This blogpost is closed for comments.

Oldest First
  • driverkid3 Jan 15, 10:58 a.m.

    maryjimboehm::::If there is no money where did the raises money come from? Maybe we do need a promise tracker.

    Ask purdue where she found that extra money to fund her free babysitting services came from at just about the same time medicaid was cut. Ask her where all her money came from to do the thing SHE wanted to do while she was in office. Or is that different because she is a democrat and is using that as an excuse for you all?

  • josephlawrence43 Jan 15, 10:48 a.m.

    hppyhourhero: pretty much the same reaction shown as Obama allows significant pay increases for the very top levels of government ((cabinet level positions, congress,etc.) but no pay increase for the average government worker..Kinda hypocritical for Obama supporters to scream about McCrory and his giving his top people a pay raise isn't it???

  • Cary Progressive Jan 15, 10:40 a.m.

    "partner with main street"???!! What a joke. This guy's only motivation is to destroy government in the short time he's in office, to "drown government in a bathtub" as their leader Grover Norquist has demanded. The best way to do that: steal from the poor and give to the rich. Create a society of peasants. Destroy the middle class. Their very own Bob Rucho admitted to the press that their plan will steal from the poor.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/13/us-usa-tax-states-idUSBRE90C08C20130113

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Jan 14, 5:09 p.m.

    I know Pat McCrory will do a great job!
    He is brilliant and he is very motivated to do the very best for our State!!

  • goldenosprey Jan 14, 3:25 p.m.

    " For the first time in the history of this country we have been forced to buy a product from a private enterprise or face prison and fines. Keep blaming your employer."
    Sounds like an argument for a national health system! Bravo!

    MY employer pays for my health insurance. It's the employers who don't that make the deficit go up.

  • Minarchist Jan 14, 2:25 p.m.

    "The republican agenda is VERY clear. It's called voter suppression. The first things they are working on are rezoning and voter id."

    The first thing was 8% raises for his "people". Im sure they deserved more of our money. LOL

  • Terkel Jan 14, 1:58 p.m.

    "You may still have to wait for your employer to pay you a living wage, however." goldenosprey

    What is a living wage? I want a dollar amount.

    And no, 0 doesn't care whether you want to spend your money on health insurance. For the first time in the history of this country we have been forced to buy a product from a private enterprise or face prison and fines. Keep blaming your employer.

  • jgilchr Jan 14, 12:21 p.m.

    "On Saturday night, the Foundation for North Carolina Inc., a nonprofit formed to promote McCrory positions, was hosting an invitation-only fundraiser dinner with the governor and first lady at Carolina Country Club."

    Yes he is definitely working for Main Street. LOL are people this easily fooled?

  • Terkel Jan 14, 12:20 p.m.

    Hill55, the UE funds fiasco was figured out AFTER a half billion horses left the barn. But it "would be too hard to get it back." and that's a direct quote from Bev. You can thank her if there's no money, for choosing political correctness over competence.

    Remember said PC appointee having to be subpoena'd to explain her failings, then being allowed to "step down"? How did she not steal from the taxpayers, once with her disbursements and again with her collections?

    A proud day for Dems and a splendid reminder that "diversity" is more important than accountability.

  • goldenosprey Jan 14, 12:06 p.m.

    CrumpsBr0, where in the inerrant constitution does it say thou shall have to produce whatever documentation the latest general assembly deems necessary to get a plastic card and pay a poll tax for such, no matter how far away the DMV is and, with the understanding if such gets lost or stolen you are S.O.L.???
    You better hope "Barrycare" covers butthurt, because that is all I hear from the permanent victim class on the right, upset that employers may have to cover their employees rather than dumping them on the medicaid I help pay for.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 14, 11:43 a.m.

    The republican agenda is VERY clear. It's called voter suppression. The first things they are working on are rezoning and voter id.

    booga booga. God forbid you cant be responsible enough to maintain a piece of plastic. If you cant do that maybe youre not responsible enough to vote. There is more to this issue than you let on, because you're afraid to really disenframchise those you say you champion.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 14, 11:41 a.m.

    a showing for the rich. Middle class and poor: you need not attend. A sad day for NC
    walences

    Does Barrycare cover butthurt?

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 14, 11:39 a.m.

    I love watching the delusional come around to reality. Welcome!
    vinylcarwraps23

    This coming from a guy who thought Ron Paul had a chance. Thats comedy gold right there

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 14, 11:37 a.m.

    You may still have to wait for your employer to pay you a living wage, however. America will be dragged, kicking and screaming if need be, back into western civilization.
    goldenosprey

    I guess you havent been to many places outside the US.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 14, 11:36 a.m.

