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July 25, 2014

Reed: Add Unemployment Extension to Emergency Spending Bill

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Reed hopes to add an unemployment extension to the emergency supplemental spending bill. (File photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Congress should add an unemployment extension to President Barack Obama’s $4.3 billion proposed emergency spending bill, Sen. Jack Reed said Wednesday.

“There is an emergency supplemental coming down the pike that seeks to deal with immediate threats like wildfires and the humanitarian situation on our border,” Reed said in a statement. “Helping Americans who’ve been hit hardest by the recession is an urgent priority and restoring UI should be part of that conversation and part of that supplemental package. I am going to work with my colleagues to try to find a way to get this done and get people the help they need.”

But attaching an unemployment extension to the package will be an uphill battle given Republican opposition in the House. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has also said that he doesn’t believe the package should be expanded.

It’s also unclear if Reed’s provision would be paid for, since the supplemental is deemed emergency spending and not required to be offset under budget rules.

Reed’s comments come as others have been eyeing the offset in legislation he drafted with Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., to re-up benefit for five months. The measure costs a little less than $10 billion and would be fully offset — a key to Republican support — using a combination of revenue raisers that includes extending “pension smoothing” provisions and extending customs user fees through 2024.

But House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., has identified pension smoothing as an offset for his proposal to bolster the Highway Trust Fund, which is expected to run dry this summer. The Camp measure would keep funds flowing to transportation projects for 10 months.

“Well, if the pay-for is not there then that will require us to look for another pay-for, but we hope we can get some traction on UI,” Reed told CQ Roll Call in a brief conversation.

But in his statement he seemed more frustrated that the pay-for was being considered. He said it’s the second time that offsets he and Heller had sought to use for unemployment insurance had been poached.

“This is now the second time they’ve taken offsets intended to help the unemployed and used them to pay for other priorities,” Reed said. “First it was the sequestration extension for mandatory spending, which was good enough for Paul Ryan to use, but when it was proposed to help the unemployed, House Republicans said no. Then they turned around and used it as part of the agreement on military COLAs.”

“Then, the Senate came together and broke filibuster after filibuster, repeatedly overcame the 60-vote threshold, and passed a bipartisan, fully offset plan to renew emergency UI, and House Republicans refused to act,” Reed continued. “They refused to take a vote or lift a finger to help job seekers. Now they are again taking UI’s offset and using it to pay for something else.”

The Senate passed the earlier version of the Reed-Heller bill in April, but the House never took it up, in part, because the House GOP leadership said it only addressed the symptoms and not the causes of joblessness.

While he was critical of the House for not taking up his initial bill, he was quick to point out that he supports extending the highway bill.

“Plugging the hole in the Highway Trust Fund is absolutely essential,” Reed said. “We need to keep our economy moving and save jobs, so I support a bipartisan fix, but there should also be bipartisan support for helping job seekers and renewing emergency UI.”

But an unemployment extension has stalled as Reid has said that he isn’t inclined to schedule the unemployment insurance bill for a vote until the Republican-run House indicates they are prepared to act.

And lately, conservatives have suggested that the falling unemployment rate can be attributed to the end of extended benefits — making passage of an extension an even taller order.

The odds of action are also shrinking now that Camp plans to use pension smoothing, which temporarily reduces the amount that companies are required to pay into their pension funds, boosting taxable income and raising revenue for the government.

However, the future of the Camp proposal is unclear at best given that Senate Democrats are calling for a patch that only runs through the end of the year and forces Congress to pass a longer-term bill in the lame duck session after the election.

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  • ALLFORCHANGE

    Sounds very much like the long-term unemployed are being kicked to the back of the bus again. Republicans now want to take the 10 billion (pension smoothing) that planned to offset a 5 month extension away from the Dems. And, Harry Reid doesn’t want to add to the emergency supplemental fund. What goes on here? The unemployed are being treated like beat up suitcases. Is there no one with the resolve to make this long overdue extension happen? Ironically, it now appears that had a Republican won the presidency in 2012 that the unemployed would have fared better, in this instance, as the Republican house would have supported the Republican president in granting an extension. The Democrats have lacked the resolve to make this happen. Millions have suffered as a result.

    • meek

      To sum everything up, Neither side wants to pass this bill, this whole thing is fake, if they wanted to pass the bill only thing they had to do was add a job creation measure to it and it would have passed.4mths ago. and as far as the republicans winning a presidency you can kiss any hopes of that goodbye. My message to the Republican party is your leader our president is black get over it !!!! All your attempts to slander his term in office are transparent, leaving your party in shambles an looking really bad to everyone…

      • greg huggins

        IT IS NOT BECAUSE HE IS AFRO-AMERICAN IT IS BECAUSE HE IS A LIAR,CROOK, AND UTTERLY USELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • steven1

          If he wasn’t “Afro-American” there would not be so much disparity in Congress. Every bill that the POTUS introduces is impeded by Congress to disparage him. Obama, although the most highly publicized and well known president in US history, is also the most publicly disrespected and vilified POTUS. Do you think this is coincidental? Absolutely NOT! It is because he is a BLACK man! And just as his “predecessors” were politicians, so is he. And why should he be less of a “politician” (they are all liars!) and criticized more? Oh yeah……because he is “AFRO-AMERICAN”!
          One issue that I am in agreement with the masses is that if he were to ever exercise an “Executive” order is that it should be to institute Extended Unemployment Benefits!

          • meek

            You are Absolutely correct, and its obvious to everyone, can’t wait for his book to come out . if he could use his executive power to pass the euc he would’ve done it back in January. but unfortunately he can only use iton certain issues like foreign policies. per congressional law….

          • steven1

            You know meek you are pretty much on the mark yourself! And if I have to say so there is nothing “meek” about you! So in reality, this is just political retribution of the Republican’s disdain for a “black” man that we call the POTUS! And it is a hatred so deep (circa antebellum) that they (the Republican party) will allow the suffering of over 4 million American citizens to prove their point! Quite a commemorative way to remember the Obama administration!

          • Debzsoonerz

            Steven1 it has never been the color of his skin, He didn’t and still doesn’t know how to run our country !!!

          • steven1

            And the Bushes did?

          • Frank

            Both parties are claiming the economy has greatly improved after Obama took office with an economy headed for a depression. Bin Laden, Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein are gone. The first president to do SOMETHIN about health care. I personally think it was a good move even after the dismal roll out. We are very close to being energy independent. All with a very hostile House with a leader who had the b**ls to sue the POTUS. What a disgrace John Boehner is.

          • Cynthia Dobbins

            I CAN SEE THAT SEBASTIAN HAS LIKED ANOTHER ONE OF HIS OWN POSTS.

        • meek

          You have no facts to backup those words Greg Huggins, I guess bush was awesome lol prejudices an racism is very much alive. but one things for sure you conservative republicans are in for a shock this country isn’t the old country anymore you guys are dinosaurs an so is the way you think an we all know what happened to them ….

          • Debzsoonerz

            What the f**k ever !!! And it will be another 200 yrs. before another African American as you put it , will ever be in the WH !!! Everyone is sick of his lies and I have my phone and I have my pen, well Mr. O BOMB A THE SUPREME COURT HAS STRUCK YOU AND YOUR EXECUTIVE PRIVILEDGE 13 13 13 13 TIMES AND YOU PUT THREE OF THEM ON THE BENCH, SO YOU MUST BE DOING SOMETHING WRONG !!!

          • Joy Palardy Barby

            Prime example of how the Republicans have pulled the shirt over some individuals eyes just like they had planned on! It’s what they want you to believe and they did a great job persuading many people to agree with them! The Republican House is to blame here and you fail to see that!

          • Cynthia Dobbins

            ALL THIS COMING FROM SEBASTIAN THE KING OF LIES AND SCUM. THIS GUY IS A REAL LOSER WITH NO PRIDE. HE ONLY COMES HERE TO ANNOY THE LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED. HE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A COWARD AND SCUM.

        • Joy Palardy Barby

          Umm, and the Repukeicans aren’t?! What have they done but block everything that would help the middle class…NOTHING!!!

    • Chad Hatten houston

      If the lunatic fringe would let go of the retro crap, we would have an extension in july.

  • rick

    we might have a better chance at winning the lottery

    • ALLFORCHANGE

      bleak and depressing, right?

      • guest

        You done! euc is buh bye.

    • ALLFORCHANGE

      Haven’t heard ANYTHING from Reid or Pelosi in a long time. Seems very suspect. Chances look dim.

      • guest

        It ain’t happening. Only a dummy believes it now.

        • David

          F U CHUMO YOU ARE A LOSER

        • Cynthia Dobbins

          YOU ARE THE FOOL HERE AND THE GUY WITH NO SHAME. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A LOSER. SCUM BAG,

      • Debzsoonerz

        You won’t either, they are trying to distance theirselves from everything !!!

        • Cynthia Dobbins

          AGAIN THIS IDIOT HAS LIKED HIS OWN POST USING HIS GUEST USER NAME. HE THINKS WE ARE STUPID AND THAT WE DON’T KNOW IT IS HIM.

  • Wayne Heddinger

    One mode of thinking is that EUC without retroactive payment
    is better than no EUC at all. Some, however, are not satisfied. According to the
    National Employment Law Project, it is apparently politically impossible to
    include fully retroactive provisions in the design of an unemployment benefit
    extension plan and this exclusion is tragic. Without retroactive payments, many
    will be left at the bottom of a mountain of debt that is virtually impossible
    to climb and this will have long term impacts that include reduced tax revenue
    for the government.

    Today we (the long term unemployed) have started a campaign
    to contact every Senate and House member to persuade them to vote NO on your
    new unemployment bill unless it includes retro pay. Otherwise it is a useless bill.

    VOTE NO ON UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSIONS WITHOUT RETRO BENEFITS !

    WE ARE URGING OUR REPS IN CONGRESS TO VOTE NO ! UNLESS IT
    INCLUDES RETROACTIVE BENEFITS THIS BILL DOES NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP US WHO
    HAVE LOST EVERYTHING SINCE DECEMBER 28TH…NOTHING…

    VOTE NO !

    Call LeBionno – 202-225-6572

    Call Kildee – 202-225-3611

    Call Reid – 202-224-3542

    Call Heller – 202-224-6244

    Call Reed – 202-224-4642

    Call Levin – 888-810-3880

    Call Pelosi – 202-225-4965

    Call The White House – 202-456-1111

    • Darrell Peck

      Also this guy here keeps coping and pasting the same message on every article on U.E. Sure retro would be great but that is not going to happen, lets be happy if these families get anything period. How can nothing be better than something?

      • Wayne Heddinger

        go away….troll !

        • Darrell Peck

          now who can’t answer the questions and why are you so heartless that if you can’t get what you want to hell with everyone else, shame on you Wayne. i would never act and say the shameful thing you spew here on the web. You are just a hateful person and may God save your soul.

          • David

            Sebastian you are just scum, pure scum

          • guest

            He wants your address…he’s a stalker.

          • David

            SEBASTIAN USING GUEST TO COMMENT ON HIS OWN POSTS HERE. THIS GUY IS A SICKO WITH SEVERE ISSUES THAT HE IS NOT DEALING WITH. I AM THE ONE STALKING YOU SEBASTIAN BECAUSE YOU MADE IT THAT WAY TELLING ME YOU WERE GOING TO HARM ME … YEAH RIGHT YOU ARE JUST A COWARD. WHEN I DO GET YOUR ADDRESS YOU WON’T THINK THIS IS SO FUNNY AND LONGER. YOU REALLY ARE A DOUCHE. FIND THAT RAZOR AND SAVE ME A TRIP.

          • David

            SEBASTIAN OF ALL THE SCUM ON THIS PLANET YOU SPEAK OF GOD? YOU SPEW MORE LIES THAN ANYONE ELSE HERE EVER COULD. YOU USE MULTIPLE NAMES TO HIDE YOUR IDENTITY. DO YOU NOT SEE WHY YOU ARE VIEWED AS SCUM? ALL YOU DO IS LIE AND TRY TO BRING OTHERS DOWN. IF AND WHEN THE DAY COMES THAT I GET YOUR ADDRESS IT WILL BE THE WORSE DAY OF YOUR LIFE WITH NO EXCEPTIONS. I HATE SCUM LIKE YOU AS YOU ONLY ADD NEGATIVITY TO THIS WORLD. I WILL TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN THE CONCEQUENCES YOU WILL PAY WHEN I GET YOUR ADDRESS. WATCH AND SEE.

          • Cynthia Dobbins

            EVER WONDER WHY IT IS ALWAYS A GUEST LIKING SEBASTIANS POSTS??? BECAUSE IT IS SEBASTIAN SWITCHING USER NAMES TO LIKE HIS OWN POSTS. THIS GUY HAS SOME ACCEPTANCE ISSUES HE IS NOT DEALING WITH. NOBODY WANTS YOU OR ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOU LOSER.

          • Chad Hatten houston

            most of these hatemongers are not even LTU, they are just trolls with nothing better to do.

      • David

        SEBASTIAN YOU ARE JUST A FAILURE AND SCUM. YOU COULDN’T TELL THE TRUTH IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT. THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS BELOW YOU ON THIS PLANET, YOU ARE WORSE THAN SCUM. HOW YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELF IS BEYOND ME, YOU HAVE NO HONOR AT ALL. HOW DID YOU EVER BECOME SUCH A TERRIBLE PERSON? I AM SURE YOUR PARENTS HAD BETTER PLANS FOR YOU, THEY HAVE TO BE DISGUSTED WITH YOU. CALL YOUR MOM TONIGHT AND TELL HER WHAT YOU DO HERE … SHE WOULD CRY IF SHE KNEW OF YOUR ANTICS HERE. THIS IS A CHOICE THAT YOU MAKE EVERYDAY TO BE THE PERSON YOU ARE. PERSONALLY I WOULD NOT WANT GOOD PEOPLE THINKING I AM SCUM BUT THAT IS THE WAY YOU PRESENT YOURSELF BY YOUR OWN CHOICES. LIVE WITH THE CONCEQUENCES.
        AND STOP LIKING YOUR OWN POSTS, IT REALLY SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOUR NEED FOR ACCEPTANCE FROM OTHERS.

        • Debzsoonerz

          Is that Sebastian Kaly , I know I read his crap everyday all over the place !!!

          • Cynthia Dobbins

            SEBASTIAN YOU ARE BY FAR THE BIGGEST LOSER. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT SCUM YOU LOSER.

        • Demopublican

          If you are here, you are pissed off (, or should be) at the Republicans as well as the Democrats! SIMPLE. NOW LET’S DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

      • Cynthia Dobbins

        AGAIN SEBASTIAN LIKING HIS OWN POSTS, THIS IDIOT IS OUT OF HIS MIND AND HE THINKS WE ARE THE STUPID ONES HERE. WHAT A LOSER HE IS AND HE HAS NO PRIDE OR SHAME.

      • Chad Hatten houston

        wayne retired wealthy, to the extent this retro hand up divides lobbying on behalf of ltu, it is hurting the cause

      • Chad Hatten houston

        He is a rich Louisville retiree who was involved in lights over Louisville, and is part of the 1%

    • Debzsoonerz

      Wayne , it will be a miracle if we are paid anything at all !!! And I’m sorry but you will never see retro, it is gone for good !!!

      • Wayne Heddinger

        not according to several congressmen who I’ve spoken to…they are still trying to push retro but since there isn’t really any new bills actually open to voting they can’t add amendments yet….all dems know we need retro……..

        • Chad Hatten houston

          sadly mostly Marxist type congressman who are on the lunatic fringe of the democratic party

      • David

        F U LOSER

      • satoshi n.

        as long as Koch’s in charge of media and Boehner and king Boehner is in charge of Obama u will never see any help at all(( David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket, pledging to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve System,

        ….. welfare, minimum wage laws………. and federal agencies
        )) u will not get human aid

      • Cynthia Dobbins

        SEBASTIAN WHEN I GET YOUR ADDRESS YOU WILL BE GONE TOO.

      • Chad Hatten houston

        yeah after 8 months , retro is dead. Better to concentrate on something that helps like new 5 month extension.

  • Chad Hatten houston

    I see the idiot wayne cutting and pasting the same post here again. Guy is not even unemployed, just a troll.

    • David

      This has to be Sebastian

      • guest

        Everybody’s Sebastian to you creep. he has messed with you baaad. why would you need his address? are u that thin skinned creep that a few sticks and stones offend you that much. seb is camped out in your brain creep. Niiice!

    • David

      I can see your post was liked by Sebastian hiding behind yet another one of his user names here. Does one need to be unemployed to post here? What makes you call him an idiot and a troll when he is merely stating his opinion, a troll is someone who comes here to disrupt the thread. Has Wayne done something to warrant being called a troll or is this Sebastian trying to cause trouble? Likely answer is that this is Sebastian.

      • kdjustice

        David, I thought the same thing. I was on Capitol Public Radio website and someone had blogged that this Chad is a fraud and has been criminally convicted of identity theft. Also he gave Sebastian a up vote under the name Chad Adamczak. He’s probably one of Sebastian’s sock puppets.

        • David

          Hey Brother, I hope all is going well for you. I have been blasting the mental midget of recent with not much real concern if I get banned. I really want his address so I can finish business with him. I apologize to you and everyone else here for some of my posts to him but I am fed up with his bs here. It is never my intention to offend anyone else but him. I hope you have a great day! – David

        • David

          The real joke of this is that Sebastian tries to play himself off as being wealthy. What person with money would be wasting his time here 24/7 … Nobody would and we all know it. This idiot probably lives in a cardboard box and uses the Wi-Fi at McDonalds. daily.

    • There Is No Substitute

      You seem to be just as relentless in these comment sections. Just a few days ago you “claimed” the unemployed in Houston were collecting $600-$700 a week. Yet the maximum unemployment compensation for the state of Texas in 2013 was $426 and that’s for the “highest earners” in the state. How can anyone value your opinion when you blatantly lie to get your point across. It’s a small fraction of people abusing unemployment benefits and you seem to feel that it’s necessary to demonize everyone. People actually have to “work” prior to collecting unemployment benefits, which makes your ignorant rant about people being lazy absolutely pointless.

      • Chad Hatten houston

        Just got tired of the relentless retro begging. Does no good to obsess about something that a no chance to pass. Also, unemployment is not meant to last forever, I remember the s called 99ers, asking for more than 99 weeks of unemployment.

        • guest

          They were called the whiney niners.

        • Darrell Peck

          Yes Chad, you claim to be working two jobs and yet every time there is a article about unemployment insurance you are right there writing the same things, why do you care so much? Good lord man what’s your dilly? I don’t care about retro but there are way too many families that need this extension and you are always writing lies and have multiple names what gives? I am starting to think that you are paid to do this or just plain nuts. Maybe your two jobs allow you to be on the internet and gives you time to post to every article that deals with anything that would help the hard working Americans.

          • David

            It is Sebastian Klay hiding behind yet another one of his many user names here.

          • Wayne Heddinger

            so is Darrell Peck !…he’s posting several places and posts both ways to make some think he’s pro-unemployment when obviously he isn’t…he can’t even keep trachk of what side he is on in each place !

          • Darrell Peck

            lol, I have never posted once that I was against the extension. show me one post and where it can be found. Wayne you really should be ashamed of yourself for being selfish about retro. Real people unlike yourself really need these benefits, sorry your so heartless.

          • Wayne Heddinger

            troll !

          • David

            Wow, that was as backhanded as anything I have ever read here. He should be ashamed??? For what?? Heartless because he wants retro? Sounds like Sebastian Klay to me.

          • guest

            Retro is oh-vah creep. wave buh bye to the gravy train

          • David

            F U CHUMP WE ALL KNOW YOUR GAME HERE AND IT IS OVER FOR YOU.

          • David

            IT MUST REALLY SUCK TO BE YOU. NO MONEY, NO FRIENDS, NO LIFE AND NOW YOUR GAME WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU. A MAN WITH NO CREDIBILITY IS NO LONGER A MAN HE IS A LIABILITY TO EVERYONE AROUND HIM. IT IS NO WONDER WHY NOBODY WANTS ANYTHING TO DO WITH YOU DOUCHE. I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE HOW BAD YOUR LIFE MUST BE TO BE THE A-HO THAT YOU ARE. YOU SHOULD JUST FIND A RAZOR AND TAKE THAT BLOOD BATH TONIGHT.

          • guest

            awwwh!

          • David

            F U SEBASTIAN

          • guest

            No address yet wimp?

          • David

            WHEN I GET YOUR ADDRESS YOU WILL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW AND IT PROMISES TO BE THE WORST DAY OF YOUR MISERABLE LIFE.

          • guest

            address smadress

          • David

            YOU WILL SEE

          • David

            PUKE FACE, YOUR RESPONSES GET WEAKER AND WEAKER BY THE DAY. I TOOK YOUR GAME FROM YOU AND NOW YOU HAVE ZERO CREDIBILITY AND MOST OF YOUR USER NAMES I HAVE EXPOSED. YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN A DOUCHE BAG WHO IS BROKE, HAS NO FRIENDS AND NO LIFE. THAT IS THE ONLY REASON YOU WOULD BE HERE 24/7. IF YOU HAD MONEY YOU CERTAINLY WOULD NOT BE HERE WASTING YOUR TIME. YOU DON’T FOOL ME FOR A MINUTE YOU SLEAZE BAG. F U CHUMP YOU LOSE.

          • guest

            awwh!

          • David

            YOUR RESPONSES GET WEAKER BY THE DAY LOSER. YOUR GAME IS OVER HERE SO LEAVE WHILE YOU CAN STILL WALK.

          • David

            ONLY A MATTER OF TIME AND IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL BE DOING TIME FOR WHAT I HAVE PLANNED FOR YOU.

          • guest

            You’re going to be doing some time it appears anyway. Threatening politicians.

          • Truth65

            As long as unemployment keeps getting extended most people are trying their best not to get a job. I know someone whose husband said when told to fill out an application “I didn’t want to hear that I’m on unemployment”. Also plenty on unemployment are probably making more under the table than they would be if they were working at a legitimate job. If they extend benefits there should be a requirement added that if a job is offered no matter what the pay it must be accepted or benefits will be stopped. Too many people are applying for jobs they know they would refuse just to conform to the requirements to draw their checks.

        • Wayne Heddinger

          then go away and you won’t have to be tired…even though that’s all you are !

        • David

          This is Sebastian Klay hiding behind yet another one of his many user names here. In his words he got tired of the relentless retro begging … why would that bother anyone but Sebastian … it wouldn’t. He is nothing but scum and we all know it.

          • guest

            All this time and no address wimp?

          • David

            IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME AND WE WILL SEE WHO THE WIMP IS A-HO. YOU ARTE NOTHING BUT SCUM AND A LOSER.

          • guest

            address smadress

          • David

            THATS YOUR BEST RESPONSE … YOU ARE WEAK, VERY WEAK AND GETTING WEAKER BY THE DAY.

          • David

            SEBASTIAN THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE THREAD. IT MUST TO BE YOU AND NEED TO HIDE YOUR IDENTITY HERE. IT MUST SUCK TO BE BROKE, HAVE NO FRIENDS AND NO LIFE AS WELL AS NO CREDIBILITY. YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS JUST A BIG VOID WITH NOTHING GOOD IN IT. THAT IS WHY YOU FEEL THE NEED TO COME HERE AND BASH YOUR FELLOW AMERICANS.

          • David

            ONLY A MATTER OF TIME AND WE GET TO MEET, IT PROMISES TO BE THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. WATCH AND SEE HOW THIS WORKS OUT FOR YOU SCUM BAG.

          • guest

            Awwwh…you ol’ meanie.

      • David

        This is the troll of the room Sebastian Klay trying to stir up bad feelings again using yet another of his many user names, Pay him no mind and he will leave. He is nothing more than a failed abortion.

      • David

        If you look under Likes he has even changed user names to like his own post, the sign of a real loser.

    • David

      David There Is No Substitute•in a few seconds

      This is the troll of the room Sebastian Klay trying to stir up bad feelings again using yet another of his many user names, Pay him no mind and he will leave. He is nothing more than a failed abortion.

  • David

    If the Koch brothers were to give the thumbs up to Boehner today the bill would come to vote tomorrow and it would pass. For as long as Boehner is not able to get the Boehner/Koch Keystone XL Pipeline approved he has been instructed by the brothers to not allow this bill to come to vote. Boehner clearly works for the Koch brothers and not the people who put him in office. Using over three million long term unemployed as political pawns for the benefit of his political agenda. Boehner should be the one being brought up on charges for the harm he has done to good people and for the damage he has caused our economy.

    • greg huggins

      YOUR SAVIORS HAVE DESERTED YOU !!!!!!! OBAMA AND HIS CRONIES ONLY PROTECT ILLEGALS !!!!!!

      • David

        My saviors? I am no more a fan of Obama than I am a fan of Boehner. All politicans suck as they all lie and cheat the people daily.

        • meek

          Tell me on thing Obama has done to make you feel this way, if I were a betting man I’d bet it something you heard that was distorted by republican on media local news,CNN,cspan all owned by repu
          blicans an only tell slighted views

          • Debzsoonerz

            You wanna bet , fast and furious , NSA , IRS, BENHGAZI, THE KILLING OF OUR BRDER GAURD, and we can ‘t leave out O BOMB A CARE,MAND HE HAD THE NERVE TO SAY ON EVERYONE OF THESE THINGS HE FOUND OUT FROM THE PRESS !!!! Well he had to have heard it from someone because HE HAS BEEN MISSING IN ACTION FOR THE LAST 2 yrs. Oooooooooooooooo wait he was n the golf course !!!!

          • Wayne Heddinger

            all proven to be bullshit !…just like you !

          • satoshi n.

            OBAMA CARE IS A WAY OF TAXING THE POOR AND MIDDLE. $5000.00 YEAR PREIUMS AND WHAT IS THE DEDUCTIBLE? ABOUT $9,000.00 BEFORE YOU CAN USE THE CRAP. NOT WORKING NO SUBDIZE.

          • Cynthia Dobbins

            THIS IS SEBASTIAN USING ONE OF HIS MANY USER NAMES, HE HAS TO HIDE HE HAS NO PRIDE.

          • Cynthia Dobbins

            HE EVEN SWITCHED USER NAMES HERE TO LIKE HIS OWN POST USING HIS GUEST USER NAME. YOUR GAME IS OVER HERE PUNK, I TOOK IT AWAY FROM YOU AND YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY. RUN ALONG LIKE THE LOSER YOU ARE.

      • Debzsoonerz

        Greg you’ve got that right !!! And O BOMB A wants the house to take you retro and give it to illegals who will be here forever, and they will be the ones who get the jobs !!!

        • Cynthia Dobbins

          SEBASTIAN LIKED HIS OWN POST HERE TOO USING HIS GUEST USER NAME,

    • erick

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

      • Sugi

        I had no idea they owned these companies. I use these products all the time. Will boycott them from now on. TP is perfect for them as the are butt wipes.

    • satoshi n.

      AMAZING THIS PRACTICE OF DELETING COMMENTS HOW DARE THEY.

      Oil Slick

      The EPA had sued Koch Industries a year earlier for a series of pipeline leaks in several states, including one that left a 12-mile-long oil slick on Nueces and Corpus Christi
      // Koch Industries was stealing oil on American Indian reservations, cheating the federal government of royalties.

  • David

    If this is the best this do nothing government can do is to leave you for dead then stick it back to them by going on welfare. Become a permanent ward of the government by going on welfare and get many more benefits than unemployment gave you. Enjoy free housing, free medical, dental and eyeglass coverage, free cell phone, free food and some spending cash all compliments of Boehner. Droves of the unemployed are turning out at welfare offices across the country and getting benefits. This was not your choice it is the position the government has put you in.

    • Darrell Peck

      I you don’t have under aged children you can only get food and that’s it. The key here is under aged children. I realize that times are getting desperate and there needs to be a rally in Washington with a lot more impact than the Witness Wednesday. This rally needs to show solidarity and use force if necessary.

      • satoshi n.

        Darrell many people do not believe what you say. Food s. is defined as $6.10 per 30 days less on the 31st// does not make it to the end of the month. You can also get a once a year help on either electricity or gas NOT BOTH thats only for 3-4 months. That is why you hear about space heater fires in the winter is; they help with electricity OR the gas is shut off, can I borrow $3.7 billion I know some people that need help. Fake charity exist. Salvation Army Catholic, red cross, united way, together inc., ymca, will not help with utility bills although they do have a fake program for that. Sure a few people may get help but the majority do not. It is designed to suck large amounts of donations into but help few. Kinda like the catholic charity been in business tax free for 2014 years and is to broke to help with utility bills. Any employed Congress either party you like donot forget and vote them out even though they will get jobs as lobbyist.

        • guest

          Salvation Army Catholic, red cross, united way, together inc., ymca…those are all your best options. Nothing fake about them, but they are better at seeing thru the phonies than the govt is.
          Oh btw we are pulling the safety mattress away slowly but surely.

          • David

            FU CHUMP

          • guest

            you ol’ meanie.

          • David

            YOU ARE GOING TO FIND OUT JUST HOW MEAN I CAN BE. YOU ARE AFRAID OF MARINES I KNOW.

          • guest

            Oh tough guy. I know you won’t give your address, because you have been threatening politicians on line and if anyone ever decides to do something about it…I wouldn’t want to be you.

          • David

            SEBASTIAN IS A MENTAL MISFIT WITH SERIOUS ISSUES HE CAN’T DEAL WITH. YOU ARE THE PHONIE HERE AND WE ALL KNOW IT. YOU THINK WE ARE STUPID WHEN IT IS YOU THAT IS THE FOOL AND CHUMP. YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM ME LOSER. I TOOK YOUR GAME AWAY FROM YOU.

          • guest

            Threatening politicians again I see.

        • Wayne Heddinger

          he’s a troll…ignore him and Sebastian clay and Darrell peak and guest are the same person…just useless trolls !

        • David

          Satoshi, that is Sebastian Klay using another user name.

          • guest

            Don’t worry bout it creep.

          • David

            F U A-HOLE YOU ARE NOTHING TO ANYBODY.

          • David

            BELIEVE ME I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT YOU LITTLE MAGGOT. I AM GOING TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE WHEN I GET YOUR ADDRESS. ONLY A COWARD WOULD USE MULTIPLE USER NAMES TO HIDE HIS IDENTITY. YOU ARE THE LOWEST FORM OF LIFE ON THIS PLANET DOUCHE.

          • guest

            address smadress. How come no has given you any addresses. what is your address?

      • David

        THI IS SEBASTIAN HIDING AGAIN WITH YET ANOTHER OF HIS USER NAMES.

        • guest

          Sebastian is your head loser. You going to beat him up like you threatened Boehner?

    • Debzsoonerz

      David , that’s what they want you to do !!!! It won’t cost them as much as UE !!!

  • BOB

    SEND
    ALL ILLEGALS HOME , THEY ARE COSTING US TO MUCH, AND CRASHING OUR
    SYSTEM, AND WE DON’T NEED THEM , SEND THEM BACK, TAKE CARE OF
    AMERICANS FIRST…. AND NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wayne Heddinger

    Darrell Pek is a failed abortion !..please ignore the TROLL !

  • meek

    Please stop giving this rhetoric wings this is all fake, you know as well as I do that they are not going to give the president any money to tighten up our borders this attempt on reed part is purely political. An I’m calling you on it !!! They really think Americans are dumb!!!
    For you Reed its a win, win, you get to save face an say I tried???? But in all actuality its just a political game to make you look good.
    For one Boehner said add job creation measure on hr3979 an he’ll consider it instead you try to force the issue look where that got us bill died…. So you have another shot at passing a euc bill .. Knowing all that’s asked is you add a job creation measure still you send him the same F’n bill..

    • guest

      The dims aren’t sincere about any of this. They always want to add it to a bill where they have no chance, and the ones that have a chance they don’t want it mucking it up. The dims are YOUR FRIENDS…laughable.

      • David

        SEBASTIAN LIKING HIS OWN POSTS AGAIN. YOU ARE THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE THREAD A-HOLE.

      • David

        SEBASTIAN IS A COWARD AND HAS NO BALLS AT ALL. THE ONLY THING HE IS CAPABLE OF IS HIDING BEHIND HIS COMPUTER AND HURLING HIS WOULD BE INSULTS. THE TRUTH IS SEBASTIAN IS BROKE, HE HAS NO FRIENDS AND NOBODY WANTS ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM. HE WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE THAT HE IS SOMEBODY IN THIS WORLD, WHEN IN REALITY HE IS NOTHING TO ANYONE. A MAN WITH NO CREDIBILITY IS A LIABILITY TO EVERYONE AROUND HIM AND THAT IS WHAT SEBASTIAN IS … A LIABILITY. HE PROBABLY LIVES IN A CARDBOARD BOX AND USES THE WI-FI AT MCDONALDS. HE PROBABLY STILL WETS THE BED NIGHTLY. HE IS SCUM TODAY AND HE WILL ALWAYS BE SCUM. F U SEBASTIAN I TOOK YOUR GAME AWAY FROM YOU

        • guest

          I have nothing to prove…you do creep.

          • David

            give up your address tonight and see if i don’t show up tomorrow LOSER. YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH BALLS TO GIVE UP YOUR ADDRESS AND WE ALL KNOW IT. YOU ARE ALL TRASH TALK AND NO ACTIONS. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A COWARD.

          • guest

            address smadress. You should have everbodys by now. whats yours loser? You won’t give it. You’ve been threatening Boehner that’s why.

  • Wayne Heddinger

    Chad Hatten Houston is another failed abortion….Ignore this Troll also !

  • meek

    Im starting my own political news website thesift.com that lets people know whats really going on today in politics an the reasoning behind these idiots actions…

  • greg huggins

    no retro then no extension !!!!!!

  • erick

    John Boehner said no earmarks. Boehner will not bring the bill up to a vote. Boehner only wants tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs overseas.

    • David

      All Boehner really wants is to get the Boehner/Koch Keystone XL Pipeline approved so he can line his pockets with dirty cash.

      • Debzsoonerz

        Well I guess that could help you get Off UE !!!

  • ArmedLiberal

    The core of the Republican party has no interest in extending
    unemployment. Google “starve the beast” and you will see where their
    priorities really are.

    Republicans will lie, deride and divide in order to achieve their narrow minded pessimistic agenda.

    Republicans have nothing to offer the American people but austerity and hardship.

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

    Vote Democrat in November and put America back to work.

    • Debzsoonerz

      Dude , neither does Reid or the LIBS. Seriously , they found 8 billion to help Ukraine , in 2 days , we have been waiting since Dec. 28, 2013 !

      • ArmedLiberal

        Democrats have been working since before December to pass an extension. They can’t do it alone there are too many Republicans who do NOT support an extension. Nancy Pelosi and EVERY House Democrat voted to override Speaker Boehner’s blocking of the last Senate bill with retro. They needed 9 Republican votes in the house, NOT one Republican voted to override the Boehner. NOT ONE.

        Make no mistake. Republicans are entirely to blame for this mess.

        The Republicans party has nothing to offer the American people but austerity and hardship. Reagan proved that trickle-down economics only works for the wealthy. The Depression shows us what happens when business is unregulated.

        Republican economic plans don’t work for middle and working class Americans.

        • SouthOhioGipper

          Well maybe liberals like you need to understand that a little austerity and hardship is a good thing. Where does it say you have a right to a cushy life?

          People need to be punished for avoiding work for years on end until.they accept that McJob that everyone else has to settle for to survive

          • ArmedLiberal

            Well maybe if the right wasn’t full of hypocrites and liars then you would have a valid argument.

            Because the right has NO problem denying veterans benefits increases while buying more unneeded F-35′s or refitting M-1′s in the age of asymmetrical warfare.

