Re: unemployment statistics and underreporting
- Having been unemployed several times, I know for a fact that The
Numbers the Gov't gives is only for those who Report in to the Gov't
offices to ask for assistance. When I was first out of work I
thought I would get nothing from the Gov't because this last time I
was Fired. After about 2 months, It was not going to hurt anything,
So I went in, only to find out that I could have been getting a
small check from my state Gov't for being out of work even IF I had
been fired. ( My reasons for being Fired Were shall we say not
totally my fault, which was enough to get some money) If My getting
fired was TOTALLY my fault I would have gotten help but no money.
I used 8 to 9 weeks worth of my 13 and found a job Though NOT from
what they had to offer. What they Paid me I had to pay Income
taxes on, Which was 15% (which I think is stupid, If I am out of work
why tax a poor man????).
Oh and the POOR, New numbers make any family of 3, single earner,
who earns less than $22,000 a year, POOR. Hey that makes me poor.
Not uneducated, just poor. Of course there are numbers out that
anyone earning more than $75,000 a year Rich, Which puts every
Congress Person, from both parties and The House, in the Rich bracket.
Oh and the Tax laws say if you earn more than $5,650 you have to
pay taxes. Why should the POOR pay taxes????
Gets off his soap box and goes home.