Unemployment Benefits Get Push-Back

Unemployment Benefits Get Push-Back

(NewsReady.com) – When Congress passed the CARES Act, it included a weekly payment of $600 for those filing for unemployment due to COVID-19. The current tally as of May 20 is around 36 million claims and the unemployment rate is 14.7%, the highest since the Great Depression. As much of the US economy remains closed down, it’s no wonder people are out of work.

However, it turns out that $600-per-week payment could be a contributor to high unemployment levels. Some people might make more money living on unemployment than at their job, something Republicans were worried about while writing the CARES Act.

President Donald Trump seems to be in alignment with the GOP. Instead of extending unemployment benefits, he’s working with governors to safely re-open local economies and get people back to work.

The new 1,800-page HEROES Act passed by the Democratic House contains an extension of these unemployment funds to January 2021. To potentially counter this, Trump and other GOP Senators met up for a private lunch to strategize against the act. Many Republicans want to wait and see how the CARES Act fully plays out before spending another $3 trillion on stimulus measures, which would put the US further into debt.

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56 COMMENTS

  1. I want everything given to me. 1) a inter-continental private jet 2) A mansion in Conn. and one in Florida and 1 in California; just like Judge Judy has 3) more increase on my social security benefits like $5000.00 per month 4) My cares act stimulus checks of $1200.00 increased to $2,000.00 for my lifetime 5) My unemployment extended to the end of my life to the tune of $3,000.00 per week. Come on! Iam not asking for much.

  2. Before the coronavirus people were living pay check to pay check.
    Americans were already struggling.
    Opening the economy helps feed your taxes to our local state and govt officials.
    Opening a salon and only seeing one client at a time, is that really making money?
    Virus testing must be done for all.
    I read where one hair stylist infected 91 people with the virus.
    I’d rather be safe than six feet under. But it’s your choice. We would all love to work, yet in safe conditions without a second wave that could be ten times worse.

    • Main issue.
        In March, Pres Trump said he had closed down the country for a possible pandemic.  Then he said, that he would send direct stimulus payments based üpon people’s SS numbers directly from the US Treasury to stimulate the economy.   The 1st payment, lump sum of 4200, then 600/week til July. This was to keep the economy working.  He was blind-sided by Pelosi!
      The Senate sent the bill to the Dem House:  Pelosi flew in and changed the amounts and the distribution method. 
      The lump sum, 1200, would be tied to taxes and distributed by IRS.  That money was to be distributed  immediately to stimulate the economy by the people.  Didn’t happen.  By the time the qualifications were applied and people would receive this stimulus ck the crisis may be over.  Not all SS number would receive it as promised lowering the desired effect.  So yea Pelosi keeps the economy tanked for the November elections.
        Next, the weekly amount Pelosi gave to the states to distribute, or not, by means of their inept unemployment systems knowing full well that Republican run states have the stingiest systems geared to give the least amount of money to the smallest group of people with the longest wait times (my room mate just got his acceptence letter in Florida and he goes back to work this week. So he figuretively starved for 2 months. Meaning also he loses the stimulus money because it’s now connected to unemployment benefits not stimulus Money. So no Direct payments by SS from the US Treasury.  Therefore;  no immediate economy stimulation, and the distribution amounts to less money to accomplish the stimulation. Ultimate result- effect it maintains a tanked economy til November election.  I am  hearing  all the time that Trump’s at fault for not getting relief to the people. Also lets keep in mind that this money was not a Bailout it was suppose to be “stimulation of the economy”  by way of the people through July.(Obama in 2008-9 gave everything to the banking system to stimulate)  It was not supposed to be unemployment checks or tax rebates/credits with state controls. It was to be direct payments by the US Treasury like payroll.
      Pelosi actually achieved everything she wanted plus.  Like a expect Gov Desantis (R) FL will serve 1 Term and he has lost alöt if votes for Trump. Enough to make  Fl.  Blue in Nov.  Pelosi and a Dem House did this.   Now Dem states are trying to close as long as possible……The 3 TRILLION latest attack is to make the Republicans veto it (it’s filled with PELOSI and company Wish Lists) then the national media bia spin will be ‘Trump’s Republicans’ hate the lower classes of society.

