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McDonnell Vindicated In Turning Down $125 Million From Stimulus For Unemployment Benefits

Bob McDonnell and Virginia Republicans are now completely vindicated for turning down the $125 million in Federal stimulus money to expand unemployment benefits. Taking the Federal dollars required states to increase the unemployment benefits paid out weekly, extend the length of time one may draw benefits from 26 weeks to 59 weeks. It also added laid off part time workers to the dole for the first time ever.

Wisely, Virginia turned down the money led by the Republicans. Most Democrats including Tim “The Absentee Governor” Kaine and Creigh Deeds have demonized McDonnell and the Republican leaders for turning down the money.

The Republican position was that the acceptance of the funds and required expansion of Virginia Law would cause the unemployment funds to go broke and force tax increases on businesses already struggling to survive in this bad economy. As 30 states have found out (so far), accepting the money from the Feds was akin to dealing with a back alley loan shark.

Virginia recently dealt a blow to predatory practices by “pay day loan” businesses to protect Virginia’s workers. The Republicans had our backs on the Federal Unemployment Loan Sharks and Virginia is in a much better position as far as unemployment to pull through the recession without raising taxes on businesses and forcing higher unemployment as these overtaxed businesses fail.

Read the details from Newsmax: Unemployment Triples, Dozens of States Going Broke


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

8 Responses to “McDonnell Vindicated In Turning Down $125 Million From Stimulus For Unemployment Benefits”

  1. quicker1 says:

    With all the states out of money,i see Bama's Bunch know how to make some.$1000.00 fine if you don't buy health Ins.Will you go to jail if you don't pay?If you are out of work or in jail,how can you pay if you want to>I started paying 7-2-09 Obomb-Ah is taking $97.00 a month from my disability.People who may or may not get their tax refund,could buy Ins. with to stay out of jail.I wonder why the Gov't. takes way more tax'es every week than you owe?Then,at the end of the year,the Gov'tt has to start writing big checks to give it back to you.They give your money away,all year to any SOB who ask's for it.They can't give it back now,your $$$ is in Iraq,Israel Afghan,Chrysler,Gov't.Motors,(GM),All the big banks,any where else???Commonwealth of Virginia Common is low down,sneaky,sorry.Wealth is $$$ When those type of people run out of wealth,they get scared,do desperate things.How many $$ did it cost us to switch to digital tv? A Bush Idea to make $$.Is pay fm radio next? quicker1

  2. quicker1 says:

    With all the states out of money,i see Bama's Bunch know how to make some.$1000.00 fine if you don't buy health Ins.Will you go to jail if you don't pay?If you are out of work or in jail,how can you pay if you want to>I started paying 7-2-09 Obomb-Ah is taking $97.00 a month from my disability.People who may or may not get their tax refund,could buy Ins. with to stay out of jail.I wonder why the Gov't. takes way more tax'es every week than you owe?Then,at the end of the year,the Gov'tt has to start writing big checks to give it back to you.They give your money away,all year to any SOB who ask's for it.They can't give it back now,your $$$ is in Iraq,Israel Afghan,Chrysler,Gov't.Motors,(GM),All the big banks,any where else???Commonwealth of Virginia Common is low down,sneaky,sorry.Wealth is $$$ When those type of people run out of wealth,they get scared,do desperate things.How many $$ did it cost us to switch to digital tv? A Bush Idea to make $$.Is pay fm radio next? quicker1

  3. Tom White says:

    How many $$ did it cost us to switch to digital tv? A Bush Idea to make $$.
    Actually, Clinton signed the law in 1996. It just took a while to go into effect.

  4. Tom White says:

    How many $$ did it cost us to switch to digital tv? A Bush Idea to make $$.
    Actually, Clinton signed the law in 1996. It just took a while to go into effect.

  5. Larry Brown says:

    If the max unemployment benefit equal to $10.03 an hour, why would someone who was laid off that was earning $23.00 – $35.00 an hour, accept a job making $8.00 -$10.00 an hour. During this recession, 90% of the professional jobs that are available (which is mostly in Northern Virginia), required a college degree. With is only 30% of the workforce haveing a college degree, everyone else must fight over the other available $8.00 to $10.00 an hour sales jobs. A person with 15 or more experience gets pick over a job with a person just coming out of college.
    Those ignorant people who complain their tax dollars are being wasted on unemployment or Cobra benefits, should ask their Congressman or Senator why they voted for additional F-22 fighter planes at a cost of bllions of dollars that the Secretary of Defense states that we do not need. Those same people should ask their political representative how much do they pay for healthcare (free at Walter Reed Army Hospital). So don't complain about the administration when your Congressman or Senator is to blame.

  6. Larry Brown says:

    If the max unemployment benefit equal to $10.03 an hour, why would someone who was laid off that was earning $23.00 – $35.00 an hour, accept a job making $8.00 -$10.00 an hour. During this recession, 90% of the professional jobs that are available (which is mostly in Northern Virginia), required a college degree. With is only 30% of the workforce haveing a college degree, everyone else must fight over the other available $8.00 to $10.00 an hour sales jobs. A person with 15 or more experience gets pick over a job with a person just coming out of college.
    Those ignorant people who complain their tax dollars are being wasted on unemployment or Cobra benefits, should ask their Congressman or Senator why they voted for additional F-22 fighter planes at a cost of bllions of dollars that the Secretary of Defense states that we do not need. Those same people should ask their political representative how much do they pay for healthcare (free at Walter Reed Army Hospital). So don't complain about the administration when your Congressman or Senator is to blame.

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