The Raleigh News & Observer observes the news that Deputy Assistant Governor McCrory continues his outright lies about the employment situation in our state, which is pretty dismal. Despite clear data that shows that 2013 was a poor year for employment and job growth, Prevaricating Pat toots the horn that "more North Carolinians are collecting a paycheck", and it's because of the NC GOP's tax policies. Both claims are demonstrably false, as the article unequivocally shows.
But perhaps the most nauseating lie Pat tells in this story is the one about how punishing unemployed people somehow helped the state's employment situation:
It’s insulting to suggest that North Carolinians who lost their jobs through no fault of their own were choosing not to work because they were getting a few hundred dollars a week in unemployment benefits. Nonetheless, McCrory repeated this canard to The New York Times when the newspaper reported on the effects of North Carolina’s cuts in benefits.
“Employers were telling me they had vacant jobs, but people would say, ‘Hold that job until my unemployment benefits end,’ ” McCrory said, “I heard that time and time again. Now, employers are telling us that people are coming in and filling out applications to accept jobs, not to meet the requirements of unemployment.”
Which employers told you that Pat? If you heard it time and time again, surely you can tell us 5 or so of the people who told you that? We'd love to check out their stories.
Unless, of course, you're just making shit up out of thin air again, Pat.