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Mitch McConnell says the labor shortage will be solved when people run out of stimulus money because Americans are 'flush for the moment'

Posted on AllSides July 6th, 2022
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For over a year, lawmakers and businesses have been bemoaning how hard it is to find workers.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered his own labor-shortage theory at an event in Paducah, Kentucky, on Tuesday. 

"You've got a whole lot of people sitting on the sidelines because, frankly, they're flush for the moment," the Kentucky Republican said. "What we've got to hope is once they run out of money, they'll start concluding it's better to work than not to work."

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