Friday, July 24, 2009

Hutchison: Perry "recklessly" turned down stimulus money

In a bold move, Kay Bailey Hutchison finally hit Texas Gov. Rick Perry for not accepting $555 million in stimulus money that would have expanded unemployment benefits.

It's a big moment, because KBH has been vague on the issue in the past. But today, there was no such ambiguity.

“Governor Perry recklessly turned down the federal unemployment insurance money. He never even looked at cutting the ridiculous federal strings attached to that money like I would have done. He didn’t even attempt to negotiate a way to relieve employers from a tax increase while helping Texans affected by the economic downturn.”

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