John Nocella checks the job listings at state career centers almost every day. He’s sent out at least 150 resumes. But it has been more than a year of searching since he lost his sales job, and Nocella is about to run out of time.
… “Unless you’ve been in this position, you don’t realize how hard it is,” said Nocella, 64, of Stoneham. “The bills never disappear. People like me are in a desperate mode. We don’t know where we are going to end up.”
Sen. Scott Brown explains his vote against unemployment extesnions for Massachusetts residents this way:
“We need to stop the deficit spending and start offsetting the cost of worthy programs by cutting wasteful spending in other places,” Brown said in a statement. “This requires elected leaders to make hard choices, but our country’s economic stability requires that we get our fiscal house in order.”
Unemployment checks go directly back into the Massachusetts economy – paying rent, buying food, spending money in local businesses. And Scott Brown ignores that basic economic fact – voting in lockstep with the Washington DC Republican leadership (and sadly a few DINOs).
November 2012 can’t get here soon enough.