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New report: Quick fixes not the answer for unemployment insurance

Here’s a new idea for the conservatives running the North Carolina General Assembly when dealing with a troubled public program: Rather than tearing it down and selling it off to sharks or prescribing another dose of policy leeches — i.e. the standard right-wing approaches (especially when it come to public education) — how about enacting reforms and funding the program adequately for a change?

The N.C. Budget and Tax Center has a new and important report out today explaining exactly why such an approach is essential in repairing our troubled unemployment insurance system (and why the NC Chamber’s hard-hearted, “quick fix” ideas ain’t the answer).

Read the report here.

4 Comments


  1. Alex

    May 26, 2012 at 6:43 am

    I’ve been saying for a long time there is a considerable amount of fraud in the unemployment programs of this state. Added to this is an antiquated computer system along with gross mismanagement by political hacks appointed by career politicians. All in all, a huge mess that needs to be cleaned up.

  2. Frances Jenkins

    May 27, 2012 at 8:26 am

    How is it possible to be a nonprofit and report the information you do? Would you please examine and report this why this program was a million in debt because of mismanagement before the Republicans arrived in the Capital city? Would you explain to the public why? Who, under the Perdue /Easley administrations, were not doing their job? Are you the arm of the Democrat Party of North Carolina?

  3. Frank Burns

    May 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Many of these nonprofits are simply other funded agencies to do the bidding of the Democratic party. I hope the taxpayers aren’t paying for them.

  4. Frances Jenkins

    May 28, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I have a challenge for all readers of Progressive Pulse, NC Policy Watch. etc. I challenge everyone to read all the posts daily. Then, rank the article from now until November. If the article is in favor of the Democrat Party, give a point. If the article in any way makes a favorable reference to a Republican, point. If major events are ignored or basic facts not revealed, minus points. In the end, is this really a nonprofit organization or the arm of the Democrat Party in North Carolina?

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