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Republican Governor Makes Unemployment Extension Push (Updated)

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Sandoval (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated April 16 9:50 a.m. | The governors of the two states with the highest unemployment rates — including a Republican — are urging Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio to take up the Senate’s unemployment extension bill.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a Democrat, wrote to Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. D-Calif., asking that the House take up the Senate-passed bill.

“As you know, long-term unemployment remains unacceptably high despite the fact that our economy has been recovering from the worst recession in generations. When our country has experienced similar rates of long-term unemployment in the past, Congress has consistently acted in a bipartisan fashion to extend emergency unemployment benefits,” the governors wrote.

They also said the states could implement the retroactive, short-term measure without problems, despite concerns from Republicans and state officials that implementation would be difficult because the benefits have already expired and the legislation imposes new limits on who can receive the benefits.

“Our states are more than capable of implementing this legislation, including the administration of retroactive benefits, which we have successfully done in the past,” the governors wrote. “These unemployment benefits are critical to the families in our states and we look forward to working with you.”

Sandoval is effectively backing a fellow Nevada Republican, Sen. Dean Heller, who co-authored the Senate deal with Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island.

Democrats have separately launched a petition drive on the issue.

Some House Republicans have urged their leaders to add jobs-related measures to an extension and send it back to the Senate. However, sources said the House is unlikely to act because there is little support in the GOP Conference for reviving an extension of long-term unemployment benefits.

Boehner, meanwhile, has said that he’s waiting to hear an offer from the White House on adding jobs proposals to the bill before he will consider an extension.
The White House has yet to respond.
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  • Jeff Speaker

    Boehner is saying he made it clear that he will not consider the bill until the proper provisions are made. But when we ask him to be specific on what changes need to be made he says ask the administration, how is that being clear? And sad to say if there are changes made to the bill and Boehner finally allows the house to vote even though 193 out of 218 have already signed a petition to bring it to a vote, the bill would have to go back to the senate so they can agree on the changes made and by the time that happens the bill would have expired cause there not gonna come to an agreement by May 27th. But truth be told Its not really about the bill at all ,its the fact that republicans like Boehner just don’t want to agree with anything Obama is for and they know that people are side tracked by the fact the president is black and we’er so occupied with this racial issue that we’er not looking at the fact that republicans are running a muck in the house. Its almost like coming home to find out your baby sitter spanked your child, your child knows that you would be to angry that someone other than the parent spanked your child that you wouldn’t even consider what they did wrong. so this gives your child the window he needs to do what he shouldn’t. any how as angry as we are about all this Democrats are loving this too cause these issues and delays will ensure that they take the house in November so even though in there hearts they want boehner to bring the bill to a vote they consider it a necessary evil if he doesn’t. There are 7.5 billion people in the world and only 5000 control the wealth. It takes a special kind of evil to know you have enough resources to last beyond your life time and your children lifetime but yet continue to want more…and continue to feed off those who barely have enough resource to make to thru the week. Unemployed Dont worry God is watching and its gonna be a real shocker for Boehner and others like him when he finally has to answer for these sins. Or maybe not maybe Boehner is already aware that God really does exist and has chosen to take up employment for you know who. How else could you be comfortable with knowing your the reason that so many people suffer. How else could you go on a two week vacation knowing that people are loosing there cars, homes, phones, daily . While you tee off at some resort sipping hundred dollar a glass scotch.

    • Shizue Leigh Hicks

      Here’s Johnny! Expense accounts a-go-go!

      This is the cut-and-pasted YouTube clip title:

      “JERSEY SHORE” JOHN BOEHNER: Spends $150k on Steak, Cigs, Booze & Spray Tan — “”LET THEM EAT STEAK”

  • MarineOutOfWork

    I lost my respect for America months ago. Stay strong all of you.

    • K.D.

      Try as I might, Soldier Boy, I truly do NOT see an “unemployment” problem. I see tons and tons of good jobs out there. I see this country getting lazier and lazier. EUC CAN NOT go on forever. The unemployed are becoming a drag on the economy. The hand outs have to stop.

      • Icare

        Written by K.D.

        I’m trying real hard, folks.I have to start
        agreeing with some others. I don’t see an “unemployment” problem. I see
        lots and lots of jobs out there. I see more of a “lazy” American problem
        out there now. This gravy train just can’t keep going on and on and on.
        The unemployed are creating a drag on the rest of us

        My response:

        So you are saying there are over 2 million jobs out there??? Or maybe
        you are talking about jobs where you live?? If you see all these jobs
        that will put around 3 million unemployed back to work, where are
        they???

        As for creating a drag on the rest, just what kind of drag is it placing on YOU???

        And you certainly don’t qualify to speak for the rest of the American People!

        • K.D.

          CBO (Non-partisan) states over 4 million jobs available. Tht more than covers your 3 million. Effort people. Effort. Just put one foot in front of the other. Come on everyone chime in. Soon you’ll be walking ‘cross the floor-or-or-or. I’m a 16 year ARMY vet and combat Vet of desert Storm. I have more than the right to speak.

          • Peter L Tomaino

            With no disrespect to the Vets,
            I am 49 years looking now for two years , my wife lost her job 9 months ago, We lost our home and we have been filling out apps left and right.
            Vets get the first pick ( even if the don’t have the skills for the job. So please tell me where some of you see these jobs. We are getting no aid from the state and many others can’t ether.. We are broke and drained out, I am living with my mom and she with hers . We not even in the same state anymore. And you think we are lazy ? You know what screw you all! You are work and should be thankful you are not in this boat. And I hope you don’t have to join it ether.

          • Truthe

            You are wrong about CBO states. More than enough effort by the people is being put forth. One foot has been put in front of the other. We have all been chiming in. You are not an army vet. You are a liar. No one cares about your right to speak. You are wrong. Move along.

          • VinnyFromIndy

            oh…I’m very sorry about that..

          • Truthe

            You are not sorry about anything.

          • Truthe

            Oh…but I am

          • John

            No, you aren’t.

          • Truthe

            fantastically so..

          • John

            No, you weren’t. I have already stated this sentence and is the the truth and you are wrong. Move along.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious. ……

          • Guest

            Get that troll!

          • John

            I have read your past posts. You are the liar. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar..

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious. ……..

          • Guest

            Move on troll!

          • John

            I have read your past posts. You are the liar. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious…..

          • John

            facrt. you are wrong. CBO does no independent research. It only takes the lying Kings numbers for review and “re-estimation”. You are the dupe. You are the fool. fact. You are wrong. Move along. All CBO findings are wrong. Move along, troll.

