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TAKE ACTION: CALL ON CONGRESS TO SUPPORT UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FOR WORKERS, NOT TAX BREAKS FOR MILLIONAIRES


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: unemployment government, congress, freedoms, economy, americans )

Beverly
- 1238 days ago - act.truemajorityaction.org
Congress isn't supposed to just do favors for the rich. Sign here to remind them who they should be fighting for.



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Cher C. (1462)
Saturday November 27, 2010, 9:20 pm


Thnx hun!

 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday November 27, 2010, 9:20 pm
signed and noted, thanks Beverly
 

Beverly L. (72)
Saturday November 27, 2010, 9:20 pm
Right now, one in 10 Americans are unemployed and for 2 million Americans time is running out. If Congress fails to act in the next four days, they'll lose their last paycheck.

While millions of working Americans are struggling, the average CEO took home $1.67 million in bonuses. These people don't need another tax break, but that's just what some members of Congress want to give them.

More money for CEOs won't help people get a job. But unemployment benefits keep struggling families afloat allowing them to buy a Thanksgiving turkey and pay the rent.
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Saturday November 27, 2010, 9:29 pm
Republicans make me sick. They care only about the rich and large corporations and not about the USA and it's citizens. They will fight for the upper 2% and to hello with the other 98%. And since they are in control of about 95%+ of all media, we can't even get the truth about all this. I am starting to think that they are our homegrown terrorists, as they seek to destroy America. Disguested.
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Saturday November 27, 2010, 9:56 pm
Gladly signed. Without job creation on a larger scale then it is now, these people have no where to go at this point. I know more than one person flipping hamburgers with college degrees, sure it is a job, but I do not think it is what they spent all those years and their tuition fees they still owe to do. These conditions are just dragging on year after year with no end in sight.
 

Linda G. (187)
Saturday November 27, 2010, 11:18 pm
The GOP claims that if they extend unemployment benefits, people will not look for a job. What they fail to realize is that there are at least 5 applicants for each job, it's next to impossible to live on unemployment benefits and most people want the sense of accomplishment of doing a good job.

Another thing they fail to take into consideration is that the funds generated by unemployment insurance benefits go directly back into the community. They do no hold onto the funds, they need them for groceries, rent, clothing, utilities. They thus stimulate the economy immediately and when consumer demand is up, more jobs are created eventually.

Giving tax breaks to the top 2% does not create jobs - that has been proven over the past number of years of the Bush tax cuts and extending them will add $700 billion to the deficit that the GOP blames Obama for. They talk out of both sides of their mouth.
 

Mac R. (289)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:06 am
Only if enough people speak up loud and clear will they pay attention to us. It takes a hell of a lot of numbers to outweigh their corporate masters.
 

FreeSpirit Running (322)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 4:57 am
Oh, ty Beverly my wonderful friend! This is of such vital importance for all American citizens that even stand a chance of surviving with a roof over their heads and food on their tables! Damn the Congress!!! NOT FAIR !!!
I have signed and sent to members of family & friends as well my friend!
Here is the letter, please sign all of you that live in the US, thank you!

Hey there,

Have you heard? If Congress doesn't act in the next few days, the last financial lifeline to over two million Americans will expire just before the holidays.

Tea Party Republicans have already said they want to cut off this support to desperate American workers and give a tax cut to millionaires instead.

But USAction and TrueMajority are bringing dozens of unemployed workers to the capital next week to tell Congress in-person to stand up for working families, not rich CEOs. So I just signed this petition to backing them up, because, if we don't, our neighbors will be celebrating the holidays in shelters, not their own homes.

Can you sign too? It only takes a minute at this website and it really helps.

http://act.truemajorityaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=143

Thanks!

Much love to you Beverly for this article and blessings to all,
In peace always,
FreeSpirit
 

Beverly L. (72)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 6:23 am
I know it seems that petition after petition is going out about this, but I for one am not letting this go without my say. We have to stand up for what we believe in or they'll continue to walk all over us.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 6:31 am
noted but cannot sign. I do hope that you all keep signing petitions - call and write to these people as if more people contacted them directly - they will get the picture that a lot of people are very angry.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 6:33 am
Thanks Bev, noted, signed and posted on facebook and twitter :-)
 

Val R. (208)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 7:01 am
Thanks - signed and posted to FB.
 

James W. (251)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 7:14 am
SIGHED & NOTED THANKS FOR THE POST BEVERLY & THANKS FOR THE FORWARD MY GOOD FRIEND FREE SPIRIT MANY BLESSING TO BOTH OF YOU!
 

Pat B. (351)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 7:41 am
TY, Beverly for this. Signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 8:05 am
Noted, signed, and forwarded, thanks
 

Carole K. (200)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 8:05 am
I consider it to be an honor & a privilege to sign this one. TY, Beverly. Let us hope they vote with the USA common people and not with rich money interests....Here's to the REAL silent majority 98% American!!!
 

Elle J. (282)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 8:15 am
Noted! This is why I am taking time off from Care 2 to attempt to bring this to the attention of the people! I cannot believe that any American would stand up for the Republican party and deny benefits to those in need and support the extension of the Bush tax cuts. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Ted Turner are just a few of the very wealthy that don't want these taxes renewed. Here is a suggesting for some of you, tune in to MSNBC, at 6:00pm EST and watch the Ed Schultz show. This man is in the income bracket that would benefit from the extension of these tax cuts. However, he denounces them in every program. He is most definetely on the side of the 98%. I am going to post this on my facebook page and I have bombarded people I know from all over the country with good information about those who are suffering. Thank you Bev for posting this!
 

Ron R. (54)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 8:18 am
Beverly, Thank you so...much for posting this. I wish more people would speak out about this! keep up the good work and let me know if I can help you in anyway.
 

Charmaine C. (171)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 9:03 am
Same rubbish here in the UK. I support y'all 100% in your efforts to gain fair treatment from your government and your fellow citizens who are not struggling. For those of you who have lost everything due to other people's recklessness and now your jobs....we know exactly how you feel!
 

Patricia C. (96)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 9:23 am
Gladly signed Beverly, thank you.
 

MarilynBusy WITHCHARITIES (259)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 9:25 am
Signed...thanks for this! It's so stupid to give breaks to millionaires when 1 in 6 children are hungry in this country. ugh
 

KrassiAWAY B. (175)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:24 am
Protect workers, not millionaires! Noted with hope, thank you Beverly for posting and James for forwarding.
 

AniMae Chi (361)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:28 am
signed
 

Cheryl Ulrich (107)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:07 am
Signed and noted !
 

chris b. (2484)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:08 am
Noted and signed
 

Elisa M. (93)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:37 am

Action taken, and signed a few other petitions that were on the same site. Thanks FreeSpirit for the forward and to Beverly for the post :)
 

jane richmond (10)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:56 am
Signed and noted.
 

Toni C. (508)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:21 pm
Noted and signed... I'm so tired of the rich getting all the breaks and treating the rest of us like we're nothing more than yesterday's trash. The majority of the people in this nation are common folks who have to work hard for a living and when there's no work available, they need help over the hump. It's time to step up and take care of our own.
 

Shirley H. (49)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:22 pm
Happy to sign.
Shirley H.
 

Patricia N. (41)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:29 pm
Only to happy to sign and note.
 

donald Baumgartner (3)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:34 pm
SIGNED, AND THIS SHOULD BE W/ OUT THE PETITION AND SHOULD BE A NO BRAINER FOR THE LAME DUCK CONGRESS!! SHAME ON THEM FOR SUCH LAZINESS!!
 

Rand Martin (27)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:39 pm
I signed the petition, but after the last election where we were supposed to throw the bums out, but we put most of the bums back in, I think congress knows they can do what they want and we the sheeple will follow them to slaughter. Yo congress, take the money and run. We are to dumb to stop you.
 

