Video: CNN’s Ali Velshi “Don’t Forget The 99ers”

Posted on January 23, 2011 by


Video of CNN’s Ali Velshi talking about Bud Meyers, the desperate 99er who is out of money and facing eviction in less than a month.

And on CNN Your Money aired on Saturday, Jan 22, 2011, Ali Velshi read his letter to the President requesting he mention the 99ers in this week’s State of the Union Address. Here is a portion of the transcript:

Please Mr. President, say something in your speech to acknowledge the growing crisis of those millions of americans we call the 99ers. Americans who have been out of a job for more than two years and have exhausted the maximum 79, 89 or 99-week limit on state and federal unemployment benefits. Your end-of-year deal with republicans to extend the bush era tax cuts in exchange for extending unemployment benefits did nothing for those who are the worst off, largely forgotten, and growing.

The entire transcript can be found at mReplay Livedash TV Transcript.

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