            Republicans have NO problem denying expanded medicaid coverage while increasing the amount of tax payer money paid the medicare doctors.

            Or, taking food from America’s most vulnerable while leaving agribusiness flush with taxpayer dollars.

            The list goes on and on showing the hypocrisy of the right favoring the wealthy and connected over the American people.

            The right lies, maligns, and vilifies because it has no agenda to actually grow our economy or improve the quality of life for the American people.

            The Republican party is America’s worst enemy, foriegn or domestic.

  • Frank

    Same old S**T different day. Both parties have been playing us for fools with no intention of ever passing the extension, with or without the retro. Our government has failed us. They lie about the jobless numbers. They lie about the new jobs. They throw money at foreign countries and only make the situation worse in those countries. Illegal aliens are flooding our country and there are no jobs for them here. Our government is going to support these people but no help for us. If our politicians were working for a private company they would be fired. They have left us in the middle of a desert with no food or water.

    • ArmedLiberal

      make no mistake Republicans are entirely to blame for this mess. It was Republican Paul Ryan that prevented a year long extension from being added to the budget. It was Senate Republicans that whittled the 12 month extension Democrats originally proposed down to 5 months.

      It’s been the Republican controlled House that has prevented a vote on the bi-partisan derived 5 month extension with retro payments.

      Anyone who tries to equate Democrats with Republicans in this mess is lying of ignorant to the facts.

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

    • Vera Davis

      You are 100% correct, too bad others do not see this as a play while they keep working on the agenda to bring this county to its knees.

      • Frank

        i agree with most of the negative comments directed at the Republican party. I will be voting against them in the November elections but the Democrats are not much better. They could have attached this bill to a few other bills that would have insured it passing. They could have added a job plan to this bill to at least take away an excuse Boehner was using to not pass it. The Democrats want to keep us angry so we vote against the Republican party and I don’t like being used as a pawn. We need to make some changes to this country but many voters are just sheep and will only vote for the political party they have been supporting for years. Term limits would be a good start.

        • Debzsoonerz

          Won’t matter they will still win the Senate, and they will keep the house !!!

          • Wayne Heddinger

            no they won’t…as it stands today they won’t even keep the numbers they have

          • Frank

            Funny, Cantor said the same thing!

    • Demopublican

      Frank, you more than right, just remember this come November

  • Jazzy

    Help! We want jobs! We don’t want to be on unemployment for the long term. Everyday I apply for jobs, currently I simply have no money for internet or gasoline to look for work.

    Luckily, just luckily, I was able to get to my doctors office for anti-depressants as two days ago I was contemplating suicide day and night. Those thoughts have seemed to start to go away, but I need to get the EUC assistance to feed my 13 year old daughter and look for a job! Single dad here! Sold all my favorite things just to keep my home, and this month my rent check is probably going to bounce as its the 10th and the check is in the mail but there is not enough money in my account to cover it.

    • Sugi

      Try St. Vincent DePaul for the rent and food stamps for a temporary fix.

    • David

      Jazzy, you are a wonderful person with a lot to live for. Please do not give up now as you have a great life ahead of you. Inside of you there is a champion who has all the right ideas and good morals.

    • guest

      Quit beggin’ for it then

      • David

        F U A-HOLE YOU ARE JUST SCUM AND WHEN I GET YOUR ADDRESS THIS WILL ALL END IMMEDIATELY FOR YOU. ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN DOUCHE BAG.

        • guest

          address smadress

      • David

        YOU ARE THE MOST COMPLETE SCUM BAG I KNOW. THERE IS NOT ONE ADMIRABLE TRAIT ABOUT YOU. YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS, NO MONEY, NO FAMILY AND NO LIFE. YOU ARE JUST PURE SCUM.

        • guest

          Your just so mean you ol’ meanie

    • guest

      There will be no more euc…so you had better start hustling for some cash.

    • Chad Hatten houston

      Jazzy , praying for you to land a job

    • Demopublican

      I know the feeling, may God be with you and your family.

  • Wayne Heddinger

    VOTE NO ON UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSIONS WITHOUT RETRO BENEFITS !

    WE ARE URGING OUR REPS IN CONGRESS TO VOTE NO ! UNLESS IT
    INCLUDES RETROACTIVE BENEFITS THIS BILL DOES NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP US WHO
    HAVE LOST EVERYTHING SINCE DECEMBER 28TH…NOTHING…

    VOTE NO !

    Call LeBionno – 202-225-6572

    Call Kildee – 202-225-3611

    Call Reid – 202-224-3542

    Call Heller – 202-224-6244

    Call Reed – 202-224-4642

    Call Levin – 888-810-3880

    Call Pelosi – 202-225-4965

    Call The White House – 202-456-1111

  • Icare

    Another slight of hand government trick to fool the people!!!

    printed from above:]

    Congress should add an unemployment extension to President Barack Obama’s $4.3 billion proposed emergency spending bill, Sen. Jack Reed said Wednesday.

    “There is an emergency supplemental coming down the pike that seeks to deal with immediate threats like wildfires and the humanitarian situation on our border,” Reed said in a statement. “Helping Americans who’ve been hit hardest by the recession is an urgent priority and restoring UI should be part of that conversation and part of that supplemental package. I am going to work with my colleagues to try to find a way to get this done and get people the help they need.”

    What Boehner has to say about the humanitarian situation:

    “We’re not giving the president a blank check,” said Speaker John
    Boehner, R-Ohio, as dispute over how to deal with tens of thousands of
    unaccompanied minors arriving at the southern border mounted on Capitol
    Hill. “This is a problem of the president’s own making.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/boehner-mcconnell-blast-obama-border-request-161120111–politics.html

    • Chad Hatten houston

      Retro militants are killing the chance to get something passed, and that’s why there will never be any extension at all

  • Orej Eeenal

    In this video we find Joe Biden lying about Medicare: http://youtu.be/77NtQyNtReU?t=52s

  • REDJI

    Harry: You and your weasel boyfriend Barry have had SIX YEARS to put America to work….Remember “Shovel Ready Jobs” that cost Taxpayers Billions? Where are they? Create jobs, get out of the way of the Free Market, cancel the EPA’s regulations and get us back to work……If you dare…..

    • guest

      Not so shovel ready huh?

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    We treat the poor and disadvantaged like an incurable disease Our so called “public servants”, now only “serve” themselves , or big corporations, and special interest groups with deep pockets. Since late last December, there have been three million unemployed families without an extension of unemployment benefits, .because Senator John Boehner, and his republican cronies, have refused to pass the bill in the senate. They were more interested in fighting to get the Koch Brother’s oil pipeline passed at all cost. Even if it meant at the cost of the poor and needy. Our country has recently approved billions of dollars for the Ukraine, and billions more on the defense of Europe. We’re asked to send our sons & daughters off to war, but not take care of their unemployed families back here at home. There are now three million unemployed families in financial ruin, many living on the streets, because of the party politics that are going on in Washington. Both parties have utterly failed the American people. They’re more interested in political leverage than the people for whom they serve,

    • guest

      LIAR!

