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Fitzsimon: GOP asserts its will

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It has been quite an illustrative few days in Raleigh as the new unified tea party government begins to assert itself and forcing its far-right agenda on North Carolina with alarming speed.

Two days into the General Assembly session, House leaders rushed a regressive proposal to slash benefits for laid off workers through a committee after allowing exactly four minutes of public debate on the sweeping 70-page bill that was introduced the day before.

No one offered any explanation for the need to ram the bill through, but it is likely legislative leaders know that the more the public learns about the secretly crafted proposal, the less they will like it.

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