President Biden’s “recovery summer” isn’t going as advertised. States that still accept the federal unemployment bonus are lagging behind states that have opted out in job growth. Inflation is picking up steam, hitting Americans right in their wallets. There’s even talk of reimplementing COVID-19 restrictions on businesses.
We just released a brand-new video featuring a small business owner in West Virginia who describes in detail how the unemployment bonus is making it more difficult to run his business. It’s a real-life story showing the devastating impact of the unemployment bonus. This is a must-watch:
The unemployment bonus isn’t the only disincentive to work: the enhanced child tax credit is now kicking in. But there’s good news: Americans are done with the big-spending “relief” efforts from Washington. Our brand-new polling shows that a majority of Americans want the child tax credit to expire in 2022. Plus Republican and Independent voters, along with half of Democrat voters, think pandemic-era assistance is no longer necessary. You can see this fresh polling here.
Americans are ready to get back to work and embrace the dignity that it brings.
We just filmed a new video with Missouri lawmakers highlighting the importance of work and why it’s more important now than ever before. These lawmakers share stories about their first jobs and the kind of values that working instilled in them.
In case you missed it, FGA President Tarren Bragdon co-authored an op-ed with Florida Senator Rick Scott on the importance of reining in the federal debt to keep our economic recovery strong. The expensive COVID-19 relief efforts, paired with the unemployment bonus, are holding our economy back while contributing to the national debt, causing even more inflation. This has to end. Our economy will never fully recover if Washington keeps going into more debt paying people not to work.