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  •  It's twice that - 170,000 (4+ / 0-)
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    NC Republicans = Imbeciles

    Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris, who took the unusual step of issuing a news release on a piece of state legislation.

    If enacted, the legislation also would cut off all federally funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation – that is, benefits after 26 weeks of unemployment – to 170,000 unemployed North Carolinians. This cutoff is automatic under federal law. I have no discretion to stop it. As a result, families struggling to secure their place in the middle class will suffer a grievous blow, and the state's economy will lose $780 million in federal funds that are vital to reducing North Carolina's high unemployment rate.

    Filibuster reform, 2013 - woulda, coulda, shoulda.

    by bear83 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:53:57 PM PST

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