As unemployment extensions expired over a week ago, we once again saw a failure from Congress to act when the country is in desperation. After a week of no promising negotiations…the President surprisingly used multiple executive orders to continue and modify some of the benefits. The unemployment “kicker” was lowered from $600 to $400, but Trump included a new catch. He has demanded that states pay $100 dollars of the new extension. Already dealing with burgeoning debts from the pandemic, Trump is shifting even more financial burdens on the states.