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October 24, 2014

Unemployment Extension: Still Dead

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Kevin McCarthy of Boonsboro, Md., speaks about his troubles living without an unemployment insurance extension during a rally on the House steps of the Capitol on May 6. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Long-term unemployed people still wondering if Congress will act on an unemployment extension restoring benefits for millions before going home for the August recess are going to be disappointed again.

The expired emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) program is still dead, and shows no real signs of life beyond weekly press events from Democrats and the occasional long shot proposal from a senator or two.

The House Rules Committee left an unemployment extension off of its final schedule ahead of the break. Senate Democrats aren’t planning to force another vote before heading out, either. President Barack Obama has occasionally spoken out about unemployment benefits in his economic speeches, but mainly to attack Republicans. There is no strategy from the White House or Senate Democrats to force action on an unemployment extension, and there’s no expectation that will change.

That fate probably was sealed when Democrats and the president agreed to a budget deal last year that left out an unemployment extension. The dropping unemployment rate and the lack of clout of unemployed people — they aren’t about to go fund a SuperPAC — have also argued against a resurrection of the unemployment benefits. Some House Republicans have since credited the lack of an unemployment extension with helping to bring down the unemployment rate.

The last hint of action out of the Senate was extinguished when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., chose not to condition part of the Highway Trust Fund measure on passage of an unemployment extension. Democratic leaders also did not include it in the supplemental spending bill pending on the floor — a move that had been urged by some advocates of an unemployment extension.

The Senate voted on its version of a highway bill without any hint of an unemployment revival. The House is likely to reject the Senate plan and insist on the House plan — which is paid for with the same offset — “pension smoothing” — that the Senate had used for the unemployment extension bill it passed months ago.

Obama backed the House highway bill even though it nuked the unemployment offsets.

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., told CQ Roll Call he and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., are still talking about ways to revive it.

“Jack [Reed] and I had a conversation last week just trying to figure — you know there are no pay-fors left out there — trying to figure out how we can move this thing forward. We haven’t given up, we are just still trying to figure out the our next move is,” Heller said.

The next move is almost certainly a trip home for the August recess in a matter of hours.

Humberto Sanchez contributed to this report.

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  • Jay Filippone

    I wonder if the big baby in the article’s picture ever found work??

    • Jim

      Probably not.

      • Joy Palardy Barby

        Another example of evil at its finest!

        • Jai Baxter

          I see the food stamps are treating you and your waist well

          • Justin Credible

            Your wife is treating my pen is well

          • ellie

            You gave yourself away with this comment. You were pretending to be all new age but youre really a sociopath.

    • neighbor222

      Mocking someone’s extreme suffering says a lot more about you than it does about him.

      • Jai Baxter

        Who’s mocking?? He is exactly where is is supposed to be. he has given control of his motivation, life and emotions over to other forces. he is the common denominator in all his failures. He has created his own chaos. he has lost his will

        • govtsux

          And lets hope the force is with you Jai! Who the hell are you……Yoda?

      • ellie

        Jays probably a sociopath. They have no empathy.

    • Chuckawobbly

      Would you have preferred that he kill his family and then commit suicide like a lot of other out of work men do?

      • erick

        Every one is born and every one dies. You have no choice on when and how you are born. However, you can choice when and how you die, and how many enemies you take out with you.

      • Jai Baxter

        He is exactly where is supposed to be. he has given control of his motivation, life and emotions over to other forces. he is the common denominator in all his failures. He has created his own chaos. he has lost his will

        • Justin Credible

          Didnt i just have sex with your mom?

          • KDJ

            Justin/Murica Todays date 9/3/14. Just to let you know, Sebastian Klay the troll has taken your Justin Credible user name and insulting more unemployed people. Come visit him and satisfy his wife’s vag. LOL! Click this link. http://theepochtimes.com/n3/926844-unemployment-benefits-extension-2014-obama

          • Articulate and Clean

            What were you told about commenting on 2 month old stories?
            It will do you no good to beg other losers to help you. I know you need all
            The help you can get, but foul mouth losers will only make it worse for you
            Knock it off you lazy no good punk.

          • KDJ

            I don’t need any help to punk you boy, and look you don’t tell me nothing you pile of sh it. Make it worse for me, come get me coward! I’ve got something for you!

          • Articulate and Clean

            I’ll tell you anything I want loser. Stop commenting on old stories you creepy Beech.

          • KDJ

            I’m telling you that if you screw up and I get the opportunity, I’m going to f @ck you up.

