Let me add to your anecdotal story that most of the folk in my surround all busy collecting unemployment with a smile, have a job on the SIDE which is not reported.
The problem is, well I dunno how many people are doing this. I’m thinking there’s a lot doing what your relative is doing. But we’ve no statistics, just an inner knowledge that this kind of thing is going on big time.
Unless the gubmint stops this thing, they’ll get used to this little weekly subsidization income. Then, when you try to take it away, they boohoo for the cameras and become part of the spin machine.
Why on earth did they ever set a limit on unemployment benefits to begin with?
While I’m at it, not a penny is ever deducted from anyone’s paycheck for unemployment benefits should they be needed. While all my life the gubbmint took 7.5% of my paycheck while my employer matched it....that’s 15% of my salary folks.
So tell me this....why are they called unemployments BENEFITS while Social Security/Medicare are called ENTITLEMENTS?
Yes, everybody that is on unemployment has a second unreported job. There are NO jobs, hence why the Republicans just were reelected. Do you follow the news?
Honestly? If you believe that, I got a bridge for sale at a good price in Brooklyn.