Broyhill Furniture announced on Friday that it will lay off 700 more workers in Lenoir. Add that 700 to the more than 1,000 laid off since January 2005. Said a company spokesman: "Unfortunately, this has become a too familiar consequence of the increasingly global manufacturing environment in which our products must compete."
And where are Congresswoman Virginia Foxx and Congressman Patrick McHenry ... to cheer everyone up? We're sure the newly unemployed would like to hear more about how splendidly all the Foxx/McHenry rich contributors are doing under the Bush tax cuts.