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Originally posted by Carseller4
Even though there are billions of unspent money from the porkulus package which would have been worth using to fund this. We just added billions of dollars to the debt with this extension.
Makes absolutely no sense. But hey, what do you expect with Democrats in charge?
Originally posted by SlasherOfVeils
reply to post by mythatsabigprobe
I know more than a few peers of mine who could be working, have even been offered jobs, and considered them, but choose to remain on unemployment so they are free to travel, stay at home, and continue to get paid without having to work.
There are jobs out there. No they probably aren't what you are trying to apply to, in attempt to get your old job or something similar back. But there ARE jobs which many have taken up to support themselves and their family by doing things like working in S&R, a mail room hell even flipping burgers at a deli or waiting tables. All these people choose to be contributers by taking that 10 dollar and hour BS job instead of resorting to their free 250-480/ week government handout.
And like I said I understand the job market sucks. I myself am working an underpaid one to make ends meet since there is little to no work in my field currently. But god, 2 years of free unemployment? Makes me second think that I made a financially bad choice going back to work when I could have made nearly the same amount sitting on my keester fixing my house and playing video games or travelling around the country for a few months while I get my 99 extra weeks of $400 unemployment checks.