John Quinterno’s Aug. 14 Point of View “A poorer, more unequal state” attacking Gov. Pat McCrory’s “Carolina Comeback” was very revealing. I couldn’t help but notice his comparisons used pre-recession numbers.
When I looked at Quinterno’s website, I saw several articles criticizing the governor’s “Comeback.” Again, his numbers used on the website were compared to pre-recession statistics, except one. The exception being the per capita Gross Domestic Product.
It is hard to have a McCrory “Carolina Comeback” without McCrory. So I looked at per capita GDP from 2012. GDP declined by $2,575 or 6 percent from 2008 to 2012. After McCrory took over and began the “Carolina Comeback,” per capita GDP increased from 2012 to 2015 by $1,308 or 3 percent.
Looks as if we need to keep this “Comeback” going, and we can’t do it without McCrory. He has a balanced budget, teachers received the best salary increase in America, we have an emergency fund in the state, and I am finally seeing a governor do something about coal ash.
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Thank you for showing us the “comeback” is working.