        • FedUpInNJ

          Really? He was forced into a situation he did not create and is dealing with it the best he can. Jai, grow up!

      • Jai Baxter

        If he does, it will be simply another infantile decision amongst many he has made in his life. its his choice. You sound like a whiny 2 year old??

    • Justin Credible

      Your wife found work, she is the best at blow jobs

  • tgrella01

    F’ing bullshit! You guy only went thru the motions! And then blame Repubs, while O’Bama and the Dems played games with the LTU for 7 months. Leaving it OUT of the budget, wasn’t THAT a dead giveaway?
    There’s a ****** in the woodpile!

    • Layla

      It’s called LIAR.

    • Chad Hatten Houston

      please drop the racist one liner , I don’t like Obama either, but this isn’t stormfront

    • FedUpInNJ

      Its the fault of Republicans AND Democrats-vote ALL incumbents OUT in November, they are obviously done working “for the people”.

  • Kim Dadas

    But they sure can find the money for all the ILLEGALS, UKRAINE but NOT for the US CITIZENS.This COUNTRY SUCKS!!!!!

    • Jenine Smith

      You can say that again. It’s the people who run America that are the main problem. The system is built on lies, greed and corruption. I think it’s time we leave America. This country is going to the dogs. I’m trying to get off the U.S. mainland now. Most of my relatives don’t want nothing to do with me.

      • satoshi n.

        why do relatives shun you ?

        • Jenine Smith

          Good question. On my dad’s side, they (especially the two I’m thinking about) say I’m mooching off him when I’ve been trying to get my education for about two years now. And on my mom’s side, it’s because I don’t have any money (a.k.a. a job) as to why they don’t want nothing to do with me. That’s why when I do get the money, I’m getting as far away from my folks as soon as possible. I don’t need to be around phony people. I hope this answers everything. And thanks for asking. :)

    • ellie

      I’m calling it the Bohbama diet. No drugs, no powders, no weighins. Lose all the weight you ever wanted. Seriously, food stamps want a document that doesn’t exist so the kids and I will be so skinny you’ll see Michelle’s teeth a mile away. Good luck, all. Back to the job hunt.

  • Beck Ty

    they need to pass for out of wokers or they will be out of work

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    Now the issue can finally be put to rest the 50,000 remaining ltu are out of luck

    • satoshi n.

      Where did you come with 50 k L.T.U.E.?? IT IS MORE LIKE 4 MILL

    • Chuckawobbly

      It’s now near 4 million…probably more because of the way statistics are gathered actually.

  • Navy veteran

    SHAME ON CONGRESS! How do these these fat-cat politicians sleep at night? Comfortably I’m sure, heartless bastards.

  • http://batman-news.com TJ

    JOHN BONEHEAD needs to go with all the other AS-Holes. limit them to a term of 12 years and boot them out with a BS pension like all other workers get and NO..NO benifits.

    • satoshi n.

      The aholes in congress should get 24 weeks pension just like the unemployed then it ends. Y should some ahol public servant expect the public to carry them and hand deliver a monthly paycheck for the rest of their lives bcuz they were elected to congress enough of this scam the taxpayer to benefit congress.

  • Brenda

    Ask me when I’m voting again

  • Shannon Nunn

    I have been without a job over a year now… I have paid into unemployment for 17 years so if I was unemployed I will still have something coming while I was out looking for a job. The first of the year they stole my money from me. In my unemployment account it still say’s I have $6253. But they won’t hand it over. Now on the 4th I will be going through bankruptcy…. And because I could not keep up with my child support now I have DA problems…… So thank you congress for failing!!!!!!!! And you too OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike

    The question is why didn’t the democrats fight to include this in the budget deal in December. Was it a severe miscalculation that they could get it done later or all for political strategy. Obama’s lack of effort points to the latter.

    • ellie

      I’ve completely turned against him now. He keeps throwing the needy under the bus.

  • Adman

    When UI runs out do they simply stop counting like the problem got all better? I want to see the numbers who have left the work force (after UI ran out) and the the salary levels of the new jobs they claim are being added to the economy. I confident that everyone across the board (middle to low class is earning less while the inflationary costs of everything are making life almost unbearable.

    • satoshi n.

      econ prof explained if u no longer receive a u.e check then you are not unemployed as deemed by labor dept.

