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A policy analyst debunks “slow recovery” claims being used to cut the safety net

Some are saying KY’s recovery is slow, so we need to cut the safety net to drive people back into the workforce. Dustin Pugel explains why that is the exact wrong thing to do.

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Dustin Pugel is a Senior Policy Analyst with the KY Center for Economic Policy. On February he posted a Twitter thread about the claims of some that the economic recovery in Kentucky is slow, so we need to cut the safety net. As he pointed out, not only is that not true, but it is actually counter-productive.

Here is that thread.

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