Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Labor Day Weekend 2010: The Tier 5 Extension Update and Call

December 4, 2015 by · 91 Comments 

Labor Day Weekend 2010: The Tier 5 Extension Update and Call – It had been a month since President Barack Obama signed the Unemployment Extension Bill to help unemployed Americans but there is one piece of provision that was removed and left unattended. The Tier 5 extension provision for 99ers was left hanging and no one wants to support it. Republicans says that it is because the Democrats refuse to use stimulus money and some Dems says that it is too costly.

The thing is would the government just let more than 1.4 million Americans who belong to the 99ers group become victims of a recession which is not their own doing? Should they be and their family be left to the mercy of charitable organizations and meal stubs just to survive daily?

Latest information from the US Senate said that Senator Harry Reid refuses to put the Tier 5 Extension Bill on the agenda for September 13. The reason for such a refusal is because the majority of Republican Senators and a few Democrat stalwarts are opposed to the bill.

It is a welcome development that President Barack Obama in his Iraq speech last August 31 announced the end of combat hostilities in Iraq and the focus of the government now shifting to domestic problems especially the growing unemployment in the United States. The average unemployment rate across the United States is now above 9% and technically every State qualifies for unemployment benefits.

For 99ers the only hope now is on the American Wants to Work Act endorse by Sen. Stabenow of Michigan. It would be a fitting gift to 99ers and the unemployed during the Labor Day Weekend 2010. This act provides for three essential provisions which will not only give Tier 5 extension to 99ers but also help to other unemployed. These provisions are:

  1. Creating an additional tier of benefits for those who have exhausted their unemployment insurance.
  2. Extending the successful HIRE Act payroll tax exemption through the end of 2011.
  3. Doubling the general business tax credit to encourage businesses to hire the hardest hit Americans.

Surely, these provisions will entail cost but the expense for fellow Americans is more important and necessary than the expenses being spent abroad like in the useless Iraq and Afghanistan War. Billions of dollars were spent in those wars which caused deaths to American soldiers. Why should we starve fellow Americans and prevent the help they need? Should we want them to result to committing crimes and even suffering death in their own homeland?

Some says that there is no difference between Bush and Obama and that Obama is backed by the same New World Order. NWO is a group which had been concocted by conspiracy theorists and is now being used to destroy President Barack Obama. Surely, change is hard to accept and for some they will do anything to discredit Obama and his administration.

Who is preventing the Tier 5 Extension Bill approval? Is it Obama or is it the Bush and McCain rara boys? How long should unemployed Americans and 99ers wait before their cry is answered?

The importance and necessity of the passage of the American Wants to Work Act and the Tier 5 Extension Bill is paramount if the government wants to really show its compassion and dedication to its people. Now for the 99ers and unemployed, this events is a call for everyone to double their efforts at job hunting. And, for those companies who refuse to hire people on the account of their unemployment status and age and not based on qualifications they should be ashamed of themselves and they should be given penalties.

What about you? Do you think it is right to pass the Tier 5 Extension Bill? What can you advise other 99ers to do in order to help in the campaign to pass the American Wants to Work Act bill? Is Obama really a problem and not a solution? Tell us what you think.

Thanks for reading and a hopeful Labor Day Weekend 2010 to all.

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91 Responses to “Labor Day Weekend 2010: The Tier 5 Extension Update and Call”
  1. Vicky says:

    I am so disgusted and hurt that the american government overlooks its own so freely. Anyone with half a heart, half a brain should know the 99ers need help. There are no jobs, not lazy, need help the 5th Tier is needed so extremely desperately so ashame, so depressed and afraid please please help!

  2. grilled cheese sandwich says:

    your queer. the NWO is real but you are a blind sheep. dick

    • Wilma Henry says:

      What are you talking about?? Your comment makes no sense!!The subject is desperate 99ers needing help from our government to survive untl jobs are created.

  3. Harry Longstone says:

    It is indeed sad to read statements like this and most of all comments which seems to dwell on the “F” words … I know that everyone is frustrated but people must unite in order to inform these politicians that we are serious and that we demand our rights.