      • David

        F U SEBASTIAN YOU ARE THE LIAR HERE AND WE ALL KNOW IT. WHY DO YOU EVEN BOTHER COMING HERE NOW THAT I TOOK YOUR GAME AWAY FROM YOU. EVERYONE HERE NOW KNOWS THAT YOU ARE NOTHING BUT SCUM. YOU DON’T HAVE TWO NICKLES TO RUB TOGETHER OR YOU WOULD NOT BE HERE AND WE ALL KNOW IT ALL TOO WELL. YOU WANT PEOPLE TO BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE SOMEONE WHEN IN REALITY THERE IS NO WAY YOU ARE ANYTHING MORE THAN SCUM. F U CHUMP THIS ALL ENDS WHEN I GET YOUR ADDRESS. JUST LIKE BOEHNER, YOU ARE THE CRYBABY HERE AND YOU WILL CRY EVEN MORE WHEN I COME OUT TO “TEACH” YOU SOME MANNERS MARINE STYLE.

        • guest

          address smadress

  • Chad Hatten houston

    They will pass one final extension for 5 months going forward, no retro benefits, and that will be the last such extension passed. Every dem votes for the bill, and they pick off a few rino republicans to pass one final extension. The Koch brothers will allow it.

    • Todaysfate

      Yes … because the bird flu strain needed to wipe out a third of the population isn’t quite ready yet.

      • satoshi n.

        WHATS WITH CDC LOOSING ALL THOSE VIRUSES?

    • satoshi n.

      NOT A CHANCE KOCH ARE MAKING STATEMENTS,

  • Todaysfate

    Here is the fact no one wants to discuss. What we are dealing with is something that we as a society or a species have never had to deal with before. And that is this … the effect of overpopulation. Plain and simple. There is no denial at this point. The way things worked in the past is that all the riches and wealth would accumulate at the top, but the people at the top would grow old and die. They don’t take money with them … it would be re-distributed to the masses one way or another. A perpetual cycle.

    People are living longer now. The wealth is sitting at the top. This system worked well before, when “most” people were living well enough, at least with meager jobs, able to keep food on the table and gas in the car. When every 30 years or so there would be a major ground war where hundreds of thousands would die. That doesn’t happen anymore. But now that there are just TO MANY people the system is falling apart. …

    Result. They DONT WANT to help this segment of people who are close to being out on the streets or they already would have. Someone at the VERY top of the human chain wants to get RID of people one way or another. Maybe the bird flu didn’t spread like it was supposed to a few years back. I don’t know. I don’t normally think conspiracy theories but the fact of the matter is about as obvious as the sky is blue when you see the attitude coming from some of these people. They simply think the unemployed are dead weight and that in the end no one will miss them when they are gone. It’s like they are testing the waters to see if 5 million people can be written off without the rest of the population giving a crap. It’s like a survival of the fittest attitude.

    It’s not that they don’t care. It’s that they know that in order for the other 90% to survive, 10% have to go. And by go I mean GONE. Too many fish in the tank, they start dying. Too many animals in the wild. That’s why there is a hunting season. So when humanity reaches a certain point, it’s either take some of them out or let them destroy themselves. They know full well that in order for there to be enough money for social security in about 30 years, they need a good chunk of those people to never make to that age. This is a classic scenario of most science fiction. Technology undoing civilization. I’ll try to let you all know if men in black come to take me away now.

  • BOB

    thank u for for the effort i have no groceries and 1 dollar and my stress level is 10 z worse that ever i pray u get this passed before Americans die..over this pawn in Congress that cost us all our health and last dime we had… we now are poverty and broke whats left….

  • BOB

    time for this is up for me and the suns going down as I am………too

  • David

    HEY SEBASTIAN YOU SUCK

  • satoshi n.

    According to the Boehner page on Wikipedia he did insider trading an is sitting in the corporate jet not bunking with Madeoff , will someone ask the sec or W.H. to look into that?

  • satoshi n.

    These are long-standing tenets for the Kochs. In 1980, David Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket, pledging to abolish Social Security, the Federal Reserve System,

    ….. welfare, minimum wage laws………. and federal agencies — including the Department of Energy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Central Intelligence Agency. //has sold millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment to Iran, a country the U.S. identifies as a sponsor of global terrorism.
    The ‘Koch Method’
    Internal company documents show that the company made those sales through foreign subsidiaries, thwarting a U.S. trade ban. Koch Industries units have also rigged prices with competitors, lied to regulators and repeatedly run afoul of environmental regulations, resulting in five criminal convictions since 1999 in the U.S. and Canada.//“The refinery was just hemorrhaging benzene into the atmosphere,” she says.

  • satoshi n.

    King Boehners bosses//A federal grand jury issued a 97-count indictment against Koch Petroleum Group, Mietlicki and three refinery managers on Sept. 28, 2000. Koch Petroleum Group pleaded guilty to a felony charge of lying to the government about its benzene emissions in April 2001. //“The record is replete with evidence Koch used unlined ditches, pits and ponds to dispose of hazardous waste at the site,” the appeals court ruled, finding that Koch had tainted groundwater. // Koch’s records showed that the company took 1.95 million barrels of oil it didn’t pay for from 1986 to 1988, according to data compiled by the Senate. //
    “The Koch Method is to cheat the producer out of crude oil,” he said.
    He testified that he was able to steal 2,000 barrels a month from one customer.
    “You used every available tool to mismeasure the crude oil in Koch’s favor,” says Dubose, who is now retired.// AND JUSTICE FOR ALL EXCEPT THE RICH//Koch Industries had made 24,587 false claims in buying oil, underpaying the U.S. government for royalties on Native American land //“You see two children burned to death in front of you, you never forget that,” he says. “I want to stop other parents from ever having to see that.” .// Charles Koch didn’t comment on the pipeline explosion//there IS MORE MUCH MORE BUT THE RICH HAS THE JUDGES ON THEIR SIDE JUSTICE FOR ALL EXCEPT THE POOR.

  • ALLFORCHANGE

    This afternoon Pelosi and Boehner signed a bipartisan job training bill. This should serve as a springboard to an unemployment extension as it satisfies Boehner’s insistence on a jobs bill. If not now, never.

  • Frank’s Inatra

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

  • Sven Juice

    The only way you permanently help the long-term unemployed is by HALTING ALL IMMIGRATION. Tighten the labor market and industry is forced to hire and train them. ECONOMICS 101: wages and the size of the labor pool are DIRECTLY RELATED.
    WAKE UP!

  • satoshi n.

    BOTTOM LINE NOONE CARES AND why should they I do not see 3 million people making 1 contact per week to anyone., media, congress but if you call congress likely be on vacation at 175 k a year plus lavish benefits, and sponsored travel (corporate bribes) vote on to be nearly impossible to find

  • ALLFORCHANGE

    Tom Harkin’s refusal to add an unemployment extension attachment to yesterdays jobs bill most assuredly cost three and a half million families a 5 month extension of benefits. This bill met all the criteria that Republican henchman John Boehner had demanded. Where were Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to push Harkin for the attachment to help these struggling families who are in dire need?

  • ALLFORCHANGE

    Former Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, alleges in a new book that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, before assuming the speakership, offered him a private sector job and help with legal bills as Ney found himself increasingly embroiled in the 2007 Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal that eventually claimed his job and landed him in prison.

    “If you resign in the next day, I will personally guarantee you a job comparable to what you are making, and raise legal defense money for you,” Ney quotes Boehner saying in his book, “Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill.”

    Writes Ney. “He was a chain-smoking, relentless wine drinker who was more interested in the high life; golf, women, cigarettes, fun, and alcohol.”

