Sounds like normal human nature.Given the choice of sitting on your
butt and collecting "free stuff" without having to work is a pretty
sweet deal. But, if the benefits shrink a bit, the more ambitious people will
want to restore some of the good lifestyle they were enjoying, and will be
willing (if not eager) to get off said butts and find a job.The
maddening thing is that we are $19 trillion in debt and cannot afford to pay for
all the "free stuff" even for the most disabled and deserving citizens.
But, our politicians lack the will to even discuss modest reductions in any
welfare program, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, EBT cards,
Obamacare, etc.Studies like this will be ignored as "an
What? Tax, borrow and spend doesn't get people out of poverty? This is news
to the democrats. Too bad we've elected the worse president and dumbocrats
The only way this could be true though... would be for there to be a bunch of
jobs going unfilled in 2013 and much much fewer of those in 2014, and that
doesn't seem to match up with reality.
You mean Benjamin Franklin was right? That the best way to get people out of
poverty is for them to be uncomfortable in it so they actually seek all
oppurtunities to get out of it. I guess necessity IS the mother of invention.
Quick stop the ears of all the 99% they can't hear this or they might
actualy realize their financial situation is largely(with exceptions)due to
their own choices and not the evil 1%. and although their neighbors are willing
to be charitable there is a difference between providing necessities and
sustaining lifestyles that couldn't be afforded in the first place. I guess
Hinckley was right when he said the world will pay you largely based on what it
thinks your worth. Kind of shoots down the marxist social justice income
inequality argument.Yes there is corrput business and people at the bottom and
the top but largely you succeeed or fail based on your self. until you start
trying to rob your neighbors via the tax and legal system as Jefferson put it
"But Republicans countered that the economy was strong enough to discontinue
the jobless benefits extension "So we don't have
republicans complaining about the economy any more right? By their own
admission, the economy was bad in 2008 and much better in 2014.
"The study attributed 1.8 million [the vast majority] new jobs during the
year of 2014 to not funding the federal unemployment benefits."=================Shocking!! It's almost as if when some
incentive to coast by on the federal unemployment benefits was removed, people
were more incentivized to find work! Who'd a thunk it!?I
wonder. Could it be that if the federal government weren't so lax
(incompetent and/or deliberately negligent) in enforcing our admittedly
inefficient immigration policies and laws, might there be fewer illegal
immigrants? One might even imagine that the reason so many Democrats are in
favor of ignoring problems of illegal immigration is to somehow encourage both
illegal immigration AND harvest the the eventual votes from the illicit practice
by those who have gamed the system long enough to actually gain the citizenship
they crave. Or, barring that, simply game the election process to accepting
their votes regardless.
Right, when the benefits run out, those who can will find work as quickly as
possible. Otherwise, as long as the benefits last they will not.