Rep. Ted Budd Meets With Restaurant Owners in Burlington & Asheboro

Advance, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd visited two restaurants in Burlington and Asheboro alongside the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association and State Senator Amy Galey. 

They spoke with owners and workers at the Golden Corral in Asheboro and the Biscuitville in Burlington about the ongoing labor shortage and the importance of ending the current federal stay at home unemployment bonus.

Rep. Budd said:

“The federal government’s enhanced unemployment payment of $300 extra dollars each week has incentivized workers to stay at home and not get back into the workforce. Essentially, these additional payments constitute a stay at home bonus. Worse yet, it forces local restaurants to compete against the federal government for wages. That’s not a fair fight. The federal government should be on the side of our job-creators, not competing against them. The best thing we can do for our workers and our economy is to end this backwards incentive and help get folks back into good-paying jobs.”

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