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Why no one needs to work in Biden's
America: Experts project anyone who
earned $32,000 before COVID could now
earn MORE in benefits staying at home

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Posted By: Imright, 5/7/2021 8:50:36 PM

People who lost their jobs in the pandemic are now earning more in benefits than they did in wages, creating a nightmare economic situation that is stopping people from returning to work and in turn, driving up inflation. In March 2019, the average weekly payment to an unemployed person was $348 when combining federal and state unemployment payments. That nearly tripled to $938 in April 2020, when Trump passed COBRA - a temporary economic plan that boosted weekly unemployment payments by $600 and also gave employed people one-off stimulus checks. COBRA expired in July and the unemployment boost was halved to $300-a-week. Now, they are $638-a-week on average and

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Folsomguy 5/7/2021 9:03:44 PM (No. 778644)
My friend is barber and has been trying for months to find barbers for two chairs. No one is willing to work because they make enough on the benefits. My friends in the restaurant business are having an even harder time finding workers.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: deerejon 5/7/2021 9:19:08 PM (No. 778658)
Diesecting the Brain of a Liberal Democrat would be a real study.I'm sure they would find Feces for brains.Why would anyone want a job in Biden's economy.Everything is free.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: wilarrbie 5/7/2021 9:36:48 PM (No. 778671)
Meanwhile there are those of use working our retail butts off twice as hard for low wages and the brunt of irate customers. We're short handed, products are unavailable and prices are rising. EVERY body is cranky. Yeah...Good times!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Connor 5/7/2021 10:25:02 PM (No. 778688)
Here in blue state Spokane, Washington you cannot get anybody to work. I pay $20/hour cash to do yardwork and most people piddle around for two hours and don't come back. I worked from age 18 until retiring at 63 and most jobs were highly stressful at law firms, getting up at 5 and catching a bus to work. Today's kids would probably laugh at that. I am fearful at what is happening to our country. I dont mean to be negative but where will this end?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Proud Texan 5/7/2021 10:25:24 PM (No. 778689)
I have my own business and made a heck of a lot less than $32,000 last year. If I was in the city limits I could apply for up to $10,000 grant from SB, but because I don't live inside the city limit fence, I don't get a durn thing. Bidet's answer for me is to double tax me in the future.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribicon 5/7/2021 11:10:05 PM (No. 778719)
"I ain't gonna work on Joey's farm no more."
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/8/2021 1:20:40 AM (No. 778776)
Recent polling says only demonrats favor all this free money. They just don't want to work.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/8/2021 2:12:45 AM (No. 778790)
A family of six can put a substantial down payment on a house with what they are getting. Some were getting SSDI checks before the gravy train went thru.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BaldGuy 5/8/2021 7:16:09 AM (No. 778843)
#4....hate to say it, but maybe you need some Hondurans to head up there to do those jobs....
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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/8/2021 7:20:23 AM (No. 778848)
Do not forget Medicaid and food stamps. Stay on unemployment and keep those two benefits. Take a job and lose those two benefits. It would be irrational for an unemployed person, here in Pennsylvania at least, to take a job right now. The government is the irrational one, not the individual.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Venturer 5/8/2021 7:51:16 AM (No. 778865)
Governor DeSantis of Florida seems to be the only one trying to put people back to work.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: franq 5/8/2021 8:19:04 AM (No. 778892)
Right now our manufacturing floor is flooded with temps. God love 'em, at least they come in. But they have NO experience in the type of work that is done, and results are not good. I saw it before around 2016. Then came the crash.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: czechlist 5/8/2021 9:14:28 AM (No. 778938)
#1 perhaps it is regional. Blue State? In my Red State city there is no shortage and the local barber college is a full of trainees- all Hispanic I might add.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: padiva 5/8/2021 9:27:14 AM (No. 778951)
I work for a big box retail. I do the work of 3 people as best I can. They can't find and keep employees. I trained a middle-aged woman for 1 day. I thought she would like the job. She lasted 1 day. Another middle-aged woman lasted 1 hour. Her job for her day was 'recovery' (putting stuff away, folding clothes). She has a hot flash and wanted to go home. A young lady showed up for the first day on the sales floor. Her jeans had holes in them. She was sent home to change but said that she was not coming back. Meanwhile, a newer employee wanted me to do his work. I firmly told him that he had to do the task as I was not his babysitter. He tells people that I yelled at him. He avoids me. (I feel like a queen)
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Zigrid 5/8/2021 9:53:42 AM (No. 778976)
Here's some fun this morning... well... it's not funny... I got a letter from biden's government telling me to fill out the form and submit for unemployment payment...I'm retired so I called them... spent a long time on the phone with recordings telling me to process the paperwork... I ended up screaming into the phone... I'm retired... I don't get unemployment payments...but I'm sure someone is getting checks with my name on it...years ago a shaman wrote about the times WE are going through now... she said the people will fight back by with holding their taxes...makes sense... Washington cannot function without the people's money...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: gone2pot 5/8/2021 10:03:59 AM (No. 778984)
Print currency, give one tenth of it to pay people not to work and give the other 90 percent to cronies; print more currency to pay the debt on the previously printed currency; cronies using most of their currency to buy stocks at THIRTY TWO times earnings; rinse, repeat. What could possibly go wrong?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Philipsonh 5/8/2021 10:06:49 AM (No. 778989)
Without earned income, they cannot save for the future, put money into IRA's, are adding nothing to Social Security, etc. Penny wise, pound foolish. They cannot see past their next ongoing day off; OR, they are working 'under the table', as well as receiving gov't. benefits, and if so, the preceding statements still apply. They are economic fools.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MDConservative 5/8/2021 10:21:48 AM (No. 779001)
Some years ago there was a Wisconsin study done comparing the "incomes" of identical families (Dad, mom, two kids, one in school the other not) who worked versus one with no earned income. The outcome was that the working family had to earn (and pay taxes) on $64,000 to equal the no earned income standard. And that was years ago...and did not, as I recall, include any private charity (food pantries, clothes closets, general freebies) nor the cost of the army of social workers and bureaucrats supporting these "unfortunates".
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Reply 19 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/8/2021 10:28:59 AM (No. 779008)
If you are unemployed you can often get other goodies like food stamps, discounted or free public transportation, discounted or free health care, and other assorted handouts. It destroys the work ethic.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: mariboo72 5/8/2021 10:29:34 AM (No. 779009)
My son is a chef and he can't get anyone for line work or servers. He has even raised wages to $18 an hour, hoping to attract applicants but no one is interested. Restaurants, which have already been hit so hard by COVID restrictions, are now having to close because the can't find anyone interested in working for them. I think young people are looking forward to a summer of freedom, living off of stimulus money and extra unemployment.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 5/8/2021 10:52:13 AM (No. 779027)
#4 - $20/hr is also the minimum expected by any kid or young adult here in rural SoCal. Pay it, and they still don't stick around.
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