Biden’s Unemployment Policy Questioned by an Ally | Beaufort County Now | Graham Piro reports for the Washington Free Beacon on one Democratic senator’s concerns about the Biden administration’s approach to unemployment.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Mitch Kokai.

    Graham Piro reports for the Washington Free Beacon on one Democratic senator's concerns about the Biden administration's approach to unemployment.

  • A Democratic senator facing a tough reelection battle raised concerns behind closed doors about the Biden administration's handling of the unemployment crisis, undermining the White House's defense of extending unemployment insurance through the summer.
  • Sen. Maggie Hassan (D., N.H.) told constituents that expanded unemployment insurance is "making it easier for people to stay home." She attempted to reassure a New Hampshire resident that the Democratic majority in the Senate is working to reel in President Joe Biden's spending in the wake of concerns over a disappointing jobs report.
  • "I will tell you that in the Senate, we're having this conversation about how do you tweak this just right," Hassan said at a business roundtable on May 6. "And, if the economy is truly recovering and schools can truly reopen, should we be tweaking that right now."
  • Hassan said "general COVID concerns" and a lack of child care are also to blame for people staying home. She expressed concern "the unemployment benefit is making it easier for people to stay home." One day after Hassan's remarks, the Labor Department reported employers added just 266,000 jobs in April, well below the expected number of one million. Congressional Republicans have blamed the expanded unemployment benefits, which Biden's American Rescue Plan extended through September, while Biden has argued that expanded unemployment insurance has not caused the disappointing growth.
  • Hassan's comments come after she voted for and praised the rescue plan. Her office did not respond to a request for comment.
  • The New Hampshire senator is up for reelection and is widely considered the most vulnerable Senate Democrat in the 2022 cycle. Hassan won the 2016 election by 1,017 votes over Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte following a $130 million race.
  • Concerns about government spending and inflation threaten to force the Senate to take action to address a burgeoning employment crisis.

Go Back

HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

The N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed state regulators’ ruling against a proposed solar energy plant for North Carolina.
There are so many more like these but it is mostly the "bad apples" we hear about
In conversations about record inflation, most people harken back to the Jimmy Carter era where annual price inflation growth surpassed 10%.
A school district in Michigan has not only canceled Halloween ahead of October 31, but also gone ahead and canceled Valentine’s Day, which is still four months away.
Don't you think it's time for conservative county government?
North Carolina set another record for new business creation in 2021.
The first time crime really hit home for me was when a thug pointed a gun at a family member’s head while she was making an after-hours bank transaction.
Nicholas Curry just wrapped up his first semester at Appalachian State University. It’s a moment to celebrate for any student, but for Nicholas, the victory is particularly meaningful.
A leftist California politico who serves as co-president of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy mocked Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s statements on abortion by stating the concept of “equity” demands parents give up their children to the state.

HbAD1

Last week, part-owner of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya, asserted that “ nobody cares ” about the Uyghur genocide happening at the hands of Chinese authorities.
Lawyers supporting and opposing North Carolina’s new election maps will take their arguments to the N.C. Supreme Court on Feb. 2.
Macron's Minister of Education issued order while vacationing in Spain
America’s colleges and universities are loaded with professors who insist on teaching students various theories that amount to nothing but fringe opinions and who don’t engage intellectually with those who disagree, but merely try to “cancel” them.
Joins Fight to Uphold the Will of Voters by Allowing State Legislatures to Properly Defend Their Laws
The Washington Post finally got around to covering the sexual assault allegations at a high school in Virginia, first revealed by The Daily Wire.
Omicron is spreading faster than Kudzu, especially among our children.
Military installations in North Carolina will benefit from the recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-North Carolina, helped to push through Congress.

HbAD2

In 2019, Gov. Roy Cooper pledged $146.0 million in corporate welfare to 66 corporations. In 2020, amid shutting down and crippling small businesses with extreme executive orders, Cooper pledged $519.3 million in corporate giveaways to just 48 corporations.
When you get right down to it, two years of COVID-19 and the government intrusion that has gone along with it, has led to what CNBC dubs a “winter of discontent.”
Many college campuses aren’t as hospitable to open inquiry and free expression as they should be. However, there is reason for hope.
A majority of the state’s hospitals are reaping the benefits of tax-exempt status but come up short in providing adequate charity care to earn that designation — and they’re getting away with it.
Former Democrat presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard slammed Democrat President Joe Biden on Wednesday for remarks that he made during a speech this week that were widely panned as divisive and anti-American by critics.
Kathleen Buhle, the ex-wife of Hunter Biden, is releasing a new book releasing dirt on the son of Democrat President Joe Biden, detailing his addictions, alleged affairs, and alleged abusive behavior.

HbAD3

 
Back to Top