Guess what? The party that brought you the Wall Street meltdown doesn’t think Americans should be able to receive unemployment even while every open job gets five or more Applicants.
THEY ARE BLOCKING EXTENSIONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT – HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE REPUBLICANS – SUFFERING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL?
If you don’t think being unemployed is a moral issue, and you don’t think that the unemployed deserve to suffer how about making some phone calls?
Please: Call and ask “Senator Brown” as well as our own Senator Kerry, your congressman (for Arlington that is Congressman Markey) to please vote to fund continuing extended unemployment.
While it IS good news that unemployment is down, 30,000 Massachusets residents will lose their unemployment as of 11/30/10 without this legislation. If those 30,000 folks lose their unemployment, they go into the holidays with zero income. THAT won’t help the economy, Massachusetts families, or local retailers at all.
Further, it is not a “moral issue” as there are still FIVE applicants for every ONE job.
Sen. Scott Brown’s Washington office # is 202 224 2742 – I hope he gets LOTS of calls so he knows his constituents WANT him to support this funding for unemployment.
Sen. John Kerry’s # is 202 224 2742
Congressman Markey’s number is 202 225 2836 in DC.
Other Congressman can be reached at 202 224 2131 ( the switchboard for the senate and congress).
The Bill that needs support is House 6419 “The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuance”
Deborah Sirotkin Butler
PS: This is a multi-vote poll