Below are a few points noted in my recent article, which can be read in full here.
The recent track record of North Carolina’s government indicates that a change of course may be necessary to ensure public trust. Government leadership from the Governor’s Mansion to the General Assembly and down through the bureaucracy has deprived taxpayers of sound and trustworthy governance.
Recently, North Carolina government has endured:
- The Easley Investigation which has resulted in numerous firings and has yet to end
- The failure of the Perdue Campaign to report more than 40 flights, which is now under SBI investigation
- A $28 million overpayment to unemployed workers by the Employment Security Commission
- The SBI crime lab investigation
- An audit of the performance management system indicating that the state wastes millions of dollars and thousands of labor hours
- The Michael Decker, Meg Scott Phipps and Jim Black scandals
A pattern of incompetent, corrupt and wasteful behavior has clearly been established by the leadership in Raleigh. Perhaps it is time for new leadership in the capital. Could it be worse that what the state currently suffers?