Thursday, March 26, 2009

The undead stimulus issue...

This unemployment insurance issue is some sort of zombie. It just won't die.

The Lone Star Times is the latest right wing blog to take up for Rick on this issue (link). They are responding to a Houston Chronicle editorial about how wrong Rick's decision was. Excerpt from the blog rebuttal follows:

Burdens for Texas to modernize? That is an interesting phrase, isn’t it? If you’re like me, phrases that tell Texans they are nothing but a bunch of backwoods yahoos usually get my attention. Why do we need to “modernize” our unemployment system? It seems to be working fairly well, if success as a jobs producing state is a criteria. So what is it she wants us to do?

In a nutshell, she wants Texas to change the way benefit periods are calculated so that short term job holders can receive benefits, allow part-time workers to receive benefits, allow benefits for those that quit their jobs to take care of sick relatives give give benefits to spouses who quit to relocate with their spouse. But hey, no strings, right?

More and more, I think Kay made a really bad decision for criticising Rick. Conservatives are rallying behind Rick on this. Kay meanwhile has aligned herself with the out of touch mainstream media.


  1. Governor Perry is right for turning down Obama's stimulus, but don't forget that Senator Hutchison voted against it too.

  2. Texas Classical LiberalMarch 27, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Wait a minute, so she voted against the stimulus, but she is bashing the Governor for rejecting a portion of it? That's called having your cake and eating it too.

  3. All the Senator is saying is that she thinks a true leader would have found a way to reclaim the tax dollars Texans are sending to Washington. Perry hasn't done enough to try to find a creative way to get the money.

  4. Texas Classical LiberalMarch 27, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    Who voted for the AIG bailout? Not the Governor.
    Who has been all over the place on bailouts in general? Not the Governor.
    Who has talked out of both sides of her mouth within a single interview on the unemployment dollars? Not the Governor.
    If KBH has some creative way to take the money, where is it? Let us all hear it.

  5. Sen. Huchison is a freaking RINO, no ifs ands or buts about it!!! -peter


Hey now, campaign characters. Be nice. I know a lot of you on both sides, so I don't want any overly foul language, personal attacks on anyone other than the candidates themselves, or other party fouls. I will moderate the heck out of you if you start breaking the bounds of civility.