I can name at least one American helicopter that would not have been type certificated and it's manufacturer would have gone out of business if the company's engineers had been forbidden from putting in the hours needed before the revisions to FAR 27 would have scrapped the whole design.
I can name a number of people who make their extra money by working extra hours.
Also, you're improperly using the word "generous". Generosity is a act by an individual disbursing his own wealth. It's really damn easy to be "generous" towards yourself when you're digging into someone else's pockets, now isn't it?
And the process should be a matter of private conscience, not a fiat by imposed force.
Americans supported their vets. The socialist whiny hippy pigs that have infested our government are the source of the despicable acts you describe.
There some reason workers can't contract with a private insurance company for "unemployment insurance" if they feel a need for it?
I'm easy. People that don't lead lives that enable themselves to be indenpent of my wallet can die, the sooner the better.
If you care so much, you can mail me some money to make up for my losses.