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**PLEASE SIGN** Extend Unemployment Benefits (AGAIN)

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: unemployment benefits, Republican obstructionism )

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Ned Resnikoff of MSNBC reports that 2.1 million Americans including 1.1 million children are living without Unemployment benefits due to Congressional Republicans signal FAILURE to renew the Extended Unemployment Benefits that expired at the end of 2013.

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Alan Lambert (91)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:08 am
Ned Resnikoff of MSNBC reports that 2.1 million Americans including 1.1 million children are living without Unemployment benefits due to Congressional Republicans signal FAILURE to renew the Extended Unemployment Benefits that expired at the end of last year. The CBO estimates that extending these benefits could mean an additional 0.8 to 1.2 percent of economic growth this year, a major hand up for the sluggish economy.

So we call on Congressional Republicans to get over their Obama Derangement Syndrome and do what is right for the poor and displaced workers in this country.

Animae C (514)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:24 am
Mar 07
# 2

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:33 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Judy T (227)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:18 am
Signed. Thank you, Alan!

Rachael Moore (55)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:27 am
Signed ~ Thank you Alan.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:27 am
Signed. Thank you.

ERIKA S (87)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:57 am
signed + noted

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday March 7, 2014, 5:31 am
S&N, Thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 5:43 am
N&S.Thank you Alan:)

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 5:47 am
#24-thx Alan

Ben O (156)
Friday March 7, 2014, 7:01 am

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday March 7, 2014, 7:05 am
Noted and signed, thanks Alan.

Carole K (195)
Friday March 7, 2014, 7:14 am
Noted & signed. TY, Alan!

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday March 7, 2014, 10:30 am
#40 0:30 pm Mar 07 Terrie Williams TX SSN

Carrie B (306)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:21 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Alan.

Friday March 7, 2014, 11:41 am
N & S. Thanks Alan

Friday March 7, 2014, 12:44 pm

Thanks Alan :)

Lisa W (143)
Friday March 7, 2014, 12:48 pm
for signing:
Extend Unemployment Benefits (AGAIN)
Ty Alan

B Bradley (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:42 pm
Signed..B Bradley from TX. Just lost my car due to this. Please help. I can't even get to interviews now for work. Please help!!!!

Mitchell D (87)
Friday March 7, 2014, 5:24 pm

Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 3:29 am
President Obama killed jobs early in 2009. He had a supreme opportunity to jumpstart the economy by turning immediately to our small businesses. 53% of Americans work for small businesses. Obviously saving the jobs and creating more jobs by reaching out to our small businesses was not a priority for him. What was a priority was turning to his "legacy" healthcare bill where he spent over a year erecting a "dud." He raised taxes on those earning over $250,000 a year (many small business owners) and then slammed an unconstitutional mandated "tax" on those who didn't buy into his O'Care Ponzi scheme. Millions of Americans lost their private healthcare insurance forcing them to go to the site that didn't work. It is still having problems today. So, while you are throwing tomatoes at the republicans who understand that continued unemployment benefits keeps Americans dependent on the taxpayers to send them a check every month your common sense should kick in and this is when you should ask yourself "why?" Why are Americans, after six years of Obama in the White House, dependent on extended unemployment benefits? It has to stop. It should stop. Our country has been without leadership for six years. Our country elected a pure narcissist and then re-elected him based on his continued incompetence.

In November, the American people will vote. Their votes will more than likely give our country a republican congress based on the extremely low poll numbers for President Obama. It's time to bring in the party who can get the economy going again by putting Americans back to work and getting them off taxpayer funded unemployment benefits. Our country will rebalance again. Never forget our country's challenge after one term democrat President Jimmy Carter who handed President Ronald Reagan 22% mortgage interest rates, inflation, deep recession and a completely broken foreign affairs situation. President Reagan rolled up his sleeves and never blamed anyone (we've had six years of Obama blaming Bush for his own incompetence) and turned immediately to the job engines in our country....our small businesses and larger corporations delivering confidence to them through hiring incentives and lower taxes for years. The country rejoiced and got behind him. The mortgage interest rates dropped to 7% and the rest is history. Reagan wasn't perfect but he had excellent leadership skills.

After six years of Obama it is shameful that we are still seeing petitions to extend unemployment benefits. Americans want jobs. Obama killed the jobs and delivered uncertainty and no hope. The liberals rewarded his incompetence by giving him a second term. And so it goes...


Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 3:55 am

Never have I seen a more revisionist screed than the one posted above. First of all, there is zero chance that "turning to small business" the way you see it (massive tax cuts for the already wealthy) would stimulate the economy. We've had 30 years of that form of ignorance and the "vulture graph" shows clearly that the results of that failure to get the wealthy to pay their fair share for running this country leads only to the most massive income inequality in the history of western civilization. Wages for the 99% have remained essentially stagnant since the early '80s. The 1% have seen their wealth increase 800% in that same period. The "supreme opportunity" you are touting would have done nothing to help the middle class, the working class or the poor. President Obama used the opportunity he had to move America into the 20th century and attempt to provide healthcare for all Americans, using a Conservative playbook, written by a Conservative think tank in the '90s as an alternative to HillaryCare and used by a Republican Governor (Romney) in Massachusetts to provide a healthcare system in that state that the citizens like. Admittedly, I consider ObamaCare "half a loaf", I would have preferred making Medicare universal, but it's a valiant start and can easily be moved to full Single Payer coverage under Hillary Clinton. Republicans will not see the inside of the White House except to visit until at least 2025.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 6:16 am
Thank you

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:01 am
Have signed. Thank you.

Angela K (379)
Wednesday August 27, 2014, 4:30 am
Signed , thank you Alan
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