If you had an opportunity to solve one of North Carolina’s biggest problems which one would you pick? Most people would probably choose something like the multibillion dollar state budget deficit or high unemployment rate. However, some of your legislators think that there are smaller fish to fry.
You might not think that North Carolina’s lack of an officially designated shrimp festival is a big problem, but two state representatives do. House Bill 173 – State Shrimp Festival-Sneads Ferry – sponsored by Rep. Phil Shepard (R-Onslow) and Rep. Carolyn Justice (R-New Hanover) seeks to solve the problem by designating the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival as North Carolina’s official shrimp festival.
I haven’t ever been to the shrimp festival but if the official song is any indication it seems like a wonderful community event. Still, that doesn’t make this bill any less of a waste of time.
The General Assembly has some big issues to tackle this session and bills like this one are only a distraction from the state’s real problems.
I agree with Bubba Blue from Forrest Gump that there are plenty of delicious ways to prepare shrimp; but House Bill 173 is still the “bad bill of the week.”
CHARLES E. STROUD says
FORGET THE SHRIMP – MOST OF THEM COME FROM CHINA, VIETNAM AND OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES ANYWAY. YOU WERE ELECTED TO BRING NC BACK FROM THE BRINK OF A DEMOCRAT DISASTER, SO GET MOVING ON DOING YOUR JOB.
I can’t think of anything to add to the last commentor.
Looks like all politicians are the same. Stupid!!
Sounds like a quick bill that benefits a local festival. Harmless at worst, with some marketing benefit.
I live 15 miles from the shrimp festival. Is this bill costing money and / or time???? We don’t need to spend money on it, it is doing fine….please tell the legislators to stop with the earmarks!!!!!