Dee C. (9)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:44 pm
I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to sign the petition. However, we need to do more -- may I suggest that everyone who signs the petition also email and or call their members of Congress to let them know how you feel. It's important, and it works. If all any elected official sees is a single petition, it can be dismissed regardless who delivers it. Calls, emails and especially handwritten letters from constituents have enormous impact.
 

. (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:52 pm
Why do you point the finger at one stinking part its all of them go to Congres.com and you will get the mega vote each time they vote on any thing. The Elephants and Jackass's all are in on it so stop pointing fingers. They just vote one of the idiots back in and he voted against it for them to get it. Does he care. Hell NO!!! He's like all of them layed back in there comfy homes with all there bills paid by us. I had my way about it I would Robun Hodd every stinking one of there homes and let them see how it feels, but then again they have at least 3 or 4 places.. Why do we Not get to vote any more. They should not even pass one stupid bill with out our say so. I bet they got people to wipe there but because there to lazy to do it. Eat, sleep and @@@@. And do not care if people will be on the streets or not. Oh yell its going to come back and bite them not soon enough for me. Thanks Beverly and FreeSpirit for the forward.. Dohiyi.
 

Dotti Lydon (118)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:54 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you, Beverly
 

Kim O. (404)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 12:55 pm
Noted and signed! Thanks Beverly and James for the forward! Anything to help out down there!
 

Jinny L. (49)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 1:22 pm
Action taken...I tuned into a program this am interviewing billionnaires Buffett, Gates, Turner and a couple of others.....they stated that if it wasn't for this nation giving them the opportunity to succeed they wouldn't be where they are at today. That's why they are giving back. I commend them. They are not comfortable with tax breaks for the rich. Hopefully, more will follow including the rich politicians in our Corporate Congress....."Government of the people, by the people, for the people".....our politicians need to begin to honor it. Thank you Beverly!
 

Charlie L. (47)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 1:37 pm
Noted and Signed. T.U. Beverly and Olivia. I am frustrated because my first message got wiped out, why I don't know. Republicans make me ill with their selfishness and greed, democrats equally so because of their equally vicious, thinly disguised selfishness and greed, and lacking any integrity, allow Republicans to get away with their theivery and corruption. Like Dandelion, I know people with college degrees flipping burgers and doing other marginal jobs because they can't find a job in a field that they worked hard to get their degree for. I know a man who has a doctorate who is driving a taxi. There are others who are working two or three not-so-great part-time jobs just to survive because they can't find even one decent position to support even themselves much less a family. I don't think it could be any more rediculous than it is. I feel for the people struggling to get by on unemployment benefits, and now having even that stripped away even though I am not in exactly the same situation. I've been there and know what it's like. As a disabled veteran I feel like our government is also very stingy with a lot of our veterans. Without seeking to offend anyone however, I ask that we consider, just for a moment, a slightly different point of view. The newly poor are just now finding out what it's like to live with the hardships that many of us have lived with for many years. They had good jobs and a peice of the good life at one time while many of the nations poor whether they were working or not struggled just to survive. It seems fair to say that a good many of them never cared about those who were living in poverty as long as THEY had good jobs and were living comfortably. Many of them just figured "Well, it's all working for me so, if anyone's poor it must be THEIR fault." It has always been my impression that most of them didn't place much importance on whether we live in a just and humane society. I'm not saying they all were like that, but I don't think I'm alone in my assessment that many of them didn't give much thought to the problems of the poor until they themselves had fallen at least temporarily through the cracks of society. I have to question whether, even now, most of the new poor see their individual situations as part of a bigger picture, that we are all in this together, that their fight is our fight and vice-versa, or as just a personal dilemma that they want our support and empathy for that will be resolved as soon as THEY get a decent job and the good life again. Then they will go back to their safe, upwardly mobile lives and forget about those of us who never had their advantages. Don't get me wrong I will be happy for Sharon if she finds the job of her dreams and that taxi driver if he gets a position as a professor. But what my sincere hope is that their current experience will inspire them to not only persevere to improve their own lives but find a new sense of compassion to transform the world for the better. I know, I'm just a dreamer....but I'm not the only one.
 

