: ATTENTION - all Socialists inside, please....

10-01-2004, 09:19 PM
Hmmmmm, Holland:

"The government plans to abolish unemployment benefits for people who have not worked four of the past five years, and offer instead a welfare payment of E1,098, or $1,350, per month for a family or E550 for a single person. This would replace a system in which unemployed people receive a check that is 70 percent of the value of their last paycheck."

From an article by Thomas Fuller, International Herald Tribune. More here (http://www.iht.com/bin/print.php?file=541372.html).