EUC Vote 2014

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

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…


Looks like they are eating into the “pay for” regarding EUC and using it for other things. Not that it matters since Boner opposed it anyhow but between this and the republicans claiming victory for blocking EUC, it looks all the more hopeless.

“As Roll Call, again, pointed out, “Obama has yet to hold any Republican priorities hostage to an unemployment extension.”

“But Republicans have not only held the unemployment bill hostage, they have claimed that by not passing an unemployment extension, they have actually lowered the 2014 unemployment rate — a claim contradicted by data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.”


So we get a jobs report that shows unemployment is improving (which it has been at the same rate since like 2012) and the republicans yell it is because of them blocking EUC. Now how come when the last report came out and showed the economy was down by almost 3% they were not yelling to restore EUC?

Yes, we know both side tend to spin data to make themselves look better, especially with mid term elections around the corner but for those of you that still need EUC to survive while continuing your job search, does it really matter how they spin things? The bottom line for you is who is working to get you a lifeline, and who is blocking it. Seems apparent to me the GOP is boasting and bragging how by them cutting EUC has solved the unemployment problem. Does anyone with a brain really think we are back to pre recession levels as far as the long term unemployed? Does anyone with a brain really think we have enough jobs for everyone all of a sudden and this was due to the GOP blocking all the EUC bills?


the EUC,now they say it has a better chance of passing cause it will cost less… when the fuck are they going to review it..dean heller is working on it…Bwahahahaah

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So it seems Boner and the repubs and that Fox news sock puppet SHILL Krauthammer are going to try to take credit for the bogus jobs report showing a decline in unemployment for the fact that they screwed millions of long term laid off workers and thousands or war veterans out of any and all EUC. Folks…that is the kind of LYING jackasses we have representing us and why you might not get SQUAT for help….no EUC, and no real jobs measures. They are just going to blame blame blame. Blame the Dems, blame Obama, and worst of all blame YOU!

This is what they have to do rather then just admit that Obamas economy is recovering despite all their obstructions. But no folks….they want to BLAME it on you chose to get laid off and chose to not get hired in 26 weeks or less and are willing to choose a lifestyle of unemployment half pay or less rather then the pride of a job and a living wage.. They don’t take anything else into consideration such as how difficult it is for some long term and especially older workers to get ANY job or how many dropped out of the workforce and have not been counted since… guess what???? THEY ARE NOT GETTING EUC, OR A PAYCHECK YOU LYING HYPOCRITE SCHMUCKS!

Read this and get sick…


If this thing Passes, you will be able to pick up where you left off, when the EUC was cut in Dec. you just won’t get a big lump sum, and you still have to be unemployed…but yes you will get your money if you had anything left, you will just file every week…


I think it will finally pass without retro of course….what do you think?


A prior poster stated that our President has all of these programs to purchase a home, but hey how can we when we have no jobs? Right?

Another poster replied:

So then, your train of thought is that NOBODY in the USA is working? You do realize that we have a population of 386 million folks. Let’s say 200 million of those ARE working – they can buy a house! This has been the problem with the unemployed all along (with EUC and UI bills), in the BIG scheme of things, 3.5 million, even 5 million is nothing! This is the problem – a very small group. By itself, 5 million is a huge #, but when you infuse it into a population of 386 million, it just gets lost – overlooked. Not trying to be mean, just stating how our politicians view things. And yes, lots of people are buying homes.

So, I found his/her reply had some teeth (even if I didn’t exactly like it). What do the rest of you think? I know that where I live (S. CA) homes are selling and NOT stating on the market for long. How about where you guys live?


As almost everyone knows, the latest EUC proposal is to eliminate the retro benefit from Jan through May, and instead, extend benefits for five months from the day (hopefully soon) it’s passed. I personally would jump a “yes” vote without hesitation. But I know some others want a five months retro instead and skip the going forward benefits. Assuming this did end up being the compromise, do you have issues with it and why?


The jobs report shows unemployment is on the decline. If he tries to use this against EUC then he has to admit the economy is getting better under Obama despite all the GOP obstruction.

Now of course anyone with a brain knows these numbers are not a true reflection of the reality and actually going by the US Depart of Labor and the US Bureau of Statistics show a more dismal result and as well it is far from confirmed if the drop in the long term rate is due to more jobs, or simply workers dropping out and no longer being counted.

But here nor there apparently the President, the White House, all the Dems and a handful of repubs feel there is still a need for extensions, otherwise they would not still be supporting it and introducing bills.

So, will Boner and/or the repubs try to use the faulty data to oppose EUC and be forced to admit Obamas economy is recovering…or will they still say the reason to cut EUC is because it create jobs and forces the lazy welfare addicted freeloaders back to work?

We shall see which lie they chose, or if for once since Obama has been in office they decide to but political rhetoric aside and do the right thing for the American workers.