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Sam: NIdahoans Aren’t Lazy Bums

Sam: For most people who lose their jobs, it seems to me that what unemployment pay provides is hardly enough to likely keep up with all of the bills your full wages/salary would have. That sure doesn’t seem like very much of an incentive to me. The recession really hurt people, and I hope these legislators realize that it takes a business being willing to hire, too, for those people to get jobs. My mother worked for two years to find a job and was unable to get one. She wasn’t sitting on her rear doing nothing. And I think a lot of North Idahoans have that same gumption and want to work and were doing something about it. In effect, these North Idaho legislators are saying their constituents are lazy bums.

Question: Do you consider unemployed North Idahoans are lazy bums, as the representatives in House Districts 2-5 (who voted against extending jobless benefits) seem to think?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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