Gov. Bev Perdue is honoring veterans today by pandering for military votes telling businesses that they should hire more veterans by participating in a new program called “I Hire Military.”
That’s great and all, but has the Governor noticed unemployment in North Carolina is 10.8% (8th highest in the nation)? Nobody is getting hired, military or not. In fact, the opposite is happening.
If she was really concerned with businesses hiring more workers, why did she sign a budget that raises taxes on all businesses, regardless of size, by 3%? That’s 3% more of their revenue that they can’t use to hire veterans (or anyone else for that matter) because it has to be sent to Raleigh so state cars can sit idle, a $25 million pier can be built, or she can spend $80,000 going on a trip to China.
Does she recognize that one affects the other?