From AP via Yahoo! News:

AP IMPACT: Jobless hit with bank fees on benefits

It seems banks are charging fees for their services!  CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!

The humanity. The money quote:

“They’re trying to use my money to make money,” said Santa-Maria, a laid-off engineer who lives just outside Albuquerque, N.M. “I just see banks trying to make that 50 cents or a buck and a half when I should be given the service for free.”

I find the article rather interesting.  It focuses on the evil banks charging for their services, but does not mention one of the biggest gotchas with unemployment benefits: you pay tax on it!

That’s right- if you’ve ever been so lucky to be laid off (I have) you’ll see “the man” giveth and “the man” taketh away.  It’s a beautiful thing, no?