99ers – HR 589 – Push the Legislation

The demonstrations being conducted by the public sector unions, coupled with the battle over the budget are serving to remove the issue of the 99ers and HR 589 from the realm of the thoughts of everyone but the 99ers.  The news blackout in reference to the 99ers has been effectively reinstated, just in time for Congress to take another well deserved vacation.  As we 99ers struggle to stay warm and keep from starving to death our so called representatives are once again retiring to the comforts of their multimillion dollar homes. 

After the one week vacation the Congress will be returning to face an emergency.  No it is not the 99ers but rather the possibility of a government shutdown.  I don’t think we 99ers are really too concerned about the prospect of the government shutting down as it might as well not even exist as far as we are concerned.

If HR 589 is to stand any chance of going forward we cannot rest this week.  We must hammer the offices of the Congress persons comprising the subcommittee of the House Ways and Means that controls the fate of the House Resolution.  If you have been being polite and nice to those answering the phone calls and emails, stop doing so.  They’re ignorance of our plight is not only a demonstration of their contempt for us as Americans but also as human beings.  We must start showing our contempt for them in kind. 

I intend to become more rude and contemptible every day I am forced to live in deprivation.  Look at it logically; what are they going to do, take our unemployment away if we do not play nice?  People’s lives are literally on the line here and our enemies make light of the situation, giving more acknowledgment to a dog’s rights in this country than a 99ers’. 

Again, if HR 589 is to proceed we will have to push it every step of the way.  And who knows, if we scream loud enough maybe the Neo-cons will allow the resolution as a compromise to the Neo-liberals to take benefits from the old and sick.  If this happens we must surely punish both sides by voting incumbents out in 2012.  We cannot allow our enemies to hurt one segment of us under the guise of helping another.  We must stick together in every sector or we will be divided and conquered.

Push the legislation.

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 – Push the Legislation

  1. 25 million people unemployed or underemployed
    46 million on food stamps
    Banks 14-19 mos behind on foreclosures.
    Do u think 250k good jobs will be created a month.
    Will social security be around
    And athletes are complaining about earning 30 mill a year.

  2. I believe this bill will be pushed to the forefront buy the shear numbers of 99yrs coming on line month after month.right now the repubs think they can just say no to everything and the tea party people cheer them on.but there will be a time this yr when they will not be able to ignore us.i believe with things in the middle east as they are today gas prices expected to hit 4 dollars or more a gallon this summer,there will be a whole lot more layoffs coming.the thing that worrys me more then hr589 is i believe we are headed for a war thats going to make iran and afgan look like a scermish.remember it took world war 2 to end the great depression.maybe thats what it will take to get rid of the 15 to 20 million people we dont need

  3. Our Hr589 (BAILOUT) money goes right back into the economy!!!!!! WHERES ALL THE OTHER BAILOUT WASHINGTON HAS SPENT???? 99ers WILL NOT BACKDOWN OR EVER FORGET WHAT WASHINGTON IS PUTTING US THROUGH!!!!!

  4. We are the people America forgot about.Writting letters,e-mails,faxs and so on dont matter to deaf ears.If we cant find away to get all the 99ers to Washington so they can see our numbers and shut down the city for awile they will not hear our voice for Help right now. There are NO jobs out in the private sector to be had because Corps. are sitting on Millions for fat pay checks for CEO’s. We have to show our numbers somehow.I hope someone comes up with the answer or we are all finished. I fought for this country when they asked me to and now turn there back on me.Im 63 and theres no hope in site.

  5. What it is going to take is 10 million marching on Washington demanding jobs and unemployment extensions to get the clowns in Washington to wake up and smell the coffee

  6. Money … all of which us 99ers don’t have! as much as I would love to march in Washington … the fact is … any money I have or get is used to buy food ….

