Friday, June 13, 2008

Wolf Votes Against Extended Unemployment Compensation

Another day, another vote by Frank Wolf against the working people of this country. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted 279-144 in favor of H R 5749, the Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008. Among those voting "yea" were 230 Democrats (none voted no) and 49 Republicans (144 voted no). Believe it or not, even Virgil Goode was smart enough to figure this one out. But not Frank Wolf. For whatever reason, he opposes this:
Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 - (Sec. 2) Authorizes a state to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Labor under which the state agency will make emergency unemployment compensation payments to individuals who: (1) have exhausted all rights to regular compensation under state or federal law with respect to a benefit year ending on or after May 1, 2007; (2) have no rights to regular compensation or extended compensation with respect to a week under such law or any other state or federal unemployment compensation law; and (3) are not receiving compensation for such week under the unemployment compensation law of Canada.

Why would anyone oppose this? Maybe someone can ask Frank Wolf sometime why he's even more anti-worker than Virgil Goode.

1 comment:

Richard Jennings said...

All the statistics say unemployment is up but when you look at the jobs posted online you have to think its 1999 all over again. 100K, 150K, and 250K jobs all over.

Its like how do I land one of these gigs?