It is quite amusing to hear Gov. Pat McCrory and Republicans trying to take credit for improvements in North Carolina’s economy.
It’s obvious to anyone with the wits of an oyster that this most welcome improvement is merely part of a nationwide trend, and our state is just one of the many boats being floated by this rising tide. North Carolina is slightly ahead of the national averages on some measures, but behind on others, and guess which ones McCrory is always crowing about? And to the extent this tide is the result of government actions, those would be federal policies including President Obama’s stimulus.
In truth, the Republicans have actually retarded our state’s recovery by their politically motivated actions such as declining Medicaid expansion, refusing to set up ACA exchanges and passing House Bill 2.