Your previous reply makes it sound like one should have to move to get a job and get off food stamps. Personally, yes if I have tried to find work and I was single, no kids and could not find work I would probably look elsewhere. I just don't think that should be a requirement. There are actually few places in the US that I would desire to live in besides Massachusetts so moving would be a major decision for me. I pretty much hate the idea of living in the majority of the states.
So are you saying you think people should ask other people to fund their lives instead of having to move? And you think it's the States' responsibility to supply their residents with jobs? And that taxpayers should help those who don't have jobs with moving expenses if they can't find a job in their hometown?
Jessica, I just can't get onboard with how you feel. If people aren't moving because they 'hate' the idea of living somewhere else, they should know that the work force probably exponentially hates supporting their pitiful attitudes and supporting them is for the birds. Talk about feeling entitled.
ethanwinfield, I can certainly understand the complications. So while a person is at home not paying rent, why doesn't that person get out and get some more education, preferably in a field of shortages?? Is sitting at home doing nothing the answer? No. I completely without a doubt think it's possible to get out of difficult situations, even in today's economy.
2. I do think a state has the responsibility if they want to maintain population and economic growth to have employment options. No jobs=no people=no state.
3. So food stamps cost so much they should move for a job. But don't expect money for the move? Again, doesn't make sense to me. If we go to the point of requiring people to leave for education or career purposes we might as well pay for them to get to this job.
I have to revise my stance a little. An able person should work, be actively (with proof) looking for a job, or be a student. There are jobs out there. There are ways to improve one's skills to get a job. It may not be in one's ideal field or it might be in a different field than used to or educated in. One might even have to move I understand if people come into hard times. But people need to buckle down and take a hard look at how they live while times are good and know that things can surely change. I realize people can come from backgrounds which create greater challenges, but I can tell you from my own experiences (from myself and from thousands of others when I worked) that people need to get out of the pity party and be tougher. People have opportunities here ----STILL.
I said that was how I originally read it but it spun off from there. Your reply still feels like you expect people to move if they can't find a job. So either they move for a job or if they have family somewhere else they are expected to move there and live with them? I find many of your responses to be "well I did it and you must too". That's not always the case.
As I said before I would expect that if you are receiving food stamps and not currently employed that you should be looking for a job or going back to school.
I just can't believe that you think OMG WOE is me, I have to move to find a job. I'm really completely lost for words.
Entitled are the people who think they deserve something merely for virtue of their great selves.
Please say you are kidding about the water?
They have seasonal flooding, the area around the water may not be suitable to live., sewage from the new population can pollute the water, lack of food and building materials near water to name a few.
And yeah, I wouldn't move out of state to find a job. Sorry. Kids or no kids. I'm not entitled and I would continue to look for work and would move towns if I had to but I'm certainly not packing up and leaving to move to Kentucky. (no offense to those in Kentucky..it was just at the tip of my tongue)