Arvin E. (4)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 1:46 pm
I have never understood just how it is that the unemployed are demonized in this country. The half full glass with the unemployment is people who "never thought they would need...." (you fill in the social program) may discover their humanity unlike the Republicans.
The state to watch is New Jersey as a test case for the Tea Buggers. Even the thugs/Rx dealers are wearing shirts with the date when the 111 cops will laid off, as reported by The Nation Mag.
I shall follow up signing this with an e-mail to my senators and encourage others to do the same. WWW.senate.gov
 

William Y. (54)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 1:59 pm
"The GOP claims that if they extend unemployment benefits, people will not look for a job. "

Obviously these Repubs have never collected unemployment. One has to being trying to find work to collect.
 

Janice P. (51)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 2:19 pm
Signed and forwarded. Thanks for letting me know about this petition, Olivia.
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 2:45 pm
I'm a dreamer too. As with you Charlie, I wish no ill on anyone, but I hope that out of all of this, that more people will become more compassionate towards those less fortunate. Out of adversity and suffering the most growth occurs.
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 2:46 pm
Thanks Beverly. Signed and sent.
 

Ann L. (34)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:00 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:25 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you.
 

Eternal Gardener (700)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:47 pm
Action taken!
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 3:49 pm
Someone in my family, actually told me if the top 2% of the wage earners in our country, don't get a continued tax break, they won't be able to buy a new yacht. After gasping for air for a few minutes, I tried to regain my composure. He then said that he was afraid that the yacht companies may have to go out of business.

Now, the words that came to mind, did not come out of my mouth, as you might surmise. What could I say to that, that would not have had me evicted from the premises? I picked myself up, left the room, never to return to the same location, in which he parked his derriere

Unless, I miss my guess, no one can top this one!
 

Susan Lynch (126)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 4:24 pm
Signed and shared. The only way to give our economy the jump-start it needs is to keep Unemployment going for those who need is so desperately and to repeal the tax cuts on income over $250,000. EVERYONE gets to keep their tax cuts on income up to $250,000. Why do the wealthy have to be such crybabies?
 

Beverly L. (72)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 4:29 pm
Under Bill Clinton and his tax rates, the economy roared and 22 million jobs were created. Bush's 8 years with his rich breaks for the rich led us into the Great Recession. It's time to reinstitate Clinton's tax rates. For me this is the defining moment of Obama's presidency ~ either he is the change or he's not. Period.
 

Catherine Ignatowski (80)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 4:30 pm
noted and signed
 

Tina L. (3)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 4:57 pm
signed and shared..many have above me have said what I feel, so there is not reason for me to repeat something that has already been said well.
 

Michael Carney (205)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 5:04 pm
Noted and signed...These Republicans are not going to be happy until, people who aren't working will wind up working as slave labor...God forbid a Corporation, actually has to pay a person for their labor...They are disgusting examples of greed, ignorance, and heartlessness...Yet, how nasty would they be, if they didn't all love Jesus, so much? What a bunch of lying hyprocrites, they all are...
 

Israel Valdez (0)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 5:36 pm
signed
 

Beverly L. (72)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 6:29 pm
Funny Susan, "crybabies" isn't exactly the word I use to describe them, but we'll keep it clean, LOL!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 7:14 pm
Signed , thanks !
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 8:15 pm
If the Republicans continue to be successful in brain washing a good deal of the public which was proven to be true in our recent election our country our way of life will deteriorate and continue to crash as people will not be able to educate their children, lkeep their homes and drop dead as our health care is thrown in the sewer as the GOP declares victory.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 8:31 pm
Signed & Shared on Facebook!!!
 

Mary away T. (188)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 8:39 pm
noted and gladly signed, this is so stupid it is scary, Just who really needs the tax breaks it is sure not the richest people, I can not believe that they are even thinking about while the rest of are suffering , Is the rich going to give all the rest of us some of their money I don't thinks so,Republicans are a bunch of cry babies and all they want to do is help the rich, I guess the rest of us are on our own, How many jobs have have the rich create with their big bonuses.
 

Claudia McCall (39)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 10:57 pm
Gratefully signed and noted. Thanks.
 

offline away busy sorry (63)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:24 pm
noted and signed thanks.
 

Ruth R. (209)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:33 pm
Noted, Shared, Signed.
 

Rose N. (9)
Sunday November 28, 2010, 11:55 pm
Signed. Thank you for posting.
 

Olga L. (8)
Monday November 29, 2010, 1:13 am
signed!
 

Edward M. (8)
Monday November 29, 2010, 1:28 am
But will the Republicans support it?
 

Geynell Eskite (68)
Monday November 29, 2010, 1:38 am
signed
 

patricia lasek (317)
Monday November 29, 2010, 3:42 am
Thanks for the post Beverly. Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 29, 2010, 4:04 am
Why they are protecting people with more than enough money to spend in 6 lifetimes is beyond me.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday November 29, 2010, 4:08 am
signed and noted
 

Gary C. (5)
Monday November 29, 2010, 8:30 am
noted thankyou.....
 

Susan Pernot (75)
Monday November 29, 2010, 8:36 am
Flagged 3 spammers; I am sick of the spammers.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday November 29, 2010, 8:39 am
sad really sad
 

Susan Pernot (75)
Monday November 29, 2010, 8:43 am
signed and fb
 

Ira M. (211)
Monday November 29, 2010, 8:44 am
Signed and noted, thank you
 

Helena K. (57)
Monday November 29, 2010, 9:26 am
noted ty...
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Monday November 29, 2010, 10:40 am
We all have to remeber tha 44% of Congress is composed of Millionaires and I am sure that they are going to have a real problem working for those that actually vote for them and not pading their own pockets.
consider also that the Bush/Repugnican Millionaire Tax cuts effect just under 388,000 people BUT add 700 Billion to the deficit every 10 years. Every time you hear a Repugican mention fiscal responsibility laugh in their face then hit them upside the head with a 2x4 to wake them up! Every $1 of unemployment insurance puts $1.68 directly into the US economy stimulating it, every $1 of tax break money for the rich puts $1 into the bank accounst of the rich, they do not need it and they do not spend it, and it sure as hell does nothing to create jobs or stimulate the economy. With the all of the Bush Tax cuts, mainly for the rich, for the 8 years of the Bush Administrations 1 million jobs were created, that is actually a larger negative number when the Millions of jobs shipped off shore with tax breaks for doing so, and the government grew a 7 Trillion dollar deficit when you put all the war spending on the books, but under the Clinton Administrations with higher tax rates 22 million jobs were created in the US and the Government actually had a surplus.
 

Maria P. (151)
Monday November 29, 2010, 12:11 pm
thanks
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday November 29, 2010, 2:38 pm
Yes, I signed and noted. Thank you. This needs more exposure since it is time limited. I will send to my friends and hope they will pass on to their friend list too.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday November 29, 2010, 2:45 pm
Signed, noted.
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Monday November 29, 2010, 2:50 pm
If you want to really understand what is happening please look at this document titled "The Protocols of the Learned Elder of Zion". The economy and loss of homes etc, is planned in the outline in this document. Don't mean to be a Jew basher because I am not, I love Jews. There is a segment of Jews however that have been planning a financial takeover of the planet, etc. You will find much of this revealing, remembering that our news is controlled by Zionists on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and that more than 52% of our financial markets are owned by Zionist, two dozen news papers and much of Hollywood, and so on. Do your own Google search.
http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/przion5.htm
It includes take over of financial markets, to get people to lose their homes, that the press will be controlled by them. You can read if you are interested. It was first published in 1897.
 

