Monday, May 10, 2010

Subsidizing Doing Nothing

BREAKING NEWS: State bureaucrats surprised to learn that paying people to do nothing results in more people doing nothing.

From the Detroit News: Landscapers find workers choosing jobless pay
But B&L Landscaping in Oak Park finds the labor pool is noticeably weaker and less motivated, director Richard Angell said, even though the company still gets 80 to 100 applicants per week.

"We're just getting people coming in, filling out paperwork, hoping they won't get hired," Angell said. "... We're having a hard time finding quality applicants."

1 comment:

  1. What is being missed here is how many of these unemployment recipients are really working for cash/off the books somewhere else thereby double dipping the system. From my experience that number is somewhere around 1/3 to 2/3! Throw in food stamps and some of the other benes it would be crazy to take a job!