This is NOT good because
1. If the House is out, the Senate is probably out too.
2.I heard rumors through other blogs (just rumors)that Reid is working with the House to pass the EUC ( H.R. 3936)
If they don’t work at all this week, we are in trouble, because they go on another break next week, March 14th.
We heard McConnell say in the early part of the year that he would be agreeable to EUC extension if the mandate for employers was put off for a year. I recall reading somewhere that Obama caved and did just that.
So why the delay?
This morning, I caught a part of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and Republican Senator Rob Portman was on.
He was talking about our Budget Crisis. When he was talking he quoted this:
“Unemployment is extremely high, we know that we have a record number of people on long-term unemployment”.
I know this doesn’t mean much, but at least he knows there are a lot of long-term unemployed people out here…and maybe he knows that they have to extend the EUC.
IF the EUC passes, and this is a huge IF, for those of you receiving your UI from CA, you better take a chair, chill, and wait, and wait, and wait…
Because, the TRUTH of the matter is that EDD and Deloitte will not have a clue on how to implement this EUC, nor how long it will take them to do so – no matter whom you call or write to!
How long has it been since edd has had anything about the EUC on their web site? Yeah, they took all of the info down (big clue!).
If the EUC does pass, and if there is any retro verbiage, it’ll be July or August before you see a penny! So sit back and watch the EXCUSES which edd and Deloitte will provide.
Jerry is running for Gov again, so don’t expect him to do anything – he is busy!
Annie Kiser: You have MANY Republican constituents out of work 26+ weeks. THEY VOTE and your “no” on #EUC will cost you, Mr. Kirk #RENEWUI
Annemarie Purcell Diola: Please push for the extended unemployment benefits as soon as possible. My unemployment ran out the 3rd week of December, where I was approved for 10 weeks of Tier 1 EUC, was only able to collect 1 week of it. I have worked my entire life and followed the rules, but my family is suffering!
Michael Greenberger: And A LOT of veterans were unemployed when you PULLED THE RUG OUT FROM UNDER THEM. Why don’t you support jobless people?
When was the last time that you either heard about the EUC in the news, or read about it in the home page of ANY of the on-line web/news sites?
Yeah, my point exactly. Out of sight, out of mind. Plus, there are bigger fish to fry – like the Ukraine!
Too bad that the EUC is not nationally relevant. Sure, it’s relevant to 5 million unemployed, but to the other 335 million US residents, they are like Congress, they could care less, and they’ve got other things on their plate.
EUC? Huh? What’s that?
But don’t let REALITY smack you in the face – it’ll be “SOON” now. Heck, maybe the Easter Bunny will bring it, huh?
What happed here? …Looking over the activity log is their a 70% drop off in readers?
A few weeks ago Harry Reid updates were being posted every ten minutes just like the New York Stock Exchange. Dozens of peeps came out of the pixels and were screaming hysterically “This is my site” or “He’s a troll she’s a troll” or “You just got to believe!!! “.
Are previous readers disbelieving now?
The symbiotic coexistence of a “Get a Job” cleaner fish latched onto the rough skin of a “Pissed Off” unemployed shark is now no more.
If you were a troll this pond got fished out and you decided to head for a bigger lake.
This place looks like the day after a Miley Cyrus concert when everyone is exhausted after a night of twerking.
The crude hazing has gone down (it’s just more refined and nuanced) and a precarious equilibrium has returned.
Now questions about EUC can be answered without interference. I just have to pick up the manual as some of the questions read like a description of how to change a washer clutch.
It’s the INTERNET, everyone feels like they have a powerful voice as their ass gets chaffed and they get fat.
Like in the 1930′s everyone was lean and mean but thinking as a group.
Like comparing the wimpy movements of today that failed to launch to those mangy steel workers or homeless of the 1930′s.
Push the hard hats too far and the National Guard would have to fire into the mob to calm them down.
Maybe the Gov. wants the INTERNET uncensored as to vent the angst brewing in the gut of Americans.
Then throw in a few volunteer troll provocateurs toying with the blog crowd and what you have left is a big nothing.
You have media manipulation and government propaganda foaming at the mouth for more war on another battlefront but the homefront is forgotten and ignored.
The EUC dream extension is just more cheese and not the answer for the broken down Orwellian banker state that we all know will crash again, but we all just want a few months or a year or two of peace before another shock and awe to the system. Those that follow the news other than Harry Reid Tweets know that Syria and the Ukraine are where Congressional Crocodile tears are now directed and not you.
Funding terrorist armies and mafia dictatorships wrapped in the soiled flag of liberty.
The EUC is shoved into the closet and those that still believe after all these months that they take precedence over present and future planned terrorist anarchy are dreaming.
Check this out. U.S. lawmakers are drafting an aid package to send to the Ukraine people. How do you like that? They’re moving on this quickly. A nation on the verge of war is getting OUR tax money meanwhile two million Americans were cut off at the knees by those same lawmakers with EUC. I don’t know what it’ll take for us to raise hell and march.
Here’s the link in case anyone thinks I’m making this crazy shit up:
Senator McCain the Rhino from AZ who twice voted no on EUC went to Ukraine to encourage the masses to overthrow the government and I bet he’ll vote yes to send Ukrainians BILLIONS but the unemployed get his arthritic middle finger. Mcshame you are a real shame to our nation.
So they eventually reinstate EUC for a few months. What do you expect to happen on the day they are reinstated? Do you think you are going to find some retro pay in your EDD bofa account on that same day? Thats not going to happen. You haven’t certified for anything. As someone collecting an extension you are also obligated to have work search logs available for each week you certify. Have you been keeping an accurate log of each week since 12/28? Although you have used webcert in the past to avoid sending any work search log do you honestly think they are going to just start handing over money that easily or do you think they will audit you delaying this fast money requesting those logs and only after they have maually went over every work search record you’ve sent which would include actually contacting some of those work search’s do you think the next hurdle will be getting past all the computer glitch’s that flag you right and left making it impossible to free up your claim for payment?
I’d really weigh this against not wanting to take a lower paying job currently thinking you can get more with a reinstated EUC. The government has already given you one big loud fuck you. They aren’t going to pat you on the head and commend you for waiting this out. They will break you one way or another.
There may not even be any retro applied to it which would be one big huge yikes because those that are screaming give us EUC the loudest are those that think they are going to make a huge haul when or if this goes through. Don’t think Big brother see’s that as well.
EUC has to pass through
and then through the House
and then through the President
and then through the Department of labor
and then through EDD
and then through the U.S Mail
and then back through the U.S Mail
and then back to a lazy EDD worker
and then to B of A
I am in serious hardship… How much longer?