Weekly Wrap: Jobs and politics, the Fed and banks

A Wall Street sign in New York City's financial district.

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John Carney's comments in this story-thinking people would rather live off the government (us) than to work "is a myth"- makes me cringe to think he can sway peoples minds, opinions and wallets.

I on the other hand know more people who lived on benefits (and turned down exploring jobs that others pointed them toward) than the one I know that worked tirelessly to get employed again. The odd thing is that all the people who took the full extension of benefits found employment within a month of them expiring.

I realize that many people who want work can't find it, but John needs to see that preferring to live on benefits instead of personal action and responsibility isn't a myth at all.

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