I'm sure that unemployment really kills some families. I was just giving personal instances. But again, everybody I know that ever used unemployment (not just recently) loved being on it.<quoted text>
Hey, xxx. I know and I agree with you on some of it. My own step son collected unemployment for almost TWO years while working under the table; and his "baby momma" (hate that term) was on welfare, food stamps, energy assistance, free medical for her and her daughter, help with housing and daycare assistance. And, yes, their money was not spent wisely. Makes you want to throw up.
And there are millions like them across the country.
But I think the peoole that have really been forced to go on unemployment, who have mortgages and car payments they can't possibly meet, I think they'd rather be working.
My husband worked for two companies in 23 years, and the second was only due to him relocating, and since 2008, he's worked for 5, although he was called back to one 3 times for short periods. And his resume is outstanding.
Plus where he used to have 5 men, safe crews, ALL the companies have cut back to 3 men crews.
Now if Romney is elected and we head towrads energy independence, he'll be able to pick and chose.
But we have my income, no kids at home and no bills, really. I feel so sorry for families with kids and mortgages.
The thing is, what happens to these people when they run out of unemployment and there is no money coming in at all? What do they do? They get a job, that's what they do. It may not be a job they like, it may not be the shift or hours they desire, but nobody stops getting money from the government and says "to hell with it, I'll live with no money."
So people sit back and wait for that perfect job. A job that pays the same or better than their last job unless they have absolutely no choice.