McCrory sounds off in Wall Street Journal

Posted by Zack Smith - email

Charlotte, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is back in the national spotlight.

McCrory appeared on cable news this afternoon, and wrote an op-ed piece for today's Wall Street Journal.

Last week, an adviser to President Obama suggested a second economic stimulus package in 2010 -- a second, multi-billion dollar jolt to the economy if the current plan falls flat.

But Mayor McCrory thinks that's a terrible idea.

The mayor wrote in the Wall Street Journal: "Our nation cannot afford another stimulus package-particularly one that is basically funding a social wish list and is not investing in our future.

Let's re-examine the first stimulus bill's spending rules, or better yet redirect its money toward health-care reform."