Punishment in the absence of a crime:
Because North Carolina leaders cut average weekly benefits for new claims, about 170,000 workers whose state benefits expire this year will lose more than $700 million in EUC payments, the U.S. Labor Department said. The Labor Department declined to comment on North Carolina's looming situation but said no other state is considering changing benefits in a way that would imperil U.S. help.
That's because no other state has a government that has totally abandoned its people in favor of corporate control, and no other state's political party has embraced pay-to-play politics anywhere near the level the NC GOP does. And this kind of mindless rambling makes me furious:
Delaying would burden businesses and potentially increase the debt, said Rep. Julia Howard, R-Davie. The cuts also will push people to find work faster, then move to a better job as the economy improves, she said.
"It may not be the job that you want or your career for the rest of your life. But to take a job, get back into the job market," Howard said.
You have absolutely no idea what the hell you're talking about. The last time you were in the job market Ronald Reagan was handing over the reigns to Bush the Elder. So quit trying to justify this with some sort of strained, up-by-your-bootstraps pep-talk. Just the fact that you've been reelected so many times proves that most North Carolinians are not good judges of character, which makes getting hired for a job a crapshoot.