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Cartoonists often use humor to illustrate a news item. What news story is cartoonist Mike Lester illustrating in this cartoon?

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Cartoon by Mike Lester


The federal government is giving people on unemployment an EXTRA $1,200/month until September. It has created an incentive for people not to go back to work – or to look for work – until that unemployment ends.

  • A McDonalds franchisee owner in Florida said, “The biggest challenge out there is the federal government and the state government are going to continue with this unemployment, because that is truly creating the incentive to not work right now. And, how do you blame somebody? You can make more money on unemployment…”
  • Many employers can’t find workers. Montana Gov. Gianforte said, “Nearly every sector in our economy faces a labor shortage. Incentives matter, and the vast expansion of federal unemployment benefits is now doing more harm than good.”