Monday, January 31, 2005

The Joy of a Welfare State

Here's a poke in the eye for you liberal nutjobs in favor of legalized prostitution.

Woman told: Work as a prostitute or we cancel your unemployment insurance.

2 years ago Germany legalized prostitution. Now a 25 year old IT worker who turned down a job in a brothel will have her unemployment insurance cut. Yesterday's London Telegraph reported that the Berlin woman had worked as a waitress in the past, and had put in her job profile that she'd also be willing to work in a bar, if necessary.

Under Germany's new welfare reforms, anyone under 55 who has been out of work for more than a year can have their benefits cut if they refuse to take an available job - including in the sex trade. Job Centers must treat employers looking for a prostitute in the same way as those looking for a dental nurse. German unemployment stands at 4.5 million, the highest level since reunification in 1990.

In the name of liberal compassion (welfare) women will now be forced into the sex trade. Already, women who had worked in call centers have been told to take phone-sex jobs and one 23 year old Gotha woman was told she had to go to an interview as a nude model, and then report back to the job center.

Whoever drafted and voted for this legislation should be forced to put their daughters into the sex trade.


Anonymous said...

Umm, did it occur to you that perhaps it is a conservative group that forced the 'take any available job' to be put into the welfare system in question? In which case the welfare system itself is flawed, not the legal status of prostitution.

Andrew said...

Ohhh that's right. Blame the conservatives for an uncaring government bureacracy? What a load of Shite. Proper conservatives would make it possiuble for the working stiff to self-insure his/her own unemployment plan. First you lower taxes by shutting down wasteful governement money-pits like EI/UIC. More take-home pay means more money available for savings. A low tax enviroment will lead to a more robust economy, and layoffs will decrease. If you're too stupid to have a savings account for a rainy day, my tax dollars shouldn't have to bail you out or force you into into a life-threatening job like prostitution.

Anonymous said...

Are you arguing that prostitution is wrong or that forcing people into it as a result of being unemployed is wrong?