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Voller seeks moderation from McCrory

Posted February 18, 2013

— Just hours before Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's first State of the State address, North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller called on him to "stand up" to a "radical, reactionary state legislature."

The Monday night speech is McCrory's first opportunity as governor to spell out his goals and vision for the state. But safety-net cuts pushed by his Republican legislative colleagues in the past two weeks have already spurred Democrats to accuse the GOP of "a war on the poor."

"We've already had a sneak peek of the governor's vision for the state," Voller said at a news conference, "and let me tell you, the picture ain't pretty. It's an all-out assault on the uninsured, the unemployed and the poor."

"They're creating what I term 'The Nightmare on Jones Street,'" he said, citing cuts to unemployment benefits, a proposed tax reform plan, a ban on Medicaid expansion and a proposal to fire and reappoint members of key oversight boards and commissions.

Randy Voller Dems chairman wants McCrory to rein in GOP legislature

Voller pointed to McCrory's bipartisan record as mayor of Charlotte, calling on him to work with Democrats and serve as a moderating influence.

"At what point does Gov. McCrory stand up to the radical reactionary legislature and side with" the people of the state? Voller asked.

McCrory has already signaled he will sign the unemployment overhaul, which is currently on his desk, as well as the Medicaid ban expansion, which lawmakers will likely send him this week.

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  • jackjones2nc Feb 18, 2013

    Rational citizens see this reprehensible Republican power-grab for what it is, and will not tolerate it.

  • Spock Feb 18, 2013

    There are two solutions here... The first would be for Voller to resign... and the second would be to recall Voller.

  • ratherbnwpb Feb 18, 2013

    Where was Randy Voller's call for "moderation" when Bev Perdue was in office.

    diamondrn

    Cluetime for ya there diamond..Randy Voller was not the Chair when Perdue was the Governor!

  • Terkel Feb 18, 2013

    "At what point does Gov. McCrory stand up to the radical reactionary legislature and side with" the people of the state? Voller asked.

    Looks like he already is. I'm tired of lib vote-buyers who put "the poor" first each and every time, just so they can stay in power.

  • diamondrn Feb 18, 2013

    Where was Randy Voller's call for "moderation" when Bev Perdue was in office.