Unemployment Extension:What Happened To HB 4213 Today

By Stephanie Robins on June 9, 2010, 8:23 pm Posted in Finance News

Many were wondering just exactly was going to take an additional week of work on the bill that provides an extension of the unemployment benefits along with the many other things that are provided in this bill. The additional time is necessary to insure that the Democrats have the support they will need to get it passed, in part. The other part of the reason is what this article is about.

Sanders Introduced An Amendment

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) proposed an amendment to the bill that would, in the long-run, help off-set the costs of the bill. He introduced a repeal of $35 billion in tax breaks for the oil industry. The provision will in essence provide $25 billion for the deficit reducion, and the remaining $10 billion will go toward energy efficiency projects. He stated the the proposal simply asks one thing “Which side are you on? Are you on the side of the oil and gas companies that year, after year, after year have been making huge profits? Or are you on the side of reducing the deficit?” This measure will probably be voted on next week.

Orrin Hatch (R-Ut) Picks At Reid For Not Moving Sooner

Hatch trashed Majority leader Reid on Wednesday saying that Reid should have moved on the tax extenders bill while the bi-partisan support was present, back in March. While he had the floor he said “The majority had ample opportunity before now to take up and pass the tax extenders bill but political games got in the way.” He was referring to last year when Reid stripped the Baucus/Grassley measure. Hatch went on to say “Practically everyone agrees that these provisions are job creators and both sides wanted to put them in the bill on a bipartisan bases.”

 

After the Senate finalizes the bill, the House must approve the changes in the bill, then it will go to the president.


112 Responses to “Unemployment Extension:What Happened To HB 4213 Today”

  1. Karen Gunn says:

    A good idea. Stop the paychecks to the house and senate. NO MONEY FOR THEIR FAMILIEs until the unemployed get their extension and/or a job.Maybe if some senators and reps don’t have the money for rent, food etc until they do their jobs things will get done for the little people who are in danger of becoming homeless. Most of them have no idea what it is like to be hungry,no electricity or car.I have paid taxes for 40 years and want it used for the unemployment extension.

  2. moon says:

    well just so everybody no.s.when Mr Bush took office we had a surpluss.when he got out we are in debt.9trillon dollars.WOW.JACK ASS BUSH.now tonight the republicans.did not show up.to here the truth.for u people that vote repulicans.think twice next time u vote.we lost the vote today again 57 to 41 so close.But no like the past two months republicans NO NO NO NO NO NO.But when it came to set fedral taxes for the millonares and billonares.what the republicans say.NO NO NO.whould have perduced 1trillon dollars for stuff like this unemployment for the USA citizens that need it more then ever.just remerber.repulicans always NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

  3. C.clark says:

    The S.O.B’s the REPLUBLICANS did not pass the unemployment extensions last night in a meeting and they are lowering the food stamps saying that the deficit is to high WELL I HAVE ONE THING TO SAY TO THESE MOTHER FUCKER’S LOOK OUT YOUR DAY IS COMING THERE, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN THE ROBBERIES AND SUICIDES AND MURDERS GET OUT OF CONTROL?????????????? I HOPE YOU ARE READY BECAUSE NOW THE PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE TO HANG ONTO WHAT THEY HAVE LEFT. OH AND THE ASS IN KENTUCKY I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE YOU. THIS IS HOW THEY TREAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHILE THEY GIVE TO OTHER COUNTRIES. THE REPUBLICANS GOT US IN THIS MESS AND BROUGHT THE DEFICIT UP NOW WE HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR MISTAKE.

  4. moon says:

    well this site must be run by republicans just put something up was there now.s it.s not?so as a said before when jackass BUSH took over we had a surpluss.now he.s out we are 9trillon in debt.last year that had a vote to put a fedral taxes on the millonares and billonares.But of course the republicans voted NO NO NO.That whould have brought 1 trillon dollars for unemployment.and then to night they don.t even show up to hear the TRUTH.from the dem.s. that.s why we lost a vote today 57 to 41.they the republicans are so pissed because the dem.s have the mojortey in the senate.plus there is not a republican in office.THANK GOD FOR THAT.WE HAD A ASSHOLE FOR 8 year.s look where we are at now.not a pot to piss in.good luck to all. GO 99ERS. CHANGE.ORG

  5. s.faulkner says:

    I can’t believe the people have decided not to give up the unemployment. I’m am so afraid to tell my appartment complex i don’t have my rent. I’m so upset. I cant believe this is happening to us. And if i hear about the oil spill one more time…I’m going to scream. Please if anyone know anything thing more please comment …

  6. b.shepherd says:

    I am in pure disbelief :0|. I can’t believe that the extention to unemployment was not passed. I have not a clue what I’m going to tell my landlord today…because I don’t have the money. I’ve been a tax paying since I began working at 16yrs old and I find it to be a shame that the attitude these individuals have towards people who have (not by their hand)lost their income & health insurance, hmmm, I wonder how would they react if it were them.

    Still looking for employment and praying for the short term to be approved,

    B from Chicago, IL

  7. C.clark says:

    I have to turn my car in next week and I have never had to do that before they told me either to turn it in volunterly or they would come for it. I am so pissed I can’t find a job now I have no car to get a job or to work. I HOPE ALL THE REPUBLICANS THAT VOTED AGAINST HELPING US ROT IN HELL. I do know that I will NEVER in this life time vote in the country again because it does us no good they are all crooks.

  8. s.faulkner says:

    These rental property people will through you out of your apartment real fast. Congress are aware, they just say they can’t afford to front the bill because of its cost. Hello…doesn’t that mean that there is alot of people on unemployment !!!!!!!!!!!! SO MANY GAMES BEING PLAYED WITH OUR LIVES.

  9. C.clark says:

    How do they think the IRS is going to get money if no one is working and can’t pay the taxes?????????????

  10. rdoggy says:

    C. Clark said:

    “WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WHEN THE ROBBERIES AND SUICIDES AND MURDERS GET OUT OF CONTROL??????????????”

    So we are blackmailed to extend unemployment or violent crime will ensue? What’s next – if we don’t get free healthcare violence will erupt? Free car? Free house? Where does it stop?

    I got an idea! People on unemployment and welfare are more likely to go out an commit violent crime – if they had jobs, they would be working and not have time for other nonsense.

    The unemployment problem is because of the policies of the current administration – all you whiners now who voted for a Democratic congress and Obama can just bite me.

  11. C.clark says:

    Rdoggy
    You must have a job and are able to pay your bills that great but let me tell you something I worked a very long time making $21.00 an hour with a 3 week paid vacation a year a great job but my job ended and I like millions of others have been looking for jobs. Have you lost your home? Car? I have never had a problem getting a job before all this and I have never lost anything I have worked my ass off for. So until you are jobless and are like the rest of the millions of people, YOU have NO FUCKING RIGHT CALLING US WHINERS. You are Bush lover and let me tell you something he did this to this country not the people. The people that are looking for jobs DO NOT WANT FREE SHIT WE HAVE WORKED ARE ASSES OFF FOR WHAT WE HAVE AND WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO LOSE IT. I will make anyone pay that tries to take what I have worked my ass off for.

  12. moon says:

    well now there not even talking abought unemployment.now they say after the 4th of july break.what the fuc. i no who i.m voteing out in my state when november comes.hell with the rich bastard.s.scum bag rep.s all they can say is.NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

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