99ers HR 589 Conflict is Spreading

99ers are becoming more and more frustrated with the seeming lack of attention being given to HR 589 and their concerns are well founded.  With the individual members of the subcommittee’s invocation of their unconstitutional private policy which says they will only take input from their constituents in reference to the national policy they will be deciding, the 99ers seem to have their hands bound.  If that is so I say our first priority must be to break the bonds. 

Thus we must strengthen our resolve in forcing our so called representatives to not only recognize us but honestly consider our input.  If they fail to do so we will vote them out in 2012, but that does not put groceries on the shelf today.  The situation is urgent and if we are smart we will treat it as such.  At the end of this article we will be addressing another member of the subcommittee to see who they are representing in reality. 

We must realize that we are involved in a war and it is becoming multi-facetted as the attack that began with the 99ers has now escalated to include what’s left of the middle class.  I predicted months ago that once the corporate elitists felt they had pacified the 99ers they would direct their attention to cutting yet another chunk out of the middle class.  And they are doing so.

This is not an issue of union verses non union, but rather one wherein we workers are in direct conflict with the robber barons.  Every worker in the United States must understand the ultimate goals of our enemies. 

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    1. They want to bust every union, eliminating the only true avenue for organized resistance American workers have. 
    2. They want to eliminate another 10 million jobs, after which we will be cutting each other’s throats over the handful that is left. 
    3. They want to eliminate minimum wage laws, which will leave us fighting over jobs that offer no more than subsistence.  
    4. They want to eliminate child labor laws, as enslaved children working in sweat shops require less food and maintenance than enslaved adults do.

When we 99ers first started pushing back and demanding recognition it was people like Stuart Varney of FOX Business that first acknowledged the war between the rich and the 99ers.  He laughingly said, “The rich are winning.”  Now he is busying himself formatting the predicted assault on the middle class.  These people think they are untouchable and invincible, but they only are to the point that they can continue to bluff the rest of us. 

In real numbers we are looking at 40 million versus 500 thousand.  I believe that the longer the working people of the United States stay in denial of the fact that the rich intend to subjugate every one of us, the more lives it is going to cost in the long run.

As things stand now if the totality of the American workers acted in unison we could try, convict, and deport every one of them without firing a shot.  But the longer we let this go on, the more certain violence becomes.

That being said, let us identify another congressman on the subcommittee for Human Services of the House Ways and Means who are spitting on our 1st Amendment right to redress of grievances and our 14th Amendment right to equal access to their offices under the law.

Which foreign countries enjoy access to Jim McDermott, a Democrat from Washington, as he is violating the 99ers rights?  The following is quoted from Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker which contains 100 contacts with the Congressman.

  • 5-01-09 – Meeting with CMO-HOPE, Office of the Prime Minister of Haiti
  • 4-27-09 through 6-28-09 – Twelve Emails, Six Phone Calls, and Nine Meetings with the Department of Trade and Industry Republic of the Philippines regarding input on draft legislation and trade legislation.
  • 3-12-09 through 4-14-09 –  Four Emails and Two Phone Calls with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco regarding Wolf Resolution and a Letter to President Obama.
  • 3-31-09, 4-7-9-09 – Two Meetings with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Washington DC regarding the promotion of U.S. investment in and trade with Kazakhstan and promoting positive US/Kazakhstan relations.
  • 9-16-09 – Meeting with the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo from Brazil to educate and advocate for the extension of the current GPS program.
  • 11-10-09 – An Email and a Phone Call with the Government of India regarding the PM Singh Resolution. 
  •  9-17-08 through 7-28-09 – Three Emails and a Phone Call to the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt concerning Egypt’s role in Middle Eastern regional security and following up on Co-Del to Egypt.
  • 4-28-09 – Email to Government of the Republic of Uganda regarding AGOA trade policy.
  • 2-21-08 through 4-27-08 – Five Emails to the Government of the Republica Srpksa (Bosnia and Herzegovina) regarding International Crisis Group Report, media clips, a meeting request, and a political update.
  • 2-09-09, 5-06-09 – Contact with Hong Kong Trade Development council regarding general trade briefing and HR 1265.
  • 1-27-09 – Two Meetings with Kurdistan Regional Government from Iraq regarding Kurdish American Caucus.
  • 12-10-07 through 4-28-09 – Ten Emails, Two Phone Calls, and Seven Meetings with the Lesotho National Development Corporation regarding AGOA Abundant Supply.
  • 8-06-07 through 7-06-09 – Eighteen Emails, Three Phone Calls, and Two Meetings with the Mauritius Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cooperation from Mauritius regarding legal advice to the Mauritius Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Cooperation, and represented it before the U.S. Congress and the Administration in connection with AGOA and other proposals for expanding trade between Mauritius and the United States.
  • 4-02-09 – Two Meetings with the Republic of Cyprus for an update on Cyprus negotiations.

