Governor Pat McCrory grandly announced last week that he would raise teacher pay. Guar-an-TEED. Why, he could do that with one hand tied behind his back.
But last Thursday, House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam said not so fast there, Hoss. No need to do that at all. We generous fellows in the NC General Assembly already made it possible for school districts to gut their other budget to raise salaries ... if they want to.
Charlotte Observer calls this "robbing Peter to pay Paul."
We call it "re-castrating an already castrated governor."