Governor Perdue claims that “we are a jobs machine” here in North Carolina. She must have meant to say that our state government is a jobs machine.
In this year’s budget, in spite of Governor Perdue and legislators down at the General Assembly talking about draconian cuts to services because revenues were down, government added nearly 900 jobs. Instead of spending cuts or real tax relief that would assist the private sector in jumpstarting the economy and creating productive jobs, state government decided to redistribute wealth out of the productive economy and into government. Doing so is an unsustainable economic model and is not the pro-growth economic policy North Carolina deserves.