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2012-07-10 10:16:50 PM
And the derp thickens...
 
2012-07-10 10:22:04 PM
Why aren't they helping the rich get richer? Lazy f*cks.
 
2012-07-10 11:51:16 PM
I look forward to seeing the jobs bill the honorable Representative plans to introduce next week

/what?
 
2012-07-10 11:54:24 PM
"Today it's almost a government guarantee of a middle-income standard of living from all these [government safety net] programs we have.

Ya know, I'm not a really violent person, but if someone were to take a ball peen hammer to this jackasses head I wouldn't shed any tears.
 
2012-07-10 11:54:35 PM
Let's make him unemployed and test his theory.

Difficulty: He can't take any job from a campaign contributor, family, family friend, or politically affiliated group.


GO!
 
2012-07-11 12:20:27 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I look forward to seeing the jobs bill the honorable Representative plans to introduce next week

/what?


Can't do it. Gonna vote on a meaningless repeal of Obamacare for the 32nd time.
 
2012-07-11 12:23:21 AM
Do these guys ever stop and listen to what they're saying?
 
2012-07-11 12:43:14 AM

Mentat: Do these guys ever stop and listen to what they're saying?


That would cause one to reflect upon one's actions and the ramifications they have upon others. I'm going to go with "no" because that would require either ritual suicide or some petty form of enlightenment.. "Wow, I'm such a f*cking tool box. I should be less of a dick."
 
2012-07-11 12:55:48 AM
King said. "Some can't do anything about that, some aren't willing to do anything about that. When you add that all up, roughly a third of Americans of working age are not contributing to the gross domestic product of the United States."

"They should do their fair share," he added.


every day I get up, hit the internets, find job postings, and apply for jobs. every weekday, that is...I go to job fairs, research companies, find out who's hiring....you know what I found tho? two things: 1. everyone wants my 15 years of experience with every form of technology known to mankind...but nobody wants to PAY me for it. 2. tech jobs are bleeding out of my state faster than ever before. companies don't want to hire US workers...they want to hire a 10 pack of indians or chinese to half ass their shiat and hope it holds together for 2 quarters and they get their bonus checks out of the company.

so you want to put me back to work. ok, i'm more than up for it. But understand that I got bills to pay just like you do Congressman. I have a bare minimum that I need to meet in order to survive. Stop companies from shipping jobs overseas, reward companies for hiring people like me. that'll get us all back to work again pretty damn quick. But don't sit there and tell the unemployed that 'we're not doing our fair share'. Because a lot of us are.

/resume available upon request.
//not kidding.
 
2012-07-11 12:58:01 AM
also: 'stigma of unemployment'? must be related to that 'guilt' thing I hear some people have. must be terribly inconvenient.
 
2012-07-11 01:17:21 AM
If I was ever given a monkey's paw that allowed me to kill 3 humans without direct personal consequence, it would be hard not to pick Steve King as one of my 3. Which is really good news for Justin Beiber.
 
2012-07-11 01:46:21 AM

NewportBarGuy: Let's make him unemployed and test his theory.


Christie Vilsack, wife of the former Governor/current Sec. of Agriculture is trying to do just that. And she really does have a shot, unlike his previous opponents. Redistricting has brought King's seat closer to the middle of IA, which is more politically centrist than the western branch.
 
2012-07-11 01:47:49 AM

Weaver95: every day I get up, hit the internets, find job postings, and apply for jobs. every weekday, that is...I go to job fairs, research companies, find out who's hiring....you know what I found tho? two things: 1. everyone wants my 15 years of experience with every form of technology known to mankind...but nobody wants to PAY me for it. 2. tech jobs are bleeding out of my state faster than ever before. companies don't want to hire US workers...they want to hire a 10 pack of indians or chinese to half ass their shiat and hope it holds together for 2 quarters and they get their bonus checks out of the company.

so you want to put me back to work. ok, i'm more than up for it. But understand that I got bills to pay just like you do Congressman. I have a bare minimum that I need to meet in order to survive. Stop companies from shipping jobs overseas, reward companies for hiring people like me. that'll get us all back to work again pretty damn quick. But don't sit there and tell the unemployed that 'we're not doing our fair share'. Because a lot of us are.

/resume available upon request.
//not kidding.


Well there's your problem. You're pounding pavement looking for someone to give you a job like it's some kind of handout. You should be out in the streets with your "Will set up server for food" sign drumming up business in the entrepenural spirit that built this country.

/I don't mean that.
/please don't hate me.

but part of me thinks that is exactly what republicans expect. No job? Make your own? No cusomers? do it for free! Or some nonsense.
 
