UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS FOR MILLIONAIRES

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 22, 2020

         IF YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH ON YOUR “REASONS TO HATE WASHINGTON” LIST, HOW ABOUT ADDING THIS ONE?

         THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS PREPARING TO PAY OUT TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO UNEMPLOYED MILLIONAIRES. THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO COLLECT $600 PER WEEK BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS AND THE SHOCK TO THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM.

THE WASHINGTON TIMES REPORTS SENATOR JONI ERNST, AN IOWA REPUBLICAN, WANTS CONGRESS TO CUT OFF THE MILLIONAIRES. SHE CALLED THE SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS THIS AN AFFRONT TO STRUGGLING WORKERS WHO NEED THE MONEY.

ERNST SAID “WE MAY BE SPENDING $2 MILLION A WEEK OR MORE PAYING MILLIONAIRES NOT TO WORK. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE SUBSIDIZING THE LIFESTYLES OF COASTAL ELITE MILLIONAIRES.” SHE IS PROPOSING A SELF-CERTIFICATION TEST, WHICH WOULD REQUIRE APPLICANTS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS TO REPORT WHETHER THEIR INCOME WILL TOP $1 MILLION THIS YEAR.”

ACCOUNTABILITY IS SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN LOST IN OUR COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO SPENDING MONEY BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. SENATOR ERNST IS TRYING TO BRING IT BACK. GOOD LUCK! I’M CAL THOMAS.

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