Wednesday, March 25, 2020
"A massive drafting error": Three GOP senators pledge to block relief bill unless unemployment benefits fixed
Legislate in haste, repent at leisure. The rush to get a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package to a vote hit its first major road bump this afternoon after three Republican senators objected to language regarding the expanded unemployment benefits. The provision is so generous, they claim about the existing language, that it would incentivize employers to lay off employees — the exact opposite effect the bill intends.
This policy seems to lack nuance and sophistication.