  3. When you work and get laid off or sidelined, you are entitled to receive unemployment benefits.
    The extra $600 a week ends at the end of July.
    Then, an extra 13 weeks of unemployment is added, because we as a nation don’t really know how long this virus is going to be around. Also, it keeps mutating.
    What I have read from some of you is heartless. It makes me sick to read of your lack of compassion during this time when we should be helping each other. And most do. Stop dividing us up in Dems and Reps. groups. Stop blaming each other. Even the ww2 vet that stated suck it up and move one foot forward at a time, why don’t you deal with a family trying to keep a roof over their heads and feed their children. Those who lost loved ones to the virus no matter what age. Why don’t you go into the ICU and see the hell the staff goes through. Go to the morgue and view the dead and read what the virus did to their internal bodies. Stop your whinging about how our govt has helped us with unemployment. Concern yourself with your own needs and stop whinging about others and what they are doing.

  4. 38 million people claimed unemployment.
    The extra $600 a week is to help with expenses. I almost lost my house to foreclosure. The extra money is helping me to catch up.
    The govt is doing a wait and see with the coronavirus.
    I’m at high risk with asthma and post radiation effects to my left lung with other health conditions.
    So, do you think I want to jump back into work and get infected with the virus? No. I believe it’s too early to be around crowds of people. For what I’ve seen in public, some don’t wear a mask.
    I wear one for my allergies and asthma. People have been rude, sneezing or coughing on me.
    In January I had pneumonia and bronchitis for a month.
    So, getting back to re opening the economy, if more people get sick, Trump stated, it is what it is.
    He wants money for the rich. Part of the Cares Act gave 1.7 million to the rich while we got 1200.
    Where did the rich run off to when the virus started? To there island homes, or their secluded hideaways. Who gets tested everyday, not the poor but the rich.
    I believe it was a good thing unemployment is there for us and food stamps. We could all go back to work, and in a month, all of us are sick, economy bottoms out, and we end up in a bread line.
    Those of you who believe in being Indian givers lack integrity and humanity. Shame on the govt for forcing those back to work when we have a deadly pandemic.

    • Main issue.
        In March, Pres Trump said he had closed down the country for a possible pandemic.  Then he said, that he would send direct stimulus payments based üpon people’s SS numbers directly from the US Treasury to stimulate the economy.   The 1st payment, lump sum of 4200, then 600/week til July. This was to keep the economy working.  He was blind-sided by Pelosi!
      The Senate sent the bill to the Dem House:  Pelosi flew in and changed the amounts and the distribution method. 
      The lump sum, 1200, would be tied to taxes and distributed by IRS.  That money was to be distributed  immediately to stimulate the economy by the people.  Didn’t happen.  By the time the qualifications were applied and people would receive this stimulus ck the crisis may be over.  Not all SS number would receive it as promised lowering the desired effect.  So yea Pelosi keeps the economy tanked for the November elections.
        Next, the weekly amount Pelosi gave to the states to distribute, or not, by means of their inept unemployment systems knowing full well that Republican run states have the stingiest systems geared to give the least amount of money to the smallest group of people with the longest wait times (my room mate just got his acceptence letter in Florida and he goes back to work this week. So he figuretively starved for 2 months. Meaning also he loses the stimulus money because it’s now connected to unemployment benefits not stimulus Money. So no Direct payments by SS from the US Treasury.  Therefore;  no immediate economy stimulation, and the distribution amounts to less money to accomplish the stimulation. Ultimate result- effect it maintains a tanked economy til November election.  I am  hearing  all the time that Trump’s at fault for not getting relief to the people. Also lets keep in mind that this money was not a Bailout it was suppose to be “stimulation of the economy”  by way of the people through July.(Obama in 2008-9 gave everything to the banking system to stimulate)  It was not supposed to be unemployment checks or tax rebates/credits with state controls. It was to be direct payments by the US Treasury like payroll.
      Pelosi actually achieved everything she wanted plus.  Like a expect Gov Desantis (R) FL will serve 1 Term and he has lost alöt if votes for Trump. Enough to make  Fl.  Blue in Nov.  Pelosi and a Dem House did this.   Now Dem states are trying to close as long as possible……The 3 TRILLION latest attack is to make the Republicans veto it (it’s filled with PELOSI and company Wish Lists) then the national media bia spin will be ‘Trump’s Republicans’ hate the lower classes of society.

