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Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Bill vs. Budget Deficit

August 27, 2015 by · 36 Comments 

Unemployment Extension: Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Bill vs. Budget Deficit – Democrats and Republicans are in a long battle towards the passage of an unemployment extension bill. The Democrats, except for Ben Nelson of Nebraska, support the passage of the bill while the Republicans continue to be against it in an argument that it would just increase the budget deficit of the government.

Clearly, the budget deficit is alarming. There is no doubt about that. Reports say that in the 2010 fiscal year alone, the federal government is projected to collect $2.2 trillion in taxes and spend $3.6 trillion, leaving a deficit of $1.4 trillion. In addition, if the current tax and spending policies continue to be implemented, deficits are estimated to remain near $1 trillion a year for the next decade.

It is worthy to note that the deficit started during the Bush administration especially during its implementation of huge tax cuts coupled with the billions of money used to bail out Wall Street companies during the height of the financial crisis in 2008. So far, the stimulus plan to bring back the economy into its normal growth account for an estimated 28 percent of the budget in 2010 and 14 percent in 2011. To address this issue, Obama earlier called on for a reduction or cut back of the discretionary spending of the government.

There should indeed be a reduction of the expenses. There are other more important things that should be prioritized. However, the Tier 5 unemployment extension bill for the 99ers should not be sacrificed. In fact, according to the Congressional Budget Office, unemployment insurance is the most effective form of economic stimulus, creating $1.93 in GDP for every $1 in unemployment benefits. This is supplemented by Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project saying: “Our real deficit is a jobs deficit. It is urgent that Congress act to restore the extended unemployment and COBRA programs as quickly as possible.”

For all 99ers, please don’t get tired to send emails, letters, fax messages, and phone calls to your state Senators. And for all the members of the Congress, reading this, please help the 99ers. They were there to support you during your candidacy. Now, it’s your time to support them.

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36 Responses to “Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Bill vs. Budget Deficit”
  1. jami sheppard says:

    Please I have been looking for work and have been unemployed for sometime, I have bills that I am behind in, life insurance policy that has lapsed and many other dire emergencies. Why should the 99ers be excluded we are tax paying citizens as well

    • Bradley Clemens says:

      I agree with everyone of the 99ers that are in dire need of help for any money possible in this awful recession. I have been looking for jobs everywhere and cannot find anything…. me and countless others are having our lives ruined or impacted these last couple of years and have been scratching and clawing to get by day to day and we can’t have a tier 5 due to a budget deficit? I’m moving in with my mom at 27 years old after serving in the air force for 6 years because i cannot find a job and afford to pay any of my bills anymore. please help with tier 5 extensions… thank you

  2. mike mueller says:

    i think the tier 5 would not break the gov.because i am broke just like any other 99er i just wish they could feel what it is like for a 60 year old person like myself to have to go to a welfare office to get a whole 187 dollars in food stamps for one month but that does not pay bills oh well thank you old 99er

  3. James says:

    If these people are so worried about the deficit why are they STILL sending charity money out of our country, in billions of dollars, money that does not get pumped back into the system, money that will never be seen again once gone, and also, why are they still funding non-sense wars out there, if there is no money? Bull crap, that’s what I have to say! If they are so worried about the deficit and the well being of the country and the future of the children, why don’t they volunteer for their jobs instead of pocketing around 175K per year of our tax money (including the tax witheld from unemployment checks!)doing NOTHING anyway? Get real! America and the American People, wake up, get to know thy “leaders” and their Bull crap!

  4. jerry says:

    the government keeps coming up with excuses for 99ers but they dont come up with excuses for bailing out everything else if its not putting money in thier pocket they have no use for it.for the last 50 + years thier has always been a deficit of some kind.the son of a bitches take money from u and then practically slap u n the face and laugh at us.they send money to corporations saying bullshit like this will provide jobs thats a dam !LIE!.

  5. 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!

    • Charlette says:

      I have been without my unemployment for weeks now. I have 6 children and they are about to return to school. I cannot afford my utilities and food, much less school supplies for my children.
      Please, my family..all of the 99er families need for you to pass the extension so that we can take care of our families.
      I am a registered voter and I pay taxes..please help me out like I helped you out at the polls.