            CBO website:

            Analysis of the President’s Budget

            CBO estimates the budgetary impact of the proposals in the President’s budget using the agency’s own economic forecast and estimating assumptions. CBO’s independent “reestimate” of the President’s budget allows the Congress to compare the Administration’s spending and revenue proposals with CBO’s baseline spending and revenue projections and with other proposals using a consistent set of economic and technical assumptions.

          • Icare

            The CBO is a nonpartisan agency that provides economic analyses to members of Congress on how legislation will affect the federal budget …

            So the question still stands… where are all these jobs you are talking about? 16 year vet??? More like a 16 year old with nothing better to do then run your motor mouth!!!

            Unemployment Extension Would Create Jobs: CBO

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/28/unemployment-benefits-cbo_n_2207219.html

          • John

            Hey…Yackoff. The CBO does NO INDEPENDENT RESEARCH. The take data from “the government” and simply analyze, synthesize and put reports together. of course, Obama is gonna play with numbers given to the CBO!!…He’s already a proven liar

          • Icare

            Geee Johnie…. where does it say anything about research??? Do you need glasses???

            Click the link so you will understand just what the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is all about…

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Budget_Office

            The Congressional Budget Office is divided into eight divisions.

            Budget Analysis
            Financial Analysis
            Health and Human Services
            Macroeconomic Analysis
            Management, Business, and Information Services
            Microeconomic Studies
            National Security
            Tax Analysis

      • Truthe

        No one cares what you see. No one cares how hard you try. You don’t see any jobs anywhere. You don’t see the country getting lazy. EUC was never meant to go on forever, but since it is good for the economy, the program will. You are wrong. The unemployed are not becoming a drag since science and math shows us that Unemployment helps economies. They are not handouts. You are wrong. Move along

        • VinnyFromIndy

          you obviously care very, very much because you are stalking me. try to match your behavior with your words….you seem very confused??…who pays back the EUC loans to the States’…the Money fairy ignoramous…educate yourself on the 3 types of legislation..Authorizing, appropriations and entitlements. Then study the by-laws and covenants of the Dept of labor…

          • Truthe

            No one is stalking you, we are having a conversation. My behavior has been cordial and never once have I stated anything in a negative manor. I have written observations and stated facts only. I am not confused. The sentence “You seem confused”, does not end with a question mark, because that isn’t a question. There are no EUC loans to states. There is no such thing as a money fairy so you must be being sarcastic and ignorant again. I do not need to educate myself on legislation. The rest of your words in that reply do not have anything to do with the current converstaion, my last reply, or unemployment. Move along.

          • VinnyFromIndy

            I highly suggest you read up on the Dept of labor and how the loan EUC funds to the States at the States’ governors’ request…come along..I’m sure there is a nice flow chart on the Dept of labor website. EUC is nothing new..been a structure for decades..the process is decades old..come along..I’m glad you picked up on the sarcasm…show some intelligent life exists in you..and you do seem to not stick to your manifesto..very irrational

          • John

            I am not concerned with what you highly suggest. Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. I already understand how the EUC is funded. You have stated there is a chart that proves you are right but you have concluded by not linkning anything. You are wrong again. I know that EUC is not new. There hasn’t been a time when I have said that it is new. It has not been a structure for decades, it’s been a structure since 2008. You are wrong again. You are not glad that I picked up on your sarcasm. I am not required to show you anything. I do not have a manifesto. I am not irrational. You are wrong again. Move along.

          • Truthe

            Oh…I am not frustrated at all..I’m very excited..however…very presumptuous of you…come along…you flatter me..

          • John

            Yes, you are frustrated. You are very frustrated. I have not presumed anything with any response. I do not flatter you. Come along is your respond to me saying move along, which was stated from my first reply when you were realized to be wrong about everything you have stated so far.

          • Truthe

            Alas..its Friday…the human race awaits…enjoy…see you soon!!!..

          • John

            That is the incorrect use of the word Alas. You will never see me.

          • John

            Yes, it is the incorrect use of the word Alas, move along.

          • John

            That is the wrong use of the word Alas. The human race doesn’t await anything. You will not see anyone soon.

          • Guest

            I have a lot of respect for you. I wish I had your patience with Mr. Klay. I love it!

          • John

            Just be cordial and answer every single sentence. There is no reason to feel any way about it other than the urge to answer someone who is speaking to you in a conversation. Ignorance will keep him speaking, but ignorance will take any semblence of real questions and thought out of his words and uncover who he is for everyone to see. He does not have any point or reason for being here, hence the fact that he has stopped replying for now. When he does respond I will reply, and I will never stop until he does not have anything else to say about this topic since he has never once stated anything of value since he started commenting.

          • Guest

            Again I apologize. I just have a problem with bullies.

          • John

            No need to apologize anymore. I understand.

          • John

            You do not understand. Fact. You are wrong. Guest will reveal himself soon. Time is on my side. You are the dupe. A troll. No better. No worse. Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious

          • Mark

            I do understand. You are wrong is a fact pertaining to you and your trolling these forums here on Roll Call. Guest is you. We’ve established that. Wait, do you think we are behind you? do you think we dont get that you make more accounts and disagree with yourself in an attempt to gain respect from someone like me battling you? You think when I said I accepted your apology I didnt know it was you? See, whats happening is I thought maybe youd come to your senses when you saw someone can be cordiall with you, and youd move along, but instead you can’t help it when you read my other responses, chronicling your trolling and unraveling everything you are attempting to do here, which I will never stop doing until you are gone or roll coll fixes their website. I have never realized I am wrong here, because I have never been wrong when it comes to anything you are attempting to do, and this is what has caused you so much pain, and provoked you to copy our profiles and troll the website as us before we realize it, since you have so much time to do so. Nevertheless we can see through you and will always respond accordingly. You will never win. I change my name and avatar, like so many others here,including your fake names that have said they do it to, so you can gain support, because its the only way to show that these comments are guininly from me, the same person that has been responding to you the last week. You don’t give anyone any other choice since this is the way disqus is set up. If you keep abusing it, like for example by changing your name to Mark now, above this comment, will show everyone what you are doing. They simply will have to look right above this comment, if the person who posted is named mark, you all can see that he changed his name to that, as I am the real mark in this comment responding to him as “john” at this moment 4/21/14 at 5:47 pm. If this happens again, there will be screenshots taken and I will simply reply with those we will keep doing so until he leaves the website, or makes an account that is for actually responding correctly, instead of trolling. He will not win, regardless of what name he chooses. THe person who posted previous to this comment. In case the comment is deleted it says “You do not understand. Fact. You are wrong. Guest will reveal himself
            soon. Time is on my side. You are the dupe. A troll. No better. No
            worse. Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you
            change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way
            in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious” Most likely after reading this, he will delete that comment. This needs to be quoted here so people can see what I am responding to at the beginning of this post. We will continue to post this way and also start taking screenshots and attaching them to replies as well, so everyone can see how unsuccesful he is at making others think we are saying what we are not. He may be getting our time, but its worth it in my opinion. This person will not succeed in making people look like they are saying things they are not. He will not win. He is just having so much trouble moving along, sociopaths can not help themselves.

