To answer your question, I am working and never have drawn unemployment. When I first got married, 23 years ago, I worked for $50 dollars a week while I was starting my own business. I also had a night job. No unemployment there. As a tax payer, and a business owner, this subject totally effects me. Michigan citizens are the ones paying for these unemployment extensions. All that money has to come from somewhere. As a business owner, this totally effects me too. I am always looking for quality employees and sometimes they are hard to find when I am competing with the government who is paying people to stay home. And yes, Michigan was in a single state recession for 10 years, thanks to liberal policies which were anti business and caused high taxes, and entrenched unions. Not many business would want to move to Michigan and pay higher taxes and have to fight unions constantly. Business are leaving California and Illinois in droves, and they should be coming here. Instead, they are going to states like Texas, Tennessee, Colorado and 22 other Right To Work states, but that is another whole topic. Anyway, Sweetflower, we will probably have to agree to disagree. I do feel for the unemployed, as a business owner, I am always just a few decisions from being one myself, but there has to be a limit on how long and how much someone can draw. Otherwise it bloats our state budget, which bloats our taxes which, in turn, deters businesses from staying or coming to Michigan to create jobs and the cycle continues.