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Post by Sammy Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:25 pm

As the article states...The Dems need to attach a "sweetner" to it like Payroll tax cuts. As my benefits come closer to an end I will keep my fingers crossed.
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Post by Marian Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:42 pm

I hope and pray that this goes through!
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Post by TR11005 Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:44 pm

I think it is a lost cause for the moment. Unless the Republicans lives are threatened, expect more of the same. There is nothing to bargain for. Obama gave that to them last January.

I would prepare not to to receive anything this time. I am on the side of the unemployed. What they need are jobs. They have failed the 2010 99ers. We are the long and forgotten. Believe me that unemployment benefits does not stop people from looking.

I pray that the 99% movement headed towards Washington DC coming from Wall Street will be a force that will scare them into do something quickly.

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Post by Guest Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:23 am

TR11005 wrote:I think it is a lost cause for the moment. Unless the Republicans lives are threatened, expect more of the same. There is nothing to bargain for. Obama gave that to them last January.

I would prepare not to to receive anything this time. I am on the side of the unemployed. What they need are jobs. They have failed the 2010 99ers. We are the long and forgotten. Believe me that unemployment benefits does not stop people from looking.

I pray that the 99% movement headed towards Washington DC coming from Wall Street will be a force that will scare them into do something quickly.
There is a plan to Occupy Congress, and the reason for doing this is unemployment and jobs! Hopefully they can get a good group there, right now they are looking into buses, which will be hopefully subsidized by the Unions and other organizations so the unemployed and exhaustees will be able to participate!

http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t4116-unions-and-progressive-groups-launching-occupy-congress#49670

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Post by Marian Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:32 am

I don't think that it's a lost cause. Too many people are still unemployed and struggling to not have the extensions...
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Post by Guest Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:35 am

This is the third year I have been fighting for unemployment extensions. It began in September, 2009, when the original "99ers" were about to run out of benefits before tiers 3 and 4 were passed in November. 2009. Fortunately, I found a job in October, but I will not give up the fight for the "99ers", who were the first ones to lose everything, and are now forgotten.

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Post by Sammy Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:13 am

I think it will pass.........Like I said, they will attach it to payroll tax cuts and it will go through.......At 9% UE rate there is no way it wont go thru.....589 and the 99'ers is a tougher road, but they will extend it IMO for people currently receiving UB.
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Post by rhiannonj Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:09 am

I've given up hope. All the Repubs want is to try and settle this debt issue and they now have 3 days to do it. No way they'll consider the extention much less help for us 99ers. I've already cancelled my holiday season.
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Post by Sammy Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:17 am

When it comes to crunch time at the end of the year they will find common ground and get it done........The bill just needs to be piggy-backed to something else and revised, but it will get done
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Post by grozecki Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:31 am

I agree with rhiannonj . I am a 99er and i have given up any hope.

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Post by Guest Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:51 am

Sammy wrote:When it comes to crunch time at the end of the year they will find common ground and get it done........The bill just needs to be piggy-backed to something else and revised, but it will get done

Sammy, I just love your optimism and attitude. I have said many times, I won't give up. For our members who have lost faith, I know, it's understandable, some days I feel like my chest will split open I am so anxious and upset, but if you can't bring yourselves to do it, send me your thoughts and I will do it for you.

This week should be a time of thanks, as hard as that is right now, but please know, I am thankful to have the pleasure of know all of you. You have kept me going when I really don't think without all of you, I would not have just given up.

I hope all of our members have a wonderful Thanksgiving, despite our problems, have the time to enjoy your families and relax, turn off the computer, the tv and maybe don't even read the news. Just enjoy what you have right in front of you for a few days. My uncle always said, Thanksgiving is the best holiday, good food, good people, no pressure, shopping, worrying is it enough, just people and conversation and togetherness. Enjoy!

We'll be here and we'll be here after the holiday as well.
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Post by Sammy Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:28 pm

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well, MK.......but I can't turn the TV off on Thankgiving, as my Dallas Cowboys will be playing. Wink


To the topic, I think some people mis-understand me. The 12 month Extension for people CURRENTLY receiving UB should pass, but 589 is a different animal.

Good luck to all and God Bless
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Post by Guest Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:16 pm

Sammy, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Hope you have the time to stop in and play some jukebox music... DIRI is hogging the box and she's too hot for me to approach single handed !!

(slaaaappppp!) Very Happy Twisted Evil bounce

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Post by Marian Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:18 pm

What is 589?
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Post by Guest Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:22 pm

Marian wrote:What is 589?

Hi Marian,

It's a long running overdue "extend the extended" bill to assist the "99er's"; those that have exhausted all benefits and are at the end of their rope.

Please see http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t4114-congresswoman-barbara-lee-speaks-out-hr-589-discussed-on-house-floor-november-17-2011-video#49723 for starters.

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Post by Marian Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:38 pm

Oh, okay! Thanks Jeff! Hopefully, it gets passed!
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Post by Guest Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:07 pm

Hi Marian. If you are interested in help us, please sign the letter for the 99ers or join in and tweet and retweet. We are advocating for the extension of benefits for the unemployed beyond the December expiration date and for the 99ers who have exhausted all benefits.

The links below will take you to the advocating threads, along with the one Jeff listed above. Thanks for your interest and support.

And please excuse my lack of a brain today, but welcome to the forum, please check out the various threads, get familiar with it and take a minute and introduce yourself. Always glad to have new friends, even under these awful circumstances. Again, welcome, you will find a home and many great friends here.

List of sites and contacts:

http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t4047-99er-s-letter-and-suggestions-for-tweet-deck-users#48802

http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t4051-for-the-99ers-our-daily-rant#48804

http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t199p765-unemployed-friends-letter-for-99er-s-nov-6-please-read-important-update#48806

http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t4049-advocates-for-the-99ers-twitter-volunteers#48808

http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t4048-for-the-99ers-email-volunteer-letter-and-suggestions#48771

http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/05/contact-congress-address-phone-twitter.html

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Post by Guest Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:49 pm

Please, please. Make your voice heard. Don't leave it up to Congress to decide. Unemployment Extension: House Democrats Introduce Bill To Preserve Benefits Through Next Year 34243

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Post by Marian Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:39 pm

I've sent out several emails to congress people, Twittered and have made calls...
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Post by Guest Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:38 pm

Thanks so much Marian. You sure jumped in to the fire. Appreciate your efforts.

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Post by Guest Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:01 am

Good Morning everyone. It's a miserable day here in NJ. Pouring and warm, but flooding. Please all, if you are travelling today, be safe.

I don't think we will see much action for the rest of this week and we will probably get nothing but old news. So I will be tweeting but not like next week. Monday, I will be at it again full force.

Thanks to all of you on this forum for making this unemployment hell a much easier thing to deal with. All of the friends I have made here are what I am thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Post by jculp49 Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:56 am

Can any one tell me, if they do extend benefits into 2012, if you would get that extension if you are on the last tier of benefits? Mine is due to end this Dec. After that there is no more for me. Upstate NY only allows 72 weeks not 99.
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Post by Guest Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:48 pm

That's correct jculp. That's why we are advocating for the 99ers and HR589, even if you are a 72er, you would be eligible under the HR589 bill. It's for all those who have exhausted. I will be tweeting out today and of course any updates I receive will be posted.

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