Governor McMaster: Encouraging work is working for South Carolina

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Governor McMaster speaks on the value of helping people find and keep jobs. He explains how encouraging strength and commitment and ultimately, work instead of government dependence, is working for South Carolina. In the wake of pandemic-related economic lockdowns, the federal government made it easy for people to make more money from welfare benefits than they could earn while working.

The reality is that many states are still paying people that extra unemployment bonus from the federal government. This is stifling economic recovery and causing businesses to struggle. Learn more about why it’s harmful to disincentivize work and how states like South Carolina are moving towards economic recovery by incentivizing work here.