Friday, October 23, 2009
55 GOPers Opposed to Public Option Covered by Medicare
New figures released by New York Democratic Congress member Anthony Weiner, meanwhile, show that 151 lawmakers in both chambers are currently covered by the government-funded health program Medicare. The list includes fifty-five Republicans who Weiner says have “steadfastly opposed” the public option. Weiner said, “They apparently think the public option is OK for them, but not anyone else.”
Unemployment Rises in 23 States
New figures show unemployment rose in twenty-three states last month. According to the Labor Department, forty-three states reported overall job losses, while only seven states gained jobs.