The Stimulus Bill's Benefits: Coming Soon To An Unemployment Check Near You

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The Texas Workforce Commission announced this afternoon that they're upping the weekly payments to people getting unemployment checks, thanks to the Obama stimulus bill.

The checks will increase by $25 a week starting mid-March, for everyone receiving benefits as of February 22.

Twenty-five bucks a week -- a couple of years ago, maybe we would have made some joke about an extra lap dance. These days, we ain't scoffing.

Employers won't be charged the extra money (yeah, yeah, we know -- the taxpayers, and future generations, are paying), and recipients don't need to do any additional paperwork.

Just don't spend it on lottery tickets, people.

-- Richard Connelly

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