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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:47 PM

is this beginning of a super majority republican-built dystopia in NC?

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8945976

North Carolinians out of work could be facing more hardship.

State lawmakers met Tuesday to discuss drastic cuts in unemployment benefits.

During the meeting, a Legislative committee gave an initial green light to a proposal that would slash maximum weekly benefit checks from $535 to $350 and limiting benefit periods from 26 weeks to a sliding scale between 12 and 20 weeks.

Officials have said it's in order to pay off a loan from the federal government. Back in 2009, the state borrowed $1.5 billion to pay unemployment benefits.

The interest payments on the loan has run into the hundreds of millions.


more at the link.

i really hate republicans.

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Reply is this beginning of a super majority republican-built dystopia in NC? (Original post)
barbtries Jan 2013 OP
zazen Jan 2013 #1
ProfessionalLeftist Jan 2013 #4
nc4bo Jan 2013 #2
barbtries Jan 2013 #6
mmonk Jan 2013 #3
barbtries Jan 2013 #5
mmonk Jan 2013 #7

Response to barbtries (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:06 PM

1. I really sense a "final solution" subtext to their slashing and burning

I think many of these folks feel that we'd be better off letting the uber poor, the disabled and the elderly who can't manage to live without a social safety net just die. They don't call it that, but I know some of these folks. I know the mentality. It's a kind of ethnic cleansing through austerity. They don't really believe most of the poor will pull themselves up by their bootstraps. They think they'll kill themselves, each other, or die of addiction or a fatal disease, preferably quickly. It's their fault for having been born into poverty, you see.

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Response to zazen (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:09 PM

4. "ethnic cleansing through austerity" - that's the entire Republican platform! (or almost)

I don't think they give a damn if anyone can "pull themselves up by their bootstraps", much less whether these people even have any bootstraps to pull themselves up with. They're the Grand Old Psychopath Party.

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Response to barbtries (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:12 PM

2. So the teabillies will finally have it their way. Problem is, wonder how many unemployed or

soon to be unemployed are teabillies.

Answer: More than likely, a whole bunch.

I hate these people and their hypocritically twisted, selfish and sick ideology. I truly do.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:45 PM

6. so do i

i also hate them because they generate hate in me.

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Response to barbtries (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:29 PM

3. Yes.

I plan to get arrested a lot this year in protests.

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Response to mmonk (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:41 PM

5. they seem to be chomping at the bit.

can't even wait to make war on the poor. i expect the fracking to begin right away. voting rights to be tossed asap. abortion basically made unavailable. what else i can hardly imagine.

i wish i could move already. but for the moment i still have a good job here so am going to have to guts it out. please post actions or links; i don't want to lose touch with what's going on and could easily do so because i am busy and tired of it all.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:40 PM

7. I plan to fight hard on the fracking (with guidance from H2O Man).

My sons are going to help me. I think voter ID is going to be one of the first things up on the agenda.

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