Unemployment poll

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  1. spectrumc01
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    Hypothetical question?

    You currently make 60K per year.
    Your mortgage is $800 per month.
    You loose your job.
    Unemployment will pay you $1200.00 per month.
    McDonalds will pay you $7.25 for part time work, 25 hr per week.

    1) Do you quit your unemployment for the Mcdonalds job?
    2) Do you stay on unemployment until it runs out? risking not getting the McDonalds job.
     
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    3) Become the meat patties that go into the Big Mac.

    yum.
     
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    You just get another 60K job.
    Plenty of them around. If you supported Walker.
    Ohh wait that was 80K or so.

    but lets throw another curve in there say you take a full time at mickey D's and then get laid off from there. you have to refile on your unemployment and now you may draw as low as $100 per week depending on yoru state rules, but it will be at least no more than 800 per month.

    Taking a lesser paying job and then losing it can ruin your unemployment benefits.
    A friend of mine was making $35/hour. got laid off due to offshoring was laid off for 9 months drawing 1,200/mo or so I forget exactly.
    He then took a $21/hr job and got laid off 5 months later. He then drew $400/mo unemployment.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sp-VFBbjpE]YouTube - IT'S PEOPLE![/ame]
     
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    at 99 weeks for some, its no decisions at all;)
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    Exactly, it's hard to eat principals.
     
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    You mean the Right wingers and such are not declining their unemployment benefits?
     
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    This thread puts the snarky hypocrisy of the lefties on display.

    Somebody who has paid his taxes is expected not to receive the benefits of those taxes even though he qualifies for them - or to risk being accused of violating his principles.

    They neglect to understand that perhaps the unemployment insurance would never have been needed in the first place if the economy had not been damaged with excessive Big Government programs which destroyed job creation.

    I also find the poll choices in adequate, and choose another:

    3) To live on my rainy day fund of savings while I conduct a job search. That's why I have money in an emergency account, separate from other investments.
     
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    * You can't tell people to get off their butts and take the McD's job if they have paid taxes in the last how many years? How much in taxes do you have to pay to get benefits? Obviously the people getting unemployment have qualified for them.
    * Your right, had not Enron and Wall street destroyed this economy then these people would not need unemployment insurance. Yes the full name is "unemployment insurance".
    * I'm glad you have a rainy day fund, some people don't, and for those your response falls under the heading of "Personal responsibility", or "Tough titties"?
    Hope I wasn't too snarky.
     
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    and by the grace of God goes Boedicca, who principals are obviously handed down from on high....
     

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