Jobless benefits

01/21/2014 7:05 PM

01/21/2014 7:06 PM

I applaud the Star-Telegram for hiring a right-leaning journalist who tells it like it is. Cynthia M. Allen’s Jan. 16 column hit the nail on the head. (See: “The morality of extending U.S. jobless benefits,” Thursday)

Unemployment benefits are necessary to many people for a limited time, but unlimited continuation only serves as an “enabling” factor and promotes fraud. I know two people who are receiving benefits currently. One has no intention of ever re-entering the workforce and the other is not seeking work but likes to brag about the check he receives each month.

The folks on the left don’t seem to realize those checks are coming from our pockets.

— Jerrell Robbins,

Haltom City

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