Leslie's Omnibus


Giggle of the Day:


This article is not about a rest area for overworked prostitutes. But, by the title alone, it could be.

And speaking of the sex trade, this little post illustrates exactly why I adore Ken Levine:
One starlet was asked “Who are you wearing” and she said Ron Jeremy. I had to hit "pause", run upstairs and take a 90 minute shower.
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha!!! That's priceless.

And then I ran across this post by an old friend, and experienced the kind of synchronicity that raises the hair on the back of my neck from time to time.

(Ron Jeremy twice in the same day? Now I need a 90 minute shower!)
"The second way government assistance programs contribute to long-term unemployment is by providing an incentive, and the means, not to work. Each unemployed person has a 'reservation wage'—the minimum wage he or she insists on getting before accepting a job. Unemployment insurance and other social assistance programs increase [the] reservation wage, causing an unemployed person to remain unemployed longer."
Yep, that's the current Economic Advisor to POTUS.

Think that's not true?

Let's just take a peek across the pond for a look at where we're headed:
The Davey family's £815-a-week state handouts pay for a four-bedroom home, top-of-the-range mod cons and two vehicles including a Mercedes people carrier.

Father-of-seven Peter gave up work because he could make more living on benefits.

Yet he and his wife Claire are still not happy with their lot.

With an eighth child on the way, they are demanding a bigger house, courtesy of the taxpayer.

I am more than sympathetic for people who are genuinely working hard to find work.

I am, however, supremely disgusted at folks who are admittedly diddling around with their job hunt until their unemployment runs out completely, and I know a few people who are doing just that.

Have you got a teenager who's pestering you relentlessly to buy his or her first car? This may be just the ticket!

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