99ers Held Successful Rally for Tier 5 Unemployment Extension

Unemployment Extension: 99ers Held Successful Rally for Tier 5 Unemployment Extension – The much awaited first rally of the 99ers to call the attention of Congress for a Tier 5 unemployment extension bill was successful. It was held last Wednesday, August 12, 2010 at the Federal Hall, 26 Wall St., New York City from 12pm to 1pm. Ed Scultz and other media covered it.

Dubbed as “Keep the American Dream Alive Tier Five!”, it was attended by groups of 99ers demanding for the passage of a Tier 5 unemployment extension bill. “A man without a job is like a man that does not exist,” said 99er Rubin Edwards, 48, of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, who came to the rally dressed in a suit and tie. “I hope and pray for my future in America today.”

Currently, there are two Tier 5 unemployment extension bills being proposed. The first one comes from the Senate introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow which provides 20 additional weeks of unemployment insurance for individuals in states with unemployment rates of above 7.5% and a one-year extension of two tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed workers.

The second one comes from the House of Representatives introduced by Rep. Shelley Berkley from Nevada aiming to provide an additional 20 weeks of unemployment benefits but only for those states with unemployment rates of 10 percent or higher.

Was the 99ers rally “successful” enough to call the attention of the Congress? The Congress is set to reconvene on September 13 after their recess. But will any of the two Tier 5 unemployment extension bills be tackled? According to an article in Open Congress, Senator Schumer said the Senate in September will focus on a bill to promote small businesses, a child nutrition bill, a tax-credit bill for companies and possibly a vote on the Bush-era tax cuts or the START arms treaty between the United States and Russia.

Having said that, there’s still no urgency committed to the 99ers in passing the Tier 5 unemployment extension bill. Below is a video of the rally of the 99ers calling for a Tier 5 unemployment extension bill.


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  1. Ya know, I just got done reading some blogs on other sites and I am sickened at the site of Karl Rove. He should be in prison! Lets all remember, but our dear buddy George Bush pardonded him! The GOP should not even be a topic this election! Have we all forgot who the hell got us into this mess in the first place? I dont give up that easy, and I did not think other Americans in this country did either! I feel betrayed, not by our new president! I feel betrayed by George Bush, Dick Cheney and the Whole GOP, and Republican party along with all the rich in this country who could care less about hungry children and people losing everything as long as they can save a few thousand dollars in taxes! I am just sick to my stomach that this country has produced such greedy republicans, and human beings! God will reward you all, he does not like greedy people that cause children to go hungry! Fellow Democrats…..If you all give up now, you may as well just kill your self, because you will die in the streets of starvation and homelessness due to the republican GOP that could give a rats ass if any of you survive as long as they can line their bank accounts with the tax money we need for survival. No one in their right mind could fix this mess in two years not even ten years!!!!!!!!! Do you all think we elected GOD? You Democrats, like myself knew we were in for a bad time after the last happy asses left the white house! If you watch FOX TV you might as well stand in the supermarket line and read the tabloids and believe every word, because that is what Fox TV is all about……Lying!!!!! We need to stand together and say hell no you republican life wreckers!!!! You are causing our children and grandchildren to have to experience life in poverty while you all live high on the hog! I will never vote for the GOP or any yahoo that represents their goofy, greedy ass party! And if your a Democrat you better not or kiss your ass goodbye!!!!! Get with it people……these idiots vote no on anything that would help the middle class while having the nerve to ask for us to give them a tax break, ask us……the same people they say no to every stinking time we need an unemployment extension!!!! For God sake people give the president time, time, time…….it took them eight years to get us into this mess, its gonna take at least a decade to get us out. Our President needs a congress that cares about human beings and not money for themselves!!!!! We as Democrats need to stick by him and give him time…..he is doing the same thing he campaigned to do!!!!! He told us it would take time! He told us he would vote for the middle class and he has and his party, my party still keeps getting shot down by these republican theives that bankrupt our country! Liven up people, Also abortion isnt going away! Get real! Did George Bush get rid of it? Hell no!!! Its here for good no matter what party you vote for. And I am just livid that I have to even look at Dick Cheneys daughter trying to defend one of the men I believe should be prosecuted for war crimes!!!! Its getting sick people wise up or give up! If the republican party wins ,we lose!!!!!! Dont forget it!!! Its your life and your families, or the Republican party, take your pick!!!

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