by Chris Black
I know a couple in their mid-twenties. Between the two of them, they barely pulled in $1000 a week With the Covid unemployment they pulled in $3000 a week. With the additional stimulus, you can add almost $15k to their take.
So prior to Covid, the two of them lived off around $3000 a month after taxes. They now made that much a week to sit on their asses. Plus thanks to generous orders in the state, neither of them had to pay taxes on their Covid money because they made under $30k a year individually.
The two of them pocketed over $175k tax free during Covid. Oh and they went on SNAP and got $600 a month for food.
Is there any wonder why they don’t want to go back to work?
Also there’s this:
“But they told me there’s a national labor shortage and an ever-growing demand for tech talent. Why aren’t they hiring me?”
There’s no labor shortage — that’s just Business lobbyist talk so they can push for more guest worker visa workers to flood the market and depress wages. pic.twitter.com/OwieL1nT18
— U.S. Tech Workers (@USTechWorkers) October 29, 2021