    • Cindy1959 says:

      We started off talking and exspressing ourselfes without the “F” word. Its been how many months and they have reduced the middle class to poverty. They still are ignoring us. If they havnt noticed people are loosing thier minds and everything else they own then what is it going to take? “F” words are effective when your loosing your mind.

  4. sANDRA says:

    The new plans that will be proposed by the President are all great and needed but in the mean time the unemployed need help NOW not in a few months or years. The extensions are our lifeline to just surviving. We need that money and help to just pay the bare necessities of daily living. Many have already lost everything and continue to do so daily. Why can’t we get any help now too besides what is being proposed. With many more on the verge of losing their benefits what are we all to do? If you are over 40 nobody will even give you a chance. There needs to be bill to promote hiring the over 40 set so we can keep our homes. Or let ALL homeowners be able to get federal help no matter how young your present loan is. Not many can get that assistance if you recently refinanced and now that we are in financial ruin no bank will even help us. We are doomed to lose our homes as with no jobs and money we will be forced into bankruptsy or lose our homes all together. Something needs to be done now not after elections.

  5. Diane Piery says:

    I’am appalled that the people that should be talking about futher extensions for the unemployed (The President and Congress)are ignoring the issue. I’m starting to wonder what country am I living in.I’m 55 years old and having a hard time just to get a interview from all the applications I sent out thru the internet and in person.I don’t know how I’m going pay my bills this month,rent got paid thank God,but utilites and my cell phone, which I have that number given to all the employers that I applied to, I’m scared and worried.All the years taxes were taken out of my payroll and now I need help and our goverment doesn’t care about us americans who need some of our tax dollars back to get thru this recession.We need tier 5 to just stay afloat and not sink into despair.I’ve read that President Obama can’t do a executive order.What can he do?

    • Julie says:

      He is not capalbe of doing anything but going on vaction and playing golf.

    • Bikergirl says:

      Yet, they NOW want us to support them in a re-election bid? FOR WHAT!!!!???? They haven’t done anything for us but to ignore us until they now need us! VOTE THEM ALL OUT!!!! We’re nothing to them until they need to save their own asses! that is why Obama’s poll numbers are in the can! This man is always a day late and a dollar short!

  6. melissa says:

    Please continue to send all emails, faxes, phone calls, etc., to Harry REid, your congressman, and the white house in support of Tier 5 let them know it is needed. Does anybody know Nancy Peloski’s email address?

  7. dourjobObama says:

    Mr Obama, DO YOUR JOB!!!. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES FIRST & FOREMOST! We the people DEMAND THE TIER 5 NO LATER THAN SEPT. 13,2010. HOW DO YOU DARE ALLOW OUR TAX MONEY TO GO OUT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO PROTECT FOREIGNERS AND FORSAKE OUR COUNTRY (NOT YOURS)!!
    MY CHILD NEEDS A HOME AND FOOD AND WE THE PARENTS CANNOT PAY THE RENT, PAY THE ELECTRIC BILL,BUY TOILET PAPER TO WIPE OUR ASS BECAUSE OF THE BS YOU ARE ALLOWING TO CONTINUE TO HAPPEN WHILE YOU AND CONGRESS TAKE YOUR VACATIONS WHILE WE DIE A SLOW DEATH EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY. HOW DARE YOU DO WHAT YOU DO AND NOT HAVE THE TIER 5 UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION PASSED IMMEDIATELY????

    GET US SOME FKN JOBS. STOP THE NAFTA TRADE. WE DESERVE TO KEEP OUR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN INTACT AND TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THEIR BASIC NECESSITIES.

    TRY TO TELL YOUR CHILDREN TO GO TO SCHOOL WITHOUT A BATH WHILE THEY ARE RIDICULED BEYOND WORDS. TELL THEM YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE. SO FULL OF SHIT!!

    PASS THE EXTENSION TIER 5 NOW OBAMA AND FIRE HARRY REID!!