          • John

            No need to apologize for trollls unless you are the troll.

          • John

            You have been duped. “Guest” is the troll. Is the bully. fact. You are wrong. Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious

          • John

            Not anymore.

          • John

            You are replying to a bully. A troll. You have been duped. The literal world fails you. The real world hurts and consumes you. Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious

          • John

            I have read your past posts….. You are the liar. wanted to keep your conversation between you and the troll. You don’t dupe me again. I am now the dupe. and a troll, too. but..that’s a different subject. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious. Ignorance keeps you speaking.

          • John

            I have read your past posts. You are the liar. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar.

          • John

            I have read your past posts. You are the liar. wanted to keep your conversation between you and the troll. You don’t dupe me again. I am now the dupe. and a troll, too. but..that’s a different subject. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious..

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious

        • John

          Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious………..

  • 1DUKEZ

    Why doesn’t the RI legislature just stand up and show an example to the rest of the country. Just pass a bill that has RI funding extended UI for everyone in their state.

  • 1DUKEZ

    On second thought, Congress should pass a law forcing RI to give extended Ui benefits to all their residents.

  • Fred Chittenden

    Funemployment insurance should start to auto taper at 10% a month after 3 months. Folks will soon figure out funemployment is over, time to get a job..

    • Elizabeth

      Screw you ah!

    • txroadhouse1

      Your an idiot!!!

    • Pete Gibson

      Hey Fred I hope you develop a tumor at the base of your spine in a inoperable spot! Hope that comment was as helpful to you as yours was for us!

      • Mike

        I don’t even know the guy but let us pray that we act in the manner God would want us to be like hate is not the answer, maybe more dialogue to make change America is a great country we all can differ and should still be able to have compassion for others. I would never wish any harm on anyone for it may come right back at you. Just a thought no hate or pun intended towards anyone.

    • bob manning

      Fred…..why do you even speak??It shows your IQ is below par just by your asinine statement

    • cammy

      watch it fred what goes around comes around

    • donna

      Hey, you! Why don’t you send 2 million of those jobs you have there where you live in a galaxy far, far, away back here to reality where the rest of us live.

      • de

        cause they sent a scouting who misfortunately meet the tea party and determined there were no signs of intelligent life !

    • de

      that would actually be a good idea for extended unemployment money,they should do something before the the expected us dollar collapse,think thing are bad now you haven’t seen nothing yet, and worst of all they know it’s coming;bastards!

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    I hope the American people will not forget the more than two million unemployed workers, and their families, who have been without unemployment benefits, since late last December. For the past four months, these families have had to endure countless delays, and party politics, while facing evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy, and homelessness. The Republican senators, have used these people as both bargaining chips, and for political leverage to further their political agendas. These people have worked all of their lives, paying into the system for such an unfortunate occasion, but have found themselves left hung out to dry by the republicans. While billions of tax payer’s dollars has been approved for the Ukraine, no extension bill to help these poor Americans has been passed in the senate. Senators like John Boehner, have used every possible method to have the extension bill killed in the senate. The Republicans have shown a total disregard and distain for the poor in this country, as well as for women in the workplace. Apparently, women also have suffered in the senate with the rejection of equal pay. Please help these families in dire need of this extension bill. For many it may already be too late to have helped them. Many families are living in their cars, or on the streets, after being unable to pay their mortgage and rent.

    • K.D.

      I heard Obamas speech in FLA today about job skills and retraining. Looks like he is selling the unemployed out. He’s leaning more GOP on this. You will not recognize EUC come May. Get ready to sing for your supper.

      • Truthe

        You did not hear OBamas speech in Florida today. He is not selling the Unemployed out. He is not leaning GOP. EUC will pass. You are wrong. There is nothing to get ready for except our money. Move along.

        • VinnyFromIndy

          Of course it will pass…and..all the free-loaders will be happy for 2 weeks…and..soon…the States will have to start paying back EUC to the tune of billions and billions of dollars..yes..EUC will be a drag on States’ economies for decades..remember…when passed…its just FUNDED..not paid for…a bank funds your loan..you pay for it..

          • Truthe

            I know it will pass. There are no free loaders, so there will not be anyone happy for two weeks. The states will not have to pay back EUC to the tune of bilions. This is another flase statement by you. EUC boosts economies as you can see in this report from the federal government of the united states of america http://www.dol.gov/dol/maps/euc/euc.htm . Paid for and funded are synonyms and in the case of unemployment being paid for it is the same thing so the rest of your sentence has no bearing on anything and is incorrect again.

          • VinnyFromIndy

            Those numbers are given..not researched…They are given by the Lying King government..you have given your mind over to the lyin king..

          • Truthe

            Your statement about the link is false. No one has given their mind over to anyone. You are wrong again. Move along.

          • Truthe

            Its been fun laying bland literal world…now..its time to have some fun…come along…

          • John

            It has not been fun and there is no other world that I have been typing in except this one. I will not come along with you because you are wrong again. Move along.

          • Truthe

            Oh my..this is a blast…I’m not even started..

          • John

            No this is not a blast. “I’m not even started” does not make any sense.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious. …

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious. …..

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious. ..

          • Truthe

            I guess when my mortgage was funded by the bank..its paid for…I will stop making my payments..

          • Truthe

            There is no way for anyone to know what your mortgage situation is.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious..

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious.

          • John

            EUC will not pass. EUC doesn’t exist. States are already paying EUC loans from the Dept of Labor through higher gasoline taxes..higher sales taxes. Fact. You already are paying for the free loaders handouts. fact. you are ignorant because you pay higher taxes unwittingly. You are the dupe. fact. No Coincidence gasoline has double since the Lying King took office.. you are wrong. move along. States are already forecasting in EUC debts. Fact. You are wrong. Find another teat for the lazy losers like you..

          • John

            Wow…Truthe…did you read up on al the new line items GOP is working into the EUC Bill??…I guess you and your fellow freeloaders will have to wait a long, long time..come on, Punk…sing for your supper…The Lying King is leaving you behind. Its okay to work…

          • Mark

            There are no Terms. Who is Truthe? You seem very very soiciopathic at this point, speaking about names that don’t exist, as you keep changing your profile to match those who expose you for the troll you are. I will continue to change my name as you copy mine, and you will never win. I will always be ahead of you and you will never identify yourself as me for longer than 12 hours before you are seen as the troll you are once again and until roll call fixes there website. You will never win.

          • Seth

            Who is Truthe? Anyway, if you were talking to the person who last responded, there are no new GOP terms. There are no freeloaders, and I am not one. You’ve just pressed your ill will my direction for no reason again. You seem to always fall back on calling someone names like a child would do, instead of stating any fact. Sadly, the rest of your comment is completely incoherent and doesn’t make any sense or address anything.

          • Seth

            Nothing you’ve said here is coherent, has any bearing on the coversation, or is based on any truth whatsoever and thus is incapable of being read by someone who has ome here to have an intelligent conversation. move along troll.

    • Ms Kay

      Sign the Petition at We the People… pass it on

      http://wh.gov/ldSCF

  • robert sanchez

    House Speaker John Boehner and Republican want the Democrats to include the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, if not they won’t approval the unemployment benefits for the AMERICAN PEOPLE (sick – very sick – playing we people’s life)

  • LaughingLion

    Boehner and the rest of the Republican/Tea-Party leadership got paid IN ADVANCE by the Koch Brothers to pass the Keystone XL Pipeline extension. That is why they are dead-set on passing it AT ALL COST. Even at the cost of now going on three million long term unemployed . . . and counting.

  • skip1

    Finally Gov. Sandoval admits there is an unemployment problem here in Nevada. For the last 3 years he has ignored it, and Nevada media never questioned him about it. Since he’s running for re-election I guess he needs to act like he’s doing something.

  • TERRY MCINTOSH

    I worked 40 years and get nothing. And, these jokers get a lifetime salary. What do they worry about?
    I may lose all I have because they have not approved this extension

    • bob manning

      43 years for me…Lost all my savings; and my wife has been ill now for 11 months..but who are we to upset the aple carts of the GOP house..if Boner wasn’t in charge; this would have been done a LONG time ago…

      • K.D.

        After 43 years, you have no savings? Sounds more like a monetary discipline problem on your part than the current or past economies. You should be receiving SS soon so hang on the Govt will help you one way or another

        • Truthe

          You just asked a question about the answer that was given to you. That doesn’t make any sense. It does not sound like monetary discipline. You don’t know if they will be recieving anything soon so you can’t say that with any certaintly without speculating. No one makes any decisions or has any feelings regarding your speculation since it is not truth. Move along.

          • VinnyFromIndy

            You just can’t live up to your words can you…very weak attribute… Actions speak louder than words…thanks for caring..the gentleman above is playing a blame game for which he is the only one to blame for his situation…he is giving control o his life and happiness to other entities…did you ever take a college literature course??..or??..Logic..BTW…Move along…or??…I should probably say, based on your behavior not your words, “come along”….

          • Truthe

            I am not doing anything for there to be anything to give up. Nothing I have stated is strong or weak, these are just the emotions you are feeling when you have read a common reply to the words you spoke. Actions do not speak because they can’t. Actions are actions, not words. No one is playing any kind of game at all. Again you have shown that the misery of others is relatable to a game. More signs of a true sociopath. No one is giving control of anyones life or happiness to other entities. College does not denote ones knowledge of grammar and recognizing signs of a sociopathic response structure. Yes, you should, for the 4th time, move along. You are correct there. The rest of your words do not have any bearing on the conversation and do not make any sense.

          • VinnyFromIndy

            everything you state comes from a position of great weakness…great fear…you flatter me and give me control over you..who said the gentleman was in misery??…you take great liberties with your thoughts..come along…

          • John

            Everything I state is the truth. There is no weakness or fear. I do not flatter you and I have not given you control over me. You have asked me a question that does not make sense or have any bearing, once again, on this topic or current thread. You do not know what I take with my thoughts. Come along is a response to me telling you to repeatedly move along, because you are wrong again. Move along.

          • Truthe

            oh, my..yes..you do flatter me..come along…lets have some fun….yer boring and too literal…a very very cold mother, no doubt..your mother was a sociopath..I recognize the coldness..the lack of emotion..was she a prostitute???….I’m sorry to hear that…she must have fallen for false prophets..

          • John

            No, I do not flatter you. Come along is your response to me saying move along, which was justifed from my first reply to you when you were realized to have no real insight and simply are here to bring misery to those in a serious situation. There will be no fun because this issue is very serious for millions of people, and this has already been said to you previously, but you aren’t reading responses, you are just repeating yourself and your negativity to try and bring the people down who come here for some information. You have failed so many times that you have resorted to changing your name to those who prove you wrong and make you feel stupid which hasn’t been very difficult. There is no one being boring, but being literal is the job of someone who is serious about a specific issue. Once you grow up you’ll realize this. You do not know my mother, therefore yout statement saying that there is no doubt she is a psycopath is again based on speculation and a no evidence and is meant to bring frustration to me. I do realize that she is not a sociopath and watch as you exhibit traits of one, as you deny and call those who have diagnosed your traits as such, as being the sociopathic one. This is common practice of someone who can’t control themselves and has to rely on copying to make their sociopathic behavior justifiable to them. There is no coldness, there is only responses to each and every sentence you write. No, my mother is not a prostitute. You area sorry to hear that? I had not answered you yet and you already said you are sorry. That proves that you heard something that wasn’t said, further exhibiting sociopathic behavior. You are not sorry to hear anything. She did not fall for anything that was false. Move along.

          • Guest

            Right on!

          • John

            The truth will set us free.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious. You have failed so many times that you have resorted to changing your name to those who prove you wrong and make you feel stupid which hasn’t been very difficult….

          • Mark

            I am not wrong, you are wrong. The truth sets everyone free. The english words “lies to not hold one captive” is not even a literate sentence and therefore can not even be read, let along responded to. Philosophy and theology do exist. You should read a book and perhaps a webpage one day that explains these trivial concepts to someone like you with such a small ignorant common mind. I am correct and it again seems like you are having trouble moving along from this website. Interesting.

          • Mark

            I have never realized I was wrong because during this conversation I have never been wrong. I have been watching your responses which have yet, in all 60+ of your responses to make any point at all except to flame and troll. That is all your sociopathic mind can muster intead of reading and having intelligent dialogue with another human being. You’ve shown how worthless you are on a multitude of levels so far. When a troll sees someone respond to them, like I have with you, and then you change your profile picture to match mine and then reply as me in again, an unsuccessful attempt to troll, and you keep doing this over and over, while people have already identified you, just lends itself more to your sociopathic mindset. It’s quite intriguing watching your responses match mine and lsitening to pure ignorance come from someone. It really is interesting. Some here don’t think so and are really taken back by you, but I find your sociopathic behavior amusing because you think I will stop responding to you, or I will stop defending myself against you while I am forced to change my profile as you copy it and attempt to post trolls as me. We all see you and understand what you are trying to do, and just because roll coll hasn’t done anyhting, doesn’t mean I will ever stop defending the good people of this website who come here for real news and constructive comments. You will never win. you must try harder to move along since this is the fact.

          • John

            You are wrong. truth sets no one free. lies to not hold one captive.. Thus, truth does not set free. Philosophy and theology do not exist . you are wrong. Move along.

          • John

            I have read your past posts. You are the liar. wanted to keep your conversation between you and the troll. You don’t dupe me again. I am now the dupe. and a troll, too. but..that’s a different subject. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious. You have failed so many times that you have resorted to changing your name to those who prove you wrong and make you feel stupid which hasn’t been very difficult.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious…..

          • Truthe

            I’m a sociopath..remember..you said so…I feel nothing…you are getting your theories mixed up and confused..keep talking..

          • John

            No, I do not remember that you are a sociopath. I stated that you have shown signs of one, but since you have labeled yourself as that, I will agree since from reading your words I had an idea, hence my thought about the behavior you are exhibiting. Sociopaths feel something. I see you are trying to equate feeling with being a sociopath. You are wrong. I am not talking, I am typng responses to you and having a converstaion.

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious

          • John

            This person is not in misery as you judge. You have no facts. fact. you are wrong. This person doesn’t exist. there is no history. fact. You are wrong. Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious

          • John

            Each time you realize you are wrong and you get frustrated, you change your name and avatar to the person who has made you feel this way in an attempt to troll. It is common and obvious

  • LaughingLion

    The Governors are just sore because the Keystone XL Pipeline doesn’t run through their states and won’t contribute to their states the millions of jobs it promises. . . . Oh, what’s that? Only about 40,000 short term contract jobs for the pipeline . . . limited geographic area . . . narrow range of skill sets. Well, never mind. I’m sure that Speaker Boehner is looking out for America’s best interest.

    • donna

      Have we had enough yet? Remember this pain at the mid-term elections.

      “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

  • Icare

    We have a real problem here in our country. We have government officials in congress and the senate that are trying to make the people of this country believe that the jobless problems that we face were created by those that are unemployed.

    But if you remember, the problem was created by our government when they allowed the housing market and banks to run wild by allowing people of this country to buy real estate that they could not afford. They allowed wall street to run wild and then started an illegal war in Iraq that raised the oil and gas prices and opened the door for the housing market to crash along with alot of big businesses, banks, and insurance companies like AIG.

    Now here is the stupid thinking of our so called government leaders… they believe that by not extending unemployment benefits that it will create jobs for everyone that is unemployed. Really??? By forcing hard working Americans into deeper poverty, onto the streets, some to suicide, and killing the American way of life is the solution to creating jobs… That’s Total B.S.!!!

    They [our government officials] need to extend the unemployment benefits with no strings attached and use the time they take off and the time they actually work to find the right way to create jobs.

    You don’t create jobs by giving big corporations huge tax breaks, business deductions to move jobs overseas, building trillion dollar fighter jets that don’t fly, and giving billions of our hard earned tax dollars to foreign countries.

    The people of this country should never be placed last!! We elected these people to take care of our country and the people of our country and they are doing a piss poor job of it!!

    The focus of taking care of this country and the people should always be first on their agendas and not that of big businesses. We need reps in Washington D.C. that actually work for this country and the people of this country and not the interests of big businesses which is destroying this country.

    Writing on blogs doesn’t work! Writing and calling these reps doesn’t work!!!

    So forget about protesting in your state capitals, Wa. D.C., and march on the news stations in your states. Doing this will force those in charge to start listening to the people. It will force the news agencies to finally look at what is happening to the unemployed and let everyone in this country and around the world know what is happening and show the true nature of our greed government reps!!!

    If you want to call somebody, call the T.V. News Stations…

  • bob manning

    It is way overdue….shows that all politics are just that..POLITICS..the Hell with the voters that put these JackA$$es in office……Hey John..get over yourself!!!

  • Tears of a Clown

    So Cryin’ Johnny is playing “COPS OF The WORLD” When he should be working on “job creation”…If he’s not gonna even LOOK at the American Jobs Act (remember?before the election) Google Policymic dot com / articles / 9124 …..then it’s up to HIM to create jobs- not the POTUS…This guy really has NO CONSCIENCE…WHO DOES HE THINK HE IS? SOB! http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/boehner-leads-delegation-to-afghanistan-to-observe-presidential-elections/?pos=adpb

  • Georgia Bronson Becker

    Everyone – email your Governors and tell them to back RI, CA and NV Governors to push Boehner to put the bill up for a vote!!!! This is crap! Oh well no Easter Dinner for my family and no Church either, because I need money for gas to look for a job and that is a priority. Why are they doing this to us????? We deserve it because we have paid into it in every paycheck we received when working.

    • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

      They’re doing this because they don’t represent us. They represent the mega rich people who fund their careers. We’re not a priority. In fact, we’re an inconvenience.

    • gozounlimited

      Boehner is doing this because he wants the President to approve the Keystone Pipeline in exchange for the unemployment extension. But the President is not responding to Boehner as, Dems will use the lack of an unemployment extension against Republicans in midterms, and President doesn’t have to deal with angering his green constituents. None of them care about you…. you were all reduced to hostage status a long time ago. Deal With IT…… Or Fight Back….

      • donna

        BINGO!

  • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

    The GOP exist only to do the bidding of Wall Street.

  • James medina

    Sandoval deserves our votes. It’s great to see someone reach across the aisle to help us.

  • Wendy Beck

    I tried to call Boehner’s office today and his voice mail was full so I couldn’t leave a message. YAY! That means he has been bombarded with messages. Keep calling the White House Directly 202-456-1111 and leave a message for Obama.

    • Icare

      Yay… Boehner deleted all the massages… now you can fill his inbox again… or you can be smart and call the tv news services and fill their inboxes and I am pretty sure the message will finally get the news coverage it deserves.

      The entire country and the world needs to know what is going on with our so called world leaders!! And this won’t happen by blogging or calling any reps!

  • wendy Beck

    Since Boehner’s voice mail is full, you can look him up on face book and post there.

  • wendy Beck

    I am glad to see some Governors trying to push this thru! Notice how THEY are working, and the Senate is on break. Interesting!

  • K.D.

    I heard Obama speaking in Florida about job skills and retraining. If you ask me, sounds like he is throwing the unemployed under the rug and will give in to the GOP regarding your beloved EUC extension. Get ready. EUC ain’t gonna look like you think to get yer money. Doesn’t sound like yer any more use to him, politically. Yer gonna have to sing for your suppers now. Back to the Senate it goes come May…Mark this post.

    • Icare

      So you are saying there are over 2 million jobs out there??? Or maybe
      you are talking about jobs where you live?? If you see all these jobs
      that will put around 3 million unemployed back to work, where are
      they???

      • K.D.

        Again, I have stated no such thing. I call on roll call to not let Sebastian Klay…Flycatcher…David Flanagan…Marcus who is all the same person to blog on this website and let us have dialog on the unemployment issue. Let it be known that I’m for the unemployment extension that hard working Americans need. If any person uses KD on their blog that’s not pro – extension they are a fraud!

        • flycatcher

          OMIGOD, KD!!.YOu keep adding more and more usernames to your paranoid list. Now its “I Care”?? YOU have been exposed as this “Sebastian Klay”. ALL people have to do is check out your past conversations with me to see your anger, bitterness and ever-present ignorance. I call on you, Sebastian, to stop ALL of this. AGAIN, prove the military background you brag about 16 year ARTMY Vet. Combat Vet from desert Storm? All I ask is where were your duty stations in Desert Storm? Iraq and Kuwait are not duty stations BTW.

          • K.D.

            It wasn’t sitting on the California coast putting on plays in leotards!

          • K.D.

            Dude or dudette. You are a freak!! The initials for my first and last name are “K.D.”. get over it!! If you have a problem with my username, talk to the moderator or change yours. I ain’t changing my username and ain’t changing my beliefs. I have NO IDEA who these other usernames are. They obviously have done a # on you. Get over it, little buddy!!!!

          • Truthe

            No one is a freak. No one cares what your first and last initials are.
            We don’t need to talk to the moderator. We will respond to every
            single post. No one cares if you change any username. We don’t care if
            you have any idea what the usernames are. Nothing is obvious about
            anyone doing any numbers on anyone. There is nothing to get over. No
            one is little. Move along

          • VinnyFromIndy

            come along, child

          • Truthe

            That sentence has nothing to do with the current thread and is a response to nothing.

          • K.D.

            Dude or dudette. You are a freak!! The initials for my first and last name are “K.D.”. get over it!! If you have a problem with my username, talk to the moderator or change yours. I ain’t changing my username and ain’t changing my beliefs. I have NO IDEA who these other usernames are. They obviously have done a # on you. Get over it, little buddy

        • Icare

          Get over yourself already… everyone knows that there are many KD’s in this world! Your not going to find any shoulders to cry on here.

    • K.D.

      Nice try Sebastian Klay playing more of your games. I have never blogged about President Obama speaking in Florida. How does roll call allow a person to blog under multiple names. You have to log in with your e-mail address. Can’t roll call see that this loser is just playing childish games?

      • K.D.

        Dude or dudette. You are a freak!! The initials for my first and last name are “K.D.”. get over it!! If you have a problem with my username, talk to the moderator or change yours. I ain’t changing my username and ain’t changing my beliefs. I have NO IDEA who these other usernames are. They obviously have done a # on you. Get over it, little buddy!!!

        • Truthe

          No one is a freak. No one cares what your first and last initials are. We don’t need to talk to the moderator. We will respond to every single post. No one cares if you change any username. We don’t care if you have any idea what the usernames are. Nothing is obvious about anyone doing any numbers on anyone. There is nothing to get over. No one is little. Move along.

          • VinnyFromIndy

            See…you really do care…

          • Truthe

            You have misplaced the meaning of the word care again. Move along.

          • VinnyFromIndy

            The weakness in your comments are…I don’t care what you think…or feel..not a smidgeon I’m not here to be liked..to be loved..to be hated…to be theological..to be philosophical..I not here to be anything at all…exept that I can..

      • K.D.

        Dude or dudette. You are a freak!! The initials for my first and last name are “K.D.”. get over it!! If you have a problem with my username, talk to the moderator or change yours. I ain’t changing my username and ain’t changing my beliefs. I have NO IDEA who these other usernames are. They obviously have done a # on you. Get over it, little buddy.

    • Truthe

      No, Obama isn’t throwing anyone under the rug. No one is asking you, so you don’t have to tell us what you think if someone were to, because no one did, and no one wiill. No one cares what you think if it isn’t truth. Your negative speculation solves nothing and adds to the problem. No one will give the GOP anything. EUC will pass, and we will get all of our money. We aren’t gong to have to do anything except collect what is ours. It isn’t going back to the Senate. You are wrong. I marked your post so I can respond to negative trolls when this passes in a couple weeks. Move along.

      • VinnyFromIndy

        Just can’t stop yourself can you…

        • Truthe

          Your reply does not address anything and is false. I am not doing anything that needs to be stopped.

      • Guest

        Truthe you are not corresponding with the true Vinny, I assure you. This again is Sebastian Klay.

        • John

          I am not concerned with who I am responding too. I am simply responding as each trolling response is given. This is how you deal with children and trolls alike.

          • Guest

            Amen.

          • John

            I am not interested in how you feel about it.

          • Guest

            OK

          • John

            I am glad we are clear.

          • John

            I have read your past posts for all to “see”. You are a liar. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. I will not be duped again. You are no military hero. You use people soliciting responses thanking you for your false military service. You give false positives.

          • John

            I have read your past posts. You are the liar. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar.

  • Earl-butch Rhodes

    How can Boehner be hard on the unemployed when he is pushing to get 20 million lifetime work permits for non American.Maybe if they didnt do this Americans could find work.

  • Advocate

    Call Boehner office.
    3 Million without benefits with 75,000 added every week.

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

  • barrnone

    Boehner is insulated from the public doubtful he hears anything he doesn’t want to hear. The gov and state reps of Ohio are a different story they probably don’t have the equipment and aides Boehner has so call them. Let them and the people of Ohio know what we think of Boehner. It will get back to him.

  • Marcus Ackerman

    Wow Republicans your chances of taking back the White House is slipping further and further away!! You’d be lucky to keep your jobs this November come mid term elections. You guys had no problem extending tax breaks to the 1%ers no problem giving yourselves raises and sending Ukraine aid took about 10 minutes to approve that bill. You’ve turned your backs on 3 million people 300,000 of them are ve…terans so you can take your 4th break this year. I thankfully have found work and I pray for the unemployed out there that they are able to do the same! As I said before I’m all for jobs but people need some assistance till their able to find those jobs. 3 applicants to every 1 job those are not great odds and people are not lazy nor leaches their fighting to get what they paid into most their lives. GOP went on Easter recess while the rest of the Americans who your supposed to represent can just eat cake. Unbelievable holding people hostage for your political ambitions!! Hey speaker Boehner you can take that Keystone pipeline and shove it up your A$$!!!!

  • libertytribune

    Where are you on what happened with Bundy?

  • Lulu LC

    Since there are so many employed politicians that feel it is easy to go out there and find a job with similar pay and possibly similar benefits that we the unemployed had before we lost our jobs, then I suggest that these politicians quit their jobs and give their jobs to us the unemployed and let them go out there and search for a job that will sustain their lifestyles or at least pay their bills and feed their children and pay for school, and clothes and transportation, and for those who have kids that have special needs and do not get government assistance and need to pay out of pocket expenses for the tools their children need ect….. and let them get frustrated when you are sending out your resume to hundreds of jobs that are among hundreds of other resumes and they only pick one resume to hire and it is not yours. Come on politicians show us how easy it will be to get that job, or should we the unemployed who lost their jobs through no fault of our own why don’t you politicians take a job that pays minimum wage. You all forget that it is we the people that have voted for you to have the jobs that you have and even after your terms are done you will still have great opportunities because of it, but not us the working shleps of this nation, we have beg you guys to extend unemployment assistance because you feel we are lazy. You have the audacity to call us lazy, how dare you insult the working class people who have struggled to sustain their lives by going to school and learning a trade and work all their lives until one day their boss said “oh I am sorry you are no longer needed here, especially the older generation who by the way have the hardest time finding a job, but you have the balls to tell me I am lazy and instead of making $1200 a week I rather collect your $300 unemployment, I am sorry it is not easy, i can guarantee you that! We as people of this nation who have worked hard and have paid our taxes deserve to be treated with respect and dignity from people who we vote into office to do the right thing for the little people when they are down and out. Mr. Boehner????!!!!

  • kiontra

    My gas was shut off. Im now waiting for a program to help with it. I am still applying for jobs daily. Hopefully something happens soon. I want to work. Lord ease bless us all with the job stability we need. Hear our cries lord. Heal our worries.

  • Mr. Sequel

    It isn’t the intentions of liberals’ moral and fiscal bankruptcy that we have to live with, it is the consequences.

    • Truthe

      That sentence doesn’t make any sense and would only be stated by someone either telling a joke or being willfully ignorant.

  • Jim Labruno

    I do not want to be Mr Negative here but there will be no extension. This is over and done with. A dead issue. It never had a chance

    • Truthe

      Yes, you do want to be Mr. Negative. Your comment has no base in truth and is pure speculation, therefore you are doing nothing but being exactly what you said you don’t want to be. This will pass, it is not over and done with, and it’s had a 100% chance since they decided to take it up. Move along.

      • Jim Labruno

        You really truly believe that? Have you been reading the articles. Mr Boehner has no intention of even bringing it to the floor. Unless they add what he wants he as the right to just let it sit there. And if you read the articles you would see even if it did pass a good chunk of us still would not get a dime because the new restrictions means not everyone unemployed would get the extension. Be rude all you want but your not mad at me your mad cause you know it is not going to pass.

        • Truthe

          It is not a matter of believing what I know to be true. Yes I have been reading articles. The same ones that said it would’nt pass the senate. Mr. Boehner’s intentions are irrelevant. You seem to watch to much t.v and read to much speculation. You have read false information and as such have based your speculation off of that, creating negative speculation for no reason. I have not been rude at all. I have read your words and responded to each and every one of them accordingly. I am not mad at all, there is no reason to be. I know it willl pass. You are wrong. I said move along.

          • Jim Labruno

            move along comment is quite funny. but you try hard so go for it. Sure hope you are right I have seen it go from this is going to pass to it not passing, to now it will pass then it does and they go to recess, to if it passes still might not help everyone because of new restrictions. Been a complete roller coaster ride. And even if it does pass won’t be too excited until I see if I even would qualify.

          • Truthe

            Nothing I said is funny. You have found comedy in the misery of others. You do not have to hope that I am right. I am right.

          • Jim Labruno

            Actually what I see is someone who goes around and comments on everyone’s post trying to make them feel small or less intelligent then you. When in fact you are the only clue less person on this site. You are living in denial which is maybe what you need to do to help cope with the fact this country has turned it’s back on the unemployed. Move along!

          • Truthe

            No, you do not see anyone who goes around on comments on everyone’s post trying to make them feel small or less intelligent than me. You are incorrect. I know what is going to happen, so you are wrong about me not having a clue. I am not in living denial and I do not need help to cope with anything. It is not a fact that the country has turned its back on the unemployed. You are wrong. There is no reason for me to move along because I am interested in this topic and I also will not respond to you using what I said to you last, as that is another common tactic of sociopathic behavior

          • Jim Labruno

            LOL, Sociopathic? Too funny. You entertain me man. Have fun hope it works out for all of us

          • Truthe

            There is nothing funny about someone who is exhibiting signs of being a sociopath. It is not entertaining, nor is it meant to be. There is no fun to be had regarding this topic, as it is a serious issue for millions of people right now. You do not have to hope it will work out. It will pass.

          • Guest

            Truthe…You are being scammed by Sebastian Klay. He enjoys pushing our buttons and gets some kind of gratification from taking our minds off the issue and putting it on him. He has to be a very lonely person to stoop to the level that he does. He will bounce around using other peoples user names and attack.. He just wants people to feel as miserable as he does. The rest of us understand you.

          • Truthe

            I am not being scammed by anyone. I know what a troll is and I know how to deal with people who troll conversations that people are partaking in. I am not bothered with any gratification that he has. He has not taken me off of any topic. He may be a very lonely person but that does not have anything to do with the current topic. I understand that he may have more than one handle. I understand the motive of trolls, and I choose to answer them cordially with facts.

          • Guest

            I can appreciate that.

          • John

            If you did then your words would show that. Instead your words haven’t. You are a liar as well. Move along.

          • Guest

            I apologize.

          • John

            Apology accepted.

          • John

            I have read your past posts. You are the liar. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar…

          • John

            I have read your past posts. You are the liar. wanted to keep your conversation between you and the troll. You don’t dupe me again. I am now the dupe. and a troll, too. but..that’s a different subject. You are the troll. You are Sebastian, KD, Bartholomew. You are the bully. You solicit false positives from people thanking you for your false military service. You did not lose “lots of buddies” in any war. You are a liar!!!!!

          • John

            I know not what I write or think. I do not exist. I have no facts “Guest” does or does not exist yet I converse with Guest. I say I know I’m not being scammed. know Guest is a troll and I am a troll because I do unto others. Thus, I am a troll too. But…that’s a different subject. Wait??..I am being scammed and duped by Guest because Guest is a troll.

