(FinancialHealth.net) – On August 8, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that provided $400 in emergency unemployment aid to Americans who had lost their jobs. States are required to chip in 25% of the payment. However, one governor is turning the president down.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) issued a statement on August 14, politely declining Trump’s unemployment aid. The Republican praised the president’s continued efforts to “problem solve and provide great leadership” during the COVID-19 recovery.
Noem went on to say her state doesn’t need the enhanced unemployment aid because they’ve “recovered nearly 80%” of their job losses. Then she pointed out the many ways the economy in South Dakota is strong.
My administration is very grateful to @realDonaldTrump for the additional flexibility that the "Lost Wages Assistance" would have provided, but South Dakota is in the fortunate position of not needing to accept it. Here's why (THREAD):
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) August 14, 2020
Noem’s decision to turn down the enhanced aid was responsible; having one less state taking aid will save taxpayers money. That’s what all of the states that have low unemployment numbers should do. We’ll have to wait and see where the others land.
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