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Socialists condemn Senate failure to pass Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC)

“Nothing short of criminal” says a FRSO leader
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February 6, 2014
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FRSO leader Steff Yorek speaking at march on Wall Street South
FRSO leader Steff Yorek speaking at march on Wall Street South. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Washington, D.C – Steff Yorek, the Political Secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, condemned the Senate’s Feb. 6 failure to pass Extended Unemployment Compensation (EUC), stating it was “nothing short of criminal.”

Congress’ failure to renew extended unemployment benefits for long-term jobless workers has put more than 1.7 million people on the path to extreme poverty.

Congressional Republicans are hostile to unemployment insurance in general, with many of them blaming people without jobs for high unemployment rates. Many Democrats in Congress favor spending cuts to programs that serve poor and working people.

“We cannot let the Democrats off the hook for the failure to renew EUC benefits. The Democratic leadership knew full well that, by not including unemployment benefits in last December’s budget agreement, they would be giving the Republicans legislative veto power on moves to extend the benefits,” stated Yorek.

Yorek continued, “Capitalism is a failed system. It exists to serve the wealthy and no one else. People need a safety net right now in order to make ends meet. We demand that the Senate takes up the unemployment extension again – and pass it. People are hungry and people can’t wait.”

 

31 comments

 
Anonymous wrote 33 weeks 3 days ago

It is being reported that euc

It is being reported that euc is dead due to late night secret voting by house and senate as of march1 2014

 
Anonymous wrote 36 weeks 10 hours ago

euc

With euc loss n no jobs on the horizon we pick n choose do we pay mortgage or do we pay electric pathetic b.s. this is amerca!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 36 weeks 4 days ago

EUC petition

Please sign this petition we need all the signatures we can get, we have millions of unemployed out there and only 4k signatures!!! Please pass this along!!!

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/renew-unemployment-insurance-i...

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 2 hours ago

no more republicans. curse

karma will come back to haunt you republicans!

 
Hairpiece wrote 37 weeks 2 hours ago

Vetetan

20,000 vets don't need unemployment,,,

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 4 hours ago

I've been a republican all my

I've been a republican all my life, now voting
Independant, I'm embarrassed with my own
party, I will never vote republican again

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 5 hours ago

EUC

Any suggestions on where our next meal can come from? I'm a Republican who will be voting Democrats come election

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 5 hours ago

Homeless

I guess we will be homeless and starve.

 
magone wrote 37 weeks 7 hours ago

EUC

They got no problem helping immigrants!
Illegal be that!
And lets not 4get the inner city baby factories(Chex and assistance 4 all!)

Have your company shut down and u have trouble finding work
To bad!
Ur a low life lazy scum!

Yep this is America!

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 9 hours ago

I can't wait to vote these

I can't wait to vote these worthless smucks out of office. Let them be unemployed and see how it feels. They act like we as people didn't pay into the unemployment

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 9 hours ago

For piece of shit commenting on the comments F@#K - U

What Jobs are we supposed to be looking for ass hole and it's not a hand out it's help dip shit !

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 9 hours ago

For The One Commenting on the comments "F@#K - U"

what jobs are we supposed to be looking for ass hole and it's help not a hand out dip shit

 
david c wrote 37 weeks 10 hours ago

EUC benefits

Although I am registered as a Democrat I blame both parts especially the heartless Republicans. Democrats should have never agreed to a budget deal without including EUC extension now we the unemployed have to pay the price

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 13 hours ago

Maybe all those commenters should

spend their time looking for jobs instead of complaining about not getting a handout.

 
massrecipiant wrote 37 weeks 15 hours ago

Republican=decepticon

Republican=decepticon

 
Keith wrote 37 weeks 16 hours ago

Im Fu**d

looks like im going 2 jail,i cant pay off probation, no gas 2 drive from atlanta to decatur or no money 4 bus fare smh....farewell

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 20 hours ago

"Congressional Republicans

"Congressional Republicans are hostile to unemployment insurance in general, with many of them blaming people without jobs for high unemployment rate" <-- WTF...doh...people without a job = unemployed.

 
MJ wrote 37 weeks 20 hours ago

This isn't anything new..they

This isn't anything new..they never gave a damn about us..smh!

 
Sad Day To Be A Citizen? wrote 37 weeks 23 hours ago

Extended Jobless benefits?

Syria Government Let 100,000,000 Die In There Country? & Are Own Senators, Let 1.7 MILLION AMERICANS DIE TODAY? IN THE UNITED STATES? Because The Republicans Band Together Again Today, Against There Own People?

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 23 hours ago

Republican As holes n scum of

Republican As holes n scum of d earth

 
mike wrote 37 weeks 23 hours ago

I vote to name the two

I vote to name the two political parties the DEMOCRAPS and REPUBLICANTS

 
mike wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

I vote to name the two

I vote to name the two political parties in the US the DEMOCRAPS and REPUBLICANTS.

 
mike wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

self serving pricks

I vote to rename the two political parties the DEMOCRAPS and REPUBLICANTS.

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

All scum! Can agree!

All scum! Can agree! Hopefully it happens one day to them Vote time soon get them out!!!!!

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

Now is the time for President

Now is the time for President Obama to use his pen and extend the unemployment benefits.

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

nothing more to live for

Bye bye REPUBLICAN S after 40 years i will be voting Democrat

 
MarkG wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

EUC BENEFITS

To all the Repubican JACKASSES how dare you turn your backs to the unemployed! I wish you all CANCER!!!!!

 
Yo leroy wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

A holes

I watches cspan today during the vote,,they were all laughing and having a good time,I will not vote for any of these ASS holes

 
Yo leroy wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

Euc

I don't see how the republicans can sleep at night

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

EUC

I know at the poles there will be a lot of Republican gone.

 
Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 1 day ago

scum

make the rich and their puppets pay