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Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Update for the 99ers

August 27, 2010 by · 30 Comments 

Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Update for the 99ers (August 26, 2010) – It was said that the Tier 5 Extension was not in the calendar or agenda when the Senate resumes session after recess but we still have to verify on this issue.

So far, as of today 33 states qualified for the Federally enacted Tier 4 unemployment extension since their State’s Unemployment Rate continues to remain at 8.5% for three consecutive months. The current unemployment rate on the national level is now at about 9.5% which was preceded by four consecutive months at a minimum of 9.7%.

Using the same precedent as the Tier 4 Federal Bill, this clearly necessitates for the creation and passage of a Tier 5 extension bill since Americans needs a lifeline at this very crucial time. It is also equally important that the federal government create job opportunities for the unemployed and penalize companies who are not accepting unemployed in their workforce. How can somebody be employed if they refuse them for work?

Senate Bill 3706 – Americans Want to Work Act was introduced August 4, 2010 but its fate is still in jeopardy. This bill would add a Tier 5 extension benefits in states with unemployment rates above 7.5%. The new tier would provide 20 additional weeks of benefits payments, but it would not pay back benefits retroactively to cover the period between when the last tier expired and the new tier takes effect. The bill also includes a one-year extension of two tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed workers.

Below is an elevator pitch from Help the 99ers which you can use to help promote and pass the Tier 5 Unemployment Extension and the American Wants to Work Act. An “elevator pitch” is a concise summary that you can deliver in the time it takes to ride an elevator.

  • At least 1.3 million unemployed workers1 have exhausted their benefits.
  • The job market isn’t keeping up: there are less than 3 million job openings2 for almost 15 million job seekers3.
  • We’re caught in a vicious cycle: businesses aren’t hiring because they’re chiefly concerned about poor sales, and people aren’t buying because they’ve lost their jobs.
  • * S. 3706 will break the cycle in two ways:
  1. by growing the workforce: 3706 will extend the HIRE Act, which is already credited with adding 5.6 million jobs4;
  2. by adding a fifth tier of unemployment benefits, which add $1.61 to the GDP5 for every dollar spent.
  • Please ask Chairman Baucus to add 3706 to his Committee’s legislative calendar: Americans want to work.

Contact your Senators and Representatives, especially if they are on the Senate Finance Committee. Ask to speak with the Legislative Director or the Legislative Assistant who deals with jobs and the economy. Deliver the pitch.

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30 Responses to “Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Update for the 99ers”
  1. lawrence says:

    Will if the Rep Senator lost there job then they would be asking for a Tier 5 or i forgot the automatically get a check they dont have to worry. So think of Americans first if you could spend million on other country why cant you do it for your own people who are sufffering in America. Now that most of our troops are out of Iqac they could use that money for a Tier 5 vote those damn Republican out of office because they are the ones that dont want to help the American people who put them into office vote Demactric

  2. Cindy says:

    Waiting for things to really start happening. Too many people are going to be suffering at the hands of our government. When someone ends up getting killed then that will get attention. Unfortunate, but that seems to be the way this is going. Too many deaf ears in our government. TOO MANY DEAF EARS! They have a plan and i havnt quite figured it out yet. In the meantime they are really fucking with us and our patients is running out. Too many hungry babies. Too many homeless. They were talking on the early show and they say that UI is going down. ARE THEY FUCKING CRAZY? NOT MENTIONING IT IS BECAUSE MOST HAVE LOST THIER BENEFITS. THIS IS THE KIND OF SHIT THATS REALLY GOING TO SEND PEOPLE OVER THE EDGE. THEY REALLY SHOULD START HIDING. GOING POSTAL IS WHAT THEY ARE PUSHING. PASS THE TIER 5.

    • Bikergirl says:

      They have deaf ears because being a Politician is a JOB now! It’s not to represent the people anymore! Yes, some of them should be in hell where they came from and it WILL happen! All of them need to go but unfortunately, there are some idiots in this country who agree with the shit they are doing in Washington! Stupid ass Beck says we should be ashamed to call the unemployed “Americans?” SOME of these unemployed citizens went to war for his ass to say that shit! No one will hire us either and we fought for this damn country! I applied for a job which had a requirement that said,” must have completed military services” in order to be considered for employment! What kind of shit is that? Do anyone know how bankruptcy works? I am really thinking about it now.

