Do you get so much when you're laid off that you don't feel like looking for a new job? Suppose you got $31.4 million in your severance package, like former CEO Anne Mulcahy of Xerox? Maybe you'd be "eating bonbons and watching TV instead of looking for a job". Get the details on my posting at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/7/2/881071/-Funemployment-for-CEOs.
Why does Congress have so much trouble extending unemployment benefits for workers when their bosses get enough severance to retire comfortably and never have to work again? Maybe if we highlighted how much these golden parachutes are worth, it would be a little easier to extend benefits. I'd like to see some of these Republican Senators answer that question.