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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:38 PM

Some of my neighbors will run out of unemployment in a few weeks. POLL

This is very concerning for all of us! 40 million people are unemployed.

Should the US Government extend unemployment benefits and the $600 bonus for the unemployed?

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:47 PM

1. Absolutely!

30% of Americans (that’s 99 million Americans) could not make their entire rent/mortgage payments in June. We’re looking at a revolution if 99 million Americans become homeless this year. Congress has to act.

-Laelth

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:16 PM

2. I will run out at the end of July. Furloughed from work.

Florida’s $275 a week is not enough to even pay the bills. And no one will hire me because I can’t promise not to leave when and if my company calls me back.

And Nancy getting them to make unemployment $15 an hour equal was brilliant. Millions of Americans have had a taste of what not living in abject poverty feels like. They are not going to be happy going back to $10 an hour wages. I hope unions are getting ready to organize like hell.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:32 PM

9. At a time when 'full employment" is no longer necessary or even workable,

establishing a permanent livable guaranteed federal income is a good thing and there is no time like the present.

In the cases of catastrophe (war, pandemic, et al), there would not be the economic disruption we now endure (and that will get worse).

Such payments would not be socialism but rather can be phrased as well-regulated and stabilized capitalism.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:48 PM

10. I agree. But only those without work.

My wife has been called back to work. I hope to be soon. Giving us extra money when both in our pretty high paying jobs would not be a good use of federal money. We would just use it for international trips.

But for those out of work poverty should not be the result.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:36 AM

11. What I suggest is permanently for everyone.

We have moved into a post-full employment economy.

The distribution of income and wealth has become so skewed that our capitalism has become unjust and unstable.

Don't think many international trips are in the plans of most Americans in the immediate future.

Maybe if too much income you should pay more taxes?

One would think a functional thriving society able to withstand down periods is a worthy national goal.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:08 AM

13. I see a UBI as similar to Social Security

It’s for all so it works the best. I would do something like Yang’s amount while retaining more safety net services than he does. That way, it wouldn’t crush spending on everything else and we can tax the rich more and reduce defense spending. Warren’s wealth tax is another idea.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:01 AM

15. Respectfully I just disagree.

We had pretty much full employment until the pandemic. What we did not have is regulation on capitalism to insure everyone reaped the benefit of it. We allow the rich to pay the poor a pittance of the wealth they help generate. In mind that is easier to fix than trying to gin up support for a UBI.

But honorable people can disagree.

Have a nice day.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:17 PM

3. A family member, self employed, has yet to receive ANY of the unemployment owed.

It's $12,000 now. Hasn't gotten a penny.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:30 PM

5. That is terrible. I know that Oregon and Florida are a nightmare for UI recepients. n/t

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:26 PM

4. Of course they should.

But it’s unlikely that they will.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:32 PM

6. As companies exhaust PPP funds, will see more layoffs

If the business has not returned.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:35 PM

7. You can't send people out to customer service to get sick or die. If the work environment is

dangerous and more so for others, they cannot be expected to take the risk

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 10:42 PM

8. Yes, definitely

It is absolutely necessary to prevent further collapse, IMO.

We also should do at least a second stimulus (I prefer more), expansion of sick leave, improvements to health care, more money to states, and mortgage and rent relief should be extended indefinitely.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:49 AM

12. And to think people here still want to do a complete shutdown

With no government assistance coming forth from anyone? Jesus we're screwed beyond belief.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 03:04 AM

14. Mass unemployment OR currency crisis.

Eventually we will have BOTH.

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