R. Reese Fuller

NY Times to Jindal: Take the money

by R. Reese Fuller

The New York Times published a recent editorial titled "While Mr. Perry and Mr. Jindal Fiddle." The paper calls for Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry to take the federal aid and do what's best for their constitutents, adding that the "time has clearly passed for posturing":
Republican governors who have been threatening to refuse federal aid rather than sensibly expand state unemployment insurance programs are putting ideology ahead of the needs of their constituents.
Late last week, Jindal's administration indicated it might take the feds up on that $100 million it initally wouldn't accept because of possible attached strings.