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Sat Aug 18, 2012, 01:31 PM

6. Your words wouldn't have gotten through

I have a brother in law who bitches about people sitting at home, refusing work while living on welfare. At one family gathering, he was telling us about an employer he knows who can't find people to work in his restaurant because of welfare. Well, I just retired from Social Services, and I informed him that welfare does not exist in the form he's referring to, and hasn't since the Clinton administration. Welfare recipients are now required to work or be in job training. My other brother in law recently retired from an administrative career at the welfare office, and confirmed what I had said. Anyway, conservative brother in law was baffled by this, and wondered aloud how people were refusing to work, and still getting their bills paid.

A few days later, it occurred to me that this guy is unemployed himself. He's been looking for work, and had an employer tell him point blank that he's desperate for workers, so why isn't my brother in law now employed there? Seem those crappy sub-minimum-wage jobs are plenty good enough for other people, but not for him.

The next time I saw him, he was once again bitching about lazy people on welfare. Despite getting the straight story, direct from insiders, he still thinks welfare pays better than work.

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