Unemployment Extension: 99ers Need To Stand By as Senate Will Be in Recess – 99ers, the unemployed individuals whose unemployment benefits are not included in the recently signed HR 4213 unemployment extension bill, are on waiting list as the Senate goes on recess for more than 1 month from August 9 to September 12 as indicated in their calendar here.
Are the 99ers’ demand for Tier 5 just falling on deaf ears of the Senate? What does this mean for the 99ers? This just means guaranteed more days of suffering. More days of no electricity, and even no food and no shelter for some. More days of having hard time to get a job because aside from the fact that most states are being plagued by high unemployment rates, the lack of funds to use for transportation and in paying phone bills for potential interviews contribute to the situation.
While this may just be a recession for some, this is definitely a depression for all 99ers. How can the Congress managed to be in recess without passing any unemployment extension bill for these 99ers?
We’ve been reading all your comments here and it’s really depressing. This shouldn’t be an issue of politics. This should be an issue of survival. We are not talking here of just ‘numbers’ representing the budget deficit that the government may incur in passing this bill but numbers of actual and real people whose lives may go astray if this bill is not passed.
So far, two Senators have expressed their support in passing a Tier 5 unemployment extension bill for the 99ers. Those are Senators Chuck Schumer from New York and Debbie Stabenow from Michigan. We are in union with the 99ers in pressing the Congress to pass a Tier 5 unemployment extension of benefits.
Below is a testimony that as unemployment extension run out for 99ers, social services agencies begin to take children. We hope that someone from the Congress, especially the Republicans, would be able to watch this video.