Skip to comments.New York will NOT offer additional $300 in federal unemployment benefits
Posted on 08/19/2020 3:09:06 PM PDT by 11th_VA
NEW YORK (WHEC) -- Unemployed New Yorkers who were hoping to get the additional weekly benefits President Donald Trump promised a few weeks ago, are out of luck. The State of New York has to request the money to fund those payments from FEMA and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, he will not be doing that.
Under the last stimulus package, the Federal Government was providing $600 weekly payments, on top of state benefits, to those who are out of work during the pandemic.
The payments ended at the end of July and when lawmakers in Washington couldn't reach a deal to extend them, President Trump stepped in with an executive order that would provide $400 per week instead. The catch? States have to pay 25% ($100/week) of it.
'You cannot get water out of a stone, that is a fact and we have a $14 billion dollar deficit, and we can't pay for it,' Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
The estimated cost to New York State is $4.2 billion.
But FEMA has since clarified that it will allow states to count the existing unemployment payments they're making toward the 25% share, meaning if a state signs up, unemployed workers could still get a $300 weekly payment.
Jennifer Lewke (News10NBC): 'Under that plan, there'd be no additional cost for New York in order to offer the unemployed the $300, will you apply for that FEMA money to fund those payments?'
Gov. Andrew Cuomo: 'I don't know what the feds most recent decision is, I don't know that any of it is legal. I don't believe the whole executive order mechanism is legal. So, I think this is all an artificial construction for political reasons.'
Gov. Cuomo says even if he thought the President's order was legal, it requires too much leg-work...
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One of the final nails, in NY.
“””ANYTHING to hurt the President. “”
How would this hurt President Trump in schiffhole of New York?
Coo-Mo in NY and Nancy Pelosi’s Nephew in California are tag-teaming Trump but he’ll beat the hell out them anyway! Newsom has to be more careful that Coo-Mo ... Newsom thinks he’s going to be a presidential contender in 2024.
When on earth will NY voters decide to put an adult in the governor’s office? Whose deficit is it anyway? Certainly not the voters. Every stinkin’ politician who wants to hold on to their power just keeps writing checks they can’t honor!
It would be good if the admin can develop a program to send that $300 directly to the unemployed, with a note from the President included.
“”Nancy Pelosis Nephew in California “”
Newsome is not her nephew - that’s as ridiculous as the mantra of calling Kamala Harris a black woman.
Or tearing up checks that they can’t personally cash.
A big FU to New Yorkers.
“”I don’t believe the whole executive order mechanism is
He’s right - it’s only legal when a dem president writes them. It no long applies..
This doesn’t hurt the President. Trump isn’t going to win NY anyway. Coumo just politicized the relief efforts so blatantly that even the dumbest people can see it. This might help flip a couple of upstate house seats red.
Yet they’ll still vote Democrat. To paraphrase Mencken, they should get what they deserve, good and hard.
And this idiot told the restaurants that he will probably close them up in the fall. This guy needs to be Mussolini’d
Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, he will not be doing that.
Cuomo could screw up a one car funeral.
Well NY is broke — so they can’t afford the 25% state portion. Let us see how many states are willing to sign up. A lot of them are over extended. Every one is playing political games and this delay in unemployment checks can be dangerous. With extensive job losses, what is holding up the economy now is consumption. If that starts going down, many of the job losses can become permanent and we will have a real problem on our hands. I hope we will get this resolved soon.
CommieCuomo claims POTUS’ EO (for FEMA benefits) is illegal.
Did he ever call out 0blama’s DACA EO?
It’s true Pelosi is not Newsom’s aunt by blood but she sure as hell was his aunt by marriage at one time.
Newson has applied for the Trump unemployment of 300 wk for CA.
Newsom is being real careful here. He desperately wants to bring down Trump just like all of the rest of the America/American-hating Democrat/Leftists ... but he also desperately wants to be president and knows he needs to appeal to far more people than just the wackos along the coasts.
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