(UnitedVoice.com) – The unemployment hits just keep coming. Close to 3 million more Americans filed for unemployment this week bringing the total to a devastating 36.5 million lost jobs. As states begin to reopen their economies, many business owners are having a hard time getting their employees back to work.
The reason? The unemployment benefits pay is better.
Restaurant owners Melony Wagner, of Towson, Maryland’s Charles Village Pub & Patio, says she doesn’t blame her employees for not wanting to come back to work — especially if they’re making more money staying home.
Another restaurant owner explains why many businesses are going to have a hard time opening as long as the extra $600 unemployment benefit kicker exists.
On Friday, the Democrat-led House passed the $3 trillion Hero’s Act which includes a second one-time $1,200 stimulus check for those who qualify. It differs from the first stimulus check. Instead of $500 for qualifying children, each family member would get $1,200, not to exceed $6,000 per household.
The Senate, led by House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has already deemed the Hero’s Act “dead on arrival” and will not put it up for a vote calling it a “liberal wish list.”
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