Government Should Stop Promoting Unemployment During COVID-19

 
 
Apr 30, 2020
 

Good morning from Washington, where President Trump and his advisers watch with the rest of us as 12 more governors begin to open up their states again. Fred Lucas has details, plus an interview with a government-wary CEO on The Heritage Foundation's commission on coming back after COVID-19. Plus: a government program that encourages unemployment; volunteers to the rescue during the pandemic; and "Problematic Women" welcomes evangelical Christian influencer Joni Eareckson Tada. As the coronavirus disproportionately affects minority communities, Heritage President Kay C. James' public service announcement stresses the importance of adhering to health officials' guidance.

 
 
 
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By Jarrett Stepman

"The median full-time worker in America would earn about 15% more from unemployment insurance—an additional $2,300 over the course of four months of unemployment—than if he had remained employed," states a new Heritage Foundation report.
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By Rachel del Guidice

"There's a lot of reasons that motivated these millennials to change their votes over the course of time," says Jonathan Jakubowski, author of "Bellwether Blues: A Conservative Awakening of the Millennial Soul."
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By Fred Lucas

Stay-at-home orders expire Thursday in Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, and Florida. Here's what you need to know.
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By Fred Lucas

John Allison sees similarities between the response to the coronavirus pandemic and the financial crisis of 2008, when he was the CEO of BB&T Corp., a leading holding company.
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By Janae Stracke

A Mississippi restaurant owner, Jenny Nicaud, has donated or raised funds to supply almost 600 meals—each meal enough to feed four—to local hospital employees, including nurses, doctors, security guards, and maintenance workers.
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By Lauren Evans

"I'm a big believer that God permits what he hates to accomplish things that he loves, and that's been my mantra for almost 53 years in this wheelchair," says Joni Eareckson Tada.
 
     
 
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