Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that “there’s no question” that some Americans have been paid more money to stay home than to work as the stalemate on the novel coronavirus relief package entered another week.
Mr. Mnuchin said both sides agree on providing enhanced unemployment, but “we want to fix the issue where in some cases people are overpaid, and we want to make sure there’s the right incentives.”
“There’s no question in certain cases where we’re paying people more to stay home than to work, that’s created issues in the entire economy,” said Mr. Mnuchin on ABC’s “This Week.”
He once again urged Democrats to agree to a one-week extension of benefits, which expired Friday, adding that he and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows had made several different offers on enhanced unemployment.
“The president is very concerned about the expiration of the unemployment insurance,” Mr. Mnuchin said. “We proposed a one-week extension of the $600,