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Unemployment Extension: The Campaign for Tier 5 Continues for 99ers

July 30, 2010 by · 83 Comments 

Unemployment Extension: Tier 5 Demand and What 99ers Are Experiencing – The demand for a Tier 5 unemployment extension bill continues. Millions of 99ers are continuously losing their homes, their food, their savings, and all of their resources just to survive during these hard times.

The Situation of 99ers

It’s not that they are just couch potatoes as what others are saying. It’s really hard to get a job right now. This is a fact as evidenced by the amount of comments that we usually get here. Hundreds of 99ers are telling their stories on how they tried their best to send out resumes to several companies but to no avail.

Apparently, their condition aggravates their situation. How can they concentrate on the duty of looking for work if they worry that they won’t have a roof over their head because their house is foreclosed, a phone and electricity that may be disconnected because of non payment of utility bills, etc.

Who’s to Blame?

These unemployed individuals suffer through no fault of their own but through the fault of the top executives of huge Wall Street firms. Through the wrong management and decisions of their executives, these Wall Street companies triggered the recession causing a domino effect of huge debts, foreclosures, and bankruptcies. Ultimately, average employee suffers because of mass layoffs while these executives are enjoying their vacations using their fat paychecks.

In addition, the government can also be the subject of scrutiny in this problem. They should have been more frugal in spending the budget prioritizing the disposal of funds to address the most important concerns. They have spent billions to bail out Wall Street companies in the brink of bankruptcy and on two wars but no one worried about the bugdet deficit.

What Happens Next?

If our politicians, particularly the Republicans, do not pass a Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Bill, more and more 99ers will suffer. There will be chaos and crime rates will shoot up in the fight for survival. Social welfare agencies and others who have kind hearts may temporarily adopt the children of these unemployed. Ultimately, there might be a revolution in Washington if this continues for a longer term.

The Senate Elections on November 2:

Of course, the fate of this Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Bill relies on the hands of our politicians. This coming November 2, 37 of the 100 seats in Congress will be filled in with new faces. Since the population of these unemployed 99ers constitute a huge portion of the American voters, they may vote out all who are against in the passage of this unemployment bill.

Fortunately, there are two Senators who have expressed their support in passing this bill – Senator Charles Schumer from New York and Sen. Debbie Stabenow from Michigan, both are Democrats. Will their voice be heard in the Congress? Let’s all hope and pray that more and more will support this bill for the 99ers.

The Call for Tier 5 Continues

Several organizations have set up petitions to call for a Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Bill. Letters, emails, and phone calls have been made to state senators to get their support. A video for this campaign has been made available below.

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83 Responses to “Unemployment Extension: The Campaign for Tier 5 Continues for 99ers”
  1. I’m reading Ed story and tears are running down my face. My prayers go out to him and his family… Nancy Pelosi should be ashamed of herself…

    • Melissa says:

      It is not only Nancy Pelosi, it is the republican party, and they want you to vote her out of office so she will not be a Democratic vote for the unemployed. She has voted yes on all extensions when they come up for a vote! You need to looki at the whole picture and understand why she did not want to give an extension to the 99ers. I am one myself, however I do have a 6 year college degree with a minor in political science. If she and the Democrats give the extension all the racist, employed people in this country will vote the Democrats out of seats in november. They will use the tactic of ……the democrats keep spending look they just keep giving all the drug addicts and lazy people extensions! This is how the people are being led to think by the republican party! We can deal with nancy later, but we cannot afford to lose her seat or her vote! Channel your anger against the republican party that helped reduce this countries middle class to poverty and vote no on every extension and could care less if you go hungry or your children and you live on the streets or in your car! Nancy comes later, when we can afford to lose her vote!!!!! You have to weigh the pros and the cons! We will deal with her later vote Democratic if you want to survive!!!

  2. Brian says:

    God forgive those who have caused more pain just for selfish gain! I am going to buy a rifle with my back pay from UI when I realy can’t afford to use the money for it. I feel the time is near where I will have to fight to feed my children and I will have to do what ever is necessary to survive! The GOV better wake up because it is getting pretty bad and I only qualify for 73 weeks. I only have 4 more weeks left of UI income and I feel bad for the 99ers! May GOD help us all.

    • Joseph says:

      Hmmm…. Two or three million 99ers with high-powered rifles converging on
      Washington D.C. on September 11th. Wouldn’t that be an interesting sight. :-)

  3. robert says:

    Vote out the Democrats!! Send them a message!! Sand with us or your out!!!
    We needed a Tier 5 and they say “we won’t consider it”. Vote them out!!! Or don’t vote!!! I won’t vote for Obama the new Bush!!!