    I love how this guy that wouldn't release tax returns so the public would know who is paying him hired Tata--that move sure was reaching across the aisle.

    ryderted

    I love how you are always worried about someone else's money.

  • ryderted Jan 14, 11:24 a.m.

    McGetsBribesaLot has NO plan--none. NC government HAS been partnering with business. He's trying to tackle a straw man.

    The republican agenda is VERY clear. It's called voter suppression. The first things they are working on are rezoning and voter id.

    I love how this guy that wouldn't release tax returns so the public would know who is paying him hired Tata--that move sure was reaching across the aisle.

    Conservative voters need to STOP their cheerleading, vote all republicans out and ONLY vote for Libertarians. McCrory and his ilk only want to look after their ultra rich buddies.

  • goldenosprey Jan 14, 11:23 a.m.

    " It's sold on the open market. You can go buy your own policy, you don't have to wait for someone else to subsidize you."

    You may still have to wait for your employer to pay you a living wage, however. America will be dragged, kicking and screaming if need be, back into western civilization.

  • Terkel Jan 14, 11:13 a.m.

    humm61, get mad at Il Duce and his mandatory spending of your money and your employer's money, if you don't have health insurance. It's sold on the open market. You can go buy your own policy, you don't have to wait for someone else to subsidize you. What, can't afford it? Too bad, you have no choice! And you voted for him thinking he'd pay your mortgage and put gas in your car!!!!

  • goldenosprey Jan 14, 11:06 a.m.

    "Love how wral thinks it's THEIR job to police the new administration. One they clearly don't and won't agree with. "

    BullStew, it is precisely the job of the press to police the government and inform the public about what is, and is not happening, even if the gov official is a republican.

  • superman Jan 14, 10:59 a.m.

    This reminds me of the French Revolution that I read about years ago in my history book. The King was told that the people were angry that they didnt have bread. His response was to tell "them to eat cake". Does McCory want to start another American Revolution? He is giving his cronies cake and taking bread away from the poor unemplyed. When people get desperate they do desperate things.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 14, 10:39 a.m.

    I knew there was a reason I didn't vote for this guy.

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 14, 10:28 a.m.

    Love how wral thinks it's THEIR job to police the new administration. One they clearly don't and won't agree with.

    So what do they do, to get even? To act relevant? To meddle where they aren't welcomed?

    They set up some (promises) web page to hound the new Governor, who they don't agree with, and keep up with what promises he breaks.

    How predictable and pathetic wral.

  • lprop Jan 14, 9:37 a.m.

    If someone comes to you and ask you for something they become your customer and you either help them or you don't. The tax payers went to McCrory with their votes and ask him to help the people of this state as well as all businesss'including the small business.Like it or not jobs come from the business climate no matter what type business. The job you get depends upon your qualifications. McCrory needs to be fair, honest and sincere in his leadership abilities. Starting his governship by complanging about the budget and then giving raise to a select few says a lot about his fairness and honesty.

  • free2bme Jan 14, 9:33 a.m.

    Take from the unemployed, those receiving unemployment, but give money to his incompetent cabinet. Something is really wrong with that picture.

  • Minarchist Jan 14, 9:30 a.m.

    "I am already sorry I voted for him and you can be assured I wont vote for HIM again."

    I love watching the delusional come around to reality. Welcome!

  • superman Jan 14, 9:07 a.m.

    What we have again now folks is just your average lying hyprocite politician. He is no different than the one who just left office. He said he was going to cut spending and the first thing he does is increase the salaries for his cronies. I am already sorry I voted for him and you can be assured I wont vote for HIM again. He has lost support from the unemployed and the teachers and state employees. Didnt take him very long to become unpopular. Wonder if Bev would consider coming back?

  • hppyhourhero Jan 14, 9:03 a.m.

    josephlawrence43: "The National Socialists could stand to learn a thing or two"....Like give all my croonies 8% raises?...I can only imagine what your reaction would be had the previous governor had done that.

  • benhansen74 Jan 14, 9:02 a.m.

    Gee Mr. McCorker what a novel idea. Rather than ask big bidnes to work with the state, you'd rather have the state open its diminishing coffers and poor money out to the businesses in order to work together. And I'm sure it is only coinky dinky that your old law firm is first in line with their hands out. Citizens of NC keep hold of your wallets as tightly as you can; let the fleecing begin!!

  • Honesty first Jan 14, 8:52 a.m.

