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Looks like Perdue was right about this

Governor Perdue got some undeserved heat last month for suggesting the General Assembly was out to turn North Carolina into Mississippi. A glance at today’s news and events, however, seems to confirm once again that she was on the money.

From the good folks at Think Progress: “Mississippi set to execute most inmates since 1950’s”

From Raleigh’s News & Observer: “Racial Justice Act changes again in committee.”

From today’s NC House calendar: Senate Bill 416: A bill to amend death penalty procedures (i.e. a bill  to repeal the Racial Justice Act and generally make executions easier to obtain and carry out in North Carolina).

8 Comments


  1. Alex

    June 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    North Carolina has gone downhill under Bev Perdue !

  2. david esmay

    June 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    NC went down hill the minute Berger,Tillis, and the NC GOTP got control of the GA. It’s been a retrogressive slide all the way.

  3. Doug

    June 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Balanced budget and no tax increases- all in all a pretty solid performance !

  4. gregflynn

    June 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

    A balanced budget is required by the state constitution. That’s not performance, that’s compliance. [Exclamation point].

  5. Doug

    June 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    That doesn’t preclude borrowing $2.5 billion from the feds for unemployment, or floating an untold amount of long- term bonds that will come due someday.

  6. david esmay

    June 13, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Balanced budget, (required, happens every year), no tax increases, a reduction in the quality of education, life, and economic prospects, all in all a pretty solid indictment of their agenda.

  7. Alex

    June 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    All this has happened in your mind david. Look around.I don’t see where anything has changed a bit !

  8. david esmay

    June 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Alex, open your eyes. What has improved under the present leadership in the GA? Nothing. Look at the number of lay offs both public and private. Listen to the school superintendents, social workers, fire fighters, police officers, and teachers. Government based on conservative ideology and not facts, doesn’t work, never has. I can take a drive through the middle and upper-middle class neighborhoods in High point and find new foreclosures every week, I see empty factories and the disaster of trickle down economics. You’re right nothing has changed under Berger and Tillis, it’s gotten worse.

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