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August 22, 2014

No Action on Unemployment Extension as Senate Leaves Town

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Reed’s efforts to revive an unemployment extension in 2014 have failed so far. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

None of the long-shot scenarios for additional Senate action on an unemployment extension materialized before the Senate skipped town for another recess Thursday.

The Senate will not return until June 2 — more than five months after Congress allowed the benefits to expire. Democrats and President Barack Obama agreed to a budget deal that left the benefits on the cutting room floor shortly before they expired, and have been pushing unsuccessfully ever since to revive them.

House Republican leaders have no plans to take up the Senate-passed unemployment benefits extension and only a handful of them are calling for restoring the benefits. Obama has yet to make a personal appeal to Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and is apparently uninterested in the type of hardball horse-trading (video) it would likely take to resurrect the issue.

Democrats, unions and administration officials such as Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez continue to tweet their support for reviving the emergency unemployment benefits, and lawmakers occasionally make speeches on the House and Senate floors, but they have little leverage at this point over Boehner.

Still, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., told CQ Roll Call earlier this week that he hasn’t given up, suggesting that a highway bill might be a possible target for an unemployment extension bill and noting that advocates are considering dropping retroactive benefits in a bid to get more Republican support.

It will likely be months before a highway bill will reach the president’s desk, even if Reed’s longshot bid succeeds. Other bills, like a tax cut bill now ensnared in a dispute over amendments, also aren’t moving quickly. And neither Democrats nor the president have demanded that unemployment be added to the bills that are moving quickly — like a bipartisan job training overhaul announced this week.

It’s part of a pattern going back to last year. In addition to the budget, Obama signed an omnibus spending bill, a farm bill, and is about to sign a water bill all without unemployment benefits attached.

In the meantime the number of long-term unemployed who have been cut off since the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is nearing 3 million.

  • Brian

    I hope they all have a great holiday weekend filled with something aside from selling off the last of their belongings and packing up the rest for storage as they prepare their families for eviction. Thanks to all involved with the exception of Heller and Reed, the only two who seem to care enough to fight.

    • Nemesis4Life

      I agree! However, I can’t afford storage, so all of mine is getting thrown out in the garbage and I have to move back in with my parents!

      • Lila Ryan

        At least you have parents. I’ll be in my car.

        • honeyc

          you could stay with me im in fl

          • Lila Ryan

            Thank you! I appreciate that!

          • honeyc

            near dunedin and im really not a tin hat foil wearer as my posts would lead you to believe, i just see things different…actually people do need to start banding together to get through this…it is just hard to know who you can trust, obviously

          • TxLoKiTa

            So true, you don’t know who to trust anymore. So sad. Good luck.

        • Nemesis4Life

          Yes, thankfully. I almost ended up there myself. I was trying to fight to stay where I have made a life for myself and my kid. It’s just horrible and no one who can do something to help cares…

          • Daniel

            I guess you have to live in a foreign country to get any help from the US Senate and House. Didn’t they give Ukraine 40 Billion in aid? I know they wanted to. This bill which was paid for only cost half that. WTF?

          • j reynolds

            How many breaks do they get. Two weeks at Easter now a week and a half break. I have said this before and I will say it again. They do not care about us until election time.

    • Daniel

      No Reed could have done something else. He refused to bend at all. It’s to good of a campaign issue.

      • Brian

        I think you have Reid confused with Reed. Speaker Reid definitely could have allowed republican amendments. I agree with you on that. If I missed that Reed did something egregious as well, please do tell.

    • Dialina Blackhat

      I know that damn Boehner does not care about you unless you are rich. He don’t care about what anyone is going thru right now. I am on pins & needles already lost the place I lived when I lost my job due to Boehner’s stupid shutdown, now I am wondering how I am going to pay for my car & insurance & rent where I am staying. This is horrible & I know I am not alone. We need to find a way to get him impeached he is such a heartless jerk as long as he can oppose the democrats he will do it & hurt millions of people doing it. He is a creep.

  • DJMiles

    I will never vote for a Democrat ever again…It would have been so much better if they just told everyone in November that they were ending the program rather then use the issue for political gain! Hopefully by November enough people begin to understand that if they wanted to pass a unemployment extension (after leaving it out of budget) theirs been several opportunities like the Republicans $900,000,000,000 farm bill,Doc fix,Omnibus etc. All were must pass legislation and did pass and they could have attached EUC to anyone of those.Also Obama is just as much to blame he signs every bill and easily could have demanded unemployment be extended first.

    • Nemesis4Life

      That’s what I’ve been saying this whole time! The Democrats want it as much as the Republicans. Hope they enjoy their vacations while we all end up on the street. I can’t believe they are all applauding the unemployment rate dropping. It’s dropping because companies have no one else they can let go! As well as, we are no longer counted on their statistics.

      • DJMiles

        The unemployment rate is dropping because the 3 million people who were cut from EUC are no longer being tracked since states stopped EUC applications on Jan 2nd and nearly all states are no longer allowing those that were already on EUC to continue to file bi weekly claims…They gave no idea who found work and who’s still looking!

        • Nemesis4Life

          It’s so sad really! I just give up. I wish I could afford to go to Washington D.C. and camp out on the steps and protest. They have made it so we can’t. They did this on purpose to stop an uprising…all lies!

          • DJMiles

            I could get to D.C but what good would it do…Maybe if back in December everyone knew what the Democrats were abruptly cutting them off enough people would have still had cars, insurance,gas etc to get their in mass numbers it may have worked but 5 months later most the unemployed don’t even have Internet to know what’s even going on…. They certainly are not gonna get any information from news media if they manage to make to their local Walmart and hang out in the electronics dept.

          • Nemesis4Life

            If it did happen, I would find a way…god willing…

          • Hazel Haywood

            I really just want to speak to any one of them face to face…Like seriously! Everyone need to go to DC! All races need to come together and riot against the politicians…I hate to say it…but OBAMA too! He in on it as well!

          • GT Senior

            It’s not just the Democrats – it is both parties. They are playing games feeding their egos and bank accounts. Maybe if enough people just stop voting, and they see the small turn out for elections it might bring more attention to how upset everyone is with our congress…not just the unemployed.

          • Sue

            Just the opposite we must vote! We must vote out all incumbents. We must vote for anyone that is not currently in office no matter what party (because the both suck). Perhaps that will send a message to the newly elected that if they screw us they will be out!! They really seem to love being in politics they would do anything to keep that cushy job so we could actually win. We have to vote EVERYONE out of office across the board!! That would certainly send a message that they could not ignore. Staying home and not voting gives you no voice at all. We need to band together. By 2016 when the major election comes around there ought to be 7 or 8 million effected by this. Maybe even more. I will be voting for the new guy no matter what with the exception of Dean Heller (I live in Nevada).

          • BC Shelby

            …provided we can make it another six months on nothing.

          • mannyk1

            The extension was never going to happen. The unemployed were always being used as a political tool for both parties. Reid blocking amendments for four months, Rep senators bitching about everything being offered by Dems. Obama “urging” Congress to pass the bill. Boehner wanting his agenda satisfied. Boehner bowing to the steadfast wishes of the Tea Party assholes. Dems can now campaign for the rest of this year as to the ” heartless” Republican party who left 3 million behind. Republicans can campaign that Dems offered no amendments, no pay fors, wanting to spend and add more to the deficit. The republican party is bad for this country period! We have suffered through this and will continue to suffer through much more . We MUST vote them out of Washington! That is all we have left. The rest of the country is tired of hearing our cries, our bitching about the bad breaks we have received :through no fault of our own”. We have become a third world country in many respects, and this subject matter is one of the primary reasons why. God Bless us all. And may he see them for what they really are. Fascist pigs!

          • biggin

            I agree. We the unemployed are suffering because Congress is focused on nothing but political gain. Very sad to know what this country has succumb too. I am and always will be a proud American, but it is just sad that 3 million Americans have to pay it this game of cat and mouse.

          • honeyc

            they are waiting for this… i am telling you that our country is in big trouble and they do not care….they would send in the national guard i am telling you that we do not live under the constitution any longer and this type of event is what they could use to implement something crazy like martial law, wait until the dollar plummets – it is coming..they are busy spending our money on weather control and chemtrails and what other things crazy people do and they are crazy…

          • Nemesis4Life

            You are right! You hit it right on the nose. They have debtor’s prison, again. They also have FEMA camps. They have been preparing for this and if we take action we will all perish. They only want you to believe they have been spending money on that stuff. Most of our tax money has been going to pay for them enacting Martial Law. This is the first step.

          • honeyc

            they want us to believe the baby boomers are the largest generation but that is not true, the next generation is the largest and they are in for the fight of their lives and that includes my kids… i am ready to go down in a Blaze of Glory…im going down standing as upright as i can and this government really does need to go..they have freaking acoustical warfare…does anyone wonder what all the cell towers are about.? im telling you – it isnt good

          • Nemesis4Life

            I wonder the same things myself. I am naturally a conspiracy theorist, but honestly if you look at what is going on it’s truly scary. This is survival of the fittest. LOL, I just watched “The Hunger Games”. I’ve read all the books for it. It is so close to that, that it’s scary. Why would they need to take away our guns if they were trying to do right by us. I am all for the 2nd Amendment! It was written to keep our own government in line in case they try to become a tyranny. Which they are!

          • honeyc

            you know the entertainment industry does gives us glimpses of what is going on and that is because criminals need to tell about their crimes, it is truly amazing how many people are involved – it is truly staggering, just like the false flags of the gun shootings in the theaters and malls and schools – come on ! since when did all of this occur? They are lying, sorry but newtown did not happen and the media are all in on it and so many others gun control advocates. I am not a gun owner but i support gun ownership but the gov has gotten tricky by buying up the ammunition and shutting down the ammo manufacturers. Anyone that can analyze should start to understand that we are in big big big trouble. and i am still irritated that our elected officials knew 9 – 11 was a lie, in the making for decades, the towers were build to come down, the patriot act was signed off immediately. they all know they all know

          • Daniel

            Who took your guns?

          • Hazel Haywood

            Very true! And they spend 156 Billion on unnecessary crap! But can’t afford to pay for an extension! Making the rich richer! I’m building me a underground house like Bin Laden1

          • Daniel

            Agreed, this is only the start. People get ready. I myself have moved to Alaska where there’s still self sustaining Eco systems 15 min from my door.

          • Hazel Haywood

            This was all apart of the plan!!!

        • disqus_mE5TWatscH

          And that doesn’t include people who have lost their job, and decided to not file for UC and just take some time off before call-back. I was laid off in October 13′, and knew some people from my dept that said they were not going to file for UC, and not look for work, figuring they would get called back to our company in a few months; 2 people even took early retirement at 60yo after no success in a job search after a few months.

      • honeyc

        it is not dropping…they are lying…and calling us lazy…

        • Nemesis4Life

          I was being sarcastic. It’s not dropping but the numbers they report are only showing what is going on right now, today. We are no longer in those numbers.

          • disqus_mE5TWatscH

            Along with how many millions of others….

        • DJMiles

          They say we left the labor force….We all took a early retirement

          • Dialina Blackhat

            please don’t blame the Democrats, it all boils down to Boehner & the Republicans always wanting to fight with the Democrats & the help they try to get for the American people. If it is not Boehners way it is no way at all, all he had to do was put it on the floor for a vote & the jerk won’t unless the Democrats bend to his will. I think he needs to be out of any kind of Government office & if people can’t see that then they are totally blind. I am now no longer receiving my Unemployment benefits & pounding the streets as far as 300 miles away from home for a job & still no luck. I have looked at home, then 100 miles from home & then 3oo milles. Jobs are not about what you know it is about who you know & the best of job bills will still not put people to work. Every job I have ever gotten in my life was by who I was friends with. I have a Bachelors degree & Certified in Office Administration & Management but still no luck. So tell me that I am not trying to get a job.

          • sha44ss

            WHY do you have such blind faith in the Democrats? Please tell me!…they are as greedy as the republicans…their agenda is the same as the republicans and that is to STAY IN POWER no matter WHO is at the helm! This is all a Dog and Pony show, taking turns playing good cop -bad cop, and leaving the ‘poor’ ‘smelly’(as your demon’rat’ speaker Harry Reed likes to call us tourists of DC –to scrounge for our living. He despises US! Nancy Pelosi would ‘spit’ on us – she is an Elitist of the Elite…she cares about noone but herself. Please Please OPEN your eyes and when ‘Novembers’ come and you have to vote look for GOD fearing men and women who have Conservative Principles and VALUES and are looking the FIX our broken system! Everybody please look at Dr Ben Carson! He is someone who is coming up on the radar. that people are clamoring for to run for President….He is NOT a Politician…He is a DOCTOR who cares about People! Check out his speech at the past National Prayer Breakfast!! Awesome Speech!

          • Dialina Blackhat

            You stop blaming just the democrats, gosh chill out & learn to comprehend what you are reading in the news. John Boehner thinks he is God & plays with everyones lives. Put the blame where it belongs & that is on Boehner. He is a money grubbing, control freak that is power hungry & has no business in the Government. A Doctor is not going to make a difference, they are just as greedy as the next politician. But I do think Boehner needs to go, he has been trouble from day one for the American people. He enjoys putting a knife in our guts & twisting it. Put the blame where it belongs please & you can get mad at me because I back the Democratic party that is okay child, I am a Democrat & proud to say so.

          • sha44ss

            The Democrats are NOT the Democratic party of our Fathers & Grandfathere >>the new “Progressive” (code word = Communist) Democrat Party…..whose ‘play’ book ‘Rules for Radicals’ incorporates mocking & blaming their opponents with the tactics & policies they have just implemented themselves! Mind you.. BOTH parties have ‘Progressives’ on their ‘team’ thus the need for the RINO on the R side….thus the DIVIDE in their party! The Dems are almost completely infiltrated save for a ‘few’ while the Repubs are battling the ‘Conservatives’ for the HEART AND SOUL of the Country!

          • Dario Kohller

            I just saw your links… I dont see them now… I hope that this site has not made them go away.

      • DJMiles

        Same here I’ve only voted Republican once and that was for Romney in 2012 but from this point on I’m finished with the Democrats…. After all this I’m having a election party in November when voters send the Democrats back home

        • Nemesis4Life

          LOL. I was raised in a strict Conservative Republican family. I decided that they are all corrupt early on in life. So I voted for the best for the job. Now I’m going straight Republican this year! This is just crazy.

          • Sue

            Do you really believe the Republicans care about you? They care even less than the Democrats. The Republicans do not even pretend to care they just tell you to suck it! Both parties suck like I said I will be voting for anyone that is currently not in office regardless of party. All new blood. If they screw us they will be OUT.

          • dj

            neither side cares. there should be term limits and this would stop. . they can all take a flying leap to hell. screw DC

        • Daniel

          Dude, you’ve got it backwards. The Republicans are not looking out for you.

      • Ivan

        Its dropping because once you are cut off you can’t re-open or submit your claim. So its merely an illusion. It appears that you have rejoined the work force. Folks, this is what we elected. This is making decisions that effect us globally. A worthless aggregation of incompetents that use terms such as “unworkable” when it comes to bills. This used car salesman of a president and his pretentious wife. I was so proud when he was elected, but he has benn an asset to Aframericans as Woodrow Wilson was. The 3.5 million unemployed are honest hardworking citizens but we have the unfortunate situation of living in a country where more concern is given to the welfare of non-workers and criminals..

    • Hazel Haywood

      That’s exactly what I said! They knew they weren’t going to pass it they just trying to make themselves look good! Boehner been said what he wanted before they voted! So it’s not all on him! None of them really care!

      • Nemesis4Life

        Not that I’ve been a Boehner fan, but I’ve said that since December. Why is it his fault? He spoke clearly about what he wanted and they just won’t give it to him. If I have to vote for one party…it will be Republican after all of this!

        • BC Shelby

          …we need an extra check box on the ballot labelled “None Of The Above”.

          • Dario Kohller

            Actually, there is one kind of… Its called “leave it blank”. I did it in 2008…. I was not interested in a smooth talking chicago politician (im from chicago) and I certainly was not for some old man and a bimbo. So far from what I see… I am going to leave certain sections blank. #F&**(*Them

        • Sue

          You are delusional. It is not Boehners fault. It is just that he does not care he is holding 3 million people hostage while he plays games. Even if job creation bills were included it would never be enough for him, it all boils down to Obamacare and Obama. Boehner hates him so much that he will not allow anything positive to happen that Obama might be able to take credit for. He is a sick man. I would love job creation bills however the way this government is it would take 5 or 6 years to phase it in.So what good will it do anyone right now?

        • Daniel

          No. Boehner couldn’t get the Keystone pipeline passed fair and square on a vote so he’s resorting to blackmail politics which is his new norm. Give in on this or we won’t give you that. It’s disgusting and he’s been doing it all along, remember the debt ceiling?!

      • Sue

        Nothing will satisfy Boehner until Obama is out of office. He hates Obama so much that he will do nothing until Obama is gone. If Obama agreed to get rid of Obamacare he would give in but that will never happen. Boehner does not care about a job creation bill. Who does he think will be providing all these jobs? The corporations that just got those big tax cuts? With the amount of money they are saving don’t you think they could afford to hire a few more people? No they will put it in their pockets and the pockets of the politicians. Don’t kid yourself both sides share the blame for this mess but both blame the other. Disgraceful.

        • Hazel Haywood

          I agree Sue….Both sides are playing parts in this whole mess! It’s sad that his hate for another human being could hurt millions of families he is responsible for. He is more to blame because it’s bigger than his hate or dislike for someone else instead of doing your job! All of them need prayer and JESUS!

  • Lila Ryan

    Why aren’t we rioting and protesting in DC as a country? When did we let these people get away with basically murder of the monetary kind! They aren’t doing their jobs. We need to protest and get them out of office. They do t care about the American people at all. And we are still paying them to do nothing!

    • Nemesis4Life

      If I had money I would…unfortunately I don’t have bus fare to get there.

      • Joni Sue Klinger

        Exactly! Not like we don’t have anything to do. We are desperately looking for work! Who has the time or money to go to DC?

        • mrmano_0

          you are not desperately looking for work. Anyone who uses the term “desperate” is not.

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            You comments are irritating at minimum. Why don’t you crawl back into the hole you just crawled out of.

          • mrmano_0

            you’re a liar troll why don’t you go and kill yourself everyone hates you.

            Leave people alone you stupid troll go back down your hole.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

    • Roger Straight

      John Boehner does not care about the American people because he dislikes Obama. President Obama is not a strong enough President to get ANYTHING done for the people involving congress.

      • Nemesis4Life

        And what has Obama done for you? If Obama was any kind of President like our past Presidents he would be doing exactly as they had. He is not doing anything to make this happen. You honestly believe he is?

        • Roger Straight

          Do I believe that President Obama is doing anything to make this happen? No, President Obama cant do anything but ” TALK ” House Speaker,John Boehner could care less what Obama has to say. John Boehner is only interested in Bashing Obama on National T.V. every chance that he gets.

          I find it very disrespectful for John Boehner to tell our country that:

          “The President is gonna have to show us that we can trust him. ” and this next statement was even worst John Boehner stated:

          ” President Obama reduces the confidence of the people ”

          John Boehner made these statements knowing that
          3.5 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS are depending on Obama to help his people. John Boehner wants the people to see that Obama is weak and lacks the skills to get anything done in congress which is consistent to what Donald Trump stated when he was deciding to run for President.

