So I’ve heard some talk here and there from some people who say that, with the federally enhanced unemployment benefits, they’re actually doing slightly better financially being out of work than working! That’s obviously not an ideal situation. Once things phase back in, the economy will depend on people getting back to what they were doing “before”. And I imagine most people would like to return to work, unless it makes better financial sense for them not to!
Well, Idaho officials have come up with a plan to get people making inflated unemployment benefits to return to work: They’re offering them a $1,500 bonus!
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the idea is also being considered on a national level. “We want people to go back to work,” he says. “The president is looking at a reform measure that will still provide some kind of bonus for returning to work.”
At least in Idaho, that shouldn’t be a problem. So hopefully that means NO POTATO SHORTAGE.