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Tier 5 Extension and American Wants to Work Act Latest Updates

September 26, 2010 by · 17 Comments 

Tier 5 Extension and American Wants to Work Act Latest Updates – I know that many are tired about the same old news about the Tier 5 Extension and about the future of 99ers. The fact however is that the American Wants to Work Act which contains the Tier 5 extension for 99ers is clearly not a priority of the last remaining sessions of both the Congress and the Senate before the mid-term elections recess.

Who to blame? The Democrats? Well, for me I don’t think so because they had been working hard to pass bills for the unemployed, job opportunities and for 99ers however there are those who want to support the capitalists more than the people. I would not want to mention names but once these people get elected or their numbers increase in both the House and the Senate then you will see more of what is currently happening.

The senate had just passed recently the “Small Businesses Bill” last Thursday, September 16. Observers say that this is likely to be the last major piece of legislation by the Democrats.

The bill includes a multi-billion dollar package of tax reductions and government loans for small businesses that supporters say will encourage hiring and reduce unemployment. According to reports there are no plans to deal with unemployment extensions or Tier V before the Senate adjourns in about three weeks. The bill was passed by a vote of 61-38 with two Republicans supporting it, George V. Voinovich of Ohio and George LeMieux of Florida.

“Small businesses are the major job creators in our economy, and this legislation will ensure that our small businesses have the tax incentives and credit they need to expand and hire,” Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California told The New York Times.

In response to this, One Nation Working together will be having a huge rally at the Lincoln Memorial on October 2. The rally hope to rally support for the Tier 5 extension support for 99ers which is embedded in the American Wants to Work Act.

“The One Nation March will feature human and civil rights leaders, labor leaders, environmental and peace activists, faith leaders, celebrities and sports figures – all marching together to help Put America Back to Work and to Pull America Back Together. And to help reorder our national priorities so that investments in people come first,” says March Organizers.

For more details of the DC march CLICK HERE.

So far, these are the Tier 5 Extension and American Wants to Work Act latest updates. I hope that we have informed you and as well, we are inviting everyone to join the DC March.

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17 Responses to “Tier 5 Extension and American Wants to Work Act Latest Updates”
  1. Dave says:

    The unemployed voters are the 4 aces in this elections.Dems pass Tier 5 they keep Senate and Congress.They neglect the unemployed they lose both.Keep Ignoring all these new voters and the US most important topic.Helping the US unemployed with money then jobs.

    • Ron says:

      You are smoking something if you think that passing tier 5 will save the democrats from losing the house. The only thing that is keeping them from losing the senate is going to be their 59 seat majority which is hard to lose 10 seats…but they’ll lose seats nonetheless.

      The democrats are fully responsible despite what Harry Longstone says. If the democrats put the bill out there for a vote or tried to and were filibustered, that would be on the Republicans at that point.

      Seems to me that Longstone is just shilling for the democrats knowing that tier 5 isn’t going to happen but he still wants the political party of his choice to not take the hit for it. Yeah, in other words he is a liar.

  2. al the 99er says:

    I’m a 99er and have been for what feels like a very very long time .I too have sold everything i had to sell and have borrowed all i can . I feel for all of you out there that are going through what i am going through. we must be strong and accept this humbling time as a grate lesson of how much our government really cares about us. If we work hard and pay in we should be able to reap what we sow. I have worked for more than 11 years without collecting one cent, And i know many people that have worked much longer than I , And now that we need the help the same help that we paid for with our years of payment in to the unemployment insurance, it means nothing .
    99 weeks max to collect is set in but no max on how much we pay in is set .Why is it that after every year our totals means nothing? All we want is to have money to eat, pay our bills, put gas in our cars or have money for the bus to be able to go out and look for work .It is a fact that the monies given back to us will end up in our community , And its a fact that it helps local business so they don’t have to close there doors , and add to the numbers of the unemployed .We paid in shouldn’t it count for something now that we need it .how can we be forgotten if one day you to can be standing in the the same place as I and many hard workers A.K.A the “99ers”stand now .I like many others never expected to be laid off for this long, and neither will you .so please help your fellow man so when the day comes we can help you. All our cries should not be ignored look at how many people are below my comment and above , we all are being hit harder than we believed possible and our monies are still caught up in the red tape… thank you for letting me vent and taking the time to read this from a 99er.

