Extended Benefits Impasse Now Impacts 42,000 Jobless

Thousands of North Carolina residents have been added to the ranks of those no longer receiving unemployment benefits because of a political stalemate in Raleigh.

Full Story
Debbie

Greensboro, NC

#1 May 22, 2011
It is really getting to the critical point for us now. We are at week 5 with no benefits. The bills have not stopped coming in and need to be paid. After continuously applying for work, the employers are not knocking at our doors or ringing our phones but the bill collectors sure are. I believe the times are tougher right now than the statistics are showing.
Doug

Elon, NC

#2 May 24, 2011
Help us PLEASE!!! How can the people who were elected to protect us, let us fall into this disaster????
undone1

Greensboro, NC

#3 May 25, 2011
Debbie wrote:
It is really getting to the critical point for us now. We are at week 5 with no benefits. The bills have not stopped coming in and need to be paid. After continuously applying for work, the employers are not knocking at our doors or ringing our phones but the bill collectors sure are. I believe the times are tougher right now than the statistics are showing.
Yes debbie!,you can't believe everything that they write,they know that times are critical,but they don't care.keep on prayin!God will see us all through!,i know you can't see it now!,but he will do what he said he will do!hold on!To GOD BE THE GLORY!
NotTakingSides

Huntersville, NC

#4 May 25, 2011
It is truly amazing how the unemployed are being left out! When the unemployed was working, they did not have a choice as to NOT paying there taxes or insurance. Now that the unemployed NEED the money they put into there government, GUESS who gets the opportunity to hesitate...THE GOVERNMENT! I often wonder if officials forget that the same way citizens voted for them...THE SAME Process in REVERSE to remove them from office. People need help now and NOTHING is being done about it.

Citizens voted without hesitation so why should helping citizens with their livelihood be vetoed or juggled around for debate?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Beverly Perdue Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Wendell bridge likely to stay mothballed for now (Nov '11) Nov '14 melmika 3
Primary Featuring Clay Aiken Too Close To Call (May '14) May '14 Capitain AMERICA 12
Primary featuring Clay Aiken too close to call (May '14) May '14 Churchlady 1
Wilmington 10 pardoned by outgoing N.C. governor (Dec '12) Jul '13 Lisa R Charlotte NC 6
Southern states fight estimates of sea level rise (Aug '12) Apr '13 Disappointed 6
NC Senators File Fracking, Atlantic Drilling Bill (Feb '13) Mar '13 tori 2
Windows and doors manufacturer bringing HQ to C... (Jan '13) Jan '13 billshields 1
More from around the web