Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on July 29, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Many of the OOTD entries have to do with poor research informing statements from Barack Obama, but today’s is perhaps the most embarrassing. Obama wanted to get a photo opportunity with a real, live, unemployed person — only no one bothered to check why Leslie Macko is still unemployed:

Leslie Macko was once employed at ACAC in the Albemarle Square Shopping Center. In 2009, Macko was convicted of prescription drug fraud, at which point she lost her job as an esthetician in the spa at ACAC.

However, on July 19, Macko was seen standing next to President Barack Obama as his example of the needs to extend jobless benefits.

“We need to extend unemployment compensation benefits for women like Leslie Macko, who lost her job at a fitness center last year, and has been looking for work ever since. Because she’s eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she’s doing what she never thought she’d have to do. Not at this point, anyway. She’s turning to her father for financial support,” Obama said in his speech.

Here are a couple of better questions. Why is our money going to support a convicted fraudster? And why can’t the White House do research, for crying out loud?

Update: The story says that no one can be sure that the fraud conviction is what caused Macko to lose her job, but it’s certainly not helping her find a new one.  I’ve adjusted the first paragraph to be more on point.  The OOTD is more about the White House putting a fraudster on stage as an example of the misfortunate unemployed, when Macko created her own problems by breaking the law.

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Yes. Very much a “If Bush Had Done It” moment.

apostic on July 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Just the facts ma’am!!!

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:09 AM

O is letting his subjects know that he is a man for All The People.

TimBuk3 on July 29, 2010 at 8:11 AM

And why can’t the White House do research, for crying out loud?

Why do you think they would object to a convicted fraudster? Look at BHO’s associates throughout his life and the people in his administration.

Cody1991 on July 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM

In the eyes of Hope and Change,
she,Leslie,

is a victim!!

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM

I thought Bush’s PR staff was absolutely terrible and didn’t help him on many occasions where he should have looked good.
Obama’s PR team is taking it to a new level of bufoonery.

Bradky on July 29, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Wasn’t another of his photo ops with a man who lost his job because of one of the enforced dealership closings? Next he’ll have Gulf Coast oil workers standing next to him trying to convince us it’s someone else’s fault.

texabama on July 29, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Birds of a feather.

Bruce MacMahon on July 29, 2010 at 8:16 AM

In Obama’s America this is known as an entrepreneur.

rob verdi on July 29, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Obowma acted stupidly, again …

tarpon on July 29, 2010 at 8:17 AM

So wait it’s preferable for her to get support from a total stranger through my tax dollars then to get support from the man who chose to bring her into this world?

Kahuna on July 29, 2010 at 8:17 AM

It’s nauseating watching him attempt to appear as though he cares about citizens – or anyone. The Spew? Gag me. All these obnoxious photo ops? No thanks.

Here’s something (along with many other serious issues like unemployment) he should be addressing:

U.S. Needs To Articulate Credible Fiscal Consolidation Plan – Moody’s

SYDNEY (Dow Jones)–The U.S. government needs to articulate clearly a credible plan to tackle its bulging debt profile in order to keep its triple-A credit rating, Moody’s Investors Service’s lead sovereign analyst for the country said Thursday.

In contrast to the U.S., the credit health of Asian countries remains broadly positive and their resilience has been highlighted by Europe’s debt crisis, which looks to have peaked, Steve Hess, senior credit officer in the sovereign risk group at Moody’s told Dow Jones Newswires in an interview.

Hess is the rating’s agency’s top sovereign analyst for the U.S., East Asia and Australasia.

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100729-705380.html

We’re behind everyone now with no end in sight. USD tanked overnight.

Cody1991 on July 29, 2010 at 8:18 AM

I thought I got off of the perpertual campaign merry-go-round. Will this ride ever stop?

30 pcs of silver on July 29, 2010 at 8:18 AM

In the eyes of Hope and Change,
she,Leslie,

is a victim!!

