SC bill would require unemployed to v...

SC bill would require unemployed to volunteer

There are 7 comments on the WIS-TV Columbia story from Jan 9, 2012, titled SC bill would require unemployed to volunteer. In it, WIS-TV Columbia reports that:

If unemployed workers in South Carolina can't find a job in six months, they would have to volunteer 16 hours weekly to continue getting benefits from the state under a bill up for debate Tuesday by a Senate panel.

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“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

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#1 Jan 9, 2012
Why wait six MONTHS! No work = plenty of time to earn their share. And getting out of bed will keep the brain active and maybe even provide some contacts for a real job. Should require a drug test too. If you're too busy to help out, you don't need the money.

United States

#2 Jan 10, 2012
Pompous indeed.
Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#3 Jan 11, 2012
Just another facet of the rethugs war on the poor and unemployed! What a bunch of self righteous wimps!

“The Captain Has Been Drinking!”

Since: Sep 10


#4 Jan 11, 2012
Agreed, All people should get all of the free moneys that they want!!
Mr Mackey

United States

#5 Jan 12, 2012
Wages, especially in a right to work state, are based on many things. One of those is the cost of unemployment INSURANCE, i.e., it is payed for by the workers through their reduced wages. So just like S.S., we pay into it, and shouldn't be forced into slave labor like the Chinese.

Alpharetta, GA

#6 Apr 3, 2012
I can do that but where?

Don't believe these numbers cooked up just for Presidential election…

I get multiple calls for all very suitable positions and that's far it goes nothing happens. Then I see in news they are paying 6 figures to foreign temp workers for the same job. What is happening to the hiring citizens first? How do they not know that could hurt economy? Mostly foreign workers from countries where population is over Billion/ Billion and half so you know there are millions that they can hire. So what are the chances…
Now all of a sudden we are all together as 7 Billion world population due to Globalization this is big stress on the system and if stretched it will only break….

Aiken, SC

#7 Apr 4, 2012
I do not think unemployment is the problem because to be eligible you must present proof and actively be seeking a job and trying to get back to being employed. I believe the problem is programs such as the food stamp or SNAP - supplemental nutrition assistance program bs name same program- where you have generations that have been on the program now and do nothing to get benefits. The program is so screwed up you must work 20 hours a week to be eligible if you are a full time college student but if you sit on your butt doing nothing you do not have to work at all. Also illegal aliens that make over income limit are allowed to get stamps because it partitions out their income based on the eligible US citizen members. Welfare or TANF has been revamped through the years because of its stereotype and now you must participate and its cash benefit a month is a joke. Medicaid is highly abused and blows food stamps out of the water with total expenditures because people can keep spitting kids out without medical insurance and the state will continue to provide. I do not find fault in the unemployment program as long as someone is actively looking and using it because they are in a pinch. What I do have a problem is with is the generational poverty and its supporting programs such as food stamps, welfare, medicaid, section 8, utility checks, SSI program which is abused and a automatic gateway to medicaid, vouchers, and god knows what else where in a someone can not work a day in their lives and be content to live off the system.

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