The U.S. Labor Department has rustled up more taxpayer money to help "jobless workers" pay their health insurance premiums. "It is difficult enough to find new employment, let alone do so without health insurance for you or your family," Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a news release dated Dec. 26. "This funding will help eligible workers avoid that prospect by helping them pay for health insurance while they seek new jobs." The money -- in the form of a $1,058,254 National Emergency Grant supplement -- will go to several thousand unemployed people in Alabama, Delaware,
Comments: Please stop this insanity! I can´t take much more of it. The radical Solis again rears her ugly head. Once again I say, where is Congress??
Why the heck bother to look for work, or think about looking for work?
The Dem/Left government is turning these people into slugs.
More and more of our fellow citizens see nothing wrong or immoral or unpleasant, even, in taking the product of other people´s labor. In fact, more and more think they´re somehow justified, even deserving.
This is what the Left does best: it dehumanizes its subjects, enslaving them.
I will lose my health insurance Jan. 1 because the premiums have become too expensive. My premiums would actually be more than what I clear for a two week paycheck. I sure don´t see anyone stepping in and helping me with those premium payments. It literally boiled down to insurance vs grocery money. And I don´t get any "help" with grocery money either. I guess I should pray that I will actually be fired so I can get health care and food. Working is a losing preposition. And if nothing is done I will be paying even more in taxes next month. Wow, it´s good to live in America and have a job. I have just about had it.
You have to imagine those qualifying are laid off union thugs.Try applying for this yourself and see what it feels like getting a door slammed in your face.
the government has got to stop being everyone´s freaking nanny at other people´s expense. When you provide all these cushions,there´s no need to go back to work.A union thugs is insulted by $12 an hour so they´ll sit on their ass till the cows come home.
I´ll never forget a clip of a laid off fork truck operator who was making a 100K a year,literally bawling because he was working at Lowes for a measly $12 an hour. He was whining about the loss of vacation time also.
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