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October 26, 2014

Unemployment Extension: Jack Reed Hasn’t Given Up

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Reed is still hoping to revive an unemployment extension. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 6:17 a.m. | Prospects for an unemployment extension remain bleak, but Sen. Jack Reed isn’t ready to give up.

The Rhode Island Democrat told CQ Roll Call Tuesday he is still looking for a way to resurrect the emergency unemployment benefits for nearly 3 million people, assuming Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, continues to block the five-month unemployment extension passed by the Senate early last month.

In addition to an amendment Reed wants to add to a package of mostly corporate tax cut extensions, he’s also looking at hitchhiking a ride on the highway bill, which Congress must pass before the highway trust fund is depleted sometime this summer.

But there’s still no answer to a dynamic that has led to the current impasse. Boehner for months has demanded an offer of a legislative sweetener from the White House, which has yet to materialize, and many conservatives remain opposed to the idea of an extension regardless.

Reed continues to discuss what to do next with his partner on the issue, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.

The Senate bill they pushed through the Senate was offset by customs fees and other revenue raisers. It would provide retroactive benefits to the unemployed back to Dec. 28, when the existing benefits expired.

“There are two basic issues,” he said. “We need a legislative vehicle because the House is refusing to do the obvious and pass our bill, which is bipartisan and paid for.”

Reed acknowledged that they are also discussing whether to give up on retroactive benefits.

“We also have to think, because we are running to the end of our five months, whether it is all retrospective, do you reconfigure it to prospective, or do you try to adopt a whole year and even do both.”

The tax extenders legislation and the highway bill are the “obvious” need-to-do bills, Reed said.

Another vehicle that had been seen as a possibility weeks ago — the bipartisan rewrite of the Workforce Investment Act, a priority of the House GOP, appears to be off the table.

Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, told CQ Roll Call Tuesday that Senate Democratic leaders had decided not to attach unemployment benefits to that bill.

Reed held out a sliver of hope.

“If someone from [the House] called me up and said “hey guess what, we just agreed to include your proposal in WIA,’ I’d say great take the credit for it,” Reed said.

That probably amounts to wishful thinking.

“But we are not stopping, I’ve been talking constantly with Sen. Heller and I’m trying to figure out where to go,” Reed said.

 

Alan K. Ota and Steven T. Dennis contributed to this report.

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  • DJMiles

    If they take Retroactive out of it then only those currently on tier 1 would be eligible since it’s likely that nearly every state will have a unemployment rate below 6 % when may data is released… better then nothing but would do nothing to help people catch up on past due bills.

    • AC180ms

      The unemployment rate is higher than 6% everywhere, in fact it is over 12% all over. This is the shell game they play with the media.
      Congress needs to pass a Truth in Communications Bill, and the President needs to sign it. You cant get a policitian or there representative to give a truthful answer, but will lie and mislead on FOX, CNN, and MSNBC, and seldom called on it. And that Fat Cow on Face the Nation, and Slant Faced guy on Meet the Press only ask questions for ratings, like the females at the football games and basketball games that ask stupid questions with out knowing what they are asking, but asking to seem caring.

      • DJMiles

        I agree the true unemployment rate is much higher then 6% probably closer to 30% however in November Democrats will not be talking about the actual number of unemployed…. currently 26 states have a unemployment rate below 6% only because the LTU are no longer being tracked thus nor counted in the unemployment rate.

  • Chicken

    Taking retroactive benefits is a knife in the gut for 2 million people that have lost everything.

    • Walter Monhollen

      they refuse to work period unless its to give money to other countries or a raise to each other between vacations

  • Verite7

    Oh lord, help us out of this.

  • FedUpInNJ

    Retroactive money would directly help the 3 million who are affected, anything less is unacceptable. They need to get off their lazy ass*s and stop the obstruction. They need to DO THE JOB PEOPLE ELECTED THEM AND THEY ARE PAID TO DO and thats to bring the bill to the floor for a FAIR VOTE. It SHOULD HAVE been done 5 months ago, this is outrageous. If it was Republican’s goal to get rid of their voters they succeeded, I will NEVER vote for a republican or incumbent again. Disgusting.

    • LORETTA GRAHAM

      we have all used all the money we have and have nothing left, waiting for you politicians promising and promising and doing nothing. why do we need politiciians that don’t do anything to help us. This is the worst time in my life and I have been working 47 years and never collected unemployment. what about all that money you took out of paycheck and when I need it I cannot get it

    • MyHairIsOnFire

      You want the whole Country to suck like New Jersey ?

      • Todd F Kline

        In what way does NJ sucking have anything to do with what FedUpInNJ said? Please explain.. I don’t live there and don’t really care, just want to hear your viable explanation as to your statement.. Facts not opinions please..

    • Walter Monhollen

      they are to busy giving millions to other countries what up with that

  • steven

    they are working together alright, together to shove it up our butts,they all want us to think they are trying,they dont care

  • Gary

    Have they passed anything. Seems to me they go in throw dirt on each other. This party put this party down that party puts that party down and and neither gets a darn thing done. Then they go on vacation. AND WE PAY FOR THIS!!! This country is going to Hell.

    • DJMiles

      http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/us/politics/democrats-as-part-of-midterm-strategy-to-schedule-votes-on-pocketbook-issues.html?referrer=
      As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose.

      • AC180ms

        It is not the Democrats that are doing the things that are destroying the country – Its the Republicans who will move mountains to drive wealth and greed for corporations who elect via lobbying corrupt House Representatives, and Senators to sponser tax cuts and breaks, which are paid for by Americans via our taxes never going down, and les and less benefits federal, state, and local.

        • nickster

          It’s both. They are all one in the same. Believe me.

        • Dan Coddington

          Yeah watch closely both parties are using us as pawns the democrats are very happy the republicans aren’t passing it. It makes the republicans look bad so the longer this drags out the democrats look good for “trying”. Obama hasn’t called the speaker yet to even try. The democratic senate had a chance to add it to a bill last week and didn’t. The house democrats are putting very little effort in trying to surpass the speaker to get it to a vote. Republicans are being stupid playing right into the democrats hands. Both are toying with us and when elections come anyone that is in office right now I’m voting against this November.

        • DJMiles

          Wow I see you don’t have any idea what is going on…. The Democrats currently are working on renewing the tax extenders witch are 58 tax cuts to multi billion dollar corporations that are also big campaign donors….

  • Bladimir García

    Ashamed of my party right now. Unbelievable how it’s turned its back on more than 2.5 million Americans.

    • AC180ms

      Your party has always stood for Corporations and Tax Breaks. All of us would love less taxes, but taxes fuel the ammenities and benefits we use daily: Highways, Roads, City Lights, Police & Firemen, Dept of Finance, and all other services needed by state residents, and their sorry butts.
      Tired of hearing Bengazi, or Obamacare, Immigration, and Lawless Obama? Not a single Republican will go on any broadcast and talk about unemployed Americans, and only the retiring politicans talk about minimum wages.
      Same Republicans have the nerve to talk about the Ukraine People.

  • aaaa aa

    “Reed acknowledged that they are also discussing whether to give up on retroactive benefits.”
    WTF
    That would leave 2 million AMERICAN people hanging.Those 2 million have already been through the wringer waiting on these idiots to do their job.Now they might not get retroactive benefits.
    These people NEED to be voted out,all of them,come this November.They do not care about anyone but themselves

  • rpj7884

    impeach them all !

    • AC180ms

      I agree. We need to start with our first, and if we cant because they have no challengers, we need to show our frustration by calling them and protesting, or write in ballot,

  • zappacat

    Oh well. I don’t really need a house, or car, or food. Thanks, McDonald’s, for the free internet. I am 56 and tired. You win, Boehner. Could you at least cough up the $255 burial amount to help my survivors?

    • LORETTA GRAHAM

      you cant even get buried for $255

  • mrmano_0

    dead….dead…dead….no stomach for it…EUC has gone stale…Demos had their chance in December…had it all free and clear…the retooling itself would take months….dead…dead…dead….watch other bills move to the front and be worked on…EUC goes deeper and deeper and deeper under the pile…No State has the stomach to incur more and more EUC loan debt….the States are being crushed under the debt

    • AC180ms

      Its not state loan debt. The states are only being crushed by Republicans who dont want to pay for anything, and especially not have corporations pay for anything.
      But we can afford to have corporations get tax breaks that every single politican will support? Who’s fooling who.

      • mrmano_0

        That is an imposter and liar.

        Republicans are responsible for this unemployment mess 100%.

        Republicans are America’s greatest threat, foriegn or domestic.

        • mrmano_0

          get lost, troll

      • mrmano_0

        Yes, it is….the EUC funds are forwarded to the Dept of labor once allocated. The States’ Governors request the funds from teh Depat of Labor and the funds come ot the States in teh fomr of a loan for DOL. Read up on recent articless on why NC has not asked for EUC the laste couple years and why it will not again and why its cutting its State unemployemnt time.(to help cover teh loan debt from EUC)…EDUCATE yourself on EUC…Why??…because then you will know why your State is gonna “tax” the heck out of you to pay for it.

        • david vitrogen

          EUC costs an average taxpayer maybe 1% of gross earnings and it is a benefit that actually forces people to continue looking for work….unlike welfare. If you are really so concerned about your precious tax dollars why don’t you do a little research into where the bulk of it is going instead of spending all your time on blogs trolling anti-American worker vitriol and using someone elses name and icon.

          • mrmano_0

            maybe 1 %???…hardly…drive much…States are already jacking up gas taxes. States are adjusting their standard deductions increasing your tax liaibility…soon…they will be lifitng the caps on unemployment premiums helping ot cover the payments gouging small biz owners….thats just for starters…yer a fool..

          • david vitrogen

            So you think the rise on gas prices has to do with the long term unemployed who have not collected a dime since the end of December? Again, you REALLY need to research where your tax dollars are going rather then troll here. Now what I will grant you is some states like California for example are in over their heads as far a covering standard unemployment insurance benefits but that is not the fault of the laid off workers. That state is run like no one is at the wheel heading over a cliff. That is why I moved away from there at first job opportunity out of state.

            But rhetoric aside more of our jobs are outsourced then we have unemployed. You think that is good for the economy?
            And all this debt we are accumulating…anything to do with robust military spending on unnecessary wars and massive tax cuts for the mega rich who have been making record profits for years will the rest of us got massive layoffs, cut hours and cut benefits. You really believe that is good for the economy? Especially during a recovery period? Fool indeed.

          • mrmano_0

            So??..N Caolina’s aalysis is bett than yours??..what a fool

          • david vitrogen

            I don’t live in NC. What I read is their “analysis” is pure bunk and does not take into account all those who dropped out of the workforce. But you know what? The law says they only have to allow a min of 12 weeks of UIB. So that is their choice.if they want to cut back and screw the workers. I don’t live in a place like that for other reasons as well. So cut your trolling rhetoric and BS and make a legit point and do your research better for a change.

          • mrmano_0

            I wonder if you know how silly you sound…typical Libtard…gloss over the facts…You don’t need to live in NC to understand the debt load EUC is piling on the States’ deficit..but I understand deflection and passive-aggressiveness…good sign of ignorance,, apathy and fact less thoughts..EUC is burying States in debt…educate yourself on DOL website….its not about dropping out of the workforce, counting the # of unemployed, their dropping rate, etc…..think deeper..its a reaction to the massive EUC debt load…trouble reading and comprehension??……..

          • mrmano_0

            read up, chump:

            http://www.news-record.com/news/article_11785b99-e9a8-5227-af78-25cc1ed7b86e.html
            Dale Folwell, assistant secretary for the N.C. Division of Employment Security, has stressed that the sizable reduction in the state’s debt to the U.S. Labor Department shouldn’t be overlooked in discussing factors behind the recent drop in the unemployment rate.

            States with high jobless rates, such as North Carolina, have borrowed money from the federal agency over the past 12 years to pay for state unemployment insurance benefits as their own UI trust funds were depleted.

            The state’s borrowing reached a peak of $2.8 billion in April 2012.

            Since then, the state has paid down more than $1.7 billion to a debt level of $1.1 billion as of Wednesday.

            But North Carolina still has the fourth-largest debt of the 18 states with outstanding debt.

          • david vitrogen

            Wow you almost spelled half the words correctly. You should consider English as a second language. Now yes that was a troll style comment but I could not resist.

          • mrmano_0

            So you do support socialization of debt….

      • mrmano_0

        Educate yourself on the 3 forms of legislation…Authorizing, appropriations and entitlements….EUC bill is an authorizing legislation piece…simply looking for FUNDING sources…its NOT PAID for….its simply funded….the States pay back the loan from the DOL…i.e…a bank funds your home loan from its own deposits…..you pay the loan back

  • mrmano_0

    “Reed acknowledged that they are also discussing whether to give up on retroactive benefits”

  • Thomas Wise

    If they don’t want to extend it then fine, I want this story plastered all over the news networks for the world to see, why are they hiding this story in the shadows like crooks do? Let the world know what despicable and uncaring people we have in Congress. Oh that’s right, the news is owned by Corporation’s that get tax breaks, they aren’t going to bite the hand that feeds it..By the way I have a job and this bunch of idiot’s still make me sick.

    • AC180ms

      You ared correct, I have been following this situation on the internet, because televised local and cable news will not report on it; but the other day all news broadcast had the nerve to talk about the new most popular name for newborn badies! I am one of the 3 million and growing unemployed that lost my job because of a companies belief “Work at Will” created by President Bush, which basically stated that there is no due process beyond me letting you go if I dont have a good enough reason, and we will let you draw unemployment.
      Americans Republican and Democrat shoud throw all of the bums in Washington out starting with their state representative, and have it broadcasted that “We Want Our Country Back!” It is sad that a Washington Politician from a different state can stop benefits for other states. These issues should be controlled by the Independent States via a budget allocation per population. Then everyone can be held accountable, and those who dont want to do for the people that elected them via the vote will answer via “Work At Will”, but knowing why they were fired, impeached or voted out.
      These same jerks are willing to pass bills to give American funds to foreign countries under the false auspices that they care about the people. But they only care about the friends that give money to their election. I dont want to hear about the Ukraine, Israel, Pakistan, Africa, Korea, Iran or Iraq. HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS AT HOME, AND WORRY ABOUT AMERICANS FIRST, SECOND AND LASTLY.
      WE DONT NEED TO BORRY MONEY TO GIVE TO OTHER COUNTRIES, AND CORPORATIONS WORTH 100′S OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS…

    • 276072

      I’ve been saying this all along… why is this not front page news??? Who’s paying off the Media?

    • biggin

      we need a flat tax, if you make a million dollars you pay taxes on a million dollars no loop holes

  • Scott

    What everyone needs to do is vote for anyone who has never held an office before. These “lifelong” politicians are what is killing this country. They are lining their pockets without even a thought as to what it is doing to just everyday people. After all why would someone spend millions of dollars to get elected when the job only pays a couple hundred thousand?

  • timeforarealchange

    It’s crazy to think “our” government officials care more about other countries than their own, they have time to pass laws about sex trafficking around the world but leave their “American” people stuck in the second worse financial situation in American history. Personally as a people we use the constitution to clean HOUSE and fire them all because the United States of America is now being ran by money grubbing tyrants and the non rich American doesn’t have a chance. In this since the rich have become a monopoly and aren’t monopolies illegal in America.

  • DL

    I suggest that every single person who has been cut off from UI flood the welfare system with applications. I know three people now who applied even though they didn’t think they would qualify and they did. Now they are getting benefits, including food stamps, that have no real end date while they keep looking for look. Some people won’t qualify, but many more will.

  • Frank

    I am sixty one years old and unemployed for nine months. I lost my benefits in Feb. of this year after my 26 weeks of state unemployment ran out. I have been living on my savings since then and will be totally broke in five months. When my savings run out I will lose everything. I will lose my home that I bought when I was twenty five because I owe twenty five thousand dollars on it.
    My wife is disabled with a systemic disease. I have been looking for work from the first day I was laid off and have only had three interviews. Age discrimination assures that I will not find work in this economy. We have no relatives or friends that can take us in if this happens. I have applied to jobs that I never, ever would have considered in the past just to bring in some money but I can’t even get those jobs. I am ashamed to ask our government for any money but my responsibility for my family forces me to swallow my pride. Please help us help ourselves by passing this bill.

    • karen

      I am 56 been looking and havent stopped looking about to loose everything … age discrimination is truely a factor! I pray everyday and I wonder how we can put money so freely out there for another country when we are sinking? I still havent lost hope . I pray god hears our prayers

      • Thomas Wise

        Better pray harder because I believe Boehner is the Anti-Christ. If he’s not he sure acts like the Devil. That’s one evil drunk.

    • Gail A. Gradof

      Frank, email me gailgradof@aol.com

  • Daniel

    god help us and protect us when we move to the streets and under bridges… protect the kids first …i don’t care about myself….but the kids don’t deserve this…..help me god at least find a job for the kids….

  • Patriot

    Welll Looks like the Boehner got the funds he was looking for in these extensions. Mr. Holder announced that the IRS hauled in just about enough to cover the working man who is suffering at the hands of tax cheats. From the Suisse banks. Yep, should juts about cover it.

  • The other Scott

    They’re not reporting this on the news. They’re burying you all alive, convincing the World that you don’t exist. It’s obvious, just google ‘unemployment benefits and look at the odd websites that show up.

    Add to that the false reporting of the unemployment numbers ‘back to pre-recession levels’ and you’ll see what they’re doing. The American workers believe the numbers and the mindless politicians believe it. Even though in reality, unemployment is probably 20-25% with 100 million people no longer in the work force. Or half the adult population. And only a fraction of those working, are doing full time gigs. Its scary to see news organizations purposely ignore and misinform people. Criminal in fact.

    • rollipolliolli

      if that were true can we afford that amount of unemployment extension?

      • The other Scott

        Legislation which purposely destroys jobs in America, should come with compensatory unemployment legislation. They should go hand in hand. If one is forced to end, the other should be forced to end as well.

        • rollipolliolli

          so that’s a no, right?

          • The other Scott

            Precisely the point. Neither we can afford, yet one continues uninterrupted.

          • mrmano_0

            unemployment benefits are not reparations. Please leave the USA. You are no longer wanted or needed. Obama is telling you so

        • mrmano_0

          legislation does not purposely destroy jobs. You are wrong. you are incorrect. Unemployment is not reparations. you are a fool..

    • mrmano_0

      the numbers for first time claims are well below pre-recession levels. The data is correct. Nothing criminal is going on except in your mind. I like your use of the word “probably”…essentially you mean nothing. You offer no facts. You are worthless. You have no meaning. You are a drain on society.

  • FedupInNJ2

    If they don’t reinstate the EUI, The President should veto the Tax Cut Bill. It will and can put 156 billion dollars back into the economy for job growth.

  • The other Scott

    Question is, how are they going to hide the growing millions of people out of unemployment? The numbers are going to skyrocket as more people reach the end of their benefits, probably 100 thousand a week?

  • Gary

    What I don’t get is with the GOPs hate for the president looks like these would try to expose the unemployment rate. Instead you hear nothing about the unemployed like 3 million plus are just ghost.

    • rollipolliolli

      that’s just it!
      if u step back for a minute, the one thing in common since dec28 is the non existent coverage on this issue in the media.
      We all know the media runs all, and is the all powerful brainwasher..

      With that said I have smartened up and realized the plain obvious truth.

      This bill was dead before it even showed up, all that’s left is for the repetitive, un-informing internet blog’s to stop reporting the same bullcarp as news so we can finally let this issue die and start dedicating our brain power and stress to a more fruitful conflict.

      ALL HAIL KING BONER

  • Larry king

    Why isn’t this on the front page of every newspaper in America? I will tell you why, it’s because they don’t want America to see who they really are! They would prefer we all just go away and die. They are killing this country! I read that Boehner will get a million dollars per year for 5 years after he leaves office. And that in in addition to his pension! That is why he doesn’t care.

  • John Pomponio

    thank you everyone who is trying me and my famly could rly use this money we were forced to move back in with out parents after being married and having a baby not exacly living the american dream but where trying

  • LORETTA GRAHAM

    These politicians have been making u wait week after week since Dec 28 pretending they are giving us hope, meanwhile, they are not doing nothing except making more and more people homeless, depressed and no where else to go. they don’t care but they are good to help other countries instead of their own turning the poverty level to ridiculus numbers. Help the Americans that you have pushed into poverty levels first.

  • Larry king

    And where is Obama in all of this? Why doesn’t he do something? At least put up a fight for people! Is this the hope and change that you promised us? Have some backbone and do something! You are the president! Show them who is boss!

    • rollipolliolli

      this isn’t the type of problem where someone like Obama should step in and “fix”
      That much is clear, if it was he would have done so already, rather then take to twitter..

      • Larry king

        So if the president can’t override the speaker of the house, who can? And which title holds more power? I think Obama just needs to put on the big balls and stand up to Boehner. I don’t know why we don’t hear anything from president other than his stupid dinner joke. Be a leader and fight for the people!

        • rollipolliolli

          Because the problem isn’t as big as we are making it out to be, at least that what it seems/feels like.
          The only people paying this issue any mind are the Unemployed, a Mr. Reid somewhere in Nevada, and a ton of carppy blog sites regurgitating the same garbage.

          A.K.A: No one Important!!

          It’s a bit tough to swallow at first but it is the truth.
          The president isn’t going to step in and intervene, it wouldn’t be his place with such a “small scale issue”.

          Boner even boldly called him out and said, ‘forget everyone else, have the president call me directly to negotiate and we can move forward’.
          Perfect opportunity, No?
          I guess not cause Obama never called Boner, or even made a move actually.

          He yelped some carp over twitter, but only kids read twitter, and we all know kids don’t vote!
          Leave the voting for the old people with less things going on in their lives.

          The Government had 1 shot to get some extended unemployment out there if they really wanted it to happen, and they screwed that up months ago.

          It is now May 21′st and we have been hoping/moping over a dead bill for at least a month and a half….
          Through vacation…. and again vacation…..
          This is the bill we are hoping for…. the one under the trash bin next to boners assistants desk….

          No wonder CNN wont publish an article on this.. “issue”..

          • mrmano_0

            Obama is useless. Killing Veterans and leaving Americans in Mexican prisons to rot and die. Obama has no power. he has no meaning. The Grand Experiment is crumblling before our eyes. obama offers nothing. Obama says nothing. He is a fool.

          • rollipolliolli

            Maybe if he was full black thing might be different..
            Who knows?!

    • Dario Kohller

      He is the biggest whimp I have ever seen for a president next 2 carter. You can go cave in and help the rich, drone people out of existence, but can’t strong arm a chain smoking booze hound and those derelicts that are called the house leadership or those slow moving manipulating parasites we call a senate. People are seeing his hype… This is why I did not vote in 2008 for presidents…. you had the smooth talking chicago politician (im from Illinois) and the we had the old man and the bimbo ( who I still can’t believe is still getting air play). Now… Seeing how things are… what do you call a politician with no balls?

  • Gary Camden

    Senator Reed- You had better not give up. Although it is Dictator Boehner holding a bill that was passed by the Senate after the fact, it was the Senate that FORGOT, yes FORGOT to introduce emergency unemployment insurance to the budget last year. If you would have done your job, then Boehner would not have the gun to yours and over 3 million Americans head. So giving up is not an option. You need to go directly to President Obama’s office and have him help you get this fixed. I known you called him during his Christmas vacation while he was in Hawaii to tell him you guys had dropped the ball, and that he said do your best to get something working. But is that the last time you have discussed a potential plan to get this done? My belief as that you Senator Heller and the President meet with Boehner and get it done. Hopefully the president has the power to get Boehner’s attention. especially in a catastrophe of this magnitude. Whatever, you don’t give up, and as far as the RETROACTIVE payments, I have begged and borrowed just to hang on. I have extended my Auto payment in lieu of back RETROACTIVE payments and the ability to pay back the people back I have borrowed from and the vendors that I have extended. Then that would leave me a little money for another couple of months until I can get some worked. I sent out another 5 apllications yesterday, which is about the norm for a day. And have a Job Fair this week if I can get the gas money. DON’T give up, because I haven’t, and I didn’t FORGET to put these emergency funds in the budget.

  • Greg Goins

    Obama said back in Jan. he would use the phone if need be. He needs to call Boehner and work out a plan for the unemployed. This is what we pay them for, right? Do the job that the people pay you for and help Americans and stop playing kid games!

    • Walter Monhollen

      as soon as they quit taking vacations on us

  • Trey Hawkins

    I worked at the Unemployment Office in South Carolina for 4 years. The people that I assisted were entitled to 2 years of unemployment, and if they returned to work for 2 months they could come back in and sign back up. Once the state laid off it’s unemployment workers, we were only entitled to 6 months of unemployment. It takes some of us more time than just 6 months to find new employment. It simply just is not fair to only allow us 6 months of unemployment. There needs to be some law…..Who decides this stuff? It seems like they just sit there and look at flies on the wall……How can they say someone deserves 2 years of unemployment benefits, and then turn around and not do they same for the next person….???

  • JM

    Still looking to Impeach Boehner from office. How can the American people do this?

    • JM

      We must fight back, How? by finding an old law or new law to impeach Boehner from office, it will take a little research but, (We) unemployed have nothing but time now. Do you know any lawyer, legal person that can help?
      I did my daily duty of looking for a JOB-now I have time to research how to Impeach Boehner from office. If you have time read this article :
      May 16, 1868

      The Senate Votes on a Presidential Impeachment
      https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/The_Senate_Votes_on_a_Presidential_Impeachment.htm

  • randi fonseca

    Thank you sir for standing up and giving us a voice. We have lost everything we have worked for our whole lives. all we are now begging for, is a hand up so that we may find gainful employment to support our families. It is a shame the Speaker will not reach out his hand to his fellow AMERICANS. Again thank you sir,. #renewui today.

  • http://marknmays.com Mark Mays

    Seems like Dem leadership strategy is to punt on the five-month EUC bill and come back, probably in a month or two, with a 1 year EUC bill, which has even less chance of passing, so that it can be a campaign issue. That probably wont affect the election too much, it’s just going to mess with people who need the extension. No one cares of Heller and Reed run around making noise about the extension since it won’t pass, and Heller and Reed can say “look how hard I worked for you guys.” Of course, maybe they are sincere.

  • Tina Hillson

    Thanks for what you are doing, Jack Reed! Please, please please keep pushing to get the Unemployment Extension through! I am 48 years old and have been unemployed (except for temp work) for 17 months. I am applying to 5 to 10 jobs every DAY, 7 days a week, for even the lowest wage jobs, but interviews are thin on the ground and it is especially hard to get a job as an older person! What I want most is to be hired, but my 6 year old child needs to be supported now, and for that I need the extension money!! Thanks again for your help!

  • JM

    View this case and other resources at:

    Citation. 272 U.S. 52, 47 S. Ct. 21,71 L. Ed. 160, 1926 U.S.

    Brief Fact Summary. Appointee to the postmaster of the first class in Oregon was forced to resign.

    Meyers v United States:
    http://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/administrative-law/administrative-law-keyed-to-strauss/agencies-and-the-structural-constitution/myers-v-united-states/

  • LaughingLion

    Well, now that the “Establishment” Republicans seem to be winning their primaries maybe they can be less “Tea Party-ish” and have some compassion, common sense, and compromise in their positions. After all, they were only taking a hard line in response to the Tea Party fruit-cakes that show up to the primaries and yell and bitch-fit the loudest . . . with the possible exception of Boehner, who has been bought by the Koch Brothers to get the Keystone XL Pipeline through at all cost to the American people . . . and the American government for that matter. Why else would Boehner “cough up” the Pipeline to every bill presented like a bad hairball.

    • Lee may

      dont count on it. We need to join together and vote them out.

      • LaughingLion

        Sorry, my meds ran out and I was wistfully delusional for a moment. But it was wonderful while it lasted.

    • http://marknmays.com Mark Mays

      Won’t happen. It’s a mistake to call what happened in KY primaries and other states a “loss” for the Tea Party. They are just doing what is inevitable; becoming a part of the machine. You can only rage against the machine for so long from the inside before you become just another cog. As soon as they decided to run candidates under the GOP banner their “movement” was doomed.

      Unless a Clinton victory reinvigorates their anger, you wont hear much about the Tea Party in four years.

      That doesn’t mean there will be more reason for the GOP to compromise, especially on issues like the pipeline. It just means some Tea Party platforms and candidates have been mainstreamed within the party. They will no longer be a threat to incumbents but they will still have a significant voice within.

      • LaughingLion

        Good points above. You’re saying that the mainstream “Establishment” Republicans assimilated the TP’s view as their own, which would explain a lot of the recent behavior on the part of the Republican leadership.
        The Clinton aspect is interesting too. TPers tend to be more against things than for things. So if Hillary does run that might get their dander up and reactivate them. Interesting!

  • Tina Hillson

    The actual unemployment rate – with ALL people counted, including the disabled and those who have simply given up – is over 25% in this country right now. It is time to end CORPORATE GREED and to CREATE JOBS for everyone!

  • mrmano_0

    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

      get lost, libtard-troll

      • mrmano_0

        Begone slimy conservative troll back under your bridge.

        You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

        Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
        The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        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 are not very tolerant…..bad Democrat….and ignorant , too……

          • mrmano_0

            You Conservative troll back under your bridge.
            You’re a foul slimy creature.
            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself……..

          • mrmano_0

            You’re an ugly conservative troll begone back to your bridge.

            You can’t be like me you have no soul.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

  • Lee may

    I want to start a site for us unemployment where we can find out information and talk to each other. I’m just given up on this and my saving is running out. I dont know what I’m going to do.I’m one month behind on mortgage.

    • Frank

      The easiest way may be on Facebook. There was and is a Facebook page called Save Josh. It was started to sway a drug company into providing an experimental drug to a boy who was dying. He had already been turned down. The Facebook page gained such a following that CNN picked it up and the drug company provided the drug. The boy was scheduled to go into hospice. The drug worked for him and he is out of the hospital.
      I am afraid that these online forums may just go away once they give up on the unemployment extension. I think there is a need that we become independent from this type of forum so we can keep the pressure on and to remind people in our situation to get out and vote. We can not forget.