  8. Julie says:

    Use this website to find anyone you need to contact to get them to understand that this issue needs to be put before anything else when they get back.

    http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html

  9. mike says:

    i feel for all the people that have to sit back and go throught this bul#$^%. but i hate to say that the leaders currently running our country DO NOT CARE about your current situation. if it were up to me everyperson thats sits in a seat of authority and power in dealings with our legislation that does not support the individuals and thier families (in which are hurting due to thier loss of means of support) should be stripped of all responsibilities to handle such careful and sensative matters as how to deal with this problem they should not be allowed to take a vacation or some kind of extended break while our friends and families suffer and go with out. these people can set in thier seats and offer money to go to other countries for the most ridiculous reasons but they cant decide on how to help out the great nation that made them who they are and GAVE THEM WHAT THEY GOT!!!!!! why cant we as the people really get a grip and stand up to these people – because they are just people that we voted in- and get them out WE HAVE TO MAKE CHANGES TO OUR COUNTRY WE HAVE TO SAY WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND NOT ALLOW A SMALL GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE NO IDEA HOW IT IS TO GO THROUGH THIS TO DO IT FOR US. EVERYONES VOICE MATTERS THATS WHAT MAKE AMERICA A GREAT PLACE. SO WHY NOT MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU DO NOT VOTE FOR ANYONE THAT DID NOT VOTE FOR YOU REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT.

    • Bikergirl says:

      Well said! Obama was on tv today talking some nonsense about how to get jobs in this country. Well hell, about time that plan takes place, it will be too damn late! We need this tier 5 now not a grand speech! This turkey just don’t get it! All of them need to go and to think he don’t know why his poll numbers are sinking?

  10. Single Mom says:

    Im a 99er and have lost everything! My home, belongings (I sold to help make ends meet) and most of all my daughters sense of security. Being a 99er, I had a small savings which I have entirely depleted.
    I have sold my car and purchased a older model.
    I am out there job hunting everyday and nothing. I am qualified for many jobs, I have two resumes that I hand out, one that is of all my experience and another that I have cut qualifications out of. I cant even get a job flipping burgers.
    99ers are doing what they can to possible survive, but no one is listening or cares. These politician honestly need to walk (with their families) in our shoes for a short time. Let them see the stress we are under to support our families, let them tell their children NO on activities becuase you cant afford it.
    Let them ask family and friends to help with basic needs, school clothes, school supplies, hair cuts.
    It kills me that we spend all this money helping other countries when our own people need help too!

  11. Tony says:

    ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS BLAME EACH OTHER AND NOT PASS THIS TIER 5
    OCT. 2ND RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC WILL SHOW THEM WE ARE NOT TO BE MESSED WITH.
    HARRY REID GOODBYE

  12. youcrooks says:

    1000’s of people a day are losing the right to claim for benefits and claims are still high . So you tell me what the real Unemployment rate is ?

  13. youcrooks says:

    Stop supporting big retailers , Give lottery tickets as gifts this Christmas that will really shaft them.

  14. overwhelmed says:

    It makes me sick to read that billions of dollars are being sent overseas to create jobs in Afghanistan! How dare ANYONE in Washington utter to say that it’s too costly to ASSIST AMERICAN men & woman that have lost their jobs due to the complete treason set out by these politicians! How is it that we can send BILLIONS overseas, and NOT create a needed tier 5? How bout it’s too costly to pay these LIARS/POLITICIANS anymore. These pigs need thrown out on their A double S’s and striped of EVERYTHING, and i mean EVERYTHING. Let them loose their dignity, savings, homes, cars, families(yes families as financial stress pushes things like divorce and domestic violence). Who in the Name of all that’s Holy do they think they work for? Stop paying taxes!!! Why should we? We need to march to DC, and literally rally to throw them out of Congress. It is disgusting to even read that some over paid pig/politician can think they can say it’s too costly to add a tier 5, then turn around and send BILLIONS to a foreign nation!

