The 2010 Unemployment Extension got axed by the Senate last night. What does this mean for the 1.2 million who will be without benefits? It just means there will be more waiting with even more uncertainty for the meantime. The 2010 Unemployment Extension was part of a broader bill Senate Democrats were trying to push through in a procedural vote last night. The legislation did fail by a 57-41 vote. The 2010 Unemployment Extension needed 60 votes from the 100 members of the United States Senate.
Now many jobless Americans who fall under the category of those being denied benefits will search furiously for jobs without income and the fear of losing homes, cars and their overall sense of sanity.
Why did the Senate not pass the 2010 Unemployment Extension? There seems to be zero senators who can provide us with that answer. All we know is that the broader bill added too much to the already increasing deficit.
Would the 2010 Unemployment Extension be better off passed as an individual bill? It only makes sense to those who are now facing devastation but seemed to make little sense to the United States Senators.
The issue is not a kind one in terms of the human element. The United States Senate has turned it’s back on the American people. Not just any American people. But the people who were already suffering in this horrible job climate. Now those people, who were probably just barely making it, will be faced with even tougher choices with no income coming in.
The 2010 Unemployment Extension should have been passed by now. It’s horrific that some of the Senators now say they play to move on to other items. There is not other issue that is pressing as much as this one. With each week, more jobless Americans will run out of benefits and fail to move to a different Tier. This isn’t by any means the end of the story for those seeking the 2010 Unemployment Extension or good news concerning it.
The power of the amazing amount of numbers will speak volumes in the next few weeks if the Senate decides to keep dragging its feet on this issue. The media will, and is finally starting to, pick it up in large proportions.
This will directly impact what the Senate wants to discuss. Disapproval will raise to new heights and the Senate will once again have to address the 2010 Unemployment Extension. It’s only a matter of time but at what cost?
Good people are hurting without income and money to feed their families. Can any Senator tell me why this has to happen? Because the Senators want to play politics instead of helping the people?
It just doesn’t make sense. I keep asking myself why so many people can be let down. What about the people who only received 26 weeks? And last year the people who lost jobs were allowed to reach 99? Is that even close to fair? It’s a horrible outcome no matter which way you look at it. The Senate axed the 2010 Unemployment Extension without thinking deeply about the repercussions of those actions. And for what? To make a point to one another that my party is better than yours? I blame Democrats as much as I do Republicans for trying to sneak in a broader bill. Why not just pass the Unemployment Benefits issue as one item? What seems simple to the outsiders looking in seems like a very high mountain top of climbing for the people inside. One day soon, regardless of what the Senate believes, they will have to climb that mountain. The people will speak and human decency will once again win the battle.