    • Melissa says:

      Robert,
      You are a sick man that has helped reduce all these good people in this video to poverty. Your party makes us all sick to our stomachs! You are in for the fight of your republican life! We will be heard in November! If you are stupid enough to think this is a Democratic problem, then you need to go take some classes!!! We are watching, and we keep track of who votes no! We know the republican party ruined our economy and they would now like everyone to think its our new president! It has to do with the fact our new president is black!! the republican party are nothing but racist, who could care less about the unemployed people! Go get educated! Read who votes no on extensions! Or maybe you are one of those racist that will be voting for the republican party in November in an attempt to ruin for good the American Middle Class unemployed! Go help a hungry child if your so well off you can vote for the rich party. Why waste your time on here when you can help a homeless family living in their car? You and your whole party make us all sick! Go do something productive instead of picking on the poor and needy! GET LOST!

    • Melissa says:

      You wont vote for him because you are a racist! Too bad because if you are a 99er he wants to help you, but the republican party votes no each and every time. You need help!!! Too bad your racist attitude spoils your common sense! I am a white 45 year old female who thinks our preident is just being racially profiled by people like you, and no matter how he could help you and your family you cannot see past the color of his skin!! How sad! We do not want to go where you and your party want to take us……170 years back to civil war times! NO THANK YOU!!! Get over your racism, then you might get what you need in life!! Black, white, red, yellow we are all human beings!!!! The republican party should be ashamed of what they have done to the middle class, I do not know how they sleep at night! Its sickening!!

    • ed ells says:

      robert, it is the repub’s who won’t consider it. pls read SOMETHING, I don’t even care what, just read for pete’s sake!
      YIPES……

    • robert says:

      How can you vote for the party of “NO”? All the G “NO” P’ers think about are the tax cuts to the wealthy which have already shown not to work. The Republicans have no soul. They hide behind religion and the right-to-lifers. They have handed us all our hats. Putting them back into power will accomplish nothing. I can give you more than a hundred reasons why I could NEVER vote Republican but I wont waste any more of your time.

  4. Jen says:

    Wow, what a shocking video. I am a 99er but thank god my husband does have a job. I am blessed to have my house and car still but I do have needs that aren’t being met for me and my family. I don’t know how long my husband can carry all the bills. School starts in a few weeks and how are all these people suppose to buy school supplies, school clothes and pay school fees. Congress went on summer recess knowing this. I want everyone to start saying, ” Pelosi, Shame on you!”

  5. Susan says:

    That video brought me to tears…This should not be happening in this country. I am a 99er and have tried so hard to find a job…any job…but with no luck. We need help…So many are suffering and more will follow – the politicians have to stop playing politics and start carrying about the American people…

  6. bkr says:

    Pelosi I know GOD will have something bad happen to your family soon. I await to see the news.

    • Melissa says:

      I agree Nancy Pelosi is a bad decision maker when it comes to the unemployed. She should be voted out, but we cannot afford for a republican to gain one seat! Remember Nancy did vote for each extension, look at the list of who did not. Its the republican party!! They do not care if you or your children eat or go homeless, you better channel your anger against the very party that destroyed our economy and does not want to give any extenssions. Dont make the mistake that their praying you will! By giving them seats in November or you can kiss anymore extensions or government help goodbye! Channel your anger against the people who are scaring Nancy into not allowing a tier 5 because she is afraid they will win seats if the Denocratic party gives another extension! They have every racist on their side along with all the rich and more money to spend on a campaign! Look at the entire picture, and you will see who votes no and why the Democrats are doing what they are doing in an effort to help in the long run, the American people! You will get your tier 5 maybe even 6,7….If the Democrats win the house!!! Dont be fooled by the republican tactics or your doomed! We can deal with Nancy later, but we need her Democratic vote right now!

