Some Republican lawmakers have a big problem with the Senate’s emergency legislation, which for millions of people being laid off during the pandemic: They think Americans won’t want to go back to work.
“A massive drafting error in the current version of the coronavirus relief legislation could have devastating consequences: Unless this bill is fixed, there is a strong incentive for employees to be laid off instead of going to work,” GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Rick Scott (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) said Wednesday in a statement,
The four senators proposed adding an amendment that would limit unemployment benefits to 100% of a worker’s salary.
Graham said he believes “very few people would choose work