          LIKE I SAID BEFORE WE ARE ALL SCREWED.

          • Larry king

            The problem with Obama is that he doesn’t have any balls. If he did, he sure as hell wouldn’t be hiding in the background during all of this why Boehner continues to talk crap about him publicly. Both parties suck!

          • Ivan

            This means Sasha and Malia can’t be his. No balls at all

          • Dialina Blackhat

            I don’t understand why the President can’t overrule Boehner & get it done. Boehner is a jerk & plays all his childish spoiled rich boy games to just get back at everyone that needs help because he doesn’t want to help the American people & he wants to oppose anything the democrats do for the people of America. I think he needs to be put out of Office like now & what is with all these breaks for Congress & Senate when there is important matters hanging in the air. They should not be allowed out of work until these important matters are solved. Boehner makes $400,000 a year to do what? Hurt the American people. Impeach him

          • Ivan

            John Boehner is a gargoyle come to life

      • mabramso

        Boehner is not paid to care about Americans — he is only paid to care about the citizens in his district — and apparently, they like him there, as he is easily re-elected every two years (and will be again). But if this were truly as important to the Democrats as they claim, they would find a way to work something out. But hey, it’s an election year. The GOP doesn’t see that much urgency with the issue (and they are probably correct, as least electorally), and the Dems have the political wedge issue they want to hammer the GOP with.

        • SBowers

          Boehner is paid by businesses, to protect their interest.

          • mabramso

            Well, if that were literally true, Boehner would be in jail right now, since Obama’s overly partisan Justice Department would jump all over it.

            Boehner’s salary is paid by the US Treasury, just like any other federal official. I have no idea who contributes to his political campaigns, but he certainly doesn’t need much from businesses, as his Congressional seat is perfectly safe and has been for well over 20 years.

          • Terry Williams

            Boehner is benefiting from gerrymandering which allowed the politicians to choose their voters. They have literally turned the notion of democracy upside down in order to ensure that they will remain in office. Removing them all is going to be more than a notion. It will take a strategical alliance amongst previous members of each party to locate and support competent candidates whose sole mission is to resurrect the country’s democracy.

          • mabramso

            No, Boehner lives in a place with a LOT of Republican voters. So actually, it would be more accurate to say that he is benefiting from Democrats not being able to gerrymander him out of his district. He was won over 60% of the vote for the past 24 or so years, so there is no evidence to support your contention — at least with regard to his individual seat.

            Gerrymandering has existed since the very first Congressional maps were drawn, and according to some pretty sound studies, it only is only a secondary effect on the elections and would only account for a handful of seats. The Democrats much larger problem is geography — they are too concentrated in urban areas, and more natural district lines put them at a disadvantage.

          • Terry Williams

            Although it is not impossible, it is highly unlikely that the demographics of his district has not changed over 24 years. Yes, I am speaking in general and gerrymandering applies to both parties, at the same time is is highly unlikely that his district has not been modified to ensure that it has remained significantly republican. That is the whole intent of gerrymandering- to ensure that a district remains politically skewed. This article suggest however that Boehner actually and actively engaged in gerrymandering: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/10/02/2718621/how-john-boehner-engineered-an-ohio-gerrymander-to-save-his-speakership/

          • mabramso

            I do not know the history of Boehner’s individual district, but I know where it is, and I used to live less then an hour away from his district for roughly 6 years during the mid-2000′s. It’s a very conservative part of the state that borders Indiana, and believe me, it would be VERY difficult to put him in a vulnerable position. If he lived in suburban Cleveland or Columbus, then it would be much easier to do.

            For comparison, I currently live in the state of Washington, and the western third of the state votes like California, while anything more than 30 miles east of Seattle votes like Utah or Idaho. Now put Boehner in the Easternmost part of Washington and see if you can come up with a Congressional map that makes him vulnerable. Can it be done? Yes, but that map would be REALLY convoluted. To be effective, you would probably need to populate his district with people in Seattle — i.e., have a district that ran East-West across the entire state!

            As to your other point, is the redistricting done on a partisan basis? Of course. And that is done by both parties EACH AND EVERY TIME one party controls a state legislature and the governorship. And I have no doubt whatsoever that Boehner has had some input in the process. But it is not primarily to save his bacon, but to maximize GOP seats in the state.

            And if you actually look at an Ohio Congressional district map, the districts are NOT absurdly drawn — nothing like some of the districts in the South (GA and NC come to mind, which are drawn primarily to EXPLOIT the Voting Rights Act — and for that reason, the GOP absolutely loves the VRA in the South — that has allowed them to eliminate almost all white Democrats there).

          • Terry Williams

            I can appreciate your personal perspective. Thanks for sharing. If gerrymandering does not give a political party an advantage, then why is it done? I personally refrain from believing studies or statistic which defy common sense. Gerrymandering involves altering districts to favor political parties and since most candidates belong to a political party it is an anti-democratic tactic. We both agree that he benefits from representing a majority Republican district. Where we differ is that I do not agree that his district has not been influenced by the manipulation of gerrymandering. I also do not agree that his sole responsibility is to represent his district. He is the Speaker of the House which is a role that expands his responsibility. He is not simply determining legislation that affect his district. He, as illustrated here, has powers and responsibilities that go way beyond that of his district. He as the Speaker of the House holds the dubious distinction of being the first and only speaker who failed at extending UE when long-term unemployment has been this high. Although I recognize that the Democrats had a role in this, he is primarily responsible and deserves every bit of hatred directed towards him by over 3 million US citizens. He allowed politics to supersede the livelihood of people and history has taught us over and over again, that those who do that end up facing tragedy. I personally wish that I could say that I feel sorry for him, but I don’t and I suspect that neither will his fate.

          • mabramso

            Please read what I said a little more carefully. I never asserted that gerrymandering does not give a political party advantage — in fact, that what ALL gerrymandering is about, and both parties do it equally well! The Democrats are particularly grumpy about this issue because they did so badly in the 2010 elections (when it mattered!), which enabled the GOP to gerrymander more states than they normally would have been able to do (such as PA and NC). But the Democrats still crushed the GOP in gerrymandering AZ, CA, and IL, for example.

            But as I said, this has been going on for two centuries, and it isn’t a lot different now, except that both parties use sophisticated software in an attempt to maximize electoral gains or minimize losses.

            Boehner’s district has certainly been affected by gerrymandering, but not in any serious way — because there is no need to. The boundaries have certainly changed a little because they have to — the same number of citizens allocated to each district, and that changes big-time. But since he already has a safe GOP district (won over 60% of the vote for about 12 straight elections), most of the gerrymandering that has occurred in his district has been to preserve what he already has.

            With respect to Boehner and the UE, that is, of course, an entirely different issue, about which I have mixed feelings. Yes, it is difficult to witness people struggling, but this the nature of a Republic. In general, we have a fundamental disagreement in this country about the proper role of the federal government (which we fight about in every election), and this issue makes it real. UC was never intended to last more than a year, and in tough economic times, the federal government has decided to extend it. But that extension is not an entitlement either. Personally, I wish these issues were handled better at the state and local levels, where it would be even more real, as opposed to a faceless bureaucracy. Local assistance is more personal, and when that happens, the giver (taxpayer) does not feel as resentful because it is easier to see the results of giving, and the receiver feels more thankful and less entitled. But alas, that is not the system we live in, and we seem to be at the mercy of the politicians, and their lack of cooperation and compromise does not reflect well on either party.

    • Daniel

      I can’t afford too as my benefits were cut off.

    • Thomas Wise

      People you don’t need to go to DC to protest, go to your local tv news station’s and do it, bet they have to put that on the local news. I’m sick of this story being hidden from the masses, PROTEST AT YOUR LOCAL NEWS STATIONS!!! Let’s see them hide that!

      • lovely

        your right ….press conference and all

    • SBowers

      Yes ! Thank you,protests are needed. A new government is needed. Americans first.

    • sha44ss

      What good is rioting and protesting in DC when our Media doesn’t even cover it? Did you see coverage of the TP Rallies? Did you see coverage of Operation American Spring… what kind of coverage did our Veterans get when they shut down the VA Monuments in DC? ….even IF they had millions of us surrounding them (the PRAVDA MEDIA LAP DOGS) would find a way to cover up for this ‘communist’ administration! THAT is where we have to focus our attention first…..the Media is like their SHIELD…we have to take them out first!…but HOW?

  • Millie Stevens

    I really do hate these people.

    • Gary

      You have a lot of company…

      I was cut off in NC, so I’m nearing a full year on July 1st with no benefits and even though I have Graves Disease, a thyroid condition, I still did not qualify for NC state benefits. Lost my apt, car and now all my belongings in public storage will surely be auctioned off. I had my 2nd interview this year on 5/21, so keeping my fingers crossed. Don’t worry, if all else fails, I’m sure a magistrate will lock me up for 90 days for non-support because of no income. They could care less if you can’t find a job. This treatment is so inhumane.

      • George Ralph

        Gary, there’s not much to say that could bolster your spirits man. This nation is still hurting from the Republican gutting of our economy. God speed, buddy. All I can say is go down swinging man. It always better to die on your feet than live on your knees.

        • biggin

          vote straight Democrat in November

          • Johnnya57

            I am Dunsky for voting period !!!!

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            That was how I felt last year but boy have I changed my mind! Sitting back and doing nothing is not the answer!!

          • Dan Coddington

            I’m voting out anyone who is currently in office both parties are playing this game. Obama and the house democrats don’t want it either because it is making the republicans look bad and the republicans are stupid enough they are falling for it. Trust me the democrats could be pushing so much harder right now not to mention the democrat senate who can’t seem to attach it to a bill.

          • Ivan

            Dan that’s a line drive. At least the slimy Boehner and his punks are honest in their cruelty. Obama and crew are worse, pretending to care. I’m one Aframerican that thinks he is a worthless piece of crap That lump sum was
            critical towards getting caught up and like Millie and Gary, I hate these people too

          • Ralston CCaldwell

            You are not alone> He may well be one of the weakest Presidents in our generation

          • Dario Kohller

            Ivan you are not the only AA that feels he is a piece of crap for a president with smooth talking capabilities (a chicago trait btw) I 2 find him weak in his approach on things that need to be dealt with upfront and then play the # lip service game on twitter or some other BS social site that only creates action for small minded nitwits

          • BC Shelby

            …furthermore, if the benefits were extended, the “official” unemployment rate would rise as all who have not been counted since January would suddenly be added back into the equation which neither side of the aisle nor the President want’s to see.

          • Dan Coddington

            Yeah I forgot about that point is very true. The only bad thing is most people see this just as a republican issue and not seeing the big picture. It’s all of them and they all need a wake up call. Usually I go into voting by educating myself on how they plan on doing things but this year is all about getting the people in office out of office. Republicans or Democrats I hope more people feel the way I do. Send a message to them either work together and get things done or you will be out.

          • Sue

            yup no incumbents regardless of party.

          • Dario Kohller

            They had the doc fix, budget bill, jobs bill or some other legislation that they could have added but they are willing to see many of us falter just to score political cool points to defeat republicans. They are literally forcing us to vote in this primary so they can either win or edge the republicans off track. Best way to either leave the ballots blank or vote completely independent who is about your interest instead of people with wealth & power. This is a country that does not see you as a voter but a consumer of their ideology or brand. We all have been fooled.

          • Dialina Blackhat

            Take a political science class 101

          • eddieknucks

            ^This^^

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            They have failed us for sure. All of them. :/ I hope they are enjoying their “vacations” knowing millions of people are losing everything they’ve worked so hard for.

          • mrmano_0

            No one has failed you but yourself. You have no one to blame but yourself and how you handle it. The govt owes you nothing. You are exactly where you are supposed to be

          • Guest

            I am truly glad life has been good to you. It’s obvious in your posts that you are successful, happy and content with your life. Good for you for always making the right choices, being in the right place at the right time and helping those who need fallen. You are a true American hero. Let me pat you on the back for being such a loving and kind person. May the rest of your days be as rich.

          • mrmano_0

            Life has not been good. I have been good to life. You are still a loser, though. Always have been, always will be. you can not pat me on the back. you are wrong. you have no value. you are a drain on society. your bitterness is eating you up. move along.

          • jerry

            Why are you always here changing your avatars, pretending to be 2 different people, arguing back and forth with YOURSELF. You say oh the repubs do this and the dems do that. Then oh I have a troll whose mysterically follows me. You are stupid. Everybody here ignore this pathetic a hole. Do not entertain, and do not respond. Let him keep talking to him fkn self.

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            So glad life has treated you well. It is obvious you have made all the right choices, been in all the right places and are content with your life. I hope the rest of your days are as fulfilling. Cheers.

          • mrmano_0

            Life does not teat me well. I treat life well..

          • Lewie

            They owe me what I have paid in! Why have unemployment “insurance” if you can’t use it? I’ll tell you why…we have no choice. It is taken out of our hard earned income because our government says so. So for a person like myself who has worked for 30 years and never drawn unemployment I’d say they owe me what I have paid. Its people like you who criticize those of us in need that will get your due someday…maybe not anytime soon, but someday you will need help and no one will be there for you. If your life is so perfect why are you wasting your time on here? Go spend some money idiot.

          • Dialina Blackhat

            boy do you ever have a low opinion of others that are in a bad spot in life, if you don’t have nothing nice to say don’t say nothing at all. What does the bible say “If you are with out sin, cast the 1st stone” well you must be with out sin if you are going to be so freaking self righteous & say mean things to people that are facing so much hardship.

          • mrmano_0

            You are interpreting the phrase incorrectly. I am not a hypocrite..read the rest of the biblical story…..reading and comprehension is so important in this world. no wonder you have no job skills.

          • mrmano_0

            You can’t be me lying troll. go die.
            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • Truthteller33

            Trolling for distance and irritation. Even created a bogus Disqus handle to post that. Amazing.

          • mrmano_0

            there is nothing bogus. trolls do not exist. trolls are a myth. I can not troll for distance or irritation. trolls do not exist. Nothing is amazing. you are wrong. you are incorrect. you have no value. you have no facts. you have no meaning. move a long

          • Aurelius

            How dare you judge people who are struggling to survive! Your bad karma will catch up to YOU someday…..

          • mrmano_0

            You do not understand karma by such an application. you are wrong. uneducated..unskilled

          • Thomas Graber

            Well see what happens when you are on the street and you fail like a piece of trash that you are… The government is failing and so is this country..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a fool troll go and kill yourself

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • lovely

            This is crazy that Obama has not stepped in and said anything. I blame our people all these press conference and no one mad a fuss…….sad I hope that people research who they put in office

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            I don’t want either! We need to clean house and find some people who truly care about this country before it crumbles beneath us…

        • mabramso

          Still blaming Bush, eh? Obama has had his policies in place for quite some time now. One aspect of it is called “quantitative easing”. The federal reserve simply prints more and more money (18 trillion, last I heard), which goes mostly to rich bankers in Wall Street. Talk about trickle-down not working!

          • BC Shelby

            …agreed, we’re basically living on both borrowed assets and time.

            This “artificial infusion” of cash only allows the banks to buy off bad bonds and mortgages, removing them from their ledgers, while doing nothing to get at the root of what is hurting our economy. In effect the Fed is “running up the credit card” with nothing in the account to back it up. So, for Wall Street investors it’s “happy days are here again”, but for the average wage earner and job seeker, the economy is still, as one article I read describes it, “tepid” at best.

            Printing money with nothing to back it up is a house of cards just waiting to collapse. When it does it will make the “great recession” seem like a minor economic speed bump.

          • mrmano_0

            QE is an invention under Obama. QE is a trickle down plan of Obama’s. How is Obama’s plan working for you??…OBAMA IS DECLARING WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS!!..

          • Dialina Blackhat

            Bingo—yup everything goes to banks & finance companies in the end. We live our life so they can get rich off of us. I have been saying this for years. I blame Bush, his dad was okay as a President but I think he was an idiot, the guy couldn’t even read. but besides the point you have the point straight about where all the money is going.

          • mabramso

            Bush may have been a mediocre President, but he is a lot more intelligent that you are giving him credit for, and you will probably not find anyone who has worked with him who would say that he was unintelligent. I think his political schtick was to try to come across as a down-to-earth guy (probably in part to make up for what he viewed as the reason for his father’s failure to win re-election), which can be viewed by some in the way that you have alleged.

          • mrmano_0

            QE is an invention under Obama. QE is a trickle down plan of Obama’s. How is Obama’s plan working for you??…OBAMA IS DECLARING WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS!!….

        • Dialina Blackhat

          you are so right about the Republicans gutting the economy of the Country. They will not stop either if given half a chance. It is always about what they want & what benefits them not what benefits the everyday people. Myself I think that a person should not be elected for speaker of the house if he is as sick as John Boehner. I think that from here on out that the people selected for Congress should have to go through psychological evaluations. He is so cold hearted. He is so Power hungry & controlling that it is scary & he has this much control over the U.S.

          • mabramso

            Bush certainly deserves his share of the blame for a bad economy at the time he left office, but the GOP did not gut the economy. Heck, we had a great economy for 6 of Bush’s 8 years. We have recessions every 7-8 years no matter who is in office, and that’s life. The economy was just as bad when Reagan took office in 1980, and by 1984, the economy was booming. And Reagan had to deal with a pretty hostile Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, just like Obama has now with the GOP. Sure, the sides are now more polarized — Reagan was more compromising than Obama is now, and the Democrat House in the early 1980s was more compromising than the current House.

            I don’t think much of Boehner as a leader, but sick and cold-hearted? I don’t see it — at least no more so than any other politicians. And power-hungry? To what end? He has already achieved as high of an office as he ever will (and he knows this), he will never run for higher office, and he is completely secure in his re-election. So at this point, for him, it is about trying to get policies passed that he believes in, or preventing things from being passed that he doesn’t believe in, and because of the polarization, there is a stalemate.

      • Chicken

        My public storage unit gets sold after Sunday.

        • mrmano_0

          cool….maybe we’ll see your crap on TV??..could you be there so we could see your sad little face??

          • Terry Vollmer

            None of this is happening to you……is it? Did you know that you cannot get euc for being fired for incompetence? You get euc for loosing your job for no reason of your own. Look jackass, I hope Obama promises you a dream, you take it, and it falls down on you. Good job being an internet tough guy. If you wanna be a real one, gimme that address and I’ll disprove you.

          • mrmano_0

            yer so tolerant…bad democrat..you are who you rage against, punk

          • mrmano_0

            whoookay, bright boy..you wanna “get it on”..give me your home address and phone number if you want this so bad…you are the instigator and I’m the finisher….I will come visit…a day from now…a week.. a month a year…you’ll never know…your whole family will be a target…at my choosing…so..bring it on, tough guy…you can dish it out..lets see if you can take it…home address ..phone number…I’ll call and we can discuss…remember..yer the one wanting this..’guns and orders”..lots of people talk about such things..

          • Mike Mihalow

            LOL so internet tuff and yet everyone’s just laughing at you.

          • mrmano_0

            If you want to take his place, I’m cool with that…and..I’m no internet “tuff”….you truly don’t understand the definition of tough….again…you will be the one starting “it”…just like him…let me know..

