Friday, August 27, 2010

No News But Speculation - So Why Say Anything?

Since the inception of this blog, it has always been the intent to provide readers with useful information.

As I see the number of readers who come here daily in search of insight - I feel I owe you guys at least the news of... there is no news.  There may be more news relevant to help the unemployed in the coming weeks but not at this time.

The easiest post in the world for me to write would be a post that would further divide people.  That's not the intent of this blog nor has it ever been.  With that in mind, I wish all of my readers well.  I invite you to keep to the facts and not to the speculation.  The facts still remain that nothing is on the schedule for Tier 5 unemployment.  It is fact that two bills have been introduced.  It is also fact that the two bills are so contradictory in nature that either they were each written from opposite ends of the universe or the bills are earmarked to provide a middle ground of the two or simply not be passed - at least until after the midterm elections.

My fellow Americans, if you are unemployed through no fault of your own and are desperately seeking a job - you are a victim of American politics.  Politicians have made the issue whether or not unemployed persons should receive extended federal aid at all VS. no government assistance whatsoever.

Why is it easy to give money to persons overseas?  Haitians do not vote.  Iraqis do not vote.  (At least not in this country unless they are registered US citizens).

The case has been made for a Tier 5 and it might have been made so well that it could be used as a campaign issue this fall.  In fact, I would bet artificial non-existent Internet money that it will.  But that again would be speculation.... see?  Any direction one wants to write about the issue is speculation and not factual.  It's just not useful to engage in this.  People want answers - not opinions that may or may not bear any substance. 

Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers to have a job by this Labor Day.  Everyone deserves the right to a job.  I will not mention his name because each time his name is mentioned he receives exactly what he wants - attention and money.  However that person will be in full protest at the Lincoln Memorial and will likely dominate headlines for weeks to come or at least throughout the weekend.  All over his special interests which constitute less than 2% of the American population. 

The headlines should be reading more about you guys and what can we do to fix the problems. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fired up, ready to protest | Fired up, mad as hell (video) - Nashville DNC

Fired up, ready to protest | Fired up, mad as hell (video) - Nashville DNC

August 12 Recap - Unemployed Workers Rally In NYC

This posting is in recognition of all of those who protested yesterday in New York City on behalf of the unemployed who have exhausted all benefits.  (Better known as 99ers).  In case you missed the Ed Schultz show, this was what was reported about the protest with remarks from unemployed Americans seeking assistance: 

Thank God for Ed Schultz.  But why does he have to be one of the only figures in cable news lobbying for the 99ers?  It just seems that more press coverage is being given to the idiot flight attendant who quit his job in a dramatic scene when millions of Americans would love to have that job.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation For 99ers Seeking A Tier 5 Unemployment Insurance Extension

, someone in the United States Senate is doing something for the 99ers.

In case you missed it, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), stated the following on the Ed Schultz Show tonight. 
"I'm introducing legislation with a number of Democratic sponsors, Senator Schumer is the main co-sponsor, and this bill will do two things:  Extend the unemployment insurance benefits for those who have exhausted benefits for an additional 20(twenty) weeks and secondly increase the incentive for employers to hire them." -Senator Debbie Stabenow
Here is the video of what happened on the Ed Schultz Show today: 

This welcomed news for millions of unemployed Americans who have fallen through the cracks and been abandoned is very late - but it is finally here.  There is finally legislation being introduced.  The bill will be called the Americans Want to Work Act.  The name is fitting given the number of unemployed in this country. 

There are no guarantees - but the United States House of Representatives will be summoned back into session next week as a bill was passed in the United States Senate today which provides relief to cash-strapped states.  Two bills which help American workers could be passed next week.  One being the extremely overdue, but finally here, bill which will help the 99ers and the other bill which has passed the US Senate today which is projected to save jobs which would have been cut without action from the federal government.

More information will be posted as it develops.  Please stand by Senators Stabenow and Schumer and the Americans Want to Work Act.  Key Senators to contact may be Senators Snowe and Collins who have been independently-minded enough to counter the republican filibuster machine which will be certain to raise the bar on opposition.

Full article here.

Ed Schultz: Stabenow to introduce 99er legislation that could add 20 weeks of Tier 5 UI benefits

Ed Schultz: Stabenow to introduce 99er legislation that could add 20 weeks of Tier 5 UI benefits