Skip to comments.Unemployment Checks Forever: Politicians Pandering to Parasites
Posted on 01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST by IChing
The majority of sleazes in congress and the chief criminal in the White House talk of doing the right thing and having a heart by their plan to extend unemployment benefits yet again for the millions of deadbeats sitting on their fat rear-ends collecting checks for month after month after month after month after month after month after month instead of simply going out and, if nothing else, finding and accepting menial or low-paying, humble work.
Waaahhh, if we dont continue to pay them not to work, they might lose their house, waahhh, they might have to pull their kids out of college, waaahhh...
I say tough shorts, they need to get off their dead asses and get a job. Who says anyone deserves to maintain ownership of a house at anothers expense, or that anyones kid absolutely must remain in college regardless of circumstances?
Someone who lost their $100k/year job, and wont take a job paying $50k, or for that matter $25k/year, because its beneath them or because it wont meet their current expenses, plus it involves more anguish and toil than just collecting benefits (while pretending to really seek work), and instead wants politicians to keep other peoples earnings flowing in to support their lifestyle, deserves to be unceremoniously dragged into the woods by their ankles and thrown naked into a frozen ravine. Dont give them any food, water, or compass, and see how quickly they learn to eagerly seek to earn their way out of their situation.
Necessity is the mother of getting off ones dead ass and making it happen. If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
Screw em if they dont want to take menial or low paying jobs; arrogant parasites like that should starve to death if they think they deserve to live high without lifting a finger while someone else scrapes and scratches out a living, or even prospers at their endeavors and does well enough to wind up paying taxes.
When I was in my twenties and thirties, after getting out of the military and while struggling to put myself through college, I worked at a newspaper for $3.75 an hour, then as a security guard for $4.25 an hour, several seasons in a cannery and at a food processing/packing plant for $4.55 an hour. I literally dug/shoveled dirt & poured concrete, tended bar, sold cars, waited tables, worked behind a supermarket deli counter, and sold newspaper subscriptions and frozen food door-to-door. After college, I still took any kind of work I could find, worked security in dangerous black ghettos of major cities, did customer service and pretty much you name it, I did it.
There was no generous G.I. Bill during the 7 years I served on active duty, just a measly savings/matching program amounting to a maximum of $8,100 (much of which I had to pay back to Uncle Sam when problems caused me to withdraw from college, late in semesters, twice). I borrowedand finally finished repaying just over a year ago, 16 years after graduatingover $30,000 in student loans to eventually finish my bachelors degree, all for which I currently have a modest-paying job which doesnt even require any degree at all.
Sure, Ive had some help along the way from the Veterans Administration; it was something I was steered toward by a counselor, and Ive never demanded it as an entitlement, nor have I said or felt that it would be some kind of injustice or whatever if it was taken away. At one point I did inquire about having my veterans benefits stopped, because at that time I had a decent-paying job and I felt a bit guilty about it, but a VA counselor basically yelled at me as if I was nuts, and insisted that I keep it for the sake of my wife and son. Am I a hypocrite?
I dont care if anyone thinks Im heartless for saying all this. Im not, and neither is any of the exceptional breed of honest politician who votes against extending the unemployment scam. Whats heartless is pretending that people are better off living as false-entitlement-minded leeches expecting to be paid not to work at all, indefinitely, and that our country is somehow better off by keeping up this pandering political charade of continually paying them to not work as if its the right thing to do.
I have no problem at all with helping the less fortunate, and paying out earned benefits where truly warranted. Both are imperatives. But we are talking about something different entirely when in this case we have people gaining and holding public office by avoiding being frank with voters, and instead buying their votes by legislating lavish graft and runaway insurance fraud schemeswhich this apparently endless unemployment compensation crap actually is.
Ill leave you with this classic nugget of Keynesian democrat delusion, from Nancy Pelosi a few years ago when she was Speaker of the House of Representatives: Unemployment checks create jobs.
Barf. Oh, and by the way, drag the sleazoid politicians and throw them naked into the frozen ravine, too. Let them all dine out on an unlimited supply of paper U.S. treasury checks.
I actually had this democrat former coworker say to me in 2007, when describing his long-term unemployed family members in Wisconsin, that people can't just uproot themselves and move somewhere else to find work, like it was an unreasonable idea. BULLS**T, that is exactly what life is about and how people are supposed to survive and thrive, by adapting and adjusting to conditions!
There will always be parasites as long as we have a government that sees fit to buy votes with welfare as a way of life.
We all know people who turned down work because the benefits were extended. And duh many of them ARE working under the table while collecting.
despite Obama’s continuous attacks on the economy and destruction of jobs....there are still lots of small merchants who can’t fill vacant jobs (not arduous jobs, either, but a variety of pretty decent situations, most of them anyway)
the business people all report that people just don’t want to go to work anymore, they want to just sit at home and watch the boobtoob
I kniw of a guy who hasn’t worked in over 6 years, reason being he can’t make as much as he did as an electrician so he just sits home & collects unemployment & buys illegal drugs. His wife & kids are barely surviving but he’s happy ripping off the system! Enough already!
That said, Unemployment should be limited and not extended. Extending it is just the Government continuing to get people hooked on the heroin of welfare. I just would not call them deadbeats. It is tough out there.
Yeap - one must go where the work is...there are communities all across the US that are dying...they were once manufacturing supported communities - but most have closed and relocated in China now...people hang on there as if the work will one day return...it won’t.
Once has to look at the skill sets that are in demand and go that route...sitting and waiting for Wash DC to get their head out of our arses is never going to happen...Wash DC, big corp profits, unions, foreign competition...is killing our economy...and as long as the US govt keeps printing valueless money from the Federal Reserve and issuing it out...the situation gets darker....
I could never sit still and wait for someone else to fix a problem that someone else created...kinda glad for my military training...
“I’m up - he sees me - I’m down” - “Move - Move - move!” ...and take the damn offensive!
True, all of it. However all of it is also due to the mentality of the majority of people who have voted for the scumbags and the policies they enact. Hence, growth of the deadbeat nation.
My kid brother, who was building a successful general contractor business before the housing collapse and before his competitors imported illegal aliens to undercut his work, went through exactly this situation because he was raised too well to mooch off the system.
It was sad seeing what he went through to avoid losing his house but, in the end, he decided his wife and children were more important than saving it. Both he and his wife went back to school, retrained for a new careers, and his daughters got scholarships and part-time work to stay in college.
I'm damn proud of the kid who could've just said "To hell with it! I followed the rules. The system screwed me. So now I'm going to live off the system."
I've been unemployed exactly two times for two months each in my whole life since I started working and never collected a damn dime from the government. That includes taking some pretty sh*tty low paying jobs to avoid being unemployed and moving several times, including a 14 year stint out of the country.
YES!!! This is so fundamental and basic to human life!
Dat's right! Once upon a time I worked 3 jobs to keep us treading water while my pregnant wife was on medical disability. We have had to pack our bags, load up the truck/trailer and move from crappy housing markets to more family friendly states, from areas stricken with closing businesses to those experiencing growth.
Was it easy? No way. Always a royal P.I.T.A., but moving towards a better chance for brighter future is always a good choice!
When I was a young man and lost my job I went to work for a temp agency as a laborer. One day was moving furniture, another was helping a store with inventory, another was moving stock from one place to another.
None took any skill. Because it was a temp agency I was free to continue my job search in my chosen field. It took a month but I survived and went back to a regular job.
There are jobs out there, you just have to be willing to do what it takes to earn a paycheck.
Democrats are willfully blind and stubbornly, intentionally wrong.
I do believe some people’s circumstances can occasionally justify collecting unemployment insurance—but overall, interviewers can smell it if one really wants to work or not, and as long as that benefit check is coming in, the attempt to get hired will mainly be half-hearted.
Government has created the current economic situation and is now trying to protect ITS rear end with these benefits. They have been wrong from the start.
I’ve never been unemployed for more than 2 months, as well. I could never pay my bills on UE checks, so it was never an option for me. I struggled and worked hard to get another job... I do understand that not all folks on UE for 2 years are deadbeats, but I have to be honest, I haven’t met any. Everyone I know that is living on UE for 99 weeks is a deadbeat.. Just saying...I don’t know anyone that isn’t a couch potato existing in this way..
