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Wisconsin: Federal Money Incentivizes Wisconsinites to Remain Unemployed

Naples, FloridaRecent data from the Foundation for Government Accountability explains how increased federal benefits have incentivized Wisconsinites to remain unemployed. FGA found that low-income individuals can receive more than $3,726 per month in cash or cash benefits equating to a $21 per hour full-time job salary. 

“The federal government has grossly overstepped, and now federal unemployment bonuses combined with tax credits and benefits have made it impossible to compete,” said Tarren Bragdon, CEO of FGA. “With 8 million open jobs, businesses are desperate for workers to fill positions that will keep their doors open. More businesses will close for good if the federal government continues to pay people so much not to work.”


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