A. Nonymous writes:
Reading this article and its comments gave me mixed feelings. I know there are people out there who really need the aid and are really trying to find a job, but contrary to popular belief that this is the majority, I believe that this a small handful of people. The majority of the people collecting unemployment are not disabled nor incapable, simply lazy people so accustomed to their wonderful country who will support them.
I used to work at a retail store while in college and can remember a conversation of a group of women so happy about receiving their unemployment check to go shopping. I was bold enough to ask them why they wouldn’t rather work for bigger pay and they replied why would they work when they can get paid and sit home. This is the reality of the situation. It is laziness.
We would be stupid to accept the extension proposals. People on unemployment should be looked at closely to make sure they are going through actual circumstances and not just taking advantage of what should have been a wonderful system of government.