he Unemployment Extension 2010 Bill is going to be voted on this coming Monday, July 19th. Millions of unemployed workers have lost their benefits due to the stalemate in Congress and they need these benefits. “Senate Democrats are patiently waiting for an interim appointee to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd” so all 59 of their seats will be filled, According to the Apex News Network,
President Obama has barely touched on the plight of the unemployed waiting for the extension to pass when making a statement a month ago. He hopes the Senate can put their differences aside and come to an agreement. This is basically all we have heard from the White House regarding the unemployment extension 2010.
The unemployment extension 2010 bill does not seem to be a priority of the present administration. This is far from the same urgency that we saw with the insurance companies and the car industry bail outs. The banking bail out was also made top priority. The unemployed Americans seem to be a forgotten population, but not for long. They will have their say in November when the same Senators that have turned down the extension will be asking you to give them your vote. They will hear that answer loud and clear. Does the Senate forget they are in their working for the people of America? Again, they will be reminded come election day!
The majority of the Connecticut delegates have made the unemployment extension 2010 bill top priority, but this has been the case all along as this bill continually has been turned down in the Senate.
The unemployment rate has surpassed the double digits for many states with Connecticut falling within the average of all states at 8.9%. Nevada is at 14% for the highest rate of unemployed in any state with North Dakota coming in at the lowest with 3.6%, according to the May unemployment numbers as posted in the Daily News.
The country cannot afford for the unemployment extension 2010 bill to continue being turned down in the Senate. It has come extremely hard for the unemployed to watch the debate of this extension bill just to have it turned down time and time again. These Senators, who are just back from their beach cottages and countryside homes during the July recess, are the people the unemployed are looking to for passing this bill so they can feed their families.
Have the Senators become so out of touch with the unemployment crisis that they can continue to vote “no” on this bill? While they are at their elaborate cook outs and pool parties, there are parents who cannot put food on the table for their kids.
There is little time left for the Senate to debate this bill because they will be leaving for their August recess within a few weeks. While they enjoy their vacations, the unemployed American is struggling beyond anything these Senators can image.
The Unemployment Extension 2010 Bill will provide just the basics for these families counting on this money. There are no lavish vacations or luxury’s coming from this little bit of money in the benefits from unemployment. This money is to survive. So while the Senator’s are easing back into their seats from their July vacations and looking forward to their time off in August, please remember the people you were voted in to serve. They need your help and it appears that has been forgotten.
This long wait and continued “no” votes for the unemployment extension 2010, will cost the Senators votes in November. People want to be able to count on these lawmakers in a time of crisis. The unemployment extension is needed to help with this crisis, it is needed now.
References: Apex News Network, Daily News