From R. Barro (WSJ): I want to focus here on another dimension of the Obama administration's policies: the expansion of unemployment-insurance eligibility to as much as 99 weeks from the standard 26 weeks.
The unemployment-insurance program involves a balance between compassion—providing for persons temporarily without work—and efficiency. The loss in efficiency results partly because the program subsidizes unemployment, causing insufficient job-search, job-acceptance and levels of employment. A further inefficiency concerns the distortions from the increases in taxes required to pay for the program. ...
Answer by jewjewbee at 5:44 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
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Answer by stacymomof2 at 5:03 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Even if you are volunteering somewhere you are opening a doorway or a network to get a job somewhere sometime. Taking a part time job or low paying job is better than nothing even if it pays less initially because at some point it will work out to something better in the future. Very few people start at the top. And before anyone goes apecrazy over high unemployment areas, manufacturing is dead stop looking for jobs that don't exist anymore,get an education, learn a new trade, move, try something new. Inflexibility will be your downfall before the economy ever is.
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Evidently 99 weeks isn't enough. Which btw, when I referred to a certain Democrat on this website last week as a 99'er she had no idea what I was talking about. Maybe she'll read this post and educate herself today.
Answer by jewjewbee at 4:58 PM on Aug. 30, 2010