I have lost my job and hope to be on welfare soon. I have constantly been employed, 40 hours a week, 50 weeks a year, since 1973. I've sent out resumes every day and my un-employment insurance is running out. I've applied for every kind of job imaginable. I've even applied for "general labor" jobs and have gotten no responses. I've had no choice but to apply for welfare if I don't want to be living in the streets. Now my question is, how can anyone consider I am a bum?