  • Ralphert

    The question is how we as a people can organize and stand as a united force on this issue. No politician can stand against an organized and unified front. We as a people will make demands and get it done. Theres at least 3 million of us out there struggling we cant at least get a third of that number on a petition? A couple hundred thousand even? We have to work on getting our voices heard

    • Lee may

      Well I have website we just need to organize and get the word out to vote these fool out. I have website and domain name called Americans For America. I just need help to with it .

    • Frank

      You know Ralphert, my feeling is that the majority of people who have lost their unemployment have no idea what is going on. They only know that their unemployment has been cut off. Only the people who have searched the internet regarding unemployment or politics know this battle is going on. It would be helpful if some of these people became involved. Three million active voters could easily change the course of an election.
      I am afraid that this country is going to swing to the far right and things will be getting much worse. The truth is that the Republicans are not afraid of us and don’t give a damn about us.

    • Ralphert

      Frank I couldn’t agree more. How do we get the word out? I wonder where we can find some sort of listing for the unemployed so we can start mobilizing. We have the numbers to make a political stance. We can help ourselves. It’s pretty evident that our elected officials including our dear president have little to no concern for our welfare.

    • Pamela Lyon

      Just curious, how could someone that has no internet access, no food and no money sign an internet petition?
      When it comes down to it, when you are trying to feed your self and your family, that comes first.

  • Ronald Lopez

    shame on you guys! everyone should be back payed! it was congress fault for being delinquent! NOT THE PPL

  • R Ferg

    So my phone will be cut off today….how do you all expect me to find a job or have them contact me with no phone to be reached on? PLEASE let us have our benefits! We need them! And PLEASE fix the job market! DO SOMETHING!

  • mrmano_0

    The political conservatives in the United States have nothing to offer the American people but failed trickle down economics and disastrous laissez faire capitalism.

    Republicans hate the American way of life that sustains and supports most Americans and their pursuit of prosperity.

    Vote Democrat and get America back to work.

    • mrmano_0

      fact less troll…

      • mrmano_0

        You’re pathetic.

        Vote Democratic and get America back to work!

        • mrmano_0
          • mrmano_0

            You’re too stupid to be me you conservative troll.
            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            You are not very tolerant…..bad Democrat

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a stupid ignorant conservative troll.

            Go back under your bridge you vile creature.

            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 are not very tolerant…..bad Democrat

          • mrmano_0

            Foolish troll back under your bridge.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            You are not very tolerant…..bad Democrat….and ignorant , too..

          • mrmano_0

            You foul despicable troll back under your bridge.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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 are not very tolerant…..bad Democrat….and ignorant , too..

          • mrmano_0

            You can’t be like me you Republican troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself……

    • mrmano_0

      http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014
      As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
      read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology (thank you DJMiles..great article)

      • mrmano_0

        Is your sense of self worth so low that you have try and assume mine.

        You and the right wing you support have nothing legitimate to stand on so you must lie, malign and obfuscate.

        You’re a sad Republican troll.

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

        • mrmano_0

          get bent, troll..you obviously can’t stand toe-to-toe in the face of facts..everyone cuts your responses down because you have no facts…just a fact less ideology..in fact…I don’t see anyone chatting with your fact less comments..

  • Tim

    LETS ALL GIVE UP AND JUST GO GET ON WELFARE. THATS WHAT THEY WANT US TO DO.

  • Sandra Dalton Gunn

    Come on Jack Reed, do all you can, then call the President. Obama stated January he would get on the phone. Please help, we are sinking and middle class is disappearing. Wasn’t it our parents and us (middle class) that built America? Of course! So please pass this extension asap, like this week! Don’t go on holiday and leave us destitute. We need help to get on our feet. We are not asking for a way of life, we are asking for a way to survive until we get employed. Please give us hope.

  • SUPA_Saiyajin_God_Son_Goku

    The extension won’t do much if it’s without the retroactive claims. It doesn’t make any sense to do it without it. People have priorities that have piled up on them for the last several months.

  • SUPA_Saiyajin_God_Son_Goku

    The people in this situation are like the ET presence. It’s out of sight so it’s out of mind to congress it seems.

  • Orval Burk

    lies,lies,lies,say it three time and wish on a star,and see how far you get.its not going to happen in this life time.

  • Gail A. Gradof

    for those of you on unemployment or just off unemployment in California, there is a program for homeowners to help with monthly mortgage payments!

  • david vitrogen

    What do the republicans really have to run on? Benghazi and an obamacare website debacle? Maybe Hillarys bump on her head? They got NOTHING. And the sad fact is the brainwashed backass indoctrinated peckerwood bible thumpers of the Fox news sock puppets will still vote republican even though they bankrupt their towns, outsource their jobs, and poison their water supply. Oh and the mega rich…of course most of them will vote republicans as they represent the leaders of their war on dwindling the working/middle class and support the greed.

    And to you Hannity/Limbaugh trolls don’t bother calling me a “libtard” as I have no loyalty to far left wing liberals either. You guys need to come up with something better…. like actually making a case? Ya think? It seems every other word out of your mouths is “libtard” and the “n” word and no solutions or case unless it is rhetoric, spin or outright lies. The gross hypocrisy of the majority of this current republican party and their violations and obstructions of democracy is a stain on this once great nation.

    • LaughingLion

      The Republicans and the Tea Party policy stances reminds me of the Groucho Marx song in “Horse Feathers”:

      I don’t know what they have to say
      It makes no difference anyway
      Whatever it is, I’m against it!
      No matter what it is
      Or who commenced it
      I’m against it!

      Your proposition may be good
      But let’s have one thing understood
      Whatever it is, I’m against it!
      And even when you’ve changed it
      Or condensed it
      I’m against it!

      • david vitrogen

        That about sums up this current congress that seems to pride itself on being called the “do-nothing” congress…lead by speaker Boehner.

        • mrmano_0

          http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/us/politics/democrats-as-part-of-midterm-strategy-to-schedule-votes-on-pocketbook-issues.html?referrer=
          As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
          read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology (thank you DJMiles..great article)

          • mrmano_0

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!

          • mrmano_0

            get bent troll

          • mrmano_0

            How pathetic you are silly troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            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

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself….

          • mrmano_0

            You’re stupid too. Sad sad troll.
            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Nice…thank you for confirming your fact less comments and ideology…get bent tete-sucking drain on society

          • mrmano_0

            You sad stupid troll

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!

          • mrmano_0

            you are fact less. you have no thoughts. You are a drain of resources on society..you are meaningless. You have no purpose.

          • mrmano_0

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Zzzzz…Zzzz….yer fun…ever hear of George Soros??..lets play the “parrot game”…

          • mrmano_0

            You’re the worst kind of silly troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Zzzzzzz…..Zzzzzz….Zzzzz…Zzzz….yer fun…ever hear of George Soros??..lets play the “parrot game”…

          • mrmano_0

            You sad sad stoopid troll. You have so little self worth and value to society.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself….

          • mrmano_0

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself….

          • mrmano_0

            You poor pathetic Republican troll, go back under your bridge.
            You’re a pathetic vile thing attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself….

          • mrmano_0

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself….

          • mrmano_0

            You stupid troll go back under you bridge.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself….

          • mrmano_0

            You’re sad and pathetic. You sorry Republican troll.
            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Umm…buy government???…ever hear of a guy named George Soros?…Demos have the Top 8 money donors….get bent loser…your ideology continues to be fact less. Educate yourself….

