Stop laughing and think about it a sec - quite often, when someone gets on their high horse and starts ranting about how people are just "lazy" when they collect U/E, they feel compelled to include a story about how they're working 2 or 3 jobs, walking uphill, barefoot, in the snow, both ways to get to work. It seems rather hypocritical for someone to hog 3 different jobs and then turn around and yell at someone for not having a job when there are 2 fewer jobs to go around, thanks to the hypocrite doing the screaming.
And really, the people who whine the loudest about U/E are obviously not concerned about the well-being of the people they're yelling at. Any idiot can figure out that if someone drops their U/E to take a min wage job, they will start receiving Medicaid, daycare assistance, possibly section 8 housing, and even food stamps, depending where they live. Or, they'll be denied some or all those services and just go without eating so their kids can eat once a day. They aren't interested in these people being able to do better off U/E when it's obvious getting off U/E will just put them directly on PA.
With all that in mind, isn't it only fair then, that those who insist people are just being "lazy" and should "get off their ass and get a job" should be required to live the same way they expect others to live? If they expect others to give up U/E and survive on $8/hr, shouldn't they, too, be required to give up their 2nd (and 3rd) job, so that someone else can get off of U/E?
And if the argument is that they can't afford to get by on only one job, why the hell do they think someone else can?
And of course, keep in mind, this must all be multiplied by 15 million - there are 15 million people looking for work that pays enough to pay their basic cost of living expenses. That's why the whole "suck it up and move" thing is rather ignorant. Where exactly in the country are people supposed to move to that has 15 million jobs just waiting for someone to take them? And how are they supposed to pay for the move when nobody is buying houses? If they're struggling to pay their rent or mortgage, how do they scrape up the money for the Motel 6 in the new town? Is WalMart paying relocation expenses now? (nevermind that WalMart actually let people go this year and downsized, so chances are they aren't hiring anyway)
Support a one job only restriction? Or perhaps just a quit proving how little you know restriction?
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