          • mrmano_0

            yo…yo..yo..yo…MM…what’s up?/..I meant C-Note…I meant marcus…I meant Joe Rodgers…I meant SEBASTIAN!!…yea, baby..Sebastian is alive and well!!….rock on, Seb…

          • mrmano_0

            go die stupid troll you can’t be me

            You’re a liar and a fool troll go and kill yourself

            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            greasy-ass half breed…a few of my “pride” friends just might enjoy coming along

          • Nemesis4Life

            These people do this because they think it’s funny. They have nothing better to do than bully people. Don’t let them bother you that much. It makes them feel better about themselves.

          • mrmano_0

            still waiting, son…you don’t understand the definition of tough…you will…

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            Its very sad that you have to explain what is going on with the EUC. They really should be versed on the subject before piping in with ignorant responses. Just saying…

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            Karma baby

          • mrmano_0

            you do not understand karma with a comment like that….very uneducated…very intolerant…bad Democrat.

          • BC Shelby

            ..looks like the trolls have finally arrived “fashionably late”.

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            Wow. I should be impressed with your educational talents as expressed in the posts above. Not so much…

          • mrmano_0

            Again…bad Democrat…you discriminate your tolerance making you a hypocrite. oh..and…I’m not here to impress you. Big presumptuous mistake on your part showing our foolishness at trying to make a point…very weak, junior high technique…

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            Go crawl back in your hole….

          • Dialina Blackhat

            you are so negative to everyone that has voiced their opinions. Can’t you look at how very hurt others are???

        • Joni Sue Klinger

          I’m truly sorry! :/

          • mrmano_0

            No..you are not truly sorry

          • Joni Sue Klinger

            YES I AM. Go back in your hole!

          • mrmano_0

            you’re a liar and a fool troll go die

      • Wayne Heddinger

        I have exactly the same thing going on too…..

        • Joni Sue Klinger

          I am truly sorry! :/

    • Daniel

      Agreed, to my core.

    • Patty

      Feeling is mutual….

  • honeyc

    are you kidding me? they are out on vacation again? holy heck when i was working i was on 24/7 -.. seriously slept with my phone.. and they are running our country?? omg so sad ..and disgusting.. i have no idea what it is that they are doing?????

    • Daniel

      Trying to legislate what women do with their Vagina’s

  • Lila Ryan

    Start selling your stuff on Facebook yardsale groups. That’s what I’m doing.

    • DL Scott

      Will be loading my little car and heading to a better State where there seems to be jobs. Already put a payment to the back of the loan. Rent isn’t going to be paid here. Best job I ever had. Made a hell of a commitment working 7 days weekly for them, $9,000.00 in new tools and they still laied us off. Replaced us with temporaries. Now they have them all cut back in hours. We can only do our best in life folks. I wish you all the best and a healthy and prosperous future. Try and pick yourselves up, get work some where and make $$$. WE need to do this and to hell with those phonies in DC because they are not us. They are not even Americans any more. Power hungry heathens. Go back to work and pick yourselves UP! Lets do it!

  • Lila Ryan

    It makes me so sick! We need organizers to start these protests. I would go. I don’t even have the will to live anymore. I work 25 years for 25 weeks,

    • Nemesis4Life

      Maybe you should organize it. I have no idea how or where to start. I know they will come if it happens.

      • Lila Ryan

        Maybe tomorrow I’ll start a new Facebook group to see how many join. I’ve never done anything like that before but I’m sure others will help head it.

        • Nemesis4Life

          That’s a start. I’ve been thinking of doing something like that or a website for people to go to just to be heard that’s not run by anyone except people just like them!

          • Lila Ryan

            Great idea!

          • Nemesis4Life

            My family thinks this is my new calling in life. I have always helped the under dog. I think people need an outlet especially in times like this. Plus a lot of people need educated on what is really going on instead of what mainstream media is telling them.

          • honeyc

            i need to get on that facebook

          • honeyc

            right when mainstream media is talking you know they are lying…

      • Dennis M

        I’ll join

    • Sue

      Yes and the corporate tax breaks are unlimited. They have no problem extending those.

  • Nemesis4Life

    But remember Folks, there are 300,000 jobs created…we should have no problem finding one! Wait let’s do the math…over 110+ million Americans out of work and 300,000 jobs to compete for, hmmm…yea I forgot I’m lazy. It’s ALL my fault for losing everything.

    When I tell my story to people that don’t know what’s going on none of them can believe it. They look at me like I’m crazy. I guess when I had a job I didn’t care either as long as I had a check coming in. The American people need to know what’s going on in this country. It’s a shame that they are just clueless. After this has happened to me, I will be staying more informed on what’s going on in my country and trying to educate people who don’t! There isn’t even a line of Republican or Democrat any longer…they are one in the same.

    • DJMiles

      300,000 created witch is less then the monthly new unemployment claims filed so technically the unemployment rate should be going up.

      • Nemesis4Life

        Right? I haven’t figured out their genius on that one either. My last position I had as an Operations Analyst. I looked at statistics all day long. Their numbers make no sense what-so-ever.

    • Sue

      LOL love it. You are so right. What is 300,000 jobs. A spit in the ocean.

  • rollipolliolli

    hahahahaha have fun on the vaca!
    make sure to take a ton of selfies :D
    ENJOY!!!

  • Chuckawobbly

    More disgusting news. It really looks like our government has thrown the unemployed under the bus.

    • DJMiles

      I hope your not just figuring that out now! The bus ran us over back in December

  • Ray

    To all our elected officials, business as usual take care of yourself and all your rich friends and let the people who paid full taxes their whole life suffer while your on vacation on tax payers money. Where is my president who wanted change?

    • Nemesis4Life

      He showed change when he took his wife on a date in Air Force One on taxpayer money. Right then and there showed his true character.

      • DJMiles

        That was probably 1 of their cheaper dates…Michael s month long stay in Hawaii at operas vacation home was a bigger expense! Also her trip to Africa with the kids came in at $100,000,000

        • Nemesis4Life

          And they have no money for us! Makes me sick!!!

          • DJMiles

            They had a little money left over for us but the the Ukraine called and said they needed it.

          • Nemesis4Life

            I guess we should all move to the Ukraine or some other country, then we might get help.

  • James Lance

    Someone should get in contact with Michael Moore and see if he’d be willing to get us some tents so that everyone who gets evicted can sleep on the congressional lawn in DC. This would be great material for a documentary. This will be their 5th vacation this year!!!!

    • Nemesis4Life

      I’d take a tent…

    • Sue

      Great idea.

  • lumpy1

    And yet this are the very same people we elected, or hired to do the job for the american people. Lets just hope for a better tommorrow, and some of us there is no tommorrow,

  • Hazel Haywood

    If you ask me none of them were willing to pass the extension. The senators either. It was all apart of the plan! Senators want you to think they were willing to pass it, when they knew they had no chance! Look at the bigger picture! POLITICS…I just hate they played with so many families lives, especially the children! This is America….I GUESS

  • Laly

    Boehner is like the bully on the playground. What gives here? How does one man have the authority, and the audacity, to not bring this bill to a vote? It’s been almost two months since it cleared the senate……I just don’t get it. Who does this guy think he is? And why the hell isn’t Obama man enough to step up and do the right thing?

    • honeyc

      it is called smoke/mirrors – they are all lying

      • DJMiles

        I try to make myself believe that both parties are to blame but it don’t work…Reason is if the Democrats want to extend unemployment and Boehner is saying OK just attach it to 1 of the 45 jobs bills under Reids desk! Then why not just attach it to 1? After Senate Democrats refused to attach it to a jobs bill Boehner turned his attention to Obama and stated since the Senate won’t do it then the white house needs to list what jobs bills would be acceptable to them for the house to attach to the unemployment extension? No answer from Obama other then he’s not willing to compromise on extending unemployment. … Also don’t forget Boehner left the option open for Obama to offer his own jobs bill if he didn’t like any of the 45 house passed bills.

        • Nemesis4Life

          Exactly! I’m right there with you. It’s showing more and more that it’s the Dems behind it all…

    • DJMiles

      How you gonna put the blame on Boehner? He has stated since December that even tho the Democrats left unemployment out of the budget that he would still be willing to extend it just providing it’s paid for and the Senate will allow vote on 1 of the 45 house passed jobs bills sitting under Harry Reid desk….I don’t see that as unreasonable if you do please I’d live to hear why?

      • Laly

        How do you *not* blame Boehner here? He is the one refusing to even bring it to a vote. The bill contained what he asked for, and then he decided, no, that still wasn’t enough. There’s been excuse after excuse, week after week. It’s like a freakin’ circus – and Boehner is the ringmaster!

        • Nemesis4Life

          It’s the Dems that caused all this and want you to believe that “One” person is to blame for this problem. They new in November of last year they had no intention of passing this. They spread lies and constantly change what they say whenever they lose. You can’t honestly believe that “One” Person has that much power?

          Obama has NOT done anything that a president has power to do. Why has he not called Boehner and talked with him to work this out? It is his job as President. Boehner has not lied about what he wants. He has said the same thing from day one. The Dems knew this and yet they still did NOTHING to get this moved. On Monday, Harry Reid blocked them even trying to add EUC to any of the tax bills. How is it Boehner’s fault? And if the House sends bills to the Senate to pass, why aren’t they attaching EUC to them?

          • Laly

            OK…what I’m saying is – as of the vote that passed the senate, who’s hands is it in now? Who is refusing to budge? Of course it’s not solely his fault. They’re all smarmy liars. But as of 4/7 after it cleared the senate, it’s been up to Boehner to bring it to the table, and he won’t. Refuses. Not without ‘job-creation provisions’. But here’s the thing – why does it need to include that provision? I mean, I don’t see him coming up with ideas for job creation ;) NOBODY is. Passing EUC would spur the economy on that alone, thus the need for more jobs. Sorry, but he is like a pouting kindergartner.

          • Nemesis4Life

            lol about Boehner pouting like a kindergartner.

            I used to feel the same way as you. Why doesn’t he just pass it? They have a lot of Job Creation Bills in the Senate and Harry Reid won’t even bring them to a vote. They wanted to attach it to the last tax cut bill but wasn’t allowed any amendments by Harry Reid. Harry passed the bill on 4/7 knowing that it would not come to a vote because it didn’t include what Boehner asked for.

            At first I just was disgusted that “One” man could stop me from feeding my family and paying my bills. But the more I investigate this the more I see who really has let us down. The Dems used this knowing it would make Boehner look bad. They wanted votes to win more seats. They hoped they could make Republicans look like the bad guys. But the more you find out the more you realize who really is to blame and Obama doesn’t want this to pass at all. He used us in a punch line at a dinner he held two weeks ago. He thought it was funny.

            I’m very disgusted and really can’t believe that these are the people that we (all Americans) voted into office to work for us.

          • Nemesis4Life

            Boehner hasn’t changed what he has wanted since before December…so ask yourself why hasn’t the Dems given it to him if that’s all it takes?

          • ang

            A job bill was passed today and Boehner still refuses to bring up eui for a vote. As soon as the job bill was passed by the Senate the House abruptly adjourned. Now who’s really playing games?

          • Nemesis4Life

            They ALL are…that’s what I’m trying to say. They all are lying. Our problem is to figure out who is lying more. And the job’s bill didn’t have the EUC attached because the Senate didn’t attach it. Why didn’t they attach it?

          • ang

            Who’s to say that Boehner would allow a vote if the Senate did attached a bill. He specified that he wanted a job bill before he would allow a vote and he got one today. There are several bill in the house on EUI that he can choose from, but no vote has been scheduled and probably won’t be scheduled. When calls were placed to his office, his aides stated that the bill that was passed is not the bill that he wants. He never had the intention of bringing EUI up for a vote. The Senate has been trying for months, but the Republicans filibuster delayed their attempts until a month ago.

          • Nemesis4Life

            Who knows? They all knew back in November they weren’t going to extend it again. They are all to busy passing the blame from one side to the other.

            They did this to keep us quiet so that we won’t protest. 110+ Unemployed Americans show up at the white house, what would happen? I’m not voting for anyone that is backed by a corporation this year or any year after this, I do know that much.

            Did it work? Yea, we have all been on pins and needles waiting for them to send us a life line and they knew it was never coming.

          • ang

            At this point I have to choose the lesser of two evils, and that would be the Democrats. There’s a bill in the House right now that has bipartisan support and if it passes it would go directly to POTUS. All Boehner has to do is allow a vote.

          • Sue

            I do not think that I can vote for just one party. I am a Republican. But I know Reid has to go because he sucks so I will go Republican on that one. Heller is in for me. But in the House I am not sure yet. I will be voting NEW GUY (or girl). No incumbents for me with the exception of Heller ( I am from Nevada). I will spend every waking moment volunteering to get Reid OUT OF OFFICE what ever it takes.

          • DJMiles

            He didn’t really get a jobs bill today….The water investment bill the Senate passed today was from 6 months ago and the parties finally reached a compromise on the 2 versions of the bill….Republicans actually got a lot less then they wanted on the deal….but if u think it’s a jobs bill that Boehner should accept them I’m sure Obama won’t sign it until a vote on unemployment is held….As Obama stated several times extending unemployment is his #1 priority.

          • Sue

            Yes and the tooth fairy is real. LOL

          • Sue

            No he actually stated that he wants The White House to come up with a jobs plan. He keeps saying Obama has to come up with one.

          • ang

            So, the jobs plans that the Senators that we voted for to act on our behalf is not enough? So, the Secretary of Labor, an extension of the President’s cabinet asking Boehner to sit down is not enough? Last I remember, there are 3 branches of the government, not one and drafting legislation and voting on that legislation is not the responsibility of the executive branch.

          • DJMiles

            They passed it at the end of the day….The Senate passed bill has no chance since the extension ends in a week and Retroactive is impossible since states have no idea who went back to work and how is still unemployed and eligible for benefits….If anything their going to have to find another bill but let’s not forget Republicans only hold the majority in the house and you want them to create a bill to extend unemployment when the Democrats are 100% against extending the program and Obama definitely don’t want UC extended since that would take the unemployment rate back up about 7% …..I think the Democrats believe that the drastic drop in the unemployment rate is what’s going to win them the Senate this November.

          • Sue

            That is ridiculous. The states should have no problem figuring out who should get benefits. It is called computers!!! They work wonders. You need to determine when you started work put in that date and determine how many weeks you would be entitled to. They can hire me to figure that out. Not sure that that would take a brain surgeon to figure out. BASIC MATH!! Excuses. !!

          • Sue

            Agreed it is like a marriage. Give and take. Compromise. They have no problem compromising on the Ukraine or tax cuts or what ever else does not effect the regular guy.

          • Sue

            I am from Nevada and Harry Reid sucks. But so do many Republicans. They are all playing games. They do it so that none of them can actually be blames. They all know damn well that it will not pass as is. So they say well we passed it in the Senate so don’t blame us it is the House’s fault. The problem is that they are messing with peoples lives, people that have worked their entire lives and now will have nothing to show for it. So sad.

          • Sue

            True. Both sides suck

        • DJMiles
      • FedUpInNJ

        It is ONLY Republicans blocking this vote, how hard is that to understand? SMH…

        • DJMiles

          Not blocking it at all….Pass one of the 45 jobs bills,come up with one of their own or list what jobs bills the white house would find acceptable for the house to attach a extension to….That’s it not very hard at all! I understand Obama has a tough time doing anything except vacationing but he should at least ask someone else to get it done like maybe a white house janitor.

          • Sue

            How about Michelle after she finishes exercising?

        • Sue

          If it were only that simple.

      • Sue

        Reid needs to go!! I live in Nevada, he is completely out of touch. Been around to long.

  • GT Senior

    This is unbelievable. He, she, they. Come on guys do your job. Work together. can not believe them. None of them want or meant to have this happen, it is all ego and money driven people running our government. I read an article that said it has just gotten old because they have had to vote and revote on this issue for several years.

  • FedUpInNJ

    ENOUGH of this BS!

  • FedUpInNJ

    We are anonymous, We are Legion, We do not forgive, We do not forget, Expect us.

  • Ray

    Congress earns some of my respect back.
    Good work!
    Enjoy your vacations and keep this economy humming by not messing it up-reminiscent of the Bill Clinton years.

  • Roger Straight

    John Boehner dislikes Obama and bashes President Obama every chance that he gets. For example, House Speaker John Boehner stated today.

    ” President Obama is gonna have to show ” us ” that we can trust him ”

    Joe Boehner wants us to see that Obama can only do very little for his country as President and Commander and Chief without Him. Boehner would like to get Obama impeached. So their will be no unemployment benefits for the long term, so we are all screwed.

  • Jo Ann Woodman

    I am in the same boat as all of you, we are sinking fast. I wrote a letter to Boehner and somewhere in there I said it’s time to end it all. All I got was a call from a suicide hotline I didn’t mean I was going to kill myself, but doesn’t seem like a bad idea. I have been homeless I can’t do it again. What do I do? Keep letting the government screw me?I have NEVER felt this hopeless. I hope Boehner has a great holiday…I know I won’t. Sorry everyone but I hope God is looking out for us, I feel abandoned by him now too. How can you have faith when NOTHING goes right. It is criminal that our Government could care less. I do understand how the two men that threatened Boehner feel. Don’t worry Boehner, you are safe and snug but my daughter and I are not. Have a great Holiday/recess while you are hangging on your yahat we will be trying to feed our families,keep power on, and most of all keep our apartments and homes. Not to mention medications,I am diabetic and can’t afford my insulin.Have a great summer you Ignorant Pig (Boehner)

    • Susan Bahr

      Jo Ann I so feel your pain. We are two months behind on our mortgage, 2 months on our BGE bill, they gave us $349.00 a month for food stamps but it is temporary, and my two sons that only make minimum wage have to help with the groceries plus the bills they have. It is like they are working for nothing and now can’t save anything for college. I am having anxiety attacks almost every day, I cry every day and I haven’t slept since for months. I have been looking for a job for almost a year now and being 48 I don’t think they will be beating down my door for me. My motto for my sons when they were growing up was “Good Things Happen To Good People”. Now I feel like such a liar!! I don’t know if it will help but let’s keep each other in our prayers. This doesn’t help much but please know that their is someone out here that knows how you feel!!

      • sha44ss

        Sorry Susan Sorry Joann…I am not as far down in debt YET and I feel & hurt for all of you who are suffering! I am anxious every day too and I am 61- lost my job last year…cant find another because no one wants to hire an old grandma…..my finances are depleting fast too! But Please trust in God and go to your local churches or Church and ask for help….get on welfare get on every assistance you can to help you and your families and especially your kids to get through this! Go to the school your kids go to and tell them your plight…The more people know what is going on we might get noticed>>>>Hug your kids…..Love is more important that anything and it will get you/us through.

        • BC Shelby

          …a year younger and facing eviction. No place to go but the streets. Hard enough to even get the time of day from an prospective employer when you’ve been unemployed as long and are too old in their eyes to hire. Once on the street, it becomes a thousand fold more difficult as you don’t have the resources for maintaining your work search, a means of contact, a means of getting around, and a means to take care of yourself.

          ….and there is a growing trend in cities today to make homelessness illegal meaning jail time or being sent to a camp.

          So much for the “land of opportunity”.

