Bankers? Did McCrory also have his hands full of a cigar and a 12-year-old brandy?
McCrory bragged that
The actual facts are a bit less rosy. The General Assembly’s own Fiscal Research staff showed the blindly ideological Republicans they work for that a married couple with two children that earns $20,000 a year will pay $262 more in taxes, once the “reform” McCrory is touting goes into effect. That's because the "tax break" was actually a "tax transfer." The rich pay less; the poor and middle class pay more in sales taxes at every turn.
Unemployment? UNC Chapel Hill Economics Professor Patrick Conway pointed out that the unemployment rate is down because the labor force has shrunk in the state some 2.5% in 2013.
Statistics, damn statistics, and lies. As Chris Fitzsimon wrote, "Workers who are no longer seeking employment are not eligible for unemployment benefits and they are not considered part of the labor force when calculating the state unemployment rate. Fewer workers looking for jobs means a lower unemployment rate even if no jobs have been created. McCrory is essentially boasting about an unemployment rate that is masking the state’s economic problems, not reflecting any successes in rebuilding the economy."
The bankers, incidentally, gave The Guv a standing ovation.