I cannot ignore this decision by the Governor & the Republican majority to rob Michigan residents unemployment benefits

I want to be fair and give the guy a chance, but I cannot ignore this mean-spirited and downright cruel decision by the Governor and the Republican majority to rob Michigan residents of much-needed unemployment benefits in this difficult economy. Don’t they know how many people are suffering and barely holding on? Incredible….

www.freep.com

Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill to continue federal unemployment benefits that otherwise would end for 35,000 Michiganders and to reduce future state-paid benefits to 20 weeks, down from 26 weeks.
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One response to “I cannot ignore this decision by the Governor & the Republican majority to rob Michigan residents unemployment benefits

  1. Kent

    Hi Virg,

    You cannot be serious that you think the governor was wrong about cutting the faucet on unemployment benefits. It is 3.9 billion in the red. You cannot pay people more than what they pay in. People are loosing all creativity and hunger because we are giving a hand out. I have dozens of people refuse work every week at my business because the make the same or more on unemployment. That is a problem. Our UIA rate is up more than 800% since 2009. Business are going to be running from Michigan if we continue down this road of handouts. There is NO way people should be able to sit home and collect unemployment for 99 weeks and not make any proven or verifiable evidence that they are looking for work.

    Concerned business owner!

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