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Sheffield man to address U.S. House leaders on unemployment program

Errol Torres of Sheffield searched desperately for a job after he was fired as a flooring industry sales manager in June 2013.

His search proved difficult due to a non-compete agreement that he signed when he took the job nine months before. Torres, who said he wasn’t in a position to negotiate when he took the job after his business went bankrupt in 2012, said the agreement barred him from working with a competitor for two years.

Torres said that after applying for about 200 jobs during 10 months of unemployment, he remains unemployed. He has no income due to the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program ending on Dec. 28.

He hopes his testimony before Democratic House of Representative leaders today will persuade lawmakers to reinstate the program.

“There’s this perception that people who are long-term unemployed are lazy and abusing the system,” he said.

Torres said he hopes his story will resonate with House leaders. He will arrive in Washington, D.C., with the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, a coalition working to extend the EUC program.

“We’ll be able to tell our story, answer any questions that they may have — just put a face to the story and not a number. I am not a number,” Torres said.

John Dodds, director of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, said the stories he has heard from unemployed Americans have touched him. He said while it’s important to put a face to the numbers, the numbers are worth noting.

According to information from the Department of Labor and Council of Economic Advisors, about 128,600 Ohioans will exhaust unemployment benefits by the end of 2014 without the passage of a Senate bill, designed to extend EUC benefits retroactively from Dec. 28 until this month.

Dodds said more than 2 million Americans have lost access to assistance. He said he hopes that House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, who has opposed portions of the Senate bill, will bring the bill to the floor.

“We’re seeing that people have been looking really hard (for jobs). It’s very difficult for people to get employed after they’ve been unemployed for six months because employers think that’s some kind of character flaw,” Dodds said.

After six months of searching for a job, Torres stopped receiving state unemployment benefits. He received extended unemployment compensation from Dec. 17 until the program was halted Dec. 31.

Torres, who has a wife and six children, said he fears that he will have to move out of state to find a job. He’s already sold his house to the bank and borrowed money from his retired father.

He said his wife, a stay-at-home mother, has tried searching for a job to no avail.

“It’s been kind of hard for her, too. She’s been out of the workforce for 17 years,” he said.

He said he hopes that an extension of the EUC program will help others who are in a similar circumstance. He’s enrolled in school, taken self-employment and training programs, and although he acknowledges some people have abused the system, he said many more do need help.

“They continue to marginalize the group that I’m in, which is just offensive,” he said.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.


  • Shizue Leigh Hicks

    Good luck, Errol Torres. When you speak to them, ask them to look at your face and multiply it by 3.7 million — that’s the current number of the long-term unemployed according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Errol, break a leg!

  • BigT

    Make sure you tell John Boehner he is NOT GOD & he will get his Judgement Day when that time comes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SniperFire

      Move. North Dakota has no unemployment. Go to where the jobs are.
      Why do you think there are so many peeps from W. Virginia and Kentucky in Lorain County? They came to where the jobs were to improve their lifes, and didn’t sit around hoping for endless handouts.

      • Brandie

        ENDLESS HANDOUTS????? Are you effing kidding me??? Let me guess, YOU HAVE A JOB!!?? YOU HAVE SOME NERVE AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. You need to keep it shut when you have NOOOOOOOO clue what people have gone through. You are very ignorant. And I bet ALOT of people agree with me. If you dont know what you are talking about, you should not talk.

        • Sis Delish

          At one point in time, most workers will be unemployed, therefore, most workers will not be deficient in your theory of “NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.”

          Now, get off the blogs and get working on assimilating into a new career, business or other income-producing endeavor.

          • Brandie

            AGAIN, NO IDEA what you are talking about. I am holding down TWO part time jobs now and barely making it. I lost my job when my husband was ill with cancer and after he died, went on unemployment for the first time in my life only to be cut off after two months. YOU DONT have the right to tell people that because they are on unemployment that they are asking for a HANDOUT. And let me guess once again, YOU have a job, right??? YOU go away.

          • Brandie

            And another thing, why are you replying for someone else?? You should read the whole thing before you decide that its appropriate for you to comment. Also, “not be deficient” is not correct grammar.

          • Sis Delish

            I’m almost terribly sorry… Silly Me for thinking your challenge of “And I bet ALOT of people agree with me” should be allowed to stand un-opposed.

            Better brush up on logic before heading into any Job Interview.

          • SniperFire

            Just move to where the jobs are. People have always done it. Manifest Destiny… Dust Bowl migration…. Gold booms….. Steeltown booms…. Oil booms.. Don’t expect endless handouts just because you won’t move.

          • Brooklyn

            “Just move” it’s evident that you are missing the point it takes money to move. Moreover, those people that are currently unemployed were tax paying citizens that payed into unemployment. Lastly, don’t butcher history for every success story connected to those historical migrations there were equally if not more horror stories connected to them.

          • SniperFire

            ‘”Just move” it’s evident that you are missing the point it takes money to move.’

            Not buying that excuse. Sorry. Pack up and go just like millions upon millions have done before you.

          • SniperFire

            Malarkey. Poor people have moved throughout world history, Do the Guatamalans who flood our border have money, or not? And the insurance program ‘paid into’ was paid out already. Now you are demanding a handout.

          • Braveheart

            Americans are better than guatemalans and mexicans that slither across our borders to lower wages and drop anchors.

      • Joy Palardy Barby

        How are you to move if you don’t even have the funds to even look for employment or put gas in the car for an interview? Where do you propose that I get the money to go to another state to get a job? Think about what you say before saying it! Don’t be so quick to judge!

        • Pablo Jones

          Well the time to look would have been when you were collecting unemployment from between 6 – 24 months.

        • Sis Delish

          Okay, stay put and continue to hope that The Elyria of your Parent’s Era returns… In the meantime, your City’s Leadership needs donations so you can feel good about July 4th (or is it July 2nd or 3rd?)

          • Matombo

            It is very interesting what is going on with unemployment. There will
            be more crimes against those who HAVE vs those who HAVE NOT. People
            will begin to steal more money. Dog eat dog, bitches.
            No more “handouts”. TAKE what you WANT. ;)
            (To SniperFire and Sis Delish)

          • Sis Delish

            Matombo. “He who lives by the sword…”

            It would seem that The Have Not’s excel at taking more than they give. They continue voting for those in government who espouse this same theory. You wanna be in that group?

            Here’s a clump of FREE advice: Create your own job so that you won’t find yourself on the wrong side of yet another Castle Law (S.B. 184 in Ohio) story.

