Torr: Statement on Unemployment

Thursday, April 30, 2009 7:00 pm

Start Date:  4/30/2009  All Day  
End Date:  4/30/2009    

Unemployment Insurance

"Waiting until the last minute to vote on the most important issues might be a good political strategy, but it doesn't make for good policy, as we can clearly see from this so-called jobless fund fix.

"The bill acquiesces to the demands of labor unions by leaving weekly benefits untouched.  On the other hand, it does nothing to protect Indiana businesses.  Taxes on businesses will be raised to an unacceptable level, and that will have devastating effects for our already strained Hoosier economy and workers."