RALEIGH -- The state House late Monday gave preliminary approval to a measure aimed at ridding North Carolina of its $2.6 billion in unemployment debt more quickly through lower jobless benefits and higher taxes.
The chamber voted 78-41, largely along party lines, in favor of the measure. The Republican majority that drew up the fix for the hemorrhaging unemployment insurance system defeated several Democratic amendments designed to ease the burden upon displaced workers.
Businesses would see federal unemployment insurance taxes rise until the debt is repaid in 2015 - about three years earlier than otherwise would occur. Some but not all state unemployment taxes would remain permanently higher even after the state's unemployment benefit trust funds gets replenished beyond $1 billion to prepare for the next recession ...
Opponents said the measure unfairly placed too much of the load of fixing the problems upon workers ..
2. Hopefully these ridiculous teabagging policies will also hit those who voted these pos in office.
It is my one and only hope that there will be an extreme case of buyer's remorse in 4 years.........hopefully a lot less than that.
Already had one teabagging neighbor complain that since his SO has found work as a part-time homecare aide, her SNAP benefit has been greatly reduced....ha.ha.ha. All my dh could say was well, you voted for them, enjoy the fruits of your labor for the next 4 years and get ready for many more unpleasant surprises.