  3. Regina Alexander says:

    I say we clean house. Neither side is doing a thing for tier 5, so why do we need them. Vote out Obama too when his time comes. I know in 4yrs u cannot clean up what took over 8yrs to destroy, but these monkeys are not even sympathizing with our problems. We are at the bottom of the list when we should be on top, and there is no excuse or reason for that except that their all incompetent. So vote for none of the above. We need new young blood.

    Any politician refusing to help Americans who have worked most of their lives in this Country don’t need to be in office.We have paid for welfare, illegal immigrants, schools, hospitals, contribute to their getting elected. And in our hour of need they turned their backs on us.I don’t care how they get the money, just get it and soon. Anyone who is not in favor of 99er’s getting an extension should be voted out of office.That goes for Obama too. If u are not talking daily about the Americans who are suffering should be voted out.We should be the most important issue on their agenda.
    !!SIGN MY PETITION ‘VOTE OUT THE REPUBLICANS IN NOVEMBER’!! http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/vote_out_the_republicans_in_november

  4. Speaking nothing but the truth says:

    Looks like Senator Reid is more willing to help those undocumented immigrants to (1)seize or jeopardize the chances of getting back to work in this 8-million jobs reduction economy for all unemployed citizens’ and permanent residents’ despite that we definitely deserved first priority to any employment or re-employment opportunities AS WE HAVE BEEN PAYING TAXES SINCE DAY ONE; (2)to let those undocumented immigrants to keep on making babies to get SNAP, Emergency Cash and medical benefits supported from all states; and last of all but might not be the least (iii) they will get free college education if they will prove that they are of low income whereas hardworking citizens or permanent residents have to work even harder or double shifts to pay for the education fees at all times. Rather than helping to feed the unemployed legal working classes to bring up consumer spending and avoiding chaotic situations like increasing theft, crime, killing over beer or food, suicide in NYC and unemployed mother killed her two children, and … etc., Congress should wisely choose what can wait and what cannot hardly wait. When mishaps happen, it is always too late to say sorry and SORRY WILL NOT REVERSE THE MISHAPS.

  5. Pat in NJ says:

    What I find amazing is that the Senate is working on the military bill that includes the “don’t ask…don’t tell” instead of helping the 6 million Americans who have exhausted their benefits!!! I don’t give a damn if there are gays in the military as long as they can do the job!

    • mark says:

      PAT I WAS IN THE ARMY WHEN VIETNAM WAS GOING STRONG.I DON’T THINK ANYONE REALLY CARED ABOUT A SEXUAL CHOICE.DO YOUR JOB WAS ALL THAT MATTERED.YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS ISN’T THE SEVENTIES.MANY OF THE PEOPLE IN POWER ARE NOT FOCUSSED. 11TH GENERATION VETERAN,99ER,VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS COUNTRY.MY DAD DIED AS A RESULT OF NORTH AFRICA WORLD WAR 2,THIS COUNTRY SUCKS!

  6. Benny Johnson says:

    I mind if there are gays in the military. I think they should grant a tier 5 on a conditional basis. You need to volunteer for your county or city 5 hours per day. Otherwise no TIER 5.

    • Sam says:

      I was laid off in Dec 2005 and volunteered with my local first aid squad. Then I was laid off again in 2007 and became a volunteer EMT. For 1 full year (32/week), I began volunteering with my local Prosecutor’s Office. I even relocated to another state, because I couldn’t find anything

      So here I am unemployed, no one will hire me, not even any retail stores, because

      1. my volunteering experience doesn’t count because it wasn’t a paid position
      2. I am over qualified
      3. and I have an eight month gap in my resume

  7. charles Johsnon says:

    LMAO…HA!HA!HA!…. Congress is going to hit the road for the next 3 weeks so they can hit the campaign trail without passing Tier 5.

