Unemployment Extension Recipients Spoiled According To AngleBy Janet Peterson on July 6, 2010, 5:55 am Posted in Finance News
Nevada holds one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, so one has to wonder why a candidate running for a Congressional seat there would make any kind of derogatory remarks concerning the unemployment situation or the extension of the benefits many are trying to get. Sharron Angle, Senator Reids’ competition for his seat has done just that. Her philosophy for creating jobs for the masses is to end the unemployment extension.
She Said Spoiled
When asked about the bill to extend the unemployment benefits she said that she would have voted no to it. She claims “We’ve put in so much entitlement into our government that we really have spoiled our citizenry.” She explains that the jobs available don’t pay as much as the unemployment benefits so many won’t look for, or accept any job that doesn’t pay more than the benefits.
Ms. Angles’ take on the whole unemployment situation is that there are plenty of jobs out there, even in light of what the Labor Dept. has said in the past about 1 job for every 5 jobless person. She says that reducing and paying only partial amounts to the jobless will motivate them to find and accept any job, no matter the pay.
Her Apology Was Sincere
While the sincerity of the apology isn’t in question, her continued philosophy is. Her assertion that there are jobs available to the citizenry demonstrates a clear disconnection with the present state of affairs in this country. In her apology she said “Sharron Angle understands the frustration that the unemployed are going through. They want jobs and the dignity and security that will come from having a job.” She has also made the very damaging statement that “As your U.S. Senator, I’m not in the business of creating jobs.” Ms. Angle, then what exactly do you do for the people in times like these.