  • michael morrison

    Democrats and the president agreed to a budget deal last year that left out an unemployment extension. There is no strategy from the White House or Senate Democrats to force action on an unemployment extension, and there’s no expectation that will change. Do we look like Joe sausage head? A sealed deal since last year! A plan since Dec 28, 2013!!! We been deceived, lie to by democrats, republicans and the president. They lie to protect themselves, look good, gain financially or socially and avoid punishment. We expect, less honesty from politicians and they have broken a bond – an unspoken agreement to treat others as we would like to be treated. This deception makes it impossible for us to trust politicians again. Because the issue of trust is on the line, coming clean about the lie as soon as possible is the best way to mend fences. I would always rather hear the truth, no matter how bad it is, than be deceived. So the expired emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) program was never going to pass or get approval this year at all!!! We will see at the end of the day!!! Wow!!!! It’s a disgrace to see what this world is coming too!! I will pray for you’ll. God knows!! you’ll need it!!!

    • ellie

      Soon my kids and I will be skinny enough to make make even Mrs. Obama happy. Maybe this is her new strategy.

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    The statistic of 4 million is greatly exaggerated, it takes all those whose benefits expired and assumes none landed a job. That’s the lying left for you. Inflating the statistic for their own means. Some say 80% land a job, or finally decide to take one, right after 26 weeks expires.

    • Frank

      You have a good head on your shoulders Chad but your facts are wrong. Even the Republican party is quoting the Labor Department statistics of 3.1 million long term unemployed as of June 2014. The labor department does not assume anything. They gather these figures by taking a random telephone survey across the nation. I would also be willing to bet that the majority of people who were forced to take jobs after their unemployment expired took low paying jobs that will not pay their responsibilities.
      That is the goal of the Republican party, to drive down the wage of the American worker while they kiss the feet of their corporate campaign contributors who are pulling their strings.

      • satoshi n.

        more like 4 mill ltue

        • Frank

          I am sure the real number is over four million. So many of the long term unemployed are not being counted. There are many people who went on disability and are abusing the system. The government are not counting people who they claim dropped out. How are they counting these people now that most states don’t allow you to sign in every week or two. And how about all the older workers who were forced to take low retirement benefits because they could do nothing else to bring in money. And all the people who only could get low paying part time jobs who are no longer counted. And now the new jobs will increase because all the college kids are leaving their summer jobs.

    • Thomas Tyarks

      I went to school not to push shopping carts I actually made less than unemployment and it was a year after the extension stoped.I went from 110.000 to less than twenty.my job really helped not!

  • FedUpInNJ

    Anyone who votes for ANY INCUMBENT in November is a total fool! ALL these asholes needs to GO! Immigration has taken a front seat to helping over 4 million LTU AMERICANS!!! AMERICANS!!! Vote them ALL out in November, repub and dem; if they are incumbents THEY MUST GO!

    • eddieknucks

      Cosign! They all must go!

  • One less unemployed counted

    Were is his pen and phone? Haven’t heard anything since from mr. President dems are just to blame as the GOP !!!!! Broken government!!!! More money for illegal’s he’s going to use pen for that thouh……or send millions in foreign aid

    • satoshi n.

      u.e ext is not happening ever

  • One less unemployed counted

    Our government is a joke!!!! Governing against the people the way of our future?

  • Thomas Tyarks

    I’m not voting for any politician who did nothing for the millions of unemployed registered voters or who was against the unemployment extension. ooooops! They had to see it comeing

    • FedUpInNJ

      Vote ALL INCUMBENTS OUT!

  • Thomas Tyarks

    All elected politicians should take a mandatory polygraph after one year of service.to make all our votes count.sift out the culls!

    • satoshi n.

      drug and alco tests too

  • tgrella01

    “please drop the racist one liner , I don’t like Obama either, but this isn’t stormfront”
    I agree, and will refrain from using this one liner! I wish your other observations were as polite and well stated!

  • Ralph

    There no more money coming, it time to stop hoping and start looking for other ways to make a living ,take any low paying job if you you can find one and good luck and God bless you all

    • Chad Hatten Houston

      exactly, guys like Shannon acting lie euc was their money, gi me a break, people being way to picky about what job to take

  • granny9

    These people do not care about us. They care about having money in their pockets. They take to much time off.. How are we suppposed to pay for groceries, utilities, etc. with no money coming in.

    And another point is that when you filing out applications and then either never hear back from the company or they deny you the job. Do not even get interviews for jobs.

