The majority of sleazes in congress and the chief criminal in the White House talk of “doing the right thing” and “having a heart” by their plan to extend unemployment benefits yet again for the millions of deadbeats sitting on their fat rear-ends collecting checks for month after month after month after month after month after month after month…instead of simply going out and, if nothing else, finding and accepting menial or low-paying, humble work.
“Waaahhh, if we don’t continue to pay them not to work, they might lose their house, waahhh, they might have to pull their kids out of college, waaahhh...”
I say tough shorts, they need to get off their dead asses and get a job. Who says anyone deserves to maintain ownership of a house at another’s expense, or that anyone’s kid absolutely must remain in college regardless of circumstances?
Someone who lost their $100k/year job, and won’t take a job paying $50k, or for that matter $25k/year, because it’s “beneath” them or because it won’t meet their current expenses, plus it involves more anguish and toil than just collecting benefits (while pretending to really seek work), and instead wants politicians to keep other people’s earnings flowing in to support their lifestyle, deserves to be unceremoniously dragged into the woods by their ankles and thrown naked into a frozen ravine. Don’t give them any food, water, or compass, and see how quickly they learn to eagerly seek to earn their way out of their situation.
Necessity is the mother of getting off one’s dead ass and making it happen. ”If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
Screw ‘em if they don’t want to take menial or low paying jobs; arrogant parasites like that should starve to death if they think they deserve to live high without lifting a finger while someone else scrapes and scratches out a living, or even prospers at their endeavors and does well enough to wind up paying taxes.