking the high road will eventually bring everyone to their senses. This is no longer the case; they have to treat the fringe right like the animals they aspire to be. Since the House GOP wants to make millions suffer because they can’t have everything they demand, Democrats need to roll up their sleeves and play just as dirty.

      If the end of May comes around and the EUC bill is still held up by a few Republicans, I hope the Democrats come to their senses and find creative outlets for revenge.

      • DoucheOwebama

        GTH, you brain dead Blowbama d*ck sucking WH*RE. These bast*rd freeloaders have gotten WAY too many “extensions”…How about they try getting a JOB???? Lazy b*stards. This is a political trick by the incompetent DUMBocrats in an election year..NOTHING MORE, so GFY.

    • FedUpInNJ

      The “flaw” is the Republican party and their elitist ways. They don’t even pretend to fight off lobbyist anymore.

  • Shizue Leigh Hicks

    Bob Herbert (New York Times) in October 2010 wrote an editorial outlining the sleaze factor of JOHN BOEHNER. He wasn’t Speaker of the House then.
    Boy, I wish we’d paid attention to Bob Herbert:

    “…That’s Mr. Boehner, for you — always willing to stick his neck out for
    the elite. When it comes to policies of particular concern to ordinary
    individuals and families, however, his generosity of spirit and
    passionate willingness to help vanishes. He believes, for example, that
    Americans who are at least 20 years away from retirement should be
    unable to receive Social Security before they are 70, and that Social
    Security benefits should be means-tested.

    Mr. Boehner and his pals also opposed the Bureau of Consumer Financial
    Protection created by the Wall Street financial overhaul. Protect the
    public? You must be kidding.

    The U.S. is in terrible shape right now because far too much influence
    has been ceded to the financial and corporate elites who have used that
    influence to game the system and reap rewards that are almost
    unimaginable. Ordinary working Americans have been left far behind,
    gasping and on their knees.

    John Boehner has been one of the leaders of the army of enablers responsible for this abominable state of affairs.”

    These were Bob Herbert’s final words in his 2010 editorial describing how, when BOEHNER then Minority Leader, wrote checks to his House colleagues funded by “donations” from Big Tobacco. The article was entitled, “That’s Where the Money Is.”

    We all should have been listening to Bob who actually uses the word “sleazy” to describe JOHN BOEHNER early on in the article.

    It’s a good read. I’m glad I found it. I have a sick feeling that’s nothing changed. Back in 2010, Bob Herbert BOEHNER kept people in line and the House in order.

    There’s an inset photo of Bob Herbert in the online copy of “Where the Money Is.” After I finished reading, I swear I could see Bob’s lips moving saying, “See! What did I tell you.”

  • Torr Visi

    Like spoiled children, Harry Reid and Senate democrats stubbornly refused to negotiate.

  • flycatcher

    its all about the dropping TUR …tier 2 is about to become extinct..there’s no grandfather clause written in…tur is trending to drop below 6 % on may’s job report wiping out tier 2….only tier 1 will exist…..if you were in tiers 2 or 3 when euc expired….yer screwed

    • kdjustice

      Hey troll, thought I was banned from roll call. I notice that you’re name doesn’t come up anymore. What’s up foo?

  • Icare

    It should become law that anyone fired from congress, senate, house and
    ways, etc… would lose all the guaranteed unearned retirement benefits
    they have and never be allowed into politics again… ever!

  • Icare

    B

  • Icare

    Boehner cries when he speaks about the hardship he endured growing up, but when it comes to helping the people that pay for his outlandish welfare check payed by the people he refuses to help, he could care less.

    It should become law that anyone fired from congress, senate, house and ways, etc… would lose all the guaranteed unearned retirement benefits they have and never be allowed into politics again… ever!

    Our worthless government has started trillion dollar illegal wars, built a trillion dollar fighter jet that doesn’t fly, are in the process of spending billions in the Ukraine, and want to give big businesses 700 billion in tax evasion breaks, all which would pay for job creation and extend unemployment benefits with trillions left for job creation.

