99ers are People Too

When we refer to the growing group of people who've exhausted their unemployment benefits as 99ers, it makes it all too easy to remember that they are actual human beings rather than just statistics. I started the helpthe99ers.com website after speaking with a few of those actual people while guest-hosting The Randi Rhodes Show over the holidays.  One of the first to post when I started the site was Bud Myers, an unemployed casino bartender in Las Vegas. Here's what he posted originally: I'm a 55 year old male and have worked since I was 14 – but I was [...]