  7. Melissa says:

    This is sickening! There is no other way to describe what the republican party has done to the working middle class Americans. All of the people who voted no should be ashamed of themselves!! You all need to be fired! Not voted out, but fired!!! But make no mistake we will vote you out in november. I wanted to cry when I watched that video, you republicans make me want to vomit! Your all crooks who dont care about anything but getting richer, and making our president look bad!!! God is watching you!!! These people are suffering because of the republican party! No ifs, ands, or buts about it! The Democratic party has tried, time and time again to help these people and all you rich idiots care about is getting richer!!! The republican party will be lucky if they get one seat in november! I will tell you what the republican party does care about…..The republican party cares if your a racist…..because they need your vote! The republican party does care if your mexican, latino, or jewish because they want to deport you! The republican party does care about getting richer…..the republican party does care about healthcare reform because……..The insurance companies wont be able to suck every cent out of the American people. The republican party does care about Sharon Angle …….So she can try to help destroy social security for the American people. The republican party does care about the tea party…….so they can express their racism without being held accountable! The republican party does not care about the oil spill……They still want to drill even over throwing the presidents request not to until they can make it safer. The republican party does not care about the unemployed……..They got a raise and can still take vacations so they could give a rats a** if you live in your car or in tents! The republican party does care about big business…….so they can reap the rewards and line their pockets! The republican party does care about voting no on every issue that may help the American people……In an effort to make the president look bad, so many Americans might vote them back into office and give them more seats in the house! The republicans DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR HUNGRY CHILD, WHERE YOU LIVE, IF YOU LOSE OR HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, AND THEY NEVER WILL! We the people of the United States Of America should be fighting for these poor people that the republican party reduced to the streets and left in the cold to go hungry. We all need to speak on November the 2nd, and we need to demand that our government help these people now!!!!!! Screw the republican party and all their crooked friends, you will be no more after November 2nd! If you think your a republican and your out of work…..think again….the republican party does not care about you or your family!!!!! Vote Democratic so our president can help you! So the Democratic party can help you like they have tried to do so many times only to be voted down by the republican party! Get to the polls because this will be you and your family if you vote those crooks back in office come November 2nd. And by God walk ten miles to get to the polls if you must, its the most important vote you will ever cast in your life!!! GOD BLESS THE HUNGRY CHILDREN AND THE HOMELESS UNEMPLOYED!!!! Let the Democratic party put us back to where they left us in 2000, with a surplus, jobs, less need for welfare, money in our pockets, food on our tables, and freedom to live the American dream!! This is what we were left by the Democratic party until George and Dick took over and destroyed our economy, leaving millions to go hungry and live in the streets!! Vote the republicans out! And tell Fox TV to go to hell!!! Maybe that blonde anchor woman that thinks the poor need to pay the same amount of taxes as the wealthy needs to be living on the streets a few weeks with nothing to eat or drink! We are not going to allow the republican party to take over our country like they want too, and further destroy it. We are Americans and we need to fight for our lives right now!!!! VOTE DEMOCRATIC ON NOVEMBER 2ND, or we can all kiss the American deam goodbye!!! Good luck 99ers I will pray for all of you!!!

    • Jen says:

      Melissa,
      I voted for Bush twice and it was a huge mistake. I do believe Clinton should be held responsible for alot of the foreclosures because it was ” finance anyone for any amount” with him! Allowing our jobs to be sent to Mexico and China for cheaper labor was the start of the downfall. Bush started two wars that apparently we were not able to finance and that was the whipped topping on the cake. All he cares about is “oil” and getting revenge in Iraq in his dad’s name. I was a registered Republican, but no more!!! I have went from a safe cushioned life to being a 99er within 2 years. I am not an extreme Democrat but I won’t vote republican! I do agree with all of your statements. And very well put.

    • Joseph says:

      At the very least, I believe the Republican Party wants the 99ers to go homeless
      before November 2nd. Not too sure you can vote without a place to live. And if you
      can vote while in a shelter or on the street, then I suppose they would want the 99ers to starve and die off before November 2nd. Perhaps this is the only logical
      thought behind their madness. One can only wonder!

      This country needs a major revolution in order to “correct itself”. I wonder when
      we’ll see the military shooting at homeless and hungry men, women and children
      bearing sticks. This is not outside the realm of possibility if major change is not
      introduced very soon.

  8. Kenny says:

    Enough is enough! Legal U.S citizens unite! Help take the steps to save our country take our jobs back and stop this illegal immigrant invasion. Support our cause before illegal immigrant criminals have more rights than us. This is our last stand! Also we must take steps to lower local city and state councilmen salaries too they are all robbing & hurting the people they serve. So please read and sign this online petition. “Petition to Reduce the Wages of Congress Men and Women from $174,000 per year to $50,000 per year at “change.org’. ” Copy & Paste below link into your web address bar:

    http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/petition_to_reduce_the_wages_of_congress_men_and_women_from_174000_per_year_to_50000_per_year

    Pass it on!

    • Melissa says:

      Illegal immigraton? Why didnt george and dick do something about it when the problem became so apparent during their administration? These people on here want to follow the constitution! They need their unemployment extended. In case you havent watched the video, maybe you should. You need to go guard the border if your concern is more about illegal immigrants! We are the 99ers that the republican party reduced to poverty! The democrats had nothing to do with the immigration problem that occurred on the republicans clock!!! Go help some hungry children or better yet get your gun (Annie Oakley) and go guard the border yourself!

    • Joseph says:

      We don’t need to worry about “illegal immigrant criminals” taking the jobs of
      Americans. We really need to be concerned about the off-shoring of American jobs
      through legal channels. We need someone with courage to propose a tax to make this
      practice far less profitable, or we must wait 30 years until the salaries and
      standard of living of all people across the globe catch up with that of the U.S.
      This off-shoring menace is a fire out of control. It must be put out or permitted
      to take its course until it burns itself out.

      Too bad our politicians don’t remember the oaths to the American people they took
      when entering office.

