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Is HR 589 still possible?

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Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by woodhorse74 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:57 am

I just became a 99'er and feel everyone's pain. I also voted for Obama and
and I am disgusted with myself although McCain would have been worse.
The jobs number last week was total bs. With 400,000 jobs lost every
week it looks like more people are unemployed than are working.

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by Hunterforjobs on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:51 am

The word around is no. May be extensions for UEI but not for the 99ers unless some miracle happens. And it has to be a big one.

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:30 pm

It is possible, but has a long way to go...

The bill is still picking up co-sponsors which means its at least still alive. However, those co sponsors are all Dems and with no GOP support, it wont get very far right now.

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by Jobless_in_Ma on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:18 pm

Honestly in all reality, I wouldn't hold your breath. Sure it is possible however it still hasn't even been scored yet.
I hope u find employment soon.

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by lendmeflight2 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:01 pm

I think most of us are a little disappointed in Obama. I refuse not to vote so I guess I will choose the lesser of two evils which will be Obama again. Any of the GOP candidates will be worse.

Is 589 possible? Yeah it is but I don't know how probable.

With senator mcCaskill coming out saying she doesn't support added weeks I don't even know how much democrat support it has.
I also don't know how much it would help. I am 99er. Sure it would help me pay bills for 14 weeks but I would still have no place to live and be losing my place to live 14 weeks from now instead of right now.

I'm not sure it would be worth the amount it would cost. I would rather see a larger amount spent that helped more people for longer.

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by lam on Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:09 pm

At this point I thing 589 is a dead issue. Obama does not care about the 99'ers and I don't really know where the money would come from. I think the USA should do what England does once you loose your job you continue to receive unemployment until a job is found. But in this country the Repubs would have cardiac arrest over that one!!!

As far as voting goes in 2012 I will continue to vote for the lesser of two evils. Which I guess will be Obama. I think our choices are going to be very very poor. Obama is a huge disappointment and will be an even bigger disappointment in 2012!!!

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by ranbrow123 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:25 pm

lam wrote:As far as voting goes in 2012 I will continue to vote for the lesser of two evils. Which I guess will be Obama. I think our choices are going to be very very poor. Obama is a huge disappointment and will be an even bigger disappointment in 2012!!!

I would say there is a somewhat reasonable chance that Obama will be stronger once he doesn't have to worry about re-election. Right now, the GOP is doing everything in it's power to prevent him from getting re-elected. Perhaps it's optimistic thinking, but maybe this is a plan to give him 4 more years to work some mojo and to keep a republican president (which would certainly be much more of a disaster for America) out of office.

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by elvis44102 on Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:12 pm

Tiers I and II could be extended, then HR 589's 14 weeks added...

1) This would cut overall length to make republicans happy...
2) ALL unemployed would benefit....to immediatly pump money into the economy...

Just a thought examinig ALL posibilities.....

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:44 pm

Jobless_in_Ma wrote:Honestly in all reality, I wouldn't hold your breath. Sure it is possible however it still hasn't even been scored yet.
I hope u find employment soon.
There are NO jobs in RI. I don't know where all the jobs are they say exist in MA, I have looked there too and CT certainly isn't doing any better than RI!

Yesterday, the front page of the Providence Journal, our local newspaper, really caught my attention. The 'big' headline was that the Feds agreed to keep interest rates down through 2013 to try to stabelize the Market (helping the rich). Under that was an article about the people in this state who need help, but have to settle for less than they ever have. It centered around a middle-aged couple in the state who are UNEMPLOYED and have two developmentally disabled sons. Funding on assistance to care for their children at home rather than an institution has been cut drastically.

At the bottom of the page, there was a small article that Electric Boat, probably New England's biggest employer with 10,000 employees in this state alone, and another location in Groton, CT is starting to lay people off. Could see this coming, it is all defense contracts for submarines and with the cuts in the budget, these jobs are going to start disappearing very quickly. This would be total devastation for my area of the country.

I don't know where this is all going to end. It is getting worse everyday and we haven't even seen the next round of cuts that the 'Super Congress' is going to propose. Fourteen weeks is nothing, but it will help some get through most of the winter, or help them buy a good tent to live in when the cold weather moves in in about two months.

Very, very discouraging. Sad

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Re: Is HR 589 still possible?

Post by steveninspokane on Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:56 am

still?

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