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September 3, 2014

Unemployment Extension May Be ‘Back to the Drawing Board,’ Senator Says

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Reed says it might be “back to the drawing board” for an unemployment extension. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

An unemployment extension may be headed “back to the drawing board” with the Senate unlikely to attach it to a package of tax breaks and no sign of movement in the House.

As time runs out for the House to act on a five-month, Senate-passed unemployment extension, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the main Democratic sponsor of the unemployment benefits bill, said the odds of attaching it to a tax cut package on the Senate floor are long given what just happened with the bipartisan energy efficiency bill.

“We couldn’t get the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman bill through,” Reed lamented. “I think we have the same old dilemma here.”

Reed said he and the chief Republican backer of an unemployment extension, Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, did discuss the extenders as a possible vehicle.

The energy measure, sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, fell to a GOP filibuster earlier this week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., refused to allow votes on five Republican amendments.

“Nothing has been ruled out on the extenders bill, but anyone who wants to pass UI should be focused on pressuring Speaker Boehner, who has the Senate-passed bill sitting in his lap,” a senior Senate Democratic aide said.

“I was honestly hoping that the House would make some movement on their side to reinforce what we did,” said Reed.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said he had not been approached by Heller about the possibility of adding an unemployment extension to the bill, and didn’t rule it out either.

“I certainly want to get UI done — we have to see how it affects both bills,” Schumer said. “He hasn’t come to me, so I haven’t … plotted it out. I haven’t thought about it yet.”

Schumer said that Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was continuing to talk with Republicans about the broader question of amendments.

There is also no guarantee of House action even if the Senate added an unemployment insurance extension to the tax extenders bill.

Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, has said the White House needs to come forward with a new jobs proposal before he’ll consider an unemployment extension.

Despite bipartisan support for the unemployment bill, which passed the Senate early last month, Boehner had misgivings about whether the bill could be implemented. Republicans also want to pass bills that create jobs rather than deal with the symptoms of joblessness. Boehner has since called on Obama to propose job creations provisions that could be attached.

Reed said he and Heller will continue their efforts if the House doesn’t act before the end of the month, which would be the deadline for passing their retroactive, five-month extension.

“I think that was part of what the House was about, delaying it,” Reed said. “Now we have to go back to the drawing board and figure out a new strategy, which we will do.”

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  • Mark

    Very, very predictable..

  • biggin

    BLAH BLAH BLAH ALL TALK AND NO ACTION, THE HOUSE IS ON VACATION THIS WEEK ANY WAY

    • rollipolliolli

      Yup!
      I still don’t get why they just don’t give who/what ever is holding the bill back exactly whatever it is they seek in order to allow the EE bill to go up for a shot.

      • jack dee

        because the one holding it up will not tell them what exactly they want because twice they did what he asked and they were told not good enough

        • rollipolliolli

          Then over compensate.

          • biggin

            you can only say give me so many times until someone says enough is enough tell us what you want, then we can talk

      • Nemesis4Life

        Because this is how they are trying to gain votes in the election year. They want you to think that it’s the Republicans holding it up. The more everyone thinks it’s them the more votes the Democrats get. They will vote on it eventually and pass it. However, most of us will have lost everything. I get to sleep on my mom’s couch and my kid too! The Republicans can’t give them votes but the uneducated can. So if you believe everything you hear on the TV and read in the News then you will obviously blame the Republicans…

        Just grasping, but…it has been said that Obama wants to make into law that a President can be in office forever, no cap on it. So if the Democrats get it out there that the Republicans suck…then people who are uneducated will vote for them. That’s how he got his 2nd term in office btw. So if Democrats have the majority in the government then he will have backing to do this. And when this is done…life as we know it will be even worse. They are all ready stockpiling for a war in this country…tell me why? It’s a ploy to get votes. And I hope that those 3 million Americans that are laid off and their families and extended families and friends see it and choose to vote a different way!

        This country is NOT in a good place…and if Obama and the Democrats have their way…it will only get worse. You need to have people in office that will go to bat if they don’t agree with stuff. If we only have one ruling party…then we aren’t America any more!

    • wendy Beck

      why are they on vacation now?

      • biggin

        I guess they work so hard they need a vacation every two weeks

    • Arrest Obama

      Its five o clock for them all day long.
      Mary Halloween everyone!

  • Chicken

    Worthless A-Holes

  • MarineOutOfWork

    Do you really think that over 3 million people plus their kids wont seek action?

    • biggin

      I hope they do. Maybe then we might have a fighting chance, the poor man that is

  • Guy Three

    It would be nice if Obama could work out a way to create jobs, please sign the petition!

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/extend-unemployment-bill/gmm2dKYT

    • Arrest Obama

      11 hours a week serving cocktails whenever my husband to be is off work ain’t gonna pay my child support, much less my bills and will land me in a worse place than I am right now!
      I hate being a girl.

      • Nemesis4Life

        lol! I hate being a girl too! We do need real jobs…so tired of being lied to by everyone!

  • Vet

    This is just such a heartless, crass, utterly pitiful stance by Boehner. Playing politics with people’s livelihoods. As a veteran, I’m ashamed of the way the House is treating the people I served to defend. And I’m doubly ashamed to call myself a Republican. If this is what being a member of the GOP is about, then I want no part of it anymore.

    • Shizue Leigh Hicks

      With 4th of July coming up, I hope JOHN BOEHNER doesn’t bother showing up at any of the ceremonies or parades.

      In 1968, during the Viet Nam War, BOEHNER enlisted in the Navy. 8 weeks after he enlisted, he was “honorably” discharged for a medical reason — A BAD BACK. (Creative way to dodge the draft?)

      How many comments such as yours have we all read from veterans? TOO MANY! BOEHNER is an alcoholic buffoon. And absolute DISGRACE!

      • rpj7884

        somebody please shoot him !

        • Jack Everett

          Just vote him out will do!

        • biggin

          Someone needs to rip his head off

      • Sue

        Not sure why the people of Ohio would elect him in the first place. Are they well off or something? I have been to Ohio and I do not think so.

        • mabramso

          He lives in a GOP-dominated district, so he won’t be defeated unless he is indicted for a crime. And even in that case, he wouldn’t lose to a Democrat. However, there are scenarios in which he would lose his Speakership.

          • foxymae

            Yes, he does..The idiots who voted him in are sorry they did,if they have lost their jobs..

          • mabramso

            I doubt it will matter much. You are talking about a pretty small segment of the population. And then there is the other question — does it really matter that Boehner is Speaker? That is, if someone else were Speaker, would anything be different? It does take a lot of GOP resistance to prevent the UI extension from being considered on House floor.

        • Thomas Wise

          I live in Ohio and I’m glad I get the chance to vote his sorry ass out in November, though he probably don’t care that he’s not coming back. He gets to live the good life on our taxes for the rest of his life(which thankfully wont be long with his excessive drinking)

  • SolidBro

    Why won’t 0bama and the Democrats allow amendments to attach job creation provisions?

    • john ross

      Because they don’t care , they acting like they care by talking and talk is cheap

      • jack dee

        actually they compromised twice and boehner still said not good enough but wouldn’t say what exactly would be so they took a stand and say no more compromising

        • Nemesis4Life

          Not true…they won’t allow any amendments to any of the bills that are to help us. You really need to read more articles. The tax bill that they are trying to get passed..the Democrat Reid won’t allow any amendments which means NO ATTACHING THE EUC TO IT…and as for the unemployment bill they passed…Reid wouldn’t allow any amendments to it as well. So please tell me how the democrats are any more right than the republicans? You really need to follow this stuff more. I guess we do because it’s our lives that they are messing with!

          • jack dee

            I follow this every day and you are the wrong one look at January 26th they negotiated then I believe April 3rd before they could even get the bipartisan deal they negotiated and now Boehner waited till may to reply not good enough perhaps you need to do your homework some more.

          • Nemesis4Life

            I do follow it everyday. So tell me why they didn’t attach it to the budget they passed back at the beginning of December? If they were negotiating as they say, then why didn’t they add a job creation measure? EUC alone is NOT a job creation measure, what do we do when we aren’t allowed to file for EUC any longer? There is a time limit on it, are jobs going to miraculously appear? The Dems are just as responsible for our loss as the Reps and people are starting to see it. Why isn’t our president meeting with them and trying to do something about this? All Presidents before him have and did, they ALL got it taken care of before it ran out. Why are they sending all of our jobs overseas? Why did they hire people from other countries to work on the Obamacare website instead of hiring the unemployed and giving them a job? They don’t care…none of them, and soon we will all be in FEMA camps…they are all ready enacting marshal law, trying to take away our guns, etc. Please tell me why?

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone…….

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • Roxanne Agredano

            I believe Jack and I have read every single article. I have some breaking news for you, each and every article is soon depending on who is writing it. The fact IS Boehner is an arrogant man who has his own house wanting him to put it to vote because they address in favor of it. He is stubborn. Wants his way and his way only. Reid compromised initially from a treat to 5 months because Boehner said that’s too much. At that time Reid had enough republicans committed to pass it and it just need to hit the floor BUT Boehner rejected that because he just plain does not want to pass it and he knows if it hits the floor out will pass. The democrats are willing to compromise but Boehner wants his way and goods way only. Pro Republican journalists and bloggers are desperate to spin it their way because Boehner is ruining any chance for Republicans chime election time.

            No one man should have this much power.

            Advice for all of you. Anyone can write an article or a novel, they are not bound to be dead on accurate. They can embellish, omit and pin things how every the want. Unless a piece is peer-reviewed e.g., New England Journal Of Medicine don’t believe everything you read, and certainly don’t pay any attention to the titles!

            (Excuse any typos but I think you get my drift)

          • Nemesis4Life

            Honestly they all lie…we need to vote them out of office and replace them with fresh faces. The Dems are just as bad as the Reps. You think the Dems don’t spin it how they want in the media?

            I just want a JOB….I want to pay my bills and have my life back. I don’t agree with people threatening lives, that is not the way to go. These people were voted in and they can be voted out.

            I can’t believe people still are defending theirr political party. My argument isn’t to defend one party…it’s to open your eyes to what is truly happening.

        • mrmano_0

          Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??……OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

          http://www.theblaze.com/storie

  • john ross

    I always voted Republican but no more ,now on I will vote Democrat and work for there Campaign not because I believe them just to teach Republicans a lesson how to respect Americans

    • Mary Boe

      THAT GOES FOR ME TOO! OR I MAY NOT VOTE AT ALL!! WHAT GOOD DOES IT DO? REALLY, IT APPEARS THAT; OUR POLITICAL EMPLOYEES ONLY HAVE 1-AGENDA & IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, MYSELF & I HAVING POWER & CONTROLL!

  • ambermozz

    I’m not surprised. This is more than a bill. They are playing with peoples lives. Although i struggle everyday to try to find work and i have suffered immensely i am glad this is happening. I hope the suffering of myself and the millions of others affected by this political ping pong game is not in vain. Perhaps this will open peoples eyes to the fact that the people we are supposed to trust are nothing but heartless criminals. They wont break me because i like so many others who are fighting daily to survive and better their situation will succeed despite the injustice that we are experiencing.

    • EnoughAlready

      Here! Here!

      • mrmano_0

        democrats are completely responsible.for this unemployment extension mess. Harry reid prevented the extension from being added to the budget. Democratic Senators whittled the Republican proposal down to 5 months from the 12 month months Republicans originally proposed.

        Harry reid has kept millions of Americans from the help they desperately need and deserve.

        That’s all Democrats that have created this misery..

        • Sue

          I believe Boehner is a Republican.

          • Merlinsscience

            Yes he is and the republicans originally passed a 12 month extension. Reid (D) shot it down. Do some research and don’t rely on biased sources; the truth matters

          • Bully Slayer

            “Great, if it’s really that simple then there’s no reason for Boehner not to bring it to the floor for a vote then,” the Bully Slayer declared with as much putrid condescension as the comment to which he responds.

            Could there perhaps be just a little bit more to it than what MrMano and Merlinsscience would have us believe?
            Typical trolls at the trough – why pick on somebody alone when there’s a chance to gang-up!

          • Merlinsscience

            I love how you just glaze over the points that Boehner is looking for a clean jobs bill without deficit spending. No rebuttal- just attacks on him personally. Remember when the Republicans (supposedly) “held the nation hostage” over the debt limit and Harry would only consider a “clean bill”? Kind of funny how it’s, again, the GOP’s fault when they are doing exactly what Harry did… Methinks a double-standard is afoot. Just tell Harry and Barry to do their jobs, John will follow suit.

          • Deanna

            Wasn’t it Boehner saying he wanted the unemployment extension to be paid for because it would cause an additional 15 billion dollar deficit? So, this tax cut bill would cost us over 300 billion and they have not presented anything to show how it will be paid for? Go figure. How about both sides sit their overpaid a**es down, stop with the who shot John BS, and find a resolution that is in the best interest of the people who gave them an opportunity to lead this country in the first place. It is a too late to keep playing the blame game. People are falling for their BS and pointing fingers and in the meantime these idiots are taking vacations sipping on Mai Tai(s).

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

            Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes…

          • Deanna

            Integrating the tax cut bill with the unemployment extension is a fresh idea when Obama said he was going to veto it because the unemployment insurance was not moving forward. This is why the article is about back to the drawing board regarding negotiating terms to make both sides happy. My point is that they are dragging this along instead of just getting it done. Millions are people are being affected while they are pointing fingers and taking vacations. No one cares at this point about the who shot John stories and the unnecessary drama, just take of business. Obviously, things aren’t going to get done if they aren’t working together anyway so they need to stop pussyfooting around and do their jobs.

          • Merlinsscience

            I agree that both sides are the problem, however, I get tired of the blatant double-standards. In this case, I submit the following example: liberals cry that Boehner is holding the country hostage over the continuing CR for raising the debt limit; Harry Reid demands a “clean CR” or it won’t get a vote. Boehner is accused of holding the country hostage over the budget; Reid again demands a “clean bill” with no add ons. Boehner demands a “clean jobs bill” w/no add ons and serious ideas for job creation from Reid/Obama and the liberals cry that BOEHNER is holding the country’s unemployed hostage over partisan politics… Now we have people saying, “well, let’s just get this done and stop finger pointing”… When do we get to assign blame? When, in the liberal play book, does America get to say “ENOUGH!”??? The GOP has 270+ bills stalled in the Senate because Harry won’t let any of them come up for a vote. For PURELY POLITICAL REASONS, Reid will not even let the Senate vote on ANY of them.

