I knew this would happen and it is starting to.
Many who have been looking for work, unable to find work, now see themselves penniless and possibly on the streets due to the dick play in congress over folks lives.
As for the rich, must be nice to not worry about "those people" when you can shop, travel, count your money and assets without a fear or worry.
This is the most selfish country around and leadership in this country is "meh". At this point, what is the difference if you are a Democrat or Republican, the outcome is all for the lobbyists, corporations and rich. Everyone else or the other 98%, fuck 'em. And that is called getting screwed by this government.
From Louisville, Kentucky, video clip inside link:
Unemployment benefits for more than 100,000 people in both Kentucky and Indiana could run out in a matter of days if Congress doesn't act.
Many people are filing for benefits, others are looking for jobs, but with the threat of benefits running out, tempers are flaring.
In the time that a WLKY reporter was at the Louisville Office of Employment and Training, at least two people were escorted out.
Behavior coming from the White House at a time when unemployment is still close to 10% in this country is bizarre, in the meantime President Obama calls for a pay freeze to federal workers with the exception of the military. Does this man understand what is going on out here, as in NO JOBS???? Does he get it that many are about to be cut with no safety net, at all???? Everyday it just gets worse instead of better in regards to the crap coming out of this White House. I guess they did not receive the memo from the midterm elections because their behavior has not changed, while the public is out here drowning.
Congress is dragging its foot while their citizens are drowning out here, Indiana has added armed guards at all its Unemployment sites. Yes, it is getting bad out here.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is beefing up its security ahead of the holidays, when officials expect a seasonal surge in unemployment claims and extra stress for long-term jobless who might miss benefits because of Congress.
If Congress doesn't reauthorize extended unemployment insurance, which expires at the end of November, the National Employment Law Project estimates that two million people will prematurely miss checks by the end of December.
"There's obviously increasing stress, especially among the long-term unemployed, and also the upcoming expiration of these federal extensions will add additional stress," department spokesman Marc Lotter told HuffPost.
Lotter said the agency is putting armed guards at each of the 36 WorkOne Centers that process unemployment benefits across the state. Lotter said that each center has already had security for the past two years; the agency is consolidating to one private contractor that will now handle security at each of the centers. It's part of a broader effort to prepare for the holidays, during which Lotter said Indiana sees more unemployment claims and also an effort to standardize services across the state.
It is a pity and a damn shame that we have Democrats in congress, which is still in charge that are doing very little to push for unemployment extension. Forget the Republicans, shit they said they will do nothing to aid President Obama the day after he was elected and they have been true to their word, stayed their course.
I am talking about Democrats. Who are we? What do we stand for? Because this shit show I am seeing out of Washington, D.C. is not what I voted for, period. I don't even recognize the Democratic Party anymore. These sold out thugs are no better than the Republicans, who we know are THUGS. This is the frustration out here.
We, as a party are walking in dangerous territory here. As long as the public views NO DIFFERENCE between the Democrats or Republicans, why should they vote for either? When that happens, well, we already saw what happens. It is called the midterm election. It is called, "What the FUCK!!! I am not showing up to vote for none of you!!"
And who got sent home packing?
Lastly, Kentucky and Indiana decided to keep Republicans in charge. But this is an opportune moment for the Democrats to stand with the common man and continue to REMIND them who is standing with them.
But if you don't know how to craft a message and sit on it, the public will continue to think you don't stand for anything.
Update [2010-11-30 15:11:9 by icebergslim]:
And Rachel Maddow tells it like it is, and rec La Feminista's diary, "Dear Mr President Let Me Whisper In Your Ear", she has part of the Maddow video, the full below:
Update [2010-11-30 17:36:11 by icebergslim]:
President Obama meets with Republicans and acknowledges:
Obama told lawmakers he needed to do more to make sure the two parties could work together, press secretary Robert Gibbs said later. White House officials said the GOP did not offer a similar pledge.
"The president acknowledged he needed to do better," Gibbs said.
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) - who has complained that at a bipartisan White House meeting two years ago Obama told Republicans "I won" - said he found a president who very much understood that his party lost the midterm elections.
"The election meant that people want to see results," Cantor, who is slated to become majority leader, said of Obama's thinking.
Obama described the meeting as productive, "very civil" and "a good start as we move forward." He said he planned to hold additional talks in Washington and at Camp David.
Yeah, and the Republicans will continue to cut you at your knees and work harder than EVER to make sure you are a one-termer. But, get this, President Obama acknowledges his flaws towards the Republicans, but don't have the guts to acknowledge his flaws to his own base. Priceless.
Update [2010-11-30 18:1:18 by icebergslim]:
Well, this is no shocker:
Obama Appoints Geithner, Lew to Negotiate on Tax Cut
Whatever it means, we will see.
President Barack Obama directed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and budget office director Jack Lew to lead negotiations with congressional Republicans to break a stalemate on extending Bush-era tax cuts.
After meeting for almost two hours with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders at the White House, Obama said that both sides agree action is needed to extend tax cuts to middle-income families before the end of the year even as they remain divided on tax rates for the wealthiest Americans.
"There must be some sensible common ground" to resolve differences on taxes, Obama said. He said he appointed Geithner and Lew "to break through this logjam."
Update [2010-11-30 20:16:44 by icebergslim]:
Per Howard Fineman, on Countdown, the Democrats are willing to vote for extension of Bush Tax Cuts, for the middle class tax cuts to stay. Unbelivable, when this White House did not have to negotiate SHIT!! The video will be up when available, but this is bad, bad news across the board. And the Democratic Party as we know it? Who knows!!! Fineman says, "...the President will accept the negotiation and tax cuts for the rich..." Barack Obama, good FUCKING LUCK. You better hope the economy turns around but it looks like that is not happening right now and you expect the Republicans to help you? PLEASE. When do we get a damn WAKE UP PILL!!!!
Update [2010-11-30 22:10:12 by icebergslim]:
From Keith Olbermann, Countdown, Just Pitiful....