Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:45 AM
Wow. That's right out of the democratic talking points in our fair state Thomas. hahahahaha....good rhetoric and spin, weak in its presentation. It keeps the steadfast liberal/progressive democrats that read blogsites in the fold, but it is just more of the same...a lot of talk about nothing.
People like you, Thomas Mills, are lauding the drop in the unemployment rates nationally and are saying it is because of Obama's efforts when at the same time you say the drop in the unemployment rate in North Carolina is not realistic because people are dropping out of the employment-seeking system...exactly why the national drop is happening. We see this kind of two-faced presentation a lot from the left. It's not something new.
Mills, you say you know that NC citizens are paying less taxes but hey, it doesn't mean anything...no story there. People are still hurting. You realize that if we cut taxes to ZERO, people would still be hurting because that's the human condition for many. More money in your pocket due to less taxes means more cigarettes and more booze and more needless spending. All the reduced taxation in the world won't stop people from spending foolishly and being poor and struggling in a lot of cases.
You disagree that North Carolina is doing better than a great many states. Well, that's your opinion and anyone can find a site or notable person with a "skewed" political agenda to support what you want to believe. It's so easy. Google does the work for ya. I'm betting you, Mr. Mills, use it extensively.
About teachers leaving the state and a hole in our budget. Well, um, teachers have been leaving the state for eons because of salary problems, benny problems WAY before McCrory ever got into office. Yes...I think we need to get our GOOD teachers better salaries. I'll NEVER say differently. The budget hole is just a hole that HAS to be filled per statute. NC requires the state to run a balanced budget so even when our state runs in the hole, it must end up being solvent...having a balanced budget. You know there's gonna be ups and downs at any given time with regard to finances and it's been that way like FOREVER...but, at the end of the day, our constitution says everything has to be equal...no borrowing, no debt. So, this is just a ruse...a ludicrous thing to present and its only being said to make people believe something that is not of any consequence and you do it for political reasons.
I put 4 children through public schools in NC (they're now 46, 45, 41 and 40). I have 11 grands. I was actively involved in their education and I have spent a great deal helping the school system educate them and am still doing so today with my grandchildren so this bull about how because of McCrory parents are having to pay some extra for their children's education is pure bunk. It's been going on WAY before McCrory became governor or before the Republicans became the majority party in our state.
I think I've said my piece on most of what you've said negatively about our governor and about your presentation. I'm not just some lone voice in how I feel on these things, Sir. Trust me....not even close.