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Please consider this article, found on, a site dedicated to Michigan news:


As most know, Michigan has been hit as hard as any other state during this recession (perhaps Republican Governor elect Rick Snyder will outperform Dem. Granholm in this aspect).  It breaks my heart to see how some of my fellow Michiganders are reacting to the rise in unemployment.


The article reviews how individuals are affected by legislation signed by President Obama extending unemployment benefits and cutting taxes.  While the majority of this article should get your blood steaming, the kicker for me came in  paragraphs twelve and thirteen, in which the former jewelery and fashion saleswoman, now on unemployment, classifies herself as above '"[settling] for a low-skill, low-wage job, saying she's not going to "throw [herself] into poverty."'  This coming from a woman who professes having done everything it takes to find a job, and wanting nothing more. '"That's just making people settle for whatever can be had," she said. "Speaking for myself, I didn't spend 25 years in a career that was supposed to be my livelihood for the rest of my life to go work at a Starbucks."'


My thought is this; logic deems that if you cannot pay your bills, you are not above any job.


Government subsidized living is not the answer! Too many Americans are too proud, and need to realize that the work ethic and reform we are calling for in D.C. needs to start with us.  My thanks to everyone who shows up everyday to ANY type of job to do the best they can for their family.  True Americans work, no matter what job they're doing.

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