  6. obama says:

    Yes that bank bail out really worked , how many unemployed people got money to fixed their home or buy a car; now what needs to be done if 5 does not past then it needs to be past that no body but the unemployed can be hired and starting with the 99 ers then go to the people that just got laid off. and also we need shorter work weeks to share the jobs that out there say every body works 3 days a week and also only one job per house hold its time the families get back as families we still cant do much about the wife that screws the postmen but i think its would be a start. and people if all this fails then get your d… gun out and come to DC and protest if you got ant balls at all. stop you bellyachen and start doing something about it you white a.. m..f…

  7. Ryan says:

    Why would Congress want to help the 99ers since at 100+ weeks one falls off the radar and therefore the unemployment rate decreases !

    I hope they do help the 99ers and extend unemployment until such time as the REAL ! unemployment is below 5% for 26 consecutive weeks. That means ever one has a job that pays at least 90% or their former salary/wage.

    We need to tell the Republicans , Democrats and Obama that if they can bail out Wall Street and send aid to other countries then they can get off their Assess and assist the unemployed !! If the Republicans insist on paying then let the tax cuts for the wealth expire

  8. Xernna Nieves says:

    I happen to be a single mom of 4 kids with a 20+yr accounting background. I lost my job in June of 2008
    And since then I have not been able to find a job. I lost my apartment as a result and we have been bouncing from hotel
    To hotel trying to keep a roof over my head. All we have left to our name are the clothes on our backs and a 2000 nissan
    Which thank God is paid off but is hanging on a wing and a prayer. I now have car insurance that has expired, car tags that have lapsed, drivers license expired.
    Without these things, It makes my job search that much hard as a car is needed in the South to get around.
    Congress needs to understand that charity begins at home(America), then spreads abroad. This is why I believe we are in the end
    Of times because God is not pleased with what Governments have done with this world. So what I suggest is that we start forwarding all
    Bill collector calls to the representatives of one’s district for them to see that people are really hurting.

  9. If you are sers says:

    If you all feel so strongly then u should find out the home addresses of your representatives and protest in front of their houses.

    Maybe if it was personalized for them they wouldn’t be able to ignore you as easily. Faxes, emails and phone calls are easily ignored. Someone “camped” out in front of your home protesting is not so easy to ignore.

  10. joann says:

    i am a 99er and if all these congress and leg and president needs to be our shoes for one day,their tune would change,vacation havent even seen ones in years.i am sick of the governemnet dont help the ones need it help the people that drawn a ssi works under the table and —-with the 99ers.sick of it.

  11. Jim says:

    One again I see the new report out on how stimulus money spent. All the waste that had nothing to do with creating jobs. Yet somehow congress thinks we believe no money to pay for tier 5? There would be if congress stopped wasting our money. Stop lying to us and help Americans in need. How long before 99ers are millions and millions. There is no job fairy coming to make jobs for even 50% of people unemployed today well into 2011. So keep not dealing with it. The problem is not going away. People who don’t support helping these victims will find voters getting more angry as number of unemployed over 2 year grows for a long time. Since no jobs we have time to vote this fall and we will for new people to go to congress. People who know the truth its not about how do we pay for tier 5. Its when will congress make it a priority over all the other billions they waste. Shame on what congress is doing to these victims. Do the math 1 job for every 5 unemployed. There are not enough jobs to prevent people being unemployed over 99 weeks. No matter what they do to try and get a job.

  12. joe says:

    The government is so detached from reality. They don’t care they have so much money they will never have to worry. Guess where they got it from you and me. They are the biggest crooks out there. Help everyone but the US people that pay for everything.

    Vote them out? Vote for who? They are all crooks!