  5. I never heard any whining from the greatest generation who went through the depression and ww2 , and they didn’t get any federal bailouts. So quit crying this will pass and keep putting 1 foot in front of the other moving forward. This is from a child of that generation who was taught nothing is free , you just keep moving forward till the next hill has to be climbed. If your looking for fairness your in the wrong century,

    • Wasn’t it FDR who started the socialist security act, unemployment insurance, and various other acts as part of the new deal to counter act some of the hardships during the Great Depression? It was a crisis then, and one now except our government actually cared about its citizens. People aren’t being lazy or asking for a handout, they are wanting to carry their own weight by working but it’s not safe . They didn’t give up and just decided not to work because they thought they would financially do better by collecting unemployment insurance, they were forced to stop working because our government told them to stop. Now those whom are suffering , and struggling to make ends meet. They aren’t being lazy, but trying to SURVIVE! They are not asking for a handout, but a little help in a crisis until they can return to work safely. Isn’t that what the government is for, and the program (UI) is for? Is it better to criticize others who are merely trying to keep a roof over their family’s head and food in their children’s belly, or to help them live? I agree that older generations had suffered hardships with little to no relief, but that same generation thought it wise to implement a program so the following generations wouldn’t have to go through the same. Its bad enough that people are afraid and unsure in this PANDEMIC. should we guilt them because they need help when they were forced to quit working? Are Corporations and debtors going to forgive the bills the have to pay? Are the landlords or mortgage companies going to forgive their debts to them? Of course not! Then leave people be, and let them receive the little assistance they legally can without guilt. Some are even being forced back to work in an UNKNOWN UNSAFE environment and putting themselves, their families, and communities ask risk. Remember, we don’t yet have a vaccine, their will be a second wave. Cutting needed govt assistance to for people back to work, or even prematurely opening the economy just to save a few bucks isn’t wise, but risky. The president can’t turn on/ off Covid 19. it’s a ruthless killing disease. It’s still out there uncontrolled and deadly. So it’s not about suck it up and drive on, but about surviving as a nation together, and our government doing the right thing by being their for its citizens and helping them when we need it the most.

    • Wasn’t it FDR who started the socialist security act, insurance, and various other acts as part of the new deal to counter act some of the hardships during the Great Depression? It was a crisis then, and one now except our government actually cared about its citizens. People aren’t being lazy or asking for a handout, they are wanting to carry their own weight by working but it’s not safe . They didn’t give up and just decided not to work because they thought they would financially do better by collecting unemployment insurance, they were forced to stop working because our government told them to stop. Now those whom are suffering , and struggling to make ends meet. They aren’t being lazy, but trying to SURVIVE! They are not asking for a handout, but a little help in a crisis until they can return to work safely. Isn’t that what the government is for, and the program (UI) is for? Is it better to criticize others who are merely trying to keep a roof over their family’s head and food in their children’s belly, or to help them live? I agree that older generations had suffered hardships with little to no relief, but that same generation thought it wise to implement a program so the following generations wouldn’t have to go through the same. Its bad enough that people are afraid and unsure in this PANDEMIC. should we guilt them because they need help when they were forced to quit working? Are Corporations and debtors going to forgive the bills the have to pay? Are the landlords or mortgage companies going to forgive their debts to them? Of course not! Then leave people be, and let them receive the little assistance they legally can without guilt. Some are even being forced back to work in an UNKNOWN UNSAFE environment and putting themselves, their families, and communities ask risk. Remember, we don’t yet have a vaccine, their will be a second wave. Cutting needed govt assistance to for people back to work, or even prematurely opening the economy just to save a few bucks isn’t wise, but risky. The president can’t turn on/ off Covid 19. it’s a ruthless killing disease. It’s still out there uncontrolled and deadly. So it’s not about suck it up and drive on, but about surviving as a nation together, and our government doing the right thing by being their for its citizens and helping them when we need it the most.

