Unemployment Benefits are Becoming a Dependence Problem

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    Unemployment Benefits are Becoming a Dependence Problem​



    By: Neil Snyder
    12/29/2012



    Imagine that you meet a young woman and after introductions, you ask, "What do you do?"

    "I'm unemployed," she says.

    "That's too bad. I hope you find a job soon."

    Nothing unusual so far, but the conversation is about to take an interesting turn.

    "I'm not looking for a job. Being unemployed is what I do."

    The look on your face shows your bewilderment. What on earth is she talking about?

    Welcome to the new United States of America, the Obama model that you voted to give another chance even though he didn't earn it. Yesterday, he said,

    "So if we don't see an agreement between the two leaders in the Senate, I expect a bill to go on the floor-and I have asked Senator Reid to do this-put a bill on the floor that makes sure that taxes on middle class families don't go up, that unemployment insurance is still available for 2 million people, and that lays the groundwork then for additional deficit reduction and economic growth steps that we can take in the New Year."

    I suppose that if you have never had to earn a living you wonder why anyone should have to. That's the problem with freebees. People who get them never learn to appreciate the importance of being able to take care of themselves. They think that their mere existence is their contribution to society.

    Several years ago, I read a study about unintentionally creating dependence, and one of its findings made a lasting impression on me. The study concluded that when parents continue giving their children money after they should be taking care of themselves, it destroys their interest in ever becoming independent. The most shocking finding to me was how little money it takes to destroy their initiative.


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    So he doesn't want to tax the AMerican middle class but he want's unlimited unemployment checks for 2 million? What a bozo!
     
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    I don't see how something that ends and can't be redone without a stint of employment is leading to a dependence problem. When it's gone, it's gone.
     
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    No such thing as unlimited, seeing how the states are the one that have the time line on control and distribution.
    I never start a conversation by asking people who or where they work, it is rude and intruding upon private territory.
     
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    Another bullshit based thread aimed at trying to convince readers that the American species is, by nature, lazy and unwilling to work. Just what we need.
     
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    By posters that are retired and watch Fox 24/7 in the retirement home.
     
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    How can something that has an expiration date, become a dependence?

    My un-employment benefits expire on Jan. 5th. Federal extensions in California, ended yesterday. I will receive no more benefit payments, unless I file for an extension or a new claim. Since the deadline for an extension has already passed, that leaves new claim. However, in order to be eligible for a new claim, you must have worked an entire quarter for the past year, which I have not.

    I've been applying for jobs on a daily basis all year long and none have been offered. I have been working since 1973, paying my taxes and my way through life. I've put more money into un-employment insurance than I've taken out. Yet you want to paint me as some free-loading loser, who desires to live on the dole?

    Your article is inaccurate and doesn't reflect the truth of the situation.
     
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    Then he has no need to constantly whine for extensions does he?
     
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    neither do you
     
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    Apparently there are lots of grapes and other veggies/fruit that need picking in your state.
     

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