Kirk Whorf: Democratic doing

August 22, 2013 

Democratic doing

I know you want to blame Republican state legislators for everything that you view as bad in the world, but your Aug. 22 editorial “Elusive jobs” was ridiculous. Your premise is that the budget passed in July is the reason the state’s unemployment rate went up in July. What?

Budgets and tax policies take years to affect unemployment in any meaningful way. If you want to cast blame for the unemployment of the last several years, look no further than the policies from the last two Democratic governors and Democratic legislators, one of whom did nothing in office other than get a regressive lottery passed and another who should be in jail, but, hey, who can expect you to see or understand all that?

Kirk Whorf, Raleigh

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