            Time for the Senate to start doing their flippin job.

          • Deanna

            I made the comparison in response to the comments above. Then I finished my paragraph with both sides being the problem. I could care less about either party or affiliates going back and forth pointing fingers, as long as s**t is getting done. I’m sure millions of people at this point are tired of hearing excuses. The last thing people who are losing everything want to hear about is their ongoing bs. It’s called negotiating and compromising. I can assure you that I’ve heard more about the drama that goes on between these overpaid “representatives” then any real work being done for the American people.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year…..

            Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??……OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

        • Bully Slayer

          Whoot-whoot, that’s a real badass flag man! A tie-dyed confederate cross – wow did you design that all by yourself? Real bummer public-lynchings are frowned upon these days. Sucks too about that “War of Northern Aggression” that took away your states’ rights to critical thought… Why is it so hard to find a gun these days…?

          Okay. Sarcasm aside, what, pray tell, were their conditions for the 12 month extension? Would you like to share their totally rational demands with the rest of the class?

          Meanwhile, good look with that whole rising again thang!

          • Merlinsscience

            typical liberal troll… Attack the person, avoid facts or evidence at all costs.

          • mrmano_0

            Reid and Senate Dems block attachment of EUC to tax extenders bill…nice….demos are showing true colors..even though Demos will sign off on TE bill.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year…….

            Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and……then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

        • Thomas Wise

          Both parties are to blame, not just one. Time to send them all to the unemployment line this November.. AND I MEAN ALL OF THEM!!!!!!

    • Jack Everett

      Very good comment!

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year……

        Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

    • Sue

      Amen I will be voting for change. Anyone who voted no will not get my vote.

      • Merlinsscience

        No one voted, the house is sitting on the bill just like the senate keeps sitting on the House’s bills. EUC isn’t funded, it’s “offset” by pension smoothing on the highway bill and shenanigans with the customs fees thru 2024; deficit spending. The House wants a “clean jobs bill” with job creation and real funding- sound familiar? All Harry Reid ever wants are “Clean bills”, so Boehner is returning the favor. Maybe it’s time for Reid to take his own direction.

        • Bully Slayer

          A) You acknowledge that the extension is being held hostage by republicans because of tit-for-tat? Using “yeah but they did it first,” as an excuse to put american citizens who are jobless (by no fault of their own) out on the street is worse than being infantile – it is a perverse and sadistic way of presenting a counter-point that’s not valid to begin with.

          B) Both legislatures agree that the bill would pass if Boehner, a notorious addict and drunk, brought it to the floor for a vote. So the House is not “sitting on” it, Boehner is. And by doing so, he’s callously subverting a democratic process designed by statesmen whose shoes he’s not worthy to shine.

          C) Referring to it as “returning the favor” reveals both the toxic degree of your empathy deficit and revenge-driven mentality. Bully much? You’re a real peach.

          D) It’s obtuse not to realize, that by doing this, republicans are playing into the Democrats’ hands for the mid-season election. As if 4 million people are ever going to forget being victimized to this degree, and then being blamed for it, by those same monsters (for whom you troll). What does Boehner have against being seen as the good-guy to real americans for a change? Greed. That’s what.

          E) By “clean jobs bill,” you really mean Boehner personally hanging 4 million citizens out to dry until the Koch Klan get a pipeline that’s not going to make anybody rich except them and Canadians. Real patriotic. They should be on Rushmore.

          F) ALL the economists agree that the extension pays for itself on a micro-economic level. Or do you assert that the man in Indiana needed his $340/month so he could diversify his offshore investment portfolio.

          G) I don’t know how to teach pigs how to read, understand economics, or conjure any pittance of patriotic compassion, but a good start might be by cleaning the slop out of their heads… and hearts. Or we could just eat them.

          • Merlinsscience

            There we have it, the “Bully” employs all the typ. Lib-troll tactics: attack the person, marginalize the facts, speak in rhetoric, assume and assert everything, revise history and ignore all evidence. Congrats, you are living the stereotype to the limit; bravo.

          • mrmano_0

            You really offer nothing. You said nothing in all those words. Just fact less ideology. You have no facts behind your “ideas”. You actually are the person you rail against. no substance. nothing..

          • Jack Everett

            Your failure to live in reality shows your lack of understanding of the situation.

          • mrmano_0

            you are so tolerant. you are lost.

          • shocka_con

            Boehner owns this one This ladies husband was one of the unemployed that could not take the partisan games anymore and shot himself. You are lost
            Each night I keep hoping it will get better. How do you cope with your spouse taking their own life? I keep asking myself why did he leave me? What did I do wrong to make you want to leave us and our kids and grandkids. You have never meet your new grandson Alex Tiffany Lilly. You will not be here to see your name sake born in less than a month. With Alicia Rowe. Another grandbaby will arrive in …Nov with Samantha and you will not be here. How do I do this without you my love? I go thru my day with a smile on my face when deep down I am breaking apart inside. How do we all deal with this? You have left a empty spot in so many hearts. I know you are not suffering and pain free. You my love. I miss you so much. I WISH I COULD BRING YOU BACK. — feeling confused.

          • mrmano_0

            Reid and Senate Dems block attachment of EUC to tax extenders bill…nice….demos are showing true colors..even though Demos will sign off on TE bill….

          • erick

            No gun control. Get a gun and shoot a republican, so they can be with Jesus.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

            Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes………

          • jack dee

            a unpaid tax cut bill that would cost jobs and double the deficit so that the big money businesses can further outsource American jobs while we go deeper into a deficit black hole just stop talking moron I have followed your posts and each one gets stupider and less informed

          • mrmano_0

            Not according to the CBO…the Demos will sign off on the ‘tax extender” bill…without EUC attached…you have no idea what is happening..

          • Common_Sense_Post

            You just want a free handout. Why don’t you give some of your money to the unemployed.

            Dems want to give other people’s money to their favorite causes and then claim they are so righteous.

            And what’s worse, those of your ilk support policies that will hurt employment.

            Shame on you! A mean old Scrooge could not do worse by the vulnerable than the likes of you!

          • Jack Everett

            You red state welfare queens would starve in a week without blue state welfare to you.

          • Common_Sense_Post

            In NY, 10,000 people pay almost 95% of the income taxes in a city of over 8 million people. It is the small minority of Reds in a Blue state that are paying for your handouts.

            Stop taking credit for the contribution of others. It is craven!

          • Jack Everett

            lol good one considering the red states are the known welfare queens.

          • Common_Sense_Post

            I paid several million in taxes over the last few years as a NY Republican, yet YOU take credit for my taxes as a Democrat. That is pretty typical for a Democrat. Contribute little but take credit for what those better than you do.

            Of course your lack of sentience would render you incapable of even understanding your fallacy. You can only parrot what your elitist masters instruct you to say.

            So sad. So typical. So Democrat!

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • mrmano_0

            You should check out the newest member to the 1 % club. Michelle and Barack. 7.15 million in assets…now??..how did they accumulate that so fast??..

            http://www.cnbc.com/id/1016795

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone…..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • Jack Everett

            The unemployed are still looking up wondering when those Reagan trickle down jobs are going to trickle down!

          • Common_Sense_Post

            Now it’s Reagan’s fault!? Man, you are even farther out there than most of the Dem cogs out there! Well done sir!

          • Jack Everett

            Got another trickle down ponzi scheme to replace this one?

          • erick

            Do you mean Ronald Alzheimer Regan the republican drug lord?

          • Common_Sense_Post

            You think people with brain injuries should not be president? I suppose as a Dem, hypocrisy is your way, so we know who you will support in 2016!

            So simple, so predictable, so wrong, so Dem!

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • mrmano_0

            You should check out the newest member to the 1 % club. Michelle and Barack. 7.15 million in assets…now??..how did they accumulate that so fast??..

            http://www.cnbc.com/id/1016795

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed………and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • shocka_con

            Another 318 billion in corporate tax breaks

          • mrmano_0

            You should check out the newest member to the 1 % club. Michelle and Barack. 7.15 million in assets…now??..how did they accumulate that so fast??..

            http://www.cnbc.com/id/101679521

          • Jack Everett

            Attachments to the unemployment bill are just the usual stall do nothing like the house has been doing since president Obama was elected. The unemployed need help NOW not when the republicans decide to stop making attachments to bills that only benefit their wealthy campaign funders.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone……

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone…

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • Kim M.

            Amen!

          • mrmano_0

            Reid and Senate Dems block attachment of EUC to tax extenders bill…nice….demos are showing true colors..even though Demos will sign off on TE bill……

          • jack dee

            D) the democrats gave boehner an offset as he asked gave job growth as he asked gave him everything he asked and when given it he said it does appeal to the appetite of the house so basically 3 million people are not on the houses menu

          • mrmano_0

            You really have no comprehension of the poker game going on….it goes back much further. you on the losing side…..you fact less ideology is killing you…people who come up with fact less ideas are fun..yer fun

          • jack dee

            You dare talk of others knowledge and you type yer as a description and you even type in broken English keep on trolling the only thing that is fact less is your ridiculous example of a post buh bye!!!!!

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone………

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • Common_Sense_Post

            I know, after 5 1/2 years it is all Bush’s fault.

            Do you have no shame at all? Of course you don’t Blame others for your failures. Always certain and rarely right. Well done sir!

          • jack dee

            Do I have shame? Yes I’m ashamed of what our country has become and how exactly is this particular instance bush’s fault? Sure we can argue that under the dual bush fiasco wars and spending and outsourcing and a defective government drove us into the dirt but this bill has nothing to do with the American spending’s and everything to do with big business staying rich while the working class diminish into the poor class soon there will be no middle class left.

          • Jack Everett

            What Bush did Bush owns forever.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…….and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • shocka_con

            Of course accept no responsibility for Bush’s dismal failures as Voltaire said common sense is not so common.

          • Common_Sense_Post

            I thought we were hoping for change? When may it arrive?

          • Roxanne Agredano

            You need to go away you idiot. How dare you make comments such as these to Jack Dee. You know what you are? You’re a troll with nothing better to do then piss us off, speaking from some other orifice besides your mouth.

          • Common_Sense_Post

            No, I am the one who makes the system work. You resent that I do not give you more. You deserve more because you aren’t as smart or as clever or as hard working. Maybe some injustice committed a hundred years ago to someone you have no connection with prevents you from succeeding so I should give you the handout you crave?

            How dare I!? How dare you! Were I and those like me to “go away” you would be left in the midst of other jackals like yourself, fighting over the carcass someone else brought down. Good luck with that!

            Why don’t you show a bit more respect to your betters and perhaps your handout will be more forthcoming!

          • Kate

            Get off your high and mighty horse your no better than any other person.

          • Common_Sense_Post

            I am better than you, but how hard is that!?

          • mrmano_0

            You should check out the newest member to the 1 % club. Michelle and Barack. 7.15 million in assets…now??..how did they accumulate that so fast??..

            http://www.cnbc.com/id/1016795

          • Jack Everett

            Your one of the reasons America is turning into a dictatorship. Do you really count your anti American sheep to fall asleep every night?

        • shocka_con

          Boehner 21 years ago signed A Contract With America promising more jobs and higher pay Where are they if he had kept his promise we wouldn’t be talking about UI

          • Merlinsscience

            Are you kidding? Seriously? That’s so stupid that I’m actually dumber having read it.

  • Charles Little

    You have a bipartisan bill sitting on your desk you are
    ignoring for political theater and gamesmanship! You had your chance to use
    legislation to fulfill political goals with ObamaCare. You have amnesty where
    you will get another chance for a blank check. Yet, you choose the single
    common sense measure that almost all agree??? Unemployment extension in an
    economy where the unemployment in real numbers is 21, 22%? Or for Vets? Even worse?
    For deployed Guardsman? As high as 40%? I’ve deployed twice and was laid off in
    between tours. Do you realize the impact of deployments and gaps have on
    reintegrating? 40%? Muchless the civilian at 22%??? No sir! You pass this bill
    for EMERGENCY RELIEF. You do not use such a pivotally important issue to take
    the stand you didn’t even make on such a controversial, and thus, reasonable
    bill to ask for concessions! Pass the extender bill THEN you exercise
    leadership and consensus on job creation. I agree with you 100% on the need to
    retool, revamp, and otherwise modernize the unemployment system to incorporate rigorous
    job creation and preparation, but you HAVE to get this bill passed. Those with no
    money resources whatsoever will not be able to take advantage of ANY proactive
    measures because they will be working three minimum wage jobs by that point. This
    affects REAL PEOPLE. Like you used to be.

    • Arrest Obama

      The veterans have a nice kushy corner reserved for them. Go down to the skid row of any city and find out how many are vets that have ‘too far gone’..
      Desert storm indeed.

      Big wheels keep turning…..

  • Damian

    (Scene 1) In the street there is a person on fire. We see the chief of the fire department and the EMS persons arguing about how to rescue the person who is on fire.

    How is this situation any different? Act first figure it out once the smoke clears. That is the type of action we Americans deserve. Not a Government that debates while people are burning to death in the streets.

    I pray that the unemployed march on Washington and grind our Government functions to a halt!

    Oh the humanity!

    • Arrest Obama

      Another shutdown =
      More paid time off.
      They have us right where they want us.

  • FedUpInNJ

    These politicians are all a**holes! Prepare for increased crime and a even more downward ecomony thanks to the Republicans and John Boehner. Where the hell is the POTUS to get this passed? We WILL NOT FORGET what happened over the past 5 months and hold ALL politicians responsible! Vote out ALL INCUMBENTS and Republicans in November! They are ALL DO NOTHING LIARS! Independent ALL THE WAY!

    • DJMiles

      Why Boehner? House just passed 2 bills on Friday to make permanent the R&D tax credit and charter school tax permanent So Senate Democrats will have to negotiate with them on the tax cuts and Obama would have to sign the $500 billion+ compromise so if Democrats don’t include unemployment into the deal and Obama signs it then who is really at fault?

