Newster: The unemployed might just be con-artists?
[T]he former speaker suggested that benefits were being abused by people who were more interested in living off the government dime than in finding actual work.
“It is fundamentally wrong to give people money for 99 weeks for doing nothing,” he said.
Most studies of unemployment insurance have showed that lethargy is not a side effect of providing help to the unemployed. The money that is being distributed simply doesn’t cover the salary lost from not having a job.
The Newster sticks his foot in his mouth again. Since when do the jobless get accused of being lazy. On the one hand there is much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth over joblessness and unemployment. Then there is the Newster who suggests that people are abusing being unemployed. Help me understand this.