McCrory: Public employee salaries should not be so public

In an interview today, McCrory said he has concerns about how public has access to information on hires, including salaries, and said he feared that could deter qualified people from pursuing government jobs.

Full story is at http://www.wncn.com/story/23467797/dhhs-hires-anti-abortion-activist

Amazing that apparently the "government of transparency" promised by McCrory is turning into a circus sideshow.

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Can't stand the heat

And is in totally over his head...

I can mix metaphors with the best!

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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

Or could deter unqualified people

from getting government jobs.

Ooops.

Pat said that out loud?

Pat is a blithering idiot.

If we had an effective Democratic party, they would be up on the air right now running ads about McCrony wanting to make taxpayer-funded salaries secret.

Sadly, we don't have a Republican Governor or Democratic party worth spit.

 

McCrory quote from WRAL

"I do want to say one concern I have right now, and I will say I read the article today, one concern I have in the future for all the future hires that my cabinet secretaries have to make is that is – I'm extremely concerned at the deep –" McCrory said, pausing. He then re-started his thought. "I'm very concerned in hiring future people who want to come into state government for a temporary amount of time, the intrusion into their personal life by people, political operatives and others, that will distract people from wanting to be engaged in public service for a year or two. That's my one concern about what I read this morning."

@NC Capitol - Mark Binker

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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

A year or two

What kind of sense does this make? What is McCrory even trying to say? He doesn't seem to understand the word "public" in public sector.

The other thing he doesn't understand is this: It's not about the salary, it's about the process and the person. If you choose to hire your buddies for jobs without going through a public process with fair competition, then you don't get to bitch about the mean old media calling you out for cronyism.

If McCrory would just say, "Screw you. They're my friends and I'm hiring them," he might earn a sliver of respect.

I agree

Don't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. But that is exactly what McCrory seems intent on doing.

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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

Let me say this very slowly

no line is being moved. This is a PUBLIC job. Everything about it needs to be public. It is sadly amazing to me that NC, in its precarious financial state, has become a gushing fountain of silos newly-created for inexperienced, yet over-paid ideologues. It is especially concerning to me that taxes go to support religious institutions that camouflage themselves as medical establishments. Or, in the local vernacular, WTF GOP, WTF?

Nothing surprising

When you're doing something that you're proud of, you want everyone to know, and you love the media, and the public.

When you've seriously screwed up, and you're ashamed of what you're doing, you don't want anyone to know, so you whine about the media and hide from the public.

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"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis