The cheerleaders for expanding government power at the N&O offer this pat on the back for Gov. Perdue’s recent
empty rhetoric “advice” for the next governor.
Her words of wisdom? Basically: continue the spend and tax cycle that has ruined North Carolina’s economy. Of course, the N&O editors’ greatest fear is that the ruling class sees their decades-long, meteoric rise in power curbed by even the tiniest bit.
As it happens, slippage might be more of a worry with Republicans in charge in the capital, given their aversion to anything resembling a tax increase. In boom times, revenue will grow of its own accord. But when the economy slumps, hard calls must be made about keeping taxes at adequate levels.