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H.R.589 Gained Another 4 Cosponsors

March 30, 2011 by

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H.R.589, the new legislation introduced on 2/9/2011 by Rep. Barbara Lee(CA-9) called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011 would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation to 99ers as an extension of Tier 1. As of 3/29/11, four more Democrats had joined the ranks of the H.R.589 cosponsers.  The bill now has 78 cosponsors (see complete list below) – […]

NYTimes KRUGMAN: The Forgotten Unemployed

March 18, 2011 by

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In yesterday’s New York Times, Paul Krugman talked about The Forgotten Millions.  More than three years after the US entered the worst economic slump since the 1930s, Washington has lost interest in the unemployed.  The concern is that no jobs bills have been introduced in Congress, no job-creation plans have been advanced by the White House and […]

H.R.589 Gained Another 2 Cosponsors

March 10, 2011 by

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H.R.589, the new legislation introduced on 2/9/2011 by Rep. Barbara Lee(CA-9) called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation to 99ers as an extension of Tier 1. As of 3/9/11, two more Democrats had joined the ranks of the H.R.589 cosponsers.  The bill now has 74 cosponsors (see complete list here) – but […]

Voice of the 99ers: Share News Here

March 2, 2011 by

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H.R.589: New Bill to Help 99ers

February 10, 2011 by

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The new legislation introduced on 2/9/2011 by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-9) is called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011 to amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes (H.R.589).  This bill would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation […]

Video: Jackson Jr. on 99ers and Drop in Jobless Rate

February 10, 2011 by

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Original video of Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. addressing the illusion of unemployment rates on the floor of the House can be found at Jesse Jackson Jr. on Facebook. Transcript of speech: The unemployment rate dropped last month from 9.4% to 9% but only 36,000 jobs were created. Wow, 36,000 jobs, equals 0.4%. How did the […]

When FOX Mentions 99ers

February 8, 2011 by

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Last summer FOX News, as well as many of our country’s elected leaders, were quite comfortable being openly hostile towards the long term unemployed. The common misconception in the U.S. was that if you “get educated and worked hard” you would always succeed.  Therefore anyone still unemployed after 26 weeks had to be “spoiled, drug-taking hobos & animals, […]