The 99er Nation has been calling all the Senators who cosponsored the Americans Want to Work Act, in order to assure they are priority one when Congress returns in September.
As absurd as it sounds, the Schumer staffers have been reporting to callers that when the Senate reconvenes, they will be debating the Berkely bill (HR 6091) instead of the Stabenow bill (S 3706). This sounds so far fetched, as HR 6091 has yet to come to the House Floor and at present sits in committee.
The San Diego Unemployment examiner has been trying to confirm this position with the press office of Senator Schumer. What a comedy of errors that process has been. Unfortunately the staffer who answered gave wrong information, flat out lied or they are just more stupid than dirt. Either way, in several phone calls to 202-224-7433 (Schumer Press Office) and emails too, Schumer’s office simply ignored any attempts to go on record to clarify this issue. This indicates there is still no urgency with Schumer or any of these fat cat Senators to help millions of hurting American 99ers. Period.
Schumer upper level staffers are the very definition of unprofessional. Do you know what we Americans are paying these people for this incompetence? Take a look here: http://www.legistorm.com/salaries.html
God help the 99er Nation if they must rely on Schumer’s office for anything. This is something that should outrage every unemployed American, whether or not they live in New York State. You are all encouraged to email the Schumer staff and call the number above for answers. Not that anyone there is competent to provide any such answers to your questions. The Communications Director’s name is Brian Fallon.
Calls today and all this week to Barbara Boxer’s office in San Francisco (415) 403-0100 have produced the same irresponsible indifference that many 99ers are getting from the cosponsors of S3706. Boxer is finally behind her Republican challenger and as such vulnerable to the cries of her constituents. You are encouraged to call her staff and tell them we are fed up with the lack of leadership in the Senate. Ask Ms. Boxer why she did not cosponsor the American’s Want to Work Act. Tell her the only way she can save her job will be if the Senate passes S3706 but for all states in September, or she and her staff need to start packing.
Harry Reid too is completely out of touch with the needs of millions of desperate 99ers. Harry, the Mosque issue is not killing people, but no benefits for 7 months is killing 99ers every day. Where are your humanitarian priorities? We really do not want Mitch McConnell as the Senate Majority leader, but at least we know where we stand with him. Unlike the Democrats who only give lip service to our needs and stab us in the back. Harry, you and Pelosi are single handedly killing any chance for the Democrats to keep their majorities in Congress. You will have nobody to blame but yourselves when the Republicans get back in power and kill off America for good.
Sources in the Pelosi camp have reported that no Tier 5 bill will be passed before November because “that is how Nancy Pelosi wants it.” What type of ignorant answer is that? Let’s ask her, shall we? Who does she think she works for? Remind her that she works for We the People and she is sentencing millions to continued, enforced poverty by holding to that November date she thinks is so funny. (See video below)
The undeniable fact is that the 99ers are being used as political pawns. To dangle the carrot of a Tier 5 bill in front of millions of hurting Americans is unconscionable and would be expected of the GOP rather than our Democratic leaders. Keep calling, emailing and faxing your demands that Congress put aside their selfish delay tactics and help the 99ers now.
Remember, if the White House gets calls non stop on this issue, we will get action. Tell the President that if he really wants the Democrats to retain the majorities in both the House and Senate, they must treat this Tier 5 bill for 20 weeks of Unemployment insurance checks as the emergency that it truly is so get it done fast and done right.
WE NEED ALL AMERICANS concerned about this crisis to contact the White House Comments Line 202-456-1111 Comment line is only open 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday EST. ***REMIND the President that the 99ers saga is an emergency equal or greater than the Haiti earthquake and must be addressed, because we are dying out here.
Tweet these folks too: @BarackObama @whitehouse @gopleader @sensherrodbrown @[email protected] @stabenow @SenSchumer @joebiden @SenatorReid @PressSec @SpeakerPelosi
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