      • Nemesis4Life

        I agree 100% It’s up to the Democrats to make it happen… let’s see if they mean what they say

        • DJMiles

          Their not going to….soon as they said today that their going to look for other must pass legislation instead of the must pass tax credits it’s easy to see theirs no chance.

          • mrmano_0

            democrats are completely responsible.for this unemployment extension mess. Harry reid prevented the extension from being added to the budget. Democratic Senators whittled the Republican proposal down to 5 months from the 12 month months Republicans originally proposed.

            Harry reid has kept millions of Americans from the help they desperately need and deserve.

            That’s all Democrats that have created this misery.

          • DJMiles

            1 party (the Republicans) have said since December when the Democrats left EUC out of the budget that they are willing to pass a extension providing it’s paid for a contains just 1 job creation measure.

            Party #2 (the Democrats) Used the unemployed for political gain! Forced Republicans to oppose all EUC bills by offering pay Fors they oppose and blocking off debate…Objected to all counter offers, failed to attach it to 5 must pass bills,refused to allow a job creation measure be attached,Refused to seek a compromise with Boehner to allow a vote. …Now got backed into a corner when Heller said he would attach EUC to the tax cuts so what did they do? said their looking for a different bill to attach EUC to why not the must pass bill on the Senate floor?

            Let me tell you EUC’S future Democrats will first pass the $500 billion tax cuts then a few days before the unemployment bill expires attach some job training bill to it and send it to the house last minute…..Obviously the house won’t be voting on a unemployment extension 2 days before the extension ends but that won’t stop Democrats from saying they tried…
            We will hear we gave them everything they wanted a bill that’s paid for and contained a measure that creates jobs and the Republicans still didn’t pass it.

      • biggin

        rich get richer the poor get screwed what’s new

        • mrmano_0

          Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year……

          Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

          • biggin

            just goes to show what they are all about, personal gain Dems and Repubs.

          • mrmano_0

            You should check out the newest member to the 1 % club. Michelle and Barack. 7.15 million in assets…now??..how did they accumulate that so fast??..

            http://www.cnbc.com/id/1016795…….

        • erick

          The class war continues. We live in one nation, divisible with liberty and justice for some.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…….OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

          • erick

            Pass HR 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″ to provide funding to improve veterans care in VA hospitals.

    • Arrest Obama

      Why don’t you know they already told you there’s room for all the above and assigned the blame to the weather (aka global warming)
      Here’s to the day scientists finally make society comprehend that link with abject human suffering..
      Don’t build the ark Noah, there will be no flood!

    • biggin

      POTUS is on vacation this week

      • Arrest Obama

        If they need that many vacations they may as well retire.

        • biggin

          true true I think they need to anyway and let someone who cares about the people and not personal gain take over

    • Sue

      For sure. That is what I say. We need to clean house and send a message to the new group. If you screw us you will be OUT. I am voting for anyone that has not been in office or Independent.

  • Kim M.

    What amazes me is that there is no heavy media coverage about this. I don’t expect FOX to say much about it but what about MSNBC, CNN, HLN etc…There are approximately 3+ million and counting U.S.A. citizens who lost their jobs primarily due to this lousy economy and no one is covering this story. This government has not taken into consideration the most vulnerable that are directly affected by this situation which are the children and the elderly. There are people out there who was financially taking care of their elderly family members as well.

    As always. I will continue to pray and apply for jobs which is no different than what I was doing before my UI Benefits expired. Hopefully, I will be that needle in the haystack that a potential employer sees.

    • Michael Roberts

      My thoughts exactly !!!! Instead our so called news stations are talking about how many hits something gets on utube. What ****** kind of news is that??????

  • tooraw

    I had to relocate 4 hours after losing my apartment, car, and utilities.. Yes, I was living in the dark..I am so ashamed and embarrased by our government.

    • Arrest Obama

      You should have sold those things….
      Oh never mind you must be living on credit!
      I don’t use credit for a reason 411 – if it aint paid off it ain’t yours.

      I’m absolutely stupefied.

      • tooraw

        Actually, I lived off my savings for 7 months…I have worked all my life. Rent and other bills still come every month.

      • jack dee

        So you don’t live on credit huh you paid for your house cash outright? And your car outright? You are not stupefied your just stupid even if you did buy it outright you got double taxed good job

        • mrmano_0

          clueless…homes are the biggest depreciating “asset” you can “own”….good luck thinking that one through, bright boy…yer a waste of space..

      • Nemesis4Life

        Right…cuz I’m so rich…wait. I’m not a politician, I’m poor…lol I’m moving 5 hours away and still don’t have a job…and lost everything…lost my house, car, through everything I owned out or gave it to friends that have jobs and can’t afford to buy stuff. It’s so sad…I love how the Democrats still think that Reid and Obama are on their side and it’s the Republicans doing this…It’s them all!!! I’m thinking of renouncing my citizenship and moving to the UK…they take care of their people.

    • Shizue Leigh Hicks

      My heart goes out to you. After 5 months, saying “don’t give up” sounds stupid, I know.

      Maybe somewhere in Washington there’s a “clutch hitter” who wants to win some votes and make a name (or win an election) for himself or herself AND GET THOSE 3.5 MILLION VOTES FOR THEIR PARTY.

      THANKS TO JOHN BOEHNER, WE KNOW NONE OF THOSE 3.5 MILLION VOTES WON’T BE HEADED FOR ANY GOP CANDIDATES NEXT ELECTION DAY. (I just sent my primary ballot in and it was DEM all the way!)

      3.5 million people, citizens, VOTERS! 3.5 MILLION VOTERS! That’s the population of the state of Connecticut. Week after week, JOHN BOEHNER has been shoving 3.5 million human beings down the toilet without a thought and without a care.

      What is wrong with our government?

  • http://www.bellesansmerci.weebly.com Bella

    They will drag this issue on and on until the election and until the near 3 million unemployed have perished, unable to vote, they will be absentee votes and Boehner wins a seat again. Rinse, lather, repeat.

  • DJMiles

    People should focus their calls on Harry Reid,Senate Democrats and Obama…They are who is holding this up http://m.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-democrats-block-move-to-include-unemployment-benefits-in-tax-cut-bill/article/2548408

    • jack dee

      Do you even read? Boehner is the one denying the bill not Reid or Obama let me guess Republicans are innocent they care yeah right

      • Nemesis4Life

        Do you even read? Reid is denying it to be attached to his tax cut bills? How about that? And Obama isn’t even trying to get it passed…clueless…

        • Deanna

          What do you mean by Obama is not trying to get this passed? The Republicans reason for holding up unemployment was because they insisted that the extension must be paid for. It would cost approximately $15 billion and it is paid for. However, the tax cut bill will cost the government over 300 billion and the Republicans haven’t come up with a way to pay for it, but are still pushing for it to get passed. They know what they are doing and are playing games for their own political agendas. Somehow, I think people are under the impression that Obama can “make” Congress pass an unemployment extension. It doesn’t work that way. He cannot use an executive order to force the House to pass an extension.

          • Nemesis4Life

            Yes…Obama is NOT trying to get this passed. I don’t think he should use an executive order, it’s not that easy. However, where is he? You hear from him periodically. IT IS his job to negotiate this out. He is just as responsible by not demanding they do their jobs. He is their boss.

            I agree 100%…they are full of s**t. and I don’t understand why the Republicans are putting it all on the democrats. They are both just wrong…we just need to get rid of them all and take our country back.

          • Deanna

            Sorry, you’re incorrect about Obama’s responsibilities and below is an explanation as to why he can only do but so much besides urge Congress to get this bill to his desk:

            Recommend legislation to Congress:
            The President does not have the power to write legislation. Only Congress can do that. The President may recommend law, and then a member of Congress (Speaker of the House/Bonehead) must introduce the bill for consideration. When a bill is passed it is sent to the President and he has three options: approval, veto or doing nothing. When the President signs a bill into law, it immediately goes into effect. When the President vetoes a bill, it does not go into effect, and he returns it to Congress unsigned. He usually sends them an explanation of why he rejected the legislation. Congress can override a Presidential veto with two-thirds of each chamber.

          • Nemesis4Life

            My point is…he’s not even doing that much. I was trying to break it down. He says he is, but he’s not really. They are all lying to us for their own personal gain…

          • Deanna

            I understood your point. I’m with you wishing Obama could do something other than tell these MORONS on both sides to come up with a solution so he can push forward. Until then, his hands are tied just like ours. I’m just blown that these jackasses on both sides aren’t clever enough to work out something in the last five months for the benefit of everyone. Until the Republicans and Democrats both get what they want they are not caving in. In the meantime, families are being affected and they still act like they have all kinds of time to drag this out. This is my last comment about this because it is really disturbing to know how these people are playing games with people’s lives, and I’m getting peeved all over again.

          • Nemesis4Life

            lol…I get that way too…I have to walk away. :D

          • Sue

            I agree he should be out there trying to come up with a solution. Instead he is partying and playing golf and worrying about the Ukraine and everything else. Take care of your own first then go do what you need to do elsewhere.

          • Sue

            You are absolutely right when it comes to spending the president cannot sign an executive order.

        • Sue

          No no one wants it attached to the tax cut bill because everyone wants the tax cuts. But it should never have gotten to this point. It should be voted on in the House but it is Boehner who is holding that up. i hate them all both Democrats and Republicans. I am voting for anyone new!! No incumbents.

          • Nemesis4Life

            We are both of same mind. I am voting for new as well with no corporate backing and no bad history of dong anything immoral or unethical.

          • De McMillan

            Sue are you delusional, Reid refused to attach UEI in Dec. it wasn’t the Rupublicans, Reid has over 100 pieces of legislation the house has pasted sitting in his desk as we speak, that he refuses to bring up for a vote in the Senate. You people keep trying to blame Boehner and the Republicans, why don’t you try getting you facts straight before you make ridiculous statements. And really I don’t think it will make any difference whether or not you vote Dem. Ind.,or not at all . No one really wants EUI to continue anyway,not the Dems.,Rep., or O BOMB A !!! If you listen to him he keeps trying to sell us that his administration has created 5,000,000 jobs not true, he was so hell bent on passing O BOMB A CARE he held his own Senators hostage to get that passed and how’s that working out for you, people are losing their houses,cars, their savings ,401K’s everything they worked all their lives for. Kids are going hungry. In reality both parties are to blame for the state the economy is in. O BOMB A CARE is one of the biggest job killers in this country, it’s a piece of crap nobody wants nobody can afford and if you don’t buy it the IRS WILL BEAT DOWN YOUR DOOR TO COLLECT THE FINE THAT WILL BE IMPOSED ON YOU FOR NOT COMPLING WITH THIS PEICE OF S**T. So you folks that honestly believe that Speaker Boehner is the only culprit in this fiasco, maybe you should educate yourself a little more before you post remarks that make you look so ridiculous

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

        http://www.theblaze.com/storie
        ..

    • Nemesis4Life

      That’s what I’m saying…come one now if they wanted it to pass they would have made sure and our lovely President would have done like all our presidents in the past and been meeting with Boehner to get this done. You people are crazy if you think they actually care. Also, if they really wanted it to pass why isn’t your Democrat Reid attaching it to other bills that he knows will pass??? I’m so disgusted with this country…

      • Sue

        Yes Obama says little about it. He is useless. He should be doing something to help it pass. It is not giving in to the Republicans it is doing what is right for Americans. What is wrong with a jobs bill? Why not work on it? How about taxing all of the corporations that manufacture overseas and then ship the goods here? That would increase tax revenue (enough to pay the deficit in a few years). If it is no longer so profitable to manufacture overseas the jobs would come back here.

        • Nemesis4Life

          That’s exactly how I feel. They all sold us out for money in their pockets and now they won’t help us when we are the ones that put them in that job.

        • erick

          Charge a tax penalty for every job outsourced overseas, and a tax credit on every job created in the USA. Charge a tariff duty on foreign good brought into the country to pay off the deficit.

          • Jack Everett

            Problem is the WTO that we were to stupid to stay out of decided what we can and can’t tax.

    • erick

      How can Obama and Harry Reid convince John Boehner to bring senate unemployment bill up to a vote in the House?

  • Matthew Pieri

    How can you run a country when you spend so much time away from Washington D.C. as a legislative body?

    There is no more United States of America that I learned about in history books.

  • Ben Mennegar

    I will never ever vote republican again, and i pray each night that Boehner gets what he deserves and dies! It is hard to believe this man ever got !voted in to begin with

    • Nemesis4Life

      and the Democrats are any better? They have made it so that no bills pass just to get your vote….hope that works out for ya…I am fed up! I just lost everything because both parties suck! Neither one is for the people and our President is a joke!

  • jack dee

    I do not understand how Obama is the president and yet he has no control at all over what happens he can wave that magic pen for the Ukraine but cannot do anything for the American people it is absolutely disgusting how these horrible examples of people have diminished the image of America which was once great 3 million people being held hostage by the terrorist acts of one person boehner who is no different than sadam or bin laden or hitler and the news wont even post anything but yet 1 person threatening boehner it spreads like wildfire boehner deserves to be brought up on treason charges and treated like the garbage he is they have the nerve to call Americans lazy they work maybe half a year…….

    • Mary Boe

      I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAY! I REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW ONE-PERSON IN CONGRESS HAS THE POWER TO NOT PASS THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION??
      WHAT IS OBAMA WAITING FOR, IS HE ALSO BOHONER’S CAPTIVE, OR DOES HE SIMPLY DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE USA AMERICANS??
      HOW DARE THEY CALL THE USA WORKERS LAZY!! WE NEVER TOOK A VACATION EVERY 2-WEEKS, LIKE ALL POLITICIANS DO AND ON TAX PAYERS MONEY!!
      WHAT A DISCRAZE THEY ALL ARE! NO WONDER ALL THE FOREIGN COUNTRIES LAUGH AT THE USA!

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone…..

        http://www.theblaze.com/storie

    • rpj7884

      last time i heard….they shoot people that are charged with treason…..sounds like a plan to me.

    • mrmano_0

      Obama doesn’t care about you….you answered your own question…his behavior proves it…the unemployed are no longer useful as far as EUC goes…useful in the TUR dropping…

    • mrmano_0

      You should check out the newest member to the 1 % club. Michelle and Barack. 7.15 million in assets…now??..how did they accumulate that so fast??…..

