“President Barack Obama “hasn’t given up” on an unemployment extension, Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday, even though a five-month bill is about to expire without action in the House.
Asked what the unemployed should think, Carney said they don’t have many friends in House Republican leadership. He said it’s a “shame” that the GOP hasn’t acted to extend the benefits. He also noted that Republicans supported an unemployment benefits extension under President George W. Bush when conditions were better than they are today.
Carney said the president is still calling on Congress to pass an extension and “hopes they do.”
At last check, however, Obama had not picked up the phone to call Speaker John A. Boehner to ask him what it would take to put a bill on the floor.
Nor has he threatened to veto any Republican priorities in return for an unemployment extension, or offer to back any of their priorities as part of a deal.”
Okay Mr. President….. it has been 6 fucking months…. time to use the phone yet? You think?
Real simple..call the Boner and ask him what the fuck does he want to reinstate EUC and work a deal…send him a carton of smokes and a bottom of Jim Beam as a primer.
I live in a small town in NY and became unemployed when the business shut down. I was on EUC for about 2 months (only getting $101 a week). It was a 45 minute drive to my job before they shut down and the $101 a week was just enough to live by with my roommate and bills. Once I lost my EUC, I still hadn’t found a job. I applied everywhere I saw in the job search database. Only doing 1 type of job for 7 years, I hadn’t gotten much experience elsewhere.
Cut to May 2014. I’m still unemployed, living on a couch of a man I met on Craigslist, my car was taken off the road and i’m stuck a 45 minute drive away from the city with the jobs. I have no family to ask for help and no credit to start somewhere borrowing money for a job search. All I have is internet resource at this house and a telephone to call. But what good is that if I cannot afford the cab fare to get into town and the public bus does not come this far. My best bet as of now would be to hitch a ride into the city and become officially homeless just to find a job.
The local department of social services won’t help me either, as those in need of assistance need to go to appointments, do interviews and attend classes before they will help. Meaning, they don’t pay $75 in cab fare.
What is wrong with this country where we have to suffer like this?
Here it is, the reason why the EUC has gone no where. I know a lot of people have been asking “Why”? What do the Republicans want? Well, here you go. It’s disgusting and shows how childish and petty the 113th congress has become. It’s all about discrediting the other side for the election. It seems that Reid and cronies are only willing to put on a “we tried” show to gain public opinion. I always thought that the Democrats were on our side. But, it seems that they will only “try” as much as they have to without upsetting the campaign donors.
that EUC will pass on the last day before it expires?? Since they are so fatigued from dealing with EUC???
…trolls and nancys find articles to post about EUC…
Great start to week
1/2 OF us not looking for work???
They planned on letting EUC expire to make people take any job!
The 2014 unemployment extension debate took an interesting twist when it was revealed that almost half of the unemployed Americans, including some who are still receiving unemployment benefits, are not even looking for a job in the first place.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the original unemployment extension bill passed by the Senate would have extended benefits until June 1, 2014. But now that this date is a mere week away everyone agrees that it’s unlikely the House will bother passing it.
So now some Republicans and Democrats are working together to create a new unemployment extension bill they hope will meet the demands of John Boehner. Unfortunately for those who were cut off in December, the current plans by Senator Dean Heller currently do not include providing retroactive unemployment benefits, which would have meant that the money missed out in 2014 would have been paid in full. The focus for the new bill is mostly on the newly jobless and they’re also trying to figure out how to spur on job creation.
There have been arguments over whether letting the unemployment extension die would encourage people to look harder. For example, Diana Furchtgott-Roth at Real Clear Markets argued that letting the unemployment benefits die would help the economy:
“Americans who are employed or looking for a job rose four tenths of a percentage point between December and March, one of the fastest increases since the beginning of 2010. The number of unemployed out of work for more than 26 weeks declined by 110,000. One of the reasons was undoubtedly the end of emergency unemployment benefits.”
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1267707/unemployment-extension-2014-poll-half-of-americans-are-not-job-hunting-most-refuse-to-change-their-lives/#Bl10zwDDAjItJf0s.99
…that the hope crushing hate troll that spends all of its time cherry picking and thinking up reasons and lists they will never reinstate EUC again is like 12 years old..or at least has the mind of a child and not yet fully developed?
And with that thought I bid you all a happy holiday weekend. I will see you all again Tuesday to squash me some troll again as there is no way any more accurate updates are coming in until then and I want to try to make the best of this time without vomiting by reading any more troll posts and nancy nonsense pulled out of ass brains.
From “trolls” to “drunk” to the latest
Yes – all of these mature, educated, efforts (not to mention the F/C/S/D/B words), will get the EUC not only to pass, but also to be RETRO! Yeayhhhhh!!!
Just the way a SUCCESSFUL company is ran…
This screams volumes as to the mentality of most here, and why you’re still unemployed! Take this TIME & ENERGY into finding work or finding a NEW way to create an income for yourselves.
While you’ve been busy being creative (and you “think” smart with the name calling), you’ve failed to notice that throughout the country, our labor markets have changed DRASTICALLY. It’s NOT just the amount of jobs, pay, benefits, no benefits, etc., but primarily, it’s HOW EMPLOYERS NOW HIRE. Think about it. If you don’t change with the times, you WILL BE the ones left behind, while the ones willing to adapt, will GET the jobs. Orange man or NO orange man.
But hey, whatever scratches your itch…
Thank YOU 113 congress. The most worthless do nothing congress in American history. You guys are the most drunken freeloading politicans ever. riding on the back of blue collar America for wages and health care and retirement. You can all go to hell. All we ask is some help to find new jobs but you asholes do not care, dEMS, reps, oR tea party. I hope you all rot in hell with orange faces like bonniers.
One of the more controversial bill in quite a while gets passed. Yet, the EUC which has had bipartisan support for quite some time previously gets stalled and forgotten about?
Is it because the millions of Americans that have been effected by this DON’T have lobbyists of their own? We don’t host fundraisers, or contribute obscene amounts of money to your campaigns? So I guess we’re not worth the time right? That shit show in the Ukraine seemed to simmer right down after they got their money? What a coincidence? Well, at least the news isn’t reporting about it as much. I’m guessing they got a share too?
I mean after all, it was the shady back room deals with “job creators” that has gotten us to this economic point right? But hey, bailouts for those “too big to fail”. Am I right?
Maybe they should have “been allowed” fail, exactly like millions of Americans are failing each and every day that the UNITED STATES CONGRESS DOES NOTHING!!!