    • Wasn’t it FDR who started the socialist security act, insurance, and various other acts as part of the new deal to counter act some of the hardships during the Great Depression? It was a crisis then, and one now except our government actually cared about its citizens. People aren’t being lazy or asking for a handout, they are wanting to carry their own weight by working but it’s not safe . They didn’t give up and just decided not to work because they thought they would financially do better by collecting unemployment insurance, they were forced to stop working because our government told them to stop. Now those whom are suffering , and struggling to make ends meet. They aren’t being lazy, but trying to SURVIVE! They are not asking for a handout, but a little help in a crisis until they can return to work safely. Isn’t that what the government is for, and the program (UI) is for? Is it better to criticize others who are merely trying to keep a roof over their family’s head and food in their children’s belly, or to help them live? I agree that older generations had suffered hardships with little to no relief, but that same generation thought it wise to implement a program so the following generations wouldn’t have to go through the same. Its bad enough that people are afraid and unsure in this PANDEMIC. should we guilt them because they need help when they were forced to quit working? Are Corporations and debtors going to forgive the bills the have to pay? Are the landlords or mortgage companies going to forgive their debts to them? Of course not! Then leave people be, and let them receive the little assistance they legally can without guilt. Some are even being forced back to work in an UNKNOWN UNSAFE environment and putting themselves, their families, and communities ask risk. Remember, we don’t yet have a vaccine, their will be a second wave. Cutting needed govt assistance to for people back to work, or even prematurely opening the economy just to save a few bucks isn’t wise, but risky. The president can’t turn on/ off Covid 19. it’s a ruthless killing disease. It’s still out there uncontrolled and deadly. So it’s not about suck it up and drive on, but about surviving as a nation together, and our government doing the right thing by being their for its citizens and helping them when we need it the most.

    • I am a Vietnam Veteran. On my last slide. This is war everywhere. Anybody over 30 if average live cannot take a Federal shut down of American Life. No whinning really. Americans are in a highly politically stupid situation . PELOSI changed all stimulus to look like UE and bailouts. Trump was trying for direct money to you and me and every American citizen from the US Treasury like payroll to stimulate the economy instead of the OBama way which was to give all the stimulus to Wall Street. PELOSI changed it to UE to cause delay and individual state controling ‘give and take away’ to lessen the stimulation to keep the eonomy tanked until at least the election. This is very important for everyone to realize.

    • Amen. Most of today’s gen are pussies. Is there testing o vaccine for common cold? Stop sitting on ur ass and back to work!!

  6. Like any program our government comes up with will not please 100%

    What I don’t understand closing down EDD and DMV (Calif) was not a very
    Good act. Call it essential and provide services like grocery stores
    Also provide 24 hour phone service.

  7. Cut the $600 a week and let them get just their unemployment check and maybe another stimutlus check til their checks start rolling in. Then they will go back to work!

