Daily Journal: Job Creation Rises in Carolina
Job Creation Rises in Carolina
By John Hood
Jul. 12th, 2013
RALEIGH — Where are the jobs?
Since Barack Obama took office in 2009 promising to end and reverse the effects of the Great Recession, Republican politicians and conservative critics have relentlessly pointed out how weak the economic recovery has been by historical standards. One popular rhetorical tactic has been to use a line graph to compare unemployment rates predicted by the Obama administration in 2009 with the actual, higher figures.
Here in North Carolina, Democratic politicians and liberal critics have subjected the new GOP majority to a similar line of attack. Having achieved control of the General Assembly in 2010 and the governor’s office in 2012 in large part by running against Democratic stewardship of the North Carolina economy, Republicans should now be judged not by what they say about the economy but what is actually happening in the economy, according to the critics. Read more…