Should there be compulsory work for the unemployed?

Posted by: PetersSmith

Compulsory work is work that is compulsory.

10 Total Votes

Yes, but keep unemployment benefits as they are

Everyone receiving unemployment benefits now has to do some work every week or risk a payment cut to their benefits. This includes public beautification, collecting litter, and other tasks that do not risk any jobs. The goal is to make use of this m... ajor workforce and get people back into the work routine, hopefully resulting in them getting jobs soon. Nobody should expect to live off the state without working   more
5 votes
1 comment

No, there should not be compulsory work.

Leave the unemployed alone and let them use their current benefits to find a new job.
3 votes

There should be no unemployment benefits, but they should not be made to work

Yes, they're unemployed and yes there are other jobs out there, so go find them.
2 votes
1 comment

Yes, but increase unemployment benefits

Increasing the unemployment benefits will give more incentive to the unemployed to work, while also allowing them to take less of a hit should they refuse to work, or at least miss out on working. However, this could encourage people to stay unemplo... yed   more
0 votes

There should be no unemployment benefits and they should be forced to work

Does that not make them slaves?
0 votes

Yes, but decrease unemployment benefits

Decrease the unemployment benefits while also making the unemployed work. This will decrease the amount the government has to pay, and also increases the unemployed's desire/need to find a new job. Should they refuse to work, then they are risking a...  lot   more
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Kreakin says2014-08-15T12:09:04.7363869-05:00
Work but getting minimum wage at least.
PetersSmith says2014-08-15T20:22:49.5783699-05:00
Kreakin: That defeats the purpose. Think about it: if the government is giving minimum wage for people who do compulsory work then wouldn't that technically be giving them jobs? People who make less than minimum wage would quit their jobs to do the work.

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