. The GOP Wants to Kill COVID Unemployment Pay to Force You Into Low-Wage Jobs « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/Big business and the Republican Party have decided more than a year into a global pandemic that life is simply too good for unemployed people right now.

Two Republican governors said earlier this week that they would end their states’ participation in all federal pandemic unemployment assistance, including the program that adds $300 per week to unemployment checks and another meant for gig workers and others who aren’t eligible for state unemployment. And on Friday, after the federal April jobs report showed fewer jobs created than previously expected, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called on Congress to kill the extra $300 benefit altogether, claiming that a quarter of people receiving unemployment are making more than they did in the workforce.

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