Just a quick update to watch the Ed Schultz Show tonight on MSNBC.
Ed Schultz is promising big news tonight regarding 99ers. As you all know, Ed has been to one media personality that has stuck his neck out to continually support 99ers. Over the past couple of weeks Ed has been especially on fire targeting the Democrats for their ambivalent behavior regarding benefit exhaustee cause.
Quoting from a response from the Ed Show on MSNBC: “…we have some huge developing news that will also impact the 99ers. Ed will make an announcement on the Ed Show tonight…..so get the work out! It will likely be in the opening segment of the show.”
99ers need some good news and hopefully Ed has that good news tonight. Could that news be parlayed into today’s announcement: Nancy Pelosi plans to call the House back into session to vote next week on a $26 billion state aid package?
State Aid Clears Senate Hurdle, GOP Votes No Even Though Bill Reduces Deficit
The Senate voted 61-38 on Wednesday to break a Republican filibuster of a bill that will provide $26 billion in aid to cash-strapped states. Republican lawmakers, who opposed previous domestic aid bills because of their deficit cost, opposed this bill even though it would reduce the deficit.
Senate Democrats said the measure would prevent states from firing 290,000 teachers, firefighters and police officers. The Congressional Budget Office said it would reduce the deficit by almost $1.4 billion. But it wouldn’t reduce the deficit in a way that appeals to Republicans (aside from Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, who support the measure).
Many 99ers – benefit exhaustees – are desperate for help at this time, so hopefully there is some good news coming their way soon.
I’ll have more on this in my post tomorrow.
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