    • satoshi n.

      they don’t give a fu

  • YONATAN C

    The Republican senate has been a disaster for our country and people. They have failed to agree on almost all proposals and bills that would have benefited woman, the poor, minorities, gay community, and the unemployed. While they worked feverously on behalf of big business and special interest groups, they failed the more than three million unemployed families without unemployment benefits since late last December. These millions of families have fallen into financial ruin and deep poverty over the past seven months. The republicans have proven not care about these groups, especially the three million of these unemployed families. While they vote for foreign aid and corporate welfare, these families are still suffering WITHOUT an extension bill that would help them climb out of the financial ruin that the republicans lack of action had caused them to fall into by not passing the unemployment retro extension bill.

    • Ivan

      That pretty much sums it up

      • ellie

        It’s all of them. Instead of fighting about it, we should band together.

        • satoshi n.

          they will not even vote

    • left wing

      democratic senate headed by senile harry, try to keep up

      • FedUpInNJ

        Republican house run by elitist, corporate loving John Boehner, keep up!

    • ellie

      If anyone’s interested in boycotting Koch brothers products, Quilted Northern, Angel Soft and Georgia Pacific are among their products. But maybe like me you don’t have money for toilet paper.

      • satoshi n.

        Koch gross revenue is 100 billion a year they mission is to grind l.tu.e poor into submission until their tar sands land is filling up keystone. ya they own tracts of tar sands land. No love for Koch’s holy swiss cheese pipeline gas leak that burned alive what was it 3 teenagers in the u.s.a. and their high paid lawyers made sure minute reparations

    • satoshi n.

      big biz was a rubber stamp from congress and a happy pen signature from the prez with out of office $250k guaranteed 50 minute speech appearance as payback to prez from big biz

  • Jai Baxter

    democrats are the greatest threat to the US, both Foreign and Domestic.

    • erick

      The republican party hates you and hates your way of life. No gun control. Get a gun and shoot a republican, so they can be with Jesus.

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    I thought there would be action on this, but now that recess is here nothing will happen

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    For anyone who has ever searched for a job, one thing I bet we all can agree on: ho irritating it is to go t apply for a job, then have to take assessments that last an hour, just for the right to be ignored. My god some of these companies make you take more than an hour just to apply.

    • govtsux

      Right you are Chad. Can spend a couple hours easy to apply at Home Depot, etc. You would think they were hiring for Homeland Security!

      • satoshi n.

        u would not believe the exhausting process my last job was to get thru their layers of application process.

  • Guest

    Long-term unemployment rose 74K to 3.2 million in today’s job report for July. This compares to 1.3 million before the recession. The highest level resulting from the 2001-2002 recession was 2 million when extended benefits were available.

  • Amber

    lol Americans should teach or Moneybag, greedy and uncaring Politicians a lesson about what they are doing wrong. With the way america as been turning out. Have most of the american move out of america to other countries to find work get settled there then move all there family there. To teach and show our politicans that thanks to their actions and way of doing business that americans are leaving the United States and loosing and finding jobs to other countries that they know show be increasing here in the US. Showing them what they are doing is not working and to start caring about the people that are suffering the most and not themselfs. Like the way it is now.

    • Amber

      I wish we the American people (not congress, House of Representatives, and not the White House) could impeach every politician In that was not doing their jobs and didn’t care about America or their citizens that live here rather than other countries but we the people not able to do this which is bullshit. WE need a new law in place that would give American people the power to do this and not our politicians voting and never succeding

      • FedUpInNJ

        Use your vote in November to vote all incumbents out

  • BOB

    we are at a all time high in Unemployment 12.2 % numbers are
    being made up the over all is 6% higher than norm people are
    hurting and we need to say no to this ,shame on them , fire the
    Senate and Congress ….. step up and create drama for them its
    not good for the economy or people

  • Frank

    The unemployment rate went up in July from 6.1 to 6.2 percent. 209,000 new jobs were created. In order to keep up with population growth, at least 150.000 jobs per month need to be added to break even with growth. So that would leave an additional 59,0000 jobs for the unemployed.
    So what is the new rate of people who have lost their unemployment benefits? Last I heard it was 74.000 per week. What ever the rate is now it sure does look to me that we are going in the wrong direction as far as job availability is concerned. Please correct me if I am wrong.

    • satoshi n.

      so is it a net jobs loss or net job gain??