          • Dipper

            Are you a friend of Clarence Adams?

          • Starryeyes63

            Good luck trying to rob from me…………..

          • Sis Delish

            Amen

      • alyssa terranova

        Go away articulate & clean… ppl do not respond. This is someone who’s been on these forums degrading ppl under different names. I picked up on it right away especially after they brought up “north Dakota. ”
        DO NOT feed into these negative posts. There is NO reasoning or swaying these d bags with your story or with facts. They will come up with something ridiculous to say back. They are on here to spread lies and filth. I’ve wondered for a while if they are paid to be on these forums. Notice the same username over and over… On EVERY ARTICLE… until it’s exhausted/ ppl stop responding. It’s easy to have multiple accounts.
        We know it’s not a hand out. We Know what qualifications you must have to get unemployment. We know people like this LIE.
        Stay strong my friends.

        • paul

          Sniperfire is collecting SSI

      • Slightly Left

        You’re the same idiot posting the same pile of trash on sites such as the Washington Post, e.g. You are a troll with no credibility.

      • Jamie Larson

        I think you fail to realize the cost of relocation, just the car ride alone is over $100, to go out there on a wing and a prayer. With no housing and in many cases no income for months. Remember these people were hard working employees that lost their jib through no fault of their own. Criticize the drug addicts and welfare mom’s that pop babies out to collect checks, They have never looked for work and live off the government, getting way more then a horrid unemployment check. The program was started in 2008 because it was needed the economy has not recovered,in part the reason people are loosing jobs. 3 million people are not looking for handouts, they are looking for continued help to search for work. In this day and age you need internet and phone, and so much more, but self righteous people have this complex you know better because it has not effected you. God help you when it does, or better yet You suffer like 3 million people. To put that in bigger terms, you can take the three least populated states and still not hit 3 million, remember these are also people that were working, and the families they provide for. Your talking about a minimum of effecting the lives of four total states out of our fifty or 8% of the total U.S. population. Those people paid their taxes and government fees I’m their checks up until they lost their jobs and paid with their UI checks. You need to have a better grasp on real life, or maybe your right, we can have 3-4 million people move to your state and take all the jobs, force you out of work, and ignore your need.

        • SniperFire

          ‘I think you fail to realize the cost of relocation, just the car ride alone is over $100, to go out there on a wing and a prayer’

          Excuses, excuses. Being broke never stopped migration before. In fact, it is a primary driver.

          Take a chance in life. Stop being a dependent.

        • Sis Delish

          Jamie. Tell me what you can do for a small business, how much you would ask to do it, and when it can be fit into your tight schedule.

          Go ahead, give ‘er a try, you might be pleasantly surprised with the results.

          Or,

          Continue to blog with us big boys who have already done what we suggest..

    • Sis Delish

      BigT

      Who is your GOD? Obama?

  • Jodie Mcgruer

    everyone needs to go to http://www.petitions.whitehouse.gov & sign the petition so that The President can sign an executive order to extend unemployment benefits

    • Lauren J

      Executive Order? How is that going to happen…when that person is making jokes about our expense. See yesterdays article….as “it” said…if we want to be paid for not working then we should run for Congress. What a POS!

      • Bob

        Obama supports the extension. The joke was intended to be on congress, as in saying they don’t work because nothing is getting done.

      • Kerri M

        What he MEANT was, that congress is lazy and gets paid for not doing anything yet looks down on the unemployed as lazy and not wanting to work. You need to read things more closely – The POTUS is on our SIDE Lauren. He is not a POS as you say. If you knew anything about politics you wouldn’t make a statement like that! He also cannot use his Executive Power to overstep the House on this particular issue. It cannot happen. But he was bashing Congress and the House for stonewalling this bill. He wasn’t making jokes at our expense. He was bashing them. Jus sayin…

        • SniperFire

          The rest of us do not owe you a living, Kerri.

          • Spacedog

            SniperFire….you should take one to the head.

          • Sis Delish

            That’s the best you can do with your First Posting?

            Tell us, really, who were you before you became your new, Elyria Comic Book Freebie attendee, super-hero wannabe, Spacedog.

          • Brandie

            WOW, you need to exercise and quit eating. Hows that for making assumptions?? You like it??

          • Sis Delish

            Trying to eat Sambino’s Pizza every day so they can contribute to Your Mayor’s biggest challenge, Funding of the 4th of July Fireworks.

          • alyssa terranova

            DO NOT ENGAGE THIS LOSER. They are the same person that’s been on these articles harassing people… made a different name. They are PAID to do this. They are failing. I wonder if they will get unemployment once they are fired for being a failure & not swaying anyone to agree with them. In fact they only accomplished the opposite. .. They made people stronger.

          • Matombo

            Are you on SSI?

    • Brandie

      I signed it!! I’m praying it passes. I can’t believe that ONE person, Boehner, is holding this whole thing up.

    • Sis Delish

      Hey, Jodie, if you can afford a computer/pad/phone and internet access, you don’t need to receive an extension of unemployment benefits. You need to create a valuable service using that same piece of technology so you won’t have to beg an elected official for a crumb.

      • Jodie Mcgruer

        Just because I have wifi & a computer doesn’t mean that I need to beg anyone. I worked hard for what I have. I paid for their salary. It’s people like you that prevent helping America

        • Sis Delish

          You begged folks to sign an Online Petition for the Emperor to pick up his pen…

  • golfingirl

    Thank you Mr. Obama for the economic turn around.

    • DJMiles

      Kicking ever one off EUC and clarifying them as left the labor force is not a turn around.

      • golfingirl

        I was being sarcastic.

  • Jason Williams

    its may going into june now. there seems to be a big problem with the EUC program.

  • Advocate

    The participation rate is pitiful and since millions stopped looking for work the unemployment rate dropped. This is NOT a good sign. When the long-term unemployed do not have funds to pursue employment they stop looking. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see this is a problem.

    Contact John Boehner and have him move the extended unemployment bill forward.

    John Boehner:
    Phone: (202) 225-0600
    (#1 to leave a message #2 to speak with his assistant)

    • SniperFire

      ‘ When the long-term unemployed do not have funds to pursue employment they stop looking. ‘

      They quit looking due to lack of funds, then?