2012-07-11 01:59:59 AM

Ambivalence: but part of me thinks that is exactly what republicans expect.


They expect to be able to channel political resentment down the class ladder via appeal to infantile image/response. That's why all their "values" crap is couched in the jingoistic playground languages of school kids.
 
2012-07-11 02:06:50 AM
Steve. You collect a government check, and for the past 2 years, have done as little work as farking possible.

You're a welfare queen. Now go admire your fine rich folks refrigerator and shut the fark up.
 
2012-07-11 02:08:17 AM

Bladel: Can't do it. Gonna vote on a meaningless repeal of Obamacare for the 32nd time.


Not necessarily - they aren't just a one-trick pony. There's a good chance they might also sponsor an anti-abortion bill, an anti-gay rights amendment or a tax cut for themselves.
 
M-G
2012-07-11 02:12:44 AM
If all of the safety-net programs provide a middle-income standard of living, it shows just how shiatty middle-income has become.
 
2012-07-11 02:15:48 AM
This guy apparently uses oxygen, but not for his brain.
 
2012-07-11 02:20:31 AM
"One of the things is, people are told they don't need to create opportunities," he said. "It's up to somebody else to offer them a job."

I like how we've adjusted the standard from "get a job" to "become a goddamn entrepreneur" in terms of who is a lazy bum in this country.
 
2012-07-11 02:23:26 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I look forward to seeing the jobs "tax cuts for job creators" bill the honorable Representative plans to introduce next week

/what?

 
2012-07-11 02:24:36 AM

Polyhazard: "One of the things is, people are told they don't need to create opportunities," he said. "It's up to somebody else to offer them a job."

I like how we've adjusted the standard from "get a job" to "become a goddamn entrepreneur" in terms of who is a lazy bum in this country.


Yep. Because after months, if not years, of not finding work, people should start their own company from scratch?
 
2012-07-11 02:25:01 AM
The unemployed in Japan have to pay retirement taxes (equivalent to SS taxes in the US) based on their income in the previous year.

So yeah, if the unemployed in the US aren't paying into the SS fund, they aren't even doing the bare minimum that Japanese unemployed workers do.
 
2012-07-11 02:25:39 AM
This is the shining example of a man willing to take the stand and rage against the desperation of a dead zone of misery caused by unemployment.
 
2012-07-11 02:31:34 AM

NewportBarGuy: That would cause one to reflect upon one's actions and the ramifications they have upon others. I'm going to go with "no" because that would require either ritual suicide or some petty form of enlightenment.. "Wow, I'm such a f*cking tool box. I should be less of a dick."


That XKCD comic about the guy who wrote the browser extension that reads back a poster's youtube comments comes to mind.
 
2012-07-11 02:33:56 AM
SHUT UP YOU DEAN KOONTZ WANNABE!
 
2012-07-11 02:37:17 AM
Then give them jobs, dumbass
 
2012-07-11 02:37:59 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The unemployed in Japan have to pay retirement taxes (equivalent to SS taxes in the US) based on their income in the previous year.

So yeah, if the unemployed in the US aren't paying into the SS fund, they aren't even doing the bare minimum that Japanese unemployed workers do.


You sound like a job creator.
God bless you.
 
2012-07-11 02:44:34 AM
You mean me riding out 99 weeks of unemployment isn't doing my share?

You know, I think unemployment should last longer. I think it should last...lemme see here

life expectancy is let's say 80 years...and the unemployed person is probably already 20, so that's 60 years difference. At 52 weeks per year, let's call it 50 to make the math easy...

3,000 weeks.

Errrr....for purely political reasons

2,999 weeks.

And what's with making people look for work? That's why it's called unemployment, amirite?

Also, what's with the pay cut? I mean, the person was already insulted by being fired. His feelings are probably really hurt, so he should get MORE THAN 100% of his base salary.

2,999 weeks at 110% of base salary is what unemployment should be. What could go wrong?
 
2012-07-11 02:52:34 AM

Weaver95: I have a bare minimum that I need to meet in order to survive.


If that minimum exceeds cost of food, then you are full of shiat. Survival? Please.

Have you sold your house to buy food? Then stop the bs survival talk. You're like the lady in New Orleans with a bag of Nike shoes after Katrina talking about how she looted them because it was about survival.

I appreciate your rant about all, but don't talk that "survival" bs.
 
2012-07-11 02:55:00 AM

SevenizGud: Weaver95: I have a bare minimum that I need to meet in order to survive.

If that minimum exceeds cost of food, then you are full of shiat. Survival? Please.


