Reason 543 why Pat McCrory is the Worst Governor Ever.
Good news North Carolina!! Bimbolina is back on her home turf! I left LaLa Land a few weeks ago to move back home to Charlotte. Now that I’m all moved in, I’m anxious to get back to antagonizing my least favorite Governor…
So, what do we call this? I’m not sure if it should be called hubris or stupidity, but Governor Pat McCrory of NC has once again dug himself into a metaphoric and political black hole. In a move that left many scratching their heads and his campaign to barely keep it’s head above water, our Republican whipping boy literally robbed Peter to pay Paul. Poor, pathetic, Patty must be grasping at straws since he decided to sue the Federal Government in defense of his highly unpopular Bigotry Bill, HB2. Obviously, he couldn’t convince the people of NC to pay for it’s defense so, he had to come up with a financial miracle or risk looking like a complete buffoon in front of the Federal Government. ( Um….. It’s too late for that, Patty Boy. Your appearance on Meet the Press makes Keeping up with the Kardashians look like Masterpiece Theatre.)
But, how could he come up with the dough? The State is really strapped for cash thanks to him. His Bigotry Bill has the potential to cost the State a minimum of $5 Billion dollars a year says the Charlotte Observer:
“▪ North Carolina faces a $4.8 billion loss in federal grants and contracts, mainly stemming from the $4.7 billion in funds for public schools, colleges and universities.
▪ Researchers estimate that $40 million in business investment, as well as 1,250 jobs, have been lost because of the law. Another $20 million and 550 more jobs are at risk, according to the report.
▪ Because of government travel bans and the loss of private tourism, North Carolina also will likely lose sales tax revenue, according to the report. In 2014, travel spending statewide generated an estimated $1.7 billion in state and local sales tax revenue.”
Since there wasn't any spare change hiding in the cushions of the sofa in his office and because I’m betting his campaign donors have stopped taking his calls, Patty was forced to get creative. He asked State Legislators to make a “technical correction” to the State’s already approved Budget and had them move $500,000 out of the Emergency and Disaster Relief Fund to his office in order to pay for HB2’s defense. Which is a Genius move on the Governor’s part especially given this Hurricane season is predicted to be above normal in it’s activity. So, when a hurricane strikes the coastlater this year, (as it almost always does) the people of NC will have to pay for this Gubernatorial F*ck up, too. Mind you, I don’t relish the idea of a Natural Disaster knocking down my already down trodden state, but there’s a real chance McCrory is going to have to go to the Federal Government to ask for money to help us recover from a hurricane and they, in turn, will probably say no…. because of HB2.
I really don’t like being a pessimist, but it can’t be helped. I’ve seen hurricanes batter our coastline for years and they are always worse than the storm that came before it. We continue to ignore climate change and the warnings from scientists because it’s easier to believe the nay sayers. However, my theory could be very real, folks. This is not leadership we’re seeing from McCrory. This is not Government for the people. This is a small minded, short sighted, good ol’ boy who orchestrates legislation to match the campaign donor receipts in his wallet. I find his behavior to be callous and disgraceful and I, for one, am done watching him destroy my Home State. Call it hubris. Call it stupidity. Call it whatever you like but, I’m calling it criminal.
You’d better check yourself, Patty. The bitch is back, and I’m coming for you.