At a Cary Rotary club meeting held in a private country club recently Governor Perdue made a controversial remark calling for the 2012 Congressional races to not take place.
When asked what could be done to improve the economy Governor Perdue said:
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”
Her staff later said that she was joking and her comments were taken out of context. But the audio found here shows that she was not joking and if she was no one was laughing. Perdue’s remarks received scorn nationwide from people all over the country including Rush Limbaugh (who said that Hitler would agree with Perdue) and The Washington Post.
This is not the first time Governor Perdue has made controversial remarks that have upset the public.
At a Wake County Men’s Democrats club meeting last month Governor Perdue spoke about how North Carolina is one of the best states in the U.S and that she was glad we are not like Alabama, South Carolina and Mississippi.
However, she forgot to mention that North Carolina’s unemployment rate at 10.4% is now higher than Alabama’s at 9.9% and Mississippi’s at 10.3%.
She also said that, “I have not made one decision that I think in my own heart and in my soul didn’t help North Carolina be stronger when she recovers from this recession.”
Her decision to open the 700 Gambling parlors that make Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a year has not made this state stronger, neither has spending $50,000 of taxpayer money for a trip to China.
She has this reputation of coming from a poor working class background but how many poor working class families have been oppressed by her policies?
The North Carolina Justice Center recently published a study which found numerous examples of how Governor Perdue has not made this state stronger.
Including how the Poverty rate in N.C has jumped to 17.5 percent in 2010 from 16.3 percent the year before.
The Poverty rate increased 22% from 2007 when the Great Recession started with nearly 1.6 Million North Carolinian’s now in poverty and 728,000 living below poverty.
Governor Perdue has also been the subject of an F.B.I investigation after promoting a state trooper because he may have helped her get away with leaving the scene of a car crash.
When the Governor said, “You want people who do not worry about the next election.” She was obviously not referring to herself.