          • sha44ss

            Do you have family or friends?….don’t let PRIDE keep you from reaching out to SOMEONE. There are alot of people on these EUC blogs in the same boat…..see if you can find them in your county or state and get together ! There is power in number. ‘Panhandle’ if you have to….did you ever see John Stossel on TV….the libertarian on fox …panhandling can help you get back on your feet.. DONT be too proud! I will pray for you dc shelby(i think i know you from another euc site)

    • sha44ss

      Go to your pharmacy or hospital or doctor and let them know how destitute you are and lots of time they will get it for free for you!

  • Terry Vollmer

    Who takes 3 vacations in 5 months? Obama is all hard when it comes to pushing obama care to piss the GOP and us off. Have you seen the standards of free health care in places like London? It is crap. He cannot cowboy up when it is important like this. Boehner should be criminally prosecuted for this.! instead of bitching about this we should form a site combining all of our expertise and support that have been wasted from the lack of jobs. We need to take boehner down with our mass. Please if you are a computer wiz, website person or persons let me know. I need an email at terry.egene .vollmer @gmail.com. marketing and others will be needed in a short time. We will contact people time and date, to go to their capital building’s, especially Ohio. News channels etc. First we need a website to communicate. We will get that dc thing going. I have 8 years army and this was my help while I am in school. now it it is school loans. I thought I earned this in Iraq and Afghanistan? Wtf?! My wife and kid are living on loans. Loans that I probably won’t pay back due to the lack of jobs when I get oout

    • Icare

      I agree with you and we need to unite in our efforts as I have post the following many times. As the saying goes: United We Stand – Divided We Fall and so far over the last five months we have been divided. It is time for the people to unite as we have the right to defend our country from both foreign and domestic enemies and both the senate and congress as you have just found out are enemies of the people….

      I see alot of people saying to call Boehner’, call Reed and tell them to extend the unemployment package. Do you really think you can pressure them by doing this? No! You Can’t!

      If you want to pressure them you have to contact the senators and congress people within the state you live in!

      If you try to pressure senators and congress people in states you do not live in, they will just laugh at you and call you childish and continue to do what they are doing.

      You have to pressure the senators and congress people within the states you live in. That’s when they start to worry because they know you can either vote them in or vote them out.

      Boehner’ is from Ohio and could care less what you have to say unless you are from Ohio. I hope this makes sense to all of you. Boehner’ pretty much tells the President and secretary of labor where to go because he knows you can’t pressure him into anything when you write, email, or phone his office and you live out of his state.

      You have to pressure the senators and congress people within you own state to put pressure on him. If you do this, he will listen as the senators and congress people within your state will listen to you.

      So call, email, write, post on the sites for the senators and congress people within the state you live in and they Will Put Pressure On Boehner’ and Reed as they will then know that you know how to make politics work for you and will want to keep their cushy jobs!

      If you do this this week, next week Boehner, Reid, Republicans and Democrats will then know that you know how to play the game and maybe he’ll do the right thing. But you have to play by their rules and use your time contacting the politicians within the state that you live in.

      And the politicians should be in your state doing their jobs. And make sure their phone lines are to busy so they can not receive what they believe are important calls including their cell phones.

      • Terry Vollmer

        We need to figure out what Republicans want for their side , there is a chance for veto as well in the executive. Like that ant on honey I shrunked the kids

        • Icare

          Read Read “Nemesis4Life Terry Vollmer” above and join us and let as many people you know that we will have our own web site for the unemployed and will need everyone to get that web site know country wide including U.S. territories…

      • Sue

        You are right. But we can make waves big ones. How do you think that all of these special interest groups get what they want? We are lacking $$ but if all unemployed donated even $1 we would be able to do something with that! This is crazy.

        • Icare

          Bookmark this blog as we hope to have a web site up and running before the end of the weekend.

    • Nemesis4Life

      I have skills in Web Design and Information Technology. Just no funds at the moment to start a site…I will email you.

      • Terry Vollmer

        Ok. I will see what I can do for money. How much is it to start. Website? Lol who do you pay?
        Sorry all I know is guns and orders lol

        • Nemesis4Life

          LOL, we will talk…I will find out and we can go from there. I know a lot of people want it. They just don’t know how to do it. We will create one for them and us. Our voices are going unheard by just posting to these blogs and the groups that say they are helping us, where are they?

          Sorry, it’s just frustrating. We could probably start on Facebook for free, however Facebook is monitored so heavily…that’s why I haven’t.

          • Terry Vollmer

            Ok, thanks. Ill be looking at this bout noon tomorrw. Post a time if your gonna be later than that. School time for me. Nice meetin ya.

          • Nemesis4Life

            Nice meeting you, I will try to be on at that time. I did send you an email as well.

          • Nemesis4Life

            I was a bit late. We have a web space being donated to us. We just need to come up with a name

          • Nemesis4Life

            I’m on…We have web space donated to us. We just have to come up with a name for it, I was thinking “Voice of the Unemployed”

          • barrnone

            How about ‘We won’t forget’. That will remind everyone we got to vote them out.

          • Nemesis4Life

            For some reason this won’t let me reply to you. We have web space donated to us.

      • Icare

        If you have a domain name, I have a reseller site I purchased last year with unlimited everything for $64 and will donate the space.

        • Nemesis4Life

          I will come up with one and get back to you.

          • Icare

            When you do, I will give you my email address and create the site for you with the domain name you provide, Please make it a domain name that has to do with unemployment and you can use up to 64 characters.

          • Nemesis4Life

            I will definitely make it about Unemployment. Something meaningful to everyone that is going through this. I will get back to you tomorrow. Thanks! Your awesome by the way!

          • Icare

            Will bookmark this site now and check back tomorrow….

          • sha44ss

            When you make the Website we need to post it on every unemployment extension blog that has been running since the beginning of this debacle……and everyone should post it to their facebook page!

      • Icare

        When you are back online, leave a message here and I will receive it. Maybe a good domain name would be:

        USA_Unemployed_The_Forgotten_Americans

    • James Austin

      tried to email you…something appears to be wrong with the address.

    • Sue

      Very interested in helping in anyway that I can. I am not in dire straights my husband still has a job so perhaps if someone needs to travel to Washington I could do that when the time comes. Whatever I can do count me in!! We do need to organize and be heard.

  • sm

    I will not forget this. I promise you. How could anyone call him/herself a Christian and do this to people? What on earth do they think people are paying their bills with while they play politics? Scumbags. None of them are trying. The Dems are pretending to try, while highlighting the deliberate cruelty of the Republicans. I’ve never seen an issue that so effectively peels back the layers of P.R. and exposes both sides for the hypocritical partisan scumbags that they are.

    • biggin

      Boehner is a drunk he is no Christian

  • biggin

    No retro no five month extension I will be surprised if Boehner is still alive by November

  • barrnone

    Obama, Boehner, Reid are the culprits for letting this expire imo. Probably the biggest mistake in the last 10 years there will be riots over this. They are up to something besides partisan politics. But if the media covered this the benefits would have been renewed a long time ago. If America knew what was happening to 4 million people there is no way they would stand for it. This story has to get on radio and television these blogs are too easy for politicians to ignore.

    • DJMiles

      IF the media covered this they would be banned from white house press conferences…Definitely not something Obama would allow the media to report nobody would ever vote for a Democrat ever again http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/us/politics/democrats-as-part-of-midterm-strategy-to-schedule-votes-on-pocketbook-issues.html?referrer=

      • barrnone

        Obama has to understand this is a no win for him. His name will live in infamy if he doesn’t do something.

        • Icare

          Like Boehner, do you really think Obama cares. He retires wealthy no matter what. Think Nixon.

        • DJMiles

          His name is already ruined just look at his approval numbers ….He will be remembered as the president that took our country into poverty

          • Icare

            No… Bush and the republicans and democrats did that in 2008 and Obama is just helping them.

        • biggin

          Our President stated a few month back that the EUC Extension is very important and it needs to be passed… Well maybe our President should live up to his statements and either pass the EUC Extension on his own or force the US House of Representatives to stay in session until this issue is resolved

        • Sue

          Why should he care he is set for life. He will make speeches for $200,000 a pop. He is a lame duck he will get nothing accomplished. We just have to wait it out.

          • BC Shelby

            …without any income, that will be pretty tough to do.

  • barrnone

    Did the House go on recess or just the Senate. The bill has passed the Senate if the House is in session we can still get this passed before May 31st. Just need to bombard CNN with phone calls and emails.

    • biggin

      I’m sure Boehner isn’t going to budge we can kiss retro good bye

      • barrnone

        It is still a democracy Boehner is not a king not yet anyway. It would be interesting to see if we can get this on CNN and MSNBC next week. It would be the first step in taking this country back. McDonald workers rioted this week so the time is right.

        • biggin

          there are ways to get around Boehner but no one is willing to do it

          • barrnone

            Could you tell us what it is. There are some vulnerable people running for re-election we could target them force them to take action.

          • biggin

            I don’t remember what it is called but the house members can vote to bring the EU to a vote but they don’t want to

          • DJMiles

            The vulnerable politicians are the Senate Democrats and predicted to lose this November but instead of people attacking them for not putting EUC in the budget,Attaching it to must pass legislation,failing to compromise,refusing to attach a jobs bill etc….people are calling Republicans like Boehner who is running uncontested this November.

          • DJMiles

            It’s easier to work with him and pass 1 of the 45 Jobs bills or list what the white house would find acceptable for him to add to the unemployment extension but nobody’s willing to do that either.

          • biggin

            I agree they are not working for the good of the country period

          • Icare

            If they were working for the good of the country, they would not have to add anything to the bill, they just have to pass it as they should have done in December.

          • biggin

            I don’t understand how they can sleep knowing millions of Americans are suffering because they can’t work together

          • BC Shelby

            ..true, unfortunately that is now all moot as the Senate has recessed until next month.

          • DJMiles

            Yeah but theirs always a chance Obama finds that phone he always talks about and finally calls Boehner and tells him what job bills the white house will allow him to attach to a unemployment extension. At least then a bill to extend unemployment would be sitting on top the pile under Reids desk for when the Senate returns.

          • BC Shelby

            …however, it will be too little too late. The current bipartisan bill expires at the end of this month before the Senate will reconvene in June. It has been mentioned by several sources that any new UI which is bill advanced will most likely not include a retroactive provision, so over 3 million of us will be left with nothing for all these months of waiting.

          • DJMiles

            The Senate passed bill is done they won’t be passing that since it expires in a week…Their are other unemployment extensions in the house that they could consider if I was to guess witch one it would be H.R 3885 from Republican Rep Charles Dent witch would only extend Tier 1 For 1 year….Not sure if it would be retro but probably not at this point since states stopped tracking the unemployed months ago. Nobody would be happy with H.R 3885 But they also need to realize that regardless of with one is passed only tier 1 would be in effect anyway since tier 2 is cut when your states UC rate drops below 6%

          • BC Shelby

            …In my state it is still 6.9% which would allow for Tier 2 benefits. In January and February, it was 7.0%. I was shorted benefits from Tier 1 when the programme was allowed to expire at the end of last year. Tier 2 (retro) would take me exactly until the end of my original UI claim I filed back in 2013. That would be enough to get back on my feet and buy several months time as well as get a new phone, keep my internet going, and keep from being evicted.

            I have been continuing to submit my weekly reports (on advice from an officer in our employment department) so they have all the data they need concerning my work search well past the expiration of my original claim.

            Now if they let it continue to drag this on after returning in June, yeah then the rate could drop below the minimum which would be a dastardly thing for them to do. Of course, being politicians more focused in keeping their seats in an election year rather than doing the job their paid to do, I wouldn’t put it past them.

    • Icare

      If you want this on the news agencies, you just have to flood the phones and emails of the senators and congress people that are in the state you live in. If not, all your work will fall on def ears.

      • barrnone

        True but it has to be organized we have a cross-section of people here if we organized a time and day when everyone called CNN and our reps it would be on every station in the world.

        • Icare

          .Bookmark this blog as we hope to have a web site up and running before the end of the weekend.

      • Icare

        And now it’s Texas oil billionaires and almost all big businesses and politicians.

    • DJMiles

      House works next wed-Fri

      • barrnone

        Gives us almost five days. If the will is there and this is not just about venting we can do it.

        • DJMiles

          Only chance I see is if Obama would refuse to sign today’s 13 billion dollar jobs bill until Boehner allows a vote but that’s not going to happen.

          • barrnone

            I thought they killed that earlier. Wasn’t Heller trying to attached unemployment to it but Reid wouldn’t allow it.

          • Nemesis4Life

            Yes, Reid killed it…no amendments allowed to it.

          • DJMiles

            No Heller tried attaching it to the tax extenders and Reid wouldn’t allow it…Today the Senate passed some info structure jobs bill to rebuild water lines and stuff.

  • biggin

    this is going to make my blood pressure sky high i’m seein red

  • Advocate

    People are going to have to call John Boehner or all of their representatives.

    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)

    • Tim Day

      He said we are couch potatoes, I dont think at this point anyone cares about calls or voice mails. Its time to show we are living breathing human beings!

  • Vivianna Hernandez

    June 2nd is ten solid days from today…. The audacity to go on recess knowing that there are almost 3 million people facing financial hardships due to their actions…..PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LINK http://www.dailyrecord.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/22/congress-irs-tax-delinquencies/9442749/

  • barrnone

    If we sharpen the rhetoric and take action they will have to do something. We need a place where we can organize and take action. This could be a blessing in disguise.

    • Icare

      Read “Nemesis4Life Terry Vollmer” below…

      • barrnone

        I just checked it out I will bookmark this also and try to be here tomorrow.

  • Vivianna Hernandez

    All I can say, is that they have been stringing us all along since the EUC expired..which was 5 months ago…..Obviously we have people in congress who are not what we as American deserve….We deserve Honest, Loyal, Sincere, etc. politicians in congress….

  • mrmano_0

    The lie that Democrats prevented unemployment insurance from being extended is just that a lie.

    Paul Ryan prevented an unemployment insurance extension from being added to the budget. Republicans in the Senate whittled the 12month extension Democrats proposed down to 5months after repeated attempts to tack on Keystone XL.

    John Boehner prevented the Senate bill passed in April from coming to a vote in the house.

    Remember that Republicans did this and they hate the middle class. Google “starve the beast and you’ll see how much they hate the middle.class.

    • DJMiles

      You sound so stupid. …Paul Ryan had nothing to do with Democrats or the white house not insisting on unemployment being part of the budget deal… http://joemiller.us/2013/12/white-house-obama-wont-insist-jobless-aid-budget-deal/

      • mrmano_0

        You’re an idiot shill for Republicans.
        Joe miller is a Republican what do you think he would say stupid.

        All your little references always come from Republican pundits and you’re stupid enough to believe them.

        It’s stupid people like you that keeps Republicans in power.

        This entire unemployment insurance extension messnisbthe fault of Republicans whether you like it or not.

        • mrmano_0

          Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better….

          • mrmano_0

            Shut up troll go back to your hole everyone hates you.

            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

          • mrmano_0

            Shut up and go away fool we all hate you troll.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??……
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

          • mrmano_0

            Your a liar a fool and people hate you troll.
            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a fool go back underground and die.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • Disappointed In California

            You’re both trolls spamming this forum like you are… shame shame to both of you!

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists……..
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

          • mrmano_0

            Go away troll people hate you and want you to die.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • Icare

            Over half the comments on this blog are from you and you sound like Mrs. Cravets from Be Witched. If you have nothing to say except the same thing over and over again, go find another blog and quit trolling this one.

          • mrmano_0

            I have a Conservative troll trying to harass me and who is impersonating my profile.

          • Disappointed In California

            You’re both trolls spamming this forum like you are… shame on you both!!

          • mrmano_0

            Go away troll you’re a liar and a fool you can’t be me you’re too stupid fool.
            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Leave people alone you stupid troll you have nothing to contribute.

            Democrats have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Democrats hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Democrat party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a fool you stupid troll go back underground where you belong.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • DJMiles

          Their is hundreds of articles if not thousands that all say the same thing! Are you gonna say next the Ryan cast the vote for every Democrat too? It is a fact that Democrats ended EUC as Senator Schumer stated it was part of the mid term strategy! It’s time you face reality if the Democrats or Obama wanted to extend unemployment even after the budget deal they would have attached it to the Farm bill,Doc fix,Omnibus etc…All those were must pass and guess what they did pass without mention of EUC and the President signed them all with his pen….He still hasn’t found his phone he talks about but who knows maybe he will buy a new one and call Boehner then….Let’s patiently wait and see.

          • mrmano_0

            You confuse conciliatory action on the part of Democrats with obstruction and obstinance on the part of Republicans.

            Republicans shut the government down not Democrats.
            Republicans wasted untold amounts of money voting to repeal the ACA not Democrats.
            Republicans are wasting time and money holding Benghazi investigations for no reason not Democrats.

            Republicans want to “starve the beast” not Democrats.

            Its been Republicans that have prevented an unemployment extension from passing not Democrats.

          • mrmano_0

            you have a problem getting to the bottom of the murder of 4 American??..including all the vets being murdered by Obama??…all the American people want is the TRANSPARENT GOVT PROMISED…ACA is not truly rolled out yet due to Obama’s criminal violation of the Constitutional law. you associate yourself with criminals??

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

            You can’t be me begone!

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • biggin

    Politicians from both parties have failed unemployed workers, and so has capitalism. Plans to give more help to the wealth ‘job creators’ are a joke. House politicians need to pass legislation to extend unemployment benefits now.”

  • biggin

    The problem is our elected officials do NOT have a personal stake in this matter… They have their 6-figure salaries, 7-figure bank accounts, and they live in their million-dollar homes… They should rename the Senate, Congress, and the US house the “Master Race”

    • Icare

      They are the master race only if we let them… Read “Nemesis4Life Terry Vollmer” below…

      • biggin

        is there a website ? when you have one please let me know I will help spread the word the best I can

        • Icare

          Hopefully before the weekend… stay tuned and bookmark this site and you will know and I will also post it as a reply to you… thanks for your support

  • biggin

    house of representatives will not be back until May 28th they take 10 days off work 4 days then take another 6 days off wow I need a job like that

  • GT Senior

    I just hate how they act like they care, they don’t. Obama would have stepped in, Reid could have negotiated with them, Boehner could put it up for a vote (but it might hurt them in the elections if they vote no). They seem to figure out how to work through things like the Doc fix. Be real, tell us it isn’t going to happen and start working harder on job creation, but don’t use this as a election vehicle – GOP doesn’t care about us, nor my own party. Give a tax break (they love to do that to large corporations) to hire the long term unemployed and people over 50. If you don’t want to keep EI going, at least work towards getting people back to work. We aren’t stupid nor lazy. We are hard working, intelligent people who are getting left behind.

    • Icare

      The game the republicans and democrats are playing is the same game they have been playing for decades… it’s called good cop – bad cop.

  • disqus_yyDJrcBcV8

    What country do I live in again??? Oh China… That’s right, clearly it’s a dictatorship now… All hail Dictator Boehner! And Mr. Speaker, you’re welcome for me serving this GREAT NATION in Afghanistan. I really appreciate you NOT helping me out as a veteran who gave all to help serve and protect America, a country that you feel the need not to help! I had to give up 12 straight months, working EVERY DAY, to do my best to protect and help people… All you have to do is pick up a freaking pen and do your job and the RIGHT THING! You, Mr. Speaker, are a DISGRACE to the American people!

