Just by coincidence, Wisconsin was just rated one of the top ten states to leave.
After the Walker Authority replaced public employees with hand-picked business ideologues to wall off unemployment benefits so the victims of a bad economy or lousy bosses can’t collect, there’s another frontal assault that will force the jobless to start a new career whether they like it or not. While stripping unemployment benefits from those with families to feed and house, Walker is now targeting adults without kids for job training, or they don’t eat.
According to conservative talker Jerry Bader:
Walker would require worker training for Food Share: Able-bodied adults without dependent children will be required to enroll in employment and worker training programs offered by the Department of Health Services, Department of Children and Families or Department of Workforce Development. If able-bodied adults without dependent children choose not to enroll in these employment programs, they will be subject to federal time limits on nutrition assistance benefits.Forget about finding work in your field of expertise, you’re about to learn a new skill whether you like it or not.
According to data from the Governor’s office, as of March 2012 Wisconsin provided 131,000 able-bodied adults without dependent children with food stamps. And if the Governor’s proposed reforms are adopted, approximately 76,000 (58%) of those able-bodied adults without dependent children would be required to enroll in job training programs to acquire new skills in order to find employment.
Governor Scott Walker’s spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster told RightWisconsin, "We need to encourage a culture of responsibility and dignity through work."
Ah, the tough disciplinary government father figure. If this isn't big government I don't know what is. Funny thing too, none of these "solutions" hold businesses accountable. It's almost like businesses can't do any wrong. It's the guy crushed by the pink slip that gets penalized. And without unemployment or food stamps, what choice do they have?