The comments attached to strips like this and from politicians who say that cutting benefits will urge deadbeats out into the job market disgust me completely. Yes there are those who scam the system. But I believe there are many more who, surprise surprise, don’t want to lose their homes. Don’t want to go without medical care, lose their cars or go hungry. In short, they WANT TO WORK because the foregoing is their alternative. My skills and resume are such that I have never been out of a job when I was in the market. Until I got blind-sided in an office I had just joined and found myself booted out of work. At the end of 2008. Both before and after the Office of Unemployment Security required it I was sending out resumes for every job I thought I could qualify for, within my recent experience and well outside it, from newspapers, temp agencies and the Internet. I got a few nibbles, one or two interviews, and have never worked since. Our situation has improved since and although I would like to work again I have stopped looking, feeling guilty a looking for a job that might be sole support for someone. But stop saying that unemployment benefits are the icing on someone’s angel food cake. It is ignorant, hurtful and did I say IGNORANT!
Apr 12, 2017