    • It would be nice to go back to work, providing I had a job to go to. Since I have been unemployed since March I applied for jobs every week, along with the whole state of CT for the same 3 jobs a week that I can apply to since there is no jobs to apply to. I can’t get an interview with anyone for jobs I am qualified for since the whole state is competing for the same 5 jobs a week. I was not called back to my old job. Trump wants us to go back to work, just exactly where does he think we can do that since most businesses are closed and you can’t get an interview with anyone. I need the xtra money, my unemployment is $6 more than my mortgage and I have loans, car lease, utilities, car ins, registration, house tax, etc. so how do I pay that without a job to go to and no interviews and not enough to cover my bills with the xtra money.

    • Cecile, I am in the same fix. If you don’t have a job to go back to and no one is interviewing or hiring, how can you just cut off the aid like that? I am a Republican, but after seeing how they are treating working-class Americans, I am not too sure I will be voting period in November! I don’t like Biden and beginning not to like Trump.

  8. Unemployment pays only a percentage of your salary under normal conditions and for those with low income that barely can make by with that money would be impossible to survive on unemployment alone. The problem with the stimulus was to set a fix amount for all. For some was more than their income and for others not enough and that is what created the current problem and many would lose money if they return to work. In a way you can’t blame them. It shouldn’t have been allocated that way in the first place. It would have been better to set a supplemental percentage bonus to the existing unemployment that would cover close to your income, let say up to 90 or 95% of your income, but definitely not above your income. In a scenario like this people would still get financial support to survive but still have the incentive to get back to work.
    The problem is that professional politicians never learned what real work is all about, many made their money from investments, real estate and worse, political work. That is why most of them have no idea what the job market entails neither from employer or employee point of view. That is why we need to end the practice of career politicians. President can’t be in office anymore than 8 years, nor should be the members of Congress. You end up with people like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer that are completely disconnected from reality that in the middle of a pandemic show off their freezer full of $13 pints of ice cream while the streets of San Francisco and NY are filled with homeless people.

    • Don’t you think paying someone 90 to 95% of their salary would not entice them to stay home instead of going to work? To be fair, unemployment should represent 100% of the person’s salary for the first four months and 50% once the state opens up and lifts restrictions. The problem is that the Cares Bill included self-employed, freelance, and others not usually part of the unemployment system. How the hell do you manage that? However, every American should be screaming for compensation for damages. If you are injured in a wreck, aren’t you compensated for the loss of income/pain and suffering? Giving employment tax cuts and liability insurance to the employer does not pay the mortgage or utilities for the American Workers. Making sure employees/customers can not sue their employer for COVID is just pathetic.

  9. The Government adopted 329 million people when it told us to stay home. They should pay the price! Billions of dollars are wasted on the rich in tax cuts – GOP needs to stop whining about the cost of taking care of their adopted kids!

    • That is exactly my point! 40 years of working and paying taxes – I should get help when I need it if it is my money! Stop wasting money in foreign countries and take care of Americans first!

  10. As usual people only complain about working people getting unemployment benefits that are much needed and temporary!!! Yet, remain silent as the rich received 1.7 million in stimulus and Bezos makes 34 billion during this emergency this attitude documents that a GOP GREAT DEPRESSION 2, is a certainty, and why millions will suffer as never before as Americans have learned, nothing from the GOP Policies of Herbert Hoover, of 1929 other than to put Trump, in power, have Trump, implement, every failed policy of Herbert Hoover, add to it, rename them “M.A.G.A.” and insanely think they will produce success, when the 30 million plus, unemployed and 100,000 dead from Covid 19, show what they produce!!!

  11. I like working. I have. BA degree and would like to find a patient service position. Its hard because I am 63 and still want a career. I rather work. Besides, I want to have my own sewing business and record my first gospel CD. Got to gave a good paying job, not to foget my S L. I prayer that God would help us get back on own feet. God help us please. Praying for America.

  12. Iam receiving the extra $600.00 per week and it does help. I would rather be back at work putting in an honest days work for an honest days pay. But in my case, I drove for an expedited delivery service, and my employer let all the “company drivers” go and kept the owner operators on! Now there are next to none firms looking to hire older company drivers that deliver goods and merchandise in a cargo van.

