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Guv object of scathing editorial in his hometown paper
Posted By Rob Schofield On October 16, 2013 @ 8:04 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
What a difference a year makes. Three-hundred and sixty days ago, the Charlotte Observer endorsed former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory for Governor . Today, calling it a “political stunt,” the paper rightfully blasted McCrory’s latest disingenuous move  related to the federal shutdown and its impact on poor people:
“The photo op came off just so, and the headlines around the state were precisely what Gov. Pat McCrory intended: “McCrory announces aid for food banks struggling with shutdown.”
That was only part of the story, though, and not the largest part. In fact, food banks across North Carolina – and the hungry people they serve – have been struggling more because of the state’s actions and inaction than because of the partial government shutdown.
McCrory held a press conference Monday at Charlotte’s Second Harvest Food Bank. He announced that he was speeding up $750,000 that the food banks had coming to them, and he said the state Department of Justice would provide an additional $2 million on top of the $3 million the food banks were already supposed to receive.
‘Federal services are not political chess pieces,’ McCrory said in a prepared statement. ‘Real people are being impacted in very real ways. The political brinkmanship must end.’
He said this at the very moment he was moving political chess pieces and having a real impact on real people with his political brinkmanship….”
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URLs in this post:
 endorsed former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory for Governor: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/10/28/3624498/mccrorys-energy-ideas-record-make.html
 rightfully blasted McCrory’s latest disingenuous move: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/15/4390826/govs-choreography-overlooks-full.html#.Ul5sM65Wn0c
 Crocodile tears: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/14/crocodile-tears/
 DHHS takes on new WIC clients through next week as federal funds dwindle: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/03/dhhs-to-take-on-new-wic-clients-through-next-week-as-federal-funds-dwindle/
 DHHS announces WIC vouchers will resume: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/10/dhhs-announces-wic-vouchers-will-resume/
 Government Shutdown is Bad for the Economy: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/02/government-shutdown-is-bad-for-the-economy/
 North Carolina only state to cut off WIC vouchers, other states using contingency funds: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/10/north-carolina-only-state-to-cut-off-wic-vouchers-other-states-using-contingency-funds/
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