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM

YES! This gives ‘hope’ to other fraudsters! What’s the problem?

lukespapa on July 29, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Wouldn’t a simple Secret Service check have turned up this information? Shouldn’t a security check have been done since she was in close proximity to the POTUS?

Disturb the Universe on July 29, 2010 at 8:19 AM

This is a really good one today, Ed.

myrenovations on July 29, 2010 at 8:20 AM

perpertual perpetual

30 pcs of silver on July 29, 2010 at 8:21 AM

D’oh!

cmsinaz on July 29, 2010 at 8:22 AM

The Putz Presidunce strikes again!

Key West Reader on July 29, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Seems to me I saw a photo of Obama carrying a book entitled something like “the post America era.” I’m certain that is all this man really cares about.

Keemo on July 29, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Because she’s eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she’s doing what she never thought she’d have to do. Not at this point, anyway. She’s turning to her father for financial support,” Obama said in his speech.

Well, she wouldn’t have to turn to her father for support if she weren’t a criminal. Barring that, she wouldn’t need unemployment benefits if the campaigner-in-chief would stop manipulating the market with Keynesian economic policies. So, while you are preaching to us about the need to extend unemployment benefits one need not look any further than you, Mr. President to see why.

30 pcs of silver on July 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM

What about the woman?

It apparently didn’t occur to the woman to say, “hold on, Mr. President thank you for this opportunity to meet you, but there’s a little more to my situation, you see I was fired for stealing stuff.”

There are lots of possibilities here.

1. The woman doesn’t understand that it is wrong for porkulus money to go to criminals.

2. Obama knows she’s a criminal, and he thinks it’s a good thing to transfer America’s wealth to criminals.

jeff_from_mpls on July 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Again, I don’t think he’s stupid. He just doesn’t give a damn about truth. “Truth” is whatever spews from his gob.

Extrafishy on July 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Just another one of the liars, crooks, and thieves our tax dollars are used to support. Yesterday, millions of illegal aliens celebrated the fact that they get to continue to violate our laws with impunity, thanks to their enablers in the Democratic party. When will a majority of Americans stand up and say “enough!”?

AZCoyote on July 29, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Wasn’t another of his photo ops with a man who lost his job because of one of the enforced dealership closings? Next he’ll have Gulf Coast oil workers standing next to him trying to convince us it’s someone else’s fault.

texabama on July 29, 2010 at 8:15 AM

texabama:Your close,either way,just the same,try’n to help!
—:)
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This is from the WH Website,who knows,maybe this guy could
be a terrorist at the way things are going!!!!!!

We need to pass it for men like Jim Chukalas, who’s with me here today. Jim worked as a parts manager at a Honda dealership until about two years ago.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-unemployment-insurance

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Hey Tony Rezko is out of work, I guess he was busy!

tim c on July 29, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Macko was convicted of prescription drug fraud, at which point she lost her job as an esthetician in the spa at ACAC

I think estheticians and telephone sanitizers are important to the right kind of society.

apostic on July 29, 2010 at 8:31 AM

I think the White House should have found an unemployed illegal alien and gone for the trifecta: loss of unemployment benefits, food stamps, and a foreclosed mortgage.

pain train on July 29, 2010 at 8:32 AM

How did she even come to the attention of the White House PR clowns all the way down in Charlottesville, VA? Don’t they have unemployed people in Arlington, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., Beltsville, MD or Leesburg, VA? What possessed them to go out of their way to pull a miscreant like this into the public spotlight?
.
Everything Øbummer touches turns to smelly, useless crap!

ExpressoBold on July 29, 2010 at 8:32 AM

You can bet big money without fear of losing it that this was one question Baba WahWah DID NOT ask The One when he was gracing The Spew the day before.

In the meantime, I wonder how the ditz who set up this idiotic photo op is enjoying that bus undercarriage smell.

pilamaye on July 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM

This fool is stumbling from pillar to post like a drunken, clueless king. I am fearful that soon he will stagger into an international situation that will get a lot of his subjects killed.

These episodes-of-stupid are just the small, cumulative warning signs of pending a catastrophe.

