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Bob Etheridge To Lead North Carolina Office Of Economic Recovery And Investment
Gov Monitor ^ | February 1, 2011 | NC Governor's Office

Posted on 02/09/2011 1:05:01 PM PST by loveliberty2

Governor Bev Perdue today announced that Bob Etheridge, former U.S. Representative from North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, will take office today as the director of the Office of Economic Recovery and Investment.

Etheridge replaces Dempsey Benton, who stepped down after leading the office for more than a year and half.

“As former congressman, Bob Etheridge knows how important it is to continue to create jobs and provide important services across the state,” Perdue said. “It is vitally important to continue to manage North Carolina Recovery funds responsibly and provide oversight as projects unfold, with an eye on the state’s best use of recovery dollars in the coming months.”

The federal stimulus package has brought more than $10.5 billion thus far in direct aid to North Carolina to rebuild and expand our state’s critical infrastructure, create jobs, and provide additional money into the state through grants.

Nearly 80 percent of the state recovery funds have been dispersed and the money will continue to flow through at least 2012.

Projects to date include train station expansions, highway improvements, new water and sewer projects for local governments, historic expansion of the state’s broadband network, funding to keep teacher positions across the state and assistance towards single family home ownership.

In his new position, Etheridge will oversee how the funds are dispersed, ensuring that money continues to be spent in a timely fashion with high accountability, and will make sure the projects under contract are getting done.

Read more at http://www.thegovmonitor.com/world_news/united_states/bob-etheridge-to-lead-north-carolina-office-of-economic-recovery-and-investment-45721.html


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: etheridge; nc; perdue; recovery; stimulus
This is a prime example of the 'revolving door' of politics.

Perdue and Etheridge served together in the NC Legislature years ago. When he was Supt. of the Dept. of Public Instruction in the early 90's, he named her to his so-called Task Force to "improve education" (still needs improvement).

Now, the voters in his District, apparently dissatisfied with his stand on critical economic and other matters of importance today, replaced him with Renee Ellmers.

Yet, he is now named to "lead" North Carolina's "economic recovery."

Go figure!

1 posted on 02/09/2011 1:05:12 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2

How about alcoholism recovery?


2 posted on 02/09/2011 1:07:48 PM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: loveliberty2

ruling class taking care of its own...


3 posted on 02/09/2011 1:08:24 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: loveliberty2

I remember this guy:

Bob,”WHO ARE YOU!!?” Etheridge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v60oNUoHBYM


4 posted on 02/09/2011 1:18:44 PM PST by tsomer
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To: loveliberty2

I remember this guy:

Bob,”WHO ARE YOU!!?” Etheridge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v60oNUoHBYM


5 posted on 02/09/2011 1:18:50 PM PST by tsomer
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To: loveliberty2

After November 2012 they will both be looking for work.


6 posted on 02/09/2011 1:22:06 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: loveliberty2

How are we (collectively as taxpayers) wasting on his salary?


7 posted on 02/09/2011 1:35:20 PM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: loveliberty2
Governor Perdue has given herself the political kiss of death in appointing Etheridge. Politically, she's TOAST now. Evidently she hasn't seen the shameful video which went viral of Etheridge, drunk, as he assaults his own Constituents.

The one advantage of having out of touch liberals is that they make errors such as this.
8 posted on 02/09/2011 1:45:30 PM PST by hiredhand
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To: loveliberty2

I”m sure there was a nation-wide search —> >sarc<


9 posted on 02/09/2011 2:04:41 PM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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I”m sure there was a nation-wide search —> >sarc<


10 posted on 02/09/2011 2:04:54 PM PST by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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