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U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on July 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. House Democrats urge House Republicans to extend unemployment benefits that was passed as part of the CARES Act which is due to expire on July 31, 2020.
Republicans like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin believe that the $600 weekly benefits that are being given to unemployed Americans, are causing people to stay at home and not look for work.
The benefits were put in place as an attempt to curb the affects of coronavirus-related unemployment across the country. These benefits were given in addition to state distributed unemployment payments.
Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell met to discuss the new deal.
“We want to make sure that there’s a technical correction, so that people don’t get paid more money to stay home than to work,” Mnuchin said.
“The original unemployment benefits actually paid people to stay home and actually a lot of people got more money staying at home than they would going back to work,” Meadows said, in an interview on ABC’s This Week.
Mnuchin said that he spoke with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday about negotiating a partial extension of employment benefits that would last until the end of the year.
The Trump administration and many Republicans want an extension of benefits that would replace 70% of wages that a person would have made if they were still employed.
“So the president has been very clear, our Republican senators have been very clear, we’re not going to extend that provision,” White House Chief of Staff said.
Pelosi, alongside other Democratic leaders, do not want a short term extension nor do they want a reduction.
“The reason we had $600 was its simplicity,” Pelosi said from the Capitol, The Morning Callreported.
The $600 unemployment benefits will expire on July 31, and those without jobs will have no additional assistance during the pandemic.
“We don’t want a short-term extension either, we want something till the end of the year,” Mnuchin said.
Meadows and Mnuchin revisited Capitol Hill to apply “final touches” on a $1 trillion bill, which is expected to be announced on Monday, Politico reported.
At first, they deliberately inflate hysteria in the media so that people are in a panic and sit at home. Now they are outraged by the result !! Politics is truly the mother of all lies. I am an ordinary guy and I understand that I cannot just rely on the benefits. I found a part-time job for myself even during quarantine - https://aussiepokiesclub.com/real-money-casinos/ Gambling has helped me support my family financially. My opinion is that whoever wants will always find a way out.
All i have to say is this, there is a deadly disease/s out there and the government has been telling the world to wear a mask social distance and stay home and they are giving us our own money, tax payers money to keep us destracted from whos to blame for this crime on humanity. second of all how do you expect people to distance themselves when and if one goes to/back to work when your job interacts with people that puts you at a high risk for exposure. Yea some do want to sit back and collect but many do want to go to work but the workforce is now difficult. many aren't opening back up, many are not hiring .. bottom line they urging people to stay home then they complaining we just want to collect a check and sit home which i find to be bullshit. everybody dont feel the same way. im sick and tired of this dirty as world and the evil people on it.
Same to you @mr1stroke Stay safe and blessed.
MY DAUGHTER, SISTER, AND BROTHERS WORKS FROM HOME. I work my small business from home. There's money to be made, but folks do not want to take advantage of the loopholes. The hustle doesn't stop until DEATH. SELAH
mr1stroke, you are a peace of s***.. You uncle tom boy... You're missing the picture because your uncle tom ass is blind
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