What We Stand For

The Communist Party of Indiana CPUSA struggles for socialism: to better the lives of Indiana's working families, to protect and extend labor's ability to organize, for the needs of women, children, immigrants (documented and undocumented), the disabled, LGBT, and all people who strive for affordable quality health care, housing, and education. We stand against racism in all its forms. We stand for jobs for all. We stand for peace. We support all who struggle world wide for the dignity and self-determination of the majority of their nation's people and against imperialism, occupation, and exploitation for private profit.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Indiana Stalls Jobless Aid
The AP article read "Indiana bolsters jobless aid", but it should have read "Indiana Stalls jobless aid" because that is what they are doing. There is a logjam of 42K unemployment claims. It is well documented that Indiana is out of money and wants more from the government to pay claims even though the governor just won re-election on the platform of a fiscally sound state. Just like a family that has to deal with a loss of income, Indiana is delaying paying their bills in hope that the check that is in the mail gets here. But for the families of people who are unemployed that is of little comfort. I have already heard from people who have been laid off for a month and haven't gotten any money. The state processes about 200K claims a week which is double a year ago. Part of the way they are stalling the claims is to tell people that they made an error in their claim and that keeps the wolves at bay so to speak.

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