In Biden’s America, it’s better not to be employed

m.knox

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Reminds of @NJPSU posting an article about a woman who couldn't afford meat at the end of the month..... "How sad" was his point. Then, as you read the rest of the article, she was divorced, her single, unwed and unemployed daughter resided with her along with her child, and she wouldn't work because it would reduce her hard earned benefits......

https://nypost.com/2021/09/03/in-bidens-america-its-better-not-to-be-employed/

The latest jobs report for August was disappointing. Job growth fell by more than half and was one-third of expectations. This was partly because of COVID concerns.

But we still don’t have nearly enough adult Americans in the work force. Why? Government welfare policies are clearly keeping Americans — millions — from taking jobs.

Here is what we know: Across the country, there are between 5 million and 6 million unemployed Americans, but also an all-time record 10.1 million job openings. These are in construction, warehousing, retail, manufacturing, trucking, business services and so on. These aren’t “dead end” or even minimum-wage jobs in most cases. Open factory and truck driver jobs pay $50,000 to $100,000 a year with benefits.

But economist Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago has found that when counting all government benefits, a family of four in high welfare-benefit states like New York and Connecticut and with two unemployed parents can receive up to $100,000 in cash, food stamps, etc.

Why work? In some cases, workers would see a cut in their income if they returned to their jobs.
 
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