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McCrory: People move to NC to get unemployment benefits

mccrory1106More confirmation today that Gov. Pat McCroy’s contempt for people in need (and the facts) literally knows no bounds. Check out this excerpt from Mark Binker’s story at WRAL.com about unemployment insurance and some new and utterly ridiculous statements  from the Guv:

“‘We had the ninth-most-generous unemployment compensation in the country,’ McCrory said. ‘We were having a lot of people move here, frankly, from other areas to get unemployment … People were moving here because of our very generous benefits, and then, of course, we had more debt. I personally think that more people got off unemployment and either got jobs or moved back to where they came from.'”

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry at someone who is that pathetically misinformed — a) people who become unemployed elsewhere and then move here aren’t eligible for unemployment benefits and b) even if they were somehow eligible,  the average benefit was something like $290 a week prior to McCrory’s cuts!

 

8 Comments

  1. Skeptic

    January 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Pat McCrory, Stupidest Man Alive!!!

  2. gregflynn

    January 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    In the event that an unemployed worker gets unemployment benefits transferred from another state, funds are provided by the original state.

  3. Sally Buckner

    January 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    You’re very kind, Rob. I don’t believe McCrony was misinformed. Made it up out of whole cloth–or something.

  4. Geoffrey Zeger

    January 9, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    NC Tourist Bureau: “Come to NC – we have everything from the wonderful Biltmore Estate in the mountains to wide open beaches that are fun for the whole family…and oh, by the way, we have the best unemployment benefits in the country – why be unemployed somewhere else when you can be unemployed here AND experience all that NC has to offer…we look forward to seeing you so what are you waiting for?”

  5. Tim Brown

    January 9, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    This is our governor?!? Trust me, if you had no income in NC you are not eligible for unemployment benefits…..meager as they are. I came back home from upstate NY (eligible for $400/wk) only to find that I wasn’t eligible here because I had no NC earnings (pretty fair, I’d say). NO INCREASED DEBT!!!! Don’t know what this guy is talking about. Polititions……go figure.

  6. Alan

    January 10, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Quite simply, this guy is an idiot, and an embarrassment to NC. And yes, he’s also an embarrassment to the NC Republican Party. One gaff would be excusable, but it’s gaffe after gaffe after gaffe….

    “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”

  7. ML

    January 10, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    He just loves talkin cus he’s sooo folksy. I guess to him folksy means clueless and he’s the most folksy person I’ve ever heard talk. Ever….

  8. Jack

    January 11, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    McCrory isn’t folksy he’s just the kind of smiling creep that would shove a knife in your back all the while maintaining that goofy smile of his.

    He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. If you become unemployed lets suppose in Georgia and move to NC, the benefits are still paid from Georgia. McCrory just wants to inflict severe pain on the unwashed masses of NC.