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-- fourteen million Americans are now out of work so what should the government do about that.
Is John Stossel reports when campaigning for president Barack Obama said this.
We need to expand unemployment benefits and extend them.
For those who can't find another job right away.
And -- Obama's election benefits -- Ericsson whose name is -- Weeks in some states.
Now the president's campaigning has list extinction as an example of how the president kept his word.
Two million Americans and know -- certainty they won't lose their emergency unemployment.
But that certain knowing checked his weight has some nasty side.
When unemployment insurance first began it lasted sixteen weeks FDR's says it wasn't Herman Q.
Today's 99 weeks is unprecedented.
-- -- kind program.
The takes care the poor guy who gets fired.
This is what has been said about every welfare and government benefit programs and size since the great society began economists evil for helping people -- need.
But you know we found in forty or fifty years of evidence just proves this.
That these benefits often times hurt the people who are we were trying to help the most paying people not to work.
Does lead some to delay taking a new yeah.
13 of today's unemployed Americans find work right when their unemployment benefits run.
And happens everywhere.
In Denmark socialist government once offered laying off workers five years and implement it and we -- many -- finally find work surprise.
After exactly night years.
So Denmark cut benefits to forty years Danes been found jobs in four years.
So Denmark cut the benefits of him.
But America has moved in the other direction.
We've created nine months and twelve months and an eighteen months and -- two years and the problem is it becomes a way of life.
What should government do to help people in the good morning they need to -- job.
At this food stamp and jobs people are accustomed to here -- -- -- won't there's something coronation clearly.
Have you looked for jobs.
-- no jobs around.
Really -- asked my team to check that out.
Within a few blocks of that welfare office -- Businesses that want to hire people.
Yes -- this frozen yogurt store which is more people would applaud.
We need -- activity people at all the time basically so does this birchard to.
We're hiring for cashier's.
And so -- Chefs and the purpose.
Of seventy hearing businesses that we -- listed to -- Horton said they wouldn't -- -- -- floors that they take people with no experience.
The owner of this restaurant -- he'd hire lots of -- Twelve to fourteen people I would -- more than that but hardest thing is that it would help.
How many homeless note here.
I would probably take like nine probably -- -- insurance.
And at the welfare office people told us there -- -- -- As we know this -- jobs outside that Will Ferrell as we met this woman who -- she works for human resource.
There are no jobs around.
They felt it would be to let you know if it -- -- possible they're currently.
Level I don't know what not but it's definitely.
And do you think you -- human resources.
Encourage people to be dependent gets beat them.
I don't really that.
It's not give the weight of lacking in India get into the into words dollar.
The restaurant -- says some people who ask you for work don't really in the future.
I think some of them are just look and a fly so they can say the welfare office look well.
A lot of times yes I get the feeling that -- teaching dependency over there they're teaching people.
We'll take -- -- you you don't need to go learn stuff.
They gotta be doing something because I can find good help have you looked for -- I can't work right now because I'm -- disability.
It's evident that left it there are no -- you know -- -- I think Obama medical that.
What about going outside you feel more got a restaurant -- yeah.
The Miami the -- what I -- -- have been a couple of them have gone.
The benefits -- become generous enough the people.
Can say -- I you know I can live on huge amount of money and I'm gonna decelerate my job search I'm not gonna really look for a job until those benefits expire.
I don't mean to single out the inner city let's go to the beach.
Dependency and government is everywhere.
This is the Jersey through the real.
Life is good some seasonal workers here work for the summer and then stuff.
They collect unemployment the veracity.
-- wins worked as a lifeguard here for twenty years.
Just like earth could understand would it's harder work than me they sometimes save one.
And he's experienced life supervisor of but after the -- what's his jobs plan -- unemployment it wrapped up 500 every two week.
Life guard Vince picker LE collects unemployment to this to be -- and it's here.
In most states of seasonal workers can get unemployment spent the rest of the year.
-- beach goers were -- It today aren't working they should be looking for a job it's pretty sweet problem like to get -- -- our -- began paid right now the hanging around the beats wanna.
-- But those payments have consequence.
New Jersey had to borrow money from defense and pay its -- -- them.
New Jersey we ran out of money the unemployment benefits going -- -- more than.
But we had in the banks this this state legislator try to change this policy to excludes seasonal.
Who -- Guards are happy about that.
It would devastate me out of changed everything I do but it is a valid argument.
I guess I can serve -- you.
Cutting back or something to you know we're how -- getting a win Georgia.
That way but other than those unemployment checks are coming.
There is a lot of dignity at work and I think this is one of the worst things.
About the unemployment insurance system that takes away the dignity of people actually going to a job everyday that I ask your question very TV everywhere I go people actually.
There are no jobs there's a lot of jobs people don't -- work as they went on the bought system nowadays.
That's what's happening they don't get off the welfare system because they're happy that the system is taking care.