  3. 99er who worked everyday of his life til this says:

    vote them out and take away the magic pension they get, yes I said magic. It has to be or else how can we the taxpayers still be paying for it, with no jobs and no house to live in, no way to feed our families, unless those pensions are actually adding to the deficit and they aren’t magic. By the same logic they use, if the pensions can’t be paid for without adding to the deficit, they need to be voted out and then they can find out what it’s like to be in our shoes, if we don’t push to end lifetime pensions for them, they are going to continue to live in the fantasy world, thinking this is a bill or proposition, instead of waking up and realize they are killing more Americans that any other country ever did. Maybe we can just rename the senate, Benadict Arnold hall, or maybe just Judas and them. I hope they enjoy the money they got in exchange for an eternity of hell and damnation.

  4. Leslie says:

    My benefits ran out in June. I’ve applied for anything and everything….I RECEIVE NO RESPONSE….I truly believe being out of work has made me totally UNEMPLOYABLE at this time. There is no other reason for it.

    I have savings, but they won’t last forever…and of course the longer I”m out of work…the more likely it is that I’ll stay out of work…..Right now I don’t know what the answer is, but THIS GOVERMENT….CANNOT LEAVE PEOPLE OUT IN THE COLD THIS WINTER..WITH NO MEANS OF SHELTER! THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN…..I guess that is what it’s going to take for the DO NOTHINGS in Washington to realize the TRUE SEVERITY OF THE SITUATION……And I too agree witht he last post….somebody is going to “go postal”….what have they got to lose?

  5. Allie says:

    I’m wondering if we are back to the argument of paying for an extension with the stimulus funds that won’t add to the deficit, which I could see as an argument for the republican side. I would love someone in the press with an economic persons accounting to figure out how many people are really still jobless that are not counted. All the while the economy is sinking.
    Let’s have both sides stop cooking the proverbial books for electoral favors. (I applaud the democrats for the attention to the fact many people are going without and losing everything and not waiting for the so called “hand out”.) Admonished for being where they are after taking care of themselves and their families all their lives and not offered the 1940 -1970 pensions.
    When do they count those as not being able to to find a job? As businesses are still shedding jobs and still not hiring. There’s something wrong with this math, as a person affected and effected by unemployment I’m wondering when someone cares what’s really happening to so very many people in this country, and the inability of both parties to come to grips with this situation that’s not helping anyone or our economy with this lack of foresight and tons of finger waving.
    Let’s the people in power recognize the true situation and deal with it intelligently and have both parties working together to help make us strong as a for the people by the people country again. We need leaders not pundits to steer us back on course.

  6. Regina Alexander says:

    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

    • gabe says:

      Obama is just a man sitting there he has no say so in the matter nor has any president ever its the people behind in the big chair getting rich that run this country and no they don’t care about us or anyone that don’t have money or power voteing them out won’t fix it there is no way we can fix the problem because the people on unemployment don’t make them money but everyone thinks voteing out everyone that won’t pass the 5th tier will help give it a try because there will still be republicans in tehpphere to ruin the world and country more so stop crying and get a job fliping burgers pride won’t pay bills

  7. gabe says:

    Well tobe honest there are jobs out there yes they pay way less then most are use to getting but a job is a job I am a hvac tech and I am 28 I am used to makeing $30 bucks an hour and I have takeing jobs cleaning bathrooms in fast food ya I did not want to take it but I have to I have kids and there needs are greater then mine the people out there complaning about not haveing unemployment should relax because they have to pass a bill but they will do it in there time fram till then do whatever it takes to make any kind of money get a papper route they make 1200 a month oh ya stop crying and take that job no one else will take and do the best you can and dumbing down a resume is in your best interest in getting a job I am a 99er and I got a job the day I got my last check. I am not talking down to anyone I know how hard it is but everyone is hurting but in the usa we all have the same way of thinking and that is to step on the weak to get on top and rich get richer so everyone should get used to being poor till we as a country take it back and disband the government