    Our government is messed up, I mean really messed up! They have lost their way and now cater to big business and could care less for the people that pay for it all.

    It Is Time For A New Government of The United States of America

    Let us create a new government that caters to our country, our people and puts other countries 2nd!!

    Bottom line is that our country has all the resources needed to be self sustaining and we sure as hell don’t need the help of other countries.

    • DoucheOwebama

      I agree….,VOTE THE DUMBocrats and RINOS the F*CK OUT.

  • Millie Stevens

    Well, I guess the only thing the democrats can do is not bring the not paid for tax cuts (for BIG CORPS) up for vote in the senate.

  • Pamela Clott

    I am tired of being unemployed. I enjoyed the discipline, the chat ,friendship, the good will and coming back home feeling like a man-that I di all this for my country and my family-I enjoyed life. Now I see “clearly now” where our country is going. Our politicians are more interested in taking over government and putting money in their pockets than thinking of the interest of the hard working lady or man.
    I am disgusted that the Republican party member, and I wont mentioned his name YET-who called us lazy………………..you have no idea how it feels to apply for hundreds of jobs and have no result and no money in the bank_ I am glad that I am a Christian and I ask the Lord to help me and he will in his own time-vengeance is his!
    I am sad about my country.

    • DoucheOwebama

      I think you need to look at the 1 person responsible for this mess…the INCOMPETENT doucheb*g PresiDEBT Blowbama the job killing POS. It is HIS a$$hole policies and bullsh*t agendas that have destroyed this country and its on life-support economy, so you DUMBocrats can Go F*CK yourselves, you freeloading pieces if SH*T…

  • The Crying Boozer Tangerine

    Washington is so corrupt.

  • Demogorgon9

    Let me get this straight. They want to allow illegal immigrants into the United States knowing they will take American jobs away from Americans, but they do not want to help out Americans in extending unemployment. Isn’t that contradictory?

  • Guest

    Let me get this straight. The government wants to allow illegal immigrants into the United States while knowing that it will take away more American jobs (because they almost always agree to being paid less), and yet they will not extend unemployment benefits. Isn’t that contradictory?

  • erick

    Eric Cantor says that the 155 billion tax extenders should not be held hostage because they are not paid for, but Cantor is willing to hold 5 billion in federal extended unemployment benefits for millions of Americans hostage because it is not paid for. Why did the republicans filibuster the “Bring Jobs Home Act”–Senate bill 1549 in 2012 ? It is obvious that the republicans only represent the 1% financial class in the class war against the 99% working class. Eric Cantor complains that Medicare is unsustainable and is 50% unfunded. If you cut the corporate insurance companies out of the picture and implement a single payer health care bill, then Medicare can be fully funded. But here again the republicans represent the interests of the Corporate leeches that drain off a large portion of the health care costs.

  • Coffee Fiend

    Harry Reid acts like a spoiled child.

    • DoucheOwebama

      What do you mean ‘acts’…

  • gardenSalsa64

    A default is only triggered if Hussein Obama’s regime chooses not to pay interest on the debt. Interest payments on the US Government’s debt are only about 10% of US government revenues.

    • DoucheOwebama

      The incompetent doucheb*g PresiDEBT isn’t paying interest…WE, the American taxpayers are. Unfortunately, thanks to the LYING sack of SH*T that is Blowbama, each American will have to live to the ripe young age of 1036 years just to pay the INTEREST on our debt. What a brain dead bast*rd Blowbama the Wonder TURD truly is. F*CK YOU, Blowbama.,

  • The Roadster

    Challenged by arithmetic? Here we find our resident marxist agitator lying about reducing the deficit: http://youtu.be/CKwE2EGsfMk?t=5m55s

  • D. Kiiskila

    Prime example of the problem with Congress… a lot of corrupt politicians finger-pointing and no real answers in sight. The Senate has been stonewalled from bringing up bill after bill passed by the house because of “Dirty” Harry Reed and the President’s ideologies. The Tea Party members House has been doing exactly what the citizenry voted them in to do, and are being demonized by the establishment politicians for holding to their campaign promises.

