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Gov. McCrory: “Government should not be a barricade or an obstacle to progress.”

Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports here on the inauguration of Pat McCrory as North Carolina’s 74th governor. The governor’s address included his views on the role of government.

“As I look out toward Main Street, with government at our back, I see unlimited opportunity,” McCrory said. “Government should not be a barricade or an obstacle to progress. Our face and our approach should be outward, not inward.”

The loudest applause during his address came when he said that government must restrain spending and keep taxes low.

“Government cannot solve all these problems alone because there is no new money falling out of the sky,” McCrory said. “Like struggling families across our state, government has to live within its means. We should not ask for more money from you, because the result is more pain to families and small businesses on Main Street.”

Indeed.

You can read the text of the address, as prepared for delivery, right here.

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