Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: We’re Opting Out of Federal Unemployment Benefits That Are ‘Incentivizing People to Stay at Home’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) announced that Oklahoma will opt out of federal unemployment benefits.

Stitt said, “A few weeks ago, I lifted the state of emergency in Oklahoma. Because the reality is, COVID’s no longer an emergency in our state and we have — we were one of the first states, June 1, to fully reopen, cases are down 95%. So, it is time to end the federal incentive that is incentivizing people to stay at home, and we want to get them back to work in the state of Oklahoma.”

He added, “[W]e want to opt out of the federal program that’s been incentivizing people and they’re making more money staying at home and we want to get people back to work.”

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