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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:09 PM
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WSJ-Republican Voices who just lost their Unemployment Benefits*UPDATE*

WSJ-Republican Voices who just lost their Unemployment Benefits*UPDATE*

by lanae

This is a repost from last week: I just read that Harry Reid needs 1 more vote for Unemployment benefits extended and I read that Senator Scott "CENTERFOLD" Brown is still a "NO" vote. Maybe the republican senators think that Unemployment benefits are just running out for Democrats? I decided to bring up this diary again to remind them that Republicans are affected too.

* Angry Ex Republican wrote on WSJ:

Yes, unemployment should be extended. Along with a Tier 5 introduced as another bill. There are simply not enough jobs out there, and it does not take a rocket scientist to know that. Kentucky should be ashamed of Mitch McConnell as a senator for the state. Repubs simply only care about tax breaks for the rich (themselves, or their friends). Im sure about 15 million other Americans agree. They will vote again on the matter probably tomorrow. Rot in hell McConnell.


I visited the wall-street journal blog on June 24th which we all know is a conservative news paper and website. We know republicans and conservatives read and even post on there, and I had read over 142 angry messages from democrats, independents and A LOT OF REPUBLICANS and posted some of their stories below. As of today that number has grown to 722 messages on this unemployment bill failing and the sad state of what just happened has hit home for a lot of folks, many of them posting on that blog. Some of the republicans over there and many other blogs I have visited now know that the party they supported for decades has left them in the cold. No more benefits even for those republicans out of work. The folks on there are upset, angry, scared and out for blood. Its time for President Obama, Joe Biden and all the top democratic leadership to hold a national press conference and tell the American people who are out of work, that the republican party is not on their side and to rise up and take it to the streets. I think the democrats have a platform to run on because every single week 200,000 people will be dropped from the rolls. It's time to tap into that group.

Read the voices of the unemployed..... a lot of them REPUBLICANS!!

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/06/24/faq-unemploym... /

*
o Steve wrote:

Ive paid over 40% tax on over 100k of salary per year for 15 years without so much as wincing, thats over 600k in taxes in my lifetime so far and Ive never asked for anything from the government . Now that I cant find a job for the life of me, the republicans think that I am living high on the hog with such lavish unemployment benefits and would like to see it end before the economy has even recovered.

Thats fine, Im not homeless yet, as Im sure others will find themselves, but why? $33B to extend the UI benefits till the end of the year is a rounding error compared to the defense budget, a fraction of the subsidies and tax breaks doled out to corporations.

Republicans can try and portray themselves as fiscal hawks all they want, but there is a special place in hell for people like them


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* Macleod-California wrote:

This is unexceptable! I am a rebublican, and embarrassed. I have been unemployed for 15 months and now have no income due to denial of benifits. I have been actively trying to find work since the first day I lost my job. I have over 300 applications and resumes out. Unemployment needs to be extended, it must be nice for the ones opposing the idea to extend benifits because they have a job and they have money to pay their bills and get food for their family, so they could give a rats......about us. Crime is going to rise and things are gonna get worse. I hope they decide to make the right descion before the wrong descions are made in this country


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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:15 PM
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1. To the last one..I know you're a "rePublican" cause you can't spell.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 10:16 PM by vaberella
I guess this means Repubs are out, huh? Now they never realize shit until it happens to them. Selfish pricks. Now they feel the burn their ex-Repubs.
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tsuki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:16 AM
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11. I kinda liked ReBub-lican. nt
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:46 AM
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12. he could also have been typing fast out of anger and sorrow...being in that state
tends to cloud the keyboard.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:55 PM
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2. Is reality finally starting to kick in for some of them?
Dems are never perfect but Rethugs seriously will make you suffer.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:16 PM
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5. check these out:
Proble Solved wrote:
.Stop voting for politicians who take campaign contributions from buisnesses. Stop buying goods from companies that shipped our jobs out of the country. Buy american made products only only only. Do not buy products from companies that buy senators without morals. We Vote..We purchasewe are in control. Why are we laying down and playing dead? Let us Vote out these criminals and take back our country 1 election at a time until we are back in control. Do not let them pass the unemployment bill with a bill tacked on that ships out more jobs. with 15 million or more people out of workwhos going to pay back the ILLEGAL syndicate called fed?
I worked from age 16 to 44. paid taxes every year.
Wife lost her job after 15 yrs of service..we lost the house
I lost my job after 14 years of service and really dont have much to lose.
Being on Unemployment I got to make new decisions.food or rent..food or car payment.food or electricityfood or medical insurance for family of 5.tough decisions.collectivly this family of 5 is down more than 100lbs in 6 months.And now you stop the unemployment completely! after only a few short months!
Now I get to make new decisions like live or die.live or dielive or die.Im sooooo hungry!