Call the Capitol switchboard at 1-866-220-0044 and ask for the members of the Sub-Committee on Human Services.

  • Geoff Davis, KY, Chairman
  • Lloyd Doggett, TX Ranking Member
  • Jim McDermott, WA
  • John Lewis, GA
  • Joseph Crowley, NY
  • Adrian Smith, NE
  • Erik Paulsen, MN
  • Rick Berg, ND
  • Tom Price, GA
  • Diane Black, TN
  • Charles Boustany, LA 

0 thoughts on “99ers HR 589 Conflict is Spreading

  1. I have received a few emails asking where Mark Schumacher is. Mark is taking care of some personal business and should return this week.

  2. Our government is committing GENOCIDE to the hardest hit people of this TERRIBLE DEPRESSION NOT recession as thier propoganda tells us. They are throwing good hard working middle class people into abject poverty and dispare and ultimately to death. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT ADOLF HITLER DID.

    WE NEED TO DEMONSTRATE . BECAUSE AT LEAST WE CAN DO THAT

      1. 99er,
        If moving is still an option for you, you are not a 99er and thus do not know what an exaggeration of our situation would be.

  3. While individual phone calls are better than no action; the one thing that will get attention is a consolidated effort of mass proportions. Too many unemployed can’t afford the expense to get to Washington for a rally, but they could spend 44 cents to send resumes to a designated representative there. Coordinated properly, “A Million+ Voices Speak” (or another powerful moniker) is delivered to the White House, Congress and a designated Media Outlet. Another idea that has been floated through 99erAID is a photo mozaic of the unemployed, underemployed; start on the West Coast and add to it until it reaches Washington. If the Egyptians can force a dictator out of power in 18 days, why can’t we at least get our voices heard in a concerted effort.

  4. Before all this talk about “voting them out” in 2012, think about their replacements – who could be far worse.

  5. Please copy and forward to any 99ers you know:

    H.R.589

    There is a letter on the 99ers site that you can use if you like http://www.american99ersunion.com/

    http://www.house.gov/ to contact your representative in the House

    House Speaker, John Boehner [OH-8]: http://www.speaker.gov/Contact/
    Phone:(202)225-6205, Fax:(202)225-0704

    House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor [VA-7]:
    Phone:(202)225-2815, Fax:(202)225-0011

    House Majority Whip, Kevin McCarthy [CA-22]:
    Phone:(202)225-2915, Fax:(202)225-2908

    Committee on Ways and Means –
    Dave Camp, MI, Chairman
    http://camp.house.gov/
    Washington D.C. Office:
    341 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3561
    Fax: (202) 225-9679

    Subcommittee on Human Resources

    Geoff Davis, KY, Chairman
    http://geoffdavis.house.gov/
    WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE
    1119 Longworth
    House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    T (202) 225-3465
    F (202) 225-0003

    Adrian Smith, NE
    http://adriansmith.house.gov/
    Washington, D.C. Office
    503 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone (202) 225-6435
    Fax (202) 225-0207

    Erik Paulsen, MN
    http://paulsen.house.gov
    Washington, DC Office
    Erik Paulsen 127 Cannon HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2871
    Fax: (202) 225-6351

