Taxing the unemployed / unemployment
Does anyone else disagree with taxing people who are out of work through no fault of their own? Individuals didn't create the recession and all the job losses taking place.
Why can't the government waive paying in taxes for people who have no income?
And then there's unemployment.
It's a lifesaver for those who can get it; but it comes out of your former boss's pockets and all they have to do is say they fired you for misconduct and you're screwed. Whether it's true or not all the documentation you need to prove them wrong is locked up at the place you no longer work and by the time you get it via subpoena and get to your unemployment appeal you're out on the streets and your taxes are due.
After you get unemployment you find out it's roughly half of what you used to earn and if you manage to find work to help make up the difference and pay your bills - why the unemployment people subtract what you earned from the meager amount they're paying you so you can't make any headway.