How Big Business is Screwing Florida’s Unemployed

Florida’s Unemployment Insurance system is the worst in the nation. Most unemployed workers never qualify and those who do don’t receive the payments they need to pay for even the most basic necessities and the payments don’t last long enough for them to find work in an economy that is still in ruins, 700,000 jobs short of where we need to be. The dismal state of our UI system is a drain on the economy, is hindering job creation and increasing poverty. All of this misery is just because big business doesn’t want to pay the taxes they owe.
Tony Fransetta, President of Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, speaks to seniors and union members rallying outside offices of Humana on Vista Parkway Tuesday afternoon. Elderly Democrats in Palm Beach County, some of the most loyal Democratic Party voters around, say they are angry with the leaders of their party for even raising the possibility of cutting Medicare spending. (Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)
Roses and crime scene tape are laced through the wrought iron fence at the memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church, Saturday, June 20, 2015  in Charleston, S.C. People started visiting the site well before sunrise four days after a gunman shot and killed nine people during a Bible study session at the church on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)