The unemployment system in this country is in place to help people that can’t find employment…or at least that’s the intention of the system.

Of course, we don’t want our citizens starving because they have fallen on hard times due to no fault of their own.

But see, for me, the “no fault of their own” is the determining factor in whether someone deserves unemployment benefits or not.

People have always taken advantage of the system and used our tax dollars as income but I think now it may be at an all-time high.

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s “relief” plans, people are making more money on the current unemployment payout than they ever would from a job…so where’s the incentive to find work?

Many states suspended the requirements to show proof that you are actively looking for a job during this pandemic—which made sense at the beginning of the national shutdown—but now, as the country begins to open up, it’s time to bring that requirement back.

Some states are starting to fight back against individuals that are comfortable sitting back and taking the free money.

In a press conference this week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said those residents receiving unemployment benefits will soon be required once again to show proof they’re looking for a job.

“Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that’s temporary, and you need to be looking for work to be able to get off unemployment,”

“I think it’s pretty clear now, we have an abundance of job openings.”

DeSantis also mentioned that some employers have said they’ve struggled to hire workers as their businesses reopen.

When businesses are struggling to find workers, even amid a massive spike in unemployment, you know there’s a problem.

The longer states allow individuals to collect unemployment benefits without taking initiative to find work, the harder it will be to fix the problem.

The free handouts of our (the workers’) tax money needs to stop and people need to start being self-sufficient and go back to work.

We can only hope more states will follow Florida’s lead on pushing people off unemployment and back to work.