Florida's teabagger governor and health company criminal Rick Scott is continuing his war against those most at risk but cutting unemployment benefits even further, and paying for that by giving even more money to corporations. Is this what Jesus would do?
Out-of-work Floridians would receive fewer state benefits while businesses pay less tax under a controversial proposal approved Friday by a divided Legislature.
The deal, which Gov. Rick Scott is expected to sign into law, immediately cuts unemployment benefits by 11.5 percent.
Jobless Floridians would continue to receive a maximum payment of $275 per week, among the lowest of any state in the country. But they would be paid for no more than 23 weeks, instead of 26.