HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is urging leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to allow a vote to extend emergency unemployment insurance.
The Maryland Democrat is scheduled to join jobless state residents at an event in Hanover on Monday morning.
Ruppersberger’s office says nearly 33,900 Maryland residents lost their unemployment benefits since the program’s expiration on Dec. 28. A five-month extension was passed by the U.S. Senate in April, but the House has not yet considered the extension.
The event in Hanover marks the local launch of the national “Faces of the Unemployed” project to highlight the impact unemployment is having on families across the country.
For people of your networth, one of the main concerns could be protection of your current wealth. Top 20% of Singaporeans which controls 80% of Singapore’s wealth listed losing majority of their wealth as the number One Nightmare in Singapore.
He gets his campaign funding $$$$$$ from insurance companies in Conn. How much could we and Obama raise to outbid these private businesses and buy his vote on health care? Would it take a new casino or a ski resort, any ideas?
Candidate Obama promised to change Washington, DC so that the corporate powers did not control policy, well on health care President Obama is doing the opposite. He is letting the corporate powers – the insurance, HMO and pharmaceutical industries — run health care. He has insurance company representatives speaking first and last at his White House health care meeting. At the same time single payer is not being considered by Obama. Why is single payer off the table? Are the corporate powers still in charge?
Is it really fair to Americans that Congressional members whose political existence is dependent upon the Insurance industry, vote on our behalf on such a crucial matter?
Gov. Howard Dean created quit a stir when he said he would vote NO on the Senate version of the Health Care insurance reform bill, because it did not have a public option or lower the Medicare eligibility age, but the extreme right wing-nuts began using him in their rhetoric which he could not allow to continue so has reluctantly changed his mind and now recommends the senate vote yes for the bill hoping it may be changed for the better in the conference committee. Also discussed is the offensive email portraying Barack Obama as a communist witch doctor sent out by Dr. David McKalip who had to step down from his leadership post in the AMA see the St. Petersburg Times (www.tampabay.com ST. PETERSBURG — The president-elect of the Pinellas County Medical Association stepped down Friday, apologizing profusely for forwarding an e-mail image that portrayed President Barack Obama as a witch doctor in a loin cloth and headdress with bones in his nose. Dr. David McKalip, a St. Petersburg neurosurgeon, said he is taking a year’s leave of absence from a leadership role at the American Medical Association. He also plans to take a lower public profile in the health care reform debate. “That e-mail depicted such an offense image, and it was completely inappropriate for me to thoughtlessly forward it out,” McKalip said. “A person in my position, who’s trying to help patients and trying to do it in organized medicine, needs to think hard about the people he’s going to hurt when he sends …