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Subject:  Re: Poll: 47% club Date:  9/26/2012  8:23 PM
Author:  Goofyhoofy Number:  45627 of 116884

but in California there is no payroll deduction to go towards unemployment. That fund is sourced through taxing your employers. Yes, they pay it for you, so I am not sure how one acquires and entitlement or something you are due when you made no contribution towards it.

It's curious that when Conservatives want to argue about payroll taxes, they say that the employer paid half of Social Security is actually yours, but if didn't have to pay it you would get that money. When the Right calculates the "total taxes" taken out of they paycheck, they invariably include both halves of payroll taxes.

Yet when it is employers paying Unemployment taxes, that money is theirs, not yours.

Are there no rules on Bullsh!t Mountain?

Do the wealthy get more unemployment benefits?

Unemployment benefits are calculated on your prior salary, so "yes", they get more. Additionally, unemploymenbt benefits are not available to part-time, temporary, or recent school graduates or others who have not accumulated enough "working quarters" to qualify.

So, "YES", the well to do get more.
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