Tag: Unemployment

Conservative Austerity Created the Mask Wars

As coronavirus cases soared this week in a number of states—not a few of them red—a handful of GOP leaders and right-wing pundits had a desperate message for conservatives: Wear a mask, please. Mike Pence now wears a mask; Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who had previously blocked local governments from requiring masks, now calls them […]

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The Democrats’ Dumb Idea to Cut Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

However, Senate Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer, propose ratcheting down the $600 add-on according to an individual state’s unemployment rate. If unemployment is more than 11 percent, then people collecting benefits get the full $600. If it’s more than 10 percent but less than 11 percent, they get only $500. Benefits drop $100 for every […]

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