Yoop on July 29, 2010 at 8:33 AM

duh >>> a pending

Yoop on July 29, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Because she’s eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she’s doing what she never thought she’d have to do. Not at this point, anyway. She’s turning to her father for financial support,” Obama said in his speech.

Well, why should taxpayers have to support her? I don’t happen to believe her father is obligated to pay his adult daughter’s way through life, either, but he brought her into this world and raised her–I didn’t.

DrMagnolias on July 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Yes. Very much a “If Bush Had Done It” moment.

apostic on July 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM

Or a “Palin moment”…

lovingmyUSA on July 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Everything Øbummer touches turns to smelly, useless crap!

ExpressoBold on July 29, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Well, what can you expect: http://www.moonbattery.com/obama-fly-on-face.jpg

Cody1991 on July 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

I wonder if Ms. Macko gave Michelle a bikini waxing while she was there? A little “under the table work” while she’s waiting for her benefits to kick back in.

/(((shudder)))

pain train on July 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

DrMagnolias on July 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Amen to that!!!

Keemo on July 29, 2010 at 8:42 AM

To think, they actually sought this woman out without even thinking about checking out her background and why she was unemployed. And these idiots are in charge.

Johnnyreb on July 29, 2010 at 8:43 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:12 AM

YES! This gives ‘hope’ to other fraudsters! What’s the problem?

lukespapa on July 29, 2010 at 8:19 AM

lukespapa: Anything,and everything that touch’s the Obama
Administration,is fraud related and tainted!!!

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Odamna was appealing to the recognized Dummycrap demographic: frauds, thieves, crooks, and tax cheats. Why would this surprise anyone?

Crusader Rabbit on July 29, 2010 at 8:44 AM

I tell you, this woman is gold. In the O regime, she’s practially Cabinet level material.

jwolf on July 29, 2010 at 8:45 AM

And these idiots are in charge.

Johnnyreb on July 29, 2010 at 8:43 AM

… with control of the economy and finger on the Red Button. It is all so-o-o-o reassuring.

Yoop on July 29, 2010 at 8:46 AM

I thought I got off of the perpertual campaign merry-go-round. Will this ride ever stop?

30 pcs of silver on July 29,

30 pcs of silver: Only until the Liberal Carnival packs up
their rides and tents and heads to the
next town,er,elections!!!

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:48 AM

… with control of the economy and finger on the Red Button. It is all so-o-o-o reassuring.

Yoop on July 29, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Yoop: The easy button at 3:00AM,haha!!:)

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Guys, guys. It’s not his fault. He just reads whatever the teleprompter says. What really needs rooting out is the unconscionable and deep rooted RACISM of those staffers who are desparately trying to keep from him even the most basic facts, like the great Snooki is.

inviolet on July 29, 2010 at 8:51 AM

work” while she’s waiting for her benefits to kick back in.

/(((shudder)))

pain train on July 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

pain train: I’ll give Al Gore a ring,he’ll know!!

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 8:52 AM

I feel like I’m taking pills!

ladyingray on July 29, 2010 at 8:54 AM

And why can’t the White House do research, for crying out loud?

They do not care about actual facts when they are searching for a Higher Truth. See also Jayson Blair and Janet Cook. To these people, reality and fantasy are merely relative, not absolutes. This is their weakest point, and needs to be hammered hard.

rbj on July 29, 2010 at 8:55 AM

If Obama has a gaffe and only people who already dislike him hear about it, is it really a gaffe?

He doesn’t do research because he has yet to pay a price for sloppiness.

zmdavid on July 29, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Well, what can you expect: http://www.moonbattery.com/obama-fly-on-face.jpg

Cody1991 on July 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Cody1991: That was a shameless photo-op,to appeal to the
Lizard Prople voting base!!haha:)
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http://images.publicradio.org/content/2008/11/19/20081119_lizardpeople_33.jpg

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM

So wait it’s preferable for her to get support from a total stranger through my tax dollars then to get support from the man who chose to bring her into this world?

