New jobless claims dropped to 385,000 last week as inflation continues to rise. There are at present 10 million 99ers. There are over 8.9 million Americans still collecting unemployment benefits at present. No new jobs are being created in spite of what the propagandists say.
At this rate there could very well be 19 to 20 million 99ers by the 2012 election and if you want to count all the long term unemployed, I have to believe that that number would come in at right around 30 million.
New York City has a population of 8,247,527. So we are looking at the equivalent of the population of New York City drawing unemployment, that many again who have already exhausted their benefits, and that many again who are just plain out of work.
If this problem was centralized in one state there would have already been an uprising. How many total unemployed in the United States is it going to take before it is admitted that there is a serious problem?
Think about 20 million people out of work and Barry Soetoro coming on nationwide television to make his college basketball picks.
Just before the 2010 Congressional elections it was stated that jobs was the number one issue with voters in this country. Not spending, not deficits, and sure as hell not basketball teams. So from that time until now what has been done to address the number one problem in America?
Nothing, the only actions the traitors in our government have taken are to cut taxes for the rich and deregulate industry. This is a wanton destruction of our economy and indeed our country.
How many billions of dollars worth of our natural resources have been shipped out of this country since the 2010 election that we 99ers, as equal owners of, have not received a red cent of compensation for?
We as citizens are put in a situation of force majeure by natural law. We should not be held accountable for any action we take to preserve our lives short of causing physical harm to another citizen.
If you are lost out in the wilderness you cannot be held as a poacher for taking what food you have to take to survive until you can be rescued. It comes down to our right to life, hence to live. I would like to see a case wherein this legal theory was argued just to see how the government would answer.
The fact is you pretty much have to be put clear out on the street before you can even get food stamps and then you can’t get food stamps unless you have means to refrigerate and cook the food. The bottom line is you have to lose everything before you can get anything. I guess the programs were designed this way so that when the elites decided to cash in the lives of the 99ers they would be assured of getting everything we had gained in the last thirty or forty years.
To reiterate how unfair the whole situation is is like beating a dead horse. Only actions are going to change anything and for those who say the people who come on the 99er sites are not doing anything, I have to ask, “What are you doing?”
If the Easter Project and the April 2nd Rally become a reality it will be because of the people who have dedicated themselves to the unification of the 99ers through the web. For those who would say this is not so, I would say, “What, if anything, do you think would be happening if not for the sites?”
If we had a tenth of the resources that the labor unions have I believe we would have already taken the corporate bastards to task. But as things stand now we can only do our best with the scant resources at hand until our numbers and communication become sufficient to at least know what other 99ers are in the same town as any one of us.
From the Trenches, though slowly, is growing and not just in numbers, but in intellect. I believe with just the people we have showing up every day, if we could get just one extension, in pooling our resources we could become a force that our enemies could never bring this far down again.
We know without a doubt that funding is not the true reason that we are being denied help. The fact is if an unemployment extension passes it is going to seem to the rest of the country as if 10 million pissed off unemployed people just appeared out of nowhere. Why? Because they will be forced to count us again and the rest of the country will be privy to the fact that 99ers were not included in the last unemployment extension.
If we are going to get an extension it is going to be because enough of us forced it to happen. I tell you now the Easter Project, if put forth with sufficient numbers can force that one extension that could bring us back into the mainstream reality.
I see some people trying to organize the protests. What I do not see is others coming on the site to say, “Yeah, I’m in your area, let’s do it.” If the Easter Project does not materialize we 99ers will have no one to blame but ourselves.
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.
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