Mr. Mills offers a smart column today that touches on the fundamental problem with McCrory and the GOP-led General Assembly. Their austerity plan is not only doing nothing to help North Carolina, it's actually dragging us down with every passing day.
While McCrory and Company are bragging about a “Carolina Comeback,” North Carolina’s recovery is slower than more than 60% of the states. We still have almost 75,000 fewer jobs today than we did when the recession began. And our population is one of the fastest growing the nation.
Every other state has Obamacare, too, but the vast majority have recovered faster than North Carolina. The most obvious difference is Republican economic policies. While other states expanded Medicaid and invested in infrastructure and people, North Carolina relied on austerity. Of the 18 states that have had slower recoveries than North Carolina, 12 have Republican governors.