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/1016795

    • mrmano_0

      Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…..then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

      http://www.theblaze.com/storie

  • biggin

    if I find a job will I still get all of the weeks of unemployment I have claimed ?

    • Arrest Obama

      My fiancée got a job and then he missed his call interview (because he was at work) and now they will ‘make a determination based on the info they already have’.
      Too bad if they say no for the 8 weeks he was unemployed it will be harder to keep everything going based on how we had to sell the car, etc.

      Meaning he will keep his job but instead of our money going toward the economy and me getting re-employed it will go to the landlord and a car (the people who are selling stuff like we were months back)……

    • Sue

      Yes

      • biggin

        I hope so thanks

  • wendy Beck

    Boehner is a mean, selfish, person and so are his “buddy’s” Call his office and create a phone jam! 202-256-0600

    • Arrest Obama

      Some one will snap if you say call Boehner..
      I don’t have a phone so no can do.
      Internet is part of my rent, but I don’t have a phone line sorry.

      • 3weeksfromhomelessness

        If you have internet and a smart phone, turn on the wifi, link it up to your network, then download the MagicJack app from the app store and you can have a phone to use. If I am not mistaken you can receive calls from numbers that you have called..

    • Nemesis4Life

      How many times have you called? And has it done any good? THEY DON’T CARE!!! And how many people blamed the Republicans??? Look at your Democrats…I’ve been saying it all along and finally I’m proven right! They are worse than the Republicans…and OBAMA doesn’t care either…who am I going to call…all the people I know and get these people out…and make sure you DON’T vote for anyone that got contributions from the 1% Oh and yes I called…couldn’t even get through to anything…just a waste of time!!!

  • wendy Beck

    Oops! His number is 202-225-0600. Call him, call him, call him!

  • aaaa aa

    Both sides of the isle are to blame.How can anyone possibly think that it is not.They are both playing games.Why not just include it as an extender.The let it get signed into law when it reaches the big desk.He stated last week he would veto if it makes it to his desk without the unemployment passed.Read this morning that he will now not veto it.
    THEY ALL LIE
    He seems to be more concerned with immigration this week…..I mean his voter base.As usual,care about people who are not even legal citizens.My grandparents came the legal way through Ellis Island.Seems to be the accepted way today is to just sneak in.

    I have 3 families in my neighborhood,very good people,who desperately need this unemployment extension.We neighbors help out with meals and such.They just need this so badly

    Time to vote out both sides of the isle come November.Time for some new mindsets.

    • Sue

      New across the board regardless of party. That will certainly send a message. And if the newbies what to keep their jobs they will cut the crap.

  • biggin

    Pimpin ain’t easy because the customer base is too poor

    • Arrest Obama

      What makes you assume that women consider that a job at all?

      • biggin

        is a job for a pimp

  • Kaycie

    Is Obama NOT going to veto the trillion dollar tax bill now?

    • DJMiles

      No

  • Lawrence

    EUC is about to blow up. If you think 3 million people are going to sit around and fall off the map, you’re wrong. We’re about to take things to a whole new level. 9/11 you killed 4,000 in the name of the Patriot Act. 6/1/14 you kill 3 million because of the Boehner Act. 6/1/14, that”s when the new war kicks into high gear, people’s revolution.

  • Daniel

    this is ridiculous

  • MarineOutOfWork

    Keep playing with peoples lives will have severe re precautions.

  • Millie Stevens

    Wow, this shows us who both parties are concerned about and it ain’t the unemployed or what is left of the middle class. Corporations have received these “job creating tax breaks” since 1981. Well, all I can say is where are the JOBS? Shame on all that are responsible for holding up the unemployment extension bill. Also, I find it odd that a story that effects over 2 million people and their families is not on mainstream media.

    • DJMiles

      It’s a political game by Obama and the Democrats they don’t want that in the news.

    • erick

      Its the class war. The1% financial class wants to reduce the 99% working class to the status of 3rd world peasants and impose austerity and poverty. The corporate media does not want to report on this atrocity.

  • Kaycie

    I’m baffled daily how little media coverage this catastrophe receives. I’m convinced that the “One Percenters” control ALL media (CNN included)!

    • Arrest Obama

      Of course they do..
      The media is BROKE and they can only hire UNPAID interns who want a job in the representative/lawmaker CLASS..
      Has NOTHING to do with that communications degree and if you do not believe me
      Then believe I have turned down a few press ‘jobs’ because I can’t afford to PAY to work for a 200k per year elected official job in my old age taking more vacations than working!

      This is how your totalitarian populist elite US government fleeces you into believing we are a democracy capitalist country WE ARE NOT.

      Or better yet go look at the grammer on CNN articles and the vapid vitriol spewed by radical elites on either partisan side who are ‘working’ for free and drawing welfare out the basement to stay at home in Mummy and Doddy’s mansion!

      If you argue they will tell you their educational credentials but they say its rude to ask their pay! THEY DONT HAVE ANY AND OWE 500K for their DEGREE.

  • Gary Camden

    Sounds like the Democrats are backing down from big business and don’t want to do anything to compromise their relationship with them. It looked like there was some hope when they said they would attach the UI benefits to the Tax Extenders, because the House cannot afford not to get those passed. Also President Obama said he would veto any tax cuts until the UI was brought for a vote. It looks like no one cares about the unemployed middle class, and only about their position. If you were scared to follow through with it, you should have never mentioned it. Now we can definently look for the despair from millions to continue. So much for a cause. Just a bunch of Chicken Sh@t$.

  • Daniel

    I just wanted to add something …these comments don’t really mean anything and unless i find a job its gonna be a long summer, but i just wanted to say how horrible our government is doing right now..have we forgot about our american people…??? My internet is on the last 100ft before it gets cut, my phone has since been cut off and sent to collections, I’m living from place to place and could be living on the streets soon, i started selling my clothes, for food, i have continued to apply for jobs online and even from the newspaper but unfortunately my phone is cut off so nobody can contact me…to be honest I’m not lazy and id rather be up at 5am headed towards a job…but right now…everything is at an all-time low…as far as jobs are considered….i am becoming homeless… or rather forced to be homeless by the government….and theres nothing i can do anymore…i feel embarrassed at the situation I’ve become apart of…. i guess i now realize that the country has changed…. maybe if i could find the money it would be a good idea to move overseas…they seem to get more help than american’s own citizens….

    • Arrest Obama

      I’m in accounting and legal…
      LONG SUMMER INDEED.
      Looks like i’m gonna go apply in the blue collar workforce now that i’m SOL for my skilled job resume.

    • Arrest Obama

      Oh and by the way Daniel I have beaten homelessness as well:
      My advice is to go get dressed at the places where they offer free clothes.
      Volunteer at the Salvation Army for clothing to look for work and utilize Catholic Charities and get on Hot Food SNAP.
      Try to find another on GR to go in and rent a room DO NOT APPLY FOR PILOT OR SECTION 8 housing its a death trap revolving door.
      Say I gotta go to anyone who detains you, hit the public library, DO NOT TELL ANYONE YOU ARE HOMELESS and go apply for jobs and do your best to look good.

      Remember reputation is everything and if an offer is to good to be true it probably is.

      You will be getting up at 5 am to LOOK for a job..
      Use coffee shops to apply for jobs and get a smartphone or laptop and DO NOT USE DRUGS at any rate or drink with all the homeless people and keep looking for jobs.
      I ended up getting a coffee shop job doing this back in 2011. You can do it.

  • luis araud

    F**k these jerkoffs they all have a special place in hell

  • DJMiles

    No guarantee of house action if EUC is attached?? Republicans have never voted against corporate tax cuts they would have no campaign donations.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/1244462/unemployment-extension-2014/

  • randi fonseca

    They have let us AMERICANS down once again. I too lost my home of 11 years… Am looking for work any where I can just to get a door shut in my face. I have 4 girls to support. The government gives us NOTHING but lip service. This is a NEED!!! #renewui NOW!!! Why must we suffer while you all play games? It is our lives at stake here.

    • Arrest Obama

      Women belong in the home according to male employers who think
      ‘Hiring childbearing age women is a liability’.
      One look at the age demographics of women in the workforce is enough to convince me that it is so.

      So I guess being a noncustodial parent (woman) who has a man who works I am totally not a priority and no I don’t count in the numbers.

      Gasp, you mean you’re a woman and have to pay Child Support? Oh you deserve it!!

  • Advocate

    The participation rate is pitiful and since millions stopped looking for work the unemployment rate dropped. This is NOT a good sign. When the long-term unemployed do not have funds to pursue employment they stop looking. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see this is a problem.

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

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

    • Arrest Obama

      Women not participating in the labor force unless they are barely legal and virgin or over 45 and ‘past the danger of childbearing’
      Is the goal here it seems.
      Too bad in reality child bearing age women have Child support to pay JUST LIKE MEN!!
      What you say, males? You wanna be a stay at home daddy/custodial parent nanny freeloading off of a 45 year old cougar? WISH GRANTED! Now give ME your job you kindergarten teacher, you!

  • Minnie

    The Republicans are using old tactics to blame the Democrats and the President for ruining the economy. What the Democrats should do is constantly point out the political strategies Mr. Boehner is using. Mr. Boehner knows that the Unemployment Extension would instantly pass in the house. This shows that he is not human. Child abuse and spousal abuse has increased in my area, as a result of families living in poverty and in despair. How can one man have all the power to ruin the country economically? And you know what? He is not going to bring the bill to a vote. We will just have to make up our minds to suffer until we find a way out of this political war between the parties.

  • Michael Roberts

    This is utterly ridiculous. Who in the hell gave the house speaker the authority to determine what gets voted on and what doesn’t? If a bill makes it through the Senate and is then required to have a house vote then it should be the houses policy/rule to vote on any matter requiring a vote. But no we allow one man to decide if they even vote. This man discriminates against anything and everything that is for the so called lower class which is what they have labeled us hard working Americans. (When we can find or have a job that is) Well enough ranting and raving for now because they refuse to listen or even help the American people.

  • pucksguy

    No surprise that both sides can’t seem to find a political compromise that will soon devastate as many as 3 million families, including mine which it already has. I’m been evicted, abandoned my bills and now facing jail time because I can’t make my child support payments due to the loss of UI benefits. I’m been unemployed about 13 months, applied for hundreds of jobs as far away as 100 miles. I’ve had a couple dozens interviews, both phone and in-person, with no luck. And I have a Bachelors degree and 15+ yrs in my field. I congratulate the GOP Sens for having the guts to sign-on to the extension, but they knew full well the House would stop the plan. Frankly, I’m surprised it took several months for there to be death threats against Bonehead. I’m a diehard Dem, but I think Reed is playing a similar game in the Senate that Bonehead is playing in the House. I’ve almost given up hope on a deal to renew EUC anytime before the election. I say have the guts to attach it to the tax break bill and let the chips fall where they may. This Congress has done nothing for 2 years, why should anyone think that will change now, heading into campaign season.

    • Arrest Obama

      Try the East Coast. There’s jobs here. We had to leave the West Coast to get work, its the Cartel’s playground….
      Also avoid Chicago, NY, Miami, Detroit, etc. Try a graduate staffing agency and have the money to move where they tell you to go when they tell you to go.
      Its all I can offer..

      Avoid places that people are flocking to for medical weed – there’s jobs but the feds catch on quick and competition is CUTTHROAT..

      Get the HELL off the WEST coast..

      Find a location with older people, jobs, in the country without a huge urban center or popular tourist trap nearby and you might find a real job.

      People like OC Weekly will make sure their little monopoly never hires anyone but a puppet willing to split the pot with them and all their IRS debt.

    • Frank

      I agree with you. It is becoming apparent to me that both parties are preventing this bill from being passed. Unfortunately the devastation attributed to not passing this bill have not been fully felt. Families breaking up, people losing their homes and cars. A father eating a bullet because he feels the pain of not being able to provide for his family.
      The people that do continue to hold on will find it very difficult to recover because of ruined credit ratings and debt. An extension may not help everyone but it may give some of us a little time to get back onto our feet. The people we elected have elected have failed us.

  • Sherry Plutakis

    Is this really happening? How in the ___________ can they ignore this catastrophe in America? They have the nerve to say that if this is not addressed by the end of the month, they’ll start over again! It’s May 14th for poor people’s sake!!!!!! How long do they think people can hold on with absolutely no way of buying or paying for anything? Clue Dems and Reps: It cost money to live. How dare you!!!!! This is just pathetic and they’re dancing around the issue. Create the jobs already. It’s become all talk and no action. Talk doesn’t pay the bills. Treat this as the emergency that the media fails to report that it is. What a disgrace! I’m completely ashamed to say that I’m an American. We have failed as a country if just one person lost their home and belongings through no fault of their own. I don’t know how they sleep at night.

    • Arrest Obama

      We need small business badly.
      Government cannot create those jobs and
      small biz is unfortunately not on Obama and Boehners agenda.
      The thing is people need to be able to be self employed,
      But when people have nothing but money for food and housing and transportation and nothing more or are hoarding money in the higher brackets to buy up more property and or vacation homes,
      There is not much to go around.
      I know this because taxes are not an option and even I am out of work so it means people really do not have the money to spend, not even on filing a tax return or doing their corporate payroll or else i’d be hired.

      People have to buy food so the restaurant sector is ok, mostly in subsidized fast food.

      People have to buy housing so people subletting rooms or renting homes out are doing better than those of us who own nothing.

      Do the math.. The recovery is FAKE.

