Not accepting welfare is a deeply conservative act.
CBS can’t understand.
CBS = NBC = ACB = PBS = CPUSA
In 1976 I mustered out and got a job for $150 a week...worked there for two years and got up to $170 a week.
I said to myself “eff this”...I applied to a very well known engineering school and was accepted. To tell you the truth my SAT scores were miserable, but that institution took pity on me because I was a veteran and accepted me. I graduated three years later (13 quarters) with a 3.2 GPA.
During that time, I filed my taxes like everyone else and paid a few bucks. I got a letter in the mail that said I was eligible for something called EITC and they processed the claim for me and sent me a check for $700 - much much more than I paid in taxes that year. I never cashed that check. It hurt, but I never cashed it.
Since then, the taxes I’ve paid have astronomically dwarfed that $700, but I never took unemployment and I never left one job before I had one already lined up.
A considerable amount of people don’t want to divulge the types of, and quantity of personal information required by the government to access that unemployment compensation as well.
Onerous, and invasive applications drive them away.
They figure they’ll find another route to sustain themselves, and their families that doesn’t allow their personal information outside their personal control.