  • Ivan

    What bothers me is that unemployment ins never seemed to be an issue before because of its brevity. The max time of 99 or 73 weeks fell short of two years. Now after the benefits expired, I didn’t hear many complain because it was always a temporary aid and not a large amount but it allowed for some expenses to be met. Those comparing it to welfare are off the mark. But it is what it is. My advice is to do what’s necessary to get out of the system because the system no longer works. Logic is no longer a part of the system. Just special interests. If action on this starts to take place before the elections, we will all know that this has been grandstanding. For all the GOP supporters consider the fact that the most unqualified member of your party was voted in as speaker. this job is obviously too much for him. Unfortunately irreparable damage has already been done to many financially and also the humiliation of having their charactor attacked

    • Chad Hatten Houston

      99 weeks stands out in people’s minds and offend those who are working

    • satoshi n.

      ok you have a shock wave of people walking across the border to be employed meaning what effect on jobs 0 ?? stock holders shipping jobs offshore to boost profit and be taxed on a lower rate on their passive income than your income, companies claiming no profit like Starbucks coffee earned 0 profit and paid no tax on 0 profit. Hb-1 visas have what effect on jobs 0? do whats necessary? What??? force an employer to give u a job ?

  • Beck Ty

    god will see them

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    the is where ltu, rank In the final hours, it was no problem toruh hroug this funding.

    http://news.yahoo.com/iron-dome-bill-us-shows-israels-back-152433205–politics.html

  • Jim Labruno

    I find it hilarious that anyone actually still thinks this would ever get passed. You have a better chance of winning the power ball!

  • http://www.mid-lifemama.blogspot.com/ Julie

    Figures. Hubby was only out of work a few months and his cut off. Due to the fact he had been unemployed for a few months over a year before. He still hasn’t found work. I make Five dollars too much to get assistance with food. We have cut everything we could. My husband worked for 30 years without using unemployment benefits at all!!! Sure doesn’t seem fair at all.

  • http://www.mid-lifemama.blogspot.com/ Julie

    Oh and they send BILLIONS to other countries at the drop of a hat…. how about you take care of your own citizens and leave the rest of the world to deal with their own problems they bring on themselves!

    • satoshi n.

      On the walk across the border they get a suite with air conditioning a soccer field, a library. cost $145 a day. y not put em up at the Marriott?

  • michael morrison

    We have detected something incorrect, wrong, or just something that needs to be changed. I have the solution! Laid off the Speaker of the House John Boehner, Republicans, the Democrats and let them feel the anxiety about what they’re is going to do next in life. If Someone is Not Doing Their Job, Why Do You Need Them?.” Fire Them! Change is good!! Out with the old!!! In with the new!!! You don’t have go home!! But you got to get out of here now!!! We will just add them to 32.8 percent of all unemployed Americans. How do you like me now???? LMBO!

  • left wing

    when all those ILLEGAL ALIENS that obama invited hit the job market, you can kiss your job good bye.

  • FedUpInNJ

    The poor people who were paraded in front of cameras on “Witness Wednesday” were suckered into believing their voice actually counted. This was just a photo op for the upcoming election. Its pathetic. The Republicans sure talked a lot about unemployment yesterday when they were trying to decide if they were going to give millions to “border security” (which passed) all the up until 10pm last night, then the House adjourned… without ONE WORD about helping the AMERICANS who are unemployed. It amazes me they can make time to talk about anything/everything EXCEPT unemployment! After losing my benefits I finally landed a part time job at minimum wage, I took it, I had no choice. What the 1% better understand is they are putting VERY BITTER people into service positions where we prepare their food, watch their kids, walk their dogs… do they really think we won’t retaliate?! LOL I work with a guy at the diner who is so angry about the unemployment not being extended that when a patron makes the fatal mistake of talking politics and bashes Obama this guy does things to that patrons food that I won’t even mention… and I don’t blame him! THAT is what this has done to people! SHAMEFUL!

    • Frank

      Congress will be patting themselves on the back because people in our position have to take low paying part time jobs to survive. The bad thing is that when we take a job like this we are now counted as employed. Also being from NJ I know there are no jobs for us. Even though I look for work every day, I know that at my age I will not be hired. I will be forced to retire when I reach sixty two. Something I do not want to do. I have seen some bad times but never anything close to what I am seeing now,

      • ellie

        I wish I could take one of those jobs. I have pretty bad arthritis and can barely do a sit down job.

        • Frank

          If your arthritis is bad enough you may qualify for disability but it is not easy to get. If you have Rheumatoid arthritis it may be easier. You would need some medical history as proof.
          As far as your children go there are avenues of help available. Churches and food banks help people all the time. Local charities as well.
          Medicaid is available in most states to keep your kids healthy. I am surprised that you did not qualify for food stamps. No shame involved getting help for your family.