  8. Cindy says:

    OK, TAKE THAT LOW PAYING JOB. SO WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS THAT PEOPLE SHOULD PACK UP AND MOVE OUT OF THIER HOUSE BECAUSE THEY LOST THIER JOB TO OUTSOURCING. SO PEOPLE SHOULD WORK 3 OR 4 PART TIME JOBS WITH LOW PAY? OK, SO WHAT DO PEOPLE DO WITH THIER KIDS WHEN THEY START RUNNING AMUCK IN YOUR NEIBORHOOD BECAUSE OF NO SUPERVISION? SOME KIDS ARE ALREADY HOME ALONE AFTER SCHOOL FOR A WHILE BEFORE A PARENT COMES HOME. DCYF WILL HAVE YOUR KIDS IN STATE CARE BECAUSE OF A LACK OF SUPERVISION. IS THIS WHAT YOUR SAYING? MOTHERS ARE WORKING A FEW HOURS TO HELP WITH INCOME AND IT IS THIER WHOLE PAY CHECK THAT THEY USE TO KEEP THEM WITH A LICENSED BABYSITTER. THIER WHOLE PAYCHECK!!!!! SORRY I DO NOT AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT. IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN LIVE LAVISHLY FOR NOTHING THEN WE SHOULD ALSO. SO START FIGHTING FOR AMERICA AND NOT PUT WELFARE CHECKS IN THE ACCOUNTS OF OUR GOVERNMENT. WE ALL DESERVE WHAT WE PROVIDE FOR OUR GOVERNMENT. END OF STORY. PERIOD!!!!!! WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO KEEP SCREAMING! WE HAVE TAKEN VERY GOOD CARE OF THEM WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHT AND THEY SHOULD TAKE CARE OF US.

  9. Bikergirl says:

    Obama needs to be a ONE TERM president! Ignoring the very same people who put you in office is not a good idea! You have NO common sense to see that people are suffering! VOTE ALL OF THEM OUT IN NOVEMBER!

  10. Bikergirl says:

    All of them are in this shit together! Lets get rid of the middle class! I have always said that Bush wanted this country to be a country of haves and have nots! And this idiot and his administration is continuing it! If congress could get away with shooting us to get rid of all of us, they would! Hell, starving families to death is close enough! Those ass holes need to go!

  11. Cindy says:

    Yes they are in this together. As i said, they will have a paycheck for life. It is from tax dollars and it is thier welfare check for life. GOD IS NOT SLEEPING HERE! He is watching the suffering and destitution amoung human life. He works in mysteriouse ways. When humans turn thier backs on other humans it is just inhumane. Dont we have laws against that? Is it not against the law to abuse children? Is it not against the law to abuse the elderly? No compassion for the homeless. How can you turn your back on a hungry baby? Anyone else would be thrown in jail!
    Bikergirl.. The best thing to do if you need to file bankruptsy is call a lawyer for free consiltation. Im sorry to hear this. Welcome to America lately. The home of the fee. Good luck to you.

    • Ken says:

      I already am in bankruptcy. My family is sinking with me, If we get behind on our home payment now, bankruptcy court will Not let us keep it! We all need F’in help now!! I am suffering every day now & seriously depressed. I can’t believe this is America, I could’nt have a dream this scary!! What is next death?? We know we already paid Taxes.

    • Ken says:

      America home of the fleeced!

    • Bikergirl says:

      Ken, looks like death is what’s next for some people. I live in a state where a lady killed her two sons because she could not care for them anymore because she was unemployed. They found the children in a car in the river. None of them care in Washington! That is why ALL of them need to go! Cindy, I will look into contacting a lawyer today. Thanks!

  12. I wonder, how can it be that easy for the people that we voted into office to forget about us? Their title, State Representatives, clearly state that they should be looking out for us, the people. These people that we helped vote into congress are suppose to be our voice. So, what happens if they are not listening? It is quite obvious that they have stop listening to us, the people and have decided to pursue their own agenda. It is one thing for the citizens of this country to feel helpless and to think that one person alone cannot make a difference. However, congress has the means and the responsibility to act quickly and do whatever they can to help the people of this country. Seriously folks, how can they sleep at night, knowing they have the ability to make a difference but would rather embarrass themselves by showing the rest of the world that deciding who is right between the two parties is more important than fixing the severe economic condition of this country? What happened to the words, “United We Stand”?
    We the people are voicing are concerns and opinions; is anyone out there listening? Congress, please take a stand and break old habits, show this country and the world that we are one, please save your differences for another time. Do the right thing and help the people of this country in any way you can. Give us hope so that we can move forward to get our country back on its feet. Let us all show our pride by working as one, we are The Great United States of America!