  • Cynthia Dobbins

    FOR ANYONE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE TROLL OF THE ROOM HE USES MANY USER NAMES HERE SUCH AS SEBASTIAN KLAY, DEBZSOONER, MRMANNO, ARTICULATE AND CLEAN, LEFT WING, BIFF WELLINGTON AND EVEN VALERIEBLANCK … YES THIS LOSER EVEN POSTS AS A WOMAN HERE. HE IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT WILL POST NEGATIVES COMMENTS. DO NOT ENGAGE HIM AS THAT IS WHAT HE WANTS TO AMBUSH YOU.

  • Drowning

    I am a single Mom. I have worked all my life to raise my kids by myself. I am out of unemployment, and will soon lose my home, my car, my phone, my internet, all of the the necessities that would help me to claw my way out of this situation will be gone. We will be on the streets. They will help illegally aliens coming into the country, and vote raises for themselves, but will let Veterans and American children live on the streets. I will never ever again vote for a republican, and if voting for a Democrat causes the downfall of our country, so be it. I urge every single unemployed person to vote Democrat, if we are going down, I hope it will not be long before every single greedy republican is right beside us.

    • Demopublican

      I agree, these greedy republicans DO NOT CARE THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING!!!

    • satoshi n.

      both sides are the same coin so vote all existing creeps out, both sides donot care about ltue

  • Chad Hatten houston

    you are correct allforchange, the employed just don’t care enogh to lobby and ltu are divided and bitter over the retro issue.

  • Victoria R

    I’m happy the Republicans aren’t worried about losing their positions due to their neglect of the 3 million people who have lost their homes, their lives, their ability to feed their children or look for work as they ignored the cries, the desperation, and the right of the workers who have paid into the unemployment program only to be told that the funds are not there , after being taxed for that very reason. I do not want to see another child go hungry in America, no matter who’s child it is. I don’t want to see another child take the little he has left to bring with him or her into a shelter after losing their home, no matter who’s child it is. I don’t want to get even with anyone if it means the suffering of one more child. No matter who’s child it is. They are all America’s children! The fact of the matter is this, we have shredded the reputation of near everyone in Congress, our president, even our armed forces aren’t safe anymore. We have watched, cried, applauded or did nothing as promises of tax dollars deliberately put aside from our paychecks disappeared or were used without our knowledge for another cause, We have called each other bleeding heart liberals, fascists, un-American, you name it, its been said by one American to another! While our children are suffering in the streets and will never know what it once meant to be part of this fine Country as they have to give up the little food they have to illegal citizens because it must be inhumane to let any child go hungry or homeless as their country has forgotten them, while terrified as their own parents cry as their own country has forgotten them!. What kind of lesson are we relaying here? Congress is fighting with each other. Americans are taking sides and forgetting we are all Americans, while foreign entities are moving in, taking over, and reaping the benefits of this turmoil! Can even one person in Government tell us where the funds we have paid into to prevent our children from this fate has gone to? Isn’t discrimination against the laws of America? Tell me also how it is not discrimination to turn away an American family who are sleeping in shelters/ cars because they could not afford to pay their housing costs as they cut the unemployment time and refuse to give retro so they can keep their homes, feed the family and look for work, while social services turned them away, yet someone from another country can not only come here illegally but receive housing benefits, food, cash and education, without documents, without contributing one penny ever to this country? American children can be discriminated against as their parents fall on horrible times, yet, the children who aren’t legally allowed here receive benefits without much fight at all! I have witnessed this with my own eyes, I have been appalled watching these illegals fill baskets in the supermarket, go home to decent apartments and recover from the plastic surgery they bragged about getting (They paid cash) While I I have seen women who worked their entire lives have to walk over an hour with a sick child to get them care as they had to take their cars off the road. They had to choose which necessity to live without this month and though Ive heard the cries, the screams, the pleas for help,from so many on any given day now, The one who’s ears should be opened to hear the distress of a nation are closed as their minds are closed off to the help they could have provided and their eyes are not on their country as they show us every day have far removed they are from the plight of the people of this land. I’ve watched my own children have to take one thing they loved while leaving their home (One they just got back into, and that one thing bought with their own money working 6 days a week as the 2 hurricanes that hit the east coast annihilated the rest of their limited comforts including any savings put away for a rainy day )and the inability to replenish any funds at all with no income., I wish no parent has to see the utter terror and fright on their child’s face, I witnessed on mine. There’s not a day that goes by without seeing that image. I wouldn’t wish that on any child, including those children of the law makers, government and congress who didn’t think my child important enough to assure they were at least given a chance to rebuild their lives instead of forfeiting it for the lives of those who are breaking the law to be here. How does congress expect me to answer a moral question regarding following the rules, the law, when they see those who during an illegal act were given everything and more? If this situation was the other way around every news station would be screaming discrimination yet, our rights? Shredded, like everything else! The only other thing left to shred? The constitution and the rights of every American written on it. That country that once was, is no longer. Do I want to see anymore children suffer? No, not even the ones of those who have forgotten mine. That mentality has brought us to this point! There are too many factions in this country fighting each other, with spitefulness the order of the day! One Nation? With Liberty and Justice for all? That no longer applies to this Nation. Our rights can be removed at the whim of law makers, The money taxed and put aside for emergencies so the people can still maintain, can disappear as the lawmakers cant find it, as I am sure as I write this that social security and Medicare can be used to alleviate the poverty of those from another country and will be allowed to do it also as they are doing now I don’t want to have to explain why the life of one American who went AWOL at their job was retrieved as an honorary citizen, while putting a price tag on those who went into armed forces for the freedoms we are promised, without asking the parents of those soldiers left there if they would willingly sacrifice their children for nothing at all. and were in fact, now put in extreme danger at the whim of one American who also decides not to follow the law. The President Of The United States! . I don’t want to be part of the final demise of this country by getting even, I want to be part of the solution and bring it back without any child suffering. . A human rights attorney may just be on my list of things to do tomorrow.. Congress may not think my children deserve the sweat and efforts I have paid into this country, or the worthlessness I am beginning to see on the faces of too many children, But I’m here to educate them, and that is that their nationality, the color of their skin, or their parentage will not be considered when asking the government for help as it has been. As we watched our children ignored, starved, homeless because they had the misfortune of being born here? Because the government has been mistaken in thinking they have all the power and need not follow any rules, They can take money put aside from us taxpayers and use it for other causes without our knowledge and to let the cries of their countrymen fall on deaf ears as each day they lose more, their belly aches from hunger, they feel its ok to take a vacation, to postpone this very important bill! Its about the people who did work! Who paid their taxes so this country could become a great country! Who will do it again and gladly pay those payroll taxes if they are protected from all these atrocities after a job loss! The ones who worked to promote a responsibility in their children, the future of this country! To let them know their own worth, and they have every right for the securities America has offered others but denied them! to let them know they have a voice and that voice one day may be one of the voices that restore this country, not destroy it with spite, greed, illegal activities and ignorance, as those that have been put in place to protect their rights, should know the temperature of their country but do not as they are too busy rewriting the constitution and the laws of this land

  • BOB

    well house is forclosed now , frige is empty , time now to get even with u.. you all now for not voting in this needed extension.. now your being voted out of office after ur term is up … done with all u regulars….. that have starve and make Americans homeless

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