Finding a job now should be easier now too! After the car gets reposessed and the phone gets shut off and I get booted out of my apt just after getting throw out of my own house by thieving group of government bankers fannie

Mcdonalds said noI cant even apply. I would leave during training if offered another job they said
Supermarketgas station.pizza delivery..all said they do not hire people my age for that reason.

Cant believe how hungry I am


darren wrote:
.every one go to your neariest republican office and snatch you up a bitch ass republican and eat that mother f - - - - - for dinner


5:18 pm June 24, 2010
Betty J wrote:
.Ill be on the streets with my kid in a few days.
I have never been unemployed before. I have been
working for 18 years, until last year when my employer
went belly up.
At the same time I became a single parent.
Ive been getting unemployment checks since being laid
off 1yr ago in Nevada.
They stopped 3 weeks ago I have filled out hundreds of
job apps in the last year.
Now, I have no way of paying my electric bill, which
dosent matter, because I will be getting thrown out
of my apt in six days if i dont have rent.
If this unemployment bill dosent pass, can some of
these senators please loan me some rent money (NOT
JOKING) til they make up their minds so i wont have to
live in my car with my 7 yr old?
The womens shelters are all full here!
It gets very hot during the day here in the desert!
PLEASE HELP!
Betty J. Nv

Iredell Sanders wrote:
.I must retain a home and a legal income on order to get custody of my kids. The 15 month dead line is coming up and after that the state can put my kids up for aboption. Just give me a job! What are we going to do? The system notes that I am a good fit parent. I just need a job. Most often even if there is a hireing sign they say no applications or the positins been filled. I ask for a job at a store and they say NOT HIREING, but then I see new workers as time goes by. One of the new workers had her arm in a sling tring to bag groceries. One has to know some one in order to get a job. One has to fit a profile of gender and race. I just hate that. I hate that card altogether. Family tends to bond together. None of my family has the means to production or a job to give, or money to spare. Just give me two mules and some seads then put me on a boat back home.

newmommy wrote:
.Hey, I got laid off my job on October the 26, 2008 and I finished school. I graduated even recieved a Bachelors degree in Psychology, but will anyone hire me. No they all say the economy is to too bad and on top of that company;s are doing credit checks, even the $7.00 and hour jobs are checking my credit. How can I get out of debt if no one will hire me. My husband works full time at a factory when they can afford for him to pull 40hrs. I have a three year old daughter who is no longer in daycare and a baby due in september. And the bad part is even govermental services say my husband makes toooo much money to even help us with headstart or food stamps. Ive been working since I was 14 years old and now Im 27. I have never been more disappoined in my government as I am now. I dont mind you taking out taxes and charging me for things I will never live long enough to appreciate, but I do mind you screwing up the system and not admitting to your faults. And by the way Im not lazy and Im not settled in for not looking for a job, Im just pissed off because I cant get one and no one will hire a pregnant woman. So please tell me what am I suppose to do NOW?

ohio man wrote:
.my unemployment ran out in march of this year and there will be NO TIER 5 benefits? oh well this country does not focus on its own people for anything. PHUCK THEM ALL IN THE ASS WITH A BIG RUBBER DICK!!!!!!!!!!

