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1 researchok  Wed, Aug 8, 2012 10:50:23am

Over a $1,000.000 earners on unemployment? 2,362 as per the source or .02% of claimants.

2 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:12:37am

re: #1 researchok

Over a $1,000.000 earners on unemployment? 2,362 as per the source or .02% of claimants.

Contractors who charge a huge hourly rate can claim unemployment benefits when they are between contracts.

3 Daniel Ballard  Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:20:26am

I would think that everyone regardless of income who pays into unemployment insurance would receive benefits, or else we have committed a fraud upon them. If at some income level we want to exclude them, then we must stop collecting the insurance premiums.

4 Joanne  Wed, Aug 8, 2012 3:12:13pm

re: #3 Daniel Ballard

I would think that everyone regardless of income who pays into unemployment insurance would receive benefits, or else we have committed a fraud upon them. If at some income level we want to exclude them, then we must stop collecting the insurance premiums.

And that turns UE into an entitlement vs a benefit. And any entitlement helping people who need help is already on the GOP cutting board. UE is critical for most folks between jobs. Even moreso during the last few years.

While I find it abhorrent that those who truly don't need it use it, it's better than not having it, which one side of the congressional aisle already disagrees with.


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