I was disappointed to read Rob Christensen’s Dec. 5 column, “The many faces of Pat McCrory.” McCrory hit the floor running three years ago, and through his dynamic leadership the state’s unemployment rate has dropped from 9.4 percent to 5.7 percent. The state has paid off a $2.5 billion federal loan for unemployment insurance. The state unemployment fund now has a $1 billion reserve. Our personal income tax rate was 7.75 percent. It is now 5.44 percent.
Under McCrory’s leadership, the state has added nearly 240,000 jobs, and our state’s personal income growth is among the strongest in the nation. Our state was just ranked No. 2 in the Forbes “Best state in business and careers for 2015.” The governor has great track record of improving the lives of all our residents.
I think Christensen needs to recheck his facts about the governor’s record.