An Idea Whose Time Is Not Now, and Likely Should Never Be

Unlike other ideas which do come in their appointed time and then spread like wildfire – the Occupy Movement comes to mind – this idea proposed by House Republicans to require a high school diploma or GED, or enrollment in courses to obtain one or the other, or alternatively, adult education courses, to be eligible to receive unemployment benefits seems another example of the short-sightedness endemic in House Republicans these days. Yet another attack on middle class workers that have long been in the work force, played by the rules, and find themselves out of work through no fault of their own. Hard to see what justifies this type of tinkering-around-the-edges policy proposal, but with the current majority in the House this certainly isn’t the first piece of legislation, nor will likely be the last, that leaves one scratching their head (if not cursing profusely). Read more here from Robert Greenstein at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


About sdemetri
Portland, Maine freelance photographer, writer, activist

3 Responses to An Idea Whose Time Is Not Now, and Likely Should Never Be

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