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ONLY ON 3: Governor says manufacturing plant could come to area

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RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- Education, the economy and gambling were topics of discussion during Gov. Bev Perdue's roundtable with reporters in Raleigh today. WWAY was the only local TV station to make the trip to the Executive Mansion.

Perdue led the hour-long conversation with the economy her top concern. We asked the governor what specifically she has planned for Southeastern North Carolina when it comes to jobs and the economy.

"I'm really working on it," she said. "I have a company right now that I'm not at the liberty to say. I met with the Secretary of Commerce yesterday about this manufacturing company. I'm very hopeful that our incentive package can be competitive with other states. I think it's very important that New Hanover County and the Southeast do more than tourism and retirement."

Coming up at eleven we'll have more on todays discussion with the governor. We'll even see where she stands now on video gaming.

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New Manufacturing Plant

It should be obvious that manufacturing plants are not welcome in this area. Look at the Titan scenario. No one in their right mind would want to go through the permitting process required to build a plant here.

I hope

WWAY will allocate the resources to allow live coverage of the Legislature and the Governor during the coming legislative term. Send someone up there like Kevin Wuzzardo who has flustered the Governor in the past with his pointed and relevant questions.

Like it or not, the State must get by with about $15 Billion for the coming fisal year effective 07/01/2011. That's down from roughly $19 Billion in the current fiscal year.

Whether the Governor or Democrats like it, that's reality. Even Education and Entitlement programs are going to have to take cuts with every other Agency.

State employees will most likely see no raise or cost of living adjustment. They'll cry. But maybe they shuld remember all of the unemployed who would gladly take those jobs with no raise or COLA for eternity. Live with it.

And there has to be a significant downsizing in government. Every state agency has attorneys on staff. There are more attorneys employed in every state agency than there are "middle managers" who are slated to be part of the cut. Let's put some of those attorneys on the street; maybe they can become public defenders.

Stop hemoraging the state's finances with Medicaid. NC owes the Feds nearly $2.7 Billion dollars, borrowed during the Easley and Perdue administrations to keep Medicaid solvent. Now, the State begins making $148 Million in "interest only" payments to the Fed. That bill is now due and payable.

Programs are already being cut. Federl stimulus money departs 12/31.

The needed cuts have to be made across the Board.

Why bother trying...

I'm sure everyone here will protest it.

Happy Perdue is actually...

Referring to Titan... after all, they dont want to build a plant in her back yard.

Not necessarily, WilmingtonMAJ

If they manufacture surfboards, bongs, or cheap jewelry in the shape of pot leaves, the whole town will embrace them.


There you go, making another funny. The sad thing is I'm laughing at them.I really liked the dancing Marines one.I bet you can't stop laughing as your writing these gems.

Actually, that's just normal thought process for me

I subscribe to Oscar Wilde's admonition to not take life too seriously, as we never get out of it alive.

Too many people take too many things too seriously....

....but I wouldn't let anyone else know that you laugh at my posts. They may try to get you into intensive therapy.