99ers HR 589 – Unemployed Have Rights

Imagine a person owning a business and that person, out of necessity to run the business, has hired employees and given them responsibilities.  One day your employees tell you they all need new cars.  You say that’s not unreasonable as the business is doing well.  And then you find out that the person writing the paychecks has been paying out amounts in excess of anything you ever intended.  You go to your employees to enquire as to what is going on.  They tell you that they had a meeting and raised their pay and gave themselves more benefits. 

You are then alerted so you start looking at the books.  It takes you days to decipher as they have been compiled in a manner designed to deceive.  At the end of the day you find out that your business is in big trouble as your employees have been milking and defrauding your business through relationships they have established with other businesses. 

You decide to crash a board meeting.  On the way to the meeting it dawns on you that you are driving an old car while those who are your employees are getting a new car every year.  You get to the meeting and are denied access.  You say this is my business, how dare you say I can’t come in?  Your employees tell you that they have voted to have you excluded from the meetings. 

You decide to fire them, but when you go to the procedure to get rid of them, you find out that it too has been altered.  You find out that the only way you can replace them is with one of their friends or a member of their family.  Thus your business has been stolen from you by criminals who have betrayed you.

This is the situation we 99ers now find ourselves in.  The very people that should be addressing us as their superiors are dismissing us as insignificant. 

In contacting the Press for the House Ways and Means Committee, I demanded my right to be in attendance in knowing when the hearings would be held and what would be said.  I was told that my access to the meeting consisted of seeing it on a live stream on my television.  That is if the leadership decided to put it there. 

As for any further information as to who among my employees is doing what, well that information is privileged unto them. 

Our Reporter of the Day, May-lee, reported

“I called for both the Republican and Democratic Press Committees. I got secretaries for both calls. The Republican secretary said “they were told to tell anyone who called that they had no idea when this bill would ever be debated”. Nothing else. No other comments. I then called the Democratic Press Committees. Male secretary advised they won’t know, until the Republican Party committee brings it to their table for debate. Supposedly has not been done, and the Democrats cannot do anything, until the Republicans make a decision.”

You have to love the false left-right paradigm.  This is unacceptable.  When we were employees our employers could watch every move we made all day long.  Now days in fact, employers are putting their employees under camera surveillance.  But we, as employers of our government are told basically that our business is none of our business. 

We have the numbers, if we can muster the will power we can force our employees to give us day by day updates in reference to what they are doing.  All we have to do is keep on hounding them to the point that it costs more to answer our thousands of inquiries than it would to just simply tell us the truth.

Think about what they are doing to us.  If HR 589 is no more than a ploy to gain votes for the extreme left wing, then we as 99ers in trying to push and support the legislation are doing nothing more than urinating up the proverbial wet rope.  This whole thing is eating time that we do not have.  If HR 589 is not going to pass we need to be adjusting our strategies accordingly. 

Look at it this way, all we are asking for is the truth and for some reason they do not want to tell it to us.  So with no other recourse we must keep after them and increase the number of people calling in every day, all day long.  If they want to take the position that we are being ridiculous in doing so, we must take the position that they are being ridiculous in not just telling us what we want to know.

HR 589 is supposed to be emergency legislation which would indicate a priority.  If not, why not?  All we can do is keep demanding answers.

God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.

House Ways and Means Democrats Press – 202-225-4021

House Ways and Means Republicans Press – 202-225-3625

Or you can just call the Capitol switchboard at 1-866-220-0044 and ask for the above listed offices or one of 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 – Unemployed Have Rights

    1. F.THIS,
      My friend, we do not need a civil war as it would further destroy our country and weaken us as a world power. What we do need is a revolution designed to sweep the table clean so that we can reinstate our Constitution and our Republic, after which prosperity will come as easy as it did before our Constitution was subverted by the international corporate mafia.

      1. F.This is correct… We do as the Egyptians did. They were able to have thier President resigns…. along with his cabinet and Parliment. Maybe we can get Obama to resign, and take the congress with him…. Thats what we need.. Cause nothing else is working.. We can call every member of congress and get lip-service… they are professional politians, they know how to play the game. Remenber what Will Rogers said “we have the best politians money can buy”. As far as our constitution goes… any member of congress that supprots gun control should be charged with treason.. re: the second amendment… Calling and faxing and e-mailing is what they want us to do. We are like Chiken Little who ran around crying “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”… Think about it. Our Government doesn’t give a S??t about us…. Just like Murbarack didn’t care about his people…

    1. Darius,
      No offense but your English is lacking to the point that I cannot understand what you are asking me. If you can get your question formatted I would be happy to give a go at answering it.

      1. Hi, Henry
        It looks like Darius is texting. My cell doesn’t have periods, commas, or question marks, etc. He’ll have to translate “lesson.” Having grown up in TX, I interpreted it as slang for “unless.”

  1. keep the unemployment give me a job. the republicans or monsters they don,t care about the poor. why do we put other country problems in front of 99ers problems what do obama have to say about this i havent heard him say anthing about 99ers.

    1. When the Dems had the House, the Senate, and the Presidency they did nothing for the 99ers, but “republicans are monsters,” huh?

