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I would actually bring home more,*including if taxes were withheld*, if I were receiving unemployment and pulled the kids at of daycare.

That’s right ladies and gents, I’d be more ahead financially.

Something is seriously effed up about all that. I don’t know how to fix it, but that is majorly effed up. To get 9 years out of college and make enough less that unemployment nets me more money? Nuts.

I disagree with the premise of this argument. You would not be bringing in more income on unemployment. Your circumstances would have changed allowing you to stay home and reduce your childcare expenses, but your actual income would have gone down.

To accurrately compare the two, you would have to calculate what would happen if you were on unemployment and left the kids in daycare.

Another thing to consider is that unemployment has a timeline. You could not survive on it forever.

Also, since it's a liberal handout for freeloaders, I would hope that you would say a weekly prayer at a home shrine to Ronald Reagan to help motivate you to pull yourself up by your bootstraps, work a little harder, and live the Ameruhcan dream of self-suffiency.
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