Never heard of the need for clothing or shelter, have you? It's okay. They'll cover that for you when you hit 2nd grade.

This'll be the year you get over the hump, I can feel it.
 
2012-07-11 02:55:06 AM

fusillade762: This is the shining example of a man willing to take the stand and rage against the desperation of a dead zone of misery caused by unemployment.


It is misery! When you don't have a job you can't even afford the bus and have to take a long walk to the store to buy the few needful things you have to carrie home to get by. You can't even afford a breast or wing of chicken and have to eat the dark half. That is if you can manage to eat at all or end up a bag of bones. You can't even order take-out anymore cause you don't have a cell! Nobody's hiring at all. Not even night shift work. They're all just down to skeleton crews waiting for things to turn around before they hire. I think I've just had IT.
 
2012-07-11 02:55:22 AM

SevenizGud: You mean me riding out 99 weeks of unemployment isn't doing my share?

You know, I think unemployment should last longer. I think it should last...lemme see here

life expectancy is let's say 80 years...and the unemployed person is probably already 20, so that's 60 years difference. At 52 weeks per year, let's call it 50 to make the math easy...

3,000 weeks.

Errrr....for purely political reasons

2,999 weeks.

And what's with making people look for work? That's why it's called unemployment, amirite?

Also, what's with the pay cut? I mean, the person was already insulted by being fired. His feelings are probably really hurt, so he should get MORE THAN 100% of his base salary.

2,999 weeks at 110% of base salary is what unemployment should be. What could go wrong?


i1024.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-11 02:57:54 AM
Oh, I see.

It's their own fault or they want to be unemployed so the House doesn't need to do anything and can keep right on repealing ACA for the thirtysomething time and searching for socialists in the couch cushions.
 
2012-07-11 02:59:13 AM

Weaver95: King said. "Some can't do anything about that, some aren't willing to do anything about that. When you add that all up, roughly a third of Americans of working age are not contributing to the gross domestic product of the United States."

"They should do their fair share," he added.

every day I get up, hit the internets, find job postings, and apply for jobs. every weekday, that is...I go to job fairs, research companies, find out who's hiring....you know what I found tho? two things: 1. everyone wants my 15 years of experience with every form of technology known to mankind...but nobody wants to PAY me for it. 2. tech jobs are bleeding out of my state faster than ever before. companies don't want to hire US workers...they want to hire a 10 pack of indians or chinese to half ass their shiat and hope it holds together for 2 quarters and they get their bonus checks out of the company.

so you want to put me back to work. ok, i'm more than up for it. But understand that I got bills to pay just like you do Congressman. I have a bare minimum that I need to meet in order to survive. Stop companies from shipping jobs overseas, reward companies for hiring people like me. that'll get us all back to work again pretty damn quick. But don't sit there and tell the unemployed that 'we're not doing our fair share'. Because a lot of us are.

/resume available upon request.
//not kidding.


Come to New Zealand. There was a thing in the paper this week about IT companies having trouble finding skilled workers.
 
2012-07-11 03:00:16 AM

Loucifer: fusillade762: This is the shining example of a man willing to take the stand and rage against the desperation of a dead zone of misery caused by unemployment.

It is misery! When you don't have a job you can't even afford the bus and have to take a long walk to the store to buy the few needful things you have to carrie home to get by. You can't even afford a breast or wing of chicken and have to eat the dark half. That is if you can manage to eat at all or end up a bag of bones. You can't even order take-out anymore cause you don't have a cell! Nobody's hiring at all. Not even night shift work. They're all just down to skeleton crews waiting for things to turn around before they hire. I think I've just had IT.


6/10. You missed opportunities to work in being so much Thinner and weak from hunger that you can't even Stand, those scary alleys you can only get through by Running, Man, the Rage of being helpless through Different Seasons, and the fact that you can no longer be the Shining example you'd want for your kids.

In short, I know Stop Arresting Me, and you sir, are no Stop Arresting Me.
 
2012-07-11 03:00:32 AM
So I guess nobody told Steve that the unemployed still get to vote.
 
2012-07-11 03:05:28 AM
Article summary:

"DERP HARDER! DOUBLE DOWN! DOUBLE DOWN!"
 
2012-07-11 03:15:57 AM

stoli n coke: Loucifer: fusillade762: This is the shining example of a man willing to take the stand and rage against the desperation of a dead zone of misery caused by unemployment.

