Skip to comments.Perdue vetoes state budget (NC)
Posted on 06/13/2011 8:41:02 AM PDT by AT7Saluki
Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed the General Assembly's $19.7 billion, two-year budget Sunday afternoon. After a reiteration of her belief that investment in education has been the hallmark of North Carolina's success, Perdue said, "I will not put my name on a plan that so blatantly ignores the values that have built this great North Carolina." ------------------ Since the budget's passage on June 4, Perdue has said she was carefully reviewing the plan. She publicly criticized the budget several times this week, saying that its education spending makes her "sad for our state and our people."
"This budget is a living document," Perdue said Sunday. "It is a reflection of our values as North Carolina."
For the governor, those values include investment in education. Education spending and closing a $2.4 billion projected shortfall have been at the center of the budget debate.
Perdue has pushed for an extension of sales taxes intended to be temporary as a means of retaining teachers' jobs.
(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...
The Democrat Party sent the NAACP into the streets to protest. That’s when I knew she would veto the budget.
Okay. No budget, no spending. Works for me.
>saying that its education spending makes her “sad for our state and our people.”
We spend a lot on “ejucation” here in Mexifornia and public school children still speak Spanish and couldn’t spell.
In my line of work, I know people who address the N.C. Legislature fairly often. They knew she would veto the budget. It’s also planned that they’ll pass it via 2/3 majority anyway. We’ll soon all get to see how a mad, lefty, former school teacher acts as a result...and it probably won’t be pretty. :-)
Translation: “The teachers and public employee unions own me.”
This is all theater on Bev’s part. The five D’s to make 2/3rds were lined up as part of the plan. The state constitution requires a balanced budget, so the only issues were who gets cut and whether taxes would go up.
Pure theater for 2012.
I’ve got a friend who’s a science teacher at an NC Public school. The stories he tells gives me very little hope for this generation of kids. He showed me some kid’s homework paper that was so illegiable it would have been humorous if it weren’t so pathetic. A few of the kids go just so their parents can collect a welfare check. One kid is a 20 year old junior. All have bad attitudes and expect a free hand out. Teachers are nothing more than glorified babysitters, often failing at even that task. We have been dumping billions into education for decades and failure is the end result.
illegiable = illegible. yes, I was public skooled.
So I read the story at WRAL.
The fight appears to be over $120M for education spending (out of a nearly $20B total budget) and whether they should extend a sales tax (amount unspecified in the story) that is set expire.
Kinda small beer but symbolic I suppose.
The reporter’s analysis is that the veto will fall to overrides in both houses of the leg.
Yep.. pure theater is right! A Freeper from Chapel Hill?! Now there’s a contrast! :-)
Been here since 1998.
I live behind enemy lines...
Stay safe buddy. :-)
Its the socialism, stupid. Note what it (socialism) has done/is doing to us. DEFUND these socialist collectives. The U.S.A. becomes financially solvent and we become very low-taxed prosperous/productive citizens in a country which acts as a beacon for individual liberty.
Then, DEFUND the FED collective and the state collectives. Every one of these POS politicians should be PART-TIME with 1/4 PAY, NO BENEFITS and NO PERKS.
Kids can’t read, write a sentence or spell other than in texting language (IDK, LOL, BRB) but somehow they know all the lyrics of profanity laden rap songs. They know who Lady Gaga is but not their congressman. This is not only occurring in NC but everywhere. It is a prescription for tyranny.