Tier 5 Unemployment Extension of Benefits: Senators Supporting 99ers Unemployment Benefits – Since the recently passed HR 4213 unemployment extension bill is in short of the unemployment benefits for 99ers, these unemployed people are constantly demanding the Congress for a Tier 5 unemployment extension bill. In fact, several Tier 5 unemployment extension petitions are set up to call the attention of the Congress to act on it immediately.
Yesterday, we received and published a letter from 99er depicting the situation that they were all undergoing. Again, the letter was addressed to our politicians hoping for the passage of a Tier 5 unemployment extension bill.
In less than four months from now, America will once again have its Senate elections. Scheduled on November 2, 2010, 37 seats of the Senate will once again be filled in with new faces. Since the 99ers constitute a huge portion of voters, we tried our best to find out who among our politicians have expressed their interests in passing a Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Bill for the 99ers. Here are some of them:
Sen. Charles Schumer, Democrat from New York saying: “There are a number of people who have maxed out, they’ve been looking and looking for work but haven’t found it, and there is a separate act that would extend those benefits to them. Extending this was really important. There are some people who go beyond the 99 weeks and we’re gonna try to do that next.” Below is his video expressing his thoughts for the 99ers’ unemployment benefits:
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Democrat from Michigan saying: “I’m working on a bill to help them because, when there are five people out of work for every one job opening, it’s the right thing to do.” The Senator said she wished that the unemployment extension 2010 bill included a provision for Tier 5 to help the 99ers.
So far these two Senators claimed to have been supporting the 99ers in their fight to pass a Tier 5 unemployment extension bill for them to survive and feed their families. While some of you may just say that this could just be an election ploy since they needed votes, let’s just give them the benefit of the doubt for now.
One week have passed since the HR 4213 unemployment extension bill was signed into law by President Obama. Having known that it did not contain the provision for unemployment benefits for the 99ers, did you try to send a letter, email, or a phone call to your state senators to ask for their help? What did they say? Who among them expressed their interests in helping the 99ers? We would like to hear from you so that others would know who should they vote for this coming November elections. Indeed, it would be surprising to see the name of a Republican.