Regarding the Sept. 11 news article “McCrory signs jobless bill”: I am no longer shocked at the disappointing legislation that flows unimpeded from the GOP-led General Assembly but am often saddened and outraged at the content of many bills passed by those who claim being for “smaller government.”
The signing of the jobless bill again saddens me, for the additional hardship that has just been added to burdens that needy job seekers already face, trying to regain footings as productive citizens.
I would like to see GOP lawmakers live in the shoes of an unemployed single mother, trying to find a job, struggling already to care for her family, yet now having to prove, in order to get her minimal unemployment check, that she has contacted five employers per week. Or live with the 50-plus-year-old man of limited education, in the homeless shelter as he desperately tries to dig out, and now he has to make three more of those already difficult contacts per week.
And then our governor signs this latest jobless bill, touting it can be a “role model change for the rest of the nation.” How about doing what is best for the people in this state he was elected to serve?
Theresa W. Moore