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/mickswagga Benny Blaze

    Throw these clowns out of office simple and plain!!!

  • mr

    I feel so disheartened by this. I feel naive, really, because I didn’t think my country would turn its back on me. I’ve paid pretty big dollars into the system over the years, had a good job– worked at least 60 hours a week ( salary), but got downsized with a lot of other people. I thought that if my turn came for tough times, my country would be there for me. I thought it was just common sense, it takes an average of 37 weeks to find a new job. I received 26 weeks of unemployment, then one week of EUC– and then Nothing right after Christmas! It’s not like after being unemployed for 26 weeks I had any savings left. It’s been a rude awakening– and one I’ll never forget, or forgive.

  • Icare

    Bookmark and come back tomorrow for below…

    Nemesis4Life

    I have skills in Web Design and Information Technology. Just no funds at the moment to start a site…I will email you.
    **********************************
    Icare

    If you have a domain name, I have a reseller site I purchased last
    year with unlimited everything for $64 and will donate the space.
    **********************************
    Nemesis4Life

    I will come up with one and get back to you.
    **********************************
    Icare

    When you do, I will give you my email address and create the site for
    you with the domain name you provide, Please make it a domain name that
    has to do with unemployment and you can use up to 64 characters.
    **********************************
    Nemesis4Life

    I will definitely make it about Unemployment. Something meaningful
    to everyone that is going through this. I will get back to you
    tomorrow. Thanks! Your awesome by the way!
    ************************************
    Icare

    Will bookmark this site now and check back tomorrow….

  • Greg Mckinney

    I cant believe we pay these people 6 figures a year to work 10 days a month and get NOTHING ACCOMPLISHED….COMPLETE AND UTTER DISGRACE.

    • Sue

      Hey wait till they have to raise the debt ceiling they will be shutting the government down again. They will get retroactive pay though. so they just get a nice vacation while the politicians play games then they get paid. This is just nuts.

      • BC Shelby

        ..and with the tax extenders and other tax breaks for corporations, which (with projected interest) will run up the deficit by more than 400$ billion over the next ten years, you can bet this will happen again.

  • Jeannie

    I am a single Mom and I was cut off of my unemployment extention in December. It has been very hard on myself and my children and it makes me wonder if Boerner eats peanut butter sandwiches or mac and cheese every day like my children and I have had to do since December. Maybe he aught to try eating what we have had to just for a week and then maybe he would have a change of thoughts.

    • ali reza

      He serves his rich masters, do you really not know that Republican party is a front for Plutocracy in US? You should now.

  • Samantha

    I know we all can’t afford to fly to DC and protest on the front stairs, but what we can do is in every state we live in protest on every corner you can find, the media will get involved and the unemployed people will make a stand. 3.5 million people standing on corners protesting has to wake someone up. While your standing on the corner hold a coffee can out maybe you can make a little money to afford dinner when you get home. That’s what I’m going to do!

  • ali reza

    Didn’t someone threaten his life over this? I thin he fully understands how much he is hated.

  • bigbanglasers

    Ahhh Vacation…..I am going to work for the Government, so I can take 2 week vacations…..I HAVE NEVER HAD A 2 WEEK VACATION…EVER!

  • pillpoppinpuppy

    I think you are looking at this wrong. You said, “In the meantime the number of long-term unemployed who have been cut off since the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is nearing 3 million”.
    You should have said that nearly 3 million people are now able to regain their dignity by finding jobs.

  • WhatTha

    There’s a great old movie called “Start The Revolution Without Me.”

    Time for a sequel. Just don’t leave me out.

  • luis araud

    These mothetf***ers are something else well co**suckers you have earned and guaranteed yourself a special place in hell you political figures

  • LKM

    I sure wish that when all these American People go out to vote that the people in the House are voted out and I pray that the President can find a way to help us Americans out with Unemployment… I also wish that the House Rep. would all have to live on Unemployment and then lose it all at once with no light at the end of a dark tunnel.

  • SUPA_Saiyajin_God_Son_Goku

    Scum bags

  • mrmano_0

    its just a shame..just a dang shame….so says carney..well..hope you all feel better knowing the Administration put those 2 cents in for you…just a shame…yeah..that’ll make you all feel better, huh??

    • mrmano_0

      dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

      Go back down your dark hole idiot troll.

      Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

      Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

      Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

      Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

      • mrmano_0

        nice “white pride” avatar…I’m sure Obama appreciates your support..

        • mrmano_0

          dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

          You’re a stupid troll go back under your bridge.

          Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

          Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

          Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

          Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a stupid troll, people hate you.

            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??
            Ummm….congress is in recess, fool…no voting..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a dumb stupid troll go back to you dark lonely hole fool.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Boehner can’t allow a vote. they are in recess.
            Where’s your alter-ego, butt buddy Garrett Daniels??

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better.

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar a troll and a fool. People hate you go away troll back down your hole fool.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better.

          • mrmano_0

            Go away idiot people hate you troll.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better.

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a lying fool you stupid troll.

            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a fool stupid troll go back by on your hole fool
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better…………

          • mrmano_0

            You’re and idiot and a fool go back underground where you belong.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better…………

          • mrmano_0

            Go away hateful creature everyone hates you troll.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

          • mrmano_0

            Your a stupid stupid troll go away down your hole fool

            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better.

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a fool go back to your bridge troll
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better.

          • mrmano_0

            Shut up stupid you mast dirty troll go back down your hole.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better.

          • mrmano_0

            Your a dumb stupid troll go away fool.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better….

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a despicable creature infested with lies and desease. Go back down you hole troll.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

      • mrmano_0

        How’s the Obama administration “invention” called “QE” working??..trickling down to the middle class???….Nope??..Obama has declared war on the middle class!!..

  • SUPA_Saiyajin_God_Son_Goku

    Boehner is a scum bag of the highest order.

  • biggin

    NO 5 MONTH EXTENSION NO RETRO GOD BLESS OUR CONGRESS

    • mrmano_0

      bingo biggin..yer finally learning…took awhile…but..you see it now..

      • mrmano_0

        Go away troll you can’t be me.

        dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

        Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

        Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

        Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

        Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

        • mrmano_0

          You lose credibility with your “white pride” pride showing….

          • mrmano_0

            You can’t be me stupid troll go back down your hole.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            You lose credibility with your “white pride” pride showing….

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a fool and a very stupid troll go back down your hole.

            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists……were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…you are a racists and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid….no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better.

          • mrmano_0

            you’re a fool and an idiot people hate you go back down your hole idiot.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better.

          • rollipolliolli

            ya’ll both sound stupid :D
            musta missed the Flintstones vitamins as kids, ya’ll were prolly on that daily regiment of political enemas…

          • mrmano_0

            You stupid troll go back to your hole. People hate you.dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re an idiot and a fool troll back down your hole.

            You are nothing and everyone hates you.
            dirty slimy conservative troll you can’t be me you stupid fool.

            Conservatives only know how to lie and cheat.

            Republicans have cheated millions of American families forcing them to the brink.

            Speaker Boehner allow a vote on the Unemployment Extension now.

            Republicans “They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.” ~Harry Truman

          • mrmano_0

            Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
            were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??…
            you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
            .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better….

          • mrmano_0

            You can’t be me foolish troll. We hate you and want you to die. Go away back in your hole you slimy conservative troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            You can’t be me foolish troll. We hate you and want you to die. Go away back in your hole you slimy conservative troll.

            Libtards have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Libtards hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent and murder out veterans
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Libtard party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.
            Obama is waging war on the middle class!!!

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.

            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • biggin

    We the unemployed are suffering because Congress is focused on nothing but political gain. Very sad to know what this country has succumb too. I am and always will be a proud American, but it is just sad that 3 million Americans have to pay it this game of cat and mouse.

  • Johnnya57

    What these ASSHOLES are doing to us out of work Americans is unconstitutional and they should not be allowed to be in the position they are in. I just dont understand how they can just go on another Fu$#@#$% vacation and leave us hanging once again. Once again they all suck !!!!

  • Lisa

    Well I just got some great news this morning, a friend of mine that lost her job and her benefits in December has decided to end her life last night by hanging herself.
    HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY CONGRESS enjoy your vacation!

    • Sandra Dalton Gunn

      OMG, I am so sorry!

      • mrmano_0

        She’s lying her A$$ off for effect

        • mrmano_0

          Shut up people hate stupid we all hope you die troll.

          Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
          Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
          The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
          The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Why do you keep following me around??..yer the troll!!!!…but..you just don’t see that cause yer an idiot…you follow me everywhere!!!..

          • mrmano_0

            Go away troll people hate you and want you to die.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Why do you keep following me around??..yer the troll!!!!…but..you just don’t see that cause yer an idiot…you follow me everywhere!!!..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • BC Shelby

            …you know, you two ought to just trade email addys or FB pages and carry your little spat on in private. We’re trying to have a relevant discussion here without having to wade through all this mindless sniping at each other.

            Crikey, I wish Disqus had an ignore button like other forums have.

    • mrmano_0

      What State?/..What town??

      • mrmano_0

        Go away troll people hate you back underground where you belong.
        Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
        Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
        The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
        The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • mrmano_0

          Again…Obama appreciates support from white supremacists….
          were you born stupid or did you work on it your whole life??……..
          you are a racist and a bigot…beside just being ignorant, apathetic and just plain stupid…
          .no problem, though…America needs ditch-diggers too…grab a shovel, dweeb…use the left-handed one…it fits you better……..

          • mrmano_0

            Leave people alone you stupid troll you have nothing to contribute.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

    • mrmano_0

      What State??..What town??..we need to get the media on this showing what is happening out there to the unemployed. Her life had value and still does….let’s memorialize her….again..where did this tragedy take place???

      • mrmano_0

        Shut up and leave people alone you stupid troll. Go back to your hole.

        Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
        Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
        The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
        The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • mrmano_0

          Leave people alone you stupid troll you have nothing to contribute.

          Democrats have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
          Democrats hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
          The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
          The Democrat party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic…..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a stupid troll go back down you’re hole and die.

            People hate you.
            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

    • mrmano_0

      Don’t you want to help??

      • mrmano_0

        Go away and leave people alone stupid despicable troll.

        Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
        Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
        The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
        The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

    • kiontra

      Lisa im so sorry for your loss! May God be with you all. Please keep your head high! This is a mess, we are all suffering from this, but i am so sorry to hear what happened! My heart goes out once again! Please, whatever u do, BE STRONG. GOD DOESNT PUT US THROUGH ANYTHING HE FEELS WE CANT HANDLE. I know its hard….Hang in there darling!

      • mrmano_0

        she’s lying her a$$ off for effect and you bought it..

        • mrmano_0

          You’re the liar and fool troll go away and leave people alone.

          Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
          Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
          The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
          The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Go away stupid troll you’re a fool and people hate you.

            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • DJMiles

          Reported you to Disqus

          • mrmano_0

            Ineffective. I have more rights than you

    • mrmano_0

      what town??…

      • mrmano_0

        Leave people alone you stupid troll go back down your hole.

        Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
        Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
        The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
        The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • mrmano_0

          Why do you keep following me around??..yer the troll!!!!…but..you just don’t see that cause yer an idiot…you follow me everywhere!!!…..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a fool go down your hole despicable troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Squuuaawwk……Squaaawwwkk…polly want a cracker?…Polly want a cracker??…
            Libtard = fact glazer-over-er……………

    • Kim M.

      So sorry to hear about your friend. Prayers to you and her other friends and family. I’m afraid that as time goes on there will be more people committing suicide and acting out of their true character. I can’t say I haven’t thought about suicide but I instantly reject those thoughts. I know that at some point things has to get better. We just have to keep our faith in God and not man.

      Just yesterday I read a post from a young man who works at Bank of America, I think, he commented that his ex-coworker had just taken her life the night before due to these circumstances with the UI Benefits.

      God help us all!

    • mrmano_0

      terrible story…what town?..I don’t see a word about it on the internet, you lying, thieving, grubbing little hole..

  • Sandra Dalton Gunn

    Until June 2nd!! This is low, thank goodness these men and women are rich and don’t have to deal with “real” people. Ha Ha. The speaker of the house acts like a high school bully. People with authority equal or greater than his, have tried to reason with him, talk with him, accept him and he says nothing to us and NO to them. In the “real” world I would say that man has a hidden agenda or a huge personal problem. I am sorry his life was threaten, but we are hearing about suicide among our ranks, individuals too overwhelmed and giving up their lives. This is Horrible! I received 26 weeks during the holidays and now its horrible, having to ask people for financial help. I have went through my savings and 401K. I have two degrees and very trainable for employment positions. I am disgusted with the way media is writing these articles, one article on Inquistors stated that employers are looking for people they can train and employers can not locate this work force. Ha Ha, really! Whether I get a job tomorrow or never, I will stay active in being an American, I am done with giving away America and having Americans not come first. Who comes first at home your family! Who comes first in America, Americans!

  • George

    Thanks Obama!! You really know how to talk good, but when the going gets tough, you run and hide. Here was your chance to help the millions who depended on you and your party to get this extension passed, but you gave up, and now you pretend that we don’t exist. We were suckers to re-elect you, you good for nothing academic elitist! You have no balls, and you know it. Harry Reid is equally incompetent, and just plain stupid, but that’s the nature of your party. Repubs come out and say they hate us, but the Dems pretend to like the American worker, then do nothing to help when help is needed!! Both parties in Congress don’t care about the jobless, they only use the issue to get votes. I’ll never vote for Dem’s again, or THE REPUBS. ONLY THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES FOR NOW ON.

  • aaaa aa

    What a bunch of loosers we have in office
    As I have commented since January,neither side wanted to pass this extension.All smoke and mirrors and the AMERICAN people being played like pawns.
    Wonder if it were 3 million illegal aliens that were out of work would the extension pass….probably would
    We now know this week that illegal aliens get better health care than our AMERICAN VETERANS
    What a shame,this place is going right down the toilet

    • Sandra Dalton Gunn

      And we need to get more active in ways that can stop or slow down this mess! It is ridiculous the way we give away America to everyone but Americans. This cycle helps the rich and corporations, not the American people and their families.

  • Larry king

    Hey Boehner and the rest of congress, I got the middle finger up high for you. You all suck!

  • Charmed79

    Wow they sure do spend a lot of time on breaks huh, must be nice to keep spending all of our money that way!

  • mrmano_0

    Sorry for all the nonsense post folks but as you might be able to tell I have own conservative troll who has impersonated me and antagonizes people as an imposter.

    Why can’t some conservatives simple state their points without dirty tricks and lies?

    Ya got me. But if you stand up for the little guy and expose the right for what it is you’ll likely end up with your own personal troll too!

    Just remember its been Republican stalling, feet dragging and outright obstruction that has put millions of us in this precarious position.

    Its Republicans that have called the long term unemployed “takers”.
    It’s Republican/Conservative trolls who antagonize people on these message boards and generally attempt to sow misery and deceit.

    • mrmano_0

      Nice White Power, White pride avatar…I’m sure the Demos and Obama appreciate your racist and bigoted views

      • mrmano_0

        Go away slimy creature you’re a nasty nasty troll.

        Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
        Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
        The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
        The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • mrmano_0

          Why do you keep following me around??..yer the troll!!!!…but..you just don’t see that cause yer an idiot…you follow me everywhere!!!..

          • mrmano_0

            Go away stupid troll you’re a fool and people hate you.

            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • Disappointed In California

            why do you keep posting the same sh**??? we get it, someone is impersonating your profile here… now you need to get a clue and create a new profile and stop spamming the crap out of these forums! You, not your troll, makes it almost impossible to read the forums in some sections and you yourself seem to be trolling your impersonator… jeeez

          • mrmano_0

            Why capitulate? That’s exactly what the right wants. They want people to give up and I refuse to be beat down by the conservatives.

          • mrmano_0

            Go away stupid troll you’re a fool and people hate you.

            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Demos have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Demos hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Demo party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            You are one stupid troll. People hate you and you are a sad miserable creature.

            Go back to your hidey hole and die.
            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • Disappointed In California

            ok so make a fool out of yourself with your multiple spammed posts… Enjoy that hehe

          • mrmano_0

            I’m sure if someone hijacked Disappointed in California and started posting hateful antagonizing troll nonsense you’d be a ok with that.

          • mrmano_0

            How’s the Obama administration “invention” called “QE” working??..trickling down to the middle class???….Nope??..Obama has declared war on the middle class!!……..

          • mrmano_0

            You are a lying despicable troll.

            Liar and fool You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

            You can’t be me begone!

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Squuuaawwk……Squaaawwwkk…polly want a cracker?…Polly want a cracker??…
            Libtard = fact glazer-over-er…

          • Disappointed In California

            I’d create a new profile and not waste my time nor spam a forum like a pissed off child :)

          • mrmano_0

            You could always collapse the thread if it such a bother.

          • Disappointed In California

            and miss possible posts by others in the midst of your spammage? I can see suggesting anything to you is useless… oh high and mighty (just ask you). Go ahead and act like a pissed off child and spam away lol

          • mrmano_0

            To each their own.

          • DJMiles

            If your here to make a comment then make one but stop posting 200 comments on ever blog that are all the same…..Some people come here for information from those of us that been following the issue since December.

  • Victoria Ryan-Bailey

    It’s a shame that Boehner, Pelosi, Reid and the President had a photo op over lunch this week. They showed no consideration to those unemployed and now homeless Americans with no income who are starving for one of those sandwiches.

  • David Darby

    Rollcall is exactly right. Obama and Democrats could have done so much more to push unemployment insurance through. They have not played hardball with Republicans on this issues. Meanwhile, millions of unemployed are sliding into poverty, getting evicted, losing homes, using up savings & retirement and despairing as their lives are decimated. They now lack money to job hunt.

    The GOP is clearly to blame for blocking this legislation and the suffering of millions. But the Democrats haven’t done nearly enough to help. Democrats will accept this failure and embrace it to campaign with against the GOP. Shame on both parties for their failure to help millions of unemployed Americans who just want help to get on their feet, get new jobs and rebuild their lives.

    There is a ton of data showing these unemployed face huge obstacles to getting jobs and they badly needed this lifeline.

    • BC Shelby

      …were I not poor. I would have put my name in on our state’s ballot for Representative as an independent. Trouble is simply having conviction, compassion, and a desire you help your fellow citizens doesn’t cut it anymore, it’s become nothing more than another money game these days.

  • Sherrie M.

    Boehner needs to be fired

  • John Carmiche

    Of the 3.5 million unemployed Americans who have been looking for work for longer than 27 weeks, one in ten are veterans. It is especially disheartening to see the Republican-controlled House of Representatives continue to oppose legislation that would provide unemployment relief to our military heroes who have served and sacrificed for our State and Nation.

  • Dane

    Well, I partly blame Harry Reid, and Patty murray for this mess, they didn’t get it in the budget negotiations between, her, and Paul Ryan in december,harry Reid said in a press conference, he was going to put through a bill on the 3rd of january,( after they expired)and that the republicans would extend the unemployment, and it wouldn’t cost them anything,as soon as he said that I knew it wasn’t going to happen, and shame on him, and patty Murray for thinking, and telling the american public that it would be.

    • mrmano_0

      Republicans threatened to filibuster and obstruct any budget that had an extension.