      • Myles A Hart

        sniper firer u that simple minded…this gvt has stolen the peoples income since 1913.they also have a wondeful cartel at the state level, stealing peoples money through victimless crime tickets..they also bail out every country, besides their own people, the banks, the motor companies, etc etc etc…im lucky that i have the resources to deal wit the euc not being passed yet…people PAY into this system, our money has been devalued bc of this same gvt…the gvt has created this economy along wit the fed reserve, which is milking the tax payer by paying interest on money, WE R BEING SCAMMED…now when 2 milion people plus vets need some help from the system they pay into bc of the climate the gvt created with their disgraceful policy, we have to deal with this and other ignorant fools like u telling us to move where the jobs are..great policy idea moron

        • SniperFire

          I obvious hit a nerve with the dependency-crowd. LOL

          People have been migrating since, forever, when there means of substance goes away. Big Labor and Big Steel are dinosaurs now. Lorain County has changed.

          Move on.

          • Myles A Hart

            no i dont mind educating ignorant people…no nerve hit…..you can now continue antagonizing people who are unemployed..enjoy

    • golfingirl

      When they give up on finding a job, the taxpayers should give up on supporting them.

      Where is Sherrod?

  • Ted

    Errol……..please ask them how they can bail the banks out and GM and give tax breaks to big business without blinking an eye but, forget the people who keep this country going on a daily basis……..where is handout? these guys all need to be on the unemployment line for a year…then maybe they will see the light……OMG

    • Joy Palardy Barby

      “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are”. ~Benjamin Franklin

    • golfingirl

      “Where is the handout.”

      I think that says it all. How about asking where is their motivation?

      They get 63 weeks of unemployment in Ohio.

      In 63 weeks, they can get an associates degree and find work in a marketable area.

      Forget about the “handouts.” Where are the jobs Savior Obama promised?

      • frenchi22

        63 weeks?! I live in Ohio and became unemployed June 2013….I received 26 weeks unemployment benefits and 3 weeks extention benefits…In my case 29 weeks.

      • alyssa terranova

        NO ONE GETS 63 weeks. It’s 20- 26 weeks… PERIOD. There was a time that shine people were able to get UP TO 99 weeks (back in 2012) and it depending on your teir, and your state unemployment rate. You had to be in a state with high unemployment rates.
        Since then unemployment is being cut in States to Only 20 weeks & if unemployment is high there’s potential for a maximum of 46 weeks in total. There are also states like NC that rejected the program for workers.
        Since you bring up school, let me tell you I was signed up for a 6month certification program after I couldn’t find a job. Well it wasn’t extended, & without really any warning (the unemployment office didn’t even think this would happen) so now I didn’t go.
        FYI even if I went to school, I was still required to look for employment. No ifs, ands, or buts. It didn’t matter if school was 35 hrs a week. They sidi

        • alyssa terranova

          *** phone isn’t too great for typing in forums. “They sidi” = they also.
          So what I was saying, they also require going to the job center, having meetings, & going to orientation. This was downtown where the only parking is paid parking. So $7 a pop, after using $10 in gas, off my $200 a week employment check.
          If $800 a month seems like a luxury, I would like to know where you live. If I was looking for a hand out, I am not good at it, considering I qualified for welfare, that pays $350 a month, with a portion of rent paid $300, food stamps $180, utility payments on gas & electric, & medical insurance. Without utilities & medical included, I’d already be better off at $830 a month. Oh but I forgot, I’m looking for a “hand out,” right?
          While on the subject of welfare, I just want to say, there’s plenty of abusers on that too, but I don’t go bashing every person who needs it when I know there’s people that really need the help. I also never complained when I was working at a $35-40,000 a year job between 2008 – 2012

          • alyssa terranova

            …. When I worked & others were on the extended unemployment I NEVER responded the way people are today. I paid higher taxes than most who run their mouth, because I was single without children. … No tax credits for me. It’s disgusting when people like you, sir in your high horse, but never opened your mouth when the government passed $300 billion in tax cuts UN PAID FOR!
            Oh I Almost forgot – You might not even be a “real person” most likely a paid person, who makes their $ by slamming on people down in their luck. I’ve learned that the people like you, aren’t true Americans. Anyone who fights against their neighbors, doesn’t deserve to call themselves American. This country wasn’t built by people who dessert their fellow country men in dire times. It’s pathetic that the propaganda actually has thrived, making people really believe that the enemy is struggling citizens. .. It’s not corporations, the government, or policies right? People are actually warped enough to eat up the new blame game.

          • SniperFire

            ‘but never opened your mouth when the government passed $300 billion in tax cuts UN PAID FOR! ‘

            LOL. The Federal government now takes in RECORD tax receipts. Just as planned by the tax cuts on those who create jobs and wealth in this nation. The Left lies to you. Wake up.

          • golfingirl

            Why do you keep replying to yourself?

            Good luck in your search.

      • Myles A Hart

        gvt cant create jobs.instead they create policy that devalues our currency, forcing small business to cut hours and employees, etc, etc, etc, etc..you act as though people dont want to work…

      • Starryeyes63

        Those weren’t quite shovel ready …………….

    • Sis Delish

      Are you referring to the 2008 or 2010 Bailout?

    • Starryeyes63

      Yes it all went to obamao’s friend in green companies that ALL went bankrupt.

  • DJMiles

    Last thing Obama or the Democrats want is this extension to be passed then the unemployment rate would be back over 7.5% …..Democrats want another 3 million to exhaust the Regular unemployment so they could be classified as not actively seeking work then they might keep the majority in the Senate.Obama”s entire time In office has been plagued with outrageously high unemployment and thanks to N Carolina he found a way to bring it way down witch certainly will gain the Democrats millions of votes in November.

    • Victor Sanchez

      which is spelled like that. Thanks for trying to explain something to us and not know how to spell which, witch by the way and witch I learned was a word in witch I learned how to spell in first grade witch is one grade past your first year in school witch is one year before second grade witch is after first grade lol lol lol llllllooooolllloll

      • Mother9alwaysclaimingtheremine

        and not know stfu sanchez

      • golfingirl

        Don’t forget to capitalize the first letter when you begin a sentence.

        Kind of like calling the kettle black, don’t you think?

  • Jim T.

    Boehner and his cronies are a disgrace to their positions. As was said before here, it is outrageous that there is always taxpayers money available to bail out greedy Big Business but never any money for the unfortunate people that lost their jobs through no fault of their own. The people of the U.S. that are supposed to be represented by our government are too big to fail, not the greedy, corrupt Big Businesses.

    • Sis Delish

      Not bad for your first posting as Jim T.

      FYI, ask Timmy Geitner about bailouts.

      Democrat Darling Pelosi was in power at the time of the Bailouts not Boehner, and Geitner was head of the purse strings (U.S. Secretary of the Treasury) in D.C., also a Democrat.