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar and a fool you Republican troll.
            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          • mrmano_0

            Nice…thank you for confirming your fact less comments and ideology…get bent tete-sucking drain on society

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a stupid Republican troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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’re a stupid Democratic troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Republican and get America back to work!
            The modern Democratic party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            Democrats “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

            As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
            read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology

          • mrmano_0

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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’re a stupid Democratic troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Republican and get America back to work!
            The modern Democratic party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            Democrats “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

            As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
            read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology

          • mrmano_0

            Go back under your bridge slimy conservative troll.

            Vote Democratic and get America back to work!
            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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’re a stupid Democratic troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Republican and get America back to work!
            The modern Democratic party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            Democrats “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

            As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
            read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology

          • mrmano_0

            You’re a liar a fool and a stupid Republican troll.

            Go back under your bridge.
            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            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

            bad Democrat….so ignorant….so tolerant..you represent your party well..easy to spot a Libtard

          • mrmano_0

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

  • The other Scott

    Now we understand what hurricane Katrina survivors were saying all along. Government doesn’t give two cents about any of you.

  • mrmano_0

    The Republicans have NOTHING to run on, they have done nothing but try and destroy an American way of life that supports the working and middle class’s pursuit of prosperity.

    Lie, malign, and obstruct that’s all the Republican do.

    Republicans offer no plans to fix healthcare.
    Jobs plans? How about a big helping Keystone XL with it’s 40-50 permanent jobs.
    Or, Republican respond to job creation by cutting taxes and regulations and magical trickle down will employ some people eventually.

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

  • Advocate

    A majority of the unemployed who have quit looking for employment due to the expense to pursue unemployment. These congressional leaders do not realize it cost money to find work. When these House and Senate leaders were young they went door to door. Its not like that anymore.

    Does Congress realize this? How out of touch are they and should their inability to relate to modern times be looked into?? I vote yes.

  • rawiii
  • Larry king

    You are a disgrace to America

    • mrmano_0

      you are worthless.

  • voltaic

    GOP fight for corporate tax breaks and punish the unemployed. Class acts. GOP feed the rich and starve the poor and middle class.

    • mrmano_0

      yep…..you have it down…yer smart

  • DJMiles

    Senate finally set to pass Republican jobs bill tomorrow! Will Obama demand Boehner hold up his end of the deal to all vote on unemployment before signing the bill? http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/house-approves-12-billion-water-bill-23797914

    • mrmano_0

      Hardee, Har Har Har….the Libtards will kill this jobs bill trying to attach the EUC tete-sucking losers…

      • DJMiles

        Passed house 412-04 Will Breeze Thru The Senate And Naturally Obama will refuse to sign it until Boehner does as promised.

        • mrmano_0

          Obama is a Libtard..Reid or Obama kill a jobs bill to further their Fall election strategy….

          • littlebear2

            You think this is all just an opportunity for you to post your nasty, sarcastic comments.
            There are a lot of us out here trying to survive, doing everything we can not to lose everything. And all you want to do is call names and post insults.
            Enough political crap. Boehner needs to do the right thing and quit playing politics.

          • mrmano_0

            What I think doesn’t matter to you…and I don’t give a rat’s a$$ what you think…buck up….you are exactly where you are supposed to be…if you don’t like the facts on the ground, change them…change your own life…why bog us down…you are the only person responsible for how you react to life’s changes…buck up

    • Garrett Daniels

      Harry Reid just adjourned for the day….. When the hell is the tax extenders getting voted on?

      • mrmano_0

        Why??..its a stand alone bill??….idiot…hey, everybody, what’s the difference between garrett daniels and a park bench??…A bench can support a family of 4!!!!…

      • DJMiles

        Probably not until after the mid terms…

      • mrmano_0

        Still a schmuck, garrett…Hey, everybody, I talked to so and so and so and so and so and so…get bent loser..

        • Garrett Daniels

          You feel better now?

          • mrmano_0

            yer such a little lying, racist, bigoted puss…always have been…always will be…just another lying gutless punk

          • Garrett Daniels

            What have I lied about and where’s proof of me being a racist? I want proof tough guy.

          • mrmano_0

            What proof do you offer??..you are the one saying you speak facts…so..prove your facts…f-ing deadbeat..

          • mrmano_0

            Do you not remember your own posts???….you said it was a fact and you were not lying about talking ot reed’s Asst….so??..where the proof??..prove the fact you quote….do you know what a fact is??..were you born this stupid or have you worked on it your whole life??..

          • Garrett Daniels

            Short of recording the conversation not sure I can prove it. Are you that stupid to think I could prove I had a phone conversation? Get a clue. I am finding this whole thing entertaining but I have to change the oil on my motorcycle. Have a nice night. And May god be with you, however sick you may be.

          • mrmano_0

            Yer a liar…you have no facts..call back and ask for it in writing!!…tape record it!!….and .I have evidence you are a liar…it hasn’t hit the internet yet??…you are the privileged one??..the only one in the whole country??…yer still a schmuck…and a liar..

          • mrmano_0

            still waiting for your proof, Loser…I see nothing on the internet?…my, my, my…you are sooo priviledged to have such a personal phone conversation….what a liar!!…what a schmuck!!…but..not as bad as Obama’s lies…you haven’t killed anyone yet with yours..

          • mrmano_0

            Back up your lie…Here’s your 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.”..

          • Garrett Daniels

            Again, do you feel better now?

          • mrmano_0

            I never felt bad, idiot….my you are presumptuous…and a lying, racist bigot..

          • Garrett Daniels

            Prove your case liar.

          • mrmano_0

            prove you case, liar…you are the one spouting off about having facts…lets see them…yer a clod

        • Garrett Daniels

          Little guy?

  • mrmano_0

    Conservative trolls in the loose trying to do what Republicans do best.

    Republicans lie, cheat, and create confusion.

    Republicans are entirely to blame for millions of American families being dragged through the mud and treated like third world laborers.

    The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

    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’re a stupid Democratic troll.

      You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

      Vote Republican and get America back to work!
      The modern Democratic party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

      Democrats “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

      As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
      read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology…..

      • mrmano_0

        You’re a foul despicable creature go back under your bridge Republican troll.

        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

  • Manny G

    I heard Jim Cramer is behind the website Traders Superstore now, I don’t know if that’s true but I’m a member there and I’m learning to trade from them there course material is excellent and so is their support. I can recommend them if anybody is interested in learning to trade like I am.

  • Thomas Wise

    Time for the prez to stand by his word and veto the corporation tax cut bill that is soon to be on his desk. Show Boehner whose the REAL boss!!!!

  • mrmano_0

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/21/unemployment-extension_n_5366298.html

    This about sums it up. Dems and Reid “F”-up the LT Unemployed back in December as many, mnay have been saying for months. The Demos have no one to blame but themselves….no stomach for EUC…time to move along, tete-suckers…You have been left behind..

    “If they really wanted to get this done, they would’ve taken that week in December when the House was gone and the Senate was in and jammed us” by attaching the benefits and sending the bill back to the House, a House GOP leadership aide said, speaking anonymously in order to discuss the matter candidly. “We were certainly expecting them to do it, and that was their best chance.

    “Instead, the Senate passed the budget deal clean, later addressing the benefits as standalone legislation. Democrats have been beating up Boehner for refusing to allow a vote on the Senate bill, hoping the pressure would change his mind.”

  • mrmano_0

    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

    I agree…George Soros needs to go away

  • mrmano_0

    As we can all see Republicans have stood in the way of millions of American families and their ability to prosper in America.

    Republicans have lied, abused the amendment process, and have used every dirty trick they can to try and destroy an American way of life that has benefitted this great nation for decades.

