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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:22 PM

Paging Rick Scott

[link:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/senate-coronavirus-economic-stimulus-package-bill-2020-03-25/|]

The bill increases the maximum unemployment insurance payment by $600 per week and extends the period for which workers are eligible to four months. Four Republican senators — Senators Tim Scott, Rick Scott, Ben Sasse and Lindsey Graham — raised concerns about what they called a "drafting error" in the bill, arguing that the expansion could incentivize workers to lose their jobs if the totality of state and federal unemployment benefits exceeds their current income.

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Once again, progress grinds to halt while some shitheads discuss the possibility that some people might actually get a few more bucks than they "deserve" or be "incentivized to lose their jobs." GOOD GOD!!!

How much money are we talking about here, versus the corporate bailouts they don't think twice about signing off on?

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Geechie Mar 2020 OP
rzemanfl Mar 2020 #1
Geechie Mar 2020 #2
rzemanfl Mar 2020 #4
paleotn Mar 2020 #3
Geechie Mar 2020 #6
BellaBarnes Mar 2020 #5
Geechie Mar 2020 #7
onethatcares Mar 2020 #8
Geechie Mar 2020 #9
Name removed Apr 2020 #10

Response to Geechie (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:24 PM

1. I think the maximum u/c in Florida is $275 a week. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:34 PM

2. Really?

And if so, what's the difference?

I mean, I wish these guys would just listen to themselves. How many people are staying home, being laid off, losing their jobs, etc. because the alternative is to RISK GETTING A VIRUS THAT CAN KILL YOU? Are those people really thinking they should quit MORE because they'll get more money? OK, say there's some people in that category; how much would that cost versus going ahead and helping people who are desperate? Do these people not know ANYBODY who's not independently wealthy?




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Response to Geechie (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:21 PM

4. I imagine they think more would set a bad precedent.

When I moved to Florida in 1996 I was collecting unemployment from Wisconsin. The first job I had here paid less than the $550 a week I was getting for being unemployed. I collected for five of the six months I was eligible for, then took the deliberate typos out of my resume and got a job.

Republicans are assholes every single one.

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Response to Geechie (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:49 PM

3. And how do you go about getting yourself laid off anyway?

Unemployment comp usually doesn't kick in if you're fired for cause. So I'm not exactly sure what the fucking hell they're bitching about.

Of course, like must Rethuglican scum, they'd rather everyone suffers just so someone, somewhere, in some bizarre, never will actually happen scenario doesn't overly benefit. I don't give two shits if a handful of folks get more than they supposedly deserve as long as everyone is secure. Funny how that Rethuglican thinking doesn't apply to big business or defense contractors.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:08 PM

6. Exactly!

They want to hold up the disaster relief bill on the flimsy basis that it might put a few extra dollars in a few people's pockets (that aren't his or his cronies).

Shame on them!

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Response to Geechie (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 06:33 PM

5. This is the same Rick Scott

Who was CEO of a company that perpetrated the biggest Medicare fraud in the U.S. Yet he thinks that unemployed people will get more than they deserve. It's a wonder he hasn't been struck by lightning yet.

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Response to BellaBarnes (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:09 PM

7. Mr. "I Don't Know"

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Response to Geechie (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:36 AM

8. more like

Mr 5th Amendment.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:45 AM

9. I watched the deposition with amazement

... lost count of the number of times he said “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember” ... the man is truly vile.

Oh well — looks like they passed it at the 11th hour! At least we can celebrate that. Hope the House doesn’t gum it up.

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