Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Perdue vetoes state budget (NC)
WRAL ^ | 6/13/11 | Bruce Mildwurf

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: budget; northcarolina; perdue
Oh, "It's fer da chirren."
1 posted on 06/13/2011 8:41:06 AM PDT by AT7Saluki
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: AT7Saluki

The Democrat Party sent the NAACP into the streets to protest. That’s when I knew she would veto the budget.


2 posted on 06/13/2011 8:43:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AppyPappy

Okay. No budget, no spending. Works for me.


3 posted on 06/13/2011 8:45:11 AM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AT7Saluki

>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.


4 posted on 06/13/2011 8:45:46 AM PDT by max americana (.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AT7Saluki

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. :-)


5 posted on 06/13/2011 8:51:22 AM PDT by hiredhand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AT7Saluki

Translation: “The teachers and public employee unions own me.”


6 posted on 06/13/2011 8:54:21 AM PDT by Argus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hiredhand

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.


7 posted on 06/13/2011 8:54:47 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: AT7Saluki

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.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 8:55:27 AM PDT by lwd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lwd

illegiable = illegible. yes, I was public skooled.


9 posted on 06/13/2011 8:56:49 AM PDT by lwd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: AT7Saluki

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.


10 posted on 06/13/2011 8:59:27 AM PDT by G L Tirebiter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Andy from Chapel Hill

Yep.. pure theater is right! A Freeper from Chapel Hill?! Now there’s a contrast! :-)


11 posted on 06/13/2011 9:11:10 AM PDT by hiredhand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: hiredhand

Been here since 1998.
I live behind enemy lines...


12 posted on 06/13/2011 9:35:53 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Andy from Chapel Hill

Stay safe buddy. :-)


13 posted on 06/13/2011 9:39:53 AM PDT by hiredhand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: AT7Saluki

It’s 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.


14 posted on 06/13/2011 10:24:37 AM PDT by PGalt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lwd

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.


15 posted on 06/13/2011 11:13:00 AM PDT by Semperfiwife (Thank you veterans for keeping us free. Now we have to free ourselves from Obama tyranny)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson