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Unemployment extension lobbyists aren’t as visible — even though 3 million are affected. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Walk through the Capitol South Metro station and you’ll pass SoftBank ads that festoon the walls — but you won’t see a campaign for the 3 million people hoping Congress will pass an unemployment insurance extension.

Business groups and most big-money lobbies that typically place such advertising to influence the people working in the Capitol either oppose extending jobless benefits, or they won’t take a position.

That leaves the unemployment extension lobbying mostly to people who are out of work themselves, along with an unusual collection of Washington allies: unions, religious organizations, anti-poverty and mental health groups.

“The sad fact is the unemployed aren’t seen,” said Bill Samuel, director of government affairs for the AFL-CIO. “You’re asking people who have been unemployed for months to attend press conferences and rallies, but they have other priorities now. They’re trying to survive.”

In the first quarter of this year, a scant 101 groups and companies listed “unemployment” as a lobbying issue, according to disclosures filed with Congress. That’s out of some 15,000 reports covering from January through March, as the debate raged in Congress and just before legislation cleared one chamber. Some of those groups lobbied against an extension. (It’s impossible to discern how much money either side spent, as the reports do not break down spending by issue area.)

The Senate passed a bipartisan extension agreement in early April, but House Republicans refuse to call the measure to the floor. And it seems legislative gridlock is defeating the UI-extension side.

Senators, such as Dean Heller, the Nevada Republican who supports an extension despite GOP opposition, has heard very little from the business world. But it’s his own constituents who swayed him.

“Senator Heller has heard from many, many Nevadans facing dire situations over the past several months which have kept him pushing to get an unemployment extension passed,” said his spokeswoman Chandler Smith.

Samuel said rallies and pressure from activists and union organizers helped convinced Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Mark S. Kirk of Illinois to support the effort, but their cause has gained no steam in the House of Representatives.

“It’s been much more difficult since it passed the Senate,” Samuel observed. “We thought it would make it easier. Once it had bipartisan support that it would sort of break the logjam in the House, but there’s some real ideological resistance at the leadership level.”

House Republicans feel little pressure to change their minds. Conservative interest groups, such as Heritage Action for America, as well as business organizations such as the National Federation of Independent Business oppose an extension of the benefits, even as some economists and lawmakers argue it would help fuel the lagging economy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has not lobbied over the UI benefits and did not take a position either way, said its spokeswoman Blair Latoff Holmes, even though the group did report it as an issue on its sweeping quarter lobbying reports.

Business and conservative groups find themselves at odds often of late, tugging Speaker John A. Boehner in dueling directions — but not on this issue.

Heritage Action spokesman Dan Holler said his group’s message, which resonates with Republicans, is that UI benefits “trap” out-of-work people into long-term unemployment.

“People really accelerate their job search when these benefits start to expire,” he said.

Holler also observed that the political climate has shifted. It’s now acceptable for politicians to oppose the benefits on policy grounds without facing a constituent backlash, he said, calling it, “a pretty incredible feat that they haven’t been reauthorized.”

But advocates for unemployed people say the research is clear: Even after their benefits expired, about 75 percent of people still had not found a job.

Mitchell Hirsch, an advocate for unemployed workers at The National Employment Law Project, said people out of work would much rather have jobs than the federal benefits.

“People who say that unemployment benefits are a disincentive to taking jobs clearly have never been out of work themselves,” said Hirsch. “The crisis of long-term unemployment is still very much with us and because of the obstruction by Speaker Boehner of an unemployment insurance extension, right now there is no safety net.”

House Democrats along with unions, The National Employment Law Project and other groups, such as the Coalition on Human Needs, The National Women’s Law Center and The Center for Effective Government, started “Witness Wednesdays” on Capitol Hill this week, where advocates will read brief stories from unemployed Americans. “It’s a way to keep these stories alive,” Hirsch said.

The American Psychological Association hosted an event Monday in the Rayburn House Office Building to put the spotlight on unemployed folks and the psychological impact of long-term unemployment on individuals, children, families and communities.

“Unemployment is associated with psychological problems like depression and anxiety and can also contribute to reduced life expectancy,” said Norman Anderson, CEO of the psychological association, in a letter to Congress this year urging an extension of the benefits. Anderson noted the stress of unemployment is not limited to the person without a job. Without the “basic safety net” of emergency unemployment benefits, he said, “the negative effects of unemployment on families are likely to be exacerbated, especially for children.”

Kate Ackley is a staff writer at CQ Roll Call who keeps tabs on the influence industry.

 

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  • http://none.com Jack Everett

    We should send pink slips to all elected politicians in congress that thing the public is no longer worth supporting.

    • FedUpInNJ

      At least Va started with that snake Cantor! Lets keep it going! VOTE ALL DO NOTHING INCUMBENTS OUT!

      • Dan Coddington

        I agree 100% I tell as many people as i can to vote out incumbents this year that is the only true message we can send to them. VOTE OUT INCUMBENTS!!!!!!!!!!

        • http://none.com Jack Everett

          We need to make a clean sweep in the congress both parties.

      • http://none.com Jack Everett

        I agree, congress need a complete clean out of both parties and a fresh start.

  • Juvon Johnson

    Pass the bill now!!!!

    • sear

      Juvon, you can forget it. We have to vote them out of office, and future Republicans you should also take a second look themselves. With these idiots you want win.

  • Jazzy

    Oh my God, I’ve been scared out of my mind the last couple of days. Due to these benefits not being extended I cannot feed myself or my 13 year old daughter. Luckily she is staying with a friend right now.

    We were counting on these benefits to hold me over until I find a job. I’ve been interviewing left and right, but now it’s come down to whether I should buy toilet paper or gasoline for my next interview.

    EUC folks had no clue the battle was going to be this long. We’ve waited patiently. We’ve burdened our friends and family for money, we’ve gone to churches for emergency assistance, lost our cars, homes, sold our belongings.

    Dear Lord, when will it stop.

    Renewui w/ retro

    • FedUpInNJ

      Exactly! Well said! I’m so sick of ALL do nothing politicians, Obama included!

    • Sugi

      Call the St. Vincent De Paul society to help tide you over till you get a job or benefits. They give real money to real people and remember them when you’re back to work and want to make a charitable contribution.

      • Jazzy

        Thank you, I’m calling them now.

      • sear

        I wish, for that help. All I need is a $300.00 loan to get back to work. This will cover, interview outfit, transit fare 1month, safety shoe, and lunch. And I, do mean loan, i am unemployed, and not looking for charity. Repay, $150, 2 payments.

    • sha44ss

      Praying for you and your daughter. There are so many of us barely making it. Wish we could all get together to support each other. These politicians have to go.

  • Icare

    It’s really sad when the politicians that were elected to their seats of power disgrace the positions they were elected to by not protecting the American way of life but instead cater to the Big Corporation, Banks, Wall Street, and many others that created this mess.

    People, it’s like this… we may not be able to make the trip to D.C. for “Witness Wednesdays” because we are fighting to survive, but we can support them by having our own state representatives telling the stories of the unemployed in each and every state, on the steps of the state capitals in unison with the stories of the unemployed being told every Wednesday in D.C.

    Instead of having our voices heard only in D.C., we do have the option of having our voices heard in all 50 states and 6 U.S. territories. All we have to do is phone our state reps and tell them, yes tell them that this is what we want.

    Or You Can Lie Down, Give Up and make those that created this atrocity very happy because they beat those Americans that are weak…

  • flashbyte

    I haven’t got a check from unemployment since Dec. I am running out of money when will the madness of Boher be over. I paid into unemployment for 48 years now I need it! And it wont pay!!!!!!!!

  • satoshi n.

    Really?
    Heritage Action spokesman Dan Holler said his group’s message, which resonates with Republicans, is that UI benefits “trap” out-of-work people into long-term unemployment.

    “People really accelerate their job search when these benefits start to expire,” he said.

    Holler also observed that the political climate has shifted. It’s now acceptable for politicians to oppose the benefits on policy grounds without facing a constituent backlash, he said, calling it, “a pretty incredible feat that they haven’t been reauthorized.”

  • Gar

    And yet they are considering more help for Iraq. Over $730 billion and a lot of lives wasn’t enough. Won’t spend a few billion to U.S. citizens who have worked for this country.

    • http://none.com Jack Everett

      Cost Of War

      Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq “1,455,590″

      Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq: 4,801

      Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,449

      Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan Total Cost of Wars Since 2001
      $1,541,482,728,576

      Cost Of Bush War

  • John Boehner PIG

    JOHN BOEHNER, because you choose not to act, this is the death spiral over 3 million people, and millions of their family members are caught in:

    1) tapped out savings
    2) unable to pay bills

    3) critical utilities shut off
    4) eviction, homelessness

    5) once good credit is ruined, making it impossible to re-employ
    6) marital strain & divorce
    7) desperation, resentment & hate

    LISTEN TO THE MILLIONS YOU SERVE JOHN BOEHNER AND ALLOW A VOTE NOW!

    • FedUpInNJ

      How are John Boehner’s actions not viewed as TREASON? Who is ONE MAN to hold up a FAIR VOTE for something over 3 MILLION people need? I’m disgusted! Especially with Obama’s NO ACTION in this “Year of Action” – if I wasn’t crying I would laugh.

  • md

    I want a job. I search everyday all day on the internet. Only occasionally will I get a call back. When they do call back they are amazed at how many applicants applied. Over 200+ for a part time admin job. This DO NOTHING approach from the DEMS and Republicans is not only cruel but also humiliating. Cut the bickering and pass something do something. BOTH PARTIES!!!!!

  • satoshi n.

    Quoted for another person
    Why hasn’t President Obama stepped in to offer at least his two cents? He saved Wall Street or should I say, he saved million dollar bonuses

    • md

      Your right, why hasn’t he done anything? Is he napping? Obama and Boehner must really hate each other.

    • http://none.com Jack Everett

      TARP was created by Bush and Bush also is the one that deregulated Wall Street

      • satoshi n.

        jack when bush ended his office did tarp end at the same moment?

  • Kelly

    We’ll if Cantor can loose his spot then I’d say the rest of them better be prepared too . I personally will vote the opposite to ensure my vote speaks . This is the USA or did they forget ?

  • John Boehner PIG

    JOHN BOEHNER, because you choose not to act, this is the death spiral over 3 million long term unemployed, and millions of their family members are caught in:

    1) tapped out savings
    2) unable to pay bills
    3) critical utilities shut off
    4) vehicles repo’d
    5) eviction, homelessness
    6) once good credit is ruined, making it impossible to re-employ
    7) marital strain & divorce
    8) desperation, resentment. hate, suicide

    We the people will never forgive or forget what you are doing to the MILLIONS of suffering Americans. ONLY YOU CAN STOP THE SUFFERING! THE BLOOD IS SOLELY ON YOUR HANDS JOHN BOEHNER. LISTEN TO THOSE YOU SERVE, ALLOW A VOTE OR STEP ASIDE NOW!

    • sear

      Please, let me add this to everyone’s brain. The assholes (Republicans) want President Obama to send troops back to Iraq. To a place that, Bush and his Republicans destroyed so bad that it will never in our life time be fixed. Read the article, even some of Fox news reporters are calling them dump assholes. Boehner and McCain, Captain Assholes are pressuring Obama to act. They know this is a setup by the Republicans to destroy the Democratic present, and future.
      Republicans, know billions would have to be spent to act in this Iraq mass. Russia, and other countries said, Bush administration started and didn’t finish a unguest war with those people. Where would the money come from, and Republicans, have never have a solution to solve any American problems, just destroy.

  • John Boehner PIG

    Visit John Boehner’s facebook page and let him know what you think of his treatment of the millions of suffering families. You can post comments to his postings without having to friend this discraceful empty suit: https://www.facebook.com/SpeakerJohnBoehner

    • Sugi

      HA! He was nattering on about how unsafe we are now that 5 prisoners have been released and I told him I didn’t give a ding-dong bout that and I felt unsafe because I couldn’t pay my bills.

  • Juvon Johnson

    Jazzy I pray you and the 3million. Get what belongs to us. I can’t believe Obama. Done nothing. Or say anything to help us. What’s the use in having healthcare. With no money.

    • document finesse

      I can’t even afford Obamacare now that my UI has run out. TIme for little unemployed to make a BIG statement down in DC. What about a Million Unemployed March? I’m up for it.

      • Chicken

        You should be able to get Obamacare for free with no income

        • Sugi

          will have to get medicaid, which is a very good health plan.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Not when ACA formally kicks in and the changes to Medicaid makes it less then 3rd world…big changes coming..you will soon have access to nothing.

          • murica-is-f’d

            Big changes coming. Oh wait, thats just your wife coming on my pen is

        • Sebastian Klay

          That’s part of Obama’s plan. It makes his agenda look fabulous. The unemployed are still politically useful to the Lying King…just that EUC is not the vehicle anymore….but..the falling TUR is quite useful..he thanks you for doing your part on that end. He wants you on welfare and Medicaid…and his plan is working to perfection…Move along, child….it will pass ..

          • murica-is-f’d

            You know whats moving along? My sperm into your wifes mouth

          • David

            It is only a matter of time and I will have his address and I will end his game for good.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Oh, good..david….you decided to reply…well…you haven’t to me…are you a coward david. I have a proposition for you…one where we can meet and you can show me what a big strong tough marine you are…you know..you can back up all those tough mean challenges. Are you up for doing this, david?…or??..are you just a little coward…are you a gutless punk, marine, davy??…

          • murica-is-f’d

            You know whos not a coward? Your wife, because she dives head first everyday into my crotch. She almost lost a tooth but she still takes it everyday!!

          • Sebastian Klay

            All you have to do is back yup your big, bad Marine career. Please tell me all about your career, answer a few question so I know you’re not just the lying sack of crapp I know you are…then…I’ll give you my address….come on, tough guy…tell us all about your big bad military career??…gutless punk…..

      • Dan Coddington

        Wish I could do that but can’t afford to get to washington and that’s why they think they can ignore us cause we can’t afford to fight. We can’t even get 100,000 to sign a petition. If you haven’t signed up yet please do here https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/renew-federal-emergency-unemployment-compensation-euc-program-which-expired-december-28-2013/bhd93htQ

        • Me

          After a month you can’t even get 8000 signatures .. now that tells the story right there .. no one cares .. not even the unemployed…

    • http://none.com Jack Everett

      You will find if you decide to get informed it’s the republicans that are blocking the unemployment legislation Obama does not decide funding.

      • Me

        Hmmm . he seems to be able to do anything he wants through 100′s of Executive Orders he is writing without Congressional support – so why can’t he simply – as President – extend unemployment — so obviously you are mistaken – just before President Obama left for Palm Springs for a week long vacation, he said that the economy was rebounding, that unemployment was down, and that he was putting America back to work .. obviously you must not be looking hard enough for work — either that – or the President is wrong. Fact is that there is NO way that they are going to pass any extended unemployment anything since that would be admitting that unemployment is NOT where the Whitehouse says it is…

  • Ropes end

    One of the sad dynamics of this hole thing is the fact that we the unemployed can’t do much to protest because we don’t have the money or the resources to protest or rally somewhere. Some of us can’t even afford to use the internet. This is a bloody crime! The economy is still not in good shape yet. Jobs are extremely hard to find still. People are losing everything the have worked for all their life’s for. This is going to have a negative affect on the economy. This is a national emergency!!! Something has got to be done before this ruins more life’s. WE NEED HELP!!!! WE NEED HELP NOW!!! PASS THE EXTENSION NOW!!!! I DON’T CARE IF YOU URGE IT, TIE IT TO SOMETHING, REWRITE IT, OR WHAT EVER. JUST DO SOMETHING QUICK TO HELP THESE PEOPLE!!!!! Where is the President ? You can’t tell me that he can’t do anything about this. If he wanted to he could push this by using the media. I have always been behind President Obama but I’m starting to believe he is a sleazy as any other politicians. I need a job now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Me

      Obviously you are mistaken – just before President Obama left for Palm Springs for a week long vacation, he said that the economy was rebounding, that unemployment was down, and that he was putting America back to work .. obviously you must not be looking hard enough for work — either that – or the President is wrong. Fact is that there is NO way that they are going to pass any extended unemployment anything since that would be admitting that unemployment is NOT where the Whitehouse says it is…

  • document finesse

    We are also a family in dire straights. Diligently looking for a job since Oct., now zero dollars coming in to pay for food and basic necessities like electricity. For the House to sit back and drag their feet is unbelievable. We elected them and we can vote against all of them next election. While they’re chowing down in fancy DC eateries we’re looking forward to going begging at the food shelf. We are college-educated with solid working history, not looking for a free handout. We just want to meet the basic necessities while we continue to look for employment.

    • Me

      Hey – your President you voted for just left for a week long vacation in Palm Springs.. didn’t hear him mention anything about him being concerned. In fact – he said that the economy is rebounding, that unemployment is down, and that there are jobs for everyone … so maybe its not the Republicans fault after all…

  • Advocate

    PHONE JAM BOEHNER

    Contact John Boehner and have him move the extended unemployment bill forward.

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

    • Me

      The messages don’t go anywhere – they are almost instantaneously deleted .. and the so called assistant is a college intern .. you are wasting your time…

  • Eric Hollenbeck

    I don’t understand how one is to find a job when they can’t afford the bacics to function, nor are company’s really hiring, so many numbers are being fudged by these heartless career politicians ,that just suck everyone’s money before we even see it!!!! I hope the Republican Party realizes that they are being split by the third party and I’m voting dem this time around,,,always voted republican but it wasn’t so bad during the Clinton years!!! Now that I’ve lived through this don’t think it would be so bad to go back to!!! Haven’t seen or herd any care from the GOP of the millions of families that are left in the gutter. While they are having lavish diners and cocktails on taxpayers moneys….bonner use to have some sence in him but as time went on seems like he is drunk all the time!!!!!!slow and short slurred speachs, really can tell that he comes from a background of drunks and do nothings… Hope we get the real change soon

    • http://none.com Jack Everett

      My state has a law you have to be actively seeking work to collect unemployment compensation but they ignore it now because their are no jobs.

      It will not do any good to switch parties because they are both to blame for this tragedy and it will only get worse until voters wake up and start supporting their fellow citizens instead of rich politicians.

  • Tim Day

    Obama wants the people to rally. If he works for the rich too theirs only so much standing up he can do. Its up to us. Raising the minimum wage is important, but its the private sector that creates jobs in this country. Boehner wants him to bow down, cave in. This convo he wants to have consist of taking out provisions in Obamacare that are costly for the rich job creators ,but are necessary for the people. Like, they want full time back to 40 hrs or more, based upon the employer where as in Obamacare full time is considered 30 hrs, at thirty hrs were eligible for full term benefits. The Doctors were over charging American tax payers for simple things like gauze and bandages, then saying its because of poor people with no health insurance that the debt was so high. Bohener wanted the keystone pipeline and called it a job creator, in reality is a temporary project and 1 false move could make the Bp oil spill look like cough. He’s holding is ground over 50 times Obamacare has been voted on not once unemployment extension, its clear they do not have the people’s well being at the forefront of there priority list.

  • Tim Day

    How many vacations are they gonna take with people starving. Kids are about to graduate the pressure is on.Once kids get out of school I think we all should totally focused our attention on the congress rather than typing we should be there on Wensday. We asked were was the attention well there it is its up to us now.

  • Tim Day

    BOTTOM LINE, 3 Million unemployed 6 Million underemployed. 60 Thousand become unemployed every week. 70 Thousand jobs created every week. GET WHAT JOB! THE MATH IS NOT THERE. This is not about age, education, or experience its about MATH! The republican party wants Americans clawing for part time jobs, depressed every day, rationing every meal, getting suited and booted for jobs that are not there.

    • Frank

      It is easier to find big foot than a job.

  • Tim Day

    LAZY, who’s taking vacations while Americans struggle. All that for 300 a week to whom is that paid to whom is that rich. The rich calling the poor lazy, they would have committed suicide a long time ago if they had to live on unemployment. That money you have to be patient, and resourceful, oh and smart. Calling 3 Million struggling Americans lazy, not to smart.

  • Frank

    They used to tell me I was building a dream

    With peace and glory ahead

    Why should I be standing in line

    Just waiting for bread?

  • jimmy

    You talk about health care and that people can’t afford any type health care due to not having any income. Well I’m a diabetic and was going to a some what free clinic due to I have no income. I got a certified letter from Kingdom Care Center in Waycross, GA. stating I exceeded their abilities and when i call to talk to the lady she told me that I need to go see a paid doctor and then have them send for my insulin that was already paid for. Now I am reusing supplies for my pump. It just goes to show how much people don’t care any more.So now I have no doctor or ways to get my supplies and I have called everyone. Each time I call one number they just give me some else to call.

  • dingaling

    As an older worker, I’ve been fighting this battle since 2008. Fortunately, I’ve worked temporary assignments on and off keeping myself financially afloat. The senate needs to establish a new EUC bill ASAP (without retro) to sustain folks who have exhausted their 26 week state claims in 2014 and at best allow those who were cut off from their tiers in DEC (based on state UE rate) to finish them if they have NOT worked. The economy sucks for many of us especially in CA.

  • Dwain Gallo

    Its time to exterminate these cockroaches in congress.

    • David

      These idiots should be made to take an oath that says “Death before dishonor” and when caught lying or cheating the people the death penalty follows. None of these corrupt politicans would even apply for the position. There is not one honest politican that I would believe a word they say. The new standard has become corruption and the people can do nothing about it unless we have a civil war which is not a bad idea to cleanse our government. Read quotes from Thomas Jefferson and see how he had seen that men like Boehner would take advantage of the system and the people.

      http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Thomas_Jefferson

      Our founding fathers would roll over in their graves in disgust if they could see what men like Boehner have done to our government.

      • Sebastian Klay

        You are completely ignorant about the history of our Founding fathers. They would love John B…you speak in clichés. Shows a definite lack of education. david…why do you respond to me directly??..after all, you threw down some serious challenges and I want to make them come true for you….after all..you are a big, tough Marine, aren’t you davy. I have a proposition for you ..one where we can meet…would you like to put your money where your mouth is??..lets meet, davy…and..you can show me just what a big, mmean exMarine you are??..or??..are you a gutless punk??..

        • murica-is-f’d

          Speaking of guts, i punnished your wifes with my penis all day long! Your wife put her mouth where my penis is, for money. Your’e on Davids nuts more than your wifes mouth is on mine!

          • David

            You have to wonder if he gargles with sperm this gutless punk. When I get his address this will all end. Any help in getting me his address would be appreciated. I promise to make it a youtube video when I meet him. I want everyone to watch what I do to him. His days are numbered once I get his address.

          • Sebastian Klay

            We’re all waiting, davy> everyone knows…everyone sees what a coward and liar you are. I do want to meet and have a plan to do so.. do you really want to meet?…afterall, you are a fearless exMarine for all to see.

          • David

            Provide your address or shut up. Everyone knows you are the coward here. A girl scout would have more balls than you have. Everyone here knows you are just a loser. I will get your address without your help and it will be all over for you. Watch as it happens and the last words you will hear when I show up is “Gutless punk” and you won’t hear anything else. I will finish what you started while hiding behind your computer screen. Take a nap Valerie, soon it will time for your “dirt nap”.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Are you ready to play a little game and back up your words??…do you want to meet?/…just say “yes” and we will proceed…I will give you my address…but…we have to play a little game first….you are the one calling me out and wanting this so badly…so…do you want to meet???

          • David

            Coward just publish or go away and wait for me to show up. Everyone here knows you won’t give up your address because you are all talk. I want no part of your games and you will want no part of mine as I make a youtube video of you being violated.

          • Sebastian Klay

            All you have to do is back yup your big, bad Marine career. Please tell me all about your career, answer a few question so I know you’re not just the lying sack of crapp I know you are…then…I’ll give you my address….come on, tough guy…tell us all about your big bad military career??…gutless punk……

          • David

            Games that is all you want and all you can offer. When I find you your games are done for good. Where is your address and why the games … becasue you are a fool and we all know it. Be a man and give it up but we all know that games are all you want. Now run along like the coward we all know you to be.

          • Sebastian Klay

            All you have to do is back yup your big, bad Marine career. Please tell me all about your career, answer a few question so I know you’re not just the lying sack of crapp I know you are…then…I’ll give you my address….come on, tough guy…tell us all about your big bad military career??…gutless punk…….

          • Sebastian Klay

            Pin cushion, davy….coward…gutless punk…just like Bart…come one…if you want to meet, I have some questions for you..I love hearing about military careers and you are so proud of yours. lets share some stories before we meet.

          • Sebastian Klay

            All you have to do is back up your big, bad Marine career. Please tell me all about your career, answer a few question so I know you’re not just the lying sack of crapp I know you are…then…I’ll give you my address….come on, tough guy…tell us all about your big bad military career??…gutless punk..

          • David

            I don’t have to do anything but get your address on my own and then come and take care of you for being gutless. It will be a youtube video for everyone to see when you cry like a baby.

          • Sebastian Klay

            You are the one shooting your mouth off as usual….bragging up on your big tough marine history. Looks like you are lying like your buddy Bart…using military service as a way to prey on peoples’ emotions. you should be ashamed. you are disgusting kidnapping our Veteran status. you offer no proof…thus..you don’t really want to meet…you are a gutless punk, lying coward for all to see…

          • biggin

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          • Sebastian Klay

            get moderated, dumfk???…sure did…had ot copy/past a 14 day old post…..just can’t stop yourself can you BEGGIN’ for bacon strips…beggin for a handout…

          • David

            I would bet my life that you don’t have the balls to give up your address. If you can’t hide behind your computer screen you won’t have the balls. Prove it or just go away and wait for me to find you.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Come on davy. Let’s work together on backing up your big words. I have a failsafe way for us to meet and you can show me just how tough you are. you talk a big story…kinda like another military coward months ago named Bartholomew. he ran away just like you are…hmm..hmm…hey!!…I bet you got kicked out of the military for violating the “do not ask, do not tell rule”….I bet your nickname was “Pin cushion” davy…yep..hey there, Pin Cushion..kinda sounds like bart..

          • David

            Just as I suspected the coward is all talk. I don’t need you to give me your address, I will get it and end your game for good. You can run coward but you can’t hide. If you think anyone here believes you than you are stupider than we think. Troll your days are numbered and I will finish what you started.

          • Sebastian Klay

            All you have to do is back yup your big, bad Marine career. Please tell me all about your career, answer a few question so I know you’re not just the lying sack of crapp I know you are…then…I’ll give you my address….come on, tough guy…tell us all about your big bad military career??…gutless punk..

          • Sebastian Klay

            Come on davy. Let’s work together on backing up your big words. I have a failsafe way for us to meet and you can show me just how tough you are. you talk a big story…kinda like another military coward months ago named Bartholomew. he ran away just like you are…hmm..hmm…hey!!…I bet you got kicked out of the military for violating the “do not ask, do not tell rule”….I bet your nickname was “Pin cushion” davy…yep..hey there, Pin Cushion..kinda sounds like bart..

          • David

            David guest•a few seconds ago

            I can only hope that nobody else gets to him before I do. I want this pleasure all to myself. We really need to get his address. I have a couple of friends in Cali who want me to visit this summer. He won’t screw with anyone else when I get done and the best part will be posting a youtube video of him pleading for his worthless life as I urinate on him. Who knows if I haven’t had a bowel movement I just may give that to him too.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Don’t worry, coward…Pin Cushion…I’ll make sure no one gets to me first….that’s why I’m only talking to you, davy..Coward. I was gonna give you everything you wanted. A chance at a piece of me..I can arrange it all….but…you are a coward and a liar…all you have to do is tell everyone about your military career…you know…the one you are so proud about..you know…the one you use peoples’ emotions towards Vets for..why are you so cowardly about discussing something you are so proud of….do you know how silly you look for all to see??..

          • guest

            I wouldn’t doubt if Sebastian gargles it but you can bet that’s what his wet farts consist of.

          • David

            Hey Guest, how are you today? This scum is running full speed now to get away. He wants to play some bs game that I will have no part of. I can’t wait to get his address and I will make a video for youtube when I get him cornered. It will be one of the best days of my life posting that video of what a coward he is.

          • guest

            David, I’m doing good. Yah I think our “radio star” boy is on meth or something seeing how he’s on here 24/7. I have to laugh because murica tears his a$$ up. Good to know he’s getting in his head. But Sebastian is probably use to it because he has been an oddball outcast his whole life. It’s just a matter of time that someone gives him a rude awakening. Until the situation in this country hits home with him he will continue to think he’s superior. A persons life can change in a blink of an eye. His might be sooner!……… Hang in there.

          • David

            I can only hope that nobody else gets to him before I do. I want this pleasure all to myself. We really need to get his address. I have a couple of friends in Cali who want me to visit this summer. He won’t screw with anyone else when I get done and the best part will be posting a youtube video of him pleading for his worthless life as I urinate on him. Who knows if I haven’t had a bowel movement I just may give that to him too.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Don’t worry…I’ll make sure no ones gets to me before you do…that’s why I’m only talking to you davy…feeling a little uneasy??…not very MArinelike fool…hard time thinking your way out of the paper bag yer in??..Coward. I was gonna give you everything you wanted. A chance at a piece of me..I can arrange it all….but…you are a coward and a liar…all you have to do is tell everyone about your military career…you know…the one you are so proud about..you know…the one you use peoples’ emotions towards Vets for..why are you so cowardly about discussing something you are so proud of….do you know how silly you look for all to see??..

          • David

            How are you today? Let me know if you get this post. It seems that my posts are moderated and not posted today. Thanks.

          • guest

            I had two posts yesterday that weren’t added. But I’m sure they let crackpot post his. If they want to defuse the situation they need to ban Sebastian from these sites. I’m sure everyone would agree.

          • Sebastian Klay

            …what a Gaylord…talking to himself with multiple user names..lying piece of garabge…hypocrite..They were moderate last night.but..today looks okay..That’s what being a dumfk will get you…and a liar…hardee har har har…what a maroon…

          • guest

            Did you have any wet farts since your boyfriend visited you last night. I knew you were a turd burglar!

          • Sebastian Klay

            They were moderate last night…but..today looks okay..That’s what being a dumfk will get you…and a liar…hardee har har har…what a maroon…

          • Sebastian Klay

            Pin Cushion davy….tell us about your military career davy??…come on..

          • Sebastian Klay

            Come on davy…tell us how you got the nickname “Pin Cushion” while in the military…oh…wait…you were never in the military..yer just a cowardly liar

          • David

            This scum is just a loser and a waste of our time on here. I can’t wait to get his address and take him out.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Come on davy. Let’s work together on backing up your big words. I have a failsafe way for us to meet and you can show me just how tough you are. you talk a big story…kinda like another military coward months ago named Bartholomew. he ran away just like you are…hmm..hmm…hey!!…I bet you got kicked out of the military for violating the “do not ask, do not tell rule”….I bet your nickname was “Pin cushion” davy…yep..hey there, Pin Cushion..kinda sounds like bart…..

          • David

            Remember all these nasty words you wrote aout me.

        • David

          For anyone not familiar with Sebastian Klay he is a loser from California who poses here as a few different names, mrmanno, left wing, sebastian klay and even a woman Valerieblanck. If anyone here can help me to obtain his home address it would be appreciated and I will rid us of him. He thinks it is his job to provoke people and insult them while he hides behind the safety of his computer screen. The world has no use for these types of people and anything you can do to help get his address will be of benefit to us all. I promise to post pictures of when I meet him, it won’t be a good day for him I promise.

          • Sebastian Klay

            All you have to do is back yup your big, bad Marine career. Please tell me all about your career, answer a few question so I know you’re not just the lying sack of crapp I know you are…then…I’ll give you my address….come on, tough guy…tell us all about your big bad military career??…gutless punk……

          • David

            I don’t have to do anything but put you in your place and teach you some manners.

          • Sebastian Klay

            You are the one shooting your mouth off as usual….bragging up on your big tough marine history. Looks like you are lying like your buddy Bart…using military service as a way to prey on peoples’ emotions. you should be ashamed. you are disgusting kidnapping our Veteran status. you offer no proof…thus..you don’t really want to meet…you are a gutless punk, lying coward for all to see

          • David

            The little girley man is getting upset now that I have control of your game. I don’t need you or your games. If you were going to put up your address you would have done so but no you only want to play games. Your game is over and when I find you it will only get worse for you. Now cry like the little girley man you are and be sure to say your prayers. I never once boasted about my military career, you just fear Marines. Find one post where I said anything other than I am a former US Marine, you won’t I don’t need to brag. It is too late for you now you can’t even run now. It is just a matter of time and I will track you down like a wounded animal ready to be terminated.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Nice. You are a lying coward. You are disgusting lying about being in the military. Using veteran status taking advantage of peoples’ emotions towards the military. you are truly disgusting for all to see. You are just like the coward bart. well..in fact, you are bart. You are truly just a piece of lying garbage, unemployable and couldn’t beat yer way out of a paper bag…just a disgusting coward….

          • Sebastian Klay

            You are lying about being a Marine…can you not read and comprehend?/…prove it..tell me all about your Marine career??..come on…lets hear about your career…then??..I have a few questions for you about your career….come on, davy…lets hear about your caeer

          • David

            Time for talk is over, now take what you have coming.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Coward. I was gonna give you everything you wanted. A chance at a piece of me..I can arrange it all….but…you are a coward and a liar…all you have to do is tell everyone about your military career…you know…the one you are so proud about..you know…the one you use peoples’ emotions towards Vets for..why are you so cowardly about discussing something you are so proud of….do you know how silly you look for all to see??..

          • David

            You were never goin to give me anything as you are afraid of me. Now your worst nightmare is about to come true. Now we get to see who the coward is and which one of us that is just plain crazy and only has one thing in mind … revenge.

          • David

            I found my old sergeant chevrons just to make sure I get to “show” them to you. Enjoy the ride now that you are in deeper than you can imagine. Get ready for the knock at your door, the first one will be law enforcement. The next knock will be me and you get to figure out in person if I am a former US Marine. Things are not looking too good for you. Call Disgus today and ask all about it.

          • David

            The best part of you ran down your mothers leg.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Nice. You are a lying coward. You are disgusting lying about being in the military. Using veteran status taking advantage of peoples’ emotions towards the military. you are truly disgusting for all to see. You are just like the coward bart. well..in fact, you are bart. You are truly just a piece of lying garbage, unemployable and couldn’t beat yer way out of a paper bag…just a disgusting coward.

          • David

            Now you get to find out who I am, all thanks to your ignorance and Disgus policies. This is now a legal battle and you don’t have a leg to stand on. Thanks for the sporting chance but as it turned out I didn’t need it. Oh thats right … you don’t give sporting chances and I don’t accept them. Hey scum you can always leave the country but in the end I will track you down like the wounded animal I always told you that you were.

          • David

            It will be you that will be ashamed when I post you on youtube pleading for your life like the whimp you are. I don’t expect that you will take what you have coming like a man because there is no part of you that is a man. The Valerieblanck name you use fits you better. You can run but you can’t hide. If you think anyone here sees you as anything less than a loser then you are just kidding yourself. These people can’t wait for me to rid them of you. Keep saying your prayers, but even they won’t stop me from what I am going to do to you. Remember that you started it and I will finish it. Just post your address and let’s get this over with. Remember for me it is always a good day to die, I hope you feel the same way.

          • Sebastian Klay

            You talk in clichés…you don’t even know who’s quotes you are using…Coward. I was gonna give you everything you wanted. A chance at a piece of me..I can arrange it all….but…you are a coward and a liar…all you have to do is tell everyone about your military career…you know…the one you are so proud about..you know…the one you use peoples’ emotions towards Vets for..why are you so cowardly about discussing something you are so proud of….do you know how silly you look for all to see??..

          • David

            I need nothing from you but I will take anytthing I want from you once I get your address. Run along loser and find where I bragged about anything other than teaching you manners. I never brag about being a Marine, the most I do is to state it. You fear Marines and probably your cat too you whimp. Your game has ended everyone knows which one of us for real and it is not you. The youtube video will be the proof these people want.

          • Sebastian Klay

            you are very, very confused person. you must drink too much. Your memory is failing you. I was gonna give you everything you wanted. A chance at a piece of me..I can arrange it all….but…you are a coward and a liar…all you have to do is tell everyone about your military career…you know…the one you are so proud about..you know…the one you use peoples’ emotions towards Vets for..why are you so cowardly about discussing something you are so proud of….do you know how silly you look for all to see??..

          • David

            I can’t wait to have your address which is now definately coming as we are in a legal battle. I bet the rest of these people you have done all the bad you can to will appreciate having your address too. Get the best attorney you can because you will need it but in the end I get what I wanted, your address. Looking forward to meeting you in person. It will be one of the best days of my life and the worst day of yours. I told you right from the start that you couldn’t defeat me. You continued threatening me and now I get to get even. All thanks to your ignorance and Disgus policies. Don’t mess with US Marines.

          • Sebastian Klay

            having trouble posting, davy??

          • David

            I hope you get everything that is coming your way for the harm you have tried to do to others. Stealing my wifes identity proved to be the move I was waiting for. You took the bait hook line and sinker and now the pleasure is all mine of reeling you in. All the while you thought you were so smart and like I said it turned out to be you that was the dumb@ss. Life is funny that way … what comes around, goes around. Now it is your turn to deal with the abuse in the form of the law and then with me personally. I knew I would get even in the end.

          • David

            You will be contacted soon by law officials as this has now become a legal battle that is sure to produce your personal information. I knew in the end that I would get what I want all thanks to your ignorance and the help of Disgus. Enjoy the ride because I sure am going to.

          • David

            Your going down now boy, we are in a legal battle that will expose who you are. Call your friends at Disqus and they will tell you all about it. I will send the guys name who is in charge of this case. It won’t be long now and I will have what I wanted all along. Looks like you are the biggest loser and the damages are coming.

          • David

            Remember the words gutless punk because you will hear them in person from me. What happens after that only I know and all you can do is cry.

          • David

            Cry, cry, cry
            that is all a COWARD can do is CRY.

      • murica-is-f’d

        Hey David, your man fan is on and needs your attention and acknowledgment so he can feel good about his lard im potent self while his wife is getting a facial. Not from a spa but from multiple loads of se men. This is what his place looks like when i leave and he gets home

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    THESE POLITICIANS ARE PATHETIC ….WHAT ABOUT THE 3 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER? THESE FAMILIES, MANY OF WHOM, HAVE FACED FINANCIAL RUIN, OVER THE PASSED SIX MONTHS DUE TO THE INABILITY OF THE TWO POLITICAL PARTIES TO ACT EFFECTIVELY ON THEIR BEHALF. WHEN BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE UKRAINE, THE REPUBLICANS ARE STILL UNCERTAIN WHETHER WE CAN AFFORD TO HELP THESE UNEMPLOYED AMERICAN FAMILIES. HOW CAN THIS BE EVEN POSSIBLE TO BE HAPPENING? IS IT MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO HAVE THESE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES NEEDING TO GO ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND FOOD STAMPS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES INSTEAD? THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATS HAVE BOTH FAILED THESE THREE MILLION FAMILIES MISERABLY. MAYBE THEY JUST DON’T CARE ANYMORE. MAYBE THEY’RE MORE CONCERN WITH THEIR OWN PARTY AGENDA AND PERSONAL ENRICHMENT. THE NEXT ELECTION PROMISES TO BE A TIME FOR TOTAL CHANGE IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. MANY OF THESE POLITICIANS WILL NOT BE IN OFFICE.

    • http://none.com Jack Everett

      Next year congress is going to vote itself a raise!

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    THE THREE MILLION UNEMPLOYEDAMERICANS WILLN OT BE ” INVISABLE” IN THE COMING ELECTIONS, THEY WILL MAKE THEIR DISCONTENT KNOWN AT THE VOTING BOOTHS. WHAT ABOUT THE 3 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER? THESE FAMILIES, MANY OF WHOM, HAVE FACED FINANCIAL RUIN, OVER THE PASSED SIX MONTHS DUE TO THE INABILITY OF THE TWO POLITICAL PARTIES TO ACT EFFECTIVELY ON THEIR BEHALF. WHEN BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE UKRAINE, THE REPUBLICANS ARE STILL UNCERTAIN WHETHER WE CAN AFFORD TO HELP THESE UNEMPLOYED AMERICAN FAMILIES. HOW CAN THIS BE EVEN POSSIBLE TO BE HAPPENING? IS IT MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO HAVE THESE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES NEEDING TO GO ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND FOOD STAMPS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES INSTEAD? THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATS HAVE BOTH FAILED THESE THREE MILLION FAMILIES MISERABLY. MAYBE THEY JUST DON’T CARE ANYMORE. MAYBE THEY’RE MORE CONCERN WITH THEIR OWN PARTY AGENDA AND PERSONAL ENRICHMENT. THE NEXT ELECTION PROMISES TO BE A TIME FOR TOTAL CHANGE IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. MANY OF THESE POLITICIANS WILL NOT BE IN OFFICE.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    IT’S TIME FOR THESE REPUBLICAN SENATORS TO BECOME UNEMPLOYED TOO, AND JOIN THE THREE MILLION OF US WITHOUT JOBS AND BENEFITS.WHAT ABOUT THE 3 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER? THESE FAMILIES, MANY OF WHOM, HAVE FACED FINANCIAL RUIN, OVER THE PASSED SIX MONTHS DUE TO THE INABILITY OF THE TWO POLITICAL PARTIES TO ACT EFFECTIVELY ON THEIR BEHALF. WHEN BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER DOLLARS HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE UKRAINE, THE REPUBLICANS ARE STILL UNCERTAIN WHETHER WE CAN AFFORD TO HELP THESE UNEMPLOYED AMERICAN FAMILIES. HOW CAN THIS BE EVEN POSSIBLE TO BE HAPPENING? IS IT MORE COST EFFECTIVE TO HAVE THESE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES NEEDING TO GO ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND FOOD STAMPS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES INSTEAD? THE REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATS HAVE BOTH FAILED THESE THREE MILLION FAMILIES MISERABLY. MAYBE THEY JUST DON’T CARE ANYMORE. MAYBE THEY’RE MORE CONCERN WITH THEIR OWN PARTY AGENDA AND PERSONAL ENRICHMENT. THE NEXT ELECTION PROMISES TO BE A TIME FOR TOTAL CHANGE IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. MANY OF THESE POLITICIANS WILL NOT BE IN OFFICE.

  • DJMiles

    John Boehner has been willing to pass a unemployment extension since December when Obama told Congress to leave it out of the budget….All he asked was that it’s paid for and includes a job creation measure like H.R 803 (skills act) however every time a jobs bill is going to be passed the Democrats refuse to attach a unemployment extension or allow it to be part of a compromise….A good example is H.R 803 with dozens of house Republicans have wanted for months now to attach to unemployment (see link) tho now that a compromise has been reached to combine Senate’s version WIA and the house’s H.R 803 and fast track the bill to the president the Democrat leaders are against attaching a unemployment extension to the massive jobs bill… http://www.examiner.com/article/house-gop-wants-to-add-job-training-to-pass-unemployment-benefits-extension-bill

    http://www.acteonline.org/ctepolicywatch.post.aspx?id=6362&blogid=2289#.U5t27cnD_qA
    http://www.wowonline.org/blog/category/unemployment-insurance/

    • Chuckawobbly

      Boehner has stated on multiple occasions he has NO INTEREST in any unemployment extension whatsoever; other Republicans have stated measures that you have mentioned here; however, no Republican has put any bill forward ON THE TABLE to be voted on. The Republicans have made their opinion on this quite clear and that is ‘we are throwing you under the bus and we don’t care nor do we care if you vote for us’..end of story.

      • DJMiles

        Not sure where you have been but for the last 6 months Boehner has stated at least 25 times he’s more then willing to allow a vote on extending unemployment….He even went as far as reaching out to Obama to just list what job creation measures would be acceptable to him for the house to attach! This was after 4 1/2 Of Harry Reid refusing to compromise….Fact is their are a lot of house Republicans that feel the same way We all do and that’s allowing a vote on 1 of the 45 house passed jobs bills or creating their own is a very reasonable request and how could we expect John Boehner to risk his position by backing down from that simple demand when no Democrat nor our president has shown any willingness to extend unemployment? Fact is you & I both know that if the Democrats had any intention of getting a unemployment extensive passed they would have not voted for the Republicans $900,000,000,000 farm bill without demanding EUC be restored nor would have Obama signed it! Add to that the fact The Senator Schumer himself stated in a interview with the NY times that the strategy is not to pass any pocketbook issues but to force Republicans to have no choice but to oppose them…He goes to discuss how he meets regularly with Obama to time the votes with campaign style trips by President Obama! White house aids say Obama is not interested in compromising on any of the issues that’s not the point!

        • DJMiles
        • Chuckawobbly

          I have been following it and over the last few months he has stated that he will reject the bill that already flopped over and died last month. Yeah, he will vote NOT to extend unemployment. The Republicans have NOT presented a bill to be passed on unemployment extensions. They have done everything in their power to veto and have yet to come up with their own bill. If Boehner is willing to vote up for an extension, then why haven’t the Republicans come up with their own bill? They’ve not. They keep vetoing the bills that come up. They vetoed them last year and they continue to veto them or allow them to just die on the table as they did last monthy. As I said before, the Republicans DO NOT WANT an extension and if they wanted one, they would have come up with their own and they’ve not.

  • Guest

    xcxc

  • kiontra

    I feel like they should take two minutes, pass the current bill, just to allow people to get caught up on life, and get a little ahead, then decide where to go from there. While they are playing games and vacationing, people are in dire need! Just keep your heads up and faith in god! He has the final vote!!

    • Me

      Unfortunately they have ALREADY decided where to go — and its not in the direction of extended unemployment benefits… In WASH DC this is completely DEAD.

      • kiontra

        Yes im sure it is.

  • barrnone

    “The sad fact is the unemployed aren’t seen,” said Bill Samuel, director
    of government affairs for the AFL-CIO. “You’re asking people who have
    been unemployed for months to attend press conferences and rallies, but
    they have other priorities now. They’re trying to survive.”

    That is the problem. They have kept this out of the news so people don’t know what is going on. As long as they get away with it the people they are suppose to serve will be left out called ‘lazy’ reduced to poverty.

    The media is not reporting on 4 million unemployed people having their
    unemployment benefits cut, being describe as ‘lazy’ and Congress
    refusing to act.

    That’s why I created a petition to CNN News Headquarters, which says:

    “The media is not reporting on what is happening to unemployed people in America.”

    Will you sign my petition? Click here to add your name:

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/force-the-media-to-do?source=c.fwd&r_by=10184902

    if we get this story on the news EUC will be renewed in a month
    Thanks!

    • Frank

      barrnone – Your petition is the most I have seen. Unlike the government petitions we don’t need 100,000 votes to get CNN to pay attention to us. It is important that we can get as many signatures as possible on the petition. CNN is not going to like putting our story in the news but a petition may force them not to ignore it. Very easy to sign and takes only a second. DO IT!!! Stop talking and take action!

      • barrnone

        Agree we just need a thousand or two and I will deliver the petition to CNN personally and demand they report this story. When they do it will cause a domino effect. College grads can’t find jobs, older workers being forced out of their jobs, poverty among native Americans etc. We just need people to sign the petition as soon as possible.

    • Me

      You realize that NO media is going to put anything about Unemployment anywhere — that would mean that what the Whitehouse is saying about lower unemployment and the economy getting stronger may not be true. If you have the time and it makes you feel better – then do it — but please don’t expect any results… if you took the time to read the article you would realize that no one is coming to your rescue – ever.

  • FedUpInNJ

    Invisible? Nope, I’m right here. I am relentless about emailing my representatives, calling them every day, yes every single day to remind them I’m here. I fax them my resume. I tweet them. They simply REFUSE to see us! Its disgusting.

    • Me

      You do realize that some college intern in your congressman’s office is about as far as you are getting. If you have the time and it makes you feel better – then do it — but please don’t expect any results… if you took the time to read the article you would realize that no one is coming to your rescue – ever.

  • Hearin in da Boro of NYC

    “Unemployment is associated with psychological problems like depression
    and anxiety and can also contribute to reduced life expectancy” I’m looking forward to a “reduced life expectancy” as a Catholic Christian, I know what lies ahead for me and my family. I guarantee you all of the politicians wearing their crocodile tears during Thanksgiving and Christmas speeches stating we need to do something for those out of work before leaving for their family fun… Then grandstanded all winter long under the lights with microphones and reporters listening to them say again we need to do something for those out of work… Everyone says it’s the other side preventing passage of the bill. April had some light to it (four months after the December, We Need To Do Something For Those Out Of Work show.) Oh it’s the red’s, no its the blue’s fault. I guarantee door number three, the red hot one is the door waiting to open to accept each and every DC legislature member who refused to make the lives of us a little more bearable since our funding ended with the arrival of the New Year and the 26th week of benefits. Those living life selfishly, serving themselves and their rich friends while forgetting the POOR and the definition fits family needing unemployment benefits to survive as poor, will one day ask for a drop of water. Luke 16:24 tells what will be in in their gourmet future.

  • DJMiles

    Democrats 2014 campaign strategy force Republicans to have no choice but to oppose all pocketbook issues! Senator schumer Says I meet regularly with the white house to time the votes with Obama’s campaign style trips! White house aids say Obama has no interest in compromising on any of the issues “that’s not the point” Democrats say by bringing approximately 10 bills to the floor that affect people’s pocketbooks will take pressure of them on unfavorable issues like Obama care and paint a picture that Republicans are against the middle class! Schumer goes to explain the goal is not to allow any of these bills to be passed! http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/us/politics/democrats-as-part-of-midterm-strategy-to-schedule-votes-on-pocketbook-issues.html?referrer=

  • barrnone

    Boehner is not a King he just acts like one because people are followers, act like a king and be treated like one. Really he is a weak leader who has turned his back on his country. If Va can kick out Cantor, Ohio will kick out Boehner, we just need to get the story reported and get these benefits restored.

  • Shizue Leigh Hicks

    Has anyone stopped to ask why were the Unemployment Extended Benefits cut off in the first place? The reason? And, by whom? Actually, we know by whom. JOHN BOEHNER. What was the reason he gave 5 months ago?

    The reason has been lost. The only thing I can remember over these past 5 months is that week after week, JOHN BOEHNER has been the ONLY ONE blocking the UI Extension reinstatement for 3.5 million voters.

    We’ve heard nothing but excuses from BOEHNER who knows how to play political “blame games.” 3.5 million human beings and their families. Do these lives mean nothing to this red-faced, alcoholic buffoon?

    This man is two steps away from the Presidency of the United States. I am both frightened and ashamed.

    • http://none.com Jack Everett

      Imagine Bohener in the white house with a foreign policy, his answer to everything would be NO!

      • Shizue Leigh Hicks

        It would be “no” unless there was something in it for him. JOHN
        BOEHNER’s base salary for 2013 (his website) was $223,500. JOHN
        BOEHNER’s “take-home” for 2013 was in excess of $900,000.

        We, the long-term unemployed, are insignificant, just collateral
        damage. The big problem is that we, the 3.5 MILLION OF US are too
        widely dispersed over 50 states.

        Check out his 2010 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl where BOEHNER cries. When Lesley Stahl asks “Why are you crying?”

        BOEHNER goes on about how much he loves this country and is thinking about all the young people just starting out in life and on and on.

        Does BOEHNER take any time-out crying over the people he’s made homeless, hungry or caused to commit suicide? NO WAY!

        This “frat boy” is all tanning beds and “What can you do for me?” Unfortunately, the long-term unemployed can’t give this thug anything that will enrich his bank account.

        2013 base salary = $223,500. 2013 take-home = $900,000 PLUS.

  • Juvon Johnson

    Jack Everett I’m very well informed. Joe Boneher is only concerned by the pipeline. He wants job creation attached to the bill by Obama. Joe bonher is a puppet for the Koch brothers. He does nt care bout the american working class. What I Obama to do is sit down. Talk to Boenher. Tell him to stop the madness now. You’re killing the working class!

  • Juvon Johnson

    All joe boehner wants is the pipeline.

    • erick

      Join the boycott on Koch industries. See http://www.boycottkochbrothers.com

      • http://none.com Jack Everett

        Great link. I never buy anything that is tied to Koch industries.

  • Sebastian Klay

    Yaaawwwnn….sttrreetccch……wow..I just flushed a good one…it sounded like EUC funding going to Iraq. no..it was the sound of the long term unemployed plight being further removed from the headlines. yep…see you at the river!!..2 tips:..1).the long term unemployed are such a small, small, tiny, tiny proportion of the electorate that you no longer count. 2) Statistically speaking, the long term unemployed are simply just the pig in the python that will pass and be long forgotten soon…oops…who are you people again?/..that was soon..Move along,…you are holding back the rest of us by piling up massive debts at the State level

    • murica-is-f’d

      Open mouth wide, streeeetch it open a little more. Yeaaah, take this fat pen is in your mouth. Oh, you didn’t know? Thats what i tell your wife when you are on here with your ignorant lard as*.

      • libbey2

        Sebastian Klay, Articulate and Clean, He’s Articulate and Clean etc. etc.. provokes and/or always has something flip to say to everyone but you murica-is-f’d…..hmmm :)

        • murica-is-f’d

          He adds nothing to the conversation. He just babbles on and puts other people down who are already down. I just do the same thing, babble on about stuff unrelated to him. He loves it lol

          • libbey2

            Well, I gotta admit that your responses really crack me up so thank you! lol

          • murica-is-f’d

            Lol you are welcome. I know how hard its been to be unemployed so anything to brighten ones day makes me happy!!

    • murica-is-f’d

      Your wife is the pig on my python, getting massive nuts on her face.

  • Sebastian Klay

    Obama is failing you all. he could with one stroke of his pen, fund EUC and extend..it would increase the Federal deficit..not the States…but..that’s the only way to use the National emergency powers…I’d explain more but the intellectual make up of the crowd here is about the size of a small red potato…..the point is Obama does not think there is a national emergency…thus..there is not an unemployment problem..Obama says so by his behavior.

    • murica-is-f’d

      Your wife is stroking my pen is. She also loves my large white potato sack in her mouth. Yeah, stay on here while i satisfy your chubby insignificant other.

  • Sebastian Klay

    Plus…Obama likes that dropping TUR you all have created for him . they want to use you..I mean the lower TUR this Fall…so…the unemployed are still useful to Obama politically…just on the other end of the spectrum….you have created a wonderfully dropping TUR and helping his ACA agenda…move along, children…you still have a purpose to your Lying King

    • murica-is-f’d

      Oh yeah, your mom sucks it better than your wife. She does have more experience though. Stay on here while i pin her ankles to her wrist and give her glorious pleasure and i get your cash while i hit your wifes a*s.

  • satoshi n.

    cbs nightly news said $25 billion was spent to “”Train Iraq”" military/police. and u.s. war machines were left behind for their use only a king could authorize $25 billion to train iraqies

    The United States spent about $25 billion to train and equip Iraq’s security forces and provide installations for these forces from the start of the war until September 2012, according to a report by the special inspector general on Iraq.

    By ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL R. GORDONJUNE 12, 2014

    new York times
    u.e. is never happening too many are silent.

  • David

    Boehner should be publically executed for crimes against the people and for the damage he has done to our economy. He only has the Koch brothers best interest in mind no matter how it affects the people.

    • Sebastian Klay

      Are you ready for a little game, davy??

      • murica-is-f’d

        Play games with your wife instead, and maybe she would not pay me to devastate her vaj jay jay

    • Sebastian Klay

      davvy?…

    • Sebastian Klay

      davy?…now??..you’re not being a coward are you??…lets chat about your big, big marine, military career….

      • murica-is-f’d

        Hey David, your man fan is on and needs your attention and acknowledgment so he can feel good about his lard im potent self while his wife is getting a facial. Not from a spa but from multiple loads of se men. This is what his place looks like when he gets home.

  • Sebastian Klay

    I love having control over another’s behavior. Where’s David??..I have a proposition for him

    • murica-is-f’d

      NAILING your wifes booooty!!! So much fun. So much money.

    • murica-is-f’d

      Wow, no surprised your’e proposition David, your’e always on his nuts

  • Sebastian Klay

    oh, davy….come out and play. where’s my big, tough ex-Marine??….Come on, davy…lets play a little game. Davvvvy…come…out…and..plaaaayyyy….

    • murica-is-f’d

      Thats funny, your wife tells me lets play a big game, Dick….come out and Plaaayaaaa. Then its boom shakka boom boom until she passes out.

  • Juvon Johnson

    Sear yes we must vote them out! Like Eric cantor

  • John Boehner PIG

    JOHN BOEHNER, because you choose not to act, this is the death spiral over 3 million long term unemployed, and millions of their family members are caught in:
    1) tapped out savings
    2) maxed out credit cards
    3) unable to pay bills
    4) critical utilities shut off
    5) vehicles repo’d
    6) eviction, homelessness
    7) once good credit is ruined, making it impossible to re-employ
    8) bankruptcy
    9) marital strain & divorce
    10) desperation, resentment. hate, suicide

    We the people will never forgive or forget what you are doing to the MILLIONS of suffering Americans. ONLY YOU CAN STOP THE SUFFERING! THE BLOOD IS SOLELY ON YOUR HANDS JOHN BOEHNER. LISTEN TO THOSE YOU SERVE, ALLOW A VOTE OR STEP ASIDE NOW!

  • granny9

    They are sending money everywhere else but not helping all the American persons who need it.
    So please help ones that need the money to get by.

  • Sebastian Klay

    Some poster should have listened to kaisa and Rachel and just ignore certain other posters.. I loved kasia and Rachel’s exchange with the poster… their exchange..”but..but..but..you’re addressing the wrong person”…hardee har har har…the proper application of deleting messages can make one stand out all alone for others to see…

    • murica-is-f’d

      YOU shoud listen to your wife, when she moans on my love rod. Its hot. Im like Tone Loc, because i get paid to do the wild thang, by your wife.

    • guest

      Some people have no idea who the real trouble maker is. They know now! So they can join us in kicking your butt…butt…butt all over these sites. Your narcissistic personality disorder fits right in with the republican GOP point of view. You’re right at home!……. Ignore that, errand boy!

    • guest

      You delete because “you” are a coward!

  • David

    For anyone not familiar with Sebastian Klay he is a loser from California who poses here as a few different names, mrmanno, left wing, sebastian klay and even a woman Valerieblanck. If anyone here can help me to obtain his home address it would be appreciated and I will rid us of him. He thinks it is his job to provoke people and insult them while he hides behind the safety of his computer screen. The world has no use for these types of people and anything you can do to help get his address will be of benefit to us all. I promise to post pictures of when I meet him, it won’t be a good day for him I promise.

    • Sebastian Klay

      david…why do you respond to me directly??..after all, you threw down some serious challenges and I want to make them come true for you….after all..you are a big, tough Marine, aren’t you davy. I have a proposition for you ..one where we can meet…would you like to put your money where your mouth is??..lets meet, davy…and..you can show me just what a big, mmean exMarine you are??..or??..are you a gutless punk??…..

    • Sebastian Klay

      Nobody is listening to you davy….they see…they know…davy??..you are alone…I’m getting a sense you are a liar, coward and a punk….traits not becoming of a big, tough ex-MArine. you are a proven liar and now a proven coward. davy…part of my proposition IS you having my address…care to put your money where your mouth is for ALL TO SEE…I’ll enoy following you davy…I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU MY ADDRESS, DAVY>…you dream will come true…

      • murica-is-f’d

        I can give you his address to David, his wife and i chill there and get sweaty all day doing the huckabuck and donkeystyle. Just wait until we are done before you go kick his loser self

    • Sebastian Klay

      davy…we’re all waiting and watching for any sign you want to back up your big mouth, child??…don’t tell me you are gonna run and hide like Bartholomew??..he was such a little punk-girl too…man…two people bragging p on their military careers yet they run and hide when questioned…makes me think you are a coward and a punk like BArt??…well…are ya davy??

      • murica-is-f’d

        Your wife thanks you for the time and money you put in on these forums. It gives her more time to skeet skeet skeet all over my meat meat meat!

  • satoshi n.

    Whoever hits 26.1 weeks, and does not have a job, lowers the “official” u.e. rate and stock wealth rises.
    Extension will never happen in the next 2 years, and the Media/gvt, does not care nor anyone else. In less than 26.1 weeks, 10.1 million receiving benefits, some will understand firsthand the meaning of L.T.U.E. Hateful people will trample on the poor. Elite hoarding money has a multiplier effect.
    Gvt. profited last year $42.3 billion last year off student’s, student loans media puts a finger in mouth says that is o.k..

    /// Also just ignore haters and go do something worthwhile.

  • David

    For anyone not familiar with Sebastian Klay he is a total loser who uses multiple user names such as left wing, mrmanno and even Valerirblanck … this loser poses as a woman too. He hurls insults at others while hiding behind the safety of his computer screen. All I need is his address and this will be stopped immediately. If anyone can help me obtain his address it would be greatly appreciated. Nobody needs a loser coming in here to kick good people who are down on their luck. He has issues he is not dealing with and chooses to bring others down instead. Please help get his address any way you can, we will all benefit from it when he no longer comes here for his amusement.

    • Sebastian Klay

      david…why do you respond to me directly??..after all, you threw down some serious challenges and I want to make them come true for you….after all..you are a big, tough Marine, aren’t you davy. I have a proposition for you ..one where we can meet…would you like to put your money where your mouth is??..lets meet, davy…and..you can show me just what a big, mmean exMarine you are??..or??..are you a gutless punk??..

    • Sebastian Klay

      davy…we’re all waiting and watching for any sign you want to back up your big mouth, child??…don’t tell me you are gonna run and hide like Bartholomew??..he was such a little punk-girl too…man…two people bragging p on their military careers yet they run and hide when questioned…makes me think you are a coward and a punk like BArt??…well…are ya davy??/

      • guest

        Heard you got fired from your job at the sperm bank for drinking on the job!……..Bad errand boy troll!

    • murica-is-f’d

      He’s mad because i made his wifes mouth a sperm bank

  • David

    CALL BOEHNER’S OFFICE AND TELL HIM WHAT A SCUM HE IS

    Washington, D.C. Office

    Address: 1011 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515

    Phone: (202) 225-6205 Fax: (202) 225-0704

    TELL HIM HE WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE AND NOT THE KOCH BROTHERS

    • Sebastian Klay

      Come on davy??…you don’t wanna meet and stand up for yourself??…you remind me of Lois lerner…shoot yer mouth off and then not back your words up.. Lois and you are both confirmed liars and cowards. great crowd you run with davy…….

      • murica-is-f’d

        What a coincidence!! I shoot my sperm at your moms mouth after i turned her backwards and pounded her vag walls!!

      • David

        YOU ARE A PIECEOFSHIT

  • Sebastian Klay

    Did I ever tell you folks how much I enjoy manipulating unemployed losers???…they can’t help themselves from responding!!

  • Frank

    It may take awhile, but the same fate that befelled Eric Cantor awaits John Boehner. Both are so heavily tied to Financial Corporations and the rich as was exposed in the campaign by David Brat during his trouncing of Cantor. The overwhelming majority of Cantor’s contributions came from financial corporations and groups headed by the rich. And, it is these same groups who have a stranglehold on Boehner and who have him in their pocket and have forbidden Boehner from allowing a vote in the House on the Unemployment extension. This is someone you would call Speaker Of The House? I think Puppet On A String would be more appropriate.

    • http://none.com Jack Everett

      We need a clean sweep of both parties in congress. We still have a chance to save our republic is we stop voting for money instead of leadership.

      • Frank

        Actually, it is politicians, particular Republicans, who use their votes for money. As a very large community the voters would nearly always opt for and vote for leadership.

  • Jon Johnston

    Per Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution, Congress alone has the power to borrow money on the credit of the United States.

    • erick

      FDR used Article 1 Section 8 to fund his new deal programs in the 1930′s, thereby putting millions of Americans to work. Bush used Article 1 Section 8 to bail out the wall street banks that caused the economic catastrophe. Much can be learned from the 1930′s

  • lady j

    Don’t give up!! Don’t listen to negativity.The shift has started slowly but surely.They who have turned there backs ,will be exposed,loss,unemployed in the turnaround. You may not become rich from money. Seek your treasures from Gods words. Be righteous,caring,helpful and loving..

    • erick

      Work hard and be frugal. After you die from overwork and malnutrition you will receive your reward in the next life.

  • Hetero Lingo

    In this video, we find the least popular Congressional leader – Harry Reid – callously brushing off the serious concerns of DC Mayor Vincent Gray: http://youtu.be/p0ZDyH020gA?t=20s

  • jerry
    • guest

      Incredible film that gets to the root of the problem in this country. You got to watch it……KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED. Amend our constitution to restore power to the people for Government of many, not of money! Thanks Jerry.

  • Frank

    Please do not feed the trolls. Their primary goal is to detract and distract from this board and disrupt and degrade the focus of our goals. Responding to these paid trolls are helping them to accomplish their goals. Everyone here already knows they are jerks. Don’t help them by responding to their nonsense. THANKS

    • satoshi n.

      dAVE IS A TROLL

  • Sulawesi333

    3 Million is the figure of Americans unemployed. The Republican party-favors the rich…they want us to work for the rich. They have become royalty-they call the shots….So shameful that the richest country in the world treats their hard working tax payers like RUBBISH. We are not LAZY…we lost our jobs through no fault of our own. Shame on you John B, Shame on you-every tear that drops from an American family just holding on to life is on your head and you miserable party-could you not at the very least put that Bill to a vote? Why ?

    • satoshi n.

      S. in may the labor dept said it was 3.5 million unemployed L.T.

  • guest

    Watch!……….KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED: 2014

  • disqus_72aemgCM02

    I was laid off by CQ Roll Call almost two years ago after being induced by them to move to D.C. to take an important job with them. Am still unemployed.

  • satoshi n.

    KOCH BROTHERS purchased several $100,000.00 bottles of wine. Koches found out that they were wine made in a kitchen made to look like the high priced wine and spent $25 million dollars prosecuting the people who sold them the wine.

  • John Boehner PIG

    JOHN BOEHNER, because you choose not to act, this is the downward spiral over 3 million long term unemployed, and millions of their family members are experiencing in:

    1) tapped out savings
    2) maxed out credit cards
    3) unable to pay bills
    4) critical utilities shut off
    5) vehicles repo’d
    6) eviction, homelessness
    7) once good credit is ruined, making
    it impossible to re-employ
    8) bankruptcy
    9) marital strain & divorce
    10) desperation, resentment, hate, suicide

    We the people will never forgive or forget what you are doing to the MILLIONS of suffering Americans. ONLY YOU CAN STOP THE SUFFERING! THE BLOOD IS SOLELY ON YOUR HANDS JOHN BOEHNER. LISTEN TO
    THOSE YOU SERVE, ALLOW A VOTE OR STEP DOWN NOW!

  • Me

    Obviously you are mistaken – just before President Obama left for Palm Springs for a week long vacation, he said that the economy was rebounding, that unemployment was down, and that he was putting America back to work .. obviously you must not be looking hard enough for work — either that – or the President is wrong. Fact is that there is NO way that they are going to pass any extended unemployment anything since that would be admitting that unemployment is NOT where the Whitehouse says it is…

    • satoshi n.

      me, wall street wealth depends on the perception that u.e. is low,not the the reality. If you are not receiving an unemployment check you are not counted in the u.e. rate so the more people they can shove off the rolls the lower the stated rate is. For instance if you lower the weeks to 16 instead of 26 your u.e rate lowers,like i think it was flo rida.

  • jerry

    Funny how your site allows trolls to say whatever they want to say such as (Sabastian Klay )that is very offensive and insensitive to the people here. And they say things that have absolutely nothing to do with topics at hand. Their comments should be deleted, NOT the TRUTH. And what about this video below attacking Harry Reid. Why not delete it. Unless of course your leaning to the right.

  • barrnone

    “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will
    continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

    Frederick Douglass

    That’s why I created a petition to CNN News Headquarters, which says:

    “The media is not reporting on what is happening to unemployed people in America.”

    Will you sign my petition? Click here to add your name:

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/force-the-media-to-do?source=c.fwd&r_by=10184902

    If we create power and take EUC out of politicians hands it will be renewed. That might be the only way it gets renewed.

    Thanks!

  • hopeless in GA

    This situation is making me ill. I have been unemployed since nov. I severed my acl in oct and was on a leave of absence when my employer laid me off. my unemployment ended in march… Im still barely walking. I can afford insurance and Medicaid doesn’t pay for rehab for my leg. unemployment says no… disability says wait a year… this situation has me seriously depressed…. in the mean time just got a eviction notice…. Im young 37 I have worked since I was 14….
    My husband is working two 9.00 per hour jobs…. I don’t feel like the government cares about the unemployed… Im not trying to milk the system or get over. Because my husband works and we have two kids at home we make to much money for food stamps or any cash assistance….

    • Frank

      About fifteen years ago I also ruptured my ACL at work. The company closed about three weeks after my injury. My doctor kept telling me I could go back to work even though I couldn’t walk. I kept telling him that the job was gone and I can’t get a job if I can’t walk. Lucky it was my left leg so I could still drive. I remember going to a job interview still limping and the girl behind the desk thought it was funny. Long recovery and it still isn’t 100% even after fifteen years. It is a shame that it is so difficult to find work that you can support a family on. In fact it wasn’t so easy even when I had a job. Good luck to you.

  • Sebastian Klay

    wow…looks like EUC being dead is finally accepted….crickets out there..nothing but crickets..

    • guest

      That sound is your audience!

      • Sebastian Klay

        One would think with your veteran status from desert Storm and 16 years in the military, you would recognize basic military coding. My name and address are in a few of my posts. Dumbfk. Please, do tell us all about your desert Storm escapades and your 16 year military career…and..then tell me what my address is….what a schmuck…what a maroon..what a lying piece of garbage..

        • guest

          I’d like for you to come to Indy so I can show you my DD214 personally. Then you can tell me about your Air Force career as a Lt. Colonel. Cough…bullsh!t….cough! You will only need to purchase a one way ticket.

          • Sebastian Klay

            Well..perfect..I used to UW VA Home Loan Applications. I’m very familiar with the DD214. You can provide lots of information here that won’t jeopardize your anonymity. Please provide:
            1) Date and place of entry into active duty (include multiple COMBAT DUTY STATIONS, if applicable)
            2)Date and place of release from active duty
            3)Last duty assignment and rank
            4)Military job specialty
            5)Military education
            6)Total creditable service
            7)Total prior active service
            8)Total prior inactive service
            9)Foreign service credited

            

          • guest

            It’s all spelled out there so come check it out. Now you say you were into Real Estate. What happened to your Air Force Career? Elaborate! You seem to have a vast knowledge of so many things……NOT!

          • Sebastian Klay

            Hardee HAr HAr HAr…you are again a proven liar and piece of garbage…you can’t provide one bit of information proving a 16 year military career, Bart??…I meant davy…I meant guest…You are disgusting at your continued attempts hijacking Veteran status for your own agenda of taking advantage of peoples’ emotions towards the military..absolutely disgusting!!…you are a fool FOR ALL TO SEE…you are embarrassing yourself

          • guest

            You have a bad case of diarrhea of the mouth. Your slanders and slurs mean nothing to me and anyone else, for they have nothing to do with the topic being discussed. So p!ss off troll!

          • Sebastian Klay

            “diarrhea of the mouth”??…hardee har har har…based on your posts using other usernames like “murica”, you have a fascination with the anus..you crack me up little buddy!…you are the blogosphere’s MOST slanderous and user of slurs!!…the crapp that you post under David, Murica and even Guest is a joke….you are one lying piece of rotted garbage.. Your whole life is a lie…you carry on conversations with yourself…patting yourself on the back…

          • guest

            Good thing for you Beltway Insiders didn’t approve my comment. Oh well!

          • Sebastian Klay

            They moderate slurs and slander…thank you for admitting you are slanderous and king of the slurs…thank you..you just proved my point above with your own words….you walked right into one dumfk…you get dumber every username you come up with….were you born this stupid or did you work on it your whole life??..

          • guest

            You can bet that any comment made to you…..you deserve. Say what you will because everyone knows how evil you are. That’s OK, you have to live with yourself. If you call that living. By the way, does the call center where you work know that you sit and do this all day?

          • Sebastian Klay

            Now?? about this big military career of yours…you know..the 16 years, Desert storm veteran status you write of??..can you provide any proof?..or..are you just another lying piece of garabge stealing Veteran status for your own insecurities??..man…it must suck being you…you are just a pitiful person..can you even tell the truth for once in your life??.

          • guest

            My DD214 is here for you to see. Tell me about your USAF commission.

          • guest

            Problems typing?

          • Sebastian Klay

            your post above is further proof you keep talking to yourself…you just keep posting to yourself…what a dumfk…you keep walking headlong right into yourself.. no wonder you are unemployable. you can’t get out of your own way and can’t think your way out of the paper bag you keep putting yourself into..

          • Sebastian Klay

            We’ve been through this. You are not learning. Just provide the answers to the questions in earlier post above. no one can identify you with just this info….its just copying info off your DD214…do you really want to meet david?? I meant guest??..just answer those questions and all your dreams will come true..I’d love slitting your throat…

          • guest

            Only a errand boy troll would bring a knife to a gun fight.

          • Sebastian Klay

            did you get another phone call?..trouble posting??….jeez….couldn’t even wait 5 minutes after my post….I own you again, Bartholomew…I meant Derek…I meant Mark…I meant David…I meant Murica…I meant mr mano…

          • Sebastian Klay

            more trouble posting???

          • guest

            Nope, took a phone call. I have a life fool!

          • Sebastian Klay

            Sure you do…so??…a phone call is a life??..man…that’s your definition??…..probably calling in your lying work search history to your State UE dept..beggin’ for any handout….what a schmuck…Lying is a part of your life for all to see…

          • guest

            Same stupidity, different day!

  • EUC

    There are Millions and Millions of long term unemployed. Be heard! spread this video around, it timelines the failures of both parties, causing the long term unemployed to suffer.

    Unemployment Extension 2014 from UnemploymentExtension on Vimeo.

  • Gar

    Good article for a change. I would like to see some action though. There’s been too much talk and delays.

  • Jack Ryan

    Typical fear-mongering from our resident Bolshevik ideologue: http://tinyurl.com/k6xabqb

  • Sebastian Klay

    Other posts to me by other bloggers has EVERYTHING to do with you..they are you…your whole life is a pitiful, embarrassing lie. You’ve been kicked around your whole life and you keep letting it happen to you. You are exactly where you are supposed to be.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    The government asks for our sons and daughters to send to war, but fails to provide for them when the war is over. They freely will spend billions of dollars for foreign aid, but not pass an unemployment bill, for the three million unemployed families, who have been without benefits, since late last December. For the past six months, the republican senate has held the extension bill “hostage” in the senate, for political leverage, and party politics. While millions of unemployed families continue falling into financial ruin, losing all that they had worked for, over many years. These republicans have shown a total lack of human compassion, and common decency, towards these unfortunate families. Instead of trying to help them, they chose to arrogantly label them as “lazy”, and decided to ignore their pleas for help. Both political parties have utterly failed these people.

  • NJ

    No extensions due to some rich politician wanting to get the unemployed “off the couch” and look for a job – what jobs are out there? Minimum wage jobs that don’t support a family or pay a mortgage – lets see the politicians live off minimum wage and see how fast they go into foreclosure. This is a disgrace! Pay the benefits to the people who lost their jobs to lay off to not fault of their own and who have worked all of their lives. Weed out the “couch layers” who don’t want to work. Prevent homelessness, hunger, stress in the American households – stop sending money to other countries~

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