The Trump administration is paying huge numbers of people more money to not work than they used to make at their jobs, so even as economies attempt to reopen, small businesses can’t find anyone who wants to work.
Why should they work, after all, when they’re collecting more money to not work?
How exactly is the US economy supposed to ever return to normalcy when workers are now being paid by the federal government to avoid working, even when jobs are available and small businesses are hiring?
“Businesses looking for a quick return to normal are running into a big hitch: Workers on unemployment benefits are reluctant to give them up. For some workers, unemployment benefits are now paying more than their old jobs did,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
We’re seeing this dynamic firsthand. The Health Ranger Store has now lost one-third of its temporary warehouse workers because they’re making more money sitting at home, collecting money from the government instead of actually working. These are people who quit their jobs to collect unemployment, and the federal government is so desperate to blast helicopter money across the country that anyone can collect unemployment benefits, even if they quit their jobs.
There’s zero policing of any of this by the federal government, so employees across the country are committing massive fraud by simply quitting their jobs and claiming they were laid off of fired. And we’re seeing the same thing across a multitude of industries, from food production and restaurants to landscaping and many others. Ultimately, the Health Ranger Store is facing the same dire choice that millions of other small businesses face across America: We now have to out-bid government unemployment benefits to entice anyone to come back to work. That means paying $20 / hour for entry-level warehouse workers, which means we’ll have to dramatically raise prices to cover the increased labor costs. The Trump administration has stolen our labor pool by paying people to sit at home and collect free money. This is the end of capitalism and the beginning of the total demise of small businesses across America.
The WSJ explains:
In Pittsburgh, Les Neilly, who co-owns a business that makes and sells residential awnings and tarps to trucking companies, said three employees he had brought back to work asked recently if they could work a rotating schedule with co-workers who were laid off, so they could take turns receiving unemployment benefits.
Do you see what’s going on? Employees are actually structuring “intentional joblessness” so they can collect federal benefits. This is happening all across the country, and it’s absolutely crushing small businesses everywhere.
As the WSJ adds:
Ilona Luce-Fina, who was laid off from her job as a bartender at the airport in Ithaca, N.Y., said she hopes her boss doesn’t call her back too soon. “I was crying at work to leave, but then as time went on and I did receive benefits, it was like, wow, I’m getting more than when I worked there,” Ms. Luce-Fina said.
Exactly. All across the nation, workers are discovering they will be penalized for going back to work.
This genius plan could only come from government, of course. And it’s the dumbest economic experiment since communism.
This “dumb-and-dumber” economic experiment might actually be consistent with the policies of government stupidity, since the Trump administration is paying investors not to invest (by having the Fed buy up corporate bonds), and paying farmers not to farm (price control farm subsidies), why not pay workers not to work? Soon, we’ll probably see full-blown communism on parade where factories are paid to not produce anything and airlines are paid to fly empty planes all over the country just to create the illusion of economic activity. Oh wait, that’s already happening.
It’s a zombie economy. No wonder the US Treasury is sending bailout money checks to dead people, then demanding the dead people send them back. If dead people can receive bailout money, there’s no end to this economic insanity. Where is Pat Buchanan on all this? If Obama was pulling the same shenanigans, conservatives would be losing their minds with criticism.
All this brings up the obvious conundrum that Trump has yet to face: To get America back to work, the government will sooner or later have to stop paying workers to not work. But how many small businesses will even still exist by that time?
As Michael Snyder reports from TheMostImportantNews.com, 52% of small businesses now expect to be bankrupt within six months. A big part of the reason for that, of course, is that small business owners can’t find anybody who wants to work.
While seemingly every Republican and Trump supporter in the nation is screaming about how the economy is being destroyed by the lockdowns, there are very few voices pointing out how Trump’s own bailout policies are destroying small businesses across the country. Trump’s stupid policies are doing far more damage than the coronavirus ever could.
And the unemployment numbers — which have now reached 33.5 million — are of course far higher than they should be because many people are quitting their own jobs to collect government unemployment benefits. Why work when you can be paid more money to not work? That’s how America has now reached 33.5 million unemployed, which is 14.7% of the workforce according to official statistics.
These are the worst numbers in history. And while we understand temporary help for people who lost their incomes due to the temporary lockdowns, this idea of paying people to not work even while small businesses are desperately hiring is nothing short of economic insanity.
And just to add insult to injury, lawmakers in Washington D.C. are going to clobber all the work visas for foreign workers because they claim the unemployment rate is too high for Americans. That’s because Americans are being paid to not work, you nincompoops. If you want to see fewer people unemployed, stop incentivizing them to stay unemployed.
I mean, it’s insane. How could lawmakers not understand that if you pay people to stay unemployed, you will get more people who are unemployed? The government has created a financial reward for quitting working. Why are they surprised when so many people quit their jobs and stop working, then?
The only way to get America’s economy back on track is to end the “Universal Basic Income” that Trump has put in place. At some point, the free money from Uncle Sam has to stop as economies reopen, or there’s no reason for any of these workers to even consider going back to their old jobs (or finding new ones). Yet any effort to cut off the unemployment benefits will now be met with screams and condemnation from the very people collecting those benefits.
Once you start paying people to not work, it turns out, most of them begin to believe you owe them a monthly paycheck for not working. While some people would prefer to have a career and a life with purpose, the free money parade becomes a way of life for far too many, and they demand the free money continue in perpetuity.
We may already be past the tipping point of America having any real hope of getting its economy running again. No one wants to work in the restaurants, the meat packing plants or the warehouses. Who’s going to run the fulfillment centers? Restock the shelves at the grocery stores? Deliver the packages from Amazon? Sweep the floors at public schools?
With Trump likely to extend these bailout benefits through the election, it’s no stretch to point out that half of U.S. small businesses will be bankrupt by then. The economy will be in shambles. Real unemployment will skyrocket as businesses crater across the country. What will Trump do then, expand unemployment benefits to tens of millions more people that his own policies drove to bankruptcy and joblessness in the first place?
Will Trump be the president who drives everybody out of business and then pays people to collect government welfare checks as long as they keep voting for Trump?
Does Trump have any real plan to help anyone other than big business and the drug companies? Because from what we can see so far, his policies make it impossible for America’s economy to get back on track, regardless of whether states reopen or not. While bailout money is being funneled to all the wealthy bankers and big business moguls, small business owners across America are getting the shaft.
Oh, and just to make it all worse, members of Congress are now pushing to make the coronavirus unemployment benefits extend indefinitely, with no end in sight. It’s called the Worker Relief and Security Act, but it might as well be called the, “Crush the economy” plan that will drive the final nail into the coffin of the United States of America.
You can’t unleash economic recovery if you pay everyone to avoid working. The fact that we even have to point this out is beyond insane. In what sort of bizarro world does anybody think America can somehow “bounce back” when small businesses are getting completely crushed while workers are paid to avoid working?
That’s why, as I’ve explained here, there really is no plan to reopen the economy. This is the end game for humanity. You are being corralled under house arrest, and prepped for the mandatory vaccine “kill shot” that will achieve the global depopulation objectives of the anti-human tyrants who run the world.
They have no real plan to reopen the economy because there’s no plan for any future where you are still alive. The real plan is global depopulation — the killing of billions of human beings to “save the planet” and end all the entitlements that are bankrupting governments around the world.
You are being paid not to work for the same reason cows are given free food at the trough: You’re being prepped for the culling. Planet Earth is being prepared for a post-human era, get it?
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