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Originally posted by David9176
In the meantime......
The Senate UNANIMOUSLY approved David Patreaus for a war WE AREN'T PAYING FOR!!!!!!
WHERE ARE THE F'N REPUBLICANS ON THAT ONE?
Originally posted by Erasurehead
Yes move. You are out of money and can't find a job so your house will be gone soon anyway. Walk away if you're underwater on the loan. You can find a job somewhere else and THEN move so the landlord would have no problem renting to you. It takes a little work thats all. Look at you making excuses. Yes it would be HARD!!! God forbid you have to work at bettering your situation.
Originally posted by Erasurehead
Two million people will have their unemployment benefits stopped by mid-July. Thats a lot of unfortunate people that have run out of options. I guess they will have to go work for minimun wage somewhere just to survive.
(visit the link for the full news article)
If you can't find work after a year and a half around where you live then its time to move.
Total nonfarm payroll employment grew by 431,000 in May, reflecting
the hiring of 411,000 temporary employees to work on Census 2010, the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Private-sector em-
ployment changed little (+41,000). Manufacturing, temporary help ser-
vices, and mining added jobs, while construction employment declined.
The unemployment rate edged down to 9.7 percent.
Here is a novel idea for the individuals collecting money for
unemployment work for that money you are receiving. These jobs could
easily be created in the private sector paid by the government who is
footing the bill anyway. Call it temporary employment. I forgot most will
not want to work for the trade off of money they would receive for
temporary work for unemployment checks.
Originally posted by harpsounds
reply to post by amari
There used to be ideas like this, "Workhouses" and similar, but it never really works out in reality. If the government doesn't have money to pay benefits, then it also doesn't have money for "make work" useless schemes to keep people busy. If the workless are made to work for companies, then you're just shifting the problem around, someone else will lose out because of that. Also it's a troubling interference in the natural scheme of giving the job to the best person, and is a kind of backdoor to less than minimum wage workers displacing the already poor minimum wage workers.
The government seems to just do all the wrong ideas. I heard the other day they want to increase the retirement age to 70. Meaning, people staying in jobs for even longer, and even less jobs opening up for young people.
One idea I think could work, is stop the prison labor. A huge percentage of the USA's domestic goods are made by prisoners. If they stopped that, those jobs could go to regular folks, although this might not be any kind of silver bullet, as the reason prison labor is used so intensively, is to compete with countries like China/India.
Stopping prison labor, and increasing Import tarriffs to stop some of those cheap non-USA made goods might work though.
[edit on 30/6/2010 by harpsounds]
Federal funding of unemployment is unconstitutional. Life is rough sometimes, but adding to the problem certainly doesnt help. Eliminating one unconstitutional expenditure is a good start.