The “drafting error” involves a fixed $600-per-week payment on the top of unemployment benefits — which are calculated using a worker’s current salary — that those who apply will receive.
In a statement, Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., and Rick Scott, R-Fla stated. In essence, the bill could provide a “strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work” because people could make more by being unemployed than employed.
So, I’m making $16/h in South Carolina, working 40 hours a week makes 600 dollars. If you’re unemployed, you can get up to three hundred twenty-six dollars. You get half your income so that six hundred dollar wage now becomes three hundred in unemployment.
What the federal government does is it comes in and puts six hundred in it on top of that three hundred, so now instead of making six hundred when you were working, you’re now making nine hundred not working.
How long do you stay in unemployment, if you’re making fifty percent more than you were working? The answer 16 weeks.
Today (3/23/20), Senate Majority Leader — Mitch McConnell shredded Democrat’s opposition to the Coronavirus relief package(S.3548 – CARES Act).
Democrats try to include unrelated amendments in the bill that have nothing whats so ever to do with the crisis our nation is facing right now.
Kipping America hostage?
Negotiations ware moving well, and then something has happened. Democrat leadership started coming up with new demands. It looks like whatever they couldn’t pass thru congress over the last few years, they want to force on us using the CARES Act. Hopefully, Republicans will not cave in.
These are just some of the unrelated demands Senate Democrats have used to slow relief for workers and families: Tax credits for solar and wind energy. Special treatment for Big Labor. Airlines’ emissions standards This is a crisis. Why is only one side acting like it?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
I wonder if people who are losing their jobs as the economy contracts in the face of the coronavirus outbreak and depend on the passing of this bill to receive their next paycheck or at least partial financial support worry about:
Solar and wind energy?
The needs of big Labor?
New emissions standards for airlines?
I don’t think so.
People are trying to figure out how to deal with much more trivial problems, like paying their upcoming bills.
Many Americans are hurting, and they need help. The CARES Act would provide that help. Unfortunately, Democrats decided to use the coronavirus outbreak as a vehicle for their agenda.
This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.