"Unemployment benefits work a little like the 5-tier opposite of the armed forces defense readiness condition (DEFCON). Whereas DEFCON 5 is the lowest state of alarm, a Tier 5 extension of unemployment benefits means the economic shit has hit the fan. In fact, Tier 5 exists only in theory. And Obama probably just squandered the only chance 99ers had."
I couldn't have said it any better than that! Thanks for your terrific insight and perspective ini bringing the 99er movement to the attention of many more Americans.
Denver Unemployment Examiner