Unemployment Extension 2010 News or Unemployment Extension 2010 NO News?
When Congress adjourned for its recess for the Easter Holidays, did they worry about the many unemployed folks whose unemployment was expiring?
No, from what I can see, they did not.
Now I may be wrong. Maybe some of them are sitting home even now, worrying about all those who are unemployed and wondering exactly where those folks are getting their next meal or where their other needs are coming from. (May I see a raise of hands, please? All I can hear is silence in the room.)
Maybe some of them won’t go out dancing and partying while they are comfortably home this weekend and until April 12 when they return to Washington for the next round of Congress. Maybe some of our Congressmen and Senators actually do CARE about the ‘little man’ and maybe some of them are willing to put the needs of their constituents before their own needs.
Ok, I will give them the benefit of doubt. Here is what i find today while searching on Unemployment Extension 2010, and again, the headlines say it all.
From examiner.com: ‘Unemployment extension legislation: Congress is still working on it: Update-March22’
Michael Thornton says: “For those in need of Tier 5 benefits, I again urge you to write your Congressional representatives and you may also want to sign Tier 5 support petitions…” (1)
From Red, White and Blue press: ‘Is An Unemployment Extension On The Way For Those Whose Benefits Expired?’
Isaac Lewis says: “There are reports that another extension of unemployment benefits may be on the way as many unemployed men and women have seen their benefits expire due to legislation that passed, which only allowed for an extension to sign up for benefits but didn’t extend the weeks unemployment benefits could be collected. (2)
From CBSnews.com: ‘ Senate Adjourns Without Passing Unemployment Extension’
CBS News Capitol Hill Producer John Nolen says: “The Senate adjourned on Friday afternoon for a two week spring recess without passing an extension to unemployment insurance benefits for the jobless which are scheduled to expire on April 5 while Congress is on vacation. (3)
And, lastly, from CNN.com: ‘What Programs Did Congress Leave Unfunded?’
on the CNN Politics page; “Extended unemployment benefits will expire for more than 200,000 people on Monday because the Senate failed to pass the House version of the extension of deadlines to apply for federal unemployment benefits…” (4)
Enough said. I am convinced of the uncaring attitude of this Congress. I am, however, willing for any member of Congress or the House of Representatives to prove me wrong as to what is perceived to be their ‘uncaring attitude to their constituents’.
(1) Unemployment extension legislation: Congress is still working on it: Update-March22; 03/22/2010
(2) Is An Unemployment Extension On The Way For Those Whose Benefits Expired?; 03/24/2010
(3) cbsnews.com; Senate Adjourns Without Passing Unemployment Extension; 03/26/10
(4) CNN.com; What Programs Did Congress Leave Unfunded? 04/01/2010