Rand Paul: Long-term benefits a 'diss...

Rand Paul: Long-term benefits a 'disservice' to the unemployed

There are 61 comments on the The Washington Post story from Dec 8, 2013, titled Rand Paul: Long-term benefits a 'disservice' to the unemployed. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The share of the unemployed who have been out of work for 27 weeks or more-a group known as the long-term unemployed-has swelled over the past few years to its largest level since World War II .

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Cat74

Aurora, IL

#1 Dec 8, 2013
When ever you give someone a choice to work for their money, or hand them money for doing nothing they will choose to do nothing, And the longer you make them subservient the harder it is for them to go back to work. The Government is not doing these people any favors. It is not healthy to sit around getting fat, and losing confidence in themselves. Pick a number, and give everyone 6 more weeks, then stop their checks. They can get a job, go on welfare, or start a business of their own, but they won't choose to starve.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#2 Dec 8, 2013
Rand Paul's an economic idiot who thinks that cutting off stimulus will make the economy better - despite massive evidence to the contrary.

He's a quack selling Libertarian BS and seeking re-election, nothing much sensible to say, really.

Of course right-wing haters, racists, and elitists eat up this BS like candy. They fantasize that they have the power to cut off people from their income and send them to the poorhouse. Simply a matter of greed and arrogance.
Cat74

Aurora, IL

#3 Dec 8, 2013
First of all Unemployment isn't "their income." They have done nothing to earn it. It belongs to the American taxpayer. The Democrats have stolen it for their vote buying. Originally the Employer paid half, but that was used up years ago. Some of these people have been on Unemployment long enough to get a college degree.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#4 Dec 9, 2013
But paying a $174,000 per year to jerkwads like him
for accomplishing nothing is not a disservice.

Go figure.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

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#5 Dec 9, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
First of all Unemployment isn't "their income." They have done nothing to earn it. It belongs to the American taxpayer. The Democrats have stolen it for their vote buying. Originally the Employer paid half, but that was used up years ago. Some of these people have been on Unemployment long enough to get a college degree.
What a continual jerk you are! Employees pay into unemployment insurance, just as they do for social security benefits. If it weren't for your obstructionist right wing hate mongers, these people wouldn't have to depend on extended unemployments benefits. They would have jobs by now. Get a job, Catnip. I'll pay for the shovel.

Yes, the Democrats "buy" votes by doing good things for the voter. What a scam!
Cat74

Downers Grove, IL

#6 Dec 9, 2013
Employees have use up more then they paid into the fund years ago. We have been extending this unemployment welfare for years, certainly long enough to get a degree in something they could actually work at. These are not old, sick people. They are lazy, able bodied people.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#7 Dec 9, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Employees have use up more then they paid into the fund years ago. We have been extending this unemployment welfare for years, certainly long enough to get a degree in something they could actually work at. These are not old, sick people. They are lazy, able bodied people.
You know as much about the human heart as Sarah Palin knows about government.
You are the victim of your own ignorance and callousness.
Cat74

Downers Grove, IL

#8 Dec 9, 2013
You are going to pretend I am heartless because I am ready to throw the lazy, shiftless, able bodied over the side? I am one of millions of people who get up every day, go to work, pay taxes so these malcontents can lay around doing nothing. And now we are taking them into the 3rd, and forth year of laying around drinkling beer, and smoking up their "entitlement" Enough is enough.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#9 Dec 9, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
I am one of millions of people who get up every day, go to work, pay taxes so these malcontents can lay around doing nothing.
Dear catboy, many folks get up everyday, go to work, pay taxes and still believe that some folks need help.
spud

Blakeslee, PA

#10 Dec 9, 2013
Gary wrote:
But paying a $174,000 per year to jerkwads like him
for accomplishing nothing is not a disservice.
Go figure.
What are you thinking, dog. If he can get the limit rolled back to 26 weeks as it should be, he will have earned that $174,000 salary thousands of times over. Unfortunately, he's still an amnesty loving idiot.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#11 Dec 9, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
First of all Unemployment isn't "their income." They have done nothing to earn it. It belongs to the American taxpayer. The Democrats have stolen it for their vote buying. Originally the Employer paid half, but that was used up years ago. Some of these people have been on Unemployment long enough to get a college degree.
More utter stupidity from one of Topix' dumbest posters.

ANY money which comes in is "income." Money which goes out comprises "expenditures." No tax money is "stolen" by the government. Unemployment benefits have been shown to lead to more, not less, job-seeking.

Now if we could get reTHUGlicans to stimulate the economy more, and their big-business friends to hire those who are unemployed...
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#12 Dec 9, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
You are going to pretend I am heartless because I am ready to throw the lazy, shiftless, able bodied over the side? I am one of millions of people who get up every day, go to work, pay taxes so these malcontents can lay around doing nothing. And now we are taking them into the 3rd, and forth year of laying around drinkling beer, and smoking up their "entitlement" Enough is enough.
You're not just heartless, you're brainless, hateful, and dishonest.

I don't believe you work. I think you're the one laying around posting hatred and filth all day.
Cat74

Downers Grove, IL

#13 Dec 9, 2013
No one cares what you believe. We all know where you are coming from.
fingiswold

Kathleen, GA

#14 Dec 10, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
No one cares what you believe. We all know where you are coming from.
You certainly qualify as "no one," I must agree.:)

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#15 Dec 10, 2013
Rand Paul has as much chance of becoming president as I have of joining the Tea Party. Why doesn't this clueless curlylocks go back to sniffing his daddy's socks?

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#16 Dec 10, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
Rand Paul has as much chance of becoming president as I have of joining the Tea Party. Why doesn't this clueless curlylocks go back to sniffing his daddy's socks?
"Rand Paul has as much chance of becoming president as I have of joining the Tea Party."

Priceless comment! I definitely got a chuckle out of it. Thanks, also, for the redirection.
Thank God that you are very likely correct about both of those possibilities!

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#17 Dec 10, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
When ever you give someone a choice to work for their money, or hand them money for doing nothing they will choose to do nothing, And the longer you make them subservient the harder it is for them to go back to work. The Government is not doing these people any favors. It is not healthy to sit around getting fat, and losing confidence in themselves. Pick a number, and give everyone 6 more weeks, then stop their checks. They can get a job, go on welfare, or start a business of their own, but they won't choose to starve.
SH!T. Who let you the f*ck out?
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#18 Dec 10, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
<quoted text>
Unemployment benefits have been shown to lead to more, not less, job-seeking.
That is so BOGUS! Where is it "shown"? You know better, you know they "work the system".
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#19 Dec 10, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
When ever you give someone a choice to work for their money, or hand them money for doing nothing they will choose to do nothing, And the longer you make them subservient the harder it is for them to go back to work. The Government is not doing these people any favors. It is not healthy to sit around getting fat, and losing confidence in themselves. Pick a number, and give everyone 6 more weeks, then stop their checks. They can get a job, go on welfare, or start a business of their own, but they won't choose to starve.
Exactly! All with a brain know it is so.
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#20 Dec 10, 2013
fingiswold wrote:
<quoted text>

Now if we could get reTHUGlicans to stimulate the economy more, and their big-business friends to hire those who are unemployed...
Those that "work the system" won't work.

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