While state politicians are trying to let Kentucky’s obese fringe benefits system bankrupt the state as they play at reform, two U.S. Congressmen from the Bluegrass State voted today to wreck our ability to provide unemployment insurance by tossing out billions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars.
Ten days after Stateline.org reported Kentucky is one of seventeen states teetering on the brink of insolvency in it’s unemployment insurance fund, The U.S. House of Representatives voted 274-137 to spend more that $11 billion giving money to people who spent six months looking for a job and needed to go back into the till for more.
If either Rep. Ben Chandler or Rep. John Yarmuth had voted against this, the bill would have fallen short of the tally necessary to override a Bush veto. Thanks guys.