While McDecker attempts to get her hands on a wad of taxpayer money to use to bribe corporations to come to NC, so that her boss Guvnor Pat can brag about bringing 11 new jobs to Charfayleighashington, existing programs that have proven to be effective economic engines and job creators have been killed by the Tillisberger.
First, they replaced NC's highly successful film industry tax credits with a lame grant program that has been panned by the film industry.
As of late July, the state film office reported, North Carolina has experienced $268 million in estimated direct spending by the industry and nearly 19,000 jobs.
Then they outright killed the historic preservation tax credit program.
More than 2,300 projects have used the credit since North Carolina expanded it in 1998, and it's fostered nearly $1.5 billion in investment. They're estimated to have contributed more than $124 million annually to the state gross domestic product and to create almost 2,200 jobs a year.
The NC GOP claims to be all about "JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!" yet their track record is miserable. Maybe that's why they have a press conference every time they bribe a company to bring a few jobs to our state.
Meanwhile, thousands upon thousands of jobs are at risk of being lost because the NC GOP curiously kills highly successful programs that have been demonstrated to pay for themselves many times over.