    You 99ers need a reality check: There will be no tier 5 EVER!

    I want you to do me a favor. Write down how long you have been unemployed on a piece of paper, write “Dear Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid: You killed me.” And then hang yourself.

    At 50 and above you aren’t going to get another job either so what else do you have to look forward to? Eating at a bread line? Living at a shelter where what little you have is stolen? Living on the streets? Sleeping in your car will seem like living as a King.

    I tried to apply for unemployement insurance when i was fired last year!…and I was denied because I was framed and called a sexual harraser I dont get any free handout and
    Do you see me whining??? I cant wait to see the look on 99ers faces when the bill doesnt pass..

    • Cindy says:

      YOU ARE A SEXUAL HARRASER. WHAT DO YOU THINK US PEOPLE ARE DUM? YOU NEED TO GET OFF THE SITE BEFORE SOMEONE HACKS YOUR COMPUTER AND LEAVES YOUR ADDRESS UP HERE SO WE KNOW WHERE TO FIND YOU. ASSHOLE

    • mark says:

      THEY PROBABLY FIRED YOU FOR YOUR PISS-POOR ATTITUDE.SHAPE UP YOU WILL DO JUST FINE PUT A SMILE ON YOU FACE AND BE GLAD YOU HAVE THE HEALTH TO RANT AND RAVE

  8. BUGSY166 says:

    QUESTION FOR ALL TO ALL 99ERS TO ANSWER:

    IS IT NOT A FACT THAT IF NOTHING IS DONE TO BRING THE AMERICANS WANT TO WORK ACT TO THE TABLE COME ELECTION WE WILL GET RID OF ANY AND ALL REBUBLICANS SENATORS ????……..THE ANSWER IS OF COURSE WE WILL!!!

    AND THAT IS WHY~

    OUR…DEMOCRATIC….. party seems to be trying to allow FILIBUSTERING to continue so as to STRATIGICALLY….. ASSURE that WE…..99ERS….. VOTE…… THEM back into office FIRST…and vote out ALL REBUBLICANS before they consider passing TIER V……THEN and ONLY THEN will THEY …consider it and..~PASS~….TIER V!!!…..SORRY for this, at least we have been trying hard to receive Tier V before the election! But don’t give up also….JUST NOW…the GOOD NEWS is that the 99ers along with other large support groups STARTED A COALITION – UNION that will FORCE HENRY RIED…..to put this BILL on the TABLE before the ELECTION)

    REMEMBER – TO CALL AND OR FAX YOUR SENATORS BETWEEN 9 AND 9 THIS ~WEDNESSDAY~ SEPT 22 WE NEEED TO FLOOOOOD THE PHONE LINES!!!!………LETS GET UNITED FOLKS!!
    THE ONLY POWER WE HAVE IS IN NUMBERS!!!

    We 99ers need to keep up the fight!…more than 6 million Americans have been out of work for more than six months and they’re stepping up efforts to join together in support of increased help from the federal government, writes Annie Lowrey of the Michigan Messenger, who’s written several in-depth stories on the problem of long-term unemployment. The American 99ers Union first order of business is to get members and readers to join in a faxing/emailing/calling campaign on Wednesday, Sept. 22, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. in order to get the Americans Want to Work Act, introduced by Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, passed into law.
    bugsy166 09/20/2010 1:31pm
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    PEOPLE NEED TO STOP PLACING ALL THE BLAME ON PRESIDENT OBAMA He might not be perfect BUT he is by far better than having PURE REPUBLICAN DOMINANCE don’t wish to invoke politics on this board (impeach Obama? Are you smoking crack?) but we need to hope that the Tea Party winning several nominations is a sheep in wolf’s clothing for us. If the Republicans gain control, there will be NNNOOO!!! hope of extensions or expansions to unemployment. I won’t theorize further about our hope for an economic recovery, but I think it’d be bleak…

