Monday, February 18, 2013

What You Won't Hear Gov. McCrory Mention Tonight

The Guv delivers his "state-of-the-state" address to a joint session of the General Assembly tonight at 7 p.m. Some of the things he won't be talking about, most like, courtesy of ProgressNC:

  • SB10, the infamous power grab bill, has been roundly criticized by outside observers while McCrory has been silent. Silence equals consent. But the revelation that McCrory owns at least $10,000 in Duke Energy stock is a new wrinkle. A recent report by WFAE clearly links rate hikes to stock prices. By appointing a Duke-friendly Utilities Commission, McCrory will have the power to directly impact his personal wealth.
  • All of this could be alleviated if Gov. McCrory would propose a robust ethics package, but don’t count on that either. He refused to deliver on his promise to produce an ethics plan during the campaign. Why start now?
  • The impact on the state economy of turning down billions in federal dollars for Medicaid and Unemployment Insurance. Gov. McCrory will surely tout his own version of a jobs agenda, but that won’t include the billions of dollars he’s turning his back on. North Carolina’s taxpayers have dutifully paid their federal taxes and will now say “goodbye” to the benefits.
  • Gov. McCrory will probably extoll the virtue of cutting taxes on the wealthy and big corporations, but he won’t say how that impacts the average taxpayer. Any plan to increase sales taxes and cut personal and corporate income tax rates will translate to hardworking taxpayers paying more in taxes overall, while the wealthy and big businesses will pay less.
  • Gov. McCrory won’t mention that our public schools have reached record graduation rates of 80% despite the fact that they are severely underfunded. Instead, he will say that our schools are broken. Years of cuts have left our school systems, especially those in low-income counties, starving for resources. Funding cuts jeopardize the success we have made.
  • Diana Lightfoot, McCrory’s first pick to head North Carolina’s Pre-K programs won’t be mentioned because she’s an embarrassment to the Governor who wants to “fix” state government. She had to resign after the revelation that she actually opposed early childhood education and had some nutty things to say on Twitter.


Anonymous said...

I hope our new governor will share some truths about what conditions he found coming into office.

1. DHHS has mismanaged over one billion dollars that would not be a million that would be a billion.
2. Over $500,000.00 was spent in overtime pay, and the problem was never corrected until Wos arrived on the scene.
3.An employee at DHHS was given a 25% pay raise at the end of December or first of January when teachers and state employees recieved a 1.2%.
4.Hundreds of cell phones, state cars, laptops canot be found.
5.An investigation by the state auditor also reveal Bev's top cop was using a state car to return to his home in Madison County every weekend. He refused to cooperate with the auditor until the governor forced him to cooperate.
6. Three of the judges appointed to serve as special judges by Bev had no courtroom experience. She violated her own policy on selection of judges. One of the appointees was a very powerful legislator's daughter.That would be Democrat. Someone need to review her record just to see if she is really qualified.
I hope the new governor will continue to expose how the Democrats have stolen NC into the ditch. This is what we need to hear tonight.
JW needs to get some really good moonshine and it will help you to shoulder the burden of corrupt Democrats.

Anonymous said...

Today we must add the corruption with the DOT. Everyday, the list get longer.