This is Not Republican Policy, It is Not Conservative Policy –It is Just Mean Policy
When Republicans took complete control of the
Carolina government they had a chance to show people
what they really were and what they stood for.
And that is exactly what they are doing.
Here is what USA
Today is reporting.
Unemployment snafus in states across the country aren't new or unusual. But
because it's the only state to cut off access to the federal Emergency
Unemployment Compensation (EUC), a program that gives unemployed citizens money
after they use up their state benefits. North Carolina
How bad is it? Here are the details of what North Carolina Republicans have done.
Until recently, the standard limit for state unemployment benefits was 26 weeks. But five states have lowered that number to either 19 or 20, and
has reduced it to 18. Georgia Arkansas and have lowered
their limits to 25. Illinois
With the new state law,
benefits end after 20 weeks. North Carolina
's situation different,
though, is the fact that the state government also reduced the maximum amount
of money that unemployed people can get each week from $535 to $350. It's this
change that cuts off North Carolina
from the federal unemployment funds: states that change the average weekly
benefit can't get this money. North Carolina
Carolinians have already felt the impact of the change, effective
July 1, and an estimated 100,000 more are expected to face cuts in the next few
Why are the ultra conservative Republicans who run the state in an uncontested manner doing this. Because they can, what other reason do they need?
the voters can be excused for not knowing what they were doing when they
voted in all the Republicans. Now they
know. If they retain that party in power
after the next set of elections they are getting what they deserve. But the unemployed are getting what they don’t
deserve. North Carolina