First of all, in a free society there SHOULD BE NO unemployment because it implies you have a right to a job - which you don't.
You have a right to seek work, but not to have it.
So the government puts this huge program in place (to justify bigger government), and they steal money from employers to put into a pool.
But what if a certain employer never lays anyone off? They still have to contribute to the pool.
And why does the government punish employers for hiring someone and then laying them off when the business environment calls for it, by forcing them to pay into an insurance pool which shouldn't even exist?
For one thing, it means you need bigger government (to administer the unemployment). It's no different than Socialist Security which also should not exist.
But it is what it is.
I was laid off last November and avoided unemployment for about 2 months - on principle.
But then I started thinkng about it. The reason I lost my job was due to government interference in the free market (that's another story).
That, combined with my absolute HATE for the government giving away billions of dollars in FOREIGN AID while this country goes broke.
So I decided to fight it another way and take the unemployment as long as I couldn't find work.
I'm now of the mind that about the only way to change things is to help break the system.
It's the same reason I didn't vote for Romney. I knew it would help Obama win, which would be very damaging to our country.
But I could not vote for an establishmment republican who is no different than the democrats - and in some ways worse.
I call this the "Let it burn" tactic.
Let it go completely to hell which Obama is facilitating as on cue.
Maybe when the fire gets big enough, the sheeples will wake up and do something about it.
But if we think we can do anything significant in this little movement, I'm afraid we're delusioned.
All we can do is prepare ourselves with the knowledge we have, and try to educate the sheeples on why it will collapse.
So in the meantime, if you get to the point where you need unemployment, I say take it without guilt and hurt them where it counts.
Otherwise, you've done your part for liberty.
And consider this also; All the money your employer paid into unmployment insurance was money they COULDN'T pay you.
So you've aready been damaged by the unemployment program. Maybe it's time to get a little back.
"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."