Not that there was really any doubt that Gov. Pat McCrory’s up-is-down, day-is-night claim that people were moving to North Carolina to take advantage of supposedly generous unemployment insurance benefits was complete baloney on multiple levels, but the reporters at WRAL.com “NC Capitol Fact Check” have confirmed that this is the case.
“North Carolina’s own rules prohibit people who have not worked in the state from tapping the state’s unemployment insurance system, and economists say there’s scant evidence for people moving across state lines for any work-related reason, much less because they’re comparison shopping for unemployment insurance.
Given that McCrory can offer scant evidence for his claim, it would be hard not to rate his statement as false.”
As for what happens next in the aftermath of a high public official uttering such a blatant and malicious untruth, don’t hold your breath waiting for any kind of apology from the Guv. A more likely outcome: some kind of convoluted claim that it’s all Bev Perdue’s fault. Stay tuned.