Sixstrings wrote:ColossalContrarian wrote:Two people, out to dinner, collecting UI beni's and working side jobs.
Some of that goes on but honestly.. why does it bother you if some dude is mowing lawns to supplement UI? I think you know full well that "jobs on the side" aren't the highest paying kind of gig. What do you think they're doing, mining gold while on comp?
What you're talking about is INFINITESIMAL compared to the TRILLIONS stolen by rich Republicans on Wall Street.
And I'll tell you something else.. if people are doing side work that's a good thing, if possible you have to get out there and keep work skills up while unemployed. Those guys will have a better chance of transitioning back into working life if and when a regular job becomes available. Having them all sit home waiting for a job is no good solution.. skills erode.. they become unemployable.
Some guy is doing odd jobs and it bothers you.. yet you're not bothered at all by 1% fraud in the trillions.. That makes no sense.I got to thinking about how many people are claiming UI beni's, working side jobs or under the table deals, and getting away with collecting UI beni's. Clearly the couple I overheard had enough money to go out to dinner at a nice place, so that of-course burned me but o'well.
I don't know if I'd call the Roadhouse a nice place but.. why does it bother you so much if some poor person manages to go out to dinner? If you want to get away from that then eat at classier restaurants.
Six, I'm looking at this from the perspective that if any Joe Shmoe with a heart beat could get a loan for a $400K house while only making $32K per year, can anyone just go and apply for UE Benefits and get them?
I actually do believe it's a good thing for people to have side jobs but don't think for a minute there aren't people driving huge gas guzzling monster trucks whilst collecting UI beni's not paying their mortgage, and passing me on the highway doing 85 while I do 75 in my 32mpg car and getting paid under the table
Maybe I'll change my name to ColossallyJealousDude?
Or, maybe someone like you could find it in your heart to give me money because I want to go to nicer restaurants? I deserve to have Sushi a couple night a week don't I?
I also posted my observation in hopes that someone could get me in on the UE Beni game because I lost out on the whole mortgage free living for 14 month deal. I feel so stupid for missing that one