    Don’t pay attention to the paid Republican trolls. Go ahead and google “starve the beast” see what Republicans have been trying to do to the American people.

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

    • mrmano_0

      You’re a stupid Democratic troll.

      You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

      Vote Republican and get America back to work!
      The modern Democratic party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

      Democrats “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

      As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
      read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology….

      • mrmano_0

        Go back under your bridge stupid troll.

        You can keep trying but you can never be me
        Republicans are entirely to blame for millions of American families being dragged through the mud and treated like third world laborers.

        The modern Republican party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        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’re a stupid Democratic troll.

          You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

          Vote Republican and get America back to work!
          The modern Democratic party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

          Democrats “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

          As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
          read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology

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          • mrmano_0

            Go back under your bridge foolish 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

  • William

    Fi found this app thats shows John Boehner Hanging. Its the only enjoyment I can get everyday these days. Now that I have been unemployed for so long.

    Google Play Store:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gordondev.hanging_with_boehner

  • mrmano_0

    Ker-flush!!!….that’s the beautiful sound of EUC and retro
    pay being flush down the toliet!!…finally!!…No more debt piling on the States!!!…..

    • Garrett Daniels

      You wish.

      • mrmano_0

        I wish and I know.. the current structure of the EUC bill WILL NOT BE WORKED OUT….if EUC is to pass, it will be completely restructured and look nothing like the current one….meaning..no retro pay..besides, by the time any re-structuring gets done, the TUR will be below 6 % and NO ONE qualifies for any extension beyond Tier 1…and…they may do away with Tier 1in the restructuring.

        • Garrett Daniels

          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

          • mrmano_0

            You just spoke to your hooker. Hey, everybody..I just spoke to Santa claus…he said if you’re all very good..you’ll get a big fat sack of “jack squat” for EUC…

          • Garrett Daniels

            Why don’t chickens wear pants? Because their peckers are on their heads. Now go play in the middle of some busy highway please. Do you have like a tiny penis or something? You demonstrate the classic behavior of a sociopathic narcissist. Go get help or go play on that highway. Thanks.

          • mrmano_0

            Hey, everybody, what’s the diff between Garrett and a park bench??…A park bench can support a family of 4!!!..

          • mrmano_0

            You can’t be me stupid fool.

            Your a 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

          • Garrett Daniels

            LOL. Nope no kids for me. And I’m single. I support myself just fine. Thanks for your opinion though. You however I can see having a pecker on your head.

          • mrmano_0

            Its not an opinion idiot..

          • Garrett Daniels

            Yes it is idiot.

          • mrmano_0

            and I’m not lying…oh..okay…just like Obama…no..really…I’m not lying…f-ing Dems…can’t keep their stories straight.

          • Garrett Daniels

            No, I’m not lying. I actually called and spoke to a human. What I stated is exactly what he told me. Why would I lie about that. To keep more people on the edge of their seat? To give more people false hope? I don’t play that game. People don’t deserve that. I found a morsel of good news and I wanted to share it. Unlike your pathetic self, that chooses to spread hate to helpless people.

          • mrmano_0

            Yes…you are lying…you spoke to a human??..wow…okay…then it must be real, Obama..you lie for your own reasons…I don’t care why you lie. I don’t give rat’s a$$ why you lie??…how presumptuous of you…you just lie..your whole life is a lie..

          • Garrett Daniels

            That’s the best you got? Lol good job man lol. Insert applause. You sound like an idiot, really. Later looney.

    • Garrett Daniels

      Something will be worked out. Whether it’s retro or not, I don’t know.

      • mrmano_0

        Nothing will be worked out.

  • Garrett Daniels

    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…

    • mrmano_0

      I hope this works and is passed soon.

      • Garrett Daniels

        Me too. Me too.

        • mrmano_0

          suuuuckkkers…

          • mrmano_0

            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’re a stupid Democratic troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Republican and get America back to work!
            The modern Democratic party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            Democrats “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

            As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
            read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology

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          • mrmano_0

            You’re too stupid to be me concervative 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.

          • mrmano_0

            they vote when in recess??/…yer as dumb as garrett..suuuuccckkkerrr..

          • mrmano_0

            troll you can’t be me you stupid fool 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

    Harry S Truman said this in 1948. Republicans have not changed and are bad for America.

    “Today the forces of liberalism face a crisis. The people of the United States must make a choice between two ways of living — a decision which will affect us the rest of our lives and our children and our grandchildren after us.

    On the other side, there is the Wall Street way of life and politics. Trust the leader! Let big business take care of prices and profits! Measure all things by money! That is the philosophy of the masters of the Republican Party.

    Well, I have been studying the Republican Party for over 12 years at close hand in the Capital of the United States. And by this time, I have discovered where the Republicans stand on most of the major issues.

    Since they won’t tell you themselves, I am going to tell you.

    They approve of the American farmer — but they are willing to help him go broke.

    They stand four-square for the American home — but not for
    housing.

    They are strong for labor — but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.

    They favor a minimum wage — the smaller the minimum the better.

    They indorse educational opportunity for all — but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.

    They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them.

    They approve of Social Security benefits — so much so that they took them away from almost a million people.

    They believe in international trade — so much so that they crippled our reciprocal trade program, and killed our International Wheat Agreement.

    They favor the admission of displaced persons — but only within shameful racial and religious limitations.

    They consider electric power a great blessing — but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.

    They say TVA is wonderful — but we ought never to try it again.

    They condemn “cruelly high prices” — but fight to the death every effort to bring them down.

    They think the American standard of living is a fine thing — so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.

    And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.

    Now, my friends, that is the Wall Street Republican way of life. But there is another way — there is another way — the Democratic way, the way of the Democratic Party.”

  • Garrett Daniels

    Ignore the troll douche. I am just trying to get information out to those who may not be getting all of the information they need to know. No need to bash me troll, I don’t spend a whole lot of time on here anyway. Have fun spreading depression and hate loser.

    • DJMiles

      Ignore him he is clueless. ..

      • mrmano_0

        I’m dead on with the facts on the ground..time for you to go to school..I’ve seen you shooting your mouth off on other columns…time for school…

        • mrmano_0

          Stupid troll people hate you and what you stand for.

          You’re a 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’re a stupid Democratic troll.

            You’re pathetic person attempting to emulate greatness.

            Vote Republican and get America back to work!
            The modern Democratic party is Americas greatest threat foreign or domestic.

            Democrats “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

            As Democrats say themselves the goal isn’t to pass the bills it’s to force Republicans to oppose them by stuffing them with things they oppose
            read up fact less, troll…educate your fact less ideology

          • mrmano_0

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

            People hat you 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

        • DJMiles

          You have been wrong on everything. …You blamed the Republicans for ending EUC !

          • mrmano_0

            You’re an idiot…the GOP did not END EUC, clown…it EXPIRED!!..NEXT!!!

    • mrmano_0

      I can’t spread depression and hate….hell…yer spreading false hope, loser..good riddance…get bent and get lost!!..yer a racist, bigot and a liar!!….esther told me, fool!!….you can dish it out but you can’t take it , punk….get the he$$ out of here with your fact less ideology

      • Garrett Daniels

        Nope I’m telling the truth. I have no reason to lie. I am not a racist. I don’t use racial profanity. You are the liar. Sad sad soul you are. Did daddy hug you too much or not enough? Or was it mommy? You get bent. I am stating facts unlike you.

        • mrmano_0

          Nope…you are lying…there are no facts in your comment, idiot…you are quite stupid and ignorant..there isn’t one fact in your post. What a schmuck…racist and bigot…just ask esther..

