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As Economic Bounceback Deflates, Lawmakers Must Act Now to Reinstate the $600 Unemployment Boost

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/08/07/economic-bounceback-deflates-lawmakers-must-act-now-reinstate-600-unemployment

Absolutely it needs to be reinstated, as well as major financial help for local and state governments, without that help, we’re looking at another 5 million layoffs. If that happens it won’t matter if the $600 is reinstated, there won’t be UI employees to process and disperse it.
The schools won’t be open long, with the photos coming out of GA, and what happened in my state (many kids put in quarantine shortly after opening), it’s a total disaster looming on the horizon.

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Don’t worry the benevolent dictator just gave 400 a week to all those unemployed??? Will Congress respond-------Just understand the thing that should happen right now is a rebuke by all Congress to this power grab. Republicans in the Senate need to offer up a bill-----they need to be held accountable----

Yup. They should be required to have a plan for what to do with all the people they deny life sustaining help to. Just like any other natural disaster. Especially since it’s trump’s baby.