  15. Bertha says:

    President Obama, Congress and Senates:

    We the American people who are 99’ers, need help to put a roof over our head, food on the table, pay our utility bills and medication and my health insurance (cobra). The U.I. checks are being used for necessity to survive, just until we a job.
    “Please, Help The American People, we need it more now than ever, I have never seen anything like this in my life. In, my state there are couples comitting suiside with children included, and I think it’s because the economy is so bad and they’ve used up all their U.I. that they probably thinking that it’s better to be gone than to be alive and can’t get no help — wondering how long can my family and I live here, how long will these meals last us, worry about medication, worrying about how to pay health insurance (cobra), etc…. that is why we need to get help because I don’t want people to take their lifes because of the above mention when the president, congress, senates please, help……There is going to be more crimes because people are desperate to let their family survive.

  16. Losing hope says:

    Dear US Government,

    I am a 99er. I have been looking for a job everyday. I would like to walk you through a job search of a 99er. I have a two year degree with over 5 years of office work experience. I revamped my resume, and submitted them with applications as I felt was the best matched.

    The waiting game for a response is as stressful and frustrating like waiting for my government to help me with a much needed Tier 5 extension. Everytime I have hope, every rejection from employers and news of a rejection of a Tier 5 extenstion just cancels all hope.

    I followed up with the potential employers for a clerical position and was informed that I do not qualify as there were more than 1,000 applicants with 4 year degrees. So, I decided that I was going to go back to basics and work where ever they were hiring.

    I applied at food chains and have not heard back still. The bottom line is this, it’s not that I don’t want to work. Just give me a chance to work. Give me anything!

    As an unmarried, single house hold person, it is very hard to get assistance because I don’t have children or a family. It seems it is twice as hard for single folks to get help……

    Now, I am on food stamps, have groveled and asked friends and family for money help, and face losing my apartment and my car at end of this month. I only sleep couple of hours a night and I feel so alone and neglected that the goverment helped everyone else except for the long termed unemployed. Are we that disgusting that the senate doesn’t even want to discuss a Tier 5 extension this month?

    I will be homeless. Who would want to hire a homeless “bum”. I just can’t breath. I just can’t live. I am 35, a hard worker, and just want a chance to get back on my feet.

    K.

  17. augustrush says:

    I am so sick of its the Democrats fault, its the Republicans fault. It is all their faults. I have not had any funds coming in since March 2010. My husband is on ssdi and gets $750.00 a month. That is correct, $750.00 a month. they auctioned off my home 2 months ago. they did it illegally I am told by the Senator’s office and still they tell me, I HAVE TO HIRE A LAWYER to go after the lender. On 750.00 a month??? I have no hope for this government or the next one. It is all who wants to scrub or rub who’s back today.
    Us 99er’s have been out of work for so long that even when a job MIGHT come up, you are not qualified for it now. ME, I was an underwriter and guidelines change by the minute and of course these employers can be so picky that the job descriptions say, “have to have been underwriting for at least since January 2010” Well this 99er has not been. I wrote my congressman and senator and asked if there is any way that they can give employers some kind of incentives to hire us and give them funds to get us up to date. Well I have not heard a thing about that.
    Stimulus money giving out to hire people, YA if you work out side doing fiscal labor. that is the only jobs the stimulus has been for. People that need office jobs, where is the stimulus funds for that?? and how about for people that are now over 50?? There is a lot wrong with this picture.
    We need to put all independents in office. they can not do any worse. We have been talking about this Tier 5 and other than Sen. Stabenow of Michigan is the only one fighting. We ALL should back her and help her run for president. SHE HAS A HEART.
    As far as food stamps, here is the best one of all, my husband applied for food stamps for him, myself and my 19 year old son that is in college and lives at home. the food stamp office told me, “MY SON DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR FOOD STAMPS, HE NEEDS TO HAVE A JOB.” I hung up the phone shaking my head, people getting food stamps and collecting unemployment are getting food stamps and why? BECAUSE THERE ARE NO JOBS!!! And this lady says because my son is in college he needs to get a job and does not qualify.
    And you want me to believe congress is going to give us a TIER V?? and if so, for 4 weeks?? maybe???
    THEY DO NOT CARE, IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE LET US GO OVER 6 MONTHS WITH NOTHING.
    DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS ONLY 9.6%?? THEY DO NOT COUNT US BECAUSE WE ARE NOT CALLING IN FOR THEM TO KNOW
    VOTE AN INDEPENDENT IN