  • Nick

    Our Government is totally dysfunctional on each & every level, the federal state & local government is a mess. Our wonderful president won the honor of being the biggest liar in 2013 & is right on track to achieve this again for 2014! He is too busy golfing & taking selfie’s to concern himself with the people that put him in office. His wife on the other hand has done a wonderful job with telling Americans how & what they should eat! These two are pathetic! They love to see themselves on the party scene & lets don’t forget their cookouts at the White house. As far as the rest of them go, I feel they are all despicable human beings!!! We can only hope they all live to be a 100+ & have heart attacks every 20 minutes! especially John Boehner, what a piece of Zoo dirt this guy is! my God!!!!!!!!!!! how did we ever end up with these miserable P.O.S. ! Heller, please you can’t tell me he didn’t know he could not get the UI extension attached to the tax bills! he’s just trying to look good. Reid send his old azz to pasture for god’s sake he’s older than dirt & has certainly caused enough damage! These pukes that we have in Congress & the senate could care less about any of us it’s all a political game to game to them & we are the game pieces. I myself will never vote for any of them again ever! We need to rebuild our Govt. from the bottom up. The best way would be to starve them out! I have always felt that if we all just quit paying taxes, they may dry up & blow away. I will be claiming exempt from now on as that is my right! why should I have to pay taxes anymore, the big corporations don’t pay! Hell no they get rewarding for sending all of our jobs to other country’s This UI extension could have been passed a hundred times over, the bottom line is our wonderful Govt. does not want to. Our Govt. wants to send all of our monies & our kid’s money & grandkids monies to other country’s to hell with Americans! Remember Congress had no problem sending god only knows how much to the Ukraine & they did it quickly, just like the tax extenders, No problem! but us we get lie on top of lie! Remember Fear You Government & for god’s sake never vote for these dirt bags again! Eric Cantor (enemy) Paul Ryan (enemy) Harry Reid (enemy) John Boehner (enemy) or Devil whatever is fitting! This is all I have to say about this! Good Luck everyone, we’re on or own!

    • Sue

      AMEN

  • ggraham

    These polititions, especially the GOP must be controling the media as well. Having 3 million Americans losing all they have worked for all their lives being taken away piece by peice is just plain wrong! Where is Steven Colbert ? He could run with the neglect of the politicatians to act big time ! Then he must be under their thumbs too !

    • Frank

      I really believe that this story is being squashed. You should be seeing this on the national news. What happened to the news media? Does anyone here believe that this is not news worthy? And I am not talking about a fifteen second spot.

  • Tina247

    I’ve been out of work for over 1 year, am 59 years old and just got served an eviction notice. I’m out of options. But let’s make sure we keep those tax cuts for the rich coming…

    • Sherry Plutakis

      Tina, if you’re that far behind in rent, your county’s Social Services Office has a Temporary Rental Assistance Program that you will qualify for. Go see them. This is no time to let pride get in the way. They owe you that for all your years of hard work. Hang in there, but apply for help immediately. Bring the eviction notice with you.

    • 99rider

      The Republican solution is really pretty simple, all you need to do is to get married and join a church, not necessarily in that order. I recommend you marry a rich guy. It’s just that easy.

    • Sue

      Yes we all know the corporations are hurting. The news is reporting record corporate profits– not unemployment extension.

  • rich apodaca

    IM SO FED UP WITH THIS POS JOHN BONER!!! HE HAS A HARD ON TO SCREW THE UNEMPLOYED. I HAVENT EVEN GOTTEN STATE BENEFITS DUE TO WHEN I FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT, 2 WEEKS LATER AND I COULD HAVE GOTTEN STATE BENEFITS, BUT AS IT WAS I HAD TO GO TO STRAIGHT EXTENDED BENEFITS AND IT ENDED 2 WEEKS LATER. NOW IM STRUGGLING TO HAVE MONEY TO PAY MY PHONE BILL TO RESPOND TO JOB OFFERS AND PUT IN GAS TO SEARCH FOR JOBS, I CANT PAY MY BILLS TO SUPPORT MY TWO KIDS.. THIS GUY THINKS ITS NO PROBLEM TO DRAG THIS OUT FOR NO REASON. HOW THE HELL IS OBAMA SUPPOSED TO CREATE A MAGICAL PLAN TO CREATE JOBS OUT OF THIN AIR, ITS THIS AS$HOLES WAY OF PUSHING THE BLAME TO OBAMA INSTEAD OF HIS GOP.. WELL GUESS WHAT THE 3 MILLION PLUS PEOPLE AND GROWING ARE ENOUGH VOTES TO LOSE AN ELECTION FOR MANY REPUBLICANS.. YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED BONER! HE SHOULD TAKE A HINT FROM THE MAN ARRESTED FOR THREATENING HIS LIFE, PEOPLE ARE GETTING FED UP OF YOU.. I DONT CONDONE VIOLENCE, BUT I UNDERSTAND THE FRUSTRATION AND DESPERATION OF US SUFFERING…

  • DJMiles

    Can’t blame Boehner this time it’s up to Senate Democrats to make extending unemployment part of the tax deal and Obama insisting it be before signing the bill

  • DJMiles
    • 99rider

      Con’s and math, like water and oil.

    • erick

      So it is Obama’s fault that John Boehner will not bring senate bills up to a vote in the House.

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!……Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

        http://www.theblaze.com/storie

        • erick

          Pass HR 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″ to obtain funding to improve veterans care in VA hospitals.

  • Rock Chick

    My Mom, who once was a social worker, told me I should have no problem qualifying for food stamps now that I’ve been out of work over a year. I am getting 100% free health care thanks to Medi-cal, don’t even have to pay for prescriptions. That’s great and all, but I’m still looking at the money trail….either way the government and the people are paying for those who cannot find jobs, and we are going to watch the economy continue to stagnate, if not worsen as more of us have to depend on food stamps and government provided health care. I’ts getting scary the state of things….

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE, HAVE DONE THEMSELVES A HUGE DISSERVICE , BY THEIR UNWILLINGNESS TO PASS THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL, FOR THE MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES, WITHOUT BENEFITS SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HELD THE BILL HOSTAGE, IN THE HOPES OF HAVING THE XL OIL PIPELINE BILL PASSED, ON BEHALF OF THEIR “CONSTITUENTS” THE KOCH BROTHERS. SINCE LAST DECEMBER, THEY HAVE USED THE PLIGHT OF THE UNEMPLOYED FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE. THEY HAVE USED THESE UNFORTUNATE FAMILIES AS BARGAINING CHIPS. IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS THAT THESE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN WITHOUT ANY MEANS TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. MANY OF THESE FAMILIES HAVE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE POLITICIANS CONTINUE PLAYING PARTY POLITICS. THESE LIVES HAVE BEEN RUINED ECONOMICALLY SINCE THE CUT OFF FROM BENEFITS. MANY HAVE WATCHED THEIR CREDIT RATING GET DESTROYED IN THE PROCESS.

    • De McMillan

      YonotanC, Really, I hate to inform you but Republicans in the Senate actually helped Reid pass the bill in the Senate, Reid is his own worst enemy… If he would quit trying to play God, and try to actually work with Republicans a hell of a lot more would get done !!! Both parties keep trying to one-up each other and that’s one of the biggest reason NOTHING get accomplished in either chambers !!! If O BOMB A really gave a S**T about about this problem though he could have called a special meeting and try to help find a solution to this fiasco !!! It amazes me how you and others can only find blame with one man rather than see the whole picture… John Boehner must be flattered to know he is the most powerful man in the world, instead of the ROCK STAR BARRY AND HIS WIFE MICHELLE !!! Must have busted their bubble !!!

  • drhoops

    Any extension MUST be for the ENTIRE 2014 year. NOT for just 5 months.

  • Shizue Leigh Hicks

    “We know that a dream can be real, but who ever thought that reality
    could be a dream? We exist, of course, but how, in what way? As we
    believe, as flesh-and-blood human beings, or are we simply parts of
    someone’s feverish, complicated nightmare? Think about it, and then ask
    yourself, do you live here, in this country, in this world, or do you
    live, instead, – in The Twilight Zone?”

    That’s the epilogue from “Shadow Play,” The Twilight Zone episode where Dennis Weaver plays a condemned man who relives his court trial and his death row days.That sequence replays over and over — like Groundhog Day without the laughs.

    One day his death row neighbor is the same man who plays the judge who sentences him to death in the incarnation of the drama. Then, someone pushes the Refresh Button and the whole thing plays again. The actors are interchangeable. The only one who remains the same is Dennis Weaver, the condemned man, and his fate, death.

    This UI Extension debacle — 5 months of it — is exactly the same with one difference. While the peripheral characters keep changing, the condemned man — the 3.5 million long-term unemployed — and the hanging judge, JOHN BOEHNER, remain the same.

    I still say Michael Moore and his camera may be our only hope. It’s clear to me that no one within our government, including President Obama, can overturn or overrule anything that JOHN BOEHNER says or does.

    It’s been tragic from the beginning and it looks like it’s going to be even more tragic for another long week for 3.5 million people who have been living on zero income since the end of 2013.

  • colleen

    we need to do more to get this issue in the spotlight..3 million people protesting would be hard to ignore. we need to stop bitching and start doing something. My family desperately needs this extension

  • Tim

    JOHN BEOHNER SHOULD BE ARESTED FOR SMOKING IN AFEDERAL BUILDING. AND HE SHOULD BE ARESTED FOR BEING DRUNK ON THE JOB ALL DAY LONG

    • Sue

      Yeah I thought you could not smoke in Federal Buildings. You can’t here. Crazy!!

    • De McMillan

      Tim ,why make a stupid statement like that.. What he does is his business
      Not yours. Do you realize what a First Grade statement that sounds like, GROW UP !!!

      • Tim

        you must be a republican to if I or anybody ealse smoked in a federal building we would be arrested so FFFFFF BACK THE FFF OFF…..

  • mrmano_0

    The party that describes the long term unemployed as “lazy” and “takers” is who is responsible for millions of Americans being dragged through the mud and left without the support they need to find a job.

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

    • DJMiles

      Your wasting your time! I am confident that this latest political stunt will make everyone realize that the Democrats are 1000% responsible for ending EUC.

    • erick

      No gun control. Get a gun and shoot a republican, so they can be with Jesus.

  • Annie Rose

    Remember this come voting time.. Time to clean house.. We need all new people and NO more republicans.!!

    • Nemesis4Life

      I agree we need to clean house…but you need a balance…if you only have one ruling party then we are not a democracy any longer. You become slaves to the one party…and then where would you be? don’t be fooled by everything you read. I guarantee we aren’t getting all the information. We need to be rid of the 1% that is in control of our country!!!

      • Shizue Leigh Hicks

        You are correct. It’s extremely difficult to remain open-minded and fair when you have the Speaker of the House as the Primary Hobgoblin of 3.5 million people (a GOP stalwart) many of whom (along with their children) are homeless and hungry because someone wants to play political games and has done so week after weeks for 5 MONTHS!

        As far as the picture that BOEHNER has drawn of the Republican mindset toward poor people, I’d prefer to stand with the Democrats who find it easier to demonstrate their humanity.

        Back in 2011, 75 Catholic professors signed an open letter to fellow Catholic JOHN BOEHNER (New York Times) just before he was scheduled to be commencement speaker at the Catholic University of Washington, DC. They called him a poor representative of the Church’s teachings and tenets as well as an enemy to the poor. (We shouldn’t be surprised by his arrogance and animosity now toward the long-term unemployed).

        • Nemesis4Life

          No not at all. I personally will be voting for candidates that are working towards bettering our country and not about how much money they will make. Also, can’t figure out why people vote for people who have bad press like this and then get upset when it blows up in their face. How they conduct themselves is a huge sign of how they truly are.

          • Shizue Leigh Hicks

            I couldn’t agree with you more, Nemesis4Life. “Public Service” translates to “How Much You Can Serve Yourself.”

            If this UI Extension crap hadn’t happened, I would never have learned (courtesy of the Huffington Post) that JOHN BOEHNER’s take-home was in excess of $900,000 for 2013.

            His base salary is $223,500 (BOEHNER’s website). Now, is a slight omission (his real take-home) would this be a case of “Humble Brag B.O.” (By Omission)?

    • Shizue Leigh Hicks

      HI Annie, Just mailed in my primary ballot. NO REPUBLICANS GOT A VOTE FROM ME.

      If I could have written an editorial comment on my ballot without voiding it, I would have written: “NO VOTES FOR GOP CANDIDATES THANKS TO JOHN BOEHNER — ENEMY OF THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED OF WHICH I AM ONE!”

  • mrmano_0

    democrats are completely responsible.for this unemployment extension mess. Harry reid prevented the extension from being added to the budget. Democratic Senators whittled the Republican proposal down to 5 months from the 12 month months Republicans originally proposed.

    Harry reid has kept millions of Americans from the help they desperately need and deserve.

    That’s all Democrats that have created this misery.

    • mrmano_0

      The troll is working hard at telling lies tonight.
      Go away troll back under your bridge.

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

        Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes….

  • rpj7884

    what the hell do you mean ?…MAYBE back to the drawing board…..more like WILL BE !……gheeze !

  • Jack Everett

    This is more proof that the house of obstruction has no concern for the working class they have abandoned. The unemployed are still looking for those Reagan trickle down jobs that seem to have gotten lost.

    “Today television news is watched more often than people read newspapers, than people listen to the radio, than people read or gather any other form of communication. The reason: People are lazy.With television you just sit – watch – listen. The thinking is done for you.” Roger Ailes (president of Fox News Channel) while working for the Nixon administration

    • mrmano_0

      Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

      Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes…..

      • mrmano_0

        nice try troll you lie and deceive but you can never be me.

        Republicans are America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

        • mrmano_0

          You should check out the newest member to the 1 % club. Michelle and Barack. 7.15 million in assets…now??..how did they accumulate that so fast??..

          http://www.cnbc.com/id/1016795

        • mrmano_0

          Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone……..

          http://www.theblaze.com/storie

    • mrmano_0

      Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone……

      http://www.theblaze.com/storie

  • charles

    only in america do we have one man, not a gang not a troop not a swat, one man, who has more power than a president as a senator lol its so stupid how this government thing works in this country

  • Sue

    Well you see Boehner can blame Obama because he did not come up with job creation. , Obama can blame Boehner because the Senate passed it and Boehner stopped it.. the Senate can blame the House because they passed it and the House did not. . The house can blame the Senate because they did not include a jobs bill. So really if you look at it everyone has a scapegoat. No one really wants this to pass. A jobs bill would be great of course. However. The extension would expire when the bill is passed. So how about extending it this time and saying that it will not be passed any further without any job creation measures. Then sit down and work on it together. Do what is right for America.This would be a compromise for all and what is best for all Americans. I do not want to see my fellow Americans losing everything they have worked for it is awful. (I do work but know many who are having hard times.).

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  • foxymae

    They full of BS,all of them in the White House and the Government! Can Kiss My CAT!!!

