Welfare is delaying workers’ return — and Build Back Better would make it worse
Where are the workers? On welfare, which now pays more than work for millions of Americans.
A new study by the Foundation for Government Accountability shows that amid the pandemic, available welfare benefits have become so generous that it makes financial sense for many of the unemployed to stay home rather than work.
President Joe Biden and Democrats are trying to extend this backward system in the Build Back Better Act. If they do, a generation of families will suffer on the economy’s sidelines.