          • satoshi n.

            fu frank the so called scam charities will help with expired food but ask for some help to pay the gas and elec forget it . foodstamps have many ways of rejecting aid y do u think their application is 17 pages long apparently you run ur mouth with no actual experience in asking for help from fake chairities

          • Frank

            First of all satoshi and Jenine I am on your side, not against you. I am not running my mouth because my wife is disabled with arthritis and is on disability as a result of it and you would not believe me if I told you what her medicine costs.
            I have looked into food stamps and help with heat and power in case things get worse for us. The little bit I might be able to qualify for food stamps would not keep me fed for a week. Very little money for help with utilities. This varies from state to state. Some states will not give you a dime. But since you still have a computer and the time it would not hurt to attempt to get some help. It is not a solution to your problem only help. If you were a little handy you might try getting a few jobs like painting or whatever you are good at until you find work.
            In any case, anyone who was kicked in the teeth by Boehner should not give up. It might seem like all is lost but history shows that people have recovered from similar situations. Just look at the depression, people were lined up at the free soup kitchens and a days work. Those people came back, you can too.

          • Jenine Smith

            Frank, I’m afraid you’re a bit naive about how the system really works. This system is set up for failure if you ask me. Within the last 12 months, my dad and I were nearly tossed out on the street because Congress didn’t extend unemployment extension. It’s by God’s grace that he’s finally working again.

          • Frank

            I am far from being naive about the system. Since Clinton was in office it is very difficult to get any kind of emergency help. I am happy to read that your Dad was able to find work. So many people are in real trouble. Anyone who has been out of work and has lost their benefits have been ignored by our government. You are more likely to get food from the US if you were standing on top of a mountain in Iraq than living in the US. Remember what happened in New Orleans during the flood? The US wasn’t dropping food. People were dying in the streets.

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    this issue is over until next recession

    • Frank

      Oh, I guess you believe a Republican will be elected to the executive office.

  • Hearin in da Boro of NYC

    The fertilizer for my garden smells better and is more useful then every member of our legislature in DC. The Comatose in Chief is no better. They are all helping themselves to everything we worked for. Animal Farm is their handbook for guidance and direction like the koran is for the wayward murders running wild around the world. If anyone is waiting for Washington, DC, equate the initials to definitely comatose. They have no clue for our benefit, only their own. Can’t wait to see each and everyone of them replaced if the Citizens of this fine Country ever wake up. Maybe in my lifetime, maybe not. The future does not look good when dealing with “definitely comatose.”

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    people will never wake up

    • Frank

      One question Chad. Why are you still here?

      • Chad Hatten Houston

        why not, why is anyone?

        • Frank

          Well from what I understand from your posts is that you think there will be no extension, you think people are way too picky about taking jobs and that is one of the reason they are unemployed. You believe the left are a bunch of liars and are inflating the number of unemployed.
          I must then assume from your posts that you must be employed even if it is a low paying job. I have to wonder why someone who is employed would follow message boards that relate to the unemployment extension that he believes is finished.
          I also believe the extension is finished but I am here because I am unemployed and don’t want the plight of the unemployed to be swept under the carpet and forgotten. I don’t like the way the unemployed have been jerked around and treated by our own government. A government that spends 600 billion a year on its military plus what they spend on all the secret hidden operations but can’t help the unemployed of this country.

          • Chad Hatten Houston

            I agree with you in regard to the newly unemployed. Those who are still unemployed from 2013, and wanted retroactive benefits, not so concerned about them.

          • Frank

            What do you do for a living that allows you to follow these message boards? You know people don’t prefer to put a bullet in their head or lose their home and family as apposed to not working. Many people on these boards don’t need more negative feedback. It’s a desperate situation for them. Most people here its the worst thing that has ever happened to them. You are making broad statements when you don’t know their situations. The job market in some states are still very bad.
            So what kind of job allows you to post during the day when most people are working?

