U.S. – With the unemployment rate at 9.2 percent, Willie P. Tuck finds himself in the same predicament as 27 million other Americans, unemployed and trying to figure out his next move.
Tuck has been unemployed for 3 years after losing his job at Target. And although Tuck imagines himself working again, the fantasy of having a job hasn’t been enough to prompt him to seriously look for a job.
“I don’t mind working. It’s fine I guess. I just don’t want to take the first job that comes to me, plus there’s a lot of goodshows that I still haven’t gotten around to watching on Netflix yet,” stated Tuck.
It would seem that someone like Tuck would jump at the chance to get back to work, however Mike Johns, PhD of Economics at the University of Tennessee, stated, like many Americans, Tuck is what you call “lazy.” But don’t judge Tuck too harshly too quickly. There is a job prospect that Tuck has seriously envisioned himself working in and it is what he calls “a moneymaking pipeline — a loophole in the system,” a position that will keep him living comfortably without working at all.
Tuck is speaking about the November 6, 2012 elections where he is running to become a member of the 113th Congress. Tuck is happy to know that if elected to the House of Representatives, he is guaranteed two more years of income, plus benefits.
Over the past few years, Congress has been known to do little or nothing because of bullheaded, individual, self-centered interests of its members. Much like Tuck and his fellow unemployed brethren, member of Congress sit comfortably and hope that Americas problems take care of themselves.
Tuck is excited about leaving the unemployment line and joining the ranks of Congress. “Becoming a member of Congress is just like me being unemployed now! I get to do whatever I want to do, I don’t ever have to lift a finger, produce results, or do anything for the common good of Americans, and I still get paid each month!”