|"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
|"The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
I am one of those long term unemployed. I have been out of work since I was laid off in November 2008. I have filled out hundreds of applications and sent hundreds of resumes everywhere. Still no job not even an interview since August of 2009. My husband was unemployed for a year from April 2009-April 2010. So we were both out of work and suffering. Luckily he found a job. But it pays less than his previous job of 27 years and it also has no benefits. So we have less.
I am 53 years old and worked at my last job for 11 years only to be laid off. I want to work, I need to work. Unemployment is a help but it is less than 1/2 of what I made working. These Republicans and some “Republicrats” who think that we want to sit on our butts are full of it. I have a mortgage, car payments, credit card debt, utility bills and I have to eat and wear clothes. You can not do this on UI benefits. But without them I will lose everything I have worked my whole life to EARN!
I urge everyone in the country to vote and vote out all those in office who vote to deny us laid off workers help in these trying times. Let them learn to live on UI benefits. It is time Americans learn that those people we put in office are living on government welfare paid to elected officials. It is our money that pays them to not help us. It is our money that we should take away from them. Let them feel the pain and anguish of being unemployed.
I cry everyday because I haven’t a meaningful job. I also have great fear for my future. This is not the USA I was taught about in school as a child that is for sure.
Republicans are cruel and heartless people. Shame on them. How can they go to church or synagogue with a clear conscience. I am appalled by their heartlessness.
Utah voters have reacted enthusiastically to Sen. Orrin Hatch's legislation to drug test the unemployed and those receiving other forms of government cash assistance, the Utah Republican told the Huffington Post after introducing his measure last week.
"A lot of people are saying, 'Hey, it's about time. Why do we keep giving money to people who are going to go use it on drugs instead of their families?'" Hatch said.