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I would stop being cheap when it come to unemployment and give every unemployed person 100% of their salary/wages for a year so they could look for work without worrying about the cost of living while doing so.



Imagine all the freeloaders who would give up their jobs for a year to take a break and then whine when the time was up that they couldn't find a job.


Nope I would make all the people who take money for nothing do all the jobs that no one wants. For instance I would make the unemployed gangsters and drug-dealers report for graffiti-cleaning duty every morning. I'd also make them wash all the dirt off the sidewalks and pick up the litter in the streets. I do away with mechanical street-sweeping machines and make them sweep by hand with brooms. The would be a lot less gangsterism and nonsense if kids realised that not going to school and getting a real job got you into doing that kind of work.
I'm against unemployment benefits, I think everybody should be paid enough for them to finance their own unemployment insurance and you should only get it if you lost your job through no fault of your own. If you resign from your job so that you can take a break and collect unemployment, no payout.
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We have that in Texas where the employer has to pay for your unemployment insurance but there is a cap on the weekly benefit and a time limit on top of that. The premiums my company has to pay would give an employee 80% of their base pay for a year but they only get 35% of their base pay because of the government cap and administrative costs!!!

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we only contribute 2% of our pay into the government unemployment fund and we collect 35% of six months' pay over 9 months.
It's quite complicated but it's enough to keep you going if you can't find a job but after that there's nothing.
Also you can't collect if you willingly resign from your job and if they have one for you and you decline it, they also stop paying your benefits.
So the incentive is to work and not lose your job.
Also we have very complicated laws about firing. You're not allowed to fire anyone without a whole lot of rigmarolle which makes it virtually impossible to be fired, and if you are let go because of the company's problems then you get paid before creditors and there's a whole lot of extras you get there as well.
It makes it very difficult for companies to get rid of people they don't want.
So what most people do nowadays is employ people on contract without any benefits at a higher pay. They have to then organise their own tax and insurance and the company can let them go if they don't perform.
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