unemployment fix

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    tell me what you think of this idea, people on unemployment have to report to their local community service and do 4 hours a week in order to qualify for their check. This would help clean our communities and its not much to sacrifice since your being paid to do nothing. if you multiply the unemployment people by four hours this would definitely help out the nation without having to pay more taxes to do so. Although people might say that the logistics on this would be expensive i think that with already established community service offices that it shouldn't be a hard transition.
     
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    At first blush, 4 hours of community service for the Unemployed sounds like a good idea. It is very easy to stagnate and become paralyzed with self-pity when you are out of work. The hardest part of looking for a job is pulling yourself away from the TV and getting your ass off the couch.

    Having to go to a pseudo-job would help to maintain a good habit.

    The logistics would be quite challenging, however.
     
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    Forced labor to receive something that people paid into as a form of insurance?
     
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    I say shorten everybody's work week to 35 hours and see where eveyone fit's best. Of course there wouldn't be a need to do highly skilled, technical or engineering jobs that way but a large percentage could enter the work force and share in the good times again.
     
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    I was in DC when a program commonly referred to as "Workfare" was proposed. It addressed welfare recipients and suggested that they perform some community service in order to "earn" their checks. It was struck down because such a program only "enslaved" those on the public dole.

    It might work if such a program was made voluntary. Or perhaps increase unemployment benefits to those who would voluntarily participate in a public service program.
    There is the point that, while working, you are forced to pay unemployment insurance intended to cover the contingency should you become unemployed. But unemployment payments are also not meant to be your sole means of support for years.
     
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    Yeah right, progressives would call that slavery...

    Not to mention progressives would get bent considering union workers do those jobs for 45 bucks an hour.

    If we put those on unemployment or welfare to work the unions would stomp their feet and throw a fit..
     
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    See 2nd reply lol
     
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    You mean people should work to get what want? Crazy idea. Im sure someone said that at some point. Now who was it?

    Oh yeah. Some guy names God.
     
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    I can not speak to every state, However in Washington the employee doesnt pay a single dime. He does pay a very small fraction on L&I.
     
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    Indeed. God didn't appreciate sloth, did he?
     

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