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  • You're welcome you drain on society

    Submitted by wizeguy717 on Dec 10, 11 at 11:33am
    • You self-rightious fuckstick. Unemployment is earned through past employment, and no more a drain on society than if of the recipient was actually working. Taxes are paid against it, just like regular income. It is not Welfare, which needs to be abolished. Next time get your facts straight before voicing your vitriolic rantings.

      Submitted by SnidelyKWhiplash on Dec 10, 11 at 1:35pm
      • Actual Welfare (TANF) - is less than 1% of the US budget. It gets attention because conservatives oppose it on moral grounds - the argument that it is a drain on society is ridiculous, especially when you consider the alternative - desperate starving people much more likely to commit crimes.

        Submitted by Griffmaster01 on Dec 10, 11 at 5:05pm
        • I've been unemployed before because of layoffs coulda been homeless if it wasn't for unemployment..and you reaaalllly don't want people like me homeless and desperate in your city

          Submitted by nunubeest on Dec 10, 11 at 5:37pm
        • So you're saying that my step-sister who doesn't work because then she would forfeit her welfare, who has 2 kids, and just moved out her 2nd baby daddy to move in the, probably soon to be, 3rd baby daddy deserves welfare? Sure, there's desperate people who actually need welfare but I feel most people are like my step-sister.

          Submitted by treesandwisdom on Dec 14, 11 at 1:45am
      • In Cali unemployment is not *earned* by employees. It is ONLY paid for by employers and never employees so here yes you are a fucking drain on society.

        Submitted by gostrong on Dec 11, 11 at 4:20am
  • You should have to pass a piss test to get your checks.

    Submitted by smfirerescue on Dec 10, 11 at 11:41am
    • Agreed, but then they turn around and call us unconstitutional. Nobody is guaranteed any free money in our national constitution, our states need to say enough is enough. Freeloaders. I understand that there are emergencies and some people are disabled, but the rest are freeloaders. Welfare should require each person to submit proof of three job applications a week.

      Submitted by MileHighMan on Dec 10, 11 at 11:55am
    • afuckingmen brother

      Submitted by reeln on Dec 11, 11 at 5:10am
  • you only qualify for unemployment if you previously had a job, and were let go. its your own money, hence unemployment insurance. stop confusing it with fucking welfare. blaze on bro, you earned it

    Submitted by Wicked7even on Dec 10, 11 at 12:42pm
    • oh and in case you're curious, before the hates start popping off, I work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, and wish I was on unenjoyment :p

      Submitted by Wicked7even on Dec 10, 11 at 1:27pm
  • That's why drug tests should be mandatory for the people who draw "entitlements" of any sort from the government.

    Submitted by thatpeskyguy on Dec 10, 11 at 11:53am
  • Ok, #1) your tax dollars are not going towards anyone's unemployment money other than your own if you so happen to apply and receive the benefits from it. #2) you can only receive the benees if you were laid off from your old job, you can't receive them if you quit or were fired. #3) some "seasonal" employees are encouraged by their employers to apply for unemployment with the intent of returning the following season. Unemployemt is paid into by the employee and the employer h

    Submitted by p007pip on Dec 10, 11 at 1:02pm
    • Has to match it*

      Submitted by p007pip on Dec 10, 11 at 1:03pm
      • wrong on the fired part, i got fired from a landscaping place cause i mowed the neighbors yard instead of the one i was supposed to mow, and i still got unemployment

        Submitted by slammin211s on Dec 10, 11 at 7:15pm
  • the ignorance displayed by those who comment on this site is appalling

    Submitted by SpartanSaint on Dec 10, 11 at 6:39pm
  • Be grateful taxpayers pick up the fucking trash of society like you.

    Submitted by shadowfenix on Dec 10, 11 at 11:44am
  • to all of the dipshits who say you earned it, no you did not, you do not earn or deserve 2 or more years of it. you pay in like 5 to 25 a month max. So do the math as to how many months you need to pay in so as to collect say 500 a month for two years, you are a fucking drain on society and people like me hate to pay for LOSERS who abuse the system, use it for 6 months fine, but not two years, we are breeding an entitlement society

    Submitted by theoldguy on Dec 10, 11 at 3:06pm
  • There's nothing immoral about buying weed. And there's nothing immoral about buying weed with unemployment money.\nBuying Twilight or Bieber merchandise, on the other hand...

    Submitted by mad2physicist on Dec 10, 11 at 6:04pm
  • F YOU man, im here working 14 hour shifts, to support your lazy a$$

    Submitted by brokenbydisaster on Dec 10, 11 at 3:04pm
  • Douche.

    Submitted by cpt_obvious on Dec 10, 11 at 2:30pm
  • Agreed ^

    Submitted by skillz8394 on Dec 10, 11 at 11:35am
  • Glad to know my husband (a soldier) spends 18 months at a time away from his wife and kids so you can get high. Loser POS. I hope you get a lengthy jail sentence for possession and I pray you never reproduce.

    Submitted by ayus0 on Dec 12, 11 at 3:20am
  • And THIS is why my taxes are so fucking high.

    Submitted by jptatacp on Dec 10, 11 at 4:06pm
  • Most states do require you to turn in proof every week that you're looking for a job. unemployment is not welfare, and they still withhold taxes from it.

    Submitted by Babybitch on Dec 10, 11 at 2:16pm
  • Figured this would be a heated status.

    Submitted by MileHighMan on Dec 10, 11 at 7:35pm
  • No. Most of you are morons. Yes unemployment goes by what you put in it. You dont get hella money. I was trying to get unemploymeny til i go my new job i was only gonna get like $130 every two weeks. You might as well jus get a fuckin job. BUT it is NOT welfare. It was money i earned and my old employers reserve account would pay into it as well. NOT a dime from ANY other taxpayer. AT ALL.

    Submitted by EversickChick on Dec 10, 11 at 4:43pm
    • you are a fucking idiot, that is why congress has passed three or four extensions because the fund is broke from so many aasholes taking more than they have paid in. our federal tax dollars are making up the short fall dumb ass

      Submitted by theoldguy on Dec 10, 11 at 4:56pm
      • You are stupid. Why do you say things that are wrong. Please go away

        Submitted by erisblake on Dec 11, 11 at 2:11am
  • The drag war would end overnight when welfare is canceled.

    Submitted by cfreymarc on Dec 12, 11 at 6:28pm
  • You are the perfect example of everything that is wrong our society you waste of sperm and egg!

    Submitted by randomreader on Dec 11, 11 at 12:38pm
  • Says "theoldguy" i bet i work my ass off for 13hours a day to pay for your fucking Social Security. Fuck the "baby boomers"

    Submitted by EversickChick on Dec 10, 11 at 5:31pm
    • greatest generation my ass....I'm gunna scissor kick you in the back of the head chip!!

      Submitted by nunubeest on Dec 10, 11 at 5:40pm
  • hehe poop

    Submitted by VABEACH on Dec 14, 11 at 3:38pm
  • For anyone wondering what's going on below, it's a bunch of people arguing about where unemployment benefits come from. Because I know you all come to TFLN for that kind of info.

    Submitted by Montastic on Dec 12, 11 at 1:41pm