    Rodolfo Aguirre
    U.S. Citizen

    • Bikergirl says:

      How can they forget? Easy! Being a politician is a JOB now, not someone who speaks for the American people! Ignoring the very same people is whats going to put Republicans back into office AGAIN!!!!!! That wimp we have for a damn President don’t see that! Just ignore them and it will go away! Right! We are damn tired of that! And, I feel so sorry for Biden! He is the only one out here among the sharks speaking up for the American people while these other Democrats are silent and just carring about their re-election! Well, that might not happen for some of them! Hell, I am beginning to think myself why vote? The Republicans even though they are the minority, have been running this damn country for two and a half years anyway while these weak ass Democrats run and hide everytime Republicans put up a damn fight! This scared ass President have always been a day late and a damn dollar short!

  13. L.F says:

    THEY TALK ABOUT NOT ADDING TO THE DEFICIT THAT THEY CREATED THEMSELVES. THEY MISS SPEND OUR TAX DOLLARS AND WE KEEP VOTING FOR THEM??? THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT IS WE THE PEOPLE!!!! LETS STOP VOTING RED OR BLUE…LETS VOTE FOR US!!!!

  14. Ken says:

    Our biggest task… Get these basterds out of office and start reducing goverments control of the people, Before they have more power (look at Iran they have a dictator now).. We the people need to control our destiny! I have said to my family many times.. this is nothing more than a Monopoly game there are winners they own everything and they don’t want to quit this Monopoly game!!! Our leaders are already lying to us on a daily basis!!!! Vote everyone out who has experience (NO JOB IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE… does’nt that sound familiar job hunters), We need a clean slate in America!!!

  15. Jess says:

    Support for Israel comes to $1.8 trillion, including special trade advantages, preferential contracts, or aid buried in other accounts. In addition to the financial outlay, U.S. aid to Israel costs some 275,000 American jobs each year.” The trade-aid imbalance alone with Israel of between $6-10 billion costs about 125,000 American jobs every year.FUCK JEWISH SENATORS !

  16. Loris says:

    JUST VOTE ALL THE REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE IN NOVEMBER AND MAKE IT
    A CLEAN SWEEP!! IT’S OUR ONLY CHANCE OF GETTING THINGS DONE IN
    CONGRESS TO HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!
    THEY ARE NOT FOR THE PEOPLE THEY ARE FOR THEMSELVES. GREED IS THE
    ONLY THING ON THIER MINDS. THEY HAVE ON COMPASSION FOR THE
    PEOPLE NOR OUR FAMILIES. THEY SIT BACK IN GET THEIR FAT PAY
    CHECKS EVERY WEEK TAKING TIME OUT FOR VACATIONS WHILE THE
    AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF WORK SUFFERS.

    LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD IN NOVEMBER WITH OUR VOTES! NO MORE REPUBLICANS
    IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!

  17. Cindy says:

    I do not believe that our government does not know what is going on here. How many faxes and phone calls have they gotten already. How many more do they need? How many more killings are going to happen. Maybe we need to go out and start our own TV network called 99ers and our ABUSIVE GOVERNMENT. We need to get our own network. I think we can do that via YOU TUBE. If we start documenting our stories this way then we should get some attention to this disaster. A lot of people that i talk to dont even know who the 99ers are because they are so not hearing about us. We are here and are not going anywhere. When our tent cities start going up in every town do you think they will acknoledge us then? PROBABLY NOT!!!! We have already done the unthinkable and still they dont listen.
    Bikergirl.. How did you make out with your cituation? I hope you got some good advice. My thoughts are with you always.

    • Bikergirl says:

      I looked up some information and decided to hold on for a little while. Sister is helping me for now but I can’t rely (and don’t want to) on her to continue to help. If needed, I now have some good information. Thanks for asking.

  18. Pat 63 says:

    I am a 99er and am tired of people saying that unemployment and social security are forms of welfare. The popular political thing to do in recent years is to use the people in need as political ploys for re-elections. Not only do they think we are dumb enough to vote for them, but they convuse desperation with stupidity and think that we should be grateful. I, like many others, have paid into unemployment for about 30 years and have only applied in the last 3 years because there were no jobs, I actually waited 2 months after my company went under to apply, thinking I could find a job. I hope that the people that are working can support this country’s retail tax structure for Christmas, because us 99er’s cannot. We are not the chronic welfare recipients, we truly cannot find work. I have applied to fast food, retail, anything, willing to work any hours and still cannot find a job. We did not do this, Mr. Obama did not do this. The pompous people who make these decisions about our futures did this. Lets show all of them (Democrat or Republican) what it feels like to be out of work and vote them all out of office.

