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North Carolina Senator Richard Burr appears to be trying to live up to his self-characterization as the most the right-wing member of the Senate.

Last night Burr voted against extending unemployment benefits for an additional month for laid off workers in North Carolina and across the country as the Senate finally passed the extension that was held up several days by Republican Senator Jim Bunning.

Now we don’t have to take Burr’s word for it about his extremism.  The thouands of people in North Carolina struggling to make ends meet while they look for work can confirm it.

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  1. Bill Current

    March 3, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Chris, As a former employer, I recall the taxes I paid into the fund which provides the money to support those who are temporarily without a job. Unfortunately, it has become a way of life for many and the games which are played are disgraceful. My son has a former secretary, very capable, who has played this game and stayed home with her children for more than three years even while she had a part time job with a law firm. Appreiating your intellectual honesty, I would respectfully suggest that your liberal think tank do an indepth study of this program and you may find that this well intended solution is producing undesirable effects not unlike many other such failed big government pursuits. You could feel some of the pain if the state debt to the Feds is not forgiven . Regards, Bill Current

  2. Adam Linker

    March 3, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I respectfully suggest that we not make policies based on the experiences of your son’s former secretary.

    Burr also tried to kill COBRA subsidies.

  3. IBXer

    March 3, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    How dare Senator Burr want the Democrats to follow the rule they put in place last week (Pay-Go)! He should be impeached for wanting us to pay for these benefits instead of forcing our grandchildren to pay for them!

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