      • DJMiles
      • mrmano_0

        except for the direct hire bill shot down by demos, troll

        • mrmano_0

          You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

          You can’t be me begone!

          You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
          You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

          Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
          Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
          The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
          The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            How’s the Obama administration “invention” called “QE” working??..trickling down to the middle class???….Nope??..Obama has declared war on the middle class!!..

          • mrmano_0

            Your stupidity knows no bounds troll

            You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

            You can’t be me begone!

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            How’s the Obama administration “invention” called “QE” working??..trickling down to the middle class???….Nope??..Obama has declared war on the middle class!!……

          • mrmano_0

            Bolshevik ideologue Hussein Obama lied continuously about the anticipated effects of the 2013 sequester:

            As part of his personal jihad against his political opposition, Obama personally approved of the 2013 sequester. And then claimed he didn’t.
            OBAMA CONTINUES TO WAT THE MIDDLE CLASS!!!!!……..You idiots ARE WHO YOU RAGE AGAINST
            YOUR IDEOLOGY IS FACT LESS…….

          • mrmano_0

            You are such a vile stupid creature. Impersonating me must be the highlight of you miserable sorry existence.

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a foul stupid troll. Go away people hate you troll.

            You are such a vile stupid creature. Impersonating me must be the highlight of you miserable sorry existence.

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

            You can’t be me begone!

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • BOB

    THE REPUBICAN AGENDA :”Protect the well-off from redistribution of their wealth to those who don’t deserve it”.

  • TxLoKiTa

    SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE BOEHNER:
    You Sir have clearly use the unemployed, as a political PAWN. We are living breathing people. Some of us being Republicans, some of us who may have even voted for you clearly trusting that you would not fail us. We are losing a financial battle with our banks that are in the process of taking the only roof that I have over my children’s heads.the light company doesn’t understand that you refuse to put the EUI to the floor and please give me some more time, their answer to me,”Sorry ma’am, your already 3 months late” we now sit by candle light thanks to you. We eat sandwiches morning noon and nite and what ever that keeps in a cooler. Water company will soon pull their plug next month, then what? BOEHNER please tell my kid that I’m not able to purchase the supplies she needs to excel in school. There is no money for gas, no money to catch the bus, no money to buy basic toiletries, before you know it I will be homeless and million of others are in the same position. You have no heart, no conscious, melevolent spirited but then again so was Hitler.

    • DHFabian

      Why criticize legislators (both parties) for maintaining a decision that this generation already made? People agreed when Bill Clinton declared that any aid provided must be strictly time-limited, serving as “an incentive to…find jobs.” We didn’t end welfare aid because it was no longer needed, or because because we couldn’t afford it: We ended it for the principle of it, saving us from developing a culture of dependency. To be without such basics as food and shelter has been the American norm for an entire segment of the population since 1996, and Americans have been fine with that. We have to live with the socioeconomic choices we made before we knew that those choices would personally effect us.

  • barrnone

    When people start forming consensus, making plans on these blogs trolls always show up and after a few minutes any momentum is dead.

  • randi fonseca

    Dear Family and Friends,
    I am in dire need of numbers, people and voices. Our so called government has given up on us. We need to be heard. We have to tell them that we do not agree with how things in our government are being handled without concern for us AMERICANS! They have been there far too long and have lost touch with the average AMERICAN!
    I ask that you stand with me on my fight for the Long Term Unemployed, the underemployed, and the 99er’s. Please contact your state Representatives and tell them that it is just plain wrong to let AMERICAN people starve, loose cars, loose their home’s and to loose EVERYTHING they have worked so hard for their whole lives. People can’t feed their kids let alone themselves. They are living in cars, shelters and camping on friends/families couches. Loosing their children because they can’t care for them anymore…
    I have listed a site below for petitions that have been started that I have already signed join me in my fight for a BETTER AMERICA!! After you sign this one there is more, go to their home page and search for “unemployment”. You will find them there. Thank you for uniting with me to take a stand for AMERICANS! TOGETHER we can make a better AMERICA! Please share this post with your family and friends as I did and let’s rock the HOUSE of representatives that is LOL!
    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/we-call-on-congress-to?source=s.tw&r_by=10562811
    Sign the petition: Congress: Extend Unemployment Benefits NOW!!!
    I just signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate: The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program ended between Christmas and…
    PETITIONS.MOVEON.ORG

    Sign the petition: Congress: Extend Unemployment Benefits NOW!!!
    I just signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate: The Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program ended between Christmas and…
    PETITIONS.MOVEON.ORG

  • Ronald Lopez

    it discourage me 2 vote! @ the same time becuz r dear president hasn’t said anything most likely i’ll vote republican!

  • barrnone

    Any one has a idea for a youtube video. If we can get it viral the media will pick it up and this will finally get the attention it deserves.

  • Jim T.

    It is good that we have free speech in this country to complain about how we are treated with this fiasco between the Dems and Repubs over the UC Extension, but what good is it if the government just says: “Do you feel better now that we have pretended to care and allowed you to vent”.

  • DHFabian

    Nothing has changed. Bill Clinton ended welfare aid, declaring that “there is NO excuse” for long-term unemployment, and the public agreed. He stated that any aid provided must be strictly time-limited, to serve as an incentive to “get up every morning and find a job.” The public applauded. What an insult to think that America’s working families require more help than our most disadvantaged/least employable! Right?

  • http://forumsforjustice.com/forums/showthread.php?p=211#post211 Forums4Justice

    According to DHS, as of 2011, eight million illegal immigrants, including visa overstays, were working in, non-agriculture, American jobs, by using false, or stolen SS numbers. Only 7% of the over 7 million employers are presently using E-Verify. E-Verify has a 99.71% accuracy rate (per Congressional testimony) … only 0. 043% of employers (3,000) were audited for I-9 compliance in 2012. Using SS mismatches, DHS knows where these illegal immigrants are working. With each passing day, more illegal immigrants are on the way, taking our work. It’s time to begin enforcing our existing Federal laws against illegal immigration.

    HELP ENFORCE E-VERIFY LOCALLY

    E-Verify Search Employers Tool http://1.usa.gov/1mNR5Nq
    this enables you to find out which employers are using E-Verify, to help determine which ones aren’t … and need to

  • Ladyj

    I am not surprised they are all going on vacation!! CONGRESS has not been in any rush to push this.It would have been up for a VOTE long ago. I still believe in miracles.I HOPE I will still qualify for retroactive benefits,if that’s how it ever passes. We all and economy would benefit. I am expecting to be working by then and it will be a very NEEDED blessing. They may be a lot of layoffs in next few months.Unfortunately,no-one is untouchable from unemployment at any time.Do we really NEED congress!?. My vote now may be independent.

  • cudjo

    Well Obama will not be running again so he doesn’t care.

  • Robert Newlon

    i am a registered republican,but after this blocking of unemployment extension i will most likely never vote for any republican again! i lost my benefits in december and soon after my cars and house!

    • Arrest Obama

      Don’t you understand the demonrats are counting on you to do just that?

      Remember that if you join them you’ll be at the back of a very, very long line..

  • Dialina Blackhat

    HOw did this jerk Boehner get into his position, He makes me sick, literally. If the democrats put anything out to them that is to help the poor or seeking he will do all he can to oppose it. I think the man is a dang mental case. He is so into having it his way or no way that he don’t care about anyone. I have been searching for a job as far as 300 miles from home & haven’t found one & then what are we going to do about our living expenses & car payments, insurance, rent, food, etc. He needs to be ousted from that office. If we have to vote for our President then I think we the people of America need to vote for who goes into the house of congress now, he has destroyed all he can for the underprivelidged of America

  • barrnone

    Both parties have proven they don’t have friends or constituents it is time we do the same. Lets make this a year where there are no democrats and republicans there is just us vs them and they have to go.

  • Terry Williams

    You don’t count, you don’t count, you don’t count. That is what has been determined by the Republican party, the Democratic Party and this Administration. The fact that the democrats decided to sacrifice you for the benefit of obtaining a political talking point is evidenced by them not including this in the budget bill. The fact that the republicans keep coming up with inexcusable reasons often based upon lies demonstrates that we don’t count in their camp either. They lied and had the audacity to submit the Keystone bill as a jobs bill knowing very well that it was not. They sought to undermine Obamacare by using you as leverage. This Administration’s “Neo” stance falls extremely short of what this country needed. This country needed leadership that did not need polls in order to fight for the people. It needed someone with the courage to stand on what is right for the people and it needed someone who could get something accomplished for the people. Obama is too much like Bush who is too much like Clinton who is too much like Bush who is too much like Reagan who too favored policies establishing that you do not count. If this is truly a democracy, then a 4 year congress cleaning is needed. This year, the Republicans and in 2016, the Democrats. The focus of this country must return back to the best interest of its citizens who breath air and if it is to happen it must depend upon you. You can’t totally disregard a group of people the size of North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana and expect that there will not be retribution sought. We are talking 3-plus million people folks who are now experiencing something that no one ever experienced in this country as congress has never failed to pass an extension when long-term unemployment has been as high. This is what we must hit the media with daily.

  • Fred

    So my last weeks to file for EMERGENCY unemployment is Sunday. Nah not even gonna waste two minutes of my life. Vote the republicans out in Nov.

  • Ivan

    .You have to look at this situation with a cryptic smile on your face. The simple fact that we paid into this system for years an amount far more than the up to 99 weeks they are bitching about. They are acting like the worse insurance company ever. You pay and they hope that you never collect, but when it becomes necessary, they want to offer up excuses why not. If I don get the pleasure of working again I’ going to see what I can do that this never gets deducted from my paycheck again. In addition to regular job hunting, I am also looking on the black market. I’m desperate at this point. if it gets worse, if something illegal surfaces, I may have to consider it. Bills have to be paid. Unlike the government, they are always there. Everyone has a point when they revert to survival mode. Our “reps ae either on vacation or “lecturing ” their constituents. What a sorry bunch of SOBs from Barack to Boehner and Ryan to Pelosi. You all suck

    • Brenda Eichhorn

      Look at this way the Government is the one’s that work on the Black Market. I agree with you you have to do what you have to do, too survive.

      • Arrest Obama

        No don’t because landing in the clink aint gonna pay those bills.. Its kinda equivalent of going bankrupt in monopoly and anyone offering a recently unemployed person illegal black market work is only looking for the next fallguy..

    • JM

      I agree with you Ivan. The Republican party never had our interest at heart. The Democrats should had come up with a proposal, such as: creating Jobs for the United States citizen, confiscating the billions sent to Ukraine. We saw how hat went without any hesitation from congress to support this country and to give US $.
      Election time is around the corner. I will not vote.
      I was researching -trying to figure out, what old law can be used to fire Boehner, Obama and congress. (good luck) Not much support on this matter. The only thing we do know is 3.1 million are becoming unemployed and counting.

    • Arrest Obama

      Really, don’t do anything illegal.

      The dempcratic party is waiting to rat you out in a heartbeat..

    • J in MI

      I feel for your situation and want the extension badly. But I have to point out that we did not pay into the system. Unemployment insurance is paid by the employer and EUC is not insurance at all, it’s Emergency Unemployment Compensation. One can argue that we pay our government with our taxes so they should listen to us on how they spend it. Very true. But there’s no actual unemployment insurance tax coming out of anyone’s paychecks.

      • sha44ss

        Ok even if that is the case WE are the ‘American people’ who have worked all our lives and pay taxes…..THEY have created an economy where there are no JOBS! They bail out BANKS and other Countries that hate us…we take care of people who DONT belong here but our VETERANS and WE the PEOPLE who have worked all our lives can’t get a bailout? This is the first time in decades this lifeline was left to expire! They DID IT ON PURPOSE!

        • J in MI

          First time in decades? It was instated in 2008 as a reaction to a tumbling economy and skyhigh unemployment rate. Regular state UI still exists as always if you’re not taking advantage of it. It’s the additional weeks that unfortunately aren’t happening. I mention that only because I know some people don’t file at all and this news may confuse them.

          Please don’t misinterpret my corrections though – I agree the EUC is needed and that the economy still qualifies as an emergency situation. I just find it important that people fight while armed with the right info.

          • sha44ss

            In his December 14, 2002 weekly radio address, President George W. Bush reminded Congress that “no final bill was sent to me extending unemployment benefits for about 750,000 Americans whose benefits will expire on December 28th.”

            He went on, “These Americans rely on their unemployment benefits to pay for the mortgage or rent, food, and other critical bills. They need our assistance in these difficult times, and we cannot let them down.”

            What was the unemployment rate in December 2002?

            It had just risen to 6.0 percent.

            The unemployment rate today is 7.0 percent and at the end of this year 1.3 million Americans — including 20,000 veterans — who have been out of work for more than six months will have their unemployment insurance benefits cut off. Republicans in Congress have refused to extend these benefits, though the Congressional Budget Office predicts failing to do so will cost the economy 200,000 jobs.

            The Republican Congress heeded George W. Bush’s call to extend unemployment insurance as they had the March before. They passed a bill and he signed it.

            In 2003, the American economy was still dealing with the residue of the dot-com bust and economic shock of the 9/11 attacks — but it was still considerably stronger than the America that lived through the Great Recession and continues to see its growth hindered by government austerity.

            The extended unemployment benefits Congress is about to let expire actually began under George W. Bush, long after his 2003 extension expired as unemployment dipped below 5 percent again. In 2008, as the financial crisis began to rock the economy, President Bush signed an extension of 13 weeks, 39 weeks total in most states, for anyone living in a state with unemployment over 6.0 percent. He also signed unemployment extensions that specifically helped the victims of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

            All five times Bush extended unemployment benefits, he did so with the majority of Republicans in Congress supporting him.

            At the peak of the crisis, when unemployment was around 10 percent, Congress and President Obama extended benefits to 99 weeks. The current maximum is 73 weeks.

            http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-times-george-w-bush-extended-unemployment-insurance-benefits/

          • J in MI

            But it’s not a permanent fixture. It’s been utilized on and off since 1957, actually. The problem is Republicans argue the the Economy has recovered enough to end it again when it really hasn’t. It’s also never been in effect this long.

            http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/uireport-2013-12-4.pdf

            Page 9 shows the starting and ending of the program each time it was introduced.

          • sha44ss

            In his December 14, 2002 weekly radio address, President George W. Bush reminded Congress that “no final bill was sent to me extending unemployment benefits for about 750,000 Americans whose benefits will expire on December 28th.”

            He went on, “These Americans rely on their unemployment benefits to pay for the mortgage or rent, food, and other critical bills. They need our assistance in these difficult times, and we cannot let them down.”

            What was the unemployment rate in December 2002?

            It had just risen to 6.0 percent.

            The unemployment rate today is 7.0 percent and at the end of this year 1.3 million Americans — including 20,000 veterans — who have been out of work for more than six months will have their unemployment insurance benefits cut off. Republicans in Congress have refused to extend these benefits, though the Congressional Budget Office predicts failing to do so will cost the economy 200,000 jobs.

            The Republican Congress heeded George W. Bush’s call to extend unemployment insurance as they had the March before. They passed a bill and he signed it.

            In 2003, the American economy was still dealing with the residue of the dot-com bust and economic shock of the 9/11 attacks — but it was still considerably stronger than the America that lived through the Great Recession and continues to see its growth hindered by government austerity.

            The extended unemployment benefits Congress is about to let expire actually began under George W. Bush, long after his 2003 extension expired as unemployment dipped below 5 percent again. In 2008, as the financial crisis began to rock the economy, President Bush signed an extension of 13 weeks, 39 weeks total in most states, for anyone living in a state with unemployment over 6.0 percent. He also signed unemployment extensions that specifically helped the victims of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

            All five times Bush extended unemployment benefits, he did so with the majority of Republicans in Congress supporting him.

            At the peak of the crisis, when unemployment was around 10 percent, Congress and President Obama extended benefits to 99 weeks. The current maximum is 73 weeks.

            http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-times-george-w-bush-extended-unemployment-insurance-benefits/

  • Hearin in da Boro of NYC

    I welcome the upcoming elections and pray people using their brains replace each and every on of these parasites of our political structure. After they loose their political royal family lifestyle I can only hope they hit the wall, loose unemployment after 26 weeks and stand on a street corner with a spray bottle of dirty water and a rusty squeeze and try to survive as they expect the several million of us with our family members I wish them all a MERS filled existence for what remains of their earthly lives.

  • mrmano_0

    Its funny how after 5 months of Republican obstruction, repeated Republican attempts to force us to accept the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL pipeline, repeated Republican attempts to add ACA killing amendments. And the continued obstruction of John Boehner preventing the extension bill that the Senate finally passed from coming to a vote in the House.

    After all that now Republicans and their supporters are now trying to turn it around and place this failure at the feet of Democrats?

    Trying to blame this on Democrats because they didn’t try hard enough? Lol
    Well Republicans didn’t try at all and in fact actively took step to block any progress.

    Lol The Republican party are certainly masters of deceit and misinformation that’s for sure.

    • mrmano_0

      You can’t be me foolish troll. We hate you and want you to die. Go away back in your hole you slimy conservative troll.

      Libtards have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
      Libtards hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent and murder out veterans
      The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
      The Libtard party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.
      Obama is waging war on the middle class!!!…..

      • mrmano_0

        You’re such a vile stupid creature. people hate you and want you dead.
        You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
        You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

        Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
        Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
        The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
        The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • mrmano_0

          You can’t be me foolish troll. We hate you and want you to die. Go away back in your hole you slimy conservative troll.

          Libtards have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
          Libtards hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent and murder out veterans
          The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
          The Libtard party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.
          Obama is waging war on the middle class!!!…..

          • mrmano_0

            You are such a vile stupid creature. Impersonating me must be the highlight of you miserable sorry existence.

            Everyone hates you.

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

      • mrmano_0

        Go away troll you nasty nasty creature
        You can’t be me.go back down your hole.
        Go away slimy creature you’re a nasty nasty troll.

        Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
        Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
        The party that refers the long-term unemployed as “takers” hates America and the middle class.

        The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • DJMiles

    Whenever Congress wants to get a bill passed they always do! Sometimes it takes a little negotiating or a compromise but the bill will always be passed…A good example is the $900,000,000,000 Farm bill it required a lot of debate and Republicans really had to give the Democrats a lot of what they didn’t want to but it got passed….

    When Congress is using a issue for political gain you will hear all the same excuses you been hearing with the unemployment extension! Suddenly the President will act powerless and say very little about the issue ….Media will avoid discussing the issue since the information they receive would be inaccurate

  • barrnone

    Republicans say they don’t hear about renewing unemployment when they go home. Makes you wonder about those districts they live in.

    • Garrett Daniels

      Makes you wonder about the credibility of what these republican senators say they are hearing, opposed to what they are really hearing from their constituents back home..

      • mrmano_0

        Hey…any more word on your big phone call to reed’s office…I’m surprised you’re still not trying to help people by getting this message out. Its very important info….or??..were you lying yer a$$ off??..Here’s Garrett daniel’s post:

        “People. I just spoke to Jack Reeds assistant. His amendment for EUC is still for retro and till December.. And it is still expected to be attached to the tax extenders bill. I am not lying, call to ask for yourself. 202 224 4642 is reeds line in Washington..

        How come yer not screaming this out in your posts today??/

        • mrmano_0

          Go away troll you nasty nasty creature
          You can’t be me.go back down your hole.
          Go away slimy creature you’re a nasty nasty troll.

          Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
          Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
          The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
          The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Squuuaawwk……Squaaawwwkk…polly want a cracker?…Polly want a cracker??…
            Libtard = fact glazer-over-er…….

          • mrmano_0

            You can’t be me foolish troll. We hate you and want you to die. Go away back in your hole you slimy conservative troll.

            Libtards have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Libtards hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent and murder out veterans
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Libtard party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.
            Obama is waging war on the middle class!!!

          • mrmano_0

            Begone imposter back down.your hole stupid troll. Your sad existence must truly be miserable troll.

            Go away troll you nasty nasty creature
            You can’t be me.go back down your hole.
            Go away slimy creature you’re a nasty nasty troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

    • sha44ss

      I am a republican and MY senator heard from me plenty!

  • sha44ss

    I really HATE our Government anymore… they are the worst bunch of politicians in the history of our Country. What they have done to the American Middle class WORKER is beyond cruel & heartless! (and I mean BOTH parties and if you think different YOU are part of the problem too>> They are two wings of the same ROTTEN “”VULTURE”" )They prey upon us & think they are ABOVE us all! The tyranny that they have suppressed upon us needs to STOP! They TAKE from us and give to everyone else and leave us to die! We need to take back our FREEDOM like William Wallace did against Edward the Longshanks in the movie Braveheart – they have just ‘cut the throat’ of 3 Million of us Plus Families and they think they can get away with it and that we are too stupid to see the TRUTH! They are doing it to our VETERANS TOO!! We ALL need to band together and get rid of them once and for all!

    • Icare

      -Bookmark this blog as we hope to have a web site up and running before the end of the weekend.

      • Nemesis4Life

        this is a great idea! email me, nemesis722@yahoo.com when u can

        • Icare

          This was actually your idea…

          Icare

          18 hours ago

          If you have a domain name, I have a reseller site I purchased last year with unlimited everything for $64 and will donate the space.
          *******************************
          Nemesis4Life

          18 hours ago

          I will come up with one and get back to you.

          *******************************
          Icare

          When you do, I will give you my email address and create the site for you with the domain name you provide, Please make it a domain name that has to do with unemployment and you can use up to 64 characters.

        • Icare

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          • Nemesis4Life

            For some reason they won’t let me reply to those posts from last night, I’m not doing anything wrong, just giving people in this situation a platform to join together and get support. I don’t want people killing themselves over this. I can’t figure it out. Right now I’m in the middle of moving, eviction is coming soon and this weekend is my last weekend to move. I will be around more on sunday to talk about everything…you can email me at the address above.

          • Icare

            OK… for now this is what I have done… I have created a sub-domain under my domain. It is a blog for all to tell their stories on and will be monitored, what I mean by monitored is that their stories will be held for moderation to ensure that the garbage is left out. The address is:

            http://www.the-unemployed-american-people-our-government-left-behind.yourtrafficmanager.com

            and I will set it up for looks with a theme that looks better and will also set up a place for all to talk with little moderation.

          • Nemesis4Life

            Awesome! Also monitor for violence, we don’t condone violence either. it’s a place for obtaining information and talking with each other. Please email me when you get a chance so we can talk more! Terry wants to be very involved with it too!

          • Icare

            comments are also monitored and I changed the theme

            I am uploading plugins and would need a great header image or images as they can be rotated and I will do more

          • Nemesis4Life

            Ok…I will find header images for you. I have been looking at it…I’m so excited, this is great. Actually so we aren’t imposing on anyone’s copyright on their images I can create them and get them to you. Can I do that on the blog?

          • Icare

            The headers will need to be 1090 in width and 160 in height and what do you mean by Can I do that on the blog?

          • Nemesis4Life

            How do I get them to you to put on there?

          • Icare

            you can send them to spock451@yahoo.com

          • Nemesis4Life

            Ok, I’m working on them right now while I have a little time.

          • Icare

            Get the word out and we can start putting peoples stories on this site now… they just need to go to the site, register and write their stories…

  • JM

    I was reading this article:
    Senate passed the unemployment relief bill early last month, but the measure has been stalled in the House after Boehner raised questions about whether the proposal – which would pay benefits retroactively from when they expired in late December — could be implemented. Boehner also has said the bill needs to be attached to job creating provisions. Republicans in both chambers have complained that their policy ideas to kick start the economy are not considered in the Democratic-run Senate”
    Can we the “unemployed” call the shots and come up with a proposal-creating jobs and keeping our pay benefits retroactively. Any suggestions?

  • bunky51

    Wow- I hope they all burn together. Unreal- Happy Memorial Day you bunch of heartless-evil shitheads! Nothing like leading people on.

  • Jo Val

    Neither party truly cares for the American people. The Democrats could have avoided this whole crisis before it happened way back in December by not letting the unemployment extension expire in the first place. I’m sure they had an evil plan back then to make the Republicans look bad and score more votes for this November. For that, I no longer have much faith in my party. As for the scum bag John Boehner and his gang of rich thugs (Oh yeah, I better not say that or I may be arrested), they have absolutely NO interest in any kind of job training or creation additions to this bill. They are just pissed that Obama Care was passed and that Harry Reid sits on their bills in the Senate. It’s all just a big, back and forth, childish game that the unemployed are forced to pay for. Congress already has jobs for us – cleaning their homes and serving their food. I gave up on trying to be hired and became self-employed, but so far, make less than minimum wage. Here in Ohio, I will not be voting for any existing members. I hope they all enjoy their backyard barbecues this weekend while many of their fellow Americans are evicted and visiting food banks.

    • mabramso

      Who would arrest you for calling Boehner and company rich thugs? Obama controls the executive branch, not the GOP. All the GOP can do is pass legislation in the House that will never become law or sit on Democrat legislation that will never become law either. You would actually have a higher likelihood of being audited by the IRS for badmouthing Democrats, as that is the administration’s current modus operandi. :-)

      • BC Shelby

        ..guess it looks like I’m on their “hit list” then as I fault both sides. ;-)

  • YONATAN C

    THIS IS A VERY SAD AND SORRY SITUATION FOR OUR COUNTRY AND OUR PEOPLE . WE HAVE ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO GET IN OFFICE, AND ONCE IN OFFICE,FEEL THAT THEY NO LONGER NEED TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT.THESE SELF-IMPORTANT, SELF-RIGHTEOUS, SELF-INDULGED, CAREER POLITICIANS, ANSWER ONLY TO THEIR PARTY AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS. WE HAVE BEEN LET DOWN BY OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND ARE NOW AT THE MERCY OF POLITICIANS WHO REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED WHO ARE STRUGGLING AND SUFFERING WHILE THEY TAKE BREAK AFTER BREAK, AND VACATION, AFTER VACATION. THE REPUBLICANS ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES WITHOUT BENEFITS, BECAUSE THEY CHOSE NOT TO HELP THEM. IT HAS BEEN FIVE MONTHS THAT THESE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN WITHOUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, AND THEY HAVE WATCHED THE REPUBLICANS PLAY THEIR WAITING GAME, MAKING EVERY ATTEMPT TO STALL THE VOTING ON THE EXTENSION BILL, IN THE HOPES IT WILL GET TOO LATE TO VOTE FOR IT. THEY HAVE DELIBERATELY WASTED FIVE MONTHS, WHILE THESE FAMILIES FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS. THESE POOR FAMILIES HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, WHILE WAITING FOR THE HELP THAT THEY DESERVED . THE REPUBLICANS HAVE NOW JUST HANDED OVER TO THE DEMOCRATS 2.6 MILLION NEW VOTES IN THE COMING ELECTION. THESE UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES WILL NOT FORGET THE BETRAYAL OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

  • barrnone

    We have got to do something. If we don’t they win.

  • http://marknmays.com Mark Mays

    If anyone is to be blamed, we have to look at the Dem leadership unfortunately. They didn’t include EUC in the bipartisan budget bill, which was the first tip to us that this was not important. They seem to bank on Republicans taking the blame in November but must people aren’t going to connect the dots in November, they are just going to blame “Congress” and voter turn-out will be sadly low.

    Anyway, it isn’t going to help people who need EUC now.

    In the end, people who aren’t directly affected or really interested in this bill passing aren’t really hearing about it from the press either, so they don’t care.

    So when they return from their vacation (eye roll) we will hear talk of a renewal of the EUC program, not retroactive benefits.

    • BC Shelby

      …exactly. and the 3 million + of us who have been lied to and led on for the last five months will be left to rot.

      They may as well have come out in December and said it I consider what they dies to us over these months to be cruel and unusual punishment.

  • SUPA_Saiyajin_God_Son_Goku

    They deleted all my comments lol

  • mrmano_0

    All the House Republicans are as much to blame at this point as Boehner. Not one of them signed the discharge petition to bypass Boehner and bring this issue to a vote – 25 House Republicans needed to sign this to reach the majority of 218 signatures needed as all 193 House Democrats signed it.

    Republicans are entirely to blame for this mess.

    • http://marknmays.com Mark Mays

      Nah. This time, Dem leadership messed up, if we assume they were serious about EUC in the first place. Expecting Boehner to cave because you hold a few press conferences is not a good strategy. They didn’t want EUC in the one serious piece of legislation that passed, so this is what happened.

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats have been fighting Republican obstruction and inaction for months. Shutdowns and fillibuster that’s all the Republicans have had to offer. So the choice was a budget or a huge abstract fight and potential default. Democrats chose a budget and progress.

        Nah. This time as in each time in the recent past Republicans have adopted a strategy that aims to forcibly shrink the size and scope of the federal government.
        Republicans don’t care who is hurt by adopting this strategy as long as they “starve the beast”.

  • Icare

    I have created a blog for all the stories of hardship this has caused and need everyone to contribute and get the word out… I will monitor the blog to ensure that the right messages only are posted.

    You will always be able to check up on the progress and join to submit your stories at:

    http://www.the-unemployed-american-people-our-government-left-behind.yourtrafficmanager.com/

    • Kim M.

      I appreciate you and the Nemesis4Life for taking the initiative to do this for us, the 3.5 million and counting unemployed victims. I say victims because I am certainly feeling victimized by the Government. Not only that they have bullied us by calling us lazy and has constantly teased us with having us think that they were going to help us.

      It comes a time when everyone has to stand up for themselves. We have to be responsible for our own futures as much as we can. We have to support one another as much as we can. In the past couple of days 2 people have posted that their friends had committed suicide. One yesterday and another today. It’s such a shame that people are to the point of feeling hopeless and having no way out of this mess.

      Anyway, I just want to say thanks. I appreciate you!

      • Icare

        Your help is also greatly appreciated… Thank You and lets get web site out to as many as possible.

  • Nemesis4Life

    We are in the process of creating a blog/website for all of us that are unemployed or wish to learn more about what is going on. We will have it up and running by the end of this weekend for sure. You can go now and register. We will be posting the latest articles on this issue. It is a place where we can come together, share our stories and help each other through this time. We won’t be posting things for just one political party…it is an open forum. However, we do not condone violence. Please visit us at: http://www.the-unemployed-american-people-our-government-left-behind.yourtrafficmanager.com/

    Tell your friends and family as well. We invite everyone to share their stories and/or comments.

    • Kim M.

      Thanks. I just registered. I’m just waiting to receive the email with my password. Great idea! Strength is in numbers.

      • Nemesis4Life

        Your welcome!

    • barrnone

      Just checked Google and there are no stories on this today and of course no media coverage so something like this is much needed.

  • TMag

    Obama is a fake. He is useless and only cares about his agenda which is destroy America. It is beyond belief that he was elected the first time let alone the second time. Now, what is the difference between the idiot Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell? And what is the difference between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner? The average American is left behind because none of these assholes care about us in the least. It’s not a Republican versus Democrat thing anymore. Neither of them care, WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!! Don’t listen to your union, your neighbor, your preacher or anyone else. Use your own head and decide what is wrong. We are being lied to without constantly. Demand accountability from all of those we send to serve us. Don’t let them destroy this country for there own causes.

  • eddieknucks

    First off let me state that I’m tired of the pissing contest between both parties. Folks wanna blame Obama for the job market and economy, but everything he tries to put into motion, the Repubs shut it down. It’s almost to the point of blatant disrepect. That being said, Obama’s not innocent either. What this president shows is a lack of backbone because he has been shot down so much that he just takes it now. Show some effing outrage Mr. President. Good working people have hit rock bottom. We had faith that the bill would be passed and we could get a little breathing room. I’m one of the lucky ones that got called back to work, only because someone else was fired. To all of my brothers and sisters of all races and creeds out there struggling to get back in the work force, keep the faith. Stay strong. I am praying for you all. Let us hold both parties accountable this November.

    • kiontra

      Thank you!!

  • Icare

    Sign-Up, tell your story and post this url on every blog and/or web site you can. Let us unite and finally bring the fight to them…”The U.S.Government”

    http://www.the-unemployed-american-people-our-government-left-behind.yourtrafficmanager.com/

  • DJMiles

    It’s been 147 Days since the Democrats allowed EUC to expire and & 153 Days since John Boehner first stated that although EUC wasn’t on the Democrats list of priorities for the budget deal He would still entertain a bill to extend the program providing it’s paid for by cuts elsewhere AND contains a measure that creates jobs!
    Some people on here that are not unemployed but come on these blogs to promote their political preference will try to convince you that Boehner is asking for the impossible but believe me his request is very reasonable. The House passed 45 Jobs bills (many with Democrats support) that Harry Reid refuses to allow vote on and he is demanding that at least 1 of them be attached to the unemployment extension or voted on! He was even reasonable enough to allow Democrats to come up with their own job creation measure instead if the choose.Democrats are still refusing to meet his demands witch is holding up a extension of unemployment. ..Speaker Boehner even reached out to the white house and requested a list of jobs bills Obama would find acceptable for the house to attach to the unemployment bill the white house responded by saying Obama is unwilling to compromise on unemployment….You all could continue to blame the Republicans while you wait another 5 months but I think a better use of your time would be to urge the president and Senate Democrats to consider a compromise or attach a jobs bill so we could get this passed.

  • Sue

    I never thought I would be in the position I’m in now. I am almost 57 years old and I’ve been working since I was 10. I’m not lazy, and it makes me mad as hell for anyone to insinuate that I am. I never wanted to receive unemployment, but my old boss didn’t give me a choice. I am fortunate enough that I have family that is helping me out some, but I will still lose my vehicle and unable to pay credit card bills, hospital bills or anything else. We’ve got to figure out how to make sure the country knows what we are going through. I hate to admit it, but when I was employed, I didn’t pay much attention to the unemployment. So we have to get our own website or something. 3 plus million people needs to make some noise. The media isn’t helping at all, so we need to do it ourselves.

  • Sue

    I still fill out my unemployment every 2 weeks and turn it in. I’m not going to let them forget about me. I hope everyone is doing the same.

  • Jerri Rogers

    One thing I don’t understand – why aren’t all the creditors of the long term unemployed using their influence to push for the extension? Most of us are we now all deeply in debt to utility companies, car & mortgage companies, landlords, and credit card companies, etc. I know the amount has to be in the millions, at least. Furthermore, all the defaulted monies will be made up in hiked rate increases, etc.

    We have not stopped looking for work, we’re desperate for it. But, what Congress evidently fails to see, is that without basics such as transportation, even if we get an interview, many of us can’t go to that interview. I live in a rural area, my car (which fortunately is older & paid for ) is parked for lack of insurance and gas; there is no bus service to the metro area 30 miles away. Eviction is probably on the agenda for next month, I owe my elderly (late 70s) parents money borrowed to keep necessary bills paid the first 3 months of this year. I’m lucky in that I can at least walk to their house to use the internet & phone.

    • kiontra

      Just pray. I live in a rural area also, so transportation is a must, my car went out in February. No money to fix. Im approaching the eviction mark now as well, with my three children. I got a call for an interview on tuesday, which is in a nearby city, but guess what….I HAVE NO MONEY TO GET THERE. with all this i still have to put on a poker face for my children, as if all is ok. They are starting to figure out that mommy is struggling. I saw further down in the comments that a woman hung herself the other night due to this. It broke my heart. I havent been able to shake the thought of it. I feel strong because i havent thought to take that route. I feel so bad for her family left behind. I pray daily, and will not stop looking for work. Just keep your faith, hang in there. They wont be able to get past God after treating us this way. I guarantee it! Xoxoxo u all!!!

  • mrmano_0

    The truth about the bogus Republican “jobs” bills

    http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/gops-claim-house-passed-30-jobs-bills-bogus

    • mrmano_0

      Bolshevik ideologue Hussein Obama lied continuously about the anticipated effects of the 2013 sequester:
      http://youtu.be/YWElzVoOhpQ?t=

      As part of his personal jihad against his political opposition, Obama personally approved of the 2013 sequester. And then claimed he didn’t.
      OBAMA CONTINUES TO WAT THE MIDDLE CLASS!!!!!……..You idiots ARE WHO YOU RAGE AGAINST
      YOUR IDEOLOGY IS FACT LESS

      • mrmano_0

        Die troll die.

        You are such a vile stupid creature. Impersonating me must be the highlight of you miserable sorry existence.

        You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
        You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

        Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
        Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
        The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
        The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • barrnone

    We expect them to do right and keep being let down. They don’t care about what is right they want to stay in power and for some passing this would mean losing it. They call unemployed people lazy because unemployed people don’t organize and create power. So we have to call, email them and CNN and force this or they will move on to the next issue.

  • Anthony

    They have no idea how they are ruining lives! I WANT to work but the extra income will help me with such!

  • Jo Ann Woodman

    Thanks for the reply…I too cry everyday have panic attacks I never had panic attacks before, i start crying and that leads to not being able to catch my breath, my daughter gets so scared, I am week from eviction,I am at a loss. How can our government abandon us like this? They have no empathy no clue what we are going threw. I was fired from my job at a hospital for being on FMLA( Family Medical leave act ) they say that wasn’t the reason but I know it was, because the reasons they say were not true, they appealed the decision not once but twice saying I left the property for 2 hours, and at some point they said I didn’t clean a isolation room correctly. This is all bullshit.The manager and their attorney lost the appeal both times. What the government should do it crack down theses employers that fire you unjustly, and make them pay a fine for being liars. But why would the government crack down on liars when they themselves are liars. Stupid question

  • LYN

    WHY WONT PRESIDENT OBAMA USE EXECUTIVE ORDER TO GIVE THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION THE GO AHEAD WITH THE RETRO BACK PAYMENT?, IS THE PRESIDENT WEARING BLINDERS TO WHATS HAPPENING PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES , BORROWING MONEY FROM FRIENDS FOR FOOD FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND SHELTER , THE
    WONDERFUL OPINION I HAD FOR THE PRESIDENT IS NO LONGER, HE HAS FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE MILLIONS OF FOLKS THAT HAVE LOST A LOT…:-(

    • mrmano_0

      The President of the United States does NOT have the authority to execute such an order.

      • mrmano_0

        Yes he does. FACT: When the Budget Act of 1990 was passed into Law it gave the president, through National emergency powers the power to issue an executive order for EUC..If Obama really thinks unemployment is an emergency, he can issue a National Emergency and use executive order privileges….OBVIOUSLY, Unemployment is not a problem…you are always wrong. Your ideology is fact less. Move along, infant one..

