That was the most often cited reason by those interviewed, yes.Wow - you just know that those who dropped out "didn't want to do any of it", huh?
Nope. Some people were rejected for employment, but the training programs are not restricted in any way for those who are rejected for employment or simply can't find suitable employment. And volunteering was not limited to organizations that are your traditional volunteer organizations. Anyone and everyone who wanted to volunteer was placed somewhere.It's not even a possibility that some [maybe many] were perfectly willing to comply, but were rejected for employment [for any one of a dozen reasons], and training [lack of interest, ability, or possibly the same reason I didn't get government paid training, and had to pay for nursing school myself: the training program was limited to people already collecting welfare], and even volunteering, because organizations don't simply accept any & every one who says they'd like to help.
The state assumes all legal liability in those cases (none of which so far has occurred).They [orgs] can't afford to, because of the potential for liability, should a 'volunteer' turn out to be a legal liability, after they've done something bad.
What kind of wackos and weirdos, and just how many of them do you think there are in Maine? Youre describing, I dunno, maybe one out of a hundred, not 6000 out of 6000. No, the majority of people were not rejected for employment, training or volunteering because they were creepy or weird. SheeshAlso too, "not mentally ill" means "not officially diagnosed", which doesn't mean not strange, odd, weird, or whatever can put people off. Maybe just kind of obnoxious. The kind of snotty know-it-all that everyone wants to clock within minutes of encountering them. Maybe they have offensive tattoos, or facial jewelry - who knows?
Except the evidence is right there in Maine for all to see.The assumption that they just 'don't wanna' is unfounded due to lack of evidence. Also pretty snotty, IMO.
They're are going to be some, sure, but I don't think it's accurate [or reasonably intelligent] to assume that all or even more than a fraction of a percent fall into the BS categories you claim above as to why such a massive number of people removed themselves from the program.There are going to be some, sure, but I don't think it's accurate [or fair] to assume that all or most people 'don't wanna', because : Maslow's hierarchy.
This is not something you need to speculate by grasping at straws, the data is right there for anyone to see.
I wasn't kidding when I said liberals are furious over this. You certainly are. They're furious because the real-life outcome contradicts the agenda.