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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:30 AM

An odd comment from a small business owner...

A sandwich shop "investor" (owner, I guess) in this article makes a strange comment when discussing the federal unemployment enhancement:

"If the government is paying more to stay home, why would those people be out there risking their lives"


What I would like to ask the shop owner is "why are you open if you acknowledge that you are forcing your employees to risk their lives?"


CNN article: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/politics/jobs-congress-unemployment-benefits-600-dollars/index.html

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ExciteBike66 Jul 2020 OP
dawg day Jul 2020 #1
lame54 Jul 2020 #2
drmeow Jul 2020 #3

Response to ExciteBike66 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:33 AM

1. He doesn't seem to get that the extra benefit makes it possible for them to choose NOT to risk

their lives. Or he does, but thinks that's a bad thing.

We should also mandate sick pay for workers who have to quarantine so that they can stay home and keep everyone else safe. We shouldn't incentivize employees risking their lives and others.

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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:09 AM

2. Because nobody else is paying them

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:08 AM

3. Why won't people voluntarily die for me

if they don't have to? I just don't get it. Here they have the opportunity to lay down their lives so I can get richer - and they are using every possible avenue, including trying to get government money, to avoid that. I just don't get it!

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