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Old 04-22-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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Why don't we make people on unemployment benefit work? Just let them do those jobs that "American won't do." Say let them cut grass for 20 hours a week and they still have 20 hours left for job hunting.

That solves both unemployment problem and illegal immigration problem.

 
Old 04-22-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Why don't we make people on unemployment benefit work? Just let them do those jobs that "American won't do." Say let them cut grass for 20 hours a week and they still have 20 hours left for job hunting.

That solves both unemployment problem and illegal immigration problem.
Make people collecting unemployment work? Do you think they would be collecting unemployment if they could find a job?! Try surving on $134 a week like my boyfriend is...and with a child on the way. That is his weekly benefit for unemployment. He is desperate and he's only been out of a job for 3 weeks now.

And what does this have to do with illegal immigration?
 
Old 04-22-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Make people collecting unemployment work? Do you think they would be collecting unemployment if they could find a job?! Try surving on $134 a week like my boyfriend is...and with a child on the way. That is his weekly benefit for unemployment. He is desperate and he's only been out of a job for 3 weeks now.

And what does this have to do with illegal immigration?

Just let them do those jobs that "American won't do.

Then the illegals would be out of job while the unemployed could take home a little more money.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Houston area, for now
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Why don't we make people on unemployment benefit work? Just let them do those jobs that "American won't do." Say let them cut grass for 20 hours a week and they still have 20 hours left for job hunting.

That solves both unemployment problem and illegal immigration problem.
Because for welfare to work it needs recipients. The more need the more is needed. If you offer people constructive ways to be financially independent the numbers would go down and lessen the need. Basically it is supply and demand and the supplier is forcing the demand.
United Farm Workers Union got Comedy Centrals Stephen Colbert to offer jobs Americans won't do. It was an act of kindness and way to show Americans that illegal immigration was a necessary evil. My question is how many homeless shelters have cable TV

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Old 04-22-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Just let them do those jobs that "American won't do.
This is such BS. There is no such thing as the "jobs Americans won't do".

It is just another attempt to justify illegal alien invasion. It is just another attempt to justify their presence in this country.

My boyfriend's job was one of those supposed "jobs Americans won't do". He worked in construction/landscaping.

Try finding a job around here.

It is such a shame that a 10 year Army veteran cannot get a frickin job.

It took me almost a year to find a job after I was laid off. I took a $1800 monthly pay cut...but I took the job anyway because I had to pay bills.

Such BS.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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Why don't we make people on unemployment benefit work? Just let them do those jobs that "American won't do." Say let them cut grass for 20 hours a week and they still have 20 hours left for job hunting.

That solves both unemployment problem and illegal immigration problem.
That wouldn't solve ANYTHING!!That's just downright meeaan!!!
 
Old 04-22-2011, 08:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Always someone stirring the pot somewhere isn't there?

You can come cut my grass
 
Old 04-22-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I agree with you regarding many Vet's.. It's a disgrace!!

I have two nephews one Navy one Army, both were active for more than 10 years .. came home... NO JOB

In additon like you... one of them has a baby on the way

A total disgrace!
 
Old 04-22-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Because for welfare to work it needs recipients. The more need the more is needed. If you offer people constructive ways to be financially independent the numbers would go down and lessen the need. Basically it is supply and demand and the supplier is forcing the demand.
United Farm Workers Union got Comedy Centrals Stephen Colbert to offer jobs Americans won't do. It was an act of kindness and way to show Americans that illegal immigration was a necessary evil. My question is how many homeless shelters have cable TV

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UI isn't welfare.
 
Old 04-23-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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I know American citizens who are certainly happy to work in landscaping and will do lawn work.

And unemployment checks are ending for many of the unemployed but the jobs just aren't out there when the employers can continue to bring in semi-trailer loads of illegals to work very cheaply.

Supply and demand will adjust wages up or down -- if employers have to compete for labor, they will compete with higher wages or better benefits, better working conditions. All that has been disrupted by a massive influx of cheap labor that bring the wages down to levels no one, not even the illegals can live on.

Illegals only come because they don't object to living off Medicaid, food stamps, and in government housing because they have extra large families but will take the very low paying jobs just to get their foothold in this country.

There is no way that millions of uneducated, low skilled workers unable to speak or learn English can really provide for their many children here in this country where even English speaking high school graduates have trouble making ends meet.
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