I think Freepers here are focusing on the impact on individuals who need financial help, but I suspect the contention over this bill is really driven by the much bigger issue of Federal assistance for state and local governments. Many of the senators opposed to the bill are likely motivated by the fact that they know damn well that no Democrat governor will ever lift any shutdown orders if he knows he can rely on Uncle Sam to make up all the lost income and sales tax revenue. THAT is the much bigger issue here, folks.
Lib state bailouts and throwing a ton at the post office so theyll be ready for all those mail in ballots. You heard Obama bring that up at eulogy the other day. But the Rs arent talking about those issues, they are stupidly talking about lowballing UI enhancements because people make more on unemployment so theyre refusing to go back to work.
Are some choosing that, no doubt. But when filing you have to affirm you have not been offered work. Untruthful answers can -and in this state have- lead to charges of fraud. Just because some dont do the right thing we dont deny the rest.
That meme about Trump just being in the way is proving more true by the day.
Optics and the McConnell soundbite to the contrary: We will pass an extension to unemployment benefits over my dead body