The Unemployment Extension 2010 Bill is still at a stalemate in the Senate as unemployed people are struggling to survive. Each time the bill has come up for a vote it has been turned down. There is to be a new vote taken on the Unemployment Extension 2010 Bill and this time it is expected to pass. It is past the critical stage for some and can only get worse every day that the bill sits stagnant in the Senate. The vote is slated for Monday, July 19th.
There has been barely a whisper coming from the White House about the crisis facing the unemployed every day. This is the same administration that made great noise around bailing out the banks, insurance companies and automobile manufacturers.
Monday July 19th is the day slated for the unemployment extension 2010 bill to be voted on once again, but has anything changed? Did the Senators find it hard to sleep on their long July vacation? Are they in a hurry to start their long August recess? The bill is in the hands of these men and women who most likely never had to worry where their next meal is coming from.
Senator Hatch proposed drug testing anyone applying for the unemployment benefits. Although this does not seem to be an issue at this time, this is the most degrading proposal ever to be presented. This proves how out of touch with reality this voting process has become. To operate a drug testing component with unemployment benefits would be a waste of the taxpayers money and making millions for the pharmaceutical companies who supply the test.
There needs to be a replacement appointed for Senator Byrd’s seat before the Unemployment Extension 2010 bill is voted on. “Once the West Virginia senator is appointed, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that another vote will be taken on a standalone bill. The bill will extend unemployment benefits to people who are eligible and who have been out of work for more than twenty-six weeks”, according to “News Around the World Today”.
The senator who is appointed to take the vacant West Virginia seat that was Senator Byrd’s is expected to provide the vote that is needed to pass that bill.
The numbers of unemployed workers in Connecticut is at 8.9 %. This is high, but not as high as other states such as Nevada, which has long past double digits with 14% of that state being unemployed. North Dakota has fared the best with their unemployment statistics weighing in at 3.6%, according to the Daily News.
Reference: News Around the World Today, Daily News.