To the Editor:
For the past few months some of the people in Western North Carolina who write letters to the editor want to blame Gov. Pat McCrory for the sorry state of affairs in the State. He knew what he was getting into. He knew his popularity would suffer as he carried out his plan to get the state moving again and that his popularity would improve if he could increase employment and add more revenue to the state’s treasury.
North Carolina was broke when he took over. It is going to take several years to repair the problems he inherited when he became the governor. He worked with legislators to fix tax laws that have hurt our state.
Well over a million people are unemployed in North Carolina. Putting people back to work is the prime interest for Gov. McCrory. Without more people working and paying taxes, teachers, policemen and government works are not going to have their pay increased. Adding thousands of people to the employment list is the only way to increase our state’s income.
With the new tax laws, several companies have moved into our state and several businesses have announced expansions. Out unemployment rate is now 8 percent. We have dropped from being 49 to 39 on the unemployment list.
The unemployed people in North Carolina know that their governor is out there trying to help them find employment. Tell me how else we can improve our state’s social networks, including our education system, without adding more money to the state’s treasury? Whether you like Pat McCrory or not, he is a man who knows how to help people find jobs. People with jobs pay taxes and buy stuff, which is what North Carolina needs. It is too bad that is not happening all over the United States.