  2. I had a revelation this morning watching the Press Conference with Obama this morning talking about his new budget, and it dawned on me that we are emailing Ed Schultz and these other media folk who broadcast our stories here and there but no real answers, just talk. So when you think about it who has direct access from the media to ask the question directly to the President and the answer is Chuck Todd or Savanah Gutheri from the Daily Rundown. These two are at every Press Conference at the White House and have the abilitiy to ask the one question we all have on our mind… What about the 99ers? one simple question directly to the President and we shall have our answer from the horses mouth. So I emplore everyone to email, Tweet, Facebook and any other means to ask Chuck and Savannah to pose this one question. They seem to be on the very FRONT line so they might be able to help get this question out directly to the source whom we all want an answer from.. This will save time emailing every Senator every media outlet and every Committe Memeber who we want to get answers from. Pass this on to every 99er you know and lets see if it works…

    Lets Do it 99ers…

    God Bless

    1. Joey Duenas,
      This is an exceptionally good idea, but I do see a flaw as I have to believe that all questions coming from the press corp that are allowed to address the President are pre-submitted and approved. The thing is considering the news blackout in reference to the 99ers I doubt any question about the 99ers will be approved and thus asked.
      If you can prove me wrong and I sincerely hope you can, I will release a statement declaring I was wrong in reference to the regulations the priviledged propagandists have to follow in order to put a question forth to the President.

      1. I believe that the questions are pre-submitted also. But you do see Obama and his Press Secretarys getting annoyed with some of the questions coming from Chuck sometimes so either they prepare with an act of being annoyed or they are questions that were not pre-screened so like you said.. hopefully I can prove you wrong which would be a good thing… all I have left is Hope so I hope I can spread this message and get more people on board. Thank you by the way for your site and your information you put out daily.

        Regards

  3. It’s really too bad, but i’m afraid it’s not going to happen. I think Barbie Lee and Bobby Scott already know this. The only way it might have had a slim chance is if it was fully funded.(it’s not) The neo-cons in congress are talking about taking a meat cleaver and cutting 100 billion from the budget(God help us all), no more Americorps, no more Corp. for Public Broadcasting, slash 1.8 billion fromE.P.A.,cut 75 million from legal aids,, cut aid to education, cut F.D.A., cut heating assistance for the poor, exc.,exc.exc.,exc.The new motto seems to be slash and burn until there is very little left except more billions for billionaires. If they were really serious (and I doubt they are) , they could have added the extra 14 weeks to tier 1 of last year’s extension LAST YEAR and made it retroactive for everyone.

  4. Where is the investigative reporting? Look at the disruption in other countries. (Greece, Albania, Tunisia, Egypt, etc,) How did their people get the truth about their government’s problems? More than likely investigative reporters, reporting of the truth. Until our correct and true story is reported during the first few minutes on the (ABC, CBS and NBC before the 1st commercial break) evening news, no one will hear our screams!

    We need more than the internet community. Even what Rupert Murdoch doesn’t own still mimics his lead. Google’s headlines are the same as the main stream media! Not to mention Obama’s 13 month unemployment extension misinformation indicating we’re all being taken care of! If everyone was aware of the truth we would have more support from main stream America. We need jobs now or an extension! Will millions of jobs be created next week, next month, in the next couple of months? We needed jobs back in April 2010 when the 99 week unemployment payments were eliminated. What are we expected to do in the meantime? Run through the streets throwing rocks? Also without any income since April 2010, how are we expected to get to what little employment that’s being currently offered or any job interview!

  5. I just want to say how much the people who voted in all these Republican’s made a huge mistake!!!!! Not just because of the 99ers about everything and by far the Speaker of the House is the worst I have seen!!!! They are all heartless and don’t belong in these positions look whats happening in Wisconsin and look at whats happening with the Government they might even shut down. The Republicans have ruined everyone’s lives and will have alot of peoples deaths on there head because they won’t know what else to do since they have nothing.

    1. Yvonne,
      Our number one goal on this site is to break the false left-right paradigm. It is not Democrat vs. Republican. It is them vs. us.
      HR 589 currently has 67 backers; there are 193 Democrats in our House of Representatives. So where are the 126 other Democrats? The Republicans you are speaking about getting voted in are a consequence of voting incumbents out. Those Republican who are screwing us right now, we will vote out as incumbents in 2012, right along with the Democratic incumbents that are screwing us.
      When we follow the mainstream dogma of Republicrats and Demopublicans we are voluntarily dividing ourselves. We must unite and come together, not as Democrats and not as Republicans, but as Americans that are fed up with the two-party scam. The false left-right paradigm is nothing more than those who are supposed to be representing us playing good cop/bad cop and trading good cops for bad cops every four years. The fact is the politicians are the goddamn billionaires, Democrats and Republicans.
      So please, stop perpetuating the false left-right paradigm and retarding our unity.

  6. I agree with Paul, WI- the rich just keep getting richer & the 99er’s are just plain being ignored.I am really surprised that Obama has not stepped up and done something, but he seems to think making huge budget cuts & “creating more jobs”is the way to go, especially to get re-elected, what a joke. I can’t even get a job because I have been out of work for so long! What matters is over 1.4 million people would get 4 months of benefits if this new bill passed. This obviously doesn’t matter. While I am grateful for the unemployment I did get, it doesn’t help now that I can’t get a job.

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