Republicans: Veto 'a shame'

Posted April 16, 2011

It didn't take long for Gov. Bev Perdue's Republican foes to comment on her announced veto of H383, the poison-pill benefits bill.

From Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger:

“Republicans voted to extend unemployment benefits and prevent a government shutdown, but the governor is too addicted to state spending to support either of those efforts. She should be ashamed of herself.”

And from NCGOP Chairman Robin Hayes:

“Governor Perdue’s veto of House Bill 383 is the latest example of how far she will go to avoid working with Republicans in the General Assembly. Rather than working with Republicans to find common-sense solutions to our state’s economic problems, Governor Perdue is only committed to more government spending and raising taxes on North Carolina families and businesses. 

"It is a shame that Governor Perdue would cut off the jobless benefits of 37,000 families to avoid cutting one cent from her big spending, big government budget proposal.”

Of course, neither statement mentions the fact that House Speaker Thom Tillis admitted Thursday that state government would not shut down in case of a budget impasse.

It's also worth noting that Senate Democrats tried to amend the bill to remove the budget language but keep the jobless benefits going. That amendment was voted down by the Senate's Republican majority.  


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  • pami2311 Apr 19, 2011

    I don't get it. Gov. Perdue vetos 383 but in essence all this will do is send thousands of people to their county social services offices for assistance. In doing this, the state would incur the final expense of those actions. I would gladly pay more taxes for awhile if it meant it would help feed a child and give them a safe dwelling to live in. What in the world has NC becomw?? SMH~ I have ALWAYS been so proud to let it known that I am from North Carolina, born here and will die here, but now even I am questioning that. Canada doesn't sound so bad even though I really dislike snow. =)

  • 1 awesome Dad Apr 19, 2011

    Oh well I'll get on down to the social service office and get some food stamps, help with child care, help with my electric bill, and finally I'll have some health insurcance and can get Medicaid. So maybe the governor did us all a favor by vetoing that bill.

  • 1 awesome Dad Apr 19, 2011

    I'm running for governor in '12 by that way at least I know that I might can get a job.

  • 1 awesome Dad Apr 19, 2011

    The democrats have a clear vision for all of NC not just the ones who have the deep pockets like the republicans tend to look after.

  • 1 awesome Dad Apr 19, 2011

    I will never ever vote for republicans or should I say tyrranists ever again.

  • driverkid3 Apr 19, 2011

    take away our rights,

    What rights have they taken from you? From me? Oh, with me, I will tell you. This state took away MY right to have children when I was 17, and it was DEM led the. Does THAT count?

  • driverkid3 Apr 19, 2011

    reversing years of progress

    That is the biggest and funniest joke I've heard this year.

  • stanmak Apr 19, 2011

    i need marc bassnite back so he can pay mah morgage

  • bluered5858 Apr 19, 2011

    reply to pmh1375 yea like the democrats dont attached bills they want to sneak in do they.

  • bluered5858 Apr 19, 2011

    the liberal democrats are ruining our state,if the young people of this state dont wake up and really start thinking about issues and this out of control government,we are in trouble president obama is so bad for this country I cant believe you dont see it.vote conservative and kick all these liberals out of office.