Backtalk: 12/11/2010

Backtalk: 12/11/2010

There are 13 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Dec 11, 2010, titled Backtalk: 12/11/2010. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

NO INCENTIVE: With the unemployment being extended, why should I work? I think I'll just go on unemployment and enjoy 13 months with my family.

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Re NO INCENTIVE

Lowell, MA

#1 Dec 11, 2010
same stale conservative crap. because $300 a week for 27 weeks wont pay the bills, not even the rent. sit home and what- see the bills pile up. you get 27 weeks, then you need to apply again, and show that you contacted 3 possible employers a day.

There are 5 people in US looking for 1 available job.

Talk to the corporate a-holes that have been shipping the jobs overseas for decades. Finally catching up.

But your retired, right? On Social Security and medicare, kids grown, house paid for.
chelmsford resident

Lowell, MA

#2 Dec 11, 2010
There is no incentive. I can see someone collecting and being picky for the first 6 months or so, but after that, take 2-3 jobs if you have must to make ends meet. I know of a couple people that had to do that, sucks, but you do what you have to do to survive. I doubt the job market is going to get any better soon so they might as well roll with it.
I would rather they have stopped taxing unemployment than extend it.
Imbecile in Dracut

Kladno, Czech Republic

#3 Dec 11, 2010
That corporate a-hole you are referring to was none other than Bill Clinton (NAFTA,GATT).

The Dracut moron asks: What the-hell does Clinton have to do with jobs being sent overseas?

Yet we let these imbeciles vote in America.
Re NO INCENTIVE wrote:
same stale conservative crap. because $300 a week for 27 weeks wont pay the bills, not even the rent. sit home and what- see the bills pile up. you get 27 weeks, then you need to apply again, and show that you contacted 3 possible employers a day.
There are 5 people in US looking for 1 available job.
Talk to the corporate a-holes that have been shipping the jobs overseas for decades. Finally catching up.
But your retired, right? On Social Security and medicare, kids grown, house paid for.
Re No Incentative answer

Sharon, MA

#4 Dec 11, 2010
Wish I earned 300.00 a week. Glad you are not walking in my shoes. But then maybe if you did you would be surprised what can be done if you use your head and make do.
tiger

Lynn, MA

#5 Dec 11, 2010
The company I work for has a huge presents in India, and the turnover there is unreal they are job hopping with pay raises. Funny how the CEO's pay in American companies continues to go up even in a bad economy as they sell us down the river.
Dracut

Framingham, MA

#6 Dec 11, 2010
Let's hope the unemployment benefits get passed for another 13 months. As we all know there are no jobs for so many and these benefits are needed badly. Getting $300.00 a month is nothing in comparison to the cost of extending tax credits to the wealthy.
Cut Gov Spending NOW

Kladno, Czech Republic

#7 Dec 12, 2010
The Demonrats will not pay for the extention with the leftover stimulus money.
When they agree do that, the bill will pass.
Pretty simple stuff, if you actually READ the bill.

Geee, wonder why the Obama-compliant media will not report these FACTS to the public?
Dracut wrote:
Let's hope the unemployment benefits get passed for another 13 months. As we all know there are no jobs for so many and these benefits are needed badly. Getting $300.00 a month is nothing in comparison to the cost of extending tax credits to the wealthy.
re Czech Republic

Lowell, MA

#8 Dec 12, 2010
1. It's the CEOs shipping the factories and jobs overseas, Checko! Not Bill Clinton, who incidently had plenty of help from the Republicans and GW Bush in 8 years thereafter and still today Republicans and CEOs have noooo problem. The CEOs handed out the pink slips not " Bill Clinton". Clinton lay anyone off, Checko?

2.You can pay for the unemployment extensions with part of the 800 Billion in tax cuts for the rich, and the Estate Tax for estates over 1 million, for another 200 Billion. That's where it should come from.Ok, Checko.
JML

Concord, MA

#9 Dec 12, 2010
Extending the unemployment for the family in need and looking for a job is ok. But when you have someone in your family that is single living at home sponging off his family saying why should I look for a job when I'm getting paid to stay home, that's not right. they should stop benefits and make all single people go to work even if it's only being a bagger or working at a fast food. This person was offered jobs and refused them saying he gets paid to stay home or has medical issues why he can't work. He says med.issues, I say just plain lazy.I see lots of people with physical problems worse then his working.
Ann Sawyer

Billerica, MA

#10 Dec 13, 2010
Well this is unrelated to above posted matter but I would like to know why is it that most Men have a lack of respect for women and their choice of respecting themselves and not just going with someone for sex and wanting more such as believing in the little white picket fence romance etc and if you believe in such things you either don't get a date or you are unable to contact the one who believes as you do because neither on can afford the money they want just to be able to message others on this site here is what one out of several had typed and he is from North Chelmsford and goes by the name of Markrd8 and my name on this site is AngelFace73 he is the one I am looking to meet to see if his essay is real or just typed words if it is real then this Juliet just found her Romeo:

I will always be on my knees begging for love,for that special queen that is tired of games to come and get me up and have me forever and also love me for who i am. not to a stranger but to one I know she is ready to be in love...can you be the one?I've been in love and know it's fun. Each night and day I hope and pray that i will meet that woman that will be mine forever. I know it's hard to trust a man - giving your heart, body and soul, but know it's me that's on my knees swallowing my pride, begging you, please you that special queen out there come and safe my soul, come and safe my heart from getting hurt once again I say please come and be mine.I will keep loving you as long as the sun keeps shining, the stars keep brightening the sky,the winds keep blowing, the snow keeps falling, and the flowers keep smiling.A woman who still believes in the dream of the white picket fence and a family. A woman who understands in what goes around comes around, and tries to treat others how she wants to be treated. A woman who likes to be treated like a lady and can also be my best friend. Someone to take out on dates, romantic outings, traveling and more, but wants to stay at home at times, just the two of us. A woman who can let me know what she wants just by the look in her eyes. A woman who will make me want to do anything and everything for her because it's a pleasure to. I guess I'm looking for a best friend, lover, partner and helper all in one person., then my prayer has being answered.

IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO CONTACT HIM HAVE HIM E-MAIL [email protected] AS SHE IS WAITING PATIENTLY
Tired in the USA

Boston, MA

#11 Dec 13, 2010
tiger wrote:
The company I work for has a huge presents in India, and the turnover there is unreal they are job hopping with pay raises. Funny how the CEO's pay in American companies continues to go up even in a bad economy as they sell us down the river.
There is no loyalty there. My company has the same situation. Brought a bunch of folks over here to sit with the people who were having their jobs taken to train with them. Then when they got the new skills they left for a better paying job at the company across the street. What is worse, the quality coming out of these areas is bad. If it isn't a "script" driven job they can't think outside the box. We trained the same people 10 times on how to write a project plan and they couldn't even come up with dates for tasks when provided with the due date of the project as a whole. We could only trust them to maybe run a task in an overall project plan...yet they got to call themselves project managers and such.

In addition, the contracts in India have been going up in price. It is the whole reel them in with cheap costs and then when it comes time to renew slap them with higher rates.
Arkansas Hillbilly did it

Europe

#12 Dec 18, 2010
1.The CEOs didn't sign NAFTA and GATT, the Arkansas hillbilly did.
The jobs went overseas because YOUR Gov. at least the criminal liberals, keep attacking U.S. business' in the form of taxes,fees, regulatory demands,absurd insurance mandates AND will not enact tort reform to save YOUR job from the hording masses of the corrupt and greedy in the ABA.

The little general, Ross Perot, stood in front of America with charts and graphs and explained EXACTLY what would happen 17 years ago.....the store bought liberal media and you barking at the moonbat libs all claimed Perot was a crazy man and laughed him off the stage...Who's laughing now, skippy?

2. Exactly what I said! The Demonrats WILL NOT use the 288 Billion still left in the porkulus bill to renew unemployment, when they agree to do the right thing, it will happen.

But you know as well as I do the Demonrats don't care about the little people, never have, never will.
As long as the corrupt, store bought media keeps running cover for the Demonrats in the form of fraudulent reporting.

* And just for a bonus, just this week America now officially has the highest corporate tax burden on the planet, as the Japanese just lowered theirs by 5%, seems they understand to raise taxes during a recession is the kiss of death.

Too bad you and your ilk are far to ignorant to comprehend the fact.

re Czech Republic wrote:
1. It's the CEOs shipping the factories and jobs overseas, Checko! Not Bill Clinton, who incidently had plenty of help from the Republicans and GW Bush in 8 years thereafter and still today Republicans and CEOs have noooo problem. The CEOs handed out the pink slips not " Bill Clinton". Clinton lay anyone off, Checko?
2.You can pay for the unemployment extensions with part of the 800 Billion in tax cuts for the rich, and the Estate Tax for estates over 1 million, for another 200 Billion. That's where it should come from.Ok, Checko.
River pines lives on

Lawrence, MA

#13 Dec 25, 2010
Ann Sawyer wrote:
Well this is unrelated to above posted matter but I would like to know why is it that most Men have a lack of respect for women and their choice of respecting themselves and not just going with someone for sex and wanting more such as believing in the little white picket fence romance etc and if you believe in such things you either don't get a date or you are unable to contact the one who believes as you do because neither on can afford the money they want just to be able to message others on this site here is what one out of several had typed and he is from North Chelmsford and goes by the name of Markrd8 and my name on this site is AngelFace73 he is the one I am looking to meet to see if his essay is real or just typed words if it is real then this Juliet just found her Romeo:
I will always be on my knees begging for love,for that special queen that is tired of games to come and get me up and have me forever and also love me for who i am. not to a stranger but to one I know she is ready to be in love...can you be the one?I've been in love and know it's fun. Each night and day I hope and pray that i will meet that woman that will be mine forever. I know it's hard to trust a man - giving your heart, body and soul, but know it's me that's on my knees swallowing my pride, begging you, please you that special queen out there come and safe my soul, come and safe my heart from getting hurt once again I say please come and be mine.I will keep loving you as long as the sun keeps shining, the stars keep brightening the sky,the winds keep blowing, the snow keeps falling, and the flowers keep smiling.A woman who still believes in the dream of the white picket fence and a family. A woman who understands in what goes around comes around, and tries to treat others how she wants to be treated. A woman who likes to be treated like a lady and can also be my best friend. Someone to take out on dates, romantic outings, traveling and more, but wants to stay at home at times, just the two of us. A woman who can let me know what she wants just by the look in her eyes. A woman who will make me want to do anything and everything for her because it's a pleasure to. I guess I'm looking for a best friend, lover, partner and helper all in one person., then my prayer has being answered.
IF ANYONE KNOWS HOW TO CONTACT HIM HAVE HIM E-MAIL [email protected] AS SHE IS WAITING PATIENTLY
First look in the mirror, are you someone that respects themselves? Are you 50 pounds overweight? Do you have the typical Billercia smile with a few chicklets missing a few slightly blackend? IF you want to catch a specific creature, use the right bait. Access your situation, what do you bring to the relationship? If all you bring is baggage you will be waiting a long time. Before you go blaming otherslook at your self...

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