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Surviving the Government Super Storm

Cody7 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:15 AM
Everyone seems to enjoy the attacking of unemployment payments as if this is the one thing that is destroying the US economy. Try living on $214 dollars a week. That's what unemployment pays in Arizona. That's the maximum. Try sending out over 10 resumes a week for 2 years and getting zero responses. I am a Collection Manager with a Masters in Finance, but I am over the age of 65. Get the picture now. There must be thousands of people over the age of 45 that have been unemployed for more than 2 years. So please stop this baloney about all of us freeloaders destroying the economy.
Gunter683 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 3:07 PM
I wonder why a 65 year old person with a masters in finance is unable to live off of savings and investments? I am a self taught investor and managed to put enough away to live comfortably for the three years it took me to find a post military career. In fact, my wife and I buckled down and continued to save a percentage of her salary while I was unemployed. All that without applying for or collecting unemployement. I did "feel" that my age (47) was a factor in not being called for interviews and not being selected after an interview. I started at a salary 1/3 of my enlisted military pay. Just keep looking and start researching job search techniques; what you are doing isn't working. Good luck!
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:53 AM
Cody -- I am sorry for your situation, but that doesn't give you the right to reach into MY pocket.

Don't you see his point? Unemployment is taking money out of the productive segments of society and giving it to people who do not produce. It IS helping to destroy the economy.
bbtruth Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:07 AM
And furthering the "need" for more unemployment.
Doug3370 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:38 AM
Did you apply for a job downscale of your training and experience? There surely are jobs out there that don't require a Master's degree. It would be a blow to your pride, but I know people who have had to scale back their expectations. They did manage to land a job.

Extended unemployment benefits are a mixed story. They help with the finances, but experience shows that when they finally terminate, recipients look for jobs they would earlier have spurned. A man's dignity is not impaired when he takes a downscale job.
bruce130 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 9:40 AM
I'm 60 years old but retired at 57. I worked long and hard all my life. I don't want a job or need a job. I'm not looking for a job, but guess what. I've turned down several offers of employment since I retired. I ended up taking a position volunteering for a non profit organization to help keep the head hunters at bay. It's working for me so far. Maybe being a bill collector you could try applying for some Government work, or maybe the I.R.S. Good luck to you.
TDBLU Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:49 AM
Well said there'130. Same age here, and finally living off the investment of huge chunks out of every one of my paychecks since I was 20. I'm not sure which direction the storm will end up going, but I hope all those like us manage to keep out of the rain. We can explain to the Libs why their economic theory isn't working 'til our faces turn blue. I guess its not worth the effort.

There's a super storm raging over our economy that's been seeded and fueled by the federal government over a period of the past several decades. And it's literally costing the country trillions of dollars in GDP per year.
It’s not merely garden-variety government waste that's the problem either. It's monumental stupidity by the government, combined with venial cupidity by voters who think they can get others to pay for their free lunch.

This government-created storm has, more than any other factor, contributed to the fiscal crisis; a crisis that is creating more expansive government programs, robbing us of more GDP, thus ensuring...

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