From Michigan.gov:  Begging from Unemployment Queen for handouts

n her weekly radio address, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today said Congress must act quickly to extend unemployment benefits for Michigan workers and their families.  Unless Congress acts, unemployment benefits for more than 181,000 Michigan workers will end between now and April 30.

“Extending unemployment benefits is not only the right thing to do, it’s the right economic policy,” Granholm said.  “Money from unemployment benefits is rapidly spent in the local economy at places like the grocery store, the corner pharmacy and the gas station, all stimulating demand.  It’s estimated that employment in Michigan is about 42,000 jobs greater now because of emergency and extended unemployment benefits provided over the last two years.”

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