Reynolds American

Pay-to-play politics via the NC Chamber

And the unemployed are paying the price for that un-Democratic process:

the Chamber, and now some Republican lawmakers, propose to cut unemployment benefits to those out of work: The maximum benefit would go from $506 weekly to $350. And just to add to the burden of joblessness a little more, the maximum number of weeks for benefits, 26, would be cut on a sliding scale to between 12 and 20 weeks.

Soon to be followed by this headline: "Home Foreclosures in North Carolina rise by 40%". It's no mystery how this travesty came about, though. All you have to do is walk this vicious dog backwards to see who set him on the already suffering unemployed:

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