southbeach1500 saidAngle is correct.
It is not the "job" of the Federal government to create jobs.
And the continued extension of jobless benefits does provide less of an incentive for the unemployed to just take "any" job.
Its not about incentive, its about survival. The reason the payout for these programs have gone up is because of the cost of living. WHY haven't wages gone up as well? The only people making more money now are those who have all the money.
You arent going to take a "honest" job at walmart where you cant get enough hours, cant make ends meet, and cant even get benefits. Throw in douche bag management and shit respect from the corporate offices and yea no one wants to work there because there is no goddamn point. Improve conditions and wages for employees and get more people working.
The fact that unemployment pays more than working 50 hours on unemployment is a direct result of corporate lobbying and greed.
-Cost of living has skyrocketed while wages have stayed the same.
-The wage AND wealth gaps were widening before the recession and is bigger than ever now.