EUC Vote 2014

The latest news, updates, and gossip on the EUC vote. Come on politicians get your shit together!!

..is working out. They seemed very proud before taking this much needed vacation after doing nothing but obstruction and fabricating scandals to announce how by successfully blocking EUC they have solved the unemployment problem and fixed the economy.

“The overall unemployment rate slipped to 6.1 percent in August from 6.2 percent in July, the Labor Department said Friday. This occurred even though employers added just 142,000 jobs, significantly below the 212,000 average over the previous 12 months”

Hmmm..wow so is their “plan” of obstruction working? A drop of .1%..impressive. But…let us look at the whole picture…

“So what caused the unemployment rate to drop wasn’t robust hiring. It was that more people either stopped working, abandoned their job search or never started it. In calculating the unemployment rate, the government counts as unemployed only people who are actively seeking jobs, so those departures caused the rate to fall.”

“Survey of company execs: US pay likely to stagnate”

“WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs.

That’s the picture that emerges from a survey of Harvard Business School alumni.

More than 40 percent of the respondents foresee lower pay and benefits for workers. Roughly half favor outsourcing work over hiring staffers. A growing share prefer part-time employees. Nearly half would rather invest in new technology than hire or retain workers.”

“The bleak picture facing middle and working class Americans are the canary in our coal mine,” said Rivkin, a Harvard business professor. “Eventually, that will come back to haunt business.”

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I wonder if when the GOP gets back from their much needed vacation after doing nothing all year, will still be boasting and bragging how by them successfully blocking all the EUC bills magically cured the unemployment problem..

http://www.fightbacknews.org/2014/8/22/unemployment-30-states-still-no-extended-unemployment-benefits

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Yes I know it looks bleak that anything will happen this year but at least some are still fighting for what is right and not totally giving on us yet or bragging and boasting like most of the GOP that cutting EUC magically created all these jobs and fixed unemployment and the economic issues we face.

http://www.breathecast.com/articles/unemployment-benefits-extension-2014-schneider-calls-for-immediate-extension-of-unemployment-benefits-in-the-us-19214/

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Looks like the republican plan of obstruction and cutting EUC is not curing the problems like they claim it did. Can’t wait to hear all their boasting and bragging when they get back.

http://www.businessinsider.com/atlantic-city-losing-2-casinos-5000-jobs-in-3-days-2014-8

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Yeah I know this issue is dead in the water at least until after midterm elections but just thought it would be nice to point out that the GOP plan to get us all back to work and fix the economy by cutting EUC does not seem to be working quite as well as they claim. I guess next time we hear from them they won’t be boasting about how by blocking EUC they magically fixed everything and created jobs.

http://usfinancepost.com/unemployment-rate-rose-in-majority-of-states-last-month-benefits-extension-still-not-on-table-22632.html

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..you useless troll Chip Chipperson. Do you really think we do not know this is just you being a cunt again? Grow up and get back to your french fry machine LOL !!!!

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EUC

July 30, 2014 · 1 comment

in Tips

I Demand It !!!!!!!!

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what is going on?

July 30, 2014 · 1 comment

in Pissed!

OMG!!! Where is my EUC?

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It’s Q3 and Q4 of 2013 + that EDD is not using the latest U.S. Dept of Labor statistics that is the real reason why Californians are not receiving an EUC. Do the math from the links below which official state UI rates are calculated using a rolling 3 quarter period (Sept 2013-June 2014). Per the US bureau of labor statistics, California’s REAL unemployment rate as of June 2014 should be 9.1% (9.0% UI rate qualifies for extension) calculated as follows:

9.7%-(8.8%-8.2%)=9.1%

So, even with the exclusion of the so-called “discouraged workers” of 0.6%, California would qualify as of July 2014. Bottom line is, the House is using only U3 and not factoring in the “marginally unemployed” defined as “A “marginally attached” worker is someone who:

-is currently not in the labor force
-wants full-time work
-has actively looked for a job sometime in the past 12 months

Source: Official U.S. Dept of Labor

(U-3, total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force (this is the definition used for the official unemployment rate.

U-4, total unemployed plus discouraged workers, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus discouraged workers;

U-5, total unemployed, plus discouraged workers, plus all other marginally attached workers, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers.

What all this means is that if the EDD took into account the above calculation, and the fact that UI rates in Q3 and Q4 are always lower because of the holiday seasonal hiring only, the UI EUC would be unquestioned. If you look at all of this that way, the EUC should kick in October. If you don’t receive retro EUC by then, you can smash the pie down the House’s collective throats. And we should use this to barrage them.

http://www.bls.gov/lau/stalt.htm

http://www.davemanuel.com/investor-dictionary/marginally-attached-worker/

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Original claim expired. I never collected EUC. I managed to land a job after my state benefits were exhasted, earning around $3,000 – $4,000 … the job let me go, when I re-apply for a new claim will they take my original earnings from my 1st claim or base it off my new earnings?

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working on the EUC….what a crock of shit…the repubs. have not made any amendants to it so far…

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