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Originally posted by JonInMichigan
reply to post by psychekitty
ok... then to the multitudes who are disabled due to no fault of their own...
(not the person who got into a car accident because they were drunk)...
strike #18 from your list.
Your cheese is waiting. Glad to see you have internet access. Nice.
Edited to add:
Yes, I am a complete asshole!
I'm going to leave this thread before I get banned (again).
[edit on 1-9-2009 by JonInMichigan]
There is a rising tide of suicide in the World right now, and I am of the opinion that many of these People just didn't know of the potential helping hand that was so close.
It's a matter of defeating pride, and just doing what's necessary.
Originally posted by gotrox
reply to post by QueenofWeird
You are assuming that there will be benefits available, and only working 3 days a week might not qualify.
Also, taxes don't pay unemployment, your employer pays for it---for eligible workers, to the state to pay out.
If your state is broke, there may be nothing left for them to pay out, even to those eligible.
Not condemning a spartan lifestyle at all---living within your means is a smart way to live, but assuming any help from government agencies---state or federal---is a risky endeavor.
Just ask the people in New Orleans.
Sharing what little you may have with strangers is honorable, but sharing with friends and neighbors is smarter---they tend to stick around longer.