From the article: “Dont give them any food, water, or compass, and see how quickly they learn to eagerly seek to earn their way out of their situation.”
I have often said that unemployment benefits should not be paid until a person has been unemployed for six weeks.
Unemployment benefits have become a Democrat consultant’s dream come true: a long-term entitlement that has to be voted on every three months.
Send them all luggage and bus tickets and leave it at that.
If someone is unemployed, then their job is to look for a job, full-time, every day, day and night, until they are again gainfully employed, and paying their own living expenses.
Otherwise, they are deadbeats; worse than useless; parasitic, subhuman, total wastes of human potential.
I know far too many who are getting benefits who have absolutely no intention of ever again working, or becoming employable, or developing any marketable skills. The first six months of unemployment provide time to apply for extended unemployment benefits. The extended benefits provide time to apply for SSI disability. Then the disability income provides time to apply for permanent disability, then for every type of government check and benefit under the sun.
On top of that, some of these cretins go back to work for cash under the table, un-taxed, and living like royalty at the expense of their human benefactors. On this, I wouldn't fault them, if, and only if, they would give up the government income.
I'd vote for grinding such fraudulent scumbags up for dog food and fertilizer, along with all the governemt slugs who processed and approved the paperwork.
I got a kick out of the dumbs***t Kenyan yesterday when she said NOBODY has ever come up to him and told him that they would rather receive an unemployment check than have a job. The boy sure isn’t very bright, is he?
Good idea!! Maybe longer. Yes, longer.
Wow, good one
Oh come on...there is always some “relative” they can’t leave behind! lol
Even with federal “emergency” extensions some states limit the time. In TN it’s 73 weeks total. Period.
Still a lot but it is what it is.
My job was eliminated 3 years ago. I got paid all earned and accrued vacation/sick time and one year severence (along with health insurance).
They also signed on to the unemployment. I got a total of 73 weeks ($275 a week maximum in TN) which is the max in TN.
I still haven’t found “work”. I’m close to 60 and did corporate accounting. They can hire kids out of college as clerks for 1/3 or less what I was making to do the simple work.
My wife has an executive job so it’s not about the money. While I don’t “work” I do all the household stuff we used to hire out (maids) and don’t eat out much because I shop and cook.
So I’m not quite a deadbeat! lol
We all know people who turned down work because the benefits were extended. And duh many of them ARE working under the table while collecting...
If you know people who are doing that, you should report them. They are criminals as well as parasites.
Yeah I’ll bring criminal actions against everybody’s brother in law.
Sorry, but I’d put you in the category of one of those who are the problem. For well over a year you collected unemployment checks because you’d just rather not take a job that doesn’t match up with what you deemed appropriate.
America has sold out, on American jobs.
Bring back American jobs.
As I pointed out, I don’t need a job.
So you’re perfectly okay with engaging in long-term insurance fraud.
where cai I get me some of that free Obama money...
I was let go, unemployment compensation was paid by my company and I took it. It was extended by idiots in federal government and it was legally paid to me for 73 weeks.
Fraud? Not quite.
Yes, fraud. Insurance fraud. You took money as part of an insurance scheme that was intended for someone who really needed it. Not to worry, the system and culture encourages you and approves.
Fraud is a deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain (adjectival form fraudulent; to defraud is the verb). As a legal construct, fraud is both a civil wrong (i.e., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud and/or recover monetary compensation) and a criminal wrong (i.e., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities).
I did not do this. I took my legal limit. Don’t like it? Vote out those that pass these laws.
The definition is met in the unfair aspect. The funds were intended for someone who really needed them. What you did is exactly what millions of people have been and are doing, constantly, for generations now in this runaway welfare state which has given us trillions in debt and unfunded liabilities. “Entitlements” that they legally are allowed to collect, but which should instead be left where they belong—as other people’s property.
You can spin around all you want about how you paid into the system and all that, and how everyone has incentives to engage in such taking based on the way things are set up, however you cannot ever convince me that your attitude and behavior is anything but the core feature of the essential problem itself.
Waitign for DC to get things fixed is like a wife who waits for her chronically unemployed husband to get his act together and become a good provider. irresponsible to yourself and any kids you might have.
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