    If there’s any “tea bagging” to be done, it should be done to the establishment politicians on both sides of the aisle for putting the country into the current predicament.

    They point the finger at the GOPs in a classic misdirection away from their own misdeeds, yet fail to provide any real plans or answers to the nation’s problems that are a) constitutional b) not thinly veiled redistributionist socialism, or c) economically constructive.

    You cannot increase wealth by stealing it from the earners, dividing it, then redistributing it to those who did not earn it nor who deserve it. I’m not saying we shouldn’t have certain “safety nets” for citizens who are in hard times, I’m saying we should be taking a better look at how our government spends money… Take things like Solyandra, wall-street bailouts, the takeover and conversion to “Gov’t” General Motors, etc, and tell me why we should be trusting a “leader” who never ran a business or turned a profit, with our hard earned wages?

    Anyone who disagrees with this, you’re the problem. If you think that government is the solution to your problems, you’re nothing more than the “slaves” you claim your political nemeses are trying to create. YOU are the government, I am the government, we ALL are the government, we should be electing leaders and representatives who do not treat the office as a way to a career of wealth and power. We should be limiting this travesty as much as possible, and start convicting corrupt politicians who accept bribery, lie, cheat and steal from the public on a daily basis.

    If you believe the Constitution is “just a piece of paper” and something to be disregarded, all you’re doing is hastening the destruction of this country from within.

    • DoucheOwebama

      (((STANDING OVATION))). Did you read that, you incompetent Libtard doucheb*g pieces of SH*T???? GFY.

    • satoshi n.

      d., no problem shoveling trillions to bankers in need during bank bailout compare the time it took to pass bank bailout vs. an extension for the poor did the bankers get bailout faster?// side note the reason min wage cannot be raised is to purchase larger boats and houses.

    • satoshi n.

      D.k. I quote from you and your exactly correct “”"”You cannot increase wealth by stealing it from the earners, dividing it, then redistributing it to those who did not earn it nor who deserve it”"”" The fng bankers do not deserve a safety net nor do the rich corporations deserve speciaaaal benefits like horse race depreciation. Oh what’s that D.K. you were not talking about the bigger yacht class, you were stepping on the poor, ahol

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    As a former republican supporter, it sickens me the way the senate republicans have held” hostage” the passing of the unemployment extension bill in the senate. When there are more than 2.6 million families affected by unemployment in this country, many of whom have lost everything and have become homeless, while waiting for the extension bill to finally be passed. It saddens me to think that my party who claims to represent “family values”, have shown itself, to be the party that represents big business interests, and lobbyists. Senators such as John Boehner, have put the interest of the XL Oil Pipeline lobbyist, before his own constituents, and countrymen. The republican party has shown us their “new face”, and it’s not a pretty one. When millions of families in this country have had to face evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy, and homelessness, the senate are still playing “party politics” as usual. Since late last December the republican senate have used these poor families as bargaining chips, and for political leverage, to advance their own political agenda. As Benjamin Franklin once said “you can’t fool all of the people all of the time”, and the republican party will see a tremendous backlash by these millions of voters in the coming election. Many of voters who were once long time republicans, are disillusioned, and disgusted by the republicans uncaring and unsympathetic policies and decisions. I nor any of my “former ‘ republican friends, will not ever AGAIN VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

    • satoshi n.

      y, there are 3.5 mil people on long term u.e.