  9. JANICE says:

    I AM ASHAMED OF MY COUNRTY AND THE GREED THAT IS DISPLAYED FROM OUR WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ESPECIALLY NANCY PELOSI…SHE CANNOT COMPREHEND WHAT IT IS LIKE NOT TO HAVE A PAYCHECK I WOULD LIKE TO CUT HER PAYCHECK TODAY AND LET US SEE HOW LONG SHE LAST WITH A ZERO INCOME…DOESN’T SHE KNOW THAT ANY WORKING AMERICAN WOULD RATHER WORK INSTEAD OF COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT YOU MAKE MORE MONEY WORKING THAT COLLECTING DO THE MATH…BUT THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH JOBS OUT THERE FOR ALL THAT NEED ONE UNEMPLOYMENT KEEPS PEOPLE A FLOAT OF BECOMING HOMELESS….HAS THE WHITE HOUSE EVER HAD THEIR PHONE, WATER AND ELECTRICITY CUT OFF AND THEN TO CONNECT IT YOU NEED CONNECTION FEES WHCIH ARE OUTRAGEOUS SO YOU ARE STUCK IN A BIGGER RUT……HAS CONGRESS EVER BEEN SHUT OUT OF THEIR HOME WITH ALL OF HER BELONGINGS INSIDE I WISH CONGRESS WOULD EXPERIENCE THIS AWFUL HURT EVERYTHING YOU WORKED FOR IS GONE… THIS TYPE OF HUMILIATION IS DEVASTING TO THE HUMAN MIND AND CULTURE……NANCY PELOSI REALLY NEEDS TO EXPERIENCE THIS LIFE CHANGEING EVENT AND I BELIEVE THAT ONE DAY SHE WILL BECAUSE WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND…YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF WITH THE WAY YOU ARE TREATING AMERICAN BORN CITIZENS WHO HAVE WORKED AND FOUGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY ALL THESE YEARS……GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE AND EGO HELP
    YOUR CITIZENS WITH A TEIR V UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION WE HELP FOREIGN COUNTRIES WHAT ARE WE ORPHANS!!!!!

  10. Dennis says:

    I am a parent who pays child support! My support was always taken from my UI. I am 10 months behind in rent but have lived in the same place for 18 years. My landlord has been great throughout this, because my daughters were born here, and he went thru the depression. Tier 5 will get my children the support they need and allow me to maintain the place they were born, with the compassion of my landlord. I will be able to eat, pay utilities, and essentials as well! I’m 58 years old and getting a job at my age has been impossible, I would like to just survive. I hope Washington figures this out before I am homeless and the affect on my daughters is detrimental to them as well!!

  11. Natalie Collins says:

    I am a single mother with 2 daughters.. 45 years old. My ex husbend left for a younger woman and has not helped with our children. MIA.. I have worked my entire life. I have never had to be on unemployment and would prefer to always work and take care of my girls.. I am now a 99er. I have applied for 100s of jobs.. online and I have went into companies so I can bring in my resume personally.. Thr are no jobs.. and its seems that we have so many people looking that the companies are tending to go with younger individuals if thy are actually hiring. My last unemployment check was in June. I have no savings left. Now I am looking at not having a home for my girl and I. I am scared to death. I will not give up my search for employment and am trying to stay as positive as a can with out completely breaking down. I am e mailing my resume out ..but now have no gas to go out and personally try to get SOMEONE to hire me.. Without teir 5 my girls and I are in serious trouble. I can not understand why thy did not add a teir 5.

  12. Dr_UFO says:

    Please do not vote for any Republican candidates in November!!! They tried to block all of the Unemployment Extensions. They said that they worried about the debt and do not care that we are dieing (The unemployment people)!!!
    The Republican Party are interested in supporting the big Corporations and Multimillionaires/Billionaires. In addition, they are trying to ship all of the jobs to oversea!!! so the rich get richer and the poor get poorer!!! This is the Principal Doctrine 101 of the Republican Party!!! They tried to screw all of us, 99ers to get poor and poorer so they will tell us what to do!!! they do not care for us, 99ers!!! They used the psychological warfares to interfere other countries like: Human Right, Freedom of Speechs, Freedom of Religion, and so on so they interfere other countries to benefit for them. The animals has the Right to live, but we, the unemployment people, does not have the right to live or survived!!! Please do not vote for any Republican Candidates in November!!! they are the blood suckers, likes Vempires!!!

  13. Roxanne Jastrzemski says:

    Worried, I am especially disturbed by many of the comments that Melissa has made. Since when does color have anything to do with how we vote?? I think you are thinking back from an era your parents told you about!!!! Come on., lets be mature here!!!!! I am also a 99er, but I know that color has nothing to do with the big picture (by the way, I am white)

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