Who needs work when Uncle Sugar will take care of you?
Under emergency response legislation, the federal government expanded eligibility for unemployment benefits, extended the number of weeks, and gave bonuses to state unemployment benefits. The expansion will sunset in September, but congressional Democrats have pressed President Biden for an extension.
The current state of affairs according to a report by Alli Fick, a Senior Research Fellow with the Foundation for Government Accountability, is this:
An individual can receive nearly $3,700 a month—or more than $44,000 a year—by staying at home. On top of tax credits, food stamps, and state unemployment benefits, an individual can receive an additional $1,300 per month with the $300 weekly unemployment bonus.
It’s not a bad gig, and nearly anyone can get it. All courtesy of virtue-signaling politicians of both parties.
It can get worse, too. Progressive-Democrats are pushing the trap of free income—universal basic income.