When the truth simply won't do:
Tillis gets credit for steering the legislation through the Statehouse as well as garnering enough bipartisan support to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s vetoes five times. Perdue proposed a budget that would have made a temporary tax hike permanent.
Not that you deserve the honor, Thom, but your name is right up there at the top of the "addressed to" list on the Governor's Budget Proposal (fat pdf):
The gap is closed by utilizing $300 million in prior and current year reductions already implemented; $2.9 billion in additional spending reductions ($1.35 billion in 2011-12; $1.54 billion in 2012-13); and targeted revenue changes totaling $1.4 billion over two years, designed to protect education and job creation programs.
These targeted revenue changes sunset at the end of FY 2012-13 and may be phased down or eliminated earlier if our economy and revenue collections exceed baseline expectations.
I know the truth isn't all that sexy, Thom, but it's sort of important when you're not only an elected official, but the leader of the majority party's elected Representatives, as well. You make them all liars by default every time you do this.
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