NC has announced it will cut all state employees' pay including teachers. They're going to continue all "entitlement" programs 100%. So, this means, if you don't work, you get money at the same rate. If you do work, you get to take a pay cut so the nonworkers can keep their money. We even have a lottery earmarked for education, but there is no money. The law said the lottery proceeds must go to education, but the money has been "redirected". Our governor is even using next year's fed. stimulus money for this year. Money we don't even have yet is being spent. How can a state which had a "balanced" budget in November be $3 billion dollars and rising in the red? Fuzzy math or campaign lies to get another democrat elected or both? I need to move to Fiji!
Answer by myame at 12:54 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 1:31 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Oh, akinbottom2, I'm not surprised. If anything, I'm disappointed. NC historically elects dem. gov.'s who have fed us this same crap and don't even try to rename it. When Hunt left office, the new gov., Mike Easley, claimed we were $4 mil. in the hole which quickly became $40 mil. He claimed to have balanced the budget before he left. Now we are $3 bil. in the hole. Is there a politician we is capable of telling the truth? We are all adults. We can take the truth. We will support just about any plan which has a snowballs chance in hell of being successful. Stop treating us like poor, stupid, and mentally ill unable to deal with the problems of real life.
Answer by jesse123456 at 2:05 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by Ladycwells at 2:27 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by akinbottom2 at 2:55 PM on Apr. 30, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:37 PM on Apr. 30, 2009