U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Colorado Springs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 01-16-2012, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
18,973 posts, read 8,906,249 times
Reputation: 18346

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by lurtsman View Post
Leaving voluntarily disqualifies for benefits. The entire system is terrible. If you have a job, it would be wise to be removed from it through the employers choice so you can qualify. If they suggest you were fired for cause--to prevent paying benefits, the burden of proof will be on them.
On the other hand, having the employer get rid of you is pretty bad on a resume.

 
Old 01-18-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
2,221 posts, read 4,654,594 times
Reputation: 1682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliemac View Post
You can't get benefits if you didnt pay in... I wouldnt call it 'getting money from the rest of us' and it definitely isnt free... you have to have earned to be able to make a claim.
Au contraire...the UI system is funded by employer contributions based on a maximum of 26 weeks of benefits, however under Obamanomics the government is paying people benefits for up to 99 weeks. That difference comes out of the general fund, and that indeed is "getting money from the rest of us."
 
Old 01-19-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, CO
166 posts, read 358,225 times
Reputation: 288
You got me there, Bob... those unemployed folks have all the luck. I meet them all day long at my job... with their foreclosure notices, utility shutoffs, piles of pawn tickets,.... What an extravagant lifestyle we are all supporting! Next they will be wanting help getting their medication or some other luxuries.. where will it end?? Don't they realize how hard their misfortune is for ME? Sorry in advance about the sarcasm.... I grow weary of people complaining about what an injustice it is that our tax dollars are used to provide basic needs for our fellow americans. Our tax dollars are wasted in countless ridiculous ways..this is not waste. Be gracious and thankful its not you. I am proud to be able to work and pay taxes and do my part to help others.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
18,973 posts, read 8,906,249 times
Reputation: 18346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob from down south View Post
...under Obamanomics the government is paying people benefits for up to 99 weeks. That difference comes out of the general fund, and that indeed is "getting money from the rest of us."
Which was done after the last Republican administration pretty much destroyed the economy.

In a normal economy, 26 weeks is pretty reasonable. In this economy it is not.
 
Old 01-19-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
18,973 posts, read 8,906,249 times
Reputation: 18346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliemac View Post
You got me there, Bob... those unemployed folks have all the luck. I meet them all day long at my job... with their foreclosure notices, utility shutoffs, piles of pawn tickets,.... What an extravagant lifestyle we are all supporting! Next they will be wanting help getting their medication or some other luxuries.. where will it end?? Don't they realize how hard their misfortune is for ME? Sorry in advance about the sarcasm.... I grow weary of people complaining about what an injustice it is that our tax dollars are used to provide basic needs for our fellow americans. Our tax dollars are wasted in countless ridiculous ways..this is not waste. Be gracious and thankful its not you. I am proud to be able to work and pay taxes and do my part to help others.
Wonderful response, Julie!!!
 
Old 01-22-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
2,221 posts, read 4,654,594 times
Reputation: 1682
Quote:
Originally Posted by phetaroi View Post
Which was done after the last Republican administration pretty much destroyed the economy.

In a normal economy, 26 weeks is pretty reasonable. In this economy it is not.
You're shilling for the dems now, eh?

Read up on the history of the Glass-Steagall Act and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. The safety mechanisms put into place in the 1930s were repealed during the Clinton Administration. The first signs of the rot at our economy's core were the implosions at Enron and WorldCom, also with their origins planted firmly on Clinton's watch. GW Bush had a big part to play, too, but this mess was not all his doing, and not even mostly his doing.

Last edited by Bob from down south; 01-22-2012 at 11:05 PM..
 
Old 01-22-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
2,221 posts, read 4,654,594 times
Reputation: 1682
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliemac View Post
You got me there, Bob... those unemployed folks have all the luck. I meet them all day long at my job... with their foreclosure notices, utility shutoffs, piles of pawn tickets,.... What an extravagant lifestyle we are all supporting! Next they will be wanting help getting their medication or some other luxuries.. where will it end?? Don't they realize how hard their misfortune is for ME? Sorry in advance about the sarcasm.... I grow weary of people complaining about what an injustice it is that our tax dollars are used to provide basic needs for our fellow americans. Our tax dollars are wasted in countless ridiculous ways..this is not waste. Be gracious and thankful its not you. I am proud to be able to work and pay taxes and do my part to help others.
Now there's a typically snotty response that misses the point entirely.

The point is that UI should be funded by premiums paid for by covered employees (indirectly through employer contributions), not by the taxpayer. That's how insurance works...everyone covered by the system pays to distribute the risk. Self-employed people, for example, aren't eligible for UI benefits, so why should they have to pay via higher taxes so that others who ARE covered get benefits far beyond the premiums paid into that system?

Tax money used to pay for the basic needs of others is socialism/communism, not insurance. Taking money from people involuntarily to pay for the needs and wants of others is what we call redistribution of wealth, a classic tenet of socialism/communism. "From each according to his abilities, and to each according to his needs" Lenin would be proud of you.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
70 posts, read 191,189 times
Reputation: 40
After I retired from active duty I got a job in Iraq. When my contract ended I came home and applied for unemployment benifits and was denied. I was told that since I draw a military retirement I could not draw any benifits. I asked then asked the lady if they were going to return what my company had paid for me back to them. the silence was deafening.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
18,973 posts, read 8,906,249 times
Reputation: 18346
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob from down south View Post

You're shilling for the dems now, eh?
You're darned right (literally and figuratively)! After all, I talked to hundreds and hundreds of Colorado Democrats in this ever-Bluer state...oops...that's your way of talking.
 
Old 01-24-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
2,221 posts, read 4,654,594 times
Reputation: 1682
Quote:
Originally Posted by phetaroi View Post
You're darned right (literally and figuratively)! After all, I talked to hundreds and hundreds of Colorado Democrats in this ever-Bluer state...oops...that's your way of talking.
Well at least you're honest about it. Not that it's anything to be proud of.

w/r/t "hundreds and hundreds"...no, that's not me, but I do know who that dig was aimed at. You apparently can't even keep straight who it is you're arguing with.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Colorado > Colorado Springs
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top