The Transylvania Times -

Restore Unemployment Insurance


Last updated 7/21/2014 at 8:41am

Representative Whitmire’s most recent legislative notes indicate that he is quite pleased with the state of unemployment benefits in North Carolina. I am not. Sadly, in our state, with large numbers of long term unemployed citizens, the pain legislative policies cause is palpable and harms families.

When the long-term unemployed fall off the unemployment rolls, it leaves the impression that we have a healthy economy. In reality, though, too many people are suffering because of the decisions of our legislative policy makers. They have not only succeeded in shortening the number of m...

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