posted on January 10, 2014 10:21
Ricky Diaz’s work here is done. Clearly it is time for him to work his magic for Republicans all across America.
He gave North Carolina a year’s worth of scandals, stumbles and PR disasters. Starting with his hiring: a 24-year-old getting a DHHS job paying $85,000 a year, while teachers and state employees got no raise. That’s the gift that keeps on giving for Democrats. They can bash McCrory with it all the way through 2016.
Then there is the host of DHHS horrors. First, the not-so-fast NC FAST and the off-track NC TRACKS. Then 2013 ended with the Medicaid card mailing fiasco, which Diaz tried to downplay, angering the media.
Now there’s the food stamp disaster. And nearly 500,000 North Carolinians will always owe Diaz for making sure they don’t get decent health care.
All of these, of course, are the fault of Bev Perdue, Obamacare and Benghazi.
Secretary Wos gave Diaz a “well done, good and faithful servant” farewell. But Governor McCrory might be thinking: “Thanks a lot, pal. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”
Friday, January 10, 2014 11:24 AM
Yeah...that big salary for our boy Ricky was a bit ridiculous, wasn't it? Hard to argue. Kinda reminds me of when Barack Obama became an Illinois U.S. Senator and his wife Michelle got a $200,000 raise by the Univ. of Chicago being a community relations director...staying in the exact same job but just getting the big raise. Hey...no harm, no foul there....right?
Here's a NON-clickable link to show this is true to the bone about Michelle's raise, y'all. Gary and Carter still won't let anyone post a "clickable" link here, so you'll have to copy this link and then paste it to your browser line to see it: http://joshuapundit.blogspot.com/2009/01/michelle-obamas-300k-job-at-hospital.html
And, Gary. Um...how many times are you going to bring up that bullski about how republicans try to blame everything bad about what's happening in our state (and country, for that matter) on Obamacare and Benghazi? Keep on, my friend. We conservs LOVE it. Just keeps it in everyone's head. In fact, step that rhetoric and spin up just before the November elections if you will....we need the voters to have reminders as much as we can get them.
You're so silly.
Saturday, January 11, 2014 6:53 PM
IT is Obamacare that North Carolinians will always remember for destroying their health care.
The computer system that you want to blame on McCrory and Wos was contracted for and designed by Democrat administrations. The fact that it was finally delivered, late, on McCrory's watch does NOT make McCrory responsible for those disasters.
Yes, Diaz was overpaid. Yes, Wos has screwy hiring practices. Still you are casting a wider net than is justified by the facts.