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Today's Teamster News 08.22.11

Ohio unlikely to get $176M for jobless benefits  Lancaster Eagle-Gazette   ...As Ohio faced today's deadline to expand unemployment benefits and receive $176 million in federal stimulus money, state officials had not applied for the money and the General Assembly had not scheduled any sessions to take any action...
Scott Walker spends $59,000 flying around Wisconsin  Appleton Post-Crescent   ...with the bulk of the travel coming during the contentious battle over the Republican governor's legislative agenda and budget...
Scott lowers bar for jobs goal  Orlando Sentinel   ...Scott is now lowering the benchmark he set for himself if he counts every job created toward his 700,000 goal...
Michigan Democrats give Rick Snyder insult-laden birthday card calling him a 'dumb a--'  Mlive.com   ...They delivered a birthday card signed from folks who weren't exactly well-wishers, what with people scrawling beautiful sentiments like "Thanks for a new tax on my pension!"; "Happy Recall"; and "Dumb A-- Smarten Up..."
Christie? President? Fuhgeddaboudit! (Opinion)  Newark Star-Ledger   ...CAN WE STOP THE INSANITY? Chris Christie will never be president...
Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Loans from Fed  Bloomberg   ...The largest borrower, Morgan Stanley (MS), got as much as $107.3 billion, while Citigroup took $99.5 billion and Bank of America $91.4 billion, according to a Bloomberg News compilation of data obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests, months of litigation and an act of Congress...

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