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Congress should fund those willing to work

Jun 01, 2020 - Boston Herald

As the temporary $600-per-week boost in unemployment benefits nears its expiration, the first serious partisan battle over federal COVID-19 relief is looming.

At the extremes, some Democrats have proposed keeping the temporary increase in place at least through next year, while some Republicans have vowed to end the aid entirely when the current authorization ends on July 31. Either option would be a mistake. Instead, Congress should consider offering a buyout to workers willing to return ...