Unemployment extension for all Tiers, except the Tier 5 for the 99ers, is being voted on by the House today. Instead of a year long extension that many have advocated this one will only be for 3 months, ending Feb. 28, 2011.
In order to pass, it must get a two thirds majority vote. Even if this does pass the House it will still need to get the approval from the Senate.
This will be great if this passes for all of these unemployed but it still will leave out the 99ers many of whom have been without benefits for months.
Following is a comment from online from one of those 99ers:
"What about the 6 MILLION unemployed 99er's who have been without benefits?! I guess we will be ignored yet again!!! We all deserve the help of OUR country!
55 years old and not a damn job in sight! Even seasonal jobs require a credit report…what credit!!! Lost or sold everything it took me 35 years to obtain…401K, savings, house,car etc.
Congress…wake up! There are millions of Americans who are more depressed than ever this holiday! Please don't turn your backs on us!!"See More Unemployment Stories Here