Democratic Walter Dalton campaign is accusing Republican Pat McCrory of being out of touch for his comments on unemployment.
During an appearance in Fayetteville on Wednesday, GOP gubernatorial candidate was quoted as suggesting that it was too easy to collect unemployment benefits.
“Part of it is the process of applying is too easy...If they turn down jobs that offered to them, why should be allowed to stay on unemployment,” McCrory was quoted in saying in the Fayetteville Observer.
Ford Porter, Dalton's spokesman, said Thursday, “yesterday Pat McCrory proved how out of touch he is with North Carolina. McCrory's shameful assertion that out-of-work North Carolinians prefer unemployment to the rigors of the job search sounded more like corporate interests pulling his strings than the reality faced by people across this state.''