    • Bikergirl says:

      Today is the day we ALL need to call the White House and tell Dumbama either Reid needs to hold the senate there until they pass the extension for the 99ers or there WILL be hell to pay this November and it is not only the Republicans who will pay! They try to use this “Do you want to go back to the Bush days”! Hell no, but, I don’t see where anything has changed from the Bush days eigher and that is the damn problem! He don’t get it! Hell, they are trying to bully us too! “If you don’t vote for Democrats, then, ya’ll are going right back to the old days of the Bush administration!” I can’t tell the damn difference! VOTE THEM ALL OUT STARTING WITH REID SINCE HE DON’T WANT TO HELPthe 99ers! He is more worried about his campaign! People were so fed up with Carter, that is why Regan won! These Democrats need to get their asses in gear today!

  13. ted says:

    ALL THE 99ERS I KNOW ARE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO JUST WANT TO WORK AGAIN. WE ARE NOT BEGGING FOR TIER 5, WE ARE BEGGING FOR A JOB. WE ARE NOT LAZY PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT TO WORK. THE REPUBLICANS SEEM TO BE THE LAZY ONES BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT DOING THEIR WORK. IF THEY TOOK THE TIME AND INVESTIGATED THE 99ERS SITUATION THEY WOULD FIND OUT THE REAL PROBLEMS. THE REAL PROBLEMS ARE THERE ARE NO JOBS FOR SKILLED WORKERS. THERE MIGHT BE A JOB AT MCDONALDS OR BURGER KING, BUT THESE EMPLOYERS REFUSE TO HIRE SKILLED WORKERS. IF THE REPUBLICANS WERE DOING THEIR JOB THEY WOULD KNOW THAT.
    THE REPUBLICANS BASICALLY GAVE ALL OUR MONEY AWAY TO WALL STREET AND THE BIG BANKS. THE REPUBLICANS GAVE OUR MONEY TO OTHER REPUBLICANS SO THEY COULD BUY THEIR MANSIONS, THEIR BENTLEY’S, THEIR WONDERFUL EXOTIC VACATIONS THEIR ABOUT TO GO ON AND LEAVE US TO STARVE.
    I USE TO VOTE REPUBLICAN, BUT THEY TURNED THEIR BACKS ON ME AND OTHERS. VOTE THEM OUT THIS NOVEMBER AND EVERY NOVEMBER. WE ARE MILLIONS, WE ARE STRONG!

  14. WHEN PEOPLE START GETTING ROBBED AND I DONT MEAN BROKE PEOPLE…………… ALL THOSE RICH REPUBLICANS OR WHO THE FUCK EVER GOT SOME DOE MIGHT JUST CONSIDER A TIER 5. ROBBING AND STEALING ALWAYS LEAD TO KILLING SO AMERICA TAKE CARE OF HOME OR GET BULLSHIT BROUGHT TO YOUR DOOR. YOU FILL IN THE BLANKS. THESE OFFICIALS, SENATORS OR WHOEVER WONT UNDERSTAND UNTIL THE DOORS GET KICKED IN

  15. I DONT MAKE THREATS I JUST REPORT WHAT HAPPENS IN THE REAL WORLD. NOW IM MAKING PREDICTIONS NOW AND I PREDICT THAT THE CRIME RATE DOUBLES AND ALMOST TRIPLES IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS IF SOMETHING ISN’T DONE.

  16. Cindy says:

    The latest news on government spending included that they fund research by addicting a bunch of monkeys to coccain and see how it makes them behave. THAT IS NOT ONLY ANIMAL ABUSE BUT INSULTING. That is a waste of my tax paying benefits. I havnt had a payment now for 4 weeks. I do not and wont be able to find a place to live. No gas for car and no food. WHO CARES! Who doesnt understand over qualified? Im afraid that even with a tier 5 congress will make it dificult to get it because if you dont have the means to find a job and without a place to clean yourself up for an interview (if you get one) you will not be hired because they will wonder why you would even show up looking less than desirable. It seems once again a catch 22. It is aug 4th 2010 and still nothing is mentioned in the news. If we all shut our tvs off do you think they will survive with no ratings? If we dont contribute what little we have into the economy will business survive? Now that some of us are on the street what good is that going to do for the economy? Cars being repoed, Homes going into forclosure, No money for food. It goes on and on. We the middle class worked hard and for what? Too be thrown out on the street and be discarded like dog shit on the ground. I have already lost everything. Aint that america. Ill help to keep the government fat and happy when and if i return to some kind of employment and will still have nothing because nothing is affordable. I am an AMERICAN! They do not have a conciense that is plain to see because evevn as people are pleading for some kind of reliefe it is falling on deaf ears. That includes the media who have the ability to mention something but that will affect ratings too. Cant wait for nov. if some of us make it. They talk about how lazy we are and drug test us for what very little we did get on unemployment but yet your funding addicting monkeys on coccaine wtf!!!!!!!!!! Your kidding! People are starting to commit suicide! That doesnt matter either nor to the military mom who lost her husband fighting for these wars and congress turns thier back on them too. Sad that people making snide remarks about the unemployed arnt thinking this affects all of us. ALL OF US! THANK YOU CONGRESS FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Bikergirl says:

