Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hallelujah!! Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS) May Refuse Stimulus Money to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Like his neighbor, the good old Governor of Louisiana, Barbour too will likely decline any funds to extend unemployment benefits in his state of Mississippi.

I guess his constituents will just have to bear the brunt of politics being played on their behalf, while some will not have money enough to feed their families, since jobs are tighter than a tick.

In an interview Friday, Barbour said he, too, would likely decline funds for broadening access to unemployment insurance.

“Subject to learning more, my position is that Mississippi won’t accept funds that require us to have a tax increase later, because [they would force] us to change our rules for qualifying for unemployment compensation,” he said.

Mississippi residents how do you feel about this? Those looking for a job, not able to find a job, and your governor plays partisian politics because he aspires to run for the presidency in 2012? While you, Mississippi residents are barely making it and can use that extension money for your family. This is politics at its worse.


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