Letters to the Editor

Dick Hilliard: McCrory helping N.C.

Regarding the Dec. 3 editorial “Starting with a stretch”: What a one-sided, biased and unworthy opinion about Gov. Pat McCrory’s re-election announcement, even for The N&O editorial board.

Not a one of your employees would be as philosophical about a job loss as you suggest he might have been. You negatively mention the 71,000 unemployment benefits he ended and never mentioned how much it would cost North Carolina for an expansion of Medicaid. Perhaps had Obamacare lived up to its hype, that need might not have ever existed.

A reminder for you is that under Gov. Bev Perdue, state unemployment peaked at 11.3 percent in 2010. The 200-word limit precludes more comments about Perdue.

You did not mention that since 2013, 237,000 jobs have been created in the state and that North Carolina is in the top 10 percent of states in job creation.

You failed to mention that North Carolina has many of the top places to work and live, including the Triangle area, due in some part to McCrory’s good work here.

He has been and will continue to be a good governor, focused on the best methods to improve this state and increase employment opportunities for all who are willing to work.

Dick Hilliard