Kahuna on July 29, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Very good. That reply will serve you well when it’s time for new Homeland Security Director William Ayers to decide who goes to the reeducation camps and who gets to stay home and write supportive songs and essays and articles in favor of our Dear Leader.

inviolet on July 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Because she’s eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she’s doing what she never thought she’d have to do.

Selling drugs on a street corner???

BigWyo on July 29, 2010 at 9:01 AM

I feel like I’m taking pills!

ladyingray on July 29, 2010 at 8:54 AM

ladyingray: The KOOL-AID mist is being sprayed within
the Chem-Trails!!:)

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 9:02 AM

An out of work bikini waxer?

I blame Bush!

pain train on July 29, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Because she’s eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she’s doing what she never thought she’d have to do. Not at this point, anyway. She’s turning to her father for financial support,” Obama said in his speech.

DrMagnolias on July 29, 2010 at 8:36 AM

Sure, dad’s not obligated to support her–but neither are we. Here’s where unemployment benefits and welfare go wrong. Why aren’t Americans required to access their concentric circles of assistance before signing up for the government check. Immediate family, friends, churches and synagogues, local charities, and the like. It’s very motivating when the person writing your checks is sitting across the table from you at holiday dinners rather than some monolithic federal program dropping a check in your mailbox every week or two.

BuckeyeSam on July 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Ok, I’ll admit it I had no idea what an esthetician was so I looked it up. It appears to me that it’s a mortician for live people.

Oldnuke on July 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM

What possessed them to go out of their way to pull a miscreant like this into the public spotlight?

ExpressoBold on July 29, 2010 at 8:32 AM

That’s a good point. How in the world did she get picked. There are a lot of unemployed people. Why her? How did she get there? My God. (letting the days go by…)

Abby Adams on July 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM

By highlighting a woman Obama is continue to rev-up his campaign of re-targeting the Soccer Mom vote.

albill on July 29, 2010 at 9:13 AM

And why can’t the White House do research, for crying out loud?

Where would OOTD be without President Obama’s crack(head) team of researchers, Ed?

VibrioCocci on July 29, 2010 at 9:15 AM

I am assuming that all 3 standing next to Oblahma are his examples for needing to extend unemployment benefits. Geez, they look well-fed and nice clothes too.

jbh45 on July 29, 2010 at 9:16 AM

What about the woman?

There are lots of possibilities here.

jeff_from_mpls on July 29, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Jeff – I have worked with Liberals. This woman is probably a volunteer campaign worker with some group. While they collect their unemployment checks, they work for the campaigns. She will get a job as soon as the unemployment runs out, possibly as a paid worker with the campaign.

barnone on July 29, 2010 at 9:18 AM

And what’s so wrong about turning to your family for support? That’s how it should work. Families should stick together and support each other!

Oh, right, her father can’t afford to support her because he’s taxed to death supporting medicine for illegals, big black SUV’s with 19″ wheels and spinners for welfare recipients, and massive transfers of wealth to Goldman Sachs.

mr.blacksheep on July 29, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Michelle Obama’s Barry Birthday Card soliciting money for their own personal DNC program that WON’T fund any politician’s campaign.

So what will Barry’s birthday slush fund provide for?
Bribes…
Dirty tricks…
His own personal army every bit as strong and well funded as the US Military…

So how about Charlie Rangel initiating legislation to draft all Americans ages 18-42 to coerce two years of Marxist service from us all?

Fred Thompson said that Rangel would never be forced out of his seat, no matter given this Congress and administration; that Rangel would be forced to appease Congressional Democrats somehow. Bringing back the draft would explain what Charlie must accomplish for Barry in order to avoid prosecution and keep his seat.

maverick muse on July 29, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Wait…NOW everyone’s worried about the people with which he associates?

James on July 29, 2010 at 9:30 AM

It’s very motivating when the person writing your checks is sitting across the table from you at holiday dinners rather than some monolithic federal program dropping a check in your mailbox every week or two.