      Pelosi Outlines Auto Bailout Package, 11/15/2008
      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pelosi-outlines-auto-bailout-package/

      • Jim T.

        I hear you on that. I’m against either party if they are not doing the right thing.

      • Starryeyes63

        yeah what happened to all that stimulus money oh yeah BANRUPT green companies………

  • D. Burns

    Good luck Mr. Torres. I’m in your position. Now that I’m over 60 I’m sure no one wants to hire me. King Boehner does’t believe we are worth his time.

    • Sis Delish

      Can always bartend… or Golf Course Starter, or Caddie…

      • Joe Smith

        My dad is 94 and works as a starter

        • Sis Delish

          I’ll be he’s never late for work?

          • Joe Smith

            At least 15 minutes early and ready to go.

          • Sis Delish

            Nice! Good Man!

      • D. Burns

        Good luck to you…

        • Sis Delish

          Thank you. But, luck is just a tiny part of it all.

  • B Hollis

    THE FAT AZZEZ AND SMART MOUTHS THAT COME INTO DICUSSIONS TO RUN THEY D***SUCKERS CAN BURN IN HELL THREE FOLD.YOU GOT A JOB SO WHY OR YOU EVEN IN HERE.PHUCKEN CAKE BABY .

    • Brandie

      Well, look at him. That’s what he does all day. He eats and sleeps and thinks up jerk comments to put on here. Dont pay any attention. Hes just one of those super fat people that hate and blame the world because he’s fat. Dude, no one puts the food in your mouth. YOU put it there.

    • golfingirl

      Based on your writing, it is pretty obvious why you have no job!

  • Not Lazy In NY

    This is no joke people. I lost count of how many interviews I’ve been on and jobs I applied for in the last year. I think I give up. I’ve already been evicted from my apartment and currently sleeping on a friends couch. I really don’t know what to do. I just want my old life back. Oh God please pass this extension so I can pay back all my friends and family who have lent me money over these past few months to keep my cell phone on and car insurance going, etc.

    • Sis Delish

      There are plenty of non-advertised jobs just waiting to be created… its up to the unemployed to create a need which needs to be met. Then, take the job to the marketplace and convince your targeted audience of the benefits of having you do the job that they didn’t think of creating themselves.

      It really is that easy..

      • Leogona

        There’s some comments offering “words” as solutions. Since those commenters have so many “words” to say, perhaps they can give detailed information where people can Use the advice given. Links, names & numbers…contact information to real people who will hire, assist with interstate moving, direct newcomers to a state/city/town to housing, setting up utilities…all this without adding for money…I’m not being facetious..it’s time to stop the bashing & put-downs. Positivity & support is what’s needed now. If realistic solutions cannot given #helpful , then what is expected from name calling & insults #nothing

        • Sis Delish

          Key ingredient, Leogona, is motivation.

          There are thousands of newly retired Elyrians probably looking to spend money (ie: hire someone to do things) for which any motivated person might just be able to create a new demand for.

          How?

          Lots of Crowd Funding websites, for starters. Raise capital for a useful Product or Service, then take either to the Marketplace and sell it!

          If the internet isn’t a strong suit, then the more logical direction will be Labor-based services.

          • Leogona

            Which crowd funding services have you used, heard of, recommend? Provide any links or names for the readers. Which Labor-based services are you specifically speaking of? I’m sure all have been to their local DoL, so I know that you’re not talking about that, but I think it would help all of the followers if you could give some links that you know are really working to get people work, crowd funding, or something substantial – folks are motivated,very motivated…the road of motivation ihowever s muddied by the lack of funds, but that does not mean it is not possible! But that shouldn’t be a problem for those motivated folks who will follow your recommendations when you post them (or anyone else that has Useful information links, that are really working). You have already taught me something, I’ve never heard of Crowd Funding, I will research it & see if it’s something that can be done in NYC. #helpingEachOther #positive

        • golfingirl

          Do you live in the area? I can name several places hiring right now.

          If you live out of town, and are simply here to make a point, can’t help you.

          • Leogona

            I do not live in Ohio @golfingirl, but the situation of the long term unemployed crosses states, counties, etc… but if you have viable info to give, by all means let people know. It may not help me specifically, but I’m sure there’s someone in your town/community that will be grateful for the info….which IS the point I’m conveying. Let’s help each other with Real solutions, not just talk, but real things people can do on the following business day that will be substantial. Do share the info you have. #grateful

          • golfingirl

            Petittis Garden Center, Avon Landscaping, Connelly Landscaping, Costco in Avon…..these are just a few signs I have seen around town.

            Mostly seasonal work, except Costco.

          • Leogona

            Thank you so much for providing the info. There’s a COSTCO near me..I will check it out. I hope purple in your area who know these businesses go, apply & get hired. #blessings …and thanks again for sharing good, helpful, Real information

  • Pablo Jones

    There are lots of jobs available. They may not be the job you want, or pay what you want but they are available. Once you have a job you won’t be long term unemployed. It will give you cash on hand and you will be able to keep looking for better jobs.

    • alyssa terranova

      There may be “lots of jobs” but there’s lots of applicants. It’s rarely discussed except when people use simple math to say there’s 3 applicants to every 1 job.
      Where I’m from, the winter was 0 degrees and under. There was a man hiring for cleaning horse stalls – 31 of them – & filing buckets/ feeding for $8 an hour about 5 – 6 hrs for 5 days a week. I called about the job & he had someone the same day. Less than a week later the job was up again. I emailed him asking if I could meet with him. I met with him the next day & he told me the guy quit. (Well we had 20 below that week) anyway I was VERY interested. I had experience with horses, lived close by, & am a hard worker. He wrote my name down… along with 10 other people that already called within one day! These weren’t “kids” the hours were 8 am during the week during school. I didn’t get the job (I’m guessing me being a female didn’t help)

      • golfingirl

        Now you are blaming your predicament on your gender…..really?

        • alyssa terranova

          No I’m not blaming my gender at all. That’s how narrow minded you are, that you are unable to read what me being female had to do with what I was taking about. It was “hard labor” & the guy actually said “your a small girl, can you handle this?”
          And that wasn’t the point. The point was a job like that had 10 ppl apply in 1 day. Sorry I forgot, you like to attack by taking only a fraction of the post, to use against someone.
          Your really bad at this, I wouldn’t quit your day job.

          • golfingirl

            At least I have a day job!

