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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Crabtownboy, Mar 7, 2015.
This is the way I look at it. I did not get a degree until later in life. I was never one day without working as a high school graduate. I saved, tithed, house is paid for, and both kids have a bachelors degree without one cent of debt. If I can do it, anyone can. Therefore I see no purpose in unemployment benefits.
Obama raised taxes on the rich-- via higher tax brackets, capital gains and dividends ($123 billion) , Medicare ($86 billion) , Social Security ceiling, etc. How old is this cartoon?
Considering that the federal government paid out $94 billion in unemployment benefits in 2012 and Obama's new taxes on the wealthy raise much more revenue than that, your cartoon is ridiculously misleading, actually stupid.
Oh, you still haven't told me how government policies have taken money from the middle class and given it to the wealthy.
I believe this is from 2010.
What do facts and reality mean to a demagogue?
Yes, now that I am on my PC and not my phone I can see the date.
Unemployment is to assist someone who has lost their job thur no fault of their own.
But there are faults with the system.
A few years ago, I, along with some 40% of the factory was laid off. We were informed just before lunch. The boss did say he would appreciate it if we finished the day. I did. Others did not. On Monday, I went down to file for unemployment. I was told, your benefits would not start till the next calendar week. Therefore those who did not come back to work that previous Friday - well they went to unemployment office that afternoon and were now elibilble for unemployment.
Now for the real bad part. - I was working 6 hours a week part time at a radio station. I was told since I had an income - I did not qualify for unemployment! I told the clerk I had just lost 90 % of my income - but that made no difference - I still had an income. What I found out later was that had I quit my part time job before being laid off - I would have qualified for unemployment.
IMHO - if a person finds a part time job - while on unemployment - they should NOT loose all benefits - system needs to be revamped.
Also, there should be a strict time limit.
First 3 months - full benefits
4-5 months -----75%
6-7 months ------50%
8-12 months-----25 %
I never gave a second thought to unemployment benefits. When I got laid off or lost a job, I went and got another one.
Second time I got laid off - took me over a month - and I was actively seeking a job. IMHO - (the second time) I believe my age was a deterrent from getting a job.
Prior to that - I had never went more than a week without a job.
Well Mr. Salty, until I finally got there job where I would be 36 years, they were not all layoffs. I had several "take this job and shove it" moments.
Just for you Crabby!
To demonstrate the utter ridiculousness of the OP and the lack of critical thought exhibited by this thread....
The 111th Congress which sat 2009 - 2011 consisted of:
57 Democrats and 41 Republicans in the Senate
256 Democrats and 178 Republicans in the House
All serving under a Democrat President.
Sorry, CTB, again the Democrats own this.
If you have a problem with tax rates and unemployment benefits since 2008 you need to take it up with your liberal friends. Just like with Obamacare - they were in charge of it.
Congratulations to you:thumbs: not attempting to be nosey but are you talking about skilled labor jobs that required said years of experience, expertise and education? I mean were you a le to match your salary expetations? And then did your age factor into the employment synerio (sic) ?
I was an electronics tech, so yes, I suppose that is skilled labor. My job included servers, networking, and an array of electronic equipment. I said I did not get a degree (actually 2) until later in life, but did go to several years off and on of advanced electronics training. The age factor, well, I am not sure. I retired at 57 from my main job. Since then, I have had a few jobs. I worked at an adult day care for two years. I am now working in security 2 days a week at a PVC plant. The Lord was always with me, as I did not go more than a week ever without a job. I thought about one of my responses, and it was really not fair. It shows pride on my part, when God could have made things quite different. I think unemployment payments are a wonderful thing for those who cannot find a job all that quick. It is a good use of government money for those workers through no fault of their own, need a bridge to the next job. I really do not know when I will quit for good. I am executor of my Dad's estate (died Jan 25) and trying to sift through this tangled web. There are four of us siblings, and one step mother, so you can imagine the rest. Its good to hear from you again. Thanks for your prayers for Tom.