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Old 01-21-2007, 08:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Spankypoo
As insensitive as this may be, am I the only taxpayer who's bothered by someone planning on collecting unemployment while on vacation/at college?
For those in the US . . . I'm not aware of how unemployment compensation is handled in other countries.

1. Unless you're an employer (or an employee in a few select states), you don't pay an unemployment "tax." Getting huffy over a perceived abuse of your taxes doesn't make sense when you're not actually paying for the abuse in question.

2. Don't be so quick to judge. I have been employed continuously since 1977. Every company I've worked for in all that time expanded their workforce (enabled, to some extent, by my contributions) and thereby contributed more money into my home state's unemployment insurance pool. If I somehow become unemployed through no fault of my own, I'm damn well entitled to take advantage of the situation, at least within reason.