Not that NC Republicans read Esquire Magazine, but still:
Naturally, if you make the unemployed even more desperate more quickly, the "job creators" will respond by hiring all of them at the same wages they were being paid before they were laid off, or even perhaps at a higher wage, because that is the way "job creators" always have operated in this exceptional country of ours. Otherwise, one might suggest that the governor has decided that it's North Carolina's turn to prance around in Mississippi drag.
As much as I hate to say it, I think we can expect much more negative national attention, and probably more than our fair share of negative international attention. But I doubt it will have much impact on the behavior of Republicans here, as reality isn't their strong suit.