A strange incentive: Paying more to be unemployed
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Perhaps use of the term “pox” is a bit much in these pandemic days, but some of what Republicans and Democrats have done in rushing to cope with the COVID-19 crisis is nonsensical. It makes one remember that this is still Washington.
Case in point is the part of the economic recovery plan that adds $600 from the federal government weekly to the unemployment benefit paid by individual states. In New Hampshire and elsewhere, the latter averages more than $400.