Democrats-Republicans fail to shape COVID-19 care plan as US economy hits record low
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10 August, 2020
The partisan fighting in the senate and the stalemate between Republicans and Democrats are affecting millions of jobless US citizens who faced unemployment due to Covid-19 as the weekly $600 federal care program ended.
Politico cited the Department of Labor who informed that over 1.4 million people filed initial unemployment claims last week while the economy contracted by around nine percent in the 2020 Q2 making it the worst drop on record.
The Democrats are still urging the central government to extend the $600 weekly benefit of the March CARES Act into next year. Meanwhile, the Republicans want to see a temporary flat payment of $200 a week until states can adjust their systems to offer 70 percent wage replacement. GOP is backing this proposal because ‘the benefits provide a disincentive to work while giving billions of dollars to corporations. It should be noted that the minimum weekly wage in the US sums up to $290.
Newsweek columnist Jeff Stein took to twitter to highlight a CNBC segment that seems more like a mockery than being actually helpful under the current situation.
“CNBC running a segment now advising people who are losing their unemployment benefits to "make ends meet" by "following a pandemic budget;" contact "lenders and creditors" for help; and "post your skills" on Nextdoor, Instagram & Facebook,” he wrote.
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