  13. If it wasn’t for the extra $600 per week, I wouldn’t even be able to pay most of my bills. I was making a salary of 100,000 per year and all my expenses and budget including my mortgage payment are based on this. So now I get under $1000 per week which is about 50K per year. I can’t pay my mortgage, and many medical bills and health insurance. So for me, I need the extra $600 dollars a week. I totally agree with the fact that people who make less than the unemployment benefits and more on unemployment and that are using the system not to work should go back to their jobs or not get the extra $600 dollars. Otherwise, like you said, they will just stay at home and make more money sitting around, partying, taking trips now that the economy is reopening and just living it up as it is the most money they have ever made. They are taking advantage of the system! The government created! But for a lot of us, we need the extra $600 dollars when you have 3 kids and a wife who has to work part-time, 2 jobs, and take care of the kids as well while I try and help out where I can and look for a new job when practically no one is hiring for the salary level I’m in. So we are not all a bunch of losers milking the system and the last hing I want to be doing is collecting unemployment.

    • This should be wake up call for you. Apparently you thought the good times would always be in your favor.

    • You rich 6 figure income ass-hole; you don’t need anything from the government; you got your silver spoon. Go sell one of your private Gulfstream IV private jets or sell one of your multi-millon dollar homes you have on Lake Tahoe. You selfish neer-do-well

    • I believe you to be real. So screw those losers. Even before the pandemic other will be jealous because they have not achieved what others have worked hard for. Keep your head up, have faith, for all will be given back to those who are sincere and worthy.

  14. WHICH LOONY BIN DEMOCRaT PORKED UP UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO BE BIGGER THAN PAY CHECKS and WHY DIDN’T any political PIMP pick it up??? JOBS are REOPENING so GET there before someone else takes your jOBS ….and CONGRESS STOP cREATING MORE WELFARE RECIPIENTS LIKE WERE CREATED BY 8 YERAS OF OBAMA PLANTATIONS BUILDING !!!

  15. There is so much abuse in the $600 extra unemployment I know of 2 people that are seasonal employees so they receive unemployment benefits, no problem, however, they have gone back to work, no problem but they both remain on unemployment and worked a deal with their boss, he will not put them on payroll but will comp them for hours work in paid time off.at a later time when the unemployment benefits run out. I just think of the people that really need the money and are doing things the right way.

    • There are always those that work outside the parameters. You should report the employer doing this. make them be held accountable. That is why there are so nany crooks out tgere as they never are held accountable. Given that, the whole CARES act was not well thought out. The Dems want to bankupt the country. Socialism can only be created in a depressed economy . That is why Dems are spending like drunken sailors. Trump and GOP were trying to send a lifeline to individuals and small businesses since it was nobody’s fault for the shutdown. Now we gear people do not want to go back to work which makes it sound like there is work to be had everywhere. There is no blue state tgat has opened and many red states have very little opened. And so, reality is I would rather see everyone regardless whether low wage or high wage be able to get thru this until things actually do open up. If low wage people are getting more, hopefully they are catching up to their bills and putting some away. Some will, some will not. Then to say people have overextended themselves and they were stupid is just not so. They were living within their means based upon their income and when that income gets cut off or drastically reduced from something as unpredicatble as this lockdiwn, they too need help to stay afloat and not lose what tgey worked so hard for. This is a total mess and I only know that Trump is the only businessman in the lot of them. His agenda is simple…get America back on its footing and let our gard working Amerixans prosper.

  16. Democrats new as well as I did that people would suck off of the government for that kind of money.Thats why unemployment went up so much.Our employer said to us ,all of us that it was a great idea for us to file for it.They weren’t worried about there losses because they would get something from government too.It takes evil minds to think of this plan.Call people back when need to and a date to return to work.If they don’t show up on that date turn them in to unemployment .That’s what our boss planned to do ,after he got his ppp he sent us a kind of letter that’s what he intended to do if we didn’t come back to work.

