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Etheridge: We can’t leave states, citizens hanging

Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) says when Congress reconvenes next week the House of Representatives will revisit COBRA subsidies and aid to state governments.

Both provisions were cut from a jobs bill that passed the House before the Memorial Day recess amid concerns about the ballooning deficit.

Etheridge, who serves on the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means, tells NC Policy Watch that states need extra Medicaid money and laid-off workers clearly need help in affording health insurance. The 2nd District Congressman also wants Congress to do more to protect the jobs of classroom teachers.

For a preview of Rep. Etheridge’s interview, please click below:

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6 Comments

  1. BABS

    June 14, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Is he going to beat down any more college students? This guy is a real piece of work. Hey, NC do the country a favor and dump this guy as soon as possible.

  2. Jon

    June 14, 2010 at 9:08 am

    This guy should be in Jail – CRIMINAL!

  3. dave beekman

    June 14, 2010 at 11:18 am

    “boob” etheridge, just resign now, and save yourself the
    embarrasment. what a moron!

  4. Rick

    June 15, 2010 at 12:56 am

    This guy has to be one of the best I’ve ever seen, he gets to shove, tear, and twist this college kid up and nothing will happen to him, but not only that he gets to steal the kids phone see http://www.kooks.com/congress/1/Rep-Bob-Etheridge-D-NC-Attacks-Student-and-Takes-Camera-Phone.html

  5. The WH Report

    June 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

    2010 06 14
    Jack booted college thugs from the Tea Party’s vicious Youth Video Projects department attacked innocent Congressman NC Rep Bob Etheridge (Dem) as he returned from conducting the people’s Pelosi business. Both thugs were able to escape from the victim after the poor congressman was able to overcome and detain one of the assailees for a short time and squeeze a gurgled epithet from the more brawny of the two skinny thugs. The congressman’s friends from the SEIU benevolence league have offered to protect the congressman from future random attacks by sacrificing other people’s rights to assure he is left unopposed in the business of raising taxes for the peoples own good of course. Keith Olbermann was quick to point out the obvious racial overtones that weren’t heard or seen during the altercation. Rosie O’Donnell also commented during her radio show on the blatant anti-gay rhetoric not being uttered during the attack by the pro life Catholic Church mob down the street during a church service. The congressman coming from a Pelosi fund raiser to repeal Arizona’s AB1070, was heard to yell “I have a right to know who you are” and “Vee haf veys ouf making you show zee papers” at the assailants, no admission by the attackers of belonging to any neo-type group was forth coming. After the congressman’s dust up with the hooligans, Janet Napolitano quickly declared the scene safer than it had ever been before and pledged to be even more vigilant for neo-anti taxpayers like these two youths. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the President will withhold any comments about whose @#$% ass to kick for at least a month or two. A full investigation of the assault by the top prosecutors in the US AG’s office has been promised by the US Attorney General. Mr. Holder said funds allocated in the next year’s budget for the persecution of the two youths will require billions to assure the American people this type of freedom of the press or speech behavior by youths running rampant with cameras and microphones cannot continue unchecked. Harry Reid has proposed massive tax hikes on the rich to fund the new legislation.

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