Skip to main content

Cross-posted at ProgressiveFuture.org

Republican Senator Tom Coburn thinks this is a good time to risk more job loss by cutting off unemployment insurance benefits. 
 


So, he singlehandedly blocked Congress from renewing benefits before they expired on April 5th. The same way Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) held up unemployment benefits until the final hour a few months ago. Different Republican senator, same backwards agenda.
 



But, this time, the unemployment benefits actually expired.  More than 200,000 people have lost unemployment benefits already and as many as 1 million could have their lifelines cut this month.

And to make matters worse, as these folks cut back on groceries and other essentials, even less money goes into our economy and even more jobs are lost.  In fact, cutting unemployment benefits could cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs by the end of the year.

The Senate will vote this week on whether to extend unemployment benefits for another 30 days. 
 
They must do this, but it’s not enough. We need to provide states and citizens with the stability they need by extending benefits through the end of the year.
 


Click here to tell Congress that 30 days is not enough.

Originally posted to sschreiner on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 09:19 AM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site