  7. I am totally beside myself in wondering what to do. I am a 57 year old woman, nobody will hire me, haven’t paid rent for going on 3 months. Power is supposed to be shut off today in freezing temps.. Have no way to move as no money to do so. I will have to walk away from this house leaving everything I own because I have no way of moving it out of here. I will be forced to live in my car that is paid for thank God for that, but where do I go with no gas money to get anywhere? I may have to sell the car for whatever I can get out of it and hit the streets! I just plain have no where to go. Just don’t know what to do. If the 14 weeks of unemployment would hurry and go through I could pay up my bills and keep trying, but everything will be gone after the power gets shut off today. I have tried very hard, the phone and internet kept being paid because it was my lifeline to searching for a job, but that will be gone also. I don’t have a laptop so this computer will have to stay behind and will lose that lifeline as well. If it were a laptop I could atleast still use it because of WIFI..but I can’t do that either….We need our government to step up to the plate and do something for it’s own people NOW! Still sending billions of dollars to help other countries I see….what about their own people?

    1. Jane Jones,
      Angel- NYC posted this Sunday, maybe it applies to you.
      “The following is from a Feb 18th post, “Advocates continue to push for 99er unemployment extension after setback” by Naomi Cohn of the examiner:
      “NEW NOTE TO READERS. A TELEVISION REPORTER WOULD LIKE TO INTERVIEW AN UNEMPLOYED WOMAN AGE 50 TO 62 WHO WORKED SEVERAL YEARS FOR THE SAME COMPANY. IF YOU FIT THIS CATEGORY AND ARE WILLING TO APPEAR ON CAMERA, PLEASE CONTACT NAOMI COHN AT NaomiCohn@gmail.com. THANK YOU.””

    2. Jane — I am so sorry to hear about your financial situation. It just breaks my heart to know there are so many people out there that are in your same situation. I wish there was something I could do to help. Have you tried going to the gas and electric company and see if they will help? What state do you live in? Please don’t give up — I know something will happen soon. My prayers are with you and every other 99er.

  8. I have really never been so upset that Republicans are voted into the House and they will not help the 99ers we are looking just as hard as everyone else and I don’t care what people say we are sitting around waiting for free money we have been trying as hard as anyone else!! The Republicans get voted in and all they care about is themselves and rich people screw the American people who are losing everything the worst part of this all is that this money would go right back to the economy so millions of people will probably close to thinking they have no other options other then maybe taking there lives and this roller coaster all we need is help to pay bills get food and have a place to live. This is wrong what the Republicans are doing and they do not deserve to be in office because they don’t care about us while they are sleeping and eating we are not and they are ok with this!!!!!!!!!!! They will not be voted back in because what is left of us by then will never let Republicans back in and they aren’t even supporting American people while they take vacations and do whatever they want shoot down Democrats that are trying to help out the American people shame on them how can they live with themselves while we are losing out lives something needs to be done for us before America loses over millions of people because they just won’t have a choice anymore. The President also needs to be supporting us by bringing us up I have emailed the President at least 20 times no response and I have emailed the Speaker of the House because I really feel he is the worst the power he needs to feel because he got this position and he is helping bring down this Country!!!!!!!!!!! Lets use money to help Americans now instead of other Countries how can anyone vote Republican they don’t deserve to be there they are heartless and uncaring this should be a #1 thing that should be taken care of right now before we go down!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. We are being ignored by our representatives because they have no idea how to restore our economy. If they did they would’nt continue to hide from it. They are afraid that if they let us know how bad it is there will be a revolution.

  10. The Republicans have repeatedly proven that they’re an enemy to the working class just like Al Quaeda is an enemy to the U.S. It’s too bad too many Americans are too dumb to realize this.

  11. WHAT IT WILL TAKE IS WHATS GOING ON IN THE MIDDLE EAST……IF 25 MILLION OUT OF WORK PEOPLE RUSHED THE CAPITOL BUILDINGS AND REFUSED TO LEAVE UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT IS PASSED FOR THE 99ers……………I BET THEM GOVERNMENT PUNKS PASS IT REAL QUICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..THREATING WORDS MEAN NOTHING……………..ACTION SPEAKS

  12. The problem is no one in congress knows how it is to be broke. I didn’t lose my job,it was taken from me while these rich clueless fat cats ignored the problems. I thought they worked for the the people!!!!

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