Ongoing good results from empirically sound policies of lower taxes, regulations, and spending isn't a problem for North Carolinians. They are, however, a real problem for the editorial board of the N&O.
The News & Observer today reports on a forum in Durham on raising the minimum wage. The report quotes workers, activists, and politicians all in favor of more than doubling the minimum wage. Guess what's left out?
Back in 2013, the editors of The News & Observer were so adamant that Republican economic reforms would fail that they sneered that "Perhaps years hence, North Carolina will be thriving economically, and credit will belong to these stout Republicans who persevered…"
The same editors who called business tax cuts "wasting the public's money, throwing it away for the benefit of a few" back in May are now saying it was an "utterly dumb idea" to do away with refundable tax credits for film productions.
Four years ago, the editors of the N&O said Obamacare "will work and people will like it and wonder why it took so long to put something as sensible as the Affordable Care Act into place." Now they want to replace it with something else. What happened?