The decline of North Carolina

By on July 10, 2013

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July 17, 2013 7:54 am

I hope the above commenters are all independently wealthy, childless and own their own eternally successful businesses. Because in that case, your comments make perfect sense. No one wants runaway entitlements, wasteful government spending, or over regulating. The key is to be smart about it and not simply benefit the rich. Neither party has it all right. One of the things that makes this country so special is a vibrant middle class. Sometimes times are tough and people need temporary help until employment returns – that temporary help just became a lot less. How does driving highly qualified educators to other states help the middle class? How does disregarding fracking’s effect on well water help the middle class? How does increasing college tuition out of reach help the middle class? How does a death row possible racism review hurt the State? BTW – retirees bring money into the State. Is the goal to have North Carolina become another Mississippi?


July 16, 2013 1:45 pm

Hilarious is correct- Typical nonsensical talk from liberals. The only real chance NC has is with a republican regime to straighten things out. Enough entitlements.


July 15, 2013 8:22 pm

I think after many, many years, North Carolina is finally on the right track. I applaud the current administration for making some hard decisions.


July 14, 2013 8:29 pm

North Carolina like all states simply cannot afford to have massive entitlement programs. How many people do you know who lived and worked up North and retired in the South because of lower cost of living ? Tons !!!! The states up north are broke yet those same enlightned folks want the same system as up north. Many of those retired and took from the system yet high tailed it out of the north when it was time to pay for all of those heavy pensions and services. We can’t have million dollar pet projects in every town in NC and massive entitlement programs. The Gov is doing the hard work that needed to be done despite what The New Yook Timez thinks.


July 10, 2013 10:01 am


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