          • Bill Jones

            If I was unemployed, I would be spending every waking minute looking for a job or acquiring a marketable skill. Not posting on message boards. Just sayin…

          • Frank

            If you are a paid troll your employer is getting taken for a ride. But I guess they are getting what they paid for. Don’t worry, Obama is trying to increase the minimum wage. Just sayin…

  • Frank

    I have shared this from another forum and you can thank our government for letting it happen-

    I can’t work for the private sector because I’m a US Citizen, and official government policy says that:
    * All IT jobs are to go to H1B visa holders from India
    * All call center jobs are to go to India
    * All manual labor jobs are to go to illegal aliens
    * All factory jobs are to go to China
    * All construction jobs are to go to illegal aliens

    • erick

      In Long Beach, California a new bridge is being built. The contractors are claiming that they do not have enough certified welders, so they want to hire cheap foreign labor on H1B visas. However, there are over 500 unemployed certified welders living within 10 miles of the construction project.

    • satoshi n.

      carly finoria ceo of h-p Compaq shipped 1000′s of jobs south of usa. many years ago.

  • ellie

    My kids and I are on the easy peasy Boehner diet. No pesky pills, powders or weigh-ins. Guaranteed to lose all the weight you’ve ever dreamt of losing.

    • ellie

      I’m not kidding. Food stamps said I had to produce documents that don’t exist. And, yes, I job hunt everyday.

      • satoshi n.

        people don’t know so tell em how many pages was ur $6.30 a day snap application?

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    I feel bad for the newly unemployed who have been limited to only 26 weeks, while others got 99 weeks.

  • gracie

    I have been unemployed for 10 months. Getting ready to take a part time job with low pay. I hope everyone is still filling out a voucher every week that has money left in your account or an open claim. I will still fill a voucher out when I start work, the money I will make is a lot less than my unemployment pay would be. This shows a truer number of people that are out of work or in low paying jobs.

  • SAMMY

    I have lost all my belonging do to be evicted an putting my stuff in storage, we have now to deal with the person who bought it, he wants 700.00 for personal cloths an pix,, I used to like watching trhese TV shows but now sinec MY stuff is gone I think the people who try an profit from peoles msery are duchbads,,,, I already sold most things of value TV cameras desk top comp.. we are living in a beat up camper , im working at the supermarket @ 8.00 per hr,, 35 hrs a week, we have food stamps an medicad.. but we are thinking of suicide as this could be easier than this… maybe congress we listen,,, I thought about robbing a bank,, or store to try something but clearly that’s a next to last option… we have only the clothes on own backs an no hope,,,,,

    • Bill Jones

      You might try learning a skill and applying for a job. Just sayin…

      • Frank

        You must work at night which allows you to follow unemployment boards just for the fun of harassing people. But perhaps you are a paid troll who could not find a good paying job. Just sayin…

        • Bill Jones

          Nope – I retired early after amassing a considerable amount of personal wealth. But thanks for playing…

        • kdjustice

          Frank, not only did we get Seb. the troll kicked off the Epoch Times, they gave me the boot also. I can’t even log onto the site. Oh well.

          • Frank

            Me too KD. But guess what, I had a message from Cynthia Dobbins AKA Seb in my email box that came from Epoch which I also can’t get on. He just changed his sign in. He wrote –

            Cynthia
            Dobbins

            I
            sure hope you boys get your EUC . You spend enough time begging for it. seems
            euc isn’t the only thing dried up and worthkess in your lives…
            Kind of a kick in the rear from Epoch.

          • kdjustice

            Cynthia Dobbins is ” David ” Dobbins wife in which he stole her identity weeks back. How in the heck can we get banned and he can continue on? I still say he’s a paid troll and somehow he gets these sites to look the other way. He has to have access to multiple IP and e-mail addresses which make me think he’s in some type of call center getting paid to do it. He also sent me a message using David’s wife name but I can’t access it. I sent David a message to inform him that he’s using Cynthia’s name and avatar again. David want’s his real name and address bad. You have probable read David’s posts on other sites. Anyway there should be something we can do to expose him and get rid of him once and for all.

          • Frank

            Me too but Cynthia Dobbins is still there AKA kay. She also trashed us to boot. Got an email.

          • kdjustice

            Frank, you might want to change your profile to “private activity” so he can’t see where you’ve been and what you’re saying. He will look at your comments see where you’ve been and follow you around.

          • Frank

            Good idea will do now.

          • kdjustice

            Cynthia didn’t Seb. did. I know what you mean.

          • Frank

            I know I should have typed he. To go through ATT cell and no wifi and still was blocked. Don’t know how they did that .

          • kdjustice

            He has your e-mail address? Oh no!

          • Frank

            IT is a maked email address that I have control over. That is not a problem. He may have stole my identity on Disqus. That would be enough to get him banned from Disqus if this is true.

          • Frank

            Should read masked email address. I went in and changed my name back.

