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Sharron Angle Versus The Unemployed



Sharron Angle digs-in on her stance regarding unemployment benefits for Americans who are out-of-work:
Angle, [Harry Reid's] opponent in Nevada, believes jobless benefits should be scaled back, arguing that people get so much money for nothing that they decide not to go back to work.

“The truth about it is that they keep extending these unemployment benefits to the point that people are afraid to go out and get a job because the job doesn’t pay as much as the unemployment benefit does and what we really need to do is put people back to work,” Angle told the Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston in an interview on Tuesday.

“What has happened is the system of entitlement has caused us to have a spoilage with our ability to go out and get a job,” she said.

“There are some jobs out there that are available,” continued Angle. “Because they have to enter at a lower grade and they cannot keep their unemployment, they have to make a choice now. We’re making them make a choice between unemployment benefits and going back to work and working up through the ranks of that job and actually building up a good wage again and building up some seniority. What we need to do is make that unemployment benefit go down, not just completely remove the safety net from them while they go out and go to work.”
Emphasis mine.

I don't want Americans suckling the teat of the Federal Government forever either -- but honestly, how many folks do you know who are perpetually receiving unemployment benefits?