One provision of the aforementioned CARES Act that struck me as counterintuitive to expediting the economic recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic was the payment of an additional $600 weekly to the unemployed. Although the additional funds are not authorized beyond July 31, 2020, some in the House of Representatives want to extend the bonus an additional 6 months through January 2021 at the earliest. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the impact of the bonus and logically, the bipartisan CBO found that fewer people will be back working if the employment bonus is extended than would be if it ends as scheduled on July 31. Further, CBO concludes that economic output would suffer in 2021 if the bonus were extended and projects that 5 out of every 6 recipients would “earn” more money by not working than they would by returning to the workforce.