Rounds hates unemployment benefits

It seems Rounds wants our unemployment benefits to run out on purpose so it will force people to work 3 part-time jobs until they can find something else.

Concerned it would cost businesses in the long run, Gov. Mike Rounds said Monday he plans to reject about $5 million in unemployment insurance aid that’s part of the federal economic stimulus package Congress recently passed.

The stupidity behind this is that if people lose there job in South Dakota, and they are a professional and they run out of unemployment benefits, they will move out of state to get work. So are we worried about ‘hurting business’ or ‘hurting our state tax rolls’ Once again no common sense or logic coming out of the Governor’s office. Business first – citizens second.


#1 Ghost of Dude on 02.24.09 at 7:29 am

My opinion: You lay people off you will be responsible for them for up to a year. Peoples’ lives are turned upside down by layoffs, so you’d better have a damned good reason to do it. And by “damned good” I mean it’s a damned good idea long-term.

#2 l3wis on 02.24.09 at 7:33 am

The thing that torks me off is that Rounds is essentially turning down OUR MONEY! Unemployment benefits are owed to us WE PAY INTO IT! Not him.

#3 Randall on 02.25.09 at 9:30 am

Mike Rounds is your typical conservative and from day one he’s subscribed to the Republican philosophy of: I’ve got MINE so #@&% you.

#4 l3wis on 02.25.09 at 9:51 am

I haven’t noticed . . .