The 2010 Unemployment Extension decision is still up in the air despite alarming numbers. Why should these numbers be so alarming to the United States Senate who has been unable to pass such a provision? 1.2 million people will join the pool of jobless Americans who are without benefits after reaching anywhere from 26 to 99 weeks on their current extensions. 1.2 million people!That means 1.2 million people are going to be adversely affected by the Senate lack of urgency and inability to pass the 2010 Unemployment Extension.
Where are we at in concerns to the 2010 Unemployment Benefits Extension? The answer is very unclear at the moment. Even considering the fact that 1.2 million people will have no source of income starting this week and no job to pay the bills. The numbers are so startling, sad and very tragic. Yet, the United States Senate has not been able to pass a 2010 Unemployment Benefits Extension to solve the problem. The Senate doesn’t seem to disagree totally that the Extension is needed. Many of the United States Senators just want the bill funded. Yet as days pass by more people are added to the growing number without jobs and money. There will be people who are completely devastated by this situation with no means to recover. Yet the Senate chooses to worry instead about a deficit number that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Our money is instead being allocated for other items that will in no way help those 1.2 million people. It should be handled as a crisis-because that’s what it has become. It’s horrible to think that some Senators refuse to open their eyes and see the nightmare unfolding for so many United States citizens. If 1.2 million people were in a horrible catastrophe-would the United States Senate not pass legislation to help them out? The truth is that 1.2 million people are in a horrible catastrophe. You don’t ask how to pay bills in an emergency situation. The same can be said for now. Many good people will be crushed financially for the lack of decisions made by the United States Senate on this issue. The country can not afford to have that many people living in what will be horrible circumstances.
Now the Senate has another opportunity to again look at the issue and weigh the consequences. There will be many. Especially if in the short term future this amount of people go without benefits. There won’t be room in this horrible job climate for all of those 1.2 million people to land jobs. Perhaps a great case scenario would see 1/3 of those people land jobs thanks to the Senate “get back to work” attitude. You still have 800,000 people who will be crushed by this lack of urgency and thought toward the future. What will happen will be awful for so many individuals and their respective families. These decisions have huge implications on the American people who are suffering because of the horrible economy. Huge implications.
There will soon be strength in numbers. If the Senate does not conclude that a 2010 Unemployment Extension decision is in the best interest of the people then the people will speak very loudly when the total number approaches 2 million who are without those benefits. Unfortunately it kind of seems like that is the path we are currently on in terms of getting benefits.
It’s in the meanwhile becoming a horrible epidemic that has no immediate answer. The 2010 Unemployment Extension decision is crucial and I am not sure why the Senate does not see that. The big picture is blocking the smaller picture. People are emotionally spent worrying about where the next meal will come from. How will people go on a job search without cars? Are we hoping the number of homeless Americans will soon exceed the number of jobs available? Is that the goal? The 2010 Unemployment Extension should have been a necessity. Not something 100 silly rich people could vote on. I just worry that, for many jobless Americans, a fix to this problem will come way too late. Then, since those people should have received benefits, can we hold the United States Senators who held up the legislation accountable for those actions? I hope the Senators who blocked this legislation have to directly speak to those individuals who lost their homes, cars and faced bankruptcies in person to see what they could have done but didn’t.