Stern paternalists don't like their punishments interrupted:
“But if this is passed,” asked Sen. Bob Rucho, a Mecklenberg County Republican, “what would be the procedure, and what would be required of North Carolina?”
The proposal is far from a done deal in Washington. Should it get approval, it would be up to executive leaders in the state to set up the system to get these federal benefits paid out. State leaders say this could be cumbersome.
“Sometimes people confuse the words simple and easy,” said Dale Folwell, Assistant Sectary of Commerce. “They are not the same words.”
Okay, how about "deceptive" or "incompetent"? ESC/DES has already been administering these Federal UI benefits for years, and now you posturing buffoons are acting like this is some new thing. If DAG McCrory were anything but a figurehead Governor, he would ask Folwell, "What's so hard about restarting a program that ran smoothly before?"