I am going to be honest, I don't understand why people are jobless. Why are you receiving food stamps, while all you do is sit on your behind all day? I seriously can't understand this. There are so many jobs out there, places with Help Wanted signs on their windows. So why are people still sitting on their couches? If you do work and you need the government to help you out, that's one thing, however if you aren't putting the effort in to make some money and finding a job, then why are we paying our tax money to help you out? It's a bit selfish don't you think, and rather pathetic?
Since I was in the 5th grade I've been working. Nothing major but still making money. I would work every Saturday from 9am- 12pm. Which meant I had to wake up around 7:45 in the morning and walk a mile to get to work. I did that so I could have some money and a certain degree of independence.
As I started getting older I worked through the summer. Even at a point I was working three jobs. I paid for my own cell phone, my own clothes, the food when I'd go out with friends and for outings. There is no reason that people above the age of 18 should be receiving money from their parents and/or the government if they are not working unless they for some reason can't work.
It shouldn't matter if you are a lawyer and lost your job, or a plumber or a teacher; until you find a new job get a different job. It is pitiful when people use not having a job as an excuse to be lazy and cheap. Obviously I am not making enough for all my bills and things but I am at least paying for my daily spendings whether it be food, clothes, toiletries, cell phone bills, etc. People on street corner, well shaved and asking for money is absurd. Why should the money that hardworking people make be given to a person who sits on a bench most of the day and stands by a traffic light?
This makes no sense. Certainly there are homeless people who are at a severe disadvantage and have a more difficult time finding a job. In those instances, certainly lend a helping hand. But, a man who is fully capable of taking orders, mowing a lawn, walking dogs, cleaning tables, why should he be given hard earned money?
If you are one of those people who uses food stamps and/or asks for money and you aren't working and you are capable then perhaps think about what kind of message you are sending and how pathetic you're making yourself look. Yes, this is harsh reality. Simply because you were a lawyer, doesn't mean during difficult economic times that you cannot get a job bagging groceries to get by. The point is very clear. Good luck finding a job, and remember someone can always use a worker, it's up to you to find them. The unemployment rate is not your economy. Make your own economy.