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  • Joe Morgan
    Foodstamps hit record high of 45.8M in August....lower than I expected.
    11/1/11
    Reply (10)
    • Native Texan: Regardless, sounds to me like there's too many free loaders out there who aren't willing to take jobs that are "below" them or their degrees
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    • nasalpancho: NT -- Its rough out there man - - there is a certainly an element in our society unwilling to work -- but thats not the entire problem.
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    • nasalpancho: couple of my buddies are electricians who have been out of work 16 of last 20 months-thats why i laugh at this supposed ecomonic rebound
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    • JCH57: I will guarantee that the 9+ % unemployment is not comprised of picky college students. It's semi/unskilled labor whose jobs went to China
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    • Native Texan: Nostrils, I agree that it's rough but no offense to your friends - are they capable of working 2 jobs that pay less than electrician wages?
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    • nasalpancho: When you have people with law degrees and union laborers out of work -The ecomony is moribund- asking them to go work at Mcd's not practical
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    • nasalpancho: In any case there is no simple solution unforunately -- we are in for some more pain next few years
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    • Native Texan: Just saw your last post... We'll have to disagree, I'd mow lawns and clean houses before asking for help from the gov.
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    • Native Texan: I have a friend with a Masters in BA, he won't apply anywhere wher ethe pay is less than $70k. 9 mo unemployed, that ticks me off.
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    • juststarted: He will start looking when his 99 weeks runs out.....
      11/1/11