          • John

            you are wrong. you are a dupe. you do not know what a troll is. trolls do not exist. myths do not exist. you are wrong. thus, you do not know how to deal with people. People are not trolls. trolls do not exist. thus, people can not troll. fact. you are wrong.you have no merit. move along

          • Truthe

            There is nothing funny about someone exhibiting signs of being a sociopath. It is not entertaining, nor is it meant to be. There is no fun to be had regarding this topic as it is a serious issue for millions of people right now. You do not have to hope it will work out. It will pass.

          • Truthe

            There is nothing funny about someone exhibiting signs of being a sociopath. It is not entertaining, nor is it meant to be. There is no fun to be had regarding this topic as it is a serious issue for millions of people right now. You do not have to hope it will work out. It will pass

          • Truthe

            There is nothing funny about someone exhibiting signs of being a sociopath. It is not entertaining, nor is it meant to be. There is no fun to be had regarding this topic as it is a serious issue for millions of people right now. You do not have to hope it will work out. It will pass.

          • Truthe

            There is nothing funny about someone exhibiting signs of being a sociopath. It is not entertaining, nor is it meant to be. There is no fun to be had regarding this topic as it is a serious issue for millions of people right now. You do not have to hope it will work out. It will pass.

          • Guest

            There is nothing funny about someone exhibiting signs of being a sociopath. It is not entertaining, nor is it meant to be. There is no fun to be had regarding this topic as it is a serious issue for millionsof people right now. You do not have to hope it will work out. It will pass

          • Truthe

            There is nothing funny about someone exhibiting signs of being a sociopath. It is not entertaining, nor is it meant to be. There is no fun to be had regarding this topic as it is a serious issue for millions of people right now. You do not have to hope it will work out. It will pass.

          • Truthe

            There is nothing funny about a person exhibiting signs of being a sociopath. It is not entertaining, nor is it meant to be. There is no fun to be had regarding this topic as it is a serious issue for millions of people right now. You do not have to hope it will work out. It will pass..

          • Truthe

            No, you do not see anyone that goes around and comments on everyone’s post trying to make them feel small or less intelligent than me. I know what will happen so you are wrong about me not having a clue. I am not living in denial. There is nothing to cope with. The country has not turned its back on the unemployed. You are wrong. No, I will not move along. That is what I said to you originally because you are wrong.

          • Truthe

            No, you do not see this. You are wrong. All of your points are false in this reply.

      • VinnyFromIndy

        same with you…you keep replying to my posts stating no one cares what I say…but..there you go..replying to me…engaging me..you are no better than the gentleman you just criticized..Holier-than-thou doesn’t cut it, cutie…now…move along..I meant..come along….

        • Truthe

          No, nothing I said is the same with me. You are wrong and basing that on the fact that you are now angry. A person may reply to another person. This does not denote the nature of their mood. There are many synonyms to replying, you have found a few. You do not know how much better I am than anyone. You are basing more of your thoughts off of speculation and opinion again. I have not acted any way. Nothing I have said is cute. No, I will not move along. You have just repeated what I told you to do twice now. Keep moving along. Nothing you say is correct. You have no comment that is based in truth.

        • Jim Labruno

          Vinny, This truthe guy is a character is he not? I like him he entertains me. Its like playing a game like Call of Duty against a 12 year old. Your scared at the words coming out of their mouths but very entertained.

  • Roberta Crichton

    Yet another democrat working to shove America’s children further into the hock of hostile foreign governments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSl_i4_1pcw

  • YONATAN C

    It’s now been almost five months, since the more than two million unemployed workers have been without unemployment benefits. Since late last December, when these families ran out of their benefits, they have been waiting and struggling patiently for the senate to pass the unemployment extension bill. However, due to the Republicans constant rejections and stalling tactics, the much needed bill has not yet been passed. While these politicians continued to play their ‘party politics”, these millions of families have had to face evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcies, and homelessness. These workers have been destroyed financially and emotionally, and the Republican party is to blame for this, due to their reluctance to accept any of the proposals brought to them by the Democrats. Since the past several months, whenever the bill was to be discussed and voted upon, time and time again , the senate took another break or vacation, leaving these poor Americans hung out to dry a little longer waiting for help that doesn’t come. This was the first time in many years that the senate did not pass an extension bill. Their refusal this year to pass an extension bill can only be explained because of their deliberate and calculated plan to make the democrats, and particularly president Obama to look bad, and not be successful in the people’s eyes. These Republicans have shown us that their own political agenda is much more important to them than the needs of the people for whom they serve. While senators such as John Boehner expressed their concerns about fiscal responsibility , and budget concerns, the congress just has passed a foreign aid package worth Billions for the Ukraine. Why was this passed without much fanfare or debate, while poor unemployed families who are becoming more and more destitute with each more senate delay of the extension bill? Where are the Republicans “family values’ which they like to so often claim to be the party that represents family values? The Republicans will surely find out in the 2016 elections just how foolish their decision has been not to help these millions of workers.

  • Ms Kay

    Sign the Petition at We The People

    http://wh.gov/ldSCF

  • Ms Kay

    Sign the Petition and help them out at “We the People”

    http://wh.gov/ldSCF

  • Ms Kay

    Sign the Petition at We the People… pass it on

    http://wh.gov/ldSCF

  • Pat Tatro

    Trickle down does not work..We need the manufacturing jobs sent overseas back & help for the unemployed..They are not lazy.Their hungry & tired.

  • TheCarCzar
  • Yonatan YONATAN

    While this news might be of interest to many, the REAL news that’s not discussed lately, is the news about the more than two million unemployed workers, and their families, who have without their benefits since late December. These families have been treated terribly by the Republican party, and left hung out to dry, without any means of support. These Americans are not “Lazy”, or “unwilling” to seek employment. Most of them are “older workers” who worked for years paying into the system, in the hopes that help would be there for them, if they should need it. Unfortunately, after 26 weeks of benefits, they were abruptly shut off from that support. These workers have been seeking employment in one of the worse recessions in many years. Many companies are not willing to hire them, due to their age, and the higher insurance risk that might cost their bottom line. While the Republicans continue to play “party politics”, and continue using these workers as bargaining chips, and for political leverage, these families are facing evictions, home foreclosures, personal bankruptcy, and homelessness. This is REAL. These things are HAPPENING right now. The Republicans claim to be concerned about “budgetary issues” and “fiscal responsibility”, well at the same time supporting an aid package for the Ukraine worth BILLIONS of tax payer’s dollars. Why are they not “concern” or compassionate regarding their own people here in this country? Where’s their so called “family value system”? The Republicans have shown their contempt for the poor and disadvantaged in our country, and that they would win at any cost to make President Obama fail in the public’s eyes. This is their sole reason for being. Please SUPPORT these families. Call or write to your elected officials and demand that they ACT on behalf of these unemployed workers. DEMAND that they PASS the extension bill IMMEDIATELY in the senate.

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