    Just called Reids office (8-4-10 at 10:17 am). NOTHING IN THE WORKS FOR TIER 5!!!!!!! Not even a thought from the staffer I talked too! So, I guess Reid will let these ass holes go home and once again, leave us out in the damn cold! Thanks Reid and I hope you loose your election!

  18. juanita says:

    I don’t understand why one part of unemployment extension bill was passed and not for everyone else like the 99er that was fighting for the unemployment extension bill too. And we are the one that was left behind. What are we suppose to do now? Do the representatives that we have elected to represents the people know exactly how much they are hurting the Americans People? Right now I think people have lost everything they own.. Does anyone care?

  19. Ryan says:

    Tar and feather a Republican, Save the Country
    The Republicans would rather help the wealthy and corporations then help the average person. Screw the deficit ! if the Congress was so concerned about the deficit stop sending aid to foreign countries and let the King George tax cuts for the wealthy expire

  20. Jen says:

    I can see DARK DAYS coming for the crooks. Game is over, people is getting tired of being played with. It’s inevitable, as The People need to feed their families. I have been hearing too many “Enough is enough!” statements lately. Sad…The People need America back! What has been done for The People? Where is our Leader? God Bless America.

  21. Troy says:

    For those of you who lost your jobs after May 31, 2010 and are not eligibility for the COBRA subsidy or who have exhausted your COBRA benefits altogther, see cobrareform.weebly.com for alternatives.

  22. John says:

    Today is Obama’s birthday and he is celebrating with a wonderful cake baked by his master chef. Today is my birthday and I ate cake in a dumpster behind a grocery store. Unemployment ran out months ago and no one is hiring. Let alone someone who is homeless with no car and does not have access to a shower. Now at the library job hunting sending out my 6th resume of the day.

  23. bkr says:

    Two words “Go Osama”

  24. Ronald McDonald says:

    Just come on down to The Golden Arches for awhile and flip some burgers with the illegals.

  25. Frances Whittle says:

    I am a 99er that is now living in the car with my 2 dogs and my bird. I was laid off of my job 2 years ago and have been searching for work ever since. I am 50 years old which makes it harder to start over in the job market especially the way it is today. I took part in getting Obama and his crew into office. Why have they turned their back on us. I have worked and paid my taxes for 35 years and I am now considered a homeless 99er. God help us all.

  26. Mike says:

    I am a 99er I am not going to come here and say with out a tier 5 I can not eat because I can always go to a family membersd for a sandwhich or something. It is shameful but at least I am not starving and nor are my kids. But to the congress and senate. I will be the first to say there are some people out there who take advantage of the unemployment system and just lay around and are being onry and lazy but MOST all of us are good hard working americans who are wanting to wotk and cant get a job because there are some 10+ people applying for every job that becomes open. I need a tier 5 to keep my house payment paid so it does not get foreclosed on and so that my credit report does not get ruined because I have had to live off my credit cards. I worked for 5 yrs to get my credit back on track and if a tier 5 does not come or if I do not land a job soon my credit will be ruined once again. PLEASE congress and senate. Grant us 20 more weeks. Most of us do not take these funds for granted. we are thankful for them and we spend them wisely. I for one will pay my mortgage up 8 months in advance and get my credit card bills paid off. I can also make sure my kids do not have to suffer this upcoming christmas. Please senators and congressman we were there for you to vote you into power. Now please help us. Dont you get it? We need your HELP. There are kids suffering. GOod men and women. Hard working and loyal to this country. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET US SURVIVE

