A lot of conversation today about 'Rona Relief II. A lot of pols running their sucks.
The republicans seem to be very concerned that the unemployment plus up is creating a disincentive for “some people” to return to work. It runs out at the end of this month.
I’ll be honest; I don’t care if it does. Restaurants, bars and a lot of other businesses are either shut down or afraid of being sued or having the virus run through them. They won’t give liability protection and we live in the most litigious country in the universe. So I don’t blame the employers.
No one can live off of unemployment from the state. It’s designed to be a short-term holdover between jobs on a running economy.
The economy ain’t running. And those people didn’t shut it down.
So they need to continue the plus up until it is. It’s keeping people afloat and probably not having to burn up their savings.
So republicans, I don’t give a ■■■■ if some people get over a little, pass a bill that continues the $600 plus up and states continue to pay regular unemployment without requiring a contacts through the end of the year. Then next year of need be.
Until everything is back open. Tell the employers to report anybody who is called to come back at 40 hours full schedule. Cut them off. If they haven’t been called, it’s not their fault. If they’ve been called for 20 hours, it’s not their fault.
Do the right thing. Take care of my waitresses.