An orgy of incompetence

With so many things going badly on so many fronts of the McPope administration, it's easy to get swept up in the crisis of the day. But don't lose sight of the bigger picture. Yes, DENR is a shadow of its former self, rotting from the top down from free-market fantasies. And yes, DHHS is a tragedy of errors, with one failed initiative following another, and no end in sight.

And now, Commerce is tracking along the same trajectory of incompetence, betting the ranch on an unproven privatization model, guaranteed to be filled with conflicts, cronyism, self-interest, and back-room dealings.

McHugh (of the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division) told lawmakers at the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee about pitfalls that other public-private economic development agencies across the country have encountered, including conflicts of interest and perceptions of conflicts, a lack of transparency and limited investment from private businesses. Such problems, he said, can undermine the credibility and effectiveness of such partnerships.

Not to worry, says Sharon Decker, the Queen of Commerce who came up with the sketchy privatization scheme. Just trust us. We'll always operate in the public interest. Just like when we went after the Boeing Corporation, promising to "do anything" to get the company to relocate here.

Pardon me if my confidence in their transparency is somewhat lacking.

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It's astounding

that Deputy Assistant Guvnor McCrony keeps right on going with his ridiculous "Carolina Comeback" theme, continually telling us how everything (jobs, economy, taxes, environment, human services, education, women's health, voting rights, blah, blah, blah) is just as rosy as can be! All thanks to him! Things here in North Carolina are great -- because Pat says so!

Apparently he thinks most citizens are really stupid and can't access and understand facts. Apparently in his alternate reality, all he needs to do is state something to make it so.

This sorry mess can't be fixed with another campaign commercial, Pat.

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

Deal of the Century to Get anybody here?

Just like when we went after the Boeing Corporation, promising to "do anything" to get the company to relocate here.* General Sharon

Transparency Recorded Tweet Thur The USA State Department Ukraine Branch 2-?-14 12:00AM Est

" Hi! This is Boeing CEO. What can I do for you?"*CEO

" This is Sharon from North Carolina!"*S

"Oh! What's Up Kid?"*CEO

" Listen! We want to up the deal of century to get you here with your new Model Plane Plant! Here is the new deal,
1.You get the first 10 Counties in North Carolina of your choice in the NFL Draft this coming March.

2. The State of North Carolina National Guard will purchase 30,000 WW1 Bi-Planes Totaly Armed with GMO Spray Tanks that will stop those Democrat Hippies from growing their own Pot.

3. The State Oil Milita of North Carolina will Purchase 15,000 B-52's Armed to the teeth with Suitcase Nukes with long Massive Sucking Hoses to make the masses think we have won the Battle in stoping the Fracking Industry from depleting the Deer and Wildlife in North Carolina not counting the World Class Redneck Resort in Lizard Lick North Carolina.

4. The State of North Carolina will purchase the entire Boeing Plant in Charleston South Carolina and move it here to Downtown Charlotte next to the Bank of America and Carolina Panthers Stadium at no cost to you since the State will charge it off due to new improvements to the Stadium. Plus the State will purchase your first 500 Jumbo Super Skyliners off the production line and use them for our private rapid trans system in the State. Also Our State Spook removeable team will zap that South Carolina Fake India Women Governor should She complain about the move. So what do you think?"* S

" Sounds good to me! By the way how do you get rid of the South Carolina Governor?" CEO

" Easy! We invite Her to a Carolina Panthers Game and give Her Sideline Seats on the Field and than have the Carolina Panther Offensive Line run Oamha Power Right to Her seat and "Pow" than they pile on." *S