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North Carolina, a nightmare.

I believe the current assembly will not reinstate EIC, never. They have shown time and time again, they do not care about those of us who struggle. I don't want a handout, but I would like a chance to improve my life, for my children's sake. I had to leave our home to find a job in another state, just so I could keep a home. Recently, I was denied employment because of a credit check. I am sorry, but more than a year without steady employment, no federal extension, I staggered on some bills and had two medical bills that I could not pay. In North Carolina, damn me if I try to go on welfare, which I have not and damn me for losing my job! The EIC was just another slap in the face from North Carolina. I love this state, but it is not worth staying if you cannot find a job, afford childcare to look for a job and then when you find a job, your credit is the only reason you cannot get a job. Honestly, I don't know what else to do? I am in school, I am trying to better our lives, I am tired of being kicked. I am ready to kick back. I try to get help and I have asked for help, but I cannot receive any social services, because my husband is an immigrant. Even the private organizations are turning folks over to social services.
—TraceyNC
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