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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:54 AM

Any unemployment extension news today?

Yesterday there was a lot of news, but I haven't heard anything today yet. When do negotiations start?

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Polybius Jul 2020 OP
durablend Jul 2020 #1
Polybius Jul 2020 #3
stopbush Jul 2020 #4
Newest Reality Jul 2020 #2

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:59 AM

1. Apparently Hoyer is joining the Republicans

In saying that the $600 is keeping people from going back to work...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/politics/steny-hoyer-coronavirus-stimulus-package-cnntv/index.html

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Response to durablend (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:03 PM

3. Wow, thanks for that

I just posted it in LBN so more can see it.

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Response to durablend (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 02:47 PM

4. Here's the quote:


But the congressman also conceded that the current $600 federal unemployment enhancement could serve as a disincentive to go back to work, a point Republicans have frequently made, pointing to research, including a Congressional Budget Office estimate that found that five out of six recipients would receive more in unemployment benefits than from returning to work should the $600 benefit be extended through January.
"I think that's an argument that is -- has some validity to it. And we ought to deal with that. And there is a way to deal with that, but not this way, not cold turkey," Hoyer said.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 11:59 AM

2. Not that I have heard...

I think we have to wait until they figure how many billions the corporations and wealthy are going to get. It looks like that will far exceed any paltry amounts for UI and a stimulus for people.

That's in the package, BTW.

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