Another 3.8 million file for initial unemployment insurance claims, totals more than 30 million over the past six weeks

April 30, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the latest unemployment insurance initial claims:

“The unemployment claims surge is beginning to diminish and with multiple states partially re-opening their economies, it is likely that many of the 30 million who filed unemployment claims over the past six weeks will be brought back to work.  Congress needs to fix the changes made in the unemployment law which pays about half of those who have lost their jobs more money to sit on the sidelines than to go back to work.  The objective of the unemployment system is to provide a bridge for those who lose their jobs, in any next stimulus package must end the work disincentive payments. Re-Opening America Now means getting Americans back to work, and government policies which make it more profitable to sit on the sidelines than to earn a living are nothing more than deliberate attempts to keep America broken and dependent upon government.”

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