After Republicans like Loeffler let relief lapse and Georgia officials remain “tight-lipped” about whether state can or will proceed with Trump’s order, workers call on Loeffler to quit stalling and take action
ATLANTA — Yesterday, Georgia workers called out Senator Kelly Loeffler for stalling on coronavirus relief and refusing to extend the $600 per week emergency benefit as she claims she doesn’t see “a big need to extend the federal unemployment insurance” in the midst of a recession.
Instead of listening to Georgia workers, Loeffler has praised President Donald Trump’s reckless order that cuts federal emergency unemployment relief in half while potentially “creating a financial headache” for states facing budget shortfalls. Governor* Brian Kemp earlier gave “no hint as to whether Georgia would – or could – pony up the money” under the order.
Her GOP opponent, Congressman Doug Collins, is also firmly against extending critical relief for out-of-work Georgians. Collins has called to “cut back” on expanded unemployment relief “or do away with it altogether.” When it comes to Georgians in need, Georgia’s Republican Senate contenders are nowhere to be found.
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