    Rick Berg, ND
    http://berg.house.gov/office/washington-dc
    Washington, DC
    323 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2611

    Tom Price, GA
    http://tom.house.gov/
    Washington, DC Office
    403 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington DC 20515
    phone: 202-225-4501
    fax: 202-225-4656

    Diane Black, TN
    http://black.house.gov/
    Washington, DC
    1531 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4231
    Fax: (202) 225-6887

    Charles Boustany, LA
    http://boustany.house.gov/
    Washington, DC Office
    1431 Longworth House Office Bldg
    Washington, DC 20515-1807
    Phone: (202) 225-2031
    Fax: (202) 225-5724

    Lloyd Doggett, TX Ranking Member
    http://doggett.house.gov/
    Washington Office
    201 Cannon House Office Bldg
    Independence and 1st St, SE
    Washington DC 20515
    Phone: 202-225-4865

    Jim McDermott, WA
    http://mcdermott.house.gov/
    D.C. Office
    1035 Longworth HOB
    Washington DC, 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3106
    Fax: (202) 225-6197

    John Lewis, GA
    http://johnlewis.house.gov/
    WASHINGTON, D.C.
    343 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-3801 Phone
    (202) 225-0351 Fax

    Joseph Crowley, NY
    http://crowley.house.gov/
    Washington
    2404 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202)225-3965

  6. Committee on Ways and Means –
    Dave Camp, MI, Chairman
    http://camp.house.gov/
    Washington D.C. Office:
    341 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3561
    Fax: (202) 225-9679

    Subcommittee on Human Resources

    Geoff Davis, KY, Chairman
    http://geoffdavis.house.gov/
    WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE
    1119 Longworth
    House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    T (202) 225-3465
    F (202) 225-0003

    Adrian Smith, NE
    http://adriansmith.house.gov/
    Washington, D.C. Office
    503 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone (202) 225-6435
    Fax (202) 225-0207

    Erik Paulsen, MN
    http://paulsen.house.gov
    Washington, DC Office
    Erik Paulsen 127 Cannon HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2871
    Fax: (202) 225-6351

    Rick Berg, ND
    http://berg.house.gov/office/washington-dc
    Washington, DC
    323 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2611

    Tom Price, GA
    http://tom.house.gov/
    Washington, DC Office
    403 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington DC 20515
    phone: 202-225-4501
    fax: 202-225-4656

  7. Is there really only 208 unemployed people that use the internet? Have you guys not seen the HR 589 bill review at OpenCongress? Only 208 people support it? Let’s not fail our cause, get our voices heard. Lets show them how many people really approve this bill, and also follow all the details about HR 589.

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h589/show

      1. I ask myself this very question all the time. Last year only 2000 signatures were collected out of a “so called” 15 million unemployed workers in support for a tier 5 petition. Last year they also tried a candlelight vigil around the country at local city halls with nobody showing up. Two years ago for the fight for tiers 3 and 4 there was library day and nobody showed up. Something is cockeyed here. Maybe congress is not ignoring this problem. Maybe there are only 200 authentic 99ers.

          1. I’m thinking I agree with angel, thats pitiful. I keep reading there is suppose to be roughly 4.7 million 99ers and growing every week. I’m I missing something?

          2. Mom,
            All I can figure is that you must get your water from a well and therefore are not drinking your share of the lithium and fluoride that is making all but 200 of us too complacent to get out our own way.

          3. Henry,
            That didn’t take you very long to become a blogging infantile, (only one civil corresponding post)? I’m truly confused about the support or lack of support for this bill. Are you pleased with only 200 in favor of supporting HR 589 out of millions of 99ers?
            According to other forums and articles, the 99ers have been fighting for a tier 5 for one year now. The only thing which changes is the number assigned to the proposed House Bill.

