So what really irks me this week? The state of Florida's unemployment website problems and what I call a sham from the government. Let me explain.
Florida is supposed to have this new and improved great website for filing unemployment claims. While some media programs may have you thinking that the country is in a recovery, it's far from it here in the south. There are still so many people out of work and there are so few jobs available.
It's been no secret, according to the news channels, that people have not been able to file their unemployment claims repeatedly, week after week. This has been going on since November. These people face losing their homes, having utilities turned off, going hungry and they had to go through the Christmas holidays with no income.
Our ever smiling and optimistic governor, said on a few occasions that it was being worked on. In fact, one news program that I watched in December showed him avoiding the question that the reporter was asking him on camera and stating instead that we (Florida) created new jobs and he was so positive about it. The reporter had actually asked him what these poor people who were coming up to the holidays with no money and possible evictions were supposed to do!!!
Now what really frosts my butt is that at year end, Florida reported record lows for the jobless and unemployment claims!! Yes, you read that right. People can't get through on this website to file claims. It's a statewide issue. And the state government reported a record low in numbers so it can look good. If that's not a sham I don't know what is.
Oh, but ahhhh, Karma is such a sweet, sweet thing! Apparently, the federal government is now stepping in after it was brought to their attention that there's a really big problem here and they want answers as to why this wasn't addressed and fixed immediately (month's ago).
Somehow, I think we'll be hearing about a fix in the very near future!!!
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