Monday, November 7, 2011

Metro Pulse Challenges Ramsey to Live on Unemployment Benefits

Posted By on Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 8:50 AM

The Metro Pulse's Cari Wade Gervin is challenging Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who thinks the jobless are lazy, to live on $285 a week:

Ron Ramsey, our wonderful, fabulous Lieutenant Governor, who sometimes makes dear State Sen. Stacey Campfield seem rational, has a new idea to make Tennessee a more business-friendly place: Cut down on unemployment benefits. Yes, during this time of a national recession and an international shitty economy, Ramey wants to make sure the people who can't find jobs get even LESS money than they already do. ...

So we'd love to see Ramsey live on $285 a week. We'd love to see Ramsey apply for jobs at Walmart and get turned down for being overqualified. We'd love for him to actually make the attempt to see how over 9 percent of the state is currently living. Hell, this reporter will even pony up her own money if Ramsey takes us up on her challenge. PLEASE, Ron Ramsey, try living on $300 for just ONE week. But I bet a month's worth of unemployment wouldn't even cover your mortgage.

Campfield accepts the challenge—as long as the Metro Pulse gives him the $285. "Metro Pulse, time to put your money where your mouth is," Campfield says. "Put up or shut up."

h/t Trace Sharp.

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