          • Starryeyes63

            Come on they can find lots of jobs with that degree in the philosophy of lesbian studies in the Antarctic…….

          • Sis Delish

            Yep, try Oberlin.

            I hear they might need an all female lesbian hockey team who only skate on Imported Ice from The Southern Regions…lol..

    • alyssa terranova

      There’s another job I use for example. My friend worked at an “adult daycare” … Basically a day time nursing home. The job was to clean, feed, & shower elderly people & the disabled. It was $8.50 an hour. They had a job opening. Now there were NO benefits either. Just hourly wage. The boss bragged that in less than a week, the job was posted 165 people applied. They actually stopped taking applications.
      Then there’s stories like the one in business insider, where 23,000 people applied to a new Walmart in DC for 600 jobs. The title of the article mentions that applicants have worse odds of being hired, than applicants applying to Harvard. They break the math down at a 2.6% chance of employment vs Harvard excepting 6.1% of applicants – or 38 people for every job. This article was from November 2013. This isn’t from 2008-2012.

      • golfingirl

        Only people who think they have a chance at getting into Harvard apply, not everyone on the street. Your comparison makes no sense.

        • alyssa terranova

          Please explain how that makes no sense? Plus this was in the article, it isn’t from me directly. I didn’t look up Harvard acceptance to make a point. Yes, only certain people apply to Harvard… But AGAIN your missing the point. You know, the 23,000 people who applied to 600 jobs.
          But I noticed that’s how you work. You can’t come up with anything intellectual to use to argue, so you pick out a fraction of a post, & focus on only that. Se how you didn’t bring up the point of my post? You only focused on arguing about the comparison.

    • BeJoyful

      Yes, there are jobs available. There are people applying for just about anything to get back to work. But the situation comes when employers see applications from people who are unemployed but was making a higher salary then what they are offering or worked in a different field. Some employers do not want to hire someone who they may feel will leave immediately when they are offered a higher paying job elsewhere or offered a job back in their original field.

      • Pablo Jones

        Tailor your resume to the job you are applying for, be general about your job duties and responsibilities. Don’t over sell yourself if you are applying for a job a few rungs lower on the ladder. That is if you are applying to be a cashier, don’t tell them you have your MBA and used to be a CFO for a multibillion dollar company.

        • BeJoyful

          Yes, it is smart to tailor your resume to the job you are applying for. There are people who will leave off certain job responsibilities on their resume in order to not look overqualified for the position they are applying for because they are desperate for work…but it doesn’t always work. Also, it is sometimes difficult to disguise your salary history. Especially, if you consent to the employer running a background check on the previous jobs you held…the truth about your job title and possibly your prior salary will come out.

          • Pablo Jones

            Surprisingly many employers rarely contact references. When looking for work I’ve applied to several jobs and had several job offers and not one has contacted any of my professional references. Because the truth is the only thing a prior reference can say without being sued is confirming whether you worked for the company and when you worked for the company. If they disclose earnings or whether you were fired or laid off they can be sued.

            It sound more like you are making excuses for things that might happen.

          • BeJoyful

            “Making excuses”….Uh, no…I am stating FACTS. People get the overqualified notification all the time. By the way, that is why I said possibly your prior salary history. It is not difficult to research what someone’s salary range could have been based on their prior job title. Also, there is no federal law prohibiting former employers from the disclosure of why a former employee left (i.e., was laid off or was fired). If people are concerned about what type of information will be released then they should contact their former employer’s HR department (if possible) to find out. But in reality, a former employer can only be sued by a former employee if they give out false information.

          • Pablo Jones

            FACTS? You haven’t stated any facts or any sources for those facts. You are stating opinions and based on what you have said those are uninformed opinions.

            Saying someone is over qualified is the polite way of saying they don’t want you. Improve your resume and your interview skills. If you are applying to deliver pizza don’t put down you were an engineering manager for Ford, instead put Plant worker or laborer, it isn’t lying. Don’t pump your resume up for an entry level job, target it for the job.

            I didn’t say it was criminal for a former employer to release additional information. I said they can be sued for anything negative they say about a person (by that person). Defamation of character or causing personal harm to their job search. Doesn’t matter if it is true or not. It will come down to was it absolutely necessary to say an employee was fired. And the answer is no it isn’t. Even if they win the lawsuit they would spend thousands of dollars defending it, while lawyers will sue for free in exchange for a cut of the winnings. It isn’t worth it. Ask any HR person with an ounce of training. They will confirm your employment and when you worked there. If pressed for more information they will say they are not at liberty to release that information.

          • BeJoyful

            I have stated FACTS not opinions…talk to the people out of work and their struggles to obtain work again. You seem to only be basing your experiences on looking for work like this is how it works for everyone…come back to reality and out your own bubble of thoughts.
            “Overqualified means a polite way of saying they don’t want you…improve your resume and interview skills”. You act like you know how all hiring managers think. That is wrong…everyone’s situation is different. Overqualified means just that overqualified for the job you are applying for. You can try and delete certain jobs as well from your resume but you will have to account for those gaps. And if the gap is too big (more than 2 years) then leaving it off may not be a good idea. You can also appear to be overqualified just based on the number of years you have worked. There are people who have worked for 30+ years and get the overqualified notification even after downplaying their job roles and title. And there are those who deal with age discrimination. But the truth is your actual job title can be released from your former employer…that is easy information to find out and most likely a popular question that former employers answer. Oh and you clearly stated “If they disclose earnings or whether you were fired or laid off they can be sued”…giving this information is not grounds for being sued only for giving false information of which I stated not you.

          • Pablo Jones

            Wow you really are naive. As a person who conducts interviews and works with HR people I have a good sense for these items. And it is true I do not know what everyone is thinking or their reasoning for their responses. More often than not those standard responses have a commonly understood alternative meaning.

            Here is a sample of the different meanings for over qualified. Notice most aren’t because your are overqualified.

            http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/08/22/what-the-employer-really-means-when-he-says-youre-overqualifie/

            I didn’t say delete jobs from your resume, I said down play the jobs if they are very high above the position you are applying for.

            If you’ve worked for 30+ years over qualified is most likely not the reason they won’t hire you. It could be age descrimination (they can’t say because they didn’t pick you because you are old and they don’t think you can do the work). Or it could be because over the last 30 years you haven’t done anything to improve your skills so you are under qualified. (It makes people feel better if they are over qualified than under qualified.)

            “But the truth is your actual job title can be released from your former employer…that is easy information to find out and most likely a popular question that former employers answer.”

