Send Congress A Lump of Charcoal
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Send Congress A Lump of Charcoal

    1. Rick Sloan
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      Rick Sloan

Congress has been acting like bad little children squabbling all year long. They've done little to help the 29 million jobless Americans get back to work. And now they're deadlocked on extending unemployment benefits.

Extended unemployment benefits lapse on December 31st. Over 2 million jobless Americans will lose their $296 per week benefit in January. Another 1.3 million Americans will lose their benefits in February. What an awful way to start the New Year.

Send your Members of Congress a Lump of Charcoal by signing this petition. Perhaps, that will remind them how desperately jobless Americans need them to act decisively and enact legislation that will put Americans back to work.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jan Sokolow CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 3 years ago

      We still have four official jobseekers for every job. Let the unemployed keep their heat on and keep a roof over their heads this winter! Pass the two month extension and deal with the rest of the stuff later!

    • Fred MacKenzie VANCOUVER, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Please learn what it is like to be a grow-up and learn how to compromise

    • miriam litz BENSALEM, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Congress SUCKS!

    • roy gregory NT, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      You will screw the workin man so GE don't pay any..SHAME ON YOU

    • Mark Richardson BROOMFIELD, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      I hope that John Boehner is happy that he has destroyed Christmas for several million Americans. I hope that he is happy that he has killed thousands more jobs too. I'll be happy come next November when Mr Boehner becomes a one-term Speaker of the House, vilified for the next hundred years as the Grinch who stole Christmas.

      I hope that you are happy Mr Boehner, because it isn't going to last!!!


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