Handful of Governors May Refuse Federal Unemployment Benefits

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is sticking to his position of rejecting part of the federal stimulus money for his state, saying Sunday that accepting an increase in unemployment benefits will lead to higher taxes on businesses in his state.

    Mississippi Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin say they may follow suit. They say the money to be disbursed to the states in the $787 billion spending and tax cuts package comes with too many strings attached.

    "The unemployment insurance reform, if you will, would require the state to pay people who are not willing to take a full-time job," Barbour told FOX News, saying his state is not going to expand benefits to part-time workers. "We're not going to change that. ... We're going to give up about $50 million of federal money."

    "It would be like spending a dollar to get a dime," Jindal said on NBC's "Meet the Press. "The federal stimulus bill says it has to be a permanent change in state law if you take this money, so within three years, the federal money is gone, we've got now a permanent change in our laws."


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    It seems the spending bill is a trojan horse
     
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    Praise God someone is looking out for America!!!!!! It sure isn't Obama...
     
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    What idiot republican governors. Another good reason to loathe the Republican Party. These charlatans think more about their political career than they do the people.
     
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    Perhaps you could address the substance of the issue?

    "It would be like spending a dollar to get a dime," Jindal said on NBC's "Meet the Press. "The federal stimulus bill says it has to be a permanent change in state law if you take this money, so within three years, the federal money is gone, we've got now a permanent change in our laws."

    Is this not a valid concern?
     
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    No, dragonfly, if they were thinking about their political careers they would be buying votes like the democrats do.. But you would not understand, same as Arnold.


    targus. How could dragonfly address the substance of the issue. He has the same mentality as Schumer saying the American people don't care about the pork bill.
     

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