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.
“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
May 17th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
They are preparing to demolish 10,000 vacant and abandoned properties in Detroit. I blogged about this a while back: the plan is to turn that land into farms and orchards. In other words, a return to an agrarian culture.
Can you imagine that? Not 50 years ago, Detroit was a mecca of capitalism with the car industry that moved America and now this?
This is the result of decades of democrat (socialist) control.
May 17th, 2010 at 12:04 AM
All of those fancy adds on TV about Michigan being the place to relocate your business – that Michigan “has the upper hand” and still Detroit is not a magnet with cheap labor and cheap property? Somebody’s not doing their job.
It should be a very large federal project. A lot of government offices could be located there – state and federal or state and feral as I call the combo. Great post.