Unemployment benefits run out

But so what? The self-employed never had these benefits at all.  That’s been my situation since 1988 (actually, except for the period 1981 – 1987, I’ve always been self-employed). It’s a tough world, as I well know.


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5 responses to “Unemployment benefits run out

  1. same here Chris…healthcare IT is booming though…i know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s been boom times since “obummer’s” been in…never been better…

  2. Walt

    Dude –
    If you want to fancy yourself a writer or a reporter, you have to make sure you use the correct words to describe the situation, and do it factually.
    So please change “self-employed” to “unemployed”.
    Sheesh. I sound like HIRAM!!
    Your Pal,

  3. Anonymous

    From the linked article:
    “Unemployment insurance extends the typical amount of time that people will spend off the job and not looking for work,” said Chris Edwards, an economist at the Cato Institute, a libertarian organization.

    I’ve personally seen this in action and it angers me.

  4. Pete

    I’ve been self employed since 1973. I wouldn’t have it any other way, regardless of benefits. My biggest complaint is government over-regulation and interference in private enterprise.

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