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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:33 AM

10 states threaten to cut off unemployment aid to force people back to work

By Dan Desai Martin -June 4, 2020 10:55 AM

Many Republican-led states want workers to choose between their health and unemployment benefits.

Even as unemployment claims passed the 40-million mark last week, a Post-ABC poll published Monday shows that a majority of Americans 57% say that controlling the spread of coronavirus is more important than reopening parts of the economy.

Yet many Republican-led states are forcing workers to choose between risking their health and keeping unemployment benefits, even as health officials issue dire warnings about the consequences of reopening businesses too soon.

Public officials in at least eight GOP-led states Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Utah have notified workers that the coronavirus is not a sufficient excuse for missing work and that refusing to attend work out of concern for the virus could lead to a loss of unemployment benefits.

Two additional two states Ohio and Oklahoma are actively encouraging employers to report employees who may be staying home for health reasons so the state can rescind their benefits.


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington found "rising mobility in most U.S. states as well as the easing of social distancing measures expected in 31 states by May 11, indicating that growing contacts among people will promote transmission of the coronavirus."

The group's model predicts nearly 135,000 deaths in the country by the beginning of August, which is twice as high as the group's mid-April estimate.

As of Tuesday, more than 1.8 million people in the country are confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to the New York Times, and at least 105,095 people have died.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.

They really are death squad cult..............and they just don' t even hide there banality anymore...............

They really can go pound sand....................

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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:39 AM

1. So if I live and work in one of those 10 states, and I'm "forced" to return to work to

ensure that I get income, and I contract Covid-19 and/or my family gets the Virus, I/we should be able to sue both our employers and the State for putting us in a dangerous situation.

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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 08:48 AM

2. #Moscow Mitch wants that language in the Hero's Act to be that you cannot sue..................

see how this stuff works.................these libertarian values, these right to lifers, these people that send people off to war...................working class expendables.............they just don't care.........

They can pound sand...................

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