BuckeyeSam on July 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM

I had a stretch, when I was first starting out, when I had absolutely no money and ate homemade pancakes every meal for a couple weeks. No syrup, but thankfully, at least butter. I could not bring myself to ask my parents for help when I was able to support myself in any fashion. Not to mention, I had been a moron and “invested” more than I should have on my work wardrobe–facing them and poor-mouthing while wearing new clothes would have been an insult to them. Bottom line: Only I am responsible for myself, and facing the consequences of my choices has always been the best teacher.

DrMagnolias on July 29, 2010 at 9:38 AM

And why can’t the White House do research, for crying out loud?

They do not care about actual facts when they are searching for a Higher Truth. See also Jayson Blair and Janet Cook. To these people, reality and fantasy are merely relative, not absolutes. This is their weakest point, and needs to be hammered hard.

rbj on July 29, 2010 at 8:55 AM

This, yes. It’s all fiction, so why should the sychophants, frauds, dog-robbers and hangers-on surrounding this traitor actually do any work? None of them know how, anyway, it’s easier to just make it up.

Who is John Galt on July 29, 2010 at 9:45 AM

An out of work bikini waxer?

I blame Bush!

pain train on July 29, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Would it not be more realistic to blame some of the unemployment of estheticians on a lack-of-bush?

Yoop on July 29, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Hey, he could have done worse. He could have done his photo op with me. I’m unemployed. Do you know what industry I used to work in? Ans student loans.(You know, the stuff he had to take over.) So yes, I can honestly say Obama is directly responsible for my unemployment. (Or as I like to say “Barry got me fired.”)

Dave_d on July 29, 2010 at 9:59 AM

This lady fraud is small potatoes compared to the gigantic fraud, Dear Reader, who introduced her and is an Illegal Occupant of The Peoples House.
Hey she knows meds etc. maybe she can score Pinnochio some real stash.
Besides if Pinnochio does dumb things and the media never reports it or never looks for birth certificates or college transcripts, published leagl papers, never examines campaign contributions or each others coverups, obviscations or charachter assasinations of Urkels opponents will the masses ever know?

BIGGEST FRAUD IN HISTORY SITS IN THE PEOPLES HOUSE AND SECOND BIGGEST IS GOIN TO TRIAL FOR HARASSING A MASSAGE THERAPIST, AL GORE!

dhunter on July 29, 2010 at 10:05 AM

They wanted someone who was clean, articulate and white. See, we even care about white people!

Vince on July 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM

The OOTD is more about the White House putting a fraudster on stage

Well, that would be consistent. Every day, the White House puts the biggest fraudster that the world has ever seen on the world stage.

UltimateBob on July 29, 2010 at 10:19 AM

Dave_d on July 29, 2010 at 9:59 AM

I am also a student loan unemployed person. Hate it.

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Above and beyond the absolute pathetic inability of the Obama Administration to perform due diligence, there’s this: She’s turning to her father for financial support.

Why is this bad, but turning to taxpayers to support you just fine and dandy? This social justice stuff makes no sense. Unless you’re a thief.

Buy Danish on July 29, 2010 at 10:41 AM

Here’s a better question:
How is Macko collecting unemployment at all?
I didn’t think you were eligible if you either quit your job, or were “fired for cause”.

mrt721 on July 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Give a brother a break, he was just striking up a conversation as he was scoring an 8 ball off her.

Alden Pyle on July 29, 2010 at 10:58 AM

I thought everyone who gets close to the president has to go through a background check. Oh wait, they got rid of the background check office.

hotdax on July 29, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Don’t be silly, of course the WH knows who Leslie Macko is, and how she’s unemployed.

It is not likely, anybody from the streets gets a chance for an photo op with the POTUS.

Last time it happened, we had Joe the Plumber. And that is the absolute last time Obama’s going to try something spontaneous.

Sir Napsalot on July 29, 2010 at 11:18 AM

Would it not be more realistic to blame some of the unemployment of estheticians on a lack-of-bush?

