Governor Perdue Vetoes "ideologically driven Budget"

Doing the only responsible thing she could:

This budget will result in generational damage. It tears at the very fibers that make North Carolina strong – not only our schools, but also our communities, our environment, our public safety system and our ability to care for those who need us most.

The General Assembly may be satisfied with a state in reverse, but I am not. Therefore, I veto this bill.

Thank you, Bev. Whether they override or not, it was the right thing to do.

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Thanks for staying in front of this, Sam.

Now It's Time to Get to Work

Our battle has just started. We need to be commenting on every newspaper message board, defending the Governor's veto and attacking the Radical Republican agenda. We need to answer every post, making the point that our kids are indeed worth a penny.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Very proud

Our governor did the right thing today. Now we have to do everything we can to make her veto count.

Beth

Party of Fiver put on the spot

Hat-tip to Clayton over at the pulse.

PPP Poll - the Public is with the Governor on the Budget

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_NC_613.pdf

23% Support the Budget
41% Oppose the Budget
36% No Opinion

Democrats oppose 15/51
Independents oppose 23/41
Republicans support 33/27

What does it say to GOP leaders in the General Assembly that only 33% of Republicans support their budget?

Tillis lowest form of Republican

Thom Tillis is an asshat., Check out this egregious hypocrisy:

"She has shown no leadership on this issue and no willingness to work with the legislature, choosing instead to veto a budget that protects education and creates jobs," the Mecklenburg County Republican said. "We look forward to overriding the governor's last-minute veto very soon."

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/13/2374584/perdue-vetoes-state-...

Syd

Gang of Five

Is there any chance one will vote to sustain????

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Well done by Gov. Perdue. She is standing up to Republicans.

She deserves thanks and support.