National Day of Action on Unemployment Insurance, February 10th
More than 8 million jobs have been lost in the US since 2007.
In her big speech at the right-wing “tea party convention,” Palin had the gall to blame President Obama and Democrats in Congress for the mess that her party created in the first place. Well, here are the facts:
This week will be a critical one for millions of Americans on Unemployment Insurance (UI). Although job loss is slowing, the economy is still not producing any new jobs and UI benefits will end for one million Americans on February 28th if Congress does not take immediate action. Four million more Americans will lose the benefits in the months that follow. The impact will be devastating on families and communities, as foreclosures driven by unemployment accelerate and as small businesses lose billions in revenue from paying customers. That’s because every $1 of unemployment insurance benefits that is spent results in $1.69 in economic stimulus in the community.
Wednesday, February 10th will be a National Day of Action to Save the UI program. Tell Congress to extend UI benefits until the end of 2010. You can sent a note to your member of Congress at BanksterUSA. Alternatively, if you click on this link for Jobs4AmericaNow and input your phone number, you will be called at that number and connected to one of your Senators. Thanks for lending a helping hand!
Update: Reid leaves out unemployment insurance extension, but plans to deal with it separately. HuffPost’s Arthur Delaney notes downside of delay:“The Senate is taking a break next week, so that stuff will have to wait until the end of the month — the last moment before the previous extension runs out … So, even though it’s entirely likely that Congress will pass an extension before Feb. 28 … some people will nevertheless receive letters telling them they’re not eligible for the next ‘tier’ of benefits.”
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