By JLP | October 27, 2010
Did anyone catch 60 Minutes this past weekend? They ran the following story called The 99ers:
This particular story focused on San Jose, California. While watching it, I couldn’t help but wonder why these people don’t leave the area. I’m not trying to be judgmental because I definitely would not want to go through what they are going through. But, at the same time, the question still lingered. Some of them have been taking unemployment for 99 weeks (over two years!). What would have happened to these people had the government not extended unemployment benefits?
Is the economy so bad across the nation that there aren’t other places people can go to find work? I don’t know…I’m asking. I’m sure if unemployment is concentrated in one area, it might be tough to sell a home. I’m sure people feel trapped. There’s nothing worse than a feeling of helplessness.