Just Carole (341)
Monday November 29, 2010, 2:58 pm

Whoa! Thanks for the "nudge," Judith! (And Beverly, for posting.)

I almost missed this one.
 

Stephen Sydebotham (74)
Monday November 29, 2010, 3:02 pm
Noted and signed and posted on Facebook.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Monday November 29, 2010, 3:07 pm
Time to do something to halt Americans being made the scape goats. No to tax break for the top 2%. YES to unemplyment checks being continued!! The Republican who would "Dare" hold Amerucan workers hostage is proving to be the scum of the earth! On it's way.. Thanks Judith.
 

Sharon L. (19)
Monday November 29, 2010, 3:26 pm
Noted and signed - Thank you
 

Fran F. (110)
Monday November 29, 2010, 4:08 pm
Signed, noted and shared. Much appreciated, Beverly!
 

Susan Lynch (126)
Monday November 29, 2010, 4:11 pm
U.S. Dept. of Labor:
The study found that UI benefits:

* reduced the fall in GDP by 18.3%. This resulted in nominal GDP being $175 billion higher in 2009 than it would have been without unemployment insurance benefits. In total, unemployment ...insurance kept GDP $315 billion higher from the start of the recession through the second quarter of 2010;

* kept an average of 1.6 million Americans on the job in each quarter: at the low point of the recession, 1.8 million job losses were averted by UI benefits, lowering the unemployment rate by approximately 1.2 percentage points;

* made an even more positive impact than in previous recessions, thanks to the aggressive, bipartisan effort to expand unemployment insurance benefits and increase eligibility during both the Bush and Obama Administrations. There is reason to believe, said the study, that for this particular recession, the UI program provided stronger stabilization of real output than in many past recessions because extended benefits responded strongly.

* have a multiplier effect of 2.0: for every dollar spent on unemployment insurance, this report finds an increase in economic activity of two dollars.
 

Ricardo C. (66)
Monday November 29, 2010, 4:26 pm
There is a reason for these tax breaks! They are returned in donations to politicians! Which means...they're going to keep on doing it! We must protest anyways, for them to know that we know what's going on!

 

Jen S. (108)
Monday November 29, 2010, 5:16 pm
Signed and forwarded, in disgust that the lives of Americans are hostages to the self-righteous, pontificating and hypocritical far-right-who is apparently quite comfortabe funneling billions to banks/the entire finacnial industry whose egregious behavior created the entire fiasco, whie piosly touting reducing the deficit they created by rubber-stamping the Bush agenda.
 

Beverly L. (72)
Monday November 29, 2010, 6:53 pm
Unemployment extensions will expire tomorrow, November 30th, for 4 million people. Let's light some candles and pray for an extension!
 

OFFLINE S. (126)
Monday November 29, 2010, 6:55 pm
*&^$3@ Republicans, remember the old saying, when the Republicans are the majority the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I signed and passed on to everyone I know. This antic is holding true
 

FreeSpirit Running (322)
Monday November 29, 2010, 7:15 pm
Candles definately lit and making some phone calls to my Reps. ASAP, have been on this for awhile now.

This is just disgusting what is happening to us in this country of OURS! No one, I repeat, NO ONE should have to go without food or shelter and that's exactly what will happen to many people, people like you & me that have families that have needs. This is a shame, what greedy SOB's can do when they have the power. Tsk tsk.

Sending out good vibes to all of us that are unemployed {so very many}...
Our voices are many that feel the same way, everyone should be contacting their Reps. , Senators, Congress, anyone that will listen ! We NEED the extension!

