(UnitedVoice.com) – When Democrats and President Joe Biden passed the last COVID-19 stimulus bill, they included more enhanced unemployment benefits for workers over Republican objections. The GOP believed that giving people an extra $300 per week would suppress the recovery. After learning about the labor shortage, many Republican governors moved to end the enhanced benefits in their states, but some of them are going even farther to get people back to work.
Republican governors in Arizona, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Montana have all announced back-to-work bonuses for people who found a job after being unemployed. In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey is offering a $2,000 incentive. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is going to give people $500.
"Some think the extra money encourages people to not return to work, but the governor is offering a bonus incentive for those who return to work for a minimum of 90 days."https://t.co/soFarroX5r
— WVGOP (@WVGOP) May 25, 2021
The Democratic Party seems more concerned with handing out money based on false narratives than getting people back to work. Fortunately, Republicans are doing everything they can to help the economy heal. Their hands may be tied at the federal level, but they’re certainly helping to get things done at the state level.
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