News Round Up
From the Raw Story (May 11): NPR joins AP in demanding visual proof of Osama bin Laden’s death. (Note: these photos are bound to leak. Obama has already shared them with various Senators, etc. But it is interesting to see the ultra-liberal NPR making such a high-profile demand of Obama.)
From Orange County Register (May 10): Some Orange County lifeguards make over $200,000. (Note: Able to retire with 90% of salary after only 30 years of work at as early as age 50.)
From the Huffington Post (May 10): For Jobless, Florida Set To Become Stingiest State In America. (Note: I think this will become a trend; I don't see how states can avoid such spending rollbacks.)
A bill awaiting Republican Gov. Rick Scott's signature will cut unemployment taxes on businesses by reducing the maximum benefits for people laid off through no fault of their own to 23 weeks. That's three fewer weeks than the standard 26 weeks provided by nearly every state for the past 50 years. And as the unemployment rate falls, benefits will diminish.
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