Los Angeles City Council Proposes Paying Poor People To Stay Home If They Get COVID

Unbelievable what the Democrats are proposing, it’s flat out nothing more than socialism accelerated.

The Los Angeles City Council is considering plans to pay Angelenos who test positive for COVID-19 to stay home.

A motion introduced Wednesday by Councilmember David Ryu would establish a $25 million “wage replacement program” for any Los Angeles resident – regardless of income, immigration status, or criminal record.

To be eligible, individuals would have to agree to self-isolate and provide public health information to Los Angeles County contact tracers, Ryu said.

The councilman’s proposal cited data showing communities of color, low-income communities and immigrants are more likely to become infected with COVID-19 and suffer from a higher mortality rate.

They are also more likely to work in essential jobs that cannot be done from
home and interface regularly with the public, according to Ryu.

“The only way out of this crisis is through increased testing and staying home if you’re sick,” Ryu said. “If we want to bend the curve, we need to make it possible for everyone to stay home when they’re sick – no matter their income or immigration status.”

“While Latinos are dying at twice the rate of White Angelenos in L.A. County from COVID-19, many of the safeguards meant to assist, including Federal Relief, are not reaching poor, immigrant Latinos and others, who often work as essential workers or simply do not have medical insurance or Paid Leave and cannot afford to stay home,” said Martinez.

You can read more from our friends at CBS Los Angeles.

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