Republicans Kick Jobless Workers While They’re Down

clee December 28, 2013 1

Federal unemployment insurance (UI) expired today for 1.3 million Americans, including 20,000 recent veterans, because Republicans blocked an extension of critical jobless aid for the long-term unemployed.

Tell Congress to act immediately and renew unemployment insurance.

Democrats fought to include UI in the year-end budget plan. But the GOP war on workers knows no shame — three days after Christmas, in the middle of winter, 1.3 million families just lost a critical lifeline.

The Senate will vote to renew UI in less than two weeks, but it won’t pass unless we make our voices heard.

Demand that Congress renews unemployment insurance now. 

Never in our history have we failed to renew UI when so many Americans are out of work.

And conservatives just don’t seem to care that for every one job available, there are three jobless workers and that UI benefits lifted an estimated 2.5 million people out of poverty in 2012 alone.

We must end the cuts to our communities and invest in jobs and prosperity for all. We have 2 million fewer jobs today than before the financial crisis. These people are unemployed because there aren’t enough jobs and Congress hasn’t made the investments needed to create jobs.

Send a message to Congress to renew UI and tell them that the GOP’s reckless austerity hurts workers, our families and the economy.

  • kenstrolle

    Do You THINK the t/gop would ever kick jobless workers while they were Down?? Of Course they would! They are getting paid by the big corporations to Lower Every One PAY Checks! It will be corporate RULE and Cheap Laborers, for your kids and your “Grands will Grow UP POOR! JUST STAY BRAIN WASHED, AND DON’T THINK ANY MORE, AND VOTE AGAINST YOUR OWN FAMILYS! FOR THAT IS YOUR JOB, AS A FOOL!