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    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.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    I didn't say the State would or should require someone to leave. I am saying that people should move if they can't find a job. And it's so strange that moving is so bizarre to you. I would personally rather move than suffer financially. I'd rather take care of my kids myself than depend on welfare, tax payer money.
    It's not that simple. You have to take so many other things into account. People are moving away from where I live because they have to go live with family. Others are moving here because they have family here and need to move in with them. Are there jobs here? Not so much. Thus, finding a job isn't their primary reason for moving. Moving somewhere where there is work may be way more expensive. Moving for a job would mean paying rent instead of living with family. There is also daycare expenses instead of having relatives watch children.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    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?
    1. I didn't say that. I said it was ridiculous to force people to move elsewhere for jobs. These people can't afford to feed themselves but they can all of sudden afford to move out of state?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myyams View Post
    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.
    I said I hate the idea of moving. I think people should be looking for work but shouldn't be expected to leave where they are unless they desire to do so. Provide education. Provide career guidance and help with job search. Offer out of state jobs that's great. I cannot get on board with the thinking that people MUST consider uprooting their lives while trying to obtain a job. That's just insane to me. I AM in the work force currently and I don't feel that this is a pitiful attitude nor do I feel that they are entitled. Entitled to me are those that are well off enough to make life changing decisions for others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    1. I didn't say that. I said it was ridiculous to force people to move elsewhere for jobs. These people can't afford to feed themselves but they can all of sudden afford to move out of state?

    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.
    You kind of just made up your own story of forcing people to move. Here's what I wrote:

    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I said I hate the idea of moving. I think people should be looking for work but shouldn't be expected to leave where they are unless they desire to do so. Provide education. Provide career guidance and help with job search. Offer out of state jobs that's great. I cannot get on board with the thinking that people MUST consider uprooting their lives while trying to obtain a job. That's just insane to me. I AM in the work force currently and I don't feel that this is a pitiful attitude nor do I feel that they are entitled. Entitled to me are those that are well off enough to make life changing decisions for others.
    I remember when I was a teen seeing starving people in Africa (on tv). I'd watch their stories of how they had to walk a few miles to get water. I used to wonder, WHY on earth don't they move a little closer to the water? They know the water isn't moving closer to them. It's not going to suddenly rain down and form the Great Lakes. Why don't they pick up their tents and move a mile or two closer? They'd show their village, a lot of tents really. And don't get me wrong, my heart is completely broken at how hard their lives are and how easy ours is. I often feel like the most worthless person in the world for taking everything for granted. But the point is that if there is no water where you live, move where there is some. I find that very reasonable. But I never ever said or implied that the State should force people to. But in my revised stance, I did revise it to include education. So, if a person can't find work, they should get some more education etc.

    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.

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    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)

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