  • DJMiles

    Please people do not fall for the Democrats diversion! This is the 5th must pass legislation since December that the Democrats refused to attach EUC too and the president signed them all without once demanding EUC be included …Their is no more must pass legislative before November they want to take your attention away from the $500,000,000,000 tax deal their soon to compromise on to benefit their corporate donors and does nothing to help the 3 million unemployed…They are telling you their looking for another bill to attach EUC to so that Congress could pass the tax deal and Obama could sign it without millions of unemployed people calling them demanding EUC be included in this must pass tax legislation before Obama signs it.
    You don’t have to believe what I tell you but take a minute and ask yourself why would the Democrats be looking for a bill to attach EUC to when they have legislation on the table right now that has never ever failed to pass and would still be passed if they attached a 20 year unemployment extension with a 60% raise for the unemployed to it….

    • Bully Slayer

      Umm, nice try, troll. You win a hard-earned, well deserved paycheck from the 1% paycheck pimps whom you serve. You guys must be getting seriously desperate. Lemme guess, more death threats? Gee, I can’t imagine why…

      Actually it’s more like 4 million citizens being victimized by Boehner and republican ilk like you. 3.9 million of whom know real truth, which that Boehner just has to bring it to the floor for a vote which already has 193 signatures on a bipartisan discharge petition. Save your halitosis-riddled, public relations double-talk, and pick on somebody your own size.

      The Koch Klan wants to ram Keystone through any way they can to give jobs to Canadians and increase their own offshore assets.

      TELL THE PIG-FARMING KOCH KLAN, “NO MORE FEED FOR REPUBLICAN TROUGHS!” BY BOYCOTTING ALL GEORGIA PACIFIC PRODUCTS!!! Which include-

      ***Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, and Soft n’ Gentle toilet paper***

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      ***Advantage and Spectrum office paper products***

      ***Stainmaster Carpets***

      Squeal away piggies, squeal away. Your days are numbered because today, we begin the occupation of your troughs.

    • erick

      So it is the democrats fault that John Boehner will not bring senate bills up to a vote in the House.

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone…..

        http://www.theblaze.com/storie

        • erick

          Pass the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″–HR 1579. This will provide a source of revenue to improve veterans care in VA hospitals.

      • DJMiles

        Absolutely the house has passed 45 jobs bills that the Senate refused to allow vote on many that have overwhelming support from house Democrats….In December when the Democrats decided not to include extending unemployment in the Budget deal John Boehner was fair enough to say he will still entertain extending unemployment however it’s going to.need to be paid for a contain either 1 of the jobs bills sitting in the Senate or if the white house has a jobs proposal of its own as long as a measure that will actually create jobs is attached. ..Senate Democrats refused to attach a jobs bill knowing it would not be voted on and the white house said they will not compromise. …So instead of people waiting around for 5 months calling Boehner they should be demanding Democrats either attach a jobs bill/pass 1 stand alone or attach the unemployment ext to a must pass legislation like the should have with the Doc fix,Farm bill,Omnibus or the tax extenders.

        • erick

          All John Boehner has to do is to allow a up-or down vote on the unemployment bills sent from the senate to the house. That is not the democrats fault that Boehner will not do his job.

          • DJMiles

            He can’t do that….Boehner is under a lot of pressure from his own party many wanting to remove him as speaker so for him to back down on a very simple request that he made 5 months ago would not be good….Also Boehner rarely will allow vote on a bill that won’t pass and a unemployment extension that’s ending soon likely would not pass especially considering the Democrats have stated a dozen times that they don’t want to pass a unemployment extension,Raise Min wage,Equality etc They only want to force Republicans to oppose them….Democrats are so persistent in their strategy that the meet with the white house and Obama weekly to come up with more issues they could force Republicans to vote against. …This is why popular news outlets like Washington post,NJ times etc are all saying it’s very important to get the Democrats out of the Senate or from now till 2016 it’s going to be a never ending campaign.

  • mrmano_0

    The party that has called the longterm unemployed “lazy” and “takers” is who you should blame for this mess. Republicans hate middle and working class Americans and have shown you as much.

    • erick

      The financial class intends to reduce the working class to the status of 3rd world peasants that must accept poverty and austerity. The wall street cocaine sniffers are the cause for the majority of the deficit, the mortgage crises, and the deterioration of the job market. It is time to throw the money lenders out of the temple of our society. Pass senate bill 1282 the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2013″, and house resolution 129 the “Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2013″. This will separate legitimate commercial banking from speculative financial banking. Pass house resolution 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″. This will impose a financial transaction tax (FTT) on wall street financial speculation, so costs of other legislation can be paid for and offset.

    • mrmano_0

      Arise L.I.B.tards: Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

      Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

      • mrmano_0

        Your a silly foolish troll. Begone back to your bridge.

  • Damian

    This is not the Government I swore allegiance to in grammar school!

    • Philip Meyer

      So, you only “swear allegiance” to a government that doles out handouts?

      • erick

        The NSA will find you and kill you.

  • ILoveJesus

    Boehner want to add the tax break bill to the deficit but want the unemployed bill paid for?? Obama will veto the tax bill!! DOA!! Congress is just collecting a big check to do nothing

    • rollipolliolli

      they also get paid to go on vacation from time to time

  • ILoveJesus

    They all need to be VOTE OUT!!

  • Philip Meyer

    Continued extensions of UI are turning the program into welfare. The whole “there are no jobs” line is BS, there are jobs, some of them just may not be most desirable, but we can’t keep people to be idle while they wait for their dream job. At some point, people need to take a job that is less than ideal, and keep up their work habits while they look for something better.

    • richcreamerybutter

      I don’t have the impression that people aren’t willing to temporarily sacrifice. It’s more complicated than the reluctance to take a job that’s less than ideal; first, these types of establishments will outright eliminate certain candidates as “overqualified,” because they will leave as soon as they have access to a better opportunity.

      (I’m guessing by your sentiments that you also might be against the idea of requiring employers to hire employees with a range of experience as opposed to those they see as the least “risky.”)

      Lower wage jobs tend to be in a timeclock-based environment. If one took your advice and put some time into a retail store or fast food place, it’s going to be remarkably difficult to schedule subsequent job interviews, especially if they have to take 2 part-time jobs to maintain a mortgage obtained in their old life (yes they could sell the house…if a buyer is available). Even if they can get the time off, they probably have to lie and fabricate a fake doctor appointment.

      You’re mistaken if you believe the LTU are simply unmotivated. In a hypothetical situation, I believe that if you handed someone a shovel and said “show up now, and I’ll pay you $10/hr for physical labor. I won’t penalize you if you must take a few hours off in pursuit of another job,” that people would have no issue with the work itself.

      As far as quickly starting your own business, keep in mind that we can only support so many lowest common denominator skill small business models that one can set up with little overhead. It might be admirable to plaster the neighborhood with flyers for your new housecleaning or dog-walking business, but if 20 other people have the same idea then the budding entrepreneur might be even worse off and more dependent on longer-term public assistance than if this person had just taken a few supplemental classes and persevered in the original job search.

    • LAPensFan

      Keep up their work habits? You think they magically forgot how to work after decades of doing so?

  • mrmano_0

    ahh…the demos just “greenlit” the ‘tax extenders” bill…I don’t see they attached EUC to it??…maybe they’ll attach EUC to a job creations bill???

    • mrmano_0

      I see my personal troll is back and having to use the only tactic conservatives know.

      Lies and deception.

      • mrmano_0

        Arise L.i.b.tards: Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

        Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes.

        • mrmano_0

          Hi troll nice to see your taste in style has improved, I’m clearly having a positive effect on you.

          Your small vile mind has no clue as to what to do but to be a complete and utter fool.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…….then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

        • erick

          The tea party revealed that John Boehner has erectile dysfunction, so he can not extend. Also, the republicans hate babies.

          • De McMillan

            erick, Republicans are not the party praising ABORTIONS, once again you show your ignorance, what are you 10 yrs. old and uneducated at that !!! Because you sound like a little boy on a playground that didn’t get his own way DUDE GROW UP !!! Or are you really that stupid !!!

          • erick

            No I am imitating tea party campaign adds in the primary elections.

  • mrmano_0

    Ladies and gents I have my own personal Republican troll. And you can get one too if you point out the lies and hypocrisy of the right and the Republican party. Which is not hard to do considering that Republicans and the right don’t know the meaning of truth.

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

    • erick

      The republican party hates you and hates your way of life.

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

        Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes…..

        • mrmano_0

          Hi troll nice to see your taste in style has improved, I’m clearly having a positive effect on you.

          Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…..OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

        • erick

          No gun control. Get a gun and shoot a republican, so they can be with Jesus.

          • De McMillan

            erick, How bout you take the bullet for him, I don’t think you to intelligent to make a statement like that, just ignorant !!! Idiot’s like you are why people want gun control laws !!! Dude you statement was not funny, I suggest you think next time before making such a stupid statement. GUNS KILL INNOCENT PEPOLE, THANK GOD WORDS DON’T !!!

          • erick

            Drones planes kill innocent women and children with precision and accuracy.

          • satoshi n.

            CAREFULerick the nsa records all internet media traffic and voice calls hile Prism/Fisa

        • erick

          Why not modify who pays taxes by imposing a financial transaction tax on wall street stock speculation. Pass the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″–HR 1579.

    • mrmano_0

      Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

      Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes……….

  • mrmano_0

    Reid and Senate Dems block attachment of EUC to tax extenders bill…nice….demos are showing true colors..even though Demos will sign off on TE bill.

    • mrmano_0

      Hi troll nice to see your taste in style has improved, I’m clearly having a positive effect on you.

      Keep reminding yourself that you can be a real person you don’t have to be a troll. You can stop being a lying hateful foolish little Republican troll if you just keep trying to emulate me.

      You have to stop all the hateful deception though. Just tell people what you know to be true. The Republican party is trying to destroy America as we know it and return us to the gilded age.

      Oh and that the Republican party is America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats in the Senate are currently blocking a move that would attach retroactive unemployment pay to a tax cut bill. The unemployment measure would revive benefits for those whose payments ran out late last year.

        Senator Dean Heller (R-Nev.) co-authored legislation that revives expired unemployment benefits and includes retroactive pay. Heller attempted to tie this legislation to another bill that would cut taxes…..

        • mrmano_0

          More lies and obfuscation is that the only thing that can come from you vile deceptive heart?

          • mrmano_0

            Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…..and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

            http://www.theblaze.com/storie

    • De McMillan

      mrmamo_0 You have posted those facts all night, and these Moron’s don’t have a clue !!! No matter what the truth is they have one mind set and that is Boehner is the only reason they are not getting EUI benefits, they are so narrow minded rather than put the blame where it belongs which is both parties, they want to blame Boehner !!! I bet he is flattered to know HE IS THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD, INSTEAD OF BARRY !!!

  • Gary Camden

    Hell, hold Boehner’s whiskey hostage from him!

  • Thomas Wise

    Why is Reid and Boehner allowed to hold up any bills? ALL bills should be voted on and the majority decides. NOT JUST ONE PERSON.. Both of those guys need to go south and by that I mean Hell!

    • erick

      The republican party hates you, and hates your way of life. They want you to die and they will help you die sooner by denying you any benefits that you may have. But the republicans are glad to give tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs overseas.

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

        http://www.theblaze.com/storie

        • erick

          Pass HR 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″. This can provide funding to improve care at VA hospitals.

  • Goozoo Chostermat

    There is not enough pressure being put on the Government by the media. Think about your local arena filled up which is about 20,000 people now think about how much 3 million people is….massive! It’s crazy how there is no media attention NONE! They are too busy talking about Jay Z’s sister in law slapping him. FOX CNN NBC CNBC all of them should be ashamed and are a waste of media reporting.

    The NY post NY times all media outlets had reporters fly to St. Louis to hound a 7th round draft pick because he is gay.

    Meanwhile 3 million yes 3 MILLION people are on the brink of devastating financial hardship due to political sabotaging and childish high school games due to Jon Boener the maniac and nobody mentions a peep. I had to search google thoroughly to find this online article.

    This is what happens when the government shutdown comes at the expense of the unemployed in America meanwhile ALL government officials are enjoying their lavish lifestyles and ignoring the hardworking Americans who provide for them. As they prepare for another vacation next week

    • satoshi n.

      g what you mean? their is no major media reporting ON the u.e. people refugees’ call Boehner tell em you live in crimea and need some of that $1 billion dollars he sent over to HELPOUT.

  • toil fields

    A government of the people, by the people, for the people,has not perished from the earth, Instead it has been transformed into agovernment of the privileged, by the privileged, for their monetary gain. The common American has no representation or voice. They have been selling us nothing but magic beans for years. Free trade agreements and business tax cuts, in exchange for our freedoms and a diminished standard of living, all for international corporate profits.

    • ex-Republican

      my sentiments expressed impeccably, I second this, Toil Fields. This is the new NEW, I am recalibrating, I will survive, and learn to prosper again in this new world order of the evil selfish, stave off what you can, take your hits, re-assure your creditors that your solid, you will survive this they will get their money back, and never forget, never forget the brothers and the sisters of May 2014, the year the White House and the US congress allowed fellow Americans to be left out to the sea to be drowned May of 2014. My advise to all going forward is to save and hoard your money trust very few be frugal, this is the new NEW, slow growth, tepid real decent quality job creation. Well, I will be damned, if we didn’t just get sold out. Save your future monies, begin to hoard because slow growth is the new NEW, 3 million people who cant buy IPhone 6, get new cars, go to movies, etc., etc. etc. No more new Levi’s, No more big macs, Wal-Mart with the kids out of the question. Welcome to the new NEW,

      • toil fields

        ex-Republician, I agree with the new NEW, the thing these the geniuses of industry have not monopolize or cannot create are consumers. Great ideas are a thing of the past, freedom, liberty and a possibility of the pursuit of happiness, they are found in only books. Very few of us will stand alone isolated by our ideals, not falling for lies of the politicians standing on soap boxes, but instead
        we look at the label on the soap box and wonder.

      • satoshi n.

        If your money is in a bank it is subject to seizure by your creditors/ preditors,irs,nsa etc..

  • jack dee

    “Has Wal-Mart lost its way? That’s obviously not revelatory,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.”

    “I think a lot of people think that Wal-Mart is food stamps. Wal-Mart is unemployment extension benefits. That it’s a play on U.S. government stimulus,” he said. “I just think that it’s also a recognition that people shop elsewhere.”

