I saw one of my friends out last night. He has been laid off since November. He said he gets 974$ every two weeks after taxes. So basically 2,000$/month. So he's eating a big steak dinner and told me he just bought a new four wheeler. I started to get pissed off after hearing this. Isn't that our federal tax money paying for that dinner and four wheeler? How is it fair that he gets all that money every month and some people have to work 40/hours a week to make that? And now they just extended the length of time you can collect from 6 months to 9 months. He said he will be starting back working in April. How nice would it be to work 6 months then have 6 months off and collect unemployment. You could collect the money and then get another job on the side. Unbelievable. I would feel like a piece of shit if I were just collecting that money and not trying to find a job. Although if I knew I were getting my job back in a few months then why try to find a job? Its just that fact that my tax dollars are going towards this. I can imagine how many people abuse this.