unemployment benefits

Trump’s Billionaire Treasury Secretary Tells The Unemployed They Don’t Need An Extra $600/Week

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said that unemployed people need to get back to work and that the extra $600/week in…

3 years ago

Biden Blasts McConnell for Playing Games With COVID-19 Aid

The coronavirus has had an extremely negative affect on the U.S. economy. And the damage caused by the virus has…

3 years ago

Mitch McConnell Tells Millions Of Unemployed No More $600 Benefit

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has refused to extend the additional $600/week in federal benefits that will expire at…

3 years ago

Lindsey Graham Vows To Cut Off Unemployment Benefits To The Jobless

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) vowed that unemployment benefits won't be extended by the Republican Senate majority no matter the status…

3 years ago

John Boehner Screws Over The Unemployed Then Skips Town for Vacation

John Boehner and House Republicans skipped town for Memorial Day vacation while still refusing to vote on the Senate passed…

9 years ago

The Cost of Voting Republican: Economy Lost $3 Billion Due to GOP Blocking UI Entension

The cost of voting Republican continues to grow as House Ways and Means Democrats determined that Republicans have cost the…

9 years ago

It Is Absurd To Have Republicans In Congress Who Intend to Do Absolutely Nothing

It is getting absurd to have Republicans serving in Congress when they have no intention of doing the work the…

9 years ago

Thanks to Republicans, 73,000 More Americans Will Lose Their Unemployment Benefits This Week

There is a lot of political chatter surrounding extending unemployment benefits, but the reality is that 73,000 more Americans will…

9 years ago

Polar Vortex Underscores Frozen Congressional Activity

Mother Nature is bitter and unforgiving all over. Maybe she's taking her cues from the inert members of Congress, who…

9 years ago

Elizabeth Warren’s Battle Cry, ‘This is the moment when we have to start fighting back.’

The Republican obstruction of unemployment benefits has pushed Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren too far. Warren said, 'This is the…

9 years ago

After Killing Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs By Blocking UI Republicans To Go On Vacation

Republicans on pace to kill hundreds and hundreds-of-thousands of jobs, send millions of Americans and their children into poverty, and…

9 years ago

Bernie Sanders Tells Democrats To Go Nuclear and Break the GOP’s UI Benefits Filibuster

Sen. Bernie Sanders has a solution to ending the Republican filibuster of the unemployment benefits extension. He thinks Democrats should…

9 years ago

Obama Obliterates the GOP Claim that Extending Unemployment Benefits Hurts the Unemployed

President Obama responded to the Senate vote to move forward on extension of unemployment benefits by destroying the Republican argument…

9 years ago

Republicans Devastate The Lives of 1.3 Million Americans as the Media Stays Silent

The media is not about to damage Republicans' electoral chances by telling Americans the real reason why they are in…

9 years ago

When Boehner and Cantor Say What The American People Want They Mean ALEC and the Kochs

In Republican parlance, when they say "what the people want," they mean their wealthy benefactors the Koch brothers, ALEC, and…

9 years ago

Republicans Are Making Sure That the Economic Recovery Only Benefits the Rich

If Americans have learned only one thing about the economic recovery, it is that Republicans will make sure the only…

9 years ago

166 House Democrats Stand Up to GOP Cruelty and Fight For The Unemployed

166 House Democrats are pulling out all of the stops, including trying to keep the House in session through Christmas,…

9 years ago

Mitch McConnell Threatens to Kill Unemployment Benefits for 2 Million Unless He Gets Spending Cuts

Sen. Mitch McConnell has returned from Christmas, and is threatening to kill unemployment insurance for 2 million Americans unless he…

10 years ago

President Obama’s Tax Compromise Passed by Congress

President Obama's tax compromise passed Thursday with a 277 to 14 (139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voting aye). The Senate…

12 years ago

Obama Dares Republicans To Test His Willingness to Fight

President Obama held a press conference to defend the compromise that he reached with the Republicans on a temporary extension…

12 years ago

Just in Time for Christmas Glenn Beck Calls The Suffering of the Poor A Lie

Glenn Beck recently celebrated the fact that millions of people will lose their unemployment benefits by Christmas, by using his…

12 years ago

Republicans Plan to Pay For Tax Cuts With Unemployment Benefits

Republicans belie their belief in fiscal responsibility when they insist on giving unfunded tax cuts to the wealthy. Enter the…

12 years ago

Obama Rips Republicans for Continuing to Block Unemployment Benefits

In his weekly radio address today, President Obama lashed out at Senate Republicans who are blocking an extension of unemployment…

13 years ago

Rush Limbaugh Calls Jim Bunning a Hero for Hurting the Unemployed

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh jumped in to defend Sen. Jim Bunning's blocking of an extension of unemployment…

13 years ago

GOP Sen. Jim Bunning Literally Flips off The Unemployed

ABC News reporter Jonathon Karl tried to get Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) to answer questions about his one man filibuster…

13 years ago

The White House Calls Out The GOP’s Bunning for Blocking Unemployment Benefits Extension

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer ripped Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) for blocking legislation that would extend COBRA and Unemployment…

13 years ago