    So here we go again-being forced into a position where we have to rely on our wonderful Congress and Senate to control how and if we will survive in the next few months. Of course it set the date to fit their needs instead of the needs of those of us who rely on these VITAL BENEFITS to feed our families and heaven forbid we may be able to afford a few Christmas gifts for our loved ones. I am just a few steps away from becoming a 99er and it scares the HELL out of me. So tired of looking for work day after day only to be constantly disappointed. Wish I could go to Washington for the March but I will be there in spirit and will look for things locally I can participate in. God help us all as we await what comes next for us.

    Don’t worr y my fellow 99ers when congress see’s how many of us 99ers turn up at the March in Washington, Oct 2:

    They will quickly resend their decision of continully fillibutering the Americans want to work Act!!!!

    PDA’s (Progressive Democrats of America) focus has been more anti-war, but with the economy so bad they put more emphasis on re-directing excessive military spending toward the needs here at home. They continue their “Brown Bag Lunch Vigils” into October and beyond, local events at congressmen’s offices and other public places.
    Here’s a link where you can sign up for info on the march or be notified of local events coordinated with the Oct One Nation March:

    http://act.aflcio.org/c/18/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=1389
    Don’t worr y my fellow 99ers when congress see’s how many of us 99ers turn up at the March in Washington, Oct 2:

    They will quickly resend their decision of continully fillibutering the Americans want to work Act!!!!
    Many organizations taking part, this may be one of the better ones to either find a ride, or find a local event coordinated with the march: http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/pages/dc-march

    Right now there are only a few local events listed, but the march is a few weeks away, so probably more will be added.

    There’s also UCubed, to find someone in your neighborhood: http://www.unionofunemployed.com/blog/recent-news/ucubed-endorses-10-2-10-jobs-march-on-washington-dc/

    And then there’s also PDA’s calendar of events: https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/309/mtglist.asp?formid=meet&caldate=9-1-2010#mtgsrchfrm

  9. BUGSY166 says:

    REMEMBER – TO CALL AND OR FAX YOUR SENATORS BETWEEN 9 AND 9 THIS ~WEDNESSDAY~ SEPT 22 WE NEEED TO FLOOOOOD THE PHONE LINES!!!!………LETS GET UNITED FOLKS!!
    THE ONLY POWER WE HAVE IS IN NUMBERS!!!

  10. edie says:

    i totally agree…i dont think they are gonna give us a tier 5..they dont care if we are starving to death or living in the streets..i have gone to so many temp services for a job..they have turned me down ..because i have a gap in my work history..i have been trying since i was layed off…my husband company has given them a 10% cut in there pay to keep there company opened..ya ok its more money in there pockets..they dont care about there employees only them selves..they are like the people that vote on us to have a tier 5..i think they should get off there asses and help us..

  11. Bikergirl says:

    Hit the campaign trail for what? Hell, they haven’t done shit!!!! I watched the Ed show last night when he was speaking with a 99er. She told him a bunch of 99ers were telling their friends and to tell their friends not to vote in November. He was, I think, trying to make her see that would be a bad idea for the Democrats. WHAT??? Why should we vote for them too? They haven’t done nothing either! She told Mr. Schultz that too. She even pointed out that Obama haven’t even mentioned us in ANY of his town hall meetings! She is right! None of them deserve our votes!

  12. Cindy says:

    Hey bikergirl..Hope things r at a standstill for you. I guess they dont listen to all the violance that we hear on T.V. I know that even though i blog on these sites that i have many friends and family to stand behind me at the polls. How about you and your crew. It would be great to put our people in numbers on here just to prove that we walk in many, many shoes. Not just ours. November should be interesting dont you think? Take care be on again soon.

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