According to the Charlotte Business Journal, the NC Division of Health Services Regulation (why this agency even exists is a completely different topic) denied Gaston Regional Hospital's application to spend $21.9 million and create 100 new jobs to build a freestanding emergency room in Mount Holly.
Can anyone come up with one good reason why NC government should be telling a company that wants to expand and create new jobs that it isn't allowed to do so?
As our state battles near double-digit unemployment, this company wants to take a risk, spend $21.9 million on new construction, employ 100 additional people and the government is telling them "no." Are you kidding me? If this was a company relocating 100 jobs from another state, the Department of Commerce would be cutting them an eight-figure check in no time flat. Yet here we have government standing in the way of organic job growth. Unbelievable.
We're not slouching towards socialism, folks. We're already there.