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Unemployment Extension Tier 5 Update August 2, 2010: 99ers Planning a Rally

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Unemployment Extension Tier 5/99ers Update – The group of 99ers or those who had been unemployed for more than 99 weeks are planning to conduct a press conference and rally on August 12, 2010. The rally will be attended by various groups of 99ers.

The rally dubbed as “Keep the American Dream Alive Tier Five!” will be held at the Federal Hall, 26 Wall St., New York City from 12-1 pm. Organizers are hoping that people would show in support of the Tier 5 Extension Bill and the Congress and the Senate will here them out.

For those who would like to come to the rally you can contact Kian at ren_della@yahoo.com for more information. They had set a deadline yesterday for those who want to come and make their voices heard even online. The organizers of the Unemployment Extension Tier 5/99ers rally also developed an ongoing thread which can be found at Unemployed-Friends.

Meanwhile, we have received more than 30 comments from those who are urging the US Congress to help them and pass the Unemployment Extension Bill Tier 5 for 99ers. The comments shows the desperation that is currently happening to these people who extremely needs help.

We were touched by the comment posted by Caroline which shows how companies even disregard the unemployed and how her sentiments of the US Congress changed.

“I don’t think that Congress should break until these issues are fixed. They say they are working on issues away from Congress. I don’t believe that one. They will be vacationing and sunning while America burns. Then they are afraid of stepping on each others toes if they don’t recess. They don’t get it. Who cares about them. They can’t multi-task it seems. Today I applied for work with a company that aol promoted. I sent my resume, I filled out the questionaire for appitude and personality, I wrote a good essay, I took several sample calls and answered questions for the test. I passed. They Congratulated me and then I got the e-mail sorry we don’t have work for you. That is what they all are like.”

We hope that a resolution to the issue on the Unemployment Extension Tier 5 for 99ers will be resolve soon so that jobless people will be cared for. According to US statistics about 1.4 million Americans belongs to the 99ers group.

Continue to send us your comments and messages so that hopefully the authorities and officials will know. Don’t forget to send your Representative or Senator a message regarding the support for the Tier 5 Unemployment Extension Bill.

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  1. Bill says:

    If any of you visit other blogs or unemployment networking, please pass this on especially if you live near NYC.

  2. Mel says:

    American’s who are unemployed NEED Washington’s help and support during this time of crises. We WANT to work so we can keep our homes and feed our children. Our resources are depleted!! If we lose our homes and everything else we’ve worked so hard for, we will be in an even WORSE crises as a nation. Extending help NOW will help us in the long term. Please don’t turn your back’s on us.

  3. tiem le says:

    i have been unmployment sine may 2007 anh i looking for a lot of job, but no one hire me, i am run out of money now, so please pass a tier 5 soon, i live in boston mass 15 year from now, i don’t want to move to other place

  4. Bishun says:

    Living in the greatest country in the world,in the 21st century and basic human standard is a struggle,politician need to be in our shoes to understand how it feels to be unemployed where employment is at it`s highest

  5. jaime g says:

    F–k all these worthless pieces of chitt. that includes congress,obama,dems,repub all of them, americans have never before been so desperate,and here we are begging crap that we the people put into a job or a living,and they ignore us karma will get these bastards,Have faith people gods will and things will be fine,remain positive, congress stop fu–ing around with us dems,ive voted for you always,you have the fillerbuster card Use it idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! strength

  6. melissa says:

    I can believe that congress left us hanging one more time. We are playing the waiting game thanks to the republicans that can only think of one word and that is NO! They will pay at the polls. I wanted to also let everyone like me (a 99er) know….republican or democrats alike, FOX TV I do not and never will consider them a news station. They are not truthful about things they report, I have researched several things they report on and they simply lie. FOX TV is nothing but a racially filled broadcasting group that rips apart the poor, the unemployed, and they just bash the president just as much as the republicans in congress bash the unemployed. We want the real news! If you want the correct facts watch MSNBC or even headline news or CNN. But shame on you fox TV for allowing your anchors to bash the unemployed, and the nerve of your blonde Anchor woman stating the poor should be taxed as much as the rich, and that way everyone pays the same amount of taxes! It just makes me sick! I hope in this comment I can atleast get one person if not hundreds to boycot the broadcasting of the views of the racist in this country. I do not care if your republican or democratic, your station never seems to get the facts straight, and continues to bash the unemployed. I know the rich 2% of the population are who your station stands by and supports. I dont buy it! I hope others wise up. At least MSNBC talks about the unemployed like myself as human beings that are desperate for help. Even with my college degree and 30 years of working, I cannot find a job! You do not see FOX TV doing anything but blaming our President for the last presidents mistakes! The republican party of George Bush and Dick Cheney got us all into this mess, and George bush started the bailouts for wall street! Not the current president! I am a white woman who has worked for 30 years! FOX TV just to let you in on the true facts, I have had no luck even with my college degree searching for work! I am not a drug addict, or lazy I am an American who has paid my taxes every year of my working life. You FOX TV also would like the republican party to believe that none of us pay taxes….Well I make less than $250,000.00 and I have the paperwork to prove I have paid taxes every year of my working career! Thats just one example of how you lie on your station…..stating that only 2% (the rich) pay taxes! What a lie and a joke! Report the news and the facts, but your the station that houses Glen Beck and racist of his mentality, so I am not surprised, by anything that comes from your station. But I do not consider your station anything else but a live tabloid, when I watch the real news! Rush Limbaugh or however he spells his name…..He is a bigger idiot than Glenn Beck! Maybe he needs to work on his marriage, since he just cannot seem to get anything right whan it comes to that subject!! Its an example of how he thinks he knows it all but he really is annoying and lies just like the rest of you at Fox TV. I, and many like me, will be at the polls! Not one person has asked me who I will vote for in my state of Ohio! But I will vote along with the rest of the unemployed! The republican party thinks they have a shoe in, well the very people they have reduced to poverty by no fault of their own will be voting them out of office! We have had it with their childish tactics and games. Also quit reporting that our president wants to raise taxes…..If your going to report it, get it right! He is going to let the Bush tax cuts for the rich expire, and the rich will have to pay taxes according to the same tax bracket figures we all have had to pay! The poor 2% rich, should we have a pitty party? You all need to pay, you all got us in this mess with your greedyness!!! Thank God even republicans I talk to are stating they will never vote republican again, after what they have witnessed the republicans doing in congress! I am embarrassed for them!! The racial stuff needs to stop! We do not want to go back to slavery days when the south committed the worst of the worst (slavery)! But it seems like the GOP would love it! You all make me sick, and I believe the good will prevail! Keep your tabloid station going though, it makes for good gossip!!!

  7. Cindy says:

    I hope that all of us are going to stick to our guns. Yes we need to put a stop to the government welfare checks. When and if they pass this tier 5 we must fight to correct the fraud going on in our country. THEY SHALL NOT MAKE US JUST A POOR AND RICH COUNTRY. WE ARE THE MIDDLE CLASS AND WE BUILT THIS COUNTRY. WE CAN NOT LET THE GOVERNMENT SCREW US ANYMORE. WE NEED TO TAKE THIER WELFARE CHECKS AWAY. NO MORE FREE RIDE FOR THE GOVERNMENT. LETS KEEP FIGHTING!!!!!

  8. Carol Hambarian says:

    I concur with the 99ers bloggers. Before Congress looks at the deficit, they need to look at the UNEMPLOYED, who are facing 2 YEARS of Unemployment. How foolish to give to other countries on a STEADY basis, and use “maybe you will and maybe you won’t” tactics when it comes to receiving an extension of benefits. It’s cruel. Companies that are “hiring”, won’t even respond! There’s no address, no HR person. Is Congress getting the picture? I guess they will in November!

  9. Deloris says:

    OH YES! I TOO AGREE THAT THE NEWS MEDIA IS LYING ABOUT THE UNEMPLOYMENT CONDITION IN AMERICA ESPECIALLYY IN CERTAIN STATES. THEY KNOW THE FIGURES ARE HIGHER THAN WHAT THEY REPORT THEY ARE!
    BETTER YET SOME OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICES ARE LYING WITH THEM. THE NEWS MEDIA MAKE IT SEEMS AS THOUGHT THE REPUBLICANS WILL TAKE CONTROL OF THE CONGRESS THIS YEAR AT THE VOTING POLLS. THEY SAY AND REPORT THAT TO DISCOURAGE THE PEOPLE FROM VOTING THE REPUBLICANS OUT OF OFFICE AND SOME DEMOCRATS.

    DON’T LISTEN TO THE NEWS MEDIA WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE 99ERS AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO ARE NOW BEING CUT OFF FROM THEIR BENEFITS.

    THE REPUBLICANS AND ALL DEMOCRATS WHO ARE LUKEWARM MUST BE VOTED OUT IN NOVEMBER.
    WE MUST RISE UP AND TAKE BACK OUR RIGHTS LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD ON THE NEWS MEDIA, IN THE NEWSPAPER, IN LETTERS, IN PHONE CALLS AND ESPECIALLY AT THE VOTING POLLS. SAYING ENOUGHT IS ENOUGH! REPUBLICANS MUST GO AND THE DEMOCRATS THAT ARE NOT FOR THE PEOPLE.

  10. Tamara says:

    do the welfare recipients get cut off? Do they have to sit on the edge of their seats waiting for their doom? I highly doubt it. At one time we were all thriving individuals who HAD a job. A job that afforded us a home, a car and all the necessities of life. What we are getting, or NOT getting anymore is INSURANCE that we paid into. It’s called “Unemployment Insurance”. We can’t forget that fact. It is not a handout. This is neither welfare nor a government handout. If this country was REALLY in debt, like our legislatures say, then we wouldn’t be able to write a check for a billion dollars to countless foreign countries like we do. That’s just plain logic. Without seeing anyone physically, I believe the majority of the unemployed are primarily Caucasian, educated, born in the U.S. and over 30 years of age. Could it be that we are being replaced by younger, less experienced and educated people that are NOT born in the US? Their overall status does not demand the salary that we do. Therefore these business are making a huge profit. IT’s all about the money. In my own experience, this is the case. When I did have a job, I was the minority. My fellow employees were mainly of Latino descent, and they would proudly speak their native language, while ON the job, and right in front of my face. I even had a “lead” speak instructions in Spanish, knowing full well that I didn’t speak Spanish… She assumed that my work partner would interpret and he did…. I couldn’t believe my ears. Needless to say, I was clearly at a disadvantage because many of my supervisors were also of Latino descent. I was literally outnumbered. I know this has been building for years. I believe that is why we are all in this situation now. Very Sad! But I believe there is hope. Businesses and individuals who turn their backs on us cannot get away with this forever, and we Americans are resilient, but we need help now, since we are not being considered when applying for jobs. Our government needs to take care of their own first.