March 3, 2010

From CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, how ridiculous is this argument by Red State’s Erick Erickson?

There are people and in face I was talking to a golf course owner the other day who has members of his golf course applying for jobs at his golf course that he knows they’re not going to all do, just because they want to keep getting their unemployment benefits and have a little more vacation. Until the government comes up with regulations that can stop people from cheating on unemployment we’re going to keep having these situations.

And of course lame ass Roland Martin doesn’t ask him why anyone is supposed to believe this nonsense. First off, I’m so happy Erick Erickson is hanging out with golf club owners to get a pulse on the shape of our economy in the United States. Who could think of a better place to do that? Second, I think he’s full of it.

Even if we’re supposed to believe his story, who’s to say that people who could afford a membership but lost a good job are not applying for work there and for other reasons than having “a little more vacation time”. That’s one hell of a leap by Erickson and the golf course owner if we don’t assume his story is total fiction.

Erickson is basically trying to make it sound like people who have enough disposable income to play golf every week and enjoy their “vacation” are applying for a job at that same golf course so they can keep from having to get their lazy asses out there and find a job. And I thought Reagan’s Welfare Queen bull pucky took the cake for made up stupid crap Republicans are hoping anyone with an I.Q. of less than 50 would buy into that demonized anyone getting government assistance.

I’ve got to hand it to Erickson. The lazy, rich white guy who really doesn’t need to get unemployment benefits and is filling out applications for a job at the golf club he “vacations” at while living off the government teet because he wants to take “a little more vacation” has to be one of the most brain dead arguments about why we should not extend unemployment benefits for those that are actually hurting that I’ve heard in a long time. Bravo Erick. I’m so glad CNN decided to hire you to help make them as “fair and balanced” as ClusterFox. I’m not quite sure how we’d get by without this sort of insightful analysis about who’s collecting unemployment benefits.

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