            Again I never said they couldn’t release it. I said most HR employees with an ounce of training know not to release that info. Based on your wording “most likely” means you really don’t know and haven’t talked to any HR people.

            People can sue for any reason without justification. Sometimes the cases are dismissed without merit, in which case it doesn’t go to court. But that is all up to the judge and the area you live in. However, there can still be legal costs associated with it and more if they go to court. It is in companies best interest to hold a neutral reference policy.

          • BeJoyful

            HAHAHA…I worked in HR for several years. So I am basing my statements on work experiences in HR. So, yeah, I KNOW what I am talking about. But I can tell you have NO experience in this field since you need to search for articles. For example, we had a posting for a lab manager and an applicant with a MD applied for the job. This person was clearly overqualified and was informed of this via email and never called in for an interview. And for those experiencing age discrimination are because some employers (not all) prefer not to hire someone nearing retirement (has nothing to do with lack of experience) or may feel threaten by their vast work experience. They want a younger person to fill the position who still has many years left to work. Also, I never said that you stated that people should cut work experiences from their resume…I was just giving you an example of how people are trying to make themselves not look overqualified. You can downplay your job title all you want but you run the risk of being exposed because there is no negative justification for withholding a former employee’s job title. Just like you stated “any HR person with an ounce of training” will know that there are NO repercussions (i.e., getting sued) for releasing this information. I see that you will never understand…you just keep going backwards. Pablo, you are the naive one.

          • Pablo Jones

            You probably believe real estate listings too.

            The most misleading words in real estate (and what they really mean)

            1. Cozy (too small)

            2. Charming (too old)

            3. Original condition (appliances are 50 years old)

            4. Needs TLC (it’s a dump)

            5. Conveniently located (noisy)

            6. Desirable neighborhood (this little house has been way overpriced because the neighborhood has some snob appeal)

            7. Efficient kitchen (too small to fit two adults)

            8. One-car garage (you can drive your Chevy in, but can’t get out)

            9. Peek at the park/river/mountains (if you angle your mirror just so)

            10. Useable land (no trees)

            11. Beachfront steal (no hurricane insurance available at any price)

            12. Country living (too far from anywhere to drive to work)

            13. Must see inside (outside is ugly)

            14. Unique (hard to sell)

            15. Just available (previous owner just died on the premises, hope you don’t mind)

          • BeJoyful

            LOL…you can’t compare trying to buy real estate with getting a job…stop reaching…YOU are really embarrassing yourself. By the way, I am well aware of these types of tactics. Real estate agents will stretch the truth to get ANYONE interested in the property to buy (with the proper finances) because all they are concerned with is getting paid. A real estate listing can stay posted for longer than a year because no one is interesting in purchasing the property or a potential offer didn’t go through. On the other hand, a job posting can stay posted for a year or longer because the hiring department is looking for the right person to fill the position. They will continue to repost the same position until the right person is selected and accepts their offer for employment. I am done with trying to reason with someone like YOU who has lack of understanding and common sense.

  • disqus_9ZPfQ77y7k

    To Sniperfire: YOU ARE A NARROW-MINDED, UNINFORMED, CORPORATEASSKISSING, IDIOT! You’re bullshit comments might make you feel better, but they mean nothing to anyone with half a brain. Again, IDIOT!

    • alyssa terranova

      Watch out for GOLFINGIRL too! They are both the people who make multiple accounts abs come on EVERY article to upset people. I do not believe they are ‘regular people’ who oppose the extension, because they have too much time to go on every single article spewing hate & lies.
      They make several accounts. I have a feeling they even use different accounts on the same article to respond to themselves to look like someone agrees.
      They are FAILING if they think they are swaying anyone to agree with them. I try not to respond unless it’s comments like Golfingirl ‘S – where they post inaccurate information – “they get 63 weeks in Ohio” – so that if ppl that don’t know Facts About unemployment read the comments, don’t think that these are real facts.

      • golfingirl

        First off, I have never had multiple accounts.

        Second, you post everywhere, when it involves unemployment benefits. The CT is only another stop in your mission, whatever it is.

        So tell me, exactly how long should a person be permitted to collect unemployment?

        1 year, 3 years, forever?

        Tell me, how many weeks do they get in Ohio?

        Is yours about to expire?

        • alyssa terranova

          They receive 26. There was no extension. Again the extension wasn’t passed… But in the past, according to the unemployment percentage, Ohio was at 63 weeks. This is not the case as of January, if the extension passes, it’s 54 maximum weeks.
          How long should it last? Depends, how long will people continue to allow jobs outsourced with no penalty? How long will it take for people to realize that low wage jobs are taking over?
          I do agree, it shouldn’t last forever, however, when the government cuts the program during the winter we had, it’s cruel. Here it was 0 degrees & below. Multiple driving bans, utilities sky rocketed because of use, & the fact that there’s job opportunities in spring. Utility companies raised the prices this winter, on top of the fact that the bill is already going to be higher. If someone was unable to find work this winter they had to choose between paying the heating bill & gas in their car. You cabt survive in

          • alyssa terranova

            … * you can’t survive in that weather. You can die, & your homes pipes will freeze.
            The program will have to come to an end, it’s more about timing, execution, & creating job growth. I don’t have all the answers, & you shouldn’t think you do either. It’s funny to me how so many people declare ways to fix the economy, run government, & have all the answers … I doubt it’s an easy, one fits all answer.

          • golfingirl

            So, tell me…..what does government have to do with your employment?

            Get the appropriate training in a field in demand by employers and get on with your life.

          • SniperFire

            ‘Depends, how long will people continue to allow jobs outsourced with no penalty?’

            What ‘penalty’ are you thinking of? Or is that just some nonsense you read you some Lefty blog somewhere? BTW, where was your smartphone made?

          • golfingirl

            So, it is 26 or 54 weeks??

            You obviously do not live in Ohio.

        • BeJoyful

          You can’t stay on unemployment until you get hired for a full-time job again. You will be cutoff even if you are still unemployed after your allotted weeks have expired. So no, people can’t collect unemployment forever. New people are filing unemployment claims everyday so it is not the same people continuing to file claims. For example, if someone filed at the beginning of 2013 then most likely (depending on which state they resided) their eligibility for unemployment benefits has already expired. This extension is ONLY for those who unemployment benefits was cutoff prior to their scheduled expiration date. They still have a balance left in their unemployment benefits account.

          • golfingirl

            Then get an education with a marketable skill set and stop crying!

            There are plenty of jobs for those who have prepared themselves for the future.

