The most glorious 46 weeks of my life have ground to a halt. My unemployment compensation has been terminated due to the Senate's inaction on the issue. I knew the end was coming, but what caught me by surprise is that the benefits actually ended on June 3. Apparently, my job working for the U.S. Census did not lengthen the UC benefits as they should have because I was earning auxiliary money. Instead, I'm pretty much screwed.
I contacted Adecco yesterday and likely will be working as an office secretary in the near future. Maybe I'll call a local freight contractor and get that job driving train crews from station to station.
This, of course, is what fiscal ideologues wanted. They want the unemployed to take subpar jobs that don't pay the mortgage. This is what they want for middle-class Americans. So this is what they're getting. And we'll soon find out what their experiment achieves as thousands of the unemployed lose their paychecks by the day. Welcome to the New America.
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