  27. Nancy Garner says:

    It has become that one day soon there will be only the rick and poor. I also feel there will be so many poor people in the US that they one day will bring down the very rich. We are very sick of the goverment that we have and it is becoming to the point that all poor americans will start fighting back. I feel that one day US will be looked on as the poorest nation in ther world. The rick can move to the other countries and we poor one can start over without the stupid one around. It started off that way and we can do it again. There are no jobs and people have know income. When the unemployment runs out all togather what a sad place to be liveing in. When we don’t have money to put in the banks they will close. When we can’t buy the things we need then the department store will close. When we can’t pay for rent or our homes then the houseing market will be shuting down. Where will the rich be then. They will have nothing. They will be poor. I will not spend any money for anything for a while. I will keep my lights off and if the power companies shuts down, so what. If everyone started doing this then we will all be poor. We want have rich and poor, there will be only poor. Let the rich feel some of the same things the rest of us feel, hopelessness, sorrow, pain, depression, and hunger.

  28. Nancy Garner says:

    My husband is a 99’er if it was not for a family menber halping us pay off our home we would have lost it over $1,400.00. There are still so many people out there that are not that lucky. We have a home, but can not pay other bills, not one. We need tear 5. My husband is 60 and I am 62. No one wants to hire us. We are to old. We have know Ins. and can not seek medical help if we needed to. There are no jobs. When will you understand that. We have looked and looked. We live in a small town. If it was not for food stamps I guess we would not be eating. Give tear 5 for the 99’er. Give them some hope.

  29. sANDRA says:

    I cry every day as I am 58 and can’t find a job anywhere. I don’t even qualify for a part time job taking staples out of papers before they go into a scanner. How sad is that. And they say we are being picky on taking jobs. If I can’t get that job how am I gonna get any job? Who are they kidding. I live day by day and have stopped paying all bills and actually everything as I just have NO money. I can’t even get my medicines either just like many others. Why is it that we unemployed have to become like this and then have to have our government tell us everything is on track and gettingter. Where we ask. They say new jobs were vreated by private sector. Where again we ask. we are not getting them. We can’t wait for the Obama plan to come to pass. It is taking too long and we are already in financial ruin. Our credit is ruined and we qualify for nothing. So just what are we suppose to do? I can’t continue like this. It is no way to have to live. I never relied on anyone but the unemployment at least meant I could buy food and gas and survive. I worked for Medicare for 20 years and never thought I would have a problem but low and behold the company that bought us over laid us all off, moved operation out of the state and said their company goal is to ship jobs overseas in 2012 so they can save even more money. Hospitals already send their medicare clims to India so how is that helping our economy? This is why our country is in the shape it is in today. Our government is just so clueless and pro big business. My middle class status is now gone and I am really below poverty at this point. So all employed out there better be thankful you all still have a job as one day you could be in my shoes too and what will you do then?

  30. mitch says:

    The trillions of dollars and I mean trillions of dollars spent on wars to democrasize all these oil laden countries so we can exploit just that — the oil, and then pay for that oil at an inflated price and stick the american people with that inflation is an attrocity, Halliburton needs too be buried in a vat of oil, he is the puppet master along with corporate american peices of shit like the koch brothers and their greedy counterpart bust the union asshole ultra rich tax break ridden republican fascist spineless jelly fish squat too pee fags. This country needs too wake up before it is too late, a revolution is in order and it is going too come to that too take back our country and bear the fruits our forfathers intended for us too have “THE AMERICAN DREAM” Not AMERICAS CREAM for two percent of the population. If we dont stand up they will CONTINUE and I MEAN CONTINUE to sit back and REWRITE our constitution. STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR WHAT IS OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHT !… Didn’t mean too sugar coat this, perhaps next time I will let you know how I really feel ……. P.S If you need a job India is hiring………

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