Bredesen Desperately Trying to 'Clarify' Position on Jobless Benefits
February 27, 2009 at 7:23AM
[image-1]There's a story in the New York Times today about how the governors of nine states are thinking about rejecting federal economic stimulus money for laid-off workers, and "there is growing anger among the ranks of the jobless in those states that they could be left out of a significant government benefit." From the Gray Lady:
The Republican governors of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas, along with Alaska and Idaho, have raised protests, saying that expansion could eventually require them to raise taxes.