Collins Wants to “Cut Back on Unemployment Insurance” as “More Than One in Eight Workers” in Georgia Remain Unemployed

July 16, 2020

While Georgia is still ranked last in economic recovery, Collins wants to “cut back on” expanded relief

ATLANTA — Despite Georgia’s ongoing economic and public health crisis, this week Congressman Doug Collins claimed that “we gotta probably cut back on the unemployment insurance,” even as “more than one in eight workers” in Georgia are unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collins’s reckless position in the face of ongoing economic hardship for Georgia families should come as no surprise. Even while Georgia ranks last in economic recovery, he claimed last week that expanded unemployment relief needed to “be looked at” because it was “hindering” business. Yet as Georgia remains “headed for a crisis” from a surging coronavirus outbreak, Collins is still fighting against relief for unemployed Georgians.

“At a time when elected officials should be putting working families first, Congressman Doug Collins is refusing to do anything but score points with Washington special interests and party leaders,” said Alex Floyd, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. “With over one in eight Georgians out of work, the last thing our economy needs is Collins’ reckless plan to ‘cut back’ on help when it’s needed most.”


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