The Decline of North Carolina

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“WHERE's DA JOBS Boehner? ”

Since: Dec 08

Carswell Hollow, W.Va.

#1 Jul 10, 2013
The Decline of North Carolina
Published: July 9, 2013 1309 Comments

Every Monday since April, thousands of North Carolina residents have gathered at the State Capitol to protest the grotesque damage that a new Republican majority has been doing to a tradition of caring for the least fortunate. Nearly 700 people have been arrested in the “Moral Monday” demonstrations, as they are known. But the bad news keeps on coming from the Legislature, and pretty soon a single day of the week may not be enough to contain the outrage. ;

“WHERE's DA JOBS Boehner? ”

Since: Dec 08

Carswell Hollow, W.Va.

#2 Jul 11, 2013
Charlotte Observer

New York Times laments ‘decline of North Carolina’

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Posted: Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2013

The lead editorial in Wednesday’s edition of the New York Times says Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican lawmakers are “tearing down years of progress” in education, tax policy and race relations, among other issues.

In the editorial, the Times says weekly Moral Monday demonstrations in Raleigh have brought North Carolina national attention, and the newspaper says the latest move was GOP-sponsored cuts in unemployment compensation benefits.

“The state has the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the country, and many Republicans insulted workers by blaming their joblessness on generous benefits,” the New York Times wrote.

The paper’s editorial also called the General Assembly a “demolition derby,” citing proposed cuts in early voting hours and pared education budgets. North Carolina now ranks 46th nationally in per capita education spending, according to the New York Times.

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