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Stunning hypocrisy

Posted By Rob Schofield On February 6, 2013 @ 9:14 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Here’s another one from the “You can’t make this stuff up” Department at the North Carolina General Assembly. Today, at 10:00 am in the Legislative Press Conference Room, the N.C. Retail Merchants Association will kick off a canned food drive to help feed the state’s poor and hungry citizens.

“What’s so strange about that?” you might ask.

Here’s what: 

The N.C. Retail Merchants Association [1] is the exact same lobby group that is helping to spearhead the legislature’s mean-spirited and unprecendented attack on the state’s already inadequate unemployment insurance benefits program [2]!

You got that? Last week, a lobbyist for the group was a featured speaker at an employer-sponsored press conference to tout the legislation and characterize the state’s workers as lazy and undeserving of benefits — even though the jobless outnumber the stock of available jobs three-to-one. Today, the same group will issue a plea for average citizens to cough up some canned food to throw at those same out-of-work families (and then stand by and bask in the glow of the positive P.R. the event will produce).

Truly amazing.

 


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[1] The N.C. Retail Merchants Association: http://www.ncrma.org/

[2] the legislature’s mean-spirited and unprecendented attack on the state’s already inadequate unemployment insurance benefits program: http://tarheelworkers.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Dont-Hurt-Unemployed-Workers_Layout-1-2.pdf

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