On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” brand-new York Times columnist David Brooks said that will the blame for the impasse over coronavirus relief will be mostly on Republicans, yet also faulted Democrats for not having enough for smaller businesses in their plan.
Brooks stated, “I give the idea 60/40 to the Republicans, to — the blame. Both sides sort of returned to their corners. So, the Democrats, in their plan, did not have enough for smaller business. as well as we’ve just got to protect smaller businesses via going bankrupt. When a company goes bankrupt, you only lose — you don’t only lose the jobs. You lose all the human capital as well as all the connections that will were put in to build that will business, as well as that will’s a tragedy.”
He continued, “The Republicans certainly err in trying to cut the weekly pay via 0 to 0. Their worry — as well as I spoke to a few of them that will week — will be that will people are doing more unemployed than they could employed, so they’re not going to go back to jobs. as well as that will will be certainly a problem. People — some are doing OK with that will. yet the research suggests that will people who are getting the [un]employment insurance benefit are going back to work just as much as the people who are not getting the idea. So there does not seem to be a disincentive effect. as well as when you’ve got people definitely struggling, to cut them back to $0 a week or whatever the idea could be seems unconscionable to me.”
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