For the past few months some of the people in Western North Carolina who write letters to the editor want to blame Governor Pat McCrory for the sorry state of affairs in the state. He knew what he was getting into. He knew his popularity would suffer as he carried out his plan to get the state moving again but that his popularity would improve if he could increase employment and add more revenue to the state’s treasury.
North Carolina was broke when he took over. It is going to take several years to repair the problems he inherited when he became the governor. He worked with the legislators to fix our tax laws that have hurt out state. Companies were not coming to our state because of our tax laws. Do you remember when Hickory, N.C., was the furniture capital of the world? They left the state partially because of our tax rates.