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New federal unemployment benefits

The Senate bill signed yesterday include $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits. Add that to the Pa. max, I believe itís $575 , youíre making $1175 a week. Based on a 40 hour week, thatís $29.37 an hour. Plus you donít have transportation cost associated with going to work. Seems like a lot of benefits, many will make more unemployed than they would if they were working.

This bill was passed in the Senate by a unanimous vote.
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That’s just the tip of the iceberg in “free” giveaways in this bill.

They never let a crisis go to waste and this is the biggest one of all...
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Thank Nancy P. for that....not much incentive to get back to work if you make less than $30.0/hr....which many do.

The dems made a mockery of this process...but ALL did approve it. I guess in the interest of getting the bill through in a timely manner, there was no choice. There was some talk as late as last night that the Republicans had hoped for a last minute provision capping unemployment at 100% of wages, but I guess that failed. Sad,indeed.
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Well, we'll just have to pass the bill to see what's in it.
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1099 workers and self employed will be able to apply for unemployment also, from what I understand.
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Well, we'll just have to pass the bill to see what's in it.
Sounds familiar??? Oh yeah, the ACA!
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And then people at my company either took a 10% wage cut for salaried people, or a 4 day week for hourly people and we wont see anything from the disaster this bill has become.

This bill should have only provided money to those who lost wages from COVID and help for struggling companies, nothing more, nothing less. There was no need for extra money to be handed out to every citizen, while many are struggling, others are getting extra pay while others are sitting home collecting their full salary.
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And this is why:

ďAnd now I find that some of my Republican colleagues are very distressed, theyíre very upset that somebody whoís making 10, 12 bucks an hour might end up with a paycheck for four months more than they received last week,Ē said Sanders, waving his arms and pointing at his colleagues as he launched into a fiery speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday night.

"Oh my god, the universe is collapsing. Imagine that. Somebody's making $12 an hour, now like the rest of us faces an unprecedented economic crisis with the $600 on top of their regular unemployment check, might be making a few bucks more for four months.
"Oh my word, will the universe survive? How absurd and wrong is that? What kind of value system is that?"


They're not making, ie. earning, a few bucks more, Bernie, they're being given a few bucks more. Why? For what? Why not cap it at what they would normally make?
I'm still working, from home, but still doing my job. Should I be receiving overtime pay, Bernie, time and a half?

Shoot straight

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...Why not cap it at what they would normally make?

That would have been the prudent thing to do.
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The benefits are on a scale depending on your earnings so it's not going to be 100%% for everyone but it's not going to be a 200% raise for walmart cashier 's either.
Big thing is the Fed portion is for 4 months with the ability to extend and the state unemployment they dropped the week wait, so people laid off last week will get paid this week.
Many people are still being paid by their employers so comp claims will jump this week from 3.5% to over 11%.
Once teachers and municipal employees stop being paid its going to jump even further.

Glad to see the Gov. finely got their act together.
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