  18. WE THE PEOPLE says:

    AMERICAN PEOPLE – READ MY WORDS IMMEDIATELY & CLOSELY!!! Government has NO money! Government is Bankrupt! AMERICANS have allll the Money! Our Money is being stolen by Government bc WE THE PEOPLE “believe” that we are supposed to give our Money to people to Rule Over Us! This is WHY we are asking for a TIER 5! ..B/C WE THE PEOPLE BeLieve we are supposed to have our money taken to pay others to RULE US! Like a Bank telling you, YOU can’t take your money out when you want it… The Government has Stolen our Money from us and make more and more LAWS to TAKE MORE AND MORE OF OUR MONEY! We have to keep fighting for our rights -NO DOUBT! HOWEVER, AMERICAN PEOPLE…CHANGE YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM!!!! You must realize that it is wrong to pay people to CONTROL YOU!!! You have to BELIEVE there can and WILL BE A WORLD W/OUT POLITICIANS!! As We Believe This more and More…They Will Fall!! Amongst Believing and Taking our Power Back…we Must still Fight for our Rights! However, just like a Bad Relationship…if one side takes their POWER back, they’ll realize the other party NEVER really had POWER over them in the first place… WE THE PEOPLE Have allll the MONEY…Yet our MONEY GETS STOLEN THROUGH LAWS!!! IT. IS. TIME. to Believe DIFFERENTLY! To Believe WE DON’T NEED THEM!! That is the First Step to Regaining OUR RIGHTFUL HARD EARNED POWER AND MONEY!! AMERICANS… PASS THIS ON!!!

  19. Cindy says:

    Our government is treating us exactly as the terrorist on 911. Sad to say but it is what it is. They have slammed us to the ground and stomped on our very existance. We know where they are and who they are. I am not behind suicide, but if i were, i would take it to the doorstep of my local politician. They wont hear what they cant see. It hasnt affected them and they just dont care!!

  20. I am a middle-aged woman who paid taxes for the most of my working life, and this is the thanks we get! Now that I and millions of others like me need your help by extending the benefits for the unemployed, YOU TURNED YOUR BACKS ON US! W.T.H. are we suppose to do to support our families. newsflash: WE DID NOT ASK TO GET LAID OFF NOR DID WE ASK TO BE OUT OF WORK FOR SO LONG EITHER! I have a question to the one Harry Reid who was against the unemployed to begin with: HOW THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSE TO SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES WITH NO FRIGGIN INCOME! There are innocent people out here that are at risk of losing everything they have including a place to live, what about the children of the unemployed, DON’T THEY DESERVE TO EAT TOO!? Oh, I’m not quite finished and I will exercise my right to freedom of speech, which thanks to the friggin morons who stalled the bill last time, that is about all I have left! What about the veterans who fought for us and you too, who unemployment benefits ran out!
    You friggin need to set your priorities straight by voting on this extension bill! Never mind granting tax breaks for the rich, or for that matter, voting to GIVE YOURSELVES A RAISE KNOWING THERE ARE TOO AMNY OF US ONLU WISH WE HAD AN INCOME. The ones who stalled the last time, should “HANG THERE HEADS IN SHAME!” Well, November is coming up pretty darn soon, and I hope each and everyone of you who voted NO are out on their friggin butts, and just get a taste of WHAT WE GO THROUGH EVERY SINGLE DAY! Eff bailing out Wall street, and think of us for a change!

  21. Kevin Quinn says:

    Dear Jesse,

    This is a blog that you will want to see. “FEMA Camps for the Homeless.”

    http://fema-for-homeless.blogspot.com

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