    • satoshi n.

      y, 2.6 million wtf??/ 10.1 million on u.e.// plus 3.5 million on l.t.u.e

  • DoucheOwebama

    I think you need to look at the 1 person responsible for this mess…the INCOMPETENT doucheb*g PresiDEBT Blowbama the job killing POS. It is HIS a$$hole policies and bullsh*t agendas that have destroyed this country and its on life-support economy, so you DUMBocrats can Go F*CK yourselves, you freeloading pieces if dogSH*T…

  • DoucheOwebama

    I think you need to look at the 1 person responsible for this mess…the INCOMPETENT doucheb*g PresiDEBT Blowbama the job killing POS. It is HIS a$$hole policies and bullsh*t agendas that have destroyed this country and its on life-support economy, so you DUMBocrats a$$holes can Go F*CK yourselves, you freeloading pieces if SH*T…

  • YONATAN C

    SHAME OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR NOT CARING ABOUT THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED IN OUR COUNTRY. THERE ARE FAMILIES LIVING IN THEIR VEHICLES AND ON THE STREET, SINCE LAST DECEMBER WHEN THE REPUBLICAN SENATE REJECTED THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL. OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS, MORE AND MORE FAMILIES ARE FACING EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE REPUBLICANS CONTINUE HOLDING THE BILL “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE. THEY HAVE USED THESE 2.6 MILLION FAMILIES FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE TO FURTHER THEIR PARTY’S POLITICAL AGENDA. THEY ARE MORE CONCERN WITH PLEASING THE KOCH BROTHERS THAN THE 99 PERCENT OF THE REST OF US AMERICANS. THEY HAVE CLEARLY SHOWN US JUST WHERE THE COMMON MAN FITS IN THEIR POLITICAL SCHEME OF THINGS. IF YOU HAVEN’T FIGURED IT OUT YET, WE FIT AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THEIR LIST. THE REPUBLICAN SENATE ARE A BUNCH OF SELF RIGHTEOUS, SELF PROMOTING, EGOTISTICAL, CAREER POLITICIANS, WHO DO NOT DESERVE OUR VOTE OR SUPPORT IN THE FUTURE. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU OR ME, OR YOUR FAMILY..

  • Tom Robertson

    If the dems approve the tax write offs without unemployment extemsion then we know Obama and them are full of shipppp.

    • satoshi n.

      exactly

  • Wayne Heddinger

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/renew-federal-emergency-unemployment-compensation-euc-program-which-expired-december-28-2013/bhd93htQ

    Contact John Boehner and have him move the extended
    unemployment bill forward.If the tax break bill moves forward then attach the
    unemployment bill Senate passed last month. 3-4Million lost benefits, 75,000
    added weekly and 200,000 war veterans. These benefits need to be extended
    without delay.

    John Boehner:Phone: (202) 225-0600(#1 to leave a message #2
    to speak with his assistant)

    VOTE DEMOCRAT NOVEMBER 2014 !

  • Wayne Heddinger

    We are going to give this another try. Update/Backgound: http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/unemployment-insurance-benefits-extension-levin/?dcz=

    We are pushing for a 1 year Unemployment Benefit Extension
    with retroactive payment of benefits back to December 28, 2013 to be attached
    to either the tax cut extension bill or the highway bill in the Senate. Please be very clear on the need for
    retroactive payment of benefits, because they are giving up on that.

    We are contacting the following three Senators and one
    Representative. Please be very persuasive
    and for maximum effect please call every number given:

    Senator Harry Reid, NV:
    Reno: 775-686-5750 Carson City:
    775-882-7343 Las Vegas:
    702-388-5020 DC: 202-224-3542

    Senator Dean Heller, NV:
    Las Vegas: 702-388-6605 Reno: 775-686-5770 DC:
    202-224-6244

    Senator Jack Reed, RI:
    Cranston (401) 943-3100
    Providence (401) 528-5200 D.C.
    (202) 224-4642

    Representative Sandy Levin, MI: DC: (888) 810-3880 Roseville: 586-498-7122

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

    Here is a page with links to “tell your story” and
    “take action” (contact your members of congress) as part of the media
    push known as “Witness Wednesdays”
    http://www.foreffectivegov.org/euc-stories#takeaction

