Originally Posted by jjjayb
Stop paying unemployment for 99 weeks might encourage people to get jobs too.
The numbers on this are actually pretty funny. Go look up the rates of 're-employment' for people drawing unemployment benefits. There is a nice little spike in the first month or so of people that actually use the system as it's intended and get off it as quickly as they can. Then there's a steady trickle of people that are doing the same thing but are having less success and taking longer to come off.
Then in the last 3-4 weeks of unemployment benefit eligibility, re-employment number spike. You don't need to be any sort of scholar to see exactly why the numbers are doing what they're doing.
Unemployment will go up as soon as we stop encouraging it. The way to do that is to quit extending unemployment and not
to take minimum wage jobs and make them cost more.
It's just more of the same garbage.