Add my voice to the chorus of Amens! that I hope greeted Kevin Wyninger (Your Views, Sept. 2). It's indeed the case that anyone unable to find a job in 99 weeks doesn't really want one; it's equally true that there are plenty of worthy jobs out there for anyone willing to show up on time every day, eager to work. Many people seem to have the attitude that they're doing the employer a favor by showing up. In fact, the reverse is true — the employer is doing a favor for the employee by offering him or her something useful to do with their time.
Perhaps if unemployment benefits were trimmed to, say, 16 weeks, and after that time the voluntarily jobless would go hungry, they'd quickly conclude that there are better things to do than watch TV all day and would rise from the couch and find some sort of useful work.
Jesse Pond, Oklahoma City
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