Kapolei, Hawaii, USA
Breeding Lazy People
Why do I want to work if you'll pay me for 99 weeks
not to work? Everybody knows that there are jobs
available at Walmart and K-Mart and McDonalds and
Burger King, jobs waiting to be had, jobs for the
taking, at the above mentioned and many other
places that pay minimum wages or the equivalent of
unemployment. Many lazy people would gladly take a
free handout rather than face the hassle of
reporting to work, and spending gas and giving up
their time and energy, only to make the same amount
that unemployment pays.
So this would all be fine and dandy if it wasn't
breeding a generation of lazy people, who with the
blessings of our government are discovering that
they prefer a free handout or should I say the vice
of slothfulness to the virtue of work. With ninety
nine weeks away from work comes a sense of
entitlement, an attitude driven to desperation,
a feeling of hopefulness, none of these to the
benefit of the unemployed worker or our society.
I propose that at the 27 week period, when the
payment of unemployment transfers from local
government to federal government, that new rules
kick in, that there will be a stipulation that the
unemployed will be required to report to a work
site or a training site inorder to continue to
receive unemployment wages or welfare. I propose
that there be a requirement to "Work for Welfare"
or unemployment wages or whatever should be its
proper designation. At that point the worker will
no longer be considered unemployed, they will be
considered "UnderEmployed" as they will be
busy "Performing Public Service or Training"
From that day forth the government will no longer
be breeding lazy people, they will be the "Employer
of Last Resort."