GOP Missouri lawmakers override veto to enact welfare limits

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    May 06, 2015 12:31 AM GMT
    Republicans and their ideology are just plain evil, I don't see them trying to help anyone but themselves icon_twisted.gif


    Missouri lawmakers override veto to enact welfare limits
    http://news.yahoo.com/missouri-lawmakers-override-veto-enact-welfare-limits-170810108.html

    Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state's Democratic governor.


    Why do Republicans oppose unemployment benefits?
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/06/politics/unemployment-insurance/

    Republicans have once again blocked an extension of benefits intended to aid the long-term unemployed.

    Thursday's vote in the Senate was third time Democrats have attempted unsuccessfully to pass legislation intended to help some 1.7 million people who have had their benefits cut off since the recession-era program expired on December 28.

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    May 06, 2015 12:50 AM GMT
    Employment numbers in Missouri are flattening, so the timing of this is pretty bad. What is in this legislation that address this? If the government puts a time limit on assistance for people who can't get jobs because there aren't enough jobs, doesn't that put the onus on the government to the provide jobs? And what would be so wrong about that? If the so-called job creators aren't investing in the people as they should be, what other choices are there?
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    May 06, 2015 12:51 AM GMT
    Hmmm, teens with money? teens in republican families are not working because they don't have to icon_confused.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    If job numbers are improving why isn’t the labor force participation rate?
    http://www.monster.com/about/b/job-numbers-improving-labor-participation-rate-0204

    In 2000, labor participation was at an all-time high of 67.3 percent. In earnest, this figure has been dropping for 15 years.

    So why do people not want to work? What is the truth around the decline and what are the reasons people are staying away from the job hunt?

    Well, it’s not just baby boomers playing job keep away; it is rich teenagers and young millennials who are dropping out too.

    Take the case of the “chilled out teen,” as noted by Quartz.

    From the article: “[A] lot of high-income teens aren’t working. They don’t have to: Their parents are probably prioritizing education over employment.”

    This article cites work by Carnegie Mellon economist Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau who says teens make up 40 percent of the overall labor force participation drop.

    Consensus seems to be the wealthy are opting out of work, not the poor who have given up. This leads to a variety of questions centered on middle class jobs, options and whether or not those teens are biding their time to contribute to the workforce later or are just not interested in work at all.

    A note on wages

    I’ve been saying wages will lag behind job growth but will budge at some point. Maybe they’ve begun to budge.



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    May 06, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
    Physiqueflex saidEmployment numbers in Missouri are flattening, so the timing of this is pretty bad. What is in this legislation that address this? If the government puts a time limit on assistance for people who can't get jobs because there aren't enough jobs, doesn't that put the onus on the government to the provide jobs? And what would be so wrong about that? If the so-called job creators aren't investing in the people as they should be, what other choices are there?



    If you look at the above, between welfare and unemployment, its clear to which political party is willing to help those in financial need all the while, young rich people are the ones contributing to the low labor participation rate by not working because they don't have to or parents are keeping them forever students, not really being too productive

    Its a sad day in America when the problem is obviously staring everyone in the face, privilege icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 06, 2015 1:19 AM GMT
    ELNathB said
    Physiqueflex saidEmployment numbers in Missouri are flattening, so the timing of this is pretty bad. What is in this legislation that address this? If the government puts a time limit on assistance for people who can't get jobs because there aren't enough jobs, doesn't that put the onus on the government to the provide jobs? And what would be so wrong about that? If the so-called job creators aren't investing in the people as they should be, what other choices are there?



    If you look at the above, between welfare and unemployment, its clear to which political party is willing to help those in financial need all the while, young rich people are the ones contributing to the low labor participation rate by not working because they don't have to or parents are keeping them forever students, not really being too productive

    Its a sad day in America when the problem is obviously staring everyone in the face, privilege icon_rolleyes.gif


    Ayn Rand springs to mind. Selfishness is a virtue. icon_cool.gif
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    May 06, 2015 1:34 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Physiqueflex saidSelfishness is a virtue. icon_cool.gif


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    Yet Hillary in spite of her flaws is no Dagny Taggart and will do more as president to help average Americans that any real life John Galt.
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    May 06, 2015 2:33 AM GMT

    ^Not everyone on this planet has the ability to lead, thank goodness, there are already "too many (wannabe) Chiefs and not enough Indians" icon_rolleyes.gif



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