Liberty and Freedom
Your opinion counts.
1. I support no extension of federal unemployment benefits and support maintaining 26 weeks in state unemployment benefits.
2. I support extending federal unemployment benefits by 20 weeks and support maintaining 26 weeks in state unemployment benefits .
3. I support extending the federal unemployment benefits by 20 weeks and support dropping state unemployment benefits to 20 weeks in one year.
4. I support extending the federal unemployment benefits by 20 weeks and support dropping state unemployment after one year on a sliding scale starting at 20 weeks if the state unemployment rate is over 10% and moving down to 6 weeks if the unemployment rate drops to <5%.
Options 1 and 2 only
Until we can turn the economic problems the idiots have put us in: I support #4 and #2 in that order.
As a business owner, who never laid anyone off and work overtime because of all the extentions most people don't want to work or ask for a job after there benifits run out, or better yet say they can work in about 3 or 4 month after there benifits run out. Even had employees lie on there paper work saying they got laid off after they quit and we protest it but they still get there unemployment. I always thought if you lied on paper work it was against the law, if that was me that did that I would probably be prosecuted. Even have people stop here and only want a bussiness card to show they were here and when asked if they want an appliction since I am hiring and they say NO they just want a bussiness card.
America has become a lazy country and want something for nothing and I think our Government has us for sell so might have to learn Chinese if something doesn't happen soon.
SO THEN EXTENSIONS NEED TO STOP.
Encourage employees to invest in private unemployment insurance, just like disability or life. Additionally, demand that Michigan clearly budget for unemployment; as it stands now, the total amount paid out is unlimited. By putting a dollar figure on this type of charity, a balanced budget can be achieved. Set a maximum amount to be paid out per recipient, then if the number of people on the dole times the max amount exceeds the pre-budgeted amount, then the amount paid per recipient is reduced.