More 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!