Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Nearly One Million US Workers Cut Off Unemployment Benefits

With 12 Democrats joining a unanimous Republican bloc, the US Senate voted Wednesday to defeat a proposed extension of unemployment benefits for workers who have been jobless for nearly two years. The bill would have extended unemployment benefits for those out of work more than six months, until November 30.

In the two and a half weeks since June 1, when the last extension expired, some 903,000 workers have seen their benefits cut off. By June 26, that number will top 1.2 million.

Meanwhile, the Labor Department reported that the number of new claims for unemployment compensation jumped to 472,000 last week, the highest figure in several months.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/jun2010/unem-j18.shtml

More and more people are going to become increasingly desperate as they are abandoned by their "representatives" in Government. As the economy sinks further, a larger percentage of people will find themselves destitute.

We should be seeing greater signs of social unrest very shortly, which reminds me about all those handy FEMA camps dotted throughout the country.

All we need now is a false flag attack upon which to blame this economic collapse ...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 22nd, 2010.]

2 comments:

steven andresen said...

spook,

You here suggest that Americans will get off their couch seats and do something about the failing economy. They might go out into the street and protest.

I'm pretty sure that being in the street doing anything will not change any government or corporate policy.

I think people pretty much see the futility of street protesting, so I dfon't see that happening.

I also believe that people are pretty much unable to find ways to change the policies of government or corporations on issues that make a difference.

So, I strongly presume that there will be no pressure put on Governments or corporations to stop doing what they're doing to offshore jobs, attack foreign countries, and let the banks have their way with the rest of us.

.....s.

SpookyPunkos said...

I don't think the situation will hold for much longer.

Something will give.

When there's a crisis some people will eventually organise themselves so they can look after their rights.

For all the negative talk about the tea party movement, it seems that they, or groups similar, will want to gain control of the country and take it out of the hands of the corpocracy.

Who knows what exactly will happen, but I think some social unrest or revolution may be on the cards.