I was laid off about 10 years ago and went on UI for three months. Filling out the form isn't so indignant when you need the cash!
I toyed with the idea of applying for food stamps for many of the reasons cited below - I paid for them, it would help propel the system toward failure, it was free money from a corrupt entity, etc. But I quickly dismissed the idea because I would've had to lie massively about my income and feared they may bust me for fraud.
Currently consuming: Free Domain Radio; NE Patriots Football; Nintendo Wii