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Old 06-03-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Okay so here is the undisputed sign about the bleak jobs picture for me.

We always order pizza from the same place, and all the different delivery guys usually come by in 10 year old cars with nice loud exhaust leaks so I always know when they are coming. Most of them look a little high on something, but anyways...

Order a pizza yesterday and the delivery guy is dressed in khakis and a polo-style shirt, but the real kicker was he was driving an immaculate 08-09 BMW 5-series. I have never seen that before... I wished I took a picture....damn!
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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Was it Dave Ramsey?
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Was it Dave Ramsey?
Nope, he only buy's "cash cars"...the 5-10yr old $2K beaters that get you down the road further than any similar monthly note.
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I bet Dave can pay cash for a new BMW...on the other hand, I doubt he's still working pizza delivery at night.
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I bet if we give subsidies to GREEN businesses and improvements, it would solve our economic problems. We should also force our employers to pay us more.
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I bet if we give subsidies to GREEN businesses and improvements, it would solve our economic problems. We should also force our employers to pay us more.
In for wealth redistribution and "browning" America.
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:26 PM   #7
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I bet if we give subsidies to GREEN businesses and improvements, it would solve our economic problems. We should also force our employers to pay us more.
Yes! I agree! We NEED MOOOORRRREEE GREEEEEENNNN! It will fix everything. Just ask your local lib.
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I called on a customer yesterday who is trying to hire a couple of truck drivers. One came in for an interview and was offered the job. He said he wasn't interested because it was only $60 a week more than he made on unemployment, but when that runs out in a couple of months he'd be back. Big government fail.

Today a customer was on the phone with a laid-off heavy equipment operator of his asking him to come back for a big project that was about to start. Operator said he'd have to think about it because he still had plenty more months of unemployment left. More big government fail.

Extending unemployment benefits even further TWICE was twice as much fail. We need more "No worky, no money." People would find work to do even if they didn't like it. Most people don't like what they do anyway. Right now we are encouraging paying them to stay home and eat Doritos on the couch. And that is helping America move forward how?
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I think unemployment is a fail all together. 'unemployment benfits" should be some menial job you could always get, like sweeping up the courthouse floor, or getting coffee for some gubment suit, or something other than just collecting a check.
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abolish minimum wage and you'll see the unemployement (possibly homeless) rate drop significantly.
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Homeless? Oh, you mean Urban Outdoorsmen.
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I think unemployment is a fail all together. 'unemployment benfits" should be some menial job you could always get, like sweeping up the courthouse floor, or getting coffee for some gubment suit, or something other than just collecting a check.
That would be sort of funny since a persons benefits are based on their previous earnings. Imagine some guy making 3K a month to pic up trash 3 days a wekk.

It would also be (ironically) government theft of private resources (not that it basically isnt already) since a lot of unemployment is drawn off of previous employers. IDK if that's common knowledge or not.
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Pizza delivery ain't what it used to be. And rich kids need jobs too.

I know a kid that delivers pizza in a 700hp 300zx.
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That would be sort of funny since a persons benefits are based on their previous earnings. Imagine some guy making 3K a month to pic up trash 3 days a wekk.

It would also be (ironically) government theft of private resources (not that it basically isnt already) since a lot of unemployment is drawn off of previous employers. IDK if that's common knowledge or not.

Never thought about it that way... I guess that's why I dont make the rules
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I think unemployment is a fail all together. 'unemployment benfits" should be some menial job you could always get, like sweeping up the courthouse floor, or getting coffee for some gubment suit, or something other than just collecting a check.
At some point "reasonableness" should come into play. Perpetual welfare must die.
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At some point "reasonableness" should come into play. Perpetual welfare must die.

Yes.

It's all about personal responsibility, but we've never found a real metric for that, or policy to promote it. Instead we just keep giving away, in increasingly easier-to-cheat ways.

You might appreciate this, but our Ike evacuation and ensuing damage cost us a little under $2K all said and done, not counting lost wages (and that $1.5K class I failed after falling 4 weeks behind). Did we file for FEMA? Nope, we had an emergency fund...just for that kind of situation.

When will bastards learn to take care of themselves? Reasonable amount of help...okay. 18months on unemployment? Get a ******* job.
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Yes.

It's all about personal responsibility, but we've never found a real metric for that, or policy to promote it. Instead we just keep giving away, in increasingly easier-to-cheat ways.

You might appreciate this, but our Ike evacuation and ensuing damage cost us a little under $2K all said and done, not counting lost wages (and that $1.5K class I failed after falling 4 weeks behind). Did we file for FEMA? Nope, we had an emergency fund...just for that kind of situation.

When will bastards learn to take care of themselves? Reasonable amount of help...okay. 18months on unemployment? Get a ******* job.
Teh freebie Katrina perpetual sustenance really makes me insane. I must leave the thread now.
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