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Chris Fitzsimon: Jobless left on the sidelines

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It seems fitting that House leaders unveiled their latest slap in the face of up to 46,000 unemployed workers the same day that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a budget that will force another 20,000 workers off the job.

House Speaker Thom Tillis promised that this session would be about jobs after all. Now we know what he meant, not creating jobs but forcing thousands of more people to look for one while we ignore 45,000 more who can't find work and are losing their cars and their homes because Tillis and his pals would rather try to score political points than help them.

The only thing more outrageous is the pathetic defense offered by Tillis and his lieutenants as to why they insist on tying the extension of the unemployment benefits for the workers to a budget resolution that would force Gov. Perdue to accept a plan that would lay off thousands of more people.

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Bless your heart
Bless your heart