What is Governor Walker's plan to fund unemployment?
- [R]equiring the unemployed to do four job applications a week instead of the current two.
- Requiring more documentation from recipients of jobless benefits to cut down on fraud.
- Restricting the number of reasons such as illness, travel distance or physical limitations that a person can give to refuse work and still receive jobless benefits.
- Narrowing the list of exceptions that allow workers to quit a job and then receive unemployment insurance. Wisconsin currently has 18 of these exemptions, such as quitting for medical reasons or moving to a new region with a spouse. According to the report, Minnesota is the state with the next highest number of exemptions with nine.
So instead of trying to actually do anything to alleviate joblessness in Wisconsin Governor Walker is blaming the victim. So what if you have a Master's degree in accounting ... you are going to take that job at McDonald's or Walmart and earn a wage that likely will not cover your living expenses. But, that is exactly what Walker's corporate overlords want. A weak, compliant working class that will work for peanuts just so they they can survive while the corporate overlords swim in their money much like Scrooge McDuck.