“What have we learned? We learned that when you pay people not to work, they will take you up on it,” Graham said, as both he and Scott chuckled. “It doesn’t mean they’re lazy. It means if you pay $23 to people not to work, they’ll probably take that over $17 to go to work even though people like working.”
“So July 31st is when this expires,” Graham added, chopping his hands down and hardening the tone of his voice. “And I promise you, over our dead bodies this will get reauthorized. We have to stop this. You cannot turn on the economy until you get this aberration in the law fixed.” Scott slightly nodded his head during Graham’s threat.