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Our cheap, cynical government is the real threat to recovery, not Covid-19 benefits | Moira Herbst

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There are millions unemployed, but plenty of work to do. How about a Pandemic Jobs Program that pulls in elements of the Green New Deal?

In America, it seems, workers always come last. With more than 31 million out-of-work Americans now cut off from enhanced unemployment benefits, and with Washington’s failure to deliver relief, working families and the broader economy are set to fall off a cliff.

Related: USPS crisis: postmaster general to suspend all changes until after election

The federal government must play a bigger role in ensuring workers earn a living wage – especially in this crisis

Moira Herbst is a writer based in New York

Continue reading…There are millions unemployed, but plenty of work to do. How about a Pandemic Jobs Program that pulls in elements of the Green New Deal?In America, it seems, workers always come last. With more than 31 million out-of-work Americans now cut off from enhanced unemployment benefits, and with Washington’s failure to deliver relief, working families and the broader economy are set to fall off a cliff. Related: USPS crisis: postmaster general to suspend all changes until after election The federal government must play a bigger role in ensuring workers earn a living wage – especially in this crisisMoira Herbst is a writer based in New York Continue reading…