    Here is a link to our petition to share so that we ca grow
    our numbers and make our Mass Actions more effective: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/we-call-on-congress-to?mailing_id=23039&source=s.em.cr&r_by=10537499

  • Wayne Heddinger

    Do you know that 2996 people died in the terrorist attacks
    on 9-11. This country went into 2 wars and
    so far have spent over $6 trillion as a reaction to that day. Today there are over 3 million Americans (many
    who are vets !) who are losing everything due to being long term unemployed and
    more coming every day. Many of those 3
    million people will or have taken their own lives over this. Republicans will
    not bother to help these people who have now lost everything due to Republican
    inaction. When will Republicans act like
    true Americans and help these Americans ?
    Republicans have no problem helping corporations when they call yet when
    Americans call Republicans stand by and watch them die.

  • FedUpInNJ

    The unemployment extension should stand on its own, why does it have to be “tied” to anything?! What Republicans are doing to the 3 million + unemployed is a disgrace and they will surely pay for it at the polls-look what happened to Cantor?! People have had it with this do nothing bunch and this unemployment extension should have been passed LONG AGO.

    • satoshi n.

      in may of 2014 the ltue was 3.5 million

      • satoshi n.

        Among the unemployed, the number of job losers and persons who completed temporary
        jobs declined by 218,000 in May. The number of unemployed reentrants increased by
        237,000 over the month, partially offsetting a large decrease in April. nice

  • Frank

    You would think that washed up Cantor would now be more receptive to extended unemployment benefits in that voters kicked his corrupt butt to the curb. He would be able to collect. LOL. Next, kick corrupt Boehner’s butt to the curb.

  • FedUpInNJ

    Eric Cantor needs to sit down and shut up. People have had enough of his lies, thats why they voted him OUT!

  • satoshi n.

    This from fox news at least roll call lists an author and is open to comment.”"?”There are 2.56 million people receiving benefits. That’s the lowest total since
    October 2007, about two months before the recession began.”" The bls nowhere list only 2.56 million people on unemployment.

  • satoshi n.

    U.S. stock futures edged higher Thursday, following news that fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week.(lies from fox news))The four-week average, a less-volatile measure, declined to 311,750. There are now 2.6 million people receiving unemployment benefits, the lowest total since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession began. so fox news only 2.6 million on u.e benefits?// at least roll call does not post imaginary numbers to juice the stock market higher.

  • Sulawesi333

    No discussions need-we are giving fodder to these stupid reporters to play with out lives-hope. There is no hope. The 1% won.

  • satoshi n.

    Congress had no problem paying retroactively last year when the Republicans shut down the government and affected over a million federal employee checks…………
    Congress had no problem paying retroactively last year when the Republicans shut down the government and affected over a million federal employee checks.
    btw when the government does not produce they have no problem making sure they do not loose one cent of their wages or benefits and government pay is larger than the average worker and much larger than an u.e. stipend.

  • satoshi n.

    john Boehner represents these. A September 2010 New York Times story said Boehner was “Tightly Bound to Lobbyists” and “He maintains especially tight ties with a circle of lobbyists and former aides representing some of the nation’s biggest businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Google, Citigroup, R.J. Reynolds, MillerCoors and UPS.”, and many other companies.

  • satoshi n.

    Unemployment rates fell in 20 US states last month, while three-quarters added jobs
    Published June 20, 2014
    Associated Press
    “”"Nationwide, employers added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth straight month of gains above 200,000. That’s the first such stretch since 1999. The unemployment rate remained at 6.3 percent, matching a five-year low.”"”
    Hey d.a. at a.p
    What is 13.5 million unemployed people minus 217,000 jobs in may?/ what percent is that.
    How many newly minted unemployed in may? How many hit the 26.2 week cut off// florida cut off is 16.1 weeks, in may? a.p., Your writers cannot think.

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