It is misery! When you don't have a job you can't even afford the bus and have to take a long walk to the store to buy the few needful things you have to carrie home to get by. You can't even afford a breast or wing of chicken and have to eat the dark half. That is if you can manage to eat at all or end up a bag of bones. You can't even order take-out anymore cause you don't have a cell! Nobody's hiring at all. Not even night shift work. They're all just down to skeleton crews waiting for things to turn around before they hire. I think I've just had IT.

6/10. You missed opportunities to work in being so much Thinner and weak from hunger that you can't even Stand, those scary alleys you can only get through by Running, Man, the Rage of being helpless through Different Seasons, and the fact that you can no longer be the Shining example you'd want for your kids.

In short, I know Stop Arresting Me, and you sir, are no Stop Arresting Me.


Except that I already used The Shining, The Stand and Rage. I would say it's pretty good considering what was left. Actually better than mine, honestly.
 
2012-07-11 03:22:41 AM

sunbird: Weaver95: King said. "Some can't do anything about that, some aren't willing to do anything about that. When you add that all up, roughly a third of Americans of working age are not contributing to the gross domestic product of the United States."

"They should do their fair share," he added.

every day I get up, hit the internets, find job postings, and apply for jobs. every weekday, that is...I go to job fairs, research companies, find out who's hiring....you know what I found tho? two things: 1. everyone wants my 15 years of experience with every form of technology known to mankind...but nobody wants to PAY me for it. 2. tech jobs are bleeding out of my state faster than ever before. companies don't want to hire US workers...they want to hire a 10 pack of indians or chinese to half ass their shiat and hope it holds together for 2 quarters and they get their bonus checks out of the company.

so you want to put me back to work. ok, i'm more than up for it. But understand that I got bills to pay just like you do Congressman. I have a bare minimum that I need to meet in order to survive. Stop companies from shipping jobs overseas, reward companies for hiring people like me. that'll get us all back to work again pretty damn quick. But don't sit there and tell the unemployed that 'we're not doing our fair share'. Because a lot of us are.

/resume available upon request.
//not kidding.

Come to New Zealand. There was a thing in the paper this week about IT companies having trouble finding skilled workers.


I just had a friend flee Christchurch, NZ after her house became uninhabitable for the third time due to earthquakes. She has a PhD in virology and immunology, so they really lost something special in her. She's from San Diego, too, so you KNOW those earthquakes were terrible! When Southern California has fewer earthquakes than someplace, you know that someplace kinda sucks.
 
2012-07-11 03:24:08 AM

paygun: So I guess nobody told Steve that the unemployed still get to vote.


Politicians have to tailor their actions to changes in the stock market every day. They only think about a vote once every few years. Do unemployed people have the power to affect stock prices on a daily basis? If not, then what power does their voting have, even en masse?
 
2012-07-11 03:27:17 AM

Weaver95: every day I get up, hit the internets, find job postings, and apply for jobs. every weekday, that is...I go to job fairs, research companies, find out who's hiring....you know what I found tho? two things: 1. everyone wants my 15 years of experience with every form of technology known to mankind...but nobody wants to PAY me for it.
/i>

^^^^^^^^^
THIS


The ideal employee is one who knows every piece of hardware and software going all the way back to flint tools and cave drawings, but who will work for a crust of bread and a cup of lukewarm broth with a noodle in it... and be grateful for the privilege.

Short term thinking from small minded people... another reason why america is going down the sh*tter.

 
2012-07-11 03:27:39 AM
"Today it's almost a government guarantee of a middle-income standard of living from all these [government safety net] programs we have.

So... safety net bad, tax cuts for the people sucking up all the money in the country good?

Trying to deflect away from the GOP's undying support of the 1% this is what Steve Sociopath King comes up with?

The GOP are now officially reduced to being White Knights for the 1% and the American Taliban crowd.

There is not one reason to vote for these openly corrupt morons these days and plenty of reasons not to.
 
2012-07-11 03:30:17 AM
Weaver95: every day I get up, hit the internets, find job postings, and apply for jobs. every weekday, that is...I go to job fairs, research companies, find out who's hiring....you know what I found tho? two things: 1. everyone wants my 15 years of experience with every form of technology known to mankind...but nobody wants to PAY me for it.


^^^^^^^
THIS


The ideal employee is one who knows every piece of hardware and software going all the way back to flint tools and cave drawings, but who will work for a crust of bread and a cup of lukewarm broth with a noodle in it... and be grateful for the privilege.

Short term thinking from small minded people... another reason why america is going down the sh*tter.

/HTML-Fu needs work
 
2012-07-11 03:40:39 AM

Weaver95: King said. "Some can't do anything about that, some aren't willing to do anything about that. When you add that all up, roughly a third of Americans of working age are not contributing to the gross domestic product of the United States."