Yoop on July 29, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Look at the poll numbers, bush is making a comeback.

BTW, anyone else’s Preview button not working? I’ve tried it in both Firefox & IE – nothing.

pain train on July 29, 2010 at 11:36 AM

And why can’t the White House do research, for crying out loud?

Incompetence is indignant. The land is run by a Nero: extravagance and ‘tyranny’.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2010 at 11:51 AM

BTW, anyone else’s Preview button not working?
pain train on July 29, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Not working for me either.

Buy Danish on July 29, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Hahahahahha!!!!!!!!!

A FRAUD presenting a FRAUD! Priceless!

Yep, PREVIEW button no workee.

GarandFan on July 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Because she’s eligible for only a few more weeks of unemployment, she’s doing what she never thought she’d have to do. Not at this point, anyway. She’s turning to her father for financial support.

If her father can help her out, then why should we tax-payers intervene? Not everyone’s parents are deadbeats, Barry.

year_of_the_dingo on July 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM

Well, what can be said of a bunch of dildoes at the WH who have Glenn Beck’s phone number and won’t call him for advice on how to set up a research staff? The success ratio is remarkable.

LarryG on July 29, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Another swing and a miss for the Champ.

I wonder why we never hear of any heads rolling for all of these unforced errors – and make no mistake about it, these are unforced errors. Doesn’t this administration have any concern at all for the quality of what they do?

Rhetorical question there folks – no answer needed.

PS – I’d warrant the failure of the Preview button has something to do with a doubleclick script bombing.

martin.hale on July 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM

Piff,I never use the Preview button!?

canopfor on July 29, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Why is our money going to support a convicted fraudster?

Getting ahead of ourselves: gotta indict and try Obi-Won first.

/chompin’ at the bit for impeachment

ya2daup on July 29, 2010 at 1:12 PM

The OOTD is more about the White House putting an fraudster illegal on stage as an example of the misfortunate unemployed, when Macko created her own problems by breaking the law.

FIFY

meMC on July 29, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Obviously Obama’s handlers are able to completely bypass the Secret Service’s background / vetting procedures. If you or I tried to merely get on the White House tour with a cirminal record, we wouldn’t be allowed in. But if you are a tool for the Obamunists, you get right in.

rayra on July 29, 2010 at 3:01 PM

If Rangel doesn’t go to freaking PRISON can we finally admit TYRANNY coming from D.C.?

And what do we do about that? Hmm?

PS preview is broken.

Who is John Galt on July 29, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Oh hum. Tell me when he does something well, that is pro America.

Slowburn on July 29, 2010 at 3:09 PM

I guess ACAC has no problem signing off on her unemployment claim. If an individual is dismissed with cause, companies usually fight the unemployment claim. This keeps their unemployment rates (at least in Delaware) down, especially since it’s paid by the employer.

djaymick on July 29, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Not many people get fired anymore. Most are asked to resign. It’s a symptom of our overly litigious society. What if she was fired and charges were later dropped? She could go back and sue. She could win on third appeal, etc. Companies don’t want to be burdened by the possibility of legal action so they take the easy way out.

At one time as I recall you could not get unemployment insurance if you were fired or quit voluntarily. Has that gone by the wayside as well?

slickwillie2001 on July 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

The politicians, especially Obama and the big-government types, like to talk about “unemployment insurance” as though it was a gift from government.

The reality is that “unemployment insurance” is a tax on employers…and an especially onerous and expensive tax in an environment such as this one!!!

Any expansion of unemployment benefits will necessarily remove money from potential employers and thus diminish the possibility of more employment!!!

And the worst effect is that “unemployment insurance” falls most heavily on new businesses and businesses who have never laid anyone off: the very businesses that would otherwise provide the most new jobs!!!

landlines on July 29, 2010 at 5:38 PM

As Judge Susan Bolton noted in her decision on the Arizona SB1070, running a records check on Leslie Macko and other poster girls and boys would be too much of a burden on FBI criminal records internet database.

slp on July 29, 2010 at 8:01 PM