Sen. Graham on Stimulus Bill: We Are Raising Wages for People Who Leave the Workforce

‘I don’t want to increase their wages because you incentivize people to leave their job’

RUSH EXCERPT:

GRAHAM: “In my wildest dreams I would never believe we would pass a bill that would give you a pay raise if you got unemployed. I want people to get their income while they are unemployed but I don’t want to increase their wages because you incentivize people to leave their job. In this bill, you will have 50% to 150% pay raises to people if they leave the workforce. Good luck with Amazon hiring 100,000 people because unemployed benefits in South Carolina equal $23 an hour. I’m really going to hire people in South Carolina when you’re competing with government wages at $23 an hour?”

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