Andy Thomas wrote:
.I am an unemployed American that has been literally sending out hundreds of individually tailored resumes and cover letters. I am smart and articulate but have not received one opportunity to even interview! The unemployment funds that Ive been receiving keep food on the table for my wife and I. I can only imagine what things would be like if we had kids.
I have voted Republican since I was 18 and I can assure you that because of their current stance on passing unemployment legislation, I will never again vote for the Republican party. I am going to use every ounce of influence that I have (550 facebook friends, college connections, friend, etc) to get the message out about what has happened in the Senate. (And yes, before you ask, Ive exhausted all of these resources looking for a job). The Republican party is going down, you can take that to the bank!facepumpers!

Leyla Pepper wrote:
.I am a 55 year old woman. I was laid off August 1st 2009. I look for work 8 hours a day, everyday. I have $98 left in my account. I do not have a family to help me. I live with two other people to bring my expenses down. I live in San Francisco where rents and transportation is high.
I have one more check which will cover the rent for July but nothing more. These are the factsI am heart broken.

Pennsylvania Man wrote:
.I too like Andy Thomas (who posted at 5:50 pm today) am a smart, articulate man that has sent our more resumes and cover letters than I can count. Dispite my Ivy League degree I have not been able to find employment. I have depended on the benefits offered by this country ( a country that I have helped to support with my taxes for the past 30 years) to get through this difficult situation. The Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for this filibuster. They may be positioning themselves to win in the interim elections in November but they will not have my vote. I will be changed my party affiliation to Democrat after 35 years as a Republican.

john wrote:
.FACT:No matter how much the unemployed suffer, the Republican (Rich) Senators have shown they simply do not care about us.

Today they were actually making jokes about our situations. So far this week they have labeled us as druggies and slackers who enjoy being unemployed.

What is next on the Republican Agenda:
Concentration camps for the poor and unemployed?.
Gas Chambers (Final Solution) for us so we will just disappear into the night?
Truth is they dont realize it but they need us. Without us who do they have to bully and persecute.
Obama needs to show some leadership. Unless the Democrats can get more support there will be no extended benefits.

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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:00 AM
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10. Heartbreaking. Hopefully the ones that votes Rethugs in will learn.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:02 PM
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3. Mr. Obama your "rising" is here delivered by the GOP...use it.
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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:10 PM
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4. If he buries this one
in a bed of bipartisanshit, he will prove that he cannot learn.
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:18 PM
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6. the scales fall from their eyes when
the situation involves them personally...the difference between a democrat and a republican. Pretty vast, isn't it?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:22 PM
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7. The republicons in Congress think they can get away with anything.nt
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:37 PM
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9. and they do with a little help from their friends.
Have we no shame,as a country?.We are busy fighting two unjustified wars,spending like a drunken sailor while the poor suffer.Little children will go to bed tonight with empty stomachs,while the rich and greedy will feed their dogs better food than the poor can afford.The ones that voted against extending coverage of the bill need to be reminded of their vote this november.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:36 PM
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8. "This is unexceptable!"
Wow, probably is an actual "rebublican".
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:51 AM
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13. Hey, there's always welfare and public assistance
Oh, that's right. These are the same assholes who thought only *black folks* did that, and did everything they could to see it killed.

Not for nothing, but I wouldn't mind if some of these fuckwads had to *live* that for a little while. There should be *some* responsibility and accountability for what they allowed to happen to social safety nets during the 1990's.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:01 AM
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14. Unfortunately, maybe this is what it takes to wake some of these people up.
These people are victims of a horrible recession caused, not by them...but in a large part by the elected officials that now refuse to help them. The government's deregulation of banks and financial institutions over the last 30 years have taken our country to the brink of disaster...and we still haven't learned!
Our elected officials are too afraid to pass measures that will once again regulate these industries the way they were after the great depression.
So, more than an extension of unemployment benefits...we need to pressure congress to pass tough regulations on wall street/banks, etc.
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:43 AM
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15. Steve probably can't find a job because he's an idiot.

He actually believes that he pays 40% tax on his entire income. What is it about progressive taxation that is impossible for Republicans to understand?

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