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    Quote Originally Posted by locachica73 View Post
    I have worked my entire life from the age of 16, had been at my last job for 10 years, but unfortunately the industry I was in took a hard hit. I was on unemployment for 3 months, got a job for 6 months and then got laid off again. My unemployment ran out May 31. Trust me, I was out looking, sending resumes to every company I could find hiring. I even agreed to work for $10/hour instead of the $24/hour I use to make and still had trouble finding a job. Luckily I finally found one but there are people out there who haven't. It really isn't that easy. The company I work for now placed an ad and received 900 resumes within 3 days before they pulled the ad. I have a pretty impressive resume with a good work history and it took quite a while to find a job.

    And if you think I wanted to sit at home making $265/week you are all insane.
    That might be you, but you're not the norm.

    Here is what the typical low-wage person does when they get unemployment:

    1) They realize that their unemployment benefits come relatively close to their after-tax take home at their previous job.

    2) They realize that it is easy to collect unemployment without providing proof of looking for new employment.

    3) They figure, "Why work, then?", and make just about zero attempt to get a job.

    4) They supplement the income difference by taking little odd under-the-table jobs here and there, answering surveys, borrowing money, etc.

    This is VERY COMMON, and it leads to people intentionally not working.

    That's the problem with unemployment insurance. It makes sense for good, hardworking people who truly are on top of finding their next job, but it is so easily abused.
    Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

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    fuck a 2 party system...it's not just Republicans
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    This is probably true but what is the other option? Take away the unemployment and more people have to go and collect welfare. I was on my way to the welfare office when I got the call about my job. I don't disagree that there are changes that should be made to the system but to take it away without warning is ridiculous. I have paid into unemployment for 20+ years. It should be based on what you paid in if you ask me.

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    What they could do is start government factories and, if you're unemployed, you have to work in the factory. They could make things that everyone in the US needs, like new gameboys or American cheese. That way those jobless bums can work for their money. Bums.
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    Nobody's taking away anything without warning. The benefits have already been extended out to longer than they were when yopu started paying in to the system.

    I can't believe the ridiculous entitlement mentality of this country. There is only so much money to go around. You can't have it all...unless you go out and earn it.
    Youth, you son of a bitch, where did you go?

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    fuck American cheese! Its Swiss or nothing bitches.
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    With the laborshortage in China, sounds like the perfect opportunity to make us some tanktops.

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    I hope none of you ever fall on hard times. It would be a rude awakening.

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    If we go with my government factory idea, none of us would ever have to fall on hard times. We'd fall on cheese instead.
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    mmm cheese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    If we go with my government factory idea, none of us would ever have to fall on hard times. We'd fall on cheese instead.
    I dunno, they have Govt factories in North Korea and it wasn't too hot.
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    By the time BP finishes paying its fines, the governments going to have an oil company.
    Youth, you son of a bitch, where did you go?

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    so I assume you've never been cunt punched at a festival? Well lucky you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    Remember Hitler? I don't but here we are again .. cr****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheddar's Cousin View Post
    Nobody's taking away anything without warning. The benefits have already been extended out to longer than they were when yopu started paying in to the system.

    I can't believe the ridiculous entitlement mentality of this country. There is only so much money to go around. You can't have it all...unless you go out and earn it.
    Yeah, it makes a ton of sense to take hundreds of thousands of people off unemployment when we're in the middle of a recession and unemployment is at 10%.

    This isn't about entitlement, it's about fucking economics. Further depressing the economy is retarded.

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    I have been paying into the system for over 40 years and never took back a penny. My money is in there to help people when they need the help. AB I like how you talk about the "typical low-wage person". Are you into stereotyping, God, or just a fucking idiot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    I have been paying into the system for over 40 years and never took back a penny. My money is in there to help people when they need the help. AB I like how you talk about the "typical low-wage person". Are you into stereotyping, God, or just a fucking idiot?
    You sound like the fucking idiot here.

    Congrats on never taking back a penny from the system. If everyone was like you, then we wouldn't have the problems we do with unemployment insurance.

