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Massive demand has new WA paid family
leave program struggling to keep up

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 2/25/2020 10:28:13 PM

Washington state’s new paid family and medical leave program is swamped, leaving many to wait weeks before money arrives. As of Jan. 1, 2020, when a worker goes on leave in Washington, they can get up to 90 percent of their wages covered by the state, maxing out at $1,000 a week. The average worker gets about 70 to 75 percent of their usual wages reimbursed. Clare DeLong with the State Employment Security Office says her department has gotten upwards of 30,000 applications for reimbursement, about four times more than expected. Because of that, it’s taking up to 10 weeks for applicants to get their money.

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Free stuff!! Surprise? Many more people want it than expected!?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jimincalif 2/25/2020 10:40:23 PM (No. 329799)
Demand for free stuff exceeds supply, who knew?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: texaspast 2/25/2020 10:51:33 PM (No. 329803)
So which idiot didn't see this coming? Get paid up to 90% of your regular pay to stay home? You've got a state of democrat grifters. What the heck did you expect them to do?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: or gate 2/25/2020 10:56:05 PM (No. 329807)
I remember working a sixteen hour a day to cover for men having their babies. More BS
6 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: TLCary 2/25/2020 10:56:29 PM (No. 329808)
Oh how quickly they run out of other people's money...
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fasteddie 2/25/2020 11:10:53 PM (No. 329813)
"Unexpectedly!"
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Reply 6 - Posted by: SALady 2/25/2020 11:24:03 PM (No. 329817)
They are "shocked" that a bunch of lie-berals applied for "free" government money?!?!?!? Seriously?!?!?!? Lie-berals love "free" government money. Lie-berals are also the most stupid people on earth if they honestly believe there is "free" anything out there!!!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: IdahoJoe 2/25/2020 11:37:22 PM (No. 329822)
The Democrats will be reversing this law as soon as they figure out its cutting down on the abortion rate.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: watashiyo 2/25/2020 11:50:16 PM (No. 329826)
Doesn't matter. WA taxpayers are happy to foot the bill. Just keep bringing it on, until the money runs out.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/25/2020 11:58:23 PM (No. 329828)
I just can’t imagine people signing up for free money.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: panther361 2/26/2020 12:38:18 AM (No. 329837)
These pampered bottom people will collect this "free" money just in time to pay for their funerals.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 2/26/2020 12:50:32 AM (No. 329841)
Imagine that, people grubbing for free stuff. Like predicting that the sun will rise in the east tomorrow.
2 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 2/26/2020 2:36:42 AM (No. 329867)
Welcome to Bernieville.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Trigger2 2/26/2020 4:32:23 AM (No. 329883)
How long before WA has to institute another tax increase to pay for the deadbeats?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 2/26/2020 11:25:00 AM (No. 330199)
Socialism at its best. What did these nitwits expect, you offer free money, people apply for free money. Imagine what will happen if Bernie gets into the White House.
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