          • kdjustice

            Right on, slam that fool!

          • Frank

            I don’t think he did it. I think it was a result of my privacy change.

          • kdjustice

            Was able to click disqus at bottom of page. Then access my account to see posts to and from on epoch. He’s posting under three different user names.

          • Frank

            After looking at my own account it looks like Kay was removed permanently from Disqus but he has more than one account. He will get caught.

          • kdjustice

            He’s posting under Kenny Powers, Jai Baxter, Cynthia Dobbins and has now taken my user name.

          • Frank

            I’ve been working on it. That is crazy he stole your sign on. That is a serious offense with TOS with Disqus. I would file a complaint with them and let them know of the other names. He is on the run. I looked up Cynthia on Facebook. There is one picture and no information. He must make up fake people on Facebook to sign on using Facebook. There is a real Dobbins but he used the photo of the fake Dobbins.

          • Frank

            Looks like he changed guest to jay f he put a big space between jay and f. This guy is sick, I want to stop him. Jai Baxter is on Facebook as well. Seems to be related to a video game.

          • kdj.

            I was just able to log back on epoch site. Must have been a 24hr. thing. Can you log back on?

          • Frank

            I think my email address popped up when somehow when I changed my account to private. Should be good now.

          • kdjustice

            Just checked, you’re private now.

          • Frank

            Thanks. I must be sleepy because I am not typing too well tonight. I am a little angry about this whole thing and I am sorry. It looks like it is only Epoch that we may have a problem with but no big deal. I imagine that they pulled the plug on all of us.

          • kdjustice

            You’re probably right. Hey I’m going to call it a night also. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.

          • kdjustice

            Just got a message from guest on epoch. I can’t access it. It could be Jay…. or Seb. he uses guest also.

          • Frank

            Could you read the message on the email?

          • kdjustice

            I chose not to receive messages through e-mail for security reasons. But I guess I could change and check it later. I’ll get with you tomorrow.

          • Frank

            Have a good night.

      • erick

        What job retraining will make a person not “over qualified”? I have a university degree, 3 trade related associate degrees, a journeyman plumbers license, a journeyman steamfitter license, and I am a certified welder. When I apply for available job openings I am told that I will not be hired because I am over qualified. It has been estimated that 50% of the water supply piping in the nation needs replacement, yet there are 1/4 million unemployed plumbers and pipefitters in the nation.

        • Bill Jones

          You should go into business for yourself then, and not rely on others to give you a living. Start small, and grow the business over time.

    • satoshi n.

      where were all the fake chairities did they help u? name them on this forum so everyone will know .

      • SAMMY

        nobody has help us, we were getting food stamps but being im working for 800 hr they stopped it , I told the lady we ARE HOMELESS,, but she said well being you don’t pay any bills rent, all you income is available for food, so you don’t need food stamp no more,,,WFT,,,,, NOW ALL MY MONEY GOES FOR FOOD AN cannot save anything to get a place to live,,,,, if you get wft

  • SAMMY

    Whats wrong with you people,, im walking dead, I don’t even think I can hold down a good paying job, Im tired an beat up from living in a car for months, not eat correctly no money for a hair cut or some good cloths,,, its over,,,,im getting done,,, at least with the ec, I had a nice place to live,, some to work for,, an since Dec,, I have been moving to room to room hotel to motel,, im tired…

  • SAMMY

    I don’t blame people for stealing an robbing no more, I think you now have to take what you need to eat an sleep… an get buy an if you get caught you have a 3 meals an a cot….

  • Chad Hatten Houston

    congress will not listen Sammy, sorry, no new euc

  • satoshi n.

    all u unemployed without check call Boehner or peloshi up and tell them u just walked across the south border and u need a $145 per day for food and housing.
    ……….
    //The president has requested $3.7 billion in emergency funds, $1.8 billion of which would be designated to open and run shelters
    Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/immigration-children-housing-Central-America/2014/07/14/id/582438#ixzz3A6k6fgEC
    Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!//

    US spending $252 a day per child to care for young illegal immigrants,By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com AL.com
    Email the author | Follow on Twitter
    on July 03, 2014 at 2:56 PM, updated July 03, 2014 at 2:57 PM

  • MARK

    Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev It appears is trying to revive extensions.

  • jimmy Right

    There is a special place in hell for politicians in this country and it shows especially the last few years. I cant wait to vote every single politician out of office on November 4th and bring in a whole new congress and senate that actually cares about the people rather than themself’s only. Like the comment if you agree with me.

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