            One’s ability to find employment, is proportional to the effort they put into it. If it requires training, etc., then go do it.

            Sitting around and complaining is not going to improve your plight. Get moving, or live with the consequences.

          • BeJoyful

            Who is crying? Who is sitting around and complaining? Not me…but YOU definitely are! You have a serious problem. All I was trying to do was explain to you how unemployment works and people can’t collect benefits forever. But you reply back with utter nonsense and take your frustrations out on the unemployed on me…by the way, of which I am not. You really need to go back school to learn how to comprehend and analyze statements better…YOU are lacking in that area. Also, there are people who prepared themselves for the future (received “a marketable skill set) but still got laid off and are now struggling to find work again even though they have years of experience in their field. In hindsight, it really doesn’t matter if you oppose the extension because YOU have no say in the decision anyway.

          • golfingirl

            Oh yes I do…..I vote!

            Maybe it is time to “retrain” and evolve with the job market.

          • BeJoyful

            “I vote”…so do millions of other people…what is your point? When politicians get into office they do whatever they want. The government is a big game…the public has NO say on what congress does. Does congress get voters approval before passing every bill? Uh, NO!!

          • golfingirl

            So, did you vote for Obama?

          • BeJoyful

            You really do miss the point of statements…but I am not surprised. Let me repeat myself…the government (including the president) is all a big game. It didn’t matter whether Obama or Romney won the presidency. Besides, the president, for the most part, can’t pass bills without congress approval. If you believe that you have a say on the passing of bills in congress…then go right ahead and believe that nonsense.

          • golfingirl

            So did you vote for Obama?

            His party controlled all branches of government for his first two years, he could have done as he pleased.

            He wasted his time of his “legacy” healthcare reform.

            So did you vote for him? I hope you were smart enough not to vote for him twice.

          • BeJoyful

            President Obama can’t use his executive order to override congress on this one. If this bill fails to pass, there is nothing that President Obama can do about it. Besides, it was Bush who started the EUC program in the first place. Did you have a problem when a republican president initiated the program? Most likely not. And congress passed the bill. By the way, I am “smart enough” whether I voted for Obama or not. I was not naïve to believe that whoever won the presidency was going to change how this country runs. When it comes to the government…it is all about control.

          • golfingirl

            So did you vote for Obama?

            Just use a “Y” for yes, and a “N” for no.

            Can’t make they question any simpler.

          • BeJoyful

            Wow, you just don’t get it.

    • SniperFire

      Yet you can’t refute a word I say, and can only respond with mindless insults. LOL You know I am right, which is what upsets you,.

      • Alric the Red

        What you said was so ideologically absurd, it can’t be refuted. There was no rational point made anywhere in it to take hold. It’s like you were looking at a painting of America, from a poster.

        • SniperFire

          ‘What you said….can’t be refuted. ‘

          Indeed. Nobody even tries to refute it. World history is on my side. All you guys can do is wail and gnash teeth.

          • Alric the Red

            You, as a person quite fond of stupid ideas, can’t comprehend that the idea you’re currently proposing can’t be refuted, because it’s just too stupid. And if you knew anything about history, dippy, you’d know that history is not on your side.

          • SniperFire

            ‘the idea you’re currently proposing can’t be refuted’

            Agreed. World history proves it to be true. THanks!

  • KC

    Good luck, Errol Torres!!! Please get them listening to all of us!!

    • Errol Torres

      Thank you for your support!

  • dwayne myrie

    Please sign the petition. I have seen so many unemployment petitions
    being created and not a fraction of the people I see griping is
    signing them. Join, sign and share the bill to help get John Boehner out of
    office soon. http://wh.gov/lG6ov

    • golfingirl

      Your petition has ONE signature, probably yours!

  • AdMan

    FYI, the is unemployment in North Dakota (~18,000 people) and there were 20,000 jobs that (estimated) became available. Since the neighboring states to North Dakota all have fairly high Unemployment rates its safe to assume thos jobs are not only filled but overfilled. By the rationale that we should just move to where the jobs are we should simply move to China, which is ridiculous. The analogy here is when a mining company closes and moves the whole town will simply go where the work is, problem being that the “mining company” here is made up of multiple giant industries that there is no finding by relocation but rather through proper governing, planning and implementation.

    • SniperFire

      ‘By the rationale that we should just move to where the jobs are…is ridiculous.’

      That is simply untrue. Americans have ALWAYS been on the move to pursue new opportunities. I gave a laundry list in another post on just some of the examples. And it is not just Americans – it is world history. Why do you think the Mexicans are invading our nation?

      Nobody owes anyone else a living. Owebama has been lying to you.

      • Alric the Red

        That’s a ridiculous oversimplification. That’s a romanticized view of life in American, a typical right-wing tool’s view, a person not faced with a crisis like this. An armchair critic.

        • Sis Delish

          Why not create your own job? Its the quickest way to understanding how much the rest of us value your services.

        • SniperFire

          The world does not owe you a living, Al. Pelosi lied to you,

          • Alric the Red

            Nobody is claiming anyone owes anyone a living, you moron. Fox News lied to you.

          • Sis Delish

            CNN can’t find a Plane… And it refuses to report on anything else, which in my opinion is a bigger lie of withholding info in favor of sensationalism.

            Even the suspendered curmudgeon Larry King, when asked if he would return to CNN to save the Cable News Network, said he would, only if he wouldn’t have to report on the missing plane. Lol.

            MSNBC/LgbtTv? For those who are what they eat.

            Suddenly, FOXNews is looking pretty stable, by comparison, unless of course, you prefer your nightly news to be more about who got canned on one of the celebrity dancing shows, etc.

            Summary: Wanna get hired? Watch and absorb what’s really going on in the County, not what the liberal media spoon stuffs your exhausted brains.

    • Sis Delish

      Even lifer politician Dennis Kucinich pondered moving to the State of Washington to continue in politics when he was fired in Ohio. But, he got hired by FoxNews.

      The above is a great example of sometimes taking a job you never would have considered when times are good.

  • mygovermentkilledme

    im just going to start shooting cops judges politicians f*** it

  • mygovermentkilledme

    maybe someone should blow up john boehner house
    or at least post his home address and all the people who lost their jobs just go sit in front of his house and asking for a dollar every day

  • golfingirl

    It appears this board has been “invaded” by a bunch of outsiders with their whining style and need for a government to take care of them.

    Must be on their list today of out-of-town sites to congregate and spew their stupidity.

