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12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 19, 2020 10:11AM
The Republicans want you to starve, peasants.

12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas
[www.cbsnews.com]

About 12 million jobless workers around the U.S. will lose their unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, according to a new analysis. The benefits cutoff could push many households into poverty while creating headwinds for the economic recovery, experts say.

Two key government programs authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act expire on December 26. One is the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provides jobless aid to freelance and gig workers. That would deprive 7.3 million workers of urgently needed income, according to a study released Wednesday by The Century Foundation, a progressive think tank.

Another 4.6 million workers face being dropped from Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits, another CARES Act program that provides an additional 13 weeks of jobless aid beyond the typical 26 weeks that states provide, the analysis found.
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"People don't realize that most of the people collecting unemployment benefits now will be cut off on December 26," Stettner said. "Most people will be going from that $200 to $300 a week to nothing."
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Re: 12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 19, 2020 10:37AM
But I thought it’s Democrats who hate Americans, and our traditions too. They want to obliterate Thanksgiving and destroy Christmas for their own nefarious reasons. Rush Limbaugh says so, so it MUST be true. Right? Right?!

Limbaugh is one thing but how the Christian Right can support the GOP and look themselves in the mirror is beyond me.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2020 10:38AM by S. Pupp.
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Re: 12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 19, 2020 12:26PM
Happy holidays!
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Re: 12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 19, 2020 12:48PM
And those are the people who are receiving the benefits. I know lots of folks who have not received any UI funds because of their work histories or immigration status (even though they work and pay taxes). So, enjoy this "black Friday," as it may be quite a different world next year.
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