The Unemployed Want to Work!
  • Petitioned President of the United States

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The Unemployed Want to Work!

    1. Andrew Heugel
    2. Petition by

      Andrew Heugel

      Brewster, NY

Those of us who are unemployed have been diligently seeking work since being "downsized" so our employers could fatten their profits. Both the Republicans and Democrats have bestowed hundreds of billions on the people who caused the American and world economies to almost collapse. Rather than facing criminal prosecution, the individuals responsible for the current debacle are now receiving multi million dollar bonuses thanks to government bailouts.

We, the unemployed wage slaves, would gladly enroll in meaningful job training in order to fit in a changing economy. We know that even with such job training we are destined to live paycheck to paycheck under uncaring supervisors in bean counting corporations in order to give our children some slim hope of escaping the urban and suburban ghettoes where we live.

We need a Tier V right now, but would prefer to have the dignity of being productive workers. Thus far there has been no attempt to create meaningful job training programs for our "evolving economy," so denying us continued unemployment benefits borders on the criminal. Unlike the Wall Street rich that you bestowed hundreds of billions on, we the peons of Main Street would spend whatever money we get in the economy, because we have no choice.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Julie Unruh LAWRENCE, KS
      • about 3 years ago

      The unemployed want to work, to provide their families with food, clothing, and heat. They are not lazy people who prefer to sit on their behinds and watch the grass grow. Give them jobs and don't under estimate their abilities. Equal pay for everyone, no matter their disabilities as women, black, or men.

    • Sharon Fuentes PORTLAND, CT
      • about 3 years ago

      I agree..... Many like to sit back and say that the unemployed sit around and collect their benefits but they are so far from reality.

    • Michael Castro NEWTOWN, PA
      • over 3 years ago

      I agree -- these are terribly serious issues.

      Is there any way we can make a concerted effort to get as many people as possible to sign as many of these jobs-related and unemployment-related petitions as possible, so that our elected officials start to take us seriously?

      And, if we can get the numbers of signatures into the thousands, or tens of thousands (or more), we can let the media know, so that the momentum grows.

    • Ani L. Schwartz ARROYO SECO, NM
      • over 3 years ago



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