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  • You're making assumptions based on numbers. How many of "these people" want a job is a fair question to start with.
    • mushroom
      Numbers can tell a lot, but it depends on which numbers you watch. I'm not interested in the unemployment rate when the participation rate keeps dropping. Believe it or not, the largest drop in participation rate by age group since 1999 has been among teens, and the lowest drop among races has been Hispanic. I want to see total payroll tax revenue. How important is the unemployment rate in the overall economy when there are no benefits and no assurance the job will even last out the year? https://www.bls.gov/charts/employment-situation/civilian-labor-force-participation-rate.htm
    • Linda Joy
      What guarantees did the pioneers have? They worked anyway!!
    • Archie Bunker
      'shroom, the free market would take care of issues like benefits if the government gets out of the way. If a company wants to attract better employees, they'll offer more incentives to work. And I agree on the participation rate with teens. But when you also look at technology and how far we've advanced, it's a double edge sword. You don't have young boys bagging groceries anymore because you have to checkout yourself and bag your own stuff. And those crying for $15 and hour to take your order at McDonald's are finding themselves out of jobs as they're being replaced with touchscreens. As far as assurance of job security, you're not going to get that within every industry. Companies go out of business and new ones start. That's the way of the world. But, it also leads to innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Stop giving them money for doing nothing! Then they'd have to get off their butts and work!! At whatever job they could get! People have gotten so soft!! The pioneers and early settlers to this land weren't asking for a handout or any kind of guarantee or retirement package and they worked hard!! Back in the day you worked or you died! Now people lay around expecting 'the government' code for 'the taxpayers' to take care of them! Its not the government's job! And making slaves out of taxpayers so people who don't want to work don't have to is wrong! Its stealing!
    • Linda Joy
      Even The Bible says "Six days shalt thou labour!" And "men shall eat by the sweat of their brow" "He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich." And "He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame." Do you believe The Bible? Because there are probably a dozen more I can find.
    • Archie Bunker
      So, no ones is allowed to work on Sunday?

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