  17. Thats for those whom have actually received benefits.. opened claim since the 22nd of March due to overwhelming amounts of claims I’ve yet to receive payment. What am I to do? Back pay will be awarded so I’ll recieve what I’m due but that won’t cover the hungry nights my children complain, the overwhelming feeling of panic and anxiety for what am I going to do to provide. There are those that need it used appropriately can be an appreciated assistance

    • I am in the same boat. I did get my stimulus check but I have been off work since March 16th and still have not received any unemployment. My husband has not yet received his stimulus check. We are living on his SS but where is the money that we were promised. All I want is my unemployment. I have done my part. Why can’t the government do theirs. I blame this on the Democrats not n Trump.

  18. The few times I have received unemployment as soon as you refused employment you lost your benefits, has that changed, or are the Republicans crying about an issue that doesn’t exist? $600 may be too much, but the government screwed up the economy and everyones lives and livelyhoods, and should provide some assistance to the people they screwed over.

  19. I’m a Republican but I’m not pissed at a few individuals receiving a little more for once in their lives. Most on unemployment right now, the extra 600 doesn’t even cover their normal pay. I’m pissed at all of the billions being wasted on universities, museums, all the extra BS that does not need to be included. Remember, people no one asked to be shutdown it was forced on us. And many went months before anything kicked in.

  20. Too many people lack good work ethics and self-pride, and those are the people who take advantage. Every person with a bit of sense KNEW a good number of people would exploit the situation, even the liberals.

  21. Anyone that is receiving and their jobs haven’t opened back up yet might look for a new job elsewhere, but if they are staying on unemployment just because they get more from the government and their former employer has asked them to return and they won’t return should be taken off the unemployment and receive nothing.

    • I’m furloughed from my job if it wasn’t for the extra 600. + unemployment I would be in dire straits. I’m 61 and there are no jobs available in my area. My job is opening slowly, few people at a time. Thank god for unemployment, since I’m too young for social security at this point.

  22. I already have talked with a family where they all work at an amusement park already at minimum wage. Father, Mother and teenage children. They are happy to be out of work. They say they make more on unemployment and would rather stay home!
    This has got to end and they have to go back to work. Stop the handouts!

  23. Hell Yes it’s wrong, my neighbor was on probation on her job for drugs. She was to be tested randomly, and refused to take the test, and once again was fired after being given a second chance. She was making 325.00 per week before being fired, and now gets 600.00, and has no plans to work for as long as it lasts. She should be getting nothing, and this is going on all over the country. After this is will go on welfare again…………

  24. I agree with the Republican point of view. Let the phase one plan play out and see what changes need to be made if a phase two plan needs to be initiated. Whatever final decision is made regarding stage two payments, DO NOT include another additional payment Of any amount (ie. $600). We need to get people back to work, not incentivize them to stay home and twiddle their thumbs by providing them more money to do nothing than go back to work. How does that help the country Dems?

    • Stimulus is ok , but “NOT” the $ 600.00 a week , why work and they “Do” have to claim “That One” on their taxes !

  25. What about those of us who received two payments(CT)but have not been paid since(over 5 weeks) should they take that too! Or should we just try & go back to work when our job is still on hold, continue looking for work that is safe, say Congress or Presidency?
    In CT I can’t get a person, agency or anyone to respond to phone calls, emails or letters, or should I say F__K my bills, insulin & food?

    • Sounds like a state issue to me. The States were given the first choice t o open. No one can make you work. But the buck can stop when you refuse to go back. And that is your choice.

  26. I’m receiving it and making more but I’d rather work. I’m sick of sitting around, cooped up. I want to go back to work.

  27. I know quite a few that aren’t going back to work because they are making more on unemployment. They have no intention of going back as long as they are making this amount on unemployment, yet another way to take advantage of the system. It’s sad, but true!

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