Skip to comments.Maine Gov To Able-Bodied Unemployed: "Get Off The Couch And Get Yourself A Job"
Posted on 05/08/2012 7:32:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
(VIDEO AT LINK)
"Maines welfare program is cannibalizing the rest of state government. To all you able-bodied people out there get off the couch and get yourself a job," Gov. Paul LePage (R-Maine) said at the state Republican convention this past weekend....
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Here’s a crazy idea for governors across the country.
Get up off your asses and fight back against the feds who are killing jobs.
How cruel! *SNORT*
It would be even crueler if the good governor would cut off the welfare checks for the able-to-work people. Talk is cheap, let’s see some action. ( But the rhetoric is at least a positive first (tiny) step so thanks Gov for that.)
Boy, that’s hate speech, if I’ve ever heard it!
Big guy talk. Tells them to get off the couch but won’t cut them off from their nanny state payments. That would cost him his prized Governor office and key to gov washroom.
Where in the constitution does it state that the government will provide cash payments and other valuable gifts to folks who will not work?
Normally I’d agree with him but and here’s the rub:
We currently have less jobs available than we did just 4 years ago and more people have entered the “available” workforce since then.
So the squeeze is on and damned difficult.
I’m sick of these idiots who talk tough but don’t have the courage to seize control of their constitutional authority.
Kinda like wild-eyed government spending and crappy Federal Policy have cut into everyone else's.
Exactly. If he’s willing to talk tough, he better be willing to openly declare that his state will no longer recognize the authority of the EPA, IRS, and a whole range of other job killing federal agencies.
I like this guy already.
There are some jobs out there, but it aint 2004, thats for sure:
I find the Governor’s comment offensive. I am offended. He has no business telling people to get a job. It is his business to remove welfare. But it is not his business to lecture.
What about the wealthy who do not desire to work and do not need the money? Is he going to put them in labor camps?
His standing in my eyes just dropped significantly.
Yep, it’s like a drug dealer telling his customer to “Just Say No.”
LePage better be prepared to show them were the jobs are in Maine, lest he be the ass he already sounds like.
I was not being sarcastic. You seem to misunderstand my post. I am offended.
Your post reminds me of that old Peanuts comic strip where Snoopy keeps pressing the button at the crosswalk signal, but nothing happens.
Finally Lucy comes walking by and says “You do realize that you have to use your feet too...”
Cruel? It’s positively barbaric and un-nuanced!
Julia can’t take your call right now, but if you leave your name, number and an EBT card - she’ll call you back.
“Heres a crazy idea for governors across the country. Get up off your asses and fight back against the feds who are killing jobs.”
That would be a solution, hovwever, we all know those Governors would love to be a fed and won’t raise a finger against their masters.
See, when the Too Big Too Fail banks got caught making questionable loans (with fraudulent documentation) to people who couldn't afford them back during the Housing Bubble, they started in with the "dead-beat borrower" meme, pretending that somehow these "peasant sharpies" outwitted these highly-paid banking professionals.
Now, it's the turn of "dead-beat unemployed" in the barrel. We're supposed to pay no attention to .gov behind the curtain killing all the jobs with insane regulations & conspiring to send the rest to Mexico and Asia.
Naturally, the 75% of people who have jobs are going to believe the .gov swill propaganda.
>Heres a crazy idea for governors across the country.
>Get up off your asses and fight back against the feds who are killing jobs.
Preferably something with teeth.
To all you able-bodied people out there get off the couch and get yourself a job
Does Maine have any laws against discriminating against unemployed people? Can the long-term unemployed really find jobs there? Is the Maine Department of Unemployment prepared to handle the influx of people seeking work for which they are qualified? How effective is the Maine Department of Unemployment at placing its clients at suitable jobs?
If conditions there are anything like the conditions where I live, then the Governor's call is a hollow one. There need to be jobs first. Washington DC is doing its level best to curb job growth by giving investors and bosses the jitters about the future, so those people hold back from job creation.
The dweebs in DC haven't figured out why companies are hoarding their cash: it's cheaper to save it than to risk losing it to regulation and taxation. Companies want to make their dollars work. But it has to be a positive result, not a negative one. Companies are required by stockholders and lenders to make profit, not engage in blind social welfare. Our community organizer in chief loses sight of this fact.
Maybe the Gov should look into state subsidies to lure in couch manufacturers.
I worked at the “unemployment office” for many years in Iowa and for awhile in Texas after Katrina. If you are relying on the staff at the state office to find you work, you’re already screwed. Most people find work these days through the Internet or word-of-mouth from friends/relatives/co-religionists/former co-workers/networking.
If he doesn't get smeared a la Herman Cain, he might go places in a few years.
What’s the governor have to say about the Democrat party “base” of welfare parasites?
The only “problem” with LePage is that he is blunt. That offends certain people with delicate sensibilities. He’s doing good things but Maine is very much a welfare state. He’ll probably be replaced next time by another nanny stater.