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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Unemployment Benefits: Separating myth from reality on the GOP Rejection of the $125 million
The Virginian Pilot has a great piece on what it means to take the $125 million to extend and expand Federal Unemployment Benefits. As they point out, the General Assembly still has until 2011 to accept the $125 million. The GOP has put out a whole lot of mis-information about taking the money, and there is also some inaccuracies perpetuated by Democrats too. But, the lion's share of the blame to turn down the money and the reasons for it still hang around the necks of the House GOP. Read the piece for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
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