  19. Cindy says:

    Do you think if this “so called government” was on the verge of loosing everything they got for free that they would just let someone come along and take it out from underneath them?? NO, BECAUSE IT WOULD REALLY PISS THEM OFF!!! Im sure they would be screaming bloody murder and crying rivers of tears. We have given them everything they want. Treating them like spoiled little children. Why do they deserve homes, cars and the best of everything? WHY!!? They have not shed one ounce of sympathy for any of the 99ers that made sure they had the best of everything. I AM SO PISSED OFF THAT THEY FEEL THEY DESERVE THE BEST WHILE WE HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO POVERTY. I am not behind suicide but can understand the fustration. Take it to your local politicians front door and do not take it out on innocen people. WE HAVE TO HAVE COMPASSION FOR EACH OTHER BECAUSE THIS GOVERNMENT DOES NOT. It is the worst thing in the world to be homeless and hungry in a country that we have built and fought so hard for. The new civil war will be the 99ers against the government. If they think it stops wth us they are wrong. We have many family and friends that are watching everyday to what is happening to us. GOD BLESS THE ONES WHO THINK OF US AND OPEN HOMES TO US AND A SAFE PLACE FOR A WHILE. It does affect all of us in some small way that leads to something much bigger. We need to take controll of this mess and start changing some rules. It will start with taking the government welfare check away and make them live as they have made us live. IT IS TIME TO START FIGHTING BACK!!!!!

  20. Cyndee says:

    Well I have patiently waited for six weeks while the senate was out on vacation, I bet they were just kicking back drinking mojitos and sitting by the pool not giving a damn about us 99ers. Myself come november will be voting the republicans out. But all their jobs could be saved if they just stop being so damn stuck up and just help us out. Living in america these makes a person wants to immigrate to some other country. It is such a simple task a simple price to pay.from the everyday news americans are stressed and depressed I have gotten to the point that I have to rely on my sons financial aid in order to survive that money was him to enjoy college now tthe money is to help support me and his little brother I feel so guilty and also to the point of selling food stamps in order to pay the rent and light bill and let’s not talk about car payments I had to hide my car from getting repo’d . I am just tired all over just give us some fresh air to breath so we can live again instead of polluting us with all these hopes of giving us another extensions.what did mike jordan always say “Just do it” save the american 99ers from contemplating robbing or suicidal HELP US DAMN!

  21. Darlene Chapman says:

    Workers pay into Insurance Benefits, and we should be covered until the economy produces jobs. I don’t understand why the benefits have stopped for those who have been receiving their benefits the longest. This just does not make sense to me; can we stop benefits on Social Security, Disability, or Workman’s Comp, based on who has been receiving benefits the longest? We worked hard for our Insurance Benefits, for such a time as this. The umbrella has been taken away from some of us, while it is still raining.

  22. tammy says:

    Off the subject a little but all readers should know this if you live in Los Angeles, CA… The “GR” “CASH AID” program within the Dept. of Social Services in LA county is such: I found out last week that the “CASH AID” that is offered is a “CASH LOAN”! I wonder if people really understand this when “signing” their lives away with all the confusing paperwork… You will have to pay back every penny at the point you start collecting SSI in your golden years. I’m assuming it will then fall on your children’s back should you not be able to pay.. I finally was approved for food stamps for the first time in over 2 years, because now I have lost my Unemployment Insurance Benefits. Oh, and last year on the way back from a food stamp DENIAL appeal hearing I lost my only means of transportation, my car. I was in a horrible freeway accident on an LA freeway. The “appeal” was held at the Wilshire District in LA. The judge who presided in my case wasn’t even there. He couldn’t even bring himself to the appeal hearing. I had to speak to him via conference phone call. All the supporting paperwork I brought to the hearing that supported that I still was in need of food was not even considered. He told me that since I was about 120.00 over the amount to qualify for food stamps, there was nothing he could do. He told me to contact my legislators to try and get the law changed. I was asking for food assistance, because I was hungry and this is what he told me. Shameful.

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