          4. Mom,
            I suppose many people have made the internet a part of their lives but the 99ers seem to be composed of a majority of baby boomers.
            Over in Egypt it was young people tweeting to one another that caused mass communication to occur. Most 99ers are down to a phone and maybe a computer, however I still do not accept that as a viable excuse.
            I’ve said it before, I believe the too many 99ers have become institutionalized into the system, thus they have a hard time accepting the fact that their government has completely turned its back on them and the very thought of doing something radical to change the situation scares the hell out of them.
            But be patient as starvation will make savages out of each and every one of them whether they like it or not. I have seen it happen to a lot of people over the months since I have been involved with this cause.
            As for not signing into opencongress.org to show approval for this bill, I personally did not know that you could do so until Mike came onto this site and mentioned it. I will cover opencongress.org and the need to support the bill in Saturday’s and Sunday’s article.
            I hope this dialog has been up to your high standards. LOL

  8. It is so wonderful to see that the 99ers have not totally been forgotten by the house.I’ve been unemployed for a little over two year. Like everyone else who has posted blogs, I’ve been putting in applications non stop.My benifits ended completely three months ago. The longer I remain unemployed, the more difficult it is for me to even be considered for a position. We all know, its easy to find a job when you have one. Why, because employers are able to get a sense of your character and work ethics. It appears as if those who were laid off first when the recession hit, are strategically being forced on the streets. An exstension is beyond necessary..there needs to be an immediate bill passed for 99ers for at least 6 months and a clear plan that will qive qulified unemployed job seekers a chance to recieve interviews for a job before those with jobs. The rules and way employers traditionally hire has to change because the world and economy has changed.Whats going on now is no diffrent from what went down with the roman empire. The lower working class is recieving the backlashes and loosing there lives due to the greed of the rich. This country is clearly spiralling down. America is revisting the same situation over and over again. The last recission this country had was in 1982, and now its worse. Why does this country have to keep seeing the same situation before they get something has to change! Its like our politicians are a bunch of greedy drug addicts, they need to go to rehab(figure of speech). The irony of this crisis is that those who are rich and have power don’t really see that the same can happen to them. Not true, america is not what it was 10 years ago. China practically ownes this country. Why, because of the greed and selfishness of the rich. This is a horrible epidemic that this country has created. Furthermore, race plays a great role in this also. The majority of unemployed workers are African Americans. Im not surprised at all..infact thats not even my main issue. My main issue is that in less than two seconds, america bent over backwards to help Haiti in there crisis. i’m fine with that, because it was the right thing to do and it also developes this country on a politcal level. But what good are you helping others when you need to work on self, and self is this counrty. Putting another exstension into effect will not hurt us as much as if we don’t. But there also needs to be a clear plan following that exstension that will allow the unemployed to be considered for jobs before those with jobs…so all these damn exstensions can stop. The house of reps and senate need to put there diffrences and politics aside and start thinking of the unemployed in America. Once we are taken care of, everything else will fall into place. I acknowledge that they are trying to create jobs and there has been some success..but thats a slow process.Unfortunately thats not enough when we are going against the employed, unemployed, individuals out of state, and even non U.S. citizens. But for now, we need money to provide for our families and selves..its that damn simple.

  9. 99ers are spread out. Everything and everyone is doing a million different things. No one is showing up for protests. What the hell are the 99ers doing ? I am always saying this. Let’s get out and start marching. If we do not march, we will get nothing.

  10. FOLKS ! ALL OF YOU MUST CALL THE OFFICE NOW!
    I was informed yesterday and made the calls myself. Bombard
    these offices with calls regarding your support for HR589 which
    is now sitting in the office of the chairman of Ways and Means Committee.
    Phone Ways and Means 202-225-3625 and Jeff David at Human Resource
    Committee 202-225-3465.

  11. Things are really getting really bad — Everyone I know are making calls, emails and faxing. I know they are getting thousands of calls for this bill. I don’t understand why we are not taking to the streets. It’s what I have been waiting on. I have just had surgery on my back and am hoping it will allow me to stand for longer periods of time. I think we are making progress. I know that doesn’t help someone who is about to be homeless. All we can do is continue to spread the word and become stronger each day. My prayers are with you all.

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