While Republicans at the Nation’s Capital are whining because the President refused their ever so serious offers to resurrect hostage taking and “negotiations” over the debt ceiling at Thanksgiving or Christmas, Art Pope’s puppet governor of North Carolina is showing just how much he believes that politicians should share in the pain of Teasterity.
Yep, Pat McCrory isn’t going to spend a quarter of a million dollars on makeovers for bathrooms in the Governor’s mansion. At least not now.
Yesterday, WVEC reported that McCrory planned to spend $230,000 in tax payer funds to give the six bathrooms in the governor’s mansion a major facelift – complete with marble bathtubs and fixtures.
This after increasing taxes on the poor and middle class while cutting taxes for Emperor Art Pope and other millionaires. This after gutting spending on education, passing draconian cuts to unemployment insurance and initially refusing to issue. WIC vouchers to feed expectant mothers, infants and children.
Hmm.., I guess someone told McCrory that denying them cake, while revamping the circus tends to make for bad optics.
The News Observer reports
“The governor has firmly communicated to the Department of Administration that not one penny of taxpayer dollars will be used to remodel or upgrade any of the six bathrooms in the living quarters of the State of North Carolina’s executive mansion. Only a very limited amount of funds will be used to repair potential code violations, treat dangerous mold and fix broken faucets,”
Isn’t that so very Marie Antoinette of him? While North Carolina’s police spy on people peacefully protesting McCrory’s vote suppression and his numerous stick it to the poor policies, this exercise in financial restraint will undoubtedly reassure them that he won’t be flushing their tax dollars. Nope, that job belong to the man who bought the state’s government – Art Pope.
Yes, the same guy who bought the government also controls its purse strings. While he believes that children should starve, education belongs to the rich and so does electing governments, the man isn’t a complete ogre. I mean you can’t have code violations in the governor’s bathrooms. What will people say?
I guess there’s also the added problem that when Pope drops by the Mansion to issue his orders and talking points, he might actually have to use one of those bathrooms. Heaven knows, his imperialistic derrier wasn’t intended to rest on dangerous mold and well, we don’t want to think about the repercussions of broken faucets.
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