  • edward arbuckle

    sniperfire your an idiot

    • SniperFire

      ‘your an idiot’

      Classic, Epic Fail. LOLOLOLOLOL

  • John Carmiche

    He is a poor Representative to be speaking for the american people in most states if your fired to you cannot collect unemployment. There going to pick him apart.

  • Jamie Larson

    By the way genius, I looked up a few stats for North Dakota, the population density is 9.7 vs over 20 states that are 300+ I’d hope you have work with the second lowest population in the United States. Your leading employment is in the oil industry, you have the lowest wage scale, and the worst ranked Education. I’d be happy to come take your job from you, or watch 3 million flood there raise your property taxes, crime rate, unemployment rate and take what little work is actually there. Looking up the stats I realize how simple you are, when you only have 9.7 people per square mile on average. We could probably employee your entire town at one of our local malls, you are really clueless living out in no man’s land, reality is so different then what you preserve there.

    • Alric the Red

      What the hell are you talking about?

  • golfingirl

    Looking at the grammar and punctuation by all the “new” posters here, it is no wonder they can’t find a job.

    Without an education, unemployment will always be a part of your life.

    You have no one to blame but yourselves. Take responsibility and stop blaming others for your plight in life, which you alone created.

    Off to the next topic. Enjoy the unemployment line.

    • DerekJR321

      Hah.. right. So you think everyone who is unemployed is uneducated? I worked as a computer programmer for over 20 years. Yet right now, I can’t even get a job at McDonalds. I lost my job in September 2013 due to a project cancellation. Through no fault of my own. Since then I’ve tried and tried to find a job. I’ve tried to get NEW job training through my state as well (who doesn’t have job training funds anymore btw). Please realize that not everyone who is suffering right now WANTS to be unemployed. I certainly don’t. I much preferred my $1600 a week check (after taxes) to the measly $280 I got on unemployment. Now I get nothing. That $280 would help me get gas, keep food on my kids plate, etc.

      • golfingirl

        Exactly where do you come from?

        What brings you to these pages?

        Good luck in your job search. I wish you well.

        • DerekJR321

          A search for “Unemployment Extension” brought me here.

          • golfingirl

            Got it. Just curious where everybody came from today to comment on this story.

            Good luck.

      • Sis Delish

        So, create a new software solution using your extensive skills and available time. Then, market and sell you product/service to The World!

        It Can Be Done.

  • GUEST

    hey golfingirl, hope your full ride mommys boy breaks his neck so u would have to take care of her

    • Starryeyes63

      Maybe you should look into anger management. I just love the tolerant LEFT……….

      • golfingirl

        Needs some work on proper grammar and spelling.

        Can someone actually be that dumb? Has absolutely no grasp of the English language.

  • ekwaykway

    We need to eliminate all forms of social security, food stamps, medicaid, medicare, the EPA, farm subsidies, oil company subsidies. For the starving families, churches and charities should provide soup kitchens, clothing, shelters. That is the American dream. Welfare too! People need to be responsible and take care of their own. No free lunches in this country.

    • Sis Delish

      Especially those Churches who lean Left.

    • Joy Palardy Barby

      Who are you sick people?! May God forgive you!

  • Dipper

    Are you the Errol Torres that shows on the Sheffield Police blotter with a recent DUI arrest? Just google Errol Torres DUI.

    • golfingirl

      Has also been in default on loans dating back years before he lost this job.

      I am sure suing his previous employer and union did not help his cause in finding a new job.

      “His search proved difficult due to a non-compete agreement that he signed when he took the job nine months before.”

      Bad decision…never sign a non-compete. If you do, you have to live with the consequences.

      Honestly, if a company fires someone, they usually hope they do go work for a competitor.

  • SniperFire

    ‘He hopes his testimony before Democratic House of Representative leaders today will persuade lawmakers to reinstate the program.’

    Democrats have no power in the House. That is pretty stoopid.

    • golfingirl

      And soon, no power in the Senate.

  • SniperFire

    ‘His search proved difficult due to a non-compete agreement that he signed when he took the job nine months before. ‘

    Knowing what I know about the subject, this is probably a lie. But the C-T reports it as fact.

    • golfingirl

      I am surprised he could collect unemployment since he was fired.

      Must of had a good reason.

  • golfingirl

    Efforts should be on job creation, not the extension of unemployment benefits.

    Long term unemployed have increased 3 fold over the past 5 years.

    Green energy jobs, shovel ready jobs….where are they?

    Uncertainty surrounding healthcare costs, overwhelming government regulation on businesses, higher taxes…these are just a few reasons companies are not hiring in the U.S.

    The United States has the highest corporate tax rate of any major country in the world. Every dollar the government takes, and either waste or redistributes, is one less dollar which can be put into payroll to grow a business.

    The reasons companies are not hiring is obvious, but nothing is being done to address the issues business owners face today.

    Higher corporate tax rates + increased regulation + healthcare uncertainty = less hiring. A very simple equation.

    The anger directed toward Boehner, for not wanting to extend unemployment benefits, should be directed toward the current administration for creating the problem in the first place.

    For the first two years, Democrats controlled all branches of government, but did nothing to create jobs. Their focus was a takeover of healthcare.

    Many Americans got exactly what they voted for. Live with it and learn from your mistake.

    Oh, by the way…..$17T in debt. The country is broke! There is no more money.

    • Sis Delish

      You may have overwhelmed the congregation, but not me.

      Brilliant summation.

      • golfingirl

        Thank you.

  • Justcallmemr

    TO GOLFINGURL ….****HERES YOU ANOTHER ONE TO BLOCK .DIE IN YOUR SLEEP

    • Starryeyes63

      Just love the tolerant left……….. maybe this is why AMERICANS can’t find work :http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/06/obama-outsources-100000-more-jobs-to-guest-workers/

      • golfingirl

        I just love it when I irritate people…..laughing.

        Always a sure sign you have won a debate…when they resort to child-like name calling. Even wishing death on you!

        Oh well, they all had their day here, and will be moving on to another distant news story to whine about unemployment benefits running out and not lasting for the remainder of their lives.

    • golfingirl

      But if I die in my sleep, that will be one less taxpayer to support you and your entitlements.

      Better be careful what your wish for. If all taxpayers die, you will then be forced to work.

  • Leogona

    See..@golfingirl is giving realistic information that people can use…if you know these locations, you can check it out and get hired…
    In my area, I just found out that Deals is hiring. I was told that by a cashier there that you can go online to print & full out application, then bring it into the store with a resume & give it to a manger.
    #helpful #realInfo