John Oliver took a deep dive into America’s unemployment methods, a multitude of state-run packages 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 lady 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 stated. “Ready in line for unemployment simply after giving beginning is already appalling, however the very phrase ‘pop-up unemployment workplace’ is really alarming. Very like ‘emergency crematorium’ or ‘elephant forceps,’ it suggests issues have gone terribly improper and are about to get considerably worse.”
Oliver checked out how the job loss attributable to the coronavirus pandemic uncovered lots of the flaws that had been within the system for years ― and a few, he stated had been put in to intentionally make it tougher for individuals to acquire the assistance they’re entitled to, particularly in states like Florida.
However he additionally had some options on methods to repair it:
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