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Old 02-03-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Ridiculous if a 3 month extension passes only in march only to discuss it again shortly after. It looks grim to me hearing that the house is going on vacation again after next Wednesday. The **** that will go down there will put the Senate to shame once this bill gets there

 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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They take off a week every month to work from home. Its not vacation but they cant be debating bills or anything so its no help to us.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:22 PM
 
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Bottom line is it seems like we're ****ed. I think it's time we start emailing really big news outlets in droves to get some fire under their asses.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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I don't understand why the farm bill takes precedence over emergency unemployment benefits. Keyword: EMERGENCY!

Are these schedules for the Senate 100% absolute? Or can and do they change as the day goes on? I've never followed politics so closely before, so I really don't know.
No the schedules are not absolute. Harry Reid; as leader of the Senate; can change things on a moments notice, so an EUC extension vote could happen at any time. It's just a question of getting 60 votes.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:31 PM
 
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I told you guys at the beginning of the month the bill was dead already, its still amazing that Republicans are expected to win the Senate and keep control of the congress this year 2014..We are very stupid as Americans for allowing this party to keep Corp. welfare and give the American worker the finger! Don't blame Harry, he just wanted to continue same benefits as last year, GOP said no way. Make the GOP pay big time for this one come election season. I feel really sorry for people still expecting benefits, it was the best Christmas gift the GOP ever gave in Dec.! Get mad, get angry and make the GOP pay!!
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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So what is everyone's ultimate prediction...will an extension pass or not pass?
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:47 PM
 
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So what is everyone's ultimate prediction...will an extension pass or not pass?
Not pass
 
Old 02-03-2014, 10:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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So what is everyone's ultimate prediction...will an extension pass or not pass?
Perhaps in 1-2 months, and with a shorter duration, most likely less than a year maximum. I would expect the U6 rate to drop again in the meantime, so by time it passes, a rate of 6.5% or less will not surprise me, and it will make it less of a sure thing vote.
 
Old 02-03-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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So what is everyone's ultimate prediction...will an extension pass or not pass?
After the farm bill vote is done tomorrow afternoon, a window will open for the Senate to address UI. Millions of Americans are suffering needlessly, and speaking out about it. Congress has to do something!
 
Old 02-03-2014, 11:25 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I feel you. I would highly suggest you grind hard before you hit that 6 month mark. I'm over a year removed from a job. I can't even get a phone interview.
Very good advice. NY Times study a while back showed those unemployed under 6 months were being hired (control study, same industries, experience, etc) at about 3 times the rate (%) as long-term unemployed.
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