    The world’s largest retailer reported its smallest growth in quarterly sales in nearly five years, as a severe winter kept shoppers from its stores. Shares fell on the news Thursday morning.

    gee maybe its because almost 3 million people who go to walmart because on a minimum income you get the best deals no longer are getting the benefits that aided them in shopping there this was on cnbc and they are blaming the “cold winter” are you serious we had a damn hurricane that shut states down no power or transportation and your gonna blame a “Cold winter” there weren’t even abnormal weather conditions.

    • alyssa terranova

      It’s something people wouldn’t connect, but Good point. There’s Walmart everywhere in America, as well as the unemployed… even in rural areas. Sometimes it’s the only place to shop in a small village. If 3 million were spending just a dollar a month, that’s 3 million a month. Obviously, that’s the simplest form of math, & doesn’t account for how much they make per dollar sale. .. But it’s still a big loss over 5 months. I’m thinking that’s more like hundreds spent per person, instead of a dollar. 200 X 3 million is a lot of cash!

    • satoshi n.

      Hey jack dee your comments are good. The winter merged with the cutoff of benefits in December and the Walmart sales fell during that period probably snow related too.Hey jack what the total number of dollars spent per year on military and the nat sec a holes budget for spying on the American citzen versus the total budget dollar amount spent by a foreign government.

      • jack dee

        Hi sat the last military surplus cost us 8.7 billion we sent 1.6 billion in the last “relief” package we sent abroad the tax relief bill they just passed in house will double the current deficit and you say they “only gave 1.6 trillion to bail out banks” for being irresponsible and we give tax breaks to outsourcing companies that are costing us millions of jobs and yet the prices for the items they make abroad are more expensive day by day

  • luis araud

    that’s crazy now bringing this to the tax cut bill is being blocked by democrats this is ridiculous how evil these political c**ksuckers are they all reserved a special place in hell with their 1% friends don’t worry redemption will come

  • jack dee

    the problem is all those foreign countries are in trouble so whats the US do send them money instead of fixing here first what do they do when companies jump ship and start outsourcing? reward them with tax cuts I am a survivalist and whole heartedly believe that a revolution is gonna come not by want but by need the American people can not continue to live under these conditions we will get to a breaking point and then all that money they stock piled on American blood will not save them and I personally hope I am there in person when they fall from grace into the desperate and hostile world we the working class call home that they created for us. I have a size 13 work boot which I would happily put to work if there were jobs with boehners name all over it and especially on that day of justice I promise i will not to be lazy using them as you have classified all of the unemployed people.

  • Frank

    The American dream is gone. The middle class has been sold out. A very large percent of our industry has been outsourced. Customer service jobs,IT jobs, manufacturing, steel industry, most electronics have gone off shore. Even the engines to many of our rockets are made in Russia. What a great idea that is!
    The local businesses who once serviced those companies and workers have been hurt or gone out of business. Huge companies like Amazon are driving local stores. book companies, book printers and warehouses out of business. The people they hire are worked to death and are nothing more than drones. And the jobs that Americans used to have in the construction trade are now being done by illegal aliens. Its a domino effect. But damn the American worker. As long as the stock market is doing well and the multinational corporations are keeping the top ten percent in the life style they are accustomed to, everything is fine. Along with a military budget that is close to being equal to the combined military budget for the rest of the world to keep their empire safe. Where are the jobs for us? Our politicians are not stupid, they already know all of this. They know they can’t make any new jobs because they already let them all get away. And a very large amount of people who do have jobs are being taken advantage of by the companies they work for. Incomes are flat, people are afraid to take vacations or sick days and the salary for American workers along with their benefits are going down the tubes.

    • erick

      Its the class war in action. The 1% is reducing the 99% to the status of 3rd world peasants who must accept austerity and poverty. The republican party believes in tough love–LOVE THE PRIVILEGED FEW AND TOUGH FOR EVERYBODY ELSE.

      • Jack Everett

        Very well said!

        • mrmano_0

          Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!……Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

          http://www.theblaze.com/storie

      • mrmano_0

        Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed……..and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone..

        http://www.theblaze.com/storie

        • erick

          As a Vietnam era veteran I thought everyone hated veterans.

        • erick

          Tax wall street financial transactions by passing HR 1529. Then veterans can be well cared for in VA hospitals.

  • Ray
  • Ray

    At this point in time it is becoming increasingly obvious that Democratic demands for an extension to unemployment benefits is nothing more than political posturing in order to win votes this fall. Thus, a Republican solution that is structured in a bipartisan manner will not do, as Democrats want to take credit for any extension.

    • kiontra

      I just read that same article!!! Lets just hope reid doesnt block the vote like boehner did

    • erick

      Why didn’t Boehner allow a vote on the 8 unemployment bills from the senate in the last 4 months? You are trying to blame the democrats for Boehner’s failure to bring these bills to a vote in the House

  • rodney grinnell

    Boehner, can careless if americans has jobs! He know this is he’s last year in office. Unemployment dont benifit him but if he got something out of it he would be on board right. He’s a old crying baby old drupping face man that whats attention on the news and the net he whats his name to be known! and that he has alittle power. he whats movie star power before he leaves office. he dont care if its good or bad he whats that attention. he’s set up for life he dont need unemployment i say relax have a nother cig cold class of pepsi take it easy do you really think he cares??? Lol as long as his family is taken care of he could care less the guy down the street from him. Maybe he wants to be the kings of kings look at me everyone. There’s alot of people that are out of work just look around everwere you go someone needs a hand out. Times are still tough right now for everyone. But you voted him in and now we need him out! Have a nice dinner and cig john boy nothing last forever!!!!

    • De McMillan

      Rodney, Are you kidding me,if my memory serves me right I don’t think Speaker Boehner is the one on Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, or Jimmy Kimmel, that would be your star struck do nothing but lie to the American people O BOMB A and his wife !!! Hell they are on TV or on vacation more then they are at the White House. Maybe if he was in D.C. A little more some of the things he promised when he campaigned on would have come to light, the only thing he has accomplished in six years is that piece of S** T he calls THE UNAFFORDABLE CARE ACT, that no one wants or can afford !!! My guess his next job… Will be some freaking movie call the GREAT IMMPOSTER, about a man who pretends to be a great LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD BUT DOESN’T HAVE A CLUE HOW!!!

  • JUSTMYOPINION

    IT IS MY UNEMPLOYED PROFESSIONAL OPINION……SPEAKER BULLNER NEEDS TO HAVE HIS PULSE TAKEN CAUSE IT SEEMS HE DOESNT HAVE A HEART

  • Cynthia

    At this point, almost 5 months later, I feel like no one is helping us. Sounds like they are playing a game, but they are playing with our lives instead.

    • alyssa terranova

      That’s how I feel. I’ve been struggling since Dec. I tried to even take babysitting jobs & the people tell me they are swamped with calls the same day the ad goes up! I have known deep down we weren’t getting help, yet I still had a small hope something good would happen. Not only were we shunned, but we were also ridiculed for the past 5 months by politicians, people commenting on these articles, & even our own communities. Getting no help stings, but the cruelty was salt in a wound.
      It’s nothing short of abuse. They’ve marketed us as the enemy; the “welfare scum” & now we are left with nothing. It makes me sick to think people actually believe that 3 million Americans were holding out – losing their possessions, over a small payment to get us through. I hate to wish anyone ill; that’s not how I am, but this is bringing out the worst of me. I wouldn’t piss on these congressmen if they were on fire.

      • Jack Everett

        People need to start waking up to the corporate takeover of our republic and stop voting for these fascists. America is heading into third world status very fast and will fail us all if we do not stop the criminal organization supporting corporate theft.

        • mrmano_0

          Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone……

          http://www.theblaze.com/storie

  • Rufus Peebody

    Here we find a brief overview of the Obama regime’s lies about the 2013 sequester: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/341553/obama-caught-lying-about-sequester-deroy-murdock

  • ex-Republican

    How does it feel, being lied too, Yippee be the first one to have your son come home in a box. YOU ALL SEE NOW, CRYSTAL CLEAR, WHAT THE GOOD OLE BOY NETWORK thinks of you. Rich People Hate poor people, period, WAKE UP, and smell the coffee, they hate what you look like, they hate the clothes you wear, they hate the way you talk, they hate the food you eat, they hate everything about you. If you had any doubt about that fact, now you shouldn’t. Most inherited the money, some worked hard and snuck themselves into wealth, but have NO DOUBT, they hate you. Trust No One going forward, hoard your monies. Shun the wealthy, don’t buy expensive products, forget about someday getting rich, SAVE SAVE SAVE your monies, don’t eat out, live frugal lives, keep to yourselves. We are headed for very very tough times ahead, ironically all this talk is cheap, huge gap exists between rich and poor now, and now you know what they think of you, and what are you going to do ABOUT IT, hoard your money going forward, silver, gold, hoard food stuffs, BUBBLE IS CRACKING, markets are topping, millions cant afford basic necessities, BRACE for IMPACT coming.

    • erick

      The time has come to throw the money lenders out of the temple of our society. Pass senate bill 1282 the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2013″, and house resolution 129 the “Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2013″. This law will separate legitimate commercial banking from speculative financial banking. Pass house resolution 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″. This will impose a financial transaction tax (FTT) on wall street stock speculation, and pay down the deficit and offset the cost of other legislation.

    • erick

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

  • mrmano_0

    The FOX NEWS fools are singing loud today.
    There must have some kind of propaganda special on FAUX NEWS last night.

    Republicans have been responsible for millions of Americans losing their only lifeline they needed to find a job and positively contribute to the American way of life.

    Republicans have obstructed the passage of and unemployment extension bill for the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Republicans have call the long term unemployment “lazy” and “takers”.

    Republicans are America’s greatest threat foreign or domestic.

    • mrmano_0

      Democrats using plight of veterans to further their rage against the unemployed…and…then killing them in VA Hospitals…where is obama??…OBAMA HATES VETERANS!!!…Reid takes his marching orders from someone……

      http://www.theblaze.com/storie

      • erick

        The republican party hates you and hates your way of life.

  • Deanna

    De McMillian, is your response directed to me? If so, how about I wait on getting realistic while you re-read my post. Funny, I wrote the post and read it several times, but still can’t find where I said one person was holding up the progress of this country. I know it’s a hard time for people, but before you reply to someone maybe you should get out of your feelings. You basically said the same s**t I said. I never said Reid wasn’t holding anything up. I said the Republicans wanted the unemployment to be paid for out of “concern” for the deficit (FACT). Therefore, with the tax cut bill not having that same “clause” or “concern” for the deficit, oh yeah, it’s crystal clear people are pushing for their own political and financial agendas. I clearly said both parties are full of s**t because both parties had plenty of time to address unemployment expiring; it’s now the middle of May and…?

  • Deanna

    If you’re responding to my post, how about I wait on getting realistic while you re-read my post so you don’t look like a complete one. Where in any of my comment did I say ONLY the Republicans were responsible for this mess? Or that only one person is responsible for the country’s progress? I said they are both playing games because one minute the Republicans are saying they want to be “fiscally responsible” for the 15 billion it is going to cost for unemployment and require the bill to be paid for. However, it is strange how there is no concern of “fiscal responsibility” for a bill costing over 300 billion dollars and without a plan for repayment. So the repayment issue is obviously a bunch of crap. Now as far as the democrats, if they’re so big on working on behalf of the middle class, they knew the extension was expiring and should have been on it. People aren’t interested in the political games and finger-pointing, just solutions.

  • alyssa terranova

    They have been picking our pockets for years! These are a drop in the bucket to just show what these SOB’S are doing

    ☆2013: $5.4 million  BOOZE & crystal for the State Department to go on a bender the week before the government shutdown, purchasing $5 million of crystal glassware to presumably drink the $400,000 in booze.

    ☆2013: (USDA) home loan program, created to help people with low & moderate incomes, afford a home in “rural areas” Being used by millionaires to acquire homes in “resort communities”  fed. govern. will protect the banks from losses by repaying 90% of the loans. LAST YR the USDA paid $500 million in lost claims

    ☆2013: government lost $171.5 million because sugar companies could not pay back the government for $ they borrowed (thanks 2008 farm bill)

    ☆2013: Of the $60.4 billion Congress appropriated for areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, at least $65 million were put toward local television ads. Instead of giving aid to the people who needed it most, state-level officials in NY and NJ couldn’t wait to spend the money on tourism-related TV advertisements. ●As of 10/2013 ONE person on Staten Island has received help in the form of housing assistance.!

    ☆2013: $1 million for bus stop with heated pavement was built in Arlington VA. (It’s not a building – it’s literally a bus stop) • not “big spending” compared to the hundreds of ways they are wasting, but it adds up. Like a $ 100,000 OUTHOUSE on the Alaskan trail. Yes just an outhouse.

    • alyssa terranova

      THIS IS NOT NEW! Maybe they could fund unemployment with the $25 billion in missing $

      ☆2003: $25 billion in government spending UNACCOUNTED FOR! It’s never been publicly addressed. The Treasury Department’s Financial Report of the US Government of 2003, lists the loss as: “Unreconciled Transactions Affecting the Change in Net Position.” $25 billion is enough to fund the Depart. of Justice for a year!

      ☆2004: the U.S. Department of Defense “spent an estimated $100-million in six years for airline tickets that were not used and failed to seek refunds” – even though the tickets they had purchased were completely refundable!

      ☆2008: 2/3 of senators were millionaires; the “poorest” senator earning 3.5x the average American wage….
      ● same year as the GREAT RECESSION started… hmm●

      DISGUSTING 2 FACED LIARS. They’ve been stealing our $ for years. JUST READ.

      ☆2011: IRS found that 312,000 retired/still employed FED employees; were delinquent on fed. income taxes = $3.5 billion! (Still working/getting pension)
      2012: Facebook has claimed $3.2 billion in fed & state stock option deductions, $1.03 billion of which was used to offset their total U.S. pretax profit of $1.1 billion (2012) $429 million was refunded from its 2010 &
      2011 tax bills. The remaining $2.17 billion in stock option deductions can now be used to offset future tax liabilities. —-> the state depart. spent $630,000 “buying fans” on FB & Twitter, to better relations with

      • alyssa terranova

        THIS IS NOT NEW! Maybe they could fund UNEMPLOYMENT with the missing $25 billion!

