McCrory starting $4 million boondoggle government "study"

The News and Observer is reporting this morning that the McCrory administration, with funding from the Tea Bagger Republicans in the legislature, is going to dish out $4 million for a study on how to "reform" government.

The General Assembly last summer gave Gov. Pat McCrory's administration $4 million through mid-2015 to hire a consultant for the North Carolina Government Efficiency and Reform initiative and report back with its findings. Looking for budget savings and better methods is a common mantra of elected officials and department heads, but formal undertakings to find them are rare.

The report (NC GEAR) will be landing in February 2015 and the consultant hired later this month.

Anyone want to take bets on which Civitas, Pope or Koch lackey lands the consulting contract?


What a crock

Wasting tax $ to obtain bogus rationalization to privatize government. This won't be a "study", it will be a foregone conclusion. The report is probably already written.

"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014