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North Carolina Governor Guts Unemployment Insurance–VIDEO

The first GOP Governor to be elected in NC in over 20 years, just six weeks in office, signed a law that will gut the state’s unemployment insurance.  It’s textbook Republican economics.

This goes directly to the post Governor McCrory: Try living on $350 a week  written by Kevin Rogers at ActionNC which has been posted earlier on this site.

Note the statement from Bob Rucho, R-ALEC.

And remember that in NC Thom Tillis, speaker of the House, is R-ALEC.

And Phil Berger, leader of the Senate, is R-ALEC.

Click on our Media Gallery to watch at http://youtu.be/ildOGYs5jBU

Video from the Ed Show on MSNBC
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45755822/ns/msnbc-the_ed_show/#50881242

 

New Links

We are glad to add links to Bob Sloan’s diaries – for those who want to see all that he has posted on the Daily Kos – to our list of Favorite sites.

We have also added a link to the BecauseICan blog, as 2old2care is one of our favorite bloggers.  Her “musings” about ALEC are generally brilliant as she is a superb analyst of the facts, and her writing style is so enjoyable.

Also, we have linked up with Amy Kerr Hardin’s “Democracy Tree”.  Amy is quite involved in Michigan politics, and covers all sorts of topics that will appeal to our large number of Michigan readers.

While our first link is to ALECExposed, and we are not opposed to links with other authoritative ALEC experts, we want to develop a network of links with sites that write about the effects of ALEC legislation, how they manipulate public policy, and how they impact real people.  If you would like to suggest a mutual linking of another site with vltp.net, please let us know at info@vltp.net 

Thank you all very much for choosing to visit our site and read our postings.  In the words of one of our finest Supreme Court Justices, Louis Brandeis, “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”

 

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