There are quite a few here who really don’t have a clue just how bad the job market (and economy) is in many areas. It seems it’s a good thing to support GM (keeping the union happy) and a bad thing to support those who’ve seen their industries wiped out by this administration.
What’s sad is that some of those who like to attack the victims here are destined to become victims themselves, either directly or indirectly (when this stimulus ends).
So are you for government being involved in charity?
I think the government should only do the military, border control, courts, international issues, police and that’s it.
Show me how I’m wrong.
I posted this in a similar thread and I do so here Because .. I want those that are fortunate enough to still have employment to understand that .. Not all of us are deadbeats!
Well its been over two years for me. (Out of work)
I have never drawn unemployment and the way things look .. I have no hope of landing .. even a burger flipping job .. Ever!
I have been given Every excuse known to man for why I havent been offered a job that I have applied for.
The worst excuse? .. You need to be bi-lingual .. yep .. spanish bi-lingual!
I suspect and in an offhanded way have been told that it is my age(58).
Employers are willing to hire anyone under the age of 26 because the Government is going to pay for their health insurance!
After 40+ years of working and fighting(army) for this country .. I am Barely hanging on to what little I have been able to acquire over the years!
Where I go from here .. I just dont know but .. I am scared to death.
I own several businesses, and therefore, I have a pretty good idea how bad the situation is and how much worse it may get. Revenues are down, expenses are up, and there is definately a trickle down effect with the people with whom I do business. I have had to make difficult decisions over the last few months, including painful staff reductions.
With that said, unemployment insurance was never intended as a life-long safety net, as it is in England, Ireland, and other socialists states where people are "on the dole" for generations. At some point, the unemployed have to move from unemployment insurance to welfare benefits.
On the other hand, there are plenty of jobs in conservative areas of the country. They may not be the union jobs that overpay high school dropouts by about $50,000 a year for doing nothing, but they are jobs that will put food in your mouth until something better comes along.
So I suggest voting with your feet and moving to a conservative state, just remember to leave your liberal voting history behind when you get here, because we don't need any more liberals screwing up our states.