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Sky High Unemployment Benefits Creating a Dangerous Incentive: Thomas Savidge on NTD News

The government needs to make necessary reforms that encourage Americans to get back to work.

Thomas Savidge, Research Director at the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, recently told NTD News that government policies are partly to blame for the nation’s labor shortage.

Savidge: “You can get paid almost six-figures in some states for not working and that creates a dangerous incentive when  you can make more money staying home than going back to work. If you go back to work, you take a pay cut. There are a lot of reforms at the state level that would make a difference, such as professional licensing reform. Many states are joining what ALEC calls the Flat-Tax Revolution, where they transition from a progressive income tax to a flat tax and that is having a huge impact on working Americans.”