Think Progress » Jindal Rejects $90 Million In Recovery Funding That Would Have Benefited 25,000 Louisiana ResidentsPosted: 2/22/2009 by Floyd in Labels: Politics
This is very interesting indeed, if Louisiana residents are following the news I would not count on Mr.Jindal to be getting to many of their votes next time, but the public seems sometimes to have a short memory so they may cut him some slack on rejecting monies to help out about 25,000 of his constituents.
In all, Jindal turned away nearly $100 million in federal aid for his state’s unemployed residents. Further, as the National Employment Law Project projected on Febuary 13, EUC extension alone would have benefited 24,981 Louisiana residents. Jindal justified his decision by claiming that expanding unemployment benefits would result in tax increases for businesses.