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Old 04-26-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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PS - I do think at some time EB will pass, but we are struggling to keep our heads above water right now. Very upsetting. We've survived 2 years now and I know, whatever happens, life will go on, but I am sooooo very tired of the continual stress to make it all work out. This throws a major kink in the situation and the "best laid plans." This is not a place I ever saw myself in or want to be in - relying on the government. We've always been take care of ourself (and others) kind of people. Humbling to say the least - maybe that's the point.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:19 PM
 
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Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton jumped into the fray late this afternoon by calling on the Senate to take up the vetoed bill. Dalton issued this statement:

Read more: About those unemployment benefits | newsobserver.com projects
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:30 PM
 
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Rep. Wainwright, House Democrats Working to Get Jobless Benefits Moving | North Carolina Democratic Party (http://www.ncdp.org/news/entry/rep.-wainwright-house-democrats-working-to-get-jobless-benefits-moving/ - broken link)

“It was no secret that these benefits were set to expire without this minor fix to our state laws,” Rep. Wainwright said. “But instead of moving ahead with an easy, clean bill sponsored by Democrats, the majority party chose instead to pick a partisan fight with the governor and put the financial futures of 37,000 people at risk.”
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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Rep. David R. Lewis finally realizes the NCGA must extend benefits.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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laidoffafter50, I'd like to personally thank you on behalf of all the members on this thread, for your proactivity on the issue and for the very informative updates. Your last update on Rep. Lewis' realization that EB benefits need to be extended is even more positive news, seeing that the GOP members are coming to their senses about the seriousness of this issue.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Debate over extended unemployment benefits heats up in Raleigh - Barry Smith - In the Loop

(Click here to listen to Nesbitt’s press conference, in which he discussed the issue.)


(Click here to listen to Berger’s press conference, in which he discussed the issue.)
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:40 PM
 
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"Meanwhile, Rep. William Wainwright, D-Craven, has initiated an effort to discharge a bill he filed to get the benefits extended. Wainwright would have to get a majority of the House members to sign a discharge petition for the bill to be brought to the House floor."

In the same way that 4 Democrats will not, in any way, shape, or form switch sides to override the veto, what makes any of us think that the house members will sign that discharge petition and pass this bill? The Republicans won't do it as a matter of principal - they've shown that so far - because then the Dems might look like the "good guys". This is not going to be easily or quickly solved until the very, very last minute unless someone on either side breaks.

As far as Rep. David R. Lewis' facebook page comments - I really didn't read anything positive in it - just arguing that the budget needed to be tied to something in order to force the issue of getting what they wanted. Read his arguments with the replies on his page. Saying it and actually doing it are two different things. Grow up politicians - I can get a bunch of stubborn, selfish 4 years olds to meet in the middle. Why is it so hard for us grown-ups? Come on everybody, man up! Do the right thing and argue the budget later. There are enough people in this state who are dependent on that budget to raise enough stink to force that issue when the time comes. As already pointed out, in the great scheme of things, we (99ers) are really only a small percentage.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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This is not going to happen until we are much closer to July 1st!
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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Default Absolutely disagree

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This is not going to happen until we are much closer to July 1st!
The current political conversations on this issue, and the fact that so much activity has surrounded it since yesterday is a clear indicator that a conclusion will ensue soon.

The media is well aware of the political positioning. Both parties look negligent, and stubborn at this point. This will not continue to be an issue until July 1st.
Two months of arguing and re-positioning?! They(members of both parties) are trying to tie the loose ends on this thing ASAP. The statements being issued are concurrent, lets get a "clean" bill signed and out of the way.

Although Republicans are trying to cement the budget before they recognize H676, this is just a matter of stalling....they are hoping for a veto override.

They spent a while preparing for this PLOT to get their agenda accomplished and it backfired(they must have had the budget drawn up and ready to attach to bill 383, they also waited until April 16th to put it on the gov's desk) They do not want to put in the countless hours of creating a NEW budget plan. They just want the override.

While deliberating this issue, they may be acting like petulant children, but this thing won't take two months. NO WAY
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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Default The four DEMOCRATS!

Does anyone know the names of the four democrats?! i would like to call, write, email, send a message by carrier pigeon, call collect, snail mail, tweet, facebook message, and hand deliver a message to them all?!

PLEASE END THIS CHARADE. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN YOU CANNOT MAKE POLITICAL DEALS WITH THE LIVES OF THE GOOD CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY. PEOPLE ARE IN NEED WHO PUT YOU IN OFFICE, YOU NEED TO ACT IN THEIR INTEREST, NOT YOUR OWN AGENDA.

THIS NATION IS FOR THE PEOPLE AND BY THE PEOPLE.

AMEN

seriously, if you have their contact info, I'd love to get people on board to contact them.
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