(CNN) - A $6.4 billion plan to extend unemployment insurance benefits to eligible workers for another three months cleared a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday. Sixty senators voted to move ahead with debate on the measure - the exact number required for debate to go forward.
It just cleared! Now, on to the house where the right will attempt to pad it with some ridiculous, unrelated legislation before they kill it altogether.
Its only created money that we don't have – what could possibly go wrong with that?
who's payin for it?
It's all about votes – now about votes in November 2014.
"Minimum wage increase", "unemployment benefits",
"war on poverty" and "income inequality" – being just another
trojan horses to brainwash and corrupt the uneducated
and underinformed minds to continue voting for dems.
The Obamacare fiasco is conveniently pushed aside in
hopes those in democratic plantation forget about it by
November. They as well might, but others – not necessarily.
Remember this November:
If you like your democrat, you can keep your democrat. Period !
(just to paraphrase one of the "classics")
Glad to see the bill will pass
Just because it passed this procedural vote doesn't mean it's going to pass. We'll be paying close attention to the no votes on this debate.
Comrade reid out to steal from the American worker again .Why not provide the funds from illegal alien and welfare frauds first ? then talk about extending benefits .
i freakin HATE politicians
Yeah – continue supporting welfare! The more the better. We need the welfare recipients to feel comfortable with that life style, so they reproduce faster than the productive/tax-paying members of society. Then someday the welfare class will rise up against class inequality and the USA will have our very own French Revolution, followed by a Napoleon, followed by decades of unrest, and finally two more world wars. At which point some other country will have become the global leader and the US will be in shambles.
At this point it isn't UE benefits, it is welfare and there is a program already in place to handle that.
Wow. This gov wont fix anything. Have they ever thought people would go back to work if they had too. They would find work but why should they if they keep getting benefits. Unbelievable
Thank the Lord!!!
most want it ...many abuse it
I am surprised. I would have thought that Obama would tank it for political gain. He doesn't care at all about people getting their benefits.
Good that some level heads wont let people starve or freeze. The idea that this is even an issue is repulsive. To sit in the front pew at Church self righteously every Sunday, then violate every commandment on Monday is the worst kind of hypocrisy. There is a special place in Hades for the GOP and Tea Party.
why are so many people still unemployed 4.5 years after the recession has ended??? answer: the failed policies of obama and the democrats who have run the show now for 7 years.
welcome to the stagnant economy that the socialists brought to europe and which obama and the democrats have now infected the usa with.
Shame on Congress and all our politicians for always holding our benefits hostage for their own bargaining powers.
The baggies are already playing the.....we got to cut some other programs to pay for it.....baloney. Why not have a two percent increase on capital gains over $250,000 for individuals on stock transactions. That would cover it easy.
Awesome – continuing to grow a welfare-dependant segment of the population – awesome :(
***Hope you're staying inside and warm my friend. This weather pattern is no joke.***
You know, I left you a comment last night - can't now remember which article - explaining that I did so want to thank you for your concerns yesterday but for whatever reason I was NOT allowed to discuss your comment on our little "polar vortex" of frigid air. My comment was posted, btw, should your care to read it. I've kept our drapes pulled tightly shut and am beginning to understand what it is to live in a cave. I am sorry that others who don't usually experience this type of cold air are suffering through it.
Or, maybe I'm not ... it's good to "share" every once in a while.
this is sickning news. No one will ever rush to find employment when everything is handed to them. Thank you senators for worrying about getting elected again more than the state of our crumbling country
who's payin for it?
my 5 year old, and likely her future children as well. it is the democrat way. they don't pay it forward, they saddle it forward. it is the ultimate in taxation without representation.
Anyone who believes that the people who are getting unemployment are living in the lap of luxury have absolutely no idea that it is merely just enough to help out. There are more people searching day in and day out – out of county and state – who are desperate to find a job. It is not welfare. It is not a want, but a need. Those of you who are judging the millions of people as comfortable with needing unemployment are clearly misguided, and I hope you never have to go thru this yourself.
We need to get these free spending Democrats out of Congress before they completely Bankrupt this country!!...
The Government can't be the bailer out of everyone...
People will survive when pushed into a corner. If we have the government standing there with a hand out instead of fixing the econonmy with new jobs we will NEVER get out of this cycle..
All we're doing is breeding welfare expectant generations.
This is a better use of funds than the "support" promised to Iraq! Isn't the war in Iraq over? The war on the poor should be too!