Obama offers unemployment benefits on the job

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  1. TheGreatGatsby
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    Seriously; I can't make this stuff up. Obama wants to new workers to keep their unemployment benefits! The rationale is that they should be allowed to work and make sure they like their job in case they want to quit and be a leach. Seriously, what happened to the saying, it's called work for a reason. This is so preposterous that it could only come from Obama. I guess as unemployment goes up, Obama is hoping to get votes from the lazy and the apologists. He's banking on America's decline producing enough useful idiots.

    States asked to apply for unemployment test plan - Yahoo! News
     
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    It sounds like a good idea to me.
     
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    D@mn sight better than just plain old ordinary "Bread and Circuses". The "Chicago Jesus" guaranteed to one up Nero every time. We shouldn't be so much in awe at Barry's feats and accomplishments. There's been 2,000 years roughly between that Nero and this one. Technology and Society's development have made a lot of moves and feints available to Barry that the first Nero just didn't have and could never have imagined.
     
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    So people who are capable of getting employment and have employment available to them and are employed, should get unemployment?

    Government gets crazier everyday.
     
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    here's what will happen...

    Person gets 'temporary' job to update skills...
    Person gets 'UEI' while working the 'temp' job...
    Person figures out they can make more keeping the two...
    Person leaves 1st 'temporary' job, for a new 'temporary' job...
    Person continues to get UEI...
    rinse, repeat.
     
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    Yes indeed!

    How many times have we seen an underground cottage industry spring from the fact that average citizens are smarter than politicians....

    Case in point:

    "PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A criminal swindle of the nation's $64.7 billion food stamp program is playing out at small neighborhood stores around the country, where thousands of retailers are suspected of trading deals with customers, exchanging lesser amounts of cash for their stamps.

    Authorities say the stamps are then redeemed as usual by the unscrupulous merchants at face value, netting them huge profits and diverting as much as $330 million in taxpayer funds annually. But the transactions are electronically recorded and federal investigators, wise to the practice, are closely monitoring thousands of convenience stories and mom-and-pop groceries in a push to halt the fraud."
    USDA Cracks Down On Food Stamp Trafficking
     
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    Looks bi-partisan to me.
     
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    It's LiberalThink: government's job is to remove all risk, uncertainty, and discomfort from people's lives.

    The fact that Republicans so often succumb to it just shows what an infectious disease LiberalThink is.
     
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    I think you guys are missing a big piece of the puzzle here.

    The people doing these "temporary jobs" and "on-the-job training" aren't being paid for it. They're only receiving UI.

    From the "Georgia Works" website:

     
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    they are getting paid, just not by the employers themselves. Also, it is 'based' on Georgia Works. You'd have to show me in the Obama plan specifics where it says that, like Georgia Works, the employers would not be paying the people.
     

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