Wednesday, June 15, 2011

NC Republican Legislators have Betrayed our State

I want to thank Governor Perdue for standing up and fighting the Republican Budget.  I am ashamed that 5 Democrats decided to do what was in their best "Political Interest" instead of what is best for the State of North Carolina and the citizens of North Carolina.  Make no mistake this Budget takes our state in the Wrong Direction!  

The Republicans claim that their budget protects the class rooms but all they do is force the Local Governments to take on more of the burden of making those cuts.  A burden that they can't afford to bare.  

The Republicans have cut funding to Early Childhood education that really helps low income families and minorities, but the Republicans could careless.  All the while Tom Tillis gives his staff Raises, teachers across the state are going to get Pink Slips!  It's unforgiveble!  

I don't know anything more important than the future of our Children.  The Republican Budget hurts everyone involved in Education: Students, Teachers, Janitors, Bus Drivers, Cafeteria Staff, Maintinance!  Don't Be Deceived!  When School Boards start making Cuts No One Is going to be safe and No One is going to benefit!  

The Republican Party has targeted Teachers Unions strictly for ideological purposes.  The Republican Legislators have even target the State Capital Police for goodness sake!  I don't know who benefits from all that the Republicans are doing in Raleigh but I can tell you it aint the Citizens of North Carolina.  It aint the Hard Working Middle Class, it aint the struggling Working Poor, it aint the Unemployed and it isn't those living below Poverty!  

Claiborne Pell wrote, "The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the Education and the character of our people."  Our Education system is what makes our Country Great and what makes the State of North Carolina Great!  Governor Perdue understands that The Repubican Legislature doesn't!

Anthony D. Hall
3rd Vice Chair - Lenoir County Democratic Party
President - Young Democrats of Lenoir County
Member - Lenoir County Board of Health