Those sounding the loudest alarms about possible shutdowns are largely silent when Congress ignores its own budgetary rules. All that seems to matter is that government is metaphorically funded.
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Government Watchdog Finds $60 Billion in Pandemic Unemployment Fraud, Suggests Maybe Doing Something About It
Despite multiple warnings in the past, the Department of Labor has yet to implement a comprehensive strategy for detecting unemployment insurance fraud.
Under Biden, Trump, and Obama, government federal spending almost doubled.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office found that nearly $80 billion was paid out to ineligible beneficiaries or outright fraudsters.
Is the problem government cash or have we entered a new paradigm?
California, New York Have the Most To Gain From Ending Bonus Unemployment Benefits. They Probably Won't.
States that already had lower unemployment rates in May are more likely to have announced plans for ending the bonus unemployment payments.
Unemployment is falling but fraudulent jobless claims are still skyrocketing in some places.
Lockdowns, tariffs, and other market interventions made wood an expensive commodity.
Using the process of elimination, the culprit seems clear.
The economic aid package paid people not to work. So it's no surprise that many aren't working.
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High unemployment benefits are getting the blame for disappointing job growth in the midst of a worker shortage
But where is the outrage?
Enhanced unemployment benefits may have helped many Americans weather the pandemic, but they've also attracted the interest of some modern-day Willie Suttons.
San Francisco Judge Rules Drivers With Ride-Sharing Companies Are Employees. Uber Warns It'll Have To Raise Prices By as Much as 111 Percent.
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Though the unemployment insurance benefits boost eased the immediate pain of shuttering much of the economy, it made it harder to get things moving again.
If Congress extends boosted temporary unemployment benefits into early 2021, nearly five out of every six beneficiaries would be earning more money by not working.
Businesses need to be able to adjust to a world where COVID-19 remains an ongoing concern.
The Next Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Here. It's a $3 Trillion Spending Plan That Bails Out States and the Post Office.
The new bill includes another round of stimulus checks for all Americans, funds additional coronavirus testing, and spends billions to bail out states and government agencies straining under pension debt.
Much about the COVID-19 outbreak has been unprecedented and historic, but until now it's been difficult to quantify exactly how serious a blow the virus would deal to the U.S. economy.
The basic-income scheme is meant to save Finland money and reduce the country's high unemployment rate.
Does a new NBER study prove that cutting unemployment benefits increases employment?
Bureaucrats can't get act together enough to recover huge sums in overpaid unemployment benefits.
Sides can't agree
Says they're hard workers
Tuesday's vote failed
Criticizes for blocking them
May threaten its passage
Would provide 31 additional weeks in exchange for cuts elsewhere
Some will vote against it after having voted for it
Despite some lawmakers not being in Washington, D.C.
Needs support from five Republicans to avoid a filibuster on a plan to extend the benefits for three months
A bipartisan Senate proposal would reinstate jobless benefits for three months