Saturday, January 2, 2010

Results from Parade Poll

In October I created a short post from a Parade article titled, "Should Unemployed People Work for Free?". The title of their article was terribly misleading.

The Parade pamphlet comes in my newspaper on Sunday but I don't read it every Sunday because the content doesn't interest me. However, I happened to catch the results from a poll that corresponded to their article. The question for the poll was "Should Unemployed People Work for Free?"; 42% replied 'yes' and 58% replied 'no.'

There are a few things that need to be cleared up here:

+Despite all of the comments left on the Parade website, working for free is not slavery. It is more like an unpaid internship. Recent graduates and college student do it ALL THE TIME.

+Unemployment benefits don't just pop out of the clear blue sky. Where do you think the money comes from? The state and the federal government leverage taxes on businesses for the money earned by employees.

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