Bless us all and ty Beverly my sister for caring so much hon ~ thank you all for knowing the real truth about what is happening to us.
Get up, Stand up, Stand up for your rights!!! {Bob Marley}
Blessings all,
FreeSpirit
 

Joshua I. (6)
Monday November 29, 2010, 7:16 pm
Most of us have been cheated out of our benefits, and I have discovered how. I was cheated out of unemployment benefits when I was denied due process, by the Unemployment Insurance (UI) decision makers, in the year 2008. Later that year, I became a whistleblower (to the courts) and revealed that I was denied UI Benefits based upon an abuse of discretions, when UI decision makers ignored my evidence of a 18 USCA 245(b)(5) crime committed against myself in employment. On 4/19/2009, I was constructively discharged from employment (again), and this time I had evidence of this same 18 USCA 245(b)(5) criminal conduct that deprived myself of employment (again); and, this time I was granted UI benefits. Since I maintained a part-time job, as a Domino's Pizza delivery driver, I was able to survive and extend my benefits over a longer period of time. Later, I again suffered another 18 USCA 245 crime that was intended to construct my discharge from said Domino's Pizza delivery job, and this time I did post and record said criminal activity on the UI online job-search website system, (as a barrier to employment), when the UI decision makers conduct an investigation of my eligibility for benefits. However, the UI decision makers suppressed this evidence, and rigged their online questionnaire to reject my NO answers, to the employers claim that I Quit employment, and they fabricated a YES answer; and then, the UI decision makers decided that I quit employment, and determined that I owed them $1845.00 in overpaid UI benefits. After my appeal was delayed for 4 weeks, the UI Judge determined that I was eligible for UI benefits, and deleted the $1845.00 overpayment (however, this UI Judge also suppressed evidence of the 18 USCA 245 crime committed against myself). Now, at this time, the UI system has retaliated against myself for the UI Appeal (protected activity), and they have completely disabled my account so that I can no longer request my weekly benefits, and they have NOT paid me for the past 6 weeks of UI benefits due. In addition, since I maintained both a 2008 UI benefits account, and a 2009 UI Benefits account, the 2008 account paid $207.00 and the 2009 account paid $238.00; however, the UI decision makers have advised me that they have consolidated both accounts together, at the Tier-Two stage, and that they will pay my Tier-Three benefits at the $207.00 weekly rate. I did question the lower rate of pay, and I requested a copy of their written law authority (which they refused to supply) to deny myself the $238.00 weekly benefit, and because I suspected that I was being cheated, the UI decision makers have refused to obey the Judges-Order to pay UI benefits to myself, and have disabled my account. At this time I have been deprived of my UI benefits for over 8 weeks, and this UI malevolence is a crime of racketeering and extortion, committed under color of official right, by authority of 18 USCA 1951(b)(2), and they are also retaliating against me for my protected activity to file and win my appeal against their fabrication and manufacture of false evidence against me.
 

FreeSpirit Running (322)
Monday November 29, 2010, 7:24 pm
Joshua ~ so sorry to hear what has happened to you, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone my friend...Prayers being sent.

Peace,
FreeSpirit
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday November 29, 2010, 7:58 pm
Signed , thanks !
 

Carmen S. (69)
Monday November 29, 2010, 8:06 pm
Now all who signed when you call for the "No cuts to Social Security" you can also add to extend the unemployment insurance for these poor peolple. My God I do not know what this country is coming to when they have to be cajoled into passing this for people who will be starvfing and kids to boot.
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Monday November 29, 2010, 9:03 pm
Thanks for this one.
 

Krista T. (48)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 12:14 am
i do not know what is going to happen to this country . Millions of people out of work , houses foreclosed , pets put in shelters, and they are trying to pass a tax increase. This is insane !
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 6:37 am
Noted and signed.
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (710)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 9:19 am
signed,noted and posted in my group,thanx
 

ChanTlalok C. (372)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 9:43 am
thanx Bev for posting, I read all the comments, wow really good stuff. Something definitely isn't right. I studied Economics, my major was Accounting with a minor in Management plus I have a year on a MBA in International Finance. With all my White Man's knowledge I get the feeling that the White Man is doing his own system in. A strong economy is achieved by having a stong middle class, so it doesn't make sense to destroy them as Mexico has done recently. So, maybe what Judith P. commented on could be true about the Zionist trying to take control, that this is all planned.
I really wonder all my Care2 friends if these petitions really help or are we being monitored and then we will be the first ones to get incarcerated into the 800 concentration camps. By the way do these camps have new ways to Kill us?
 

