Lindsey Graham says the Dems fixed it so many will be eligible to make more drawing state unemployment than they were making working their full time jobs. He gave the example in his home state of S. Carolina a guy making $15/hr while working would be able to draw $23/hr on unemployment for up to four months. Only in America!
Free money is never a good idea....
This is not true, the States unemployment tops out at 574.00 @ roughly 1/2 your pay for 26 weeks. This was extended to 39 weeks, which they did even longer when unemployment went up above 9%
The Fed is putting out, from what I understand, up to [email protected]
for up to 4 months to subsidize further loss in income. So this will still leave many with less money than they earned at the jobs before the government shut down on them with a days notice. This so called windfall some claim totals out to be around 60 K a year.
No one will or should be getting anything more than they were earning.
I presently have 374 people who make above that threshold, that are unable to work because of the restrictions placed on employees. Every one of them would be on the job by their next scheduled shift if they had that option. Presently our company is still paying everyone but that's not going to be able to go on for 10 weeks.
I do not agree with the check the government is sending out, again dependent on your total taxable income. I plan on buying a new gun with anything I get, that way when people cry the government is after our guns I can say "--------" they sent me money to buy more.