Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Florida the bizarro Texas on unemployment insurance...

Big props to the liberal Phillip Martin of Burnt Orange with the nice catch on Florida being Texas in reverse on the stimulus money issue (link)...

In Texas, the Legislature wants to pull down the unemployment insurance funds -- over the objections of Governor Rick Perry.

In Florida, apparently, they've got the opposite problem: the Republican-controlled legislature there won't pass legislation to change the law to allow the unemployment insurance funds to be collected, despite the Governor's desire to do so.

In Florida the unemployment rate is 9.7%, a point above the national average, and it's likely to go above 10% by next month. Texas has seen higher unemployment than it had a year ago, but it's still 2 percent lower than the national average. That might color some of the discussions.

1 comment:

  1. living on food stamps at least I can eat of course I can't afford soap or toilet paper


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