        ☆2003: $25 billion in government spending UNACCOUNTED FOR! It’s never been publicly addressed. The Treasury Department’s Financial Report of the US Government of 2003, lists the loss as: “Unreconciled Transactions Affecting the Change in Net Position.” $25 billion is enough to fund the Depart. of Justice for a year!

        ☆2004: the U.S. Department of Defense “spent an estimated $100-million in six years for airline tickets that were not used and failed to seek refunds” – even though the tickets they had purchased were completely refundable!

        ☆2008: (start of the great recession) 2/3 of senators were millionaires; the “poorest” senator earning 3.5x the average American wage….

        ☆2011: IRS found that 312,000 retired/still employed FED employees; were delinquent on fed. income taxes = $3.5 billion! (Still working/getting pension)
        2012: Facebook has claimed $3.2 billion in fed & state stock option deductions, $1.03 billion of which was used to offset their total U.S. pretax profit of $1.1 billion (2012) $429 million was refunded from its 2010 & 2011 tax bills. The remaining $2.17 billion in stock option deductions can now be used to offset future tax liabilities. —-> the state depart. spent $630,000 “buying fans” on FB & Twitter, to better relations with internationals.

      • erick

        Pass HR 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″. This will balance the budget and pay down the deficit.

    • erick

      7.7 trillion to wall street banks in the toxic asset relief program.

  • Nicholas Georgianis

    This is a total sham. All of these SOB’S should be
    fired and arrested for crimes against the United States
    Of America. They are all lapdog’s of the corporation’s
    and the vile Koch Brothers. They are all criminals and should be put in Rikers Island
    prison in NYC with all the brothers. This is a direct fault of The American Public that
    is the dumbest people in the world whose only real concerns are getting the latest
    I phone I pad etc. The Dumbing of America. Harry Truman called them “The Do Nothing Congress”. They are the “Steal Everything Congress” Put them
    in jail, not 5 or 10 years but life no parol. It is time we put regular people in Congress
    who live breathe and live the real American life.

    These guys are the most greediest selfish
    racist corrupt piece’s of pond scum from the bottom
    of the barrel. Rotten to the core.

    What a national disgrace. They are lucky this is not
    the France of Louis the XIV. Get rid of these Bozos
    Vote them all out. Make them work at McDonald’s for
    $7.25 an hour and make them live in homeless shelters to see what they have done.

  • Elop Dev

    A debt default is triggered if Hussein Obama’s criminal marxist regime chooses not to pay interest on the Federal debt.

    • alyssa terranova

      Huh? Can you explain this comment in detail, & point out what it has to do with the article?

    • erick

      Pay off the federal debt by placing a financial transfer tax on wall street financial transactions. Pass HR 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″, also called the robin hood tax.

  • Deb367

    Do you hear us in Washington? How loud do we have to be? As you pass out aid to foreign countries and big banks and corporations “WE THE PEOPLE” are left hanging. WE THE PEOPLE who put you in office; WE THE PEOPLE who should be your first priority. We elected our Senators and Congressmen to be our voice, apparently they either have gone deaf or like a five hear old child have selective hearing. Let our Congressional members make the final decision of a vote on UI. How can ONE man be making that decision?? Can anyone explain. to me how the Speaker of the House has more power than the Presidency? His attitude is like that of a spoiled child, he either gets his way or he will take his toys and go home…or to the golf course. I assume with all the breaks and vacations they have they are actually supposed to be working with their local constituents. I wonder if Fox news (or any other news outlet) ever followed an elected official during their so called break to see exactly what they do. I am a proud New Jerseyan, proud to have Senator Booker on my side. I KNOW that he works tirelessly for us, even when he is not in Washington.

  • Mark Hammel

    For the record: Here’s the deficit history on Hussein Obama’s watch – over the last four years:2009: $1.41 Trillion 2010: $1.29 Trillion 2011: $1.30 Trillion 2012: $1.10 Trillion

    • erick

      Pass house resolution 1579 the “Inclusive Prosperity Act of 2013″. This bill will pay down the deficit by imposing a financial transaction tax on wall street speculative stock trading.

  • barrnone

    I don’t he realizes ‘no’ is not a acceptable answer. They had better get something done soon there will be 5 million people added to the poverty rolls they will not accept ‘no’ food and shelter.

  • A. Arfaras

    We have become a feudal state. I cannot stomach that our lawmakers take the unemployment extension so casually. I am sickened that both of my grandfathers, my father, and uncles graciously went to war for our nation. I have worked in nonprofit for more than 20 years raising millions for charity. I have worked since I was in 7th grade. I earned a Master’s degree while working full time and raising three children. Now I have to grovel for our human dignity to get the meager 13 weeks of unemployment earned extended until we can get back to work? Shame on us America! Shame on us! Where is the cake? Let us eat cake!

  • YONATAN C

    Another thing that the republicans should be “ashamed” of, is the fact that they STILL haven’t passed the unemployment extension bill, for the 2.6 million unemployed families in this country. Since late last December, the republicans have held the extension bill “hostage” in the senate, for political leverage, to get the Koch Brother’s XL Oil Pipeline approved in return for their vote on the extension bill. The republicans have used these unfortunate families as bargaining chips, not caring about what these families are going through. Many of these families have lost everything, while waiting these past five months for the extension bill to pass, to help them survive financially until they find employment. The republicans have continued to make delay after delay, stalling so that time would run out for the passing of the bill in the senate. This was a deliberate act, and these families will now have to continue suffering and struggling without any income. The republicans have shown a total lack of compassion, and common decency towards these families. There are now 2.6 million unemployed, and the number is growing every week. The American people are angry and will voice their anger at the ballot box in the coming elections. They will remember how the republican senate made their lives a living hell.

  • jack dee

    a little food for thought for all of us struggling I have said it time and again and now it may come true God willing………….
    On the surface, the economic atmosphere of the U.S. has appeared rather calm and uneventful. Stocks are up, employment isn’t great but jobs aren’t collapsing into the void (at least not openly), and the U.S. dollar seems to be going strong. Peel away the thin veneer, however, and a different financial horror show is revealed.
    U.S. stocks have enjoyed unprecedented crash protection due to a steady infusion of fiat money from the Federal Reserve known as quantitative easing. With the advent of the “taper”, QE is now swiftly coming to a close (as is evident in the overall reduction in treasury market purchases), and is slated to end by this fall, if not sooner.
    Employment has been boosted only in statistical presentation, and not in reality. The Labor Department’s creative accounting of job numbers omits numerous factors, the most important being the issue of long term unemployed. Millions of people who have been jobless for so long they no longer qualify for benefits are being removed from the rolls. This quiet catastrophe has the side bonus of making it appear as though unemployment is going down.
    U.S. Treasury bonds, and by extension the dollar, have also stayed afloat due to the river of stimulus being introduced by the Federal Reserve. That same river, through QE, is now drying up.

    and once the stocks and dollar collapses we will all be on the same playing field except those of us who actually have had to work for a living will finally have home court advantage they cannot rebuild without a workforce.

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DENIED 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES, UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BENEFITS SINCE LAST DECEMBER. WHILE THEY CONTINUED TO HOLE THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE, THESE FAMILIES HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS THEY HAVE USED THESE UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES AS BARGAINING CHIPS FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE TO FURTHER THEIR PARTY’S POLITICAL AGENDA. MILLIONS OF THESE FAMILIES HAVE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES, AND HOMELESSNESS IN THE PROCESS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DELIBERATELY MADE DELAY AFTER DELAY, MONTH AFTER MONTH, SO THAT EVENTUALLY THE BILL WOULD BE TOO LATE TO VOTE ON IN THE SENATE. THEY HAVE STOOD ASIDE, WHILE THESE FAMILIES SUFFERED AND STRUGGLED TO FEED AND SHELTER THEIR CHILDREN. THEY PUT THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA BEFORE THE WELFARE OF THESE NEEDY FAMILIES. THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION AND COMMON HUMAN DECENCY. I ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS BILL, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS SUFFERED BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE, TO NOT VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE NEXT ELECTION. THEY HAVE SHOWN US THAT THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT US, LET’S NOT VOTE FOR THEM..

    • satoshi n.

      y please capitals are harder to read use lowercase

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICAN SENATE HAS FAILED THE MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL TO PASS SINCE LAST DECEMBER, WHEN THEIR BENEFITS RAN OUT. WHILE THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN MAKING EVERY ATTEMPT AT DELAYING THE VOTE, FOR MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS NOW, THESE FAMILIES HAVE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS. THESE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN FINANCIALLY DESTROYED WHILE THE REPUBLICANS USED THE EXTENSIION BILL AS “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE, FOR POLITICAL GAIN. AFTER MONTHS AND MONTHS OF STALLING, THEY NOW ARE SAYING THAT IT’S TOO LATE TO PASS THE BILL. THIS WAS PLANNED BY THEM FROM THE START. THEY NEVER HAD ANY INTENTION TO PASS THE BILL . BUT THE CONGRESS CERTAINLY PASSED A FOREIGN AID PACKAGE FOR THE UKRAINE WORTH BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER’S DOLLARS QUICKY AND EFFICIENTLY WITHOUT DELAY. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE SHOWN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHOM THEY TRULY REPRESENT, AND SADLY, IT’S NOT YOU OR ME.

    • satoshi n.

      y., maybe the senators have stock in prison companies and have vacancies to fill or get paid per inmate and need to overcrowd to get more per head, after all what is a person with no resources do

  • Raz Matazz

    As George Mason observed, the blessings of liberty cannot be preserved but by a firm adherence to justice, temperance, frugality, and virtue.

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED IN OUR COUNTRY. THEY HAVE BECOME SO DISCONECTED FROM THE PEOPLE THAT THEY HAVE NO CLUES AS TO WHAT IS HAPPENING OUT IN THE “REAL WORLD”. MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES HAVE SUFFERED BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF COMPASSION AND HUMAN DECENCY. SINCE LATE LAST DECEMBER, MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE BEEN WITHOUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, BECAUSE OF THE REPUBLICANS “PARTY POLITICS”, AND POLITICAL AGENDA, THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HELD THE MUCH NEEDED EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE, AND PARTY AGENDAS. THEY HAVE LACKED COMAPSSION AND COMMON DECENCY, BY USING THESE UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES AS BARGAINING CHIPS, TO GET THEIR BILLS PASSED IN RETURN IN THE SENATE. THEY HAVE DRAGGED THEIR FEET FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS, CAUSING DELAY AFTER DELAY, IN THE HOPES OF MAKING IT IMPOSSIBE TO EVER HAVE THE EXTENSION BILL PASSED. NOW, IT’S THE END OF MAY, AND THEY ARE NOW SAYING THAT IT’S NOW TOO LATE TO PASS THE BILL. THEY KNEW THIS FROM THE START, AND THEY DELIBERATELY MADE SURE IT WOULD BE TOO LATE. MILLIONS OF THESE FAMILIES HAVE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, AND THEY COULDN’T HAVE CARED LESS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE BEEN A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT TO THEIR “FORMER” REPUBLICAN CONSTITUENTS. THEY HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD FOR WHOM THEY REPRESENT AND WORK FOR, AND IT’S NOT YOU OR ME. THEY REPRESENT PEOPLE LIKE THE KOCH BROTHERS, AND BIG CORPORATIONS. YOU KNOW, THE ONE PERCENT AT THE TOP. I HOPE THAT ALL THESE MILLIONS OF HURTING PEOPLE WILL MAKE SURE NOT TO VOTE REPUBLICAN IN THE COMING ELECTION. THEY’RE NOT WORTHY OF OUR VOTE.

  • YONATAN C

    WHAT ARE THE DEMOCRATS PREPARED TO DO ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL? DO THEY PLAN TO WASH THEIR HANDS OF THE WHOLE ISSUE? THERE ARE STILL MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILES WITHOUT ANY MEANS TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES SINCE LAST DECEMBER. THEY NEED YOUR HELP PEOPLE. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE ALREADY TURNED THEIR BACKS AGAINST THEM, AND HAVE TRIED EVERY DELAYING TACTIC KNOWN TO MAN, SO THE BILL COULD NOT BE PASSED IN TIME. THESE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES, FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS HAVE SUFFERED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, BECAUSE OF YOUR LACK OF COMPASSION AND HUMAN DECENCY. THE UKRAINE HAS RECENTLY BEEN GIVEN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FOREIGN AID, WHAT ABOUT THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED IN THIS COUNTRY? THE PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER THIS ISSUE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS, AND IT WILL BE OUR TUEN TO VOTE, AND TO VOTE MANY OF YOU OUT OF OFFICE. BECAUSE OF THE FAILURE OF OUR ELECTED OFFICALS TO VOTE FOR THE EXTENSION BILL, THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF FAMILIES HAVE BEEN GAVE BEEN AFFECTED TERIBBLY

  • BOB

    Approve the UEC or we will vote u out asap…

  • satoshi n.

    The welfare State, demonization, should include those who receive benefits form the taxes of others like free airfare even if you book multiple tickets for the same day on multiple airlines for one person, free airport parking, $128 per diem meals, salary of $235,000.00 per year. So Boehner is SUCKING THE TAX MONEY FROM THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER JUST LIKE THE $2.07 PER MEAL FOOD STAMP RECIEPT he voted to cut,, THE difference is Boehner wears a suit and gets paid more…
    Ohio VOTER PUT Boehner AND HIS OTHER REPUKE-IAN TROLLS ON THE unemployment LINE. Ohioans if Boehner was out of a job you would probably be doing him a favor cause he would get a higher paying job as a lobbyist.
    The way to screw the banks if you ever get your fiancés going is to delete your money away from them, bury it the ground, put in under the bed etc. Some people have taken money out of the bank and put it bitcoin.
    //De Mcmillion great comments potus does not care about low income people or he would have vetoed the food stamp cut meaning the people in poverty get a reduction in benefits thank you potus.

  • satoshi n.

    hey erik btw the banks were handed only $1 trillion ,200 billion dollars by the republicans according to Bloomberg news not $7.7 trillion correct me if i’m wrong. Also it would cost $6.00 per week times 153 million currently working. To fund $300/week for 3 million unemployed. Or about a package of brats and a loaf of bread.

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