John Oliver took a deep dive into America’s unemployment programs, a large number of state-run applications with completely different guidelines and requirements however with largely one factor in widespread: They’re badly damaged.
“How did our system get this shitty?” Oliver requested on Sunday.
The “Final Week Tonight” phase included a girl who stood in a prolonged line at a “pop-up unemployment workplace” simply days after giving beginning as a result of her calls, emails and different makes an attempt to acquire help had failed.
“Holy shit,” Oliver mentioned. “Ready in line for unemployment simply after giving beginning is already appalling, however the very phrase ‘pop-up unemployment workplace’ is actually alarming. Very similar to ‘emergency crematorium’ or ‘elephant forceps,’ it suggests issues have gone terribly flawed and are about to get considerably worse.”
Oliver checked out how the job loss brought on by the coronavirus pandemic uncovered lots of the flaws that had been within the system for years ― and a few, he mentioned have been put in to intentionally make it tougher for folks to acquire the assistance they’re entitled to, particularly in states like Florida.
However he additionally had some ideas on the way to repair it:
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