onenickelmiracle
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April 30th, 2020 at 7:45:52 AM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

Sisolak should have beefed up the unemployment office before he shut everything down. He knew or should have known there was going to be a staggering wave of unemployment sign ups.

Way too many canít get a hold of anyone to rectify or process their claim. The office imploded and the director resigned (fired) a couple days ago....basically admitting she was overwhelmed.

Clusterflunk.

It's like this everywhere. My exgf from a few years ago has been trying every day for weeks to get through on unemployment and hasn't been able to even get her call through last I have checked.
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DRich
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April 30th, 2020 at 7:51:07 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

It's like this everywhere. My exgf from a few years ago has been trying every day for weeks to get through on unemployment and hasn't been able to even get her call through last I have checked.



My son finally got through but he was on the phone for 3 hours. He called about 1am and got through at 4am.
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racquet
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April 30th, 2020 at 8:09:32 AM permalink
This is not a political statement.

Here in the Northeast, taxing casino revenue is a significant, substantial source of state revenue, perhaps more so than anywhere else (don't have figures to back it up, I just assume so).

It will be interesting to see how social distancing rules, which mitigate strongly against casinos, along with the inherent unsanitary condition of casino chips and slot machine touchscreens, are balanced against the never-ending need for state revenue.

The moral imperative of state governors to keep people safe is going to come slap up against the salary, pension and benefit needs of state employees, pensioners, and school teachers.

I wonder what kind of carve-out will be set in place for casinos, regardless of the color shown on the map of each state. I don't think red and blue will matter. Green, however, for sure.
billryan
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April 30th, 2020 at 8:47:37 AM permalink
Quote: NewtoTown

Awesome if I was an employee vs recently turned pro gambler.



Yeah, who could have anticipated that a self employed person might go a few weeks without an income. I would think a professional gambler could live off his bankroll for a few weeks. What's left in your three month emergency fund?
billryan
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April 30th, 2020 at 8:55:30 AM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

Sisolak should have beefed up the unemployment office before he shut everything down. He knew or should have known there was going to be a staggering wave of unemployment sign ups.

Way too many canít get a hold of anyone to rectify or process their claim. The office imploded and the director resigned (fired) a couple days ago....basically admitting she was overwhelmed.

Clusterflunk.



Really? You think he should have kept the public exposed and endangered for a few weeks while they revamped the states unemployment system?
How many thousand infected people would have come to Nevada during that time?
Funny thing about emergencies. They pop up at the least convenient of times.
SOOPOO
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April 30th, 2020 at 8:55:34 AM permalink
Quote: NewtoTown

I am a player (turned pro) who now depends on casino for $.



My understanding is that if you are a professional gambler, and have paid taxes as such, you should be eligible for the unemployment benefit? I assume you have been paying the unemployment tax like the rest of us? So now reap that benefit. Correct?
billryan
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Thanks for this post from:
rsactuary
April 30th, 2020 at 9:06:49 AM permalink
A good number of my friends get a significant amount of their income from " non
traditional " sources and conveniently forget to pay taxes on it. After years of screwing the government,and their neighbours, they are now upset the government isn't treating them the same as the people who actually follow the rules.
billryan
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April 30th, 2020 at 9:10:11 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

My understanding is that if you are a professional gambler, and have paid taxes as such, you should be eligible for the unemployment benefit? I assume you have been paying the unemployment tax like the rest of us? So now reap that benefit. Correct?



Unemployment benefits come from a fund employers pay. Employees don't pay into it.
SOOPOO
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April 30th, 2020 at 10:09:26 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Unemployment benefits come from a fund employers pay. Employees don't pay into it.



So if you are a business owner, and pay yourself a salary, you don't pay into that fund? I take it that as a professional AP you essentially are a business owner, right? You get to deduct expenses on your tax return, right? And pay self employment tax?

By the way, you do know what a joke that is? NY is paying out billions in UI, but took in millions from employers. It is just a government obligation to pay out the UI, just like police/fire/school/etc....
billryan
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April 30th, 2020 at 10:32:20 AM permalink
U.I. is based on your company's history. If you normally lay off a good part of your staff, you pay more. I'm not sure what they will do now with everyone laid off.

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