tmfun (1000+ posts)
Wed Jul-16-08 12:12 AM
Your employer didn't pay shit for your benefits
I just got my benefit statement from the United States department of Social Security. In the taxpayer paid for missive was a number of paragraphs telling me that "My employer" had made substantial contributions, etc. etc. blah, blah, blah. They try to sell the same chamber of commerce, pseudo capitalist bullshit about unemployment insurance and I can't believe how the masses drink the cool-aid.
Lets get this straight. Your employer DOES NOT PAY FOR SHIT! YOU, the worker, provide a service to your employer that your employer finds valuable enough
that he can sell it at a profit. Your employer sells your labor at a high enough profit that all of your benefits, along with your employer's overhead, which often includes season tickets to the game, lunches, dinners and assorted "business related" junkets, his cell phone bill, his gas card, etc., along with a profit, are included.
The capitalist, government entities would have you believe that your employer, out of the goodness of his black, capitalist heart, grants you extra money to help you pay for S.S.I., S.DI., unemployment insurance and all of the rest of the things they take out of your check every week. This is bullshit.
It is all your money. You earned it. It was not gifted to you by your employer! Think I'm wrong? Ask yourself this. When has your employer EVER, magnanimously, continued to pay into these funds AFTER you have been laid off, fired or quit your job? Bottom line. If you don't earn the money for your employer, your employer won't give you squat!
It's not his money, it's yours. You are the one who gave up days of your life to earn it.
And the next time, at the unemployment office, when some minimum wage cube rat tries to tell you how gracious your employer was to have paid into this fund for you, don't let them make you feel guilty and grateful. Let them know that you know that it was YOU, not your employer, who paid for these benefits!.