Trump Admin Not Planning To Extend Jobless Benefits

The New York Times reports:

The Trump administration does not plan to back the extension of expanded unemployment insurance benefits beyond the end of July, citing concerns that workers are opting to take the generous benefits instead of going back to their jobs.

Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, said on Sunday that the White House would support new incentives to bring people back to work rather than push to renew the additional $600 in weekly jobless benefits when it expires at the end of next month.

“I mean, we’re paying people not to work,” Mr. Kudlow said on CNN. “It’s better than their salaries would get. And that might have worked for the first couple of months.”