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Another Boo-Hoo Story from an Armchair Job-Seeker

Some unemployed yahoo named Brian Hughes inked a letter-to-the-editor published by the Review-Journal on Sunday kvetching about Republicans who voted against extending his unemployment benefits.

“Where am I supposed to live now that I can’t pay my rent?” Hughes whined. “What am I supposed to eat.”

In the immortal words of Marie Antoinette, “Let him eat cake!”

“With their petty need to be anti-Obama and defeat the jobless aid bill,” Hughes driveled on, “Republicans have made sure that thousands of Nevadans, including me, have lost their only source of income.”

Say what? Your only source of “income” is a government check paying you not to work for six months? Hold on while I whip out my World’s Smallest Violin.

Here’s my advice to Mr. Hughes:

Move in with a friend and get directions to the soup kitchen run by Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Either that or get a damn job. Either that, or start your own business. If you have time to write sob-story letters to the editor, you obviously have too much time on your hands.

By the way, I need some weeds pulled outside the front of my house and I pay cash – $5 an hour under the table. That’s more than enough for a Happy Meal! And a government subsidized bus will drop you off just a block away.

(You know, I think I really need to work on my sarcasm; I’m afraid I might be slipping a bit in my old age.)