Discussion in 'Economy' started by RadiomanATL, Apr 17, 2010.
FOXNews.com - The Real Reason for Our High Unemployment Numbers
Does this mean the unemployed are turning down jobs?
Only true for a small percentage. Unemployment pays squat compared to what you can get for working, and folks will always go for the biggest check they can get.
OTOH, unemployment is a huge cost for the business owner, and each marginal employee comes with a huge premium cost. In some places, as much as 1000 per month.
If they don't meet their unrealistic expectations of salary, yeah. I see it happen nearly every day at my other job.
Which is why so many people continue to stay on unemployment.
And I thought it was because Republicans screwed up the economy by deregulating Wall Street and encouraging American jobs get moved to overseas so CEO's can make a fast "big" buck.
Hmmm, guess I was wrong. Turns out it's the middle class accepting unemployment insurance. They could live on the street. That would save us a ton of money.
1.5 / 10 on the troll meter. You woulda scored higher, but you didn't mention anything about Republican scientists.
I'm sure its true for a tiny percentage, but unemployment doesn't pay that much per week.
But I do know a guy on my block that collected the full 99 weeks and never looked seriously for work.
My friend is on unemployment - and he can only get 26 weeks of benefits. I guess that's a NY thing though.
And if we kicked all those out that acted like your neighbor, the unemployment numbers would be......lower. Kinda proves the point, no?
Although I don't have any idea how the government would be able to separate the wheat from the chaff.
IMO going for 99 weeks of benefits on the taxpayers dime is getting a bit freakin' much. I would agree with having longer than the 26 weeks it used to be because of the state of the economy, but nearly 4 times as long is going too far. It's almost like the easy credit bubble...the longer we keep putting it off, the worse the pain is going to be when the day of reckoning comes.
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