Too many American workers are in this condition. They call themselves 99ers regardless of how many weeks of unemployment they were awarded. All that is required to belong is that one have no more unemployment to claim.
Faced with clear Obama administration obstructiveness, and a mood in Congress that might as well scream "Let them eat cake!", some of these so afflicted have taken up collective action and have begun a 99ers website to do what they can to strike a blow for those who have no more means of financial support from their government. Check out helpthe99ers.com. You may need their help yourself at the rate the economy is "improving" and will then know where to turn. They may not have tea, but they have plenty of sympathy!
Once again, European workers have more rights to sneer than do their American counterparts. As our American living in Germany points out, unemployment benefits in the EU will never abandon the unemployed in an untenable condition as is done in America:
"...in Germany, when unemployment benefits 1 runs out, unemployment 2 also known as Hartz IV kicks in, and [this benefit will] never run out! Perhaps more interesting than that, is the unemployed and their families continue to have health insurance paid by the government.
Same thing in Britain, jobless benefits never run out, and the jobless and their families continue to have access to health care. Why can’t we do that in America?
Three words explain why: Wall Street Greed.
I see I've taken up too much of your employers' time. Break's over! Get back to work, you slacker, or your boss will find someone who really wants that job!