        • mrmano_0

          You’re a liar and a fool and people hate you troll. Go back under your bridge fool

          Your stupidity knows no bounds troll

          You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

          You can’t be me begone!

          You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
          You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

          Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
          Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
          The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
          The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            typical, Libtard…gloss over the facts so they can spew more of their fact less ideology…you sincerely are very dense…

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a fool and people hate you troll. Go back under your bridge fool

            Your stupidity knows no bounds troll

            You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

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          • mrmano_0

            run from the facts….

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a fool and people hate you troll. Go back under your bridge fool

            Your stupidity knows no bounds troll

            You can’t be me begone!

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.

            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            read up on Congressional budget act of 1990…come a little forward on the research of your timeline..here are the high points

            1) declare national emergency
            2) issue executive order

            By declaring NE, Obama doesn’t have to negotiate a funding source. Which is a current bone of contention. yes, it adds to the FEDERAL deficit, but you losers get your money. (Sidenote: EUC currently adds BILLIONS to the States’ deficits)

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

            You can’t be me begone!

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Squuuaawwk……Squaaawwwkk…polly want a cracker?…Polly want a cracker??…
            Libtard = fact glazer-over-er……..

          • mrmano_0

            Impersonating troll liar you offer nothing but lies and misinformation. If you were honest and factual you would not have to impersonate me.

            Republican obstruction, witch hunts and obstinateness have wasted the nations time and tax payers money.

            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.

            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Squuuaawwk……Squaaawwwkk…polly want a cracker?…Polly want a cracker??…
            Libtard = fact glazer-over-er…

          • mrmano_0

            Conservatives lie and malign, malign and lie.

            Impersonating troll liar you offer nothing but lies and misinformation.

            Republican obstruction, witch hunts and obstinateness have wasted the nations time and tax payers money.

            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.

            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            You can’t be me foolish troll. We hate you and want you to die. Go away back in your hole you slimy conservative troll.

            Libtards have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Libtards hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent and murder out veterans
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Libtard party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.
            Obama is waging war on the middle class!!!
            ….

          • mrmano_0

            You are the stupidest foul troll that exist.

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Bolshevik ideologue Hussein Obama lied continuously about the anticipated effects of the 2013 sequester:

            As part of his personal jihad against his political opposition, Obama personally approved of the 2013 sequester. And then claimed he didn’t.
            OBAMA CONTINUES TO WAT THE MIDDLE CLASS!!!!!……..You idiots ARE WHO YOU RAGE AGAINST
            YOUR IDEOLOGY IS FACT LESS

          • mrmano_0

            You’re existence is worthless troll go down your hole and die.

            You are such a vile stupid creature. Impersonating me must be the highlight of you miserable sorry existence.

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
            You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Wrong again….keep studying..again…you are completely without facts…you are missing a very, very key point…read up on Congressional budget act of 1990..

            1) declare national emergency
            2) issue executive order

            By declaring NE, Obama doesn’t have to negotiate a funding source. Which is a current bone of contention. yes, it adds to the FEDERAL deficit, but you losers get your money. (Sidenote: EUC currently adds BILLIONS to the States’ deficits)
            You are wrong again. Always wrong. Confirming your ideology is fact less..

          • mrmano_0

            Liar and fool You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

            You can’t be me begone!

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Squuuaawwk……Squaaawwwkk…polly want a cracker?…Polly want a cracker??…
            Libtard = fact glazer-over-er…….

          • mrmano_0

            Impersonating troll liar you offer nothing but lies and misinformation. If you were honest and factual you would be have to impersonate me.

            Go back under your bridge and die troll.

            Republican obstruction, witch hunts and obstinateness have wasted the nations time and tax payers money.

            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.

            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • BC Shelby

          …FDR basically used and expanded his executive power (originally granted under the Trading With The Enemy Act of 1917) by extending the concept of “national emergency” to include “non military” threats such as the Great Depression.

          From his inaugural address concerning the economic crisis:

          [“I shall ask the Congress for the one remaining instrument to meet the crisis—broad executive power to wage a war against the emergency, as great as the power that would be given me if we were in fact invaded by a foreign foe.” ]

          In 1976, the ability to exercise such sweeping executive power was reined in by passage of the National Emergencies Act which empowers Congress to apply checks and balances on the emergency powers of the President.

          So, unfortunately, without Congressional backing, Obama can do nothing on his own to force EUC into law.

          • mrmano_0

            read up on Congressional budget act of 1990…come a little forward on the research of your timeline..

          • mrmano_0

            Exactly right the Executive Office CANNOT enact a law not approved by Congress.

            Republicans love to lie and misinform like the Devil in order to prey on the weak minded.

          • mrmano_0

            you obviously have trouble researching, reading and comprehending…typical libtard….glaze over the facts….Obama is waging war on the unemployed and middle class…DOWN GOES THE TUR!!…The TUR will wipe out EUC simply as a function of numbers…Obama clearly does not believe unemployment is a problem…he firmly believes there is only a problem with the unemployed…..

          • mrmano_0

            Liar and fool You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

            You can’t be me begone!

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.

            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            EUC is already a law. they are just looking to RESTRUCTURE it via authorizing legislation..read up on the three types of legislation!!..idiot…Obama could so..just as he has criminally changed the constitutionality of ACA…chump libtard…you whole ideology is based on lies!!..

          • mrmano_0

            Stupid lying conservative troll go back down your hole and die.

            Liar and fool You’re a stupid vile creature troll go back under your bridge.

            You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

            Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
            Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
            The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
            The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Squuuaawwk……Squaaawwwkk…polly want a cracker?…Polly want a cracker??…
            Libtard = fact glazer-over-er…

        • sha44ss
    • DJMiles

      Obama does not want unemployment extended if he did he would have never signed any of the bills that were Republican priorities like the $900,000,000,000 farm bill without demanding unemployment be extended….Democrats allowed the program to expire when they left it out of the December budget agreement then forced Republicans too oppose every unemployment bill in the Senate by stuffing the bills with things Republicans oppose.The only reason a unemployment extension made it to the house is because 5 Republicans got tired of the games and authored the 5 month extension on March 9th then as you seen rather then allow a vote on it Harry Reid waited a month to run the time out so that very few states were still tracking the unemployed (even his own state stopped) he refused to attach 1 of the 45 house passed jobs bills sitting in the Senate or one of their own knowing that the bill would not be brought to the house floor. …The Senate recently passed a bipartisan jobs bill and made no attempt to attach the unemployment extension to it nor did Obama demand a vote on EUC before signing it.

  • Tom_F

    I can feel the desperation in some of these posts, and it breaks my heart. I was laid off last April 2013, and have been unable to find work. But I haven’t been waiting for the government to “save me.” I have been selling everything I can, and downsizing my life and consumption, including moving to a low-cost-of-living region. I urge you all, MOVE IN WITH FAMILY, PLACE YOUR CHILDREN IN A SAFE HOME WITH FAMILY, SELL WHATEVER YOU DON’T NEED ON A DAILY BASIS, DOWNSIZE YOUR CAR AND HOME, TAKE A ROOMMATE, TAKE THE BUS. Don’t wait for government help, because it isn’t coming. Make the hard choice now, before it is made for you.

    • BC Shelby

      …I would however my life was pretty much already downsized even when I was working as I was making at best, 20,000$ after taxes and deductions per year. As I don’t drive, already using transit and even that is now becoming a luxury at 5$ per day/100$ per month. My place is zoned for only one occupant. Closest family is nearly two thousand miles away.

      Fortunately I don’t have any dependents. Then again, if I did, I could have at least received a tax refund from the child tax credit instead of paid taxes this year as well as qualified for DHS (Oregon) rental assistance and a monthly transit pass.

      Outside of Early SSI retirement (which I am still 19 months away from qualifying for) there are no resources available where I live.

      • mrmano_0

        you qualify for free healthcare and food stamps. Looks like Oregon would give you about 189/mo…Oregon from what I read is a mecca for entitlements..

        • BC Shelby

          ..SNAP and Oregon Health Share don’t do much good when I’m living under a bridge..

        • mrmano_0

          you’re a fool troll no one cares what you think go and die troll.

          Leave people alone you stupid troll go back down your hole.

          Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
          Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
          The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
          The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • SAMMY

    I have put all my belongs in storage, soon I will not be able to pay, my cat died because I could not pay for her meds, my wife an I have separated to each family member due to space issue, the once proud dog has become a garage dog beaten down from living outside,,,, an I am truly living with a voice to end it all,,
    this is not what my mother an father wanted for me….

  • Larry king

    This pretty much spells it out. Boehner could care less about anyone except for himself. His only focus is to do everything in his power to go against Obama. And Obama is too weak of a president to stand up to this idiot. He should have put Boehner in his place. He is the president. If he doesn’t have the power to override this idiot who is destroying millions of lives, then who does? He needs to knock Boehner off his high horse and do what is right for the country. C’mon Obama, show us you can do something. This idiot is making a fool of you.

  • barrnone

    This is bad but next year 5 million more could go through this next thing you know over half the country will be living in poverty and disenfranchised then it will be too late. We need to bring this to the public, let everyone know they are not safe because they have a job or small business. This is about more than the extension imo it is about a new world order.

  • GT Senior

    I just sent the President, because he has young children, this link. I want to know if he would be willing to have his daughters read this, and then what answers would he have for them.
    We should do this do all of our elected officials.

  • Kim M.

    People please post your stories on this link

    http://www.the-unemployed-american-people-our-government-left-behind.yourtrafficmanager.com/register/

    We have to band together to get the attention of the media and the government. We can’t go to DC and protest but we can get the story out via the internet.
    We can all sit and blog/comment about what is not being done or we could actively do something about it. If we don’t make an effort to stand up for ourselves in some form of protest nothing will ever be done. No one is trying to save us. Respect is not given it’s earned. We need to gain the respect of the Government by standing up for ourselves and letting them know that we are not going to allow them to snuff us out of society. We are not lazy! We are unemployed through no fault of our own!

    I posted my story and I hope that you take a few mins to post yours.

  • Guest

    DOUS ALL A FAVOR . DONT COME BACK

  • tim

    DO US ALL A FAVOR DONT COME BACK

  • YONATAN C

    THESE SO CALLED “PUBLIC SERVANTS” HAVE CAUSED SO MUCH STRESS AND FINANCIAL HARDSHIP FOR THE MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED WHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SINCE LAST DECEMBER, WHILE WAITING FOR THESE CARRER POLITICIANS TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND PASS THE EXTENSION BILL IN THE SENATE.

    WHAT ARE THE DEMOCRATS PREPARED TO DO ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL? DO THEY PLAN TO WASH THEIR HANDS OF THE WHOLE ISSUE? THERE ARE STILL MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILES WITHOUT ANY MEANS TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES SINCE LAST DECEMBER. THEY NEED YOUR HELP PEOPLE. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE ALREADY TURNED THEIR BACKS AGAINST THEM, AND HAVE TRIED EVERY DELAYING TACTIC KNOWN TO MAN, SO THE BILL COULD NOT BE PASSED IN TIME. THESE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES, FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS HAVE SUFFERED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, BECAUSE OF YOUR LACK OF COMPASSION AND HUMAN DECENCY. THE UKRAINE HAS RECENTLY BEEN GIVEN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FOREIGN AID, WHAT ABOUT THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED IN THIS COUNTRY? THE PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER THIS ISSUE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS, AND IT WILL BE OUR TUEN TO VOTE, AND TO VOTE MANY OF YOU OUT OF OFFICE.

  • barrnone

    We have to organize the anger and turn it into a plan. If nothing else write CNN and force them to report this story. If all we do is talk they will just shut it out and move on to the next issue to get votes.

  • YONATAN C

    I HOPE THESE PUBLIC OFFICIALS ENJOY THEIR TIME LEFT IN OFFICE, BECAUSE THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION ANGRY VOTERS, WHO WILL SOON VOTE THEM OUT OF THEIR CUSHY JOBS. THESE MEN ARE A POOR EXCUSE FOR A PUBLIC SERVANT, AND A HUMAN BEING, THEY ARE WITHOUT A SOUL AND HEART. THEY’RE VOID OF COMPASSION AND COMMON DECENCY. THEY WORK ONLY FOR THEMSELVES AND THE LOBBYISTS WHO BOUGHT THEM. THEY ARE USELESS, AND SHOULD BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS. THERE IS NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER, TO HAVE NOT PASSED THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL FOR THESE MILLIONS OF STRUGGLING FAMILIES WITH NO INCOME. IT’S TIME THAT AMERICANS FINALLY CLEAN HOUSE, AND TAKE THE TRASH TO THE CURB.

  • Bob Hockenbrock

    what i don’t understand i thought u had to work to have a break i what a job like they have

  • Haley Schmitterbach

    As part of his personal jihad against his political opposition, Obama personally approved of the 2013 sequester. And then claimed he didn’t.

  • Len Ear

    Bolshevik ideologue Hussein Obama lied continuously about the anticipated effects of the 2013 sequester: http://youtu.be/YWElzVoOhpQ?t=2m35s

  • mrmano_0

    Man O Man…wait until you losers see the new EUC structure…with one stroke of the pen, those unemployed from Dec to June will be wiped off of EUC….forever….they will change the qualifying dates/cut off dates to simply include the newly unemployed….you losers are GONE!!!…finally!!!….no need to even come on here and blog anymore….I’ll enjoy the peace and quiet..every single one of you will no longer qualify…

    • barrnone

      Before you decide to go on a killing spree try taking the meds.

      • kiontra

        Yes!!!!!!!!!

    • BC Shelby

      …you know sir, you could have enjoyed your “peace and quiet” all along if you just hadn’t come here in the first place. No one held a gun to your head to post comments here (unless you were paid to do so which could likely be a possibility).

      What compels cruel and heartless people such as yourself to go out of your way to just bash on others like you do? What, do you feel more “manly” from it? Do you get a rise from it? Do you get a sense of self worth from it?

      If you do, you are a most sad, sorry, and insecure lot and I pity you sir.

      Go ahead laugh about it now, however, you are not the one who will be getting the last laugh by no means.

      –Pride goeth before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

    • mrmano_0

      Your fellow hatchlings surely kicked you from the mud pile you vile nasty troll.

      You are such a vile stupid creature. Impersonating me must be the highlight of you miserable sorry existence.

      You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.
      You can’t be me just stop trying fool back under your bridge troll.

      Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
      Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
      The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
      The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • mrmano_0

    Bolshevik ideologue Hussein Obama lied continuously about the anticipated effects of the 2013 sequester:

    As part of his personal jihad against his political opposition, Obama personally approved of the 2013 sequester. And then claimed he didn’t.
    OBAMA CONTINUES TO WAT THE MIDDLE CLASS!!!!!……..You idiots ARE WHO YOU RAGE AGAINST
    YOUR IDEOLOGY IS FACT LESS

    • mrmano_0

      You are such a vile stupid creature. Impersonating me must be the highlight of you miserable sorry existence.

      You’re a stupid stupid troll. Go back down your hole people hate you and want you dead.

      Republicans have made big business a higher priority than the middle class.
      Republicans hate most Americans and the “burden” they represent.
      The party that has called the long term unemployed “lazy” and “takers” wants to starve us and make us suffer.
      The Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • YONATAN C

    ALL OF THESE POLITICIANS SHOULD BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE FOR FAILING TO HELP THE MORETHAN 2.6 MILLION FAMILIESWHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT BENEFITS SINCE LAST DECEMBER. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DELIBERATELY STALLED AND DELAYED UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE TO PASS THE EXTENSION BILL IN THE SENATE. THEY REPUBLICANS HAVE SHOWN A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION AND HUMAN DECENCY, AND THEY DO NOT DESERVE TO BE IN OFFICE ANY LONGER.

  • BC Shelby

    …on June 1st there should be a moment of silence to remember the three million + who were led on for five months and then forsaken by our government officials who are more interested in the upcoming elections than caring for the people who they are supposed to represent.

    This whole situation was nothing but a charade to generate “political ammunition” for both sides in their upcoming campaigns. Had they decided to include EUC in the December budget bill, there would be no question over “implementation” as there would have been no need for a retroactive provision that spanned for months. As I mentioned before, It was all a ploy to purposely make the EUC extension an election issue, irregardless of the social collateral damage it caused.

    The lives and futures of over 3 million (plus family members) have effectively become just another “campaign expenditure” for the 2014 mid term elections.

    Our government has sunk to an all time new low.

  • Guest

    Here is a site that contains links to very newspaper. You should e-mail them and tell your story or ask why they are not reporting on this congress’ dubious distinction of being the first and only congress that has not extended benefits when long-term unemployment has been as high as it is.

    http://www.world-newspapers.com/usa.html

  • Terry Williams

    Here is a site that contains links to very newspaper. You should e-mail them and tell your story or ask why they are not reporting on this congress’ dubious distinction of being the first and only congress that has not extended benefits when long-term unemployment has been as high as it is.

    http://www.world-newspapers.com/usa.html

  • barrnone

    We should pay attention to how Congress and the media are using the word ‘lazy’. They are labeling and dehumanizing people who are unemployed through no fault of their own. They all know there are 4 people for every job, they know most unemployed are over 40 and they know 200,000 are military vets and that number will swell to almost a million before the year is over. Lazy is a code word that use to mean Blacks and Latinos now it is being used on mainstream America. This the same tactic used in everything from slavery to the holocaust.

  • luis araud

    How is it that these two guys can literally tell millions of people to go to hell for there own beliefs and wants that is criminal when are they gonna stand up for the people of this country and stop having a political pissing match

  • lenval

    Time to stop sending money to other countries you think? Both dems and rebubs have to go.

  • YONATAN C

    WE NEED TO VOTE THESE POLITICAL PARASITES OUT OF PUBLIC OFFICE ONCE AND FOR ALL. THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS HAVE FAILED THE MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES WITHOUT BENEFITS SINCE LAST DECEMBER. THESE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES HAVE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE TWO POLITICAL PARTIES HELD THE EXTENSION BILL HOSTAGE IN THE SENATE. THEY CHOSE TO MAKE THE PEOPLE SUFFER RATHER THAN TO COOPERATE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE PEOPLE. THESE POLITICIANS NEED TO BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE IN THE NEXT ELECTION. THIS SHOULF NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. THESE POLITICIANS ARE A DISGRACE,

  • Mark

    If the American people continue to vote Republicans back into office then we deserve what ever scrapes fall off the table of the rich.

    John Boehner get the Koch out of your mouth and do the work the American people sent you to do.

  • barrnone

    They only respect power. These blogs are too scattered to make a impact on them in fact all they do is show how weak and un-focused the opposition is. We have to organize the anger and turn it into power then they will renew UBE and do their jobs of supporting America. Please sign this petition to CNN and pass it let’s take the fight to them and get the American people on our side
    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/force-the-media-to-do?source=c.fwd&r_by=10184902

    Thanks!

  • recordhound

    So how will paying people to not work help them find work?

    • erick

      How will giving 155 billion in tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs overseas improve the situation? That is what the republicans are requesting. The CLASS WAR is in full swing. The financial class wishes to reduce the working class to the status of 3rd world peasants that must accept austerity and poverty. While the financial class makes their fortune by laundering drug money, skimming pension funds, and selling security scams.

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