As usual, Pat McCrory cannot make up his mind.
When it helped him politically, he took $7.8 million in stimulus funding for Charlotte. When he was scared of a challenge from the Tea Party, he condemned the stimulus.
McCrory has taken so many contradictory stances on the stimulus plan that it might be helpful to get (some) of his many stances all in the same place.
Here is a quick timeline of Pat McCrory’s positions on the stimulus and economic policy:
- Pre-2008, used economic incentives and public money freely.
- In 2008, McCrory supported the Bush-era economic policies that included government aid & bank bailouts.
- In 2009, while taking stimulus funds for Charlotte while he was Mayor, McCrory supported the economic stimulus plan of the Obama administration but complained that the stimulus only filled potholes when Obama should be pushing “Eisenhower & Roosevelt type” projects.
- Also in 2009, McCrory said that the government was spending too little on job creating public works programs.
- In 2010, Pat McCrory undergoes a ‘Tea Party Conversion’.
- In 2011, McCrory took the position of condemning ALL government spending on jobs programs. (Campaign speech at Republican Women of Greater Cabarrus County, 10/24/11)
- Now in 2012, McCrory says that NC shouldn’t have taken any stimulus funding, even if it meant more teacher layoffs.
Well which is it Pat—are you for it or are you against it? Or are you waiting on the polls to tell you…
Only one thing is clear in this tangle of pandering political positions; Pat McCrory cannot be trusted.