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Corbett says some would rather get unemployment checks than work
|Last Edited||RP Jul 12, 2010 04:08pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Philadelphia Inquirer|
|News Date||Saturday, July 10, 2010 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Corbett on Friday accused some jobless Pennsylvanians of choosing to collect unemployment checks rather than going back to work, prompting swift criticism from his Democratic opponent and one of the state's top labor leaders. |
"The jobs are there. But if we keep extending unemployment, people are just going to sit there," Corbett told Harrisburg radio station WITF at a campaign stop in Elizabethtown. "I've literally had construction companies tell me, 'I can't get people to come back to work until . . . they say, "I'll come back to work when unemployment runs out." ' "