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  •  How much you want to bet... (4+ / 0-)

    that he files for unemployment benefits...

    (Can he even do that as a loser rep?)

    What it is, is up to us. ~ Howard Rheingold

    by madame defarge on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:13:05 PM PST

    •  One would presume he can (3+ / 0-)

      since he is no longer employed and didn't quit on his own. There is some question, however, over whether he was fired for gross negligence or some other reason that would disqualify him; sadly, "being an asshole" isn't one of those reasons.

      Even if he does get unemployment it's not going to be the kind of money he's used to. And, if I remember correctly, the courts can garnish your unemployment benefits if you owe child support.

      If you can't say anything nice about the GOP, please post here more often.

      by Omir the Storyteller on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 04:26:59 PM PST

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      •  "Being an asshole" IS cause for firing... (2+ / 0-)
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        hnichols, Omir the Storyteller

        ... just try being an asshole EVERY DAMN TIME YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH ON THE JOB and see how long it takes before the boss says "All right... I've had enough.  Here's yer pink slip -- now get your ass out of here."   In his case the boss consisted of voters who were not abusive lunatics -- not really the kind of people he had a feel for or understood

        Interesting -- in Joe's Libertarian "Makers and Takers" world, what do they call a guy who can't support his kids unless he gets a big fat cheque from the government every month?  Just askin'... just sayin'.

    •  Illinois rules (1+ / 0-)
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      hnichols

      Each state has its own unemployment program and hence its own rules.

      If your employer is required under Illinois law to contribute to their program, then you're eligible.

      I have no idea if the U.S. Congress is so required, but I'd guess...no.

      Maybe he could say he resided in the District of Columbia, but somehow I suspect that D.C. doesn't try to make the U.S. Congress pay into the system for ex-Congresspersons.

      Somebody around here will know the answers!

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