He just can’t seem to stay out of the toilet….
After this last legislative session, I guess we should be glad he spends so much time focusing on bathrooms. There is only so much damage he can do there…..
I also find it infinitely amusing he even blames the Democrats for his bathroom issues….
From the Raleigh News and Observer:
North Carolina taxpayers spent about $19,000 to remodel a small restroom in Gov. Pat McCrory’s office at the State Capitol over the summer following complaints about a bad smell.
McCrory canceled plans last week to spend $230,000 in state funds to remodel six bathrooms in the historic Executive Mansion in Raleigh following public outcry. The Associated Press reported the work was to include more than $100,000 in new fixtures, marble and tile for McCrory’s master bathroom.
McCrory spokeswoman Kim Genardo said the old Capitol restroom required new paint, tile and repairs last July because of poor maintenance under the Republican governor’s predecessor, a Democrat.
“We spent $19,156 to replace broken tiles, flooring and make extensive repairs to plumbing that were not fixed by the previous administration,” Genardo said. “Additionally, a pungent odor seeped into the governor’s office, which made it an embarrassment to host company CEOs and guests at the State Capitol.”
via RALEIGH, N.C.: McCrory remodeled office restroom over bad odor | Local/State | NewsObserver.com.
Amazingly heartless, amazingly stupid and amazingly bad public policy….
I just can’t believe the People of North Carolina really want this…..even most of the ones who voted for these idiots.
But, of course, the GOP only cares about Corporations and Corporate welfare. They are the only “people” who matter to the Republicans.
Laura Clawson at DailyKos.com says it best:
Surprising no one, but brutalizing hundreds of thousands of people, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican, signed major unemployment insurance cuts into law Tuesday. Under the new law, the maximum unemployment benefit is cut from $535 to $350, and the maximum weeks of eligibility are cut from 26 to 20, which cuts jobless North Carolinians off from the federal emergency unemployment compensation program.
The cutoff from federal benefits alone affects 170,000 people; overall, there are 400,000 unemployed North Carolinians.
The kicker is that this was done to protect businesses from having to pay higher unemployment taxes. But a big part of the reason it needed to be done was that North Carolina went into the recession with an underfunded unemployment insurance trust fund because of cuts to employer unemployment taxes. Now, with an unemployment rate of 9.2 percent, the fifth-highest in the country, the state is cutting the benefits that jobless people use to buy groceries and pay the rent and put gas in their cars to go to any job interviews they may be lucky enough to get.
Republican governance, y’all.
via Daily Kos: North Carolina slashes jobless benefits despite 9.2% unemployment.