March 6, 2021

Smerconish on CNN ‘wonders why’ more didn’t join Senator Manchin in trimming Covid unemployment benefits?

Michael Smerconish was on CNN with Chris Cuomo in an 'epic' fail where he was astounded that more Senators refused to join with Senator Joe Manchin in trimming Covid unemployment relief in today's Covid Bill. There's a lot to unpack in this but let's refute the claims Smerconsih made of: 

1)They have money on the shelf from the last Covid Bill that is 'unspent.. 

2)We just got a good Feb unemployment number, that should have inspired a more conservative stance with regard to unemployment..

3)The waiver on tot taxing the first $10,200 of unemployment compensation puts people who return to work at a disadvantage..

Let's keep in mind that 85% of Americans have not received their Covid shots yet and in Brazil, their is a variant that really should be considered that is causing more sickness in 20-30 year olds than in the last Covid wave. There are a lot of concerns and I am afraid Smerconish and Joe Manchin have not given this much thought..

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