It’s being reported that over 94 million people are out of work in the United States. This number has reached record proportions in data released by the government on Friday morning.
People ages 16 and over were either not employed or had not made any efforts to even look for a job in the weeks prior to the data being released. This is an increase of 579,000 than in August. A whopping 40% have quit looking for jobs altogether.
With the current condition here in America with such things as the economy, student loan debt, our national debt, endless dependence on social programs etc., millions of illegal aliens to compete with, the future doesn’t seem very bright for U.S. Citizens.
Employers are more demanding than ever since the gap has gotten smaller with the talent pool. Many find it hard to meet the minimum requirements that employers are expecting in a new hire.
Federal guidelines allow for a staggering 26 weeks of unemployment compensation, and in some circumstances can be extended longer. Where is the incentive to look for a job when you can rest easy for over 6 moths knowing you will have a steady income? 9 out of 10 people asked said they would be more eager and would search harder for a job if they knew their benefits ran out.
In a series of questions that where asked to people about what the benefits did for them 69 percent said it was “giving them a cushion so that I can take my time in searching for a job”. 59 percent said that unemployment “has allowed me to take time for myself”. 36 percent said unemployment benefits “has allowed me to turn down positions that weren’t right for me”. 40 percent said “I haven’t had to look for work as hard knowing I have some income to rely on.”
45.7 million Americans now rely on food stamps to feed their families. A broken system, many have used it as a career opportunity rather than help to get them on their feet. It’s also been reported that many people have even used their EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards to purchase marijuana in places like Colorado.
It’s time that many of the social programs get eliminated or get a complete overhaul potentially saving hundreds of millions of dollars yearly. It will never happen because the Democrats rely on the non-producers to survive. Where would the Democrats be if the demand for dependency ended? The answer is easy, out of business.