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.
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.]