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Old 04-26-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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breaking news: Sen berger at press room lb at 1:00 pm 4/26/11

sen berger contradicts apodaca, says no new unemployment benefits bill. Sen berger says there is no plan to move another bill on extending unemployment benefits. Says house dems should join to override.
my god!
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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News Record post with Berger comments on unemployment

Not so fast on unemployment : News-Record.com : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis (http://www.news-record.com/blog/53964/entry/116539 - broken link)
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Default Thom Tillis, Phil Berger, Apodaca

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News Record post with Berger comments on unemployment

Not so fast on unemployment : News-Record.com : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis (http://www.news-record.com/blog/53964/entry/116539 - broken link)
So three republicans are giving convoluted feedback. What's new? Hanging on every word these men say is foolish, it is like waiting for a relative with Alzheimers to speak--you never know what they are going to say.

Actions speak louder than words. I have been checking this forum for a few weeks now(regularly, and that is using the term liberally).

"We have no plans to move either a different bill or another vehicle to deal with that issue at this time"
This is what the new Republican senator said at 1pm today, when he is talking to the press...he is a representative of ALL Republicans(public relations must ensure that the party has clear messages). Thom Tillis and Apodaca, each had contradictory statements(they are also public relations representatives).

It looks like they are NOT getting their way in these budget negotiations and are looking for an override from the house democrats to avoid losing this budget WAR. They are re-posturing again, trying to push for the override and trying to use the unemployed to their advantage...AGAIN. WEEK TWO. How irresponsible and stubborn.

What is going on with these people!?
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Keep writing and calling these politicians to voice your concern and disgust. We can't be silent.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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No time for unemployed workers | NC Policy Watch with Fitzsimon & Schofield

"Now ten days later, the workers still have no benefits as their rent is coming due and there’s no money for food and gas. Lawmakers could still help at any time by passing the simple legislation to extend the benefits which workers would receive retroactively to April 16th....."


This article says it all! They still have a few days more than 2 months to debate, discuss, and argue with each other over the budget. Many of us don't have even a week before some pretty nasty consequences begin to take place. Yes, a budget proposal is good for all North Carolinians, but that budget will come, no matter what, in some shape or form. Will the extended benefits come? What happens to the % comparison if they continue to wait too long and the government puts out its new spin on the current month's unemployment rate? (I'm referencing the article about the U6 vs U3 unemployment calculations. Officially NC is at 9.7%, but the U6 federal calculation puts it at more like 17.5%. And we're supposed to find a job of some type in less than a few weeks!? Give me a break!) Will it even matter then? Will it be enough to trigger the benefits back on?

PS - last time I checked, I was still a member of the state of NC. What about what's good for me (and the other 36,999 of us)?
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:16 PM
 
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I agree with Holwager. Flood them with calls and e-mails if we are to see some action here...
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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Breaking: In House Session currently:

Rep. Wainwright has just filed notice of intent to file a discharge petition on H 676, a clean unemployment bill. Rep. Wainwright is urging House members to sign petition to move "clean" jobless benefits bill without budget continuing resolution.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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This article says it all! They still have a few days more than 2 months to debate, discuss, and argue with each other over the budget. Many of us don't have even a week before some pretty nasty consequences begin to take place. Yes, a budget proposal is good for all North Carolinians, but that budget will come, no matter what, in some shape or form. Will the extended benefits come? What happens to the % comparison if they continue to wait too long and the government puts out its new spin on the current month's unemployment rate? (I'm referencing the article about the U6 vs U3 unemployment calculations. Officially NC is at 9.7%, but the U6 federal calculation puts it at more like 17.5%. And we're supposed to find a job of some type in less than a few weeks!? Give me a break!) Will it even matter then? Will it be enough to trigger the benefits back on?

PS - last time I checked, I was still a member of the state of NC. What about what's good for me (and the other 36,999 of us)?
Your right, they do have over two months to solidify a budget. However, they want to deal with it now. Every state is taking an example from the federal government, who procrastinated with add on extensions until the 11th hour...then almost shut down. They want this budget signed yesterday...to protect state functions, and state employee paychecks. It's pretty important because it affects way more than 37k people.

I called the ESC representative today to see if she had any insight. The local office at Asheville is hit or miss(in terms of getting an informed person to talk to). Today....I did. She told me that she has seen this same thing happen before. She also spoke about final language. The unemployment EB issue is not closed. They have not officially said it is DEAD. It is being used as leverage, and in one way, it is all the Republicans really have.

PLUS they don't want to wait too long by creating BACK-PAY issues. Back-Pay for unemployment always causes allot of confusion, computer glitches, and headaches for everyone.

Eb extension will come, but it looks like it will be a wait.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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Breaking: In House Session currently:

Rep. Wainwright has just filed notice of intent to file a discharge petition on H 676, a clean unemployment bill. Rep. Wainwright is urging House members to sign petition to move "clean" jobless benefits bill without budget continuing resolution.
laidoffafter50 you are on it!

Thank you for your attention and help.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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Breaking: In House Session currently:

Rep. Wainwright has just filed notice of intent to file a discharge petition on H 676, a clean unemployment bill. Rep. Wainwright is urging House members to sign petition to move "clean" jobless benefits bill without budget continuing resolution.

I heard that also. Maybe now it will get moving. Tillis always sounds like people are pissing him off by asking questions. How long can they talk about imminent domain?
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