    I guess the money stopped falling from the sky right after Pat gave fat raises to his cabinet members. They had not done a thing yet but got a big raise. McCrory has shown his stripes with his first actions as our new Gov. He is a lame duck already with that move.
    Also Gov, how about learning to pronounce the names of your appointees since you know them so well and are familiar with their qualifications. Yes it is Tony Tata I am speaking of. The master at logistics (school bus fiasco)

  • Minarchist Jan 14, 8:49 a.m.

    We are responsible to repay the deficit due to the extended benefits the POTUS continues to demand.
    Hill55
    January 13, 2013 2:51 p.m.
    Report abus

    The ones the House passed?

  • wildpig777 Jan 14, 8:40 a.m.

    Report abuse


    ------------------------------------------------------------
    --------------------

    I’d also like to thank Governor Easley - Easley was there - perhaps he will learn something about "serving the people of NC more than self" Do ya think he is looking a way back in and will our Governor allow it?

    jrfergerson

    ABSOLUTELY - you'll find ole big mac to be a big money tax and spend conservative-- he's already working on that. meet the NEW BOSS he's the same as THE OLD BOSS.

  • wildpig777 Jan 14, 8:38 a.m.

    Perhaps he will also focus more on children and their needs and their FUTURE.....

    dollibug


    naw no way nada -- we had to endure perdue talking that NONSENSE.

  • josephlawrence43 Jan 13, 7:56 p.m.

    Now here is a new and novel idea--work with business, work cooperatively instead of government choking every last penny in tax money they can from a business, The National Socialists could stand to learn a thing or two. MCrory +1

  • cinnamon16 Jan 13, 2:54 p.m.

    McCrory stated there was no money falling out of the sky....Then how could he give his secretaries 8% raises and the rest of us are suffering with not enough raise to cover the cost of living. He should be ashame to just start passing out money. If there is no money where did the raises money come from? Maybe we do need a promise tracker.

  • Hill55 Jan 13, 2:51 p.m.

    A good starting point to get out of the, get out of our pockets. All of these local licenses and fees not only require a payment, they take time to figure out.

    And figure out why we overpaid so many people out of the unemployment fund. Despite what many people think, the unemployment fund belongs to the business owners. We are responsible to repay the deficit due to the extended benefits the POTUS continues to demand.

  • Bealzebub Jan 13, 9:36 a.m.

    I would say the VOTERS make the policy since they elect the politicians. NOT the businesses.Business should be as unencumbered as possible but it always makes me a bit skeptical when a leader elected by the people basically starts talking about the needs of businesses rather than the needs of the people.

  • elyhim2 Jan 13, 8:52 a.m.

    This guy is a joke. Charlotte is the banking capital and has any one seen what he left it as? He should remember the government is not there for business it is for people. If people benefit from his main street focus then that is fine but I didn't see that in Charlotte.

  • josephlawrence43 Jan 12, 6:46 p.m.

    Makes sense to me--work with business and main street as opposed to trying to choke the last red penny of tax money out of them as Obama and the other National Socialists are trying to do.

  • dollibug Jan 12, 6:16 p.m.

    Perhaps he will also focus more on children and their needs and their FUTURE.....

  • humm61 Jan 12, 5:27 p.m.

    You can be pretty sure that the "Main Street partership" won't include paying people a living wage or be includhing enough hours to qualify for health benefits....or other "socialist" ideas that are repulsive to the Republiban.

  • jrfergerson Jan 12, 4:20 p.m.

    I’d also like to thank Governor Easley - Easley was there - perhaps he will learn something about "serving the people of NC more than self" Do ya think he is looking a way back in and will our Governor allow it?

  • zenonx6 Jan 12, 1:15 p.m.

    JOBS !!! JOBS !!!! JOBS!!! MANUFACTURING JOBS !!! AND SOMETHING BESIDES PHARMACEUTICAL. LIKE THERE USED TO BE .. KILL THE FREE TRADE thing..

  • jgilchr Jan 12, 12:57 p.m.

    But first he must take care of his buddies like Art Pope.

  • ccsmith1902 Jan 12, 12:47 p.m.

    there is no new money falling out of the sky,"
    Really? What about the hefty raises he just approved?

  • computer trainer Jan 12, 12:15 p.m.

    So excited to have Gov McCrory at the helm. I am sure that good things are going to happen in NC now.

  • Ohprah Jan 12, 11:47 a.m.

    Any jet fly-overs or TV/movie star appearances like our last guvna' had?

  • loveapex Jan 12, 11:37 a.m.

    thank God

  • walences Jan 12, 10:21 a.m.

    a showing for the rich. Middle class and poor: you need not attend. A sad day for NC

  • jcd241959 Jan 12, 7:26 a.m.

    GOD help us! Everyone is a commie

Oldest First