I thought part of the idea was to keep people home so they would not feel obligated to go to work even if not feeling great.
“Four Republican senators said they believed the bill, which would provide a substantial expansion of unemployment insurance, could lead to layoffs and incentivize workers to collect unemployment payments rather than take a job. They argued that because the unemployment benefits would in some cases be greater than people’s regular wages, some employers and employees would decide that layoffs were preferable. The senators said they would object to fast-tracking a vote until their concerns were addressed.”
“If this is not a drafting error, then this is the worst idea I have seen in a long time,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina. “We need to create a sustainable system.”
“Republicans who wrote the provision with the Trump administration said there was no mistake, and that Mr. Graham and the other Republicans were misinterpreting the plan.”
So now Sanders is saying if the Republicans hold this bill up for this reason, he has objections on the corporate stimulus.
And Cuomo says the $3.8 billion for New York, the epicenter for the US and damn near the world, is not nearly enough.
City mayors around the country are asking for $250 billion.
All because 4 Republicans are so afraid that some folks might not go to work.
Come on GOP, for once try to consider that the workers are the ones least able to weather this without assistance.