    Unfortunately, everyone is NOT like you.

    Most people are, by nature, lazy. That is, they only work because they have to, not because they want to contribute to society.

    If you can clear almost as much money by NOT working as you would working, why would you get a job?

    That's what a lot of lower-wage workers currently drawing unemployment benefits are saying.

    And it makes sense. I don't even blame them.

    I would much rather sit at home and relax than bust my ass at some menial job for $10/hr, too.

    Did you know that most states do not require any sort of proof of attempting to look for work in order to receive unemployment benefits? They just hand them out if you meet the initial requirements.

    Go on with your "helping the downtrodden" crap, but you are pretty detached from reality if you're not seeing what's really happening here.
    Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

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    If you can clear almost as much money by NOT working as you would working, why would you get a job?
    In Arizona you bring home $265/week... That is $13,780/year. If people can survive on that I don't know how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locachica73 View Post
    In Arizona you bring home $265/week... That is $13,780/year. If people can survive on that I don't know how.
    You said that you were making $10/hr.

    That's $400/week before taxes.

    After taxes, how different is that paycheck from the $265, especially when it gives you time to do little odd jobs to make up the difference?
    Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by locachica73 View Post
    In Arizona you bring home $265/week... That is $13,780/year. If people can survive on that I don't know how.
    They have no clue gal.


    Most people are, by nature, lazy. That is, they only work because they have to, not because they want to contribute to society.

    If you can clear almost as much money by NOT working as you would working, why would you get a job?


    Me thinks you are talking about yourself and not the typical person.
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    No, I said I would be willing to go to work for $10/hour, I didn't have a job for that. I have 2 kids, so my tax is minimal. If I make $10/hour my take home is more than $265. But luckily Ifound a job for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
    They have no clue gal.


    Most people are, by nature, lazy. That is, they only work because they have to, not because they want to contribute to society.

    If you can clear almost as much money by NOT working as you would working, why would you get a job?


    Me thinks you are talking about yourself and not the typical person.
    Methinks you have no clue about human nature.

    Pay people not to work and they won't work.

    Do you think that the average McDonald's employee is there because he likes wearing paper hats, or because he has no other way to get money?
    Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie Bunker View Post
    Go on with your "helping the downtrodden" crap, but you are pretty detached from reality if you're not seeing what's really happening here.
    You have no idea what happens in the real world you insufferable tool. I thought that had been established a long time ago.

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    But the only way to collect unemployment is if you had a job that you got laid off from. If you quit or are reasonably fired then you can't collect. So obviously the people on unemployment at some point worked and paid money into the fund.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie Bunker View Post
    Methinks you have no clue about human nature.

    Pay people not to work and they won't work.

    Do you think that the average McDonald's employee is there because he likes wearing paper hats, or because he has no other way to get money?
    Using your reasoning, no one would ever volunteer for anything either. Why would you volunteer if you could just sit home on your ass and do nothing? Wake up dumb fuck you are using 30 year old arguments. At least use a little original thought if you are going to sound like someone who knows what they are saying.
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    I was under the impression that Archie is a professional gambler. Perhaps I have my facts wrong. If I am correct, that hardly qualifies as meaningful, gainful employment, and would render his expert opinion on the hardworking or the downtrodden suspect.
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    Archie is a professional OC resident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowToDisappear View Post
    I was under the impression that Archie is a professional gambler. Perhaps I have my facts wrong. If I am correct, that hardly qualifies as meaningful, gainful employment, and would render his expert opinion on the hardworking or the downtrodden suspect.
    ok that makes me laugh a little.

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    So what's the plan to exterminate the Conservative? Taking Hitler's route, little more subtlety?

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    If the Conservative stopped trying to use the small minority of abuse in the welfare and unemployement systems to kill the entire program they wouldn't need to be exterminated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PotVsKtl View Post
    If the Conservative stopped trying to use the small minority of abuse in the welfare and unemployement systems to kill the entire program they wouldn't need to be exterminated.
    Is that why our conservative governor recently tried to kill this abuse while keeping the remainder of the programs, while democrats shot down his proposal?

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