Comment: I would have no problem admitting I was collecting unemployment

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I would have no problem admitting I was collecting unemployment

benefits, if I was collecting unemployment benefits. Employers are taxed a percentage of wages in order to pay for these. As an employee this money would be available to me as wages, if my employer was not required to pay it to the state. The employer pays for this insurance in my stead. Therefore if I was in a position where I needed this benefit I would certainly not be embarrassed.

But farm subsidies are not paid as the result of unforeseen events. They are paid each and every day - rain or shine, 365 days per year.