Daily Archives: May 11, 2010

Michigan: a leftist utopia

I heard this on Rush and had to share the story.

[T]he fact that some seasonal landscaping workers choose to stay home and collect a check from the state, rather than work outside for a full week and spend money for gas, taxes and other expenses, raises questions about whether extended unemployment benefits give the jobless an incentive to avoid work.

Chris Pompeo, vice president of operations for Landscape America in Warren, said he has had about a dozen offers declined. One applicant, who had eight weeks to go until his state unemployment benefits ran out, asked for a deferred start date.

“It’s like, you’ve got to be kidding me,” Pompeo said. “It’s frustrating. It’s honestly something I’ve never seen before. They say, ‘Oh, OK,’ like I surprised them by offering them a job.”

Some job applicants are asking to be paid in cash so they can collect unemployment illegally, said Gayle Younglove, vice president at Outdoor Experts Inc. in Romulus.

“Unfortunately, we feel the economy is promoting more and more people and companies to play the system and get paid or collect cash money so they don’t have to pay taxes,” Younglove said.

This is what decades of leftist government has done to Michigan. And Michiganders keep re-electing these politicians. Detroit closed 23 schools in the last 2 years and laid off thousands of teachers because there’s no money and more and more, there’s no population. The middle class is leaving in droves. And the wealthy almost don’t exist there anymore. What does that leave for the future of Detroit and Michigan?

A leftist utopia: a huge ghetto.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20100510/BIZ/5100335#ixzz0nebXXtr1