          • mrmano_0

            Go back under your bridge vile Republican 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

          • Garrett Daniels

            Just to shut you up this is exactly what I said to Ester you child.
            Hey Ester, why don’t chickens wear pants? Because their peckers are on their heads. Why don’t you go play on the highway or something eh?

            Same thing I said to you dooche lmao… Do you really have fun on this site cause I’m winning this one dude.

          • mrmano_0

            You are still lying….you continue to lie. you have no facts. you have no value. you have no meaning.

          • Garrett Daniels

            Someday when you’re really old and living the latter part of your life, are you going to look back at the times you were on a computer trying to make people feel bad? When you’re all alone and no ones holding your hand, only then will you realize your life was a complete waste.

          • mrmano_0

            nice deflection…nice passive-aggressive dodge…WHERE’S the FACTS LIAR!!!..

          • mrmano_0

            You nasty troll go back under your bridge. You’re a liar and a 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

        You’re a fool and 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

      “trying to get information out”..you mean this big fat lie you cannot and will not confirm…call them back and record the message…put it in writing…liar..racist..and a bigot..

      “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…”

  • mrmano_0

    I have my own personal conservative troll.

    Why? Because conservatives have to rely on deception and dirty tricks when ever they are frightened by truth.

    Trolls are sad miserable creatures and concervatives make the best troll. Their small dark hearts are a perfect place for evil to reside.

    Make no mistake Republicans are responsible for keeping millions of American families from being able to pursue prosperity.

    Republicans have held the American people hostage for the Keystone XL pipeline.
    Republicans have had yet another Benghazi hearing while leaving the long term unemployed out in the cold.

    Republicans are America’s greatest threat, foriegn or domestic.

    Remember that in November.

  • satoshi

    Hey chicken in response, the media will blame the newly minted 50,000 workers at Hewlett Packard/Compaq as lazy or stupid. In 29 weeks those h-p workers who do not Find a job will be demonized as lazy or stupid, will experience the definition of long term unemployment. However the media abc cbs, nbc, radio talk shows newspaper will only make a brief comment on the plight those workers will face just as your loosing apts, houses cars ,utilites.
    ///Frank, the government CUT the amount of food stamps down based on 3 meals a day at $2.10 per meal you can actually live pretty fine on that take it if your eligible. Senators have a $135.00 per day food allowance, which in D.C. is modest. All I can tell you is a pseudo taxi company called Uber is a possible source of income but you have to pay independent contactor taxes which are exhoribant, but could tide you over. // please make some calls, ,email , mail to the corporate owned senators.// to greg goings, wonder if potus IS using his pen to sign bills sent to him by Boehner into law but can potus use an executive order to restore benefits anyone know???// is Boehner forcing potus to sign the bills ,he sends over into law???

  • satoshi

    All your b…….. in the world will not do anything. What will do something is if you make just one phone to the dirtbag media who does not report on it or to a senator or to potus. If only 10% of 3 million people make only one phone call,email,or write a letter they would at have to a physical action in deleting the voice mail, throwing away the letter. Feel free to make a phone call multiple times. in 29 weeks 50,000 Hewlett Packard Compaq employees soon to be former employees if cannot find a job will be long term .u.e. The c.e.o. of h-p bragged deleting 50,000 workers will add 3 cents a share to profits to h-p. as stated in the Christian Science monitor.
    ///Larry King , if Potus wanted to do something about u.e. extension any bill Boehner sends over for his ink pen signature to sign into law potus could throw in TRASH can and tell Boehner to start over on his pet project bill. Potus does not want or care about the extension lifeline. Potus has an executive order does he not?
    A.C. 180ms check the bls stats the stated rate of u.e. is 6.3% ,reality is I know is the stated rate is a lie

  • satoshi

    D.L. you must have missed that the senators cut the food stamp budget and at the same time altered the income limits making less people eligible.
    /// Rollipolli in response to can we afford you obliviously do not know how the fund works cause if you do the math you find a surplus in the fund.// ignorant statements like yours is obvious.
    // different line of thought that has no impact on the u.e. fund. $700 billion was found instantly to bail out banking entities. Like aig pissed out 129 million to a bankrupt aig employees to for bonuses the same year. Banking elite prior to financial bailout gambled on high risk investments and were rewarded with $700 billion dollars. Of course if those businesses went bankrupt the elite would have to had sold their toys and perhaps their boats and houses in the Hamptons. No the elite can not let them falter. Ever know a business to go bankrupt, where is their bailout???? // $1billion 300 million was shipped to 2 countries as an aid packages the last 3 months. You said what is not the type of problem potus should handle ,you are obviously ignorant, but it is not your fault

  • satoshi

    1 man stands up and says we will not talk about the unemployment extension on the other side of the field 3 million people loosing homes apt, car insurance etc. Plus soon to be 50,000 h-p workers if they donot find a job in 29 weeks.Why is Boehner scared to put the extension to a vote?
    1 man could have said no we are not going to talk or vote on about giving (quoted from bloombergs’ numbers) $1trillion 200 billion to the impoverished banks. Result was the bankers got the $1.2trillion, and saved how many banking jobs you say its less than 3 million people?
    Potus walks onto the field, on one side is Boehner, the other side 3 million people. Boehner has in his hand various bills. Potus puts his arm around Boehner, takes out his pen and signs them into law.
    Potus could have said Boehner those bills you want me to pass into law, I will consider them but not necessary sign them into law AFTER YOU PUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION TO A VOTE.

  • satoshi

    Price of a 1 year unemployment extension $1 trillion ,170 billion LESS THAN THE BANKS GOT FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. WITH one important point the money going into the unemployment fund is deducted from the 93.6 percent of the employers, employed workers. The money goes into the fund weekly re -guard less if one penny is taken out. The point of we can not find the money is a lie.

  • 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..

  • Lance Lasley

    EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION NOW!

  • Kevin

    Does anyone know how veterans are unemployed? If they really want to help vets in wake of the VA scandal, pass the EUC bill

  • AC180ms

    Yes, I vote democrat, and lean towards indepent values. Womans Rights, Right to bare Arms, and no Trans Pacific Partnership, and increasing th minimum wage. I blame the republicans for obstruction, and chosing foreign policy, and corporations over us the unemployed. But, also democrats have fault also.

    But. The greatest blame lies with: talk radio, and all political (cable news agents) reporters. Ive heard stories reported daily, and each day after sending out resumes, and praying for promising news for 5 months nothing. Yet, they all have access to numerous politicans that come on their shows. These people drive the politicans and not one question to anyone running for: senate. House, or governor. I dont blame the President because none of congress respect him.

    We 3 million and growing need to band together and have a simple script that we send to every media fake out there: “Why are you and your colleagues, and directors not asking any questions about the long term unemployed? And why are we less important than: Benghazi, school lunch, clive bundy, TPP, and most popular names for children, and the Godzilla movie? We the long term unemployed will not vote for you who turned you back on me, and I will vote against you.”

    Shame on you MSNBC, and CNN. I expect this from talk radio, and FOX. Rachel Maddow, and Ed i have lost respect for you guys. We the long term unemployed are just as important as your other stories.

    This will be hard for those republican unemployed, but just remember – 5 months
    without them caring, and going on leave while we become homeless.

  • YONATAN C

    ALL OUR POLITICIANS HAVE GIVEN UP A LONG TIME AGO ON THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED IN OUR COUNTRY AND IT’S A CRIME.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,

  • DJMiles

    House Republicans have offered to attach unemployment to H.R 803 (skills act) and Patty Murray said no….So Democrats don’t want to attach it to any Republican priorities, Must pass legislation or any jobs bills! They expecting it to just pass this time?

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