You reap what you sow, so eat sand Flori-duh poors

You don't need more than $275 a week for 20 weeks. You can just live on the beach!

America’s wang just couldn’t deal with those unemployment kings and queens living large on their $275 per week for 26 weeks. The Flori-duh house just passed a bill that would cut state unemployment benefits to 20 weeks for a maximum payout of $5,500. (source)

Florida’s unemployment benefits are also among the least generous in the nation. Florida’s maximum weekly check of $275 ranks 45th among the 50 states and is less than half the amount paid in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.

The bill passed 81 to 38, largely along party lines. Republicans, who have vowed to make Florida more friendly to business, hold large majorities in both the Florida House and Senate. The Senate is working on similar legislation, which is favored by Gov. Rick Scott. (source)

Flori-duh drank the tea party kool aid. Now they get to taste it.

4 Responses to You reap what you sow, so eat sand Flori-duh poors

  1. evrenseven says:

    I often wonder if some broke jeezus freak voted strictly tea party because of their stance on gay marriage. They can sit around and hope for a miracle after that 20 weeks is up.

  2. MadRocketScientist says:

    I’m all for limiting unemployment insurance and all, but be reasonable. $275 a week is eating cat food kind of money. I don’t think you can even get a decent cardboard box by the railroad tracks for that in FL?

  3. Curious texan says:

    I often wonder if some broke jeezus freak voted strictly tea party because of their stance on gay marriage.

    Am I missing something here?

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/07/13/Tea_Party_Silent_About_Gay_Marriage/

  4. Curious texan says:

    What ever happened to personal emergency funds?

    If a people planned ahead for the eventuality of unemployment, an additional $275 a week could help stretch the time they could live off their emergency fund.

    Or, they could file one pro se TEAS Plus application every week for nearly half a year! :)

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