"They should do their fair share," he added.

every day I get up, hit the internets, find job postings, and apply for jobs. every weekday, that is...I go to job fairs, research companies, find out who's hiring....you know what I found tho? two things: 1. everyone wants my 15 years of experience with every form of technology known to mankind...but nobody wants to PAY me for it. 2. tech jobs are bleeding out of my state faster than ever before. companies don't want to hire US workers...they want to hire a 10 pack of indians or chinese to half ass their shiat and hope it holds together for 2 quarters and they get their bonus checks out of the company.

so you want to put me back to work. ok, i'm more than up for it. But understand that I got bills to pay just like you do Congressman. I have a bare minimum that I need to meet in order to survive. Stop companies from shipping jobs overseas, reward companies for hiring people like me. that'll get us all back to work again pretty damn quick. But don't sit there and tell the unemployed that 'we're not doing our fair share'. Because a lot of us are.

/resume available upon request.
//not kidding.


Its your own damn fault for being poor. Look at you, paying for your fancy internet connect and computer. I bet you even own a refrigerator.
 
2012-07-11 03:44:14 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The unemployed in Japan have to pay retirement taxes (equivalent to SS taxes in the US) based on their income in the previous year.

So yeah, if the unemployed in the US aren't paying into the SS fund, they aren't even doing the bare minimum that Japanese unemployed workers do.


Huh? Several different taxes in Japan are just delayed a year. Instead of the pay-in-advance-and-work-it-out-at-the-end-of-the-year system that the US uses, they bill you in 2013 based on what you earned in 2012. It has nothing to do with the topic at hand...
 
2012-07-11 03:44:32 AM

sunbird: Come to New Zealand. There was a thing in the paper this week about IT companies having trouble finding skilled workers.


Not a bad idea, but many countries around the world are suffering from the same "we hate outsiders taking our jobs" miasma as America. I looked into what it would take to get legal status to live and work in Australia, and even for a "critical" profession like IT, there was a 2 year wait on the application.

Having work authorization in NZ would be cool though, because as I understand it, Kiwis can work in Oz, but not the other way around.
 
2012-07-11 03:51:47 AM

SBWorks: AverageAmericanGuy: The unemployed in Japan have to pay retirement taxes (equivalent to SS taxes in the US) based on their income in the previous year.

So yeah, if the unemployed in the US aren't paying into the SS fund, they aren't even doing the bare minimum that Japanese unemployed workers do.

Huh? Several different taxes in Japan are just delayed a year. Instead of the pay-in-advance-and-work-it-out-at-the-end-of-the-year system that the US uses, they bill you in 2013 based on what you earned in 2012. It has nothing to do with the topic at hand...


That's small solace for the unemployed guy with no income.
 
2012-07-11 03:57:47 AM

ImpendingCynic: sunbird: Come to New Zealand. There was a thing in the paper this week about IT companies having trouble finding skilled workers.

Not a bad idea, but many countries around the world are suffering from the same "we hate outsiders taking our jobs" miasma as America. I looked into what it would take to get legal status to live and work in Australia, and even for a "critical" profession like IT, there was a 2 year wait on the application.

Having work authorization in NZ would be cool though, because as I understand it, Kiwis can work in Oz, but not the other way around.


If you are looking at Australia, there are recruitment companies here that have sanction to easily sponsor foreign workers, especially in the IT industry. With that sponsorship there is no 2 year wait, so if you are interested you might want to see if you can find a recruitment company here that could utilise that.

As for working in NZ, I was looking at the possibility a couple of years ago and the general consensus was that work authorization was generally the same both ways.
 
2012-07-11 04:10:00 AM

ImpendingCynic: sunbird: Come to New Zealand. There was a thing in the paper this week about IT companies having trouble finding skilled workers.

Not a bad idea, but many countries around the world are suffering from the same "we hate outsiders taking our jobs" miasma as America. I looked into what it would take to get legal status to live and work in Australia, and even for a "critical" profession like IT, there was a 2 year wait on the application.


I think they also require that you speak the language, too.
 
2012-07-11 04:11:24 AM

Weaver95: But don't sit there and tell the unemployed that 'we're not doing our fair share'. Because a lot of us are.


I work five part-time jobs to make ends meet; I have a feeling that I've worked more hours in the past two weeks than this anal polyp has in his entire life. Fifty bucks says that he still thinks I'm lazy, because (and this is the only important part, as far as he's concerned) I'm not a millionaire.

I should be outraged, but at this point, it just amuses me more than anything else. :P
 
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