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  •  Wait - saying that continued benefits (6+ / 0-)

    will keep people from looking for work?  That's not teabagger nonsense??

    That's old-fashioned dog-whistle "poor (non-white) folks are lazy and they just want to take all the rich (white) people's money".

    When there is still 5-1 unemployment, we are no where even close to talking about cutting off benefits.  The benefits will take care of themselves when people go back to work, when there are jobs for them to have.

    If you think that anyone would rather spend their life on gov benefits than work, then you've never been on benefits.  A very small percentage of people may game the system, but the vast majority of folks just want to earn a living, on their own.  Being on benefits sucks - it really does.

    "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

    by La Gitane on Mon May 24, 2010 at 01:18:17 PM PDT

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    •  Major league sucks (0+ / 0-)

      Benefits just barely let you make it by. After a while, the things you put off catch up with you. They suck while even a temp job is better.

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