Good H. (3835)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 10:15 am
1 million got cut off awhile ago from unemployment benefits, permanently. Now another 1-2 million will be cut off at the end of the month, mostly due to Republicans refusing to vote for benefits.

Strangely, at the same time, Americans elected many new Reps who will kill any extensions to further unemployment benefits, plus give permanent tax cuts to the richest CEO's... who are not about 'stimulating' the economy. Exxon made hundreds of BILLIONS, but paid 0 taxes last year. Yup, they need more tax relief.. they are paying too much.

Let's give these poor suffering corporations some more taxpayer stimulus money, and make our kids pay it all back plus interest. To He(() with Social Security.. get rid of it.. It is a Commie plot... If you are a true believer in all of this, plus more tax cuts for the rich, keep voting Republican and ignore anything green and progressive.
 

Joshua I. (6)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 3:22 pm
Free Spirit Running, Thanks-A-Lot! Please try to relay to others how treacherous the UI system really is. I'm bogged down with this fight, and cannot do very much at present; so, I posted what I have learned and have discovered so that someone else can benefit from my revelations and from the reality of what is truly going on.... Thanks,....
 

Robert S. (115)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 6:16 pm
GOP chooses wealthy over U.S. economy

Rachel Maddow talks with The Huffington Post's Sam Stein about Republican insistence on tax cuts for the extremely wealthy despite the CBO having shown that to be the least stimulative means of helping the economy.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/40425400#40425400
 

Barbara W. (342)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 8:39 pm
Beverly I hope you don't mind since this is an issue that needs attention now and I am unable to find any share for it..

By the CNN Wire StaffNovember 30, 2010 4:03 p.m. EST
Washington (CNN) -- The Senate passed a food safety bill to give more power to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, more than a year after the House of Representatives passed a similar measure.

The bill, designed to bolster the safety of the nation's food supply, passed 73-25.

A version of the bill passed the House in July 2009 but had languished in the Senate, a fact that has angered some food safety advocates.

A date for another House vote -- this time to provide final passage of the Senate's version of the bill -- has not been set, according to an aide to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland.

 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 8:48 pm
noted and we missed the huge tax bailout to the banks..for the second time...and they aren't even required to reinvest in the community...they can use the money for bigger salaries and bonuses....interesting...and it was in the news...the money could have been used to extend unemployment which ends up back in the economy as it's used for rent, food, and living expenses...not making bankers richer....would have been nice....
 

Beverly L. (72)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 9:31 pm
Hey Barbara, thanks for sharing your message ~ it's good to see something is getting done!
 

Jason Flint (5)
Tuesday November 30, 2010, 10:21 pm
signed and noted
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 8:07 am
Signed and noted. Thanks
 

Cindy Black (61)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 8:56 pm
Thank you, Beverly -- I signed with gusto. I'd just like to know what they think they'll do if millions of Americans suddenly have their benefits cut and simply cannot continue to live in their house or apartment, pay bills, feed themselves... There'll be SO many bankruptcy proceedings, SO many defaults on everything, so much less commerce to local businesses, etc. Just like with healthcare, the piper WILL be paid. And if it's not upfront, then the down-the-road cost will be much dearer and claim many more victims.
 

Roberto Vivas (48)
Friday December 3, 2010, 2:06 am
Noted and I will always sign any petition against those chauvinist CEOs that get away the lotto every year while the middle class lose their jobs!
 

April Thompson (2)
Sunday December 5, 2010, 5:46 pm
Signed and noted!
 
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